77 Sunset Strip (1958–1964)
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Jeff Spencer investigates a mob-backed fortune hunter on the prowl for a rich widow or her step-daughter.


André De Toth (as Andre de Toth)


Jerry Davis (teleplay), Jo Pagano (story)




Episode complete credited cast:
Efrem Zimbalist Jr. ... Stuart Bailey (credit only)
Roger Smith ... Jeff Spencer
Edd Byrnes ... Kookie (as Edward Byrnes)
Louis Quinn ... Roscoe
Jacqueline Beer ... Suzanne
Rhodes Reason ... Rick Allen
Sherry Jackson ... Chris Benson
Carol Ohmart ... Ann Benson
Douglas Dick ... Jim Ferris
Ric Roman ... Joe Martino
Stephen Chase ... Clay Benson
Byron Keith ... Lieut. Gilmore
Anita Sands Anita Sands ... Waitress
Max Lewin Max Lewin ... Max Lewin
The Frankie Ortega Trio The Frankie Ortega Trio ... The Frankie Ortega Trio (as Ortega Trio)


When a rich widow and her step-daughter are targeted by a fortune-hunter in debt, Jeff Spencer is hired to keep a watchful eye out. Mob boys with a financial interest warn Jeff off the case with a few fists, and the fortune-hunter is forced to turn his attentions to the step-daughter when spurned by the widow - including trying to drag her off the Vegas for a wedding. Spencer has to unravel the truth and protect both women (and himself) from the cad and the mob. Written by vranger

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Action | Crime | Drama





Release Date:

11 December 1959 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. Television See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Kookie has a photo of (James Garner and Jack Kelly), in their Maverick (1957) costumes, on the wall in his apartment. See more »


Chris Benson: Shouldn't you be resting.
Kookie: Been resting all morning. I'd just like to wheel out to the beach and do a little deep breathing. But my wheels are in worse shape than I am.
Chris Benson: I could use some fresh air too. And I've got a car.
Kookie: I'm with you.
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References Maverick (1957) See more »


I'll String Along With You
Music by Harry Warren
[Heard in background when Chris first talks with Rick and is joined by Jeff]
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Good noir atmosphere
16 November 2015 | by searchanddestroy-1See all my reviews

What a tremendous atmosphere in this episode directed by no one else than Andre De Toth, the great Hollywood film maker. No comedy lines here. The story has however nothing exceptional to offer. A runaway young woman escapes from her family and Jeff Spencer receives the task from this same family to bring her back home. Nothing more, folks. OK yes, you have here Cookie who interferes in the case, and more than usual. But maybe I have this feeling because I "jumped" from the 27th to the 45th one, so in the meantime, between first and second season, we will see him more often.

I have nothing more to say about this one. See you for the next episode.

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