CTVA US Crime - "Staccato" (Revue/NBC)(1959-60) starring John Cassavetes

CTVA
The Classic TV Archive - US Crime Series


Staccato (1959-60)
(a.k.a "Johnny Staccato")
Episode Guide compiled by  The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
D. W. McGregor, Sunderland, UK [DWMcG] , David Moore, UK (ep #25),  James Beer
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)


Filmed in Hollywood by Revue Productions, Inc. /MCA tv Exclusive Distributors
for
NBC (Thursdays 8:30 pm EST)
Executive Producer William Frye
Produced by Everett Chambers
US Crime series 1959-60   27 episodes x 30 min bw
starring
John Cassavetes
as Johnny Staccato
with
Eduardo Ciannelli as Waldo
Premise:
A jazz pianist in the 'Waldo' club, Greenwich Village turns detective. Moodily-shot and performed mysteries
with a good music score: a cut above the average crime series.

Music Composed by Elmer Bernstein
Musical Supervision by Stanley Wilson
Costume Supervisor Vincent Dee
Hair Stylist Florence Bush

Johnny Staccato later went to ABC, where it was seen in reruns only from March to September 1960. [JB]
A 3-DVD set of this series available from Timeless Media Group (via NBC Universal). [JB]

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[01] Staccato: THE NAKED TRUTH (pilot episode)
Revue prod. no. TP12901
10Sep59 NBC
The Naked Truth (1) - Johnny Staccato
The Naked Truth (2) - Johnny Staccato
The Naked Truth (3) - Johnny Staccato
Written by Richard Berg
Directed by Joseph Pevney
Director of Photography Lionel Lindon, A.S.C.
Starring: John Cassavetes; With: Eduardo Ciannelli
Guest Cast:
Chick Chandler as Phil Kovak
Michael Landon as Freddie Tate
with:
Stacy Harris ............. A. J. Templer
Nick Cravat .............. Lotsie
Ruta Lee ................. Dee Dee
Robert H. Harris ......... Senator Bly
Frank Sully .............. Night Watchman
The Musicians:
Pete Candoli ............. Trumpet
Barney Kessel ............ Guitar
Shelly Mann .............. Drums
Red Mitchell ............. Bass
Red Norvo ................ Vibes
Johnny Williams .......... Piano
Synopsis:
Johnny Staccato, a failed jazz pianist, earns his living as a private detective. He has no office but can usually be
found at "Waldo's" jazz club in New York Greenwich Village, where he sometimes sits in with the resident band. One night
Johnny gets a call record producer Senator Bly. Bly tells him that his top singer Freddie Tate has gone all to pieces.
A.J. Templar, publisher of a scandal magazine called "The Naked Truth" is blackmailing Freddie and Bly wants Johnny to
do something about it. Johnny goes to see Teplar to warn him off. As soon as Johnny has left, Templar orders his henchman
Lotsie to kill Johnny. Lotsie stabs Freddie in mistake for Johnny. Templar and Lotsie now both go after Johnny. Johnny
manages to ram Lotsie against a wall by driving at him in his car. He next shoots Templar dead in self defense. The case
ends with Johnny going on a date with Templar's gorgous secretary Dee Dee (Ruta Lee). [DWMcG]

[02] Staccato: MURDER FOR CREDIT
Murder for Credit (1) - Johnny Staccato
Murder for Credit (2) - Johnny Staccato
Murder for Credit (3) - Johnny Staccato
  Revue prod. no. TP12906
17Sep59 NBC Thur
Teleplay by Richard Carr & Laurence Mascott / Story by Laurence Mascott
Directed by John Cassavetes
director of photography: Lionel Lindon, A.S.C.
Starring: John Cassavetes; With: Eduardo Ciannelli
Guest Cast:
Charles McGraw ..... Lester Prince
Martin Landau ...... Jerry Lindstrom
Marilyn Clark
Mel Berger
Bobbi Byrnes
Jimmy Joyce
The Musicians:
featuring:
Pete Candoli
With:
Red Mitchell, Bob Bain, Johnny Williams, Mel Lewis
Synopsis:
Lester Prince, a once-popular bandleader is making a comeback with an instrumental tune titled "Life" that Jerry Lindstrom
composed, but Prince claimed credit for it. Somebody out there is trying to poison Lester, and he asks Staccato for help
to find the culprit, but then Prince himself is murdered, Johnny has four suspects in mind. [JB]

