PI Stu is hired to find a singer who witnessed a murder, before she's iced too. She and Stu fall in love. Comb-crazy, cold-blooded hit-man Smiley is played by Edd Byrnes, whose performance ... See full summary »

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Kathy Allen / Karen Shay
Shepperd Strudwick ...
McCullough
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Brannigan
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Webster
Jeanne Evans
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PI Stu is hired to find a singer who witnessed a murder, before she's iced too. She and Stu fall in love. Comb-crazy, cold-blooded hit-man Smiley is played by Edd Byrnes, whose performance was so popular with teenage girls Byrnes was written into the series in a different part: hip car hop Kookie. This 77 (!) minute pilot was released theatrically in the Caribbean to block Roy Huggins financial claim of creating the series in a run of 40s noir novels. The pilot then became the first episode of "77 Sunset Strip." Consequently, Huggins became a producer on 77 Sunset Strip, then Maverick (1957), Rockford Files etc. and created the ironclad Huggins Contract. Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. also appeared as Huggins' character Stuart Bailey in a prior series, "Conflict." Written by David Stevens

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10 October 1958 (USA)  »

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You're Getting to Be a Habit with Me
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Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
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