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Starring Lee Marvin
Season 2 (NBC) (1958-59)
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 EST
40 episodes
Prod. nos. TP1041 - TP1080 (TP 1078  missing/unused)
"The Outsider" is prod. no. TP1037 which would indicate that it was produced
during season 1 - however its production details and airdate
put in season 2 - see #2.34


 ***From this point on and for the remainder of the series, Paul Newlan is
credited after "Starring Lee Marvin as Lt. Frank Ballinger" as
"Featuring Paul Newlan as Capt. Grey" *** [WW]

2.01 [--] M-Squad: MORE DEADLY (verified on film WW)
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP1043A
19Sep58 NBC, Friday 9:00pm (original network airdate)
Executive Producer-none listed, Producer John Larkin.
Directed by Don Medford, Assistant Director Frank Fox,
Written by Sidney Marshall,
Starring: Lee Marvin (as Lt. Frank Ballinger)
Featuring: Paul Newlan (as Captain Grey)
Guest Cast: (screen order)
Ruta Lee ............... Ora Kane
Voorhies J. Ardoin ..... Willie/"confessing Sam"
Dorothea Lord .......... Mrs. Halper
Paul Maxwell ........... Jim Landry
Thea Ruckert ........... Miss Morrison/policewoman Sgt.
John Mitchum ........... Ralph Halper
Synopsis 1:
Ora Kane, a pretty young cashier who is embezzling funds from her employer, shoots a customer and a co-worker. [TA]
(Syndicated rerun: 15Jun63 WLUK-11, Green Bay, Wisconsin, Saturday 10:00pm)
Synopsis 2:
"Ballinger "dies" with two other men due to a currency exchange thief".[WW]

2.02 [--] M-Squad: DEAD OR ALIVE (verified on film WW)
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP1044A
26Sep58 NBC, Friday 9:00pm (original network airdate) (Network repeat 17Jul59)
Executive Producer John Larkin.
Directed by Don Taylor, Assistant Director Hilton A. Green
Written by Don Sanford
Starring: Lee Marvin (as Lt. Frank Ballinger)
Featuring: Paul Newlan (as Captain Grey)
Guest Cast: (screen order)
Tom Pittman ........... Alvin Jessup
Judi Meredith ......... Miss Mary Burnett
Ralph Gamble .......... Martin Carter
Jean Allison .......... Mrs. Julie Sisk
Michael Pataki ........ Sid Sisk
Bill Erwin ............ Roger Jessup
Frank Marlowe ......... Sgt./unnamed
Robert Nash ........... unnamed/bartender
Lyn Guild ............. Mrs. Verna Carter
Alice Backes .......... unnamed/switchboard operator
Synopsis 1:
"Sadistic young men steal and kill for thrills. A reporter
sympathizes with them". [WW]
Synopsis 2:
A pretty newspaper reporter dislikes Ballinger's methods of trying
to capture a couple of thrill killers. [TA]
Synopsis 3:
A charge of legalized murder is hurled at Balinger by a social-minded reporter. [TA]
(Syndicated repeat: 24Feb64 on KTTV-11, Los Angeles, Calif. Monday 6:00pm)

2.03 [--] M-Squad: THE MISSING CLAIMANT
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP1048A
3Oct58 NBC, Friday 9:00pm (original network airdate)
Guest cast:
Rebecca Welles (as Martha)
Harry Lauter (as Allen Lloyd)(Tales of the Texas Rangers, Waterfront)
Joan Vohs
Theodore Newton
Sydney Smith
Dick Wilson
Robert Busch
A distraught wife reports that her husband is missing. Ballinger
learns that the man was the rightful heir to a huge estate.
(Network Repeat 10Aug62)
(Syndicated repeat: 28Feb64 on KTTV-11, Friday at 6:00pm)

2.04 [--] M-Squad: THE REFUGEE (verified on film - WW)
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP1046A
10Oct58 NBC, Friday 9:00pm (original network airdate)
Executive Producer-none listed/ Producer John Larkin
Directed by James Neilson/ Assistant Director Hilton A. Green
Written by Barry Trivers
Starring: Lee Marvin (as Lt. Frank Ballinger)
Featuring: Paul Newlan (as Capt. Grey)
Guest Cast: (screen order)
Judith Braun ............. Betina Sandor
Marc Neiman .............. Joseph Sandor
Don Nagel ................ Artie Nevins
Jean Del Val ............. Papa Tokar
Ben Morris ............... Rocker Maloney
Rush Williams ............ Switch
Allen Pinson ............. unnamed
Synopsis 1:
Lt. Ballinger poses as a Hungarian immigrant to get evidence against
racketeers who prey on refugees newly arrived in this country.
Joseph Sandor, a refugee violinist, and his sister are threatened
with violence unless Sandor pays protection money to the hoodlums.
Synopsis 2:
An employment extortion racket preys on immigrants. [WW]

