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Starring Lee Tracy as Martin Kane
Season 4 (NBC/ Live)(1952-53) 
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Robert B.Huggins, Jeannette Sloniowski , Rina Fox [Updated March 2019]
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive / Writers Guild of America (wga)
Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Buffalo Courier, Albany NY Times Union


########## Martin Kane, Private Eye ##########
############## season 4 1952-53 ##############
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Broadcast Live NBC Production
NBC Thursdays 10:00 pm EST
Starring: Lee Tracy as Martin Kane

4.01 [128] Martin Kane, Private Eye (live):
29May1952 NBC Thur [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
Starring: Lee Tracy as Martin Kane

[--] Martin Kane, Private Eye
05Jun1952 [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
pre-empted for Boxing World's Heavyweight Championship Jersey Joe Walcott vs Ezzard Charles.


4.02 [129] Martin Kane, Private Eye (live):
12Jun1952 NBC Thur [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
Starring: Lee Tracy as Martin Kane

4.03 [130] Martin Kane, Private Eye (live):
19Jun1952 NBC Thur [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
Starring: Lee Tracy as Martin Kane

4.04 [131] Martin Kane, Private Eye (live):
26Jun1952 NBC Thur [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
Starring: Lee Tracy as Martin Kane

4.05 [132] Martin Kane, Private Eye (live):
03Jul1952 NBC Thur [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
Starring: Lee Tracy as Martin Kane

4.06 [133] Martin Kane, Private Eye (live):
10Jul1952 NBC Thur [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
Starring: Lee Tracy as Martin Kane

4.07 [134] Martin Kane, Private Eye (live):
17Jul1952 NBC Thur [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
Starring: Lee Tracy as Martin Kane

[--] Martin Kane, Private Eye (live):
24Jul1952 NBC Thur [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
pre-empted for Democratic Convention.


4.08 [135] Martin Kane, Private Eye (live):
31Jul1952 NBC Thur [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
Starring: Lee Tracy as Martin Kane

4.09 [136] Martin Kane, Private Eye (live):
07Aug1952 NBC Thur [Buffalo Courier]
Starring: Lee Tracy as Martin Kane
Synopsis:
The neighborhood punch board racket on which the American public drops more than $1,000,000 a year
gets a thorough going over from Kane. Kane meets up with the rackets during his attempt to rehabilitate
a juvenile delinquent, an alumnus of reform school, who is attracted by the lure of easy money.

4.10 [137] Martin Kane, Private Eye (live):
14Aug1952 NBC Thur [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
Starring: Lee Tracy as Martin Kane

4.11 [138] Martin Kane, Private Eye (live):
21Aug1952 NBC Thur [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
Starring: Lee Tracy as Martin Kane

4.12 [139] Martin Kane, Private Eye (live):
28Aug1952 NBC Thur [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
Starring: Lee Tracy as Martin Kane

4.13 [140] Martin Kane, Private Eye (live):
04Sep1952 NBC Thur [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
Starring: Lee Tracy as Martin Kane

4.14 [141] Martin Kane, Private Eye (live):
11Sep1952 NBC Thur [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
Starring: Lee Tracy as Martin Kane

4.15 [142] Martin Kane, Private Eye (live):
18Sep1952 NBC Thur [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
Starring: Lee Tracy as Martin Kane

4.16 [143] Martin Kane, Private Eye (live):
25Sep1952 NBC Thur [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
Starring: Lee Tracy as Martin Kane

4.17 [144] Martin Kane, Private Eye (live):
02Oct1952 NBC Thur [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
Starring: Lee Tracy as Martin Kane

4.18 [145] Martin Kane, Private Eye (live):
09Oct1952 NBC Thur [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
Starring: Lee Tracy as Martin Kane

