This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Screen legend Lauren Bacall stars in the two-hour episode “Lions, Tigers, Monkeys, and Dogs,” airing Oct. 12, 1979. LEARN MORE about this episode in 45 YEARS OF THE ROCKFORD FILES, available in softcover paperback and now as an eBook through Black Pawn Press

    Original Air Date:
    October 12, 1979 

    A chance meeting at a posh Beverly Hills restaurant brings Rockford to the attention of the elegant Princess Irene Rachevsky, who wants to hire the private investigator to probe a series of attacks targeted at her close friend Kendall Warren.


    The dynamic onscreen rapport between James Garner and fellow screen legend Lauren Bacall highlights “Lions, Tigers, Monkeys, and Dogs.” It’s fun to watch the two of them together, and it’s clear that they both had fun filming the episode.

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