CTVA US Crime - "M-Squad" (MCA Revue/NBC) Season 3 (1959-60)

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Starring Lee Marvin
Season 3 (NBC) (1959-60)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Tom Alger , Sal Crisanti , Cindy Rumbold,, Rina Fox , Walt Warchol, James Beer
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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NBC Fridays 9:30 pm Eastern (up to 22Jan60 or 29Jan60)
NBC Tuesdays 10:00 pm Eastern (from 26Jan60 or 2Feb60)

prod no. TP13304 not used?

3.01 [079] M-Squad: TEN MINUTES TO DOOMSDAY (verified on film WW)
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP13301
18Sep59 NBC, Friday 9:30pm (original network airdate)
Executive Producer none listed, Producer Maxwell Shane.
Directed by Don Medford, Assistant Director Frank Fox
Written by Stuart Jerome
Starring: Lee Marvin (as Lt. Frank Ballinger)
Featuring: Paul Newlan (as Capt. Grey)
Guest Cast: (screen order)
James Bell ........... Jonas Blecker
Ross Elliott ......... Sgt. "Smitty" Smith
Ann Morrison ......... Mrs. Blecker
Francis De Sales ..... Dr. Arthur May
Jeanne Bates ......... unnamed/nurse
(J. Pat O'Malley as Elevator Operator)(according to UK listing)(not verified)
Synopsis 1:
"A wife suspects her husband made a bomb. She contacts the police". [WW]
Synopsis 2:
After eight years in prison Jonas Blecker is extremely embittered towards
the Judge who sentenced him. Determined on revenge, he palnts a bomb and
Frank Ballinger has a very close shave. [UK]
(UK airdate: 2Nov60 ITV A-R London, Wed 11:07 pm)

3.02 [080] M-Squad: THE EUROPEAN PLAN
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP13302
25Sep59 NBC, Friday 9:30pm (original network airdate)
Produced by Maxwell Shane
Written by Robert C.Dennis
Directed by Francis D.Lyon, Assistant Director, Willard Sheldon
Guest Cast:
Paul Burke .......... Harry Klorr
Lili Kardell ........ Elsa Bergson
Frank Albertson ..... Walter Ashton
Gail Bonney ......... Mrs. Lenore Ashton
Synopsis 1:
Elsa Bergson, a Norweigan exchange student is a witness to a robbery and murder of a businessman's wife of whom she
is staying with, but later in a police line-up of service station attendants, Bergson fails to identify the suspect,
and its up to Ballinger to set out to find the killer. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
Elsa Berkson, a domestic and part-time college student from Norway who is here in the U.S. on the European Plan,
witnesses the murder of Mrs. Ashton by an intruder in a burglary attempt. Elsa takes it upon herself to find the
suspect herself, who turns out to be a parking lot attendant by the name of Harry Klorr. [JB]
Announcement by Lee Marvin over end credits.
"The great success of the RCA Victor album, "The Music From M-Squad", has caused some dealers to be temporarily out
of stock. New albums are on the way, and we thank you for your enthusiastic response."


3.03 [081] M-Squad: THE HAND-MADE MURDER (screen title)(verified on film WW)
(aka "Sunday Punch")
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP13309
2Oct59 NBC, Friday 9:30pm (original network airdate)
Executive Producer-none listed, Producer Maxwell Shane
Directed by Don Taylor, Assistant Director Frank Fox
Written by Joel Murcott
Starring: Lee Marvin (as Lt. Frank Ballinger)
Featuring: Paul Newlan (as Captain Grey)
Guest Cast: (screen order)
Barry Kelley ......... Mr. Whitaker
Robert Knapp ......... Bill Franklin
Jo Kaiser ............ Mrs. Franklin
Hugh Lawrence ........ Det. Carl Laughton
Jordan Whitfield ..... unnamed/ex-boxer/trainer
Phil Phillips ........ "Skipper" Franklin
Synopsis:
"A "spoiler" is responsible for two murders". [WW]
Note 1-Imdb lists Jo Kaiser as "Judy" Franklin but "Judy" is never mentioned
in the episode. [WW]
Note 2-it's a real oddity that Fred Graham,who plays "Tiger" Phil Kelly
A.K.A. Kelly Corbett in this episode, has no cast credit despite
having dialogue and a fight scene with Lee Marvin/Lt. Ballinger.
Fred Graham acted in 196 movies and stunt doubled in films 10+ times
for John Wayne. [WW]


3.04 [082] M-Squad: JEOPARDY BY FIRE (verified on film WW)
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP13308
9Oct59 NBC, Friday 9:30pm (original network airdate)
Executive Producer none listed, Producer Maxwell Shane.
Directed by Donald McDougall, Assistant Director Donald Baer
Written by Stuart Jerome and Maxwell Shane,
Starring: Lee Marvin (as Lt. Frank Ballinger)
Featuring: Paul Newlan (as Capt. Grey)
Guest Cast: (screen order)
Marc Lawrence ........ Vince Cronin A.K.A. Harris)
Wm. Keene ............ Capt.Bates)
Harlan Warde ......... Wally/police lab. tech.
Penny Edwards ........ Ellie Sims)
Harry Harvey Sr. ..... unnamed/photo supply clerk
David McMahon ........ Owens/hobo burn victim
Synopsis:
"An arsonist makes things hot for Lt. Ballinger" [WW]

