Tribute To The Rockford Files
From Left To Right: Phonebook ad for Rockford. A Publicity Shot from the TV show. The cover of the new DVD on the Rockford Files you can get at any DVD retailer.
Jim Rockford And The Rockford
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Personal Note From Ralph Thomas: Note that Jim Rockford advertised he did criminal cases only. He lived in a run-down trailer on the beach and took whatever work came his way even if it wasn't a criminal case. On the TV show, whatever case he worked, he almost always stumbled across a dead body.
The Rockford Files is generally regarded as one of the finest private eye series of the 1970s, and indeed of all time, consistently ranked at or near the top in polls of viewers, critics, and mystery writers. The series offered superbly-plotted mysteries, with the requisite amounts of action, yet it was also something of a revisionist take on the hard-boiled detective genre, grounded more in character than crime, and infused with humor and realistic relationships. Driven by brilliant writing, an ensemble of winning characters, and the charm of its star, James Garner, the series went from prime-time Nielsen hit in the seventies, to a syndication staple with a loyal cult following in the eighties, spawning a series of made-for-TV movie sequels beginning in 1994.
Ralph D. Thomas PI Vintage Collection
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