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Assignment: Vienna

1 9 7 2 – 1 9 7 3 (USA)
1 x 96 minute episode
8 x 60 minute episodes

Jake Webster (Robert Conrad), the American expatriate owner of Jake’s Bar and Grill in Vienna, Austria, finds himself helping the US army track down items looted by the Nazi’s during WWII and becoming involved in much spy-like activity.

Jake’s primary contact is Major Barney Caldwell (Charles Cioffi) of US Intelligence.


Assignment: Vienna debuted on ABC on 14 September 1972 and rotated with two other series – The Delphi Bureau and Jigsaw. under the umbrella title The Men.

The TV Movie pilot starred Roy Scheider and was called Assignment: Munich. The location was changed for the series because of anticipated film location problems caused by the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich.

The eight 60 minute episodes were filmed on location in Vienna and written and produced for MGM by Jerry Ludwig and Eric Bercovici – former Hawaii Five-O and I Spy writers.

Jake Webster 
Robert Conrad
Major Barney Caldwell 

Charles Cioffi
Inspector Hoffman 

Anton Diffring