CTVA US Crime - "The Felony Squad" (TCF/ABC) Season 3 (1968-69)

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Starring Howard Duff & Dennis Cole
Season 3 (ABC) (1968-69)
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


############## The Felony Squad ##############
############## season 3 1968-69 ##############
############### (final season) ###############
ABC Fridays 8:30-9:00pm Eastern
Produced by Philip Saltzman (17 episodes)
(air dates not known for seasons 2 & 3, copyright dates shown)

3.01 [57] The Felony Squad: A FASHION FOR DYING
Prod. no. 2905 (copyright date 16Sep68)
Written by Don Brinkley
Directed by Nicholas Colasanto
guest cast:
Ricardo Montalban .... T.J. Gaynor
Joan Van Ark ......... Lynne Thackeray
Amy Thomson .......... Bobo Bradshaw
Lara Lindsay ......... Maggie
C.C. Whitney ......... Alice Tobin
Sam doesn't believe that a beautiful model committed suicide. He suspects creepy fashion designer T.J. Gaynor
of murder [MS]

3.02 [58] The Felony Squad: JURY OF ONE
Prod. no. 2904 (copyright date 23Sep68)
Written by Jack Turley
Directed by Gene Nelson
guest cast:
John Vernon .......... Royce Taylor
David Macklin ........ Johnny Taylor
Marion Ross .......... Miss Wilkins
Lisa Jak ............. Jeanice Warner
Kevin Coates ......... Derek Wiggins
Brad David ........... Corey Gavin
Ida Mae McKenzie ..... Mrs. Morgan
Sam is hindered by a father who doesn't believe his son was involved in a girl's accidental death. [MS]

3.03 [59] The Felony Squad: UNDERGROUND NIGHTMARE
Prod. no. 2903 (copyright date 9Sep68)
Written by Don Brinkley
Directed by Nicholas Colasanto
guest cast:
Andrew Prine ......... Benjy Panosian
Julie Sommars ........ Ellen Willis
George Garro ......... Eddie Costa
Fabian Dean .......... Reporter
Amy Thomson .......... Topaze
Sam and Jim enter the world of underground filmmaking after a girl claims that her missing boyfriend, an actor,
was killed for real during a death scene. [MS]

3.04 [60] The Felony Squad: THE DEADLY INNOCENTS
Prod. no. 2906 (copyright date 3Oct68)
Written by Jack Turley
Directed by George McCowan
guest cast:
Brooke Bundy ......... Betty Joyce Foster
Glenda Farrell ....... Jeanette Anderson
Donald Woods ......... Martin Anderson
Jeff Donnell ......... Mrs. Foster
Irene Forrest ........ Julie Mayfield
Sam and Jim try to put the pieces together after a babysitter claims to have witnessed a murder committed by an
elderly couple and then disappears. [MS]

3.05 [61] The Felony Squad: KISS ME, KILL YOU
Prod. no. 2909 (copyright date 17Oct68)
Written by Franklin Barton
Directed by George McCowan
guest cast:
Jeremy Clyde .......... Tony Sloan
Heather Young ......... Aggie Sloan
Ross Elliott .......... Avery
Jason Wingreen ........ Art Rice
Sam Elliott ........... Jack
Sid Clute ............. Rizzo
Hope Holliday ......... Mary Carter
Vince Howard .......... Motorcycle Cop
The investigation into two disappearances leads Stone and Briggs to a rich and bored brother and sister, who are
playing a bizarre and possibly deadly game. [MS]

