Harry O 101 Gertrude (12 Sep 1974) sample frame from video
A bullet lodged near his spine has forced former police officer Harry Orwell to seek new employment as a private detective to supplement his disability pension. As he is frequently in pain, it also limits his ability to engage in hand-to-hand combat with bad guys. And since his car is in the shop, waiting until he can afford a new transmission, he is also forced to pursue his investigations by bus or taxi, or even on foot. Thus Harry is unusual among private eyes in not engaging in fisticuffs or car chases.
In this debut episode (after two pilot movies), Harry tries to find out what happened to an AWOL sailor, his only clue being a single shoe mailed to the man's sister, who sells her furniture in order to hire him.
David Janssen as Harry Orwell
Henry Darrow as Det. Lt. Manny Quinlan
Principal Guest Stars:
Julie Sommars as Gertrude Blainey
Michael McGuire as Jack Woolf
Fred Sadoff as Cmdr. Eugene Light
Les Lannom as Harold Blainey