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Starring Robert Taylor as Captain Matt Holbrook
Season 2 (ABC) (1960-61) (30 min)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Sal Crisanti, Rina Fox, Tom Alger
 
references:
TV Guide /   Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
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   ############## The Detectives ################
############# season 2 1960-61 ###############
################## (30 min) ##################
Four Star-Hastings Production
ABC Fridays 10:00-10:30 pm EST
34 episodes

2.01 [34] The Detectives (30 min): THE NEW MAN
Four Star-Hastings prod.
16-Sep-1960 ABC Fri
Starring: Robert Taylor (as Captain Matt Holbrook)
Mark Goddard (as Sgt. Chris Ballard), Ursula Thiess (as Lisa Bonay)
Guest Cast:
Roxanne Arlen ......... Dixie Modesto
Richard Angarola ...... Nick Modesto
Synopsis:
"The New Man" is Sgt Chris Ballard, who along with police police
reporter Lisa Bonay become regulars in this series. Ballard's
first assignment is to charm his way into the confidence of mobster
Nick Modesto's wife. [RF]

2.02 [35] The Detectives (30 min): LONGSHOT
Four Star-Hastings prod. no. 3612
23-Sep-1960 ABC Fri (rebroadcast 22Sep61)
Starring: Robert Taylor (as Captain Matt Holbrook)
Guest Cast:
Jack Grimes ............ Willie Shaley
Alan Baxter ............ Mike Nolan
Hari Rhodes ............ Tempus
Synopsis:
Jockey Willie Shaley claims he received a threatening phone
call, warning him to throw his next race. [RF]

2.03 [36] The Detectives (30 min): THE SPORTS JOB
Four Star-Hastings prod.
30-Sep-1960 ABC Fri
Starring: Robert Taylor (as Captain Matt Holbrook)
Guest Cast:
Byron Morrow .......... Dr.Lambert
Alan Reed Jr ........... Jerry Lambert

2.04 [37] The Detectives (30 min): ALIBIS
Four Star-Hastings prod.
07-Oct-1960 ABC Fri
Starring: Robert Taylor (as Captain Matt Holbrook)
Guest Cast:
Joe Mantell .......... Willie Voight
Eddie Firestone ...... George
Donna Douglas ........ Sandra

2.05 [38] The Detectives (30 min): SHUTTLE
Four Star-Hastings prod.
14-Oct-1960 ABC Fri
Starring: Robert Taylor (as Captain Matt Holbrook)
Guest Cast:
John Newton .......... Daniels
Johnny Seven ......... Krom

2.06 [39] The Detectives (30 min): COP ON TRIAL
Four Star-Hastings prod.
04-Nov-1960 ABC Fri
Starring: Robert Taylor (as Captain Matt Holbrook)
Guest Cast:
Herman Rudin ........... Buzzy Moran
Gilbert Green .......... Jeffers

2.07 [40] The Detectives (30 min): THE LITTLE WITNESS
Four Star-Hastings prod.
11-Nov-1960 ABC Fri
Starring: Robert Taylor (as Captain Matt Holbrook)
Guest Cast:
Billy Hughes .......... Bobby Marx
Alice Backes .......... Margaret
Brendan Dillon ........ Mort
Jerry Oddo ............ Crenshaw
Herb Patterson ........ Thatcher

2.08 [41] The Detectives (30 min): YOU ONLY DIE ONCE
Four Star-Hastings prod.
18-Nov-1960 ABC Fri
Starring: Robert Taylor (as Captain Matt Holbrook)
Guest Cast:
Al Ruscio ............ Frankie
Jean Allison ......... Molly

2.09 [42] The Detectives (30 min): ADOPTED
Four Star-Hastings prod.
25-Nov-1960 ABC Fri
Starring: Robert Taylor (as Captain Matt Holbrook)
Guest Cast:
Eddie Ryder ........... Ray Graham
Patricia Breslin ...... Jean Graham
Jena Engstrom ......... Ann
Anne Seymour .......... Mrs. Martin

