The Rockford Files (1974) – The Big Ripoff & Find Me If You Can

  This time around private investigator Jim Rockford (James Garner)¬†has a couple of interesting cases… First up, we have The Big Ripoff, with an airdate of 25th October, 1974, written by Robert Hamner¬†from a story by Roy Huggins, that sees Rockford trying to find a man who supposedly died in a plane crash, but may…

Double Indemnity (1944) – Billy Wilder

  Billy Wilder’s classic film noir starring Fred MacMurray Barbara Stanwyck and Edward G. Robinson continues to captivate, and I was happy to revisit it as one of the recommendations following my screening of Greed for the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book. Wilder developed the script with Raymond Chandler and the result…

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…