77 Sunset Strip (1958–1964)
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Dead as in 'Dude' 

Stu investigates a suicide at a dude ranch, when the widow rejects the cause of death.


Abner Biberman


Louis Vittes


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Episode complete credited cast:
Efrem Zimbalist Jr. ... Stuart Bailey
Diane Brewster ... Gloria Townsend
Jo Morrow ... Ventura
Robert Colbert ... McHenry
Joan Staley ... Hannah
William Bramley William Bramley ... Bridges
John Hudson ... Rawlins
Phillip Terry ... Fleming
Lester Matthews ... Pillsbury
Cathie Merchant ... Dolores
Sarah Marshall ... Harriet
Reginald Gardiner ... Mr. Maudlin


Stu investigates a suicide at a dude ranch, when the widow rejects the cause of death.

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Action | Crime | Drama


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Music by Henry Mancini
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
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Cowboying it up for the rich
25 July 2018 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

This 77 Sunset Strip story takes Stu Bailey on a shuttle back and forth from Los Angeles to a dude ranch that's a playground for the rich. One of those rich who is Diane Brewster is found hanging from the barn rafters and at first it's declared a suicide.

That is not satisfactory to Brewster who hires Efrem Zimbalist and sure enough Zimbalist turns up murder on further examination. And there's a ranch full of suspects including owner Reginald Gardiner.

The motive for this crime is financial, but it's seen from a different perspective from the point of view of the culprit. That's all I'll say.

Nice performance by Brewster as a most amoral and promiscuous wife.

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31 January 1964 (USA) See more »

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