Valentine Farrow works for O.D. Dunstall in a New York publishing house. He is young and single and constantly chased by women. While in the Army, he was saved by "Rocky" Sin, a ... See full summary »






1965   1964  


Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Deputy (1959–1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The Deputy is Clay McCord, a storekeeper in 1880's Silver City, Arizona Territories, who is an expert shot, but refuses to use his gun because he believes they are the major cause of ... See full summary »

Stars: Henry Fonda, Allen Case, Read Morgan
Father of the Bride (1961–1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Stars: Leon Ames, Ruth Warrick, Myrna Fahey
Michael Shayne (1960–1961)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Michael Shayne is a private detective who solves crimes in Miami, Florida.

Stars: Richard Denning, Herbert Rudley, Jerry Paris
Wheels (TV Mini-Series 1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Stars: Rock Hudson, Lee Remick, Blair Brown
Laredo (1965–1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Rustlers, bank robbers, and their own wild schemes: a band of Texas Rangers keeps getting in and out of trouble, under the jaundiced eye of Captain Parmalee.

Stars: Neville Brand, Peter Brown, William Smith
Surfside 6 (1960–1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Ken, Dave and Sandy are three hip private detectives living on and working out of a houseboat in Miami, Florida. A yacht, belonging to socialite Daphne, is anchored next to their houseboat.... See full summary »

Stars: Van Williams, Lee Patterson, Margarita Sierra
The Thin Man (1957–1959)
Comedy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

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 ... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Lawford, Phyllis Kirk, Asta
Route 66 (1960–1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The adventures of two young drifters across America.

Stars: Martin Milner, George Maharis, Glenn Corbett
The Silencers (1966)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

In this, the first Matt Helm movie, we see Matt Helm coaxed out of semi-retirement by an attractive ex-partner. It seems that the evil Big O organization has a nefarious plan called "... See full summary »

Director: Phil Karlson
Stars: Dean Martin, Stella Stevens, Daliah Lavi
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

A continuation of the dramatic anthology series "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" hosted by the master of suspense and mystery.

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Hinton Pope, Jimmy Joyce
Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The submarine Seaview is commissioned to investigate the mysteries of the seas. Usually it finds more problems than answers...

Stars: Richard Basehart, David Hedison, Robert Dowdell
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Marshal Earp keeps the law, first in Kansas and later in Arizona, using his over-sized pistols and a variety of sidekicks. Most of the saga is based loosely on fact, with historical badguys... See full summary »

Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Jimmy Noel, Ethan Laidlaw


Complete series cast summary:
 Valentine Farrow (34 episodes, 1964-1965)
 Rockwell 'Rocky' Sin (29 episodes, 1964-1965)
 Libby Freeman (17 episodes, 1964-1965)
 Grover Cleveland Fipple / ... (15 episodes, 1964-1965)
Jerry Hausner ...
 O.D. Dunstall / ... (13 episodes, 1964-1965)
Mimi Dillard ...
 Molly (11 episodes, 1964-1965)


Valentine Farrow works for O.D. Dunstall in a New York publishing house. He is young and single and constantly chased by women. While in the Army, he was saved by "Rocky" Sin, a poker-playing con artist, who now serves as Farrow's valet. Sin lives in the basement of Farrow's townhouse with the handyman Grover Fipple. In the office, Libby is Farrow's secretary and Molly the receptionist. Written by J.E. McKillop <>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

sitcom | See All (1) »







Release Date:

18 September 1964 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El día de Valentín  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


| (34 episodes)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Featured in You Don't Know Jack: The Jack Soo Story (2009) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Before Detective Yamana
14 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Tony Franciosa is a highly capable actor who has not appeared in much in recent years. I suppose that he is best recalled for his handling one of the recurring lead roles on THE NAME OF THE GAME with Gene Barry and Robert Stack. But he is equally good in comedy as well as drama, and in 1964 he made this series, VALENTINE'S DAY, about a publishing executive in New York City, who has misadventures due to his family, friends, and himself (due to his many girlfriends). But above all his valet and confidant, Rocky Sin, causes many problems. Rocky is always looking for a fast buck, and frequently drags Valentine into schemes he has little interest in.

Most of this sounds like hundreds of preposterous television sit-coms of the 1950s through the 1970s. This was the type of artificial stuff that made Newton Minnow label television "a vast wasteland". But if the material was handled correctly it was frequently very, very funny. On VALENTINE'S DAY you had Mr. Franciosa doing his damnedest to bring life to the film - and doing it well. He was widely abetted by Jack Soo as Rocky Sin.

Soo had made his name in Rodgers and Hammerstein's THE FLOWER-DRUM SONG, both on stage and screen. Then he appeared in other films like THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE (he is one of Bea Lillie's two minions - with Pat Morita - who at one point do an impromptu sand dance to "Japanese Sandman"). Here he took his superb comic skills and aided in filling out the artifice of the scripts.

It also helped that the scripts were well written for a change. In one, Valentine's mother is coming for a visit the same day that an important book reviewer is coming. Years before they had an affair, but it ended in mutual recriminations. When the mother sees her old boyfriend she says, "It's amazing what the morticians accomplish. You'd swear he's alive!" That kind of dialog was rare in 1964 sitcoms.

One of my favorite episodes deals with Soo trying to get a restaurant started with Valentine backing it. It's an expensive proposition, and Franciosa is properly dubious about it. Franciosa and his various friends come to the restaurant, and the experience turns into a disaster. But another man who comes in is an elderly Chinese gentleman, who in looking over the menu latches onto one item. His face positively beams, and he orders (and keeps repeating the order), "Blueberry Blintzes". In the end the restaurant is started with the backing of the elderly Chinese gentleman, not Franciosa.

Despite the chemistry of Franciosa and Soo, and the wit brought to the scripts, the show lasted only one year. Both stars went on to other work, but it was the first comedy on television for Soo, and in Rocky Sin one gets glimmers of that outstanding police officer, Detective Yamana on BARNEY MILLER.

18 of 21 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Get this on DVD-R!
Discuss Valentine's Day (1964) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: