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:

(as Russell Mayberry)

Writers:

(creator),
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Search (1972–1973)
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

"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 »

Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Doug McClure, Anthony Franciosa
The Users (TV Movie 1978)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A beautiful girl from a small town with dreams of making it in Hollywood marries an actor whose career is fading, then schemes to get him back into the big time - and her with him.

Director: Joseph Hardy
Stars: Jaclyn Smith, Tony Curtis, Red Buttons
Mannix (1967–1975)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Mannix worked originally for Wickersham at Intertect and then struck out on his own, assisted by Peggy Fair (whose cop-husband had been killed) and police department contact Tobias.

Stars: Mike Connors, Gail Fisher, Ward Wood
Windmills of the Gods (TV Mini-Series 1988)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

When Mary Ashley is approached to become ambassador of the United States of America in Romania she does not take the offer because her husband does not want to give up his well-going ... See full summary »

Stars: Jaclyn Smith, Robert Wagner, Ian McKellen
Bootleggers (1974)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Details the lives of two feuding families of bootleggers, the Pruitts and the Woodalls, in rural 1920s and 1930s Arkansas.

Director: Charles B. Pierce
Stars: Paul Koslo, Dennis Fimple, Slim Pickens
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

The wealthy playboy son of an assassinated South American diplomat discovers that his father was really murdered on orders of the corrupt president of the country--a man who was his ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis Gilbert
Stars: Charles Aznavour, Alan Badel, Candice Bergen
Fools, Females and Fun (TV Movie 1974)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Comedy anthology pilot with three segments focusing a satiric look on a different form of sin. In the first segment, "I've Gotta Be Me," a singer falls in love with a chorus girl; in the ... See full summary »

Director: Lou Antonio
Stars: Leonard Beatty, Brooke Bundy, Jack Cassidy
Oh, Nurse! (TV Movie 1972)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Comic misadventures about a group of coeds attending nursing school.

Director: Bob Sweeney
Stars: Lori Saunders, Heather Young, Judy Pace
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
...
Heideline 'Uli' Ullman
...
...
Frieda Ullman
...
...
Harold L. Streeter (as Sir John Gielgud)
...
Dr. Edward Laurent
...
Cheyne
...
Kurt van Niestat
Robert Boon ...
Felix Ernst
...
...
Carlos Lobos (as A. Martinez)
Byron Chung ...
Ginny Golden ...
Edit

Storyline

Pilot for sci-fi detective series "Search." Hugh O'Brian as Lockwood, a high-tech private eye, was outfitted with two electronic implants (one to hear what was said at HQ and a dental contact he could bite to communicate with HQ--one bite for yes and two bites for no) and a button-sized "scanner" that combined a micro-miniaturized television camera that could also see in infrared spectrum, microphone, medical sensors, and transmitter, putting him in constant contact with a room full of experts monitoring his actions and vital signs and supplying him with encyclopedic information. Burgess Meredith as Cameron, Lockwood's "head kibitzer." Story involves missing diamonds. Series plots tended to be "missing object(s) or person(s)"-type detective stories, rather than murder "whodunits" or "howcatchems." Written by James H. H. Lampert <jamesl@hb.quik.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Sci-Fi | Thriller

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

21 February 1972 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Agent  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Bilingual pun: When Lockwood offers his hand to Ulli at the restaurant table, he asks, "May I?" She responds, "Mais oui!" In French, that means "But of course!". However, the same two syllables in English are "May we!", suggesting a more intimate invitation. See more »

Goofs

A piece of stock footage showing a 707 taking off is played at the wrong aspect ratio. See more »

Quotes

[Cameron is discouraging Lockwood's romantic distraction after his dinner with Uli]
Heideline 'Uli' Ullman: It's later...
V.C.R. Cameron: Miss Ullman's right. Listen to her!
Heideline 'Uli' Ullman: ...and time to go to bed.
V.C.R. Cameron: Hold the remarks, everybody! Now Lockwood, you have a long flight ahead of you tomorrow. It's time to assist the young lady to the elevator.
[Lockwood offers Uli his hand]
Hugh Lockwood: May I?
Heideline 'Uli' Ullman: Mais oui!
[or "May we!"]
Dr. Griffin: If she's speaking French, the lady says "yes".
See more »

Connections

Followed by Search (1972) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Sophisticated high-tech fun
1 December 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Probe" was the pilot for the series "Search", which lasted barely a year. If the series had stuck to the quality of this pilot, it might have been a hit. Hugh O'Brian was a natural for the suave, polished lead; he was never at a loss for words. Burgess Meredith played the head of the "secret agency", who presided over the monitoring of Hugh's vital signs from the control room via high-tech spy equipment on Hugh's person. Several technicians helped Burgess in this endeavor, one of them the gorgeous Angel Tompkins. She frequently made catty and snide but very funny remarks about Hugh's hormonal reactions to the beautiful women he encountered, and since he could hear what she said via his earpiece, he frequently shot a quip back at her. This, and Burgess' performance, were the highlights of the show, and were quite entertaining.

The story involves a set of 6 missing jewels, which John Gielgud wants the Probe team to recover. Elke Sommer, Lilia Skalia and Alfred Ryder are also involved in some way with the jewels, and it's up to Hugh to figure out who's telling the truth since there is obviously more to this story than he was told. I enjoyed this show very much; it was extremely well-done and it's too bad they didn't continue on in this way.


15 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?