CTVA UK - "Martin Kane, Private Investigator" (ZIV UK)(1957) starring William Gargan

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Martin Kane
Private Investigator  (UK)(1957-58)

     Episode Guide compiled by  The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
John King, New York
Dinosaur TV- Save Our Forgotten British Heritage (David Moore)
D.W. McGregor
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
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Martin Kane Productions, Ltd.
Towers of London Production (Harry Alan Towers)
ZIV Television Programs Inc
Filmed at Elstree Studios, England
for ABC Weekend Televison [UK]
and First-Run Syndication [US]
Produced by Harry Alan Towers
UK Private Detective series 1957-58 39 episodes x 30 min bw
starring
William Gargan
as  Martin Kane
with Brian Reece as Inspector Page

Premise:
William Gargan reprises his role as American Private Investigator, Martin Kane 
orignated on LIVE television on NBC  (1949-51).
This time Kane is resident in London and the series was filmed on location in England and Europe.

Directors include:
Pennington Richards, Cliff Owen, Lance Comfort
Writers include:
Ken Taylor, Peter Holliday

Martin Kane was previously on NBC in the US  played by
William Gargan (1949-51) (live)
Lloyd Nolan (1951-52) (live)
Lee Tracy (1952-53) (live)
Mark Stevens (1953-54) (aka 'Assignment Danger') (filmed in Europe)
"Martin Kane,Private Eye" (NBC)(1949-54) episode guide
starring William Gargan, Lloyd Nolan, Lee Tracy, Mark Stevens


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  [01] Martin Kane: (UK) (pilot episode) MISSING DAUGHTER
1956 - ZIV release no. 1001/ prod. no. 1B
copyright date 1956
Filmed on location and at Rotherhithe Studios, London
Directed by David MacDonald
Screenplay : Art Wallace
Story: Paul Dudley
Starring: William Gargan as Martin Kane
(Brian Reece NOT in this episode)
Guest Cast:
McDonald Parke
John Warwick
Martin Benson
Kaye Callard
Basil Dignam
Guido Lorraine
A Morrocan businesman hires Kane to find his missing daughter
Story set in Monaco and London.

[02] Martin Kane: (UK) THE KIDNAP STORY
1957 - ZIV release no. 1002/ prod. no. 3B
Written by Stuart Jerome
Directed by Lance Comfort
“THE BOXER” (Could be Kidnap Story ??)
Directed by Lance Comfort
Screenplay: Stuart Jerome
Starring: William Gargan as Martin Kane
Guest Cast:
Lee Patterson... Joey Reardon
Lisa Gastoni... Helen Reardon
Leonard Sachs... Anders
Kenneth Griffith... Hollis
George Margo... Dominick

[03] Martin Kane: (UK) THE PASSPORT RING STORY
1957 - ZIV release no. 1003/ prod. no. 4B
Written by Lee Berg
Directed by Pennington Richards
Starring: William Gargan as Martin Kane
Guest Cast:
?? (as John Burrows)
?? (as Wilma)
John Borrows, an American magazine writer decides to do a story
on the passport racket in Paris. When he vanishes without trace
his wife Wilma goes to see Martin Kane. She tells Kane that she and
her husband have separated because of marital difficulties and
because of this she does not wish to involve the police

[04] Martin Kane: (UK) THE TAXI STORY
1957 - ZIV release. no. 1004 / prod no. 12B
Written by Paul Tabori
Directed by Lance Comfort
Starring: William Gargan as Martin Kane
Guest Cast: ?
A taxi driver is attacked by two burglars and it is a long time
before the police arrive Kane investigates and learns that crooks
are using tape recordings of a Police Superintendent's voiuce to
divert patrols
(22Sep60 Tyne-Tees UK, Thur 7:00pm)

[05] Martin Kane: (UK) THE VIOLIN STORY
1957 - ZIV release no. 1005/ prod. no. 5B
Written by Ellis Marcus
Directed by Pennington Richards
Starring: William Gargan as Martin Kane
Guest Cast: ?

[06] Martin Kane: (UK) THE INSIDE DOPE STORY
1957 - ZIV release no. 1006/ prod. no.20B
Written by Ken Taylor
Directed by Pennington Richards
Starring: William Gargan as Martin Kane
Guest Cast: ?
A young girl returning from a Continental motoring holiday has a
serious smash. Her father calls on Martin Kane and asks him to
solve the riddle of the cocaine found in the wreckage of his
daughter's car.

