The Rockford Files: Season 1, Episode 4

Exit Prentiss Carr (4 Oct. 1974)

TV Episode  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery
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Rockford has been hired by Janet Carr to locate her husband Prentiss. He finds him dead in a hotel bungalow in Bay City. It looks like murder to Jim but later when the police investigate ... See full summary »


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Episode complete credited cast:
Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford (as Noah Beery)
Janet Carr (as Corinne Michaels)
Warren J. Kemmerling ...
Police Lt. Earl Furlong (as Warren Kemmerling)
Police Sergeant Larsen
Stephen McNally ...
Police Chief Austen Bailey
William Jordan ...
Terry Warde
Wallace Rooney ...
Eric Saunders
Hank Rolike ...
Thomas Ruben ...
Delivery Boy
Roberta Collins ...
Nancy Hellman
Heath Jobes ...
Jack Clark


Rockford has been hired by Janet Carr to locate her husband Prentiss. He finds him dead in a hotel bungalow in Bay City. It looks like murder to Jim but later when the police investigate they deem it a suicide. Jim is convinced it was murder and begins to question Janet as to her whereabouts. He doesn't know who to trust...Janet appears reluctant to tell Jim where she was and he thinks the police could be covering something up. Written by tomtrekp

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4 October 1974 (USA)  »

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Notice the purple Chevy Vega in several scenes. It was used in another episode by Jim when he was being chased by a big diesel truck. See more »


Jim Rockford: [outgoing phone message] This is Jim Rockford. At the tone, leave your name and message, I'll get back to you.
caller: [incoming message] It's Morrie, I got a call from Davis at the IRS. You were right. They bounced your return. Call me.
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Bay City Rollers
11 February 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As I've said in several other reviews of this great show, I'm not a huge fan of the early seasons, mainly because Rockford isn't really Rockford quite yet. This episode is very solid and well written, although I wasn't overly impressed with Corrine Michales(Janet Carr), as I didn't think she and James Garner had much chemistry. Regarding the plot, she hires Rockford to search for her husband, who's oddly named Prentiss(Prentiss???), and as Jim finds the man dead, the police rule it a suicide. It turns out the Bay City police aren't fond of Jim, and always try to run him out of town; one of the cops is a familiar face in Mills Watson(Sgt. Larsen), who starred in other episodes as well. It ends up that Prentiss was involved in an insurance scam, and was in fact, murdered, although I can't recall if the old geezer who ran the insurance company was the killer, but I know he was definitely behind it. There's nothing too memorable going on in this episode, but the writing was getting good and Garner's talents helped make this great show a winner, especially in the coming seasons.

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