CTVA US Reporter Drama - "The Man With A Camera"(Sharpe-Lewis/ABC) Season 2 (1959-60)

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Starring Charles Bronson (as Mike Kovac)
Season 2 (ABC) (1959-60)
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 Mondays 10:30 pm Eastern
14 New episodes

2.01 [16] The Man with a Camera: THE KILLER [verified on film]
© 1959 / prod. no. #18 / 19-Oct-1959 ABC Mon (rerun 15Feb60)
Written by E. Jack Neuman
Directed by Paul Landres
director of photography: Paul Ivano
Starring: Charles Bronson (as Mike Kovac) / [James Flavin NOT in this episode]
Guest cast:
Lawrence Dobkin ...... Detective James Angelo
Bek Nelson ........... Nurse Purdy
Harlan Warde ......... Detective John Butler
James Parnell ........ Killer
I. Stanford Jolley .... Dr. Ben Todd
Lee Roberts .......... Officer
Synopsis:
While Kovac makes a stopover at a small town airport someone tries to kill him. Local police take an interest
in the threat to Kovac's life, but they think that he is seeking publicity. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Someone tries to kill Mike at a small-town airport. [RF]

2.02 [17] The Man with a Camera: EYEWITNESS  [verified on film]
26-Oct-1959 ABC Mon
Written by ??
Directed by ??
Starring: Charles Bronson (as Mike Kovac) / James Flavin (as Lt. Donovan)
Guest cast:
Douglas Dick ........ Ed Minnit
Marian Collier ...... Clara
Joseph Hamilton ..... Tim Bergdoll
Casey Walters ....... Mrs. Martinez
Nesdon Booth ........ Morris
Helen Mitzie Chapman ...... Maria
Michael Harris ...... Joe
Synopsis:
Are photographs showing a waiter committing a holdup-slaying authentic?
Synopsis:
The lawyer for the defense asks Mike Kovac to check photographic evidence in a homicide case. [TA]

2.03 [18] The Man with a Camera: THE MAN BELOW  [verified on film]
© 1959 / 02-Nov-1959 ABC Mon
Written by David P. Harmon
Directed by Gene Fowler, Jr.
Director of Photography: Paul Ivano
Starring: Charles Bronson (as Mike Kovac)/ [James Flavin NOT in this episode]
Guest cast:
Patricia Donohue .... Helen Baines
Frank Gerstle ....... Jan
Edd Cramer .......... Stan
Dave Lewis .......... Carl Baines
Rusty Lane .......... Chief of Police
Baynes Barron ....... George Werner
William Hughes ...... Policeman
Jim Houghton ........ Boy
Synopsis 1:
An insurance company suspects that a policyholder who was reported dead is still alive. [TA]
Synopsis 2:
Mike Kovac goes to a small mining town to investigate a $250,000 insurance fraud. [TA]
Synopsis 3:
An insurance company suspects a policyholder who was reported dead is still alive. [JB]
(Ind. KMSP-9 Mpls-St.Paul, MN Monday 9:30 p.m. CST)

2.04 [19] The Man with a Camera: BLACK LIGHT  [verified on film]
© 1959 / 09-Nov-1959 ABC Mon
Written by Wilton Schiller
Directed by Paul Landres
Director of Photography: Paul Ivano
Starring: Charles Bronson (as Mike Kovac) / [James Flavin NOT in this episode]
Guest cast:
Ann Baker ............ Bunny Hansen
John Pickard ......... Blair
William Tannen ....... Jerry Hansen
Keith Richards ....... Pierson
David Fresco ......... Manny
Michael Harris ....... Joe
Cecil Elliott ........ Mrs. Quigley
Carlyle Mitchell ..... Inspector Randolph
Synopsis 1:
Police inspector Randolph asks Mike Kovac to get pictures of payoffs
which, he suspects, are being made to officers in a certain district. [TA]
Synopsis 2:
Mike's asked to get photographs of policemen accepting pay-offs. [RF]

