Private eye Stu Bailey is a suave, cultured former OSS officer who is an expert in languages. His partner, Jeff Spencer, is also a former undercover government agent, and like Bailey, a judo expert. The duo works out of an office at no. 77 Sunset Strip in Hollywood, but their cases lead them all over the world. The Stu Bailey character was originated by Roy Huggins in a story called "Death and the Skylark", published in Esquire Magazine in December 1952. Huggins later adapted this story into an episode of Warner Bros' ABC TV series Conflict entitled "Anything for Money", broadcast on 16 Apr 1957, starring Efrem Zimbalist Jr. This led to the idea of building a series around the private eye character.
Runtime: 60 minutes
77 Sunset Strip - 77 Sunset Strip - Netflix
77 Sunset Strip is an American television private detective series created by Roy Huggins and starring Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Roger Smith, and Edd Byrnes. Each episode was one hour long. The show ran from 1958 to 1964.
77 Sunset Strip - Legal controversy - Netflix
The show was the subject of an ownership battle between Roy Huggins and Warner Bros., which was the proximate cause of Huggins' departure from the studio. The series was based on novels and short stories written by Huggins prior to his arrival at Warner, but as a matter of legal record, derived from a brief Caribbean theatrical release of its pilot, Girl on the Run, which was also given a theatrical release in the UK on the ABC circuit in 1959 and the supporting film to Warner Bros. The Old Man and the Sea starring Spencer Tracy.