77 Sunset Strip/The Left Field Caper

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The Left Field Caper
Season 5, Episode 29
Airdate April 26, 1963
Written by Joel Rogosin
Directed by george waGGner
Produced by Fenton Earnshaw
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The Left Field Caper is the twenty-ninth episode of the fifth season of 77 Sunset Strip, and the one hundred seventy-ninth episode overall.

Starring: Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. (Stuart Bailey) (credit only), Roger Smith (Jeff Spencer), Edward Byrnes (Gerald "Kookie" Kookson III)

Co-Starring: Louis Quinn (Roscoe), Jacqueline Beer (Suzanne Fabray)

and Robert Logan (J.R. Hale)

Guest Starring: Ronnie Dapo (Danny Saunders)

Additional Cast: Diane Ladd (Helen Saunders), Ed Nelson (Dave Murcott), E.J. Andre (Jenkins), Kathleen Freeman (Mrs. Holmes), Vic Perrin (Marty), Aaron Saxon (George), Byron Keith (Lt. Gilmore), Grace Lee Whitney (Flame), Gordon Jones (Copeland), Bo Belinsky (Himself)


Plot Overview

Jeff and J.R. become involved with one of J.R.'s star little league players, a boy with an absentee mother and a deceased father. The father happens to be very much alive...he's a recently paroled thug who's trying to reconnect with his estranged wife and the son he's never seen while trying to evade his former partners in crime, who are after him.


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