Barnaby Jones (1973–1980)
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The Deadly Prize 

After an overseas shipping worker is killed on a dock under some suspicious circumstances Barnaby Jones investigates the death for an insurance company and discovers a trail of death on his way to uncovering the truth.

Director:

Michael Caffey

Writers:

B.W. Sandefur, Edward Hume (developed for television by)
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Buddy Ebsen ... Barnaby Jones
Lee Meriwether ... Betty Jones
George Maharis ... Warren Davis
Albert Salmi ... Vincent Buccola
James Luisi ... Burt Logan
Madlyn Rhue ... Myra Stayley
Alfred Ryder ... Lyle Grainger
Noam Pitlik Noam Pitlik ... Jake Turner
Val Avery ... Andy Burns
Joseph V. Perry Joseph V. Perry ... Mr. Fountain (as Joseph Perry)
Valentin de Vargas ... Customs Officer (as Val De Vargas)
Hank Brandt Hank Brandt ... Chick Forrester
James Hong ... Sid Ching
John J. Fox John J. Fox ... Mr. Murphy
George Sawaya George Sawaya ... Roy Hollister
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After an overseas shipping worker is killed on a dock under some suspicious circumstances Barnaby Jones investigates the death for an insurance company and discovers a trail of death on his way to uncovering the truth.

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Language:

English

Release Date:

4 November 1973 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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By far, the most un-Barnaby-like episode of the series...
27 June 2018 | by perro315-1See all my reviews

Wow, was I unprepared for this episode! "The Deadly Prize" is easily the worst entry of the series' first few seasons (although it may be matched in overall horribleness by some episodes in the later "J.R." seasons!) It had good guest actors in George Maharis, Albert Salmi and Madlyn Rhue, yet---bizarrely, some of their roles are quite thanklessly short! The writing for this episode has an extremely artificial noir-type feel to it. In no way is this episode like other "Barnaby" adventures and this difference---rather than being refreshing ---results in a thoroughly maddening waste of time! Normally, I'd be concerned with giving away plot spoilers, but-quite simply-in order to spoil something, you first have to understand it! On the plus side, former Miss America (and 'Barnaby' regular) Lee Meriwether looks unimaginably amazing here---even more so than her usual, run-of-the-mill gorgeousness! "Barnaby" fans, proceed to this episode at your own risk! It is that different...and that bad!


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