List of 77 Sunset Strip episodes

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This is a list of episodes for the 1958–1964 American detective television series, 77 Sunset Strip.[1][2]

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Premiered: Ended:
1 34 October 10, 1958 (1958-10-10) May 29, 1959 (1959-05-29)
2 36 October 2, 1959 (1959-10-02) June 10, 1960 (1960-06-10)
3 39 September 16, 1960 (1960-09-16) June 30, 1961 (1961-06-30)
4 41 September 22, 1961 (1961-09-22) June 29, 1962 (1962-06-29)
5 36 October 12, 1962 (1962-10-12) June 14, 1963 (1963-06-14)
6 20 September 20, 1963 (1963-09-20) February 7, 1964 (1964-02-07)

Episodes[edit]

Season 1: 1958–59[edit]

No.
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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
11"Girl on the Run"Richard L. BareScreenplay by: Marion Hargrove
Story by: Roy Huggins
October 10, 1958 (1958-10-10)
Pilot (initially shown as a feature film) and premiere episode of the series. Stuart is hired to find a singer who witnessed a murder. Of the show's eventual regular characters, only Stuart (Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.) and Suzanne (Jacqueline Beer) are seen. Edd Byrnes plays a contract killer in this episode, but beginning in the very next episode he became a series regular in the role of Gerald Lloyd "Kookie" Kookson III, parking valet at Dino's Club, the nightclub next door to the agency.
22"Lovely Lady, Pity Me"Douglas HeyesTeleplay by: James O'Hanlon & Douglas Heyes
Based on the novel by: Roy Huggins
October 17, 1958 (1958-10-17)
Stuart becomes enamored of a mysterious potential client (Kathleen Crowley), who refuses to divulge her name or why she wants to hire a private detective. Debut of Roger Smith as Jeff Spencer, Stuart's partner. Jeff is said to be in San Francisco at the beginning of the episode, and plays only a minor role here.
33"A Nice Social Evening"Stuart HeislerTeleplay by: Frederic Brady
Story by: Howie Horwitz
October 24, 1958 (1958-10-24)
Stuart is hired to keep his eye out for trouble when a wealthy Latin American playboy (Ray Danton) is warned that he is in danger of being killed.
44"Casualty"Richard L. BareTeleplay by: Gene Levitt
From a screenplay by: Winston Miller
Story by: Aubrey Wisberg and Jack Pollexfen
October 31, 1958 (1958-10-31)
Jeff is hired by a widow who insists she has recently seen her husband, although he died several years ago. With Dolores Donlon, Sam Buffington and Nancy Kulp. Louis Quinn debuts as Roscoe.
55"The Bouncing Chip"Leslie H. MartinsonLeonard LeeNovember 7, 1958 (1958-11-07)
A Las Vegas casino hires Stuart to find out who is manufacturing counterfeit chips, causing tens of thousands of dollars in losses. With Ruta Lee.
66"Two and Two Make Six"James V. KernFrank GruberNovember 14, 1958 (1958-11-14)
A man (Adam West) who Jeff had once sent to prison seems to be targeted for death, so his wife hires Jeff to track down the would-be murderer.
77"All Our Yesterdays"Richard L. BareFrederic BradyNovember 21, 1958 (1958-11-21)
Stuart is approached by a former silent film star (Doris Kenyon) who wants him to track down her old film co-stars and crew. With Francis X. Bushman and John Carradine.
88"The Well-Selected Frame"Boris SagalTeleplay by: Charles Hoffman
Story by: Gerald Drayson Adams
November 28, 1958 (1958-11-28)
Jeff is hired by a woman who believes her husband is trying to kill her.
99"Iron Curtain Caper"Richard L. BareFenton EarnshawDecember 5, 1958 (1958-12-05)
When a journalist is kidnapped in East Berlin, his newspaper bosses hire Stuart to find him and free him. With Jacqueline Scott.
1010"Vicious Circle"Leslie H. MartinsonTeleplay by: Richard Brady Macaulay and Frederic Brady
Story by: Jack Emanuel and Jim Barnett
December 12, 1958 (1958-12-12)
Kookie witnesses a kidnapping, but the police won't investigate as no missing persons report has been filed. With Harold J. Stone and Bert Convy; Byron Keith debuts as Lt. Gilmore.
1111"One False Step"James V. KernTeleplay by: George & Gertrude Fass and Howard Browne
From a screenplay by: Raymond Chandler and Czenzi Ormonde
Adaptation by: Whitfield Cook
Novel by: Patricia Highsmith
December 19, 1958 (1958-12-19)
Jeff and Stuart are hired by a politician who was approached to 'exchange' murders in this adaptation of Strangers on a Train. With Richard Long and Connie Stevens.
1212"The Court Martial of Johnny Murdo"Lee SholemWilliam L. StuartDecember 26, 1958 (1958-12-26)
Jeff is hired by a wealthy family to investigate the theft of funds from a military academy, after the family's son Johnny is court-martialed for the theft and expelled.
1313"Hit and Run"Leslie H. MartinsonTeleplay by: John Hawkins and James Gunn
Story by: John and Ward Hawkins
January 2, 1959 (1959-01-02)
Kookie, having borrowed Stu's car, drives by a hit and run accident that killed two people – then a mysterious blonde repeatedly tries to run him off Sunset Boulevard. When the police finger Kookie as the hit and run driver, Stu tries to untangle the web that's ensnared him too. With Sue Randall.
1414"Not an Enemy in the World"Alan Crosland Jr.Teleplay by: Leonard Lee
Story by: Barry Trivers
January 9, 1959 (1959-01-09)
Suzanne's brother Marcel is missing, and with business slow at the agency, Jeff agrees to take on the case for free.
1515"The Secret of Adam Cain"Montgomery PittmanMontgomery PittmanJanuary 16, 1959 (1959-01-16)
Stu is hired by an eccentric British brother and sister to retrieve an inexpensive vase with apparent great sentimental value – and finds himself immediately up to his neck in dangerous characters. With Don Gordon.
1616"The Girl Who Couldn't Remember"George WaggnerTeleplay by: Leonard Lee
Story by: Howard J. Green and Al Martin
January 23, 1959 (1959-01-23)
