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The Case of the Dangerous Robin

The Case of the Dangerous Robin is an American crime drama series that aired in syndication from October 1960 to July 1961. The series, which stars Rick Jason, was produced by Ziv Television Productions.

The Case of the Dangerous Robin
GenreCrime drama
Created byLeo Gordon
John Abernathy
StarringRick Jason
Theme music composerDavid Rose
Composer(s)David Rose
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes38
Producer(s)Frederick Ziv
Production location(s)Los Angeles, California
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time30 mins.
Production company(s)Ziv Television Programs
United Artists Television
DistributorMGM Television
Peter Rodgers Organization
Original networkSyndication
Picture formatBlack-and-white
Audio formatMonaural
Original releaseOctober 18, 1960 (1960-10-18) – July 1, 1961 (1961-07-01)



The series follows an insurance investigator, Robin Scott (Jason), who worked big cases for a ten percent finder's fee. The series also features Jean Blake Fleming as Phyllis Collier. The half-hour black-and-white episodes ran in syndication from 1960 to 1961.

The series was the first to feature karate with Ed Parker as a technical adviser.[1] According to actor Rick Jason in his autobiography Scrapbooks of My Mind,[2][page needed] "I said I would do the show if I could use Karate, not carry a gun. 'The man,' I proposed, 'will be his own moving weapon.'"

The show was often tongue-in-cheek, showing Rick Scott as a ladies' man who spent as much time looking for women as for retrieving the stolen goods.


The series was cancelled after one season due to the illness of star Rick Jason. He was in traction after the first season to treat his sciatica.[2][page needed] The following year Rick Jason was hired for his most memorable role as 2nd Lieutenant Gil Hanley in the ABC WWII-based series Combat!, which was produced from 1962 to 1967.


  1. ^ Wedlake, Lee (April 1991). "The Life and Times of Ed Parker". Black Belt. Active Interest Media, Inc. 29 (4): 22. ISSN 0277-3066.
  2. ^ a b Scrapbooks of my Mind : A Hollywood Autobiography by Rick Jason ISBN 978-0-9701624-0-3,

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