3.05 [083] M-Squad: MURDER IN C-SHARP MINOR (verified on film WW)
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP13303
16Oct59 NBC, Friday 9:30pm (original network airdate)
Executive Producer-none listed, Producer Maxwell Shane.
Directed by Herman Hoffman, Assistant Director Milton Carter
Written by Arthur Orloff and Stuart Jerome,
Starring: Lee Marvin (as Lt. Frank Ballinger)
Featuring: Paul Newlan (as Captain Grey)
Guest Cast: (screen order)
Lawrence Dobkin ......... Barney Traxler
Harry Jackson ........... Ben Riker
Howard McNear ........... Carl Hoganson
Peter Leeds ............. Larry Blair
Jody Lawrence ........... Rebecca Traxler
Herb Vigran ............. Danny/piano player
Robert Osterloh ......... Joe DaLiso
Peter Brian ............. Sgt. Hedberg
Synopsis:
"A saxophonist plays a fatal tune".[WW]

3.06 [084] M-Squad: THE HUMAN BOND (verified on film WW)
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP13305
23Oct59 NBC, Friday 9:30pm (original network airdate)
Executive Producer-none listed, Producer Maxwell Shane
Directed by Francis D. Lyon, 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)
Grant Richards ......... Edward J. Carty
Carolyn Craig .......... Jean Woodly
Raoul DeLeon ........... Arthur "Mike" Michaels
Argentina Brunetti ..... Mrs. Doris Michaels
Don Oreck .............. Paul Michaels
Claire Carleton ........ unnamed/owner-"Sea Horse" bar
Lennie Geer ............ Kenny Fowler A.K.A. Pat Wilson/Joe Jackson
Synopsis:
Frank Ballinger and his chief, Capt. Grey (Paul Newlan) try to find out who
put up the $80,000 bail for Ed Carty. They discover that bail-bondsman
Arthur Michaels put up the money himself, because Carty's men are holding
Michaels' son Paul hostage--Ballinger must get to Carty before he decides that
keeping Michaels alive is riskier than killing him. The search takes him to
the piers, and a boat chase and gun battle as Carty tries to make it into Canada.

3.07 [085] M-Squad: MAMA'S BOY (verified on film WW)
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP13311
30Oct59 NBC, Friday 9:30pm (original network airdate)
Executive Producer-none listed, Producer Maxwell Shane
Directed by Robert Ellis Miller, Assistant Director Milton Carter
Written by Arthur Rowe,
Starring: Lee Marvin (as Lt. Frank Ballinger)
Featuring: Paul Newlan (as Capt. Grey)
Guest Cast (screen order)
William Allyn .......... Bill Leonard
John Beradino .......... Nick Cordell
Katherine Warren ....... Mrs. Leonard
Joseph Vitale .......... Ben Carter
Julie Scott ............ Nicki Kilgrew
Mary Alan Hokanson ..... Mrs. Johnson/policewoman
Michael Bradford ....... Jimmy Wilson
Joe Conley ............. Jack Marino
*
Sue Randall (Beaver's teacher on Leave it to Beaver" playing "Mrs. Wilson"
(uncredited)
Unknown actor (Larry Perron ?) as Harry Mapes (uncredited)

Synopsis:
Frank Ballinger has the task of arresting the man responsible
for the seemingly senseless murder of a young hotel clerk. [UK]
(UK airdate: 22Sep60 ITV A-R London, Thur 11:07 pm)

3.08 [086] M-Squad: SHRED OF DOUBT (verified on film WW)
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP13312
06Nov59 NBC Friday 9:30pm (original network airdate)
Executive Producer-none listed, Producer Maxwell Shane
Directed by Jerry Hopper, Assistant Director Ronnie Rondell
Written by Earl Baldwin
Starring: Lee Marvin (as Lt. Frank Ballinger)
Featuring: Paul Newlan (as Capt. Grey)
Guest Cast: (screen order)
Don Dubbins ............ "Stick" Wilson
Kendrick Huxham ........ Alfred Beasley
Peter Adams ............ Paul Krater
Vici Raaf .............. unnamed/employee at record shop
Henry Hunter ........... Floyd Gilbert
Alyce Ford ............. "Gladys Gay"/Mrs. Wilson nee Cynthia Gilbert
Cynthia Loudres ........ unnamed/hostage at record store
Synopsis 1:
"Ballinger investigates when the dead body of a young woman is found in a burnt car". [WW]
Synopsis 2:
The body of a dead girl, bound and gagged, is found in a wrecked automobile.
Lt. Frank Ballinger learns that she was married to a drummer who dealt in narcotics. [RF]

3.09 [087] M-Squad: DEATH BY ADOPTION (verified on film WW)
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP13306
20Nov59 NBC, Friday 9:30pm (original network airdate)
Executive Producer none listed, Producer Maxwell Shane
Directed by Murray Golden, Assistant Director Jack Doran
Written by Joel Murcott
Starring: Lee Marvin (as Lt. Frank Ballinger)
Featuring: Paul Newlan (as Capt. Grey)
Guest Cast: (screen order)
Gail Kobe ............... Mrs. Coleman
Rayford Barnes .......... Arthur "Art" Brunswick a.k.a. John Joseph Brunswick
David Leland ............ Larry Coleman
Danny Davenport ......... Gus Lasanik
Bill Quinn .............. Det. Ken Donovan
Bill Erwin .............. Gene/detective
Robert Jordan ........... unnamed/car salesman
Judith Paige ............ Judy Warington
Jani Allen .............. Anne/baby
Synopsis 1:
"A couple "inherits" a baby when their housekeeper dies. Blackmail threatens to take it away. [WW]
Synopsis 2:
Art Brunswick says heís the real father of Larry Colemanís child.