[03] Staccato: THE PARENTS
Revue prod. no. TP12912
24Sep59 NBC
The Parents (1) - Johnny Staccato
The Parents (2) - Johnny Staccato
The Parents (3) - Johnny Staccato
Written by Douglas Taylor
Directed by Robert B. Sinclair
Director of Photograpy Lionel Lindon, A.S.C.
Starring: John Cassavetes; With: Eduardo Ciannelli
Guest Cast:
Shirley Knight ........ Shirley
Frank Dana ............ Jerry
John Hoyt ............. Ashton
Vic Perrin ............ The Doctor
Steve Gravers ......... Curt
Frank London .......... Shad
Lisa Davis Waltz ...... Claire
The Musicians:
Nora Evans, Milt Holland, Ronnie Lang
Synopsis:
Shirley and Jerry are a young married couple struggling to make end meets. Shirley is pregnant and, desperate for money,
the couple arrange with a man named Ashton to sell their baby when it is born. Ashton is a criminal who intends to sell
the baby on at a huge profit to himself. Shirley changes her mind and wants to keep the baby, but Ashton will not hear
of it. When he has his two hired thugs beat Jerry up, Shirley turns to her old friend for help. [DWMcG]

[04] Staccato: THE SHOP OF THE FOUR WINDS
Revue prod. no. TP12904
8Oct59 NBC
The Shop of the Four Winds (1) - Johnny Staccato
The Shop of the Four Winds (2) - Johnny Staccato
The Shop of the Four Winds (3) - Johnny Staccato
Written by Sidney Michaels
Directed by Boris Sagal
Director of Photography John F. Warren, A.S.C.
Starring: John Cassavetes; With: Eduardo Ciannelli
Guest Cast:
Nobu McCarthy ......... Fumiko
Don Gordon ............ Casper
Fuji .................. Tikon
Robert Kino ........... Toshio
Bob Okazi ............. Clerk
The Musicians:
Pete Candoli .......... Trumpet
Barney Kessel ......... Guitar
Shelly Manne .......... Drums
Red Mitchell .......... Bass
Johnny Williams ....... Piano
 Synopsis:
Four people have been brutally and sadistically beaten to death in the Little Tokyo area of New York. The last victim
was a friend of Johnny Staccato from his time in the army. Johnny's friend had called on him for help but he died before
Johnny got to see him. Johnny now goes about to find the murderer. His investigations lead him to the "Shop of the Four
Winds", where he finds that the owner is Casper, another man who Johnny knows from his army days - a man Johnny knows
to be cheat, a liar and a bully. [DWMcG]

[05] Staccato: THE NATURE OF THE NIGHT
Revue prod. no. TP12914
15Oct59 NBC
Nature of the Night (1) - Johnny Staccato
Nature of the Night (2) - Johnny Staccato
Nature of the Night (3) - Johnny Staccato
Teleplay by Henry Kane and Richard Carr / Story by Henry Kane
Directed by Boris Sagal
Director of Photography John F. Warren, A.S.C.
Starring: John Cassavetes; With: Eduardo Ciannelli
Guest Star:
Dean Stockwell .......... Dave
with:
Vladimir Sokoloff ....... Father Keeley
J. Pat O'Malley ......... Sgt. Lou Bacas
Janet Lake .............. Girl
Roy Mallinson ........... First Policeman
Harry Strang ............ Second Policeman
The Musicians:
Jack Costanzo
"Mr. Bongo" and his Quartet
Synopsis:
A beautiful young blonde girl arriving home at her apartment late at night is attacked by a young man with a flick knife.
She manages to beat him off and he runs away. He is Dave who works as a bartender at Waldo's. Dave goes back to Waldo's
where he is rebuked by Johnny Staccato for being away from the bar at a busy time. Dave says he was having a smoke. Later
Johnny confides to Waldo his suspicions of Dave. Dave's former wife, a beautiful young blonde had left him, and as a result
he had spent some time in a mental institution. Now four young blonde girls have been attacked in the neighborhood by an
unknown man. Dave admits his guilt but says he cannot help himself. Johnny and Waldo agree to take him to see Father Keeley,
a priest Dave respects, who could persuade him to give himself up and seek help. On the way, however, Dave breaks away,
climbs to the roof of a high building and threatens to jump. [DWMcG]

