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Series regulars or semi-regulars in 'Dan August' in the 1970s:



1970s Episode Guide for 'Dan August':


(Episodes with dates prior to 1970 aired as reruns during the '70s.)

September 23, 1970: Murder By Proxy
Season 1, episode 1
W: Robert C. Dennis   D: George McCowan

With Diana Muldaur (Elizabeth), Burr DeBenning, Anne Francis (Nina Porter), Roger Perry, Milton Selzer, Ford Rainey.
Dramatic adventures of a detective-lieutenant in the homicide division of a small coastal city in California. He works in his hometown and is personally acquainted with many of its people who represent a cross-section of ethnic, social and economic groups. In this episode the body of an auto racer is found inside a car at the bottom of a shallow lake.

September 30, 1970: Murder In A Small Town
Season 1, episode 2
W: Robert Dozier   D: Harvey Hart

With Ricardo Montalban (Manuel Acaba), John Marley (Sam Mirakian), Anna Navarro (Consuelo), Cal Bellini (Jose).
At the height of tension between Chicano field hands and Anglo growers, the death of a little Mexican-American girl in a bus crash threatens the community with an outbreak of violence.

October 7, 1970: Love Is A Nickel Bag
Season 1, episode 3
W: Arthur Weingarten   D: George McCowan

With Annette O'Toole (Robbie Wagner), Brad David (Avery Corman), June Dayton (Mrs. Corman).
A teenage pot party in the home of a respected middle-class family ends in tragedy when the 16-year-old host is found dead from an overdose of pure heroin.

October 14, 1970: The King Is Dead
Season 1, episode 4
W: Jack Turley   D: Gene Nelson

With Dabney Coleman (Rick Bessett), Janice Rule (Thelma Venable), Mark Roberts (Spence), Richard Van Vleet (Robert Gans), Jane Elliot (Pleasance), Fred Beir (Harlan Venable).
The murder of a well-known philanthropist is investigated by August. He is particularly interested because the man helped him through college.

October 21, 1970: In The Eyes Of God
Season 1, episode 5
W: Barry Trivers   D: Harvey Hart

With Steven Benson (Paramedic), James Best (Wiley), Donna Mills, Bradford Dillman (Matthew Costa).
Dan August's investigation into the attempted murder of an elderly priest leads to a young priest who recently renounced his vows -- and a possible link to a series of brutal ice pick slayings.

October 28, 1970: The Color Of Fury
Season 1, episode 6
W: William Wood   D: Harvey Hart

With Ray Danton (Andriotti), Nehemiah Persoff (Leo Cussoni), Raymond St. Jacques (Jimmy Barlowe), Richard O'Brien (Marston).
A black militant is suspected of murdering the sister of a Santa Luisa city councilman who bitterly opposes the black movement.

November 4, 1970: Invitation To A Murder
Season 1, episode 7
W: Mel Goldberg   D: Robert Douglas

With Barney Phillips (Mike Golden), Alexandra Hay (Eadie Parker), Michael Strong (Amos Barnes), Kaz Garas (Phillip Henderson), Tim O'Connor (Max Winslow).
A newspaper columnist seems more vengeful than bereaved when his spoiled daughter is found dead on the beach. He complicates the investigation and creates political pressure for August and the Santa Luisa police.

November 11, 1970: The Union Forever
Season 1, episode 8
W: Chester Krumholz   D: George McCowan

With Andrew Prine (Terry Young), Paul Bryan, Joan Van Ark, Linda Marsh (Eleanor Zachary), Frank Campanella, Joe De Santis, Vic Morrow (Steve Harrison).
The assassination of a labor union president involves possible blackmail.

November 18, 1970: Epitaph For A Swinger
Season 1, episode 9
W: Nicholas E. Baehr   D: Lewis Allen

With Norman Alden (Benjamin Marsh), Robert Hogan (Van Evans), William Mims (Geller), John Milford (Dave Lally), Gordon Pinsent (Frank Fairley), Brooke Bundy (Joan Smith), Julie Adams (Patricia Fairley).
August investigates the murder of a playboy in a swinging singles apartment.

November 25, 1970: When The Shouting Dies
Season 1, episode 10
W: Robert Dozier   D: Robert Totten

With Mike Henry (Heap Canfield), Vera Miles (Carla), Victor French (Art Bowman).
August refuses to accept evidence placing an old high school football buddy among prime suspects in the murder of a woman.

