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(1958–1964)

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1961

6 Jan. 1961
The Hamlet Caper
An egocentric actor has a series of "accidents" causing the nervous producer of the show the actor is in to hire Rex to solve who is trying to off the pompous actor. Lots of suspects, but thanks to a poisoned canteen the killer is found.
 
13 Jan. 1961
The Man in the Mirror
A man with split personality hires Bailey and Spencer to protect him from his would-be murderer--his own alter ego.
 
20 Jan. 1961
The College Caper
Bailey and Kookie enter college--as teacher and student--to protect a gangster's football-hero son.
 
27 Jan. 1961
Mr. Goldilocks
Jeff trails a jewel thief into the desert, only to have the thief and his girlfriend turn the tables on him.
 
3 Feb. 1961
The Corsican Caper
Suzanne is swindled in a confidence scheme and then becomes a murder suspect when the con man turns up dead.
 
10 Feb. 1961
Once Upon a Caper
Jeff recounts how he took in struggling nerd Stu as junior partner, after Jeff rescued a beauty from a kidnapping plus nabbed a car ring single-handed, after bow-tied, all-thumbs Stu botched the car theft investigation. Jeff's princely version of the origin of 77 Sunset Strip is in response to Rex making a rash mistake by asking Jeff how their agency started. As a true detective, Rex needs all the facts to close a case, so he grills Stu for his version of the events.
 
17 Feb. 1961
Strange Bedfellows
Jeff is hired by Maritza, a much married socialite to steal her jewels in an insurance scam. When he turns her down she frames him for theft. But it's her missing love letters that have several Hollywood lotharios on edge.
 
24 Feb. 1961
Face in the Window
A starlet is being stalked-until she shoots him. Rex finds that though she says she has no idea who he was, he was connected to an upcoming film she and her western star husband are invested in.
 
3 Mar. 1961
Tiger by the Tail
The boys are given the job of protecting the prince of Banar while he tours the United States. Kooki falls heavily for the prince's daughter, which could potentially have deadly consequences for him.
 
10 Mar. 1961
The Space Caper
Jeff enters the world of espionage when he is asked to impersonate a brilliant scientist. He must keep up the subterfuge as he tries to ferret out who might be passing on intelligence to the nation's enemies.
 
17 Mar. 1961
Open and Close in One
Baxter Kellogg, a former star, is attempting a comeback but loses his luck charm at a party. Stu is hired to locate it but finds instead a secretive wife, a resentful nephew, an unemployed starlet plus a blackmailer who meets misfortune.
 
24 Mar. 1961
The Legend of Leckonby
Jeff is asked by Lt. Gilmore to look into the disappearance of $85,000 hidden by gambler Stanley, recently out of prison. Jeff gets nowhere as his fiance Francine and friends claim ignorance. But a murder changes the investigation's course.
 
31 Mar. 1961
Old Card Sharps Never Die
Rex heads to an old mining town, hired by the local boss Henning. After he turns down the job he's prevented from leaving. He becomes involved with Notch who holds the deed to a valuable claim that several of the locals want their hands on.
 
7 Apr. 1961
Vamp 'til Ready
Stu is hired to find a missing husband, David Todd a once well known pianist who left the spotlight. Stu finds him playing at out of the way club where David insists his wife wants him back to murder him. Events unfold that the investigator must untangle.
 
14 Apr. 1961
The Common Denominator
Lt. Gilmore enlists Jeff when he's perplexed by a series of unrelated murders. Spencer's work reveals all had a connection to boats plus spoke French. Jeff enlists Suzanne's help but an encounter with a surly marina owner puts her at risk.
 
21 Apr. 1961
The 6 Out of 8 Caper
Meek bookkeeper Wilmer Zaleski picks 6 of 8 winners every day at the track, attracting the attention of hoods Flip & Schoolboy plus a statuesque billionaire track dilettante. Babs hires Stu to find out Zaleski's secret, while the strong-arms pummel Wilmer and kidnap his daughter. Maverick's a sure bet to win, but Roscoe has to pull an all-nighter to pick the other 5, to draw the kidnappers out in the open.
 
28 Apr. 1961
The Celluloid Cowboy
Jeff is hired by Fay Dakota to protect her estranged husband Flint on the set of his comeback western. A series of mishaps have plagued the film plus Flint's interest in starlet Rhonda creates complications as Jeff and Roscoe work as extras.
 
5 May 1961
The Eyes of Love
When Stu's pilot friend Hal is fired for reporting a dead body that disappears Stu decides to help. An vehicle search reveals the involvement of advice columnist Amanda Strong and her gigolo husband Bowman that raises suspicions.
 
12 May 1961
Designing Eye
Jeff is hired by a high end swimwear company to discover why their new designs appear first at their primary competition. Jeff places Suzanne as a model at the firm that unravels a complicated series of deceptions.
 
