Rockford Files Season 1

Rockford Files Season 1 Episode 1

Episode 1 - [The Kirkoff Case]
Details : Rockford is hired by Larry Kirkoff to find the identity of his parents killer. There are a number of possible suspects including Travis Buckman and Tawnia Baker who were lovers of Mrs. and Mr. Kirkoff respectively. The police actually suspect Larry of the crime but lack of evidence prevents them from making a case against him. Rockford's investigation runs him afoul of some pretty bad men who want everyone to go on thinking Larry killed them.
Guest Cast and Crew : Julie Sommars as Tawnia Baker | Roger Davis as Travis Buckman | James Woods as Larry Kirkoff |
Air Date : Sep. 13, 1974

Rockford Files Season 1 Episode 2

Episode 2 - [The Dark And Bloody Ground]
Details : Jim reluctantly agrees to work for Beth Davenport. His job is to help her prove her client Ann Calhoun is innocent of the crime she is accused of; murdering her husband Kevin Calhoun. Jim's investigation takes him to the town of Parker Arizona where the Calhouns are from. He digs up info someone doesn't want found out and is almost killed trying to return to L.A. Socialites Clyde Russell and Elizabeth Gorman who were throwing a party the Calhouns attended are also investigated. Jim's investigation is making someone nervous as another attempt is made on his life.
Guest Cast and Crew : Linden Chiles as Elliot Malcolm | Nancy Malone as Elizabeth | Patricia Smith as Ann Calhoun | Gretchen Corbett as Beth Davenport |
Air Date : Sep. 20, 1974

Rockford Files Season 1 Episode 3

Episode 3 - [The Countess]
Details : Jim is helping a Countess avoid a blackmailer but is then charged for the Blackmailer murder...
Guest Cast and Crew : Susan Strasberg as Deborah Ryder | Art Lund as Mike Ryder | Richard Gautier as Carl Brego | Harold J. Stone as Sorrell | James Cromwell as Terry | Florence Lake as Old Woman | Tom Atkins as Alex Diel | Gretchen Corbett as Beth Davenport |
Air Date : Sep. 27, 1974

Rockford Files Season 1 Episode 4

Episode 4 - [Exit Prentiss Carr]
Details : Jim finds the murdered body of Prentiss Carr in his hotel room and after reporting the incident to the police learns it has been classified as suicide...
Guest Cast and Crew : Corinne Camacho as Janet Carr (as Corinne Michaels) | Warren J. Kemmerling as Police Lt. Earl Furlong (as Warren Kemmerling) | Mills Watson as Police Sergeant Larsen | Stephen McNally as Police Chief Austen Bailey |
Air Date : Oct. 04, 1974

Rockford Files Season 1 Episode 5

Episode 5 - [Tall Woman In Red Wagon]
Details : Jim helps a journalist trace the whereabouts of her friend and has to adopt a series of covers in order to obtain the information as well as contend with a mobsters goons and a Treasury Agent...
Guest Cast and Crew : Sian Barbara Allen as Sandra Turkel | George DiCenzo as Harry Stoner | John Crawford as Dr. Kenilworth | Susan Damante as Charlotte Duskey |
Air Date : Oct. 11, 1974

Rockford Files Season 1 Episode 6

Episode 6 - [This Case Is Closed]
Details : While investigating the fiance of Warren Jamison's daughter Jim experiences some strange events which include kidnapping by the mob and the FBI who are anxious to get a statement - it all relates back to Jim recent trip to Newark...
Guest Cast and Crew : Joseph Cotten as Warner Jameson | Sharon Gless as Susan Jameson | James McEachin as FBI Agent David Shore |
Air Date : Oct. 18, 1974

Rockford Files Season 1 Episode 7

Episode 7 - [The Big Ripoff]
Details : Suspecting her ex-lover was killed by his wife a woman hires Rockford to jet to Europe to compile evidence. After a fling with the widow Rockford suspects Steve Nelson faked his death.
Guest Cast and Crew : Jill Clayburgh as Marilyn Polonski | Norman Burton as Melvyn Moss (as Normann Burton) | Fred Beir as Steve Nelson / Dennis Rains | Bruce Kirby as Carl Lemay | Suzanne Somers as Ginny Nelson |
Air Date : Oct. 25, 1974

