SurfSide 6

ABC (ended 1962)




Episode Guide

  • Season 1
    • Country Gentleman
      An ex-con from New York, determined to crash Miami's high society, moves into town with his "former" muscle man, Stinger. No one believes his "gone straight" story, however, including "former" Assistant D. A. Dave - especially when folks begin turning up dead.
    • High Tide
      High Tide
      Episode 2
      Gun moll Jill Murray shows up at the houseboat, describing herself as "a boring stenographer on vacation", and begs the detectives to save her from her old boyfriend. Sandy takes her for a drink, but before he can find out who the three thugs trailing her really are - Jill disappears.moreless
    • The Clown
      The Clown
      Episode 3
      When Dave organizes a birthday party for the son of a hated, exiled dictator living in Miami, the father is murdered and Lt. Snedigar is certain that he has the killer cold - Pepe the Clown.
    • According to Our Files
      Bearer bonds have been missing for almost seven years while the man convicted of their embezzlement has languished in prison. Then an insurance agent asks Sandy to help recover the bonds before his company has to pay on the policy. One problem: every lead in the case turns out to be bad - or dead.moreless
    • Local Girl
      Local Girl
      Episode 5
      Showgirl Darcy Peyton is on the run with $20,000 in bribe money intended to free the brother of the man pursuing her. She hires Ken as a bodyguard to accompany her back to her hometown, but her happy homecoming is marred by a shotgun blast - from her father.
    • Par-a-kee
      Episode 6
      Daphne goes to visit her horse, Par-a-kee, at the stable the night before a race. She interrupts a man trying to inject the horse with a fatal virus. Daphne's father hires Dave to investigate, while a bookie begins spreading rumors about the Dutton stable to have Par-a-kee disqualified.
    • Deadly Male
      Deadly Male
      Episode 7
      When a two-timing wife turns up dead, the husband, always the main suspect, hires Dave and Ken to discover who the real killer is. Once they start digging, however, they uncover a nasty case of blackmail and events take a vicious turn.
    • Power of Suggestion
      Convinced her boss is trying to hypnotize her into killing someone, a mind reader's assistant hires Dave to look after her.
    • Odd Job
      Odd Job
      Episode 9
      On his way to a critical company meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Ken is kidnapped by men posing as police officers. After escaping, he continues on to the meeting - only to discover that an imposter has already contacted the man who hired him.
    • The International Net
      Producer Mike Hogan's wife intercepts a message implicating her husband as a murderer. After a second note is discovered, Ken and Sandy are hired to find out who sent it. Then a man the producer hated, a former love rival, turns up dead - and there are no shortage of suspects.moreless
    • The Frightened Canary
      An obnoxious nightclub comedian becomes vicious when a pretty, young singer rejects his advances. After she publicly embarrasses him, he vows revenge and frames her for murder.
    • Girl in the Galleon
      A salvage diver hired to explore a sunken Spanish galleon finds five boxes of gold doubloons - and a girl's body! The next day, after asking for a share of the find, the diver turns up dead, an apparent drowning victim. Believing his death may be related to the missing body of the girl, Sandy and Ken investigate - and discover all that glitters isn't Spanish gold.moreless
    • Bride and Seek
      Bride and Seek
      Episode 13
      Dave is asked by a woman to find her missing husband. While investigating he discovers he's not the only one looking for the missing man -- and the woman who hired him isn't really the bride she claims to be.
    • Little Star Lost
      Little Star Lost
      Episode 14
      When a beautiful starlet finds out she is adopted, her old friend Sandy tries to keep her from being duped by someone claiming to be her real mother.
    • Heels Over Head
      Heels Over Head
      Episode 15
      Dave and Ken are dropped into a criminal's hunt for $70,000 after Dave refuses the job of protecting a closed-mouth man who leaves behind a letter with a fake address and blank paper inside.
    • Facts on the Fire