[06] Staccato: VIVA, PACO!
Revue prod. no. TP12916
22Oct59 NBC
Written by Gerald Orsini
Directed by James Hogan
Director of Photography Bud Thackery, A.S.C.
Starring: John Cassavetes; With: Eduardo Ciannelli
Guest Cast:
Jimmy Murphy .......... Paco Vidella
Miriam Colon .......... Mariana Vidella
Val Avery ............. Corky Lewis
John Tarangelo ........ Bobby Baker
Larry Doyle ........... Benji
Vici Raaf ............. Cissy Lamar
Flicka McKenna ........ First Girl
 Synopsis:
Johnny Staccato investigates the disappearance of Puerto Rican fighter Paco Vidella. Knowing that Paco is scheduled
to fight the featherweight champion and knowing how much Paco wanted the bout Johnny feels something must have
happened. [DWMcG]

[07] Staccato: EVIL
Revue prod. no. TP12918
29Oct59
Written by Richard Carr
Directed by John Cassavetes
Director of Photography Lionel Lindon, A.S.C.
Starring: John Cassavetes; (NOT: Eduardo Ciannelli)
Guest Cast:
Alexander Scourby ...... Brother Max
Lloyd Corrigan ......... Brother Thomas
Elizabeth Patterson .... Beatrice
Robert Carricart ....... Barney
Elisha Cook ............ Conrad
Charles Thompson ....... Old Player
Harry Whisner .......... Bartender
Helen Dietrich ......... Woman Pianist
Synopsis:
When a little old lady, Beatrice, gives all her money away to Brother Max, a phony evangelist who preaches against evil,
her brother, Barney goes to Johnny Staccato for help. John goes to one of Max's meetings held in an old mission hall.
He finds that Max has his congregation of derelicts, no-hopers and rejects, spellbound by his oratory. When Johnny tries
to tell them that Max is a fraud they bodily eject him from the mission and throw him into a trash can. Max admits to
Johnny that he is a fraud, but states that the hope and faith that he gives the people is worth the money they give him
thinking it is for building new missions. Johnny is more determined than ever to bring Max down. [DWMcG]

[08] Staccato: MURDER IN HI-FI
Revue prod. no. TP12902
5Nov59 NBC
Written by Hal Biller and Austin Kalish
Directed by Bernard Girard
Director of Photograpy Lionel Lindon, A.S.C.
Starring: John Cassavetes; With: Eduardo Ciannelli
Guest Cast:
Susan Oliver ......... Barbara Ames
Robert Carricart ..... Pete Sharvi
Ed Prentiss .......... Joe Radick
Dick Crockett ........ Sandblaster
Jean Harvey .......... Cleaning Lady
Donald Journeaux ..... Butler
Synopsis:
Waldo is forced by racketeer Joe Radick to hire gorgeous Barbara Ames (Susan Oliver) to sing at the club. To avoid
trouble Waldo does not tell Johnny what has happened. But then Johnny is beaten up. [DWMcG]

 [09] Staccato: FLY, BABY, FLY  [verified -JB]
Revue prod. no. TP12915
12Nov59 NBC Thur
Written by Philp S. Goodman
Directed by Robert B. Sinclair
Director of Photography: Ray Cory
Film Editor: Irving Schoenberg, a.c.e.
Starring: John Cassavetes
Special Guest Star:
Gena Rowlands ...... Nina Fletcher
Guest Cast:
Howard Freeman ..... Morse
Dort Clark ......... Guy Fletcher
Nesdon Booth ....... Jones
Ingrid Goude ....... Girl
Jan Brooks ......... Airline Hostess
Mike Steele ........ Pilot
Dennis Sallas ....... Bartender
Synopsis
Johnny accepts an offer from a businessman named Guy Fletcher to transport a suitcase containing mineral samples on an
airline flight to Los Angeles. Unbeknownst to Staccato, Fletcher switches cases, and its Johnny boarding a plane with a
suitcase full of explosives, because Guy's wife, Nina, who is in process of divorcing her husband is also on the flight. [JB]