[07] Martin Kane: (UK) THE BANK ROBBERY STORY
1957 - ZIV release. no. 1007/ prod. no. 14B
Written by Ken Taylor
Directed by Lance Comnfort
Starring: William Gargan as Martin Kane
Guest Cast: ?

[08] Martin Kane: (UK) THE G.I. RETURNS STORY
1957 - ZIV release no. 1008/ prod. no. 2B
Written by William Driskill
Directed by David Macdonald
Starring: William Gargan as Martin Kane
Guest Cast:
Robert Beatty ......... Carl Beckett
Martin Kane is hired by Carl Beckett to try and locate a family
he knew during the war.
(14May58 A-R London UK, Wed 11.30 pm)

[09] Martin Kane: (UK) THE AIRPORT STORY
1957 - ZIV release no. 1009/ prod. no. 13B
Written by Ian Stuart Black
Directed by Lance Comfort
Starring: William Gargan as Martin Kane
Guest Cast: ?
Martin Kane is hired to meet Peter Rizi at the airport by Sally
Foster. Sally thinks Rizi may kill her father. When Rizi dies,
the verdict is murder. Then it is discovered that the dead man
is not the real Rizi.
(21Jan61 Tyne-Tees UK, Sat 11:15 pm)

[10] Martin Kane: (UK) THE ALPINE STORY
1957 - ZIV release no. 1010/ prod. no. 9B
Written by Don Clark
Directed by Pennington Richards
Starring: William Gargan as Martin Kane
Guest Cast: ?
A Swiss manufacturing concern which supplies mechanisms for an
American company, suddenly finds itself to be foreclosed. The
life of Webster, its American partner is threatened, while he
is on his way to a meeting to try and save the company.

[11] Martin Kane: (UK) THE COUNTERFEIT STORY
1957 - ZIV release no. 1011/ prod. no. 10B
Written by Stuart Jerome
Directed by Lance Comfort
Starring: William Gargan as Martin Kane
Guest Cast: ?
An American airline pilot is murdered in London. Scotland Yard
believe he was involved with a gang of counterfeiters.

[12] Martin Kane: (UK) THE BUS TICKET STORY
1957 - Ziv Release No. 1112/ Ziv Prod. no. 22B
Written by Brock Williams
Directed by Lance Comfort
Starring: William Gargan as Martin Kane
Guest Cast: ?
A highly important document concerning a valuable Anglo-American
deal has come into the possession of a criminal. An urgent
call goes out to Martin Kane to retrieve the paper before
any harm can be done.

[13] Martin Kane: (UK) THE BROTHER(S) STORY
(possible _aka_ THE FAMILY STORY)
1957 - Ziv Release No. 1113/ Ziv Prod. no. 18B
Written by Paul Tabori
Directed by Pennington Richards
Starring: William Gargan as Martin Kane
Guest Cast: ?
Synopsis for "The Brother Story":_
An American hires Martin Kane to investigate articles, translated
from the German Press, indicating his brother was a collaborator
with an ex-Zazi in criminal activities. Kane goes to Munich and
finds there is some truth in the stories.
(27Aug60 [uk] ABC North/Midlands, Saturday 11.05 pm)

[14] Martin Kane: (UK) THE AMNESIA STORY
1957 - Ziv Release No. 1114/ Ziv Prod. no. 8B
Written by William George
Directed by Lance Comfort
Starring: William Gargan as Martin Kane
Guest Cast:
A diamond agent loses his memory while in London. His only means
of identification is a business card of Martin Kane, which he
finds in his pocket. So he calls on Martin.

[15] Martin Kane: (UK) THE SMASH AND GRAB STORY
1957 - Ziv Release No. 1115/ Ziv Prod. no. 21B
Starring: William Gargan as Martin Kane
Guest Cast: ?
Written by Peter Holiday
Directed by Pennington Richards

[16] Martin Kane: (UK) THE BARGE STORY
1957 - Ziv Release No. 1116/ Ziv Prod. no. 29B
Written by Ken Taylor
Directed by Lance Comfort
Starring: William Gargan as Martin Kane
Guest Cast: ?
Martin Kane is called over to Amsterdam to investigate a case of
industrial sabotage. The wrecking of a diamond cutting machine.

