The Rockford Files: Season 4, Episode 10

Hotel of Fear (2 Dec. 1977)

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Accidently witnessing a murder makes Angel Martin the police's prime witness in the trial of the murderer.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford (as Noah Beery)
Nova (as Frank De Kova)
Vincent Baggetta ...
Murray Riddel
James Luisi ...
Madison Arnold ...
Del Kane
Eugene Peterson ...
Louis Gaedel (as Eugene I. Peterson)
Barry Atwater ...
Barbra Rae ...
Fred Carney ...
Stephen Coit ...
Thompson Welles
James Whitworth ...


Accidently witnessing a murder makes Angel Martin the police's prime witness in the trial of the murderer.

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2 December 1977 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


Angel wants to call his memoirs "Witness for the Prosecution", even though some "other guy" used that title first. "Witness for the Prosecution was a novella and play by Agatha Christie. See more »


Evelyn 'Angel' Martin: 'If you prick me, do I not bleed?'
Jim Rockford: That's Shakespeare,
Evelyn 'Angel' Martin: No it's not. Vincent Price said it on the Hollywood Squares.
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References The Hollywood Squares (1965) See more »

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Hit-man who loves his job
17 May 2013 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Featuring an appearance of Madison Arnold as a syndicate hit-man who really loves his work, this Rockford Files episode begins once again with Stuart Margolin banging on James Garner's trailer door in the middle of the night.

For once Angel really didn't do anything other than witness Arnold murder a hooker. He's like that, Arnold will occasionally throw in a freebie and that makes him quite the syndicate loose cannon. As for Margolin that doesn't stop him from trying to exploit the situation, he's got himself a ghostwriter and a publisher to sell his story.

But when the fix is put in and the case dismissed, both Rockford and Angel are in the crapper. Arnold presents a problem to the guys who hired him as well, Frank DeKova and Vincent Baggetta, he's bringing down to much heat.

In a rather intricate way it all gets resolved in the end. And of course Angel's schemes are blown sky high. But as sure as death and taxes you know Angel will have another scheme in the next episode Stuart Margolin makes an appearance.

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