Ex-cop Frank McBride (Eddie Albert) and ex-con Pete Ryan (Robert Wagner) start their own detective agency.

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Glen A. Larson
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Robert Wagner ...  Pete T. Ryan 71 episodes, 1975-1978
Eddie Albert ...  Frank MacBride 71 episodes, 1975-1978
Charlie Callas ...  Malcolm Argos 71 episodes, 1975-1978
Sharon Gless ...  Maggie Philbin 71 episodes, 1975-1978
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Storyline

Former bunco Detective Frank MacBride (Eddie Albert) joins forces with a con artist he once sent to jail, Pete Ryan (Robert Wagner), to operate their own private detective agency. Most of their cases involve running cons on the bad guys in order to trick them into surrendering or revealing the whereabouts of the stolen loot, jewels, et cetera. Maggie Philbin (Sharon Gless) was their cute receptionist, and wacky restaurateur Malcolm Argos (Charlie Callas), whose mastery of disguise often came in handy in helping MacBride and Ryan on their cases, provided the comic relief. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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Robert Wagner and Eddie Albert as an ex-con and an ex-cop who join forces to form a highly unorthodox, highly entertaining team of private investigators. (season 1) See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 March 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Los Vegas Roundabout See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(70 episodes) | (pilot)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

While working on this show, Robert Wagner and Natalie Wood had formed their own production company, "Rhona 2", who co-owned the shows: Charlie's Angels (1976), The Love Boat (1977), Vega$ (1978), Fantasy Island (1977), and Hart to Hart (1979). Together, they were hired to work at Spelling-Goldberg Productions. See more »

Quotes

Miss Lydell: I don't know much about your background.
Frank MacBride: Well, I was a cop and...
Peterson T. 'Pete' Ryan: I wasn't.
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Great Detective Show
3 October 2003 | by SargebriSee all my reviews

This was a pretty good detective show. I love the fact that this is one of those hour dramas that really didn't take itself seriously as most detective shows did. This show and "The Rockford Files" had a knack for poking fun at the detective genre. Also, Charlie Callas helped increase the fun factor, especially when Pete and Mac moved their office to the room above Malcolm's restaurant. This is definitely an underrated show.


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