2.05 [20] The Man with a Camera: THE POSITIVE NEGATIVE [verified on film]
© 1959 / prod. no. #22 / 16-Nov-1959 ABC Mon
Written by Oliver Crawford
Directed by Paul Landres
Director of Photography: Chas. E. Burke
Starring: Charles Bronson (as Mike Kovac)/ James Flavin (as Lt. Donovan)
Guest cast:
Anthony Caruso ...... Ace Lupo
Susan Cummings ...... Monique Thaxter
Richard Gaines ...... Jeffrey Blaine
Michael Harris ...... Joe
Anne Neyland ........ Ellen
Norman Leavitt ...... The Texan
Synopsis:
Ellen, a nightclub photographer, takes a picture of a wealthy Texan at the club. When underworld characters
try to get the negative from her, Ellen asks Mike Kovac for help.
Synopsis 2:
Underworld characters are after the negative for a photo of a wealthy Texan. [RF]

2.06 [21] The Man with a Camera: MISSING (verified on DVD -RBH)
Source: “Charles Bronson – The Lost Episodes” Platinum Disc Corporation DVD, Catalog # 08269
23Nov59 ABC Mon
Teleplay by Robert E. Thompson and Lee Loeb / Story by Hal Evarts
Directed by Gene Fowler, Jr.
Director of Photography: Paul Ivano
Starring: Charles Bronson (as Mike Kovac) / [James Flavin NOT in this episode]
Guest cast:
Steve Brodie ........ Ed Kern
Wendell Holmes ...... Carl Ganza
Robert Christopher .. Joel
CeCe Whitney ........ Jill Kern
Tony Miller ......... Laundry Attendant
Merritt Bohn ........ Deputy
Henry Randolph ...... Jack Hawley
Jon Silo ............ Gas Station Owner
Synopsis 1:
When Ed Kern’s wife Jill disappears without a trace, Ed turns to Mike Kovac for help. Kovac discovers a
connection to two major smuggling operations in the process of locating Mrs. Kern. [RBH/DVD]
Synopsis 2:
Ed Kern, a San Diego policeman, asks Mike Kovac to help him find his missing wife. Mike soon discovers that
the missing woman was kidnapped by three thugs. [JB]
(Ind. KMSP-9 Mpls-St.Paul, MN Monday 9:30 p.m. CST)

[--] 30Nov59 rerun of #1.9 "Two Strings of Pearls" (first aired 12Dec58)

2.07 [22] The Man with a Camera: LIVE TARGET (verified on film -SC)
© 1959 / 07-Dec-1959 ABC Mon
Written by Barry Trivers
Directed by Paul Landres
director of photography: Paul Ivana
Starring: Charles Bronson (as Mike Kovac) /
Guest Cast:
James Lydon............ Eddie Wilson
Gavin Macleod.......... Johnny Datch
Robert Carson.......... Martin Denny
Toni Gerry............. Bess Wilson
Fred Essler............ Poppa Korman
George Keymas.......... Santos
Tracy Stratford........ The Little Girl
Synopsis 1:
A gangland gunman threatens the life of a witness in a rackets case. The D.A.'s office hires photographer
Mike Kovac to help protect the witness. [TA]
Synopsis 2:
The DA's office hires Mike to protect a rackets-case witness. [RF]
Synopsis 3:
A gangland gunman threatens the life of a witness in a rackets case. The D.A.'s office hires Kovac to protect the witness. [JB]
(Ind. KMSP-9 Mpls-St.Paul, MN Monday 9:30 p.m. CST)

2.08 [23] The Man with a Camera: GIRL IN THE DARK [verified on film]
© 1959 / 14-Dec-1959 ABC Mon
Written by Barry Trivers
Directed by Gilbert L. Kay
director of photography: Chas E. Burke
Starring: Charles Bronson (as Mike Kovac) / James Flavin (as Lt. Donovan)
Guest cast:
Gregory Morton ....... Robert J. Willings
Hugh Sanders ......... Barney O'Neal
Harriet MacGibbon .... Mrs. Adele Carrington
Susan Crane .......... Terry
Darlene Fields ....... The Woman
Walter Maslow ........ Cates
Angus Duncan ......... Guard
Synopsis:
A millionaire hires Mike Kovac to get some photos of a blackmailer. [TA]

