[1973 Pt. 1]
*Jerry Lee Lewis makes his dramatic television acting debut on Joseph Wambaugh's “Police Story” [NBC], starring as 'Bates.' This is the Italian-dubbed "Sulle strade della California" [On the roads of California].
Episode 'Collision Course' aired the week of Nov. 15, 1973.
Synopsis: "A veteran cop (Hugh O'Brian) objects to riding with a woman officer (Sue Anne Langdon."
Joy Bang ... Rape Victim
Linda Chandler ... Police Woman
Rosemary DeCamp ... Grocery Owner
Murray Hamilton ... Watch Com.
Bert Holland ... Jean's Father
Sue Ane Langdon ... Jean Culhane
Jerry Lee Lewis ... Bates
Hugh O'Brian ... Vincent LaSorda
Dean Stockwell ... Ott
Gregory Walcott ... Driver
*The week of November 15, 1973, for Jerry Lee Lewis was one of the worst of his life. On November 2, 1954, Jane Mitchum gave birth to Jerry Lee Lewis' son, Jerry Lee Lewis Jr., and on November 13, 1973 [same week that this episode of 'Police Story' aired], his beloved son, and drummer in his current touring band, at the age of 19 [two days before his 20th birthday, while making his way back to the family ranch, Nesbit, Ms.], died in the jeep his father had given him as a present.