CTVA US Crime - "Shaft" (MGM/CBS) (1973-74) starring Richard Roundtree

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Shaft (tv series)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Rina Fox
references:
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SHAFT
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Metro Goldwyn Mayer television
for
CBS (Tuesdays 9:30-11:00PM ET)
Executive Producer Allan Balter
Producer William Read Woodfield
Based on the character created by Ernest Tidyman

US Crime Series 1973-74 7 episodes x 90 min

Starring:
Richard Roundtree as John Shaft
Eddie Barth as Lt. Al Rossi

Music Johnny Pate / Theme music Isaac Hayes

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SHAFT (1971)

SHAFT'S BIG SCORE (1972)

SHAFT IN AFRICA (1973)


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CBS Tuesdays 9:30-11:00 PM Eastern
Alternated with TV movies and "Hawkins" starring James Stewart.

02Oct73 Hawkins #1 "Murder in Movie Land"

1.01 Shaft: THE ENFORCERS (90 min)
09Oct1973 CBS Tue (rerun 19Mar74)
Directed by John Llewellyn Moxey
Written by William Read Woodfield & Allan Balter
Director of photography Keith C. Smith
Guest cast:
Robert Culp ........ Marshal Cunningham
Richard Jaeckel .... Det. Sgt. Lew Turner
Dean Jagger ........ Judge McCormick
Barbara Babcock .... Jane Cunningham
Kaz Garas .......... Gerald Fell
Judie Stein ........ Laura Parks
Richard Lawson ..... Don Lewis
Noah Keen .......... Charles Dawson
Rafael Campos ...... Juan Otero
Harold Oblong ...... Numbers
Michael Gregory .... Bobby
Charles Boyd ....... Gordon Dana
Maurice Hill ....... Walter Anderson
Harv Selsby ........ Stan Burgess
Jeanne Sorel ....... Dr. Connors
Diana Webster ...... Sister Elizabeth
Melissa Sue Anderson ... Marshal's Daughter
Synopsis:
Shaft is investigating the double murder of a prominent attorney and
his recently acquitted client.

23Oct73 Hawkins #2 "Die Sarling Die"

1.02 Shaft: THE KILLING (90 min)
30Oct1973 CBS Tue
Directed by Nicholas Colasanto
Written by Ellis Marcus
Director of photography Keith C. Smith
Guest cast:
Leonard Frey ....... Kyle Bruckner
Janet DuBois ....... Diana Richie
Henry Beckman ...... Stanley Hollister
Michael Ansara ..... Sergeant Duff
Jared Martin ....... Victor Perrine
Val Avery .......... Captain Rigano
Michael Pataki ..... Sonny Bruckner
Ron Soble .......... Archie McGill
Jack Bernardi ...... Judge Weinberg
Vito Scotti ........ Charley
Albert Popwell ..... Logan
Louis Guss ......... Jack Benjamin
Michael Fox ........ Judge Graves
Royce Wallace ...... Mrs. Richie
Lou Kane ........... Iggie
Synopsis:
The charge is murder one and the accused is Shaft. The flashy detective
has gone undercover in New York's red-light district in an attempt to
clear himself of a procurer's murder.

13Nov73 Hawkins #3 "A Life for a Life"

1.03 Shaft: HIT-RUN (90 min)
20Nov1973 CBS Tue
Directed by Harry Harris
Written by Ken Kolb
Director of photography Keith C. Smith
Guest cast:
Tony Curtis ........ Clifford Grayson
Howard Duff ........ Tom Oliver
Tony Geary ......... David Oliver
Don Matheson ....... Paul Hanson
Percy Rodriguez .... Marcus Lowell
Judy Pace .......... Ann Lowell
Nicky Blair ........ Harris
Jason Wingreen ..... Jacquard
Pat Delaney ........ Maria
Paula Shaw ......... Secretary
Ted Jordan ......... Pit Boss
Synopsis:
Shaft comes to the aid of a friends' son who is accused of killing
someone in a hit-and-run accident with a stolen car.

