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Starring Lee Marvin
Season 1 (NBC) (1957-58)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Tom Alger , Sal Crisanti , Cindy Rumbold,, Rina Fox , Walt Warchol, James Beer
references:
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NBC Fridays 9:00-9:30pm (Eastern)
38 episodes  (first episode aired 20-Sep-1957)
Executive Producer Richard Lewis /  Produced by John Larkin

  1.01 [--] M-Squad: THE GOLDEN LOOK (verified on film WW)
20Sep57 NBC, Friday 9:00pm (original network airdate)
Executive Producer Richard Lewis, Producer John Larkin
Directed by Bernard Girard, Assistant Director James Nicholson
Written by Joel Murcott
Starring: Lee Marvin (as Lt. Frank Ballinger)
***Paul Newlan is NOT in this episode***
Guest Cast: (screen order)
Bruce Gordon ......... Det. Pete Grommond
Henry Brandon ........ Burt Fallon
Morris Ankrum ........ Inspector Dean/M Squad chief
Tyler McVey .......... Robert Trommer
Peter Brocco ......... unnamed/druggist
Ann Barton ........... Mrs. Kennedy
Paul Hahn ............ Ed Corcoran/traffic detail policeman[?]
Ken Lynch ............ Lou Carney
David Hoffman ........ unnamed/doctor - emergency clinic
John Mitchum ......... unnamed/1st Mate - "Eva Carson"
Frank Richards ....... Boris Kozlov
Synopsis 1:
Lt. Ballinger is on the look out for a bank robber and murderer with gold teeth [SC]
Synopsis 2:
"After an armed robbery and a fatal car crash,the best clues to
finding the remaining man is that he has a deep scalp wound and gold teeth". [WW]
Note 1 - The intro is NOT the longer one used in 1:2 and 1:13.
This was most likely the 3rd or 4th episode filmed but for some
reason it aired 1st. [WW]
Note 2 - Lt. Ballinger states that M Squad is "a special section that can
be assigned to any department". [WW]
Note 3 - Ballinger called the Pete Grommond character "Gene" once. [WW]
Note 4 -John Mitchum is the brother of film star Robert Mitchum. [WW]
John later worked with Clint Eastwood in the "Dirty Harry" series [WW]


1.02 [--] M-Squad: THE WATCHDOG (verified on film WW)
(possibly one  of two pilot episodes   - see also #1.13 )

27Sep57 NBC, Friday 9:00pm (original network airdate)
Executive Producer Richard Lewis, Producer Michael Abel
Directed by Robert Florey, Assistant Director Charles S. Gould
Written by Douglas Heyes
Starring: Lee Marvin (as Lt. Frank Ballinger)
Guest Cast: (screen order)
Peggy Webber .......... Amy Pryor
Paul Newlan ........... Inspector Grey - NOT Captain (recurring)
Gail Kobe ............. Mrs. Dottie Jordan
Tony Hilder ........... unnamed/juvenile housebreaker
Herb Ellis ............ Det. Bailey
Alexander Campbell .... Dr. Saul Bertram
Carol Hill ............ Dr. J. P. Harris
Saul Gorss ............ Fred
Harlan Warde .......... Martin Pryor
Olan Soule ............ unnamed/tailor
William Bryant ........ unnamed/reporter
Ray Walker ............ unnamed/reporter
Robert Kennedy ........ unnamed/TV announcer
Note #1-Paul Newlan is refered to as "Inspector Grey", [WW]
Note #2-Michael Abel was the Producer [WW]
Note #3-The opening filmed intro was slightly longer and showed a
scene beneath the Lake Street Elevated Line (intercity train). [WW]

Synopsis:
A dog that has rabies bites a burglar. Ballinger’s job is to
find the burglar so he can receive the Pasteur treatment for rabies before it is too late.

1.03 [--] M-Squad: NEIGHBORHOOD KILLER (verified on film - WW)
04Oct57 NBC, Friday 9:00pm (original network airdate)
Executive Producer Richard Lewis, Producer John Larkin
Directed by Bernard Girard, Assistant Director Charles O'Malley
Written by-William Holder and Stirling Silliphant [WW]
Teleplay by Stirling Silliphant; Based on a Story by William Holder [SC]
Starring: Lee Marvin (as Lt. Frank Ballinger)
Guest Cast: (screen order)
Grant Richards .......... Eddie Pagano
Paul Newlan ............. Capt. Grey (recurring)
Don Kennedy ............. Andy Marolla
Robert Patten ........... unnamed/detective/lab. tech.
Benito Carruthers ....... David Chevney
Stafford Repp ........... George Mink
Wally Brown ............. unnamed/milkman
Marshall Bradford ....... George Sutter
Vici Raaf ............... Rita St. Clair
Ralph Moody ............. unnamed/photoshop owner
Billy Nelson ............ unnamed/detective interregating Chevney
Naomi Perry ............. unnamed/landlady
Synopsis 1:
"A pawn shop is robbed and a beat cop is killed.Ballinger looks for the killer". [WW]
***NOTE-Benito Carruthers (billed then as Ben Carruthers) appeared
with Lee Marvin in L.M.'s biggest hit movie "The Dirty Dozen" playing
the part of one of the dozen,"Glenn Gilpin". [WW]
Synopsis 2:
Detective Lt. Frank Ballinger sets out to track down a policeman’s murderer.
The only information Ballinger has is that the policeman was killed during a jewel robbery.

