CTVA US Crime - "I'm the Law" (1952-53) starring George Raft

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I'm The Law (1952-53)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: John King, Rina Fox [Updated March 2017]
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)


Cosman production
for
First Run Syndication
Executive Producer Pat Costello (brother of Lou)
Produced by Jean Yarbrough
US police series 1952-53     26 episodes x 30 min bw
starring
George Raft
as Police Lieut. George Kirby of the N.Y.P.D.

  Directors included:
Jean Yarbrough, Robert Walker

Info from George Raft: The Films by Everett Aaker
Catalog of Copyright Entries: Third Series 1953.
 
################# I'm The Law ################
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Syndicated Program

[01] I'm the Law: THE FIGHT FIX STORY
Cosman Prod. #1970 (copyright date 3Jul52)
13Feb1953 NYT
Executive Producer Pat Costello
Produced by Jean Yarbrough
Written by Jackson Gillis and David Victor
Directed by Jean Yarbrough
Starring: George Raft (as Lt. Kirby)
Guest cast:
Beverly Tyler
Hal Baylor
Synopsis:
Lt. Kirby investigates a fight fix and winds up solving a murder.
Synopsis 2:
A fight trainer is murdered after an unsuccessful attempt to discredit a boxer.
Synopsis 3:
A boxer, haunted by an accidental killing in his past, is blackmailed by crooks who want him to throw a fight.

[02] I'm the Law: THE COWBOY AND THE BLINDMAN STORY [Verified on Film -RF]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TACuaxwmcZA

Cosman Prod. #1964 (copyright date 3Jul52)
20Feb1953 NYT (reaired 06Mar1955 NYC)
Executive Producer Pat Costello
Produced by Jean Yarbrough
Screenplay by Jackson Gillis / Story by David Victor and Jackson Gillis
Directed by George Archainbaud
Starring: George Raft (as Lt. Kirby)
Guest cast:
Rochelle Hudson .... Cynthia Chase
Gordon Jones ....... Sandy McNeil
Percy Helton ....... Dick Murphy
Larry Blake ........ Police Captain Symes
James Craven ....... Regan
James Seay ......... Fred Bronson
*
Director of photography ... George Robinson
Supervising Editor ... Clarence Eurist
Film Editor ... Otho Lovering
Art Director ... McClure Capps
Set Supervision ... Byron Vreeland
Photographic Effects ... Jack R. Glass
*

Synopsis:
A habitual criminal, his former wife, and a blind song plugger are all involved in blackmail.

[03] I'm the Law: THE MODEL AGENCY STORY
Cosman Prod. #1969 (copyright date 3Jul52)
27Feb1953 NYT
Executive Producer Pat Costello
Produced by Jean Yarbrough
Written by Jackson Gillis
Directed by George Archainbaud
Starring: George Raft (as Lt. Kirby)
Guest cast:
Sheila Ryan .......... Marsha
William Bakewell ..... Serge
June Vincent ......... Myra
Carol Hughes ......... Estelle
Gloria Saunders ...... Sue
Virginia Christine ... Elliot
Emmett Vogan ......... Lab Technician
Synopsis:
A beautiful secretary in a model agency overhears too much for her own good.

[04] I'm the Law: THE POWDER BOX SMUGGLING STORY
Cosman Prod. #1968 (copyright date 3Jul52)
06Mar1953 NYT (reaired 03Oct1954 NYC)
Executive Producer Pat Costello
Produced by Jean Yarbrough
Written by Jackson Gillis and David Victor
Directed by George Archainbaud
Starring: George Raft (as Lt. Kirby)
Guest cast:
Lyle Talbot .......... Agent Johnson
Jean Willes .......... Hazel Farrell
Rex Lease ............ Officer Johnny
Grandon Rhodes ....... Jefferes
Lawrence Dobkin ...... Fred Harms
William Forrest ...... J.J. McBain
Robert Bice .......... Officer
Edgar Dearing ........ Detective Sargeant
David Wolfe .......... Thug
Robert Karnes ........ Bartender
Synopsis:
A sailor is found beaten in an alley. Lt. Kirby's clue to the identity of the criminals
is a powder box given to the sailor's girl as a gift.

