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THE FBI SEASON 8

Episode #23

“Sweet Evil”
written by Mark Weingart
directed by Philip Leacock
guests: Andrew Prine, Michael Baseleon, Jim Driskill, Ray Galvin, Dabbs Greer, Jo Ann Harris, Robert H. Harris, Helen Kleeb, Michael Long, Paul Micale, Brooke Mills, Melissa Murphy, Andre Philippe, Jim Raymond, Trish Stewart, Arch Whiting

BANK ROBBERY, INTERSTATE TRANSPORTATION OF STOLEN PROPERTY, INTERSTATE TRANSPORTATION OF STOLEN MOTOR VEHICLE

It’s a not so common thieves couple drama and the main novelty is the addition of a little sister into the gang which happens to be a real little devil who threatens a rich mature fur salesman and even double crosses her leader. Despite a very simple and tired story, the troika of actors make it interesting and the irony is that the elder sister wishes to quit the job and protects her sister from crime. The gang pulls three robberies. The cast of the thieves is good: Andrew Prine as the leader-thief, Melissa Murphy as the bait, Jo Ann Harris as the young sister of the bait, Michael Baseleon as the fence.

QM actors notes: Andrew Prine appears in some QM series like The New Breed, The Fugitive (2), 12 O’Clock High (2), The FBI (3), The Invaders, Dan August, Cannon (2), Barnaby Jones (3). The same year, Jo Ann Harris appears in the season 1 episode “45 Minutes from Home” from The Streets of San Francisco.

Returning guest actors: Andrew Prine (the season 7 “Death on Sunday”), Michael Baseleon (the season 7 “Supersition Rock”), Jim Driskill (the season 6 “The Stalking Horse”), Dabbs Greer (the season 7 “Dynasty of Hate”), Robert H. Harris (the season 2 “A Question of Guilt”), Brooke Mills (the season 5 “Scapegoat”), Melissa Murphy (the season 5 “Target of Interest”), Andre Philippe (the season 1 “The Insolents”), Jim Raymond (the season 8 “The Double Play”), Arch Whiting (the season 8 “The Runner”).
 

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THE FBI SEASON 8

Episode #24

“Memory of a Legend”
written by Calvin Clements
directed by Seymour Robbie
guests: Pat Hingle, Joshua Bryant, Richard Bull, Lawrence Dane, Geoffrey Deuel, Alan Dexter, Gwynne Gilford, Dean Harens, Keye Luke, Phil Montgomery, Alberto Morin, Robert Rhodes, Brett Somers Klugman

INTERSTATE TRANSPORTATION OF STOLEN PROPERTY, INTERSTATE TRANSPORTATION OF STOLEN MOTOR VEHICLE

It’s a decent failure/veteran safecracker entry and a family drama in which an old father returns home to his son’s house. Women are the moral compass of the family. Actor Richard Bull plays a doctor and is known for his part in Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. The cast of the jewel thieves is good: first team (Pat Hingle as the flamboyant veteran safecracker, Lawrence Dane as the impulsive leader, Alan Dexter as the henchman), second team (Pat Hingle, Geoffrey Deuel, Joshua Bryant).

QM actors notes: Pat Hingle guests in some QM series like The Untouchables (2), The Fugitive (2), The FBI, The Invaders, The Streets of San Francisco (2), Barnaby Jones (3). The same year, Geoffrey Deuel appears in the season 1 episode “Deadline” from The Streets of San Francisco.

Returning guest actors: Richard Bull (the season 7 “The Watch-Dog”), Lawrence Dane (the season 5 “The Inside Man”), Geoffrey Deuel (the season 6 “Time Bomb”), Dean Harens (the season 8 “The Franklin Papers”), Keye Luke (the season 2 “The Courier”), Alberto Morin (the season 2 “The Gray Passenger”), Brett Somers Klugman (the season 1 “Image in a Cracked Mirror”).
 

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THE FBI SEASON 8

Episode #25

“Night of the Long Knives”
written by Robert Heverly
directed by Robert Douglas
guests: Alex Cord, Carmen Argenziano, Loyd Battista, Cal Bellini, Edward Colmans, Mark Dana, Frank DeKova, John Graham, Vic Perrin, Ayn Ruymen, Joe E. Tata

INTERSTATE TRANSPORTATION OF STOLEN PROPERTY

It’s a colorful yet disappointing and flat Mafia wedding entry a la Godfather and an internal purge inside the Syndicate plot: young men plan to get rid of the old generation. Inspector Erskine goes undercover and poses as uptown butler Stan who keeps on pouring Champagne and is eventually recognized by one guest and fails to be shot by one lieutenant and ends up with the old mafiosi and a musician. Unfortunately, the outcome is dull and not realistic. Special Agent Tom Colby poses as a worker and as a delivery boy for the catering outfit. The script is penned by associate producer Robert Heverly. The cast of the young Syndicate men is good: Alex Cord as the young leader, Cal Bellini as his second, Loyd Battista as the pool player enforcer, Joe E. Tata.

