It began its life as A Man Named Jordan in 1945 as a 5-times-a-week 15 minute serial running at one point during the so-called “Children’s Hour.” This series while very good, was more fashioned after Casablanca where Rocky owned the Café Tambourine in Istanbul. Rocky, like Rick Blaine from Casablanca was a patriot who ran his café during the war, but seemed involved in nefarious businesses and get-rich schemes.
Then the series left the air and returned with new writers as a one-time-a-week 30 minute series. The Café Tambourine was now in Egypt in Cairo and Rocky seemed more involved in crime solving helping his police friend Sam Sabaaya. I have two episodes this time, one from each series which illustrate both the writing as well as the nuances of the character.
Music under is Dream by Mohamed Rouane.