3.10 [088] M-Squad: ANOTHER FACE, ANOTHER LIFE (verified on film WW)
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP13307
27Nov59 NBC, Friday 9:30pm (original network airdate)
Executive Producer-none listed, Producer Maxwell Shane
Directed by Sidney Lanfield, Assistant Director Ronnie Rondell
Written by Irwin Winehouse, A. Sanford Wolf and Stuart Jerome
Starring: Lee Marvin (as Lt. Frank Ballinger)
Featuring: Paul Newlan (as Capt. Grey)
Guest Cast: (screen order)
James Douglas ......... Rick Cummings a.k.a. Ricardo Kerchaw
Barbara Stuart ........ Barbara Gates a.k.a. Bobbie
Jay Novello ........... Max Williams
John Archer ........... Brad Morgan
Ethel Shutta .......... Mrs. Colfax
Will J. White ......... unnamed/detective
John Bryant ........... Albert Taylor
Charles J. Conrad ..... unnamed/busboy
Wally Rose ............ unnamed/lab. tech.
Synopsis:
Following a bitter quarrel between singer Rick Cummings and publicist Brad
Morgan, Morgan is found murdered. [TA/WW]
(Syndicated repeat 16Feb62)

3.11 [089] M-Squad: VOICE FROM THE GRAVE (verified on film WW)
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP13315
4Dec59 NBC, Friday 9:30pm (original network airdate)
Executive Producer none listed, Producer Maxwell Shane
Director Francis D. Lyon, Assistant Director Ronnie Rondell
Written by Irwin Winehouse, A. Sanford Wolf and Stuart Jerome,
Starring: Lee Marvin (as Lt. Frank Ballinger)
Featuring: Paul Newlan (as Capt. Grey)
Guest Cast: (screen order)
Carole Mathews ......... Ruth Webster
Nan Leslie ............. Martha Conklin
Robert Karnes .......... Harry Conklin
Lyle Latell ............ Nick Anson
Ed D. Cramer ........... Martin Bowie
Synopsis:
Truck-owner Harry Conklin is killed before he can testify to a
Washington committee about the infiltration of gangs in the trucking business.

3.12 [090] M-Squad: THE UPSET (verified on film WW)
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP13314
11Dec59 NBC, Friday 9:30pm (original network airdate)
Executive Producer-none listed, Producer Maxwell Shane
Directed by Herman Hoffman, Assistant Director-Ronnie Rondell
Written by Jerry Sohl
Starring: Lee Marvin (as Lt. Frank Ballinger)
Featuring: Paul Newlan (as Capt. Grey)
Guest Cast: (screen order)
Adam Williams .......... Denny Sutton
Richard Newton ......... Det. Cliff Howard
Tommy Cook ............. Pete Sutton
Rosemary Day ........... Mrs. Howard
John McKee ............. Joe/detective
Barbara Knudsen ........ Tina {voice only}
Note:
Capt. Grey's private telephone number is  RAndolph 6-1599. [WW]

Synopsis:
During an interrogation, rookie detective Cliff Howard forgets his training
and loses his gun to Denny Sutton, a suspected killer. While Sutton seeks
an escape route, he holds Howard and Ballinger prisoners.
(Network Repeat 6Sep60 NBC, Tuesday 10:00pm) 

3.13 [091] M-Squad: ONE OF OUR ARMORED CARS IS MISSING (verified on film-WW)
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP13320
18Dec59 NBC, Friday 9:30pm (original network airdate)
Executive Producer-none listed, Producer Maxwell Shane.
Directed by Herman Hoffman /Assistant Director Ronnie Rondell
Written by Whitman Chambers
Starring: Lee Marvin (as Lt. Frank Ballinger)
Featuring: Paul Newlan (as Capt. Grey)
Guest Cast: (screen order)
Laurie Mitchell ......... Carla Morgan
Richard Carlyle ......... Shorty Conlon
Joyce Meadows ........... Jane Barkley
Jerry Oddo .............. Pete Greco
Logan Field ............. Joe Levany
William Forrest ......... Mr. Manning
Joe Haworth ............. Al Barkley
Norman Leavitt (unnamed)
Synopsis
An armored car
carrying $200,000 disappears in the middle of Chicago. [WW]

3.14 [092] M-Squad: THE IVY LEAGUE BANK ROBBERS (verified on film WW)
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP13318
25Dec59 NBC, Friday 9:30pm (original network airdate)
Executive Producer-none listed, Producer Maxwell Shane.
Directed by Francis D. Lyon, Assistant Director-Frank Fox,
Written by Stuart Jerome and Maxwell Shane,
Starring: Lee Marvin (as Lt. Frank Ballinger)
Featuring: Paul Newlan (as Capt. Grey)
Guest Cast: (screen order)
Carol Ohmart ........... Edna Reed
James Lydon ............ Joseph Rinehart
Ron Starr .............. Noel Reed
Steve Gravers .......... Det. Vince Mariani
Ben Hammer ............. Mr. Talaferio
Denny Niles ............ Mel Crowell
Richard Tyler .......... Phil Dehner
Howard Wright .......... Charlie/bank guard
Synopsis:
College students plan the "Perfect Crime". [WW]

