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Starring: Peter Lawford (as Nick Charles), Phyllis Kirk (as Nora Charles)
Season 2 (NBC) (1958-59)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Tom Alger, Rina Fox, D.W.McGregor
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive / Writers Guild of America (wga)

 
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############## season 2 1958-59 ##############
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NBC Fridays 9:30 pm Eastern
35 episodes
Produced by Bob Welch

[--] 10Oct58 NBC Fri, Network Re-run of "The Art of Murder"  (first aired 23May58)

2.01 [38] The Thin Man: SCENE OF THE CRIME
24Oct58 NBC Fri
Starring: Peter Lawford (Nick Charles), Phyllis Kirk (Nora Charles)
Guest cast:
Hayden Rorke .......... Tyson
Emile Meyer ........... Clyde
Tina Carver ........... Mrs. Tyson
Jack Albertson ........ Lt. Evans (recurring)
Synopsis:
Nick and Nora learn that their new house was the scene of an unsolved axe murder. [RF]

2.02 [39] The Thin Man: HOUSEWARMING
31Oct58 NBC Friday
Starring: Peter Lawford (Nick Charles), Phyllis Kirk (Nora Charles)
Guest cast:
Jack Albertson ........ Lt. Evans (recurring)
John Hoyt ............. Sitwell
Patricia Donahue ...... Hazel (recurring)
Synopsis 1:
Nora decides to surprise Nick with a housewarming party. She finds a
little black book, which she believes belongs to Nick and sends out
invitations to all the people listed in it. Nora doesnít know that the
book belongs to a gangster.
Synopsis 2:
Nora throws a party for Nick, but the surprise is hers: she mistook a
gangster's address book for a suitable guest list. [RF]
(Syndicated repeat 03Apr64)

2.03 [40] The Thin Man: PACK MY CAT, BEULAH
07Nov58 NBC Friday 9:30pm (Eastern)
Starring: Peter Lawford (Nick Charles), Phyllis Kirk (Nora Charles)
Guest Cast:
Blanche Sweet ......... Mrs. Durkem
Nita Talbot ........... Beatrice Dane -aka- Blondie Collins (recurring)
Lurene Tuttle ......... Martha Cawthorine
Synopsis:
A lovely blonde is avoiding the police because she is carrying a
huge sum in stolen money. She overhears Nora making plans to go away on
a trip and decides to use Noraís apartment as a hideout. But Nora arrives
home a little early and discovers the woman there.
Synopsis 2:
A blonde with an embezzled fortune hides at the Charleses' apartment. [RF]

2.04 [41] The Thin Man: LOST LAST CHAPTER
14Nov58 NBC Fri
Starring: Peter Lawford (Nick Charles), Phyllis Kirk (Nora Charles)
Guest cast:
Gavin MacLeod ......... Jackson
Ann McCrea ............ Billie
Bob Hope .............. Cameo
Synopsis:
Nick, as mystery editor of a publishing house, discovers that the last
chapter of a forthcoming book is missing.
Synopsis 2:
Nick faces a mystery within a mystery when the last chapter of a suspense novel disappears. [RF]

2.05 [42] The Thin Man: I LOATHE YOU, DARLING [verified - DWMcG]
21Nov58 NBC Fri
Executive Producer, Richard Maibaum / Produced by Bob Welch
Written by Michael Fessier
Directed by John Newland
Director of Photography William W. Spencer
Starring: Peter Lawford (Nick Charles), Phyllis Kirk (Nora Charles)
Guest Cast:
Alan Reed ........... Jonathan Packson
Paul Richards ....... Freddy Dee
Jack Albertson ...... Lt. Evans (recurring)
Patricia Donahue .... Hazel (recurring)
Eugenia Paul ........ Moana
Autumn Russell ...... Penelope Neff
Synopsis 1:
A young girl is murdered, and two men were involved with her. Freddy Dee, a
beatnik poet, and Jonathan Packson, a middle-aged music publisher. Later,
another girl is murdered and Nora faces death from the murderer when she
is left alone with him not suspecting who he is. Nick, however, has worked
out the identify of the killer and is just in time, together with the
police to rescue his wife. [DWMcG]
Synopsis 2:
Nick and Nora probe the brutal slayings of two models. [RF]

