CTVA US Crime - "The Rockford Files" (Stephen J. Cannell/Universal/NBC) Season 2 (1975-76)

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Starring James Garner
Season 2 (NBC) (1975-76)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox
references:
TV Guide /   Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive


############ The Rockford Files ##############
############# season 2 1975-76 ###############
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NBC Fridays 9:00 PM Eastern
22 episodes

2.01 [23] The Aaron Ironwood School of Success (1975.09.12)
James Hampton
Jerome Guardino
Ken Swofford
Jonathan Lippe
A boyhood pal worth millions needs protection from the mob.

2.02 [24] The Rockford Files: THE FARNSWORTH STRATAGEM
19Sep75
xp:MR /Pr. SJC
Associate Producer: Chas. Floyd Johnson
Written by Juanita Bartlett
Directed by Lawrence Doheny
Director of Photography: Lamar Boren, A.S.C.
Guest Stars:
Linda Evans
Gretchen Corbett (recurring)
H.M. Wynant
Paul Jenkins
Stuart Margolin (as Angel)(recurring)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Pat Finley ............. Peggy Becker (recurring)
John Crawford .......... Christian
Eric Server ............ William MacKenzie
Gerald McCraney ........ Manager
With:
Alan Hansen ............ Guardell
Stephen Parr ........... Stuart
Jim impersonates a Texas oilman in order to regain the money
Becker invested in a land scheme that netted him the lobby of  a luxury hotel.

2.03 [--] The Rockford Files: GEARJAMMERS Part 1
26Sep75
xp:MR / pr: SJC
Associate Producer: Chas. Floyd Johnson
Teleplay by Don Carlos Dunaway
Story by Stephen J. Cannell
Directed by William Wiard
Director of Photography: Lamar Boren, A.S.C.
Guest Stars:
Rosemary DeCamp (in pt 1 only)
Scott Brady
*
Co-Starring (end credits - pt 1)
Bob Hoy ................ Schieb
Ted Gehring ............ Johnny Lo Salvo
Peter Brocco ........... Hodges
With:
Charles Cooper ......... Jack
Al Stevenson ........... LJ
Robert Raymond Sutton .. Paco
Jack Garner ............ Officer
John Dullaghan ......... Sullivan
Rockford learns somethings about his father, who saw a prelude
to a truck hijacking, when he tries to find out why thugs are after him.

2.04 [--] The Rockford Files: GEARJAMMERS Part 2
03Oct75
xp:MR / pr: SJC
Associate Producer: Chas. Floyd Johnson
Teleplay by Don Carlos Dunaway
Story by Stephen J. Cannell
Directed by William Wiard
Director of Photography: Lamar Boren, A.S.C.
Guest Stars: (only 2 guest stars listed on part 2)
Jack Kruschen
Scott Brady
*
Co-Starring (end credits - pt 2)
Bob Hoy ............ Schieb
Joe E. Tata ........ Willie
Bucklind Beery ..... Mazurski
Rockford learns somethings about his father, who saw a prelude
to a truck hijacking, when he tries to find out why thugs are after him.

2.05 [--] The Rockford Files: THE DEEP BLUE SLEEP
10Oct75
xp:MR / Sup. Pr: SJC
Produced by Chas. Floyd Johnson
Teleplay by Juanita Bartlett/ Story by Chas. Floyd Johnson
Directed by William Wiard
Director of Photography, Lamar Boren, A.S.C.
Guest Stars:
Robert Webber
Michael Conrad
Gretchen Corbett as Beth Davenport (recurring)
Special Guest Star:
Janet MacLachlan
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Ric Mancini .......... Ray Porter
Melendy Britt ........ Millie
Doria Cook ........... Margo Adams
With:
Robert B. Hays ....... Darren Weeks
John Furlong ........ Medical Examiner
Ed Crick ............ Gas Station Attendant
A fashion designer is suspect in the death of a top model who
died after placing a terrified call to Beth.

2.06 [--] The Rockford Files:
THE GREAT BLUE LAKE LAND AND DEVELOPMENT COMPANY
17Oct75
xp:MR / Sup. Pr: SJC
Produced by Lane Slate
Associate Producer, Chas. Floyd Johnson
Written by Juanita Bartlett
Directed by Lawrence Doheny
Director of Photography, Lamar Boren, A.S.C.
Guest Stars:
Richard B. Shull
Dennis Patrick
Special Guest Star:
Dana Elcar
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Mary Ann Chinn ........ Billie Charlton
Bob Hastings .......... Paul Tanner
Noble Willingham ...... B.J.
Ray Girardin .......... Murray Johnson
Bartine Zane .......... Mildren Jensen
Jim, stranded in a small desert town, loses $10,000 in bail money destined for a client.