[--] 17Oct58 - pre-empted or re-run

  2.05 [--] M-Squad: THE TRAP (verified on film -WW)
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP1052A
24Oct58 NBC, Friday 9:00pm (original network airdate)
Executive producer-none listed /Producer-John Larkin.
Directed by Don Medford [WW]  NOT  Earl Bellamy (as previously)  /
Assistant Director-James H. Brown [WW]
Written By Don Sanford [SC/WW]
Starring: Lee Marvin (Lt.Frank Ballinger)
Featuring: Paul Newlan (as Capt. Grey)
Guest Cast: (screen order) [SC/.WW]
Betty Lynn ............ Susan Baines
Robert Fuller ......... Danny Mitchell
Robert Fuller.......... as Danny Mitchell
Virginia Gregg ........ Mrs. Mitchell)
Harry Landers ......... Max Decker
Percy Helton .......... Harry Kreble
Edwin Jerome .......... Mr. Ormand
Synopsis:
A lonely, scared young man is involved in a robbery mix-up. [WW]

2.06 [--] M-Squad: FORCE OF HABIT (verified on film WW)
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP1051A
31Oct58 NBC, Friday 9:00pm (original network airdate)
Executive Producer-none listed, Producer John Larkin.
Directed by Bernard L. Kowalski, Assistant Director Frank Fox
Written by Joel Murcott
Guest Cast: (screen order)
Maggie Mahoney ......... Rose Mooney
Roscoe Ates ............ Edwin Winkler
Patricia Huston ........ Mary Pulaski
Robert Knapp ........... Val Mooney a.k.a. Charles Walters
Charles Bateman ........ unnamed/missing persons bureau detective
Michael Emmet .......... Det. Gus Klinger
Edwin W. Reimers ....... unnamed/announcer
Deidre Harrison ........ unnamed/landlady
Synopsis:
A safecracker gets his wife to convince police that he is dead by wrongly
identifying the dead body of his brother-in-law. But a sudden series of
safe robberies causes Lt. Ballinger to question the woman's testimony.

2.07 [--] M-Squad: THE PHANTOM RAIDERS (verified on film WW)
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP1045A
7Nov58 NBC, Friday at 9:00pm (original network airdate)
Executive Producer-none listed, Producer John Larkin.
Directed by Bernard L. Kowalski, Assistant Director James H. Brown
Written by Merwin Gerard
Guest Cast: (screen order)
John Brinkley ......... Robert "Bob" Michaels
Yvette Vickers ........ Sally
Nicky Blair ........... Joe
Ed Nelson ............. Lenny Maston
Elizabeth Harrower .... Mrs. Michaels
Stuart Wilson ......... unnamed/jeweler
Dean Casey ............ unnamed/policeman
Synopsis 1:
Detective Lt. Ballinger is trying to track down a pair of masked holdup men
who ride motorcycles. He decides to pose as a leather- jacketed motorcycle
enthusiast in an attempt to locate the hangout of the pair.
Synopsis 2:
Ballinger poses as a motorcycle fan in order to trap some holdup men. [TA]
(Syndicated repeat: 25Feb64 on KTTV-11, Tuesday at 6:00pm)
Synopsis 3:
"A series of hold-ups by two motorcycle riders is investigated by Ballinger". [WW]
Note 1-Ballinger goes undercover as "Al Wilson".
Note 2-John Brinkley and Ed Nelson also appeared in "T Bird Gang" the same
year (1958),a movie written by and starring Brinkley. [WW]


2.08 [--] M-Squad: THE MERITS OF THE CASE (verified on film WW)
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP1056A
14Nov58 NBC, Friday 9:00pm (original network airdate)
Executive Producer-none listed, Producer John Larkin
Directed by Don Medford, Assistant Director Frank Fox,
Written by Jack Jacobs
Starring: Lee Marvin (Lt. Frank Ballinger)
Featuring: Paul Newlan (as Capt. Grey)
Guest Cast: (screen order)
Paula Raymond ......... Judith Rollins
John Hoyt ............. Leonard Rollins
Francis DeSales ....... Dr. Myron Ross
Hugh Lawrence ......... Sgt. Summers
Howard Ledig .......... Mike Wilson
Charles Victor ........ Aldon Phelps
Synopsis:
A criminal lawyer is slain and evidence points to Judith Rollins
as the killer. The lawyer unsuccessfully defended Judithís husband on a murder charge.

2.09 [--] M-Squad: THE BIG KILL (verified on film - WW)
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP1053A
21Nov58 NBC, Friday 9:00pm (original network airdate)
Executive Producer-none listed, Producer-John Larkin.
Directed by David Lowell Rich, Assistant Director-Hilton A. Green
Written by Sidney Marshall,
Starring: Lee Marvin (Lt. Frank Ballinger)
Featuring: Paul Newlan (as Capt. Grey)
Guest cast: (screen order)
Helen Westcott ........ Ellen Thursby
Frank Maxwell ......... Larry Princeton A.K.A. Lou Porter/Lester Pierce
Bek Nelson ............ Ruby Angel
David Renard .......... Steve Butler
Tom Wilde ............. Mr. Wilton
Synopsis 1:
Ballinger feels sure he knows whoís been robbing a chain of banks,
but he doesnít have enough evidence to make an arrest.
Synopsis 2:
Romance is tied to a series of bank robberies. [WW]

