CTVA US Military - "Not For Hire" (1959-60) starring Ralph Meeker

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Not for Hire (1959-60)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
information supplied by:
John King (New York)
Sal Crisanti , Rina Fox, Tom Alger
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)


California National Productions
for
First-Run Syndication
Produced by John Florea

US Military Police series 1959-60    39 episodes x 30 min bw
starring
Ralph Meeker
as U.S. Army Sgt. Steve Dekker
Recurring Cast:
Ken Drake ....... Corporal Bragan (NOT Corporal Zimmerman)
Norman Alden .... Corporal Grundy
Jack Reitzen .... Lt. Flores
Lizabeth Hush ... WAC Madge Turner (#4 #31) (NOT WAC Sonica Zametoo)
Herb Ellis

Premise:
Ralph Meeker stars as Sgt. Steve Dekker, U.S. Army provost
sergeant stationed in Honolulu, working for the U.S. Army Criminal
Investigations Division.

As the series was sponsored by a tobacco company it protected its
integrity by not allowing any criminal to smoke on the show.


################ Not For Hire ################
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Syndicated Program
Most Air Dates are from New York City [NYC]
 
1.01 [--] Not for Hire: THE SOLDIER'S STORY
23Oct59 NYC
Starring: Ralph Meeker (as U.S. Army Sgt. Steve Dekker)
Guest cast:
Mari Blanchard ......... Helen
John Vivyan ............ Bruno
Synopsis:
Last night seems like years ago to a young private fresh from
a drunken binge. But when he's told his wallet has been found at
the scene of a murder, he sobers up quickly.

1.02 [--] Not for Hire: THE HUNTING LICENSE
30Oct59 NYC
Starring: Ralph Meeker (as U.S. Army Sgt. Steve Dekker)
Guest cast:
Jan Harrison
Herb Ellis ........... Logan
George Margo ......... Fanto
Synopsis:
A beautiful policewoman's trigger happy attitude and pathological
hatred of men, which stems from her being the victim of a gang rape,
as a teeneager, kills a young soldier, charging that he
accosted her, in a secluded Honolulu park. Dekker doubts her story.
Synopsis 2:
An emotionally disturbed policewoman (Jan Harrison) kills a GI,
then claims he tried to rape her. [RF]

1.03 [--] Not for Hire: PERSONAL DISAPPEARANCE
06Nov59 NYC
Starring: Ralph Meeker (as U.S. Army Sgt. Steve Dekker)
Guest cast:
Joyce Taylor ......... Cricket
Jean Willes .......... Molly
John Harmon .......... Colfax
Norman Alden ......... Grundy (recurring)
Ken Drake ............ Bragan (recurring)
Joe Haworth .......... Logan
James Callahan ....... Burns
Synopsis:
When assigned to guard a rock 'n' roll GI, Steve Dekker tangles with
a hard-to-handle movie starlet and kidnappers.
Synopsis 2:
Singing star Roscoe Jiminy, now a GI, is kidnaped after a show
at the post theater. [RF]

1.04 [--] Not for Hire: THE FALL GUY
13Nov59 NYC
Starring: Ralph Meeker (as U.S. Army Sgt. Steve Dekker)
Guest cast:
Lizabeth Hush ........ WAC Madge Turner (recurring)
Ken Drake ............ Bragan (recurring)
Barbara Stuart ....... Ethel
James Seay ........... Bush
Michael Macready ..... Scully
Charlie Briggs ....... O'Hara
Synopsis:
Steve Dekker is certain that a young private is guilty of murder,
but a WAC tries to refute his logic with her intuition.
Synopsis 2:
Wac Madge Turner (Lisabeth Hush) tries to prove that a young GI did not
commit murder. [RF]