December 2, 1970: The Soldier
Season 1, episode 11
W: Stephen Kandel   D: Lewis Allen

With Hal Lynch (Willis), Ron Pinkard (Harry Tate), Peter Deanda (Charity Jackson), Arch Johnson (Sergeant Forbes), Larry Ward (Captain Kent), Lynne Marta (Jody Forbes), Michael Ontkean (Mike Foschke), Will Kuluva (Jacob Foschke), Donna Baccala (Deborah King), Jack Ging (Sgt. Pollock).
A decorated war hero, member of the military police, dies of wounds a few minutes after arresting a private-turned-pacifist in a Santa Luisa church. By the time August reaches the scene of the crime, only a pocket knife, the murder weapon, is found.

December 9, 1970: The Trouble With Women
Season 1, episode 12

With Laurence Luckinbill (Arthur Coleman), Robert Fuller, Quinn O'Hara (Saundra Talbot).

December 16, 1970: Quadrangle For Death
Season 1, episode 13
W: Stephen Kandel, Norman Katkov   D: Nick Webster

With Jenny Sullivan, John Ritter, Richard Basehart, Robert Lipton.
In the midst of campus turmoil brought on by the firing of a controversial professor, August investigates the death of the college's chancellor, a deliberate killing by a car driven at high speed.

December 23, 1970: The Titan
Season 1, episode 14
W: Robert C. Dennis, Richard Carr   D: George McCowan

With Barney Phillips (Mike Golden), Barry Sullivan (Pete Killian), Robert Fuller (Bill Britain), Nancy Malone (Doris Galvin), Sherry Lansing (Jennifer), Frank Maxwell (Henry Craig), Joan Huntington (Diana Conroy), Arell Blanton (Rocko), Lenore Stevens (Connie).
August investigates the shotgun murder of a local Lothario and finds evidence of the victim's involvement with a millionaire, his glamorous wife, an ex-police officer and a drug pusher.

December 30, 1970: Passing Fair
Season 1, episode 15
W: Warren Duff   D: Arnold Laven

With Beth Brickell (Laura), Lee Philips (Russell), Michael Tolan (John Emerson), Cliff Gorman (Dr. Swift), Steven Benson (Paramedic).
While looking into the murder and robbery of a Santa Luisa psychiatrist, Det. August finds evidence that the victim was blackmailing a patient.

January 14, 1971: The Assassin
Season 1, episode 16
W: Mel Goldberg   D: Gene Nelson

With John Beck (Steve Phipps), Carolyn Jones (Margo Davis), Gary Collins (Larry Edwards), Charles MacCauley, Hal Baylor Bill Erwin, Joan Hackett (Nancy Williams).
As Santa Luisa police chief Untermeyer goes to the aid of a panicked friend, an unseen rifleman knocks him down and kills her.

January 21, 1971: Death Chain
Season 1, episode 17
W: Robert C. Dennis   D: Ralph Senensky

With Peter Hooten (Troy Stedman), Chris Robinson (Stan Manders), Ken Scott (Esseltine), Dean Harens (Thomas Howard), Sheilah Wells (Sharon), Ahna Capri (Linda Perry), Gerald S. O'Loughlin (Dominic Lazar), Jan-Michael Vincent (Kevin Colter).
Det. August investigates the slaying of a woman last seen accepting a ride with several teenage boys.

January 28, 1971: Dead Witness To A Killing
Season 1, episode 18
W: Arthur Weingarten   D: Ralph Senensky

With Monte Markham (Frank Devlin), Barney Phillips (Mike Golden), Martin Sheen (Norman Sayles), Laurence Luckinbill (Arthur Coleman), Charles Bateman (Peter Radin), John Lasell (Benjamin Wedlock).
The wife of Santa Luisa's assistant district attorney is found dead after threatening to reveal that a member of her family is a homosexual. Det. August's investigation is complicated when it is learned that the victim had a secret lover.

February 4, 1971: The Law
Season 1, episode 19
W: Mel Goldberg   D: Ralph Senensky

With Walter Pidgeon (Judge Anderson), Larry Hagman (Art Lewis), Lee Meriwether (Miranda Lewis), Jared Martin (Julian Rush), Don Hanmer (Robert Jenkins), Ted Gehring (Barkeep), Peter Dawson (Pawnbroker), Ian Sander (Clerk), Morris Buchanan (Raymond Welles), John Yates (Harris).
Dan August investigates the claim of self-defense by a retired judge who has killed an apparently unarmed stranger.

