Tenafly (1972)

Genres - Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Detective Film  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The TV series Tenafly starred James McEachin as a working-stiff LA private eye. In the series premiere, which first aired February 12, 1973, Tenafly looks into the murder of an abrasive radio talk-show host's wife. When not on the job, our hero passes the time with his wife Ruth (Lillian Lehmann), his son Herbert (Paul M. Jackson Jr.) and his contentious relatives (Lillian Randolph, Bill Walker). The premise of Tenafly--an unhandsome black private eye juggles his dangerous profession with his middle-class family life-was appealing, but not enough to save the program from cancellation after a single season. Tenafly was originally telecast as one of four rotating components of The NBC Wednesday Movie (the others were Banacek, Faraday and Company and The Snoop Sisters.

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detective, host, investigation, killing, murder, private-detective, talk-show