A woman with amnesia hires Jeff to help her discover who she is, and why her purse contains $10,000.
1717"Dark Vengeance"Richard L. BareFrederic BradyJanuary 30, 1959 (1959-01-30)
A journalist friend of Stu's is attacked and blinded, after trying to expose the illegal narcotics trade. Stu takes up the case and is soon marked for murder. With Adele Mara and Jonathan Haze.
1818"Conspiracy of Silence"Charles F. HaasTeleplay by: Frederic Brady
Story by: Frederic Brady and Anna Perrelli
February 6, 1959 (1959-02-06)
Jeff goes undercover as a college student to protect a young woman who is the target of a death threat, and to try to solve a months-old campus murder. With Gerald Mohr and Pat Crowley.
1919"Eyewitness"David Lowell RichTeleplay by: Peter R. Brooke
Story by: Jack Emanuel
February 13, 1959 (1959-02-13)
A young boy (Jay North) is rescued by Stu after he falls off a roof – but the boy had witnessed a murder just before he fell. With Patricia Barry.
2020"Lovely Alibi"George WaggnerWilliam L. StuartFebruary 20, 1959 (1959-02-20)
An old OSS buddy of Stu's is now a police officer with a drinking problem, who also happens to have a girlfriend mixed up in a mobster murder case. While suspended from the force, he asks for Stu's help in uncovering the truth about what happened. With Claude Akins.
2121"In Memoriam"Richard L. BareIrwin Winehouse and A. Sanford WolfFebruary 27, 1959 (1959-02-27)
A book publisher reads his own obituary in the newspaper. Interpreting it as a death threat from someone who wants to stop him from publishing, he hires Stu to investigate. With Dolores Donlon and Ellen Corby.
2222"The Fifth Stair"Vincent ShermanTeleplay by: Lowell Barrington
From the play by: Frederick Knott
March 6, 1959 (1959-03-06)
A man is conviced his wife is having an affair with Jeff, and so hires a hit man to kill him. This is a direct (credited) adaptation of Dial M for Murder, even going so far as to retain some of the same character names. Featuring Richard Long and Julie Adams. Note that when Kookie does a brief Bugs Bunny impression, the voice is provided by an uncredited Mel Blanc.
2323"The Pasadena Caper"Montgomery PittmanN.B. Stone, Jr.May 13, 1959 (1959-05-13)
Stu, investigating a long-missing person, finds him drowned – and also finds the circumstances might point to the guilt of his doddering, elderly female clients.
2424"Hong Kong Caper"George WaggnerTeleplay by: Steve Fisher
Story by: George Waggner
March 20, 1959 (1959-03-20)
The son of an old OSS friend of Stu's is killed in Hong Kong. With Stu tied up with other work, Jeff heads there to investigate. With Karen Steele, Neil Hamilton and Kathleen Freeman.
2525"A Check Will Do Nicely"Ida LupinoTeleplay by: Dwight Taylor
Story by: Alan Caillou
March 27, 1959 (1959-03-27)
Stu travels to Europe to track down and rescue the victim of a kidnapping. With Edward Platt.
2626"The Grandma Caper"David ButlerTeleplay by: Frederic Brady
Story by: Maurita Pittman
April 3, 1959 (1959-04-03)
Jeff is hired to keep an eye on a wealthy eccentric (Frances Bavier) who routinely shoplifts from her own stores. With Jerome Cowan.
2727"Honey from the Bee"George WaggnerTeleplay by: Charles Hoffman
Story by: Michael Forrestier
April 10, 1959 (1959-04-10)
Stu and Kookie try to sort things out when a series of murders seems to be connected to a seemingly worthless Russian tapestry. With Ruta Lee, Connie Stevens, Jay Novello, Celia Lovsky and (in an uncredited cameo) Dimitri Tiomkin.
2828"Abra-Cadaver"Mark Sandrich Jr.Teleplay by: Talbot Jennings
Story by: Christopher Monig
April 17, 1959 (1959-04-17)
Jeff works undercover to break up a ring of con artists who use are using false identities and dead bodies to run an insurance scam. With Fay Spain and Pernell Roberts.
2929"A Bargain in Tombs"Reginald Le BorgTeleplay by: Charles Hoffman
From the novel by: Aaron Marc Stein
April 24, 1959 (1959-04-24)
While in Paris, Stu is hired to track down a young woman who is missing and was last seen in Rome. Arriving in Rome, he runs into an old OSS pal and an art smuggling ring. With Louise Fletcher, Ray Danton and Bart Braverman.
3030"The Widow Wouldn't Weep"Arthur LubinTeleplay by: Frederic Brady
Story by: Howard Browne
May 1, 1959 (1959-05-01)
Jeff, assisted by Kookie, works to prove a client's philandering husband was killed, rather than committed suicide.
3131"Downbeat"Montgomery PittmanTeleplay by: Montgomery Pittman
Story by: Maurita Pittman
May 8, 1959 (1959-05-08)
Stuart is tried for sedition when he allows important government documents to be photographed; though he's acquitted, he loses his P.I. licence, quits the firm, and spirals into alcoholism. Then some of his old espionage contacts resurface, urging him to return to his old life – but working for which side? With John Van Dreelen, Dorothy Provine, and (in a brief cameo as himself) James Garner. A sequel to this episode (called "Upbeat") aired towards the end of season 4.
3232"Canine Caper"George WaggnerFenton EarnshawMay 15, 1959 (1959-05-15)
Kookie falls for a French actress, and tries to clear her name when she's accused of being part of a diamond smuggling ring that Jeff is investigating. With Roxane Berard and Julie Adams.
3333"Mr. Paradise"Arthur LubinTeleplay by: Frederic Brady
Story by: Frederic Brady and Richard Kebbon
May 22, 1959 (1959-05-22)
Stu is hired to investigate a religious cult run by the charismatic but sinister Mr. Paradise (Andrew Duggan).
3434"Strange Girl in Town"George WaggnerTeleplay by: Frederic Brady
Story by: Howard Browne
May 29, 1959 (1959-05-29)
A friend of Suzanne's witnesses a murder at a club Jeff had recommended to her. Guilt-stricken, Jeff and Roscoe work to keep her safe while trying to solve the crime. With Sue Randall, Alan Baxter and Carol Ohmart.