1.04 [--] M-Squad: PETE LOVES MARY (verified on film WW)
11Oct57 NBC, Friday 9:00pm (original network airdate)
Executive Producer Richard Lewis, Producer John Larkin.
Directed by Bernard Gerard, Assistant Director Ronnie Rondell
Written by Harold Jack Bloom
Starring: Lee Marvin (as Lt. Frank Ballinger)
*** Paul Newlan is NOT in this episode***
Guest Cast: (screen order)
Bobby Driscoll ......... Stephan "Steve" Wilkowski
Michael Connors ........ Pete Wilkowski
Roberta Haynes ......... Mary Cavallo/Mrs. J. Walter Kearney
DeForest Kelly ......... Sgt. Miller
Paul Birch ............. Lt. Ruddy
Lisa Golm .............. Mrs. Wilkowsk
Jeffrey Sayre .......... unnamed/announcer
Robert Whitney ......... Pete/uniformed policeman
Robert Bice ............ unnamed/detective
Don Rickles ............ unidentified
[tvguide error - Ben Carruthers (as David Chevigny)(does not appear in this episode)]
(possibly in previous episode)

Synopsis 1:
A criminal breaks out of jail, kills the driver of a car and
makes his getaway. Lt. Frank Ballinger is assigned to track down the
killer. [TA]
Synopsis 2:
Pete Wilcawsky breaks out of jail, kills the driver of a car and makes his getaway. [TA]

1.05 [--] M-Squad: FACE OF EVIL (verified on film WW)
18Oct57 NBC, Friday 9:00pm (original network airdate)
Executive Producer-Richard Lewis, Producer John Larkin
Directed by Don Weis, Assistant Director John E. Pommer
Written by Bernard C. Schoenfeld and David Alexander
Starring: Lee Marvin (Lt. Frank Ballinger)
 ***Paul Newlan is NOT in this episode***
Guest Cast: (screen order)
Werner Klemperer ........ Heinrich Rahn
Kevin Hagen ............. Eddie Ferguson
Margaret Stewart ........ Carrie Andrews
Morris Ankrum .......... unnamed/M Squad Captain ?
Russell Thorson ......... Reverend Mr. Cabot
Joseph Mell ............. unnamed/landlord
Barbara Pepper .......... unnamed/landlady
Barney Phillips ......... unnamed/V.A. doctor
Vernon Rich ............. unnamed/doctor
Madge Blake ............. unnamed/mother of murdered girl
Allen Emerson ........... unnamed/fiancee of murdered girl
Anthony Lawrence ........ unnamed/boyfriend of murdered girl
Synopsis:
Lt. Frank Ballinger begins an investigation after four women are
murdered. He learns that the four victims all lived within a two-mile
area and all had connections with the same church.

[--] 25Oct57 - PRE-EMPTED for Science Series special:
"The Strange Case of the Cosmic Rays"
NBC Friday 9:00pm - 10:00pm


 1.06 [--] M-Squad: STREET OF FEAR (verified on film - WW)
1Nov57 NBC, Friday 9:00pm (original network airdate)
Executive Producer Richard Lewis, Producer John Larkin
Directed by Don Weis, Assistant Director John L. Pommer
Written by Thomas Walsh and Rik Vollaerts [WW]
Teleplay by Rik Vollaerts/ Story by Thomas Walsh [SC]
Starring: Lee Marvin (as Lt. Frank Ballinger)
***Paul Newlan is NOT in this episode***
Guest Cast: (screen order)
Barbara Turner ......... Alice Snider
Lawrence Dobkin ........ Louis "Louie" Prince
Pamela Duncan .......... Christine Edmundson
Morris Ankrum .......... Capt. Dean/M Squad chief
Robert McQueeney ....... Charlie/det.[?]
Fred Draper ............ Lt. Wade[faked hold-up]
Dick Crockett .......... unnamed/informant #1
Joe Ploski ............. unnamed/newstand vendor
Tommy Kingston ...... unnamed/informant #2
Synopsis 1:
"M Squad is out to get a major jewelry fence". [WW]
***NOTE-Lt. Ballinger is undercover as Robert "Bob" Steele.*** [WW]
Synopsis 2:
Lt. Frank Ballinger, tracking down a ring of diamond
smugglers, poses as a furniture salesman. He suspects that a costume-
jewelry manufacturer is involved in the smuggling, and manages to meet
the man’s girl friend and her roommate.

1.07 [--] M-Squad: THE MATINEE TRADE (verified on film - WW)
8Nov57 NBC, Friday 9:00pm (original network airdate)
Executive Producer Richard Lewis, Producer John Larkin
Directed by Bernard Girard, Assistant Director George Lollier
Written by Palmer Thompson
Starring: Lee Marvin (as Lt. Frank Ballinger)
Guest Cast: (screen order)
Barry Atwater ......... Det. Sgt. Bart Wylander
Natalie Norwick ....... Mrs. Nancy Wylander nee Nancy McAdams
Robert Burton ......... Gus Kelso
Paul Newlan ........... Capt. Grey (recurring)
Nesdon Booth .......... Johnny Roscoe
William Boyett ........ Det. Sgt.Harris
Evelyn Scott .......... Lillie Blainey
Anthony Lawrence ...... unidentified
Alan Reynolds ......... unidentified
Robert Whitney ........ unidentified
Jimmy Cross ........... unidentified
Lizz Slifer ........... unnamed/lady gambler
Synopsis 1:
"Illegal gambling in the afternoon is "tailored" for matrons". [WW]
***NOTE-Lt. Ballinger states that "M Squad is for the special cases and the dirty ones".*** [WW]
Synopsis 2:
Ballinger investigates a fellow officer who’s accused of being in on a payoff from gamblers.

