CTVA US Crime - "Tallahassee 7000" (1961) starring Walter Matthau

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Tallahassee 7000 (1960-61)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
contributions by
Sal Crisanti , Tom Alger,  Rina Fox
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
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TALLAHASSEE 7000
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Lenwil Productions, Inc.
in association with Screen Gems, Inc. (to be verified)
Filmed in Florida
for First-Run Syndication
Executive Producer Herbert B. Leonard (to be verified)
Produced by Jerry Thomas

US Police series 1960-61   26 episodes x 30 min bw
starring
Walter Matthau
as Special Agent Lex Rogers of the Florida Sheriff's Bureau.

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Syndicated Program
Episodes listed in Production. no. order

   1.01 [--] Tallahassee 7000: THE COLD BALL (copyright title)
Screen Gems-Lenwil prod. no. 1 (copyright date 17Jan61)
Starring: Walter Matthau (as Lex Rogers)
Guest cast:
Ed Julien ............ Ricci
Mike Savas ........... Ames
Synopsis:
Rogers disguises himself as a hoodlum to smash a numbers racket. [RF]

1.02 [--] Tallahassee 7000: MAN BAIT (copyright title) (verified -SC)
(aka "Bad Crawley Boys")
Screen Gems-Lenwil prod. no. 2 (copyright date 03Jan61)
Directed By Harmon Jones
Written By Max Ehrlich
Starring: Walter Matthau (as Lex Rogers)
Guest cast:
Jason Evers ............ as Ed Morse
Warren Kemmerling ...... as Pete Crawley
Frank Braman ........... as George Crawley
Graham Velsey .......... as Pop Wellman
Al Wood ................ as The Document Examiner
Synopsis 1:
A killer leads Rogers on a perilous trail through the Everglades. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Lex travels through swamps to find a murderer. [RF]
(10Apr61 ABC, CBS, NBC affiliate WJAC-TV Johnstown, PA Mon 10:30pm)

1.03 [--] Tallahassee 7000: THE KALE BOYS (copyright title)
Screen Gems-Lenwil prod. no. 3 (copyright date 13Jan61)
Starring: Walter Matthau (as Lex Rogers)
Guest cast:
Betty Garde .......... Ma Kale
H.H. Riddleberger .... Luke
Synopsis:
Two brothers murder a man for no apparent reason. [RF]

1.04 [--] Tallahassee 7000: DANGER ROAD (copyright title)
Screen Gems-Lenwil prod. no. 4 (copyright date 31Jan61)
Starring: Walter Matthau (as Lex Rogers)
Guest cast:
Art Kassul ....... Jud Walker
Synopsis:
A gang of car-strippers terrorize Pinellas county. [RF]

1.05 [--] Tallahassee 7000: LOAN SHARK (copyright title)
Screen Gems-Lenwil prod. no. 5 (copyright date 24Jan61)
Starring: Walter Matthau (as Lex Rogers)
Guest cast:
Wallace Rooney ....... Blaine
Mary Davenport ....... Mrs. Longman
Synopsis:
Rogers becomes a loan shark to trap a gang of thieves.

1.06 [--] Tallahassee 7000: THE ALIBI (copyright title)
Screen Gems-Lenwil prod. no. 6 (copyright date 24Jan61)
Starring: Walter Matthau (as Lex Rogers)
Guest cast:
Richard Tretter ...... Clark
Kasey Rogers ......... Bonnie
Don O'Kelly .......... Blaine
Synopsis:
It seems all suspects have an alibi when a deputy sheriff is murdered. [RF]

1.07 [--] Tallahassee 7000: THE VIOLENT NIGHT (copyright title)
Screen Gems-Lenwil prod. no. 7 (copyright date 7Feb61)
Starring: Walter Matthau (as Lex Rogers)
Guest cast:
Paul Langton ......... Todd
Dottie Harmony ....... Mireilis
Synopsis:
A young girl is killed by a car. Was it an accident or murder? [RF]