2.10 [--] M-Squad: THE SITTERS
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP1047A
28Nov58 NBC, Friday 9:00pm (original network airdate)
Guest cast:
Mary Webster (as Barbara Sullivan)
Robert Roark
Grant Richards ("Doorway to Danger")
James Gavin
Ballinger traces a telephone number which he believes is a clue to a ring
of bookies, and finds that the number belongs to Champ Sullivan, a baseball player, and his young wife.
(Syndicated repeats: 27Feb64 on KTTV-11, Thursday at 6:00pm
& 5May61 on WHIO-7, Dayton, Ohio, Thursday at 10:30pm)

2.11 [--] M-Squad: THE EXECUTIONER
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP1050A
5Dec58 NBC, Friday 9:00pm (original network airdate)
Guest Cast:
Dan Barton (as Ray Fredericks)
Herschel Bernardi (as Vic Gorelli)
Ray Fredericks accuses a traffic cop of trying to kill him.
(Syndicated repeat 21Feb64 WPIX-11, New York City, Friday 10:00pm) (24Aug62 repeat)

 2.12 [--] M-Squads: THE WIDOWS (verified on film - WW)
(a.k.a. "Blueprint for murder")
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP1057A
12Dec58 NBC, Friday 9:00pm (original network airdate)
Executive Producer-none listed, Producer John Larkin.
Directed by Bernard L. Kowalski /Assistant Director Ronnie Rondell
Written by Joel Murcott,
Starring: Lee Marvin (as Lt. Frank Ballinger)
Featuring: Paul Newlan (as Capt. Grey)
Guest Cast: (screen order)
Herb Ellis ............. Det. Manny Berman
John Goddard ........... Det. Mike Davis
Jeanne Vaughn .......... Evelyn Lukas
Joel Ashley ............ Arthur Wendell Kane
Chris Fortune .......... Loretta Kirby A.K.A. Laurie
Jeane Wood ............. Mrs. Lukas
Sheldon Allman ......... Mr. Reynolds
Bill Hampton ........... Mike Polka
Synopsis:
A series of murders are tied to newly paid widows. [WW]

2.13 [--] M-Squad: CONTRABAND (verified on film WW)
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP1049A
19Dec58 NBC, Friday 9:00pm (original network airdate)
Executive Producer John Larkin
Directed by Don Medford, Assistant Director Ronnie Rondell
Written by Merwin Gerard
Starring: Lee Marvin (as Lt. Frank Ballinger)
Featuring: Paul Newlan (as Capt. Grey)
Guest Cast: (screen order)
Ross Martin ............ Bert Corbin a.k.a. Mr. Arlington
Marti Stevens .......... Miss Eve Parker
King Calder ............ Roger Taylor
Bill Cord .............. Det. Dave Price
Thom Carney ............ Howard Harley
Synopsis 1:
"The importing of foreign sports cars is a front for smuggling". [WW]
Synopsis 2:
A foreign sports car is broken into on the day of delivery. Itís the
fourth such crime and Ballinger suspects that a smuggling ring is in operation.

2.14 [--] M-Squad: PRESCRIPTION FOR MURDER (verified on film - WW)
Revue-Latimer prod. TP1041A
26Dec58 NBC, Friday 9:00pm (original network airdate)
Executive Producer-none listed/ Producer John Larkin
Directed by Mark Sandrich Jr./ Assistant Director-Dolph M. Zimmer
Written by Palmer Thompson
Starring: Lee Marvin (as Lt. Frank Ballinger)
Featuring: Paul Newlan (as Capt. Grey)
Guest Cast: (screen order)
George Neise ........... Dr. Stephen Renzig
John Beradino .......... Lucky Cortello
John Duke .............. Patch
Helen Mowery ........... Anita Renzig
George Brenlin ......... Bennie Harris a.k.a. William Henry
David R. Alpert ........ Dr. Lewis Stokely
Synopsis #1:
The wife of a prominent brain surgeon is kidnapped as part of a
plan to prevent her husband from operating on a critically injured detective.
Synopsis #2:
Ballinger tries to locate Mrs. Renzig, the wife of a noted surgeon. She's been kidnapped by a pair of gunmen.
(Network Repeat 31Jul59)
(Syndicated 8Jun63 re-run WLUK-11, Green Bay, Wisconsin, Saturday 10:00pm)

2.15 [--] M-Squad: THE TEACHER _aka_"Trade School" (copyright title)
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP1058A
2Jan59 NBC, Friday 9:00pm (original network airdate)
Guest Cast:
Tom Laughlin (Billy Jack)
Sue George (Father Knows Best)
Mark Douglas
Stuart Randall (Cimarron City, Laramie)
Burt Reynolds (Riverboat, Hawk, Dan August, Gunsmoke, Evening Shade)

2.16 [--] M-Squad: THE THIRD SHADOW (verified on film WW)
_aka_ "False Witness"
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP1063A
9Jan59 NBC, Friday 9:00pm (original network airdate)
Executive Producer-none listed, Producer John Larkin.
Directed by James Neilson, Assistant Director Charles S. Gould
Written by Jack Jacobs
Starring: Lee Marvin (as Lt. Frank Ballinger)
Featuring: Paul Newlan (as Capt. Grey)
Guest Cast: (screen order)
Monica Lewis ........... Grace Richards
Tony Travis ............ Dave Price
Al Shelly .............. Greg Cooke
Amy Fields ............. Ruth Scanlan
Richard Benedict ...... Al Stemple A.K.A. Al Stewart
Guy Prescott ........... unidentified
Ted Thorpe ............. unidentified
Roy Engel .............. Capt. Thomas
Synopsis:
Lt. Ballinger attempts to clear a young policeman when a dying man
accuses the officer of appropriating money while thwarting a bank robbery.

