CTVA US Crime - "Miami Undercover" (ZIV 1961) starring Lee Bowman

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Miami Undercover (1961)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
John King, New York (all episodes), Tom Alger , Rina Fox
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)


Ziv Television Programs, Inc.
for First-Run Syndication
Executive Producers Aubrey Schenck & Howard W. Koch

US Detective series 1961   38 episodes x 30 min bw
Starring:
Lee Bowman
as Jeff Thompson
with
Rocky Graziano as Rocky
Recurring Guest:
Hugh Lawrence as Lieutenant Mike O'Malley

Premise:
Private Investigator Thompson is hired by the Miami Hotel Owners'
Association to keep the city crime free. Former boxer Graziano played
assistant Rocky with Thompson posing as a sophisticated man about town.



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Syndicated Program

 [01] Miami Undercover: THE THRUSH [Verified on Film - RF]
ZIV Production
23Jan61 NYC
Producer Aubrey Schenck
Written by Steve Fisher
Directed by Howard W. Koch
Director of photography Gordon Avil
Guest Cast:
Jill Corey ........... Lita Irish
Gene Damian .......... Ted Craig
Larry King ........... Sleepy Sam
Cliff Ferre .......... Renny
Peter Turco .......... Sport
with
Hugh Lawrence ........ Lt. Mike O'Malley (recurring)
Synopsis:
During a radio broadcast, a disc jockey is murdered by a gangster's
hitman. Though thousands of people were listening, there were no clues. [JK][TA]

[02] Miami Undercover: CALYPSO LADY
30Jan61 NYC
Starring: Lee Bowman
Guest Cast:
Suzanne Lloyd (as Angela)
According to her uncle's will, Angela must spend a night in his
beachfront motel if she is to inherit it. Her brother and the motel
manager are determined to prevent her from meeting the stipulation. [JK]

[03] Miami Undercover: DAMITA
6Feb61 NYC
Starring: Lee Bowman
Guest Cast:
(no cast details)
When the daughter of a South American president is reported kidnapped,
Jeff Thompson finds her description to be like that of a girl who
has come to him for protection. [JK]

[04] Miami Undercover: THE CLOWN
13Feb61 NYC
Starring: Lee Bowman
Guest Cast:
Jerry Lester (as Lennie)
A comedian has periodic spells in which he does very odd things -
perhaps including murder. [JK]

[05] Miami Undercover: BET YOUR DEATH
20Feb61 NYC
Starring: Lee Bowman
Guest Cast:
Suzanne Lloyd (as Marla)
also stars:
George Neise
Jeff Thompson finds himself in the middle of a security swindle
involving some government dignitaries and a lady of title. [JK]

[06] Miami Undercover: MISS VENUS
27Feb61 NYC
Starring: Lee Bowman
Guest Cast:
Joan Tabor (as Miss Venus)
also stars:
Theodore Marcuse
One of the partners of the Miss Georgeous Contour Salon dies an
unusual death - he's murdered in a steam cabinet. [JK]

[07] Miami Undercover: MISS MIAMI BEACH
6Mar61 NYC
Starring: Lee Bowman
Guest Cast:
Teresa Del Rio (as Maria)
One of the finalists in a beauty contest disappears. Suspicion points
to the girl's competitors. [JK]

[08] Miami Undercover: TRIPLE CROSS
13Mar61 NYC
Starring: Lee Bowman
Guest Cast:
Jil Jarmyn (as Pat)
A rich woman is cheated in a gambling casino. She says she will raise
a fuss that will bring very bad publicity to Miami Beach.     [JK]

[09] Miami Undercover: ONE HOUR TO NOON
20Mar61 NYC
Starring: Lee Bowman
Guest Cast:
Norma Darwin (as Mitzi)
A man witnesses a murder and becomes the killer's second target [JK]

[10] Miami Undercover: CHA CHA CAPER
27Mar61 NYC
Starring: Lee Bowman
Guest Cast:
Hugh Lawrence (as Lt. Lawrence O'Malley) (recurring)
Lieutenant O'Malley's sister is electrocuted in her bathtub - Jeff
doesn't think her death was an accident. [JK]

[11] Miami Undercover: THE TOM DANE STORY
3Apr61 NYC
Starring: Lee Bowman
Guest Cast:
John Beradino (as Tom Dane)
Jane Burgess
Tom Dane comes to a chilling realization: He has been tricked into
helping the underworld eliminate one of its numbers. [JK]

[12] Miami Undercover: PRECIOUS JADE
10Apr61 NYC
Starring: Lee Bowman
Guest Cast:
Paul Daniel (as Lee Chong)
Jeri Miyazaki (as Precious Jade)
Chinese Communist Agents are determined to kill Lee Chong, a visitor
to Miami. [JK]

[13] Miami Undercover: WRONG PIGEON
17Apr61 NYC
Starring: Lee Bowman
Guest Cast:
Hugh Lawrence (as Lt. Lawrence O'Malley) (recurring)
Norma French (as Sheila)
An ex-bookie flees for his life - after he has looted the syndicate's
treasury. [JK]