February 11, 1971: The Worst Crime
Season 1, episode 20
W: Richard Landau   D: Gerald Mayer

With Barney Phillips (Mike Golden), Sal Mineo (Mort Downes), Fernando Lamas (Tony Storm), Tom Troupe (Horace Fallon), Ellen Corby (Agnes Oakes), Paul Hampton (Wally Pierson), Jerry Douglas (Stan Palmer), Carol Daniels (Laurie White), Stephen Mines (Tracer), Marilyn Chris (Waitress), Dale Tarter (Lab Technician).
Enraged by the murder of a shy girl in a public park, Det. August orders a round-up of all known sexual offenders.

February 18, 1971: Circle Of Lies
Season 1, episode 21
W: Richard Benedict, Harry Kronman   D: Richard Benedict

With Christopher Connelly (Cory Davis), Jason Evers (Walter Boyd), Geraldine Brooks (Helen Mannering), Barbara Press (Jean).
August investigates the murder of a wealthy automobile manufacturer who was shot after firing a hot-tempered test driver.

February 25, 1971: Trackdown
Season 1, episode 22
W: Rick Husky   D: Jerry Jameson

With Julie Mannix (Chris Stafford), Karl Swenson (Aubrey Burnett), Gordon DeVol (Terry Stafford), John Bedford (Hunter), Nancy Fisher (Stephanie Paton), Michael Pataki (Eddie Downs), Stewart Moss (Darryl York).
Det. August hunts the killers of his close friend, who was gunned down while trying to prevent a holdup at the fairgrounds. The thieves -- three men and a woman -- masqueraded as hospital personnel and fled the scene in a stolen ambulance.

March 4, 1971: Bullet For A Hero
Season 1, episode 23
W: Nicholas E. Baehr   D: Ralph Senensky

With Mark Roberts (Spence), True Boardman (Earl Jackson), Amzie Strickland (Hilda Jackson), Tina Chen (Minh Sanh), Lou Antonio (Gordon Krager), Meg Foster (Em Jackson), Peter White (Jeremy Jackson), Robert Pine (Lt. Pete O'Connell), Jeff Morris (Wally Stevens), Peter Hobbs (Mayor).
Dan August investigates the death of a Santa Luisa war hero, found shot minutes before he was to appear at a testimonial banquet in his honor. The Medal of Honor winner was estranged from his wife and was romantically involved with a Vietnamese woman.

March 11, 1971: The Manufactured Man
Season 1, episode 24
W: Robert C. Dennis   D: Richard Benedict

With Barney Phillips (Mike Golden), Keith Andes (Lawrence Merrill), Billy Dee Williams (McAdams), Peter Brown, Harrison Ford, David Soul (Tersh Merrill), Mickey Rooney (O'Malley).
A candidate for governor, members of his staff and family, a drifter and a newsman are suspects in Det. August's murder investigation of a girl who was robbed and slain soon after her arrival in Santa Luisa.

March 18, 1971: The Meal Ticket
Season 1, episode 25
W: Robert Collins   D: Seymour Robbie

With Barney Phillips (Mike Golden), William Smith (Harry Carney), Don Stroud (Nick Rude), Dane Clark (Sammy Rude), Simon Oakland (Morey Abroms), Karin Wolfe (Tina Abroms), Art Aragon (Tiger).
August finds evidence that the death of a promising contender for the middleweight boxing title was murder.

March 25, 1971: Days Of Rage
Season 1, episode 26
W: Richard Landau   D: Ralph Senensky

With Shelly Novack (Matt Lawrence), Pamela McMyler (Elena Tanis), Alf Kjellin (Josef Tanis), Victor Holchak (Victor Sorenson), Simon Scott (Walter Hendricks), James MacHeath (Saul), Diana Hyland (Phyllis Hendricks).
As a convicted revolutionary is being transported to prison, a gun battle breaks out in which the convict is killed. Dan discovers that the weapons involved in the shooting were purchased with funds provided by the wife of a wealthy businessman.

April 1, 1971: Prognosis: Homicide
Season 1, episode 27
W: Robert C. Dennis   D: Virgil Vogel

With Ena Hartman (Katy Grant), Jerry Ayres (Dr. Rodell), Chris Robinson (Stan Mander), Fritz Weaver (Dr. Michael Serling), Susan Oliver (Leona Serling).
A pair of skid row derelicts die from the effects of poisoned whiskey intended for a prominent surgeon.


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