was a detective show
from 1958 to 1961, on NBC
(2 years) and ABC
(1 year), created
(in part) by Blake Edwards
who used the series as a stepping-stone
his movie career
The main character, played by Craig Stevens,
was one of the hippest private eyes ever,
prefering to hang out at Mother's, a "swank"
jazz club, instead of the usual gumshoe haunts.
Other main characters were Edie Hart (played by
Lola Albright), his girlfriend who
was a singer at Mother's and Lt. Jacoby (played by
Herschel Bernardi), his police confidant.
The series, while rarely if ever seen by people
my generation and younger, lives on in the kick-ass
theme song by Henry Mancini which is used as
the background music in an arcade game of the
same name. In the game you view a silver car from
above, driving it at high speed down a road, blowing
up enemy cars, and trying not to crash.