3.15 [093] M-Squad: THE TWISTED WAY (verified on film WW)
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP13322
01Jan60 NBC, Friday 9:30pm (original network airdate)
Executive Producer-none listed, Producer Maxwell Shane.
Directed by Marc Lawrence, Assistant Director Frank Fox
Written by Adam Williams
Starring: Lee Marvin (as Lt. Frank Ballinger)
Featuring: Paul Newlan (as Capt. Grey)
Guest Cast: (screen order)
Joanna Barnes ......... Tammy Worth
Charles Cooper ........ Sandy Malone
Walter Coy ............ Det. Ray Gargan
Virginia Christine .... Mrs. Jake Fassard
Tetsu Komai ........... Fred Keyoto
S. John Launer ........ Carl Wright
Ed Parker ............. unnamed/detective
Don Turner ............ unnamed/patrolman
Synopsis:
A witness informs Lt. Frank Ballinger that liquor-store operator
Jake Busard was killed by a man named Sandy Malone. But Malone's
girl friend tells Ballinger that Malone was with her at the time of the murder. [RF]

3.16 [094] M-Squad: THE MAN WHO WENT STRAIGHT (verified on film WW)
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP13316
08Jan60 NBC, Friday 9:30pm (original network airdate)
Executive Producer none listed, Producer Maxwell Shane
Directed by Francis D. Lyon, Assistant Director Donald Baer
Written by Leonard Neubauer and Stuart Jerome
Starring: Lee Marvin (as Lt. Frank Ballinger)
Featuring: Paul Newlan (as Capt. Grey)
Guest Cast: (screen order)
Robert H. Harris ......... Manny Francette
Harry Bartell ............ Johnny Clevelle
Jarl Victor .............. unnamed/Francette henchman
Harry Landers ............ unnamed/Francette henchman
Rand Brooks .............. unnamed/purser-"Northern Star"
Don Kohler ............... Sgt. Brighton/Harbor Patrol
UK "TV Times" lists ......
Jarl Victor as Carbo / Harry Landers as Torrance

Synopsis 1:
"Ballinger is informed a deported gangster is coming into town and bringing
$1,000,000 in dope with him". [WW]
***Note-IMDb lists Jarl Victor as "Carbo" and Harry Landers as "Torrance"
but neither name was used*** [WW]

Synopsis 2:
Manny Franchette, now deported, is to return to the U.S. bringing with
him a million dollars worth of narcotics. This information is given to
Frank Ballinger by Clavell, a former hoodlum, who is expected by
Franchette to colaborate with him. Clavell, however, has no intention
of returning to the underworld and asks Frank to nab Franchette when he
arrives. [UK TV Times]
(UK airdate: 10Nov60 ITV A-R London, Thur 11.07 pm)

3.17 [095] M-Squad: THE SECOND-BEST KILLER (verified on film WW)
Revue prod no. TP not known
15Jan60 NBC, Friday 9:30pm (original network airdate)
Executive Producer-none listed,Producer Maxwell Shane
Directed by Robert B. Sinclair, Assistant Director Nat HoltJr.
Written by Stuart Jerome and Maxwell Shane
Starring: Lee Marvin (as Lt. Frank Ballinger)
Featuring: Paul Newlan (as Captain Grey)
Guest Cast: (screen order)
Ray Stricklyn .......... Vern Sawter
Penny Santon ........... Mrs. Ryder
Aline Towne ............ Gloria Stark
Ralph Joseph Votrian ... Herbie Ryder
Mari Lynn .............. Eva
Carl McIntire .......... unnamed/TV interviewer
Dick Wilson ............ Moe Norton
Synopsis 1:
Herbie Ryder becomes a hero when he helps capture a dangerous criminal. (US "TV Guide")
Synopsis 2:
The murder of Herbie Ryder arouses national attention
because it is thought that the murder is the work of an organised
band taking vengeance on Herb for his co-operation with the
police. Underworld suspects are brought in and questioned,
but nothing is uncovered. Frank Ballinger then delves into
Herb's personal life, hitting the nail, as one might say,
right on the head. (UK "TV Times")
(UK airdate: 17Nov60 ITV A-R London, Thur 11:07 pm)

3.18 [096] M-Squad: PITCHED BATTLE AT BLUEBELL ACRES (verified on film WW)
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP13313
22Jan60 NBC, Friday 9:30pm (original network airdate)
Executive Producer-none listed, Producer Maxwell Shane
Directed Earl Bellamy, Assistant Director Frank Fox
Written by Rik Vollaerts
Starring: Lee Marvin (as Lt. Frank Ballinger)
Featuring: Paul Newlan (as Capt. Grey)
Guest Cast: (screen order)
George Keymas ........... unnamed (Ken Frost - UK "TV Times")
John Dennis ............. "Piggie" Cole
Frank Richards .......... Jim Digger
Jack Mather ............. Lt. Jack Cassady
Cay Conway .............. Mrs. Patsy Parsons
Bill Cassady ............ Bill Cassady/patrolman
Ken Christy ............. (unidentified).
Note:
The names "Ken Frost" and "Farley" were never mentioned.
and the George Keymas character was unnamed. [WW]
*
UK "TV Times" also listed these - but they were NOT in this
episode - possibly bad publicity from Revue ..
Ken Christy ............ Farley
John Gallaudet ......... Lt. Colonel Prince
Jon Locke .............. Bill Cassidy

