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 »


William Conrad


Harry Essex (teleplay)


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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


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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Action | Crime | Drama






English | German | Yiddish

Release Date:

20 September 1963 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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In addition to production and cast changes for season 6, the popular theme song written by Mack David and Jerry Livingston was replaced with a new theme composed by Bob Thompson. See more »


[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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I also agree about the theme song
18 January 2009 | by gary161See all my reviews

The new theme for the final season was written by Bob Thompson. On the Top Themes of 1964 album (which I also have on vinyl) the composition is incorrectly credited to Livingston-David who wrote the original theme. It was unfortunate that the final season of "77 Sunset Strip" did not find its audience. The blame was put on Jack Webb for changing the program so drastically in that season but I feel that he is only partly to blame since the shows themselves were well written and expensively produced. I put more blame on ABC for moving the program from its familiar Friday 9:00 or 9:30 pm time period to the early time of 7:30 pm. "77" was too adult for that early of a time slot.

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