CTVA US Crime - "Tightrope" (Screen Gems/CBS)(1959-60) starring Mike Connors

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Tightrope! (Screen Gems/CBS)(1959-60) starring Mike Connors
Mannix (1967-75) starring Mike Connors, Joseph Campanella, Gail Fisher
Tightrope! (1959-60)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Tom Alger / Sal Crisanti  / Rina Fox
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)

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TIGHTROPE!
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Greene-Rouse Productions
Screen Gems Filmed Presentation
a division of Columbia Pictures

for
CBS (Tuesdays 9:00 pm EST)
Created and Produced by Clarence Greene and Russell Rouse

US Police series 1959-60 37 episodes listed + 1 unknown  x 30 min bw
8Sep59 - 13Sep60
Starring:
Mike Connors
as "The Undercover Agent" (Nick Stone)

Premise:
Exploits of "The Undercover Agent" - Nick Stone as he attempts to
infiltrate and expose the ranks of organized crime.

Note:
The series was a hit but was dropped due to pressure and complaints about
excessive violence. For syndication however they cleaned it up alot and it
lost the edge of the original showing. His character was assigned the task
of infiltrating organized crime as an undercover agent. The catch and
storyline for added suspense was that many of the police units he helped
did not know he was a planted agent, requiring him to dodge bullets from
both sides. As an added gimmick he wore a gun up front but had a hidden
one holstered sideways on the back of his belt with the result being any
time he was frisked for a weapon, they always quit the search after the
first weapon was found, leaving his character still armed for the final showdown. [RF]

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CBS Tuesdays 9:00pm Eastern

1.01 [--] Tightrope!: GETAWAY DAY
08Sep59 CBS Tue (rebroadcast 07Jun60)
Produced by Clarence Greene
Written by Russell ROuse & Clarence Greene
Directed by Russell ROuse
Starring:
Mike Connors (as "The Undercover Agent"- Nick Stone)
Guest Cast:
Robert Bailey ....... Frenchy Malloy
Ann McCrea .......... Lucille
Ed Nelson ........... Smiley
Fredd Wayne ......... Danny
Emerson Treacy ...... Joe Wilson
Doreen Lang ......... Mrs. Wilson
Nelson Leigh ........ Captain Holgarth
John Bryant ......... Lt. Jackson
Sandy Warner ........ Cleo
James Anderson ...... Blaster
Synopsis:
A dying traffic officer tips off the police to trouble at a race
track. Assigned to investigate, the undercover man joins a gang
which is plotting a daring robbery at the track. [RF]
(UK: 31July61 ITV Tyne-Tees, Mon 11:00pm)

1.02 [--] Tightrope!: THE CASINO
15Sep59 CBS Tue
Starring:
Mike Connors (as "The Undercover Agent"- Nick Stone)
Guest Cast: [RF]
Alan Reed ........... Barney Chamalis
Robert Bice ......... Ben Darius
Barbara Darrow ...... Lois
Logan Field ......... Lt. Tilden
John Cliff .......... Captain Fallon
Dennis Cross ........ Garvey
Marilyn Lovell ...... Audrey
Synopsis:
Police seek to solve several gangland murders. Masquerading as a smart
gunman the undercover agent joins a gambling ring. [TA]

1.03 [--] Tightrope!: THE FRAME
22Sep59 CBS Tue
Produced by Clarence Greene & Russell Rouse
Written by Robert Bloomfield
Directed by Abner Biberman
Starring:
Mike Connors (as "The Undercover Agent" - Nick Stone)
Guest Cast:
John Marley ......... Arthur Marco
L.Q. Jones .......... Earl Bell
Dave Morick ......... Frank Keller
Joan Tabor .......... Vanessa
Walter Coy .......... Grauman
Rhoda Williams ...... Dora Keller
Thomas McBride ...... Lt. Haley
Synopsis 1:
Searching for evidence to clear Frank Keller of a robbery charge, the
undercover agent joins a gang of jewel thieves.
Synopsis 2:
An ex-convict is jailed for a robbery he did not commit. The police
who have their doubts about his guilt call in Nick to investigate
the case further. [UK]
(UK: 14Aug61 ITV Tyne-Tees, Mon 11pm)