Synopsis 1:
Frank Ballinger and Captain Grey are called in to investigate an armoury
robbery, and it is not long before the purpose of the theft becomes
apparent. A report is received that a bank has been robbed and the vault
blasted open with a bazooka. (UK "TV Times")
(UK airdate: 09Feb61 ITV A-R London, Thur 11:07pm)
Synopsis #2:
Some guns are stolen from an armory. Then a bank is robbed with the aid
of a bazooka. (US "TV Guide")
(Repeated 18Jan62, WSFA-12, Montgomery, Ala. - Thursday at 8:30pm)

3.19 [097] M-Squad: A DEBT OF HONOR (verified on film WW) (Not listed by Gianakos)
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP13317
Original Airdate NOT KNOWN (2Feb60 copyright date)
26Jan60 Tue/29Jan60 Fri possible NBC airdates
Executive Producer-none listed, Producer Maxwell Shane
Written by Arthur Rowe and Whitman Chambers
Directed by Herman Hoffman, Assistant Director Chuck Colean
Starring: Lee Marvin (as Lt. Frank Ballinger)
Featuring: Paul Newlan (as Capt. Grey)
Guest Cast: (screen order)
William Phipps ........ "Bugsy" Paige
Nesdon Booth .......... Joe Engel
Robert Clarke ......... Special States Attorney/Ralph Mattson
Judy Bamber ........... Ava Laine
Eddie Foster .......... Jack "Frenchie" Dulac
Larry Blake ........... Manchette (Gino Manchetti ?)
Sy Prescott ........... Danny
Synopsis:
"A mob leader tips off M Squad that one of his members plans to kill the States Attorney". [WW]
Note:
On his "business card",Ballinger's telephone number at M Squad is DElaware 7-1100. [WW]

Synopsis 2:
"Bugsy" Page, a syndicate man, wants to kill State Attorney
Mattson, a fearless crusader against crime. But Page is outvoted
by Syndicate officials. When Page defies this decision and
declares his intention to murder Mattson, the Syndicate chief
tips off M-Squad, where steps are immediately taken for a watch
to be kept on Page's movements. Lt. Ballinger acts as Mattsonís bodyguard. [UK]
(UK airdate: 12Jan61 ITV A-R London, Thur 11:07 pm)

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3.20 [097] M-Squad: THE MAN WHO LOST HIS BRAIN (verified on film WW)
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP13325
02Feb60 NBC,Tuesday 10:00pm Eastern (original network airdate)
Executive Producer-none listed, Producer Maxwell Shane
Directed by Francis D. Lyon, Assistant Director Henry Kline
Written by Rik Vollaerts
Starring: Lee Marvin (as Lt. Frank Ballinger)
Featuring: Paul Newlan (as Capt. Grey)
Guest Cast: (screen order)
Vinton Hayworth ......... Russell Madison
Howard Petrie ........... Mr. Patrick/head-heist team
Steve Conte ............. Tony Damen
Jean Howell ............. Miss Welles
Fred Coby ............... Mr. Kealy/ransom collector-heist team
Vince Williams .......... Mr. Cochran/driver-heist team
Synopsis 1:
"It's a choice of paying $300,000 ransom for a hijacked electronic
computer or a company will lose a $50,000,000 government contract". [WW]
Synopsis 2:
Crooks hijack a computer en route to an electronics firm and demand a
half-million dollars for its return. Det. Lt. Frank Ballinger plans
to outwit the criminals by delivering the ransom himself.

3.21 [099] M-Squad: THE MAN WITH FRANK'S FACE (verified on film WW)
Revue-Latimer prod. no. NOT KNOWN
9Feb60 NBC, Tuesday 10:00pm Eastern (original network airdate)
Executive Producer-none listed, Producer Maxwell Shane.
Directed by Don Taylor, Assistant Director Nat Holt Jr.
Written by Stuart Jerome,
Starring: Lee Marvin (as Lt. Frank Ballinger)
Featuring: Paul Newlan (as Captain Grey)
Guest Cast: (screen order)
Robert Bailey .......... Cal Dorso
Herb Ellis ............. Wayne Taylor
John Harmon ............ Babe/printer
Wolfe Barzell .......... Maxie "The Dip"/janitor
Tom Reese .............. Monk
Greta Thyssen .......... Leeza
Jim Hayworth ........... Ferguson/cabbie
Note:
Robert "Bob" Bailey did this episode at this time because from
1955 to 1960 he was a major radio star on the top rated CBS
radio detective series "Johnny Dollar".[WW]

Synopsis:
Ballinger and a racketeer are lookalikes. Ballinger uses this as a way to try to capture the gangster.

3.22 [100] M-Squad: BURGLAR'S NIGHTMARE (verified on film WW)
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP13319
16Feb60 NBC, Tuesday 10:00pm Eastern (original network airdate)
Executive Producer-none listed, Producer Maxwell Shane
Directed by Herman Hoffman, Assistant Director Edward K. Dodds,
Written by-Scott Flohr,
Starring: Lee Marvin (as Lt. Frank Ballinger)
Featuring: Paul Newlan (as Capt. Grey)
Guest Cast: (screen order)
Robert Armstrong ....... Otto Pennock
John Goddard ........... Charlie Logan
Connie Hines ........... Penny Hart
Jim Oberlin ............ Eddie Hart
Jerry O'Sullivan ....... unnamed/detective
Synopsis:
"A heist team has trouble with a members wife". [WW]