1.08 [--] Tallahassee 7000: PURE HORSE (copyright title)
Screen Gems-Lenwil prod. no. 8 (copyright date 7Mar61)
Starring: Walter Matthau (as Lex Rogers)
Guest cast:
Phil Roth ............ Ludi
Phil Kenneally ....... Little
Wallace Rooney ....... Blaine
Synopsis:
The arrest of two drug addicts leads to a Florida dope-syndicate
investigation. [RF]

1.09 [--] Tallahassee 7000: PRINCE HAL (copyright title)
Screen Gems-Lenwil prod. no. 9 (copyright date 10Jan61)
Starring: Walter Matthau (as Lex Rogers)
Guest cast:
Robert Lowery ........ Hal
Jean Byron ........... Mrs. Frazier
Stanley Adams ........ Parrons
Synopsis:
Suspects in wealthy Henry Frazier's murder include his wife and the man
who loves her. [RF]

1.10 [--] Tallahassee 7000: BILLY THE KID (copyright title)
Screen Gems-Lenwil prod. no. 10 (copyright date 29Dec60)
Starring: Walter Matthau (as Lex Rogers)
Guest cast:
Robert Morris ........ Billy
Rocky Graziano ....... Rocky
George Lambert ....... Carrol
Synopsis:
Rogers tries to snare a publicity-seeking killer by keeping the story
quiet. [RF]

1.11 [--] Tallahassee 7000: VENDETTA (copyright title)
Screen Gems-Lenwil prod. no. 11 (copyright date 20Jan61)
Starring: Walter Matthau (as Lex Rogers)
********** no guest cast details or synopsis **********

1.12 [--] Tallahassee 7000: THE REUNION (copyright title)
Screen Gems-Lenwil prod. no. 12 (copyright date 15Feb61)
Starring: Walter Matthau (as Lex Rogers)
Guest cast:
Stacy Harris
Adrienne Hayes ....... Nancy
George Margo ......... Amzie
Synopsis:
A gangster claims he'll give himself up if he can see his daughter
first. [RF]

1.13 [--] Tallahassee 7000:
EARLY IN THE MORNING, FAR INTO THE NIGHT (copyright title) (verified -SC)
(aka "Royce Dante, Killer")
Screen Gems-Lenwil prod. no. 13 (copyright date 27Dec60)
Directed By Larry Doheny
Written By Mark Rogers
Starring: Walter Matthau (as Lex Rogers)
Guest cast:
Lew Gallo ............ Royce Dante
Rosalyn Newport ...... Lorraine
Martin Smith ......... Mclean
Asa Maynor ........... Jeff
Marc Towers .......... Al
William Edmonson ..... Pendleton
Jason Johnson ........ The Warden
Lucille Vance ........ The Tenement Manager
Synopsis:
Lex Rogers joins forces with the Dade County, Florida Sheriff's
Department in tracking down a dangerous armed robber, also wanted for
killing a store clerk. [SC]
Synopsis 2:
Ex-convict Royce Dante may have regressed: he's the chief suspect in a
store clerk's murder. [RF]

1.14 [--] Tallahassee 7000: DOCUMENT OF DEATH (copyright title)
Screen Gems-Lenwil prod. no. 14 (copyright date 7Apr61)
Starring: Walter Matthau (as Lex Rogers)
Guest cast:
Ruta Lee
Joseph Turkel ........ Dropper
Synopsis 1:
The chief suspect in a gambler's murder is a girl who was given a
sealed envelope by the victim before his death.
Synopsis 2:
Petty gambler Benny Martin tells his girlfriend to take care of a
certain envelope he's giving her.
(01Nov61 ABC, NBC affiliate KCBD-TV Lubbock, TX 10pm)

1.15 [--] Tallahassee 7000: THE CROSSROADS (copyright title)
Screen Gems-Lenwil prod. no. 15 (copyright date 17Mar61)
Starring: Walter Matthau (as Lex Rogers)
Guest cast:
Dehl Berti ........... Marty
Lia Waggner .......... Mrs. McCall
Synopsis:
Rogers investigates a series of munitions robberies. [RF]

