The Rockford Files (1974–1980)
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Lions, Tigers, Monkeys and Dogs: Part 2 

Rockford continues to investigate why someone is after Kendall (Lauren Bacall) and discovers the person responsible is the last person anyone would have expected.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford (as Noah Beery)
Kendall Warren
Princess Irene Rachevsky
Carmine Caridi ...
Tommy Manette
James Luisi ...
Michael Lombard ...
August 'Gus' Fairfield
Christopher Thomas ...
Freddie Danzig
Charlie Martell (as Leo V. Gordon)
Jack Garner ...
Attorney Eyler
T. Miratti ...
Paul Juliano Jr.
Harold Ayer ...


Rockford continues to investigate why someone is after Kendall (Lauren Bacall) and discovers the person responsible is the last person anyone would have expected.

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12 October 1979 (USA)  »

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The title, "Lions, Tigers, Monkeys and Dogs" is explained in a conversation between Jim and Kendall. She explains that the term was coined by one of her monarchal friends, a member of the royal class "Lions" or the also elite "Tigers." "Monkeys" are the famous but not actually royal class of society. And of course, we "know who the dogs are," Jim says. See more »


Jim Rockford: You said you wanted to see me Dennis?
[Angel waves at Rockford]
Jim Rockford: Did you call me in because of him? I'm in the middle of a murder investigation.
Dennis Becker: And I'm right in the middle of my night off. Your friend Mr. Martin here thought you might be able to shed some light on how he happens to be housing eight Shetland ponies in a residential garage.
Angel: Jimmy, they got everybody including the Humane Society on my case. It's a three car garage, there's plenty of room, I even left a light on.
Jim Rockford: I don't have time ...
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One bizarre motive
18 March 2015 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Picking up where the first part left off, the man who tried to kill Lauren Bacall is killed himself falling from a terrace quite accidentally. Accident it may be, but it doesn't stop Lt.Chapman from trying to pin a homicide on Jim Rockford. The influence of society lady and princess Dana Wynter frustrates him no end.

Through some Rockford type conning aided and abetted by Lauren Bacall, Garner learns the deceased was a connected guy to mobster Carmine Caridi. Garner gets a mob like warning, but later in he and Bacall find Caridi dead while shadowing him. In fact they see him die quite violently from a poison.

In the end we find out just who and why someone wants Lauren Bacall dead. It is a motive that is incredibly bizarre, but think about the famous Raymond Chandler novel Farewell My Lovely and why someone wants poor dumb Moose Malloy dead. Something along the same lines.

More than most you want to see Lauren Bacall come back as for more episodes. She and Wynter make some more indelible characters that The Rockford Files gave for its viewers.

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