Mission: Impossible notes: Inspector Erskine posing a catering outfit man for the Syndicate reminds the season 1 “The Frame”.

QM actors notes: Cal Bellini guests in some QM series like The FBI, Dan August, Cannon, Barnaby Jones.

Returning guest actors: Edward Colmans (the season 6 “The Witness”), Mark Dana (the season 8 “The Gopher”), John Graham (the season 6 “The Innocents”), Vic Perrin (the season 3 “The Gold Card”), Joe E. Tata (the season 7 “The Last Job”).
 

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THE FBI SEASON 8

Episode #26

“The Loper Gambit”
written by Robert Malcolm Young
directed by Philip Abbott
guests: Robert F. Lyons, Leslie Charleson, Larry Gates, John Gruber, Tom Lowe, Tom Lowell, Larry McCormick, Dallas Mitchell, Guy Remsen, Toby Richardson, Elliott Street

EXTORTION

It’s a weak, cheap and too easy kidnappers entry. The victim (Tom Lowell) is conned by his old friends and is locked up in the cell of an abandoned Spanish fortress from Florida. The writer adds a false lead through an anonymous motorcyclist who picks up the ransom bag by mistake—the runaway motorcyclist reminds “The Wizard”. The helicopter is back! The script is directed by co-star Philip Abbott. The cast of the young and inexperienced kidnappers consists of Robert F. Lyons as the leader, Elliott Street as the college student and passive second, Leslie Charleson as the silly girlfriend of the leader.

QM actors notes: Robert F. Lyons guests in thrice on The FBI.

Returning guest actors: Robert F. Lyons (the season 3 “Blood Verdict”), Larry Gates (the season 5 “The Quest”), Tom Lowell (the season 2 “The Satellite”), Dallas Mitchell (the season 8 “The Jug-Marker”), Guy Remsen (the season 5 “The Doll Courier”).
 

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TOP THE FBI SEASON 8 EPISODES
1. “A Game of Chess”
2. “The Jug-Marker”
3. “The Wizard”
4. “The Runner”
5. “The Fatal Showdown”
6. “End of a Nightmare”
7. “A Gathering of Sharks”
8. “The Gopher”
9. “Canyon of No Return”
10. “The Outcast”
11. “The Rap Taker”
12. “The Disinherited”
13. “The Double Play”
14. “The Wedding Gift”
15. “The Detonator”
16. “Sweet Evil”
 

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THE FBI SEASON 8THE SCORES

INDEX OF COMPOSERS ONSCREEN CREDITS

Robert Drasnin

“The Fatal Showdown”

Albert Harris
“Canyon of No Return”

Willard Jones (2)
“The Franklin Papers”
“Holiday with Terror”

Richard Markowitz (2)
“The Runner”
“The Wizard”

Duane Tatro (2)
“End of a Nightmare”
“The Loner”

Notes
All composers worked for Quinn Martin but Duane Tatro had the longest career at QM Productions. Richard Markowitz returned from season 5 and wrote the score for “The Wizard”, guest starring actor Ross Martin who worked on The Wild Wild West along with the composer who used to fashion the music theme of Artemus Gordon. As in previous QM series, find the presence of music supervisor John Elizalde and music editor Ken Wilhoit.
 

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THE FBI EPISODE GUIDE
written by William J. Koenig

PRODUCER CHARLES LARSON

Season One (1965-1966)


Season Two (1966-1967)

Season Three (1967-1968)

Season Four (1968-1969)

PRODUCER PHILIP SALTZMAN

Season Five (1969-1970)


Season Six (1970-1971)

Season Seven (1971-1972)

Season Eight (1972-1973)

PRODUCER ANTHONY SPINNER

Season Nine (1973-1974)

 

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On the season 3 DVD of The FBI, the episode titled The Traitor includes The FBI In Color announcement/bumper at the beginning and also includes The Ford Motor Company sponsor mention during the opening credits. Thought that was cool to see since most episodes omit the bumper and sponsor mention.
 

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For those FBI TV series fans who might be interested in an authoritative history and appreciation, with a detailed episode guide, QM production details and star, guest star and QM production people interviews (many guest star interviews listed below in the press release), this newly published book (898 pages! With hundreds of photos!) from well respected authors Bill Sullivan and Ed Robertson, co-authors of a previous book on the Raymond Burr Perry Mason TV series, and Ed Robertson is author of well respected TV history books on Maverick, The Fugitive, RockFord Files and hosts his own popular podcast...The FBI Dossier is in print and Kindle from Black Pawn Press, who have also published revised and expanded editions of Ed Robertson's previous books...

