Top scientist Harry Roarke has disappeared - has he fled to Cuba, as most people believe, or is he still in the United States? Freelance newsman Sam Hardy, with Peggy Maxwell, investigate on behalf of Howard Publications.

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Sam Hardy
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Dr. Harry Roarke
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Bill Oliver
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Nanyface
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Claudia Loring
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Greg Roarke
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Elsa Roarke
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Sándor Szabó ...
Professor Zorkin (as Sandor Szabo)
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Michael Bow ...
Albert
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Murray Scott
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Top scientist Harry Roarke suddenly disappeared without explanation, possibly to Cuba as a turncoat. Many believe he is a traitor, but it is possible he is still in the USA seeking safety. Freelance newsman Sam Hardy and People Magazine researcher Peggy Maxwell must travel on behalf of Howard Publications with a trip to find Roark in Houston, where he works for the NASA space program. Stalked by foreign operatives there, they later head to Canada. Written by bd64kcmo

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24 October 1969 (USA)  »

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Freelance newsman 'Sam Hardy' investigates...
15 July 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Darren McGavin takes a guest starring 'one off' lead role in this episode as top freelance newsman Sam Hardy who gives publisher Glenn Howard first refusal on any stories he unearths.

When leading rocket scientist Dr. Harry Rourke (James Whitmore) goes missing Hardy investigates, while agents of both home and foreign countries try to locate Rourke, the relentless Hardy assisted by Peggy Maxwell must outsmart all sides and resist pressure to find Rourke first.

Darren McGavin shines as the maverick freelance newsman Sam Hardy while Gene Barry cameos 'as Glenn Howard' with the episode put under his segment, possibly this guest lead episode was a potential series pilot idea.


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