2.06 [43] The Thin Man: THE HUMAN BOMB
28Nov58 NBC Fri
Starring: Peter Lawford (Nick Charles), Phyllis Kirk (Nora Charles)
Guest cast:
Jacques Aubuchon ...... Leonard Rankin
Jack Albertson ........ Lt. Evans (recurring)
Rodney Bell ........... Peter Brand
Ray Walker ............ Detective Hull
Synopsis:
An ex-convict visits the Charles apartment with a bomb in his pocket. He
threatens to blow up the apartment, including Nick and Nora, unless Nick
gives him a huge sum of money. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
An ex-convict bursts into the Charles apartment with a bomb threatening
to detonate it unless he's given $50,000. [RF]

2.07 [44] The Thin Man: PLAGUE OF PIGEONS (copyright title)
05Dec58 NBC Fri
Starring: Peter Lawford (Nick Charles), Phyllis Kirk (Nora Charles)
Guest cast:
Charles Fredericks .... Currie
Jack Albertson ........ Lt. Evans (recurring)
Synopsis:
A lost bag of bird seed and a lot of pigeons lead Nick to a diamond-smuggling ring. [RF]

2.08 [45] The Thin Man: DESIGN FOR MURDER
12Dec58 NBC Fri
Starring: Peter Lawford (Nick Charles), Phyllis Kirk (Nora Charles)
Guest cast:
Helmut Dantine ........ Baron Orlonski
Paul Dubov ............ Raucat
Synopsis:
Baron Orlonski springs some deadly surprises by staging a rehearsal for a "foolproof murder." [RF]

2.09 [46] The Thin Man: MURDER IN MINK
19Dec58 NBC Fri
Starring: Peter Lawford (Nick Charles), Phyllis Kirk (Nora Charles)
Guest cast:
Robert McQueeny ....... Jason
Karine Nordman ........ Mme. Michel
Jack Albertson ........ Lt. Evans (recurring)
Synopsis 1:
A missing fur coat leads Nick into an investigation that
endangers Noraís life.
Synopsis 2:
Nora takes a mink coat home from a store on approval, only to have
the coat stolen. While Nick is investigating the theft, he becomes
aware that there have been several fur thefts recently. He decides
that there must be a connection between the incidents. [TA]
Synopsis 2:
Nick's search for a missing fur coat prompts a mad killer to lock Nora
and Asta in a freezing storage vault. [R]

2.10 [47] The Thin Man: LADY ON THE LAM
26Dec58 NBC Fri
Starring: Peter Lawford (Nick Charles), Phyllis Kirk (Nora Charles)
Guest cast:
Nita Talbot ........... Blondie Collins (recurring)
Marjorie Bennett ...... Mrs. Bascombe
Jack Albertson ........ Lt. Evans (recurring)
Patricia Donahue ...... Hazel (recurring)
Synopsis:
Lightheaded Blondie Collins breaks out of jail and heads straight for the Charles apartment. [RF]

2.11 [48] The Thin Man: BEAUTY AND THE BATH
02Jan59 NBC Fri
Starring: Peter Lawford (Nick Charles), Phyllis Kirk (Nora Charles)
Guest cast:
Ben Astar ............. Rodolfo
Kasey Rogers .......... Madame
Rebecca Welles ........ Maria
Eva Lynd .............. Angela
Synopsis:
A Roman health salon turns into a fountain of death for the wife of an American gangster. [RF]

2.12 [49] The Thin Man: THE CASE OF THE BAGGY BRITCHES (copyright title)
(aka The Case of the Baggy Pants)
09Jan59 NBC Fri

The Thin Man - Case of the Baggy Pants (1 of 3)
The Thin Man - Case of the Baggy Pants (2 of 3)
The Thin Man - Case of the Baggy Pants (3 of 3)
Starring: Peter Lawford (Nick Charles), Phyllis Kirk (Nora Charles)
Guest cast:
Barbara Nichols ....... Stripper
Hank Henry ............ Noonan
Stanley Adams ......... Kruger
Synopsis 1:
A stripper in a burlesque show reports that her life has been threatened.
Nick masquerades as the comic in the show to investigate. [TA]
Synopsis 2:
Nick poses as a burlesque comic to help a stripper whose life is in danger. [RF]