Season 2: 1959–60[edit]

No.
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No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
351"Only Zeroes Count"George WaggnerWilliam L. Stuart & Howard BrowneOctober 2, 1959 (1959-10-02)
362"The Kookie Caper"Montgomery PittmanMaurita PittmanOctober 9, 1959 (1959-10-09)
Guest star: Sherry Jackson (who is the daughter of writer Maurita Pittman, and the stepdaughter of director Montgomery Pittman)
373"Six Superior Skirts"André De TothWilliam L. Stuart & Richard WormserOctober 16, 1959 (1959-10-16)
384"Clay Pigeon"Arthur LubinJim Barnett & Leonard LeeOctober 23, 1959 (1959-10-23)
395"Thanks for Tomorrow"Mark Sandrich Jr.W.R. BurnettOctober 30, 1959 (1959-10-30)
Guest star: Mary Tyler Moore
406"Sing Something Simple"George WaggnerFenton EarnshawNovember 6, 1959 (1959-11-06)
417"The Treehouse Caper"George WaggnerJoel Kane & Jack LloydNovember 13, 1959 (1959-11-13)
428"Out of the Past"Charles F. HaasStephen KandelNovember 20, 1959 (1959-11-20)
439"The Widow and the Web"George WaggnerLeonard LeeNovember 27, 1959 (1959-11-27)
4410"Secret Island"George WaggnerLeonard LeeDecember 4, 1959 (1959-12-04)
When flying from the Philippines, Stu, his prisoner, and four other survivors of a plane crash reach an isolated island, only to discover that it’s the target of an h-bomb test.
4511"The Texas Doll"André De TothJerry Davis & Jo PaganoDecember 11, 1959 (1959-12-11)
Guest star: Sherry Jackson
4612"Vacation with Pay"James V. KernHerman EpsteinDecember 18, 1959 (1959-12-18)
4713"The Jukebox Caper"Ida LupinoFenton EarnshawDecember 25, 1959 (1959-12-25)
4814"Created He Them"George WaggnerHowie Horwitz & George WaggnerJanuary 1, 1960 (1960-01-01)
4915"Collector's Item"William J. Hole Jr.Leo TownsendJanuary 8, 1960 (1960-01-08)
5016"Switchburg"Montgomery PittmanMontgomery PittmanJanuary 15, 1960 (1960-01-15)
5117"The One That Got Away"Everett SloaneJerry Davis, Leonard Lee & Don TaitJanuary 22, 1960 (1960-01-22)
Though he would still receive billing in the opening credits, this is Edward Byrne's last episode until May. He would miss 16 consecutive episodes, as he held out for a more substantial on-screen role, and better pay.
5218"Ten Cents a Death"George WaggnerPeter R. Brooke, Leonard Lee & Don TaitJanuary 29, 1960 (1960-01-29)
5319"Who Killed Cock Robin"Montgomery PittmanMontgomery Pittman, Arthur Porges, Irwin Porges & N.B. Stone Jr.February 5, 1960 (1960-02-05)
5420"Condor's Lair"George WaggnerGloria ElmoreFebruary 12, 1960 (1960-02-12)
5521"The Starlet"André De TothSig Herzig & Ed JuristFebruary 26, 1960 (1960-02-26)
5622"Safari"George WaggnerBernard C. SchoenfeldMarch 4, 1960 (1960-03-04)
5723"Blackout"Herbert L. StrockLeonard Lee, Lawrence Menkin & Don TaitMarch 11, 1960 (1960-03-11)
5824"Return to San Dede (The Desert Story)"Montgomery PittmanMontgomery PittmanMarch 18, 1960 (1960-03-18)
5925"Return to San Dede (Capital City)"Montgomery PittmanMontgomery PittmanMarch 25, 1960 (1960-03-25)
6026"Publicity Brat"Leslie H. MartinsonJerry Davis & Richard De RoyApril 1, 1960 (1960-04-01)
6127"The Fix"Robert B. SinclairSteven RitchApril 8, 1960 (1960-04-08)
Guest star: Mary Tyler Moore
6228"Legend of Crystal Dart"Montgomery PittmanGloria ElmoreApril 15, 1960 (1960-04-15)
6329"Stranger Than Fiction"George WaggnerEd Jurist & Herman EpsteinApril 22, 1960 (1960-04-22)
6430"Genesis of Treason"George WaggnerCharles SinclairApril 29, 1960 (1960-04-29)
6531"Fraternity of Fear"Robert B. SinclairW. Hermanos & Richard Paul StengerMay 6, 1960 (1960-05-06)
Note: "W. Hermanos" does not exist. During a Writers Guild strike, Warner Brothers Television continued to shoot new episodes of their various series by slightly rewriting the scripts of old TV episodes. The nom de plume put on these "new" scripts was "W. Hermanos" ("Hermanos" being Spanish for "Brothers").
6632"Spark of Freedom"Charles F. HaasRichard Grey & W. HermanosMay 13, 1960 (1960-05-13)
6733"Perfect Setup"Montgomery PittmanW. Hermanos & Roy HugginsMay 20, 1960 (1960-05-20)
6834"Sierra"George WaggnerSteve Frazee & W. HermanosMay 27, 1960 (1960-05-27)
Guest star: Sherry Jackson. Edd Brynes returns as 'Kookie' as of this episode.
6935"The Silent Caper"George WaggnerRoger SmithJune 3, 1960 (1960-06-03)
Written by series regular Roger Smith. There is no spoken dialogue of any kind in the episode.
7036"Family Skeleton"Reginald Le BorgJames Gunn & Jonathan HazeJune 10, 1960 (1960-06-10)

Season 3: 1960–61[edit]