[10] Staccato: TEMPTED
Revue prod. no. TP12913
19Nov59 NBC
Teleplay by Richard Carr and Francis Cockrell; Story by Francis Cockrell
Directed by Robert B. Sinclair.
Director of Photography William A. Sickner, A.S.C.
Starring: John Cassavetes; With: Eduardo Ciannelli
Guest Cast:
Elizabeth Montgomery ..... Fay Linn
Fred Beir ................ Fulton
Murray Alper ............. Policeman
Marty Green .............. First Man
Synopsis:
Fay Linn (Elizabeth Montgomery) clerk at a jewelry store closes up shop and goes to see Johnny Staccato at Waldo's.
She tells Johnny that she has always preferred him to her husband from whom she is now separated. She wants Johnny to
help her. She tells him that a valuable necklace which should have been locked in the vault at the store, has been mislaid
and now the vault is locked and she has the necklace with her. Fearing for its safekeeping she wants Johnny to go with her
to her employee's house to give him the necklace. Johnny takes the necklace from her and sets out with her. On the way
Johnny is set upon and robbed. But he had switched the necklace for a phoney and still has the real one. Fulton, an
insurance investigator tells Johnny the necklace has been stolen and that he suspects Fay. Fay is absolutely gorgeous and
Johnny is tremendously attracted to her, but does not altogether trust. He sets a trap to discover the truth about her,
but it is not as her would have hoped for. [DWMcG] 

[11] Staccato: THE POET'S TOUCH
Revue prod. no. TP12911
26Nov59 NBC
Written by Robert Hector and Hollis Alpert
Directed by Robert Parrish.
Director of Photograpy Lionel Lindon, A.S.C.
Starring: John Cassavetes; (NOT: Eduardo Ciannelli)
Guest Cast:
Mike Kellin .......... Scott Fenwick
Steven Marlo ......... Joe
Ken Walken ........... Dick Potter
Lelia Goldoni ........ Heloise
Nick Dennis .......... Turk
Garry Walberg ........ Sgt. Sullivan
Sylvia Lewis ......... Robin
Synopsis:
Dick Potter, a young Greenwich Village poet in search of local color, goes out on a drunken binge with longshoremen,
Joe and Turk. When a motorist insults them, Joe and Turk beat him so badly that the man dies. Sometime late, Dick's
girlfriend, Heloise, worried by his non-appearance advertises for him in a poet's journal. Johnny agrees to search for Dick.
He traces Joe and Turk but they deny any knowledge of Dick's whereabouts. Johnny does not believe them and follows them to
an old house where they have Dick locked up. At the end of the case Dick is free but Joe and Turk are dead and Johnny
has been so badly beaten that he has to spend some days in hospital. [DWMcG] 

[12] Staccato: THE WILD REED
 Revue prod. no. TP12905
03Dec59 NBC Thur (Rerun 24Mar60 NBC) 
guest stars
Bethel Leslie
Harry Guardino

Synopsis:
Johnny Staccato visits an old friend Frankie Aspen, who plays the saxophone in a night club. Although Frankie is sure
his playing is as great as ever, Staccato knows that Frankie has lost his touch and tries to find out why. [JB]

[13] Staccato: A PIECE OF PARADISE
Revue prod. no. TP12926
10Dec59
Written by Robert L. Jacks
Directed by John Cassavetes
Director of Photography John L. Russell, A.S.C.
Starring: John Cassavetes; With: Eduardo Ciannelli
Guest Cast:
Bert Freed .............. Sgt. Joe Gillin (recurring)
Walter Burke ............ McGill
Midge Ware .............. Laverne
Jan Harrison ............ Gracie
Sid Raymond ............. Fiandella
Wally Brown ............. Lt. Sam Baker
and
Pamela Searle "Miss England" .... First Girl
Nandita Greene "Miss Florida" .... Second Girl
Marianne Gaba "Miss Illinois" .... Third Girl
Synopsis:
Stella, a hostess at a nightclub, is murdered one night after returning home. Sgt. Joe. Gillin, a detective with the
N.Y.P.D. tells Johnny Staccato that he suspects McGill, a crippled ex-jockey and friend of Johnny's, to be the murderer.
Johnny is not convinced and decides to investigate the crime himself. He finds where McGill is hiding, but he does not
inform the police. He next visits the nightclub discovering that Gillin was interested in Stella, Johnny thinks Gillin
killed Stella until Gillin is given a cast iron alibi. Following this Johnny finds that Stella had a mysterious protector,
a Mr. Poppa. When he finds out who Mr. Poppa is a much sadder and disappointed man. [DWMcG]

