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(1958–1964)

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1959

2 Jan. 1959
Hit And Run
Kookie's just driven by a hit & run killing 2 people, when a mysterious blonde repeatedly tries to run him off Sunset Boulevard. The crash disfigures the woman, & a witness disappears from the scene with her purse. Hotrodder Kookie was on the way to a hot date, so he'd borrowed Stu's classier ride. The woman's a well-known thesp, her hubby's a well-connected tycoon, so the fuzz put the squeeze on hep-cat Kookie, not the jet setters. PI Stu tries to untangle the web that's ensnared him too.
 
9 Jan. 1959
Not an Enemy in the World
Switchboard operator Suzanne's brother is missing. Jeff agrees to take the case for free. The brother works as a chauffeur for a woman whose husband died recently in an accident. There are many complications.
 
16 Jan. 1959
The Secret of Adam Cain
Stu goes international to fetch a black vase from duplicitous art dealer, while fending off tight-lipped tough guy Iron Man Brown. An Oklahoma oil tycoon left the seemingly worthless vessel to his English niece and nephew who hire Stu, but won't tell him why they'll pay anything to retrieve it.
 
23 Jan. 1959
The Girl Who Couldn't Remember
A lady suffering from amnesia hires Spencer to help her discover who she is and why her purse contained a large sum of money.
 
30 Jan. 1959
Dark Vengeance
Stu Bailey finds himself the target of a murder during an investigation.
 
6 Feb. 1959
Conspiracy of Silence
Co-ed is murdered on a college campus. Jeff goes undercover as student to protect the daughter of a client. He knows students and faculty have more information that they are holding back and gets pulled into solving the murder.
 
13 Feb. 1959
Eyewitness
A boy with a telescope espies a murder being committed in a physician's office across from his family's apartment. Already known for having a fertile imagination, he is not believed when he describes the scene by what he thinks he saw: a man killing a bear.
 
20 Feb. 1959
Lovely Alibi
Ed, a policeman friend of Stu's, gets suspended over bar incident. He asks Stu for help on an investigation of a murder. Ed's girlfriend is somehow involved with the suspect. Girlfriend Jill disappears. The Frankie Ortega Trio plays their version of the show's theme song.
 
27 Feb. 1959
In Memoriam
Struggling book publisher learns that he's dead, from a newspaper ad. He hoped he'd be in clover, not a coffin, because he's about to publish a book blowing the whistle on a Latin American dictator. But with his ace editor about to divorce him for dallying with talentless, but shapely female authors, he needs Bailey and Spencer's services. Stu's soon in a spin too: he gets caught in a revolving brunette.
 
6 Mar. 1959
The Fifth Stair
Forlorn hubby prefers to have his wife killed, rather than let her get away with adultery. Tony's tight alibi, & plan to make it look like a burglary gone too far seem perfect. Even when major complications boil up, slick Tony turns them to his advantage. PIs Bailey & Spencer get mired in Tony's La Brea tar-pit, causing their apprentice operative Kookie to go totally Bugs Bunny a la Blanc.
 
13 Mar. 1959
Pasadena Caper
Bailey investigates when the discovery of a long lost son, dead in his submerged car puts a pair of little old ladies in line to claim a large double indemnity insurance payout.
 
20 Mar. 1959
Hong Kong Caper
When a client receives a letter from his now deceased serviceman son to complete some unfinished business, Spencer steps in to explore mysterious times the young man spent in Hong Kong with a woman called "Candy."
 
27 Mar. 1959
A Check Will Do Nicely
A California girl is kidnapped while studying in Europe, and Stu is engaged by her absent father. They fly over the pond, and Stu hatches a brilliant con to find the abductors, schmoozing with his suave and debonair French, fine art sensibilities and gendarme friend's help.
 
3 Apr. 1959
The Grandma Caper
An eccentric (Frances Bavier) spends her days happily shoplifting from her own stores. A business manager has hired Spencer to monitor her, fearing her need for thrills might endanger her credibility to sign an upcoming big money deal.
 
10 Apr. 1959
Honey from the Bee
An heirloom tapestry from Czarist Russia with no obvious value beyond the sentimental, seems to be triggering a series of murders.
 
17 Apr. 1959
Abra-Cadaver
Spencer works undercover with a group that uses false identities and dead bodies to scam life insurance companies. He's teamed with Audrey, a blonde beauty who's also a cold blooded killer.
 
24 Apr. 1959
A Bargain in Tombs
Stu is hired to find a missing girl in Italy. He encounters his driver from when he was in the war. He also befriends a local boy that offers to help in the task. The locals are not very helpful. The full picture is not clear, but the missing girl is related to an ongoing crime. Eventually the crime is found out.
 
1 May 1959
The Widow Wouldn't Weep
A widow breaks into Jeff's apartment to entice him to prove her husband was murdered, rather than committed suicide. Jeff runs into multiple suspects since the dead man was a philanderer. He also gets kidnapped and warned off of the case. Kookie assists in the tailing of suspects.
 
