CTVA US Crime - "M-Squad" (MCA Revue/NBC)(1957-60) starring Lee Marvin

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"M-Squad" (1957-60)  -  Lee Marvin presents The Lawbreakers (1963-64)
M-Squad (1957-60)
(German title: "Dezernat M")
Episode Guide compiled by  The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Tom Alger , Sal Crisanti , Cindy Rumbold,, Rina Fox , Walt Warchol, James Beer
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdm.com)

DVD collection from Timeless Media Group via NBC Universal
M-Squad (season 1) (NBC) (1957-58)
M-Squad (season 2) (NBC) (1958-59)
M-Squad (season 3) (NBC) (1959-60)

Latimer Production Company
Filmed in Hollywood by
Revue Studios/ MCA tv Exclusive Distributors
for
NBC (Fridays 9:00 pm EST, season 1,2)
NBC (Fridays 9:30 pm EST (up to 22Jan60 OR 29Jan60)(season 3)
NBC (Tuesdays 10:00 pm EST (from 26Jan60 OR 2Feb60) (season 3)

Executive Producer Richard Lewis (season 1 verified)
Produced by  Michael Abel (pilot eps - #1.02 & #1.13)
Produced by John Larkin (season 1, 2 verified)
Produced by Robert Bassler ( #2.34  #2.36 #2.37  #2.38  #2.39)
Produced by Maxwell Shane (season 3 verified)
(director of the classic 1949 juvenile delinquency/film noir  "City Across The River").

US Crime series 1957-60   117 episodes x 30 min bw  3 seasons (120 prod. nos. allocated)

Starring:
Lee Marvin
as Lt. Frank Ballinger, of the Chicago Police Department
Featuring:
Paul Newlan as Captain Grey  (in season 1 listed with guest cast)

Premise:
Lee Marvin plays a Chicago plainclothes policeman assigned to M-Squad. The Count Basie theme music and the Benny Carter
background score, coupled with some incredible location shots around Chicago, make "M-Squad" much better than any plot
description could ever convey, and Lee Marvin is so imposing as Ballinger--who exudes the potential for violence in his
every move--that "M-Squad" ends up as one of the most memorable cop shows in history.

"M-Squad" theme music composed and played by Count Basie
   
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