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Name of the Game, The (NBC 1968-1971, Gene Barry, Robert Stack)



The Name of the Game was a series of feature length dramas about the staff of various magazines under the Howard Publications banner owned by Glenn Howard. The series sprang out of the one off 1966 TV Movie Fame is the Name of the Game. The three stars appeared on a rotating business and each episode focused on a different story the leads were working on.

Dan Farrell was a former FBI agent whose work focused on organised crime as editor of Crime Magazine; Jeff Dillon was an investagative reporter for People Magazine. Peggy Maxwell was their editorial assistant.

production details
USA | NBC | 76×90 minutes | 1968

Executive Producer: Richard Irving

Gene Barry as Glenn Howard
Robert Stack as Dan Farrell
Susan Saint James as Peggy Maxwell
Anthony Franciosa as Jeff Dillon
Ben Murphy as Joe Sample
Mark Miller as Ross Craig
Anne Baxter as Betty-Jean Currier
Cliff Potter as Andy Hill