3.06 [62] The Felony Squad: THE NOWHERE MAN pt 1
3.07 [63] The Felony Squad: THE NOWHERE MAN pt 2
Prod. nos. 2907/2908 (copyright dates 24Oct68/1Nov68)
Written by Philip Saltzman
Directed by George McCowan
guest cast:
Robert DoQui .......... Det. Cliff Sims
Rupert Crosse ......... Ray Hawkins
Cleavon Little ........ Jesse Hawkins
Larry D. Mann ......... Ham
Gloria Calomee ........ Doreen Sims
Zolya Talma ........... Mary Kantos
Arnold Williams ....... K.C.
Jon White ............. Beal
Edward Kines Crawford ... Josh Sims
plus recurring character
Frank Maxwell ......... Capt. Frank Nye
Part One: Cliff Sims, a black detective who has just joined the Squad, encounters resentment from the people of his
community as he heads the search for his friend, robbery and murder suspect Jesse Hawkins. [MS]
Part Two: Feeling that he has failed, Cliff quits the force in disgust and finds himself and his family terrorized
by Jesse and his buddies. [MS]
Note: Some sources claim that Robert DoQui joined the series as Cliff Sims. However, both DoQui and his character
disappeared after this episode.
The remarkably similar character of Det. Ray Hendrix, played by Hal Frederick, appears in a pair of later episodes.
The Hendrix character has a son, Josh, played by the same young actor who played Sims's son.

3.08 [64] The Felony Squad: MATCHED FOR MURDER
Prod. no. 2912 (copyright date 22Nov68)
Written by Robert Heverly
Directed by Robert Butler
guest cast:
Tom Skerritt .......... Gerald Gardner
Louise Troy ........... Erika Prike
Melinda Casey ......... Mylene Bruce
Normann Burton ........ Sully Hirt
Eric Sinclair ......... Lyn Amboy
Lara Lindsay .......... Angela LeMay
June Lang ............. Apartment House Manager
Sam and Jim pursue a killer who tracks his victims through a computer dating service. [MS]

3.09 [65] The Felony Squad: THE FATAL HOURS
Prod. no. 2913 (copyright date 15Nov68)
Written by Franklin Barton
Directed by Otto Lang
guest cast:
Alfred Ryder .......... George Clement
Neva Patterson ........ Mrs. Clement
Rick Kelman ........... Donny Clement
Sam Elliott ........... Attendant
John S. Ragin ......... Dr. Kern
Susan Seaforth ........ Denise Kilmer
Vince Howard .......... Officer Rogers
Floyd Mutrux .......... Brewster
Rhoda Williams ........ Miss Baker
Sandy Kevin ........... Intern
After Dan responds to a beautiful secretary's request for help, they both wind up in the hospital near-death from
an unknown poison, and Sam and Jim must search for both the poison and someone with enough motive to kill the girl. [MS]

3.10 [66] The Felony Squad: HOSTAGE
Prod. no. 2914 (copyright date 29Nov68)
Written by Mark Rodgers
Directed by Gerd Oswald
guest cast:
Nobu McCarthy ......... Irene Namura
Skip Homeier .......... George Donovan
Teru Shimada .......... Mr. Namura
Johnny Jacobs ......... Scovill
Hal Frederick ......... Ray Hendrix
Byron Morrow .......... Capt. Allen
Rita D'Amico .......... Secretary
Maria Schroeder ....... Vivian Ross
Jim is wounded and the star witness kidnapped during the brazen courthouse escape of bank robber Donovan, and Sam
must see to it that the escape plans are changed. [MS]

3.11 [67] The Felony Squad: THE DISTANT SHORE
Prod. no. 2901 (copyright date 2Dec68)
Written by Mark Rodgers
Directed by George McCowan
guest cast:
Diana Muldaur ........ Margaret Collins
James Best ........... George "Lucky" Collins
Judy Norton .......... Karen Collins)
Vic Tayback .......... Dutch
Richard Bakalyan ..... Gus Levering
"Lucky" Collins, an escaped convict, picks up his daughter as she's walking home from school, and Sam and Jim must
prevent them from leaving on his boat. [MS]

