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Starring Charles Bronson (as Mike Kovac)
Season 1 (ABC) (1958-59)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive  [Updated July 2015]
with contributions by:
Tom Alger, Rina Fox, Sal Crisanti, Robert B. Huggins, James Beer
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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ABC Fridays 9:00 pm EST
15  New episodes

1.01 [--] The Man with a Camera: SECOND AVENUE ASSASSIN [verified on film]
© 1958 / 10-Oct-1958 ABC Fri (rerun 30Jan59)
Written by William Fay
Directed by Gerald Mayer
director of photography: Howard Schwartz
Starring: Charles Bronson (as Mike Kovac)/ [James Flavin NOT in this episode]
Guest cast:
Tom Laughlin .......... Joey Savoyar
Theodore Marcuse ...... Willie Fletcher
Ruta Lee .............. Dolly MacDemott
Art Lewis ............. Al
Leonard Bell .......... Jasper Riker
Walter Barnes ......... Cyril
Don Kennedy ........... Sal Benning
John C. Becher ........ Charlie Hatch
Synopsis 1:
A friend of Kovac's is in training for his upcoming middleweight-championship fight. Kovac is sent to get photo
coverage for a story and learns that a crooked fight promoter is connected with the championship bout. [TA]
Synopsis 2:
Mike's welcome at a boxer's training camp: a knockout punch. [RF]

1.02 [--] The Man with a Camera: THE WARNING [verified on film]
© 1958 / prod. no #2 / 17-Oct-1958 ABC Fri
Produced by A.E. Houghton, Jr.
Written by Richard Bluel
Directed by Gerald Mayer
director of photography: Joe Kovak, A.S.C.
Starring: Charles Bronson (as Mike Kovac) / Ludwig Stossel (as Anton Kovac)
Guest Cast:
Berry Kroeger ......... Glenn Markey
Robert Ellenstein ..... Lieutenant Abrams
Arthur Hanson ......... Winkler
Robert Carricart ...... Carver
Bill Erwin ............ Sam Bartlett
Rush Williams ......... First Officer
Synopsis:
Mike's life is in danger when he unwittingly photographs a brutal murder. [RF]

1.03 [--] The Man with a Camera: PROFILE OF A KILLER  [verified on film][JB]
© 1958 / 24-Oct-1958 ABC Fri (Rerun 06Feb59)
Teleplay by James Edmiston / Story by Richard Bluel
Directed by Gerald Mayer
director of photography: Robert B. Hauser
Starring: Charles Bronson (as Mike Kovac) [James Flavin NOT in this episode]
Guest cast:
Tom Pittman .......... Killeen
James Chandler ....... Danny Penro
Russell Collins ...... Jenkins
Anthony Jochin ....... Abel
Wayne Heffley ........ Gilligan
Mayo Loizeaux ........ Sara
Nolan Leary .......... Bank Owner
Synopsis 1:
In a small town, Mike is grabbed by an armed bandit and forced to join a holdup. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Mike Kovac is seized by an oddly dressed gunman. [TA]

[--] 31-Oct-1958 "Closeup on Violence" postponed to 14-Nov-1958

1.04 [--] The Man with a Camera: TURNTABLE  [verified on film]
© 1958 / 07-Nov-1958 ABC Fri (Rerun 13Feb59)
Written by Lowell Barrington
Directed by Gerald Mayer
director of photography: Robert B. Hauser
Starring: Charles Bronson (as Mike Kovac) [James Flavin NOT in this episode]
Guest Cast:
Phyllis Avery ......... Miss Hollis
Ludwig Stossel ........ Anton Kovac (Mike's father) (recurring)
Dennis Patrick ........ Bradman
Logan Field ........... Senator John Payson
Addison Richards ...... Clyde Bosser
Katherine Barrett ..... Miss Payson
Wendy Winkelman ....... Katthie Payson
Synopsis:
Mike Kovac investigates when he learns that someone has made a composite picture of a crusading senator
and two gambling czars. The senator suspects Kovac of making up the phony picture.
Synopsis 2:
Mike is suspected of making a composite photo showing a senator with gambling czars.

