CTVA US Crime - "The Felony Squad" (TCF/ABC) Season 1 (1966-67)

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Starring Howard Duff & Dennis Cole
Season 1 (ABC) (1966-67)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Mark Speck
references:
TV Guide /   Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive


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 ABC Mondays at 9.00-9:30pm Eastern
Produced by Richard Newton (30 episodes)

1.01 [--] The Felony Squad: THE STREETS ARE PAVED WITH QUICKSAND (Series Premiere)
Prod. no. 8906
12Sep66 ABC Monday
Written by Harold Gast
Directed by Michael Ritchie
Guest Cast:
Darren McGavin ....... Leslie Gorman
Jean Marn ............ Maddy Clay
Noam Pitlik .......... Reporter
Ollie O'Toole ........ Doorman
Dennis McCarthy
Ward Ramsey
George Robotham
plus recurring characters:
Frank Maxwell ........ Capt. Frank Nye
Len Wayland .......... D.A. Adam Fisher
After breaking up. a parking lot quarrel between a valet and hot-shot lawyer Leslie Gorman, Detective Jim Briggs is
offered money by the attorney, whom he promptly arrests for attempted bribery. When Gorman fakes an injury and accuses
the young detective of police brutality, Sgt. Sam Stone puts his own badgeon the line to help his partner. [MS]

1.02 [--] The Felony Squad: A WALK TO OBLIVION
Prod. no. 8908
19Sep66 ABC Monday
Written by Franklin Barton
Directed by Michael Ritchie
Guest Cast:
Larry D. Mann ........ Jake Krebs
Charles Francisco .... Mike Pyle
Jason Wingreen ....... Joe Caslin
Rita D'Amico ......... Betty Pyle
Charles Irving ....... Leon Geiger
Pearl Shear .......... Martha Geiger
Charles Horvath ...... Harry
Ward Wood (listed as "Prison Chaplain" in end credits, referred to as "Father Mason" in episode)
Sam and Jim race the clock to save death-row inmate Joe Caslin after the prisoner points out the similarity between
a current robbery and murder to the one for which he was convicted. [MS]

1.03 [--] The Felony Squad: THE BROKEN BADGE
Prod. no. 8905
26Sep66 ABC Monday
Written by George Eckstein
Directed by Vincent McEveety
Guest Cast:
John Larch ........... Bill Ehlers
Eileen Heckart ....... Ruth Ehlers
Warren Vanders ....... Angie Gilman
Ned Glass ............ Hollis
William O'Connell .... Desk Clerk
Francis DeSales ...... Harmon
Don Gazzaniga ........ Al
Linda Burton ......... Teddi
plus recurring character:
Frank Maxwell ........ Capt. Frank Nye
Captain Nye asks Sam to conduct an Internal Affairs investigation of fellow detective Bill Ehlers. The debt-ridden
Ehlers is suspected of stealing part of the money recovered from a bank robbery. He refuses to help Sam and Jim and
sets out to find the robbers himself. [MS]

1.04 [--] The Felony Squad: STRIKE OUT
Prod. no. 8909
3Oct66 ABC Monday
Written by Donald S. Sanford
Directed by Andrew McCullough
Guest Cast:
Kevin Hagen .......... Ben Weil
Whit Bissell ......... Milroy
Val Avery ............ Gene Hardy
Nelson Olmstead ...... Carl Addison
Darrell Howe ......... Arthur Benton
Cynthia Stone ........ Secretary
Barry Brooks ......... Guard
Jim poses as the "inside man" at the baseball stadium's payroll window to nail a gang of thieves disguised
as security guards. [MS]

1.05 [--] The Felony Squad: A DATE WITH TERROR
Prod. no. 8910
10Oct66 ABC Monday
Written by Hank Searls
Directed by Richard Donner
Guest Cast:
Charles Aidman ....... Army Sgt. Sanford "Sandy" Lufton
Jan Shutan ........... Sue Bradley
Gregory Morton ....... Dr. Tyson
Lee Delano ........... Art Bradley
Patricia King ........ Proprietor
Eric Shea ............ Mike Bradley
A deluded Korean War veteran breaks out of an Army hospital and stalks a beautiful housewife, whom he believes
is a USO dancer he fell in love with during the war.