Rockford Files Season 1 Episode 8

Episode 8 - [Find Me If You Can]
Details : Rockford reluctantly takes a unique assignment: a beautiful mystery woman wants him to find her to see if someone she fears could also track her down. With a check poised to bounce the ex-con PI needs the retainer to balance his always-challenged checking account. When Rockford checks with a local police department he worms out a chilling piece of data: she's been dating Denver Mafia capo-regime hot-tempered Ralph Correll. But the more Barbara Kelbaker strings along Jim Rockford the more he's charmed into helping the desperate 30 something.
Guest Cast and Crew : Joan Van Ark as Barbara Kelbaker (as Joan Van Arc) | Paul Michael Glaser as Ralph Correll | Richard Drout Miller as Sgt. Doane | Joseph Stern as Morgan Tallman | Jimmy Lydon as Wyatt (as James Lydon) |
Air Date : Nov. 01, 1974

Rockford Files Season 1 Episode 9

Episode 9 - [In Pursuit Of Carol Thorne]
Details : Jim tails a woman just released from prison. She was involved in a robbery of a Marine Payroll. The mastermind of the crime and his henchman follow her as well. They search for the remaining robber who wound up with the loot.
Guest Cast and Crew : Lynette Mettey as Carol Thorne (as Lynnette Mettey) | Robert Symonds as Mr. Hoad / Miles Keeley | Bill Fletcher as Nate Spinella |
Air Date : Nov. 08, 1974

Rockford Files Season 1 Episode 10

Episode 10 - [The Dexter Crisis]
Details : Rockford ends up in the Nevada desert (starting with the bright lights of Las Vegas) searching for a rich guy's mistress and her suitcase of precious documents.
Guest Cast and Crew : Lee Purcell as Susan Parsons | Linda Kelsey as Louise Henderson | Ron Soble as Kermit Higby | Tim O'Connor as Charles Dexter |
Air Date : Nov. 15, 1974

Rockford Files Season 1 Episode 11

Episode 11 - [Caledonia-It's Worth A Fortune!]
Details : When knowledge of a critically ill convict's hidden fortune comes to light Rockford becomes involved in helping the con's wife find the treasure before his former partner arrives and demands his share.
Guest Cast and Crew : Shelley Fabares as Jolene Hyland | Ramon Bieri as Sheriff Homer Prouty | Richard Schaal as Leonard Blair | William Traylor as Wilson | Sid Haig as B.J. |
Air Date : Dec. 06, 1974

Rockford Files Season 1 Episode 12

Episode 12 - [Profit And Loss Part 1]
Details : Jim investigates a large corporation when one of its executives is kidnapped and the wife of another executive claims the company murdered her husband.
Guest Cast and Crew : Paul Jenkins as Stan Gorrick | Ned Beatty as Leon Fielder | Sharon Spelman as Doris Parker | Gretchen Corbett as Beth Davenport |
Air Date : Dec. 20, 1974

Rockford Files Season 1 Episode 13

Episode 13 - [Profit And Loss Part 2]
Details : Rockford discovers the investment firm Fiscal Dynamics is a financial fraud and its president Leon Fielder will do anything to prevent him from destroying his company.
Guest Cast and Crew : Ned Beatty as Leon Fielder | Sharon Spelman as Doris Parker | Albert Paulsen as Kurt | Gretchen Corbett as Beth Davenport |
Air Date : Dec. 27, 1974

Rockford Files Season 1 Episode 14

Episode 14 - [Aura Lee Farewell]
Details : Jim's old friend Sara Butler hires him to find out the real reason her employee Aura Lee Benton died. The police believe it was a drug overdose but Sara is convinced she was murdered.
Guest Cast and Crew : Lindsay Wagner as Sara Butler | Greg Mullavey as Dirk Schaffer | Robert Webber as Sen. Evan Murdock | Kelly Lange as Commentator | Bill Mumy as Trask | Melissa Greene as Aura Lee |
Air Date : Jan. 03, 1975

Rockford Files Season 1 Episode 15

Episode 15 - [Sleight Of Hand]
Details : Jim's girlfriend suddenly disappears with no clue as to how or why. Lt. Diel thinks Rockford is probably responsible for her disappearance and orders him to stay away from the case. But Jim can't stop until he finds out what happened.
Guest Cast and Crew : Lara Parker as Diana Lewis | Pat Delaney as Karen Mills (as Pat Delany) | Allan Miller as Michael Cordeen | John Steadman as Morry Blauner | Gerald McRaney as Irv | Tom Atkins as Alex Diel | Director : William Wiard |
Air Date : Jan. 17, 1975