1.05 [--] The Man with a Camera: CLOSEUP ON VIOLENCE [verified on film]
© 1958 / 14-Nov-1958 ABC Fri (Rerun 6Mar59)
Written by Jack Laird and Wilton Schiller
Directed by William Castle
director of photography: Charles Straumer
Starring: Charles Bronson (as Mike Kovac) / Ludwig Stossel (as Anton Kovac)
[James Flavin NOT in this episode]
Guest cast:
Angie Dickinson ....... Norma Delgado
Robert Armstrong ...... Marty Delgado
James Kevin ........... I.Q. Rickles
Marc Cavell ........... Teabag
John Shaner ........... Rooster McConnell
Charles Brill ......... Shivvy Brewster
Kip King .............. Ding Dong Fabrizi
Synopsis:
After Mike Kovac takes a picture of a pretty girl, a gang of thugs steals
his camera to destroy the film. Kovac decides to investigate and startslooking for the girl. [RF]

1.06 [--] The Man with a Camera: DOUBLE NEGATIVE [verified on film]
© 1958 / prod. no. 10 / 21-Nov-1958 ABC Fri (Rerun 20Feb59)
Produced by A.E. Houghton, Jr.
Teleplay by James Edmiston / Story by Steven Thornley
Directed by Gerald Mayer
director of photography: Robert B. Hauser
Starring: Charles Bronson (as Mike Kovac) [James Flavin NOT in this episode]
Guest Cast:
Frank Faylen ......... Jim Costigan
Karl Lukas ........... Pete Montee
Stephen Ellsworth .... District Attorney Hatton
Don Durant ........... Howard Dorn
Tracey Roberts ....... Helen Sprague & Connie Sawyer
Synopsis:
Mike Kovac takes a picture of a woman and learns later that the woman has
been reported murdered. Mike decides to learn the real identity of the murdered woman. [TA]
Synopsis 2:
Mike searches for a woman thought to have been murdered. [RF] 

1.07 [--] The Man with a Camera: ANOTHER BARRIER [verified on film]
© 1958 / 28-Nov-1958 ABC Fri
Produced by A.E. Houghton, Jr.
Written by Stanley Niss.
Directed by Gerald Mayer
director of photography: Robert B. Hauser
Starring: Charles Bronson (as Mike Kovac) / [James Flavin NOT in this episode]
Guest Cast:
Norma Crane .......... Liz Howell
Grant Williams ....... Major Dickson
Peter Walker ......... Captain Lyle
Morgan Jones ......... Captain Shaler
Jesse Kirkpatrick .... Sergeant Garr
David Whorf .......... Ernie
Ann Morrison ......... Mrs. Burns
Synopsis:
Mike's doing a story on a test pilot and a new plane. Then both pilot and plane disappear. [RF]

1.08 [--] The Man with a Camera: BLIND SPOT [verified on film]
© 1958 / prod #5243-11 / 05-Dec-1958 ABC Fri
Written by Donn Mullally
Directed by Gerald Mayer
director of photography: Robert B. Hauser
Starring: Charles Bronson (as Mike Kovac) / Ludwig Stossel (as Anton Kovac)
[James Flavin NOT in this episode]
Guest cast:
Mario Alcalde ........ Alveilla
Chana Eden ........... Rene Ross
Rodolfo Hoyos ........ Captain Castilho
Rico Alaniz .......... Lieutenant Da Gama
Norm Alden ........... Terry Ross
Frank De Kova ........ The Man
Synopsis 1:
Mike's old friend has been killed and it looks as though he may have been a spy. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Mike Kovac learns that a wartime buddy has been murdered in Portugal, and he flies to Lisbon to investigate.
The police tell Kovac that his friend was a member of an international spy ring. [RF]