1.04 [--] Tightrope!: STAND ON VELVET
29Sep59 CBS Tue
Produced by Clarence Greene & Russell Rouse
Written by Stirling Silliphant
Directed by Abner Biberman
Starring:
Mike Connors (as "The Undercover Agent" - Nick Stone)
Guest Cast:
Karl Swenson ...... Brahn
Ruth Lee .......... Laura
Jack Lambert ...... William B. Kane
Robert Osterloh ... Packy
Herman Rudin ...... The Turk
Robert Carricart .. Harrison
William Quinn ..... Capt. Qualen
James Chandler .... Lt. Griswold
Synopsis 1:
The Undercover Agent joins the gang of William Kane - their objective is to
run the leader of the numbers racket out of town. [TA]
(UK: 21Aug61 ITV Tyne-Tees, Mon 11pm)
Synopsis 2:
Nick helps a gang try to run a numbers boss out of town. [RF]

1.05 [--] Tightrope!: THE CRACKING POINT
06Oct59 CBS Tue
Starring:
Mike Connors (as "The Undercover Agent" - Nick Stone)
Guest Cast:
Richard Jaeckel ..... Cruncher
Simon Oakland ....... Bill Mitchell
John Qualen ......... Lucas
Andrea King ......... Martha
William Tannen ...... Frank
Alan Baxter ......... Smith
S. John Launer ...... Kennedy
Synopsis:
The Undercover Agent joins in on a robbery. [TA]
(Synd. rpt: 10Apr61 KVIQ-6, Eureka, California, Mon 7:00pm)

1.06 [--] Tightrope!: THOUSAND DOLLAR BILL (verified -SC)
13Oct59 CBS Tue
Directed By Abner Biberman
Written By Al C. Ward
Starring:
Mike Connors (as "The Undercover Agent"- Nick Stone)
Guest Cast:
Suzanne Lloyd ........ as Laura
Bert Freed ............ as Dutch Reese
George Mitchell ....... as Police Lt. Craig
Bek Nelson ............ as Judy
Dabbs Greer ........... as Skeet
Raymond Bailey ........ as Commissoner Dom
Arthur Hanson ......... as Clovis
Keith Richards ........ as Jesler
Stephen Chase ......... as Chief Weldon
Synopsis:
Two thieves who have stolen a hundred thousand dollar bills force an
undercover agent to travel with them. When the criminals are apprehended,
the money can't be found. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A policeman is accused of theft when he brings in two criminals---sans
the money they stole. [RF]

1.07 [--] Tightrope!: MUSIC AND MINK
20Oct59 CBS Tue
Starring:
Mike Connors (as "The Undercover Agent"- Nick Stone)
Guest cast:
Murvyn Vye .......... Arnie
Carol Kelly ......... Waitress
Stewart Bradley ..... Gaxton
Synopsis 1:
The Undercover Agent has a winning night in a private card game and is
given a drink that knocks him out. [TA]
(Synd rpt: 27Mar61 KVIQ-6, Eureka, California, Mon 7:00pm)
Synopsis 2:
A card game, a bartender and a mickey almost spell death for the
undercover agent. [RF]

1.08 [--] Tightrope!: MAN IN THE MIDDLE (verified -SC)
03Nov59 CBS Tue
Directed By Abner Biberman
Written By Frederic Brady
Starring:
Mike Connors (as "The Undercover Agent"- Nick Stone)
Guest Cast:
Gerald Mohr .......... as Mike Conover
Marc Lawrence ........ as Frankie Farrell
Barbara Lang ......... as Madge
Ned Weaver ........... as Capt. Jackson
Alan Dexter .......... as Lt. Wilson
David Tomack ......... as Chip Rankin
Ray Walker ........... as Steve
Bruno VeSota ......... as Sam
John Indrisano ....... as Larry
Len Lesser ........... as The Hood (uncredited)
Synopsis 1:
Released from prison, big-time mobster Frankie Farrell finds that Mike
Conover, his former protege, now controls half of the town. Attempting
to avert a possible gang war, an undercover agent is assigned to join
Conover's gang. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A gang war breaks out when Frankie Farrell gets out of prison and finds
that a former protege has taken over. [RF]

