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When E.L. discovers the cleaning lady is a Russian countess, he arranges her marriage to a Hollywood talent agent so the agent can get a title... and so E.L. can make a $25,000 finders fee. But he and Lionel get involved in assault and robbery when a Russian history professor sends his thugs to get a jeweled dagger from the Tsar.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x12
Production Number: 11
Airdate: Friday June 13th, 1980

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Guest Stars
Rene Auberjonois
As Marty Boxx
Mario Roccuzzo
As Victor Gardenia
Lesley Woods (1)
As Katie Roman/Romanoff
Claude Earl Jones
As Prof. Harlan Davidson

Co-Guest Stars
Jim Gosa
As Clyde French (as James Goza)
L. Harvey Gold
As Howard Ray (as Harvey Gold)
Derek Murcott
As Peter James
Michael Karm
As Reporter #1
Michelle Hart
As Reporter #2
Main Cast
Ben Vereen
As E.L. "Tenspeed" Turner
Jeff Goldblum
As Lionel "Brownshoe" Whitney


E.L. arrives at the agency wearing a fake cast and says he has a broken foot. He claims he broke his foot at a roller derby while dancing with a nun, and he needs to take a leave of absence. E.L. comments that the office is a mess because their cleaning lady, Katie, didn't show up. He then insists he needs to go home, and refuses Lionel's offer to drive him home. Once he's gone, Lionel quickly realizes that E.L. played him and drives off after him...

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Episode Notes
During the fight in the warehouse, Davidson runs past a director's chair with the name William Gereghty on it. William Gereghty is the series Director of Photography.

Episode References
Savage novel: The Purloined Princess and The Poisoned Prince

Other Episode Crew

CreatorStephen J. Cannell
Executive ProducerStephen J. Cannell
Co-Executive ProducerJuanita Bartlett
Supervising ProducerAlex Beaton
ProducerChuck Bowman
First Assistant DirectorLeonard S. Smith Jr.
Second Assistant DirectorRobert A. Milford
MusicMike Post  |  Pete Carpenter
Music EditorSteve Livingston
Make-upRobert Jerman
Set DecoratorRon Jeschke
Property MasterKenny Criswell
Script SupervisorStephen Dorsch
Director of PhotographyWilliam Gereghty (1)
Stunt CoordinatorDennis Madalone
Production SupervisorEdward K. Dodds
Art DirectorSpencer Deverill
Sound MixerJames LaRue
Film EditorDavid Rosenbloom
WardrobeKen Harvey  |  Jacques Bellini  |  Betty Griffin
Sound Effects EditorJack May (2)
Warning: Tenspeed and Brown Shoe season 1 episode 12 guide may contain spoilers
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