CTVA US Crime - "The Asphalt Jungle" (MGM/ABC) (Summer 1961) starring Jack Warden

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The Asphalt Jungle (MGM/ABC)(Summer 1961) starring Jack Warden
N.Y.P.D. (Talent Associates/ABC)(1967-69) starring Jack Warden, Robert Hooks, Frank Converse
Jigsaw John (MGM/NBC)(early 1976) starring Jack Warden
Crazy Like A Fox (Columbia/CBS)(1984-86) starring Jack Warden & John Rubenstein
The Asphalt Jungle (1961)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Rina Fox, Tom Alger, Tom Dischley
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://www.us.imdb.com)
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THE ASPHALT JUNGLE
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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Television production
for
ABC (Sundays 9:30-10:30 pm ET)
Based on the 1950 film of the same name directed by John Huston
Produced by Arthur Lewis

US Crime Drama series   Summer 1961 13 episodes x 60 min bw
02Apr61-24Sep61
starring
Jack Warden as Deputy Police Commissioner Matt Gower
Arch Johnson as Captain Gus Honochek
Bill Smith (a.k.a. William Smith) as Sergeant Danny Keller
<http://www.williamsmith.org/police2.html>

Premise:
Assignments of detectives attached to The Metropolitan Squad,
a crime busting unit of the N.Y.P.D.

Note:
A theatrical release called The Lawbreakers (1960)
was a compilation of two episodes of "The Asphalt Jungle" series

'The Asphalt Jungle' theme music and background music
by Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington.

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  ABC Sundays 9:30-10:30 pm ET

1.01 [--] The Asphalt Jungle: THE BURGLARY RING
prod. no. 6308
02Apr61 ABC Sunday
http://www.williamsmith.org/asphalt.html
written by George Bellak & Joseph Petracca
directed by Herman Hoffman
 Starring: Jack Warden (Matt Gower)
with: Arch Johnson (Cpt. Honochek), Bill Smith (Sgt. Keller)
Guest Cast:
James Westerfield ...... Lt. Jim Jensen
John Harmon ............ Bert Freeman
Eric Berry ............. Colonel Welding
Warren Kemmerling ...... Det. Greer
Frank Ferguson ......... Charlie
Terry Becker ........... Ira Fallon
William Keene .......... Dr. Sandring
Warren Parker .......... Mr. Torrence
Joe Turkel ............. Max
Linda Watkins .......... Mrs. Ainslee
Paul Genge ............. Ed
John Duke .............. Willie
George Kennedy ......... Det. Kolb
Will J. White .......... Stan Colzack
Synopsis:
A burglary ring run by a self-styled British Colonel has been pulling
off burglaries so well planned they appear to be inside jobs. But in
fact, the Colonel observes, plans with a stop watch, drills his four
hand-picked men. Lt. Jensen, the head of the burglary squad works with
Danny to track down the ring. [RF]

1.02 [--] The Asphalt Jungle: THE LADY AND THE LAWYER
MGM tv prod. no. 6301
09Apr61 ABC Sunday
Written by Paul Monash
Directed by Joseph M. Newman
Starring: Jack Warden (as Matt Gower)
with: Arch Johnson (Cpt. Honochek), Bill Smith (Sgt. Keller)
Guest Cast:
Vera Miles .......... Angela Walsh
Robert Douglas ...... Allen Bardeman
Ken Lynch ........... Ed Rackin
Douglas Odney ....... Lt. Frank Orte
Robert H. Harris .... Joseph Selkin
Robert Bailey ....... Sam Henry
Mary Lawrence ....... Marian Gower
Elizabeth MacRae ?
Synopsis:
The fast living that attorney Allen Bardeman and his secretary Angela
Walsh have been enjoying is about to hit a slowdown. City employee
Sam Henry has been found slain, and Detective Gower learns that Henry
was connected with the crime syndicate--with Bardeman. [RF]