4.19 [146] Martin Kane, Private Eye (live): MURDER IN THE COURT
Corinth Films DVD #102 Alpha Video DVD
16Oct1952 NBC Thur [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
Starring: Lee Tracy as Martin Kane
Starring: William Gargan as Martin Kane
Synopsis 1:
While on the stand as a witness in an unrelated case, a death row
convict guns down the D.A. whom he has always sworn to kill. Who
helped him get the gun... and why? Kane... [Corinth Films]
Synopsis 2:
A Killer on trial shoots the prosecutor in the courtroom
with a gun belonging to his defence lawyer. [JS]

4.20 [147] Martin Kane, Private Eye (live):
23Oct1952 NBC Thur [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
Starring: Lee Tracy as Martin Kane

[--] Martin Kane, Private Eye (live):
30Oct1952 NBC Thur [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
pre-empted by Political Talk by Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower.


4.21 [148] Martin Kane, Private Eye (live):
06Nov1952 NBC Thur [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
Starring: Lee Tracy as Martin Kane

4.22 [149] Martin Kane, Private Eye (live):
13Nov1952 NBC Thur [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
Starring: Lee Tracy as Martin Kane

4.23 [150] Martin Kane, Private Eye (live):
20Nov1952 NBC Thur [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
Starring: Lee Tracy as Martin Kane

4.24 [151] Martin Kane, Private Eye (live):
27Nov1952 NBC Thur [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
Starring: Lee Tracy as Martin Kane

[--] Martin Kane, Private Eye (live):
04Dec1952 NBC Thur [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
pre-empted for March of Medicine with Dr. Roy K. Marshall, narrated by Ben Grauer.


4.25 [152] Martin Kane, Private Eye (live):
11Dec1952 NBC Thur [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
Starring: Lee Tracy as Martin Kane

4.26 [153] Martin Kane, Private Eye (live):
18Dec1952 NBC Thur [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
Starring: Lee Tracy as Martin Kane

4.27 [154] Martin Kane, Private Eye (live):
25Dec1952 NBC Thur [NYT]
Starring: Lee Tracy as Martin Kane

4.28 [155] Martin Kane, Private Eye (live):
01Jan1953 NBC Thur [NYT]
Starring: Lee Tracy as Martin Kane

4.29 [156] Martin Kane, Private Eye (live):
08Jan1953 NBC Thur [NYT]
Starring: Lee Tracy as Martin Kane

4.30 [157] Martin Kane, Private Eye (live):
15Jan1953 NBC Thur [NYT]
Starring: Lee Tracy as Martin Kane

4.31 [158] Martin Kane, Private Eye (live):
22Jan1953 NBC Thur [NYT]
Starring: Lee Tracy as Martin Kane

4.32 [159] Martin Kane, Private Eye (live):
29Jan1953 NBC Thur [NYT]
Starring: Lee Tracy as Martin Kane

4.33 [160] Martin Kane, Private Eye (live):
05Feb1953 NBC Thur [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
Starring: Lee Tracy as Martin Kane

4.34 [161] Martin Kane, Private Eye (live):
12Feb1953 NBC Thur [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
Starring: Lee Tracy as Martin Kane

4.35 [162] Martin Kane, Private Eye (live):
19Feb1953 NBC Thur [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
Starring: Lee Tracy as Martin Kane

4.36 [163] Martin Kane, Private Eye (live):
26Feb1953 NBC Thur [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
Starring: Lee Tracy as Martin Kane

4.37 [164] Martin Kane, Private Eye (live): THE GENERAL KILLER
05Mar1953 NBC Thur [Buffalo Courier]
Starring: Lee Tracy as Martin Kane
Synopsis:
Kane helps Army brass track down the killer of a General.

4.38 [165] Martin Kane, Private Eye (live):
12Mar1953 NBC Thur [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
Starring: Lee Tracy as Martin Kane

4.39 [166] Martin Kane, Private Eye (live):
19Mar1953 NBC Thur [Albany NY Times Union]
Starring: Lee Tracy as Martin Kane
Synopsis:
Kane runs into trouble when he starts telling the cops how to do their jobs.