[17] Martin Kane: (UK) THE MUNICH STORY
1957 - Ziv Release No. 1117/ Ziv Prod. no. 11B
Written by Ken Taylor & William Driskill
Directed by Pennington Richards
Starring: William Gargan as Martin Kane
Guest Cast: ?

[18] Martin Kane: (UK) THE ESCAPE STORY
1957 - Ziv Release No. 1118/ Ziv Prod. no. 30B
Writen by Peter Holiday
Directed by Bernard Knowles
Starring: William Gargan as Martin Kane
Guest Cast: ?
An American, in prison for fraud, escapes. He has long threatened
to seek out his former partners who, he claims, framed him.
Martin Kane is hired to protect these men but he is not convinced
that they are as innocent as they pretend.

1.19 [--] Martin Kane: (UK) THE MUSIC HALL STORY
1957 - Ziv Release No. 1119/ Ziv Prod. no. 26B (US copyright date 4Sep57)
Written by Brock Williams
Directed by Pennington Richards
Starring: William Gargan as Martin Kane
Guest Cast: ?
Synopsis:
A man is shot on the stage of a Parisian music hall and Martin Kane investigates. [UK]
(UK: 22Jan62 ITV Tyne-Tees, Mon 11.07pm)

[20] Martin Kane: (UK) THE LETTER STORY (Ziv title)
1957 - Ziv Release No. 1120/ Ziv Prod. no. 32B
Written by Ken Taylor
Directed by Cliff Owens
Starring: William Gargan as Martin Kane
Guest Cast: ?

[21] Martin Kane: (UK) THE SWINDLE STORY
1957 - Ziv Release No. 1121/Ziv Prod. no. 33B
Written by Brock Williams
Directed by Lance Comfort
Director of Photography; Arthur Grahame
Starring: William Gargan as Martin Kane
Guest Cast:
Griffith Jones ......... Widerum
Hugh McDermott ......... John B. Sellers
Harold Lang ............ Carl Hauptman
Ruth Trouncer .......... Mrs. Goodman

[22] Martin Kane: (UK) THE ABSCONDER STORY
1957 - Ziv Release No. 1122/ Ziv Prod. no. 37B
Written by Colin Robinson
Directed by Cliff Owens
Starring: William Gargan as Martin Kane
Guest Cast: ?
Mark Fenley, an explorer, plans to abscond with nearly half a
million dollars and sell them on the back market abroad. Later
he finds himself being blackmailed by the very crooks who
helped him escape.

[23] Martin Kane: (UK) THE HYDE PARK STORY
1957 - Ziv Release No. 1123/ Ziv Prod. no. 15B
Written by Barry Cohon
Directed by Bernard Knowles
Starring: William Gargan as Martin Kane
Guest Cast: ?

[24] Martin Kane: (UK) THE STOCKHOLM STORY (Ziv title)
1957 - Ziv Release No. 1124/ Ziv Prod. no. 16B
Written by Paul Erickson
Directed by Pennington Richards
Starring: William Gargan as Martin Kane
Guest Cast: ?

[25] Martin Kane: (UK) THE DINOSAUR STORY
1957 - Ziv Release No. 1125/ Ziv Prod. no. 31B
Written by Tony O'Grady
Directed by Pennington Richards
Starring: William Gargan as Martin Kane
Guest Cast: ?

[26] Martin Kane: (UK) THE LADY KILLER STORY
1957 - Ziv Release No. 1126/ Ziv Prod. no. 7B
Written by Tony O'Grady
Directed by Peter Maxwell
Starring: William Gargan as Martin Kane
Guest Cast: ?

[27] Martin Kane: (UK) THE AMSTERDAM STORY
1957 - Ziv Release No. 1127/ Ziv Prod. no. 25B
Written by Paul Erickson
Directed by Bernard Knowles
Starring: William Gargan as Martin Kane
Guest Cast: ?

[28] Martin Kane: (UK) THE PARIS STORY
1957 - Ziv Release No. 1128/ Ziv Prod. no. 34B
Written by Peter Holiday
Directed by Bernard Knowles
Starring: William Gargan as Martin Kane
Guest Cast: ?

[29] Martin Kane: (UK) THE COPENHAGEN STORY
1957 - Ziv Release No. 1129/ Ziv Prod. no. 38B
Written by Peter Holiday
Directed by Bernard Knowles
Starring: William Gargan as Martin Kane
Guest Cast: ?