1.09 [--] Tightrope!: THE PATSY
10Nov59 CBS Tue
Starring:
Mike Connors (as "The Undercover Agent"- Nick Stone)
Guest Cast:
Ted De Corsia ....... Charlie Miller
Vaughn Taylor ....... Old Man
James Westerfield ... Healy
Synopsis:
To learn the identity of a gambling czar, the undercover agent kidnaps
a member of the gang. [RF]

1.10 [--] Tightrope!: THE MONEY FIGHT
17Nov59 CBS Tue
Starring:
Mike Connors (as "The Undercover Agent"- Nick Stone)
Guest Cast:
Paul Burke .......... Buddy Brannen
Madlyn Rhue ......... Judy
Jesse White ......... Mike Davis
Tom Conway .......... Nagle
Synopsis:
Nick masquerades as a fight manager to probe a boxer's death. [RF]

1.11 [--] Tightrope!: BLACK TIE KILL
24Nov59 CBS Tue
Starring:
Mike Connors (as "The Undercover Agent"- Nick Stone)
Guest Cast: [UK]
Nestor Paiva ......... Frank Dundee
Louis Jean Heydt ..... Dan Murton
Dan Barton ........... Jim Collins
Anne Barton .......... Pat Collins
Ned Glass ............ Sam
Joseph Turkel ........ Pinky
Herb Vigran .......... Phil
John Larch ........... Al Metaxas
Synopsis 1:
Jim Collins is ordered to repay his gambling debts by killing the head
of a syndicate. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
When Jim Collins is unable to pay a gambling debt his bookie sells the
tab to an unidentified mobster. Collins tells the police he has been
ordered to kill a man unless he can pay the tab immediately. Nick is
assigned to substitute for Collins and receives orders to assassinate
the head of a syndicate. [UK]
(UK: 05Jun61 ITV Tynes-Tees, Mon 11:00pm)

1.12 [--] Tightrope!: THE PERFECT CIRCLE
01Dec59 CBS Tuesday 9:00 pm
Starring:
Mike Connors (as "The Undercover Agent"- Nick Stone)
Guest Cast:
Jack Hogan .......... Slade
Dennis Patrick ...... Barney MacCready
Howard Ledig ........ Woodie Keene
Jane Nigh ........... Zee
Mike Road ........... Mr. Howard
Rico Alaniz ......... Detective
Synopsis:
Barney MacCready puts his train-robbery plan into action. First
he kidnaps a detective, then he has two of his henchmen board the
train - one posing as the missing detective the other as his prisoner.
Synopsis 2:
A detective (Rico Alaniz) is incriminated in a train robbery that
killed two men. [TA]
(Synd rpt: 20Aug60 KVOS-12; Bellingham, Wash., Sat 7:00pm)

1.13 [--] Tightrope!: THE LADY
08Dec59 CBS Tue
Starring:
Mike Connors (as "The Undercover Agent"- Nick Stone)
Guest Cast:
Patricia Medina ..... Laura Crane
George Macready ..... Latham Grant
June Vincent ........ Rena Myerson
Russ Conway ......... Lt. Billings
Gene Roth ........... Captain Rogers
Synopsis:
The Undercover Agent learns that a movie star is the blackmailer's
latest victim. [TA]
Synopsis 2:
Did movie star Laura Crane's husband commit suicide? Or was he murdered
by his wife? [RF]

1.14 [--] Tightrope!: COLD KILL
15Dec59 CBS Tue
Starring:
Mike Connors (as "The Undercover Agent"- Nick Stone)
Guest cast: (possible confusion with #1.19 "Cold Ice"?)
Frank Puglia ........ Gino Angelico
Stacy Harris ........ Lee Troy
*
John Abbott ......... Gideon (OR #1.19 "Cold Ice"?)
Whitney Blake ....... Mrs. Belden (OR #1.19 "Cold Ice"?)
Synopsis 1:
The Undercover Agent assumes the identity of a killer hired to rub out
a murder witness. But the intended victim is hiding, and the first task
is to smoke him out. [TA]
(Synd rpt: 9May63 WHBF-4, Rock Island, Ill., Thur 10:00pm)
Synopsis 2:
Nick's job: find a hiding murder witness before someone else does. [RF]