1.05 [--] Not for Hire: SMUGGLED WIFE
20Nov59 NYC
Starring: Ralph Meeker (as U.S. Army Sgt. Steve Dekker)
Guest cast:
Norman Alden ......... Corporal Grundy (recurring)
James Parnell ........ Private Ober
Jonathan Hole ........ Willoughby
Nora Hayden .......... Laurie
Artie Lewis .......... Fenwick
John Marshall ........ Galt
Synopsis:
When army red tape fouls a GI's effort to get his expectant wife
to America, he turns to the underworld for help.
(17Dec1959 NBC WBZ-TV Boston Ma' Thur 10:30pm)
Synopsis 2:
A GI (James Parnell) gets help from crooks when Army red tape
delays his wife's entrance into the U.S. [RF]

1.06 [--] Not for Hire: THE DESERTER
27Nov59 NYC
Produced & Directed by John Florea
Written by Richard M. Powell
Starring: Ralph Meeker (as U.S. Army Sgt. Steve Dekker)
Guest cast:
Dennis Patrick ....... Hanford
Peggy Stewart ........ Nadine
Ziva Rodann .......... Sita
Abel Fernandez ....... Changa
Neville Morrow ....... Manuel (as Neyle Morrow)
Joan Boston .......... Louise
Synopsis:
Steve Dekker goes to Manila to disperse a gang that has been rifling
army supplies. He discovers that the leader has a wartime grudge
against him.
(31Dec1959 NBC Thurs WBZ-TV Boston Ma 10:30pm)
Synopsis 2:
Dekker tracks down a Manila gang that has been rifling Army supplies. [RF]

1.07 [--] Not for Hire: ONE QUART OF SORROW
04Dec59 NYC
Starring: Ralph Meeker (as U.S. Army Sgt. Steve Dekker)
Guest cast:
Harlan Warde ......... Granby
Vici Raaf ............ Holly
Maria Tsien .......... Lilly
Michael Lord ......... Griffin
Pat McCaffrie ........ Dixon
Henry Hunter ......... Trumbull
Bob Okazaki .......... Ito
Glen Gordon .......... Traggart
Fortune Gordien ...... Niles
Synopsis:
While stationed in Tokyo, Steve Dekker sees a man knifed in a back-
Street bar brawl. Corporal Jenks is accused of the murder when
witnesses refuse to say he fought in self defense.
Synopsis 2:
Dekker defends a GI accused of killing a man in a Tokyo street brawl. [RF]

1.08 [--] Not for Hire: THE FRAME
11Dec59 NYC
Starring: Ralph Meeker (as U.S. Army Sgt. Steve Dekker)
Guest cast:
Ken Drake ............ Bragan (recurring)
Milton Frome ......... Major Bradford
Asa Maynor ........... Sharon
Don Sullivan ......... MacLeod
Michael Lane ......... Koki
Synopsis:
Major Bradford has been living high and lavishing model Sharon
Kinglsey with gifts. His girl wants expensive trinkets at any
cost - even murder. Steve Dekker suspects a major looting of the
post PX.
Synopsis 2:
Major Bradford is suspected of looting the PX and framing a GI
for theft. [RF]

1.09 [--] Not for Hire: THE FICKLE FINGERS
18Dec59 NYC
Starring: Ralph Meeker (as U.S. Army Sgt. Steve Dekker)
Guest cast:
Ken Drake ............ Bragan (recurring)\
Carolyn Hughes ....... April
Bill Cord ............ Globe
Maggie Pierce ........ Joan
Lela Bliss ........... Martha
Synopsis:
A millionaire GI is found murdered in Honolulu. Steve discovers that
the corpses' fingerprints don't match those in Army files.
Synopsis 2:
A wealthy GI is murdered---but his fingerprints don't match those in
Army files. [RF]

1.10 [--] Not for Hire: DEATH LOSES FACE
25Dec59 NYC
Starring: Ralph Meeker (as U.S. Army Sgt. Steve Dekker)
Guest cast:
Dennis Patrick ....... Sgt. Brad Hennessey
Ken Drake ............ Bragan (recurring)
Norman Alden ......... Grundy (recurring)
Leslie Barrett ....... Aldrich
Beal Wong ............ Ho Gow
Stanley Adams ........ Logan
Synopsis:
Sgt. Brad Hennessey, Steve Dekker's impulsive friend, is forbidden
to marry the daughter of a Chinese businessman. When the businessman
is found murdered, Steve tries to get to the sergeant before the
Honolulu police.
Synopsis 2:
A Chinese merchant is murdered after he refuses to let
a GI marry his daughter. [RF]

