77 Sunset Strip (1958–1964)
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5: Part 1 

Stuart Bailey, now operating a one-man detective agency, is summoned to New York by Vincent Marion. Marion wants Bailey to buy his late younger brother Andy's way to heaven -- by making ... See full summary »

Director:

William Conrad

Writer:

Harry Essex (teleplay)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Efrem Zimbalist Jr. ... Stuart Bailey
Richard Conte ... Detective Lieut. Butter
Wally Cox ... Harold Harrison
Peter Lorre ... The Gypsy
Herbert Marshall ... Father Anthony
Diane McBain ... Carla Stevens
Burgess Meredith ... Vincent Marion
Joseph Schildkraut ... Mr. Stehlik
William Shatner ... Paul DeVinger
Walter Slezak ... Oskar Pauker
Ed Wynn ... Feigenstein
Keenan Wynn ... Lolly
Patricia Rainier Patricia Rainier ... Eva Stehlik
George E. Stone ... Mr. DeVinger
Jimmy Murphy Jimmy Murphy ... Leroy
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Storyline

Stuart Bailey, now operating a one-man detective agency, is summoned to New York by Vincent Marion. Marion wants Bailey to buy his late younger brother Andy's way to heaven -- by making amends to those who Andy has wronged during a wasted life. Bailey must contend with a hostile New York City police detective and various characters whose motives are unclear. Bailey has $9,000 that Andy Marion left. But Andy's debts likely far outweigh the money. One mystery is Carla Stevens, who is following the detective. As the first part ends, Bailey lies in the basement of an apartment building after having been attacked by a thug. Written by Bill Koenig

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Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German | Yiddish

Release Date:

20 September 1963 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Bailey's crack about "tired blood" was a reference to the then-popular and heavily-advertised Geritol, an iron-based supplement used primarily by older people. See more »

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[first lines - part 2]
Announcer: as The Gypsy
Peter Lorre: Peter Lorre
Announcer: as Father Anthony
Herbert Marshall: Herbert Marshall
Announcer: as Carla Stevens
Diane McBain: Diane McBain
Announcer: as Vincent Marian
Burgess Meredity: Burgess Meredith
Announcer: as Lundstrom
[...]
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Crazy Credits

Apart from the obviously new theme song and opening credits, beginning with this episode the writing and directing credits were moved to the top of the show. See more »

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How about the new theme song?
12 June 2008 | by samurray110750See all my reviews

Somebody help me! No-one has mentioned what, to me, was the biggest change that came with the series re-vamping - new theme music. This was the best TV theme I have ever heard, up to and including today. It has as much to do with the previous finger-snapping nonsense as a commercial jingle has to Beethoven. It had horns and strings and was incredibly stirring music. I relate it to The Magnificent Seven theme in quality. I've been able to locate this series' original theme in several places, but no luck finding the last seasons' music. Please post a comment if you have any info on this. As far as the show in this final season, I had always enjoyed the program and I continued to watch even after every resemblance to the original was dropped.


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