The Rockford Files: Season 2, Episode 16

A Portrait of Elizabeth (23 Jan. 1976)

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A client of Beth's hires Jim misleadingly to check on his company.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford (as Noah Beery) (credit only)
Dave Delaroux
Wayne Tippit ...
Susan Valero
Katherine Woodville ...
Karen Silver (as Kate Woodville)
Robert Riesel ...
Mickey Silver
Ned Wilson ...
Arnold Adams / Rod Fitzpatrick
Gretchen Corbett ...
Solly Marshall
Tom Hanson
Angus Duncan ...
Morey Dayton
Michael Thoma ...
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A client of Beth's hires Jim misleadingly to check on his company.

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The painting of the ship's rigging in Tom Hanson's office is also used in Dr. Bracket's office from the show Emergency! (1972). See more »


At the end Jim discovers Dave Delaroux painted Beth's portrait over what Jim calls a "Federal Bearer Bond." A close up of the bond shows Dave Delaroux's name typed on it. Bearer bonds are called by that name because they are not issued to a particular person; whoever happens to posses the bond (i.e., the bearer), is the legal owner of it, regardless of who the original owner was. They would never have the owner's name typed on it as that would make it a regular bond. Several years after this show bearer bonds were made illegal in the US for the very reason used in this story: it made for an easy way to launder money and smuggle it outside of the country. See more »


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A Fool for a client
2 October 2012 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

This episode of The Rockford Files gives Jim Rockford's personal attorney Gretchen Corbett a chance to shine as her personal attachment to Rockford is revealed.

One of the constants of the Rockford Files until she left the show and passed James Garner on as a client to Bo Hopkins in the last season was attorney Beth Davenport constantly coming to the aid of Rockford and I mean 24/7. Garner needs an attorney like that and for some reason he just takes Corbett for granted. In just about every episode, a lot of the time because he shows the cops up, other than Joe Santos, they really have it for him. Corbett is that rarity a lawyer who makes house calls. Taking her for granted like that makes Garner a fool.

So when of his played by John Saxon starts putting some moves on Corbett, the green eyed monster takes over. And then he's got a real jackpot when a pair of stiffs show up in the famous Rockford Trailer.

This was a well done episode where some hidden feelings on behalf of Garner and Corbett finally get aired.

James Rockford you are a fool not to realize what you have.

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