The Rockford Files (1974–1980)
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Black Mirror: Part 1 

A blind psychologist, who is being terrorized by an unknown stalker, turns to Jim for help.


Arnold Laven


Roy Huggins (created by), Stephen J. Cannell (created by) | 1 more credit »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
James Garner ... Jim Rockford
Noah Beery Jr. ... Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford (as Noah Beery)
Joe Santos ... Dennis Becker
Kathryn Harrold ... Megan Dougherty
John Pleshette ... Danny Green
Carl Franklin ... Roger Orloff
Allan Arbus ... Myron Katzin
Denny Miller ... Norman
Stuart Margolin ... Angel Martin
Alan Manson Alan Manson ... Dr. Carl Rainer
Leo Gordon ... Charles Martell
John Howard ... Mort
Peter Tomarken Peter Tomarken ... Commercial Director
Thomas A. Geas Thomas A. Geas ... Maitre'd (as Thomas A Geas)
Jack Garner Jack Garner ... Janitor


A blind psychologist, who is being terrorized by an unknown stalker, turns to Jim for help.

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Release Date:

24 November 1978 (USA) See more »

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Color (Technicolor) (as Technicolor ®)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


During Danny Green's (John Pleshette) first session with Megan, he mentions the hair salon he works at, is sending some other guy - 'Bruce Oliansky'. Oliansky is the surname of John's niece and nephew in-law; Adam & Ingrid. See more »


The phone number on Megan Dougherty's phone is 555-2368, which is the same number used for Jim Rockford's phone. See more »


Jim Rockford: This is Jim Rockford. At the tone leave your name and message, I'll get back to you.
Friend: [beeep and caller talks very quickly] Jim, I leave London four o'clock, arrive in L.A. at nine, I guess that's London time, yep, four to five is nine, minus twelve hours flying... no plus twelve hours, ah but then there's a time change...
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Alternate Versions

This episode, "part 1", along with the following episode #5.10, "part 2", exists also as a single 2-hour episode, running 95 minutes without commercials. It omits the closing credits at the end of part 1, the "previously on" pre-credit sequence at the beginning of part 2, and the opening credits of part 2. See more »


References Ted Mack & the Original Amateur Hour (1948) See more »

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Private eye from the beach
17 September 2014 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

If there was one thing The Rockford Files did the best was introduce some endearing characters you never forgot. In addition to the second part of this two part story Kathryn Harrold as Megan Daugherty appeared in two subsequent episodes in this series.

A chance meeting on a beach where Stuart Margolin goes long and drops a football on a sunbathing Harrold is James Garner's introduction. The sight of Kathryn Harrold in a bikini would make any redblooded American not take notice of the fact she's blind.

She's also a working psychiatrist and very successful despite the fact that Harrold is robbed of one important diagnostic tool, the ability to see patient's reaction to questions. Still she has her assortment of fruits and nuts as patients.

We get to meet them all in this episode because one of them is putting on a campaign of terror and Harrold remembers she knows this private eye from the beach. Garner even gets Leo Gordon as a bodyguard for her.

It's a story with quite a twist which is resolved in part 2.

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