1.16 [--] Tallahassee 7000: THE HOSTAGE (copyright title) (verified  -)
Screen Gems-Lenwil prod. no. 16 (copyright date 14May61)
Associate Producer - Earle R. Lyon
Director - Lawrence F. Doheny
Teleplay by: Jerry Thomas and Dan Beaumont / From A Story by Bill S. Ballanger
Starring: Walter Matthau (as Lex Rogers)
Guest Cast:
Dick Benedict ........ Purdy
Steve Brodie ......... Turner
Frank Albertson ...... Porter
Henry Brandon
Burton D. Metcalfe
Kay Reed
Ray Kellogg
Robert Reed
Kelly Thordson
Carl Christian
Stuntmen: Max Kleven, Doyle Brooks
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Director of Photography - Jack A. Marta
Film Editor - William E. Smith
Set Decorator - Morris Hoffmna
Asst. Director - Stanley Neufeld
Script Supervisor - Melvin L. Marshall
Set Designer - Eugene Kelley
Technical Consultant - James Hendrick
Music Supervisor - Edward J. Forsyth
Unit Manager - Hal Schaffel
Sound Effects - Sid Lubow
Production Supervisor - Leonard S. Katzman
A Lenwil Production
(c) Copyright 1960 (on film)(possibly filmed in 1959)
Synopsis 1:
This is the story of 2 bank robbers who rob a ship's vault of $200,000 in
$1000 bills. They get into a small shootout at the dock and grab Robert Reed's
car as the getaway car. His girlfriend is in the front seat so she is
held as a hostage. Of course the cops win in the end. The 2 robbers die
in a shootout at the lake as they attempt to get into a small boat to escape.
Synopsis 2:
Rogers allows two crooks to rob a bank and walk into a trap set for them. [RF]

1.17 [--] Tallahassee 7000: BEST LAID PLANS (copyright title)
Screen Gems-Lenwil prod. no. 17 (copyright date 22Mar61)
Starring: Walter Matthau (as Lex Rogers)
Guest cast:
Henry Brandon ........ Otto
Kathy Reed ........... Doris
Synopsis:
Two criminals rob a tycoon and kidnap his girl friend. [RF]

1.18 [--] Tallahassee 7000: THE MEET (copyright title) (verified -SC)
(aka's "Meeting of the Mob", "Witness Against the Mob")
Screen Gems-Lenwil prod. no. 18 (copyright date 20Mar61)
Produced by Jerry Thomas
Teleplay by Max Ehrlich / Story by Richard Baer
Directed by Harmon Jones
Starring: Walter Matthau (as Lex Rogers)
Guest cast:
Bernard Fein ......... Vincent Aiello
Vincent Gardenia ..... Carl Gardini
Fred J. Scollay ...... Willis
Eunice Pollis ........ Mrs. Aiello (aka Janis Pollis)
Kay Marsh
Sam Segal
Frank Carr
Robert S. Carson
Dorman MacLeave
Robert L. Livingston
Synopsis:
The Sheriff of Pinellas County, Florida learns of a possible crime-syndicate
meeting. Special Agent Lex Rogers (Walter Matthau) is notified and both men
try to disrupt the organization with the help of an unwilling syndicate boss. [SC]
Synopsis 2:
Rogers attempts to expose the activities of two rival underworld leaders. [RF]

1.19 [--] Tallahassee 7000: UNDERCOVER MAN (copyright title) (verified -SC)
(aka "Bootleg Whiskey in the Everglades")
Screen Gems-Lenwil prod. no. 19 (copyright date 13Mar61)
Produced by Jerry Thomas
Written by Max Ehrlich
Directed by Harmon Jones
Starring: Walter Matthau (as Lex Rogers)
Guest cast:
David Clarke ......... Sam Keely
Paul Conrad .......... Abe Rand
Tim O'Connor ......... Joby
Don V. McCarty
Matt Crowley
Toch Brown
Doug Hendry
Synopsis
Lex Rogers (Walter Matthau) disguised as a prisoner escapes from jail
with another inmate and flee to the Everglades to meet with the head
of a state-wide bootlegging operation. His name, Abe Rand. [SC]
Synopsis 2:
Sam Keely is allowed to escape from prison so he might lead the police
to moonshiners. [RF]

