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Six Superior Skirts 

A charity benefit with debutantes of 6 American cities; each is wearing jewelry from a prized collection. A diamond replaced with a fake. Bailey, Kookie, and others are present to protect the jewelry. Miss Augusta (GA) likes Kookie.

Director:

André De Toth (as Andre de Toth)

Writers:

William L. Stuart (teleplay), Richard Wormser (story)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Efrem Zimbalist Jr. ... Stuart Bailey
Edd Byrnes ... Kookie (as Edward Byrnes)
Louis Quinn ... Pete Roscoe
Jacqueline Beer ... Suzanne Fabry
Abraham Sofaer ... M. Halevy
Kaye Elhardt Kaye Elhardt ... Wanda Hill
Diane McBain ... Laura Stanley
Joyce Meadows Joyce Meadows ... Blaise Newsome
Ralph Clanton Ralph Clanton ... Al Mulden
Byron Keith ... Lt. Roy Gilmore
Robert Carson ... Charles Prinz
William Hudson ... Phil Ashton (as Bill Hudson)
Dennis McCarthy Dennis McCarthy ... Detective Feldman
Stephen Chase ... Dr. Graham
Dorothea Lord ... Doris
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Storyline

A high end charity fundraiser is being held at Dino's, the private event being televised to bring further publicity. Among the highlights are the six young socialites chosen from around the country to model a total of $1 million dollars worth of jewels being loaned by jeweler, Halevy. Stuart has been hired by the insurance company to oversee the security of the jewels. After the organizers deal with a medical incident where "Miss Boston" Laura Stanley, a diabetic, goes into what is eventually deemed insulin shock, Halevy notices that the Morfield diamond necklace she was wearing, it valued at $100,000, has been replaced by a fake. The incident occurred when Stuart was dealing with another issue in the main room, namely throwing out known jewel thief, Phil Ashton. Halevy eventually receives a ransom request to pay the $100,000 after what would be the end of the charity event for return of the diamond, which may be a more palatable option to the insurance company than they paying the ... Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 October 1959 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The first time that a song, besides the series theme song, is listed in the end credits, the song in question being "Kookie's Love Song". See more »

Quotes

Mary Kaye: [after her trio completes a performance of a love song for Kookie to his impromptu date] Hey Kookie, am I ginchy?
Kookie: [followed by he planting a thankful kiss on her cheek] Ginchy? That's the squarest, doll! You're the skizziest!
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Soundtracks

Mountain Greenery
(uncredited)
Music by Richard Rodgers
Performed by The Frankie Ortega Trio
[Played when the girl asks if they can take off the jewelry]
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Bevy of beauties
21 February 2017 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

This assignment is going to be a labor of love for one Gerald Kookson,III as he and Roscoe are with Stu Bailey as he gets a job acting as security for a valuable jewel collection. The jewels you see are worn around the necks of a bevy of beauties in a traveling exhibition. Only in Los Angeles one very valuable diamond is popped from its setting and the crook(s) want a hefty ransom for it.

As I said Kookie really has a problem keeping his mind on business, but serious business it is for Efrem Zimbalist. With a pair of accomplices from the show they have one clever hiding place for the jewel.

Doing this caper is a master jewel thief that the police in the person of semi-regular Byron Keith want very much to nail. Unlike a lot of mysteries there is no antagonism between the cops and the PIs. Keith works quite regularly with Bailey&Spencer and is always glad for the help.

A constant on this series.


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