[05] I'm the Law: THE McCLURY BROTHERS STORY
Cosman Prod. #1967 (copyright date 3Jul52)
13Mar1953 NYT (reaired 10Oct1954 NYC)
Producer and director Jean Yarbrough
Screenplay by Jackson Gillis / Story by Jackson Gillis and David Victor
Film Editor Otho Lovering
Starring: George Raft (as Lt. Kirby)
Guest cast:
Rhys Williams
Tom Powers
Synopsis:
Lt. Kirby tries to solve a murder.

[06] I'm the Law: THE FIREBUG STORY
Cosman Prod. #1965 (copyright date 3Jul52)
20Mar1953 NYT (reaired 24Oct1954 NYC)
Producer and director Jean Yarbrough
Screenplay by Jackson Gillis / Story by Jackson Gillis and David Victor
Film Editor Otho Lovering
Starring: George Raft (as Lt. Kirby)
Guest cast:
James Bell
John Alvin
Synopsis:
Lt. Kirby investigates an arson case when his friend takes a  beating at a New York fire.

[07] I'm the Law: THE SOUTH AMERICAN MONEY AND THE GENERALS COFFIN
Cosman Prod. #2156 (copyright date 3Jul52)
27Mar1953 NYT (reaired 31Oct1954 NYC)
Producer and director Jean Yarbrough
Screenplay by Jackson Gillis / Story by Jackson Gillis and David Victor
Film Editor Otho Lovering
Starring: George Raft (as Lt. Kirby)
Guest cast:
Marvin Miller
Frank Ferguson
Synopsis:
Lt. Kirby turns coffin robber to solve a baffling bank robbery.

[08] I'm the Law: WHO KILLED EVELYN
Cosman Prod. #2157 (copyright date 22Dec52)
03Apr1953 NYT
Producer and director Jean Yarbrough
Screenplay by Jackson Gillis / Story by Jackson Gillis and David Victor
Film Editor Otho Lovering
Starring: George Raft (as Lt. Kirby)
Guest cast:
Peggie Castle
Bob Lowery
Synopsis:
When the body of a pretty girl is found in an alley, Lt. Kirby
traces her murderer through a maze of cocktail lounges and nightclubs.

[09] I'm the Law: THE STOOL PIGEON STORY
Cosman Prod. #2159 (copyright date 22Dec52)
10Apr1953 NYT (reaired 14Nov1954 NYC)
Producer and director Jean Yarbrough
Screenplay by Jackson Gillis / Story by Jackson Gillis and David Victor
Film Editor Otho Lovering
Starring: George Raft (as Lt. Kirby)
Guest cast:
Harry Bartell
Tracey Roberts
Synopsis:
Lt. Kirby makes use of a stool pigeon while investigating the
murder of a man who helped smuggle immigrants into the country.

[10] I'm the Law: THE JUVENILE MURDER STORY
Cosman Prod. #2160 (copyright date 22Dec52)
17Apr1953 NYT (reaired 21Nov1954 NYC)
Producer and director Jean Yarbrough
Screenplay by Jackson Gillis / Story by Jackson Gillis and David Victor
Film Editor Otho Lovering
Starring: George Raft (as Lt. Kirby)
Guest cast:
James Hickman
Helene Millard
Synopsis:
A 17-year-old boy discovers his stepmother's body and confesses to the crime to cover for his mother.

[11] I'm the Law: THE MAD CARTOONIST
Cosman prod. #2161 (copyright date 22Dec52)
24Apr1953 NYT (reaired 28Nov1954 NYC)
Producer and director Jean Yarbrough
Screenplay by Jackson Gillis / Story by Jackson Gillis and David Victor
Film Editor Otho Lovering
Starring: George Raft (as Lt. Kirby)
Guest cast:
Robert Cornthwaite
Anthony Hughes
Synopsis:
An artist is found hanged with a cartoon depicting his hanging.
When another murder and another cartoon are found Lt. Kirby is called.