No.
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No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
711"Attic"Montgomery PittmanJoseph MansonSeptember 16, 1960 (1960-09-16)
Jeff Spencer is trapped in a farmhouse attic.
Guest cast: John Dehner, Kathleen Crowley, Robert Colbert, Lee Van Cleef, Gary Vinson, Manning Ross, Jack Mather, Rickey Kelman, Rusty Stevens, Robert Pittman, Mickey Simpson, Cynthia Pepper
722"The Fanatics"William J. Hole Jr.Allan Chase & Seeleg LesterSeptember 23, 1960 (1960-09-23)
Stu Bailey is protecting a diplomat attempting to negotiate a Middle Eastern peace treaty.
Guest cast: Bert Convy, Joe DeSantis, Marcel Dalio, Margaret Thomas, Tris Coffin, Oliver McGowan, Paul Dubov, Jan Arvan, Victor Buono, V. J. Ardwin, Joseph Abdullah, Jeff DeBenning
733"The President's Daughter"James V. KernLee StanleySeptember 30, 1960 (1960-09-30)
Jeff Spencer and Rex Randolph go undercover as peasants, in a Latin American island nation, to protect the daughter of the country's president. Richard Long (seen previously as different characters in two episodes in season 1) debuts as Rex Randolph.
Guest cast: George Tobias, Rodolfo Hoyos, Lisa Montell, Jacqueline Ravell, Leonard Strong, Miguel Landa, John Verros, Albert Carrier, Carolyn Comant
744"The Office Caper"William J. Hole Jr.Montgomery PittmanOctober 7, 1960 (1960-10-07)
A mobster plot to kill Stu Bailey entraps Jeff Spencer.
Guest cast: Sherry Jackson, Richard Jaeckel, Bruce Gordon, Robert McQueeney, J. Edward McKinley
755"The Widescreen Caper"George WaggnerMonica Morrow & Daniel WardOctober 14, 1960 (1960-10-14)
Following predictions of misfortune, a Hollywood film festival hires all four of the firm's detectives (Stu Bailey, Jeff Spencer, Rex Randolph and Gerald Lloyd "Kookie" Kookson III) to oversee safety.[3]
Guest cast: Sharon Hugueny, Paula Raymond, Ruta Lee, Judy Dan, Beatrice Kay, Walter Reed, Lili Kardell, Jim Millhollin, David Cross, Buddy Lester, Frankie Ortega Trio
766"The Negotiable Blonde"Mark Sandrich Jr.Gene Levitt & Alice B. ThomasOctober 21, 1960 (1960-10-21)
Jeff Spencer goes to Acapulco in search of funds missing from a company's treasury.
Guest cast: Karen Steele, Rhodes Reason, Jay Novello, Henry Corden, Marianna Hill, Saundra Edwards, Barbara Baxter
777"The Laurel Canyon Caper"George WaggnerDean RiesnerOctober 28, 1960 (1960-10-28)
A singing film star (Jock Mahoney) is suspected of murder and Rex Randolph is hired to find the actual killer.
Guest cast: Jock Mahoney, Kaye Elhardt, Fredd Wayne, Peter Leeds, Roxanne Arlen, John Hubbard, Gary Conway, Gayla Graves, Lewis Charles, Paul Lukather
788"Double Trouble"George WaggnerLeonard LeeNovember 4, 1960 (1960-11-04)
Stu Bailey pretends to be a hitman in order to gather evidence against mob boss Silk Cipriano (Bruce Cabot).
Guest cast: Bruce Cabot, Dolores Donlon, John Dennis, Frank Nechero, William Forrest, Max Baer, Bert Freed (unbilled)
799"Trouble in the Middle East"Montgomery PittmanMontgomery PittmanNovember 11, 1960 (1960-11-11)
Vacationing in a Middle Eastern country, Jeff Spencer rescues the president's beautiful daughter (Sherry Jackson) from rebels.
Guest cast: Sherry Jackson, George Lewis, Mario Alcalde, Henry Brandon, Paul Dubov, Ted Wedderspoon, Katherine Henryk, Jay Adler, Ken Tilles, Paul Marco, Vic Tayback
8010"The Duncan Shrine"Irving J. MooreGloria ElmoreNovember 18, 1960 (1960-11-18)
Rex Randolph devotes time to solving the mystery of a veiled woman who continues visiting a long-gone iconic cowboy movie star's tomb.
Guest cast: Donald Woods, Meg Wyllie, Richard Deacon, Barbara Gates, Judith Rawlins, Marjorie Bennett, Sally Todd, Fern Barry, Frankie Ortega (unbilled)
8111"The Double Death of Benny Markham"Robert B. SinclairLeonard LeeNovember 25, 1960 (1960-11-25)
Jeff Spencer helps on old ally, retired safecracker Benny Markham.
Guest cast: Walter Burke, Gale Garnett, Tudor Owen, Lester Matthews, Jennifer Raine, Fredrick Ledebur, Jacqueline Squire, Kendrick Huxham, Diana Crawford, Peter Forster
Note: Peter Forster and Jennifer Raine were married from 1959 to 1966.
8212"The Antwerp Caper"George WaggnerTeleplay by: Catherine Kuttner and George Waggner
Story by: George Waggner
December 2, 1960 (1960-12-02)
Stu Bailey is hired by a wealthy couple to investigate whether a young woman in Belgium is really their daughter who was lost during World War II.
Guest cast: Karen Steele, John van Dreelen, John Banner, Penny Santon, Roger Til, Dale Van Sickel
8313"The Affairs of Adam Gallante"Irving J. MooreGloria ElmoreDecember 9, 1960 (1960-12-09)
Jeff Spencer, Kookie, and Roscoe trace the whereabouts of missing bridegroom Adam Gallante who had been intimately connected with numerous attractive women.
Guest cast: Alvy Moore, Sue Randall, Carol Ohmart, Carmen Phillips, Marianne Gaba, Norma Varden, Robert Quarry, Alana Ladd, Frankie Ortega Trio
8414"The Valley Caper"Robert DouglasDouglas MorrowDecember 16, 1960 (1960-12-16)
Guest cast: Kathleen Crowley, Tris Coffin, Ken Mayer, Dennis Holmes, Reedy Talton, David Alpert, William A. Forester
8515"The Dresden Doll"William J. Hole Jr.Emily Bronson & Howard LeeDecember 13, 1960 (1960-12-13)
Guest cast: Myrna Fahey, H. M. Wynant, Raymond Bailey, Kay Stewart, Judith Rawlins, Dave Barry
8616"The Rice Estate"Robert DouglasMontgomery PittmanDecember 30, 1960 (1960-12-30)
Guest cast: Gary Conway, Montgomery Pittman, Cecile Rogers, Charles Hicks, Jean Paul King, Peggy McCay
8717"The Hamlet Caper"Irving J. MooreEd Jurist & Everett SloaneJanuary 6, 1961 (1961-01-06)
Guest cast: Andrew Duggan, Nina Shipman, Faith Domergue, Neil Hamilton, Richard Garland, John Wengraf, Michael Harris
8818"The Man in the Mirror"Paton PriceHenry SlesarJanuary 13, 1961 (1961-01-13)
Guest cast: Karl Swenson, Robert Colbert, Tris Coffin, Connie Davis, Gayla Graves, Vana Leslie, George Werier, Charles Seel
8919"The College Caper"Robert DouglasDouglas MorrowJanuary 20, 1961 (1961-01-20)
Stu Bailey and Gerald "Kookie" Kookson are hired to protect a mobster's son who is a college football star. Bailey goes undercover as a professor and Kookie pretends to be a student.
Guest cast: Chad Everett, Alan Baxter, Marian McKnight, Claudia Barrett, Steve Mitchell, Karl Lukas, William Forrest, Karen Parker, Julie Van Zandt
9020"Mr. Goldilocks[4]"Andrew McCulloughMontgomery Pittman & Roger SmithJanuary 27, 1961 (1961-01-27)
