THE DETECTIVES starring Robert Taylor and Adam West


The Detectives Starring Robert Taylor (also known as Robert Taylor's Detectives) is an American crime drama series which ran on ABC during its first two seasons, and on NBC during its third and final season. Starring motion picture star Robert Taylor, the series follows Captain Matt Holbrook, a humorless, hard-nosed, police captain, leading his team of three plainclothes detectives.

Taylor stars as Detective Captain Matt Holbrook, the tough, no-nonsense head of an elite police investigative unit in a major U.S. city. Ostensibly, each man in Holbrook's hand-picked squad of detectives came from a different division. Lt. Johnny Russo (Tige Andrews) was from burglary, Lt. Jim Conway (Lee Farr) came from Homicide and Lt. Otto Lindstrom (Russell Thorson) was from the Bunco Squad. In the series' second season, Farr left the series and was replaced by Mark Goddard as Detective Sgt. Chris Ballard. Future Batman star Adam West joined the cast during the third season as Sgt. Steve Nelson.

Captain Matt Holbrook leads a squad of brave and tough detectives in a large, unnamed city. Instead of leading personal lives, they spend all of their time tracking murderers, thieves, corrupt cops, con-men and other lawbreakers. Holbrook's squad always consisted of three detectives, and rarely were all four men on a case at the same time. The series moved to NBC for its third season and was increased from thirty to sixty minutes.  

Over the years many top name Hollywood stars made guest appearances including Robert Culp, Inger Stevens, Eva Gabor, Charles McGraw, Edward G. Robinson, Bruce Dern, Tally Savalas, James Whitmore, Martin Landau, Spring Byington and Denver Pyle. All of these and more appear in the set we are offering.

Because this DVD set came from several different sources including 16 MM prints and TV broadcasts the quality will vary between 7.5 to 8 with a few even 8.5.  Due to the rare nature of this set we feel the serious collector will be satisfied with this collectors gem.  We eliminated several episodes that we felt were totally unwatchable. 

This set consists of 48 half hour shows plus the following hour long episodes -

SHADOW OF HIS BROTHER
POINT OF NO RETURN
ESCORT
ACT OF GOD
A PIECE OF TOMORROW
HIT AND MISS
LEGEND OF JIM RIVA
THE CON MAN
A BARREL FULL OF MONKEYS
THE OUTSIDER
STRANGERS IN THE HOUSE
ONE LUCKY BREAK
WALK A CROOKED LINE
BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT
SONG OF THE GUILTY HEART
THE FOURTH COMMANDMENT
PANDORA’S BOX
KEY WITNESS
NIGHT BOAT


THE DETECTIVES starring Robert Taylor and Adam West
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