Frank Farady has spent 25 years in a South American jail for murdering his partner - a murder he didn't commit. He returns home to Los Angeles to find that his former secretary has given ... See full summary »
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Frank Farady has spent 25 years in a South American jail for murdering his partner - a murder he didn't commit. He returns home to Los Angeles to find that his former secretary has given birth to his son Steve. As it turns out, Steve is also a private eye so the two team up to solve mysteries together... Written by
This was my favorite of the NBC Wednesday MYSTERY MOVIE segments, along with "The Snoop Sisters." Dailey played Frank Faraday, a hard-boiled gumshoe of the postwar era, who is falsely incarcerated in a South American jail by criminals he was trying to track down. After 28 years, a revolution frees him and he returns to the puzzling world of the 1970s. A son he didn't know he had (the son's mother was Frank's secretary, who had always loved her boss) is now running his detective agency with electronic gadgets instead of old-fashioned intuition. The series has a long list of classic 1970s guest stars including Joe Flynn, Craig Stevens, Howard Duff, David Wayne, Charles Cioffi, and Jack Kelly, and the wonderful character actress Geraldine Brooks played Frank's old love, Lou Carson.
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