Rocky Jordan
starred Jack Moyles (pictured) playing an American running The Cafe Tambourine in Cairo, Egypt.  His attempts to avoid trouble were always in vain, placing him in the middle of a new mystery/adventure every week. 

The episodes were executed via typical noir-style narration, but the departure from the usual hard-boiled detective character, as well as careful attention to authentic sound effects, music and other details, gave the series a fresh and exotic feel which made it a favorite with fans.

There were several runs of the show, beginning under the name A Man Named Jordan, beginning in 1945 and continuing as late as 1957.  George Raft played the title role in some later-version episodes.

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     Pattern for Revenge  The Return of Toni  The Beggar of Farar  
     The Man with No Name  Madame Dulac's Daughter  A Song in the Night  
     Quest for Traneeneh  Paid in Full  The Word of a Bishop  
     The Diorite Bowl  Return of Dr. Pyrue  Pharoah's Formula  
     The Demarco Affair  The Secret of Wong Lee  Shakedown  
     The Black Ball  The White Beetle  Dilemma  
     The Strange Death of Van Dorn  The Perfect Witness  The Dead Colleen  
     The Big Heist  Foolproof  Interlude with Laurena  
     High Pressure  The Strange Fate of Professor Amar  The Lotus Cup of Amin Ra  
     The Veiled People  Holiday Weekend  Cairo Tour  
     The Man from Cairo  Adventure in Zaqaziq  The Money Changers  
     Smoke Screen  The Big Gamble  The Broken Wing  
     The Loomis Affair  The Mystery of Carl Kleist  City of Baksheesh  
     The Face of Diana  Horde of the Memlooks  Dr. Markoff's Discovery  
     An Air of Death  Congo Copper  Trail of the Assassin