Stuart is asked by newspapermen Paul Corrick and Burton Baldwin to work on an assignment of national importance, so important that they are giving him an unlimited budget and a fee of his own asking, Stuart who accepts despite believing it a mission impossible. One of their reporters, Larry Hilton, was caught trying to smuggle a list containing the names of the highest ranking but unknown American Communists out of the eastern bloc, they unsure if he is still alive or if the Communists in East Berlin where he was detained were able to find the list. If the Communists were able to find the list, Corrick and Baldwin know Hilton is already a dead man. Stuart's mission is to find Hilton, who if alive is probably being held somewhere in East Berlin, recover the list and bring Hilton back to the west, each successive stage which will probably be more difficult than the last. Stuart subsequently learns that the American authorities are aware of his mission but cannot provide him any official...
Did You Know?
This was the first episode to use the title template "The _______ Caper," which became more frequent as the series' tone lightened (though there was no "The" in this instance). See more
The name of the captured reporter is Larry Hilton. In the end credits, his name is listed as Hilton Green. See more
77 Sunset Strip
Written by Mack David
and Jerry Livingston
[Series theme song; short version played during opening credits; full vocal version performed during closing credits] See more