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The Green Hornet: Hornet Save Thyself

A gun presented to Britt as a birthday present goes off, killing a disgruntled former employee who Britt was at odds with. Britt goes on the run to clear himself of a charge of murder, while an associate at the Sentinel appoints himself editor and writes negative editorials about Britt's case.

Episode Info
Episode number: 1x24
Production Number: 9824
Airdate: Friday March 03rd, 1967

Director: Seymour Robbie
Writer: Don Tait

Guest Stars
Ken StrangeKen Strange
As Policeman
Michael Strong (1)Michael Strong (1)
As Dale Hyde
Frank MarthFrank Marth
As Police Lieutenant (Tony)
Marvin BrodyMarvin Brody
As Eddie Rech
Jack PerkinsJack Perkins
As Desk Sergeant
Main Cast
Van WilliamsVan Williams
As Britt Reid / Green Hornet
Bruce LeeBruce Lee
As Kato
Wendy WagnerWendy Wagner
As Lenore "Casey" Case
Lloyd GoughLloyd Gough
As Mike Axford
Walter BrookeWalter Brooke
As District Attorney Frank P. Scanlon
William DozierWilliam Dozier
As Narrator


Britt arrives home and finds Kato and the others have thrown him a surprise party. Editor Dale Hyde organized the party, and gives Britt a present: a revolver. As Britt turns, he sees a man there: former employee Eddie Rech. The two have a long history. Dale tries to get them to make up, but Britt refuses. The revolver suddenly goes off and Eddie collapses, dead...

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Episode Notes
The date on the evidence folder at the police station has the date of the crime Britt was accused of as 1-4-67, which makes Britt's birthday January 4th.

Britt's birthday party in the opening scene is the only time in the series when all five series stars are in the same scene together.

According to the evidence folder, Britt's murder charge is police case number 77649.

Episode Goofs
Britt shorts out the electricity to his house then leaves via the elevator behind the fireplace. How did the elevator work without electricity?

Other Episode Crew

CreatorGeorge W. Trendle
Executive ProducerWilliam Dozier
ProducerRichard Bluel
Associate ProducerJerry Thomas
Unit Production ManagerMark Evans (7)
MusicBilly May
Music EditorKen Spears
Set DecoratorWalter M. Scott  |  Robert De Vestel
Post Production SupervisorJames Blakeley
Director of PhotographyCarl E. Guthrie
Production SupervisorJack Sonntag
Art DirectorJack Martin Smith  |  Gibson Holley
Post Production CoordinatorRobert Mintz
Film EditorFred R. Feitshans, Jr.
Assistant DirectorEli Dunn
Executive In Charge Of ProductionWilliam Self (2)
ComposerLionel Newman
Assistant To The Executive ProducerCharles B. Fitzsimons
Sound Effects EditorHarold E. Wooley
Make-up SupervisorBen Nye
Supervising Music EditorLeonard A. Engel
Theme MusicAl Hirt
Men's WardrobeAndrew Pallack
Special Photographic EffectsL.B. Abbott
Hair Styling SupervisorMargaret Donovan
Supervising Sound Effects EditorRalph Hickey
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