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Cool Million

1 9 7 2 – 1 9 7 3 (USA)
5 x 90 minute episodes

The tales of globe-trotting Private Investigator and former CIA agent Jefferson Keyes (James Farentino) who charged a million-dollar fee – in advance – per case.

Of course, he had to pay all his own expenses out of that – his own jet plane, the entertainment for all the gorgeous suspects who draped themselves over him and so on. And he did offer a money-back guarantee if he failed to crack the case.

The series debuted on NBC in October 1972 and aired as part of The NBC Mystery Movie on Wednesday nights rotating with Banacek and Madigan.

James Farentino’s career came to a withering halt in the 1990s after he was arrested for cocaine possession and charged with stalking Frank Sinatra’s daughter Tina (his former girlfriend). He died on 24 January 2012 at a hospital in Los Angeles, aged 73.

Jefferson ‘Jeff’ Keyes
James Farentino