The Case of the Dangerous Robin
|The Case of the Dangerous Robin|
|Created by||Leo Gordon
|Theme music composer||David Rose|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||38|
|Producer(s)||Frederick W. Ziv|
|Location(s)||Los Angeles, California|
|Running time||25 mins.|
|Production company(s)||Ziv Television Productions
United Artists Television
|Original release||October 18, 1960– July 1, 1961|
The Case of the Dangerous Robin is an American crime drama series which aired in syndication from October 1960, to July 1961. The series stars Rick Jason. It was produced by Ziv Television Productions, the company responsible for such hit series as Sea Hunt and Highway Patrol.
The series follows an insurance investigator, Robin Scott (Jason), who worked big cases for a ten per cent finder's fee. The series also features Jean Blake Fleming as Phyllis Collier. The half-hour black and white shows ran in syndication from 1960 to 1961.
The series was the first to feature karate with Ed Parker as a technical adviser. According to actor Rick Jason in his autobiography Scrapbooks of My Mind,[page needed] "I said I would do the show if I could use Karate, not carry a gun. 'The man,' I proposed, 'will be his own moving weapon.'"
The show was often tongue-in-cheek, showing Rick Scott as a ladies' man who spent as much time looking for women as for retrieving the stolen goods.
The series was cancelled after one season due to the illness of star Rick Jason. He was in traction after the first season to treat his sciatica.[page needed] The following year Rick Jason was hired for his best remembered role: 2nd Lt. Gil Hanley in the ABC series Combat! (1962–1967).