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Starring Mark Stevens as Martin Kane
Season 5 (NBC/ Live)(1953-54)
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 #################
############# season 5 1953-54 ################
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Broadcast Live NBC Production
NBC Thursdays 10:00 pm EST
Starring: Mark Stevens as Martin Kane
*Note: The name of the show has been shortened by dropping the "Private Eye".
[Albany NY Times Union 10Sep53]

5.01 [189] Martin Kane: (live)
27Aug1953 NBC Thur [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
Starring: Mark Stevens as Martin Kane

5.02 [190] Martin Kane: (live)
03Sep1953 NBC Thur [Yonkers Herald]
Starring: Mark Stevens as Martin Kane
Synopsis:
A gunman sets his sight on Kane.

5.03 [191] Martin Kane: (live)
10Sep1953 NBC Thur [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
Starring: Mark Stevens as Martin Kane

5.04 [192] Martin Kane: (live)
17Sep1953 NBC Thur [Brooklyn Daily Eagle][Albany NY Times]
Starring: Mark Stevens as Martin Kane
Synopsis:
A combination of blackmail and hijacking in a trucking business provides a lively assignment.
Kane is hired by the daughter of a businessman who has been defying the threats of gangsters.

5.05 [193] Martin Kane: (live)
24Sep1953 NBC Thur [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
Starring: Mark Stevens as Martin Kane

5.06 [194] Martin Kane: (live)
01Oct1953 NBC Thur [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
Starring: Mark Stevens as Martin Kane

[--] Martin Kane: (live)
08Oct1953 NBC Thur [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
pre-empted by "March of Medicine", report on Heart Disease, The Nation's Number One Health Problem.


5.07 [195] Martin Kane: (live)
15Oct1953 NBC Thur [Albany NY Times]
Starring: Mark Stevens as Martin Kane
Synopsis:
Kane investigates a falling off of movie box office receipts. The attitude of the theatre manager and that
of the cashier equally suspicious and the owner and his wife also prove to be a disagreeable pair who
be up to anything.

5.08 [196] Martin Kane: (live)
22Oct1953 NBC Thur [Albany NY Times Union]
Starring: Mark Stevens as Martin Kane
Synopsis:
Kane sets out to prove that a man convicted of murder
on evidence of one witness may be innocent. Kane thinks
it is a case of mistaken identity and he does his best to
bring the real criminals to justice.

5.09 [197] Martin Kane: (live)
29Oct1953 NBC Thur [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
Starring: Mark Stevens as Martin Kane

[--] Martin Kane:
05Nov1953 NBC Thur [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
pre-empted by "March of Medicine"


5.10 [198] Martin Kane: (live)
12Nov1953 NBC Thur [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
Starring: Mark Stevens as Martin Kane

5.11 [199] Martin Kane: (live)
19Nov1953 NBC Thur [Albany NY Times Union]
Starring: Mark Stevens as Martin Kane
Synopsis:
Guarding wedding presents sounds like dull work but
the way Kane does it provides the indirect solution to an old murder.

5.12 [200] Martin Kane: (live)
26Nov1953 NBC Thur [Albany NY Times Union]
Starring: Mark Stevens as Martin Kane
Synopsis:
The disappearance of a middle-aged professor alarms his
devoted housekeeper who calls Kane.

[--] Martin Kane:
03Dec1953 NBC Thur [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
pre-empted by "March of Medicine"


5.13 [201] Martin Kane: (live)
10Dec1953 NBC Thur [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
Starring: Mark Stevens as Martin Kane

5.14 [202] Martin Kane: (live)
17Dec1953 NBC Thur [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
Starring: Mark Stevens as Martin Kane

5.15 [203] Martin Kane: (live)
24Dec1953 NBC Thur [Yonkers Herald]
Starring: Mark Stevens as Martin Kane

5.16 [204] Martin Kane: (live)
31Dec1953 NBC Thur [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
Starring: Mark Stevens as Martin Kane
Synopsis:
Kane becomes the target for a gunman.

5.17 [205] Martin Kane: (live)
07Jan1954 NBC Thur [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
Written by Alvin Boretz
Starring: Mark Stevens as Martin Kane

5.18 [206] Martin Kane: (live)
14Jan1954 NBC Thur [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
Starring: Mark Stevens as Martin Kane

5.19 [207 Martin Kane: (live)
21Jan1954 NBC Thur [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
Starring: Mark Stevens as Martin Kane

5.20 [208] Martin Kane: (live)
28Jan1954 NBC Thur [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
Starring: Mark Stevens as Martin Kane

5.21 [209] Martin Kane: (live)
04Feb1954 NBC Thur [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
Starring: Mark Stevens as Martin Kane

5.22 [210] Martin Kane: (live)
11Feb1954 NBC Thur [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
Starring: Mark Stevens as Martin Kane

5.23 [211] Martin Kane: (live)
18Feb1954 NBC Thur [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
Starring: Mark Stevens as Martin Kane

5.24 [212] Martin Kane: (live)
25Feb1954 NBC Thur [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
Written by Alvin Boretz
Starring: Mark Stevens as Martin Kane

5.25 [213] Martin Kane: (live)
04Mar1954 NBC Thur [Albany NY Times Union]
Starring: Mark Stevens as Martin Kane
Synopsis:
A nightclub singer hires Kane to protect her from a blackmailer.