1.11 [--] Not for Hire: SHARK BAIT
01Jan60 NYC
Starring: Ralph Meeker (as U.S. Army Sgt. Steve Dekker)
Guest cast
Rory Harrity ......... Rink
Jan Brooks ........... Phyllis
William Keene ........ Callam
Donald O. Kelly ...... Barton
James Maloney ........ Lou
Sheila Sullivan ...... Marianne
Synopsis:
Investigating a sailor's murder in the Phillipines, Steve Dekker
finds he has to do some underwater sleuthing. Once under, he finds
some man-made dangers.
Synopsis 2:
Dekker joins an underwater demolition team to capture a Navy
diver-turned-killer. [RF]

1.12 [--] Not for Hire: TEN ROUND KILL
08Jan60 NYC
Starring: Ralph Meeker (as U.S. Army Sgt. Steve Dekker)
Guest cast:
Buck Young ........... Pete/Paul
Regina Gleason ....... Carole
Stanley Adams ........ Morse
Norman Alden ......... Grundy (recurring)
Guy Lee .............. Corrado
Artie Lewis .......... Fenwick
Synopsis:
Mobsters try to fix an Army boxing championship and Steve Dekker is
assigned to catch the fixers.

1.13 [--] Not for Hire: GUNS FOR THE REVOLUTION
15Jan60 NYC
Starring: Ralph Meeker (as U.S. Army Sgt. Steve Dekker)
Guest cast:
Ken Drake ............ Bragan (recurring)
Joanne Manley ........ Diana
Robert J. Stevenson .. Tattoo
Howard Dayton ........ Puny
Alan Aric ............ Jessup
Synopsis:
A number of machine guns are stolen from an Army post.
Synopsis 2:
Dekker investigates the theft of 500 machine guns from an Army post. [RF]

1.14 [--] Not for Hire: A MATTER OF COURAGE
22Jan60 NYC
Starring: Ralph Meeker (as U.S. Army Sgt. Steve Dekker)
Guest cast:
Steve Brodie ......... MP
Ken Drake ............ Bragan (recurring)
Norman Alden ......... Grundy (recurring)
Jean Gillespie ....... Edna
Bob Anderson ......... Fergus
James Canino ......... Hal
Michael Pataki ....... Willie
Synopsis:
An MP is found drunken and holding a pistol over a murdered girl.
Provost Steve Dekker is given the task of finding the facts behind
the murder.
Synopsis 2:
Dekker defends an alcoholic MP (Steve Brodie) accused of murdering
a young woman. [RF]

1.15 [--] Not for Hire: CARRIER PIGEON
29Jan60 NYC
Starring: Ralph Meeker (as U.S. Army Sgt. Steve Dekker)
Guest cast
Barbara Stuart
Robert Hutton
Synopsis:
An Air Force Lieutenant, who has contacted typhoid fever, disappears.
Steve Dekker's job is to find him before he causes an epidemic.

1.16 [--] Not for Hire: BIG MAN
05Feb60 NYC
Starring: Ralph Meeker (as U.S. Army Sgt. Steve Dekker)
Guest cast:
Claudia Barrett ...... Linda
Ron Soble ............ Crater
Chet Marshall ........ Garrison
Charles Wagenheim .... Moki
Don Ross ............. Evans
Jacquelyn Ravell ..... Moana
James Callahan ....... Miller
Synopsis:
An Army hero, scheduled to receive a decoration, disappears. Dekker
is assigned to find him.
Synopsis 2:
An Army hero, about to be decorated, has disappeared. [RF]

