SurfSide 6

ABC (ended 1962)




Episode Guide

    • The Quarterback
      The Quarterback
      Season 2 - Episode 16
      A woman, the former girlfriend of a convicted mob boss, tells Lt. Plehn's brother, a star quarterback preparing to play in the Orange Bowl, that she is Lt. Plehn's mistress, and he stole evidence. Her boyfriend approaches the football star and tells him that, unless he throws the outcome of the Orange Bowl, the district attorney will be contacted and Lt. Plehn will be arrested. The charges aren't true, but the quarterback is so angry at his brother over the story that he refuses to talk to him. Sandy knows something is wrong after he sees Lt. Plehn's brother with a racketeer, but he has only one day before the big game to sort everything out.moreless
    • Inside Job
      Inside Job
      Season 1 - 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.
    • License to Steal
      License to Steal
      Season 1 - 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.
    • Vengeance Is Bitter
      Vengeance Is Bitter
      Season 1 - Episode 30
    • High Tide
      High Tide
      Season 1 - 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
    • Race Against Time
      Race Against Time
      Season 1 - 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.
    • The Frightened Canary
      The Frightened Canary
      Season 1 - Episode 11
      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.
    • An Overdose of Justice
      An Overdose of Justice
      Season 1 - Episode 34
    • Local Girl
      Local Girl
      Season 1 - 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.
    • Power of Suggestion
      Power of Suggestion
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      Convinced her boss is trying to hypnotize her into killing someone, a mind reader's assistant hires Dave to look after her.
    • Thieves Among Honor
      Thieves Among Honor
      Season 1 - Episode 18
    • Country Gentleman
      Country Gentleman
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      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.
    • Midnight for Prince Charming
      Midnight for Prince Charming
      Season 2 - Episode 40
      As part of the latest scheme of a husband and wife con artist team the husband seeks to hire Ken, portraying his wife as cheating on him with the intended scam victim. Ken refuses to take the job because the man named is a friend and frequent client, but he becomes involved when a cohort of the couple turns up dead.moreless
    • Pattern for a Frame
      Pattern for a Frame
      Season 2 - Episode 14
      A judge's daughter trips and falls on the beach near Ken, injuring her ankle. The "accident" leads to the two going out for dinner. What Ken doesn't know is the woman is being blackmailed by a racket boss to lure Ken into a trap where he will be accused of murder.moreless
    • Yesterday's Hero
      Yesterday's Hero
      Season 1 - 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
    • Double Image
      Double Image
      Season 1 - Episode 28
      Sandy meets a beautiful tourist, a woman who has a strange obsessive interest in a local mobster.
    • The Chase
      The Chase
      Season 1 - Episode 22
      Dave Thorne aids a murder witness.
    • Dead Heat
      Dead Heat
      Season 2 - Episode 33
    • According to Our Files
      According to Our Files
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      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
    • Par-a-kee
      Season 1 - 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.
    • The Roust
      The Roust
      Season 2 - Episode 15
      When Ken inquires as to why his partner left the Boom Boom Room in an angry huff, Dave says he saw a man he wanted to kill. The man in question is Bernard "Chilly" Childress, a ruthless criminal whom Dave once unsuccessfully prosecuted in New York, and who was responsible for Dave once being shot in the chest. Lt. Plehn has word that Childress is planning on moving to Miami, so Dave sets out to do what he failed to do in New York: finish off Childress.moreless
    • Circumstantial Evidence
      Circumstantial Evidence
      Season 1 - Episode 29
      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
    • The Impractical Joker
      The Impractical Joker
      Season 1 - Episode 24
    • Deadly Male
      Deadly Male
      Season 1 - 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.
    • Spring Training
      Spring Training
      Season 1 - 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.
    • The International Net
      The International Net
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      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
    • Odd Job
      Odd Job
      Season 1 - 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.
    • Who Is Sylvia?
      Who Is Sylvia?
      Season 2 - Episode 21
      Sylvia, the head of a flourishing swimsuit company, walked off the job. Her husband hires Dave to find her, portraying her as mentally unstable and having made threats on his life. Dave finds Sylvia but she runs away rather than return to her business. When her husband turns up dead, Lt. Plehn seeks her arrest, ignoring the information Dave and Ken uncover about other possible suspects.moreless
    • Count Seven!
      Count Seven!
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      Ken is hired to investigate theft at an amusement park. He befriends a little girl while there, then finds himself between the girl's divorced parents when the man's fiancee turns up murdered and the little girl's stuffed birthday present is stolen at gunpoint from her home.