[--] Martin Kane:
11Mar1954 NBC Thur [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
pre-empted for "March of Medicine".


5.26 [214] Martin Kane: (live)
18Mar1954 NBC Thur [Albany NY Times Union]
Starring: Mark Stevens as Martin Kane
Synopsis:
The murder of a playboy author confronts Kane and he has a likely
crop of suspects including a writer who has been defrauded, an
editor frantic for deadline copy and two pretty girls whose photos
were found in the murdered man's apartment.

5.27 [215] Martin Kane: (live)
25Mar1954 NBC Thur [Albany NY Times Union]
Written by Alvin Boretz
Starring: Mark Stevens as Martin Kane
Synopsis:
Kane is called upon to exonerate a man accused of a long ago murder.

5.28 [216] Martin Kane: (live)
01Apr1954 NBC Thur [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
Starring: Mark Stevens as Martin Kane

5.29 [217] Martin Kane: (live) THE SHOESHINE MURDER
08Apr1954 NBC Thur [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
Produced & Directed by Edgar C. Kahn
Written by Charles O'Neill
Starring: Mark Stevens as Martin Kane
Guest cast:
King Calder ......... Lt. Gray
Joey Walsh .......... Davy Corbin
Hugh Reilly ......... Dan Blair
Mary Johnson ........ Molly Fargo
Hope Miller ......... Lisa Holmes
Charlott Knight ..... Mrs. Kelsy
Ernest Graves ....... Doctor Esker
Dennis Cross ........ Sgt. Brophy
Lewis charles ....... Lee Dover
*Announcer Fred Uttal
Speaking for Sano Cigarettes, Don Morrow
*
Music by Charles Paul
Clothes from Russeks
Settings by Robert C. Mac Kichan
Graphics Art by Bob Krouskoff
Synopsis:
A shoeshine boy is accused of murder and
attempts to jump off a building afraid that he will be next.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjVElAnDvSM&list=PLxX_AJ8DFfaMHeioCpRy8ca7nUhmcjh8O&index=7

5.30 [218] Martin Kane: (live)
15Apr1954 NBC Thur [Albany NY Times Union]
Starring: Mark Stevens as Martin Kane
Synopsis:
Kane comes to the aid of a girl framed on a murder charge. A girl named Connie,
on parole, is roped into a confidence game and when the intended victim of the
fraud is killed accidentally, Connie is framed as the killer.

5.31 [219] Martin Kane: (live)
22Apr1954 NBC Thur [Albany NY Times Union]
Starring: Mark Stevens as Martin Kane
Synopsis:
Kane finds four suspects in the murder of a television commentator.

5.32 [220] Martin Kane: (live)
29Apr1954 NBC Thur [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
Starring: Mark Stevens as Martin Kane

5.33 [221] Martin Kane: (live)
06May1954 NBC Thur [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
Written by Alvin Boretz
Starring: Mark Stevens as Martin Kane

5.34 [222] Martin Kane: (live)
13May1954 NBC Thur [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
Starring: Mark Stevens as Martin Kane

5.35 [223] Martin Kane: (live) THE MILK BOTTLE BURGLAR
20May1954 NBC Thur [Albany NY Times Union]
Written by William L. Stuart
Produced and Directed by Edgar C. Kahn
Announcer Fred Uttal
Starring: Mark Stevens as Martin Kane
Guest cast:
Raymond Bramley ... Major Clements
Robert H. Harris ..... Harry Doran
Donald Briggs ......... Joe Mann (as Don Briggs)
Elaine Joyce ............ Peggy Clements
James Kelly ............. Milkman (as Jim Kelly)
Lewis Charles ......... Frankie West
James Nolan ............ Detective Moore
Robert Ludlum ......... Patrolman
William Flatley ......... Danny
Gerald Milton ............Fats Cooper
King Calder ............... Lieut. Gray
Synopsis:
The old Major is fed up with someone stealing his milk, so he sets up a device to try
and catch the culprit when he stumbles across a couple of crooks involved in a shady deal gone bad.
Synopsis 2:
Mysterious thefts of a quart of milk daily lead to all kinds of complications,
including murder, when Kane tries to help an elderly retired officer trap a milk robber.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1sw14ff0sw&list=PLxX_AJ8DFfaMHeioCpRy8ca7nUhmcjh8O&index=3

5.36 [224] Martin Kane: (live)
27May1954 NBC Thur [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
Starring: Mark Stevens as Martin Kane

5.37 [225] Martin Kane: (live)
03Jun1954 NBC Thur [Albany NY Times Union]
Starring: Mark Stevens as Martin Kane
Synopsis:
When the top salesman of a pharmaceutical company dies as the result
of a brutal mugging, Kane finds the clues which help the police solve the case.

5.38 [226] Martin Kane: (live)
10Jun1954 NBC Thur [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
Starring: Mark Stevens as Martin Kane

5.39 [227] Martin Kane: (live) [Final episode of the series]
17Jun1954 NBC Thur [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
Starring: Mark Stevens as Martin Kane

[--] Martin Kane: (live)
24Jun1954 NBC Thur [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
pre-empted for "March of Medicine".


*Note: "The Marriage" with Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy premieres on July 1, 1954.

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