      Facts on the Fire
      Episode 16
      A woman has an unusual request of Ken: she wants him to prove that she's guilty of murdering her husband, although she was cleared of wrongdoing by an inquest. Before he begins investigating in earnest Ken is beaten up by some "admirers" of the dead man and ordered to make certain his investigation does prove her guilty. The more Ken digs, the more he uncovers that makes it appear that the woman did murder her husband.moreless
    • Yesterday's Hero
      Yesterday's Hero
      Episode 17
      Dave has wounds from the past opened up over his best friend from the Korean War. The man was reported to have been executed by a dictator for aiding revolutionaries, but his widow shows up and claims she wired him money long after the alleged execution. Dave tries to find his old buddy while controlling his feelings for his friend's wife and dealing with the suspicious exiles.moreless
    • Thieves Among Honor
    • License to Steal
      License to Steal
      Episode 19
      A former USO singer who knew Dave in Korea is trying to make a name for herself. To help, she gets a "gimmick" - $130,000 worth of jewelry to attract publicity. The "gimmick" indeed attracts publicity -- thieves, who rob the nightclub during the show.
    • Race Against Time
      Race Against Time
      Episode 20
      Dave is poisoned while flying back to Miami. Ken and Sandy have five hours to find what poison was used in order to save Dave's life. That task is complicated by uncooperative passengers from Dave's flight and the accidental death of the prime suspect, a man Dave once prosecuted.
    • Black Orange Blossoms
      Barbara Page, a friend of Sandy's, invites him to Jamaica to celebrate a carnival. While there, a friend of Barbara's father dies from a snake bite. Since there are no poisonous snakes on Jamaica, one of the plantation workers, often accused of importing poisonous snakes for voodoo rituals, is the prime suspect. Both Barbara's father and the plantation worker ask Sandy to investigate.moreless
    • The Chase
      The Chase
      Episode 22
      Dave Thorne aids a murder witness.
    • Ghost of a Chance
      Ghost of a Chance
      Episode 23
      A Treasury Department engraver retiree disappears from Bass Creek on his honeymoon. A federal agent thinks he's being forced to work with conterfeiters so she hires Ken, who vacations frequently at Bass Creek. When they arrive, posing as newlyweds, Ken discovers that his old friends have been replaced by new, unfriendly owners.moreless
    • The Impractical Joker
    • Inside Job
      Inside Job
      Episode 25
      A man suspects that his bank is going to be robbed because he has seen the pattern before. The police cannot act on hunches, so the man hires Dave to gather information and to possibly infiltrate the group planning the robbery.
    • Invitation to a Party
      A young woman feels she is being blackmailed to keep an accident from making headlines and ruining her father's chance at political office. To prove her case Sandy poses as the wild son of a millionaire who is in danger of having his inheritance cut off if he gets into trouble.moreless
    • Spring Training
      Spring Training
      Episode 27
      The manager of a baseball team hires Ken, a one-time aspiring pitcher, to keep tabs on a rookie pitching sensation who may be involved with a bookie.
    • Double Image
      Double Image
      Episode 28
      Sandy meets a beautiful tourist, a woman who has a strange obsessive interest in a local mobster.
    • Circumstantial Evidence
      A performer in a water ski show is blackmailing her former boyfriend. He will lose a multi-million dollar inheritance if he gets married before the age of 30, but she discovers he secretly got married to a rival in the water ski show. When the woman turns up dead, Cha Cha's nephew, who had an almost obsessive crush on her, is implicated in the murder.moreless
    • Vengeance Is Bitter
    • Little Mister Kelly
    • Spinout at Sebring
      Spinout at Sebring
      Episode 32
    • The Bhoyo and the Blonde
      An Irish novelist, notorious for love of drink and women, is vacationing in Miami Beach. While drunk one night he witnesses a murder. The murderer cannot be sure if the man will remember what he saw, so he is marked for murder as well.
    • An Overdose of Justice
  • Season 2