CTVA US Crime - "The D.A.'s Man" (Jack Webb/NBC) (1959) starring John Compton

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The D.A.'s Man (1959)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Rina Fox
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THE D.A.'s MAN
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Mark VII Ltd. Production (Jack Webb)
CLNA: Revival Pictures
for
NBC (Saturdays 10:30pm EST)
Executive Producer Jack Webb
Produced by Frank La Tourette
Based on the book by James B. Horan and Harold Danforth

US Crime Drama series 1959   26 episodes x 30 min bw
(03Jan59-29Aug59)
starring
John Compton as Shannon
co-starring
Ralph Manza as Al Bonacorsi
Herb Ellis as Frank LaValle

Premise:
Adventures of Shannon, an Undercover Agent working for the
New York D.A.'s office.

Main Writer: James E. Moser  / Main Director: Joseph E. Parker

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NBC Saturdays (03Jan59-29Aug59)

1.01 [--] The D.A.'s Man: SAMMY'S FRIEND (pilot)
Mark VII Prod. #4601
03-Jan-1959 NBC Sat
starring: John Compton, Ralph Manza
Synopsis:
Shannon meets the DA for the first time and accepts an assignment
to track a gangland killer. [RF]

1.02 [--] The D.A.'s Man: GUNS FOR HIRE
Mark VII Prod. #4602
10-Jan-1959 NBC Sat
starring: John Compton, Ralph Manza
Guest cast:
Jack Kruschen .......... Muller
Bill Guyman ............ Dolby
Robert Christopher ..... Lamar
Synopsis:
Shannon, posing as an ex-con tries to break up a gun-rental racket. [RF]

1.03 [--] The D.A.'s Man: INSIDE TRACK
Mark VII Prod. #4605
17-Jan-1959 NBC Sat
starring: John Compton, Ralph Manza
Guest cast:
Vance Skarstedt ........ Ginnis
Ralph Montgomery ....... Martin
Richard Devon .......... Layton
Synopsis:
Wanted: hijackers who specialize in stealing electronic equipment. [RF]

1.04 [--] The D.A.'s Man: THE UNLUCKY DUTCHMAN
Mark VII Prod. #4604
24-Jan-1959 NBC Sat
starring: John Compton, Ralph Manza
Guest cast:
John Beradino .......... Drayger
Lewis Charles .......... Murrell
Stephen Ellsworth ...... Bert
Synopsis:
Assignment: smash a bogus union that preys on small businessmen. [RF]

1.05 [--] The D.A.'s Man: THE MOB VERSUS O'HARA
Mark VII Prod. #4610
31-Jan-1959 NBC Sat
starring: John Compton, Ralph Manza
Guest cast:
John Patrick ........... O'Hara
Val Benedict ........... Gola
Richard Bakalyan ....... Dunn
Synopsis:
The president of a produce firm is beaten and robbed by two thugs.
The victim believes that the men are former employees of the firm.
Shannon poses as an insurance investigator and attempts to find
the criminals. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
The head of a produce firm is beaten and robbed, and he thinks
two ex-employees did it. [RF]

1.06 [--] The D.A.'s Man: THE PUSHERS
Mark VII Prod. #4603
07-Feb-1959 NBC Sat
starring: John Compton, Ralph Manza
Guest cast:
Jean Howell ............ Vera
Joseph Conley .......... Smiley
Synopsis:
Shannon poses as an unemployed musician to get the dope on
narcotics pushers. [RF]

1.07 [--] The D.A.'s Man: IRON MIKE BENEDICT
Mark VII Prod. #4611
14-Feb-1959 NBC Sat (rerun date 01Aug59)
starring: John Compton, Ralph Manza
Guest cast:
William Fawcett ........ Iron Mike Benedict
Stafford Repp .......... Louis Kemplar
Jean Inness ............ Mamie
Al Shelly .............. Carney
Synopsis 1:
Shannon poses as a Bowery drifter to investigate the deaths of two derelicts.
Louis Kemplar, a saloon keeper, was the beneficiary of the insurance policies
that Kemplar had something to do with their deaths. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
The deaths of two derelicts take Shannon to the Bowery. [RF]