Guest cast: Sue Ane Langdon, Mike Road, Will Wright, Adam Williams
9121"The Corsican Caper"Leslie H. MartinsonGloria ElmoreFebruary 3, 1961 (1961-02-03)
Everyone at the detective agency helps to protect Suzanne when the swindler who took her money is murdered.
Supporting cast: Vana Leslie, Douglas Dick, Max Baer, Marjorie Stapp, Dawn Wells, Joseph Holland
9222"Once Upon a Caper"George WaggnerRoger SmithFebruary 10, 1961 (1961-02-10)
A comic variation on Rashomon: Jeff and Stu each tell Rex the story of how their partnership started, with both investigators working different ends of a car-theft ring investigation which ensnares a pal of Kookie's. However, the details of the story -- especially with regard to who the hero of the tale is -- vary significantly with each teller. And Kookie's version of the story is even more unlikely!
Guest cast: John Hubbard, Carolyn Komant, Brad Weston, Lennie Bremen, Mike London, Joan Staley, Jack Daly
9323"Strange Bedfellows"Paton PriceSonya RobertsFebruary 17, 1961 (1961-02-17)
Guest cast: Kathleen Crowley, Lee Patrick, Oscar Beregi, John Gabriel, Fay Baker, Richard Rust, Paul Dubov, Herb Vigran, Ty Hardin.
Note: Ty Hardin was the star of Warners' Western series Bronco, which ran on ABC from 1958 to 1962. This episode was seen three days before the Bronco episode "The Buckbrier Trail."
9424"Face in the Window"Robert DouglasCharles B. SmithFebruary 24, 1961 (1961-02-24)
Rex Randolph has to solve the suspicious killing of a young actress' stalker.
Guest cast: Merry Anders, Paula Raymond, Joe DeSantis, Dee Carroll, Peter Breck (who would later co-star with Richard Long on The Big Valley)
9525"Tiger by the Tail"Sutton RoleyFenton EarnshawMarch 3, 1961 (1961-03-03)
Stu Bailey and Gerald "Kookie" Kookson see to it that a Middle Eastern potentate is safe from harm and, during the assignment, Kookie falls in love with the ruler's daughter.
Guest cast: John van Dreelen, Sharon Hugueny, Merry Anders, Theodore Marcuse, Peter Humphreys, Lucienne Auclair, John Baer, Herman Rudin, Keith Richards and Roger Moore.
Note: Roger Moore was the fourth season co-star of Warners' Western series Maverick, which ran on ABC from 1957 to 1962. This episode was seen two days before the Maverick episode "Red Dog," the final episode starring Moore as cousin Beau Maverick. (Maverick would continue without Moore.)
9626"The Space Caper"George WaggnerFenton EarnshawMarch 10, 1961 (1961-03-10)
Guest cast: Arthur Franz, Coleen Gray, Kasey Rogers, Tod Andrews, Jean Porter, Otto Waldis, Jack Livesey, Harry Holcombe, Bill Halop
9727"Open and Close in One"Jeffrey HaydenGloria ElmoreMarch 17, 1961 (1961-03-17)
Guest cast: Julie Adams, Buddy Ebsen, Joel Grey, Carol Ohmart, Dawn Wells, Wallace Rooney, Gayla Graves, Keith Richards
9828"The Legend of Leckonby"Robert DouglasRobert C. DennisMarch 24, 1961 (1961-03-24)
Guest cast: Rochelle Hudson, Richard Carlyle, Jean Allison, Robert Foulk, Victor Buono, Ed Prentiss
9929"Old Card Sharps Never Die"Robert SparrLeonard Brown & William BrucknerMarch 31, 1961 (1961-03-31)
Guest cast: Lisa Gaye, Robert Lowery, Robert Colbert, William Fawcett, Richard Garland, Walter Reed, George Wallace, Maurice Manson, Jack Halliday
10030"Vamp 'til Ready"George WaggnerGloria ElmoreApril 7, 1961 (1961-04-07)
Guest cast: Janet Lake, Bert Convy, Kaye Elhardt, Brad Weston, Art Tenen, John van Dreelen
10131"The Common Denominator"Paton PriceMontgomery Pittman & Roger SmithApril 14, 1961 (1961-04-14)
Guest cast: Phillip Terry, Connie Davis, Paul Birch, Frank Gerstle, Gil Stuart, Michele Montau, John Damler
10232"The 6 Out of 8 Caper"Andrew McCulloughRobert Vincent WrightApril 21, 1961 (1961-04-21)
Wealthy horse racing enthusiast Barbara Wentworth hires Stu Bailey to find out how bookkeeper Wilmer Zaleski keeps picking winners at the track.
Guest cast: Patrice Wymore, Jay Novello, Gordon Jones, Robert Hutton, William Kendis, Nelson Olmsted
10333"The Celluloid Cowboy"Jeffrey HaydenGloria ElmoreApril 28, 1961 (1961-04-28)
Guest cast: Donna Douglas, Kent Taylor, Hal Baylor, Christine Nelson, Andrew Duggan, Peggy McCay.
Note: Andrew Duggan and Peggy McCay, who were not married to each other, have a brief scene in this episode as Mr. and Mrs. Dakota. Nine months later (January 27, 1962) was the premiere of their Warners' domestic sitcom Room for One More. Between 1957 and 1984, they appeared together in episodes of at least 20 other TV series, most of which cast them as a married couple.
10434"The Eyes of Love"Robert DouglasGloria ElmoreMay 5, 1961 (1961-05-05)
Guest cast: Dorothy Green, Donald Buka, Richard Crane, Judy Lewis, Jess Kirkpatrick, Judith Rawlins
10535"Designing Eye"Michael O'HerlihyLeonard LeeMay 12, 1961 (1961-05-12)
Guest cast: Rebecca Welles, Robert H. Harris, Carol Ohmart, Tony Travis, Richard Webb, Marianne Gaba
10636"Caper in E Flat"Jeffrey HaydenRobert J. ShawMay 19, 1961 (1961-05-19)
Guest cast: Cloris Leachman, Carolyn Komant, Robert Logan, Harry Harvey, Sr., Barbara Luddy, Murray Alper, John Dehner, Evan McCord
10737"Hot Tamale Caper: Part I"George WaggnerFenton EarnshawMay 26, 1961 (1961-05-26)
Rex Randolph takes an assignment in South America, but news comes that his plane has exploded. Stu Bailey and Jeff Spencer suspect that he is still alive and has been taken prisoner.
Guest cast: Donna Martell, Joseph De Santis, Carlos Romero, George J. Lewis, Sharon Landa, Harlan Warde, John Damler, John Verros, Jorge Moreno. Troy Donahue and Van Williams appear in their Surfside 6 roles as Sandy Winfield II and Ken Madison.
10838"Hot Tamale Caper: Part II"George WaggnerFenton EarnshawJune 2, 1961 (1961-06-02)
Rex Randolph has been drugged and kidnapped by corrupt South American government factions.
Guest cast: Donna Martell, Joseph De Santis, Lisa Montell, Carlos Romero, George J. Lewis, Sharon Landa, Ric Roman, Jorge Moreno
10939"The Positive Negative[5]"Irving J. MooreBill Finger & Charles SinclairJune 9, 1961 (1961-06-09)
Rex Randolph's assignment to safeguard a very valuable tiara goes awry when the artifact is stolen. Final episode of Richard Long as Rex Randolph; Long would return as a guest in other roles in seasons 5 and 6.
Guest cast: John Conte, Leslie Parrish, Mari Blanchard, Kurt Kreuger, Robin Hughes, Joseph Ruskin, Karen Parker, David Cross, Murray Kamelhar, David Janti, Frankie Ortega Trio