Rockford Files Season 1 Episode 16

Episode 16 - [Counter Gambit]
Details : Two former cons hire Rockford to find an old girlfriend. They actually want her valuable pearl necklace and implicate him as the thief. With Angel's help he'll get the pearls back and square himself with the police.
Guest Cast and Crew : Mary Frann as Valerie Thomas / Maria Heller | Eddie Fontaine as Moss Williams | Burr DeBenning as Harry Crown | Ford Rainey as Manny Tolan | M. Emmet Walsh as Edgar Burch | Garry Walberg as Arnold Cutter | Stuart Margolin as Angel Martin | Director : Jackie Cooper |
Air Date : Jan. 24, 1975

Rockford Files Season 1 Episode 17

Episode 17 - [Claire]
Details : Jim's old girlfriend Claire Prescott phones and asks him to help give her protection from 2 hoods chasing her. He soon discovers there's a missing undercover cop which puts him up against an arrogant Cpt. Highland as well.
Guest Cast and Crew : Lance LeGault as Stone (as W.L. LeGault) | Jackie Cooper as Capt. Highland | Lane Smith as Willett | M.P. Murphy as Carl | Douglas Fowley as Ted (as Douglas V. Fowley) | Director : William Wiard |
Air Date : Jan. 31, 1975

Rockford Files Season 1 Episode 18

Episode 18 - [Say Goodbye To Jennifer]
Details : John Micelli's an old war buddy of Jim' who's now a fashion photographer. He hires Jim to track down a beautiful fashion model whom the authorities claim is dead; killed in a fiery multi-car accident but he thinks otherwise. As Jim starts to look into this he runs into several intimidating figure who want to make certain she stays that way.
Guest Cast and Crew : Héctor Elizondo as John Micelli | Pamela Hensley as Jennifer Ryburn | Ken Swofford as P.I. Floyd Ross | Katherine Woodville as Marilyn Rae (as Kate Woodville) | Thayer David as Carl Birrell | Regis Cordic as Dr. Evan Stuart (as Regis J. Cordic) | Len Lesser as Colby | Director : Jackie Cooper |
Air Date : Feb. 07, 1975

Rockford Files Season 1 Episode 19

Episode 19 - [Charlie Harris At Large]
Details : Charlie Harris Rockford's former cell mate is suspected of murdering his rich wife and is on the run. He calls on Rockford to find his alibi witness a mystery woman with whom he was having an affair.
Guest Cast and Crew : Tony Musante as Charlie Harris | Warner Anderson as Alfred Bannister | Diana Muldaur as Linda Bannister | David Spielberg as Police Sgt. Tom Garvey | Gretchen Corbett as Beth Davenport | Director : Russ Mayberry |
Air Date : Feb. 14, 1975

Rockford Files Season 1 Episode 20

Episode 20 - [The Four Pound Brick]
Details : A cop dies in an accident that his mother refuses to accept. Rocky offers Jim's services free of charge. After begrudgingly accepting the case he discovers that dirty cops might be involved which then pits him against a very angry Lt. Diel.
Guest Cast and Crew : Edith Atwater as Kate Banning | William Watson as Ross | Jess Walton as Laura Smith | Tom Atkins as Alex Diel | Stuart Margolin as Angel Martin | Bruce Tuthill as Bomb Squad Officer / Officer / Club Attendant / Murray Gaines | Director : Lawrence Doheny |
Air Date : Feb. 21, 1975

Rockford Files Season 1 Episode 21

Episode 21 - [Just By Accident]
Details : A race car driver dies in an apparent accident that his mother an old friend of Jim's thinks was no accident. It turns out he was part of an insurance scam outfit and they soon have a similar plan for Rockford.
Guest Cast and Crew : Neva Patterson as Louise Hartman | Steven Keats as Duane Bailey | David Spielberg as Police Sgt. Tom Garvey | Fred Sadoff as Matt Springfield | E.J. Peaker as Jeannie Szymczyk | Joey Aresco as Billy Jo Hartman | Director : Jerry London |
Air Date : Feb. 28, 1975

Rockford Files Season 1 Episode 22

Episode 22 - [Roundabout]
Details : An insurance company hires Rockford to locate a missing woman who is due an inheritance. He finds her in Las Vegas where she is an unwitting pawn in a money laundering operation.
Guest Cast and Crew : Jesse Welles as Nancy Wade | Ron Rifkin as Tom Robertson | Mills Watson as Edward Moss | Frank Michael Liu as Kenneth Mamato | Virginia Gregg as Eleanor | Director : Lou Antonio |
Air Date : Mar. 07, 1975