[14] Staccato: THE RETURN
Revue prod. no. TP12923
17-Dec-59 NBC Thur
Written by James Landis
Directed by James Hogan
Director of Photography: Lionel Lindon, A.S.C.
Film Editor: Irving Schoenberg, A.C.E.
Starring: John Cassavetes; With: Eduardo Ciannelli
Guest Cast:
Virginia Vincent .... Jeannie Dasko
Tom Reese ........... Eddie Lasko
Garry Walberg ....... Sgt. Sullivan
Ben Hammer .......... Doctor
Perry Ivins ......... Sam
Irene James ......... Dolly
Robert Gibbons ...... Desk Sergeant
Synopsis:
A Korean War veteran escapes from an Army psychiatric hospital, hocks his watch and medal at a pawn shop, so he can
buy a gun to use it with one thing in mind. He intends to kill his philandering wife, who had him committed some years
earlier, so she can have affairs with other men. [JB]

[15] Staccato: THE UNWISE MEN (Christmas Episode)
Revue prod. no. TP12922
24Dec59 NBC
Teleplay by Shirl Hendryx; Story by Shirl Hendryx and Frank Dana
Directed by Robert B. Sinclair
Director of Photography Ray Rennahan, A.S.C.
Starring: John Cassavetes; With: Eduardo Ciannelli
Guest Cast:
Marc Lawrence ............ Vic
Jack Weston .............. Tom
Marge Redmond ............ Marge
Bernie Fein .............. Ramsey
Walter Maslow ............ Carl
Vincent Barbi ............ Buzz
Terry Frost .............. Detective
Synopsis:
Tom is an unsuccessful oboe player. He is forced to support his family by taking any job he can get. It is Christmas and
Tom is working as a Santa Claus at a big New York department store. Vic, Tom's brother is an ex-convict who together with
three other men is planning to rob the store where Tom works and they want Tom to help them by letting them into the
building after the store has closed. Tom is reluctant to do this but he feels loyal to his brother. Johnny, seeing that
Tom is troubled, gets him to tell the whole story. Johnny decides to do something about it. [DWMcG]

[16] Staccato: COLLECTOR'S ITEM
Revue prod. no. TP12921
31Dec59 NBC
Teleplay by Stanford Whitmore and Richard Carr; Story by Stanford Whitmore
Directed by John Brahm
Director of Photography John L. Russell, A.S.C.
Starring: John Cassavetes; With: Eduardo Ciannelli
Guest Cast:
Ann Henry ............ Hannah Green
Juano Hernandez ...... Romeo Jefferson
Frank London ......... Shad
Rupert Crosse ........ Redtop
Linne Ahlstrand ...... Anona
Synopsis:
Jazz singer Hannah Green is murdered at a party at which two of the other were her discarded lover, Redcap and Romeo
Jefferson, a once-great jazz pianist. Johnny gets Romeo a job in a swank uptown night-club. Johnny discovers Redtop beating
Johnny up. Then Shad shows up with a record which he claims proves that Romeo killed Hannah. Shad wants to blackmail
Romeo but Johnny frightens him off. Johnny then confronts Romeo with the record. Romeo tells him that he was so drunk that
he cannot even remember whether he killed Hannah or not. Johnny, however, thinks that Redtop is the real killer. [DWMcG]    

[17] Staccato: THE MAN IN THE PIT
Revue prod. no. TP12907
7Jan60 NBC
Written by Jameson Brewer
Directed by Sidney Landfield
Director of Photography: Lionel Lindon, A.S.C.
Starring: John Cassavetes; With: Eduardo Ciannelli
Guest Cast:
Buzz Martin .......... David Milikan
Norman Fell .......... Bill Lentz
Linda Watkins ........ Vivian Burke
Billy M. Greene ...... Shank Milikan
Pete Candoli ......... Pete
With:
Nita Talbot .......... Narcissa
Synopsis:
A young man, David Milikan, turns up one night at Waldo's and attacks Pete, one of the musicians. He has mistaken Pete
for his father, Shank Milikan, whom he has never seen. Johnny takes the boy home where he meets David's mother, Broadway
actress Vivian Burke. She tells him that Shank, once a great jazz musician, but now a wino, is trying to blackmail her
with details of her past indiscretions. Johnny agrees to take her case. He finds Shank working as a stage doorkeeper at a
run down theater putting on a girlie show. [DWMcG]     

[18] Staccato: THE ONLY WITNESS
Revue prod. no. TP12930
14Jan60
A successful racketeer and playboy calls Johnny Staccato and asks him to come over to his place.
On arrival Staccato encounters a gunman. .