Season 4: 1961–62[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1101"The Rival Eye Caper"Jeffrey HaydenTeleplay by: Sonya Roberts
Story by: William Pugsley & Sonya Roberts
September 22, 1961 (1961-09-22)
Guest cast: Chad Everett, Dawn Wells
1112"The Desert Spa Caper"Robert DouglasCharles Sinclair & William FingerSeptember 29, 1961 (1961-09-29)
1123"The Man in the Crowd"George WaggnerMontgomery Pittman & Roger SmithOctober 6, 1961 (1961-10-06)
A mysterious party calling himself "R.E. Venge" is out to kill Jeff, for reasons unknown. With Robert Colbert. Robert Logan debuts as J.R. Hale, though he's not yet the parking lot attendant -- he works at a gas station. (Though the character is listed in the credits as "Bob" he is very clearly and distinctly addressed only as "J.R." on multiple occasions.) Richard Long as Rex Randolph is seen in the opening credits, but does not appear in the episode.
1134"The Inverness Cape Caper"Richard BartlettHoward BrowneOctober 13, 1961 (1961-10-13)
Guest cast: Jay Novello, Dawn Wells, Elisha Cook. As of this episode, Kookie is a full partner in the firm, taking over Rex's office in 104. Rex's absence is unexplained, although he is mentioned one further time later in the season (during the episode "Upbeat"). J.R., seen in the previous episode, is now the parking lot attendant at Dino's, taking over Kookie's old job.
1145"The Lady Has the Answers"Richard BartlettTeleplay by: Whitman Chambers
Story by: Louis M. Heyward
October 20, 1961 (1961-10-20)
1156"The Unremembered"George WaggnerFrederick BradyOctober 27, 1961 (1961-10-27)
1167"Big Boy Blue"Jeffrey HaydenDean RiesnerNovember 3, 1961 (1961-11-03)
1178"The Cold Cash Caper"Leslie GoodwinsBerne GilerNovember 10, 1961 (1961-11-10)
1189"The Missing Daddy Caper"Michael O'HerlihyTeleplay by: László Görög
Story by: Don Richman
November 17, 1961 (1961-11-17)
11910"The Turning Point"Jeffrey HaydenLeonard LeeNovember 24, 1961 (1961-11-24)
12011"The Deadly Solo"Leslie GoodwinsRobert C. DennisDecember 1, 1961 (1961-12-01)
12112"Reserved for Mr. Bailey"Montgomery PittmanTeleplay by: Montgomery Pittman
Story by: Charles Sinclair & Bill Finger
December 8, 1961 (1961-12-08)
Stuart Bailey is alone in a ghost town where he is plagued by a ghostly voice that promises him a terrible death. He is the only person on-screen for the entire episode.
Note: Bill Finger, one of the three co-writers of the episode, was a joint creator, with Bob Kane, of Batman, whose adventures were the subject of the lampoon action-comedy which premiered almost four years later.
12213"The Navy Caper"Robert SparrRichard NewhaferDecember 15, 1961 (1961-12-15)
12314"Bullets for Santa"George WaggnerJames O'HanlonDecember 22, 1961 (1961-12-22)
Guest star: Yvonne Craig
12415"The Chrome Coffin"Robert DouglasFrederick BradyDecember 29, 1961 (1961-12-29)
12516"The Down Under Caper"Michael O'HerlihyRoger SmithJanuary 5, 1962 (1962-01-05)
12617"Mr. Bailey's Honeymoon"Jeffrey HaydenRoger Smith & Montgomery PittmanJanuary 12, 1962 (1962-01-12)
12718"Penthouse on Skid Row"George WaggnerWarren DouglasJanuary 19, 1962 (1962-01-19)
12819"The Diplomatic Caper"Sidney SalkowCatherine KuttnerJanuary 26, 1962 (1962-01-26)
12920"The Bridal Trail Caper"Gene ReynoldsJohn K. Butler & Budd LesserFebruary 2, 1962 (1962-02-02)
13021"Brass Ring Caper"Paton PriceRobert C. DennisFebruary 9, 1962 (1962-02-09)
13122"The Bel Air Hermit"George WaggnerMae MalotteFebruary 16, 1962 (1962-02-16)
13223"The Parallel Caper"Leslie H. MartinsonRichard NewhaferFebruary 23, 1962 (1962-02-23)
13324"Twice Dead"Richard BartlettLee LoebMarch 2, 1962 (1962-03-02)
13425"Jennifer"Marc LawrenceRobert C. DennisMarch 9, 1962 (1962-03-09)
13526"The Baker Street Caper"Robert DouglasBrevarde & Leonard LeeMarch 16, 1962 (1962-03-16)
13627"The Long Shot Caper"Charles R. RondeauWhitman ChambersMarch 23, 1962 (1962-03-23)
13728"Violence for Your Furs"Alan RafkinTeleplay by: A. I. Bezzerides & Gloria Elmore
Story by: Gloria Elmore
March 30, 1962 (1962-03-30)
13829"The Pet Shop Caper"George WaggnerGeorge WaggnerApril 6, 1962 (1962-04-06)
13930"The Steerer"Francis LedererRobert C. DennisApril 13, 1962 (1962-04-13)
14031"Ghost of a Memory"Charles R. RondeauPaul SchneiderApril 20, 1962 (1962-04-20)
14132"The Disappearance"Sidney SalkowTeleplay by: Lawrence Kimble
Story by: Frederick Brady
April 27, 1962 (1962-04-27)
14233"The Lovely American"Michael O'HerlihyWilliam P. D'Angelo,
Richard De Roy
May 4, 1962 (1962-05-04)
14334"The Gemmologist Caper"Robert SparrTeleplay by: Lawrence Kimble
Story by: Lawrence Kimble & Fred Schiller
May 11, 1962 (1962-05-11)
14435"Flight from Escondido"Robert DouglasPaul SavageMay 18, 1962 (1962-05-18)
Guest star: Rico Alaniz
14536"Dress Rehearsal"Jeffrey HaydenBrevarde & Leonard LeeMay 25, 1962 (1962-05-25)
14637"Framework for a Badge"George WaggnerKen PettusJune 1, 1962 (1962-06-01)
14738"Pattern for a Bomb"Sidney SalkowLawrence KimbleJune 8, 1962 (1962-06-08)
14839"Upbeat"Montgomery PittmanMontgomery Pittman & Maurita PittmanJune 15, 1962 (1962-06-15)
J.R. is lured into a trap, designed by an old nemesis to eventually bring down Stu. A sequel to season 1's "Downbeat", with John Van Dreelen and Dorothy Provine reprising their roles from that episode. Also on hand is the character of Cal Calhoun (played by Andrew Duggan) from the two-years cancelled Bourbon Street Beat; Cal has given up P.I. work and returned to the New Orleans police force.
14940"Nightmare"Robert DouglasRobert C. DennisJune 22, 1962 (1962-06-22)
15041"The Gang's All Here"James KomackJames KomackJune 29, 1962 (1962-06-29)