2.10 [43] The Detectives (30 min): THE OTHER SIDE
Four Star-Hastings prod. no. 3604
02-Dec-1960 ABC Fri (rebroadcast 09Jun61)
Starring: Robert Taylor (as Captain Matt Holbrook)
Guest cast:
Marc Lawrence .......... Watkins
John Zaccaro ........... Davis
William Challee ........ Anson
Synopsis:
Joe Keeley's gang is in jail, but he's in hiding, plotting to
rub out some witnesses who saw him commit a murder. To find
out Keeley's whereabouts, Matt plants a decoy in prison. [RF]

2.11 [44] The Detectives (30 min): THE SCALPEL
Four Star-Hastings prod.
09-Dec-1960 ABC Fri
Starring: Robert Taylor (as Captain Matt Holbrook)
with: Russell Thorson (as Lt. Otto Lindstrom)
Guest cast:
John Milford ........... Mickey Bledsoe
June Dayton ............ Jane Bruce
Mort Mills ............. Dr. Bruce
Synopsis:
Mickey Bledsoe commits a murder and wounds Lindstrom. [RF]

2.12 [45] The Detectives (30 min): BIG POISON
Four Star-Hastings prod.
16-Dec-1960 ABC Fri
Starring: Robert Taylor (as Captain Matt Holbrook)
Guest Cast:
Edward Binns .......... Lt. Bert Walker
Eddie Ryder ........... Silbert

2.13 [46] The Detectives (30 min): THE INFORMER
Four Star-Hastings prod. no. 3624
23-Dec-1960 ABC Fri
Starring: Robert Taylor (as Captain Matt Holbrook)
Guest cast:
George Conrad .......... Chuck Raymond
Joe Mantell ............ Al Huckins
Synopsis:
Al Huckins has witnessed a murder, but he won't finger the killer.
Then a newspaper story names Huckins as a witness - and Matt's
sure the murderer will try to silence him permanently. [RF]

2.14 [47] The Detectives (30 min): RAZOR'S EDGE
Four Star-Hastings prod.
30-Dec-1960 ABC Fri
Starring: Robert Taylor (as Captain Matt Holbrook)
Guest Cast:
Richard Evans ........ Phil

2.15 [48] The Detectives (30 min): THE FRIGHTENED ONES
Four Star-Hastings prod.
06-Jan-1961 ABC Fri (rebroadcast 16Jun61)
Starring: Robert Taylor (as Captain Matt Holbrook)
Guest cast:
Denise Alexander ....... Madge
James Coburn ........... Duke Hawkins
Michael Parks .......... Jimmy
Chris Robinson ......... Brad Snyder
Baruch Lumet
Synopsis:
Duke Hawkins asks young Jimmy for the money he owes him, but the boy can't pay. [RF]

2.16 [49] The Detectives (30 min): POWER FAILURE
Four Star-Hastings prod.
13-Jan-1961 ABC Fri (rebroadcast 23Jun61)
Starring: Robert Taylor (as Captain Matt Holbrook)
Guest cast:
Joe Turkel .............. Charlie
Arthur Batanides ........ Wilding
Synopsis:
A gang of crooks have a new approach to robbery. They plan to
sabotage the municipal power system so they can operate in the dark. [RF]

2.17 [50] The Detectives (30 min): KINFOLK
Four Star-Hastings prod.
20-Jan-1961 ABC Fri (rebroadcast 15Sep61)
written by Jay Simms
directed by Don Weiss
Starring: Robert Taylor (as Captain Matt Holbrook)
with:
Mark Goddard (as Det. Chris Ballard); Ursula Theiss(as Lisa Bony)
Guest cast:
Lonny Chapman ......... Link Merriwether
Dabbs Greer ........... Helm Merriwether
L.Q. Jones ............ Betty* Merriwether
Lincoln Demyan ........ Murd Ottery
SYNOPSIS 1:
THREE BACKWOOD DISTANCE RELATIVES OF DET. CHRIS BALLARD PAY HIM A VISIT WITH
INTENTIONS OF KILLING A FAMILY RIVAL THAT WAS RECENTLY RELEASED FROM JAIL. [SC]
Synopsis 2:
A few of Sergeant Ballard's mountain kinfolk show up in town.
They tell Chris they've heard that an old family enemy, Murd Ottery, is out to get him. [RF]
*Note:
Actor L.Q. Jones's charactor name really was BETTY MERRIWETHER.
As the story goes, the Merriwether family wanted a girl but never had any.
So L.Q's character's father was named Betty, and he was named after him. [SC]


