Amateur detectives Nick and Nora Charles investigate various crimes.
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1959   1958   1957  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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 Nick Charles (72 episodes, 1957-1959)
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 Nora Charles / ... (72 episodes, 1957-1959)
Asta ...
 Asta (72 episodes, 1957-1959)
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Nick Charles, an ex-private detective, marries Nora and lives in a luxurious Park Avenue apartment in New York City. Nick's former underworld friends still hang around and get him involved in a number of crimes that he solves. Beatrice Dane is a beautiful con artist using the alias "Blondie Collins" and Nora finds it difficult to be hospitable to her. Written by J.E. McKillop <jmckillo@notes.cc.bellcore.com>

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20 September 1957 (USA)  »

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Ella, él y asta  »

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In the opening sequence when the credits run, Nick and Nora pull up with their dog Asta in an unusual very limited production car. It is an Italian bodied Dual Ghia with Chrysler underpinnings, frame, and engine. The sophisticated couple with their dog in tote going on adventures each week probably was at least in part an inspiration for the later day Hart to Hart (1979). The resemblance of Phyllis Kirk to Stefanie Powers and Peter Lawford to Robert Wagner seems more than a coincidence. See more »

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One of my favorite memories of my youth...
29 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This show was one of my favorites as a kid growing up in suburban Maryland. I was lucky enough to get home from elementary school just in time to catch the reruns every afternoon along with OH SUSANNAH with the Team of Gale Storm & Zasu Pitts...The Thin Man Came on afterward and it made a great double bill each afternoon. Mr. & Mrs. North with Richard Denning was also in the mix. Phyllis Kirk and Gale Storm were two of the prettiest women in the world to me at the time (Gale Storm singing "Tropical Heatwave" was a source of many wonderful dreams as a child...wink, wink, nudge, nudge...), even allowing for the below the knee fashions of the time. Phyllis was tall and oh so sexy in her short hair do's and long, lanky legs with those marvelous high heels. Peter Lawford was so suave, that I always wanted to be Nick Charles whenever I had the opportunity, like at "Teen Club" with the ladies, between classes with the ladies, etc. I was too young to know about the the Rat Pack, but of all of those guys, Lawford was the coolest, to me. His understated manner, and matter of fact conversational delivery of his lines were far ahead of his time, and made him one of my favorite actors of the time, and this show, the one I'd most like to see brought back on a DVD. of course, that one episode of OH SUSANNAH with Gale singing " 'Heatwave" would be nice, too!


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