77 Sunset Strip (1958–1964)
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Who Killed Cock Robin 

Jeff, along with Suzanne, accompany a blind man James to an out of town reading of a will. The gathering consists of Hollywood types who stand to inherit one million dollars if they complete a puzzle but a murder interferes with the game.


Montgomery Pittman


N.B. Stone Jr. (teleplay), Montgomery Pittman (teleplay) | 2 more credits »


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Episode complete credited cast:
Roger Smith ... Jeff Spencer
Jacqueline Beer ... Suzanne Fabry
Fay Wray ... Clara Moore
Jacques Aubuchon ... Wilson James
Richard Rust ... Walter Legal
Myrna Fahey ... Lynn Wells
Neil Hamilton ... Hamilton Rondave
Don 'Red' Barry ... Barnaby Allson (as Donald Barry)
Susan Crane ... Amelia Legal
John Holland ... Robin Wells
Jack Mather Jack Mather ... J. Cedric Usher
Robert Conrad ... Tom Lopaka


Through a reference from his Honolulu counterpart Tom Lopaka, Jeff is hired by Wilson James, a former movie director who had to retire when he went blind. James is one of a handful of people invited to a reading of a special side will in video form at the mansion of recently deceased movie director J. Cedric Usher. James started in the business together with J. Cedric thirty years ago and was requested to bring someone along to the reading as an assistant due to the unusual nature of this side will. While other former movie associates have ended up working for J. Cedric in his personal life, the others invited are primarily other associates still active in the movie business: Hollywood legend Clara Moore, who starred in every one of his pictures; brooding New York method actor Walter Legal, who, despite also appearing in many of his later movies, considered J. Cedric a hypocrite; Walter's sister Amelia Legal, whose life is controlled by Walter; and costume designer Robin Wells and his... Written by Huggo

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Action | Crime | Drama







Release Date:

5 February 1960 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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Lynn Wells: How'd you like to work for me?
Jeff Spencer: Might be interesting. All depends on what I have to do.
Lynn Wells: Nothing very difficult. Would you like to kill my husband?
Jeff Spencer: That's a little out of my scope. You see I'm not licensed to kill people. In California.
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References Hawaiian Eye (1959) See more »


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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Exciting episode
11 December 2015 | by searchanddestroy-1See all my reviews

Yes what an exciting episode that sounds like an Agatha Christie novel TEN LITTLE INDIANS. After a movie industry tycoon died, all his relatives are convoked to hear and see on a film the last will of the deceased. Before he died he recorded his will which consists of a sort of treasure hunt for the heirs. A sort of game, where the potential heirs have to find a clue with a deadline of six hours; after this deadline, all the dead man's fortune will be given to charity organizations. All the guests are all close down in an abandoned mansion. This sounds very different from the other topics of the series, doesn't it? And it is, believe me. Watch out for Robert Conrad in a supporting character.

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