When ex-cop Frank MacBride
(Eddie Albert) and ace con-man Pete Ryan
(Robert Wagner) pool their talents in a private detective agency, they carve out a special turf – crooks on the con. Once they’d been on opposite sides of the law – until they formed this agency to handle those special cases in need of their expert know-how.
Former bunco detective Frank MacBride joins forces with a con artist he once sent to jail, Pete Ryan, to operate their own private detective agency. Most of their cases involve running cons on the bad guys in order to trick them into surrendering or revealing the whereabouts of the stolen loot, jewels, etc. Maggie was their cute receptionist, and wacky restaurateur Malcolm, whose mastery of disguise often came in handy in helping MacBride and Ryan on their cases, provided the comic relief.
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Recaps1x25: Las Vegas Roundabout (Pilot) recap
: Operating as a team, Pete and Frank dedicate themselves to deceiving other confidence artists and giving ill-gotten gains to the rightful holders. Consequently it becomes necessary for Pete to direct Frank how to be a crook, and for Frank to teach Pete how to be honest.
When a crooked cop’s frame-up threatens to send an innocent man to jail, Mac and Pete risk their lives to pin the right tail on the right donkey – using every con-game ploy in the book. In this pilot, Chuck Powell, a two-time loser and former safecracker, has been framed for robbery of diamonds.
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: Jack Wood, a kid locked in a Casablanca jail on a drug bust, scarcely fits the bill, the $30.000 worth of hash leaves a long trail – one that leads right to the heart of the Casablanca syndicate and the sinister Fouad Jahrat. Jahrat has two goals: sultry Nabilla’s sensational body – and Pete Ryan’s head.
As the syndicate threatens a vicious bloodbath, Pete and Marc pursue their quarry through the steamy backstreets of Casablanca, and the inscrutable Moroccan police chief issues the age-old order: “Round up the usual suspects”. Only this time the usual suspects include one very unusual L.A. con-man named Pete Ryan.
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