CTVA US Crime - "Brenner" (Herbert Brodkin/CBS) (1959; 1964) starring Edward Binns

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Brenner (1959,64) The Defenders (1961-65) The Nurses (1962-65)
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Brenner (1959)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
John King, Rina Fox, Tom Alger
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)

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BRENNER
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Production Company Not Known
for CBS
Produced by Herbert Brodkin

US Police series 1959; 1964 25 episodes x 30 min bw
6Jun59-13Sep64
starring
Edward Binns as Det. Lt. Roy Brenner (father)
James Broderick as Officer Ernie Brenner (son)

Premise:
Father and Son cops on the NYPD.

NOTE: THE SERIES WAS PRODUCED IN 1959 AND SELECTED RERUNS WERE AIRED BY
CBS IN THE SUMMERS OF 1961, 1962 AND 1964. IN ORDER TO KEEP THE SERIES
FRESH DURING THE SPRING OF 1964 NEW EPISODES WERE PRODUCED

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####### season 1 Summer 1959 & 1961 #########
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CBS Saturdays Summer 1959
CBS Mondays Summer 1961

1.01 [--] Brenner: FALSE WITNESS (pilot)
6Jun59 CBS Sat
GS:
Rudy Bond ......... Styles
FLORA ELKINS
JOHN FIEDLER

1.02 [--] Brenner: RECORD OF ARREST
13Jun59 CBS Sat (repeated 7Aug61 & 9Aug64)
Starring:
Edward Binns (Det.Lt. Roy Brenner), James Broderick (Officer Ernie Brenner)
Guest Stars:
Michael Strong ........ Frank
Lew Gallo ............. Talvik
Malcolm Brodrick ...... Herby
Patricia Fay .......... Beatrice
Mitchell Ryan ......... Mac
Synopsis:
Ernie and a fellow officer named Frank set out to track down the man
who's supplying guns to teenagers. [TA]

1.03 [--] Brenner: FAMILY MAN
20Jun59 CBS Sat
Starring:
Edward Binns (Det.Lt. Roy Brenner), James Broderick (Officer Ernie Brenner)
Guest Stars:
Martin Balsam ......... Arnold Joplin
Augusta Dabney ........ Mrs. Joplin
Collin Wilcox ......... Elizabeth Joplin
Sidney Pollock ........ Detective Dunn
Frank Campanella ...... Detective Stern
Van Dyke Parks ........ Jay Joplin
Don V. Murphy ......... Headmaster
Lynn Forrester ........ Policewoman
Marguerite Lenert ..... Maid
Michael Dolan ......... Garage Attendant
Synopsis:
Arnold Joplin is a material witness, under the protective custody
of Roy Brenner. Joplin's daughter isn't under custody, but she seems
to be getting a lot of protective care anyway -- from Ernie. [TA]

1.04 [--] Brenner: BLIND SPOT
27Jun59 CBS Sat
GS:
GERALD O' LOUGHLIN
CRAHAN DENTON
*
Video Details:- (different guest stars?)
Synopsis
Brenner goes off the deep end when his son, Ernie, is shot on a
routine assignment. He begins railroading a suspect he caught,
ignoring his own rules of conduct.
Guest Stars on video: Peter Falk.
Cameo by Telly Savalas (with hair!).
With original commercials.


1.05 [--] Brenner: LOAN SHARK
04Jul59 CBS Sat (rerun 23Aug64)
Starring:
Edward Binns (Det.Lt. Roy Brenner), James Broderick (Officer Ernie Brenner)
Guest cast:
P. Jay Sidney ........... Detective Cory
Michael Constantine ..... Lt. Kopec
Alfred Sandor ........... Shamroy
Fred J. Scollay ......... Hague
Truman Smith
James Kelly
Lee Richardson
Mitchell Lear
John McLiam
Synopsis:
A man named Shamroy is using a furniture store as a front for a loan-shark racket
and Brenner places the store under surveillance when he learns that police officers
have frequently been observed entering and leaving the establishment. [RF]