[12] I'm the Law: THE WISH AND THE SHOPLIFTER
Cosman Prod. #2675 (copyright date 19Jun53)
01May1953 NYT (reaired 26Dec1954 NYC)
Producer and director Jean Yarbrough
Written by Marianne Mosner and Francis Rosenwald
Film Editor Otho Lovering
Starring: George Raft (as Lt. Kirby)
Guest cast:
Mary Ellen Kay ........ Bessie
Synopsis:
The wishes of a romantic young lady are granted but with stolen articles.

[13] I'm the Law: THE MOON MAN
Cosman Prod. #2668 (copyright date 19Jun53)
08May1953 NYT
Written by David Victor
Starring: George Raft (as Lt. Kirby)
Synopsis:
A moon man's telescope inadvertently gives Lt. Kirby a clue to a girl's death.

[14] I'm the Law: O SOLE MIO [Verified on Film - RF]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGjSQRYA8ag

Cosman Prod. #2675 (copyright date 19Jun53)
15May1953 NYT (reaired 09Jan1955 NYC)
Executive Producer Pat Costello
Produced by Jean Yarbrough
Written by Marianne Mosner and Francis Rosenwald
Directed by Robert Walker
Starring: George Raft (as Lt. Kirby)
Guest cast:
Tim Considine ........ Michael Washburn
Joe Sargent .......... Sgt. Hackett
Frank Yaconelli ...... Yonas
Teddy Infuhr ......... Butch (Mitts)
Dorothy Kennedy ...... Tressie
Billy Benedict ....... Skinny
Frank Marlowe ........ Killer
*
Director of Photography ... Joseph F. Biroc
Supervising Editor ... Otho Lovering
Film Editor ... William Austin
Assistant Director ... Joe Wonder
Art Director ... Dave Milton
Set Supervision ... Gene Kelley
Makeup Artist ... Ted Larson
Special Effects ... Ira Anderson
*

Synopsis:
A young boy is the only witness to the murder of his father in Central Park.
Searching for a killer, Kirby must also protect his star witness---the victim's 10-year-old son.

[15] I'm the Law: THE TRUCKING STORY [Verified on Film-RF]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPGTy_bXRho

Cosman Prod. #2672 (copyright date 19Jun53)
22May1953 NYT (reaired 16Jan1955 NYC)
Executive Producer Pat Costello
Produced by Jean Yarbrough
Written by Marianne Mosner and Francis Rosenwald
Directed by Robert Walker
Starring: George Raft (as Lt. Kirby)
Guest cast:
Helen Parrish ......... Woman
John Doucette ........ Robson
John Harmon .......... Brinkman
John Eldredge ........ Fred
Bill Phipps .......... Whitey
Frank Richards ....... Jake
Joan Arnold .......... Waitress
John Bernadino ....... Driver
*
Director of photography ... Joseph F. Biroc
Supervising Editor ... Otho Lovering
Film Editor ... William Austin
Assistant Director ... Joe Wonder
Art Director ... Dave Milton
Set Supervision ... Gene Kelley
Makeup Artist ... Ted Larson
Special Effects ... Ira Anderson
*

Synopsis:
Lt. Kirby disguises himself as a workman while investigating an accidental death.

[16] I'm the Law: THE IMPOSSIBLE DEATH
Cosman prod. #2674 (copyright date 19Jun53)
29May1953 NYT (reaired 23Jan55 NYC)
Written by David Victor
Starring: George Raft (as Lt. Kirby)
Synopsis:
Two "Impossible" deaths occur while Lt. Kirby investigates a supposed automobile accidental accident.

[17] I'm the Law: THE SUSPECT
Cosman prod. #2705 (copyright date 19Jun53)
05Jun1953 NYT (reaired 30Jan1955 NYC)
Starring: George Raft (as Lt. Kirby)
Synopsis:
A clumsy attempt at burglary and a girl's indifferent attitude baffle Lt. Kirby.

[18] I'm the Law: THE COUNTESS BOBO STORY
Cosman prod. #2670 (copyright date 19Jun53)
12Jun1953 NYT (reaired 06Feb1955 NYC)
Written by Marianne Mosner and Francis Rosenwald
Starring: George Raft (as Lt. Kirby)
Synopsis:
Lt. Kirby is assigned to keep an eye on the former rage of the roaring twenties.

