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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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford (as Noah Beery)
Karen Hall / Kathryn Cooper
Julius 'Buddy' Richards
Maurice Marsac ...
Chief Inspector Jean-Marc Giono
Daphne Ishawahara
James Luisi ...
Roger Etienne ...
Inspector Mage
Peter von Zerneck ...
Irving Patrick
Brooke Palance ...
Alex Rodine ...
Willy Schindler
Luis Delgado ...


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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18 November 1977 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The phone message heard at the beginning of this episode is essentially a part two of the message heard on the previous episode, as both concern a typographical error in a newspaper's want ad for goats. See more »


Jim Rockford: This is Jim Rockford. At the tone leave your name and message, I'll get back to you.
Anonymous Woman: Hey, am I too late for those African goats? Haven't got the whole three hundred cash, but like I've got a lot of homemade cheese... Maybe we could work something out...?
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Crazy Credits

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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27 August 2014 | by (Seattle WA) – See all my reviews

I found this episode to be utterly confusing. I thought the writing was so bad that after I viewed the episode, I checked the Internet to see if it had been written during one of Hollywood's periodic writer's strikes. (No, it wasn't.) The episode was so confusing - even to Rockford and Dennis - that it almost seemed like a spoof. The ending - coming out of nowhere (in my opinion) - was just bizarre. The acting, throughout, seemed almost tongue-in-cheek, going beyond - or falling short of - the typical Rockford humor.

Part of the confusion stems from the fact that the key events occurred many years ago. Several prime characters are referenced, but never shown - they are long dead. It is difficult to keep the names straight because some of the primary players in the story are never seen. The genesis of the story goes back several hundred years, and the telling of the story - by some French detectives - bores and exasperates even Rockford and Dennis. The worst Rockford episode ever.

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