77 Sunset Strip The Silent Caper (1958–1964) HD online
|Episode complete credited cast:|
|Roger Smith||-||Jeff Spencer|
|Efrem Zimbalist Jr.||-||Stuart Bailey|
|Dale Van Sickel||-||The Hood|
|Cliff Ketchum||-||The Man|
|Ann Duncan||-||Jingle Bells|
|Carolyn Komant||-||Girl Friend|
|Don Hix||-||Old Man|
In this episode, no character speaks a line. Thus, "The Silent Caper".
This was the first script written by Roger Smith. As the writers' strike was still ongoing, it could be legally filmed, as he was not a member of the Writers' Guild (though of course he had to join afterwards). The strike was about to be settled, and the next episode was produced under the new contract.
One of the horses in the race Roscoe bets on is named "Howie H.," an in-joke reference to producer Howie Horwitz.
This is a rare episode which begins in the teaser; normally, the teaser was an exciting scene from later in the show designed to hook browsing viewers. Roger Smith may have made a conscious decision to do this as a way of varying the formula.