77 Sunset Strip (1958–1964)
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The Hamlet Caper 

An egocentric actor has a series of "accidents" causing the nervous producer of the show the actor is in to hire Rex to solve who is trying to off the pompous actor. Lots of suspects, but thanks to a poisoned canteen the killer is found.

Director:

Irving J. Moore

Writers:

Ed Jurist (teleplay), Everett Sloane (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Richard Long ... Rex Randolph
Roger Smith ... Jeff Spencer
Edd Byrnes ... Kookie (as Edward Byrnes)
Andrew Duggan ... Derek Fielding
Nina Shipman Nina Shipman ... Darlene Wells
Faith Domergue ... Gretchen Jervis
Neil Hamilton ... Jerry Branford
Richard Garland Richard Garland ... Farley Cabot
John Wengraf ... Max Eberhard
Michael Harris Michael Harris ... Marcelus
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An egocentric actor has a series of "accidents" causing the nervous producer of the show the actor is in to hire Rex to solve who is trying to off the pompous actor. Lots of suspects, but thanks to a poisoned canteen the killer is found.

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Action | Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

6 January 1961 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Rex Randolph: I am going to see a dress rehearsal of Hamlet, no less.
Kookie: Shakespearesville huh? Oh that this too too solid flesh will melt.
Rex Randolph: Kookie you, a student of the bard?
Kookie: Heard it on a reducing commercial.
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77 Sunset Strip
Written by Mack David and Jerry Livingston
Theme song; short instrumental version played during opening credits; full vocal version performed during closing credits
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The Play's the thing
10 February 2018 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

After a couple of strange incidents the producer/manager of a Shespeare Repertory theater company Neil Hamilton secures the services of Bailey&Spencer to find out who is trying to harm their lead actor Andrew Duggan. Duggan is appearing in a production of Hamlet.

He's also one very middle aged Hamlet not the youthful Prince of Denmark beset with doubts. Looks kind of ludicrous but Duggan has a monstrous ego and a celebrity status that needs feeding. He's also the kind of man that would attract people wanting to do him harm.

New Bailey&Spencer associate Richard Long from New Orleans gets the case and of course with a bit of snooping finds the culprit. This one has a different kind of ending, unusual but enjoyable.


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