1.17 [--] Not for Hire: CARELESS LOVE
12Feb60 NYC
Starring: Ralph Meeker (as U.S. Army Sgt. Steve Dekker)
Guest cast:
Cathy Case
Dave Willock ......... Chase
Wayne Heffley ........ Joe
Selette Cole ......... Magda
Jay Douglas .......... Harris
Jim Smith ............ Parker
Neil Grant ........... McDevitt
Charles Reade ........ Sam
Synopsis:
A blonde marries overseas-bound servicemen, to collect their
allotment checks. Steve Dekker is assigned to prove he guilt of
bigamy.
Synopsis 2:
A woman marries overseas-bound servicemen to collect their
allotment checks. [RF]

1.18 [--] Not for Hire: THE SET UP
19Feb60 NYC
Starring: Ralph Meeker (as U.S. Army Sgt. Steve Dekker)
Guest cast:
Michael Miller
Patrick Waltz ........ Burton
Karl Lukas ........... Stefano
Norman Alden ......... Grundy (recurring)
Stanley Adams ........ Morse
Synopsis:
A soldier loses in a card game and can't pay. To square the debt,
he agrees to kill a fellow soldier, but he confides in Steve Dekker.
Synopsis 2:
A GI (Michael Miller) helps Dekker set a trap for gangsters who want to
kill another soldier. [RF]

1.19 [--] Not for Hire: THE BASIC RUMBLE
26Feb60 NYC
Starring: Ralph Meeker (as U.S. Army Sgt. Steve Dekker)
Synopsis:
Steve Dekker joins the Army and goes through basic training to
protect a soldier who has received a note threatening his life.

1.20 [--] Not for Hire: ONE OF OUR RUSSIANS IS MISSING
04Mar60 NYC
Starring: Ralph Meeker (as U.S. Army Sgt. Steve Dekker)
Guest cast:
Narda Onyx
John Marshall ........ Krueger
Ken Drake ............ Bragan (recurring)
Jean Paul King ....... Andre
Sam Gilman ........... Fisher
Ivan Triesault ....... Schoenberg
Barney Biro .......... McConnell
Synopsis:
While working for an undercover unit, a Russian born WAC is abducted
by two men.
Synopsis 2:
A Russian-born Wac (Narda Onyx) is abducted while working for an
Army undercover unit in Honolulu. [RF]

1.21 [--] Not for Hire: THE ROLL
11Mar60 NYC
Starring: Ralph Meeker (as U.S. Army Sgt. Steve Dekker)
Guest cast:
Richard Erdman
Synopsis:
A girl who made her living by robbing drunks, is found murdered
in her apartment. [RF]

1.22 [--] Not for Hire: THE NEEDLE
18Mar60 NYC
Starring: Ralph Meeker (as U.S. Army Sgt. Steve Dekker)
Guest cast:
Suzanne Lloyd
Arthur Hanson ........ Simmons
Claire Brennen ....... Madge
Tom Austin ........... King Kong
Nancy Millard ........ Nurse
Don Barton ........... Paxten
Synopsis:
While investigating a narcotics theft, Steve Dekker plans a jailbreak,
and tangles with an attractive Eurasian girl and a former wrestler.
Synopsis 2:
A Eurasian girl complicates Dekker's investigation of a narcotics
theft. [RF]

1.23 [--] Not for Hire: MURDER IN A QUIET TOWN
25Mar60 NYC
Starring: Ralph Meeker (as U.S. Army Sgt. Steve Dekker)
Guest cast:
Robert Ivers
Della Sharman ........ Marie
Greta Granstedt ...... Anne
Henry Hunter ......... Omar
Steve Brodie ......... Slater
Pat McCaffrie ........ Townsend
Synopsis:
A soldier who marries into one of the town's wealthiest families,
causes even a greater stir when he is arrested for murder.
Synopsis 2:
A GI (Robert Ivers) who has married into a wealthy family
is framed for the murder of a policeman. [RF]