1.03 [--] The Asphalt Jungle: THE FRIENDLY GESTURE
MGM tv prod no. 6313
16Apr61 ABC Sunday
Directed by Gerald Mayer
Starring: Jack Warden (as Matt Gower)
with: Arch Johnson (Cpt. Honochek), Bill Smith (Sgt. Keller)
Guest cast:
Milton Selzer ....... Lou Gordon
Maxine Stuart ....... Helen Gordon
George Kennedy ...... Kolb
Synopsis:
Honochek finds it hard to believe that his friend Lou Gordon is connected
with a gang suspected of stealing a fortune in travelers' checks. At the
risk of his job, he decides to prove that Gordon is not involved. [RF]

1.04 [--] The Asphalt Jungle: THE GOMEZ AFFAIR
MGM tv prod. no. 6303
23Apr61 ABC Sunday (rebroadcast 23Jul61)
Directed by Herman Hoffman
Starring: Jack Warden as Matt Gower
with: Arch Johnson (Cpt. Honochek), Bill Smith (Sgt. Keller)
guest cast:
Everett Sloane ......... Von Rystaat
Ellen Madison ......... Teresa Gomez
Paul Carr ............. Joey Minor
Emile Meyer ........... Charlie Schaab
Synopsis:
Small-time hood Joey Minor is wounded in a gun duel that results
in the death of a policeman. Searching for Minor, Gower learns
that medical supplies have disappeared from a local hospital - where
Teresa Gomez, once Minor's girl, is now a nurse. [RF]

1.05 [--] The Asphalt Jungle: THE SNIPER
MGM tv prod. no. 6311
30Apr61 ABC Sunday (rebroadcast 30July61)
Directed by Gerald Mayer
Starring: Jack Warden as Matt Gower
with: Arch Johnson (Cpt. Honochek), Bill Smith (Sgt. Keller)
guest cast:
Leo Penn .............. Lonnie Peterson
Michael Parks ......... Ty
Suzi Carnell .......... Bonnie
Virginia Christine .... Miss Brant
Synopsis:
A sniper has wounded six young girls, and police surround the area
of the crimes. Lonnie Peterson greets them with a rifle and a ready
confession, but Gower and Honochek suspect that Lonnie's story
is too good to be true. [RF]

1.06 [--] The Asphalt Jungle: THE LAST WAY OUT
MGM tv prod. no. 6317
07May61 ABC Sunday
Directed by Gerald Mayer
Starring: Jack Warden as Matt Gower
with: Arch Johnson (Cpt. Honochek), Bill Smith (Sgt. Keller)
Guest cast:
John Ireland ........ Richie Ashmond
Arthur Batanides .... Morris
Synopsis:
It's no secret that Richie Ashmond is head of a bookmaking syndicate, and
that Gower and Honochek can't get anything on him. The first break comes
when the police discover that the two women in Ashmond's life know alot
about him. [RF]

1.07 [--] The Asphalt Jungle: THE McMASTERS STORY
MGM tv prod. no. 6302
14May61 ABC Sun (rebroadcast 13Aug61)
Directed by Herman Hoffman
Starring: Jack Warden as Matt Gower
with: Arch Johnson (Cpt. Honochek), Bill Smith (Sgt. Keller)
Guest cast:
Edward Binns ......... Sgt. George Costello
Erin O'Brien ......... Norma Randall
Abraham Sofaer ....... Pablo Manrique
Malcolm Atterbury .... William Bradley
Synopsis:
Reformed criminal David McMasters is gunned to death by two men.
Gower has some second thoughts about blaming the murder on the
underworld - he learns that McMasters left a large legacy to
his daughter Norma. [RF]

1.08 [--] The Asphalt Jungle: THE NINE-TWENTY HERO
MGM tv prod no. 6316
21May61 ABC Sunday
Directed by Gerald Mayer
Starring: Jack Warden as Matt Gower
with: Arch Johnson (Cpt. Honochek), Bill Smith (Sgt. Keller)
Guest Cast:
Skip Homeier .......... Bill Dyer
Beverly Garland ...... Caroline
Steve Brodie ......... Warneke
Synopsis:
Detective Bill Dyer has been cited for heroism after single-handedly
winning a gunfight against four armed criminals. But suddenly Dyer
goes beserk and shoots a fellow officer. [TA]

