Harry is hired by a wealthy woman to investigate the arrest of her housekeeper for murder. The investigation leads Orwell into a world of blackmail, hidden family secrets and murder.


Richard Lang


Howard Rodman (creator), Michael Sloan (teleplay) | 2 more credits »


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Episode cast overview:
David Janssen ... Harry Orwell
Anthony Zerbe ... Lt. K.C. Trench
Louis Gossett Jr. ... Cleon Jackson (as Lou Gossett)
Lincoln Kilpatrick ... Nat Collins
Linden Chiles ... Raymond Duvall
Maidie Norman ... Clara Wooster
Anjanette Comer ... Grace Duvall
Bill Henderson ... Spencer Johnson
Thayer David ... Peter MacNamara
David Moody David Moody ... Steele
Junero Jennings Junero Jennings ... Tremaine
G.W. Bailey ... Garner


A black woman is arrested for murder when she is found in the dead man's apartment with a gun in her purse. When the police arrive, she was in the middle of searching the room. She confesses to the murder. Her employer, a well-to-do white woman, hires Harry (on Sergeant Roberts' recommendation) to find the real killer.

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Plot Keywords:

blackmail | See All (1) »


Action | Crime | Drama





Release Date:

2 October 1975 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. Television See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Anthony Zerbe and Lincoln Kilpatrick memorably starred together in The Omega Man (1971) as Jonathan Matthias, leader of the nocturnal albino mutant cult The Family, and his assistant Brother Zachary, respectively. See more »


[last lines]
Lt. K.C. Trench: Orwell, it occurs to me now that Sergeant Roberts seems to be moonlighting as your agent, the department's entitled to a percentage of your fee, if only to help pay for the coffee you drink.
[as Trench is talking, both Harry and he are walking down a corridor of the police department and without breaking stride Harry reaches over to a pay phone and hands Trench the change he finds in the coin return box]
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