1.24 [--] Not for Hire: BATTLE SCAR
01Apr60 NYC
Starring: Ralph Meeker (as U.S. Army Sgt. Steve Dekker)
Guest cast:
Ken Drake ............ Bragan (recurring)
Stanley Clements ..... Sellars
Constance Dane ....... Sharon
John McCann .......... Manning
Robert Chapman ....... Sullivan
Don Dillaway ......... Colonel
Buzz Henry ........... Gardner
Robin Blake .......... Waitress
Synopsis 1:
A Colonel's son is blackmailed and Dekker investigates the case.
Synopsis 2:
A colonel's son is blackmailed into sterring newly discharged
soldiers to rigged poker games. [RF]
(23Feb60 NBC Tues WLW-TV Cincinnati, Ohio)
Synopsis 3:
A newly discharged GI is murdered after participating in a rigged poker
game. [RF]

1.25 [--] Not for Hire: THE SURVIVOR
08Apr60 NYC
Starring: Ralph Meeker (as U.S. Army Sgt. Steve Dekker)
Guest cast:
Shep Sanders
Norman Alden ......... Grundy (recurring)
Walter Reed .......... Silver
Shirley Collins ...... Peggy
John Eldredge ........ Lathrop
Phyllis Coghlan ...... Edna
Ivan Triesault ....... Mueller
Synopsis:
A soldier, for many years presumed dead, returns home where the
executor of his parents' estate is very anxious to kill him.
Synopsis 2:
A long-lost GI (Shep Sanders) risks death when he goes home to collect
his family inheritance. [RF]

1.26 [--] Not for Hire: MAIN EVENT
15Apr60 NYC
Starring: Ralph Meeker (as U.S. Army Sgt. Steve Dekker)
Guest cast:
Ken Drake ........ Bragan (recurring)
Norm Alden ....... Grundy (recurring)
Johnny Seven ..... Cimoli
Enid James ....... Julie
Arthur Batanides.. Rooney
Ray Montgomery ... Neal
Fortune Gordien .. Kapp
Synopsis:
Two former GI's whom Dekker had jailed for peddling dope, are
released and now plot to attack him.
Synopsis:
Two ex-GIs are out to kill Dekker with the help of a
kidnapped boxing champ. [RF]

1.27 [--] Not for Hire: LINE OF DUTY
22Apr60 NYC
Starring: Ralph Meeker (as U.S. Army Sgt. Steve Dekker)
Guest cast:
Synopsis:
Grace Gaynor ......... Ruth Sand
Peg Stewart .......... Betty Brackenridge
Joan Staley .......... Jill
James Parnell ........ Husk
Jack Mann ............ Falk
Jess Kirkpatrick ..... Davis
Synopsis:
A wealthy young girl murders a hitchhiking sailor. She rigs the
killing to look like an accident.
Synopsis 2:
A wealthy girl murders a hitchhiking GI and tries to make it look
like an accident. [RF]

1.28 [--] Not for Hire: THE LONG DEAD BLONDE
29Apr60 NYC
Starring: Ralph Meeker (as U.S. Army Sgt. Steve Dekker)
Guest cast:
Ken Drake ............ Bragan (recurring)
Earl Parker .......... Ames
Jonathan Kidd ........ Stark
Bunny Bishop ......... Edie
Barnaby Hale ......... Harwood
Synopsis:
Steve Dekker's furlough is halted when he ordered to solve two
murders.
Synopsis 2:
Dekker must solve the murders of two GIs involved in an art swindle. [RF]

1.29 [--] Not for Hire: SHEEP'S CLOTHING
06May60 NYC
Starring: Ralph Meeker (as U.S. Army Sgt. Steve Dekker)
Guest cast:
Maureen Arthur .......
Ken Drake ............ Bragan (recurring)
Stanley Adams ........ Morse
Ronald Nicholas ...... Lewis
Robert Sherman ....... Bobo
Selette Cole ......... Rita
Skip Ward ............ Burton
Synopsis:
Steve Dekker suspects that an attractive lady photographer is
robbing her clients.
Synopsis 2:
A photographer (Maureen Arthur) pulls off a series of holdups
with the help of unsuspecting GIs. [RF]