[--] 16Jan59 pre-empted or re-run

2.17 [--] M-Squad: ONE MAN'S LIFE _aka "Open and Shut" (verified on film - WW)
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP1066A
23Jan59 NBC Fri 9:00pm (original network airdate) (rebroadcast 07Aug59)
Executive Producer-none listed / Producer John Larkin
Directed by Don Medford/ Assistant Director Ronnie Rondell
Written by Joel Murcott
Starring: Lee Marvin (as Lt. Frank Ballinger)
Featuring: Paul Newlan (as Capt. Grey)
Guest Cast: (screen order)
Robert H. Harris ........ Walter Novotny
June Vincent ............ Mrs. John Cabot Warren _nee_ Lisa Harris
Mark Roberts ............ Joey Devin a.k.a. Joe Devereaux
Stephen Chase ........... Capt. Clint McArthur
David Tomack ............ Fred Snade)
Richard Tretter ......... (unnamed/private policeman)
Synopsis 1:
Clint McArthur, a police official who is about to retire, asks Lt.
Ballinger to help him find out if Walter Novotny, a man McArthur
helped send to prison, is really guilty. With less than 48 hours
left before Novotny's execution, Ballinger agrees to investigate
the condemned man's case. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
"Before entering retirement a police captain asks M Squad to review
the case of a man sentenced to death". [WW]

2.18 [--] M-Squad: THE JUMPER (verified on film WW)
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP1064A
30Jan59 NBC, Friday 9:00pm (original network airdate)
Executive Producer-none listed, Producer John Larkin.
Directed by Allen H. Miner, Assistant Director Charles S. Gould
Written by Joel Murcott
Starring: Lee Marvin (as Lt. Frank Ballinger)
Featuring: Paul Newlan (as Captain Grey)
Guest Cast: (screen order)
Don Reardon .......... Ernie Vogel
Patricia Manning ..... Georgia Callahan
John Goddard ......... Det. Mike/Steve Davis
Ward Wood ............ Det. Gus Simmons
Jack Bryan ........... Jerry/Eddie Walker
Jack Carr ............ unidentified
Synopsis:
"A suicidal suspect convinces Ballinger to get to the bottom of a
cop killing" [WW]
Note 1 -Det. Mike Davis is called "Steve" by Capt. Grey. [WW]
Note 2 -Witness Jerry Walker is twice called "Eddie" by Lt. Ballinger. [WW]
Note 3 -This is the episode which features a Chicago cop on the take and which
led to Mayor Richard J. Daley not permitting any filming in Chicago
(this rule was in place until four years after his death and then Mayor
Jane Byrne allowed "The Blues Brothers" to film in Chicago in 1980). [WW]


2.19 [--] M-Squad: THE LAST ACT (verified on film - WW)
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP1060A
6Feb59 NBC, Friday 9:00pm (original network airdate)
Executive Producer-none listed / Producer John Larkin
Directed by David Lowell Rich /Assistant Director-Ben Bishop
Written by B. X. Sanborn and Don Sanford
Starring: Lee Marvin (as Lt. Frank Ballinger)
Featuring: Paul Newlan (as Capt. Grey)
Guest cast: (screen order)
Donald Buka ............ Jerry Stewart
Elaine Edwards ......... Laura Dennis
Jim Bannon ............. Sam Harding
Stewart Bradley ........ Ernie Roper a.k.a. Mr.Smith
Robert Gibbons ......... Mike
Bill Baucom ............ Mr. Gruman
Synopsis:
After an attempt is made on the life of a beautiful musical-comedy
star, the girl reluctantly accepts police protection.
(Repeated 1Jul63, WISC-3, Madison, Wisconsin - Monday at 9:30pm)

2.20 [--] M-Squad: MUGGER MURDER
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP1071A
13Feb59 NBC, Friday 9:00pm (original network airdate)
Guest cast:
Grace Raynor (as Stella)
Bern Hoffman (as Robert Hummell)
Jaclynne Greene
James Chandler
In an attempt to crack a series of slayings, Ballinger sets himself up as a likely victim.
(Repeated 26Aug63, WISC-3, Madison, Wisconsin - Monday at 9:30pm)

2.21 [--] M-Squad: THE STAR WITNESS (verified on film -WW)
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP1067A
20Feb59 NBC, Friday 9:00pm (original network airdate)
Executive Producer-none listed / Producer-John Larkin [WW]
Directed by David Lowell Rich / Assistant Director Ben Bishop [WW]
Written by Leonard Kantor [WW]
Starring: Lee Marvin (as Lt. Frank Ballinger)
Featuring: Paul Newlan (as Capt. Grey)
Guest Cast (screen order): [WW]
Virginia Vincent ........ Mary Graymore
Paul Picerni ............ Al Samson
Terry Becker ............ Rainey
Abbey Shelton ........... Angela
Sid Clute ............... Ralph
Mary Gregory ............ Lucy
Synopsis:
A "witness" to a mob killing really wasn't a witness at all.[WW]

2.22 [--] M-Squad: THE TAKE OVER _aka_ "Check to the King"
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP1061A
27Feb59 NBC, Friday 9:00pm (original network airdate)
Guest Cast:
Joan O'Brien
Ken Dibbs
Murvyn Vye
Sylvia Stone
Mobsters from two gangs clash over which will control the profits from a night club. A full-scale gang war results.