1.06 [--] Brenner: WORD OF HONOR
11Jul59 CBS Sat (repeated 12Sep59)
Starring:
Edward Binns (Det.Lt. Roy Brenner), James Broderick (Officer Ernie Brenner)
Guest cast:
Frank Sutton ..... Paul Harris
Crahan Denton .... Detective Cleary
Tim O'Connor ..... Tyler
Joseph Buloff .... Turek
George Maharis .... Alex
Carroll McComas .... Mrs. Lucas
Kermit Murdock .... Knavin
John Boruff
John Shellie?
Synopsis:
While patrolman Paul Harris and plainclothesman Ernie Brenner are
rounding up four young lawbreakers, a bullet from Paul's gun kills
one of the youths. After it is discovered that the youth was unarmed,
the newspapers launch a tirade against police brutality. [RF]

1.07 [--] Brenner: I, THE EXECUTIONER
18Jul59 CBS Sat (rebroadcast 31Jul61 CBS Mon)
Starring:
Edward Binns (Det.Lt. Roy Brenner), James Broderick (Officer Ernie Brenner)
Guest Cast:
Kathleen Murray ........ Nurse Edith Barnes
Ruth White ............. Mrs. Campbell
Sean Garrison .......... Howard
Ed Waksh ............... Pete
Synopsis:
After killing a man in the line of duty. Ernie is unable to accept
the fact that he has taken a man's life. He feels that his career as a
policeman is ended and that he will never again be able to use a gun. [RF]

1.08 [--] Brenner: THE BUFF
25Jul59 CBS Sat (repeated 17Jul61)
Starring:
Edward Binns (Det.Lt. Roy Brenner), James Broderick (Officer Ernie Brenner)
Guest stars:
Leo Penn .............. Harry Marple
Malachi Throne (Mal Throne) .... Molloy
Sorrell Booke ......... Max Pappas
Chris Gampel .......... Lieutenant Graves-Gordon
Warren J. Kemmerling ..... Patrolman Halpern
Harry Bergman ........... Patrolman Baldwin
Synopsis:
When a report comes in that a man dressed in blue and carrying a night
stick ran away when a woman cried for help, Roy Brenner sets out to find
the cop who shunned his duty. [TA]

1.09 [--] Brenner: SMALL TAKE
01Aug59 CBS Sat (rebroadcast 24Jul61 CBS Mon)
Starring:
Edward Binns (Det.Lt. Roy Brenner), James Broderick (Officer Ernie Brenner)
Guest Cast:
Richard Morse ..... Johnny Hollis
Simon Oakland ..... Dover
Gene Saks ......... Vinnie Harper
Stefan Gierasch
Eulabelle Moore
Richard Bowler
Synopsis:
The Brenners, father and son, are given separate assignments.
But both paths seem to lead to a counterfeiting ring. [RF]

1.10 [--] Brenner: ONE OF OUR OWN
8Aug59 CBS Sat
GS:
LOIS NETTLETON
STEVEN SHAW

1.11 [--] Brenner: MAN IN THE MIDDLE
15Aug59 CBS Sat
Guest cast:
Lee Grant ......... Addie Palmer
William Daniels ... Larry Dyer
Martin Newman ..... Detective Flores
Synopsis:
When several young men are arrested for working a bookmaking syndicate,
Det. Lt. Roy Brenner suspects that these arrests are a cover-up for
their other criminal activities. Tracking down Larry Dyer, one of
the youths, Brenner finds himself at a settlement house speaking
to an old girl friend of his. [RF]

1.12 [--] Brenner: THIN ICE
22Aug59 CBS Sat (repeated 14Aug61)
Guest Stars:
Stanley Beck
Berta Gersten
Synopsis:
Police receive complaints that schoolchildren are
spending their lunch money playing a pinball machine
in a local candy store. [TA]

