Jeff Spencer investigates a mob-backed fortune hunter on the prowl for a rich widow or her step-daughter.


(as Andre de Toth)


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Episode cast overview:
Kookie (as Edward Byrnes)
Rick Allen
Chris Benson
Ann Benson
Jim Ferris
Ric Roman ...
Joe Martino
Stephen Chase ...
Clay Benson
Anita Sands ...
Max Lewin ...
Frankie Ortega ...
Himself (as Ortega Trio)


When a rich widow and her step-daughter are targeted by a fortune-hunter in debt, Jeff Spencer is hired to keep a watchful eye out. Mob boys with a financial interest warn Jeff off the case with a few fists, and the fortune-hunter is forced to turn his attentions to the step-daughter when spurned by the widow - including trying to drag her off the Vegas for a wedding. Spencer has to unravel the truth and protect both women (and himself) from the cad and the mob. Written by vranger

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Action | Crime | Drama




Release Date:

11 December 1959 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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There's a photo of the Maverick Bros. in Kookie's room upon the wall. Both Maverick and 77 Sunset Strip were produced by Warner Bros. See more »


Chris Benson: Shouldn't you be resting.
Kookie: Been resting all morning. I'd just like to wheel out to the beach and do a little deep breathing. But my wheels are in worse shape than I am.
Chris Benson: I could use some fresh air too. And I've got a car.
Kookie: I'm with you.
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Good noir atmosphere

What a tremendous atmosphere in this episode directed by no one else than Andre De Toth, the great Hollywood film maker. No comedy lines here. The story has however nothing exceptional to offer. A runaway young woman escapes from her family and Jeff Spencer receives the task from this same family to bring her back home. Nothing more, folks. OK yes, you have here Cookie who interferes in the case, and more than usual. But maybe I have this feeling because I "jumped" from the 27th to the 45th one, so in the meantime, between first and second season, we will see him more often.

I have nothing more to say about this one. See you for the next episode.

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