2.23 [--] M-Squad: VOLUNTARY SURRENDER (verified on film WW)
_aka_ "The Confession"
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP1065A
6Mar59 NBC, Friday 9:00pm (original network airdate)
Executive Producer-none listed, Producer John Larkin
Directed by Virgil W. Vogel, Assistant Director Charles S. Gould
Written by Joel Murcott
Starring: Lee Marvin (as Lt. Frank Ballinger)
Featuring: Paul Newlan (as Captain Grey)
Guest Cast: (screen order)
Bert Remsen .......... Harry Frost
Mary Adams ........... Mrs. Frost
Mary Treen ........... Miss Cosgrove/housekeeper
Paul Dubov ........... Gil Kirby
Virginia R. Lee ...... Dorothy "Dottie" Warren
Hal Baylor ........... Det. Finley
Constance Cameron .... Sara Thurston
Synopsis:
Suspected of murder, hoodlum Harry Frost has a neat alibi: He
tells the police that he is guilty of a burglary that took place
at the same time as the murder, which was committed elsewhere.

2.24 [--] M-Squad: DEATH THREAT (verified on film WW)
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP1069A
13Mar59 NBC, Friday 9:00pm (original network airdate)
Executive Producer-none lsted, Producer John Larkin.
Directed by John Brahm, Assistant Director George Bisk,
Written by Jack Laird,
Starring: Lee Marvin (as Lt. Frank Ballinger)
Featuring: Paul Newlan (as Capt. Grey)
Guest Cast: (screen order)
Paul Burke ............. Ted Stevens
Jacqueline Mayo ........ Marjorie Stevens
Len Lesser ............. Red McShane
Sondra Rodgers ......... Agnes Moultrie
Phil Chambers .......... Reverend Travis
Barry Brooks ........... (unidentified)
Synopsis:
Ted Stevens, a small-time hood, is released from prison. He has sworn to
kill Ballinger and the two witnesses whose testimony convicted him.

2.25 [--] M-Squad: THE HARPIES
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP1072A
20Mar59 NBC, Friday 9:00pm (original network airdate)
Guest Cast:
Betsy Jones-Moreland
Gail Kobe
Beatrice Kay
Luana Anders
Synopsis:
A prominent businessman, Lloyd Weldon is shot to death while having an affair with a woman named Carla Kinross.
Ballinger suspects that Ma Nelson and her daughter, Lorna, are the ones behind the killing. [JB]

2.26 [--] M-Squad: GHOST TOWN (verified on film WW)
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP1059A
27Mar59 NBC, Friday 9:00pm (original network airdate) (Network Repeat 4Sep59)
Executive Producer none listed, Producer John Larkin
Directed by John Brahm, Assistant Director Stan Neufeld
Written by Jack Laird, Lawrence Resner, John Larkin and Boris Ingster
Starring: Lee Marvin (as Lt. Frank Ballinger)
Featuring: Paul Newlan (as Capt. Grey)
Guest Cast: (screen order)
Alan Marshal ............ Vincent Brooks
Sally Todd .............. Peggy Mason
John Shaner ............. Stan Rollins
Maggie McCarter ......... Suzanne "Susie" Brooks
Charles Herbert ......... Jimmy Woodruff
Bill Baldwin ............ Swan/FBI agent
Sid Melton .............. Bernie "Jack" Amboy
Synopsis 1:
"A small time crook is killed after a police shootout. Where did the $100,000 he had on him come from?". [WW]
Synopsis 2:
Lieutenant Ballinger tries to trace a large sum of money found on the body
of a man killed in a gunfight with police. Ballinger learns that the money
was ransom paid for the release of a kidnapped girl, and that the dead man
was apparently the only person who knew where she was hidden.


  2.27 [--] M-Squad: THE VANISHING LADY (verified on film WW)
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP1068A
3Apr59 NBC, Friday 9:00pm (original network airdate)
#2.27 -  M Squad - Part 1 - "The Vanishing Lady" (03Apr59)
#2.27 -  M Squad - Part 2  - "The Vanishing Lady" (03Apr59)
#2.27 -  M Squad - Part 3  - "The Vanishing Lady" (03Apr59)
#2.27 -  M Squad - Part 4 - "The Vanishing Lady" (03Apr59)
Executive Producer-none listed, Producer John Larkin
Directed by Sidney Lanfield, Assistant Director Edward K. Dodds
Written by Jack Jacobs
Starring: Lee Marvin (as Lt. Frank Ballinger)
Featuring: Paul Newlan (as Captain Grey)
Guest Cast: (screen order)
Jack Mullaney ......... Bert Rockwood
Mary LaRoche .......... Virginia Reed A.K.A. Virginia West
Mary Scott ............ Anne Edwards
William Hudson ........ Paul Webster
John Eldredge ......... Robert J. Rockwood
Henry McCann .......... Roy Matlock
Synopsis:
Ballinger tries to track down a murder witness who wants to aid the
police but must stay anonymous. [TA]
(Repeated 5Aug63, WISC-3, Madison, Wisconsin - Monday at 9:30pm)

