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Season: 1
Year: 1968 | 1969


Season 1


Season 1, Episode 1: For Members Only

18 September 1968
Ross is hired to catch a cardshark who is swindling members of an exclusive gambling club. He poses as a wealthy prospective member of the club to draw out the swindler, but gets more than he bargained for.

Darren McGavin ... David Ross

Kathie Browne ... Anne DuBois

Timothy Carey ... Max
Francis De Sales ... John the Waiter
Frank Marth ... Karl Stanton
Arthur Space ... John Mason

G.D. Spradlin ... Kenneth Conrad

Warren Stevens ... Richard Chase

Francine York ... Ellie
John Zaremba ... Charles Beggs

Season 1, Episode 2: What Flowers Daisies Are

25 September 1968
Ross is hired to look into the disappearance of a beautiful model and finds himself in the middle of a million-dollar scam involving a research foundation and murder.

Darren McGavin ... David Ross
Booth Colman ... Benjamin Seaton

Steve Franken ... Roger Edgeway

Farley Granger ... Curtis Anderson
Paul Hahn ... Insurance Man
Melodie Johnson ... Daisy
Allen Joseph ... Fred
Robert Millar ... Detective
Clay Tanner ... Sergeant Miller
Yvonne White ... Edith

Season 1, Episode 3: Along Came a Spider

2 October 1968
A homely young woman hires Ross to get back the $6000 he loaned to a younger man who promised to marry her, and then was murdered. Ross' investigation takes him into the world of lonely-hearts clubs, where he comes up against gangsters, tough cops and a killer.

Darren McGavin ... David Ross

Claude Akins ... Detective Keller

Whit Bissell ... Dr. Kingsland

Marsha Hunt ... Dorothy Kingsland
Floyd Mutrux ... Ralph
Lily Shalet ... Mrs. Sanduski

Leonard Stone ... Buddy Vasta
Than Wyenn ... Danny Moreno

Season 1, Episode 4: A Wide Place in the Road

10 October 1968
Ross is looking for a car thief who jumped bail, and his search takes him to the thief's home town. There Ross finds that the residents--including the sheriff--are in no mood to cooperate with him, and in fact see the young man as somewhat of a hero.

Darren McGavin ... David Ross

Joe Don Baker ... Billy Joe Corey
Lillian Bronson ... Mrs. Buchanan
Mike Cartel ... George McBryde Jr. (as Michael Cartel)
Lou Krugman ... Leo Glass
Louise Latham ... Frances Dustin
Forrest Lewis ... George McBryde
Sarah Marshall ... Pear Rapp
Chet Stratton ... Fred Decker
Anne Whitfield ... Betty Dustin
Peter Whitney ... Sheriff Breckenridge

Season 1, Episode 5: Cold as Ashes

16 October 1968
Ross is hired to deliver an urn containing the ashes of a dead man to San Francsico. He's astonished to discover that killers are after him, and soon discovers that his assignment wasn't quite as innocuous as he thought it was.

Darren McGavin ... David Ross
Larry Duran ... Man (as Lawrence Duran)
Vince Howard ... Detective Allan
Noah Keen ... Lieutenant Kerning

Don Knight ... Matthew Garson

Keye Luke ... Won Ah-Kam
Katherine Woodville ... Lita Dowell (as Kate Woodville)
Gerald York ... Cizak

Season 1, Episode 6: A Time to Run

30 October 1968
A defense attorney hires Ross to find a missing witness in a murder trial. He finds him, but soon afterward the man is murdered, and the killers set out to silence Ross before he can bring the evidence he has discovered back to the trial.