2.18 [51] The Detectives (30 min): QUIET NIGHT
Four Star-Hastings prod.
27-Jan-1961 ABC Fri
Starring: Robert Taylor (as Captain Matt Holbrook)
Guest Cast:
Yvonne Craig ............ Ivy
Rudy Solari ............. Gino Gambini
Frederic Downs .......... Charlie
Adrienne Ellis .......... Ruth

2.19 [52] The Detectives (30 min): SEE NO EVIL
Four Star-Hastings prod.
03-Feb-1961 ABC Fri
Starring: Robert Taylor (as Captain Matt Holbrook)
Guest Cast:
Jacqueline Scott ........ Mrs. Halstead
Grant Richards .......... Tony Niccolo
Ray Ferrell ............. Raymond Halstead
Gene Benton ............. Krull

2.20 [53] The Detectives (30 min): PERSONAL ENEMY
Four Star-Hastings prod.
10-Feb-1961 ABC Fri
Starring: Robert Taylor (as Captain Matt Holbrook)
Guest Cast:
Michael Parks ........... Eddy Washburn
Floy Dean Smith ......... Caroline Combes
Laura Shelton ........... Darlene

2.21 [54] The Detectives (30 min): MATT'S WOMAN
Four Star-Hastings prod.
17-Feb-1961 ABC Fri
Directed By Lewis Allen
Teleplay By Donn Mullaly and Harry Kronman
Story By Donn Mullally.
Starring: Robert Taylor (as Captain Matt Holbrook)
Recurring Cast:
Russell Thorson as Lt.Otto Lindstrom,
Mark Goddard as Det.Chris Ballard,
Tige Andrews as Lt.John Russo.
Guest Cast:
Joan Taylor........as Myrna Fontaine
Brian Hutton........as Henry Davidson
William Mims........as Hugh Barton
Peter Gordon........as Geoffrey Holt
Henry Hunter........as Mr.Waller.
Synopsis:
The Detectives investigate a series of jewlery story robberies by a man and
woman. Ironiclly the woman resembles Matt Holbrook's former wife who died
several years passed. [SC]

2.22 [55] The Detectives (30 min): AN EYE FOR AN EYE
Four Star-Hastings prod.
24-Feb-1961 ABC Fri
DIRECTED BY JAMES CLAVELL
WRITTEN BY MORT THAW.
Starring: Robert Taylor (as Captain Matt Holbrook)
GUEST CAST:
EDUARDO CIANNELLI........AS PAPA KOVCHEK
SANDO HARRIS........AS JOLO
ARLINE SAX (AKA AELENE MARTEL) ..... AS STELLA
WILLIAM CHALLE........AS HOLLY.
RECURRING CAST:
MARK GODDARD........AS DET.LT.CHRIS BALLARD.
SYNOPSIS:
DET.CHRIS BALLARD IS KIDNAPPED BY THE FATHER OF A CRIMINAL WHO WAS PUT IN
JAIL BY BALLARD. CHRIS IS HELD PRISONER IN A CAGE NOT REALIZING THAT HE IS
ABOUT EXPERIENCE AN ATTACK OF ACUTE APPENDICITIS. [SC]

2.23 [56] The Detectives (30 min): BAD APPLE
Four Star-Hastings prod.
03-Mar-1961 ABC Fri
Starring: Robert Taylor (as Captain Matt Holbrook)
Guest Cast:
Robert Culp ........... Herbert Sanders
Rudy Dolan ............ Marko
Iris Adrian
William Tanner
Amanda Ames
Robert Kelljian

2.24 [57] The Detectives (30 min): NOT SO LONG AGO
Four Star-Hastings prod.
10-Mar-1961 ABC Fri
Starring: Robert Taylor (as Captain Matt Holbrook)
Guest cast:
Virginia Vincent ....... Linda Lloyd
Baruch Lumet ........... Tremblay
Synopsis:
One-time beauty queen Linda Lloyd reports a prowler to the
police, and she glories in all the resultant publicity and attention.
 Ballard soon begins to suspect that Linda's "prowler" is only a stunt. [RF]