1.08 [--] The D.A.'s Man: FIND EZRA KANE
Mark VII Prod. #4609
21-Feb-1959 NBC Sat
starring: John Compton, Ralph Manza
Guest cast:
Fred Libby ............. Ezra Kane
Paul Dubov ............. Horne
Nancy Valentine ........ Spangles
Leslie Sheldon ......... Halley
Judy Bamber ............ Jeannie
Synopsis:
Missing: a lawyer who represents the head of a bookmaking
syndicate.  [RF]

1.09 [--] The D.A.'s Man: A GIRL'S BEST FRIEND
Mark VII Prod. #4615
07-Mar-1959 NBC Sat
starring: John Compton, Ralph Manza
Guest cast:
Regina Gleason ......... Nancy Ward
Lynn Cartwright ........ Janice
Hal Smith .............. Zerby
Al Smith ............... Carney
Synopsis:
Model Nancy Ward is Shannon's only link to a gang of
jewel thieves. [RF]

1.10 [--] The D.A.'s Man: THE WITNESS
Mark VII Prod. #4614
14-Mar-1959 NBC Sat
starring: John Compton, Ralph Manza
Guest cast:
Robert J. Stevenson .... Danzig
Gregory Irvin .......... Timmy
Robert Cornthwaite ..... Christo
Maxine Cooper .......... Ina
Synopsis:
Shannon unwittingly jeopardizes a young boy's life. [RF]

1.11 [--] The D.A.'s Man: TWO FOR SHAKESPEARE
Mark VII Prod. #4606
21-Mar-1959 NBC Sat
starring: John Compton, Ralph Manza
Synopsis:
Shannon's investigation of a racket takes him to Greenwich Village. [RF]

1.12 [--] The D.A.'s Man: MOONSHINE IN MANHATTAN
Mark VII Prod. #4613
28-Mar-1959 NBC Sat (rerun 29Jul59)
starring: John Compton, Ralph Manza
Guest cast:
Mina Vaughn ............ Nevada Brown
Johnny Seven ........... Kallen
Harald Dyrenforth ...... Fritz
Joey Forman ............ Jimmy
Synopsis 1:
An explosion calls attention to a bootlegging operation in
Manhattan, and Shannon sets out to find its operators. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
An explosion exposes a Manhattan bootlegging operation. [RF]

1.13 [--] The D.A.'s Man: IRON STAR
Mark VII Prod. #4616
04-Apr-1959 NBC Sat
starring: John Compton, Ralph Manza
Guest cast:
Ed Prentiss ............ Jerome Denver
Fred Dale .............. Wilson
Rodd Redwing ........... White Hawk
Synopsis:
New York theatrical producer Jerome Denver is robbed and beaten
in his apartment, Denver later describes one of his attackers
as an Indian. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Shannon's after a thief and he has just one clue: the culprit
is an Indian. [RF]

1.14 [--] The D.A.'s Man: JAIL WATCH
Mark VII Prod. #4617
11-Apr-1959 NBC Sat
starring: John Compton, Ralph Manza
Guest cast:
Charles Fredericks ..... Burris
Maurice Solomon ........ Frankel
Wright King ............ Lima
Synopsis 1:
An undercover agent for the district attorney is murdered and
police arrest three suspects. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Shannon mingles with a trio of murder suspects, hoping to get
one of them to turn state's evidence. [RF]

1.15 [--] The D.A.'s Man: SHAKEDOWN
Mark VII Prod. #4618
18-Apr-1959 NBC Sat
starring: John Compton, Ralph Manza
Guest cast:
Jan Harrison ........... Nancy
Glenn Turnbull ......... Darlington
Al Shelly .............. Carney
Synopsis:
An extortion ring becomes Shannon's target as he zeroes in on
their operation. [RF]

1.16 [--] The D.A.'s Man: CORKY
Mark VII Prod. #4620
25-Apr-1959 NBC Sat
starring: John Compton, Ralph Manza
Guest cast:
Ricky Allen ............ Corky
Wendy Winkelman ........ Nancy
Stephen Talbot ......... Tommy
Synopsis:
Two youths kidnap a 7-year-old boy. [RF]

1.17 [--] The D.A.'s Man: THE CLUB FIGHTER
Mark VII Prod. #4619
02-May-1959 NBC Sat
starring: John Compton, Ralph Manza
Guest cast:
Ron Kennedy ............ Sam
Jack Petruzzi .......... Tony
Bob Gunderson .......... John
John Indrisano ......... Alex Barnes
Charles La Torre ....... Myron
Al Shelly .............. Carney
Synopsis:
Shannon tries to straighten out crooked prize fights. [RF]

