Rockford gives himself a headache trying to solve the connection between a 30 year old murder, a valuable missing painting and Nazi Germany.

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Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford (as Noah Beery)
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Karen Hall / Kathryn Cooper
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Julius 'Buddy' Richards
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Chief Inspector Jean-Marc Giono
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Daphne Ishawaharda
James Luisi ...
Roger Etienne ...
Inspector Mage
Peter von Zerneck ...
Ruprecht
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Irving Patrick
Lester Fletcher ...
Gertler
Brooke Palance ...
Gilda
Alex Rodine ...
Willy Schindler
Luis Delgado ...
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Rockford gives himself a headache trying to solve the connection between a 30 year old murder, a valuable missing painting and Nazi Germany.

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This episode marks the only time James Coburn ever received a director's credit. See more »

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Chief Inspector Jean-Marc Giono: [Chief Inspector Giono is explaining the whole convoluted plot to Rockford, Becker, and Chapman, and not only is it long, it involves many historical figures. Dennis has been scribbling notes furiously] For political reasons, they tried to tie the theft to a Family of Jewish art thrives, who trace their roots to the time of Louis Quatorze.
Police Det. Dennis Becker: [Looking burnt, and in all sincerity] This guy - Louis Quatorze; you got the spelling on that last name?
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The opening credits do not begin until the nine minute mark and are shown over archival footage of Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany. See more »

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Great episode - but explains nothing
30 December 2015 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

As another reviewer said, "This was one of the most memorable and original of The Rockford Files episodes."

I have loved this episode, since I saw it when it upon its original release in 1977. And I've seen it multiple times since then. It is a great example of "a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma". The plot really doesn't make sense - it's just too twisting, and colluded. But that's how it's supposed to be.

And what a joy it is.

Go along for the ride. The cast is excellent, and the story is really fun. But don't try and have it all make sense, because you'll just end up frustrated.


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