1.09 [--] The Man with a Camera: TWO STRINGS OF PEARLS (verified on DVD -RBH)
Source: “Charles Bronson – The Lost Episodes” Platinum Disc Corporation DVD, Catalog # 08269
 © 1958 / prod no. #5243-8 / 12-Dec-1958 ABC Fri (rerun 30Nov59)
Produced by A.E. Houghton, Jr.
Written by Robert J. Shaw
Directed by Gerald Mayer
director of photography: Robert B. Hauser
Starring: Charles Bronson (as Mike Kovac) / [James Flavin NOT in this episode]
Guest Cast:
Audrey Dalton .......... Sharon Rogers /Betty Donald
King Calder ............ Jonathan Rogers
Alberto Morin .......... Bartolo
Bert Remsen ............ Barnes
Elisabeth Fraser ....... Ellie McMahon
Elaine Edwards ......... Mona Rogers
Warren Douglas ......... Tommy
Synopsis 1:
Mike Kovac meets a woman at a party, Sharon Rogers, whose uncle, a first class con man, attempts to swindle a
dealer of a rare and valuable pearl necklace. [RBH/DVD]
Synopsis2:
At a society party in Rome, Mike Kovac takes a picture of a prominent American, Jonathan Rogers. After being pushed
into the pool by Roger's secretary, Mike decides to investigate Rogers. [TA][JB]
Synopsis 3:
While at a Society party in Rome, Mike Kovac takes a picture of a prominent American, Jonathan Rogers. When Rogers'
secretary pushes Mike into the pool, Mike decides to investigate Rogers. [RF]
(Ind. KMSP-9 Mpls-St.Paul, MN Monday 9:30 p.m. CST)(30Nov59 rerun)

1.10 [--] The Man with a Camera: SIX FACES OF SATAN [verified on film]
© 1958 / prod no. #5243-12 / 19-Dec-1958 ABC Fri
Written by David P. Harmon
Directed by Boris Sagal
director of photography: Robert B. Hauser
Starring: Charles Bronson (as Mike Kovac) / Ludwig Stossel (as Anton Kovac)
[James Flavin NOT in this episode]
Guest cast:
James Westerfield ...... Bert
Arthur Batinades ....... Phil Pike
Linda Lawson ........... Carmen
Penny Santon ........... Mrs. Kraus
Dean Stanton ........... Jerry
Hal Smith .............. Jake
Rusty Lane ............. Storekeeper
Joe di Reda ............ Joe
Eddie Ryder ............ Manny
William Kendis ......... Mr. Collins
Eve McVeagh ............ Mrs. Collins
Hal Hamilton ........... D'Amico
John Cliff ............. Riley
Synopsis 1:
Mike Kovac joins police in a patrol car as he searches for interesting pictures. They come across a young lady named Carmen who
claims to have been beaten by a strange man. Her father and brother point to Phil Pike, a bystander, and accuse him of the crime. [TA]
Synopsis 2:
Mike aids the police in investigating a girl's alleged beating. [RF]

1.11 [--] The Man with a Camera: LADY ON THE LOOSE  [verified on film]
prod no. #5243-9 / 26-Dec-1958 ABC Fri
Written by Oliver Crawford
Directed by Gerald Mayer
director of photography: Robert B. Hauser
Starring: Charles Bronson (as Mike Kovac) / Ludwig Stossel (as Anton Kovac)
[James Flavin NOT in this episode]
Guest cast:
Judith Braun ........... Fredericka Rojas
Ivan Triesault ......... Doctor Kolberg
Gregory Gay ............ Milo Rojas
Henry Rowland .......... Wilcz
Paul Bryar ............. Police Chief
Synopsis 1:
Fredericka Rojas, daughter of a European millionaire, is visiting New York. Mike attempts to get pictures of the lady, but her
escorts will not permit it. Fredericka, however, helps Mike out when she leaves her escorts and asks him to show her the town. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
The daughter of a European millionaire asks Mike to help her elude her chaperones. [RF]