3.23 [101] M-Squad: NEEDLE IN A HAYSTACK (verified on film -WW)
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP13321
23Feb60 NBC, Tuesday 10:00pm Eastern (original network airdate)
Executive Producer-none listed, Producer Maxwell Shane.
Directed by Herman Hoffman, Assistant Director Jack Doran
Written by Rik Vollaerts
Guest Cast: (screen order)
H. M. Wynant .......... Lanny Cord
Joan Marshall ......... Karen Tinsley
Else Neft ............. Mrs. Cord
Kip King .............. Badger
Marc "Butch" Cavell ... Pinky
Al Shelley ............ Tony Dugan
Johnny Silver ......... J. C. Grevy
Synopsis:
"A murderer escapes and Ballinger searches for him by looking into the man's past". [WW]

3.24 [102] M-Squad: RACE TO DEATH (verified on film WW)
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP13327
01Mar60 NBC, Tuesday 10:00pm Eastern (original network airdate)
Executive Producer-none listed, Producer Maxwell Shane
Directed by Jerry Hopper, Assistant Director Henry Kline
Written by Whitman Chambers
Starring: Lee Marvin (as Lt. Frank Ballinger)
Featuring: Paul Newlan (as Capt. Grey)
Guest Cast: (screen order)
Don O'Kelly ........... Joe Calhoun
J. Pat O'Malley ....... Charlie Milhouse
Mary Munday ........... Jackie/lady in bar
Diana Crawford ........ Peggy Morrison
Bill Baldwin .......... unnamed/announcer
Len Hendry ............ (unidentified) (Tom in UK "TV Times")
***Note
-IMDB also lists Len Hendry as "Tom" but "Tom" was not used anywhere in this episode. [WW]

Synopsis:
At Lakeside speedway, English racing champion Jerry Morrison is killed
in a crash which at first gives the appearance of an accident. Later
Morrison's mechanic comes forward with the tie-rod which he says was
cut half way through before the race. [UK]
(UK airdate: 2Feb61 ITV A-R London, Thur 11:07 pm)

3.25 [103] M-Squad: THE VELVET STAKEOUT (verified on film -WW)
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP13328
8Mar60 NBC, Tuesday 10:00pm Eastern (original network airdate)
Executive Producer-none listed, Producer-Maxwell Shane.
Directed by William Witney/ Assistant Director Henry Kline
Written by Stuart Jerome and Maxwell Shane
Starring: Lee Marvin (Lt. Frank Ballinger)
Featuring: Paul Newlan (as Capt. Grey)
Guest Cast: (screen order)
Whitney Blake ......... Peggy Malinson
John Shay ............. Vic Adams
Malcom Atterbury ...... Whitey Stone
Oliver McGowan ........ Conrad "Connie" Brenner
Synopsis
Lt. Ballinger finds romance while searching for evidence after the
murder of a blackmailing lawyer". [WW]

3.26 [104] M-Squad: ANYTHING FOR JOE (verified on film -WW)
Revue-Latimer prod. TP13326
15Mar60 NBC, Tuesday 10:00pm Eastern (original network airdate)
Executive Producer-none listed, Producer Maxwell Shane
Directed by Paul Stewart /Assistant Director Henry Kline
Written by Maxwell Shane and Harold Swanton
Starring: Lee Marvin (Lt. Frank Ballinger)
Featuring: Paul Newlan (as Capt. Grey)
Guest Cast: (screen order)
Ann Morrison ......... Mrs. Pulaski
John Shaner .......... Joe Pulaski
Joseph Carey ......... Victor J. Pulaski A.K.A. Victor J. Parker
Jody Warner .......... Fran Ellison
Charles Tannen ....... Angie
Herbert J. Lytton .... Handley L. Morrison
Jack Harris .......... Harrison
Synopsis:
An abandoned car helps to solve a series of narcotics burglaries. [ww]
Note:
Charles Tannen appeared in "You're in the Navy now" a 1951 film
starring Gary Cooper which also happens to be the very first
movie of both Lee Marvin and Charles Bronson. [WW]

3.27 [105] M-Squad: A KID UP THERE (verified on film WW)
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP13310
22Mar60 NBC, Tuesday 10:00pm Eastern (original network airdate)
Executive Producer-none listed, Producer Maxwell Shane
Directed by Paul Stewart, Assistant Director Frank Losee
Written by Maxwell Shane and Ian Hamilton
Starring: Lee Marvin (as Lt. Frank Ballinger)
Featuring: Paul Newlan (as Capt. Grey)
Guest Cast: (screen order)
Bert Freed ............. Shannon/Capt./Lt.?
Connie Gilchrist ....... Mrs. Jane/Kate Finchly
Al Ruscio .............. Freddie "Killer" Cannell
Jimmy Baird ............ Freddie Cannell Jr.
Gil Frye ............... unnamed/patrolman
Note:
a flub by someone-Mrs. Finchly tells Ballinger her first
name is "Jane",later Shannon runs a background check on her and
refers to her as "Kate". [WW]

Synopsis:
Freddie Canelli, an escaped killer, halts his pursuers by announcing
he's taking a hostage. Sensing a trick, Ballinger slips into the
desperado's lair to learn the truth.
(Local rerun: 23Aug60 KING-5, Seattle, Washington, Tuesday at 9:00pm)

