CTVA US Drama - "The Tracer"  (syndicated)(1957) James Chandler as Reagan

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The Tracer (1957-58)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Rina Fox, Tom Alger
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
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UCLA Film and Television Archive
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THE TRACER
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MPA-TV Productions. Produced in New Orleans.
for
First-Run Syndication
Produced by Ben Parker

US Drama Series 1957-58   39 episodes x 30 min bw
starring
James Chandler
as Reagan, the Tracer

Premise:
Stories from the files of the "Tracers Company", an organization founded
in 1924 by Dan Eisenberg to locate lost heirs and missing beneficiaries.
At the end of each show, a list of those persons was broadcast, and
several viewers were pleasantly surprised to find themselves on it.


 
################# The Tracer #################
################ season 1957-58 ################
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Syndicated Program
Episodes Listed in Earliest known Airdate order

 [--] The Tracer: THE SPREE
21Nov57 ABC WARM-TV Scranton PA, Thur 9:30pm)
starring James Chandler as Reagan
Synopsis:
Returning from a convention, a man loses a briefcase containing
valuable papers. He enlists Reagan to find it. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Reagan is retained to search for a missing briefcase. [RF]

[--] The Tracer: (episode title not known) - possibly THE WITNESS
(20Jun58 Ch.6 ? Fri 8:30pm )
Starring: James Chandler (as Reagan)
Synopsis:
Reagan has only seven days to track down a witness to appear in a
court trial. [RF]

[--] The Tracer: ALIMONY
26Aug58 ABC WTVN Columbus, OH, Tue)
starring James Chandler as Reagan
Synopsis 1:
Reagan is assigned to locate a husband who apparently doesn't exist. A
businessman suspects his divorced wife is supporting a new husband on
the alimony he pays her. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A man suspects his ex-wife of supporting a second husband with her
alimony. [RF]

[--] The Tracer: THE PLAYBOY
(22Mar59 ABC WCPO-TV Cincinnati, OH, Sun)
starring James Chandler as Reagan
Synopsis:
Investigator Reagan is hired by a wealthy playboy to investigate the
past of his fiancee. [RF]

[--] The Tracer: THE DESERTER
(12Apr59 ABC WCPO-TV Cincinnati, OH, Sun)
starring James Chandler as Reagan
Synopsis:
Reagan is asked to find a man's son before the boy is charged with
desertion from the Army. [RF]

[--] The Tracer: THE TRUCK
(12Jul59 ABC, NBC WJAR-TV Providence RI, Sun)
starring James Chandler as Reagan
Synopsis:
An independent trucker, who fails to keep up payments on his truck,
takes the vehicle and hides out from the finance company. [RF]

[--] The Tracer: THE SENTENCE
(26Jul59 ABC, NBC WJAR-TV Providence RI, Sun)
(14Apr61 Ch 8 ? Friday 6:30PM)
Starring: James Chandler (as Reagan)
Synopsis 1:
A prominent citizen disappears leaving his wife and daughter grieving. [TA]
Synopsis 2:
A prominent citizen vanishes, leaving wife, daughter and police
baffled. [RF]

[--] The Tracer: THE KIDNAPER
(02Aug59 ABC, NBC WJAR-TV Providence RI, Sun)
starring James Chandler as Reagan
Synopsis:
The child of estranged parents is kidnaped by the father. [RF]

[--] The Tracer: THE MARINE
(16Aug59 ABC, NBC WJAR-TV Providence RI, Sun)
starring James Chandler as Reagan
Synopsis:
A vase and a creased letter are the only clues Reagan has to the
whereabouts of a missing Marine. [RF]

[--] The Tracer: THE PROSPECTOR
(13Dec59 ABC Sun WJAR-TV Providence, RI, Sun)
Starring: James Chandler (as Reagan)
Synopsis 1:
A wealthy businessman dies leaving a fortune to his son whose whereabouts
are not known. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A determined prospector is heir to a fortune if Reagan can find him. [RF]


[--] The Tracer: THE BRIDE
(19Jun60 ABC WHDH-TV Boston, MA, Sun)
starring James Chandler as Reagan
Synopsis:
A bride leaves her husband after being disfigured in an accident. [RF]

[--] The Tracer: THE DESTINY
(10Jul60 ABC WHDH-TV Boston, MA, Sun)
starring James Chandler as Reagan
Synopsis 1:
A woman who hates men is determined to "protect" her daughter from
them. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A young man hires Reagan to free his girl friend from her male-hating
mother. [RF]


[--] The Tracer: THE DREAM
(24Jul60 ABC WHDH-TV Boston, MA, Sun)
starring James Chandler as Reagan
Synopsis:
A young girl awakens in a bus to discover that she has lost her memory.
She hires Reagan to find out about her past. [RF]

[--] The Tracer: THE LIAR
(28Aug60 ABC WHDH-TV Boston, MA, Sun)
starring James Chandler as Reagan
Synopsis:
Reagan investigates the background of a seemingly well-to-do man. [RF]

[--] The Tracer: THE SURGEON
starring James Chandler as Reagan
Synopsis:
A woman hires Reagan to find her husband, a very successful surgeon. [RF]

################# The Tracer #################
############## unknown episodes ##############
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[--] The Tracer: Unknown episode
starring James Chandler as Reagan
Synopsis:
Reagan's suspicious: a seemingly wealthy young man wants to marry a
plain middle-aged woman. [RF]

