This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Shelley Fabares, Richard Schaal, and Sid Haig star in “Caledonia—It’s Worth a Fortune,” the episode that also marked Stuart Margolin’s debut as a director, airing Dec. 6, 1974. 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:
    December 6, 1974

    Synopsis. Gerald Hyland, convicted of embezzling more than four million dollars several years before, is brutally beaten by two prison inmates. Before slipping into a coma, Hyland leaves his wife Jolene (played by Shelley Fabares) a cryptic clue to where he had supposedly buried nearly $750,000 in rare stamps that Hyland had purchased with the stolen money shortly before his arrest. However, to recover the stamps, Jolene must team up with Jerry’s cellmate Leonard Blair (Richard Schaal)—with whom, unbeknownst to her husband, she once had an affair. Though the conniving Len has the map leading to the stash, the map is useless without Jolene’s directions. Because she knows Len will doublecross her at the first opportunity, Jolene hires Rockford to protect her interest 

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