Charlie's Angels (1976–1981)
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Catch a Falling Angel 

The Angels investigate the disappearance of a young man whose ex girlfriend, Bess Hemsdale, has moved to the big city and joined the adult film industry under the name of 'Sally Storm'. Kris goes undercover as a potential starlet.


Kim Manners


Ivan Goff (created by), Ben Roberts (created by) | 1 more credit »




Episode complete credited cast:
Jaclyn Smith ... Kelly Garrett
Cheryl Ladd ... Kris Munroe
Shelley Hack ... Tiffany Welles
David Doyle ... John Bosley
Elissa Leeds ... Bess Hemsdale
Gary Wood ... Joe Willis
Sully Boyar ... Stiles
Eugene Butler Eugene Butler ... Hacker
Anthony Mannino Anthony Mannino ... Trask (as R. Anthony Mannino)
Richard Balin Richard Balin ... Jarvis
Robert Pierce ... Seth Jeffers (as Robert Peirce)
James Gleason ... Sloan
Dorit Stevens Dorit Stevens ... Elaine


The agency is hired by Charlie's old friend Cal Jeffers, a sheriff in a small town in the Tennessee mountains, to locate his son Seth Jeffers who has been missing for a week. Seth came to Los Angeles to try and find his fiancée, Bess Hemsdale, an aspiring singer/songwriter, albeit an illiterate one, who had come to the city months ago to try and make it big in the music business. All the Angels and Bosley have to go on are the few items left in Seth's hotel room, including the cassette recordings Bess sent to Seth as her "letters" home, and a ticket stub to the Starbrite, a porno theater. In following those two leads, the Angels discover that Bess has become a porno star, her producer, Joe Willis, who probably lured her into believing it would be her big break. They also believe that Joe may have killed Seth to protect his investment in Bess. As such, the Angels and Bosley change their mission from locating Seth to finding Seth's dead body as well as saving Bess from her new Los ... Written by Huggo

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23 January 1980 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The title is based on the 1957 song "Catch a Falling Star" written by Paul Vance and Lee Pockriss and it became a hit for Perry Como; his last number one hit which also won a Grammy. See more »


Just before Kelly and Tiffany are in the office following the car accident when Tiffany's car was totaled (the Pinto) which is confirmed by Kelly, the car is seen outside the office perfectly all right. See more »


Kris Munroe: Well, I guess I'll slip into something a little bit more provocative to meet Mr. Willis.
Tiffany Welles: What are you gonna say to him?
Kris Munroe: Something he wants to hear.
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Music by Edward J. Lakso
Lyrics by Edward J. Lakso
Sung by Lynne Marta
[The song Bess (Elissa Leeds) sings in her cassette letter to Seth]
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