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The Borgia Stick is a 1967 American made-for-television crime drama film starring Don Murray and Inger Stevens. It featured Fritz Weaver, Barry Nelson, Barnard Hughes, Conrad Bain, and Sorrell Booke in supporting roles, and was directed by David Lowell Rich. Shot in New York City, the film was one of the highest-rated events of the 1966–1967 season.[1] The film was the first-ever made-for-TV movie.[2]

The Borgia Stick
Directed byDavid Lowell Rich
Produced byRichard Barton Lewis
Written byA.J. Russell
StarringDon Murray
Inger Stevens
Music byKenyon Hopkins
Distributed byUniversal Studios
Release date
  • February 25, 1967 (1967-02-25)
Running time
100 minutes
CountryUnited States

The story of a couple trying to break free from a crime syndicate, it was made by Universal Studios.


A typical suburban couple are actually working for the Mob. Don Murray runs a company manufacturing toys, but in reality he travels the country secretly acquiring companies in order to hide the tremendous profits of The Syndicate. His picture perfect wife, Inger Stevens, is an ex hooker/junkie who was assigned to him for "cover". When the mob discovers that the F.B.I is on to him, they becomes expendable.


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