1.06 [--] The Felony Squad: FLAME OUT
Prod. no. 8901
17Oct66 ABC Monday
Written by Donald S. Sanford
Directed by Thomas Carr
Guest Cast:
James Best ........... Arnold Wyatt
Tom Lowell ........... Bracy Marsden
Pippa Scott .......... Elena Carter
John Ragin ........... Ed Carter
Alan Oppenheimer ..... Ed Clark
Joe Perry ............ Harry Bellgar
Paul Micale .......... Palamos
Don Gazzaniga ........ Officer
A petty argument leads to a senseless murder in an all-night diner, putting Stone and Briggs on the trail of two
thrill-seeking punks who are now plotting an extortion scheme against a young housewife.

1.07 [--] The Felony Squad: THE IMMACULATE KILLER
Prod. no. 8911
24Oct66 ABC Monday
Written by Alfred Brenner
Directed by Seymour Robbie
Guest Cast:
James Patterson ...... Peter Holland
Richard Karlen ....... Walker
Alan Oppenheimer ..... Ed Clark
Susan Flannery ....... Stewardess
Jack Bannon .......... Intern
Vince Howard ......... Security Officer
Dan Barton ........... Brandon
Byron Foulger ........ Zeller
Joseph Mell .......... Lou
Gil Lamb ............. Janitor
Rhoda Williams ....... Nurse
Patricia Ripley ...... Woman Motorist
plus recurring character:
Frank Maxwell ........ Capt. Frank Nye
After Captain Nye is critically wounded in an elevator, Stone and Briggs must search for a well-dressed hit man
before he makes a second attempt on the Captain's life. [MS]

1.08 [--] The Felony Squad: DEATH OF A DREAM
Prod. no. 8903
31Oct66 ABC Monday
Written by Adrian Spies
Directed by Richard Donner
Guest Cast:
Robert Duvall ........ Albie Froehlich
Jaimie Sanchez ....... Chooch
Robert Doyle ......... Leo
S. John Launer ....... Man in Park
Lloyd Haynes ......... Policeman
Brendan Dillon ....... Bartender
Bill McLennan ........ Tall Bald Man
Sandra Marsh ......... Young Wife
Cindy Putnam ......... Little Girl
During a spell of excruciatingly hot weather, Stone and Briggs turn up the heat to find two murderous muggers.
Unbeknownst to Sam, they've forced their way into the home of Albie Froehlich, one of Sam's top snitches. [MS]

1.09 [--] The Felony Squad: PROLOGUE TO MURDER
Prod. no. 8912
7Nov66 ABC Monday
Written by John Kneubuhl
Directed by Allen Reisner
Guest Cast:
Richard Anderson ..... Leonard Barrow
Robert Drivas ........ Richard Everett "Dickie" Barrow
Michael Fox .......... Dr. Kilmer
Jerry Fujikawa ....... Tom
Paul Hahn ............ Identa-Kit Specialist
Bizarre death threats, an imagined murder, and sibling rivalry add up to a bizarre case which finds Sam and
Jim trying to prevent a murder. [MS]

1.10 [--] The Felony Squad: KILLER WITH A BADGE
Prod. no. 8913
14Nov66 ABC Monday
Written by Donald S. Sanford
Directed by Jud Taylor
Guest Cast:
Diana Hyland ......... Cloris Harte
Paul Carr ............ Wade Harte
Pat Renella .......... Paulie Egan
David Frescoe ........ Desk Clerk
Jim's girlfriend Cloris introduces him to a man she says is her brother. He's really her convict ex-husband, who's
shaking her down for money to get out of town. The man steals Jim's gun and badge and uses them to commit murder. [MS]

1.11 [--] The Felony Squad: BETWEEN TWO FIRES
Prod. no. 8914
21Nov66 ABC Monday
Written by Harold Gast
Directed by Laslo Benedek
Guest Cast:
Kevin McCarthy ....... Charles Roland Flagg
Richard Evans ........ Ben Tyler
Adam Williams ........ Thin Man
Clint Ritchie ........ Hagen
Troy Melton .......... Barth
Robert Hoy ........... Mullen
Sydney Smith ......... Slade
plus recurring character:
Frank Maxwell ........ Capt. Frank Nye
Stone's attempts to bust paramilitary leader Flagg are hampered by the man's embittered former second-in-command,
who wants revenge for being thrown out of the group. [MS]

