"World Securities", an international high-tech private investigation company, employs field operatives who are aided by implanted audio receivers and who carry tiny cameras and telemetry ... See full summary »






1973   1972  
1 nomination. See more awards »


Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Probe (TV Movie 1972)
Crime | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

High-tech investigations company World Securities uses agents, called Probes, to solve various international cases, such as the retrieval of a famous diamond collection stolen by the Nazis during WW2.

Director: Russ Mayberry
Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Elke Sommer, Burgess Meredith
Probe (TV Series 1988)
Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

An eccentric scientific prodigy and his secretary investigate mysteries.

Stars: Parker Stevenson, Ashley Crow, Jon Cypher
    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
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Combining colorized footage from the television series The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955) with new scenes shot in Tombstone, Arizona, this film shows the return of the legendary ... See full summary »

Directors: Paul Landres, Frank McDonald
Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Bruce Boxleitner, Paul Brinegar
Certificate: M Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A reporter and a New York City cop team up to find out who is trying to assassinate a UN leader.

Director: Jack Smight
Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Barbara Rush, Neil Hamilton
Harpy (TV Movie 1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Architect's life is plagued by his ex-wife, a master manipulator, whose constant clawing is about to drive off his new love, and his clientèle. As a hobby, he enjoys training a rare harpy ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Seth Sindell
Stars: Elizabeth Ashley, Marlyn Mason, Mark Miller
Ambush Bay (1966)
War | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A Marine unit on a Japanese-held island in the Philippines tries to hook up with local Filipino guerrillas.

Director: Ron Winston
Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Mickey Rooney, James Mitchum
Adventure | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

An American cowboy is hired to work on a ranch in Africa, and winds up having to fight predators, both the four- and two-legged kinds.

Director: Andrew Marton
Stars: Hugh O'Brian, John Mills, Nigel Green
The Name of the Game (1968–1971)
Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

This groundbreaking series had three rotating stars, who were featured in independent episodes tied together by a loose common theme. The commonality was Howard Publications, the self-made ... See full summary »

Stars: Gene Barry, Susan Saint James, Robert Stack
Wild Women (TV Movie 1970)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Five female convicts are recruited to secretly transport arms into Mexican-held Texas in 1840.

Director: Don Taylor
Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Anne Francis, Marilyn Maxwell
Barbary Coast (1975–1976)
Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The wild wild west adventures of 19th-century agents Jeff Cable and Cash Conover.

Stars: William Shatner, Richard Kiel, Dave Turner
Old Soldiers (2016)
Adventure | Comedy | Drama

Three elderly veterans embark on one last road trip to visit the National World War II Memorial in Washington DC, against the wishes of their concerned families.

Director: David Rotan
Stars: Rance Howard, Clifton James, Natalie Canerday


Series cast summary:
 Hugh Lockwood (23 episodes, 1972-1973)
 C.R. Grover (23 episodes, 1972-1973)
 Nick Bianco (23 episodes, 1972-1973)
 V.C.R. Cameron (23 episodes, 1972-1973)
Byron Chung ...
 Kuroda (14 episodes, 1972-1973)
Albert Popwell ...
 Griffin (14 episodes, 1972-1973)


"World Securities", an international high-tech private investigation company, employs field operatives who are aided by implanted audio receivers and who carry tiny cameras and telemetry units which can be attached to tie tacks or rings. Each episode featured one of three (O'Brian, Franciosa, McClure) agents on a particular investigation, which usually had political elements. Meredith played the "director" of the investigations, as leader of the expert team who remained at headquarters monitoring and providing the agent with intelligence. Other experts included a computer hacker (such as they were portrayed in the early 70's), someone fluent as a translator in several languages, and a doctor. Written by Charley Kline <kline@uiuc.edu>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis







Release Date:

13 September 1972 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Probe  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


(23 episodes)

Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Agents used implants to comm with Probe control See more »


Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: SST: Death Flight (1989) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

This show is a candidate for resurrection
13 April 2004 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

This was one of the great shows that didn't last.

The teamwork shown by the group working behind the scenes was perhaps too "upbeat" for people. You didn't watch the show expecting the good guys to fail, but instead tried to guess which specialist or gadget would get them out of a jam this time.

I don't remember how good the writing and dialog was, but I clearly remember Burgess Meredith's character as a very compelling influence in the "control room". I would love this show to return to the air or come out on DVD, but I suppose it has been gone for so long that any chance of that happening is pretty low.

In any case, it is good to see the show immortalized to some extent by being listed properly here (I searched for "Search" a long time ago and couldn't find it).

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

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Search is coming to DVD in 2014 dmanmetz
I wept when this was cancelled chevstriss
The Probes' cars hightp
Precursor to our surveillance society Biodigital_Jazzman
Discuss Search (1972) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page