CTVA US Crime - "Meet McGraw" (Sharpe-Lewis/NBC)(1957-58) starring Frank Lovejoy

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Meet McGraw (1957-58)
  Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Tom Alger [Updated Jan 2019] , Rina Fox, Sal Crisanti
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive
https://www.tvmaze.com/shows/22657/meet-mcgraw

 
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MEET McGRAW a.k.a. 'The Adventures of McGraw'
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Filmed in Hollywood by Desilu for M. M., Inc.
Sharpe-Lewis production
for
NBC (Tuesdays 9:00 pm)
Executive Producer by Don Sharpe
Produced by Warren M. Lewis  /  Produced by William Castle

US Detective series 1957-58 41 episodes x 30 min bw  (release date 02Jul57)
starring
Frank Lovejoy
as McGraw
Premise:
Cases of private eye McGraw - the man with no first name; as he put it
at the start of each show ...
"This is McGraw, just McGraw. It's enough of a name for a man like McGraw".

Previously Frank Lovejoy starred in the series 'Man Against Crime' (1956).

Theme tune "One For My Baby" written by Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer
*
Other Production Credits [SC]
Production Supervisor: W. Argyle Nelson * Production Manager: James Paisley
*
Directors Included:
Paul Guilfoyle, Byron Haskin, Frank Mcdonald, John Peyser
*
Writers Included:
Richard Buel, Seeleg Lester, Lee Loeb, E. Jack Neuman, Lewis Reed, Steven Thornley
*
Assistant Director: Vernon Keays
Editorial Supervisor: Dann Kahn
Director Of Photography: Joe Novak
Story Editor: Richard Buel

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[--] Four Star Playhouse: MEET McGRAW
('Meet McGraw' series pilot)
(featured in 'Four Star Playhouse')
25Feb54 CBS orig airdate
Produced by George Haight
Starring
Frank Lovejoy .... McGraw
Audrey Totter ...... Woman
Paul Picerni ...... Husband
Ellen Corby
Synopsis 1:
Frank Lovejoy is cast as a private detective hired by a gangster's wife to protect her from her husband.
[Long Beach Independent]
Synopsis 2:
Frank Lovejoy, as a private detective, is hired to protect a beautiful girl but is double-crossed.
[Phoenix Arizona Republic]

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[--] Stage 7: THE LONG COUNT
27-Mar-1955 CBS Sun 9:30pm
(Meet McGraw pilot episode) (Featured on "Stage 7” and, in syndication, “Star Performance") [verified - SC]
THE LONG COUNT
Executive Producer: Don W. Sharpe / Produced By: Warren Lewis
Production Supervisor: Lloyd Richards
Directed By Alvin Ganzer / Assistant Director: Frank Baur
Screenplay By Frederic Brody / Story By John Roeburt
Director Of Photography: Harry J. Wild
Guest Cast:
Frank Lovejoy............as McGraw
Biff Elliott............as 'Pretty Boy' Mendero
Joan Vohs............as Sandra Starr
Ted De Corsia............as Vic Kelsey
Nestor Paiva............as Max Zachary
Mel Welles............as Sam Grogan
Richard Deacon............as Dr.Constanti
Synopsis:
McGraw gets involved with the world of boxing when a fight promoter hires him to keep tabs on his top boxer
who has an addiction for pretty woman. [SC]

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NBC Tuesdays 9:00 pm

1.01 [--] Meet McGraw: NEW ORLEANS STORY
02Jul1957 NBC orig airdate
Sharpe-Lewis prod.
Prod. no. LP12257 (copyright date 02Jul57)
Starring: Frank Lovejoy (as McGraw)
Guest Cast:
James Edwards … Follett
Judith Braun … Yvonne/Elaine
James Westerfield … Bastion
Synopsis 1:
A young woman dies during the annual Mardi Gras carnival, but her puzzling "suicide" has overtones of mystery.
McGraw discovers evidence to prove her death was not self-inflicted. [TA]
Synopsis 2:
“Meet McGraw” stars Frank Lovejoy as a guy who'll go anywhere, do anything inside the law, grab as much dough
as he can but will not sell his independence. In the opener he meets tragedy at the Mardi Gras in New Orleans
when a girl collapses and later dies. He checks into things and has plenty of trouble. [Long Beach Independent]

1.02 [--] Meet McGraw: TYCOON [verified -SC]
09Jul1957 NBC Tue
Sharpe-Lewis prod.
Prod. no. LP12268 (copyright date 09Jul57)
Directed by Anton M. Leader
Teleplay by Blake Edwards & Donn Mullally/ Story by Blake Edwards
Starring: Frank Lovejoy (as McGraw)
Guest Cast:
Barry Atwater ........... as Cesar Gaan
Angie Dickinson ......... as Mary Gaan
Grant Richards .......... as Johnny Dutton
Paul Burns .............. as Oscar
Ray Walker .............. as Officer Swift
Larry Blake ............. as Officer Vines
Jason Johnson ........... as The Landlord
Lewis Martin ............ as The Doctor
Joe Barry ............... as Dink
Synopsis 1:
When his wife leaves home, an aircraft executive hires McGraw to find her and bring her back. The executive's
troubles double when he learns that one of his assistants is trying to wrest control of the firm from him. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
An executive sends for McGraw: his wife has disappeared and his assistant is swindling him. [RF]

