CTVA US Crime - " C.I. Congrssional Investigator" (1959) Edward Stroll, Wiliam Masters

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C.I. Congressional Investigator (1959)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)



Sandy Howard
production
for
First-Run Syndication

US Legal-Political-Crime series 1959   39 episodes x 30 min
:
William Masters as Investigator August
Edward Stroll as Investigator Thompson
Stephen Roberts as Senator Endicott
Marian Collier as Sue, the Secretary

Premise:
Set in Washington D.C. the story behind the fifth amendment is dramatized.
Episodes depict the activities of a team of U.S. government investigators
as they seek to uncover evidence for congressional hearings.

Sandy Howard also produced "Police Station" (1959)  series

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Syndicated Program

[--] Congressional Investigator: PILOT EPISODE
Guest cast:
Paul Keast ......... Pittman
Mary Patton ........ Ruth
Harry Jackson ...... Curtis
Karl Weber ......... O'Malley
Robin Raymond ...... Maybelle
Warren Parker ...... Green
Harry Clex ......... Hayes
Synopsis:
Missing: a crooked mayor's ex-wife, whose testimony is needed to convict him. [RF]

[--] Congressional Investigator: FLOATING CRAP GAME
18Dec1959 ABC Fri
Guest cast:
Len Lesser ......... Harry
Hal Floyd .......... Bishop
George Becwar ...... Taylor
Dick Wilson ........ Willie
Synopsis:
A gambling ferry comes under investigation with political links. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
August poses as a salesman to smash a gambling ring that uses a theater and stage rehearsals as a front. [RF]

[--] Congressional Investigator: PSYCHO QUACKS
25Dec1959 ABC Fri
Guest cast:
Vinton Hayworth .... Murdoch
Ruth Perrott ....... Mrs. Dawson
Rita Lupino ........ Grace
Patrick Whyte ...... Stultz
Synopsis:
A self-made doctor prescribes cures for patients who are mentally ill and kills one. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
August investigates a fake psychiatrist who has murdered one of his patients. [RF]

[--] Congressional Investigator: BOXING RACKET
01Jan1960 ABC Fri
Guest cast:
Tom Castronova ..... Marty
Ruth March ......... Ella
Paul Maxwell ....... Treen
Synopsis:
When a blind fighter is murdered, law agents try to trap the kingpin of the boxing underworld. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
The committee goes after a syndicate czar responsible for an ex-pugilist's murder. [RF]

[--] Congressional Investigator: THE KITE
Produced by Sandy Howard / Associate Producer Harvey Bernhard
Original Story and Teleplay by Joe Franklin
Directed by Edward Mann
Guest Cast:
John Hart* ......... Kirby  (see John Hart Website)
Robert W. Holton ... Dineen
V.J. Ardwin ........ Featherly
Robert C. Swan ..... Kirby (note: tv guide listing has Robert C. Swan  in the role of Kirby)
Synopsis:
Senator Endicott learns about the rough tactics of a company that
sells Bomb Shelters and then increases the price customers have to
pay.
Synopsis 2:
Endicott investigates racketeering builders who switch contracts
on buyers before the contracts are signed.
(*John Hart played "The Lone Ranger" in season 4 1952-53, 52 eps bw,
replacing Clayton Moore for one season, in 1957 he starred in
39 episodes of the Canadian produced "Hawkeye and the Last of the
Mohicans")


[--] Congressional Investigator: FISHERMAN SHAKEDOWN
Guest cast:
Lee Roberts ........ Collins
John Milford ....... Tobin
Eric Morris ........ Hanson
Synopsis:
August turns fisherman to get evidence on a fish-buying racket. [RF]

[--] Congressional Investigator: NUMBERS RACKET
Guest cast:
Kitty Kelly ........ Rose
Charles R. Keane ... Vecker
Majel Barrett ...... Jennifer
David Balfour ...... Cooley
Synopsis:
A reporter's beating by hoodlums prompts an investigation of the numbers racket. [RF]

[--] Congressional Investigator: WHITE CARGO
Synopsis:
The investigators get a tip about a narcotics ring.