[19] Staccato: NIGHT OF JEOPARDY
Revue prod. no. TP12927
21Jan60 NBC
Teleplay by Richard Carr and Everett Chambers; Story by Everett Chambers
Directed by John Cassavetes
Director of Photography Irving Lippman
Starring: John Cassavetes; With: Eduardo Ciannelli
Guest Cast:
Frank de Kova ......... Eddie Wayneright
William A. Forestor ... Martin
Morris Buchanan ....... Bobo
Jimmy Joyce ........... Sgt. Thomas
Burt Conroy ........... Mr. Big
Frank London .......... Shad
Mario Gallo ........... Dave Roman
Synopsis 1:
A dimly lit room where men are counting out stacks of counterfeit bills. A man burst in and says 'T' men are on their way up.
Synopsis 2:
Eddie Wayneright, a big-time forger, is about to be raided by the Treasury Men. He entrusts his plates to his faithful
lieutenant Dave Roman. Later, however, Dave is shot by Johnny Staccato, but before he dies he manages to hide the plates
in an old derelict house. Eddie thinks that Johnny has the plates and has him beaten up. He then gives Johnny two hours
to deliver the plates to him, or he will kill Waldo and the staff of Waldo's Club. [DWMcG]

[20] Staccato: DOUBLE FEATURE
Revue prod. no. TP12931
28Jan60
Written by Shimon Wincelberg
Directed by Richard Whorf
Director of Photography William A. Sickner, A.S.C.
Starring: John Cassavetes; With: Eduardo Ciannelli
Guest Cast:
Bert Freed .............. Sgt. Joe Gillin (recurring)
John Marley ............. Keeley
Garry Walberg ........... Sgt. Sullivan
Bernard Kates ........... Maurice
Frank London ............ Shad
Connie Davis ............ Lila
Martin Mason ............ Rumely
Synopsis:
A professional hitman and enforcer is imported into New York by a group of racketeers trying to force club owners to rent
their jukeboxes. This man, an exact double of Johnny Staccato, kills a club owner who refused to take a jukebox and Johnny
is arrested by Sgt. Gillen for the crime. [DWMcG]

[21] Staccato: THE LIST OF DEATH
Revue prod. no. TP12929
4Feb60 NBC
Written by Michael Fessier
Directed by Richard Whorf
Director of Photography William A. Sickner, A.S.C.
Starring: John Cassavetes; With: Eduardo Ciannelli
Guest Cast:
Paul Stewart ............ Priest/ Joe Alieoto
Lewis Charles ........... Bart Bartolini
Maxine Stuart ........... Velma Dean
Wally Brown ............. Sgt. Sam Baker
Edwina Burch ............ Mrs. Alieto
Herman Rudin ............ Quinn
Charles Seel ............ Willie
And:
Monica Lewis ............ Millie Collins
Synopsis:
A priest (Paul Stewart) visits Waldo's one night. Johnny Staccato, however, recognizes him as Joe Alieoto, a gangster
deported to Europe, and who is now in the U.S.A. illegally. Joe seeks out Johnny's help. He says he only has a short time
to live, but before he dies there are certain things he must attend to in New York. He has a list - a list of death.
He wants Johnny to help him. [DWMcG]

[22] Staccato: SOLOMON a.k.a. JESSICA WINTHROP
Revue prod. no. TP12925
11Feb60
Written by Stanford Whitmore
Directed by John Cassavetes
Director of Photography Benjamin H. Kline, A.S.C.
Starring: John Cassavetes; (NOT: Eduardo Ciannelli)
Guest Cast:
Cloris Leachman ........ Jessica Winthrop
Elisha Cook ............ Solomon Bradshaw
Synopsis:
Criminal lawyer Solomon Bradshaw calls in Johnny Staccato. He is defending Jessica Winthrop on a charge of first degree
murder. She is accused of stabbing her husband to death. Johnny however, does not share Solomon's feelings about his
client's innocence and requires much more assurance. [DWMcG]