1.03 [--] Meet McGraw: THE GIRL FROM MOLINA
16Jul1957 NBC Tue
Sharpe-Lewis prod.
Prod. no. LP12263 (copyright date 16Jul57)
Starring: Frank Lovejoy (as McGraw)
Guest cast:
Kathleen Nolan ..... Linda
Michael Pate ....... Blake
Johnny Silver ...... Cookie
Synopsis 1:
A small-town girl is menaced by a psychopath in the big city. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
McGraw prevents a tragedy when a psychopath tries to harm a young girl who has run away from home to make her way in the big city. [TA]

1.04 [--] Meet McGraw: BORDER CITY
23Jul1957 NBC Tue
Sharpe-Lewis prod.
Prod. no. LP12249 (copyright date 23Jul57)
Starring: Frank Lovejoy (as McGraw)
Guest cast:
Hugh Beaumont ...... Clay Farrell
Ernest Raboff ...... Mike Johnson
Anna Navarro ....... Maria
Alex Campbell ...... Judge Palmer (tvguide has spelt the name as Cambell)
Synopsis 1:
McGraw is hired by a citizen's committee to help clean up a border
city. His trouble starts when he runs afoul of a district attorney and his hired gunman. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A crooked DA and a hired gunman impede McGraw's efforts to clean up a lawless border city. [RF]

1.05 [--] Meet McGraw: THE TORN MAP
30Jul1957 NBC Tue
Sharpe-Lewis prod.
Prod. no. LP12449 (copyright date 30Jul57)
Starring: Frank Lovejoy (as McGraw)
Guest cast:
Susan Alexander .... Nancy
Rico Alaniz ........ Guillardo
Oliver McGowan ..... Charles Lang
James Flavin ....... Rork
Synopsis 1:
A pretty girl, two gunmen and a torn map spell trouble for McGraw. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
An old Marine buddy hands McGraw half a map to a $1 million treasure as hoodlums swoop down on them. [TA]

1.06 [--] Meet McGraw: FLORENTINE SHIELD
06Aug1957 NBC Tue
Sharpe-Lewis prod.
Prod. no. LP12262 (copyright date 06Aug57)
Starring: Frank Lovejoy (as McGraw)
Guest cast:
Marcia Henderson ... Mary Ann Adriana/Evie Adriana
Ann Kimbell ........ Julie
Stephen Bekassy .... Vallardi
Synopsis 1:
A bloodstained car is McGraw's only lead to a missing secretary. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
An elderly scholar seeks McGraw’s help when his secretary vanishes with shorthand notes of a historical novel
he dictated to her. Shortly afterward, police discover the secretary’s abandoned car—blood-stained. [TA]
Synopsis 3:
McGraw finds that a pretty secretary is working with a jewel thief in a plot to steal a valuable ring described
by her boss, an author, in his forthcoming book. [TA]

1.07 [--] Meet McGraw: THE CHEAT [verified -SC]
13Aug1957 NBC Tue
Sharpe-Lewis prod.
Prod. no. LP12251 (copyright date 13Aug57)
Directed by John Peyser
Written by Lowell Barrington
Starring: Frank Lovejoy (as McGraw)
Guest Cast:
Carl Esmond ............. as Baron Von Schekt
Jean Willes ............. as Vera
John Beradino ........... as Roger Corbin
Jess Kirkpatrick ........ as The Security Chief
Tao Porchon ............. as The Woman Confederate
Ralph Montgomery ........ as The Pit Boss
Edwin C, Randolph ....... as The Table Dealer
(Angie Dickinson as Cindy ??????)
Synopsis 1:
In the spotlight: a man who is breaking the bank at the Las Vegas dice tables. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A consistent winner at a Las Vegas gambling casino worries the management. McGraw is asked to investigate.
[The Age, Melbourne]

1.08 [--] Meet McGraw: BALLERINA
20Aug1957 NBC Tue
Sharpe-Lewis prod.
Prod. no. LP12270 (copyright date 20Aug57)
Starring: Frank Lovejoy (as McGraw)
Guest cast:
Hans Conried ....... Kryloff
Ainslie Pryor ...... Hurley
Joyce Vanderveen ... Martha
Darlene Fields … Elaine
Ron Hargrave … Robert
Harry Seymour … Lester the piano player
Amanda Randolph … Wardrobe woman
Glen Vernon … Stage Manager
Synopsis 1:
The producer of a ballet company hires McGraw to protect his prima ballerina. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Life isn't all roses for a ballerina: someone wants her dead. [RF]
Synopsis 3:
McGraw is hired by a ballet impresario to keep an ex-con boy friend away from his prima ballerina. [TA]

1.09 [--] Meet McGraw: ACAPULCO
27Aug1957 NBC Tue
Sharpe-Lewis prod.
Prod. no. LP12261 (copyright date 27Aug57)
Starring: Frank Lovejoy (as McGraw)
Guest cast:
Taylor Holmes ...... Stone
Carole Matthews .... Magda
Adele Mara ......... Francesca
Synopsis 1:
An old man with a large bank account becomes the target of murderers. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
McGraw is hired to guard wealthy Cyrus Stone (Taylor Holmes), who is traveling to Acapulco accompanied by
an adventuress (Carole Matthews). [The Age, Melbourne]
Synopsis 3:
The nephew of a rich old man hires McGraw to watch his uncle during his visit to Acapulco. Almost immediately
the old man is picked up by a beautiful blonde and a series of near-fatal accidents occur. [TA]

