77 Sunset Strip/Upbeat

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Season 4, Episode 39
Airdate June 15, 1962
Written by Montgomery &
Maurita Pittman
Directed by Montgomery Pittman
Produced by Fenton Earnshaw
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Upbeat is the thirty-ninth episode of the fourth season of 77 Sunset Strip, and the one hundred forty-eighth episode overall.

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

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

and Robert Logan (J.R. Hale)

Guest Starring: Dorothy Provine (Nora Shirley), Andrew Duggan (Cal Calhoun),

Additional Cast: John van Dreelen (Van Horn), Norman Alden (Rene), Eddie Fontaine (Prelle), Eugene Borden (Laurent), Gregory Gay (Clerk), Ruben Moreno (Ruis), Roberto Contreras (Chavez), Grady Sutton (Doorman), Henry Wills (Jean)


Plot Overview

In New Orleans, a chance meeting with a beautiful blonde from his past proves dangerous to Stu and J.R., who's traveling with him. When J.R. trails the blonde to find out more about her, he winds up getting taken hostage by an old enemy of Stu's from his OSS days. He uses the parking lot attendant to lure Stu to come back to New Orleans, so he can exact revenge on the private eye, who got him imprisoned for treason.


Arc Advancement





The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

The cop that offers to help Stu with his case is none other than 'Cal' Calhoun, who left the force to form a private detective agency with Rex Randolph, who was briefly a part of Bailey and Spencer Investigations when he moved west. Their adventures were chronicled in the 1959-60 series Bourbon Street Beat. Cal returned to the force after dissolving the partnership with Rex.

Memorable Moments