19 May 1961
Caper in E Flat
Morton Franklin hires Rex to find out who is trying to kill his client, singer Billy Boy Baines.
 
27 May 1961
Hot Tamale Caper: Part I
While Bailey and Spencer are out, Randolph takes an assignment from a mysterious South American girl, but he's apparently killed en route to her country when his plane explodes. The other detectives suspect he was actually kidnapped.
 
2 Jun. 1961
Hot Tamale Caper: Part II
Randolph awakens from a drugged state to find he has been kidnapped by a banana republic's crooked politicos, and forced to impersonate a dead leader the people trust. Bailey and Spencer enlist Kookie and Roscoe to help in a rescue mission.
 
9 Jun. 1961
The Positive Negative
Rex is engaged by Gunnar Isis, a ruthless international tycoon, to guard a priceless diamond tiara. When it is stolen from his mistress, lovely ballerina Amanda Sant, Rex is thrown into a maze of murderers, blackmailers and Nazis.
 
22 Sep. 1961
The Rival Eye Caper
Stu and Jeff run into a private eye business that is solving their jewel robbery cases instantly. They find it is a fence for receiving insurance money from the robberies.
 
29 Sep. 1961
The Desert Spa Caper
Suzanne goes undercover at females-only El Rancho Aphrodite when a actor dies suspiciously and a boozy actress is suspected of being involved. A studio hires Bailey & Spencer to help the bombshell make it through rehab , but someone sabotages her riding saddle and plants hooch in her drawer. Spa goers include a gossip columnist, a rival starlet, and others connected with the dead actor, such as a Waco riding instructor.
 
5 Oct. 1961
The Man in the Crowd
Jeff is being sought for murder by a vengeful compatriot who fought in the Korean War with him and believes that Jeff collaborated with North Korea.
 
13 Oct. 1961
The Inverness Cape Caper
Stu is used by an organized crime syndicate to find a lawyer that is to be murdered. When Stu emerges from unconsciousness, his job now is to find the men responsible.
 
20 Oct. 1961
The Lady Has the Answers
An overly functional family spins Jeff's head like a Lazy Susan, over a murder/jewel heist where nothing makes sense. A precocious grandchild with a pet ocelot bedevils Roscoe, one daughter's missing, and sister Lally's draped all over Jeff. Narcotics, somnambulism, an asylum visit, an elusive psychiatrist, and a mother who makes as much sense as Gracie Allen challenge the Bailey & Spencer firm's patience and resources, as everyone feeds Lt. Gilmore straight lines.
 
27 Oct. 1961
The Unremembered
Stuart investigates the case of a cat burglar who wears costumes from old films. He suspects Roland Dumont, an unemployed actor who has not made a film in 20 years, and rents Dumont's estate to get close to the suspect.
 
3 Nov. 1961
Big Boy Blue
Spencer tries to break through the defensive crust of a trumpet player who appears to fear for his own life.
 
10 Nov. 1961
The Cold Cash Caper
Hired to investigate a robbery, Bailey has one baffling lead: the theft was perfectly timed - almost like a wartime commando raid.
 
17 Nov. 1961
The Missing Daddy Caper
New father, Chet Willis, is happy about the state of his life until his sordid past begins to catch up with him.
 
24 Nov. 1961
The Turning Point
An army buddy of Stu's asks him to be responsible for delinquent Speed Minton. Stu and his friends make progress straightening out the troubled youth but his ex-con brother Nate shows up and tries to draw him back into a criminal life.
 
1 Dec. 1961
The Deadly Solo
A popular musician Gandy Waters is believed to be the target when a member of his band is murdered. Jeff goes on the road to protect Gandy plus find the killer. He stumbles onto a case of blackmail and a very unhappy wife.
 
8 Dec. 1961
Reserved for Mr. Bailey
This is a one-man show as Efrem Zimbalist Jr. does a solo performance. Stu Bailey is lured to a desert hide away where an old enemy lies in wait to kill him. Only the enemy's voice is heard and never seen.
 
15 Dec. 1961
The Navy Caper
Jeff is asked by old naval buddy Captain Ivers to do undercover work at a nearby military base. He brings in Suzanne, Roscoe and Kookie as a yeoman to help protect a top secret computer project. Kookie helps out a lovelorn Harold.
 
22 Dec. 1961
Bullets for Santa
Santa is killed in the holiday parade on a float with an aging actress. Then the actress is shot at during the Tournament of Roses parade. Jeff is hired to protect her. There are not many suspects, but more incidents. The police are looking foolish. Great cast including Marilyn Maxwell, Yvonne Craig, and Victor Buono.
 
29 Dec. 1961
The Chrome Coffin
Stu is hired by Montaigne, uncle and guardian to Drake, a wealthy youngster interested in drag racing. Threats have been made against Drake's life unless $100,000 is paid. Stu uses JR and Kookie's car expertise in solving the case.
 

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