1.10 [--] Meet McGraw: WILD AUTUMN
03Sep1957 NBC Tue
Sharpe-Lewis prod.
Prod. no. LP12269 (copyright date 03Sep57)
Starring: Frank Lovejoy (as McGraw)
Guest cast:
Corey Allen ........ Jerry
Edward Binns ....... Frank
Kathleen Case ...... Marge
Synopsis 1:
McGraw searches for a college football star who disappeared after
learning that his father is a racketeer. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A college football star learns that his father is a racketeer and disappears from school.
The football coach asks McGraw to find the youngster. [TA]

1.11 [--] Meet McGraw: THE GOOD DOCTOR
10Sep1957 NBC orig airdate
Sharpe-Lewis prod.
Prod. no. LP 12260 (copyright date 10Sep57)
Starring: Frank Lovejoy (as McGraw)
Guest cast:
Edwin Jerome ....... Tibbets
Nora Marlowe ....... Mrs. O'Toole
Synopsis:
An elderly doctor disappears after he is entrusted with a valuable microfilm.
McGraw sets out to find him, only to place his own life in jeopardy. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Missing: an elderly doctor who was entrusted with a valuable microfilm. [RF]

1.12 [--] Meet McGraw: THE TEXAS STORY
17Sep1957 NBC orig airdate
Sharpe-Lewis prod.
Prod. no. LP12259 (copyright date 17Sep57)
Starring: Frank Lovejoy (as McGraw)
Guest cast:
Whitney Blake ...... Paula
Craig Stevens ...... Speed
Robert Rockwell .... Hank Crowley
Synopsis 1:
Black gold is the prize as McGraw searches for maps showing the
location of an oil field. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
An oil driller asks McGraw to trace some missing maps which show a valuable oil field. [The Age, Melbourne]

[--] 24Sep57 NBC - originally scheduled episode, "King's Ransom," postponed for 12Nov57.
“Meet McGraw” might have been pre-empted for coverage of events in Little Rock, Arkansas.
(On 24Sep57 President Eisenhower announced that he would be sending troops to Little Rock
to protect African American students attending Central High School.)


1.13 [--] Meet McGraw: THE FUNERAL
01Oct1957 NBC orig airdate
Sharpe-Lewis prod.
Prod. no. LP12256 (copyright date 01Oct57)
Starring: Frank Lovejoy (as McGraw)
Guest cast:
Joan Banks ......... Laura
Carl Benton Reid …. Norman
Philip Tonge ....... Thornton
Synopsis 1:
A dying man engages McGraw to find a daughter-in-law he has never seen. [The Age, Melbourne]
Synopsis 2:
A critically ill man hires McGraw to find his daughter-in-law. [RF]

1.14 [--] Meet McGraw: THE FIGHTER [verified -SC]
08Oct1957 NBC orig airdate
Sharpe-Lewis prod.
Prod. no. LP12258 (copyright date 8Oct57)
Directed By John Peyser
Written By Seeleg Lester
Starring: Frank Lovejoy (as McGraw)
Guest Cast:
Perry Lopez............as Joe Soles
Joe De Santis............as Arnie Francesco
Sue England............as Ruth Soles
Jan Harrison............as Claire
Michael Fox............as Sorrento
Lou Krugman............as Waygo
Sid Tomack............as Pete
Bill Walker............as Teddy
Synopsis 1:
McGraw's fishing vacation is interrupted by a fight manager friend and a nervous boxer who is being
blackmailed by someone close to him. [SC]
Synopsis 2:
A boxer is persuaded to "pull" a fight by gamblers, who offer him a large sum of money. [The Age, Melbourne]
Synopsis 3:
McGraw tries to bail a young boxer out of trouble with the mob. [RF]

1.15 [--] Meet McGraw: LUCKY'S DINER
15Oct1957 NBC orig airdate
Sharpe-Lewis prod.
Prod. no. LP12265 (copyright date 15Oct57)
Starring: Frank Lovejoy (as McGraw)
Guest cast:
Nancy Gates ........ Caryl
Bartlett Robinson … Ardmore
Anthony Lettier .... Michael
Sam Buffington ..... Lucky
Synopsis 1:
McGraw is eager to help an ex-girl friend until he learns her real aims. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A former girl friend asks McGraw’s help in recovering some stolen jewelry. [The Age, Melbourne]

