The Rockford Files (1976) – The Italian Bird Fiasco & Where’s Houston?

  Private investigator Jim Rockford (James Garner) tackles a couple of interesting cases in this week’s installment of The Rockford Files. First up we have The Italian Bird Fiasco, which originally aired 13, February 1976, and was directed by film legend Jackie Cooper. It was written by Edward J. Lasko. The phone gag this time…

The Rockford Files (1976) – Joey Blue Eyes & In Hazard

  Jim Rockford (James Garner) is at it again in this week’s installment. First up, we have Joey Blue Eyes, written by Walter Dallenbach, which aired 30 January, 1976. The phone gag this time around is actually rather funny, in that it’s a fellow named Stan, who is actually calling for Rocky, letting him know…

The Rockford Files (1976) – The No-Cut Contract & A Portrait of Elizabeth

This week private investigator Jim Rockford (James Garner) is in trouble again. The first episode, written by Cannell, himself is a lot of fun. It originally aired 16 January, 1976, and features Wayne Tippit, back as Agent Shore, Becker (Joe Santos), Angel (Stuart Margolin) and Beth (Gretchen Corbett). The phone gag is all in Spanish,…

The Rockford Files (1975) – Say Goodbye to Jennifer & Charlie Harris at Large

  Private Investigator Jim Rockford (James Garner) gets into it again with this week’s two episode installment. Up first is Say Goodbye to Jennifer, which aired 7 February, 1975, was directed by acting legend Jackie Cooper, and penned by Juanita Bartlett and Rudolph Borchert from a story by Roy Huggins.It guest stars Hector Elizondo¬†as ex-war…

The Rockford Files (1974) Profit and Loss Parts 1 & 2

  Private Eye Jim Rockford (James Garner) is hip deep in it this time with this two-parter written by Cannell, based on a story by Roy Huggins. Airing during the holiday season of 1974, part one on December 20, and the conclusion on December 27, the story sees Jim drawn into a world of corporate…

The Rockford Files (1974) – Tall Woman In Red Wagon

  This week’s episode was originally aired October 11, 1974 with a teleplay by Cannell based on a story by Roy Huggins, and is a bit of a fun romp, despite the fact that Jim Rockford (James Garner) is left in right after the phone gag, which this time features Laurie calling from the trailer…

The Rockford Files (1974) – The Countess and Exit Prentiss Carr

  This entry on the Bellisario and Cannell revisit has private eye Jim Rockford (James Garner) dealing with cases of blackmail and murder!! The Countess, with a teleplay by Cannell, based on a story by Roy Huggins (under the name of John Thomas James) originally aired the 27th of September, 1974. Jim has been hired…