The Feather and Father Gang

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TV Movie. Never Con A Killer

First aired: 5/13/1977
Writer: William Driskill
Director: Buzz Kulik
Guest star: Stefanie Powers (Toni Feather Danton), Harold Gould (Unknown), Alan Beckwith (semi-regular Poker Player - Pilot show)

A young attorney, Toni "Feather" Danton, enlists the aid of her con-man father, Harry Danton, in clearing a hockey player charged with murder.

1. Two-Star Killer

First aired: 12/6/1976
Writer: Harold Livingston
Director: Seymour Robbie
Guest star: William Windom, Alan McRae, Robert Casper, Jerry Hardin, Diane Shalet, Andrew Rubin

A two-star General kills a character who tried to blackmail him, framing his aide with the crime. Feather is hired to defend the aide while Harry and his pals set up an elaborate con to trap the General.

2. The Apology

First aired: 3/7/1977
Writer: Calvin Clements Jr.
Director: Ernest Pintoff
Guest star: Jeff Donnell, Gene Barry (Generalis), Ray Danton (Big Jim), Bruce Glover (Alex), Joseph Stern (Unknown)

When a wealthy, mob-connected shipping magnet orders a hit on a friend of the Danton's, Harry, Feather, and the Gang develop an involved ruse to prove his guilt.

3. Sun, Sand and Death

First aired: 3/14/1977
Writer: Simon Muntner
Director: Seymour Robbie
Guest star: Jon Cypher, John Durran, Robert Doyle (I), John Larch, Frank Maxwell, Tisha Sterling

A crooked land developer murders his partner and buries him on the worthless land. He steals the companies money, and claims his partner stole the money and skipped town. Feather, Harry, and the gang pull a con, claiming the army wants to buy the land for big bucks.

4. The People's Choice

First aired: 3/21/1977
Writer: George Kirgo
Director: Bruce Bilson
Guest star: Sam Groom, Ted Gehring, Robert F. Simon, Joyce Jameson, Elinor Donahue, Richard Keaton

Fearing a scandal, a senatorial candidate murders his wife when she threatens him with divorce. Unfortunately for the young hopeful, his wife was a friend of Feather's. Feather, Harry, and the Gang con him into a confession.

5. Flight to Mexico

First aired: 4/4/1977
Writer: Calvin Clements Jr.
Director: Edward Abrams
Guest star: George Maharis, Robert Donner, Russ Marin, Danny Mara, Robert Lupone

When a stage director realizes that his telephone conversation linking him to a recent jewel heist and possible homicide is overheard by a young actor, he kills the young man. It's up to Feather, Harry and the Gang to trap him into a confession.

6. The Golden Fleece

First aired: 5/21/1977
Writer: Robert Dellinger
Director: Jerry London
Guest star: Pernell Roberts, Peter Donat, Raymond Singer, Richard Herd

An "evangelist" murders one of his flock when she threatens to expose him as a fraud and a thief. The victim was a college classmate of Feather's. She and Harry are convinced that her friend didn't "slip in the bathtub." They create a scam to bring 'em down.

7. For the Love of Sheila

First aired: 5/28/1977
Writer: Harold Livingston
Director: Barry Shear
Guest star: James Darren, Robert Alda, Brooke Mills, Milton Selzer, Maggie Wellman

When an ex-con friend of Harry's becomes the victim of a blackmail scheme spearheaded by his wife - and is framed for murder in an unexpected twist - Harry and the Gang manage an even more convoluted version to clear him.

8. Here a Spy, There a Spy

First aired: 6/4/1977
Writer: Simon Muntner
Director: Barry Shear
Guest star: Clive Revill, Michael Shannon, Hamilton Camp, Jimi Williams, Dennis Cole

An international spy murders his girlfriend and frames his co-worker, the former fiancé, for it. While Feather tries to clear the young man by legal means, Harry and the Gang proceed with their own version of proving his innocence.

9. Murder at F-Stop II

First aired: 6/11/1977
Writer: Simon Muntner
Director: Jackie Cooper
Guest star: Robert Vaughn, Abby Dalton, William Bassett, Ron Roy, Buddy Lester, Lawrence Montaigne

A photographer frames his assistant for the murder of his partner to cover the theft of priceless coins. Since the assistant is a friend of the Danton's, they pull out all the stops to clear him.

10. Welcome Home, Vince

First aired: 6/18/1977
Writer: Mann Rubin
Director: Barry Shear
Guest star: Ron Masak (Arnold), Elaine Joyce (Jocelyn), Pat Crowley (Larry), Jerry Douglas (Dorcy), John Karlen

When an ex-con (Vince) is released from prison and immediately becomes victim of an explosion, the police believe one of their own is responsible. They enlist the aid of the Feather and Father Gang to expose the "dirty" cop.

11. The Mayan Connection

First aired: 6/25/1977
Writer: Larry Alexander
Director: Jackie Cooper
Guest star: Roddy McDowall (Vincent Stoddard), James McEachin (Eli Bowman), Dick O'Neill (Murphy), John Kerr, Michael V. Gazzo, Oliver Clark

Art Importers have a disagreement and one kills the other, framing one of Feather's clients for the murder. In their attempt to clear her client, Feather, Harry, and the gang match wits with a Mob boss.

12. The Judas Bug

First aired: 7/2/1977
Writer: Larry Alexander
Director: Seymour Robbie
Guest star: Jack Cassidy, John Pleshette, Hamilton Camp, Pitt Herbert, Tim O'Connor, Joshua Bryant

A Private Investigator fakes the theft of his car and uses it to murder a former client he has double-crossed. "The Perfect Crime" is unraveled by Feather, Harry, and the gang and the miscrient is brought to justice.

13. The Big Frame

First aired: 7/30/1977
Writer: John T. Dugan
Director: Jackie Cooper
Guest star: Simon Oakland, Hamilton Camp, Lloyd Bochner, Ian Wolfe, Peter Bromilow, Peter White, Shirley Mitchell 

A disgruntled client murders an Art Dealer and swipes a Picasso. One of Feather's clients is nabbed for the crime as he and the Art Dealer have had a major scream-fest just prior to the murder/theft. The witness to the verbal fight is none other than the smarmy murderer! It doesn't take long for Feather and Harry to figure out the identity of the REAL murder. Proving it, though, requires the help of Feather and Father Gang.

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