Jonathan Hart was a self-made millionaire--the CEO of Hart Industries, a global conglomerate. His gorgeous wife Jennifer was a freelance journalist. They were both amateur sleuths, and in every episode found themselves up to their eyeballs in murder, smuggling, theft and international espionage. They also managed to find time to snuggle together, as they loved each other very much. Max was their loyal, gravelly-voiced butler, cook & chauffeur, and Freeway their pet canine. Written by
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Sidney Sheldon had originally written a script for CBS called "Double Twist" about a married couple who were also both spies. Aaron Spelling and 'Leonard Goldberg' decided to update the idea for a potential television series. They asked Tom Mankiewicz to update the script, to make it more contemporary and viable for a potential weekly series. Mankiewicz reworked Sheldon's original script and it was renamed "Hart To Hart". Mankiewicz also made his directorial debut with the pilot episode as planned, and remained a "Creative Consultant" on the series. See more »
This is my boss, Jonathan Hart - a self-made millionaire. He's quite a guy. This is Mrs. H. She's gorgeous. She's one lady who knows how to take care of herself. By the way, my name is Max. I take care of *both* of them, which ain't easy; 'cause when they met... it was *murder*!
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Max's opening narration differs in some episodes. Most episodes have him finish by declaring "When they met, it was murder!" but some episodes have him saying "Their hobby is ... murder!" See more »
I'm into my forties now and I love watching old movies and TV shows that were playing when I was a kid. I recently purchased the first season of "Hart to Hart" on DVD and plan on buying the second and all the other seasons if they ever release them. Stefanie Powers, Robert Wagner were class acts and gave the show just the right chemistry. The running themes of the show seemed to be beautiful people, beautiful places and feel good emotions. The Harts were always dressed in the height of fashion whether they're being chased through a swamp by Mexican police or paying a visit to the local pool hall. The quality of the filming, the lighting, the sets are combined to produce a visually stunning effect, one that you won't find in today's shows. Compare that with today's boring reality shows working in restaurant kitchens or getting a makeover with a little scripted drama thrown in by some pimple faced, self absorbed automaton. "Hart to Hart" wasn't trying to push an agenda either it was just pure entertainment. Sometimes I wish they would remake this show but I know that with today's standards and writing it wouldn't be as good as the original and probably end up canceled within a few months.
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