Season 5: 1962–63[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1511"The Reluctant Spy"Paul LandresRobert C. DennisOctober 12, 1962 (1962-10-12)
1522"Leap, My Lovely"Irving J. MooreLawrence KimbleOctober 19, 1962 (1962-10-19)
1533"Terror in a Small Town"Richard C. SarafianPaul SavageOctober 26, 1962 (1962-10-26)
1544"The Raiders"Robert SparrLawrence Kimble & Fred SchillerNovember 2, 1962 (1962-11-02)
1555"The Floating Man"Irving J. MooreRobert C. DennisNovember 9, 1962 (1962-11-09)
1566"The Catspaw Caper"Paul LandresJohn K. Butler & Lou HustonNovember 16, 1962 (1962-11-16)
1577"Wolf! Cried the Blonde"Robert DouglasSonya RobertsNovember 23, 1962 (1962-11-23)
1588"The Dark Wood"Richard C. SarafianA. I. Bezzerides & Lawrence KimbleNovember 30, 1962 (1962-11-30)
1599"Shadow on Your Shoulder"Leslie H. MartinsonLawrence KimbleDecember 7, 1962 (1962-12-07)
16010"Adventure in San Dede"Leslie H. MartinsonMontgomery PittmanDecember 14, 1962 (1962-12-14)
16111"The Odds on Odette"Charles R. RondeauRobert C. DennisDecember 21, 1962 (1962-12-21)
16212"The Snow Job Caper"Sidney SalkowJohn O'Dea & Sidney SalkowDecember 28, 1962 (1962-12-28)
16313"Falling Stars"Paul LandresGeorge O'Hanlon & James O'HanlonJanuary 4, 1963 (1963-01-04)
16414"The Tarnished Idol"Paul LandresRobert C. Dennis & Robert L. JacksJanuary 11, 1963 (1963-01-11)
16515"Scream Softly, Dear"Jeffrey HaydenDonn MullallyJanuary 18, 1963 (1963-01-18)
16616"Terror in Silence"Robert SparrRobert C. DennisJanuary 25, 1963 (1963-01-25)
16717"Crash Out!"Paul LandresJerry DavisFebruary 1, 1963 (1963-02-01)
16818"The Night Was Six Years Long"George WaggnerLawrence KimbleFebruary 8, 1963 (1963-02-08)
16919"Six Feet Under"Paul LandresLawrence KimbleFebruary 15, 1963 (1963-02-15)
Guest star: Karen Sharpe
17020"Escape to Freedom"George WaggnerPaul SavageFebruary 22, 1963 (1963-02-22)
17121"Dial 'S' for Spencer"Robert SparrGeorge O'Hanlon & James O'HanlonMarch 1, 1963 (1963-03-01)
17222"Nine to Five"Murray GoldenStanley NissMarch 8, 1963 (1963-03-08)
17323"Stranger from the Sea"George WaggnerJohn K. Butler & Lou HustonMarch 15, 1963 (1963-03-15)
17424"The Man Who Wasn't There"Paul LandresRobert C. DennisMarch 22, 1963 (1963-03-22)
17525"Flight 307"Charles R. RondeauBoris Ingster & Ardel WrayMarch 29, 1963 (1963-03-29)
Guest stars: Gena Rowlands as Barbara Adams and Tony Young as Larry Knight
17626"Target Island"George WaggnerGloria ElmoreApril 5, 1963 (1963-04-05)
17727"Reunion at Balboa"Leslie H. MartinsonDon TaitApril 12, 1963 (1963-04-12)
17828"Walk Among Tigers"Robert SparrPaul SavageApril 19, 1963 (1963-04-19)
Stu uncovers a possible traitor while investigating a train crash that killed a beloved patriotic businessman.
17929"The Left Field Caper"George WaggnerJoel RogosinApril 26, 1963 (1963-04-26)
Little League coach J.R. calls Jeff in for help; one of his team members has an ex-con father who is being targeted for death by a former criminal associate. Though Roger Smith would remain in the cast until the end of the season, this is the final episode to focus on a Jeff Spencer caper. With Ronnie Dapo, Diane Ladd, Kathleen Freeman, Grace Lee Whitney and Bo Belinsky (as himself).
18030"The Heartbeat Caper"Paul LandresJason WingreenMay 3, 1963 (1963-05-03)
College guest lecturer Stu investigates two murder victims, both friends of a brilliant criminologist who has shown that he can beat lie detectors. With Andrew Duggan.
18131"To Catch a Mink"Robert M. LeedsLawrence KimbleMay 10, 1963 (1963-05-10)
Stu attends a charity auction, only to find an old flame -- and a thief. With Dianne Foster.
18232"Lady in the Sun"Robert SparrTeleplay by: Dean Riesner
Story by: Thomas Ahearn & Morton Grant
May 17, 1963 (1963-05-17)
Stu pursues a dangerous female thief. With Karen Sharpe, Yvonne Craig and Bernie Kopell.
18333"Our Man in Switzerland"Richard C. SarafianTeleplay by: Robert Hamner
Story by: Robert Musel
May 24, 1963 (1963-05-24)
When a million dollars in securities are stolen from the agency's custody, Stu embarks on a trip to Switzerland to chase down the money and the culprits. With Kurt Kreuger and Maria Machado.
18434"Your Fortune for a Penny"Robert SparrRobert C. DennisMay 31, 1963 (1963-05-31)
Stu tries to solve a very cold case, and gets mixed up with a very hot blonde. With Susan Oliver.
18535"The Checkmate Caper"George WaggnerRobert J. ShawJune 7, 1963 (1963-06-07)
Stu is hired by the heir to a criminal family's fortune. With William Windom and Nancy Kulp. Final episode for Jeff, Roscoe, Suzanne, J.R., and Lt. Gilmore.
18636"Never to Have Loved"William ConradTeleplay by: Harold Jack Bloom
Story by: Robert J. Shaw
June 14, 1963 (1963-06-14)
Stu and Kookie are hired to protect an actor. Final episode for Edward Brynes as Kookie. Jack Webb and William Conrad take over behind the scenes beginning with this episode. Guest star: Robert Knapp