1.30 [--] Not for Hire: THE GENERAL'S DAUGHTER
13May60 NYC
Starring: Ralph Meeker (as U.S. Army Sgt. Steve Dekker)
Guest cast:
Anne Helm ............ Frankie
Ken Drake ............ Bragan (recurring)
Norman Alden ......... Grundy (recurring)
Lou Krugman .......... Morse
Paul Langton ......... Saunders
Bill Hickman ......... Ambrose
Willis Bouchey ....... Martin
Synopsis:
Steve Dekker, assigned to watch over the daughter of a general,
is annoyed at the prosepct of playing nursemaid to a child.
Synopsis 2:
Dekker has trouble keeping a colonel's daughter away from an amorous
islander. [RF]

1.31 [--] Not for Hire: LOVER'S LEAP
20May60 NYC
Starring: Ralph Meeker (as U.S. Army Sgt. Steve Dekker)
Guest cast:
Ken Drake ............ Bragan (recurring)
Norman Alden ......... Grundy (recurring)
Lynn Thomas .......... Sherry
Lisabeth Hush ........ WAC Madge Turner (recurring)
Stanley Adams ........ Morse
Jane Betts ........... Marilyn
Gwen Harmon .......... Policewoman
Jim Telford .......... Harry
Patrick Waltz ........ Sumner
Synopsis:
Steve Dekker tries to capture a bandit who preys on persons
frquenting lover's lane.
Synopsis 2:
A mysterious bandit is terrorizing a lover's lane. [RF]

1.32 [--] Not for Hire: OPERATION SALVAGE
27May60 NYC
Starring: Ralph Meeker (as U.S. Army Sgt. Steve Dekker)
Guest cast:
Ken Drake ............ Bragan (recurring)
Norman Alden ......... Grundy (recurring)
Fred Graham .......... Jones
Bob Anderson ......... Wabash
Robert Chapman ....... Ellwood
John Dennis .......... Flint
Nina Roman ........... Betty
Marian Miller ........ Rose
Synopsis:
The evidence points to Dekker's buddy as the man responsible
for the sabotage of an essential electronics device.
Synopsis 2:
One of Dekker's best friends is accused of sabotaging
a vital electronic invention. [RF]

1.33 [--] Not for Hire: THE UNIFORMED MUGGER
03Jun60 NYC
Starring: Ralph Meeker (as U.S. Army Sgt. Steve Dekker)
Guest cast:
Jack Reitzen ......... Lt. Flores (recurring)
Ken Drake ............ Bragan (recurring)
John Bryant .......... Grayson
Vivian Cervantes ..... Leilani
Virginia Gibson ...... Madge
Red Morgan ........... Cosgrove
Tommy Cook ........... Danziger
Synopsis:
Dekker investigates the mysterious muggings of wealthy tourists
in Honolulu.

1.34 [--] Not for Hire: THE JOKER
10Jun60 NYC
Starring: Ralph Meeker (as U.S. Army Sgt. Steve Dekker)
Guest cast:
John Craig ........... Shackles
Harlan Wade .......... Townsend
Jan Harrison ......... Rita
Bill Cord ............ Grant
Ken Drake ............ Bragan (recurring)
Synopsis:
Steve Dekker is called in on a case concerning a murdered major,
his wife and a corporal who is a practical joker.
Synopsis 2:
A GI (John Craig) who likes to play practical jokes gets involved
in a murder plot. [RF]

1.35 [--] Not for Hire:  TICKET TO A GAS CHAMBER
17Jun60 NYC
Starring: Ralph Meeker (as U.S. Army Sgt. Steve Dekker)
Guest cast:
John Craig ........... Dan Shackles
Robert Ball .......... Dillon
Ken Drake ............ Bragan (recurring)
Nesdon Booth ......... Grummel
Ric Marlowe .......... Egan
Jon Locke ............ Spooner
Frances Mercer ....... Good Mama
Synopsis:
At "Good Mama's", a gambling establishment, a poor loser victimizes
the winners. Steve Dekker is called in.
Synopsis 2:
Pfc. Dan Shackles, a poor loser, robs and beats up the owners of a
gambling casino. [RF]