1.15 [--] Tightrope!: THE NEON WHEEL
22Dec59 CBS Tue
Starring:
Mike Connors (as "The Undercover Agent"- Nick Stone)
Guest Cast:
Kent Taylor ......... Harry Brockton
Barbara Lawrence .... Ann
Albert Hodge ........ Benson
Nancy Hadley ........ Lucille
Synopsis:
Harry Brockton, a candidate for mayor, has successfully concealed his
connection with the underworld. An undercover agent, trying to expose
the crooked politician, agrees to help him frame the present mayor. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A crooked politician tries to frame the mayor by making it appear that
he is getting a payoff on a land deal. [RF]

1.16 [--] Tightrope!: TWO PRIVATE EYES (verified -SC)
29Dec59 CBS Tue
Directed By Don Taylor
Written By Frederick Brady
Starring:
Mike Connors (as "The Undercover Agent"- Nick Stone)
Guest Cast:
Sandy Kenyon ......... as Jeff Stewart
Patric Knowles ....... as Dr. Stevens
Joe Maross ........... as Sam Keely
King Calder .......... as Capt. Farmer
Peggy Knudsen ........ as Helen Stevens
Asa Maynor ........... as Blanche
Brett King ........... as Lt. Stokes
Frank London ......... as Harold
Synopsis 1:
Sam Keely and Jeff Stewart are a bit on the shady side. The undercover
agent's strategy is to muscle in on their racket. [TA]
Synopsis 2:
Assignment: get the goods on two shady private eyes. Method: muscle in
on their operation. [RF]

1.17 [--] Tightrope!: NIGHT OF THE GUN
05Jan60 CBS Tue
Written by Frederic Brady
Directed by Paul Wendkos
Starring:
Mike Connors (as "The Undercover Agent"- Nick Stone)
Guest Cast:
Whit Bissell ........... David Johnson
Paul Langton ........... Lieut. Harkness
Steve Mitchell ......... Phil
Lewis Charles .......... Jimmy Farrow
Barbara English ........ Sheila
Mike Kellin ............ Larry Maddox
Synopsis:
Dan Hawley and David Johnson, witnesses to a murder committed by
gangster Jimmy Farrow, are a target for Larry Maddox, a hired killer.
After Maddox kills Hawley, police take Johnson's wife and children
into protective custody. Johnson, fearing for his life, goes into
hiding. Nick is put on the case. [UK]
(UK: 27Feb61 ITV A-R London, Mon 11:00 pm)

1.18 [--] Tightrope!: BROKEN ROPE (verified -SC)
12Jan60 CBS Tue
Directed By Irving J. Moore
Written By Frederic Brady
Starring:
Mike Connors (as "The Undercover Agent"- Nick Stone)
Guest Cast:
Regis Toomey ........ Sam
Jack Elam ........... Tim Renick
Ken Lynch ........... Red Bentley
Brad Dexter ......... Harvey Stone
Madge Blake ......... Mrs. Williams
Helene Stanley ...... Florry
Ralph Moody ......... Mr. Williams
Synopsis:
A gang planning a payroll robbery is infiltrated by the undercover
agent. [RF]

1.19 [--] Tightrope!: COLD ICE
19Jan60 CBS Tue
Starring:
Mike Connors (as "The Undercover Agent"- Nick Stone)
Guest Cast:
Celia Lovsky ........ Bella Kovacs
Vladimir Sokoloff ... Emile Kovacs
Synopsis 1:
Emile Kovaks, a diamond cutter is robbed of a valuable jewel. The
Undecover Agent tries to discover why he won't answer police questions. [TA]
Synopsis 2:
A valuable diamond is stolen and its owner seems reluctant to help the
police recover it. [RF]

1.20 [--] Tightrope!: APPOINTMENT IN JERICHO (copyright title)
a.k.a. "Assignment in Jericho"
26Jan60 CBS Tue
Starring:
Mike Connors (as "The Undercover Agent"- Nick Stone)
Guest Cast:
Jean Byron .......... Martha Keel
Donald Woods ........ Paul Keel
Jack Albertson ...... Larry
Kem Dibbs ........... Eddie O'Shea
Thomas B. Henry ..... Inspector
Jack Kruschen ....... Capitaz
Thomas Newman ....... Lt. Conrad
Synopsis:
Paul Keel's testimony sends gangsters Eddie O'Shea to jail. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Gangster Eddie O'Shea is released from jail and he's after the man
whose testimony put him there. [RF]