[--] Congressional Investigator: BABIES FOR SALE
Guest cast:
Nita Loveless ...... Louise
William Tregoe ..... Calder
Anita Anton ........ Rose
Bill Bradley ....... Dave
Kate Bauer ......... Christine
Synopsis:
Parents of an adopted child could help smash an adoption racket---but they give conflicting testimony. [RF]

[--] Congressional Investigator: HOTEL SHAKEDOWN RACKET
Guest cast:
Warren Wade ........ Yates
Don O'Kelly ........ Brown
Gloria Gould ....... Audrey
Larry Kerr ......... Fredericks
Synopsis:
Hotel owners, threatened with arson, are forced to buy supplies from racketeers. [RF]

[--] Congressional Investigator: THE BODY SMUGGLERS
Guest cast:
Irene Gilbert ...... Lisa
Tony Mafia ......... Volta
Synopsis:
An honest restaurateur is forced to hide a notorious organized crime leader. [RF]

[--] Congressional Investigator: TEEN-AGE GANGS
Guest cast:
Phil Clarke ........ Scofield
Faye Nuell ......... Hessy
Synopsis:
The committee searches for a girl who is the only witness to a gang murder. [RF]

[--] Congressional Investigator: LOAN-SHARK STORY
Guest cast:
Victor Tayback ..... Crane
Howard Caine ....... Gordon
Peter Dane ......... Jerry
Synopsis:
The committee cracks down on loan-shark racketeers. [RF]

[--] Congressional Investigator: B-GIRLS
Guest cast:
Sue Winton ......... Lorrie
Walter Stocker ..... Grimes
Tom McNamara ....... Gray
Robert Emlin ....... Nelson
Synopsis:
Murder and robbery seem to stem from the Gayety Club. [RF]

[--] Congressional Investigator: GUN-RUNNERS
Guest cast:
Blanche Sweet ......... Isabel
Quentin Sondergaard ... Tupper
Synopsis:
A noted artist is being held captive by a gang of gunrunners. [RF]

[--] Congressional Investigator: TRUCKING RACKET
Synopsis:
The meek owner of a trucking company helps the committee crack down on protection racketeers. [RF]

[--] Congressional Investigator: THE HIGH CLASS HIJACKING RACKET
Guest cast:
Don Gazzaniga ...... Walton
Robert P. Macall ... Sampson
Synopsis:
August poses as a truck driver to smash a hijacking ring. [RF]

[--] Congressional Investigator: SIX FATHOMS UP
Guest cast:
Joseph Breen ....... Charlie
Ronnie Haran ....... Shelby
Greg Walcott ....... Beaumont
Bill Flaherty ...... Dellagatta
Ben Roseman ........ Farrell
Nancy Moore ........ Nurse
Synopsis:
Ex-convicts take over the waterfront soon after they are released from prison. [RF]

[--] Congressional Investigator: FIXED FIGHT
Guest cast:
Chuck Barnes ....... Benton
Harry Rose ......... Hart
Rudy Solari ........ Schmidt
Evan MacNeil ....... Honey
John Morgan ........ Roland
Synopsis:
Investigators attempt to clean up the boxing business after a championship contender is murdered. [RF]

[--] Congressional Investigator: NO MAN IS BORN INNOCENT
Guest cast:
Michael Eden ....... Bowling
Doris Brealey ...... Mrs. Clooney
Rchard Sanville .... Wilson
Synopsis:
Senator Endicott is kidnapped by a scientist.[RF]

[--] Congressional Investigator: JEWEL-SMUGGLING STORY
Guest cast:
Marjorie Stapp ..... Betsy/Barbara
Synopsis:
A show girl is murdered before she can identify the leader of a jewel-smuggling ring. [RF]

[--] Congressional Investigator: LITTLE RED ROBBING HOODS
Guest cast:
Irene Winston ...... Eudora
Spencer Carlisle ... Fansler
Synopsis:
A lab technician threatens national security by selling missile information. [RF]

[--] Congressional Investigator: LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR
Guest cast:
Paul Clarke ........ Keesee
Luanna Luby ........ Anna
John Craven ........ Peterson
Synopsis:
August is on a case involving a gang who preys on new immigrants. [RF]

[--] Congressional Investigator: DEATH FOR SALE
Guest cast:
Barry Brooks ....... Russ
Mark Herron ........ Bishop
Henry Beckman ...... Wilson
Viola Harris ....... Mrs. Constantine
Synopsis:
Murder, Inc. is back in business. [RF]

[--] Congressional Investigator: LOCAL NO. 491
Guest cast:
Brett Holland ...... Maxwell
Maggie Brooks ...... Kitty
George Kilroy ...... Monk
Synopsis:
Gangsters take over a labor union. [RF]

