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Kojak again

So, I was watching Kojak, and who should turn up as a guest star but Henry Darrow. I knew he was in it somewhere, as I've seen it all before, but I can never remember which one he's in. And then suddenly there he was! This makes me happy. And he was very Manolito-like, except in modern clothes and without the suntan. So for those who are interested (ie: me), here is Manolito Montoya Henry Darrow being a jaunty jewel thief in New York, c. 1974. He's aged damned well, given that he's usually hanging around Arizona in the 1870s.

He's not quite as jaunty as usual here, as Kojak has just revealed a plan to use him as bait to catch a contract killer.

And here's Kojak, not looking at all impressed by the fact that he's standing right next to Manolito Montoya, damn it! You could at least smile, Theo.

A slightly happier jewel thief. The clothes look all wrong, even though I've seen him in modern things before. They killed him once in Hart To Hart, and that was in the seventies too. I was most unimpressed. And he was in Simon & Simon twice in the eighties. He just looks so very Mano here though. It was only just after The High Chaparral ended, which probably explains it. Mackadoo is clearly waiting just off camera for a quick getaway, as Buck lays down some covering fire.

*happy thoughts*


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Aug. 14th, 2014 05:06 pm (UTC)
Aw, Henry Darrow. I think Manolo was one of my first crushes as a little kid and I still have a super soft spot for him and always get excited when I see him in something else. <3
Aug. 15th, 2014 03:17 am (UTC)
Did you ever see "Zorro And Son"? Nobody else ever seems to remember that.
Aug. 15th, 2014 03:30 am (UTC)
Huh, no, I've actually never heard of that. But I loved him in the New World Zorro tv show back from when I was a kid.

And now I'm realizing he played Zorro's father twice in two different shows which is so weird I have to go track that other show down.
Aug. 15th, 2014 03:44 am (UTC)
The opening is on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JagvGmexZmQ

I hadn't seen that in years! The show itself is probably hard to track down though, as it didn't last long, and was way back in the eighties. It was something of a slapstick comedy, which makes me wonder quite what I'd think of it now. I doubt I was ten yet when it aired. It seemed such fun at the time though!
Aug. 15th, 2014 04:14 am (UTC)
Looks like fun. :D

I need to dust off my tapes and rewatch it. :D I guessed as much...I did a quick search and couldn't find anything online. Well, some obscure things turn up on youtube from time to time so maybe somebody'll upload an episode sometime.
Aug. 14th, 2014 07:15 pm (UTC)
I use to love the Kojak TV series.
Aug. 15th, 2014 03:18 am (UTC)
It's an excellent series, certainly for the first few years.
Aug. 14th, 2014 07:28 pm (UTC)
Thanks for this! I for one am always happy to see "Mano".
Aug. 15th, 2014 03:19 am (UTC)
Re: Thanks!
There's that icon again. :) I do like that picture. A shame that an icon is too small to show the funky belt buckle though!
Aug. 15th, 2014 02:32 am (UTC)
He's aged damned well, given that he's usually hanging around Arizona in the 1870s.
Vampire cowboy? I mean, there's precedent for werewolves... maybe that last grin is all about, 'Ooh, Kojak, you look juicy...'
Aug. 15th, 2014 03:24 am (UTC)
Hmm. If he's got any sense, he'll give Kojak a miss and go for Crocker. Considerably younger, and without the nicotine marinade!

It's a theory, certainly. It makes all that riding around in the hot Arizona sun a bit illogical, but it would certainly explain how he mananged to survive so many injuries, and never so much as a mark by the following week!
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