2.28 [--] M-Squad: THE CRUSH OUT (verified on film WW)
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP1073A
10Apr59 NBC, Friday 9:00pm (original network airdate)
Executive Producer none listed, Producer John Larkin
Directed by Virgil W. Vogel, Assistant Director Carter DeHaven III
Written by Ric Hardman
Starring: Lee Marvin (as Lt. Frank Ballinger)
Featuring: Paul Newlan (as Capt. Grey)
Guest Cast: (screen order)
William Phipps ......... Larry Barker
Tyler McVey ............ unnamed/Warden
James Chandler ......... unnamed/State Senator
Robert Burton .......... Sam Simon
Michael Rye ............ Mr. Carlson/Deputy Warden
Ashley Cowan ........... Eddie Wales
Mike Ragan ............. Henry Filson
*
UK "TV Times" also listed these (below) - but they were NOT in this
episode - possibly bad publicity from Revue
or maybe they appeared in a different episode .....
Patricia Lloyd ......... Marlene
Carl McIntyre .......... TV reporter

Synopsis:
"Using the ruse of a brutality investigation, a notorious prisoner tries a jail break". [WW]
***Note-IMDb lists
Warden "Tallman" and Senator "Cole"-NO such names were used in this episode***

Synopsis 1:
Lt. Ballinger is assigned to escort a senator on a tour of a
prison near Chicago. While they are inspecting the facilities,
a prison break occurs and the senator is seized as a hostage. [US]
Synopsis 2:
While Larry Barker is in prison, his wife, Marlene, brings charges of
brutality and unfairness against the prison officers and Frank
Ballinger goes to the prison to give evidence. During the hearing
Barker tries a jail brak. [UK "TV Times"]
(UK airdate: 14Jun61 ITV A-R London, Wed 11:07pm)

2.29 [--] M-Squad: THE FIRE MAKERS
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP1075A
17Apr59 NBC, Friday 9:00pm (original network airdate)
Written by Frank L. Moss
Directed by Don Medford
Starring: Lee Marvin (as Lt. Frank Ballinger)
Featuring: Paul Newlan (as Capt. Grey)
Guest Cast:
Leonard Nimoy ......... Ben Blacker
James Coburn .......... Mr. Blacker
Georgene Darcy ........ Julie
Milton Frome .......... Sellers
Steven Ritch .......... Martin
Maida Severn .......... Mrs. O'Rourke
Helen Conrad .......... Mrs. Boruff
Synopsis 1:
Hunting down a firebug, Lt. Ballinger receives unexpected aid from the manís son.
Synopsis 2:
A dress factory owned by Mrs. Boruff is burned down. The body of the
nightwatchman is found in the wreckage and when the autopsy reveals
his skull was fractured by a blow before he was burned to death,
Frank Ballinger of M Squad is called in [UK]
(UK airdate: 22Jun61 ITV A-R London, Thur 11:07 pm)

2.30 [--] M-Squad: THE TERROR ON DARK STREET (verified on film WW)
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP1074A
24Apr59 NBC, Friday 9:00pm (original network airdate)
Executive Producer-none listed, Producer John Larkin.
Directed by Sidney Lanfield, Assistant Director Carter DeHaven III
Written by Jack Laird
Starring: Lee Marvin (as Lt. Frank Ballinger)
Featuring: Paul Newlan (as Capt. Grey)
Guest Cast: (screen order)
Jocelyn Brando .......... Esther Bonzell (sister of Marlon)
Carleton G. Young ....... Arthur Princely
Barbara Drew ............ Mrs. Vinton
John Milford ............ Charles Saturis
Jack Rice ............... Mr. Carmedy
Synopsis:
Stalking a sinister murderer, Lt. Ballinger finds that the murder victim's
widow appears to be unconcerned about her husband's death.

2.31 [--] M-Squad: ROBBER'S ROOST (verified on film - WW)
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP1076A
1May59 NBC, Friday 9:00pm (original network airdate)
Executive Producer-none listed, Producer-John Larkin.
Directed by Sidney Lanfield /Assistant Director George Bisk
Written by Jack Jacobs
Starring: Lee Marvin (as Lt. Frank Ballinger)
Guest Cast: (screen order)
Mark Douglas ............ Jimmy Crowley
Robert E. Griffin ....... Artie Flegg
Evelyn Scott ............ Peggy Hanson
Jim Hayward ............. Sam Talbert
Howard McLeod ........... Sergeant Keller
Paul E. Burns (unnamed).
Synopsis:
A scared messenger boy leads M Squad to a "Crook's Hotel. [WW]

