BARNABY JONES "Duet for Dying" (TV episode)

2/17/1977. Thursday, 10 pm. 1 hour.
CBS. Season 5 of 8. Episode 100.
Detective drama.
Code: BJDD 2/1977

PLOT

Pearl and Ruby Connors, two amateur country and western singers known as The Starshine Sisters, steal and murder to finance a demo recording.

CREDITS

Writer: Gerald Sanford.
Director: Leo Penn.

REGULAR CAST

Buddy Ebsen as Barnaby Jones
Lee Meriwether as Betty Jones
Mark Shera as J.R. Jones

GUEST CAST

Mary Ann Chinn
Cassie Yates
Chris Robinson
Jonathan R. Banks as car salesman, listed 11th of 12.

CHARACTER

He’s a car salesman at Royal Motors who provides Barnaby with information about the cash car purchase made by the sisters. He uses the salesman's technique of overuse of customer's name, and is polite, helpful, and smiles a lot. He appreciated the sisters' good looks, and the cash. He’s confused by J.R.’s crack about the sisters being "real killers."

LINES

"Ah, with something you don't see too much of anymore, Mr. Jones. Cold hard cash -- $4600 worth."

SCREEN TIME

40 seconds, in 1 scene about 3/4 through episode.

WORKED WITH

Buddy Ebsen (BJDH 1976)
Lee Meriwether (BJDH 1976)
Mary Ann Chinn (LNM 2/1974)