Kooki reports in that he saw a kidnapping while cruising Beverly Hills. He becomes even more concerned he reports into the police, but they take no action because they have no missing person report.

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Lou Catto
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Kooki reports in that he saw a kidnapping while cruising Beverly Hills. He becomes even more concerned he reports into the police, but they take no action because they have no missing person report.

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12 December 1958 (USA)  »

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This episode marked the initial appearance of Byron Keith as Lt. Roy Gilmore, who became a semi-regular on the series. See more »

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It's a real kidnapping
13 January 2017 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

This episode starts out with good citizen Gerald Lloyd Kookson, III doing his duty as a citizen to report a crime. A kidnapping he witnessed while on the way to work. But the police don't take it seriously. And neither at first does Roger Smith.

But it's a real kidnapping all right. The victim snatched is Bert Convy young lawyer son of former mobster Harold J. Stone. Stone went legitimate years ago, but snatch his son and he can revert to the old ways without any problem. That means no cops on general principles.

This 77 Sunset Strip story features a pair of great performances from Stone and from George Tobias, one of the old mob who went legitimate and stuck with Stone. The two of them have some really good scenes together.

Chance and circumstance bring Roger Smith and Edd Byrnes, the kidnappers, the cops, and Stone and Tobias all together for the showdown. Very cleverly written to bring that about.


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