Don Corey and Jed Sills operate Checkmate, Inc., a very high priced detective agency in San Francisco. Helping them protect the lives of their clients is British criminologist (once an Oxford professor) Carl Hyatt.

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Eric Ambler
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Anthony George ...  Don Corey 70 episodes, 1960-1962
Doug McClure ...  Jed Sills 70 episodes, 1960-1962
Sebastian Cabot ...  Dr. Carl Hyatt 70 episodes, 1960-1962
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Don Corey and Jed Sills operate Checkmate, Inc., a very high priced detective agency in San Francisco. Helping them protect the lives of their clients is British criminologist (once an Oxford professor) Carl Hyatt.

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Two daring private eyes head off violent crimes in this thrilling and unique new series by famed mystery author Eric Ambler (season 1)

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 1960 (USA) See more »

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Ajedrez fatal See more »

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Jamco Productions See more »
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Runtime:

(70 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Referenced in 77 Sunset Strip: The Checkmate Caper (1963) See more »

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Great San Francisco crime series
26 December 2004 | by inframanSee all my reviews

I remember Checkmate. It had great style, action, plots & characters. I never knew it was created by Eric Ambler, the author of A Coffin For Dimitrios.

I had just moved to San Francisco in 1960 & it was a very exciting place to be - the fog, the cable cars, the bridges, Alcatraz & Chinatown. They all appeared in episodes of Checkmate. I recall the series was saturated with a sense of the city.

It would be great to see some of those old episodes again. They might seem corny now, but I'd like to see that great gray city by the bay again the way it was way back then.


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