[30] Martin Kane: (UK) THE RAILROAD STORY (Ziv title)
1957 - Ziv Release No. 1130/ Ziv Prod. no. 39B
Written by Tony O'Grady
Directed by Peter Maxwell
Starring: William Gargan as Martin Kane
Guest Cast: ?

1.31 [--] Martin Kane: (UK) THE HEIRESS STORY (BFI)
1957 - Ziv Release No. 1131/ Ziv Prod. no. 27B
Written by Ken Taylor
Directed by Cliff Owen
Starring: William Gargan (as Martin Kane)
With Brian Reece (as Inspector Page)
Guest Cast:
Janet Munro ........ Kitty (from www.janetmunro.com)
Eunice Gayson
Harry Fowler
Synopsis:
Martin Kane, American private detective resident in London, is
given the job of locating a pretty young English nurse who is
an heiress to a fortune under the terms of her boyfriend's will.

[32] Martin Kane: (UK) THE RACETRACK STORY
1957 - Ziv Release No. 1132/ Ziv Prod. no. 6B
Written by Wilbur S. Peacock
Directed by Peter Maxwell
Starring: William Gargan as Martin Kane
Guest Cast: ?
“Race to the Finish”
( is it RACE TRACK , or could it be RACING CAR ?)
Directed by Peter Maxwell
Written by Wilbur S Peacock
Gaylord Cavallaro... John Parker
Ann Sears... Mrs Parker
Peter Illing... Brandon Hall
John Harvey... Max Laymer

[33] Martin Kane: (UK) THE BURGLARY STORY (_possible _aka_ BREAK IN)
1957 - Ziv Release No. 1133/ Ziv Prod. no. 19B
Written by Paul Tabori
Directed by Peter Maxwell
Starring: William Gargan as Martin Kane
Guest Cast: ?

[34] Martin Kane: (UK) THE FILM STUDIO STORY
1957 - Ziv Release No. 1134/ Ziv Prod. no. 23B
Written by Peter Holiday
Directed by Gerry Anderson
Starring: William Gargan as Martin Kane
Guest Cast: ?

[35] Martin Kane: (UK) THE RACING CAR STORY (possible _aka_ BREAKDOWN)
1957 - Ziv Release No. 1135/ Ziv Prod. no. 36B
Written by Gilbert Winfield
Directed by Peter Maxwell
Starring: William Gargan as Martin Kane
Guest Cast: ?

[36] Martin Kane: (UK) THE NIGHT FERRY STORY
1957 - Ziv Release No. 1136/ Ziv Prod. no. 35B
Written by Ken Taylor
Directed by John Kalvin
Starring: William Gargan as Martin Kane
Guest cast:
Robert Rietty ........... Pascal
Lloyd Lamble ............ Brett
Jennifer Jayne .......... Eve Tracy
Dereck Aylward .......... Linden
Brett, a company director, plans to murder his partner, Linden on
the night ferry from Paris and he hopes to make his disappearance
look as though Linden has gone into hiding. Eve Tracy, an
American girl investigating the company for her father, an
important stock-holder, hires Kane to follow Linden to France to
solve a strange mystery.
(27Jun60 Tyne-Tees UK)

[37] Martin Kane: (UK) THE MUSEUM STORY
1957 - Ziv Release No. 1137 / Ziv Prod. no. 24B
Written by Peter Holiday
Directed by John Kalvin
Starring: William Gargan as Martin Kane
Guest Cast:
In a Lisbon Cafe, an American girl tourist overhears a gang of
international art thieves plotting an art robbery, but the police
refuse to act upon her slender evidence. She calls in Martin
Kane, who overhears one of the gang making enquiries about her -
but that's only the beginning of her worries.

[38] Martin Kane: (UK) THE LISBON STORY
1957 - Ziv Release No. 1138/ Ziv Prod. no. 28B
Written by Paul Erickson
Directed by Peter Maxwell
Starring: William Gargan as Martin Kane
Guest Cast: ?

[39] Martin Kane: (UK) THE ART FORGERY STORY
1957 - Ziv Release No. 1139/ Ziv Prod. no. 17B
Written by Ken Taylor
Directed by John Kalvin
Starring: William Gargan as Martin Kane
Guest Cast: ?

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