The Case of the Dangerous Robin

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The Case of the Dangerous Robin
Genre Crime drama
Created by Leo Gordon
John Abernathy
Starring Rick Jason
Theme music composer David Rose
Composer(s) David Rose
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 38
Producer(s) Frederick Ziv
Location(s) Los Angeles, California
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 30 mins.
Production company(s) Ziv Television Programs
United Artists Television
Distributor MGM Television
Peter Rodgers Organization
Original network Syndication
Picture format Black-and-white
Audio format Monaural
Original release October 18, 1960 (1960-10-18) – July 1, 1961 (1961-07-01)

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 Highway Patrol and Sea Hunt.


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.[1] According to actor Rick Jason in his autobiography Scrapbooks of My Mind,[2][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.[2][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).


  1. ^ Wedlake, Lee (April 1991). "The Life and Times of Ed Parker". Black Belt. Active Interest Media, Inc. 29 (4): 22. ISSN 0277-3066. 
  2. ^ a b Scrapbooks of my Mind : A Hollywood Autobiography by Rick Jason ISBN 978-0-9701624-0-3,

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