1.16 [--] Meet McGraw: MOHAVE [verified - SC]
aka MOJAVE
22Oct1957 NBC orig airdate
Sharpe-Lewis prod.
Prod. no. LP12253 (copyright date 22Oct57)
Directed By Byron Haskin
Written By E.Jack Neuman
Starring: Frank Lovejoy (as McGraw)
Guest Cast:
Robert Armstrong............as Sheriff Andy Plummer
Claude Akins...........as Jim Bennett
Carol Kelly............as Lila Doyle
Kay Kuter............as Broderick
Ralph Moody...........as Joe Copper
I. Stanford Jolley............as The Hotel Clerk
John Dennis............as Lou
Bill Phipps............as Deputy Luke Samuels
Chris Alcaide............as Frank
Harry Tyler............as Mr.Doyle
Synopsis 1:
Accused of murder, McGraw struggles to clear himself in an isolated town. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
McGraw's car breaks down in the desert and becomes stranded in a small town, and later is accused of murdering a cafe waitress. [SC]
Synopsis 3:
McGraw arrives in the town of Calidad and finds himself accused of
murder. [RF]
Synopsis 4:
The townspeople of Calidad accuse McGraw of killing a cafe owner for the small amount of money in the cash register.
[The Age, Melbourne]

1.17 [--] Meet McGraw: KISS OF DEATH
29Oct1957 NBC orig airdate
Sharpe-Lewis prod.
Prod. no. LP12266 (copyright date 29Oct57)
Starring: Frank Lovejoy (as McGraw)
Guest cast:
Valerie French ..... Muriel
Phillip Terry ...... Barrett
Anthony Caruso ..... Fallon
Synopsis 1:
The suitors of a lovely Broadway star seem prone to fatal mishaps. [Long Beach Press Telegram]
Synopsis 2:
McGraw investigates when the male friends of a glamorous Broadway star suffer fatal accidents.
At an after-theatre party he discovers that three people are interested in his findings. [The Age, Melbourne]
Synopsis 3:
A gangster, a beautiful psychiatrist and a producer confound McGraw's investigation of a series of murders. [RF]

[--] 05-Nov-1957 NBC - pre-empted for a Jerry Lewis special.

1.18 [--] Meet McGraw: KING'S RANSOM
12Nov1957 NBC orig airdate
Sharpe-Lewis prod.
Prod. no. LP12252 (copyright date 12Nov57)
Directed by Anton Leader (verified on script/shooting schedule) [SC]
(NOT directed by Paul Guilfoyle - as previously) [SC]
Written by Steven Thornley [SC]
Starring: Frank Lovejoy (as McGraw)
Guest cast:
Ted de Corsia ...... Lear
Brian Hutton ....... Boy
Synopsis 1:
McGraw probes the alleged kidnapping of a convict's son. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
"King" Lear, an imprisoned criminal, tells McGraw that his son is being held for ransom in "King’s Ransom."
Lear wants McGraw to take some of his hidden loot and free his son, but a stunning blonde tips off McGraw
that the kidnaping story is not quite true. [TA]
Synopsis 3:
The story of an imprisoned man who appeals for the release of his "kidnapped" son. There a below-the-surface
angle that leads to the murder of a pretty girl. [Long Beach Press Telegram]

1.19 [--] Meet McGraw: BARNABY
NBC air-date possibly 19Nov57
Sharpe-Lewis prod.
Prod. no. LP12250 (copyright date 19Nov57)
Starring: Frank Lovejoy
Guest Cast:
Susan Oliver
Douglas Dick
Dabbs Greer
Barton MacLane … Vance Comstock
Synopsis 1:
McGraw seeks his friend, a horse trainer, who is missing. [The Age, Melbourne]
Synopsis 2:
McGraw encounters a tragic situation caused by a father's possessiveness toward his daughter. McGraw, trying
to find a horse trainer who is a friend of his and who has mysteriously vanished, runs into opposition from
the ranch owner who employed the man. [TV Maze]
—Note:
“Keys of the City,” originally scheduled for 19Nov57, was postponed until 17Jun1958.

1.20 [--] Meet McGraw: THE BRIEF CASE
aka THE BRIEFCASE
26Nov1957 NBC orig airdate
Sharpe-Lewis prod.
Prod. no. LP12254 (copyright date 26Nov57)
Starring: Frank Lovejoy
Guest cast:
Barbara Lawrence ... Gloria
Ralph Clanton ...... Pettit
Louis Quinn ........ Smitty
James Flavin ....... Rork
Synopsis 1:
A mobster takes action when McGraw puts a damper on his lucrative operation. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
McGraw takes on the job of simply delivering a car for a tempting blonde. When he finds the car has a
hot cargo he confiscates it and this doesn’t help the gang leader find happiness. [Long Beach Press Telegram]
Synopsis 3:
McGraw accepts an apparently simple case, but finds himself in possession of a piece of "hot" merchandise also
wanted by an angry gangster. [The Age, Melbourne]

1.21 [--] Meet McGraw: McGRAW IN RENO [verified -SC]
03Dec1957 NBC orig airdate
Sharpe-Lewis prod.
Prod. no. LP12246 (copyright date 03Dec57)
Directed by William Claxton
Written by Joanne Court
Starring: Frank Lovejoy (as McGraw)
Guest Cast:
Angie Dickinson .......... as Lisa Parish
Charles Grey ............. as Marty
Harry Landers ............ as Joe Parish
Paul Bryer ............... as Harry
Kenneth MacDonald ........ as The Sheriff
Jeanne Bates ............. as Ruth
Jack Hogan ............... as The Garage Attendent
Dick Crockett ............ as The Tug
Frank Marlowe ............ as The Bartender
Synopsis 1:
A mobster's divorce-bound wife, is anything but eager for McGraw's
help. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
McGraw is hired to protect Lisa Parish while she is in Reno divorcing her husband, a mobster.
However, Lisa spurns McGraw’s help. [The Age, Melbourne]
Synopsis 3:
Angie Dickinson plays a mobster's divorce-bound wife, who's anything but eager for McGraw's help.