1.12 [--] The Man with a Camera: THE LAST PORTRAIT [JB]  [verified on film]
© 1959 / prod. no. #5 / 02-Jan-1959 ABC Fri
Written by Jack Laird and Wilton Schiller
Directed by Gerald Mayer
director of photography: Robert B. Hauser
Starring: Charles Bronson (as Mike Kovac) [James Flavin / Ludwig Stossell NOT in this episode]
Guest cast:
Virginia Field ....... Sarah Castle
Russell Thorson ...... Lieutenant Hollis
Joe Flynn ............ Arnie
Booth Colman ......... Idrees Lateef
Eddie Saenz .......... Hasaan
Virginia Core ........ Jasmin
Ted Pavele ........... Detective
Synopsis:
Someone's trying to frame Mike for the murder of a visiting Arab dignitary. [RF]

1.13 [--] The Man with a Camera: THE FACE OF MURDER (verified on film -SC)
© 1959 / 09-Jan-1959 ABC Fri
Written by Berne Giler
Directed by Gerald Mayer
director of photography: Robert B. Hauser
Starring: Charles Bronson (as Mike Kovac) /
Guest cast:
Phillip Pine .......... Edwin Bray
Jay Barney ............ Warden Fowler
James Bell ............ Priest
Richard Wessel ........ Al Henchely
Yvette Vickers ........ Dottie
Mark Sunday ........... Reece
Joseph Waring ......... Johnny
Synopsis 1:
Mike Kovac has been granted an interview and a photograph by condemned killer Edwin Bray.
During the interview Mike finds himself in the middle of an attempted prison break. [TA]
Synopsis 2:
Mike's involved in an attempted prison break. [RF]

1.14 [--] The Man with a Camera: MUTE EVIDENCE (verified on film -SC)
© 1959 / 16-Jan-1959 ABC Fri
Written By Dallas Gaultois & James Edmiston
Directed By Paul Landres
director of photography: Robert B. Hauser
Starring: Charles Bronson (as Mike Kovac) [James Flavin NOT in this episode]
Guest Cast:
Sue George............. Susan Barnes
Simon Scott............ Earl Grant
Judith Ames............ Lila
Russ Conway............ Sheriff
George Cisar........... Hotel Clerk
Synopsis:
Mike Kovacs accepts retired Doctor Ben Danton's invitation to visit his farm. When Mike arrives at the farm,
he finds that the doctor is missing, and the only person who can give him a clue is the doctor's deaf-mute ward Susan. [TA]
Synopsis 2:
A deaf mute has the only clues to a doctor's disappearance. [RF]

1.15 [--] The Man with a Camera: THE BIG SQUEEZE [verified on film]
© 1959 / 23-Jan-1959 ABC Fri (rerun 29Dec59)
Written by David P. Harmon
Directed by Harold Schuster
director of photography: Robert B. Hauser
Starring: Charles Bronson (as Mike Kovac) / Ludwig Stossel (as Anton Kovac)
[James Flavin NOT in this episode]
Guest cast:
May Wynn .............. Lorraine Nelson
Robert Osterloh ....... Joe Tennuto
Robert Cornthwaite .... Lieutenant Fields
Steve Ritch ........... Johnny Rocco
Steve Gravers ......... Sid
Synopsis:
Shortly after gangster Johnny Rocco is murdered Mike Kovac meets the dead man's girlfriend.
She brings him to a secret meeting of bigtime gangsters and he gets some pictures. [TA]
Synopsis 2:
Mike's trying to get into a secret meeting of big-time mobsters. [RF]

[--] 30Jan59 - rerun of #1.1 "Second Avenue Assassin" (first aired 10Oct58)
[--] 06Feb59 - rerun of #1.3 "Profile of a Killer" (first aired 24Oct58)
[--] 13Feb59 - rerun of #1.4 "Turntable" (first aired 07Nov58)
[--] 20Feb59 - rerun of #1.6 "Double Negative" (first aired 21Nov58)
[--] 27Feb59 - unknown
[--] 6Mar59 - rerun of #1.5 "Close-up on Violence" (from 14Nov58)

[--] 13Mar59 - "The Man with a Camera" is replaced by "Tombstone Territory"


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