2.13 [50] The Thin Man: MAINE THING (copyright title)
23Jan59 NBC Fri
Guest cast:
Eddie Firestone ....... Turkey
Philip Coolidge ....... Sheriff
Synopsis:
Nick is arrested for a traffic violation in a small town whose
inhabitants fear a mysterious "thing." [RF]

2.14 [51] The Thin Man: OUTRAGEOUS LADY
30Jan59 NBC Fri
Starring: Peter Lawford (Nick Charles), Phyllis Kirk (Nora Charles)
Guest cast:
Nita Talbot ........... Blondie Collins (recurring)
Peter Leeds ........... Martin
Patricia Donahue ...... Hazel
Synopsis:
The troublemaking Blondie Collins returns and promptly involves the
Charleses in a murder. [RF]

2.15 [52] The Thin Man: THE BIG HOLDOUT
06Feb59 NBC Fri

The Thin Man with Peter Lawford - "The Big Holdout" (1 of 3...
The Thin Man with Peter Lawford - "The Big Holdout" (2 of 3...
The Thin Man with Peter Lawford - "The Big Holdout" (3 of 3...
Starring: Peter Lawford (Nick Charles), Phyllis Kirk (Nora Charles)
Guest cast:
Robert Brubaker ....... Tolan
Synopsis 1:
Nora is summoned for jury duty and takes her new responsibilities very
seriously. But when she receives a diamond wrist watch and a ticket for
a round-the-world cruise from an anonymous person, Nick suspects
someone is hoping Nora won't serve on the jury. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Nora takes her jury duty very seriously, but someone else is very
serious about getting her out of the way. [RF]

2.16 [53] The Thin Man: PERFECT SERVANT
13Feb59 NBC Fri
Starring: Peter Lawford (Nick Charles), Phyllis Kirk (Nora Charles)
Guest cast:
Jesse White
Synopsis:
Nora is in rapture over her new servant who got his housekeeping
experience while serving a jail term for safecracking. [RF]

2.17 [54] The Thin Man: A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE MORGUE
20Feb59 NBC Fri
Starring: Peter Lawford (Nick Charles), Phyllis Kirk (Nora Charles)
Guest cast:
Bob Hopkins ........... Miller
Tracey Roberts ........ Lillian
Jack Albertson ........ Lt. Evans (recurring)
Synopsis:
A comedian, hated by all of his intimates, is shot to death on network television. [RF]

2.18 [55] The Thin Man: BLACK WIND AND LIGHTNING
27Feb59 NBC Fri
Starring: Peter Lawford (Nick Charles), Phyllis Kirk (Nora Charles)
Guest cast:
Richard Deacon
Frances Bavier
Synopsis:
Nick and Nora are searching a decayed mansion for traces of a missing writer. [RF]

2.19 [56] The Thin Man: HOLIDAY FOR HAZEL
06Mar59 NBC Friday
Starring: Peter Lawford (Nick Charles), Phyllis Kirk (Nora Charles)
Guest cast:
Steve Allen ........... Himself
Casey Adams ........... Cameron
Patricia Donahue ...... Hazel (recurring)
Jack Albertson ........ Lt. Evans (recurring)
Synopsis 1:
Hazel poses as Nora in an attempt to win prize money from a telephone-
quiz show. Meanwhile Nick and Nora are jailed for "impersonating"
themselves while investigating an embezzler. Steve Allen makes an appearance tonight.
Synopsis 2:
Hazel poses as Nora to win a quiz-show prize while Nick and Nora are
arrested---for impersonating themselves. [RF]

2.20 [57] The Thin Man: LADY FRANKENSTEIN
13Mar59 NBC Fri
Starring: Peter Lawford (Nick Charles), Phyllis Kirk (Nora Charles)
Guest cast:
Fritz Feld ............ Count Sedora
Doris Packer .......... Della
Nita Talbot ........... Blondie Collins (recurring)
Synopsis 1:
Nick and Nora attempt to escape from their rambunctious friend Blondie
Collins by taking a trip to Florida.
Synopsis 2:
Nick and Nora flee to Florida to avoid troublesome Blondie Collins
(Nita Talbot), but she joins them anyway in a stolen gown. [RF]

