Acapulco (TV series)
Ralph Taeger and guest star Leslie Parrish in a scene from the series
|Written by||B.C. Schoenfeld
Gene L. Coon
|Theme music composer||Billy May|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||8|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Ziv Television Programs|
|Distributor||United Artists Television
MGM Television (current)
|Original release||February 27 – April 24, 1961|
Ralph Taeger and James Coburn starred as Korean War veterans who, tired of life in the States, take up residence in southern Mexico as beachcombers. Each episode relates their experiences helping people in distress. They often worked for Mr. Carver (Savalas), protecting him from enemies he made during his career as a criminal lawyer.
Taeger and Coburn were starring in Klondike, another Ziv Television/NBC series, when it was cancelled after 17 episodes. In order to fulfill Ziv's contract with the network, they were recast in Acapulco, which premiered two weeks later in the same time slot as Klondike (Mondays at 9:00 PM). The new show lasted for only eight episodes.
Cast and characters
- Ralph Taeger as Patrick Malone
- James Coburn as Gregg Miles
- Telly Savalas as Mr. Carver
- Bobby Troup as Himself
- Allison Hayes as Chloe
- Jason Robards, Sr. as Max
|Episode #||Episode title||Original airdate|
|1-01||"Bell's Half Acre"||February 27, 1961|
|1-02||"Killer in a Rose Colored Mask"||March 6, 1961|
|1-03||"The Gentleman From Brazil"||March 13, 1961|
|1-04||"Carbon Copy Cat"||March 20, 1961|
|1-06*||"Fisher's Daughter"||April 3, 1961|
|1-05*||"Death is a Smiling Man"||April 10, 1961|
|1-07||"Blood Money"||April 17, 1961|
|1-08||"Murder With Love"||April 24, 1961|
* Broadcast out of sequence.
DVD rights to Acapulco are owned by MGM Home Video, but no DVD has been released.