31. The Bomb That Walked Like A Man
Case file: #7-76881-H
Dale Vernon Hillman: Kidnapping, Murder.
Original broadcast date: 1 May 1966
This episode was not repeated.
Inspector Lew Erskine seeks a kidnapper-killer who tries to hide in a paramilitary, neo-Nazi hate group. The inspector does so by going undercover, and infiltrating it. Excellent episode and a good ending to the first season. Proof positive that hate groups were just as active in 1966 as they are in the present.
- Warner Brothers stalwart Andrew Duggan makes his first appearance in the series. He made at least three other appearances in the series. He also had a lead role in the final Quinn Martin FBI movie, Attack on Terror: The FBI vs. the Ku Klux Klan (1975).
- Charlotte Stewart was billed as Charlotte Considine.
- We learn that Assistant Director Arthur Ward is a “hi-fi” aficiando. The episode begins and ends with Mr. Erskine playing tennis.
- The 1957 Ranchero (yellow/white) is in the tomato-throwing scene in the park. It also appears in an earlier sequence in the show.
- This is the final FBI episode that has no narrator.
|Robert Drivas||Dale Vernon Hillman|
|Andrew Duggan||Chief of Police John Stanford|
|Joe Maross||Commander Philip Payne|
|Carl Reindel||Roy Carey|
(as Charlotte Considine)
|Dick Whittinghill||Rod Patrick|
|Jay Lanin||Lee Nelson|
|Vivi Janiss||Mrs. Gibbons|
|Bob Kline||Firearms Examiner|
|Directed by: Christian Nyby
Written by: Richard Neil Morgan and Charles Larson