1.22 [--] Meet McGraw: THE WHITE ROSE [verified -SC]
10Dec1957 NBC orig airdate
Sharpe-Lewis prod.
Prod. no. LP12264 (copyright date 10Dec57)
Directed by Paul Stewart
Written by Frederic Brady
Starring: Frank Lovejoy (as McGraw)
Guest Cast:
Shawn Smith ............ as Linda Elliott
Jay Novello ............ as Frankie Vargo
Stacy Harris ........... as Steve Rand
Walter Reed ............ as Charles Healy
Terry Frost ............ as Adams
Hal K. Dawson .......... as Benny Norvitt
Sam Flint .............. as Warren Knox
George Pembroke ........ as The Warden
Synopsis 1:
McGraw is hired by three people who are in fear of their lives, when a gangster is released from prison,
after completing a five year sentence. [SC]
Synopsis 2:
McGraw, who is protecting the former girlfriend of gangster Frankie Vargo, is presented with a white
rose—Vargo’s way of warning his next victim. [The Age, Melbourne]

1.23 [--] Meet McGraw: THE JOSHUA TREE
17Dec1957 NBC orig airdate
Sharpe-Lewis prod. (copyright date 17Dec57)
Starring: Frank Lovejoy (as McGraw)
Guest cast:
Marie Windsor ...... Lucy
Paul Fix ........... Wells
Eugene Martin ...... Boy
Louis Jean Heydt ... Marcel
Synopsis:
While hitchhiking across the desert, McGraw discovers the body of an artist who apparently died while at work.
The police label the death as due to natural causes, but McGraw is not satisfied. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
McGraw has serious doubts in the case of an artist who died of apparently natural causes. [RF]

1.24 [--] Meet McGraw: IN MEMORIAM
Sharpe-Lewis prod. (copyright date 24Dec57)
24Dec1957 NBC orig airdate
Starring: Frank Lovejoy (as McGraw)
Guest cast:
Kathryn Card ....... Mrs. Craigie
Don Beddoe ......... Bronson
Sallie Brophy ...... Lois
Gloria McGhee …… Nurse
Synopsis 1:
McGraw steps in when swindlers try to bilk a wealthy widow. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A wealthy widow’s attorneys are alarmed when they learn that a group of small-town officials have persuaded
her to donate a large sum of money for a memorial to her husband. [The Age, Melbourne]
Synopsis 3:
An eighty-two-year-old baseball fan whose attorneys suggest
that McGraw look into the situation when the price for a $300,000 memorial for her husband seems out of line.

[--] Title change: "Meet McGraw" becomes "The Adventures of McGraw" beginning 31Dec57 on NBC.

1.25 [--] Meet McGraw: THE SNOW JOB
31Dec1957 NBC orig airdate
Sharpe-Lewis prod. (copyright date 31Dec57)
Starring: Frank Lovejoy (as McGraw)
Guest cast:
Dorothy Green
Jonathan Hole
Synopsis 1:
Anything can and does happen when a snowstorm traps McGraw with a hired killer, a jewel salesman, a greedy woman and a man running for his life. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
McGraw spends a suspenseful evening marooned in a snowbound hotel with a volatile gathering of characters. [TA]
Synopsis 3:
The Adventures of McGraw (formerly "Meet McGraw") finds McGraw meeting some mighty strange characters on a snowbound hotel stay called "Snow Job."

1.26 [--] Meet McGraw: McGRAW MEETS McGINLEY
07Jan1958 NBC orig airdate
Sharpe-Lewis prod.
Prod. no. n/a (copyright date 07Jan58)
Starring: Frank Lovejoy (as McGraw)
Guest cast:
Susan Morrow ....... Vicki
Roy Thinnes ........ Tom
Karl Swenson ....... Harper
Judy Morris ........ Annie
Synopsis 1:
A little girl summons McGraw when her brother turns to crime. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A nine-year-old girl hires McGraw to get her brother out of the clutches of a loan shark. [TA]

1.27 [--] Meet McGraw: VIVIAN
14Jan1958 NBC orig airdate
Sharpe-Lewis prod.
Prod. no. LP12243 (copyright date 14Jan58)
Directed by Alvin Ganzer [SC]
Written by E. Jack Neuman [sc]
Starring: Frank Lovejoy (as McGraw)
Guest cast:
Sebastian Cabot .... Norman Hendricks
Joan Elan .......... Vivian Morrow
Bernie Gozier ...... Perry
Rodolfo Hoyos ...... Senor Biada
Lewis Martin ....... Charles Easton
Keith McConnell .... Richards
Synopsis 1:
McGraw tries to help an attractive girl who is a victim of amnesia and whom McGraw believes is held captive by a gang of international thieves. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
An amnesic falls prey to international gangsters. [RF]
Synopsis 3:
A survivor from a sunken liner, and now stricken with amnesia, finds
herself the captive of a gang of international hoodlums.