1.08 [--] M-Squad: THE HARD CASE (verified on film WW)
15Nov57 NBC, Friday 9:00pm (original network airdate)
Executive Producer Richard Lewis, Producer John Larkin
Directed by Bernard Gerard, Assistant Director Charles S. Gould
Written by Irving Rubine and Paul David
Starring: Lee Marvin (as Lt. Frank Ballinger)
Guest Cast: (screen order)
George Mathews .......... Bicker/head guard
Ray Foster .............. Harry Slaughter
Howard Negley ........... "Light'en" Joe Adams
Paul Newlan ............ Captain Grey (recurring)
Walter Reed ............. unnamed/States Attorney
Mack Williams ........... unnamed/Warden)
William Murphy .......... unidentified
Danny Davenport ......... unidentified
Michael Bachus .......... unidentified
Jack Reynolds ........... unidentified
Chris Randall ........... unidentified
Joseph DiVictoria ....... unidentified
Synopsis:
Ballinger goes to prison undercover in order to solve a crime and save a reputation. [WW]

 1.09 [--] M-Squad: KILLER IN TOWN (verified on film - WW)
22Nov57 NBC, Friday 9:00pm (original network airdate)
Executive Producer Richard Lewis, Producer John Larkin.
Directed by Bernard Girard, Assistant Director Hilton Green,
Written by Joel Murcott,
Guest Cast: (screen order)
Russ Conway .......... Det. Ben Cooper
Lee Farr ............. Rex Lang
Paul Newlan .......... Capt. Grey (recurring)
Gail Kobe ............ Olga Petuchek
John Hiestand ........ unnamed/tollbooth cashier
Gilbert Frye ......... unnamed/off-duty desk Sgt.
Roy Glenn ............ unnamed/diner counterman
Jim Hyland ........... unnamed/detective
Synopsis 1:
"An off-duty desk Sgt. is shot by a long wanted cop killer.Ballinger plays a hunch to find him". [WW]
Note:
At one point in this case Ballinger states to Grey-"When I first came on this
detail you told me there were three things that made a good police officer;
10% Science,40% Perserverance and 50% Instinct. Don't ask me to ignore the 50%". [WW]
Synopsis 2:
A man sought for another murder is responsible for the death
of an off-duty Chicago policeman. Lt. Ballinger has only a few leads to the man’s favorite haunts.

1.10 [--] M-Squad: DIAMOND HARD
29Nov57 NBC, Friday 9:00pm (original network airdate)
Executive Producer Richard Lewis/ Produced by John Larkin
Written by Joel Murcott
Directed by Bernard Gerard
Guest Cast:
Angie Dickinson (as Hazel)
Mike Ragan (as Becker)
William Phipps (as Mazzerin)
De Forrest Kelley
John Halloran
Synopsis #1: As part of his plan to help Hazel, a lady in distress,
Ballinger pretends to be a safecracker and murderer.
Synopsis #2: Detective Ballinger adopts the guise of a safecracker and
murderer in an attempt to help a girl stay honest. The girl is planning
to be married, but her fiancée is in debt to an ex-convict.

1.11 [--] M-Squad: THE ALIBI WITNESS (verified on film - WW)
6Dec57 NBC, Friday 9:00pm (original network airdate)
Executive Producer Richard Lewis/ Producer John Larkin.
Directed by John Brahm / Assistant Director Charles S. Gould
Written by Jack Laird and Wilton Schiller
Starring: Lee Marvin (as Lt. Frank Ballinger)
Guest Cast: (screen order)
Edward Binns ............ Wally Gardner
Robert Simon ............ Mr. Simmons
Jean Carson ............. Doris Colby
Linda Watkins ........... Mrs. Gardner
Paul Newlan ............. Captain Grey (recurring)
Will J. White ........... Det. Koster
Kathryn Minner .......... unnamed/witness
Bob Bice ................ unnamed/head waiter
Synopsis:
Wally Gardner, an ex-convict accused of murder, claims he has a perfect alibi.

1.12 [--] M-Squad: THE SPECIALISTS (verified on film WW)
13Dec57 NBC, Friday 9:00pm (original network airdate)
Executive Producer Richard Lewis, Producer John Larkin
Directed by Earl Bellamy, Assistant Director Charles S. Gould
Written by Joel Malcolm Rapp and William Driskill,
Starring: Lee Marvin (as Lt. Frank Ballinger)
*** Paul Newlan is NOT in this episode***
Guest Cast: (screen order)
Dave Barry ............ Richard Lowell
Douglas Evans ......... Thomas Mannon
Jan Arvan ............. Mr. Carafee
Kem Dibbs ............. Louie Ferante
Edmund Hashim ......... Nick Arnold
Charles Evans ......... unnamed/M Squad Captain
Peg La Centra ......... Mrs. Lowell
Clark Howat ........... unnamed/hotel clerk
Richard Devon ......... Sgt. Ferguson
Mark Dunhill .......... unnamed/police lab. tech.
Frances Osborne ....... unnamed/hotel cashier
Gil Perkins ........... unnamed/hotel Assistant Manager
Synopsis:
Some very respectable men appear to be involved in the case Ballinger’s investigating.

 1.13 [--] M-Squad: FAMILY PORTRAIT (verified on film -WW)
(possibly one  of two pilot episodes   - see also #1.02 )
20Dec57 NBC, Friday 9:00pm (original network airdate)
Executive Producer Richard Lewis, Producer Michael Abel
Directed by John Peyser, Assistant Director Roy Wade
Written by Fenton Earnshaw and Larry Marcus
Starring: Lee Marvin (as Lt. Frank Ballinger)
***Paul Newlan is NOT in this episode***
Guest Cast: (screen order)
Jacques Aubuchon ....... Sam Hinder A.K.A. Sam Harmon
Christine White ........ Lucy Harmon
Walter Maslow .......... Joe Long
Ron Hayes .............. Lt. Jack "Irish" Somers
Morris Ankrum .......... unnamed/M Squad Inspector
Hallene Hill ........... Aunt Millie
Raymond Bailey ......... unnamed/Hinder's attorney
Chester Stratton ....... unnamed/hotel manager
Barbara Knudson ........ unnamed/telephone operator
Peggy Leon ............. unnamed/hostess
Laurie Carroll ......... Mrs. Jan Somers
Sid Melton ............. Eddie Lee
Synopsis:
"After the murder of a stoolie and a cop,a top mobster is hounded
by Ballinger" [WW]
NOTE 1-This is a VERY early episode and should have been broadcast
much, much earlier. It is the only episode other than 1:2 that has the
slightly longer intro. Morris Ankrum is the M Squad "Inspector". [WW]
NOTE 2-The storyline borrows heavily from reality. Top mobster Meyer Lansky's
daughter, Sandra, had a similarly antagonistic and often irrational
attitude toward her father. She also informed law authorities (the FBI)
as to what she overheard regarding his "business". [WW]
NOTE 3-Lt. Ballinger states he is paid $530.00 a month. [WW]

