Don Corey and Jed Sills operate Checkmate, Inc., a very high priced detective agency in San Francisco. Helping them protect the lives of their clients is British criminologist (once an Oxford professor) Carl Hyatt.

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 Don Corey (70 episodes, 1960-1962)
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 Jed Sills (70 episodes, 1960-1962)
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 Dr. Carl Hyatt (70 episodes, 1960-1962)
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Don Corey and Jed Sills operate Checkmate, Inc., a very high priced detective agency in San Francisco. Helping them protect the lives of their clients is British criminologist (once an Oxford professor) Carl Hyatt.

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Two daring private eyes head off violent crimes in this thrilling and unique new series by famed mystery author Eric Ambler (season 1)

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17 September 1960 (USA)  »

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Mentioned in 77 Sunset Strip (S5 Ep35: The Checkmate Caper). See more »

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Edited into CBS Fall Preview Special: Seven Wonderful Nights (1961) See more »

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Great San Francisco crime series
26 December 2004 | by (the lower depths) – See all my reviews

I remember Checkmate. It had great style, action, plots & characters. I never knew it was created by Eric Ambler, the author of A Coffin For Dimitrios.

I had just moved to San Francisco in 1960 & it was a very exciting place to be - the fog, the cable cars, the bridges, Alcatraz & Chinatown. They all appeared in episodes of Checkmate. I recall the series was saturated with a sense of the city.

It would be great to see some of those old episodes again. They might seem corny now, but I'd like to see that great gray city by the bay again the way it was way back then.


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