Rocky Fortune

One of many detective programs NBC tried to make a go of during the mid-1950s, Rocky Fortune starred Frank Sinatra in the title role of a “footloose and fancy-free” temp. On each and every one of his odd jobs, he found mystery and adventure.

The series aired as Sinatra’s career was back on the upswing following a slight downturn in the late 1940s and early 1950s. It was a sustaining series without commercial sponsor that ran in a half-hour time slot along with five minutes of NBC News. The resulting stories were fast-paced, full of action, humor, and Frank Sinatra’s snappy dialogue and narration.

Star Bio:

Frank SinatraFrank Sinatra (1915-98): He was a legendary singer who sold 150 million records and won multiple Grammies and is known for such hits as “My Way.” He was also an Oscar and Golden Globe award-winning actor known for his performances in films such as From Here to Eternity, Pal Joey, and Ocean’s Eleven. Sinatra was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal.

 

Episode log:

Christmas Episode Played Out of Order:

The Plot to Murder Santa Claus

New episode added every Tuesday.

Log source: Digital Deli FTP