[13] Miami Undercover: WRONG PIGEON [Verified on Film - RF]
ZIV Production
17Apr61 NYC
Producer Aubrey Schenck
Teleplay by John C. Higgins / Story by P.K. Palmer
Directed by Howard W. Koch
Director of photography Edward Colman
Editor John M. Foley
Guest Cast:
Norma French ......... Sheila
Harry Lewis .......... Elias Kardon
Jarl Victor .......... Emerson Lathrop
Lennie Bremen ........ Porky
Gene Collins ......... Herbie
Lonnie Blackman ...... Dusty
Kitty Kover .......... Dinah
Joanna Lee ........... Christine
Louis Nicoletti ...... Guido
Synopsis:
An ex-bookie flees for his life - after he has looted the syndicate's treasury. [JK]

[14] Miami Undercover: SUNKEN TREASURE [Verified on Film - RF]
ZIV Production
24Apr61 NYC
Producer Aubrey Schenck
Written by Gerald Drayson Adams
Directed by Howard W. Koch
Director of photography Gordon Avil
Guest Cast:
George N. Neise ...... Major Vance Hillary
Nora Hayden .......... Rita Dalzell
Adrienne Bourbeau .... Terry O'Neill [NOT to be confused with actress - Adrienne Barbeau]
Gene Damian .......... Tim O'Neill
Synopsis:
Jeff finds that a gang of crooks has turned the innocent sport
of skin diving into a very lucrative racket. [JK]

[16] Miami Undercover: BLOWUP
8May61 NYC
Starring: Lee Bowman
Guest Cast:
Dolores Dumbrille (as Vera)
A crook's wife hires Jeff to protect her from her husband. She
says he is trying to kill her. [JK]

[17] Miami Undercover: THE ROCKY CAPER
15May61 NYC
Starring: Lee Bowman
Guest Cast:
Karl Lucas (as Toledo)
Herbie Faye (as Joey)
Rocky is standing in an empty gymnasium when he hears a voice -
telling him to get out of town at once [JK]

[18] Miami Undercover: KITTY
22May61 NYC
Starring: Lee Bowman
Guest Cast:
Barbara Nichols (as Kitty)
Anthony George (as Sirago)
Jeff uses a gangster's girlfriend to lure the crook into a trap. [JK]

[19] Miami Undercover: OPERATION HURRICANE
29May61 NYC
Starring: Lee Bowman
Guest Cast:
Lenore Roberts (as Jackie)
Addison Richards (as Mullin)
Ralfe Harolde (as Darney)
Hugh Lawrence (as Lt. Lawrence O'Malley) (recurring)
When a hurricane rages, Jeff, Rocky and Lieutenant O'Malley must
put a damper on a crook's plan to take advantage of the weather and
steal a fortune. [JK]

[20] Miami Undercover: CUKIE DOG
5Jun61 NYC
Starring: Lee Bowman
Guest Cast:
Verna Felton (as Aramintha)
Theora Bryant (as Irene)
Edmund Hashim (as Marty Blake)
Carolyn Hughes (as Katie Dreegan)
Percy Helton (as Willie)
George Crise (as Johnny Clay)
Lonie Blackman (as Dusty)
A huge ransom is paid for the return of an expensive dog. Then
Jeff is hired to track down the dognappers. [JK]

[21] Miami Undercover: THE ASSASSIN
12Jun61 NYC
Starring: Lee Bowman
Guest Cast:
Peter Brocco (as Nick Manning)
Christian Drake (as Eddie)
Dayton Lummis (as Dr. Gregory)
A reformed crook has put his finger on one of his former cohorts
takes refuge in a sanitorium when his life is threatened. Posing
as members of the staff, Jeff and Rocky prepare to tackle the
would-be murderer. [JK]

[22] Miami Undercover: THE BABY SITTER
19Jun61 NYC
Starring: Lee Bowman
Guest Cast:
Ilana Dowding (as Melissa)
Jeff tries to crack a murder case while Rocky plays baby sitter to
the sole witness - a girl. [JK]

[23] Miami Undercover: A BULLET WAITS
26Jun61 NYC
Starring: Lee Bowman
Guest Cast:
Jackie Loughery (as Wilma)
Gregory Morton (as Jason Luther)
Frank Richards (as Garner)
Crooks decide to set up shop in Miami Beach - but first they
decide to erase Jeff from the scene. [JK]

[24] Miami Undercover: MYSTERY OF THE SWAMP
3Jul61 NYC
Starring: Lee Bowman
Guest Cast:
Susan Silo (as Vicki)
Steve Drexel (as Phil)
Glen Sternsel (as Randy)
Tom London (as Catfish Pete)
Warren Parker (as Chris)
A trio of hoodlums kidnap a teenager and 'persuades' Jeff to pen
the ransom note to her father. [JK]