3.28 [106] M-Squad: DIARY OF A BOMBER (verified on film - WW)
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP13331
29Mar60 NBC, Tuesday 10:00pm Eastern (original network airdate)
Executive Producer-none listed/ Producer-Maxwell Shane
Directed by Jerry Hopper / Assistant Director William Dorfman
Written by Adam Williams
Starring: Lee Marvin (as Lt. Frank Ballinger)
Guest Cast: (screen order)
Debbie McGowan ......... Peggy Jackson
Robert Carricart ....... John W. Raffel
Maggie McCarter ........ Mrs. Jackson
Marc Neiman ............ John Zachek
Robert J. Stevenson .... Flanagan
Coleman Francis (unnamed),
Robert Nash (unnamed).
Synopsis 1:
Young Peggy Jackson finds a homemade bomb.
Synopsis 2:
"An Arab prince is threatened with death while in Chicago to
visit a home appliance trade show and child's play leads to the bomber". [WW]

3.29 [107] M-Squad: LET THERE BE LIGHT (verified on film WW)
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP13332
5Apr60 NBC, Tuesday 10:00pm (original network airdate)
Executive Producer-none listed, Producer Maxwell Shane
Directed by Paul Stewart, Assistant Director James H. Brown
Written by Bob Mitchell and Frank Fox
Starring: Lee Marvin (Lt. Frank Ballinger)
Featuring: Paul Newlan (as Capt. Grey)
Guest Cast: (screen order)
Les Tremayne ........... Dr. Elliott Kohnan
K.T. Stevens ........... Mrs. Blocker
Garry Walberg .......... Marty Lance
Frank Killmond ......... Jerry Lance
Bernard Fein ........... John Keefer
Terry Burnham .......... Patti Blocker
(Sydna Scott - does not appear)
Synopsis:
Dr. Conan disappears in the midst of a delicate eye operation. If he
isnít found immediately, a child will lose her sight.

3.30 [108] M-Squad: A GUN FOR MOTHER'S DAY (verified on film WW)
(video title: Ma Falon)
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP13337
12Apr60 NBC, Tuesday 10:00pm (original network airdate)
Executive Producer-none listed, Producer Maxwell Shane
Directed by Herman Hoffman, Assistant Director William Dorfman
Written by Jay D. Crowley and John Robinson
Starring: Lee Marvin (Lt. Frank Ballinger)
Featuring: Paul Newlan (as Capt. Grey)
Guest Cast: (screen order)
Marvin Kaplan ......... Mr. Arbogast/liquor store owner
Jeremy Slate .......... Pete "Sonny" Faylen
Frances Morris ........ "Ma" Faylen A.K.A. Underwood
Ed Nelson ............. Jerry Howes
Phil Tully ............ Sgt. Glennis
Alan Reynolds ......... Lt. Clarke
Synopsis:
Ma Phelan uses a gun to spring her son from the clink, murder a cop and pull off a series of robberies.

3.31 [109] M-Squad: THE MAN WITH THE ICE (verified on film WW)
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP13333
19Apr60 NBC, Tuesday 10:00pm (original network airdate)
Executive Producer none listed, Producer Maxwell Shane.
Directed by Marc Lawrence, Assistant Director Jack Doran
Written by Kevin Thomas
Starring: Lee Marvin (as Lt. Frank Ballinger)
Featuring: Paul Newlan (as Captain Grey)
Guest Cast: (screen order)
Jean Willes ............ Lisa Grange
Stan Irwin ............. Bert Silk
Linda Lawson ........... Delores Faye a.k.a. Mrs. McAllister
Joe Flynn .............. Mr. Fein
Jimmy Cross ............ unnamed/bellman
Al Hodge ............... Jack Parness
Roxanne Brooks ......... unnamed/switchboard girl
Synopsis 1:
"Seven robberies and $1,000,000 in stolen jewels brings M-Squad into
the investigation and puts Ballinger undercover". [WW]
**Note-Ballinger is undercover as "Frank Singleton".*** [WW]
Synopsis 2:
Ballinger poses as a jewel thief and makes a ďdealĒ with an international gang.

3.32 [110] M-Squad: DEAD PARROTS DON'T TALK (copyright title)(verified on film -WW)
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP13334
3May60 NBC, Tuesday 10:00pm (original network airdate)
Executive Producer-none listed / Producer-John Larkin (check?)
Written by Jack Laird and B. X. Sanborn,
Directed by Don Medford / Assistant Director George Bisk
Guest Cast: (screen order)
Bobbi Byrnes ............ Sheila Kent
Robert Ellis ............ Tom Herrick A.K.A. David Zender
Forrest Taylor .......... "Pop" Larsen
Arthur Batanides ........ Joe "The Peddler"
Arthur Space ............ Dr. Green
Norman Leavitt .......... Mr. Garth/barber
Elaine Edwards .......... Mrs. Joan Zender
Synopsis:
"An amusement arcade owner is murdered. His dead parrot leads to the killer". [WW]

 
3.33 [111] M-Squad: GRENADE FOR A SUMMER EVENING (verified on film -WW)
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP13339
10May60 NBC, Tuesday 10:00pm (original network airdate)
Executive Producer-none listed, Producer Maxwell Shane
Directed by Herman Hoffman, Assistant Director Ronnie Rondell
Written by Terry Crosby
Starring: Lee Marvin (as Lt. Frank Ballinger)
Featuring: Paul Newlan (as Capt. Grey)
Guest Cast: (screen order)
Jeanne Cooper ......... Mrs. Lola Haskell
Adam Becker ........... Arthur Cooley
Patty Ann Gerrity ..... Barbara "Barbie" Haskell
Wesley Lau ............ Harry Norman
Synopsis 1:
"Ballinger gets to the bottom of a murder committed with a hand grenade". [WW]
Synopsis 2:
"A Grenade for a Summer Evening" is tossed into a peaceful backyard, with fatal results.

