The Rockford Files: Season 1, Episode 10

The Dexter Crisis (15 Nov. 1974)

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Rockford ends up in the Nevada desert (starting with the bright lights of Las Vegas) searching for a rich guy's mistress and her suitcase of precious "documents."


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Episode complete credited cast:
Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford (as Noah Beery) (credit only)
Susan Parsons
Louise Henderson
Ron Soble ...
Kermit Higby
Charles Dexter
Marge White


Rockford ends up in the Nevada desert (starting with the bright lights of Las Vegas) searching for a rich guy's mistress and her suitcase of precious "documents."

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15 November 1974 (USA)  »

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When Susan and Louise are fleeing in the Camaro the 2 closeup shots of the speedometer show a Mopar instrument cluster and steering wheel. See more »


Jim Rockford: [Rockford bends down and looks into open car window of rival P.I. Kirmit Higby] Hi Kirm, it's good to see you crawling out from under your rock from time to time.
Kermit Higby: I thought I gave you a good lesson last time, Rockford. What's wrong? Don't you remember how I spread your nose out for you?
Jim Rockford: Oh I remember; lucky punch. I'm not worried. Generally you can hit the ground with your feet.
Kermit Higby: Well maybe you need to be taught another lesson.
Jim Rockford: Looks that way, let me help you.
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More Lee Purcell!
15 January 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a typical early episode in which the producers were still developing the dramatic thread that would define the series.

While some "Rockford" purists feel the first season was by far the best written, I think the middle years, '76 and '77, are when the character development and writing fully meshed and reached their true peaks.

In The Dexter Crisis I was a little annoyed by the cut away shots of the girl's speedometer during the last car chase in that they were not taken from a Camaro.

All and all not bad with one exception: Gorgeous Lee Purcell, epitomizing to me the super sexy woman of the 70's look, was not given enough screen time!

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