    • The Surfside Swindle
      The Surfside Swindle
      Season 2 - Episode 20
    • Elegy for a Bookkeeper
      Elegy for a Bookkeeper
      Season 2 - Episode 28
      A former client of Ken's is murdered in prison before he can be released to testify against a racket boss. In order to prove the boss was behind the murder, Ken must make everyone think the murdered man is still alive -- and that Ken and Dave have split up in an argument over the man's daughter.moreless
    • Spinout at Sebring
      Spinout at Sebring
      Season 1 - Episode 32
    • Many a Slip
      Many a Slip
      Season 2 - Episode 23
      Sandy is hired to find an old acquaintance, the director of a lingere show. He encounters a number of romantic double-crosses. One member of the show entourage turns up dead, an apparent suicide, but Sandy thinks otherwise.
    • The Clown
      The Clown
      Season 1 - 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.
    • Find Leroy Burdette
      Find Leroy Burdette
      Season 2 - Episode 22
      A woman from South Carolina shows up at the office while Ken's trying to go fishing and asks him to find the boyfriend that jilted her. Initially reluctant, Ken takes the job and discovers that her ex-boyfriend has mob ties. Meanwhile, Daphne and Cha Cha attempt to improve her wardrobe in case Ken finds her boyfriend, and Lt. Plehn is trying to establish a case on a murdered mobster.moreless
    • Girl in the Galleon
      Girl in the Galleon
      Season 1 - Episode 12
      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
    • Ghost of a Chance
      Ghost of a Chance
      Season 1 - 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
    • Vendetta Arms
      Vendetta Arms
      Season 2 - Episode 25
      Daphne befriends five retired old crooks sharing a house together. A young crook is staying there and is stealing things and threatening everyone.
    • Daphne, Girl Detective
      Daphne, Girl Detective
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      Daphne invites a friend of hers and her actor husband to a party on the houseboat. The couple argue and leave separately. He waits for Daphne's friend and kills her. Daphne strongly suspects this, but since Lt. Plehn and the SurfSide detectives refuse to listen to her theories she decides to take matters into her own hands.moreless
    • The Affairs at Hotel Delight
      The Affairs at Hotel Delight
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      While preparing to leave a tiny hotel Ken finds a young woman passed out in the hall outside his room. He revives her and discovers she is carrying $45,000 ransom money for her abducted boyfriend. Ken, against his better judgment, decides to help her "negotiate" with the kidnappers because she is $5,000 short of their ransom demand -- and she keeps fainting.moreless
    • The Bhoyo and the Blonde
      The Bhoyo and the Blonde
      Season 1 - Episode 33
      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.
    • Little Star Lost
      Little Star Lost
      Season 1 - 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.
    • Black Orange Blossoms
      Black Orange Blossoms
      Season 1 - Episode 21
      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
    • Little Mister Kelly
      Little Mister Kelly
      Season 1 - Episode 31
    • Invitation to a Party
      Invitation to a Party
      Season 1 - Episode 26
      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
    • The Wedding Guest
      The Wedding Guest
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      When Daphne is kidnapped on the way to a friend's wedding in Nassau, Sandy discovers the truth about the prospective groom.
    • The Money Game
      The Money Game
      Season 2 - Episode 29
      A prince is developing a new co-op with oil. Sandy has been hired to ask the prince to consider a rival partner for the "black sand". With the amount of money at stake, rivals will stop at nothing to be the prince's partner.
    • Love Song for a Deadly Redhead
      Love Song for a Deadly Redhead
      Season 2 - Episode 32
      Jeff, a private investigator from L.A. and friend of the SurfSide detectives, is called to Miami to investigate a threatening note left for a lounge singer. He meets a redhead, who takes him to her home. He passes out and wakes up the prime suspect in the murder of the redhead's husband, leaving his SurfSide friends to clear him.moreless
    • A Matter of Seconds
      A Matter of Seconds
      Season 2 - Episode 11
    • One for the Road
      One for the Road
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      When Daphne falls in love with a mysterious young nomad, the detectives are suspicious of his past.
    • A Piece of Tommy Minor
      A Piece of Tommy Minor
      Season 2 - Episode 26
      Singing sensation Tommy Minor has a problem -- gambling. His manager asks Sandy to get the mob off his back. Sandy knows a gambling boat outside the territorial limits runs crooked games, but he has to prove it, and keep himself and Tommy out of danger.