1.20 [--] Tallahassee 7000: THE FUGITIVE (copyright title) (verified -SC)
(aka "Fugitive with Rabies")
Screen Gems-Lenwil prod. no. 20 (copyright date 12Apr61)
Directed By Harmon Jones
Teleplay By M.L. Davenport & Max Ehrlich/ Story By George Lefferts
Starring: Walter Matthau (as Lex Rogers)
Guest Cast:
Gene Hackman .......... as Joe Lawson (escaped convict)
Wallace Rooney ........ as Sheriff Blaine
Molly McCarthy ........ as Martha
Woodrow Parfrey ....... as Marty Roebuck
Vincent Dennis ........ as Jeff
Ross Anderson ......... as Deputy Broxton
Robert L. Jones ....... as Callen
Arthur Marshall ....... as Mr. Linea
Rosemary Day .......... as Mrs. Linea
Synopsis:
The police have more than one reason for catching an escaped convict,
the man has been bitten by a rabid dog. [RF]

1.21 [--] Tallahassee 7000: SCARED WITNESS (copyright title)
Screen Gems-Lenwil prod. no. 21 (copyright date 14Jun61)
Starring: Walter Matthau (as Lex Rogers)
Synopsis 1:
The relative of a Canadian public figure vanishes while visiting Florida. [RF]
(29Nov61 ABC, NBC affiliate KCBD-TV Lubbock, TX 10pm)
Synopsis 2:
Rogers searches for a missing tourist who's a member of a prominent
Canadian family. [RF]

1.22 [--] Tallahassee 7000: PUNCH DRUNK (copyright title)
Screen Gems-Lenwil prod. no. 22 (copyright date 6Apr61)
Starring: Walter Matthau (as Lex Rogers)
Guest cast:
Rebecca Sand ......... Rickie
Douglas Rogers ....... Crasher
Synopsis:
A member of the state liquor board has been killed in the middle of a
rackets investigation. [RF]

1.23 [--] Tallahassee 7000: TRIAL AND ERROR (copyright title)
Screen Gems-Lenwil prod. no. 23 (copyright date 31May61)
Starring: Walter Matthau (as Lex Rogers)
Guest cast:
Norman Dayton ........ Carlson
Robert Dryden ........ Cherry
Michael Conrad ....... Haines
Synopsis:
Just before he dies, Deputy Carlson accuses Haines, his partner,
of murdering him. [TA]
(Aired 25Oct61 on WTVC-9, Chattanooga, Tenn., Wednesday 7:00pm)

1.24 [--] Tallahassee 7000: INTERRUPTED JOURNEY (copyright title)
Screen Gems-Lenwil prod. no. 24 (copyright date 29Jun61)
Starring: Walter Matthau (as Lex Rogers)
Synopsis 1:
Two robbers shoot a policeman while making off with a payroll. [TA]
(Aired 1Nov61 on WTVC-9, Chattanooga, Tenn., Wednesday 7:00pm)
Synopsis 2:
Rogers searches for payroll robbers who have murdered a policeman. [RF]

1.25 [--] Tallahassee 7000: LADY KILLER (copyright title)
Screen Gems-Lenwil prod. no. 25 (copyright date 7Jun61)
Starring: Walter Matthau (as Lex Rogers)
Guest cast:
Pamela Curran ........ Betty Culver
Virginia Martin ...... Evelyn
William Clemens ...... Willis
Synopsis:
In Florida for a beauty contest, Betty is shot at by a sniper. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A beauty contestant is murdered by a sniper while she is sunbathing. [RF]

1.26 [--] Tallahassee 7000: MAN FROM TALLAHASSEE (copyright title)
Screen Gems-Lenwil prod. no. 26 (copyright date 1May61)
Starring: Walter Matthau (as Lex Rogers)
Guest cast:
Ralph Meeker ......... Harry Gifford
David White .......... Amsterdam
Synopsis:
Harry Gifford is accused of murdering his girl friend. [RF]

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