4Dec73 Hawkins #4 "Blood Feud"

1.04 Shaft: THE KIDNAPPING (90 min)
11Dec1973 CBS Tue
Directed by Alexander Singer
Written by William Read Woodfield & Allan Balter
Director of photography Michael Hugo
Guest cast:
Paul Burke ......... Elliot Williamson
Karen Carlson ...... Nancy Williamson
Jayne Kennedy ...... Debbie
Greg Mullavey ...... Beck
Vic Brandt ......... Leo
Timothy Scott ...... Hayden
Nicholas Beauvy .... Matthew Potter
Frank Marth ........ Sheriff Bradley
Philip Kenneally ... Deputy Waiter
Erik Holland ....... Deputy Daley
Frank Whiteman ..... Deputy Milton
Stephen Koit ....... Mr. Tolliver
Richard Stahl ...... Father
Joseph Petrullo .... Cab Driver
Robert Casper ...... Bank customer
Synopsis:
When Banker Elliot Williamson's wife is kidnaped, Shaft is hired to be
the go-between and deliver the ransom. [RF]

1.05 Shaft: COP KILLER (90 min)
01Jan1974 CBS Tue (rerun 23Jul74)
Directed by Lee Phillips
Written by Ken Kolb
Director of photography Keith C. Smith
Guest cast:
George Maharis ..... Wally Doyle (some sources say Larry)
Darren McGavin ..... Captain Brewster
James A. Watson Jr.. Officer Jerry Tyler
Richard Schaal ..... Tom Donegan
Arch Johnson ....... Brock
Mitzi Hoag ......... Helen Rossi
Talya Ferro ........ Eve
Kim Hamilton ....... Marcia
Max Gail ........... Tony (as Maxwell Gail Jr.)
Gene Elman ......... Dr. Meyer
Joseph George ...... Marks
Peter Cannon ....... Cargill
Synopsis:
Police corruption and attempted murder are the obstacles Shaft encounters
as he tries to clear a policeman framed for assault and extortion. [RF]

[--] 22Jan74 Hawkins #5 "Murder in the Slave Trade"

1.06 Shaft: THE CAPRICORN MURDERS (90 min)
29Jan1974 CBS Tue (rerun 06Aug74)
Directed by Allen Reisner
Written by Ellis Marcus
Director of photography Keith C. Smith
Guest cast:
David Hedison ...... Gil Kirkwood
Cathy Lee Crosby ... Joanna Kirkwood
Arthur O'Connell ... Frank Lucas
Don Knight ......... J.L. Teague
Robert Phillips .... Praeger
Candice Rialson .... Myrna
Thelma Pelish ...... Carol
Gil Perkins ........ Gunther
Jo Ella Deffenbaugh. Nicky
June Dayton ........ Bank Teller
Dean Harens ........ Bank Officer
Synopsis:
Arson, feigned death and treachy figure in a story that sets Shaft on
the bloody trail of ruthless executives and the priceless necklace they
stole. [RF]

5Feb74 Hawkins #6 "Murder on the 13th Floor"

1.07 Shaft: THE MURDER MACHINE (90 min) (final episode)
19Feb1974 CBS Tue
Directed by Lawrence Dobkin
Written by William Read Woodfield
Director of photography Keith C. Smith
Guest cast:
Clu Gulager ........ Richard Quayle
Fionnula Flanagan .. Louise Quayle
Judie Stein ........ Laura Parks
Mills Watson ....... Kassner
Joe Warfield ....... Gerald Wallace
Sheldon Altman ..... Higget
Janice Durkin ...... Girl
John Garwood ....... Plainclothesman
Synopsis:
Shaft accompanies his friends Laura Parks and Gerald Wallace to City
Hall for their wedding ceremony when an explosion meant to kill a
material witness in a murder crime ends up killing the groom-to-be. [RF]

5Mar74 Hawkins #7 "Candidate for Murder


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