1.14 [--] M-Squad: THE PALACE GUARD [verified -JB]
27Dec57 NBC, Friday 9:00pm (original network airdate)
Exec. Prod: Richard Lewis / Prod: John Larkin
Written by Jack Laird & Wilton Schiller
Directed by Bernard Girard / Assistant Director: James H. Brown
Starring Lee Marvin as Lt.Frank Ballinger
With: Paul Newlan-Capt. Grey (recurring)
Guest Cast:
Whit Bissell ....... Tommy Hatch
Alix Talton ........ Mrs. Hatch
Noreen Arnold ...... Mrs. Kennedy
Also:
William Boyett, Charles Tannen, Paul Bryar, George Byrnes, Paul Hahn,
John Culwell, Billy Nelson, Charles Perry
Synopsis:
Ballinger provides police protection to a hoodlum named Tommy Hatch, who is
a suspect in the murder of "Big Ned" Kennedy. [JB]

 1.15 [--] M-Squad: THE SLOW TRAP (verified on film WW)
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP1023A
3Jan58 NBC, Friday 9:00pm (original network airdate)
Executive Producer Richard Lewis, Producer John Larkin
Directed by Earl Bellamy, Assistant Director Hilton Green
Written by Jack Laird and Wilton Schiller
Starring: Lee Marvin (as Lt. Frank Ballinger)
***Paul Newlan is NOT in this episode***
Guest Cast: (screen order)
Lyle Talbot ........... Paul Crowley
Jacqueline Holt ....... Claire Lukas
Robert Roark .......... Eddie Lukas
George Milan .......... Sgt. Norm Lovett
Jean Willes ........... Thelma "Teddy" Goodrich
George E. Stone ....... "Fingers" Purdy
Claire Carleton ....... unnamed/telephone message operator
Mike Masters .......... unnamed/health club instructor
Synopsis:
"A bonded messenger delivering $75,000 is found dazed and robbed. He is suspected of stealing the money". [WW]

1.16 [--] M-Squad: THE COVER UP (verified on film WW)
10Jan58 NBC, Friday 9:00pm (original network airdate)
Executive Producer Richard Lewis, Producer John Larkin
Directed by Edward Ludwig, Assistant Director James Nicholson
Written by Paul Gangelin and Frederick Nebel [WW]
TELEPLAY BY PAUL GANGELIN [SC] /  BASED ON A STORY BY FREDERICK NEBEL [SC]
Starring: Lee Marvin (as Lt. Frank Ballinger)
***Paul Newlan is NOT in this episode***
Guest Cast: (screen order)
Willard Parker ........... Malcom Grove
Dan Tobin ................ Steve Langly/Ed Lanley (Assistant D.A.)
Paul Langton ............. Van Wert
Jeanne Cooper ............ Mrs. Julia Gifford
Michael Granger .......... Lt. Dave Adler
William Bakewell ......... unnamed/detective
George Taylor ............ unnamed/doorman
Note:
The Dan Tobin character (the Asst. D.A.) is called both "Steve Langly and "Ed Lanley"
by Ballinger,"Steve Langly" and "Lanley" by Adler,"Langly" by Wert and
"Ed Lanley" by Grove .Who had what script(s)! [WW]

Synopsis 1:
"Bad blood between an attorney and his old friend, an Assistant
D.A., clouds a murder investigation". [WW]
Synopsis 2:
A man is found dead in his former wife's apartment. Lt. Frank Ballinger
investigates and his only suspect is an assistant district attorney. [SC]
Synopsis 3:
Tom Gifford is bludgeoned to death in his ex-wife’s apartment.
The state’s attorney accuses a rival lawyer of the crime. [TA]

1.17 [--] M-Squad: BLUE INDIGO (verified on film WW)
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP1009A
17Jan58 NBC, Friday 9:00pm (original network airdate) (Network Repeat 28Aug59)
Executive Producer Richard Lewis, Producer John Larkin.
Directed by John Brahm, Assistant Director Willard Sheldon
Written by Martin Berkeley, Clark E. Reynolds and Allen Rivkin
Starring: Lee Marvin (as Lt. Frank Ballinger)
***Paul Newlan is NOT in this episode***
Guest Cast: (screen order)
Bethel Leslie ......... Doris Holt
Nico Minardos ......... Henry Edam
Jo Gilbert ............ Sgt. May Davis/policewoman
Lillian Buyeff ........ Mrs. Edam
Larry Thor ............ Homicide Det. Jordan
S. John Launer ........ unnamed/Homicide Captain[?]
Barney Phillips ....... Dackey/psychiatrist
Gavin Gordon .......... Mr. Bongure
James Griffith ........ James Keniton
Rick Vallin ........... unnamed/"Blue Indigo" requester at dance hall
Synopsis 1:
"Dance hall girls are the victims of a strangler who plays "Blue Indigo" before killing". [WW]
Synopsis 2:
Lieutenant Ballinger uses a unique decoy to trap a psychopathic killer who murders to music.