1.18 [--] The D.A.'s Man: THE TRIANGLE
Mark VII Prod. #4621
09-May-1959 NBC Sat (rerun 08Aug59)
starring: John Compton, Ralph Manza
Guest cast:
Kathie Browne .......... Dana Langley (as Cathy Browne)
George Macready ........ Snead
Harry Dean Stanton ..... Barbo
Al Shelly .............. Carney
Synopsis:
Shannon infiltrates a shoplifting racket by posing as a thief. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Assigned to invesigate a shoplifting racket, Shannon poses as
a petty thief. He is introduced to the gangleader's beautiful
girlfriend. [RF]

1.19 [--] The D.A.'s Man: MR. RESPECTABLE
Mark VII Prod. #4612
16-May-1959 NBC Sat (rerun 15Aug59)
starring: John Compton, Ralph Manza, Herb Ellis
Guest cast:
Robert Griffin ......... John Psaty
Burt Metcalfe .......... Jack Psaty
Evelynne Eaton ......... Carleen
Synopsis 1:
Bonacorsi suspects a seemingly solid citizen is at the heart of a
complex numbers racket. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A seemingly solid citizen, John Psaty, is suspected by assistant D.A.
Bonacorsi of heading a complex numbers syndicate. Posing as the
brother of a murdered gangster, Shannon manages to meet Psaty. [RF]

1.20 [--] The D.A.'s Man: BAJOUR
Mark VII Prod. #4622
23-May-1959 NBC Sat
starring: John Compton, Ralph Manza
Guest cast:
Loraine Dymtryo ........ Anna
Ziva Rodann ............ Looba
Ric Roman .............. Lenko
Mark Sheeler ........... Raknovitch
Synopsis:
A gypsy con game brings Shannon closer to a mystic with
ulterior motives. [RF]

1.21 [--] The D.A.'s Man: MR. SANTA CLAUS
Mark VII Prod. #4608
30-May-1959 NBC Sat
starring: John Compton, Ralph Manza
Guest cast:
Robert Ellenstein ...... Hazelton
Jim Horan .............. Radford
Miranda Jones .......... Ellen
Synopsis:
Shannon tries to nail a vice racket. [RF]

1.22 [--] The D.A.'s Man: THE ACTRESS
Mark VII Prod. #4625
06-Jun-1959 NBC Sat
starring: John Compton, Ralph Manza
Guest cast:
Whitney Blake
Synopsis:
Shannon befriends a narcotics addict hoping that she'll lead
him to her supplier. [RF]

1.23 [--] The D.A.'s Man: MANHATTAN GIGOLO
Mark VII Prod. #4624
13-Jun-1959 NBC Sat
starring: John Compton, Ralph Manza
Guest cast:
Paul Burke ............. Laine
Nancy Evans ............ Quinsett
Synopsis:
Strange poetry readings give Shannon a lead to
a robbery gang. [RF]

1.24 [--] The D.A.'s Man: OUT OF TOWN
20-Jun-1959 NBC Sat
Mark VII Prod. #4623
starring: John Compton, Ralph Manza
Guest cast:
Marya Stevens .......... Angela
Lane Chandler .......... Resnik
Lewis Martin ........... Wilder
James Parnell .......... Frobar
Hampton Fancher ........ Danny
Synopsis:
Masquerading as a candy salesman, Shannon joins a murder
investigation in upstate New York. [RF]

1.25 [--] The D.A.'s Man: THE DUKE
27-Jun-1959 NBC Sat
Mark VII Prod. #4627
starring: John Compton, Ralph Manza
Guest cast:
Lyn Thomas ............. Jeanette
John Hudson ............ Valentine
Shep Sanders ........... Little Al
Synopsis:
Shannon infiltrates a ring of fur thieves. [RF]

1.26 [--] The D.A.'s Man: FLIGHT 729 (final episode)
04-Jul-1959 NBC Sat
Mark VII Prod. #4626
starring: John Compton, Ralph Manza
Guest cast:
Jenny Maxwell .......... Gertrude
Dick Whittinghall ...... Clayton
Louise Glenn ........... Elaine
Synopsis:
Flight 729 is bound for Chicago with a fortune in stolen jewels aboard. [RF]

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