159. The Replacement

On the lookout.  Anthony Eisley is on the right.

Valerie Hendricks, Paul Stoner, Karl Elman, et al: Espionage.

Original air date: 7 February 1971.

The FBI has to deal with another espionage ring, this time located in Chicago. Eric Cross was under surveillance, but ends up in a bad altercation in the airport restroom. Hence, Inspector Erskine goes under cover and poses as him.

He manages to find the ringleader, “Constantine,” who turns out to be Valerie Hendricks (Phyllis Thaxter). What makes this story stand out is its humanity, and Ms. Thaxter’s performance. Her character has a brain tumor, and she has been marked for elimination.

And Inspector Erskine has to save her!


Performer Role
Phyllis Thaxter Valerie Hendricks
Charles Korvin Paul Stoner
Peter Brandon Karl Elman
Anthony Eisley S.A.C. Chet Randolph
Phil Dean S.A.C. Kirby Greene
Dick Davalos Mason Rhodes
Elizabeth Berger Jo Anne
John Trayne Eric Cross
George Skaff Dr. Davis
John Kroger S.A.C. Monroe
Dennis Robertson S.A.C. Moore
John Mayo Jim Woods
Paul Hahn The Customs Inspector
John Damler The Customs Supervisor
Directed by: Philip Abbott
Written by: Gerald Sanford



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