[--] The Tracer: Unknown episode
starring James Chandler as Reagan
Synopsis:
Reagan starts tracing a missing college girl and ends up playing Cupid. [RF]

[--] The Tracer: Unknown episode
starring James Chandler as Reagan
Synopsis:
A college student hires Reagan to trace the identity of his unknown
benefactor. [RF]

[--] The Tracer: Unknown episode
starring James Chandler as Reagan
Synopsis:
An amnesiac hires Reagan to discover her past. [RF]

[--] The Tracer: Unknown episode
starring James Chandler as Reagan
Synopsis:
Reagan is assigned to repossess a missing truck, whose owner is hiding
out from the finance company. [RF]

[--] The Tracer: Unknown episode
starring James Chandler as Reagan
Synopsis:
Reagan's quarry: five heirs to a wealthy businessman's estate. [RF]

[--] The Tracer: Unknown episode
starring James Chandler as Reagan
Synopsis:
Unaware that he's made a fortune on the stock market, a refugee seems
to have returned to East Germany. [RF]

[--] The Tracer: Unknown episode
starring James Chandler as Reagan
Synopsis:
Reagan has seven days to produce his man a witness in a court case. [RF]

[--] The Tracer: Unknown episode
starring James Chandler as Reagan
Synopsis:
Reagan must learn whether a man who was presumably lost at sea is still
alive. [RF]

[--] The Tracer: Unknown episode
starring James Chandler as Reagan
Synopsis:
A shy woman claims outlaw Bravo Kid was her grandfather and wants the
film rights to his story. [RF]

[--] The Tracer: Unknown episode
starring James Chandler as Reagan
Synopsis:
Reagan sets out to find a missing husband and finds an espionage ring
instead. [RF]

[--] The Tracer: Unknown episode
starring James Chandler as Reagan
Synopsis:
Assignment: certify the death of a long-missing actor so his wife may
remarry. [RF]

[--] The Tracer: Unknown episode
starring James Chandler as Reagan
Synopsis:
A man hires Reagan to find the fortune he is sure his murdered brother
left behind. [RF]

[--] The Tracer: Unknown episode
starring James Chandler as Reagan
Synopsis:
A child is kidnapped by his alcoholic father.

[--] The Tracer: Unknown episode
starring James Chandler as Reagan
Synopsis:
Reagan's quarry: a wooden Indian a young man thinks will cure his sick
wife. [RF]

[--] The Tracer: Unknown episode
starring James Chandler as Reagan
Synopsis:
A boy flees when he is wrongly accused of robbing his dying father's
safe. [RF]

[--] The Tracer: Unknown episode
starring James Chandler as Reagan
Synopsis:
The only clues in the search for a songwriter are his lyrics. [RF]

[--] The Tracer: Unknown episode
starring James Chandler as Reagan
Synopsis:
Reagan's searching for a woman who disappeared after her husband's
suicide. [RF]

[--] The Tracer: Unknown episode
starring James Chandler as Reagan
Synopsis:
Reagan becomes intrigued with the girl whose shadowy past he is
investigating. [RF]

[--] The Tracer: Unknown episode
starring James Chandler as Reagan
Synopsis:
Is the girl Reagan's hired to find insane, as her brothers claim? [RF]

[--] The Tracer: Unknown episode
starring James Chandler as Reagan
Synopsis:
A domineering mother hires Reagan to find her missing son. [RF]

[--] The Tracer: Unknown episode
starring James Chandler as Reagan
Synopsis:
A soldier is running away and Reagan suspects it's from his father not
the Army. [RF]

[--] The Tracer: Unknown episode
starring James Chandler as Reagan
Synopsis:
A wealthy woman hires Reagan to find the daughter she left at an
orphanage in less prosperous days.

[--] The Tracer: Unknown episode
starring James Chandler as Reagan
Synopsis:
A car needed for evidence in a patent dispute is Reagan's quarry. [RF]

[--] The Tracer: Unknown episode
starring James Chandler as Reagan
Synopsis:
A search for an American expatriate who disappeared with a beautiful
woman. [RF]

[--] The Tracer: Unknown episode
starring James Chandler as Reagan
Synopsis:
A mysterious stranger left a fortune in jewels in a safe-deposit box
and never returned for them. [RF]

[--] The Tracer: Unknown episode
starring James Chandler as Reagan
Synopsis:
Reagan joins a lonelyhearts club to prove that his client has been
conned. [RF]

[--] The Tracer: Unknown episode
starring James Chandler as Reagan
Synopsis:
Reagan discovers his employer is a potential killer seeking help in
finding his victim. [RF]

[--] The Tracer: Unknown episode
starring James Chandler as Reagan
Synopsis:
Reagan must act fast to find the rightful owner to oil-rich land.

[--] The Tracer: Unknown episode
starring James Chandler as Reagan
Synopsis:
Reagan's quarry: a very elusive heir. [RF]

[--] The Tracer: Unknown episode
starring James Chandler as Reagan
Synopsis:
Reagan's quarry is intent on keeping his identity secret even at the
cost of a large inheritance. [RF]

[--] The Tracer: THE SENATOR
 
 [--] The Tracer: THE INSPECTOR



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