77 Sunset Strip (1958–1964)
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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.


George Waggner (as george waGGner)


Leonard Lee




Episode complete credited cast:
Efrem Zimbalist Jr. ... Stuart Bailey
Edd Byrnes ... Kookie (as Edward Byrnes)
Jacques Bergerac ... Pierre D'Albert
Tuesday Weld ... Barrie Connell
Kathleen Crowley ... Carol Miller
Louis Quinn ... Pete Roscoe
Jacqueline Beer ... Suzanne Fabry
Catherine McLeod ... Amanda Connell
Grant Sullivan Grant Sullivan ... Dave Connell
Jimmy Lydon ... Steve (as James Lydon)
Barry Cahill Barry Cahill ... Pilot
Joan Staley ... Stewardess


Having re-apprehended Pierre D'Albert aka the Bel Air Burglar in Manila, Stuart is accompanying him in handcuffs back to Los Angeles on a commercial flight via Honolulu, D'Albert who will be behind bars for five to seven years for his crimes. On the initial leg of the flight, the pilot is forced to make a crash landing in the ocean during a typhoon, the only seeming survivors, who are able to swim to a nearby island, being Stuart, Pierre, Dave and Amanda Connell, their fourteen year old daughter Barrie Connell, and Dave's business associate Carol Miller. What Amanda and Barrie don't know is that Dave and Carol's subsequent business trip to San Francisco following landing in Los Angeles is only a guise for them to begin an affair. The six discover that although the island is seemingly deserted, it was recently a US Navy outpost, with enough rations to last them for days, although nothing else, like the radio, are working. Stuart is eventually able to determine by the large target ... Written by Huggo

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Action | Crime | Drama







Release Date:

4 December 1959 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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One of the radio voices on the island is Adam West. See more »


Pierre D'Albert: [after finding out that they're on an island that's the target of an h-bomb test] We cannot die like this. We've got to get away. Somehow. We've got to.
Stuart Bailey: Still a long way from daybreak. We've got a signal fire. While waiting for the search planes, we can figure something out.
Dave Connell: Look, there. I just spotted it in the sun's glare. Is that another island? It's even smaller than this one. It must be a good ten miles or so away.
Stuart Bailey: Maybe we could float a raft, or swim there with our life jackets.
Pierre D'Albert: Not a ...
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77 Sunset Strip
Written by Mack David and Jerry Livingston
[Series theme song; short version played during opening credits; full vocal version performed during closing credits]
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Adventure island
17 November 2015 | by searchanddestroy-1See all my reviews

I am glad to see that the producers of the series care very much to change the settings for each episode. Maybe in another one, we will have our heroes on planet Mars...Here this is a pretty good episode with a surprising character study. I particularly appreciated Tuesday Weld's one. She is so cute at this early period of her career. I would have never expected such a kind of episode for such a series. Very exciting topic and atmosphere, so different if you compare to the other episodes. And so fast paced too, with a so tremendous directing.

This could have been a great adventure film for the big screen. OK, I admit that the ending is a bit - if not more - foreseeable, but in a series we have to accept it.

I am sure we will have many more good surprises with this terrific show.

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