[23] Staccato: ACT OF TERROR
Revue prod. no. TP12920
18Feb60
Teleplay by Richard Carr and Bernard C. Schoenfield; Story by Bernard C. Schoenfield
Directed by John Brahm
Director of Photography Neal Beckner
Starring: John Cassavetes; (NOT: Eduardo Ciannelli)
Guest Cast:
Maurice McEndree ......... Thad Clinton
Joan Chambers ............ Janice
Ted De Corsia ............ Al Donovan
Charles Thompson ......... Desk Clerk
Synopsis:
Johnny Staccato is called in on an unusual case when ventriloquist Thad Clinton, who works with a dummy which is made to
resemble a beautiful girl and which he calls Miriam, asks him to locate his missing wife. [DWMcG] 

[24] Staccato: AN ANGRY YOUNG MAN
Revue prod. no. TP12903
25Feb60 NBC Thur
Synopsis:
Carl Humboldt finally gets his chance to work for the man he most admires---mobster Louis Socorro. Johnny Staccato,
a friend of Carl's family, gives the boy 24 hours to break with his underworld employer. [JB]

[25] Staccato: THE MASK OF JASON
Revue prod. no. TP12939
3Mar60 NBC
Written by Robert L. Jacks
Directed by Paul Henried
Director of Photography Bud Thackery, A.S.C.
Starring: John Cassavetes; With: Eduardo Ciannelli
Guest Cast:
Mary Tyler Moore ........ Bonny Howard
Bert Remsom ............. Jason Eldridge
Roberta Haynes .......... Betty Bryn
Vito Scotti ............. Carlos
Harry O'Tyler ........... The Doorman
Phyllis Coghlan ......... Mrs. Stone
Synopsis:
When beautiful Bonny Howard (Mary Tyler Moore) an aspiring actress, and beauty contest entrant, is annoyed by a man with
a scarred face, her manager, Carlos, hires Johnny Staccato to be her bodyguard. Johnny discovers that the scarred man is
Jason Eldridge, Bonny's ex-husband. Jason had received his injuries rescuing Bonny from a hotel fire. But while he was in
hospital Bonny divorced him. Despite everything Jason wants Bonny back and believes that she will return to him.

[26] Staccato: A NICE LITTLE TOWN
Revue prod. no. TP12935
10Mar60 NBC Thur
Written by Stanford Whitmore
Directed by Paul Henreid
Guest Cast:
Cast:
Christine White ...... Royal
Rayferd Barnes ....... Ray
John Eldredge ........ John Farragut
Steve Gravers ........ Bundy
Joseph Sargent ....... Hollis
Jason Wingreen ........ Desk Sgt
Synopsis:
A Korean War veteran accused of being a communist sympathizer aligning himself with Red China is beaten to death by a
couple of masked men. The dead man's sister asks Staccato to investigate the murder in a small town where it took place,
but he finds out that nobody is doing anything about it. Soon, she is murdered herself by the same two masked men and Johnny,
carrying her dead body out on to the street for all the people to see, goes into a tirade over the incident. [JB]

[27] Staccato: SWINGING LONG HAIR
Revue prod. no. TP12919
17Mar60
Written by Sam Gillman
Directed by Jeffrey Hayden
Director of Photography Ray Cory
Starring: John Cassavetes; With: Eduardo Ciannelli
Guest Cast:
George Voskovec ............ Stanley Kaye
Celia Lovsky ............... Mina
Alfred Lipton .............. Wierdo
John Abdullah .............. First Man
Patrick Hayes .............. Second Man
Fred Katz .................. Himself (musician)
Darcy Hinton ............... Little Girl
Arline Hunter .............. Girl Photographer
The Musicians:
Fred Katz, Gene Estes, Paul Horn, John Pisano, Mel Pollan
 Synopsis:
Stanley Kaye, a concert pianist, and his wife Mina, escape from to the USA from an Iron Curtain country. But even in
Greenwich Village they find their life is far from fear when they are followed by two mysterious men. To complicate matters
Stanley's piano playing is so characteristic that it makes him stand out. John Staccato decides to help the couple [DWMcG]

[--] 24Mar60 NBC Thur - Rerun of #12 "The Wild Reed" (first aired 03Dec59)

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