1.12 [--] The Felony Squad: THE TERROR TRAP
Prod. no. 8915
28Nov66 ABC Monday
Written by Alvin Boretz
Directed by Tom Gries
Guest Cast:
Michael Conrad ....... Steve
Howard Caine ......... Meach
Bartlett Robinson .... Peel
Stanley Ralph Ross ... Reynolds
Dyanne Thorne ........ Diana Porter
Robert Christopher ... Laney
plus recurring characters:
Frank Maxwell ........ Capt. Frank Nye
Len Wayland .......... D.A. Adam Fisher
Jim is framed for bribery and murder as part of a plot to discredit his testimony against a drug pusher. [MS]

1.13 [--] The Felony Squad: THE KILLER INSTINCT
Prod. no. 8917
05-Dec-1966 ABC Mon
Written by Mann Rubin
Directed by Robert Butler
Guest Cast:
Ed Asner ............ Barney "Bull" Bradovich
Gail Kobe ........... Adele Madden
Paul Kent ........... Stanley Adkins
Bobbie Jordan ....... Elena Adkins
Robert Biheller ..... Jango
Bob Rose ............ Fingerprint Expert
William Smithers .... Roy Madden
Bull, a former football star, is accused of murder, but Sam suspects that arrogant team owner Roy Madden is
the real killer. [MS]

1.14 [--] The Felony Squad: FEAR BELOW
Prod. no. 8916
12Dec66 ABC Monday
Teleplay by Donald S. Sanford / Story by Franklin Barton
Directed by Walter Grauman
Guest Cast:
Nicolas Coster ...... Kenneth Layton
Lynda Day ........... Karen Anders
Milton Selzer ....... Joe Coyne
Alex Gerry .......... Garver
Michael Stanwood .... Officer Welsh
Allen Bleiweiss ..... Ballistics Tech
plus recurring character:
Frank Maxwell ........ Capt. Frank Nye
Jim is wounded and left for dead in the city's sewer system while chasing a burglary suspect, and Sam puts pressure
on the crook, Layton, to try and find his injured partner. [MS]

1.15 [--] The Felony Squad: A PENNY GAME, A TWO-BIT MURDER
Prod. no. 8902
19Dec66 ABC Monday
Written by Adrian Spies
Directed by Richard Donner
Guest Cast:
Charles Grodin ....... Edgar
Diana Ivarson ........ Marlie
Don Eitner ........... Officer Tom Corso
Susan Browning ....... Mary Corso
Patti Gilbert ........ Saleswoman
Wally Rose ........... Security Officer
plus recurring character
Frank Maxwell ........ Capt. Frank Nye
After Stone and another cop are critically wounded, Briggs must pursue a murderous punk who's passing bad checks. [MS]

1.16 [--] The Felony Squad: MISS REILLY'S REVENGE
Prod. no. 8907
26Dec66 ABC Monday
Teleplay by George Eckstein and Leonard Kantor / Story by Leonard Kantor
Directed by Michael Ritchie
Guest Cast:
Joanna Moore ......... Betty Reilly
Michael Tolan ........ Mike Gorley
Lew Gallo ............ Mattie Leeds
Richard Bull ......... Artie Faulkner
Dyanne Thorne ........ Miss Lucas
Wayne Sutherlin ...... Busboy (Toby)
Sam persuades the beautiful girlfriend of a brutal extortionist to stop acting as his punching bag and turn
evidence against him. [MS]

1.17 [--] The Felony Squad: A DEATH FOR A DEATH
Prod. no. 8919
2Jan67 ABC Monday
Teleplay by Donald S. Sanford / Story by Donald S. Sanford and Harry Kronman
Directed by Herschel Daugherty
Guest Cast:
Ken Lynch ............ Carl Norton
Ed Griffith .......... Kenneth Norton
Vince Howard ......... Officer Welch
William Phipps ....... Store Owner
Patricia George ...... Nurse
John Clarke .......... Resident
After Jim shoots and kills an armed robber, the man's father retaliates by kidnapping Jim's father Dan. [MS]

1.18 [--] The Felony Squad: THE DEADLY PARTNER
Prod. no. 8918
9Jan67 ABC Monday
Written by Donald S. Sanford
Directed by Lawrence Dobkin
Guest Cast:
John Anderson ........ Lt. Mike Reineck
Virginia Christine ... Cleaning Woman
Gene Dynarski ........ Leo Mace
Billy Shannon ........ Alex Bowman
Sam refuses to believe it, but all the evidence in two murders points to his former partner, now a hot-shot Lieutenant. [MS]

