The Name of the Game - Season 1

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Episode Guide

  • An Agent Of the Plaintiff
    3/21/69
    0.0

    In London, Glenn Howard is the victim of a conspiracy hatched by his own attorney, the lovely-but-lethal Bethany Cromwell, and Harold Wyler, the plaintiff in a lawsuit.

  • Breakout To A Fast Buck
    3/14/69
    7.5
    A prison break puts Dan Farrell on the trail of a robbery gang. One of the escapees is a former building contractor who left prison against his will, and Farrell suspects that the old man's expertise is being used for a big heist.
  • The Third Choice
    The Third Choice
    Episode 24
    3/7/69
    0.0

    Glenn Howard tries to save a Howard Publications editor who's been kidnapped. The man responsible hopes to use the ransom to overthrow an African government.

  • A Wrath of Angels
    A Wrath of Angels
    Episode 23
    2/28/69
    0.0
    Farrell covers a ghetto priest's crusade against tenement living conditions. With more courage than sense, the good father attacks the owners, a rough-playing crime syndicate.
  • The Bobby Currier Story
    2/21/69
    0.0

    Young Bobby Currier is a perennial small-town loser. When he kidnaps the daughter of the local sheriff and goes on a murder spree, Dan Farrell tries to unearth the circumstances that have turned him into a murderer.

  • Keep the Doctor Away
    2/14/69
    7.5

    Jeff Dillon investigates a doctor whom he suspects is really a bungling killer.

  • The Suntan Mob
    The Suntan Mob
    Episode 20
    2/7/69
    0.0

    Dan Farrell persuades a gangster's moll to help him prove that the Mafia is controlling a tiny Caribbean island.

  • Love-In At Ground Zero
    1/31/68
    8.5

    Glenn Howard is kidnapped by a group of environmental protesters who plan a mass-suicide and want him to witness it, so that he can then write an expose of the army's testing of chemical warfare weapons.

  • The Incomparable Connie Walker
    1/24/68
    8.3

    Conway "Connie" Walker is the first black mayor of Prescott City. In addition to suffering the slings and arrows of racism, Walker is made the target of accusations that he has been accepting kickbacks. A city accountant who claims to have evidence against him is murdered - and the evidence goes missing. Jeff Dillon investigates.

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  • The Inquiry
    The Inquiry
    Episode 17
    1/17/68
    8.0

    Glenn Howard is called before a Senate committee (whose members include his old enemy, Senator Collins) to answer charges that he stole a fortune in U.S. Army funds while serving with the OSS in Italy during World War II.

  • Swingers Only
    Swingers Only
    Episode 16
    1/10/69
    6.0

    Farrell takes a hand in the investigation of a murder at a "Swinging Singles" apartment. The victim is the mistress of one of Farrell's editors. In despair over her husband's peccadilloes, the wife of the editor urges Farrell to find the guilty party.

  • The Revolutionary
    The Revolutionary
    Episode 15
    12/27/68
    0.0

    Glenn Howard helps an exiled president of a South American nation regain control in the midst of counter-revolution.

  • Pineapple Rose
    Pineapple Rose
    Episode 14
    12/20/68
    7.0

    This episode, the focus is on researcher Peggy Maxwell, who is kidnapped while digging up information on a famous rock star, and correspondent Andy Hill, who investigates her disappearance. With the help of an FBI agent, Hill unearths a hotbed of mob-motivated intrigue.

  • The Black Answer
    The Black Answer
    Episode 13
    12/13/68
    0.0
    The fire-bomb death of a black newspaper editor, who advocated peaceful change rather than violence, brings reporter Jeff Dillion in to the investigation. The main suspect is a militant black leader who may be playing both sides of the issue for his own gain.
  • High On A Rainbow
    High On A Rainbow
    Episode 12
    12/6/68
    8.0
    Dan and Peggy go undercover as truck driver and car hop to investigate a drug organization that specifically targets school children.
  • The White Birch
    The White Birch
    Episode 11
    11/29/68
    5.0
    The Soviet army has invaded Czechoslovakia and Glenn and Peggy travel to Prague in order to try and get a banned manuscript out of the country before rival journalists steal it or the communists destroy it.
  • The Ordeal
    The Ordeal
    Episode 10
    11/22/68
    8.0
    Dan Farrell works feverishly on a story that could save a life. His subject: death row inmate Linda Ramsey, who was convicted of murdering her socialite husband. Certain of her innocence, Dan meticulously researches every incident from Linda's marriage to the death scene.
  • The Protector
    The Protector
    Episode 9
    11/15/68
    6.5

    A bigoted millionaire is tired of America's racial situation and sets out to use his millions to create a private army and take matters into his own hands.

  • Lola In Lipstick
    Lola In Lipstick
    Episode 8
    11/8/68
    0.0
    Publisher Glenn Howard investigates the murder of a playgirl in Rome, and uncovers a life of corruption, drugs and sex.
  • Shine On, Shine On, Jesse Gil
    11/1/68
    0.0
    A financial bargainer is accused of murder, prompting Howard to send Jeff and Peggy to a small town to observe how politics affect justice.
  • Incident In Berlin
    Incident In Berlin
    Episode 6
    10/25/68
    6.5
    A senior editor has been accused of espionage in East Germany and Howard flies to Berlin in hopes of obtaining his release.
  • Nightmare
    Nightmare
    Episode 5
    10/18/68
    6.0

    Five years ago, Farrell's wife was brutally murdered and he's been patiently waiting for the right time to take his retribution.

  • Collector's Edition
    10/11/68
    0.0

    Jeff Dillon's friend, photographer Peter Max, saved his life in Vietnam. Dillon now has the opportunity to return the favor, as Max has been accused of committing murder.

  • The Taker
    The Taker
    Episode 3
    10/4/68
    0.0

    Glen Howard refuses to support a powerful businessman who backs a crooked political candidate and finds himself in a battle of wits concerning the takeover of his publishing empire.

  • Witness
    Witness
    Episode 2
    9/27/68
    7.5

    Editor Dan Farrell tries to locate the lone witness to a criminal act after a mob informant is murdered. He finds her hiding under an assumed name in a small town, but then discovers that he is being followed by a hit man.

  • Fear Of High Places
    9/20/68
    9.6

    A high level business tycoon is about to take over a position of power with the government when a gorgeous fashion model is murdered and it appears he's involved.

  • Fame Is The Name Of The Game

    Originally telecast as part of the NBC-TV "Project 120" series of made-for-TV movies. Tony Franciosa plays a magazine writer investigating the suicide of a beautiful girl. He uses the girl's address book as a key to piecing together the mystery of her self-destruction--and in so doing discovers that she'd actually been murdered.

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