1.18 [--] M-Squad: THE LONG RIDE (a.k.a. "Lone Rider")
24Jan58 NBC, Friday 9:00pm (original network airdate) (Network Repeat 21Aug59)
Executive Producer Richard Lewis/ Produced by John Larkin
Written by Merwyn Gerard
Directed by David Rich
Guest cast:
Joe Maross (as Carl Warfield)(Code Red, Peyton Place)
Nancy Hale (Whirlybirds)
Benny Baker, Ann Morrison, Frank Scannell, Will Lally, Tiger Fafara,
Gordon Mills, Frank Sully, Clark Howat, David Gorcey, Don Blakman.
Synopsis:
Lieutenant Ballinger is escorting Carl Warfield back to a Chicago
prison by train. Warfield, a dangerous criminal, attacks Ballinger.

1.19 [--] M-Squad: THE SHAKEDOWN (verified on film WW/SC)
31Jan58 NBC, Friday 9:00pm (original network airdate)
Executive Producer Richard Lewis, Producer John Larkin
Directed by David Rich, Assistant Director Ronnie Rondell
Written by Jack Laird and Wilton Schiller
Starring: Lee Marvin (as Lt. Frank Ballinger)
***Paul Newlan is NOT in this episode***
Guest Cast: (screen order)
Katharine Bard ........ Mrs. Louise Garrison
Dean Harens ........... Claude Garrison
June Dayton ........... Evelyn Rankin
Duncan McLeod ......... Sgt.Wendell
H. M. Wynant .......... Victor Charbonneau A.K.A. Victor Hefley
Joe Di Reda ........... Archie
Ted Hecht ............. Fred Heaton
Synopsis 1:
"When a dry cleaning chain is the victim of a protection racket, it is looked into by Ballinger". [WW]
Synopsis 2:
Protection racketeers threaten dry-cleaning firms with smoke bombs and violence.
Synopsis 3:
Ballinger goes after racketeers selling “protection” to cleaning establishments. [TA]
(Time-shifted broadcast aired 31Jan58) on WSFA-12 Montgomery, Alabama)
(Syndicated repeat 6Jul62, WLUK-11, Green Bay, Wisconsin, Fri 9:30pm)
 
1.20 [--] M-Squad: DOLLY'S BAR (copyright title) (verified on film - WW)
7Feb58 NBC, Friday 9:00pm (original network airdate)
Executive Producer-Richard Lewis,Producer-John Larkin
Directed by John Brahm / Assistant Director Abner E. Singer
Written by Lewis Reed
Starring: Lee Marvin (as Lt. Frank Ballinger)
Guest Cast: (screen order)
Janice Rule ........... Kathy Vaine
Clare Carleton ........ Dolly Mundy
Fredd Wayne ........... Eddie Rocco
Paul Newlan ........... Captain Grey (recurring)
Russell Thorsen ....... Dr. A. K. Loring
Joe Flynn ............. Hennessy
Michael Bachus ........ Marty Collins
Synopsis 1:
Dolly Mundy's bar is used as the base of operations for a blackmailing gossip columnist. [Walt]
Synopsis 2:
Kathy Bane, a well-known actress, is suspected of killing a columnist who has been blackmailing her.

1.21 [--] M-Squad: LOVER'S LANE KILLING (verified on film - WW)
14Feb58 NBC, Friday 9:00pm (original network airdate)
Executive Producer Richard Lewis/ Producer John Larkin
Directed by Robert Altman/ Assistant Director Willard Sheldon
Written by Joel Murcott
Starring: Lee Marvin (as Lt. Frank Ballinger)
***Paul Newlan NOT in this episode***
Guest Cast: (screen order)
Kent Smith ............ Howard Mestin
Ruta Lee .............. Connie Mestin
John Doucette ......... Det. Lou Pulaski
Angela Greene ......... Mildred Barnes
Lennie Bremen ......... Mike Brennan
Douglas Rader ......... Charlie/detective
Synopsis:
The daughter of an influential businessman is an eye-witness to a
brutal slaying. The motive appears to be robbery, but after an investigation,
Lt. Ballinger uncovers another motive. [TA]

1.22 [--] M-Squad: THE FRIGHTENED WIFE (verified on film WW)
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP1011A
21Feb58 NBC, Friday 9:00pm (original network airdate)
Executive Producer Richard Lewis, Producer John Larkin
Directed by Don Taylor, Assistant Director James Nicholson
Written by Irving Rubine and Rik Vollaerts
Starring: Lee Marvin (as Lt. Frank Ballinger)
***Paul Newlan is NOT in this episode***
Guest cast: (screen order)
Marian Seldes .......... Mrs. Martha Wicklow
Whitney Blake .......... Susan Spencer
Esther Dale ............ Mrs. Palmer [Julia] Sheldon
Herbert Rudley ......... Fred/States Attorney
David Lewis ............ Jerry Kane
Lorence Kerr ........... unnamed/defense attorney
Leslie E. Bradley ...... unnamed/Judge
William Fawcett ........ unnamed/museum guard
Nelson Welch ........... unidentified
Synopsis 1:
"An important socialite spurs the States Attorney (and M Squad)
to investigate a missing persons case". [WW]
Note:
At various times "Whitlow",Whitklow" and "Wicklow" are all used to refer to the
last name of the Marian Seldes character. [WW]
Synopsis 2:
Lt. Ballinger is assigned to investigate the disappearance of a businessman.
Both the man’s wife and his secretary appear to be extremely upset. But when
one of them readily confesses to killing the man, Ballinger is suspicious of the motive.

