The F.B.I.

Season 1 Episode 1

The Monster

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Sep 19, 1965 on ABC
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The Monster
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Erskine's on the trail of an escaped convict whose specialty is extorting money from women.

Case file #76-3342-J- Francis Jerome - Escaped Federal Prisoner.

Location: Castle City, Wisconsin

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  • Lewis Erskine's bachelorhood is explained in this first episode of a great series.

    9.2
    I don't know if he could actually be called a bachelor, since he was a widower, with a college-age daughter (who mysteriously disappeared after Season One, ala Chuck Cunningham). He is assigned to protect a wealthy woman (played by socialite-actress Dina Farrell) from a serial killer (played by Jeffery Hunter, who just a few years earlier played Jesus Christ in the classic film "King Of Kings"). There is a hint of romance between them, but nothing will come of it, and we learn why: Erskine's wife had been killed by a bullet meant for him, and he doesn't want to expose any other woman to that danger. As Farrell put it at the end, his wife wasn't the only one who died. At any rate, he would go on to become a no-nonsense G-Man, like LAPD's Joe Friday on "Dragnet".



    At this writing I'm still waiting for a DVD release. "The FBI" lasted nine seasons, and was arguably the most successful of the Quinn Martin series, so there must be some demand for it.moreless
Sherri Spillane

Sherri Spillane

Girl

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Jeffrey Hunter

Jeffrey Hunter

Francis Jerome

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Estelle Winwood

Estelle Winwood

Grandma Norbert

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Paul Sorensen

Paul Sorensen

Captain Herman

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