Season 6: 1963–64[edit]

This season was approached in a noirish way, and it was essentially a different show, with no connection to the original series. Season 6 featured a Private Investigator named "Stuart Bailey" who was still played by Efrem Zimbalist, but he had a different personality and background. Bailey's office was located in a different building than before, although the show name was still "77 Sunset Strip". Even the theme music was changed. The show was cancelled midway through the 1963/64 season; summer repeats shown during the summer of 1964 were all from earlier seasons.

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1871"5: Part 1"William ConradHarry EssexSeptember 20, 1963 (1963-09-20)
1882"5: Part 2"William ConradHarry EssexSeptember 27, 1963 (1963-09-27)
1893"5: Part 3"William ConradHarry EssexOctober 4, 1963 (1963-10-04)
1904"5: Part 4"William ConradHarry EssexOctober 11, 1963 (1963-10-11)
1915"5: The Conclusion"William ConradHarry EssexOctober 18, 1963 (1963-10-18)
1926"White Lie"Paul NickellBoris Ingster & Ardel WrayOctober 25, 1963 (1963-10-25)
1937"88 Bars"Abner BibermanTony BarrettNovember 1, 1963 (1963-11-01)
1948"Don't Wait for Me"Abner BibermanRobert C. DennisNovember 8, 1963 (1963-11-08)
1959"By His Own Verdict"Lawrence DobkinFranklin BartonNovember 15, 1963 (1963-11-15)
19610"Deposit with Caution"Byron PaulRobert Leslie BellemNovember 29, 1963 (1963-11-29)
19711"The Toy Jungle"Lawrence DobkinTony Barrett & Louis VittesDecember 6, 1963 (1963-12-06)
Joan Staley debuts as Hannah in this episode. Up to this point in the season, Hannah had been a frequently referenced but unseen, unheard offstage character.
19812"The Fumble"Lawrence DobkinTony BarrettDecember 13, 1963 (1963-12-13)
19913"Bonus Baby"Leo PennRobert Leslie Bellem & Edwin BlumDecember 20, 1963 (1963-12-20)
20014"Paper Chase"Byron PaulRobert Leslie Bellem & Roland WolpertDecember 27, 1963 (1963-12-27)
20115"Lovers' Lane"Lawrence DobkinBoris Ingster & Ardel WrayJanuary 3, 1964 (1964-01-03)
Guest star: Yvonne Craig
20216"Alimony League"Lawrence DobkinRobert Leslie BellemJanuary 10, 1964 (1964-01-10)
20317"Not Such a Simple Knot"Lawrence DobkinTony BarrettJanuary 17, 1964 (1964-01-17)
20418"The Target"Lawrence DobkinTony BarrettJanuary 24, 1964 (1964-01-24)
20519"Dead as in 'Dude'"Abner BibermanLouis VittesJanuary 31, 1964 (1964-01-31)
20620"Queen of the Cats"Lawrence DobkinLouis VittesFebruary 7, 1964 (1964-02-07)

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