Darren McGavin ... David Ross
James Dobson ... Murphy
Ross Elliott ... Starnes
Laurence Haddon ... Frank Ebb (as Lawrence Haddon)
Jack Hogan ... Ed
Jimmy Joyce ... John Drake
Byron Mabe ... Jerry
Morgan Modine ... Witness
Tom Palmer ... Dr. Welles
Brenda Scott ... Della

Don Stroud ... Stan

Season 1, Episode 7: Love Is Under 'L'

6 November 1968
A millionaire hires Ross to find his missing girlfriend. Ross finds her, but discovers that the girl isn't really missing--she ran away to escape her "boyfriend" and has no intention of going back to him.

Season 1, Episode 8: The Twenty Thousand Dollar Carrot

13 November 1968
Ross takes an assignment to investigate the death of a beautiful young girl's boyfriend. His investigation reveals that not only is the boyfriend not dead, but that he staged a huge insurance scam. Ross makes a deal with the insurance company to bring back the crook and the money, but it turns out to be more difficult than he thought.

Darren McGavin ... David Ross
Bonnie Beecher ... Gloria Gronowski
Conlan Carter ... Warren Vail
Delton Cook ... John Morrison

Robert Donner ... Sheriff Wade

Dana Elcar ... Fred Oliver

Pat Harrington Jr. ... Borden
Bonnie Hughes ... Airline Clerk
Julie McCarthy ... Helene Elkins

Stuart Nisbet ... Floyd
John S. Ragin ... Todd Elkins
Sandra Smith ... Joanne Jackson

Season 1, Episode 9: One Long-Stemmed American Beauty

20 November 1968
Ross investigates the death of a woman who used to be a top dancer in Hollywood but whose career lately consisted of bit parts and being a gigolo.

Darren McGavin ... David Ross

Julie Adams ... Laura Carlvic
Betty Field ... Landlady
Lloyd King ... Karate Instructor
Walter Mathews ... Vincent Carlvic

Judith McConnell ... Dorothy Johnson

Peggy Pope ... Florist

Marie Windsor ... Leslie Jamison
Ben Wright ... Agent

Season 1, Episode 10: I Can't Hear You Scream

27 November 1968
Ross tries to save a small-time thief from being executed for a crime he didn't commit. He runs into a variety of problems, from a police lieutenant who doesn't think the man is worth saving to the thief's mother who doesn't trust Ross because he's white to the thief's girlfriend whose acting career is more important to her than her boyfriend's life.

Darren McGavin ... David Ross
David Bond ... Jed Mills
Marc Cavell ... Solly Thayer
Howard Dayton ... Eddie
James Edward ... Lieutenant Wagner
John J. Fox ... Tom Mullins
Ena Hartman ... Eleanor Springer
Joe Haworth ... George
Myron Healey ... Frank Murphy
Jodean Lawrence ... Mary (as Jodean Russo)
Bobo Lewis ... Besse
James Nusser ... Thin Man

Season 1, Episode 11: Tell It Like It Is... and You're Dead

4 December 1968
A washed-up burlesque star decides to write her life story and gets a ghostwriter to help her. It's not long before someone tries to kill her, and she hires Ross to find out who and why. His job get complicated when he falls in love with the ghostwriter.

Darren McGavin ... David Ross
Whitney Blake ... Judy Elliott

Jackie Coogan ... Rusty
Fabian Dean ... Beefy
James Edwards ... Lt Wager

Gordon Jump ... Carl

Ted Knight ... Nick Ames
Marilyn Maxwell ... Winnie Blake
Eve McVeagh ... Mrs. Forrester
Dallas Mitchell ... Sergeant
Read Morgan ... Lacey

Ben Murphy ... Patrick Forrester

Season 1, Episode 12: The Land of the Fox

18 December 1968
Ross is looking for a witness to a hit-and-run death and gets involved in the California "sun-and-surf" crowd.