1.19 [--] The Felony Squad: THE NIGHT OF THE SHARK pt.1: 16Jan67 ABC Monday
1.20 [--] The Felony Squad: THE NIGHT OF THE SHARK pt.2: 23Jan67 ABC Monday
Prod. no. 8921 (both parts)
Written by Harold Gast
Directed by Allen Reisner
Guest Cast:
James Daly ........... Adam Langley
Harry Townes ......... Bruce Brownell
Karen Steele ......... Nina Barnes
Lawrence Montaigne ... George Carson
Natalie Trundy ....... Betty Barnes
Vince Howard ......... Ray Gannon
John Harmon .......... Loomis
Nicky Blair .......... Desk Guard
Henry Hunter ......... Eric Madden
John Clarke .......... Dr. Sidney Kane
plus recurring characters:
Frank Maxwell ........ Capt. Frank Nye
Len Wayland .......... D.A. Adam Fisher
Synopsis: (Part 1)
Sam refuses to believe it was an accident after the beautiful young girlfriend of powerful millionaire Adam Langley
is found dead in his swimming pool. [MS]
Synopsis: (Part 2)
Langley thwarts all attempts to investigate Betty Barnes's death, even going so far as to nearly kill Sam and Dan,
so Sam comes up with a new plan which involves the tycoon's fear of germs. [MS]

1.21 [--] The Felony Squad: THE STRANGLER
Prod. no. 8924
30Jan67 ABC Monday
Teleplay by Tony Barrett / Story by Tony Barrett and Lee Erwin
Directed by Lee H. Katzin
Guest Cast:
Norma Crane .......... Dorothy Rogers
Jason Evers .......... Eliot Rogers
Kathie Browne ........ Laura Calder
Dean Harens .......... Phil Calder
Steven Marlo ......... Joe Vega
Marilyn Hanold ....... Mrs. Selby
Charles Wagenheim
Terry Naylor ......... Mrs. Foreman
A man suspected in an attack on a woman years ago is suspected of committing a similar near-fatal assault on another
woman, but Sam is sceptical. [MS]

1.22 [--] The Felony Squad: BREAKOUT
Prod. no. 8923
6Feb67 ABC Monday
Written by Barry Oringer
Directed by Larry Peerce
Guest Cast:
Phillip Pine ......... Tom Blaisie
Michael Pataki ....... Andy
Jon Cedar ............ Sandwich Man
Barry Ford ........... Burke
John Armond .......... Weeks
Henry Evens .......... Repairman
Jay Jostyn ........... Lewis
Jack Garner .......... Dispatcher
John Cestare ......... Jailer
Dale Van Sickle ..... 1st Worker
Robert Adler ......... Fisherman
After syndicate leader Blaisie is taken into custody, his minions attempt a jailbreak with Dan as a hostage. [MS]

1.23 [--] The Felony Squad: THE DESPERATE SILENCE
Prod. no. 8925
13Feb67 ABC Monday
Written by Gwen Bagni and Paul Dubov
Directed by Allen Reisner
Guest Cast:
Kent Smith ........... Everett Jason
Chris Robinson ....... Vincent Ludi
Virginia Field ....... Alma Jason
Anna Capri ........... Jenny Jason
Sam Gilman ........... Al Pike
Woodrow Parfrey ...... Harley
Barbara Baldavin ..... Girl
Lloyd Haynes ......... 1st Officer
David Loring ......... Young Man
Frightened victims of high-society burglars give false information to Sam and Jim, hindering their investigation.
When the crooks pursue the victims' daughter at Marineland, the Squad must race to the rescue. [MS]

1.24 [--] The Felony Squad: TARGET!
Prod. no. 8927
20Feb67 ABC Monday
Written by Frank L. Moss (on film)
[teleplay by Tony Barrett & Frank L. Moss (on copyright)
story by Frank L. Moss. (on copyright)]
Directed by Allen Reisner
Guest Cast:
Will Kuluva .......... Harry Majeski
Steve Ihnat .......... Vic Durant
Angelique Pettyjohn ... Felicia Majeski
Jason Wingreen ....... Morrie
Allan Emerson ........ Newscaster
plus recurring character:
Frank Maxwell ........ Capt. Frank Nye
Sam is suspicious when deposed syndicate leader Harry Majeski offers to testify against his successor, Vic Durant,
and is then abducted from police custody during an ambush. [MS]