1.23 [--] M-Squad: BLACK MERMAID (verified on film WW)
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP1029A
28Feb58 NBC, Friday 9:00pm (original network airdate)
Executive Producer Richard Lewis, Producer John Larkin
Directed by David Rich, Assistant Director Hilton Green
Written by James Edward Grant and Harry W. Junkin
Starring: Lee Marvin (as Lt. Frank Ballinger)
Guest Cast: (screen order)
Marcia Henderson ...... Elsa Hammond
Biff Elliot ........... Whitey Carson
Paul Newlan ........... Capt. Grey
Harry Bartell ......... Jed Stanner
Arthur Hanson ......... Jack Walls
Stanley Adams ......... Ed/bartender
Eddie Ryder ........... Pete/bartender
Elizabeth Harrower .... unidentified
Synopsis:
"A lead-filled payroll heist leads to Ballinger going undercover to catch the ringleader". [WW]
Note:
Lt. Ballinger is undercover as "Slim Mader" [WW]

1.24 [--] M-Squad: MAN IN HIDING (verified on film WW)
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP1035A
07Mar58 NBC, Friday 9:00pm (original network airdate)
Executive Producer Richard Lewis, Producer John Larkin
Directed by Don Taylor, Assistant Director Hilton Green
Written by Harry W. Junkin
Starring: Lee Marvin (as Lt. Frank Ballinger)
Guest Cast: (screen order)
Alan Baxter ........... Russ Mortell
John Hoyt ............. Dr. Carter
Paul Newlan ........... Captain Grey (recurring)
Ed Reimers ............ Mr. Edwards
June Vincent .......... Miss Hilton
Ralph Neff ............ Joey Walsh
Williard Thompson ..... Mr. Manning
Note:
It is Williard Thompson NOT Willard.
Mr. Manning NEVER was referred to as "Ross" (or by any first name) [WW]

Synopsis 1:
"A teacher at a boys prep school is not who he seems to be". [WW]
Synopsis 2:
Driving to his new job as a teacher at an exclusive boys’ school, Ross
Manning makes a big mistake - he picks up a hitchhiker. [TA]
(Syndicated repeat 1Jun62, WLUK-11, Green Bay, Wisconsin, Friday 9:30pm)

1.25 [--] M-Squad: THE CHICAGO BLUEBEARD
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP1024A
8Mar58 orig. NBC airdate (Saturday?) (airdate according to Gianakos)
(airdate to be verified)
Guest cast:
Vaughn Taylor (as Steven Miller)
Bart Burns (as David Hollis)
Amzie Strickland
Mary Adams
Betty Hanna
Molly Glassing
The only clue to a pair of unsolved murders is that both victims
were members of a lonely-hearts club.

1.26 [--] M-Squad: GIRL LOST (verified on film WW)
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP1031A
15Mar58 orig. NBC airdate (Saturday?) (airdate according to Gianakos)
(airdate to be verified)

Executive Producer Richard Lewis, Producer John Larkin
Directed by Richard Bartlett, Assistant Director Ben Bishop
Written by David P. Harmon
Starring: Lee Marvin (as Lt. Frank Ballinger)
Guest Cast: (screen order)
Bill Williams ............ Jerry Langdon
Maggie Mahoney ........... Laura M. Camby/"Laurie"/Mrs. Ricky Salter
Paul Newlan ........... Captain Grey (recurring)
Myron Healey ............. Hal Sherman a.k.a. Mr. Rutherford
Vera Marshe .............. Mrs. Dottie Sherman a.k.a. Mrs. Helen Rutherford
Ross Ford ................ unnamed/intern/Dr.
Louise Truax ............. Mrs. Davis/landlady
Beryl Machin ............. "English Molly"
Earl Hansen .............. Sid Ruby
Synopsis 1:
"An amnesia victim may have knowledge of where $250,000 in stolen money
is hidden". [WW]
Synopsis 2:
Ballinger attempts to discover the identity of an amnesia victim. He
learns that she is the widow of a convict who died without revealing
the hiding place of some stolen money.
(Syndicated repeat 18May62, WLUK-11, Green Bay, Wisconsin, Friday at 9:30pm)

1.27 [--] M-Squad: HIDEOUT (verified on film WW)
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP1034A (copyright date 28Mar58)
28Mar58 NBC Fri [RF]
Executive Producer Richard Lewis, Producer John Larkin
Directed by John Brahm, Assistant Director Ben Bishop,
Written by Merwin Gerard
Starring: Lee Marvin (as Lt. Frank Ballinger)
Guest Cast: (screen order)
Jack Elam .............. Luke
Stacy Graham ........... Carol Grayson
Dick Miller ............ Pete Castro
Paul Newlan ........... Captain Grey (recurring)
Terry Burnham .......... Lori Grayson
DeForest Kelley ........ unnamed/detective
William Hudson ......... Tom Ferris
Paul Comi .............. Jojo
Ferris Taylor .......... Arthur Quinn
Note:
The Jack Elam character was never refered to as "Morgan" and DeForest Kelley was
simply unnamed. Also Paul Comi was "Jojo". [WW]

Synopsis 1:
Lt. Ballinger spots the getaway car of two dangerous bank robbers in the
garage of the home of a widow and her eight-year-old daughter. Believing
they are being held hostage, Ballinger decides to pose as the widow's
boyfriend to gain access to the house. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Two men fleeing from a bank robbery take refuge in a home occupied by a
woman and a child. Lt. Frank Ballinger infiltrates the home posing as
the woman's boyfriend. [TA]

1.28 [--] M-Squad: SHOT IN THE DARK (verified on film WW)
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP1026A (copyright date 14Mar58)
04Apr58 NBC Fri [RF]
Executive Producer Richard Lewis, Producer John Larkin
Director-James Neilson, Assistant Director Ben Bishop,
Written by Merwin Gerard and Leonard Lee,
Starring: Lee Marvin (as Lt. Frank Ballinger)
Guest Cast: (screen order)
Karin Booth ........... Helen Endicott
Raymond Greenleaf ..... Donald Anderson a.k.a. J. Smith
Clarke Gordon ......... Bill Wesson
Paul Newlan ........... Captain Grey (recurring)
John Beradino ......... Det. D'Amico
Bartlett Robinson ..... Henry Hellstrom
Jeanne Baird .......... Mary Allison
Ken Lynch ............. {Det.} Charlie
John Zaremba .......... unnamed/hotel clerk
David McMahon ......... Joe {uniformed policeman}
Synopsis 1:
"A series of seemingly random sniper shootings has a definite aim".[WW]
Synopsis 2:
A man goes berserk. He wounds three people and kills a fourth.
(Syndicated repeat: WPIX-11, New York City 10Sep61 / Sunday at 9:30pm)
 