1.36 [--] Not for Hire: DIAMOND HEAD DECOY
24Jun60 NYC
Starring: Ralph Meeker (as U.S. Army Sgt. Steve Dekker)
Guest cast:
Ken Drake ............ Bragan (recurring)
Norm Alden ........... Grundy (recurring)
Jack Reitzen ......... Flores (recurring)
Arch Whiting ......... Wilkins
Shirley Collins ...... Erica
Ivan Triesault ....... Masters
George Barrows ....... Paris
Synopsis:
Steve Dekker stumbles onto a movie set in Honolulu. The actors are
more interested in diamonds than performances.
Synopsis 2:
Crooks pretending to be filmmakers rob a Honolulu jeweler and escape
in Dekker's jeep. [RF]

1.37 [--] Not for Hire: ADULTS ONLY
01Jul60 NYC
Starring: Ralph Meeker (as U.S. Army Sgt. Steve Dekker)
Guest cast:
Warren Hsieh ......... Suyin
Patricia Blair ....... Gloria Wilder
Ken Drake ............ Bragan (recurring)
Norm Alden ........... Grundy (recurring)
Jack Reitzen ......... Lt. Flores (recurring)
Synopsis:
Steve Dekker takes part in a movie queen's project to find homes
for orphans. All goes well until one little boy takes them home
to meet his murdered father.
Synopsis 2:
Dekker finds a home for an orphan---but someone murders the new foster
father. [RF]

1.38 [--] Not for Hire: THE SYSTEM
08Jul60 NYC
Starring: Ralph Meeker (as U.S. Army Sgt. Steve Dekker)
Guest cast:
John Ragin ........... Pettigrew
Ann Dore ............. Holly
Ken Drake ............ Bragan (recurring)
Bernie Fein .......... Waxie
Joe Abdullah ......... Julius
Barbara Morrison ..... Mrs. Pettigrew
James Callahan ....... Smith
Synopsis:
Steve Dekker and Corporal Bragan (Ken Drake), GI math whiz,
attempt to beat the roulette wheel at a local pub.
Synopsis 2:
Gamblers use a GI (John Ragin) as a shill at a casino---but he and his
"winnings" disappear. [RF]

1.39 [--] Not for Hire: THE WITNESS (final episode)
15Jul60 NYC
Starring: Ralph Meeker (as U.S. Army Sgt. Steve Dekker)
Guest cast:
Guest cast:
Anne Helm ............ Frankie
Ken Drake ............ Bragan (recurring)
Norman Alden ......... Grundy (recurring)
Jack Reitzen ......... Lt. Flores (recurring)
Robert Ball .......... Wilson
Synopsis:
A killer plans to eliminate the sole witness to his crime. Steve
Dekker is assigned to protect her.
Synopsis 2:
A general's daughter (Anne Helm) is marked for death after
witnessing a murder-robbery at the post office. [RF] 

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"One of the early TV shows that I will always remember is the
"Not For Hire" series, in which Ralph Meeker stars as
Army Sgt. Steve Dekker. I was in the US Army in 1959 when
the series was launched and began watching it in 1960 on returning home
from Germany after being discharged. Ralph Meeker's greatness as an actor
made the series unforgettable. He came across just like the sergeants I had
known in the army. The shows were only one half hour long and reminded me
of the literary format known as the short, short story. Within the limited
time frame the story came across quickly, with a beginning, middle and end
- and great impact. The accuracy of the military staging and costumes also
struck me as remarkably correct. It has been forty-two years since I have
seen one of those shows. But I can still picture Ralph Meeker on the TV
screen in his Army uniform going about solving the mystery."
email from Dave Garrison <dg_tg@msn.com> Sept 2002

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