1.28 [--] Meet McGraw: TIME FOR DYING [verified - SC]
aka A TIME FOR DYING
21Jan1958 NBC orig airdate
Sharpe-Lewis prod.
Prod. no. LP12239 (copyright date 21Jan58)
Directed By Frank McDonald
Teleplay By Lewis Reed / Story By Lee Loeb
Starring: Frank Lovejoy (as McGraw)
Guest Cast:
Doris Dowling............as Ruth Santell
Judith Ames............as Sue Walters
Robert Patten............as Eddie
Willis Bouchey............as Lieutenant Stark
William Pullen............as Williamsen
Russ Bender............as The Prison Official
Harry Tyler............as The Store Keeper
Charles Horvath............as The Stranger
Synopsis 1:
McGraw investigates two cold-blooded murders that were committed by a killer wearing a halloween mask. [SC]
Synopsis 2:
A masked killer goes after the one person who can identify him. [RF]
Synopsis 3:
McGraw advises a manicurist to go to the police when she tells him she is the only one who can identify a masked killer.
She ignores his advice, and almost becomes a victim herself. [The Age, Melbourne]

1.29 [--] Meet McGraw: THE ISLAND
28Jan1958 NBC orig airdate
Sharpe-Lewis prod.
Prod. no. n/a (copyright date 28Jan58)
Starring: Frank Lovejoy (as McGraw)
Guest cast:
Kevin Hagen ........ Bodyguard
Gale Robbins ....... Woman
Robert Gist ........ Man
Michael Emmet ...... Artist
Synopsis 1:
McGraw combs an island estate for a missing diamond necklace. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
When a diamond necklace disappears, McGraw is summoned to a man’s island estate to find the thief. [The Age, Melbourne]
Synopsis:
McGraw is summoned to the private island empire of a man who has been robbed for a diamond necklace by one of the members
of his court — an artist, a poet, a bodyguard and a highly decorative young lady. [TA]

1.30 [--] Meet McGraw: THE DIPLOMA
04Feb1958 NBC orig airdate
Sharpe-Lewis prod.
Prod. no. LP12244 (copyright date 4Feb58)
Starring: Frank Lovejoy (as McGraw)
Guest cast:
Kathryn Givney ..... Teacher
James McCallion .... Brother
Synopsis:
A former teacher calls on McGraw to help her recently paroled brother establish himself on the right side of the law.
But a racketeer's offer proves very tempting to the parolee. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A parolee's efforts to reform are thwarted by a racketeer. [RF]
Synopsis 3:
A woman who taught McGraw at high school, asks him to help her brother, a parolee, to find honest employment. [The Age, Melbourne]

1.31 [--] Meet McGraw: RENDEZVOUS WITH DEATH
11Feb1958 NBC orig airdate
Sharpe-Lewis prod.
Prod. no. LP12240 (copyright date 11Feb58)
Starring: Frank Lovejoy (as McGraw)
Guest cast:
Virginia Gregg ... Society woman
Synopsis:
A socialite calls upon McGraw when a blackmailer threatens to reveal that she has served a prison sentence. [The Age, Melbourne]
Synopsis 2:
Socially prominent head of a charity foundation seeks McGraw’s aid when a blackmailer threatens to expose her prison record. [The Oregonian]
Synopsis 3:
A philanthropic society woman calls in McGraw to help solve a blackmailing situation involving her ex-husband, later found murdered.
Synopsis 4:
A blackmailer plagues a society woman whose husband has just been murdered. [RF]

1.32 [--] Meet McGraw: ESCAPE
18Feb1958 NBC orig airdate
Sharpe-Lewis prod.
Prod. no. LP12248 (copyright date 18Feb58)
Starring: Frank Lovejoy (as McGraw)
Guest cast:
Mary Castle ........ Joyce
James Flavin ....... Lt. Rork
Alan Mowbray ....... Osgood
David Post ......... Hugh
Henry Hunter ....... Wiley
Forrest Lewis
Synopsis:
A witness is frightened when she learns that an escaped convict is
after her. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Trying to clear a man of murder, McGraw works himself into a corner: the detective is accused of the crime. [RF]
Synopsis 3:
A young night club entertainer from Greenwich Village asks McGraw to clear her brother of a murder charge. [The Age, Melbourne]

1.33 [--] Meet McGraw: FRIEND OF THE COURT
25Feb1958 NBC orig airdate
Sharpe-Lewis prod.
Prod. no. LP12451 (copyright date 25Feb58)
Starring: Frank Lovejoy (as McGraw)
Guest cast:
Billy Chapin ....... Tommy Cassady
Dennis McCarthy .... Cassady
Catherine McLeod ... Laura
Synopsis:
When young Tommy Cassady runs away from boarding school the headmaster sends McGraw after the boy.
Tommy is heading for Reno to try to prevent his parents from getting a divorce. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A young boy heads for Reno to put the brakes on his parents' divorce. [RF]

