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Premiere pilot movie
February 23, 1971
September 16, 1971
Finale March 2, 1972
Creator developed for TV by:
Stirling Silliphant
based upon characters created by:
Baynard Kendrick
Network/Provider ABC
Style 60-minute crime drama
Company Edling Productions,
Corsican Productions,
Paramount Television
Seasons 1
Episodes 23 + pilot movie
(List of episodes)
Origin USA

Longstreet is a crime drama that aired on ABC.

The series starred James Franciscus as insurance investigator Mike Longstreet. After a bomb (hidden in a champagne bottle) kills his wife, Ingrid, and leaves him blind, the title character pursues and captures the killers. He then continues his career as an insurance investigator despite his blindness. Longstreet's seeing eye dog was a white German Shepherd called Pax. The series was set in New Orleans, but was actually filmed in Los Angeles. Coincidentally, exactly a decade earlier, Franciscus had appeared as insurance investigator Russ Andrews in a 13-week CBS series The Investigators, with James Philbrook as his principal co-star. Both series aired at the same time, Thursdays at 9PM (Eastern).

Mystery novelist Baynard Kendrick was credited in each episode as the creator of the source material for the series, although his character, Captain Duncan Maclain, had little in common with Longstreet aside from their both being blind private detectives.



Actor Character
Main Cast
James Franciscus Mike Longstreet
Marlyn Mason Nikki Bell
Peter Mark Richman Duke Paige


Season  Premiere Finale #
Longstreet February 23, 1971
Season One September 16, 1971 March 2, 1972 23


DVD Releases

There are no DVD releases for this show.

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