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From Publisher Black Pawn Press...

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The mission of the FBI is to protect the innocent and identify the enemies of the Government of the United States.

The proclamation above opened many episodes of The FBI, Quinn Martin's longest running television series (airing nine seasons on ABC, from 1965 to 1974), and one of the most popular shows of the late 1960s, reaching more than 25 million viewers a week worldwide at its peak. Based on actual cases from the files of the FBI, the series starred Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., Philip Abbott, Stephen Brooks, and William Reynolds and combined authentic elements of investigation with compelling characters and stellar writing, week after week after week. At a time when there were only three networks, The FBI was a bona fide Sunday night viewing event for nine years, knocking off another powerhouse, The Ed Sullivan Show, in the process. And yet, despite its tremendous impact on television, this landmark series is almost completely forgotten today. Until now.
The definitive go-to bible for information about the classic ABC series, The FBI Dossier features 898 pages packed with facts about the series, its stars, storylines, a complete breakdown of all 241 episodes - including "The Hiding Place," the only episode that never aired on television (either on ABC or in syndication), and "All the Streets Are Silent," the episode that Quentin Tarantino immortalized in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood - plus hundreds of photos, and a fabulous array of exclusive interviews with many of the stars and guest stars including Richard Anderson, Anne Archer, Ed Asner, Michael Bell, Eric Braeden, Beau Bridges, Henry Darrow, Jack Garner, Walter Grauman, Robert Hooks, Jerry Houser, Ketty Lester, Donna Mills, Stefanie Powers, Suzanne Pleshette, Peter Mark Richman, Roy Thinnes, Joan Van Ark, Lindsay Wagner, Dawn Wells, Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., and William Reynolds. Seven years in the making, The FBI Dossier is not just a veritable who's who of the entertainment industry, but an important look at an unheralded chapter of television history.

The FBI Dossier is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and assorted retailers worldwide.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

At 898 pages and heavily illustrated, it's understandably not cheap...I'm still waiting for it to be back in stock at Amazon Canada, as it has been listed as out-of-stock for quite a while...but Ed Robertson has posted on FB that publisher Black Pawn Press was working hard to get more shipped to dealers...

As you can see in the press release, a never-aired and never-syndicated episode is mentioned, The Hiding Place from season one (it is on the S1V2 WAC DVD set, renamed as The Hidden Place), and hopefully this new book will definitively answer as to whether that episode ever aired in that premiere season of 1965-66, as that issue has previously been contested over the years, with claim and counterclaim about whether it aired once (as episode 32, May 8, 1966), and was never re-run on ABC or syndicated again before finally turning up on WAC's S1V2 DVD release in 2012 (I have the entire 9 seasons of the WAC DVDs). The Hiding Place / The Hidden Place was directed by Don Medford, filmed in Irvine CA., and featured Charles Aidman, Seymour Cassel, James Doohan and a virtual who's who of Asian-American actors...Phillip Ahn, Keye Luke, James Hong, Benson Fong, Dale Ishimoto, Bob Okazaki, Tsu Kobayashi, George Matsui. Dennis Iwamoto, and Victor Sen-Yung! Half of whom were of Chinese descent, as was often the custom in Hollywood when depicting Japanese...

Some sources claim that elements of the Japanese-American community in California complained about the mostly-fictitious plotline...to my knowledge, no wanted war criminal fugitives of Imperial Japan were ever discovered in such a fashion in the United States, especially long after the war...similar case incidents did arise in Imperial Japan's wartime conquests, the formerly occupied territories in the Pacific, as well as Japan proper, where war crimes investigators did track down, uncover and criminally charge collaborators (some of them US citizens) for the Tokyo war crimes trials...sometimes, QM played a little fast and loose with the "based on actual case files" claim. The episode itself is quite good, and actually sympathetic in tone to the (unfairly) accused!


The controversy surrounding The Hiding Place was apparently featured in the Efrem Zimbalist cover story, The FBI vs. Ed Sullivan in the TV GUIDE for the week of November 20 to 26, 1965...just one of many controversies over the years to emerge in the press concerning the FBI, QM's longest running TV series...

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All nine seasons of "The FBI" are now streaming on tubitv.com
I'll be indulging throughout 2024.
Thanks! Been watching it there, and enjoying it more than I thought I would. There's some clever plots, and grerat acting from guest stars. Wish they would have more action on location though.

One thing I thought was odd is that during the 1st season the core FBI agents are clearly treated like the stars of the show, and the action follows them around as they investigate the case. There's even a little bit of character development.