1.34 [--] Meet McGraw: THE BIG CHANCE
04Mar1958 NBC orig airdate
Prod. no. LP12247 © 4Mar58
Starring: Frank Lovejoy (as McGraw)
Guest cast:
Barry Kroeger … Otto Bartof
Frances Robinson … Ann Bartof
Alexander Lockwood … Lawman
Robert Nichols … Hollis
Synopsis 1:
A miniature train carrying an anti-aircraft gun model rounds the turn of the tiny gauge track, the weapon
is fired and toy manufacturer Otto Bartof slumps dead.
Synopsis 2:
A wealthy toy manufacturer is murdered. When his will is read, it is found that he provided for McGraw to
investigate in the event of his sudden death. [TA]

1.35 [--] Meet McGraw: THE SET-UP
aka THE SETUP
11Mar1958 NBC orig airdate
Sharpe-Lewis prod.
Prod. no. LP12245 (copyright date 11Mar58)
Starring: Frank Lovejoy (as McGraw)
Guest cast:
Kipp Hamilton ...... Helen
Lyle Talbot ........ Maddon
David Lewis ........ P.J. Finch
Gage Clarke ........ Steward
Larry J. Blake … Police Lieutenant
Synopsis 1:
McGraw is faced with murder charge when he is retained to serve a subpoena. [The Age, Melbourne]
Synopsis 2:
McGraw is framed for murder by a man he once sent to prison. [RF]

1.36 [--] Meet McGraw: THE LONG ALOHA
18Mar1958 NBC orig airdate
Sharpe-Lewis prod.
Prod. no. LP12420 (copyright date 18Mar58)
Starring: Frank Lovejoy (as McGraw)
Guest cast:
Jacques Aubuchon … Police Lieutenant
Shepperd Strudwick … Dillon Brent
Mari Aldon … Bernice Brown
Gai Lee … bellboy
Barbara Luna … Yoshiko Ross
Beal Wong … Mr. Soong
Robert Kino … Henry Takato
Frances Fong … Mrs Soong
Nobu McCarthy … Native beauty
Synopsis:
On vacation in Hawaii, McGraw finds he has been marked for death by a poison-dart blowgun artist. [The Age, Melbourne]

1.37 [--] Meet McGraw: FACE OF THE DEAD
25Mar1958 NBC orig airdate
Sharpe-Lewis prod.
Prod. no. LP12450 (copyright date 25Mar58)
Starring: Frank Lovejoy (as McGraw)
Guest cast:
Joan Banks* ......... Doris Stark
Phillip Pine ....... Owen Stark
James Flavin ....... Lt. Rork
Sammy White ........ Brownie (cabbie)
Synopsis 1:
A cab driver friend of McGraw's reports that a recent passenger
in his cab was an escaped convict thought to have been killed
during a recent prison break. They learn that the felon and his
wife are hiding in an out-of-the-way apartment and McGraw decides to investigate. [TA]
(Synd rerun: 21Jun61 Ch.18 station? Wed 9:00 pm)
Synopsis 2:
Mc Graw steps in when a cabbie spots an escaped convict thought killed during a prison break. [RF]
*Note: Lovejoy and Joan Banks are Mr. and Mrs. in real life. [RF]

1.38 [--] Meet McGraw: THE LIE THAT CAME TRUE
01Apr1958 NBC orig airdate
Sharpe-Lewis prod.
Prod. no. LP12241 (copyright date 01Apr58)
Starring: Frank Lovejoy (as McGraw)
Guest cast:
Charlie Watts … Arnold Loftus
John Dryant … Denquist
Anne McCrea … Francine Denquist
William Schallert … John Hafey
Dodie Wright … Western Union Girl
Ray Teal … Lieutenant Bradley
John Bryant … Neil Denquist
Sandra Gould … Millie
Jim Hope … Cabbie
Synopsis:
A business man, afraid to admit to his wife that he has gambled their savings away, invents a robbery,
but finds himself involved in murder. [The Age, Melbourne]
Synopsis 2:
Afraid to tell his wife that he lost all their savings gambling, Arnold Loftus invents a robbery.
Loftus summons McGraw when Neil Denquist confesses to the imaginary crime. [Philadelphia PA Inquirer]

1.39 [--] Meet McGraw: THE DIAMOND
08Apr1958 NBC orig airdate
Sharpe-Lewis prod.
Prod. no. LP12242 (copyright date 08Apr58)
Starring: Frank Lovejoy (as McGraw)
Guest cast:
Edmon Ryan ......... Oliver Deforest
Ross Elliott ....... Lloyd Deforest
James Seay ......... Archer
Charles Wagenheim … Emil
Wally Vernon ....... Winkle
Don C. Harvey ...... Police Sergeant
Synopsis 1:
Two brothers in the diamond business decide to steal a large diamond and pin the theft on McGraw. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
McGraw's been had: he's the pawn in a plan to steal a diamond for its insurance. [RF]

[--] 15-Apr-1958 NBC - pre-empted for a Jerry Lewis special.