1.29 [--] M-Squad: THE TWENTY-SIX GIRL (verified on film WW)
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP1014A
11Apr58 NBC, Friday 9:00pm (original network airdate)
Executive Producer Richard Lewis, Producer John Larkin
Directed by Don Taylor, Assistant Director Charles S. Gould
Written by Jack Laird and Willton Schiller
Starring: Lee Marvin (as Lt. Frank Ballinger)
Guest Cast: (screen order)
Diane Brewster ........ Hazel Laughton
Simon Scott ........... Eddie Traynor A.K.A. Joe Northman
Paul Newlan ........... Captain Grey (recurring)
Ellen Parker .......... Dorothy Anselmo
Ward Wood ............. Det. Petrie
Betty Edwards ......... Marsha Traynor
Synopsis:
Investigating a murder, Ballinger learns that a person believed dead
may be very much alive.
(Repeated 7Jul64, WOOD-8, Grand Rapids, Michigan - Tuesday at 7:00pm)

1.30 [--] M-Squad: THE FIGHT (verified on film WW)
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP1030A
18Apr58 NBC, Friday 9:00pm (original network airdate)
Executive Producer Richard Lewis, Producer John Larkin
Directed by Don Taylor, Assistant Director Ben Bishop
Written by Jack Laird and Wilton Schiller
Starring: Lee Marvin (Lt. Frank Ballinger)
Guest Cast: (screen order)
Charles Bronson ........ Eddie Loder
Judith Ames ............ Greta Loder
Rusty Lane ............. Mel Harmon
Paul Newlan ........... Captain Grey (recurring)
John Harmon ............ Charlie Andalucia
Leonard Bell ........... Sam/trainer
Synopsis:
"A top ranked boxer gets the jitters when threatened with death". [WW]

 
1.31 [--] M-Squad: GUILTY ALIBI (verified on film WW)
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP1015A
25Apr58 NBC, Friday 9:00pm (original network airdate)
Executive Producer Richard Lewis, Producer John Larkin.
Director Allen H. Miner, Assistant Director George Lollier,
Written by Harry W. Junkin and Norman Lessing,
Guest Cast: (screen order)
Brook Byron .............. Mrs. Lillian Hurd
Ross Elliott ............. Vincent Hurd
Paul Newlan ............. Capt. Grey (recurring)
Viola Harris ............. Eleanor Wheaton
Jeanne Bates ............. Audie Cranston
Kay Cousins .............. Mrs. Walsh/witness
Orville Sherman .......... Mr. Grant/witness
Elaine Sinclair .......... unnamed/Mrs. Timmons' friend
Meg Wyllie ............... Mrs. Timmons
Michael McHale ........... Eddie/detective
Synopsis 1:
Vincent Hurd, executive of a large Chicago corporation, confesses to
police that he drove the car involved in a hit-and-run accident. Lt.
Ballinger notes the coincidence that the automobile accident occurred
at the same time another corporation executive was murdered in another
part of town. [TA]
(Delayed local broadcast 6May58 WSYR-3, Syracuse, NY Tuesday 7:30pm)
Synopsis 2:
"A simple hit-and-run accident is more than it seems". [WW]

 1.32 [--] M-Squad: THE HEALER (verified on film WW)
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP1032A
2May58 NBC, Friday 9:00pm (original network airdate)
Executive Producer Richard Lewis, Producer John Larkin
Directed by Sidney Lanfield, Assistant Director George Lollier
Written by Lawrence Menkin
Starring: Lee Marvin (as Lt. Frank Ballinger)
Guest Cast: (screen order)
Gloria Talbott ......... Ellen Carter
Paul Newlan ............ Captain Grey (recurring)
Robert Carson .......... Arthur Carter
Sarah Selby ............ Dr. Needley
Paula Hill ............. "Miss Dawn"/Mrs. Warman
Dayton Lummis .......... Jonas Warman
Synopsis:
"A quack doctor has been little help to a man's demented daughter". [WW]

1.33 [--] M-Squad: DAY OF TERROR (verified on film WW)
Revue-Latimer prod. TP1038A
9May58 NBC Fri (original network airdate)
Executive Producer-Richard Lewis, Producer John Larkin
Directed by Sidney Lanfield, Assistant Director Ronnie Rondell
Written by Harry W. Junkin
Starring: Lee Marvin (as Lt. Frank Ballinger)
Guest Cast: (screen order)
Fay Baker ............. Mrs. Helen Grayville
Tom Pittman ........... Burt Kennedy
Barbara Benson ........ Mrs. Claire Kennedy
Doris Packer .......... Mrs. Warren
Paul Newlan ............ Captain Grey (recurring)
Jesse Kirkpatrick ..... Mr. Phillips
Alice Backes .......... unnamed/housekeeper
Synopsis:
Lt. Ballinger investigates a case of extortion. The victims are
a couple who have adopted a baby from an agency. They refuse to
believe they are being victimized.

