CTVA US Crime - "The Investigators" (MCA Revue/CBS) (fall 1961) starring James Franciscus

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The Investigators (1961)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Tom Alger, Rina Fox
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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THE INVESTIGATORS
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Revue Studios/ MCA tv
for
CBS (Thursdays 9:00PM EST)
Executive Producer Richard Irving  
Produced by Michael Garrison  
Directed by Joseph H. Lewis

US Crime Drama series fall 1961 13 episodes x 60 min bw
Premiered 05Oct61
(some sources says premiered 21Sep61?)
Starring
James Franciscus as Russ Andrews
James Philbrook as Steve Banks
Mary Murphy as Maggie Peters
Al Austin as Bill Davis
June Kenny as Polly Walters

Premise:
Cases of a team of New York Insurance claim Investigators.

Original Music by Pete Rugolo  

"The Investigators" theme music
composed by Jack Marshall
MCA Music Publishing, a div. of MCA, Inc. 29Nov61

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CBS Thursdays 9:00PM Eastern

[01] The Investigators: MURDER ON ORDER
Revue prod. no. TP14905
5Oct61 CBS Thur
Rhonda Fleming
Brad Dexter  
June Dayton

1.02 [--] The Investigators: THE ORACLE
Revue prod. no. TP14908
12Oct61 CBS Thur
Starring:
James Franciscus (as Russ Andrews),James Philbrook (as Steve Banks)
Guest Cast:
Lee Marvin ............ Nostradamus
Audrey Dalton ......... Constance MOreno
John Williams ......... Jospeh Lombard
Synopsis:
Some of the spellbound followers of a cultist who calls himself
Nostradamus have cashed in their insurance policies and turned the
money over to their leader. Andrews and Banks are assigned to stop
wealthy Constance Moreno from making the same mistake. [TA]

[03] The Investigators: NEW SOUND FOR THE BLUES
Revue prod. no. TP14925
19Oct61 CBS Thur
Claire Trevor
Bill Williams

1.04 [--] The Investigators: I THEE KILL
Revue prod. no. TP14921
26Oct61 CBS Thur
Guest cast:
Mickey Rooney ......... Jack Daley
Claire Griswold ....... Sheila Beaumont
Richard Rust .......... Martin Sterling
Bill Zuckert .......... Captain Cochrane
Raymond Bailey ........ Beaumont Sr.
Synopsis:
Jack Daley's girlfriend Sheila is about to marry someone else, and Daley
insists on joining the crowd outside the church for a last look at her. [RF]

1.05 [--] The Investigators: QUITE A WOMAN
Revue prod. no. TP14927
02Nov61 CBS Thur
Guest cast:
Miriam Hopkins ........ Minna Carter
Otto Kruger ........... Karl
Abraham Sofaer ........ Gregory Walden
Alan Mowbray .......... Cranshaw
Synopsis:
Former silent-screen queen Minna Carter calls on the Investigators to
settle a claim for the theft of her fabulous art collection. But it's
not long before Andrews begins to wonder if the paintings were really stolen. [RF]

[06] The Investigators: STYLE OF LIVING
Revue prod. no. TP14912
9Nov61 CBS Thur
Bethel Leslie
Dina Merrill
Gavin MacLeod
Ed Binns

[07] The Investigators: IN A MIRROR, DARKLY
Revue prod. no. TP14936
16Nov61 CBS Thur
Miriam Hopkins
Joanna Barnes
Diana Lynn
Harry Townes

[08] The Investigators: A MAN OF MEANS - aka - DE LUCA
Revue prod. no. TP14943
23Nov61 CBS Thur
Robert Middleton
Vito Scotti    
Mario Alcalde
Judi Meredith

1.09 [--] The Investigators: DEATH LEAVES A TIP
Revue prod. no. TP14913
30Nov61 CBS Thur
Guest cast:
Jane Wyman ............ Elaine
Peter Leeds ........... Walter Keeler
Nancy Rennick ......... Maria Jensen
John Lasell ........... Reardon
Bill Zuckert .......... Lieutenant Cochrane
Synopsis:
A phantom killer is loose in the city, and his victims are nearly always
waitresses. The Investigators need a lure to trap the killer - and
decide that a shy waitress named Marla Jensen is just the girl. [RF]

[10] The Investigators: THE PANIC WAGON
Revue prod. no. TP14937
07Dec61 CBS Thur
Robert Webber
Albert Salmi
Jean Engstrom

[11] The Investigators: THE MIND'S OWN FIRE
Revue prod. no. TP14947
14Dec61 CBS Thur
Dennis Hopper
James Dunn
Mildred Dunnock

[12] The Investigators: SOMETHING FOR CHARITY
Revue prod. no. TP14910
21Dec61 CBS Thur
Ida Lupino
Val Avery
Linda Watkins

1.13[--] The Investigators: THE DEAD END MAN (final episode)
(THE DEAD END MEN - copyright title)
Revue prod. no. TP14949
28Dec61 CBS Thur
Guest cast:
Dorothy Green ......... Margaret Ransom
Henry Jones ........... Gov
William Fawcett ....... Poncho
Philip Ober ........... Charley Brent
Pat Carroll ........... Blossom Taylor
William Challee ....... Eli
James Millhollin ...... Mr. Pinkham
Ted Newton ............ Raven
Vaughn Taylor ......... Judge
Dick Wessel ........... Stanley
Clegg Hoyt ............ Derelict
Synopsis:
Margaret Ransom is about to have her missing husband Henry delcared
legally dead and then collect on his life-insurance policy. [RF]

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