Darren McGavin ... David Ross
Charles Brewer ... Surfer
Philip Chapin ... Peter McKee
Al Checco ... Bartender
Ben Hammer ... Tom Campbell

Kent McCord ... Bill Elison

Susan Oliver ... Diane Clay

Roy Roberts ... Ben Adams
Russell Thorson ... George Lund

Season 1, Episode 13: There Was a Little Girl

25 December 1968


Darren McGavin ... David Ross

Joan Blondell ... Sadie Burch
Jean Carson ... Mary Potter

Mary Jo Deschanel ... Marcie (as Mary Jo Kennedy)
Dorothy Green ... Margaret Harrington
Harry Harvey ... Neighbor (as Harry Harvey Sr.)
Noah Keen ... Lt Kernig
Paul Lambert ... Larry Rogers
Ralph Manza ... Charley
George N. Neise ... Brad Elston
Simon Scott ... George Harrington

Season 1, Episode 14: The Girl from Missouri

8 January 1969
A young girl comes to Los Angeles looking for her brother, in order to bring him back to Missouri to see their dying father.

Darren McGavin ... David Ross

Stanley Adams ... Bo Peep
Victor Bozeman ... Policeman
Leonard Bremen ... George, the Bartender

Mariette Hartley ... Mary Smith

Rick Jason ... Matt Stark
Mickey Manners ... Rudy Jacobs
Robert Millar ... Police Sergeant
Jaye P. Morgan ... Ginny McCabe
Phillip Pine ... Coppolino
Frank Schuller ... Larry
Will J. White ... Jackie

Season 1, Episode 15: The Secret of Mareno Bay

15 January 1969


Darren McGavin ... David Ross
Henry Beckman ... Sheriff Damon
Walter Brooke ... Colonel Grey
Charles Lampkin ... Richard

Larry Linville ... Floyd Hendricks

Pippa Scott ... Virginia Kirk

Grace Lee Whitney ... Claire

Estelle Winwood ... Mrs. Perry

Season 1, Episode 16: The Old School Tie

22 January 1969


Darren McGavin ... David Ross

Elvia Allman ... Mrs. Vaughn
William Kerwin ... Steven Brown
Gail Kobe ... Gloria Johnson

Len Lesser ... Max Davenport

James McEachin ... John Arnold

George Murdock ... Vern Fletcher

Aldo Ray ... Eddie Wolfe

Anthony Russell ... Vincent

Season 1, Episode 17: A Bowl of Cherries

29 January 1969
A Latino friend of Ross' from prison asks him to check on his impulsive young son. It seems that the boy has fallen in love with the girlfriend of his boss' son, and since she's white, the father is afraid it will lead to trouble.

Darren McGavin ... David Ross

Frank Farmer ... Sergeant
Robert Karnes ... Max
Warren J. Kemmerling ... Police Lieutenant
Philip Kenneally ... Joe Brock

John Marley ... Jason Cambor
Scott Marlowe ... Joe Andrade
Lynne Marta ... Kerry Palmer

Michael Masters ... Swamper

Alan Oppenheimer ... Pete
Penny Santon ... Mrs. Andrade (as Penny Stanton)

Tom Skerritt ... Arnie Cambor

Season 1, Episode 18: Behind God's Back

5 February 1969


Darren McGavin ... David Ross
Ahna Capri ... Tracy Stratton

Larry Chance ... Mike
Ben Cooper ... Fred Rhodes
Stella Garcia ... Juanita Martinez

Thomas Gomez ... Miguel
Stacy Harris ... Harry Stratton
Richard Jury ... Dr. Rigley

Virginia Mayo ... Jean Daniels
Paul Micale ... Desk Clerk
Victor Rogers ... Eddie

Season 1, Episode 19: Take the Key and Lock Him Up

12 February 1969


Darren McGavin ... David Ross

Don 'Red' Barry ... Sheriff Watson
Anne Bellamy ... Ella

Shannon Farnon ... Laura

Bert Freed ... Elkins
Kurt Grayson ... Roberts
Don Hanmer ... Padre
Joseph Mell ... Myron
Paul Newlan ... Reeves

Roger Perry ... Briggs
Quinn K. Redeker ... Harve
Renny Roker ... Barrows

Season 1, Episode 20: The Flip Side

26 February 1969
Ross is hired by a shy and somewhat prudish young woman to find and stop her wild, out-of-control sister.