[19] I'm the Law: HUSBAND AND WIFE MURDER STORY
Cosman prod. #2667 (copyright date 19Jun53)
19Jun1953 NYT (reaired 19Feb54 NYC)
Written by Jackson Gillis
Starring: George Raft (as Lt. Kirby)
Guest Cast:
Lynne Roberts ...... Vivian
Keith Richards
Synopsis:
A man and a woman stage some noisy fights to set up the perfect murder of the woman's husband.

[20] I'm the Law: THE BUST OF PLATO
Cosman prod. #2669 (copyright date 19Jun53)
Written by David Victor
26Jun1953 NYT (reaired 02Jan55 NYC)
Starring: George Raft (as Lt. Kirby)
Synopsis:
A strange accident happens to a professor who has threatened to expose a scandal on the college campus.

1.21 [--] I'm The Law: THE KILLER [Verified on Film-RF]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0x6eZzhgFXQ

Cosman prod. #2673 (copyright date 19Jun53)
03Jul1953 NYT (reaired 20Feb55 NYC)
Executive Producer Pat Costello /Produced by Jean Yarbrough
Written by Jack Gillis
Directed by Robert Walker
Starring: George Raft (as Lt. Kirby)
Guest Cast:
Lawrence Dobkin ..... Jorgenson
Nestor Paiva ........ Fred Schultz
June Vincent ........ Dorothy
Joe Turkel .......... Duster
Sheila Bromley ...... Mabel
Robert Bice ......... Bill
Roy Lennert ......... Sergeant
J. Anthony Hughes ... Uniformed Policeman
Richard Norris ...... Terry
*
Production Manager, Rex Bailey
Photography, Joseph F. Biroc, A.S.C
Supervising Editor, Otho Lovering, A.C.E.
Film Editor, William Austin, A.C.E.
Assistant Director, Joe Wonder
Art Director, Dave Milton
Set Supervision, Gene Kelley
Makeup Artist, Ted Larson
Special Effects, Ira Anderson
*

Synopsis:
Police search for evidence to convict the man they know is behind many rackets.

[22] I'm the Law: SLEEP WITH TERROR
Cosman prod. #2671 (copyright date 19Jun53)
10Jul1953 NYT (reaired 12Dec54 NYC)
Written by Marianne Mosner and Francis Rosenwald
Starring: George Raft (as Lt. Kirby)
Synopsis:
A piano player helps send a nightclub owner to jail and is threatened with trouble.

[23] I'm the Law: SOB SISTER
Cosman prod. #2665 (copyright date 19Jun53)
17Jul1953 NYT (reaired 05Dec55 NYC)
Written by Marianne Mosner and Francis Rosenwald
Starring: George Raft (as Lt. Kirby)
Synopsis:
When a "nobody" tries to become a "somebody" she causes a bit of trouble for Lt. Kirby.

[24] I'm the Law: FALLING STAR
#2676 (copyright date 19Jun53)
24Jul1953 NYT (reaired 27Feb55 NYC)
Written by David Victor
Directed by Robert G. Walker
Starring: George Raft (as Lt. Kirby)
Synopsis:
A theatrical agent enlists Lt. Kirby's help in finding a former
star who has been missing for twenty-four years.

[25] I'm the Law: THE BUTTONS STORY
Cosman prod. #2664
31Jul1953 NYT
Written by Jackson Gillis and David Victor
Directed by Jean Yarbrough
Starring: George Raft (as Lt. Kirby)
Guest cast:
Phyllis Coates
Denver Pyle
Synopsis:
A pair of tennis shoes is the clue which leads to the apprehention of two murderers.

[26] I'm the Law: THE TRAIN TO AUBURN [Final Episode]
Cosman prod. #2158 (copyright 22Dec52)
07Aug1953
Written by Jackson Gillis and David Victor
Directed by Jean Yarbrough
Film editor Otho Lovering
Starring: George Raft (as Lt. Kirby)
Guest cast:
Hal Hackett
Susan Morrow
Synopsis:
On a train, Kirby discovers that someone is trying to kill a prisoner who has been framed for murder and robbery.

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