CTVA US Reporter Drama - "The Man With A Camera"(Sharpe-Lewis/ABC) Season 1 (1958-59)

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Starring Charles Bronson (as Mike Kovac)
Season 1 (ABC) (1958-59)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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
10Oct58 ABC Fri (rerun 30Jan59)
Starring: Charles Bronson (as Mike Kovac)
Guest cast:
Tom Laughlin .......... Joey
Ruta Lee .............. Dolly
Leonard Bell .......... Jasper
Theodore Marcuse ...... Fletcher
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
prod. no #2
17Oct58 ABC Fri
Produced by A.E. Houghton, Jr.
Written by Richard Bluel
Directed by Gerald Mayer
Starring: Charles Bronson (as Mike Kovac)
Guest Cast:
Berry Kroeger ......... Markey
Robert Ellenstein ..... Abrams
Arthur Hanson ......... Winkler
Robert Carricart
Bill Erwin
Rush Williams
Ludwig Stossel ........ Anton Kovac
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 [JB]
24Oct58 ABC Fri (Rerun 06Feb59)
Starring: Charles Bronson (as Mike Kovac)
Guest cast:
Tom Pittman .......... Killeen
James Chandler ....... Penro
Russell Collins ...... Jenkins
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]

[--] 31Oct58 - no details

1.04 [--] The Man with a Camera: TURNTABLE
07Nov58 ABC Fri (Rerun 13Feb59)
Starring: Charles Bronson (as Mike Kovac)
Guest Cast:
Logan Field ........... Senator Payson
Dennis Patrick ........ Bradman
Phyllis Avery ......... Mill Hollis
Addison Richards ...... Bosser
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
14Nov58 ABC Fri (Rerun 6Mar59)
Starring: Charles Bronson (as Mike Kovac)
Guest cast:
Angie Dickinson ...... Joanie
Grant Williams ....... Felix
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 starts looking for the girl. [RF]
Synopsis:
A girl protected by a gang of thugs who steal Mike's camera. [RF]

1.06 [--] The Man with a Camera: DOUBLE NEGATIVE
prod. no. 10
21Nov58 ABC Fri (Rerun 20Feb59)
Produced by A.E. Houghton, Jr.
Teleplay by James Edmiston / Story by Steven Thornley
Directed by Gerald Mayer
Starring: Charles Bronson (as Mike Kovac)
Guest Cast:
Tracey Roberts ....... Helen
Frank Faylen ......... Jim Costigan
Karl Lucas ........... Pete Montee
Stephen Ellsworth .... District Attorney
Don Durant ........... Williams
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
28Nov58 ABC Fri
Produced by A.E. Houghton, Jr.
Written by Stanley Niss.
Directed by Gerald Mayer
Starring: Charles Bronson (as Mike Kovac)
Guest Cast:
Norma Crane .......... Liz
Grant Williams ....... Dickson
Peter Walker ......... Lyle
Morgan Jones
Jesse Kirkpatrick
David Whorf
Ann Morrison
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
prod #5243-11
05Dec58 ABC Fri
Starring: Charles Bronson (as Mike Kovac)
Guest cast:
Mario Alcalde ........ Alveilla
Norman Alden ......... Ross
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

prod no. #5243-8
12Dec58 ABC Fri (rerun 30Nov59)
Produced by A.E. Houghton, Jr.
Written by Robert J. Shaw
Directed by Gerald Mayer
Starring: Charles Bronson (as Mike Kovac)
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]
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]
Synopsis 4:
At a society party in Rome, Mike Kovac takes a picture of a prominent American, Jonathan Rogers. After being pushed
into a pool by Rogers' secretary. Mike decides to investigate Rogers. [JB]
(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
prod no. #5243-12
19Dec58 ABC Fri
Starring: Charles Bronson (as Mike Kovac)
Guest cast:
Linda Lawson ......... Carmen
Joe di Reda .......... Joe
Harry Dean Stanton ... Jerry
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 1:
Mike aids the police in investigating a girl's alleged beating. [RF]

1.11 [--] The Man with a Camera: LADY ON THE LOOSE
prod no. #5243-9
26Dec58 ABC Fri
Starring: Charles Bronson (as Mike Kovac)
Guest Cast:
Judith Braun ...... Fredericka Rojas
Ivan Triesault .... Dr. Kolberg
Henry Rowland ..... Wilcs
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]
prod. no. #5
02Jan59 ABC Fri
Starring: Charles Bronson (as Mike Kovac)
Guest cast:
Virginia Field ....... Sarah
Booth Colman ......... Idrees
Russell Thorson ...... Hollis
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)
09Jan59 ABC Fri
Directed by Gerald Mayer
Written by Berne Giler
Starring: Charles Bronson (as Mike Kovac)
Guest cast:
Phillip Pine .......... Edwin Bray
Jay Barney ............ Warden Fowler
Richard Wessel ........ Al Henchely
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)
16Jan59 ABC Fri
Directed By Paul Landres
Written By Dallas Gaultois & James Edmiston
Starring: Charles Bronson (as Mike Kovac)
Guest Cast:
Sue George............as Susan Barnes
Simon Scott............as Earl Grant
Judith Ames............as Lois
Russ Conway............as The Sheriff
George Cisar............as The 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
23Jan59 ABC Fri (rerun 29Dec59)
Starring: Charles Bronson (as Mike Kovac)
Guest cast:
May Wynn .......... Lorraine Nelson
Steven Ritch ...... Johnny Rocco
Robert Osterloh ... Joe Tennuto
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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