8 May 1959
Downbeat
Although he is acquitted for lack of evidence of the crime of sedition, Bailey's private investigator's license is revoked and he goes on a drinking spree. He is then recruited by a former friend to conduct business with Communists.
 
15 May 1959
Canine Caper
A jewel robbery of rubies takes place in Amsterdam and Jeff is called upon to investigate if they are to be smuggled into the United States. It is found that they were smuggled in a poodle's collar and the agent of a famed actress is suspected.
 
22 May 1959
Mr. Paradise
Stuart is hired by husband and wife Vincent and Helen Blanton, in believing that their wealthy uncle, Cyrus Blanton, is being swindled by his neighbors, who are building a Utopian paradise community called Eden on their vast rural property, Uncle Cyrus joining their cause in adding his property for the community. Outwardly, the community, led by a man calling himself Mr. Paradise, has renounced any form of progress, instead espousing peace and harmony and a "do unto others" philosophy. It also operates as a legal non-profit, the community members who only donate a ...
 
29 May 1959
Strange Girl in Town
A young woman witnesses a murder in a nightclub; Spencer tries to protect her.
 
2 Oct. 1959
Only Zeros Count
Stu is about to leave Hawaii when he is caught up in an investigation of counterfeiters. Dan and Kim from Hawaiian Eye make brief appearances. A woman suspected of being a conduit to the crooks falls for Stu. Things get complicated when the woman's friend is someone Stu wants to get to know better for the case.
 
9 Oct. 1959
The Kookie Caper
Man fleeing a murder scene is unaware a pretty runaway is hiding in his backseat. When they arrive at 77 Sunset Strip, Kookie avidly takes in the teenager to protect her from the killers. But the ginchy Carrie doesn't want to hide, she's come to Hollywood to crash the movies and meet Sugarfoot. Bailey & Spencer's sleazy rival, Shamus Legs Carson weasels in on the case when he hears there's a big reward for finding the starstruck teen.
 
16 Oct. 1959
Six Superior Skirts
A charity benefit with debutantes of 6 American cities; each is wearing jewelry from a prized collection. A diamond replaced with a fake. Bailey, Kookie, and others are present to protect the jewelry. Miss Augusta (GA) likes Kookie.
 
23 Oct. 1959
Clay Pigeon
Stu's on the lam for 2 murders committed after he tracked the victims down for an acid-tongued talk radio host who's about to ink a big TV deal. Police chief Happy Happerson hunts Stu, while Kookie & company scramble after the other 2 targets on the shock jock's list, before they take the big sleep too. The scandalmonger's Hollywood agent keeps leaving town. Is she the shooter ?
 
30 Oct. 1959
Thanks for Tomorrow
Crime syndicate hires a gambler to layoff racetrack bets to out-of-state bookies to keep the odds from diving. The go-between Lonnie Drew is an old pal of Jeff Spencer, whose help is needed when Drew suspects that he's going to be set up with a briefcase full of hot semolians. It's a boat race scheme, i.e. the other horses' owners are paid to lose to the long-shots backed by the Syndicate.
 
6 Nov. 1959
Sing Something Simple
An opera diva is almost sandbagged on stage, but she doesn't want any gendarmes involved, so her manager hires opera-loving Stu to investigate. Posing as her new paramour, Stu flushes her torch-bearing ex-husband and a hot-tempered tenor out of the scenery as suspects. Kookie almost ankles from his square, undercover assignment as a spear-carrier, but a blonde ingénue from the Bronx keeps him on task.
 
13 Nov. 1959
The Treehouse Caper
Spencer, the police, the insurance company and the daughter of a thief are all looking for $250,000 of buried jewelry.
 
20 Nov. 1959
Out of the Past
Nov.1959: Bailey makes a difficult choice when the government asks him to go to Germany for an assignment involving a traitor spy.
 
27 Nov. 1959
The Widow and the Web
Seductive widow suspected of offing her husband via an industrial accident, when she goes after PI Jeff Spencer and almost every available (& unavailable) man at her husband's plant. When an anonymous note alleges the worker was murdered, the factory's insurance company hires Jeff to investigate.
 
4 Dec. 1959
Secret Island
Stuart Bailey, his prisoner and four others survive a plane crash and are washed ashore on an isolated island. Exploring their haven, Bailey learns to his horror that within 48 hours, it might turn out to be a death-trap.
 
11 Dec. 1959
The Texas Doll
Jeff Spencer investigates a mob-backed fortune hunter on the prowl for a rich widow or her step-daughter.
 
18 Dec. 1959
Vacation with Pay
Stu and Kookie chaperon the 23 and 18 year-old daughters of a wealthy businessman on a trip to Paris.
 
25 Dec. 1959
The Jukebox Caper
Jeff and Kookie infiltrate a crooked music business to prove one of its singers didn't commit suicide.
 

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