2.07 [--] The Rockford Files: THE REAL EASY RED DOG
31Oct75
xp: MR / pr: SJC / Assoc. Pr. Chas. Floyd Johnson
Written by Stephen J. Cannell
Directed by Ivan Dixon
Director of Photography, Lamar Boren, A.S.C.
Guest Stars:
Stefanie Powers
Tom Atkins
Bruce Kirby
Sherry Jackson
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Wayne Grace ........... Deek
Larry Cook ............ Dave
George Wyner .......... Bryce
Nick Ferris ........... Pete
Connie Bryant Milton .. Policewoman
Things are not as they seem when a woman hires Rockford to
investigate her sister's apparent suicide.

2.08 [--] The Rockford Files: RESURRECTION IN BLACK AND WHITE
07Nov75
xp: MR / pr: SJC / Assoc. Pr. Chas. Floyd Johnson
Written by Juanita Bartlett & Stephen J. Cannell
Directed by Russ Mayberry
Director of Photography, Lamar Boren, A.S.C.
Guest Stars:
Joan Van Ark
William Prince
Sandra Smith
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Milton Selzer ........ Patrick Elber
John Lawlor .......... Dave Kruger
John Daheim
Jim is hired by a journalist, who thinks there is a story in it,
to clear a man convicted of murder.

2.09 [--] The Rockford Files: CHICKEN LITTLE IS A LITTLE CHICKEN (verified RF)
14Nov75
Produced by Lane Slate
Written by Stephen J. Cannell
Directed by Lawrence Dohney
Director of Photography, Lamar Boren, A.S.C.
Guest Stars:
Stuart Margolin (recurring)
Ray Danton
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Frank Campanella .......... Marty Frishette
Angelo Gnazzo ............. Tom Little
Sandy Ward .............. The Sheriff
*
Not on Credits: ?
Dave Cass
Nicholas Worth

Synopsis:
Angel cons Rockford into retrieving money from a swindler, which the mob is also after. .

2.10 [--] The Rockford Files: TWO INTO 5.56 WON'T GO
21Nov75
xp: MR / pr: SJC / Assoc. Pr. Chas. Floyd Johnson
Written by Stephen J. Cannell
Directed by Jeannot Szwarc
Director of Photography, Lamar Boren, A.S.C.
Guest Stars:
Jesse Welles
Charles Napier
Special Guest Star:
Mitchell Ryan
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Frank Maxwell ........... Col. Daniel Hart Bowie
William Boyett .......... Sgt. Harvey Slate
Harvey Gold ............. Quenton Davis
Carol Vogel ............. Terry
John Kerry .............. Lt. Doug Fenton
Kenneth Washington ...... Guard
Eddie Firestone ......... Dwight Davis
Rockford gets into trouble with the army after his old commander is killed just after phoning Jim.

 2.11 [--] The Rockford Files: PASTORIA PRIME PACK (verified on film RF)
28Nov75
Pr: SJC
Written by Gordon Dawson
Directed by Lawrence Doheny
Director of Photography, Lamar Boren, A.S.C.
Guest Stars:
Warren Kemmerling .... Vern Soper
Richard Herd ......... Sheriff Cliff Gladish
William Lucking ...... Officer Pete Kolodny
Kathie Browne ........ Mayor Karen Sanders
And:
Gretchen Corbett ..... Beth Davenport (recurring)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Smith Evans .......... Rita
Bill Zuckert ......... Emmett Byrd
Don Billett .......... Gilbert Univaso
Bill Quinn ........... Judge Cline
Robert Ward .......... Honcho
With:
Jack Garner .......... Court Clerk
Bruce Tuthill ........ 1st Hood
Barbara Collentine ... Waitress
Synopsis:
Stranded in a small town with car trouble, a bewildered Rockford
is charged with a series of crimes.

2.12 [--] The Rockford Files: THE REINCARNATION OF ANGIE
05Dec75
xp: MR / pr: SJC / Assoc. Pr. Chas. Floyd Johnson
Written by Stephen J. Cannell
Directed by Jerry London
Director of Photography, Lamar Boren, A.S.C.
Guest Stars:
Elayne Heilveil
Wayne Tippit
Special Guest Star:
David Huddleston
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Sharon Spelman ......... Susan
Eugene Peterson ........ Tom Perris
Charles Siebert ........ Bettingen
George Skaff ........... Bundy
*
With:
Jenny O'Hara ........... Operator
Jeanne Bates ........... Lady in Bank
Louis Fitch ............ Maid
Jim helps the sister of missing a stockbroker who is also being
sought by Federal agents, when his safe is discovered to contain $1 million in cash.