[--] Congressional Investigator: I SPIN, I WAIT
Guest cast:
Jon Silo
Lou Lever .......... Villani
William F. Justine.. Antonelli
Synopsis:
Agents crack down on organized crime with the help of a man who has
waited 30 years to avenge his wife's murder. [RF]

[--] Congressional Investigator: CAR-REPAIR RACKET
Guest cast:
Robert Gardett ..... Riggs
Virginia Stefan .... Alice
Harold Ayer ........ Fuller
Bill Hampton ....... Gaylord
Synopsis:
August tries to break up an extortion racket operated by a garage
owner, an insurance agent and a traffic cop. [RF]

[--] Congressional Investigator: THE COLLECTORS
Guest cast:
Robert Howard ...... Guffy
Joseph Conway ...... Grimes
Robert Hunter ...... Don
Michael Garrett .... Vatcher
Synopsis:
Racketeers attempt to blackmail brothers who run a rubbish-collection service. [RF]

[--] Congressional Investigator: HIGHWAY VICE DENS
Guest cast:
Julie Bennett ...... Sandra
Dort Clark ......... Vardis
Synopsis:
A businessman is blackmailed by a blonde. [RF]

[--] Congressional Investigator: SKID ROW
Guest cast:
Eddie Ryder ........ Radcliff
Larry Hudson ....... Capella
Synopsis:
A political machine preys on skid-row derelicts. [RF]

[--] Congressional Investigator: THE CAVE
Guest cast:
Herbert Lytton ..... Andrews
Harold Lloyd Jr. ... Pace
Earl Wrightson ..... Cluff
Mabel Rea .......... Eula
Clancy Cooper ...... Corey
Synopsis:
With a crusading publisher's help, investigators crack down on a gambling syndicate. [RF]

[--] Congressional Investigator: THE CLEAN-UP BOYS
Guest cast:
Johnny Seven ....... Silk
John S. Huffman .... Dimples
Peter Damon ........ Bartok
Synopsis:
Racketeers try to fleece a restaurateur but his son, a marine on furlough, takes them on single-handedly. [RF]

[--] Congressional Investigator: COMPULSIVE GAMBLING STORY
Guest cast:
Joan Tompkins ...... Alice
Carl Bensen ........ Barrington
Norman Sturgis ..... Stanley
Mike Steen ......... Felton
Mike Garth ......... Richards
Martin Brennan ..... Govern
Synopsis:
A gambler's wife alerts August to a gambling syndicate. [RF]

[--] Congressional Investigator: BASKETBALL FIX
Guest cast:
Page Slattery ...... Chopper
Ken Walken ......... Billy
Bill Tracy ......... Alex
H.E. West .......... Rubs
Tracy Morgan ....... Lydia
Synopsis:
A basketball player becomes the unwilling tool of a gambling syndicate. [RF]

[--] Congressional Investigator: JUKE BOX RACKET
Guest cast:
Anne Whitfield ..... Thelma
Dennis King Jr. .... Nicholls
Gary Clarke ........ Richey
Sid Marion ......... Cernik
Roy Hastings ....... Krantz
Henry Beckman ...... Whiley
Ken Alton .......... Ford
Synopsis:
A teenage singer's murder prompts an investigation of juke-box racketeering. [RF]

[--] Congressional Investigator: THE BOOTLEGGING RACKET
Guest cast:
Frank Fowler ....... Richfield
Chris Robinson ..... Hardin
Richard Warren ..... Watts
Robert Nash ........ Fellows
Woody Merritt ...... Walker
Synopsis:
Investigators crack down on a bootlegging ring headed by a sadistic murderer. [RF]

[--] Congressional Investigator: TEEN-AGE KILLERS
Guest cast:
John Brinkley ...... Ted Mulcahy
Synopsis:
A committee agent infiltrates a teen-age gang to prevent a gang war. [RF]

[--] Congressional Investigator: MAFIA STORY
Guest cast:
Michael Mark ....... Disanto
Patricia Huston .... Teresa
Miriam Goldina ..... Mama
Bill Hampton ....... Charley
Synopsis:
August assumes the guise of an underworld killer to expose a protection racket. [RF]

[--] Congressional Investigator: BEATNIKS
Guest cast:
Richard Gilden ..... Emmett
Barry Cahill ....... Harris
Laura James ........ Nettie
Jimmy Komack ....... Malin
Synopsis:
A writer's murder leads to the discovery of a dope ring in San Francisco's beatnik area. [RF]

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