1.21 [--] Tightrope!: THREE TO MAKE READY
02Feb60 CBS Tue
Starring:
Mike Connors (as "The Undercover Agent"- Nick Stone)
Guest Cast:
Jerome Cowan ........ Frank Teel
Claire Kelly ........ Linda Costain
John Morgan ......... Tony Mayo
Leigh Snowden ....... Candy
Carleton Young ...... Captain Thorne
Synopsis:
Sent on a spy mission to infiltrate an organization of swindlers, the
undercover agent takes on a new persona. [RF]

1.22 [--] Tightrope!: THE MODEL AND THE MOBSTER
09Feb60 CBS Tue
Starring:
Mike Connors (as "The Undercover Agent"- Nick Stone)
Guest Cast:
Bruce Gordon ........ Sid Zero
Willis Bouchey ...... Roger Mapes
Olan Soule .......... Max
Jean Ingram ......... June Carstairs
John Dennis ......... Tony Franklin
Synopsis:
The Undercover Agent gets help from a wealthy model named
June Carstairs [TA]
Synopsis 2:
A model helps Nick trap mobster Sid Zerro. [RF]

1.23 [--] Tightrope!: THE LONG ODDS
16Feb60 CBS Tue
Written by Frederic Brady
Directed by Oscar Randolph
Director of photography, Charles Welborn
Starring:
Mike Connors (as "The Undercover Agent" - Nick Stone)
Guest Cast:
Elisha Cook Jr. ........ Sam Parker
Mike Mazurki ........... Jim Raskin
Wally Cassell .......... Angie Mitchell
Dan Seymour ............ Fats Farber
Kathleen Hughes ........ Susan
Stuart Randall ......... Captain Stevens
Dorothy Morris ......... Mrs. Williams
Synopsis:
A detective assigned to investigate a phoney health club is killed by
one of the club owners. The Undercover Agent follows up, convincing the
gangsters that he's a gambler on the run. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A phony health club proves fatal for one of Nick's colleagues. [RF]

1.24 [--] Tightrope!: THE BRAVE PIGEON
23Feb60 CBS Tue
Written by Steven Rich
Directed by Irving J. Moore
Director of photography, Charles Welborn
Starring:
Mike Connors (as "The Undercover Agent" - Nick Stone)
Guest Cast:
Denise Darcel .......... Terri (regular?)
Douglas Fowley ......... Max Romney
James Lydon ............ Paul Anderson
Maggie Mahoney ......... Louise Anderson
Paul Birch ............. Captain Martin
Howard McLeod .......... Lieut. Edwards
Don Gazzaniga .......... Joe Holly
Synopsis 1:
Underworld leader Max Rommey wants Paul Anderson dead. To protect
Anderson, the undercover agent becomes part of Rommey's gang. [TA]
(26May62 WMTV-15, Madison, Wisconsin; Sat 5:30pm)
Synopsis 2:
Paul Anderson notified the police that Joe Holly, a known killer, was
in town just before Holly met with death. [RF]
Synopsis 3:
The police try to protect a man marked for death by an underworld
leader. [RF]
Synopsis 4:
The presence in town of Joe Holly - a killer - is reported to the
police by Paul Anderson. Holly is shot and killed. The police give
the Anderson family round-the clock protection when it is learned
that underworld leader Max Romney has ordered Andersons death.
Nick is assigned to the case. [UK]
(UK: 08May61 ITV A-R London, Mon 11:00 pm)

1.25 [--] Tightrope!: FIRST TIME OUT
01Mar60 CBS Tue
Written by Bill S. Ballinger
Directed by Oscar Rudolph
Starring:
Mike Connors (as "The Undercover Agent"- Nick Stone)
Guest Cast:
Paul Dubov .......... Max
Kaye Elhardt ........ Betty
Robert H. Harris .... Pierre Renay
Ron Hagerthy ........ Frank
Gil Frye ............ Calhoun
Richard Karlan ...... Cy
Al Hodges ........... Captain Blair
Synopsis 1:
Desperate for a quick cash job, Max gets in too deep and the
undercover agent comes to his rescue. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Master criminal Pierre Renay and his assistant Max, elude arrest by
recruiting a new gang without police records for each robbery.
Nick is assigned to trap Renay. [UK]
(UK: 19Jun61 ITV A-R London, Mon 11:00pm)