3.34 [112] M-Squad: TWO DAYS FOR WILLY (verified on film -WW)
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP13338
17May60 NBC, Tuesday 10:00pm (original network airdate)
Executive Producer-none listed /Producer Maxwell Shane.
Directed by Donald McDougall /Assistant Director Hilton A.Green
Written by Dennis Roberts
Starring: Lee Marvin (as Lt. Frank Ballinger)
Featuring: Paul Newlan (as Capt. Grey)
Guest Cast: (screen order)
Alan Hale Jr. ......... Willy Nichols
Peggy Webber .......... Mary Nichols
Harry Lauter .......... Ben G. Craley
Mark Tapscott ......... Milt
Robert F. Hoy ......... Chris
Stephen Talbot ........ Bobby Nichols
Synopsis:
Willy Nichols is slated to be the star witness for the prosecution in a narcotics trial.

3.35 [113] M-Squad: BADGE FOR A COWARD (verified on film WW)
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP13329
24May60 NBC, Tuesday 10:00pm (original network airdate)
Executive Producer-none listed, Producer Maxwell Shane
Directed by Paul Stewart, Assistant Director Wallace Worsley
Written by Robert Quaid, Jay D. Crowley and Ward Hawkins,
Starring: Lee Marvin (as Lt. Frank Ballinger)
Featuring: Paul Newlan (as Captain Grey)
Guest Cast: (screen order)
Edward Kemmer .......... George Maxwell
Ruta Lee ............... Sheila McAfee
Leonard Nimoy .......... Bob Nash
Kathryn Card ........... Mrs. Williams
Addison Richards ....... Mr. Maxwell
Stephen Chase .......... Brandon/Deputy Commissioner
Synopsis:
Policeman George Maxwellís partner was shot and killed by a fleeing
robber and Maxwell didnít shoot back. A witness charges him with cowardice.

3.36 [114] M-Squad: CLOSED SEASON
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP13335
31May60 NBC, Tuesday 10:00pm (original network airdate)
Guest cast:
Herbert Rudley (as Larry Gerard)
Dennis Patrick (as Sonny)
Paula Raymond
Chet Stratton
Anita Gordon
As business manager of the Sonny Bradley Dance Band, Larry Gerard helps
himself freely to Sonnyís money.

3.37 [115] M-Squad: FIRE IN THE SKY (verified on film WW)
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP13340
7Jun60 NBC, Tuesday 10:00pm Eastern (original network airdate)
Executive Producer-none listed, Producer Maxwell Shane
Directed by Dann Cahn, Assistant Director Frank Fox
Written by Robert Quaid
Starring: Lee Marvin (as Lt. Frank Ballinger)
Featuring: Paul Newlan (as Capt. Grey)
Guest Cast: (screen order)
Rita Lynn ............. Mrs. King
Richard Deacon ........ Raleigh King a.k.a. Bob Gregory
Frank Wilcox .......... Col. Arthur Donnell
Austin Green .......... Mr. Rodgers
Theodore Newton ....... Mr. Garden
Jerry O'Sullivan ...... Det. Joe Forbes
Tom Monroe ............ Joel Fisher
Synopsis:
A chartered airliner explodes on takeoff, killing everyone aboard.
Government investigators suspect a bomb was planted on the plane.

 
3.38 [116] M-Squad: THE TIGER'S CAGE (verified on film WW)
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP13330
14Jun60 NBC, Tuesday 10:00pm Eastern (original network airdate)
Executive Producer-none listed, Producer Maxwell Shane
Directed by Donald McDougall, Assistant Director Carter DeHaven III
Written by-Maxwell Shane and Stuart Jerome
Guest Cast: (screen order)
Alan Reed ............ Colonel Sims
Dan Riss ............. Lazlo (clown)
Regina Gleason ....... Jean Tobin/Mrs. Walsh
Donald Barry ......... Leo Walsh
Art Lewis ............ Harry Elm (clown)
Joe Mell ............. Tomalti (bookkeeper)
George Eldredge ...... Jackson (police lab. tech.)
Synopsis:
The circus is robbed and a man is murdered. Chief suspect: a clown.

3.39 [117] M-Squad: THE BAD APPLE (verified on film WW)
(final episode of "M-Squad")
Revue-Latimer prod. no. TP13336
28Jun60 NBC, Tuesday 10:00pm Eastern (original network airdate)
Executive Producer-none listed, Producer Maxwell Shane.
Directed by Paul Stewart, Assistant Director Edward K. Dodds
Written by Kevin Thomas, Jay D. Crowley and Fenton Earnshaw
Starring: Lee Marvin (as Lt. Frank Ballinger)
Featuring: Paul Newlan (as Captain Grey)
Guest Cast: (screen order)
June Blair ............ Patty Conway
Charles Aidman ........ Danny Conway
Robert Palmer ......... Sam Francis
Baily Harper .......... Joan Woods
Nora Marlowe .......... Mrs. Conway
Pitt Herbert .......... unnamed/office manager
Robert Courtleigh ..... unnamed/ store sports department manager
Synopsis:
"Produce plays a part in a $100,000 diamond heist".[WW]

[--] 6Sep60 NBC, Tue 10:00pm Network Re-run of "The Upset"  (first aired 11Dec59)

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