2.32 [--] M-Squad: THE BAITED HOOK
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP1055A
8May59 NBC, Friday 9:00pm (original network airdate)
Starring: Lee Marvin (as Lt. Frank Ballinger)
Featuring: Paul Newlan (as Capt. Grey)
Guest Cast:
Vic Perrin ............. Jack Willis
Laurie Carroll ........ Carol Willis
Buddy Leater ........... Tuley Miller
Jack Ging .............. Bob Haskell
Synopsis 1:
Carol Willis tells Ballinger that she and her father have received
murder threats. But her father refuses to cooperate with the police.
(US "TV Guide")
Synopsis 2:
Jack Willis and his daughter Carol are sympathetic characters
caught in a tragic situation for which there seems no solution.
(UK "TV Times") (UK: 11May61 ITV A-R London, Thur 11:07 pm)

2.33 [--] M-Squad: MODEL IN THE LAKE (verified on film - WW)
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP1042A
15May59 NBC, Friday 9:00pm (original network airdate)
Executive Producer-none listed /Producer John Larkin
Directed by David Lowell Rich/ Assistant Director-Ronnie Rondell
Written by Robert Shaw
Starring: Lee Marvin (as Lt. Frank Ballinger)
Featuring: Paul Newlan (as Capt. Grey)
Guest Cast: (screen order)
Whitney Blake .......... Jo Bennett
Richard Garland ........ Ted Ross
Robert McQueeney ....... Jim Leeds
Charles Shelander ...... Det. Dave Jansen
Barbara Darrow ......... Shelly Dana
Louise Lewis ........... Miss Williams
Pat O'Malley ........... Mr. Cleary
Synopsis:
Shelley Dana, a girl who was known to be an excellent swimmer is found drowned.
 
2.34 [--] M-Squad: THE OUTSIDER (verified on film - WW)
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP1037A (copyright date 22May58)
(production no. indicates that this episode was produced in season 1)
Original Network Airdate - NOT KNOWN - possibly 22May59
Executive Producer-none listed, Producer John Larkin
Written by Jack Laird and Wilton Schiller,
Directed by Don Taylor, Assistant Director Hilton A. Green
Starring: Lee Marvin (as Lt. Frank Ballinger)
Featuring: Paul Newlan (as Captain Grey)
Guest Cast: (screen order)
Joyce Meadows ........... Mrs. Ellen Benson
William Tregoe .......... Billy Rodgers
Michael Garth ........... Cary Benson
Nancy Valentine ......... Connie Lymon
Nestor Paiva ............ Metaxess/club owner
Ralph Moody ............. Ralph Crane
Ed Prentiss ............. Dr. Hobert
Molly Dodd .............. Sgt. Connelly/policewoman
Synopsis 1:
"A diabetic has water substituted for her insulin. By who and why? [WW]
Synopsis 2:
Ellen Benson, a diabetic, has gone into a coma as a result of having watered
insulin injections. It is presumed that someone who had access to her apartment
switched the insulin bottles in her refrigerator. Frank Balinger and
Captain Grey investigate.
(UK airdate: 27Apr61 ITV A-R London, Thur 11:07 pm)

2.35 [--] M-Squad: HIGH SCHOOL BRIDE (verified on film WW)
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP1077A
29May59 NBC, Friday 9:00pm (original network airdate)
Executive Producer-none listed, Producer Robert Bassler
Director-John Brahm, Assistant Director Ben Bishop
Written by Robert C. Dennis
Starring: Lee Marvin (as Lt. Frank Ballinger)
Featuring: Paul Newlan (as Capt. Grey)
Guest Cast (screen order)
Jimmy Murphy .......... Lonnie McCandless
Marion Ross ........... Lucy Kerr
Jeanne Bates .......... Mrs. Leo Compton
Rusty Lane ............ Jay McCandless
Deanna Ross ........... Wilma McCandless
Phil Arnold ........... unnamed/restaurant manager
Synopsis:
"A young man's wife has deserted him. Or did she?".[WW]

2.36 [074] M-Squad: THE DANGEROUS GAME (verified on film - WW)
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP1070A
5Jun59 NBC, Friday 9:00pm (original network airdate)
Executive Producer-none listed, Producer Robert Bassler
Written by Allen H. Miner,Joel Kane and Frank L. Moss
Directed by Bretaigne Windust, Assistant Director Ben Bishop,
Guest Cast: (screen order)
Kasey Rogers ............ Helene Victor
Jonathan Hole ........... Arthur Leslie
Paul Lukather ........... Ralph Cordell
Laurie Mitchell ......... Bunny
House Peters Jr. ........ Jess Ringer
Mary Gregory ............ unnamed/switchboard operator
Max Dommar .............. Emile/waiter
Synopsis 1:
"A fur robbery is an "inside" job". [WW]
Notes:
1-Ballinger goes undercover as "John Swenson" [WW]
2-The Arthur Leslie character is also referred to as "Lytton" [WW]
Synopsis 2:
Furrier Arthur Leslie and his pretty assistant are in the fur salon after hours when thugs break in.