1.26 [--] Tightrope!: PARK AVENUE STORY
08Mar60 CBS Tue
Starring:
Mike Connors (as "The Undercover Agent"- Nick Stone)
guest cast:
Eduardo Ciannelli ... Caesar Augustine
Beverly Tyler ....... Valerie Harper
Ray Daley ........... Freddie Lassiter
Joe Brown ........... Jimmy
Synopsis:
Gambler Caesar Augustine cheats wealthy debutantes out of their
inheritances. [RF]

1.27 [--] Tightrope!: BIG BUSINESS
15Mar60 CBS Tue
Starring:
Mike Connors (as "The Undercover Agent"- Nick Stone)
Guest Cast:
Leo Gordon .......... Charlie Carson
George Tobias ....... Marty Pandora
Jan Arvan ........... Simpson
Lois Rayman ......... Francie
Stanley Clements .... Frank
George Baxter ....... Captain Graham
Art Baker ........... Falkner
George Pickard ...... Lt. Miller
Synopsis:
To break up a blackmailing ring, the undercover agent pits two
gangsters against each other. [RF]

1.28 [--] Tightrope!: THE CHINESE PENDANT
29Mar60 CBS Tue
Starring:
Mike Connors (as "The Undercover Agent"- Nick Stone)
Guest Cast:
Ted De Corsia ....... Ben Verlaine
Philip Ahn .......... Quon Lee
Saba Dareaux ........ Francie
Lisa Lu ............. Mei Ling
Mary Castle ......... Marianne
Synopsis:
The Undercover Agent enters the jewelry-robbery game in order to
crack Ben Verlaine's mob. [TA]

1.29 [--] Tightrope!: ACHILLES AND HIS HEELS
05Apr60 CBS Tue
Starring:
Mike Connors (as "The Undercover Agent"- Nick Stone)
Guest Cast:
Harry Bellaver ...... Joe Achilles
Edward Ryder ........ Jimmy Barnes
Rebecca Welles ...... Margo
Billy Curtis ........ Mascot
Synopsis 1:
Jimmy Barnes is determined to kill his father's murderer gang leader
Joe Achilles. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Nick cleverly wins Joe Achilles' acceptance into his gang. Then when
he is ordered to kill Nick suggests that Achilles make a deal with him. [UK]
(UK: 15Dec61 ITV Tyne-Tees, Fri 11:00 pm)

1.30 [--] Tightrope!: THE GANGSTER'S DAUGHTER
12Apr60 CBS Tue
Starring:
Mike Connors (as "The Undercover Agent"- Nick Stone)
Guest Cast:
Leslie Parrish ...... Theresa
Joe De Santis ....... Leo Madden
Donald Buka ......... Johnny Revsky
Barton MacLane ...... Vince Baron
Emile Meyer ......... Captain Edwards
Robert Kino ......... Makino
Synopsis:
The Undercover Agent kidnaps a gangster's daughter. He's out to get
her father and a young hood who wants to take over the business. [TA]
Synopsis 2:
A gangster's daughter who becomes a pawn in Nick's plan to nab her
father. [RF]

1.31 [--] Tightrope!: THE PENTHOUSE STORY
19Apr60 CBS Tue
Starring:
Mike Connors (as "The Undercover Agent"- Nick Stone)
Guest Cast:
Myron Healey ........ Al Cummings
Dolores Donlon ...... Ann
Neil Hamilton ....... Purcell
Ellen Corby ......... Hazel
Charles Wagenheim ... Roy
Synopsis:
Nick is called in when mobster Al Cummings tells Tom Cameron, local
head of a nationwide underworld syndicate, that he is through.
Cameron puts up a fight and is killed. Witnesses to the killing
are threatned with death if they testify to the police. [UK]
(UK: 29Dec61 ITV Tyne-Tees, Fri 11:0pm)