Darren McGavin ... David Ross
Alice Backes ... Telephone Operator
Al Dunlap ... Billboard Man

Judd Laurance ... Pablo Renoir

Carrie Snodgress ... Janet / Diane

Michael Strong ... Dr. Sam Gaynor

Fred Williamson ... Randall

Season 1, Episode 21: Handle with Care

5 March 1969


Darren McGavin ... David Ross
Judith Brown ... Colleen (as Judy Brown)
Pepe Callahan ... Frank Guerra
Duke Cigrang ... Truck Driver

Bruce Glover ... Sparky
Berkeley Harris ... Smiley
Edmund Hashim ... Phil Campos
Joan Huntington ... Josie

Michael Masters ... Marty
Anthony Redondo ... Dispatcher

Paul Stewart ... Julius Ainsworth

Vic Tayback ... Faber

Herb Voland ... Hollis (as Herbert Voland)
John Wheeler ... Montana

Season 1, Episode 22: All the Social Graces

12 March 1969


Darren McGavin ... David Ross
Lloyd Bochner ... George Jenkins
Geraldine Brooks ... Emily Kester
Regis Cordic ... Stambler
Lorraine Davies ... Millie
Michael Evans ... Giles
Warren J. Kemmerling ... Masters
Charles Shull ... Carlin

Kenneth Tobey ... Joe Kester
Gene Tyburn ... Todd

Season 1, Episode 23: A Lot of Muscle

26 March 1969


Darren McGavin ... David Ross

James Gregory ... Michael Cameron
Lawrence Hauben ... James Reardon
Lloyd Kino ... House Boy
Frank Maxwell ... Thatcher

Greg Mullavey ... Ted Baxter
Kenneth O'Brien ... Richard Twining

Susan O'Connell ... Patricia Cameron
Joseph V. Perry ... Eddie Clark (as Joe Perry)
Vivian Rhodes ... Librarian
Patricia Walker ... Landlady
Len Wayland ... Matthews

Season 1, Episode 24: Periwinkle Blue

2 April 1969


Darren McGavin ... David Ross

Lois Nettleton ... April Endby

Ellen Corby ... Aunt Myrtle

Douglas Dick ... Arthur Endby
Bill Quinn ... Lt. Kanter
Richard Benedict ... Case
Paul Hahn ... Jones
Shelby Livingston ... Model
Paula Victor ... 1st Woman
Zee Wilson ... 2nd Woman

Pat Harrington Jr. ... Mr. Wainwright (as Pat Harrington)

Season 1, Episode 25: Through a Stained Glass Window

9 April 1969
A thief who stole $250,000 gets out of prison, and the man he stole the money from hires Ross to follow him and get it back. Ross discovers that he's not the only one out to recover the money.

Darren McGavin ... David Ross
E.J. André ... Mike
Carol Booth ... Billie
Walter Burke ... L.J. Fox

Arch Johnson ... Bob
Marilyn Lovell ... Nancy Davis

Ruth McDevitt ... Alice Donner
Eldon Quick ... Eddie Johnson
Bill Quinn ... Lieutenant Kanter
Charles Seel ... Engineer
Mickey Shaughnessy ... Chauncy James
Harry Swoger ... Frank Stobles

Season 1, Episode 26: Service for One

16 April 1969
Ross is hired to serve a subpoena to an eccentric, hermit-like billionaire. He discovers that the billionaire isn't quite what he seems to be.

Darren McGavin ... David Ross
John Archer ... Businessman
Sandy Balson ... Sally

Kathie Browne ... Amy Godwin

John Doucette ... Stan Potolski

Henry Jones ... Decker
Shelly Novack ... Edward Potolski

Johnny Silver ... Kel
Jack Spratt ... Chef

William Windom ... Bernard Christie

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