2.13 [--] The Rockford Files: THE GIRL IN THE BAY CITY BOYS CLUB
19Dec75
xp: MR / pr: SJC / Assoc. Pr. Chas. Floyd Johnson
Written by Juanita Bartlett
Directed by James Garner
Director of Photography, Lamar Boren, A.S.C.
Guest Stars:
Blair Brown
Stewart Moss
Joel Fabiani
Paul Stevens
And:
Stuart Margolin (recurring)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
William Phipps ........... Sergeant
William Bryant ........... Paul Flanders
Sharon Ullrick ........... Clerk
Julio Medina ............. Gardener
With:
Jack Garner .............. Officer
Stacy Keach Sr. .......... Sy Mosher
Todd Hoffan .............. Young Man
Byron Morrow ............. Ted Thatcher

Rockford gets involved with corruption at the D.A.'s office when
he bids into a high stakes poker game at an exclusive men's club he thinks is rigged.

2.14 [--] The Rockford Files: THE HAMMER OF "C" BLOCK
09Jan76
xp: MR / pr: SJC / Assoc. Pr. Chas. Floyd Johnson
Written by Gordon Dawson
Directed by Jerry London
Director of Photography, Lamar Boren, A.S.C.
"Gandy's Theme" written & sung by Isaac Hayes
Guest Cast:
Isaac Hayes
James A. Watson Jr.
Annazette Chase
Jack Somack
Lynn Hamilton
Allan Rich
*
With: (end credits)
Bill Walker ......... Rosie
Sandy deBruin ....... Receptionist
Hank Stohl .......... Wino
Rockford tries to clear a former prison mate who has served his time and claims innocence.

2.15 [--] The Rockford Files : THE NO-CUT CONTRACT
16Jan76
xp: MR / Sup Pr: SJC
Produced by Lane Slate/ Assoc. Pr. Chas. Floyd Johnson
Written by Stephen J. Cannell
Directed by Lou Antonio
Director of Photography, Lamar Boren, A.S.C.
Guest Stars:
Stuart Margolin (as Angel Martin)(recurring)
Gretchen Corbett (as Beth Davenport) (recurring)
Dick Butkus (as Himself)
Special Guest Star:
Rob Reiner
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Wayne Tippit .......... Agent Shore
Milt Kogan ............ Norman
With:
Sharon Cintron ........ Sharon
Gene Tyburn ........... Bill
Barbara Flicker ....... TV Coordinator
J.J Suanders .......... Agent Prizer
Mary Angela ........... Lisa
Rockford is implicated in blackmail by a second-string pro quarterback.

2.16 The Rockford Files: A PORTRAIT OF ELIZABETH
23Jan76
xp: MR / Pr: SJC / Assoc. Pr. Chas. Floyd Johnson
Written by Stephen J. Cannell
Directed by Meta Rosenberg
Director of Photography, Andrew Jackson, A.S.C.
Guest Stars:
John Saxon
Wayne Tippit (recurring)
Tom Atkins (recurring)
Cynthia Sikes
Kate Woodville
Robert Riesel
Ned Wilson
Special Guest Star:
Gretchen Corbett (as Beth Davenport)(recurring)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Joe E. Tata ........... Solly Marshall
James Murtaugh ........ Tom Hanson
Angus Duncan .......... Morey Dayton
With:
Michael Thoma ......... Maitre D'
Victor Izay ........... Garvey
Chuck Winters ......... Fred Marley
Peg Stewart ........... Maid

A friend of Beth's hires a jealous Jim to look into some apparently shady financial dealings.

2.17 [--] The Rockford Files: JOEY BLUE EYES
30Jan76
xp: MR / Pr: SJC / Assoc. Pr. Chas. Floyd Johnson
Written by Walter Dallenbach
Directed by Lawrence Doheny
Director of Photography, Andrew Jackson, A.S.C.
Guest Stars:
Michael Ansara
Gretchen Corbett (as Beth Davenport)(recurring)
Suzanne Charny
Robert Yuro
Special Guest Star:
James Luisi
And:
Stuart Margolin (as Angel)(recurring)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Eddie Fontaine ........ Sweet Tooth London
James Lydon ........... Barrow
Sandy Kenyon .......... Mitchell
Michael Lane .......... Fred
With:
Norman Bartold ........ Evans
Ril Raden ............. Fulton
Jim helps an ex-con he doesn't get along with when corporate big
wigs try to takeover his restaurant.

