The Rockford Files: Season 5, Episode 7

Three Day Affair with a Thirty Day Escrow (10 Nov. 1978)

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After being strong-armed by an Arab sheik and his goons, and getting no help from the police, Jim decides to track down the two people who caused his trouble: a soft-voiced gigolo and the sheik's naive daughter.

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Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford (as Noah Beery) (credit only)
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Sean Innes
Robert Alda ...
Cy Margulies
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Khedra Azziz
Gilbert Green ...
Talib
Joshua Bryant ...
Deputy Chief Gorman
James Luisi ...
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Miriam
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Ishag
Maurice Sherbanee ...
Ishaak
Socorro Swan ...
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James W. Gavin ...
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After being strong-armed by an Arab sheik and his goons, and getting no help from the police, Jim decides to track down the two people who caused his trouble: a soft-voiced gigolo and the sheik's naive daughter.

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Richard Romanus also appeared in "The Rockford Files: A Blessing in Disguise", almost twenty years later. See more »

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When Chapman, Rockford, and Becker are standing on the front porch of the Aziz house, in the long shot they are standing in the full sunlight, as if the sun is low in the sky. When it changes to a close up, the are in shadow, as if the sun is suddenly much higher in the sky. See more »

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Jim Rockford: That's why I don't involve myself in domestic cases; there's always a lady in a sheet around somewhere!
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References Fort Apache (1948) See more »

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Pay to the Order of James Scott Rockford
6 February 2012 | by (Vancouver, B.C. Canada) – See all my reviews

This episode is not without its faults, but it has some classic Rockford Files strengths--such as the anticipation of social issues over 30 years ago that are still relevant today: for example, "Ludes" threatening to bring a spurious lawsuit against Rockford (for "this cork-in-the-eye thing!") after breaking into his trailer and physically assaulting him. Or the still-current problem of the children of immigrants caught in the twilight zone between the cultural mores of their mother country and the United States.

But what I really love about it is that moment right at the end, where Rockford is handed the check--a bonus for having saved the Arabian Princess's life. After his polite protestations, she insists, adding "And as you can see, I can well afford it." And then that ZOOM into the amount: a whopping $125.00. I never thought a number could be funny, but I laugh out loud every time I see it.

The capper is James Garner's reaction: "I don't know what to say. . . "

His life in a nutshell, and my very favourite Rockford Files moment.


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