2.37 [--] M-Squad: DECOY IN WHITE (verified on film - WW)
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP1080A
12Jun59 [WW] (was 26Jun59) NBC, Friday 9:00pm (original network airdate)
Executive Producer none listed/ Producer Robert Bassler
Directed by Sidney Lanfield/ Assistant Director Charles S. Gould
Written by Robert Tallman
Starring: Lee Marvin (as Lt. Frank Ballinger)
Featuring: Paul Newlan (as Capt. Grey)
Guest Cast (screen order)
Mike Road .............. John Spyser
Mike Mazurki ........... Kozski)
James Flavin ........... Paul Maitland
Judy Bamber ............ Kitty Osburn/Katherine Olanski
Maggie McCarter ........ Aydell
Dorothea Lord .......... Mrs. Maitland
Synopsis:
Laundered money leads to mayhem and murder.[WW]

2.38 [--] M-Squad: MR. GRIM'S RABBITS (verified on film WW)
Revue-Latimer prod. no. possibly TP 1054A (to be verified)
19Jun59 NBC, Friday 9:00pm (original network airdate)
Executive Producer-none listed, Producer-Robert Bassler
Directed by David Butler, Assistant Director Charles S. Gould
Written by Melvin Levy
Starring: Lee Marvin (as Lt. Frank Ballinger)
Featuring: Paul Newlan (as Capt. Grey)
Guest Cast: (screen order)
Carole Mathews .......... Pilar Olivera
Tim Graham .............. John "Prof" Hibbins
Ralph Clanton ........... R. Franklin Mattson III
Patricia Michon ......... Doris Hibbins
Freeman Lusk ............ Dr. Gerard
Terry Frost ............. Art Towne
*
Also appearing BUT NOT credited:..
Michael Carr ........... Sailor (uncredited)
Voorhies J. Ardoin ..... Morgue attendant (uncredited)
Don Hix ................ Guard (uncredited)
Jerry Hall ............. Detective (uncredited)
Synopsis:
A sailor leaves his ship. He is carrying a tied bundle. On seeing Franklyn
Matson the code words, "Mr. Grim's rabbits" are exchanged. Matson kills the
sailor and hides the package which is to bring death to him and many others.
[UK TV Times](UK airdate: 8Mar61 ITV A-R London, Wed 11:07 pm)

2.39 [--] M-Squad: THE PLATTER PIRATES (verified on film WW)
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP1062A
26Jun59 [WW] (was19Jun59) NBC, Friday 9:00pm (original network airdate)
Executive Producer-none listed, Producer Robert Bassler
Directed by Dan Alexander, Assistant Director James H. Brown
Written by-Robert C. Dennis and Jon Kubichan
Starring: Lee Marvin (as Lt. Frank Ballinger)
Featuring: Paul Newlan (as Capt. Grey)
Guest Cast: (screen order)
Gale Robbins .......... Dolly Pyper
Tommy Farrell ......... Dick Pyper
Patricia Huston ....... Julie Ferrell
Lou Krugman ........... Danny Harrod
Baynes Barron ......... Al Goodrich
Howard McLeod ......... Det. Cady
Bruce Hayes ........... Sy Mitchell
*
Also appearing BUT NOT credited:
Frank Garfield ......... Ralph Goodrich (uncredited)
Robin Raymond .......... Grace (uncredited)
Synopsis:
Sy Mitchell, a disk jockey, broadcasting his show from the Music Tent night
club, announces to his listeners that tomorrow night he will expose a group
of racketeers in the music world. Members of the club attempt to extract the
information from Sy, but with no luck. As Sy leaves the club that night he is shot.
[UK TV Times] (UK airdate: 22Feb61 ITV A-R London, Wed 11:07 pm)

2.40 [--] M-Squad: DEATH IS A CLOCK (verified on film WW)
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP1079A
3Jul59 NBC, Friday 9:00pm (original network airdate)
Executive Producer none listed/ Producer Robert Bassler
Directed by Robert Ellis Miller, Assistant Director Charles S. Gould,
Written by-Rik Vollaerts,
Starring: Lee Marvin (as Lt. Frank Ballinger)
Featuring: Paul Newlan (as Capt. Grey)
Guest Cast: (screen order)
Madlyn Rhue ............ Loretta Danzig
Douglas Henderson ...... Paul Danzig
Stacy Harris ........... Jerry Danzig
James Seay ............. Dr. Raymond
Claire Carlton ......... unnamed/bar patron
Vernon Rich ............ Clayburne/governor's aide
*
UK "TV Times" also listed these - but they were NOT in this
episode - possibly bad publicity from Revue
or maybe they appeared in a different episode .....
George Selk ............ Guard
Jimmy Murphy ........... Lonnie (appeared in #2.35)
Rusty Lane ............. Jay McCandless (appeared in #2.35)
Burt Saunders .......... First reporter
Jerry Hall ............. Second reporter
Synopsis:
Paul Danzig is in Death Row and is to die in 20 hours. He screams and calls
to the guard that he wants to see the prison psychiatrist, Dr. Raymond.
Maybe Raymond can still help him to remember. [UK "TV Times"]
(UK airdate: 16Feb61 ITV A-R London, Thur 11:07 pm)

Summer Reruns:-
[--] 17Jul59 Network Re-run of "Dead or Alive" (first aired 26Sep58)
[--] 31Jul59 Network Re-run of "Prescription for Murder" (first aired 26Dec58)
[--] 21Aug59 Network Re-run of "The Long Ride" (first aired 24Jan58)
[--] 28Aug59 Network Re-run of "Blue Indigo" (first aired 17Jan58)
[--] 4Sep59 Network Re-run of "Ghost Town" (first aired 27Mar59)

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