1.32 [--] Tightrope!: THE SHARK
26Apr60 CBS Tue
Starring:
Mike Connors (as "The Undercover Agent"- Nick Stone)
Guest Cast:
Stanley Adams ....... Billy
Jesse White ......... Pete Granger
Theodore Marcuse .... Kendricks
Synopsis:
A gang of loan sharks, fronted by Pete Granger, maim borrowers who
are unable to meet their obligations. Nick is assigned to the case
and wins the mob's attention by taking individual loans from five
of the gang's salesmen. [UK]
(UK: 05Jan62 ITV Tyne-Tees, Fri 11:00pm)

1.33 [--] Tightrope!: THE HORSE RUNS HIGH
03May60 CBS Tue
written by Steven Ritch
Directed by Oscar Randolph
Director of photography, Charles Welborn
Starring:
Mike Connors (as "The Undercover Agent"- Nick Stone)
Guest Cast:
Karen Steele ........ Maria Braden
Robert Lowery ....... Buck Lesley
Frank Gerstle ....... Charlie
James Bell .......... John Homart
Frank Wilcox
Joe Lo Presti
Synopsis:
The Undercover Agent is assigned to break up a gambling ring that bets
heavily on certain horses--and then makes sure they win by doping them.
[RF]

1.34 [--] Tightrope!: THE HIRED GUNS
10May60 CBS Tue
Starring:
Mike Connors (as "The Undercover Agent"- Nick Stone)
Guest Cast:
Barry Atwater ....... Roy Evans
John Kellogg ........ Rip Crowder
Berry Kroeger ....... Murray Harrison
Synopsis:
Nick poses as a gunman to nab killers disguised as policemen. [RF]

1.35 [--] Tightrope!: BORDERLINE
17May60 CBS Tue
Written by Al C. Ward
Directed by Irving J. Moore
Director of photography, Charles Welborn
Starring:
Mike Connors (as "The Undercover Agent"- Nick Stone)
Guest Cast:
Paula Raymond ....... Mona Crandall
Reed Hadley ......... Raymond Braddock
Anthony Caruso ...... Larry Mason
Henry Corden ........ Carlos
Marshall Reed ....... Atkins
Synopsis:
The Undercover Agent is assigned to smash a dope ring that sells to
Americans from a base in Mexico" [RF]
Synopsis 2:
An aging society beauty is being used as the cover for a dope ring
operating across the Mexican border. [RF]
(UK: 26Jan62 ITV Tyne-Tees, Fri 11:00pm)

1.36 [--] Tightrope!: A MATTER OF MONEY
24May60 CBS Tue
Starring:
Mike Connors (as "The Undercover Agent"- Nick Stone)
Guest Cast:
Connie Hines ........ Terry
Ross Elliott ........ Charlie
Robert Christopher .. Harry
Ron Soble ........... Jack
Diane Hartman ....... Teacher
Stuart Randall ...... Capt. Clark
Tom McKee ........... Lt. Marley
With:
Steve Brodie ........ Steve Taylor
Synopsis:
Nick is assigned to break up a gang headed by Steve Taylor. This
particularly unsavory gang uses threats and violence to force
small shopkeepers to pay for protection. [UK]
(UK: 02Feb62 ITV Tyne-Tees, Fri 11:00 pm)
Synopsis 2:
Steve Taylor is forcing small shopkeepers to buy protection. [RF]

1.37 [--] Tightrope!: BULLETS AND BALLET (final episode)
31May60 CBS Tue
written by Steven Ritch
directed by Allen H. Miner
Director of photography, Charles Welborn
Starring:
Mike Connors (as "The Undercover Agent"- Nick Stone)
Guest Cast:
John Beradino ....... Danny Savoy
Doris Singleton ..... Lily
Cindy Robbins ....... Felice
Terence DeMarney .... Thomas
Shep Sanders ........ Rogers
Jeno Mate ........... Crown
Synopsis:
The undercover agent wants to know why hoodlum Danny Savoy has shown up
in town. So he holds up Danny and a henchman, who take him along to a
rendezvous in a seaside mansion, the home of an elderly woman. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Curiosity almost kills Nick as he tries to learn why gangster Danny
Savoy is in town. [RF]

[--] Tightrope!: Unknown episode
Guest cast:
Douglas Fowley
Jean Howell ...... Betty
Will J. White .... Kip
Synopsis:
A gambler frames a paralyzed athlete for murder. [RF]

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Summer Reruns
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[--] 07Jun60 rerun of "Getaway Day" (first aired 08Sep59)

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