77 Sunset Strip (1958–1964)
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The Texas Doll 

Jeff Spencer investigates a mob-backed fortune hunter on the prowl for a rich widow or her step-daughter.


André De Toth (as Andre de Toth)


Jerry Davis (teleplay), Jo Pagano (story)




Episode complete credited cast:
Roger Smith ... Jeff Spencer
Edd Byrnes ... Kookie (as Edward Byrnes)
Louis Quinn ... Pete Roscoe
Jacqueline Beer ... Suzanne Fabry
Rhodes Reason ... Rick Allen
Sherry Jackson ... Chris Benson
Carol Ohmart ... Ann Benson
Douglas Dick ... Jim Ferris
Ric Roman ... Joe Martino
Stephen Chase ... Clay Benson
Byron Keith ... Lieut. Roy Gilmore
Anita Sands Anita Sands ... Waitress
Max Lewin Max Lewin ... Max Lewin
The Frankie Ortega Trio The Frankie Ortega Trio ... The Frankie Ortega Trio (as Ortega Trio)


When a rich widow and her step-daughter are targeted by a fortune-hunter in debt, Jeff Spencer is hired to keep a watchful eye out. Mob boys with a financial interest warn Jeff off the case with a few fists, and the fortune-hunter is forced to turn his attentions to the step-daughter when spurned by the widow - including trying to drag her off the Vegas for a wedding. Spencer has to unravel the truth and protect both women (and himself) from the cad and the mob. Written by vranger

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Action | Crime | Drama







Release Date:

11 December 1959 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


When The Frankie Ortega Trio performs "Begin the Beguine" at Dino's, they conclude the performance with the opening riff from "77 Sunset Strip". See more »


Chris Benson: Shouldn't you be resting.
Kookie: Been resting all morning. I'd just like to wheel out to the beach and do a little deep breathing. But my wheels are in worse shape than I am.
Chris Benson: I could use some fresh air too. And I've got a car.
Kookie: I'm with you.
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References Maverick (1957) See more »


Begin the Beguine
Music by Cole Porter
Performed by The Frankie Ortega Trio
[Played at Dino's]
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a real find for mid-century design fans
10 March 2017 | by fchase-72474See all my reviews

Dig it daddy-o! Fantastic mid-century decor--a kidney coffee table! I'd give anything to have that place. And we get to see the Kookster's own "Mad Pad"--a Calder mobile! And dig his sound system. Just learned something really wiggy about the Kookster: he's always down with whatever the universe throws his way!

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