77 Sunset Strip (1958–1964)
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The Disappearance 

The kidnapping of an national leader pits Bailey against the brainy Doctor Burke (John Dehner) who has an ingenious plan for escaping with $1,000,000 in ransom.


Sidney Salkow


Lawrence Kimble (teleplay), Frederick Brady (story) (as Frederic Brady)


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Efrem Zimbalist Jr. ... Stuart Bailey
Roger Smith ... Jeff Spencer (credit only)
Edd Byrnes ... Kookie (as Edward Byrnes) (credit only)
Louis Quinn ... Roscoe
Jacqueline Beer ... Suzanne
Robert Logan ... J.R. Hale
John Litel ... Distinguished Visitor
Jerome Cowan ... Harvey Williams
Med Flory ... Chief Brock
Robert Hogan ... Kurt (as Bob Hogan)
Stephen Roberts Stephen Roberts ... Stanley Warren
Victor Buono ... Stanison
John Dennis ... Ross
Nestor Paiva ... Brother Jonathon
John Dehner ... Dr. Burke


The kidnapping of an national leader pits Bailey against the brainy Doctor Burke (John Dehner) who has an ingenious plan for escaping with $1,000,000 in ransom.

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Action | Crime | Drama





Release Date:

27 April 1962 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Although he is never identified as such, the Distinguished Visitor is pretty obviously a former President, with references in the dialogue suggesting he's a combination of Truman and Eisenhower, who at the time were the only two living former Chief Executives. See more »


77 Sunset Strip
Written by Mack David and Jerry Livingston
Theme song; short instrumental version played during opening credits; full vocal version performed during closing credits
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Race Bannon Shows Up In Person!
14 July 2017 | by ed-rybaSee all my reviews

Yes, fans of Hanna-Barbera's ORIGINAL ANIMATED ACTION-ADVENTURE SERIES, "Jonny Quest"! The one and only voice of the guy that ALWAYS SAVED THE DAY for Dr. Quest, Jonny, Hadji and Bandit, RACE BANNON, actor Mike Road plays a Fed on 77 Sunset Strip! He has a good deal of screen time in this one, too. I've seen shows in which he was on camera for YEARS, but never knew it until the end credits. This time, though, Mr. Road was actually listed in the cast on the Dish Network program listing! I don't know about you, but I'd always wondered what the guy looked like, after hearing that powerful voice of his on so many animated shows as a kid. Road was a good-looking actor, and in fact, could have easily played Paul Drake on the "Perry Mason" series - he was working at the time it was made, and at least in this "77SS" show, in which Road plays a Federal Agent, he looks a bit like William Hopper on "Mason", although Road looks to be a bit shorter than Hopper. But there's sure no mistaking that voice! Especially in one of the final scenes. This was a good 77 Sunset Strip outing, but having Mike Road in it is just the icing on the cake.

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