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Todd Streeter and the Samurai, 1971-10-29

Identifier: 1500.030.2

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Memo regarding Todd Streeter and The Samurai. Universal City: MCA, October 29, 1971. A typed Inter-Office Memorandum addressed to George J. Santoro from Coles Trapnell on the subject of Todd Streeter And The Samurai by Lee Williams.

The memo states: 'The heart of this presentation for T.V. is on its first page: I. Adult action, adventure, romance and derring-do in California in the 1870s. 2. Two PRINCIPAL CHARACTERS, ONE featured role, EACH recurring: I TEXAS RANGER TODD STREETER and JAPANESE SAMURAI SABURO NISHIHARA, thrown together by an unusual set of circumstances, "team up" to track down fugitive-from-justice MORGAN DARELLE. The Ranger has orders to extradite the Fugitive back to Texas to stand trial for the crimes of arson, theft, and murder. The Samurai, whose father was murdered by Darelle, seeks his death in vengeance. 3. The Fugitive, Darelle, is featured often enough to SHOW his deviousness, and how he is able to stay jumps ahead of his pursuers. In EVERY EPISODE, the Ranger and the Samurai while pursuing the wanted man, become involved in adventures, often at great personal peril, in dangerous, treacherous, and unpredictable California, providing many opportunities to display Ranger and Samurai skills and resourcefulness. I The remainder of the submission is a painstaking and rather sluggish description of all the characters, the opening sequence of Darelle's crime detailed and historical material about the Texas Rangers, and about 1870 California.'


  • Creation: 1971-10-29



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1 item : Typed inter-office memo, 2 pages.

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