1.13 [--] Brenner: CRIME WAVE
29Aug59 CBS Sat (repeated 10Jul61 & 13Sep64)
Guest Stars:
Warren Stevens ..... Captain Duvaleer
Woodrow Parfrey .... Isaacson
Douglas Herrick .... Lt. Sheehan
Salem Ludwig ....... Brewster
Will Gregory ....... Patrolman Williams
Walt Kemmerling ....... Patrol Helpern
Arnold S. Soboloff ....... Switchboard Operator
Leonardo Climino ....... Mr. Jackson
Synopsis 1:
According to a newspaper story, there is a crime wave in a particular
police precinct. Det. Lt. Roy Brenner heads a police investigation
of law enforcement in the precinct. [TA]
Synopsis 2:
Brenner is assigned to investigate conditions in a precinct where there
is a high crime rate. [RF]
(Rerun: 13Sep64 CBS Sun KDKA-TV Pittsburgh, PA 9:30pm)

[--] 05Sep59 - unknown
[--] 12Sep59 - repeat of #1.6 "Word of Honor" (first aired 11Jul59)

1.14 [--] Brenner: MONOPOLY ON FEAR
19Sep59 CBS Sat (repeated 18Sep61 & 26Jul64)
Guest Stars:
Milton Selzer ......... Officer Morgan
Walter Greaza ......... Inspector Straud
Louise Larabee ........ Rose Morgan
Norman Rose ........... Dr. Glassman
Synopsis:
Officer Morgan, dreaming of his upcoming pension and retirement in
Florida, lets a hoodlum escape his custody. [TA]

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Summer 1961 (19Jun61 - 18Sep61) CBS Mondays 10:30pm
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1.15 [--] Brenner: THE THIN LINE
19Jun61 CBS Mon
Guest Stars:
Tim Herbert ........... Dice Player
Lew Herbert ........... Dice Player
George Hall ........... Court Clerk
Walter Kincella ....... Judge
Rudy Bond ............. Stiles
Flora Elkins .......... Dolores
Joseph Sullivan ....... Captain Laney
John Fiedler .......... Bax
Synopsis:
Following his father's plan to break up a numbers
racket, Ernie meets a young woman who takes him to a
gambling game. [TA]

[--] 26Jun61 - unknown
[--] 03Jul61 - rerun of "Mask of Murder" (first aired 20Jun59) [TA]
[--] 10Jul61 - rerun of #1.13 "Crime Wave" (first aired 29Aug59) [TA]
[--] 17Jul61 - rerun of #1.8 "The Buff" (first aired 25Jul59) [TA]
[--] 24Jul61 - rerun of #1.9 "Small Take" (first aired 01Aug59) [RF]
[--] 31Jul61 - rerun of #1.7 "I, the Executioner" (first aired 18Jul59) [RF]
[--] 07Aug61 - rerun of #1.2 "Record of Arrest" (first aired 13Jun59) [TA]
[--] 14Aug61 - rerun of #1.12 "Thin Ice" (first aired 22Aug59) [TA]
[--] 21Aug61 - Rerun of #1.11 "Man in the Middle" (first aired 15Aug59) [TA]
[--] 28Aug61 - rerun of #1.6 "Word of Honor" (first aired 11Jul59) [TA]
[--] 04Sep61 - unknown


1.16 [--] Brenner: GOOD FRIEND
11Sep61 CBS Mon (repeated 2Aug64)
Guest Stars:
George Grizzard ....... Robby
Diana van der Vlis ....... Edith
Synopsis 1:
On a robbery call, the thief jumps through a window and swings
onto the roof. Brenner comes to suspect an old friend of Ernie's,
an acrobat with money trouble,but Ernie doesn't believe it. [JK]
Synopsis 2:
Ernie attempts to aid an old schoolmate who's a prime burglary
suspect, but the man suddenly turns fugitive. [TA]

