Airdate: Nov 29, 1974
Directed by Alex Grasshoff, Written by L Ford Neale and John Huff.
Regular Cast; Darren McGavin, Simon Oakland, Jack Grinnage, Ruth McDevitt
Guest Cast: Victor Jory, Alice Ghostly, Richard Kiel, David Lewis, Ramon Bieri, Marvin Kaplan
From IMDB: A Native American spirit legend materializes in Chicago, and Carl discovers it when he investigates the mysterious deaths of two wealthy society matrons who possessed priceless jewels. When the murders increase, Kolchak learns that the force at work is know as The Diablero, a being cursed to roam the Earth in search of valuable gems.
Wow this one has a guest cast! Victor Jory and Alice Ghostly are tops as are the rest. This one is a solid entry in the series even if the monster is less than amazing— since it’s just a big Indian.
HOW’S THE MONSTER: Kiel is a big guy, putting him in Indian garb is a tough sell, but it works.
WHO’S THE COP WHO HATES KOLCHAK: Ramon Bieri is not a fan of Carl. He’s got a quick temper and brings a fresh face to the role.
WHO ARE THE ODDBALL GUEST STARS? Alice Ghostly is odd in anything and Victor Jory is an old Native American? Okay.
8.5 Solid episode.
NEXT: THE SPANISH MOSS MURDERS