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The F.B.I./A Game of Chess

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A Game of Chess
Season 8, Episode 8
Airdate November 5, 1972
Teleplay by Warren Duff
Story by Mark Weingart
Directed by Philip Leacock
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A Game of Chess is the eighth episode of the eighth season of The F.B.I., and the one hundred ninety-ninth episode overall.

Starring: Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. (Inspector Lewis Erskine)

Also Starring: Philip Abbott (Assistant Director Arthur Ward), William Reynolds (Special Agent Tom Colby)

Guest Stars: Patrick O'Neal (Howard Raymond), David Frankham (Stirling Grant), Charlotte Stewart (Helen Simms), George Nader (Dr. Alex Rydell)

Co-Starring: Alfred Ryder (Nickolaus Kessler), Russ Conway (Jordan McClure)

with Erik Holland (), Paul Harper (), James MacKrell (Agent), Ron Pinkard (Jim Vincent), Lew Palter (), Napoleon Whiting (Red Cap), Brick Huston (), Matthew Knox (), David Morick (), Brian Wood ()


Plot Overview

Stirling Grant, Howard Raymond, Nickolaus Kessler--Espionage

After the theft of plans for a recognition system entitled Project Silverfish are stolen from an electronics firm, Erskine takes the place of the system's inventor, who also happens to be a world-ranked chess master, to retrieve the plans and capture the thieves.


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