[--] 18Sep61 - repeat of #1.14 "Monopoly on Fear" (first aired 19Sep59) [TA]

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####### season 2 Spring-Summer 1964 ##########
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CBS Sundays 9:30pm Eastern (17May64 - 13Sep64)

2.01 [17] Brenner: THE LONG REACH
17May64 CBS Sun
Guest Cast:
LARRY REACH

2.02 [18] Brenner: (episode title unknown)
24May64 CBS Sun
Guest Cast:
CAPTAIN LANEY......JOSEPH SULLIVAN
BEN LANELY...........JOHN CARLIN
BEN LANELY, A POLICE CAPTAIN'S SON, HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN SOME
MINOR BRUSHES WITH THE LAW, BUT BRENNER LEARNS THAT THE MEN IN
THE PRECINCT HAVE BEEN HIDING THIS NEWS FROM THE CAPTAIN LANEY. [JK]

2.03 [19] Brenner: THE VIGILANTES
31May64 CBS Sun
GS:
FRED SCOLLAY
DAVID OPATOSHU

2.04 [20] Brenner: DEPARTMENTAL TRIAL
7Jun64 CBS Sun
GUEST CAST
DET. TOM CLEAY...........CRAHAN DENTON
TERRY McCLURE............FREDA HOLLOWAY
COMMISSIONER KIRSH...STAATS COTSWORTH
MR. REYNOLDS..............KERMIT MURDOCK
WHEN DET. TOM CLEARY IS REPRIMANDED FOR REFUSING TO BOOK A
SUSPECT, HE DEMANDS A DEPARTMENTAL TRIAL. [JK]

2.05 [21] Brenner: POINT OF LAW
14Jun64 CBS Sun
GS:
RAYMOND BURKE
BIBI OSTERWALD
JAMES PATTERSON
AL MORGENSTERN

2.06 [22] Brenner: FALSE WITNESS
21Jun64 CBS Sun
[NOT THE SAME EPISODE AS THE PILOT]
GS:
FRANK OVERTON
KAY MEDFORD
MICHAEL CONRAD

[--] 28Jun64 "Crisis" (postponed to 19Jul64)

2.07 [23] Brenner: UNWRITTEN LAW
5Jul64 CBS Sun
GS:
ROBERT WEBBER
WILLIAM HARRIGAN
PEGGY WAURER
WALTER GREAZA
FRANK CAMPANELLA

2.08 [24] Brenner: THE PLAIN TRUTH
12Jul64 CBS Sun
GS:
LONNY CHAPMAN
JERRY STILLER
SIDNEY ARMUS

2.09 [25] Brenner: CRISIS
19Jul64 CBS Sun (postponed from 28Jun64)
Guest Cast:
Hildy Parks .......... Laura Hagen
Lee Krieger .......... Korshak
Walter Klavun ........ Captain Murdock
Synopsis:
Det. Lt. Brenner's romance with Laura Hagen is blighted by
her reluctance to marry a policeman. [TA]

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Summer Reruns: CBS Sundays 9:30pm (26Jul64-13Sep64)
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[--] 26Jul64 - rerun of #1.14 "Monopoly on Fear" (first aired 19Sep59) [TA]
[--] 02Aug64 - rerun of #1.16 "Good Friend" (first aired 11Sep61) [TA]
[--] 09Aug64 - rerun of #1.2 "Record of Arrest" (first aired 13Jun59) [TA]
[--] 16Aug64 - rerun of #1.3 "Family Man" (first aired 20Jun59) [TA]
[--] 23Aug64 - rerun of #1.5 "Loan Shark" (first aired 04Jul59) [TA]
[--] 30Aug64 - rerun of #1.9 "Small Take" (first aired 01Aug59) [TA]
[--] 06Sep64 - rerun of #1.11 "Man in the Middle" (first aired 15Aug59) [TA]
[--] 13Sep64 - rerun of #1.13 "Crime Wave" (first aired 29Aug59) [TA]

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