1.09 [--] The Asphalt Jungle: THE PROFESSOR
MGM tv prod. no. #6320
28May61 ABC Sunday
Directed by Herman Hoffman
Starring: Jack Warden as Matt Gower
with: Arch Johnson (Cpt. Honochek), Bill Smith (Sgt. Keller)
Guest cast:
Philip Carey ......... Tennessee
Frank Overton ........ Kevison
Milton Selzer ........ Doc Stehlmeyer
Synopsis:
Student of crime Doc Stehlmeyer plans the real thing a huge jewelry theft. [RF]

 1.10 [--] The Asphalt Jungle: THE FIGHTER
MGM tv prod. no. 6318
04Jun61 ABC Sunday
Written by Paul Monash
Directed by Gerald Mayer
Starring: Jack Warden (as Matt Gower)
with: Arch Johnson (Cpt. Honochek), Bill Smith (Sgt. Keller)
Guest Cast:
Gerald S. O'Loughlin .. Allie JOnay
Norma Crane .......... Carol Jonay
Joseph Elic .......... Luther
Synopsis:
Loan sharks Luther and Garfield promise to cancel former prizefighter Allie
Jonay's debt - if he'll help them carry off a robbery scheme. [RF]

1.11 [--] The Asphalt Jungle: THE KIDNAPPING
MGM tv prod. no. 6312
11Jun61 ABC Sunday
Written by Paul Monash
Directed by Herman Hoffman
Starring: Jack Warden (as Matt Gower)
with: Arch Johnson (Cpt. Honochek), Bill Smith (Sgt. Keller)
Guest Cast:
Paul Stewart .......... Alex Meriden
Alexander Scourby ..... Roy Bradley
Adam Williams ......... Sam Harper
Jena Engstrom ......... Karen Meriden
James Bonnet .......... Wayne Bradley
Synopsis:
Kidnappers order Roy Bradley to pay an enormous ransom for the return of his
son, Wayne, and Bradley is forced to borrow from his friend Alex Meriden. [RF]

1.12 [--] The Asphalt Jungle: THE DARK NIGHT
MGM tv prod. no. 6314
18Jun61 ABC Sunday
Directed by Gerald Mayer
Starring: Jack Warden (as Matt Gower)
with: Arch Johnson (Cpt. Honochek), Bill Smith (Sgt. Keller)
Guest Cast:
Joyce Meadows ......... Carol Shannon
Fritz Weaver .......... Victor Vanda
Iphigenie Castiglioni ... Marika Vanda
Val Avery ............. Big Fellow
Morgan Woodward ....... Kertz
Jerry Wayne ........... Adleman
Than Wyenn ............ Kruger
Felix Deebank ......... Sam
Kate Riordan .......... Adrienne Marden
Synopsis:
Gower sends some of his men to a costume ball to protect Victor Vanda,
a mobster he hopes to bring to justice - alive. [RF]

[13] The Asphalt Jungle: THE SCOTT MACHINE (final episode)
MGM tv prod.no. 6315
25Jun61 ABC Sunday
<http://www.williamsmith.org/asphalt2.html>
Written by E. Jack Neuman & Peter Stone & James Yaffe
Directed by Herman Hoffman
Starring: Jack Warden as Matt Gower
with: Arch Johnson (Cpt. Honochek), Bill Smith (Sgt. Keller)
Guest Cast:
Robert Vaughn ........ Warren W. Scott
Leora Dana ........... Doris Scott
Carl Don ............. Johan Karas
Frank Maxwell ........ Evan Troy
John Astin ........... Arnold Penn
Hugh Sanders ......... Quentin Foster
Robert Brubaker ...... Dr. Xavier
Lou Krugman .......... Underwood
Brad Morrow .......... Roy Clinton
Synopsis:
Would-be American Hitler Warren Scott comes to the city where a big
rally is planned. He attracts both followers and protesters. Its the job
of the deputy police commissioner and his men to protect him from the
most violent of the latter. [RF]
(last show of the series)

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Summer Reruns - ABC Sundays 02Jul61-24Sep61
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[--] 23Jul61 rerun of "The Gomez Affair" first aired 23Apr61)
[--] 30Jul61 rerun of "The Sniper" (first aired 30Apr61)


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