    • Irish Pride
      Irish Pride
      Season 2 - Episode 30
    • Portrait of Nicole
      Portrait of Nicole
      Season 2 - Episode 27
      An insurance company hires the boys to find the beneficiary of a life insurance policy named Nicole Johnson. Things get complicated when the boys find three Nicole Johnsons.
    • The Old School Tie
      The Old School Tie
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      Jersey State, Dave's alma mater, is holding its class of 1951 reunion at the Fontainebleau Hotel. The reunion opens up old wounds that lead to murder.
    • House on Boca Key
      House on Boca Key
      Season 2 - Episode 39
      A drug store delivery boy borrows a formal jacket from Sandy for a prom. As he leaves the houseboat he is shot. Sandy thinks it was a case of mistaken identity and the bullets were meant for him.
    • The Neutral Corner
      The Neutral Corner
      Season 2 - Episode 38
      Someone is trying to kill a former boxing champion, so his manager hires Ken to find out who is behind the "accidents" (including a bomb placed at SurfSide 6 during a party for the champ). Ken finds no shortage of suspects, including the boxer's ex-wife, a crusading sports writer, and a mob boss who owns the boxer's contract.moreless
    • Pawn's Gambit
      Pawn's Gambit
      Season 2 - Episode 37
    • Masquerade
      Season 2 - Episode 36
    • Squeeze Play
      Squeeze Play
      Season 2 - Episode 34
    • Green Bay Riddle
      Green Bay Riddle
      Season 2 - Episode 31
      The small town of Green Bay doesn't like outsiders. One such outsider was acquitted of the murder of his father-in-law, although everyone still considers him guilty. Ken is hired by the man's wife to prove to the townsfolk that the man is indeed innocent.
    • The Green Beret
      The Green Beret
      Season 2 - Episode 24
      Dave is temporarily reactivated into the military as a training officer. Intelligence has an enemy agent under surveillance and knows that her contact is in the unit Dave is training, but they don't know who the spy is. Dave must discover who the spy is to prevent his unit's ordered simulated attack on a nuclear power facility from becoming real.moreless
    • Facts on the Fire
      Facts on the Fire
      Season 1 - 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
    • Jonathan Wembley Is Missing
      Jonathan Wembley Is Missing
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      Sandy is persuaded to help a ventriloquist whose dummy has been kidnapped.
    • Heels Over Head
      Heels Over Head
      Season 1 - 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.
    • A Slight Case of Chivalry
      A Slight Case of Chivalry
      Season 2 - Episode 13
      Dave is the focal point in the hunt for Dan Castle, Dave's one-time employer in a private investigative office in New York. People inquiring as to the man's whereabouts include a bounty hunter who is out for the $5,000 reward on Castle's head on a murder charge in New York and a woman who claims to be his wife. Dave tries to sort out who is telling the truth about his one-time co-worker before the bounty hunter makes Castle his sixth victim.moreless
    • Prescription for Panic
      Prescription for Panic
      Season 2 - Episode 12
      As a favor to hotel waiter Joe, Sandy tries to discover the motive for the murder of Joe's timid brother-in-law. Sandy's only lead is the lady psychiatrist who treated him. At first Sandy is stonewalled, then the psychiatrist seems suddenly interested in the progress of the case. Sandy thinks she's not telling all she knows, a suspicion that is intensified after someone tries to shoot them.moreless
    • Separate Checks
      Separate Checks
      Season 2 - Episode 17
    • Artful Deceit
      Artful Deceit
      Season 2 - Episode 18
    • The Empty House
      The Empty House
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      A wealthy businessman hires Ken to look after his wild daughter. The girl is enamored with an ex-con who owes a crime boss $25,000. When the man turns up dead, she confesses to his murder.
    • Witness for the Defense
      Witness for the Defense
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      Dave Thorne tries to defend Sandy, who is facing a murder charge after slugging a drunken attacker who was found dead only minutes later.
    • Bride and Seek
      Bride and Seek
      Season 1 - 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.
    • Laugh for the Lady
      Laugh for the Lady
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      Dave Thorne runs into an old girlfriend who turns out to be involved in a marital triangle that leads to attempted murder.
    • Anniversary Special
      Anniversary Special
      Season 2 - Episode 19
      A famous TV star's plans for a gala program coinciding with his wedding anniversary face a potential shipwreck when his wife tells him she wants a divorce. He hires Dave to look after her, presenting her as a "nervous" type who might try suicide. Dave believes there is something more sinister behind her "emotional" problems, centered around her husband's ego and political aspirations.moreless
    • A Private Eye for Beauty
      A Private Eye for Beauty
      Season 2 - Episode 35