One of the greatest shows of all time that faded into obscurity. Originally filmed in 1965 by
CBS, it wasn't aired till the summer of 1967. Once aired, CBS had a hit, but by that time the
show was long out of production and its star, Frank Converse, was under contract with ABC starring
in N.Y.P.D. Converse plays a man who was shot and dumped into the East River to die, but gets
rescued. However, aside from remembering two words, "coronet blue", he has total amnesia.
The meaning of the phrase is unknown to him, and the series revolves around him trying to discover it,
himself, and his attackers - who are still after him.|
There was never any resolution to the story and the meaning of "coronet blue" remained a mystery for many years. However, the answer has finally been revealed - scroll past the episode listings to read it.
This is an absolute gem of a series with great stories, acting and production. Not to mention the unforgettable theme song and some fantastic guest stars, including Candice Bergman, Jon Voight, Jack Cassidy and Dick Clark. A real artifact of the 60s, this series, along with The New People, gets my vote for shows that, despite being very short-lived and almost totally forgotten, NEED to get a commercial release simply due to their historical significance in perfectly encapsulating a lost moment in time.
Nice quality from Australian TV, except 1 from TVLand. DVD SP, last 3 eps SP+ (2.5 hour, still full D1 resolution).
The secret of Coronet Blue:
For more information on this series, see The Coronet Blue Preservation Effort.