1.40 [--] Meet McGraw: RARE PERFUME
22Apr1958 NBC orig airdate
Sharpe-Lewis prod.
Prod. no. LP12238 (copyright date 22Apr58)
Starring: Frank Lovejoy (as McGraw)
Guest cast:
Norma Ward ......... Joyce
Marya Stevens ...... Janet
Sid Clute .......... Agent
Ila McEvoy ........ Dancer
Synopsis 1:
McGraw probes the murder of a dancer. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
McGraw finds a bizarre pattern for murder when he answers a call from a dancer.
Synopsis 3:
McGraw receives a call from a dancer who needs help. He rushes to the place where she is rehearsing
for a musical production. [The Age, Melbourne]
Synopsis 4:
McGraw attends a rehearsal of an outdoor musical to answer a call from one of the dancers. [Albany NY Times Union]

[--] 29Apr1958 NBC - repeat of 1.05 "The Torn Map"
[--] 06May1958 NBC - repeat of 1.06 "The Florentine Shield"
[--] 13May1958 NBC - repeat of 1.07 "The Cheat"
[--] 20May1958 NBC - repeat of 1.02 "Tycoon"
[--] 27May1958 NBC - repeat of 1.20 "The Brief Case"
[--] 03June1958 NBC - repeat of 1.16 "Mohave"
[--] 10June1958 NBC - repeat of 1.21 “McGraw in Reno"


1.41 [--] Meet McGraw: KEYS OF THE CITY
17Jun1958 original NBC airdate 
postponed from 19Nov57
Sharpe-Lewis prod.
Prod. no. LP12255. © 17Jun58 (in notice 1957)
Starring: Frank Lovejoy (as McGraw)
Guest cast:
Joey Faye .......... Willy Brown
Jean Willes ........ Loretta Travers
Maurice Hanson ..... Garrity
Synopsis 1:
While driving west with his friend Willy Brown, McGraw is involved in a minor accident with a car driven by pretty Loretta Travers.
McGraw learns that Loretta Travers is mayor of the city and is in the midst of her campaign for re-election. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
McGraw gets involved in a small-town mayoralty election involving a woman incumbent and her crooked opponent. [RF]
Synopsis 3:
McGraw is driving west with a friend when his car collides with that of a woman mayor. This catapults him into a hot
political battle and the crooked politicians aren’t happy. [Long Beach Press Telegram]

1.42 [--] Meet McGraw: LADY IN LIMBO
24Jun1958 original NBC airdate 
Sharpe-Lewis prod.
Prod. no. LP12267. © 24Jun58 (in notice 1957)
Starring: Frank Lovejoy (as McGraw)
Guest cast:
Marcia Henderson ... Mary Ann Adriana/Evie Adriana
Brad Jackson ....... Malvern
Robert Christopher … Danny Yates
Synopsis:
McGraw sets out to help a pretty girl accused of murder. He's surprised to learn that there are two pretty girls involved,
identical twins, who are part of a magician's disappearing act. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Identical twins double McGraw's trouble as he probes a murder. [RF]

[--] 01July58 NBC - "The Adventures of McGraw" is replaced by the game show "Dotto."

################ Meet McGraw #################
######### ABC Network repeats 1959 ###########
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ABC aired repeats of "Meet McGraw,” Sundays 10pm (or 10:30pm) Eastern.

01Feb59 ABC - repeat of 1.14 “The Fighter”
08Feb59 ABC - repeat of 1.22 "The White Rose"
15Feb59 ABC - repeat of 1.01 ”New Orleans Story"
22Feb59 ABC - repeat of 1.04 “Border City”
01Mar59 ABC - repeat of 1.08 “Ballerina”
08Mar59 ABC - repeat of 1.11 “The Good Doctor”
22Mar59 ABC - repeat of 1.25 "The Snow Job”
29Mar59 ABC - repeat of 1.26 "McGraw Meets McGinley"
05Apr59 ABC - repeat of 1.27 "Vivian"
12Apr59 ABC - repeat of 1.29 "The Island"
19Apr59 ABC - repeat of 1.28 "A Time for Dying"
26Apr59 ABC - repeat of 1.30 "The Diploma"
03May59 ABC - repeat of 1.31 “Rendezvous With Death”
10May59 ABC - repeat of 1.40 "Rare Perfume"
17May59 ABC - repeat of 1.41 "Lady in Limbo"
24May59 ABC - repeat of 1.32 "Escape"
31May59 ABC - repeat of 1.33 “Friend of the Court”
07Jun59 ABC - repeat of 1.12 "The Texas Story"
14Jun59 ABC - repeat of 1.34 "The Big Chance"
21Jun59 ABC - repeat of 1.35 "The Set-Up"
28Jun59 ABC - repeat of 1.36 "The Long Aloha"
05Jul59 ABC - repeat of 1.37 "Face of the Dead"
12Jul59 ABC - repeat of 1.02 "Tycoon"
19Jul59 ABC - repeat of 1.06 "The Florentine Shield"
26Jul59 ABC - repeat of 1.05 "The Torn Map"
02Aug59 ABC - repeat of 1.07 "The Cheat"
09Aug59 ABC - repeat of 1.20 “The Brief Case”
16Aug59 ABC - repeat of 1.16 “Mohave”/“Mojave”
23Aug59 ABC - repeat of 1.21 "McGraw in Reno"
30Aug59 ABC - repeat of 1.24 “In Memoriam”
06Sep59 ABC - repeat of 1.38 "The Lie That Came True"
13Sep59 ABC - repeat of 1.39 “The Diamond”
20Sep59 ABC - repeat of 1.19 "Keys of the City" (final ABC broadcast?)

circa Oct. 1959 - Reruns of “Meet McGraw” are nationally syndicated.

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