The F.B.I. (1965–1974)
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By Force and Violence: Part 1 

Max Griswold has been on the run from the law for years and has established a new life for himself. But David Spiers, one of his former confederates, has identified him while plotting a ... See full summary »

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Don Medford

Writer:

E. Arthur Kean
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Efrem Zimbalist Jr. ... Inspector Lewis Erskine
Philip Abbott ... Arthur Ward
William Reynolds ... Special Agent Tom Colby
Arthur Hill ... Max Griswold
William Windom ... David Roger Spiers
Don Gordon ... Claude Flood
Louise Latham ... Barbara Griswold
Phyllis Love Phyllis Love ... Connie Parr
David Macklin ... Bob Griswold
Dabbs Greer ... Alvin Van Doyle
Leonard Stone ... Harry Palmer
Robert Hogan ... Lloyd Mitchell
Frances Fong Frances Fong ... Becky Lee, the Restaurant Hostess
Barry Russo ... Corky Boylan
Suzie Kaye Suzie Kaye ... Monica Duval
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Max Griswold has been on the run from the law for years and has established a new life for himself. But David Spiers, one of his former confederates, has identified him while plotting a robbery that could yield $3 million. To ensure Griswold's cooperation, Spiers has set up a kidnapping of Griswold's estranged son. Meanwhile, the kidnapping of the younger Griswold has come to the notice of The FBI's Inspector Erskine. The FBI man believes there's more to the kidnapping of the young Griswold than appears on the surface. Meanwhile, the gang that Spiers has recruited has run into complications in their planning for the plot they think will yield millions of dollars. Written by Bill Koenig

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Language:

English

Release Date:

22 October 1967 (USA) See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Poor Max...
15 December 2019 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Max Griswold (Arthur Hill) used to be a master bank robber. However, he's sick of the life and retired some time ago...and is now living a respectable life. But he cannot stay out of the business, as an old associate (William Windom) has kidnapped Griswold's estranged son--threatening to kill the young man unless Max cooperates and leads a gang on their next robbery!

This first part of the two-parter concerns the kidnapping as well as Griswold's agreement to join the gang in the robbery. The episode ends with one of the team's experts telling them that the job is nearly impossible....but if thye cannot do the robbery, what of Max's son?

This is an interesting episode...made all the better because the gang is made up of a plethora of 1960s TV guest stars--the sorts of fellows folks of that generation recognize instantly. Very exciting and well worth seeing.


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