3.12 [68] The Felony Squad: DARK MEMORY
Prod. no. 2902 (copyright date 10Oct68)
Written by Mark Rodgers
Directed by George McCowan
guest cast:
Katherine Crawford .... Linda Jo Benson
Jason Evers ........... William Reardon
Paul Mantee ........... Jerry Patterson
Jacques Denbeaux ...... Arnold Case
Thom Carney ........... Fifth Street Al
Ray Montgomery ........ Paul Case
Jack Beall
The investigation into a parking lot murder reunites Jim with an old flame, Linda Jo Benson, and he must determine
if she played a role in the slaying. [MS]

3.13 [69] The Felony Squad: THE LAST MAN IN THE WORLD
Prod. no. 2915 (copyright date 18Dec68)
Written by Robert Heverly
Directed by Harvey Hart
guest cast:
Lana Wood ............. Sherry Martin
Lawrence Dane ......... Jack Heath
Richard Dreyfuss ...... Herbie Aroon
Paul Picerni .......... Mark Hewitt
Diana Maddox .......... Myra Delaney
Mina Martinez ......... Maid
Richard Bull .......... Byron Sanders
Herbie, a lovestruck bellboy, interferes with Sam and Jim,. who are pursuing the object of his affection,
Sherry Martin, for her role in a brokerage firm robbery.

3.14 [70] The Felony Squad: BLIND TERROR
Prod. no. 2916 (copyright date 9Jan69)
Teleplay by Robert Heverly / Story by Hank Searls
Directed by George McCowan
guest cast:
William Smith ........ Marine Sgt. Tim Craig
Robert Doyle ......... Dixie Ralt
Melissa Murphy ....... Janet Wodehouse
Sam Elliott .......... Marine Leader
Bruce Watson ......... Mark Common
Dick Dial ............ Detective
Layne Britton ........ Cook
Anna Hagen ........... Susan Craig
A blind marine is out to get the two thugs who ambushed him and killed his wife, and Stone and Briggs set
out to stop him. [MS]

3.15 [71] The Felony Squad: CONSPIRACY OF POWER pt 1
3.16 [72] The Felony Squad: CONSPIRACY OF POWER pt 2
Prod. nos. 2910/2911 (copyright dates 19Dec68/3Jan69)
Written by ??
Directed by George McCowan
guest cast
Fritz Weaver
Richard Anderson
Gail Kobe
Marj Dusay
(no synopsis available)

3.17 [73] The Felony Squad: THE LAW AND ORDER BLUES
(cross-over episode) (Two parts)
(Pt. 1 on "The Felony Squad" Pt. 2 on "Judd for the Defense")
Prod. no. 2917 (copyright date 15Jan69)
Written by Harold Gast
Directed by George McCowan
guest cast:
Brock Peters ......... Marcel Nburu
Carl Betz ............ Clinton Judd
Morgan Sterne ........ Charles Finnerman
Larry McCormick ...... Phil Deacon, Jr.
Hal Frederick ........ Ray Hendrix
Mimi Dillard ......... Mrs. Hendrix
Edward Kines Crawford .... Josh Hendrix
Stone and Briggs arrest African diplomat Nburu for attempted murder after he attacks fund-raising expert Charlie Finnerman.
The more they investigate, they discover that the "expert" is a possible fraud. Criminal lawyer Clinton Judd arrives to
defend the diplomat on the charges, but matters turn worse when Nburu is found standing over the body of Finnerman, and
Stone and Briggs wrestle Nburu down a flight of stairs, injuring him. [MS]

Pt. 2 "Judd for the Defense"  airdate 24Jan69 ABC Friday
also starring:
Stephen Young (Ben Caldwell)
plus:
Edward Asner ........ Deputy D.A. Orloff
Russ Conway ......... Judge
George Ives ......... Doctor
Alan Hale, Jr. ...... Prison Physician
The setting now shifts to the courtroom, where Judd and his assistant Ben defend Nburu on murder charges. Much of Judd's
strategy involves tearing Stone apart on the witness stand. As the case unfolds and Nburu's injuries turn out to be the
result of illness and not from the fall, Judd wonders if he's destroying the career of an honest cop. [MS]

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