 [--] prod. no. TP1037 - "The Outsider" - see #2.34

1.34 [--] M-Squad: THE $20 PLATES (verified on film WW)
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP1036A
16May58 NBC Friday 9:00pm (original network airdate)
Executive Producer Richard Lewis, Producer John Larkin.
Directed by Allen H. Miner, Assistant Director Ben Bishop
Written by Merwin Gerard
Starring: Lee Marvin (as Lt. Frank Ballinger)
Guest Cast: (screen order)
Lynn Bernay ............ Mrs. Helen Eastman
Logan Field ............ George Eastman
Joel Smith ............. Joe McAdams
Sara Taft .............. Alice Thompson
Paul Newlan ............ Captain Grey (recurring)
Charles Seel ........... Clint Thompson
Theodore Newton ........ Tom Booth
Arthur Kendall ......... Vic Wilson
Joe Greene ............. (unnamed witness/grocer)
Jeanne Dante ........... (unnamed/nurse)
Synopsis:
Counterfeit bills are being passed around in Chicago. [RF]

1.35 [--] M-Squad: THE CASE OF THE THE DOUBLE FACE (1958) (verified on film -WW)
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP1025A
23May58 copyright date
23May58 Friday - NBC airdate according to Gianakos
Executive Producer Richard Lewis/ Producer John Larkin.
Directed by Sidney Lanfield /Assistant Director Ronnie Rondell
Written by Seeleg Lester and George Waggner
Starring: Lee Marvin (as Lt. Frank Ballinger)
Guest Cast: (screen order)
Jim Davis .............. Harry Evans and Mickey Seville A.K.A. Martin Stevens
Kristine Miller ........ Mrs. Evans
Antony Eustrel ......... Mr. Kazner
Paul Newlan ............ Captain Grey (recurring)
William C. Flaherty .... Sgt. Tim Daly
Douglas F. Bank ........ Lou Matthews
Ralph Sanford .......... Norman Peters
Margaret Irving ........ unnamed landlady
Glenn Dixon ............ Reverend Mr. Gaskin
Synopsis 1:
Ballinger thinks that a robbery suspect has a double. He
tries to find out which man is guilty.(US)
Synopsis 2:
A series of jewelry thefts are committed in Chicago. Ballinger
and detectives suspect a man who has a double. (UK "TV Times")
(UK airdate: 12Oct58 ITV ABC North/Midlands UK, Sun 7:30 pm)
Synopsis 3:
Ajewelry store bandit shows two faces". [WW]

 1.36 [--] M-Squad: THE SYSTEM (verified on film -WW/SC)
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP1017A
30May58 NBC, Friday 9:00pm (original network airdate)
Executive Producer Richard Lewis, Producer John Larkin.
Directed by David Rich, Assistant Director Dolph M. Zimmer
Written by Bernard C. Schoenfeld and Keith Hunter
Starring: Lee Marvin (as Lt. Frank Ballinger)
Guest Cast: (screen order)
Tol Avery ............ Eddie Constantine
Rose Marie ........... Margo
Ted De Corsia ........ Carl Harrison
Paul Newlan ......... Capt. Grey (recurring)
Howard Wendell ....... Mr. Barrett
Greg Martell ......... Mike/Constantine henchman
Dehl Berti ........... Stassi/Constantine henchman
Ann Doran ............ Mrs. Rainey
Paul Maxey ........... Mr. Cushman
Joe McGuinn .......... Det. Gillespie
Frank Scannell .......unnamed/stickman on crap game
Synopsis 1:
LT.FRANK BALLINGER GOES UNDERCOVER AS A SHOE SALESMAN, TRYING TO
FIND OUT THE LOCATION OF AN ILLEGAL GAMBLING OPERATION. [SC]
Synopsis 2:
An illegal and crooked gamblng operation is investigated by Ballinger". [WW]
***Note-Lt. Ballinger goes undercover as "Frank Lang".*** [WW]

1.37 [--] M-Squad: THE WOMAN FROM PARIS (verified on film WW)
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP1033A
6Jun58 NBC, Friday 9:00pm (original network airdate)
Executive Producer-Richard Lewis,  Producer John Larkin
Directed by John Brahm, Assistant Director-? (film is cut off)
Written by Oscar Millard
Starring: Lee Marvin (as Lt. Frank Ballinger)
Guest Cast: (screen order)
Paula Raymond ........ Mrs. Simone Braden
Philip Ober .......... George Braden
Paul Newlan .......... Captain Grey (recurring)
Jenifer Lea .......... Elizabeth "Liz" Braden
Gine De Bard ......... Pauline Sorel [covered corpse and photo only]
Russ Bender .......... Lt. Dan Casey
Paul Maxwell ......... Andy Markham
Dan West ............. Tracy Gatlin/newspaper columnist
Note:
Strange cast credit here. Gine De Bard was never seen or heard on this
episode. Her corpse and photo were seen by the characters in the episode
but not by us-the TV viewer. Was her acting left on the cutting room floor? [WW]

Synopsis:
A young woman is found dead shortly after her arrival from Paris.
It is believed that she is a suicide victim. But Lt. Ballinger
discovers a hint of blackmail in the case.

1.38 [--] M-Squad: ACCUSATION (verified on film WW)
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP1039A
13Jun58 NBC, Friday 9:00pm (original network airdate)
Executive Producer Richard Lewis, Producer John Larkin
Directed by Don Taylor, Assistant Director John E. Pommer
Written by Harry W. Junkin
Starring: Lee Marvin (as Lt. Frank Ballinger)
Guest Cast: (screen order)
Fay Spain ............ Ruth Reardon
Ken Clark ............ Paul Lawson
Paul Newlan ........... Captain Grey (recurring)
Larry Blake .......... Det. Jerry Range
Dan Riss ............. Sgt. Parker/lab. tech
George Eldredge ...... Dr. Robert Eldredge
Cindy Ames Salerno ... Bertha/maid
Synopsis 1:
"Despite being found in a locked room, suicide by a wealthy respected
man seems suspicious". [WW]
Synopsis 2:
Wealthy industrialist Arthur Reardon is murdered by his chauffeur and
the killing is made to look like suicide. [TA]
(Syndicated repeat 15Jun62, WLUK-11, Green Bay, Wisconsin, Friday 9:30pm)

[--] Prod no. TP1040A was not used ?

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