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A Hard Case of the Blues 

Blues singer Jessie Boone seems to have been swindled out of $200,000 by her manager. The curious thing is, she doesn't seem to care. Dan Farrell investigates but then becomes involved with Jesse.

Director:

Barry Shear

Writers:

Philip DeGuere Jr., Steven Bochco (story editor)
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Robert Stack ... Dan Farrell
Sharon Farrell ... Jesse Boone
Michael Anderson Jr. ... Bobby
Norman Fell ... Winston Polk
Percy Rodrigues ... Reston
Russ Tamblyn ... John Earl
Keenan Wynn ... Lester
Sal Mineo ... Sheldon
Ben Murphy ... Joseph Sample
George O'Hanlon ... Manager
Bill Quinn ... Deputy Coroner
Alice Jubert Alice Jubert ... Girl
Ed Deemer Ed Deemer ... Officer
Frank Arno Frank Arno ... Reporter
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Storyline

Blues singer Jessie Boone seems to have been swindled out of $200,000 by her manager. The curious thing is, she doesn't seem to care. Dan Farrell investigates but then becomes involved with Jesse.

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Genres:

Adventure | Sci-Fi

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Details

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 September 1969 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Before Sharon Farrell was cast, the role of Jesse Boone was offered to Angie Dickinson and Joanna Pettet, but they both turned it down. According to Farrell, Janis Joplin also wanted to do the role and she was even suing her before her death. See more »

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