2.25 [58] The Detectives (30 min): THE REASON
Four Star-Hastings prod.
17-Mar-1961 ABC Fri
Starring: Robert Taylor (as Captain Matt Holbrook)
Guest Cast:
Patrick Waltz ........... Hodges
Don Wilbanks ............ Rivik

2.26 [59] The Detectives (30 min): SECRET ASSIGNMENT
Four Star-Hastings prod.
24-Mar-1961 ABC Fri (rebroadcast 28Jul61)
Starring: Robert Taylor (as Captain Matt Holbrook)
Guest cast:
Anthony Caruso ......... Danny
Jack Kruschen .......... Jonesy
Synopsis:
Holbrook suspects a loan shark named Danny of the murder of a dock worker.
To get evidence, Holbrook disguises himself as a down-and-out stevedore. [RF]

2.27 [60] The Detectives (30 min): TIME FOR DECISION
Four Star-Hastings prod.
31-Mar-1961 ABC Fri
Guest Cast:
Sue Randall ............. Jean Morley
Rita Lynn ............... Ella Russo

2.28 [61] The Detectives (30 min): TERROR ON ICE
Four Star-Hastings prod.
07-Apr-1961 ABC Fri
Starring: Robert Taylor (as Captain Matt Holbrook)
Guest Cast:
Doug Lambert ............ Peter
Adam Williams ........... Soley
Walter Burke ............ Malone

2.29 [62] The Detectives (30 min): LITTLE BOY CLUE
Four Star-Hastings prod.
14-Apr-1961 ABC Fri
Starring: Robert Taylor (as Captain Matt Holbrook)
with: Tige Andrews (as Lt. Russo), Mark Goddard (as Sgt. Ballard)
Guest Cast:
Robert Karnes ........... Frank Garmes
Dennis Joel (aka Dennis Olivieri) .... Robbie
Synopsis:
A man identified as Frank Garmes has stolen police uniforms and a squad car. [TA]

2.30 [63] The Detectives (30 min): THE SHORT WAY HOME
Four Star-Hastings prod.
21-Apr-1961 ABC Fri
Starring: Robert Taylor (as Captain Matt Holbrook)
Guest cast:
Enid Jaynes ............ Nikki Williams
Don Quine .............. Frankie Williams
Johnny Seven ........... Eddie Benson
Synopsis:
Even though their late father was a policeman, Nikki and
Frankie Williams aren't convinced that crime does not pay.
They begin running around with a hoodlum named Eddie Benson
- and pretty soon Frankie's planning a caper with his new pal. [RF]

2.31 [64] The Detectives (30 min): OTHER CHEEK
Four Star-Hastings prod.
28-Apr-1961 ABC Fri
Starring: Robert Taylor (as Captain Matt Holbrook)
Guest Cast:
Lee Kinsolving ........ Louis Wayne
Joan Marshall
Edmund Hashim ......... Max

2.32 [65] The Detectives (30 min): THE AIRTIGHT CASE
Four Star-Hastings prod.
05-May-1961 ABC Fri
Starring: Robert Taylor (as Captain Matt Holbrook)
Guest Cast:
Philip Abbott .......... Norden
Edward Knight .......... Stacey

2.33 [66] The Detectives (30 min): DUTY DATE
Four Star-Hastings prod.
12-May-1961 ABC Fri
Starring: Robert Taylor (as Captain Matt Holbrook)
With: Russell Thorson (Lt. Lindstrom), Mark Goddard (as Lt. Ballard)
Guest Cast:
Barbara Nichols ......... Abby Landis
Steve Graves ............ Dave Racine
Gene Nelson ............. Jerry Coldwell
Michael Vandever ........ Homer
Synopsis:
Exotic dancer Abby Landis is the only witness who can identify mobster
Dave Racine in a murder case. Holbrook assigns Ballard and Lindstrom to
guard her, but Abby gives the boys the slip. [RF]

2.34 [67] The Detectives: THE CHAMP
Four Star-Hastings prod.
19-May-1961 ABC Fri
Starring: Robert Taylor (as Captain Matt Holbrook)
Guest Cast:
Michael Dante .......... Joe Rano
Arthur Batanides ....... Buck Huston
Maxie Rosenbloom ....... Duke

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