77 Sunset Strip/Scream Softly, Dear

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Scream Softly, Dear
Season 5, Episode 15
Airdate January 18, 1963
Writer(s) Don Mullally
Director(s) Jeffrey Hayden
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Scream Softly, Dear is the fifteenth episode of the fifth season of 77 Sunset Strip, and the one hundred sixty-fifth episode overall.

Guest Stars: Julie Van Zandt (Monica Travis), Elinor Donahue (Laura Holt), Simon Scott (Warren Collins), Joan Taylor (Beth Collins), Rhodes Reason (Hank Stone), Peter Marshall (Charles Bell), Brad Johnson (Lee Travis)


Plot Overview

A woman is killed when she borrows her neighbor's car, on which the brakes were tampered with. Kookie becomes involved as the car owner's husband is a friend and former client. He's thrown into a complicated mess involving possible adultery (on the part of both his friend, his friend's wife, the dead woman's husband and an attractive advertising executive) and a blackmailing Lothario of a mechanic.


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The Show

Elinor Donahue plays a character named Laura Holt in this episode. Twenty years later, Laura Holt would be the name of one of the principal characters in Remington Steele, played by Stephanie Zimbalist, daughter of Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.! (Efrem would turn up eventually in a recurring role on Remington Steele.)

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Memorable Moments



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