But in the subsequent seasons, the FBI agents are mostly reduced to supporting roles, while the focus is mainly on the villains and/or their victims. Sometimes the stars are offscreen so often it's easy to forget which 60s crime show you're watching. :)
 

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For those FBI TV series fans who might be interested in an authoritative history and appreciation, with a detailed episode guide, QM production details and star, guest star and QM production people interviews (many guest star interviews listed below in the press release), this newly published book (898 pages! With hundreds of photos!) from well respected authors Bill Sullivan and Ed Robertson, co-authors of a previous book on the Raymond Burr Perry Mason TV series, and Ed Robertson is author of well respected TV history books on Maverick, The Fugitive, RockFord Files and hosts his own popular podcast...The FBI Dossier is in print and Kindle from Black Pawn Press, who have also published revised and expanded editions of Ed Robertson's previous books...

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From Publisher Black Pawn Press...

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The mission of the FBI is to protect the innocent and identify the enemies of the Government of the United States.

The proclamation above opened many episodes of The FBI, Quinn Martin's longest running television series (airing nine seasons on ABC, from 1965 to 1974), and one of the most popular shows of the late 1960s, reaching more than 25 million viewers a week worldwide at its peak. Based on actual cases from the files of the FBI, the series starred Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., Philip Abbott, Stephen Brooks, and William Reynolds and combined authentic elements of investigation with compelling characters and stellar writing, week after week after week. At a time when there were only three networks, The FBI was a bona fide Sunday night viewing event for nine years, knocking off another powerhouse, The Ed Sullivan Show, in the process. And yet, despite its tremendous impact on television, this landmark series is almost completely forgotten today. Until now.
The definitive go-to bible for information about the classic ABC series, The FBI Dossier features 898 pages packed with facts about the series, its stars, storylines, a complete breakdown of all 241 episodes - including "The Hiding Place," the only episode that never aired on television (either on ABC or in syndication), and "All the Streets Are Silent," the episode that Quentin Tarantino immortalized in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood - plus hundreds of photos, and a fabulous array of exclusive interviews with many of the stars and guest stars including Richard Anderson, Anne Archer, Ed Asner, Michael Bell, Eric Braeden, Beau Bridges, Henry Darrow, Jack Garner, Walter Grauman, Robert Hooks, Jerry Houser, Ketty Lester, Donna Mills, Stefanie Powers, Suzanne Pleshette, Peter Mark Richman, Roy Thinnes, Joan Van Ark, Lindsay Wagner, Dawn Wells, Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., and William Reynolds. Seven years in the making, The FBI Dossier is not just a veritable who's who of the entertainment industry, but an important look at an unheralded chapter of television history.

The FBI Dossier is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and assorted retailers worldwide.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

At 898 pages and heavily illustrated, it's understandably not cheap...I'm still waiting for it to be back in stock at Amazon Canada, as it has been listed as out-of-stock for quite a while...but Ed Robertson has posted on FB that publisher Black Pawn Press was working hard to get more shipped to dealers...

As you can see in the press release, a never-aired and never-syndicated episode is mentioned, The Hiding Place from season one (it is on the S1V2 WAC DVD set, renamed as The Hidden Place), and hopefully this new book will definitively answer as to whether that episode ever aired in that premiere season of 1965-66, as that issue has previously been contested over the years, with claim and counterclaim about whether it aired once (as episode 32, May 8, 1966), and was never re-run on ABC or syndicated again before finally turning up on WAC's S1V2 DVD release in 2012 (I have the entire 9 seasons of the WAC DVDs). The Hiding Place / The Hidden Place was directed by Don Medford, filmed in Irvine CA., and featured Charles Aidman, Seymour Cassel, James Doohan and a virtual who's who of Asian-American actors...Phillip Ahn, Keye Luke, James Hong, Benson Fong, Dale Ishimoto, Bob Okazaki, Tsu Kobayashi, George Matsui. Dennis Iwamoto, and Victor Sen-Yung! Half of whom were of Chinese descent, as was often the custom in Hollywood when depicting Japanese...

Some sources claim that elements of the Japanese-American community in California complained about the mostly-fictitious plotline...to my knowledge, no wanted war criminal fugitives of Imperial Japan were ever discovered in such a fashion in the United States, especially long after the war...similar case incidents did arise in Imperial Japan's wartime conquests, the formerly occupied territories in the Pacific, as well as Japan proper, where war crimes investigators did track down, uncover and criminally charge collaborators (some of them US citizens) for the Tokyo war crimes trials...sometimes, QM played a little fast and loose with the "based on actual case files" claim. The episode itself is quite good, and actually sympathetic in tone to the (unfairly) accused!


The controversy surrounding The Hiding Place was apparently featured in the Efrem Zimbalist cover story, The FBI vs. Ed Sullivan in the TV GUIDE for the week of November 20 to 26, 1965...just one of many controversies over the years to emerge in the press concerning the FBI, QM's longest running TV series...

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Just ordered this companion book. Thanks for the reference. Much appreciated.
 

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