The Rockford Files


Season 1, Ep 23, Aired 3/7/75
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  • Episode Description
  • Jim works for Edward Moss of an Insurance Company to locate Nancy Wade, whose mother has died and left her a sum of money. Jim has to locate Nancy through her aunt – Liu Eleanor, who gives Jim a letter from Nancy revealing a location in Las Vegas. Jim travels to Vegas with instructions to give Nancy her cashiers cheque, have it notorised and paid into a bank. Jim finds her in a motel giving her the news of the money, She agrees to go to the bank and open an account, so disguises herself in a large coat, hat and glasses. They go to the bank, but Strock the bank teller reveal Nancy has an account open containing thousands of dollars. Nancy sneaks off but is kiddnapped by two men. Jim returns to her motel room but is hit on the head and has his wallet and cheque stolen. Jim drives around Las Vegas and fnds a bilboard on a casino where Nancy sings. Jim watches her lead away by the men and taken to a ranch. Jim sees Tom Robertson and Ken Mamato arguing, and Jim rescues Nancy, who reveals she is srtunk in a singin contract and being used to launder illegally obtained money. Jim meets with Mamoto who has been swindled by Robertson and convines him to meet Robertson again to look at phoney accounts while Jim breaks in and steals the real accounts. Jim proposes an exchange with Robertson at the Boulder Dam – the account ledgers for the cheque and wallet…moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • James Garner

    Jim Rockford

  • Edward J. Lakso

  • Mitchell Lindemann

  • Lou Antonio

  • Jesse Welles

    Nancy Wade

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (3)

    • Strock: She's a very strange young lady.
      Jim: When somebody has $300,000 in the bank, you don't call them strange.
      Strock: What do you call them?
      Jim: Eccentric.

    • Nancy Wade: You don't understand, do you? You don't know how much trouble you are in?
      Jim: I have been shot at, hit over the head, robbed of $10,000 dollars and, incredible as it may seem, all by myself I figured it out that I was in little trouble. Now I'd like to know why.

    • Nancy: I know you mean well Jim and I know you only want to do what's best for me but, bug off!

    Notes (1)

    • Actress Jesse Welles would appear again in "2 Into 5.56 Won't Go" and "A Different Drummer", playing in a different role each time.

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