4.40 [167] Martin Kane, Private Eye (live):
26Mar1953 NBC Thur [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
Starring: Lee Tracy as Martin Kane

4.41 [168] Martin Kane, Private Eye (live):
02Apr1953 NBC Thur [Albany NY Times Union]
Starring: Lee Tracy as Martin Kane
Synopsis:
A hotel guest behaves so suspiciously that an alert bellhop
calls on Kane when complications ensue.

4.42 [169] Martin Kane, Private Eye (live):
09Apr1953 NBC Thur [Buffalo Courier Express]
Starring: Lee Tracy as Martin Kane
Synopsis:
Kane investigates a case of amnesia from a frightened
girl to a very threatening nurse.

4.43 [170] Martin Kane, Private Eye (live):
16Apr1953 NBC Thur [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
Starring: Lee Tracy as Martin Kane

4.44 [171] Martin Kane, Private Eye: (live) THE COMIC STRIP KILLER
23Apr1953 NBC Thur
Written by Lawrence Young
Directed by Edgar C. Kahn
Starring: Lee Tracy as Martin Kane
Guest cast:
Walter Kinsella ....... Happy McMann
King Calder ............ Lieut. Gray
Michael Garrett ...... Sgt. Strong
Beverly Whitney ..... Paula Parker
Vinton Hayworth ..... Mr. Ainsley
Dehl Berti ............... Voran
Michael Higgins ...... Charlie Todd
Donald McKee ........ Ben Madison
Monty Banks Jr. ....... Baron Alex Louis De Maison
Synopsis:
A cartoonist of a comic strip claims he will reveal the murderer of an unsolved crime in his next cartoon strip.
Kane who spoke to the cartoonist and urged him to tell the police, now Kane must find his killer.

4.45 [172] Martin Kane, Private Eye (live):
30Apr1953 NBC Thur [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
Starring: Lee Tracy as Martin Kane

4.46 [173] Martin Kane, Private Eye (live):
07May1953 NBC Thur [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
Starring: Lee Tracy as Martin Kane

4.47 [174] Martin Kane, Private Eye (live):
14May1953 NBC Thur [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
Starring: Lee Tracy as Martin Kane

4.48 [175] Martin Kane, Private Eye (live):
21May1953 NBC Thur [Buffalo Courier]
Starring: Lee Tracy as Martin Kane
*Note: First anniversary for Lee Tracy in the role of Martin Kane.

4.49 [176] Martin Kane, Private Eye: (live) EYEWITNESS RESURFACES
28May1953 NBC Thur
Starring: Lee Tracy as Martin Kane
with
King Calder ............ Lt. Grey
Fred Hillebrand ...... Lt. Bender
Walter Kinsella ....... Happy McMann
Nicholas Saunders ... Sgt. Ross

4.50 [177] Martin Kane, Private Eye (live):
04Jun1953 NBC Thur [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
Starring: Lee Tracy as Martin Kane

4.51 [178] Martin Kane, Private Eye: (live) SUBWAY SWITCH/ PAPER BAG ROBBERY
11Jun1953 NBC Thur [Buffalo Courier]
Written by Lawrence Young
Directed by Edgar C. Kahn
Starring: Lee Tracy as Martin Kane
Guest cast:
Leona Powers .......... Mrs. Leeds
Anne Seymour .......... Mrs. Fairchild
Edgar Stehli ............. Mr. Miller
Russell Hicks .......... Mr. Edwards
Zolya Talma ............ Miss Carter
Lewis Charles ......... Slim
Eugene Francis ........ Sgt.
Grenville K. Walker
Synopsis:
$75,000 in a shopping bag sounds like a very strange place
to hide anyone's life savings. Kane is called in to find who
switched out the savings.