2.21 [58] The Thin Man: MAYHEM TO MUSIC
20Mar59 NBC Fri
Starring: Peter Lawford (Nick Charles), Phyllis Kirk (Nora Charles)
Guest cast:
Mary Beth Hughes ...... Eve Marloff
Jack Albertson ........ Lt. Evans (recurring)
Synopsis:
A temperamental concert pianist is found murdered, and the authorities
place the blame on an ex-fighter. After meeting several of the dead
man's companions, Nick and Nora are not convinced of the boxer's guilt. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Nick steps in when an ex-fighter is accused of murdering a temperamental concert pianist. [RF]

2.22 [59] The Thin Man: LE SABRE INVICTA EST?
27Mar59 NBC Fri 9:30pm ET
Starring: Peter Lawford (Nick Charles), Phyllis Kirk (Nora Charles)
Guest cast:
Gustavo Rojo .......... Kewpie Amoroso
Myrna Hansen .......... Sandra
Synopsis:
Playboy Kewpie Amoroso is the latest favorite of the international
sportscar racing set. Despite Amoroso's obvious charms, which intrigue
Nora, Nick regards him with suspicion.
Synopsis 2:
Nora is literally taken for a ride by a sports-car racer whom Nick
suspects of something more than speeding. [RF]

2.23 [60] The Thin Man: GLORY ROAD
03Apr59 NBC Fri
Starring: Peter Lawford (Nick Charles), Phyllis Kirk (Nora Charles)
Guest cast:
Marianne Stewart ...... Sheila
Alex Gerry ............ Clark
Sam Flint ............. Gladwin
Patricia Mowbray ...... Cheryl
Steve Mitchell ........ Parmalee
Synopsis 1:
A novelistís life is threatened after she tells a TV audience that her
forthcoming book will name the men involved in a huge state swindle.
Synopsis 2:
An author's life is threatened when she promises to expose a huge swindle in her next book. [RF]

2.24 [61] The Thin Man: ANONYMITY ANYONE?
MGM-Clarington prod. no. 12-75
10Apr59 NBC Fri
Directed by Don Weis
Starring: Peter Lawford (Nick Charles), Phyllis Kirk (Nora Charles)
Guest cast:
Carmen Phillips ....... Alice
Ken Lynch ............. Murphy
Synopsis:
Nickís banker asks him to assume his identity while Nick and Nora are on vacation.
Synopsis 2:
Nick is on the spot after assuming the identity of a banker who fled with $6,000,000. [RF]

2.25 [62] The Thin Man: THAT'S GRATITUDE
MGM-Clarington prod. no. 12-91
17Apr59 NBC Friday 9:30pm
Produced by Bob Welch
Written by Edmund Hartmann
Directed by Don Weis
Theme: Pete Rugolo
Director of photography: William W. Spencer
film editor: Harry Knapp.
Starring: Peter Lawford (Nick Charles), Phyllis Kirk (Nora Charles)
Guest cast:
Lennie Bremen ......... Fred Dugan
Victoria King ......... Gracie
Scott Peters .......... Tom Miller
Peggy Maley ........... Stella
Synopsis 1:
A couple of underpaid dance-hall girls fear that blackmail is going to
break up a friendís marriage, so they ask Nick to help them.
Synopsis 2:
Nick agrees to help some dance-hall girls protect a friend from her own unsavory past. [RF]

2.26 [63] The Thin Man: THE CAT KICKER
24Apr59 NBC Friday
Starring: Peter Lawford (Nick Charles), Phyllis Kirk (Nora Charles)
Guest Cast:
Don Rickles ........... Eddie
Nora Hayden ........... Roberta Hagen
John Holland .......... Mr. Kalman
Synopsis:
While helping to raise money for charity, Nora offers Nickís services
as a detective to the highest bidder. But Nora is dismayed at the
results of the auction - Nick goes to a beautiful woman wearing a mink coat.
Synopsis 2:
Nick tries to help a gorgeous amnesiac who wears a mink coat over a nightgown. [RF]

2.27 [64] The Thin Man: BRONZE BONZE
01May59 NBC Fri
Starring: Peter Lawford (Nick Charles), Phyllis Kirk (Nora Charles)
Guest cast:
Stanley Adams ......... Choui Yang
Charlita .............. Lily Ying
Synopsis:
An Oriental detective and a lovely woman vie for Nick's services in finding a bronze statue. [RF]