1.25 [--] The Felony Squad: ECHO OF A KILLING
Prod. no. 8928
27Feb67 ABC Monday
Written by Dan Ullman
Directed by Gene Nelson
Guest Cast:
Gail Kobe ............ Natalie Reep
John Milford ......... Shafer
Frederick Downs ...... 1st man
Anna Mizrahi ......... Mrs. Shafer
Anthony Redondo ...... Photographer
Lonnie Fotre ......... Housewife
plus recurring character:
Frank Maxwell ........ Capt. Frank Nye
Sam is subjected to public scorn when he apparently kills an innocent teen while pursuing a robbery suspect. [MS]

1.26 [--] The Felony Squad: LIVE COWARD, DEAD HERO
Prod. no. 8929
13Mar67 ABC Monday
Teleplay by Franklin Barton and Jay Simms / Story by Jay Simms
Directed by Robert Butler
Guest Cast:
Lamont Johnson ........ Col. Bix Gabriel
Lew Gallo ............. Covert
Joseph Di Reda ........ Baines
Richard Bull .......... Peterson
Scott Hale ............ Charlie
Keith Crawford ........ Timmy Gabriel
A war hero, who saved Sam's life in Korea, thinks the smugglers he's aiding are trafficking uncut diamonds. What
they're really smuggling, however, is pure heroin, and Sam must work to extricate his friend from the scheme. [MS]

1.27 [--] The Felony Squad: A BLUEPRINT FOR DYING
Prod. no. 8930
20Mar67 ABC Monday
Written by Tony Barrett
Directed by Lee H. Katzin
Guest Cast:
Ricardo Montalban ..... Martin Lynch
Douglas Henderson ..... Frank Courtney
George Takei .......... Jimmy Ito
Ross Elliott .......... Ogden
Pat Becker ............ Cassandra Miles
John Pickard .......... Cahill
Ed McCready ........... John Bennett
Sam suspects that Martin Lynch, a suave security expert, is behind murder and industrial espionage at an
aircraft company. [MS]

1.28 [--] The Felony Squad: THE FEAR MERCHANT
Prod. no. 8904
27Mar67 ABC Monday
Teleplay by Tony Barrett / Story by Quentin Sparr
Directed by Lawrence Dobkin
Guest Cast:
Mark Richman .......... Emmett Koster
Robert H. Harris ...... Daniel Maitland
Robert Phillips ....... Weaver
Charles Francisco ..... Norman Miller
Arthur Malet .......... Creel
Susan Bjurman ......... Nurse
Miel Saan ............. Doris Nixon
plus recurring character:
Frank Maxwell ......... Capt. Frank Nye
A frightened builder is killed in an explosion after talking to Stone and Briggs, and Sam tries to shake Maitland,
a building inspector in the pocket of racket boss Koster. [MS]

1.29 [--] The Felony Squad: THE SAVAGE STREETS
Prod. no. 8920
3Apr67 ABC Monday
Teleplay by L.T. Bentwood and Philip Saltzman / Story by L.T. Bentwood
Directed by Seymour Robbie
Guest Cast:
Harold Gould .......... Dr. Simon Green
John Davis Chandler ... Lou Mason
Frank Marth ........... Nollie
Stuart Nisbet ......... Shopkeeper
David Renard .......... Oscar
Mimi Dillard .......... Miss Williams
Robert Osterloh ....... Foreman
Read Morgan ........... Dock Worker #1
Stone and Briggs are hindered by frightened residents of a tough waterfront neighborhood, as well as a gang
of thugs, while chasing dockyard thief Lou Mason. [MS]

1.30 [--] The Felony Squad: DEBT OF FEAR
Prod. no. 8926
10Apr67 ABC Monday
Written by John Joseph (on film)
Written by John Furia, Jr. (on copyright)
Directed by Lawrence Dobkin
Guest Cast:
Lawrence Dobkin ....... Tony Pennini
Joseph Turkel ......... Alf
Jane Zachary .......... Ani Pennini
Shirley Mitchell ...... Maria
Art Lewis ............. Hickle
James Dixon ........... Dubro
Bill Hickman .......... Max
A murder witness identifies Dan as the killer, and his bizarre behavior hinders Sam and Jim's attempts to clear him.
Dan is trying to protect his crippled ex-partner Tony and Tony's daughter Ani, who are being blackmailed. [MS]

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