4.52 [179] Martin Kane, Private Eye: (live)
18Jun1953 NBC Thur
Starring: Lee Tracy as Martin Kane

4.53 [180] Martin Kane, Private Eye: (live) BEAUTY QUEEN/ TRIP TO BERMUDA
25Jun1953 NBC Thur [Buffalo NY Courier Express]
Written by Paul Dudley
Directed by Edgar C. Kahn
Starring: Lee Tracy as Martin Kane
Guest Cast:
Eva Marie Saint ....... Sheila Dixon
Ona Munson ............. Millicent Mills
J. Pat O'Malley ........ Lieutenant Gaines (as Pat O'Malley)
Stephen Elliott ......... Mickey Seller
Richard Aherne ........ Peter Farnum
Cullen Desmond ....... Wilfred Cook
Dennis Cross ............ Sergeant
Ronald Dawson ........ Mr. Anderson
Synopsis:
Detective Kane finds all sorts of trouble at a beauty contest in Bermuda.
Synopsis 2:
When a beauty contest winner is murdered on a publicity trip to Bermuda,
Kane is on the case to find the culprit.

4.54 [181] Martin Kane, Private Eye: (live)
02Jul1953 NBC Thur
Starring: Lee Tracy as Martin Kane

4.55 [182] Martin Kane, Private Eye: (live) title unknown
09Jul1953 NBC Thur [TVG]
Starring: Lee Tracy as Martin Kane
Synopsis:
When a numbers racketeer threatens to reveal the racket to the police, he is murdered.

4.56 [183] Martin Kane, Private Eye: (live)
16Jul1953 NBC Thur [Albany NY Times Union]
Starring: Lee Tracy as Martin Kane
Synopsis:
A cab driver is suspected of killing one of his fares and the Kane
is called in to ferret out the criminal.

4.57 [184] Martin Kane, Private Eye: (live)
23Jul1953 NBC Thur
Starring: Lee Tracy as Martin Kane

4.58 [185] Martin Kane, Private Eye: (live) KANE EPISODE
30Jul1953 NBC Thur [Buffalo NY Courier Express]
Starring: Lee Tracy as Martin Kane

4.59 [186] Martin Kane, Private Eye: (live)
06Aug1953 NBC Thur [Albany NY Times Union]
Starring: Lee Tracy as Martin Kane
Synopsis:
Was Carl Brescia sane or insane when he killed his brother?
Kane gets a vital clue from a former GI who had served with Brescia.

4.60 [187] Martin Kane, Private Eye: (live)
13Aug1953 NBC Thur [Albany NY Times Union]
Starring: Lee Tracy as Martin Kane
Synopsis:
The father of a young drug addict calls in the noted detective to get the goods on the narcotics dealer who is corrupting
the teenagers of the neighborhood. Kane finds a clue at a jewelry shop which leads him to the peddler.

4.61 [188] Martin Kane, Private Eye: (live)
20Aug1953 NBC Thur
Starring: Lee Tracy as Martin Kane

4.xx [--] Martin Kane, Private Eye: (live) TROUBLE ON BOARD
1953 - Original airdate not known
Source: Foothill Video. V. poor picture quality, taken from a Kinescope.

Starring: Lee Tracy as Martin Kane
With:
Walter Kinsella as Happy McMann (recurring)
King Calder as Lt. Grey (recurring)
Guest Cast:
Majorie Steele ............ Maureen Townley
Dennis Patrick ........... Howie Hanson
Henry Lascoe ............ Tinker
Harold J. Stone .......... Quarto
Humphrey Davey .......... Bennett
Leonard Bell .......... BoBo Wells
*
Music: Charles Paul
Written by Paul Dudley
Directed by Edgar C. Kahn
Produced by Frank Burns
sets by Robert C. MacKichan
Technical Director: O. Tamburri
Synopsis:
Masquerading as a sailor, Kane investigates the disappearance of a young crew
member and discovers the activities of a drug ring. [JS]

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