James Farentino as Jefferson Keyes.
|Created by||Larry Cohen|
|Written by||Larry Cohen|
|Directed by||Gene Levitt|
|Theme music composer||Pete Rugolo|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||5|
David J. O'Connell|
Jo Swerling, Jr.
|Running time||90 mins.|
Public Arts Films|
|Original release||October 28– December 20, 1972|
|Related shows||The NBC Wednesday Mystery Movie|
James Farentino starred as Jefferson Keyes, a former agent in the clandestine services of the Central Intelligence Agency who, after he left "The Company," as it was also called by its insiders, had established his own private detective agency. Keyes's agency had, indeed, become so successful that he now charged his prospective clients a fee of $1,000,000 (hence the title) per case, which enabled him to live a fabulous lifestyle including his own executive jet.
Barbara Bouchet guest starred in the 1972 season.
|Nº||Title||Directed by||Written by||Air date|
|1||"Mask of Marcella"||Gene Levitt||Larry Cohen||October 16, 1972|
|2||"Hunt for a Lonely Girl"||Gene Levitt||Gene Levitt||October 25, 1972|
|3||"Assault on Gavaloni"||John Badham||Juanita Bartlett (teleplay), Roy Huggins (story)||November 22, 1972|
|4||"The Abduction of Baynard Barnes"||Barry Shear||Richard Morris (teleplay), Roy Huggins (story)||December 6, 1972|
|5||"The Million Dollar Misunderstanding"||Daryl Duke||Juanita Bartlett (teleplay), Roy Huggins (story)||December 20, 1972|
Cool Million proved to be less successful than several other elements of the NBC Mystery Movie and was not renewed for further episodes after its initial order.
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