2.28 [65] The Thin Man: REQUIEM FOR A RECLUSE
08May59 NBC Fri
Starring: Peter Lawford (Nick Charles), Phyllis Kirk (Nora Charles)
Guest cast:
Sylvia Field .......... Baby
Alan Hewitt ........... Van Horn
Amy Douglass .......... Lucy
Anthony Eustrel ....... Parsons
Synopsis:
Nick and Nora hire out as butler and maid to solve a mystery in a decrepit house. [RF]

2.29 [66] The Thin Man: NORA GOES OVER THE WALL
15May59 NBC Fri
Starring: Peter Lawford (Nick Charles), Phyllis Kirk (Nora Charles)
Guest cast:
Gloria Henry .......... Valerie
Charles Tannen ........ Roberts
Robert Quarry ......... Gregory
Sandy Kenyon .......... Spider
Synopsis:
Locked out of her apartment, Nora takes refuge next door, and is
accused of stealing a woman's clothes, jewels and husband. [RF]

2.30 [67] The Thin Man: HAMILTON HOLLERED HELP (copyright title)
aka "Hamilton Hollered For Help" (title given in TVGuide)
22May59 NBC Fri
Starring: Peter Lawford (Nick Charles), Phyllis Kirk (Nora Charles)
guest cast:
Jane Betts ........... Maw Crossett
Richard Wessel ....... Willis Crossett
Tudor Owen ........... Cockney Charlie
Synopsis:
A woman and her son make a generous contribution to Nora's charity fund,
then change their minds and want the money back. [RF]
(Syndicated repeat 30Mar64 - Monday at 12:00pm)

2.31 [68] The Thin Man: DEAR DEAD DAYS
MGM-Clarington prod. no. 1250
29May59 NBC Fri
Produced by Bob Welch
Written by Michael Fessier
directed by Don Weis
film editor: Frank Santillo
director of photography: William W. Spencer
Thin Man theme by Pete Rugolo.
Starring: Peter Lawford (Nick Charles), Phyllis Kirk (Nora Charles)
Guest cast:
Jack Albertson ........ Lt. Evans (recurring)
Eve McVeagh ........... Dane
Milton Frome .......... Hastrow
Synopsis:
The Charles home is overrun with visitors: a gangster announced that a
fortune is hidden in the apartment. [RF]

2.32 [69] The Thin Man: COLD CARGO
05Jun59 NBC Fri
Starring: Peter Lawford (Nick Charles), Phyllis Kirk (Nora Charles)
Guest cast:
Clark Howat ........... Jessup
Bert Freed ............ Healey
Synopsis:
The Charleses' vacation is ruined, simply ruined: in the oddest places
Nora keeps finding the same corpse. [RF]

2.33 [70] The Thin Man: BAT MCKIDDERICK ESQ.
12Jun59 NBC Fri
Starring: Peter Lawford (Nick Charles), Phyllis Kirk (Nora Charles)
Guest cast:
Chick Chandler ........ McKidderick
Mary Wickes ........... Sally
Stuart Randall ........ Sheriff
Synopsis:
Nick and Nora attend the Frontier Festival at Centipede City, where
they become involved in a murder plot. [RF]

2.34 [71] The Thin Man: CHERCHEZ LA SEX POT
19Jun59 NBC Fri
Starring: Peter Lawford (Nick Charles), Phyllis Kirk (Nora Charles)
Guest cast:
Harry Landers ......... Hodges
Jerome Cowan .......... Fulton
Sandy Warner .......... Felicia
Synopsis:
Nick and Nora comb Hollywood for a missing movie star. [RF]

2.35 [72] The Thin Man: PARADISE DISCOVERED (final episode of "The Thin Man")
26Jun59 NBC Fri
Starring: Peter Lawford (Nick Charles), Phyllis Kirk (Nora Charles)
Guest cast:
Doris Singleton ....... Sheila
Marya Stevens ......... Liana
Lou Krugman ........... Challou
Synopsis:
A dying millionaire asks Nick to find his nephew, who was last seen on a remote Pacific island. [RF]

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