2.18 [--] The Rockford Files: IN HAZARD
6Feb76
xp: MR p:SJC Assoc Pr: Chas Floyd Johnson
Written by Juanita Bartlett
Directed by Jackie Cooper
Director of Photography Andrew Jackson, A.S.C.
Guest Stars:
Joseph Campanella
Ben Frank
Richard Venture
And:
Gretchen Corbett (as Beth Davenport)(recurring)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Joe E. Tata ........ Solly Marshall
Frank Campanella ... Marty Jordan
Melendy Britt ...... Connie
Skip Ward .......... Walt Rayner
Ann Weldron ........ Police Matron
Linda Dano ......... Marie
Bruce Tuthill ...... Murray Gaines
Beth is jeopardized by a client of hers who is stealing union
pension funds.

 2.19 [--] The Rockford Files: THE ITALIAN BIRD FIASCO (verified on film - RF)
13Feb76
Pr: SJC
Written by Edward J. Lasko
Directed by - NOT KNOWN
Director of Photography, Andrew Jackson, A.S.C.
Guest Stars:
William Daniels
Camilia Sparv
William Jordan
Peter Palmer
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Ron Silver .......... Ted Haller
Ivor Barry .......... Cryder
Dean Santoro ........ Collins
With:
Eric Server ......... Whitlock
Karl Lukas .......... Officer
Jack Garner ......... Bidder
Gerald S. Peters .... Edward Barrows
Synopsis:
Rockford is hired to bid on a sculpted bird at an auction.

2.20 [--] The Rockford Files: WHERE'S HOUSTON? (verified on film - RF)
20Feb76
Pr: SJC
Written by Don Carlos Dunaway
Directed by Lawrence Doheny
Director of Photography, Andrew Jackson, A.S.C.
Guest Stars:
Lane Bradbury
Robert Mandan
Tom Atkins
And:
Gretchen Corbett as Beth Davenport (recurring)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Del Monroe .......... Charlie
Dabbs Greer ......... Peter Preli
Raymond O'Keefe ..... Hal
Murray MacLeod ...... Jerry
Thomas Bellin ....... Clerk
Rodolfo Hoyos ....... Carlos
Synopsis:
A friend of Rocky's hires Rockford to find his missing grand-
daughter, who turns up just as her grandfather turns up dead.

2.21 [--] The Rockford Files: FOUL ON THE FIRST PLAY  (verified on film - RF)
12Mar76
xp: MR / supp.pr: SJC / Produced by Chas. Floyd Johnson
Teleplay by Stephen J. Cannell
Story by Chas. Floyd Johnson and Dorothy J. Bailey
Directed by Lou Antonio
Director of Photography Andrew Jackson A.S.C.
Guest Stars:
Louis Gossett (Jr)........ Marcus Hayes/O'Brien
Dick Davalos ........... Manny Stickells
David White ............ Martin Eastman
Pepper Martin .......... Greg Smith
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
James Ingersoll ....... Steve Sorenson
Al Ruscio ............. Tom Corell
John Mahon ............ Todd Morris
Chuck Bowman .......... Commissioner Tremayne
With:
Vincent Cobb .......... Ray Faichild
Pamela Serpe .......... Receptionist
Ji-Tu Cumbuka ......... Sherm Addison
Al Checco ............. Leasing Agent
Janet Winter .......... Secetary
Jayne Kennedy ......... Janice
Competition for a basketball franchise is turning foul.

2.22 [44] The Rockford Files: A BAD DEAL IN THE VALLEY
19Mar76
Written by Donald L. Gold and Lester Wm. Berke
Directed by Jerry London
Director of Photography Andrew Jackson A.S.C.
Guest Stars:
Susan Strasberg
Jack Colvin
Gretchen Corbett (recurring)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Veronica Hamel ....... Sandy Lederer
David Sabin .......... Murray Slauson
Rod Cameron .......... Jack Chilson
John Lupton .......... Tony Lederer
with:
Gordon Jump .......... Appleby
Fritz Burr ........... Maid
Russ McGinn .......... Fred Sutherland
Dudley Knight ........ Agent
Laurence Haddon ...... Braverman
(and Reg Parton?)
Synopsis 1:
An old girlfriend cons Rockford into delivering a suitcase full of funny money.
Synopsis 2:
Phoney money and a kidnapping leads to Rockford discovering
that Karen's love for him is a fleeting thing.

############# The Rockford Files #############
############## end of season 2 ###############
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