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I Spy Season 1
Season 1 - originally broadcast
January 5, 1966
French: "Le tigre" (same as English)
Writer: Robert Culp
Director: Paul Wendkos
Dr. Owen McLean, known by the natives as the Tiger Who Walks Upright, has refused to ally himself with any political movement in the country where he has spent his professional life. The mission to Southeast Asia to rescue his kidnapped daughter is complicated by Kelly's physical weakness and an imminent air strike.
Lew Ayres (Dr. Maclean), France Nuyen (Sam), Robert Brubaker (Colonel Wise), Allen Yung (Commander), William Boyett (pilot), Martin Fong (groggy soldier), Nancy Hsueh (nurse), Beuhlah (mother), Leon Lontoc (unnamed man)
FROM THE NOTEBOOKS - Rating
Synopsis: Get Sam out of the Vietnamese jungle.
Highlights/Comments: Memorable opening scene in the cage. Good suspense, aided by music. Sam's response to Kelly's comment about her scent “it's the DDT.” Scotty to Kelly “If you're going to play Superman, you'll need someone to carry your phone booth." When others have given up on Kelly, Scotty says “He's my partner, and my partner doesn't die”