Jim reluctantly agrees to work for Beth Davenport. His job is to help her prove her client, Ann Calhoun, is innocent of the crime she is accused of; murdering her husband Kevin Calhoun. ... See full summary »



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Episode complete credited cast:
Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford (as Noah Beery)
Gretchen Corbett ...
Linden Chiles ...
Elliot Malcolm
Nancy Malone ...
Patricia Smith ...
Ann Calhoun
Walter Brooke ...
Clyde Russell
Officer Hensley
Luis Delgado ...
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Steven Gorman (archive footage)


Jim reluctantly agrees to work for Beth Davenport. His job is to help her prove her client, Ann Calhoun, is innocent of the crime she is accused of; murdering her husband Kevin Calhoun. Jim's investigation takes him to the town of Parker, Arizona, where the Calhouns are from. He digs up info someone doesn't want found out and is almost killed trying to return to L.A. Socialites Clyde Russell and Elizabeth Gorman, who were throwing a party the Calhouns attended, are also investigated. Jim's investigation is making someone nervous as another attempt is made on his life. Written by tomtrekp

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20 September 1974 (USA)  »

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A photo of 50s and 60s television star Guy Williams ("Zorro" and "Lost in Space") is seen on a book jacket as author 'Steven Gorman'. See more »


[Beth Davenport hides Jim's car keys in her blouse]
Jim Rockford: If you think that's going to stop me, you've got a short memory.
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References Duel (1971) See more »

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A little raw
1 December 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As was previously mentioned by the other reviewers, this is the first episode with Beth Davenport as Jim's infrequent attorney, and it's very obvious they have great chemistry together even in this early season 1 segment. She also appears many other times, and most of those times, her and Jim work well off each other; they're even romantic partners, but never on a serious basis. We want Rockford living alone in the dusty trailer, don't we? To me, the episode seemed to lose track of itself(or maybe my own brain)near the conclusion, when everyone seemed to be guilty of something after the murder of a poet who changes identity takes place. The motive revolves around a copyrighted book which was to become a film, I believe, and if the writer's dead before a certain date, someone else gets the fortune and fame. A fiancé of a woman ends up in jail after killing the attorney(not Beth), but Rockford figures out this woman killed her first husband on a boating trip. Overkill at this point, if you ask me.

In this episode, we see a few scenes with Rocky, Jim's beloved car, the taco stand and Dennis, so a formula is being set in the inaugural season of this great show. If I were to recommend this particular segment, it would for the first partnership between Jim and Beth, who really work well together.

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