[25] Miami Undercover: AUTO MOTIVE
10Jul61 NYC
Starring: Lee Bowman
Guest Cast:
Richard Bakalyn (as Zip Logan)
Bernadette Hale (as Kit Larsen)
Claude Johnson (as Dumba)
William Bryan (as Pat Faraday)
Rocky serves as the decoy in Jeff's plan to trap a pack of ruthless
young car thieves. [JK]

[26] Miami Undercover: DEMISE OF AN ARTIST
17Jul61 NYC
Starring: Lee Bowman
Guest Cast:
(no guest cast details)
Jeff becomes suspicious when the prices of some paintings skyrocket
after the artist's death. [JK]

[27] Miami Undercover: THE BIG FRAME
24Jul61 NYC
Starring: Lee Bowman
Guest Cast:
(no guest cast details)
A senator is the victim of a jewel robbery frame-up. [JK]

[28] Miami Undercover: THE SWAMI
31Jul61 NYC
Starring: Lee Bowman
Guest Cast:
(no guest cast details)
Jeff investigates the actvities of a suspicious swami. Jeff's
assistant on the case is a 'millionairess' - Rocky in ladies
apparel. [JK]

[29] Miami Undercover: ROOM 9
7Aug61 NYC
Starring: Lee Bowman
Guest Cast:
Sterling Holloway (as Henry)
Fredd Wayne (as Joe Danzig)
Brenda Howard (as Dottie)
Richard Benedict (as Clyde)
Jeff enlists the aid of a proficient "ghost breaker" when earie
sounds emanate from a hotel. [JK]

[30] Miami Undercover: CREDIT UNLIMITED
14Aug61 NYC
Starring: Lee Bowman
Guest Cast:
Nora Hayden (as Dierdre)
Steve Ellis (as Calvin)
A policeman is killed because he finds out about a credit card
counterfeiting ring. Jeff and Rocky try to get into the inner
circle by posing as crooks. [JK]

[31] Miami Undercover: THE VICTIMS
21Aug61 NYC
Starring: Lee Bowman
Guest Cast:
Argentina Brunetti (as Mrs. Alemada)
Edward Coleman (as Ramirez)
Jeff tries to track down a band of smugglers when one of their
"imports", an illegal native, is found dead. [JK]

[32] Miami Undercover: STUDY IN MOSAIC
28Aug61 NYC
Starring: Lee Bowman
Guest Cast:
Norbert Schiller (as Arcturus)
Veda Ann Berg (as Mrs. Booth)
John Duke (as Kamerill)
Kathy Marlowe (as Juliana)
Mauritz Hugo (as Johnson)
An antique dealer dies in the middle of a telephone conversation
with Jeff. Strange receipts are the sole clue to his demise. [JK]

[33] Miami Undercover: TINY THIEF CAPER
4Sep61 NYC
Starring: Lee Bowman
Guest Cast:
Ivy Thayer (as Mrs. Hastings)
Marc S. Thayer (as Runt)
A pair of youths are unsuccessful in their attempt to steal a small
fortune. Their refusal to talk leaves Jeff to his own devices. [JK]

[34] Miami Undercover: THE LETHAL LEDGER
11Sep61 NYC
Starring: Lee Bowman
Guest Cast:
Armand Amyamora (as Sam)
Marv Fisher (as Charlie)
Joan Lahau (as Lorna)
Jeff's assistant is murdered while on the trail of an incriminating
leger. [JK]

[35] Miami Undercover: A WOMAN'S WEAPON
18Sep61 NYC
Starring: Lee Bowman
Guest Cast:
Dolores Donlan (as Claire)
The murder of a photographer puts Jeff and Rocky on the track of
hoodlums. [JK]

[36] Miami Undercover: SCHOOL FOR GIRLS  [verified on film -RF]
ZIV Production
25Sep61 NYC
Producer Aubrey Schenk
Written by Herbert Abbott Spiro
Directed by Lee T. Sholem
Director of photography Gordon Anvil
Music Johnny Green
Guest Cast:
Eloise Hardt ......... Marjorie Whitmore
Noel Drayton ......... Professor Arthur Loring
Robert Palmer ........ Peter Bingham
Valerie Reid ......... Terry
Carla Hoffman ........ Joan Gorman
Sidney Marion ........ Mr. Garfield, pawnshop owner
Synopsis:
Jeff investigates an extracurricular activity at an exclusive girl's college - a robbery
of $6,000 worth of furs and jewels. [JK/RF]

[37] Miami Undercover: GOODBYE TO JOAN
2Oct61 NYC
Starring: Lee Bowman
Guest Cast:
Lisa Davis (as Joan)
Charles Fredericks (as Jerome)
John Duke (as Vargo)
Hank Patterson (as Pete)
The co-owner of a lucky sweepstakes ticket meets an unlucky end.
Jeff goes into action when the owner of the ticket's other half
shows up. [JK]

[38] Miami Undercover: STORM OVER DIANA
9Oct61 NYC
Starring: Lee Bowman
Guest Cast:
Laurie Mitchell (as Diana)
Mark Dana (as Victor)
Jeff is hired to protect a wealthy woman, and victim of a
series of "accidents".

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