Amateur detectives Nick and Nora Charles investigate various crimes.
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1959   1958   1957  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Nick and Nora investigate the murder of a bandleader in New York.

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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Nick investigates the case of a missing man and later a murder that is connected to Nora's family.

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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Nick and Nora are at their wisecracking best as they investigate murder and racketeering at a local race track.

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Complete series cast summary:
Peter Lawford ...  Nick Charles 72 episodes, 1957-1959
Phyllis Kirk ...  Nora Charles / ... 72 episodes, 1957-1959
Asta Asta ...  Asta 72 episodes, 1957-1959
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Nick Charles, an ex-private detective, marries Nora and lives in a luxurious Park Avenue apartment in New York City. Nick's former underworld friends still hang around and get him involved in a number of crimes that he solves. Beatrice Dane is a beautiful con artist using the alias "Blondie Collins" and Nora finds it difficult to be hospitable to her. Written by J.E. McKillop <jmckillo@notes.cc.bellcore.com>

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Comedy | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ella, él y Asta See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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Peter Lawford's mother, Mary Somerville, appeared as society columnist in the episode "Ring Around Rosie". See more »

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A bit of a classic
8 August 2000 | by bss-3See all my reviews

I remember this series so well. I was 5 years old. It seems there are no prints of this series. I think the dog was called Rusty. The show just had class and Peter Lawford, the star. Anyone with information please make contact


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