2.09 [24] The Man with a Camera: THE BRIDE
21Dec59 ABC Mon
Starring: Charles Bronson (as Mike Kovac)
Guest cast:
George Conrad ........ Jan Metrovic
Nick Pawl ............ Magill
Claudia Barrett ...... Jane
Synopsis 1:
Mike Kovac uses his skill with a camera to help break up a marriage
racket that victimized a recent arrival to this country. [TA]
Synopsis 2:
A marriage racket is victimizing recent immigrants. [RF]

[--] 28Dec59 - rerun of #1.15 "The Big Squeeze" (from 23Jan59)

2.10 [25] The Man with a Camera: THE PICTURE WAR [verified on film]
© 1960 / prod no. #26 / 04-Jan-1960 ABC Mon
Written by ?
Directed by ?
director of photography: Chas E. Burke
Starring: Charles Bronson (as Mike Kovac) / James Flavin (as Lt. Donovan)
Guest cast:
Dolores Donlan ....... Carla Norris
Johnny Seven ......... Larry Gaines
Jeanne Bates ......... Mrs. Mason
Mike Ragan ........... Freddie
Diana Crawford ....... Myrna
Don Dillaway ......... Phil Mason
Synopsis 1:
Mike's camera snaps the incriminating evidence in a series of bizarre murders. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
After several murder witnesses meet with strange accidents, Mike Kovak uses his camera to help apprehend the killer. [TA]

2.11 [26] The Man with a Camera: TOUCH-OFF [verified on film]
© 1960 / 11-Jan-1960 ABC Mon
Written by Oliver Crawford
Directed by Paul Landres
director of photography: Chas E. Burke
Starring: Charles Bronson (as Mike Kovac) / James Flavin (as Lt. Donovan)
Guest cast:
Stacy Harris ......... Billy Whyeth
Charles Horwath ...... Cliff
Nancy Valentine ...... Hazel Britt
Sylvia Lewis ......... Ruth Craymoor
Alan Dexter .......... Peter Gross
And:
Sebastian Cabot ...... Hartwell
Synopsis:
To get evidence on an arson ring, Mike poses as an arsonist and joins the gang. [RF]

[--] 18Jan60 - rerun of #1.13 "Face of Murder" (from 9Jan59)

2.12 [27] The Man with a Camera: HOT ICE CREAM
25Jan60 ABC Mon
Starring: Charles Bronson (as Mike Kovac)
Guest Cast:
Yvonne Craig ......... Jo Stokes
Lawrence Tierney ..... Barney
Paul Bryar ........... Stokes
Roscoe Ates .......... Fenton
Howard McNear ........ George
Synopsis:
Mike investigates a murder committed in an amusement park. [RF]

2.13 [28] The Man with a Camera: FRAGMENT OF A MURDER  [verified on film]
© 1960 / 01-Feb-1960 ABC Mon
Written by Winston Miller
Directed by Gilbert L. Kay
director of photography: Chas E. Burke
Starring: Charles Bronson (as Mike Kovac) / James Flavin (as Lt. Donovan)
Guest Cast:
Jesse White .......... Frankie Billings
Doris Singleton ...... Cara
Gordon Wynn .......... Paxton
Don Rhodes ........... Randolph
Harry Tyler .......... Cartwright
Larry Blake .......... Klemer
Shari Lee Bernath .... Marcy
Synopsis:
Reformed burglar Joe Klemer is shot and killed when he's leaving his house. The crime is staged to look like Klemer is robbing
the residence. Now Klemer's young daughter will not receive insurance money due to her so Kovac sets out to prove innocence. [JB]

2.14 [29] The Man with a Camera: KANGAROO COURT [verified on film] (final episode)
© 1960 / 08-Feb-1960 ABC Mon
Written by Winston Miller
Directed by Gilbert L. Kay
director of photography: Chas E. Burke
Starring: Charles Bronson (as Mike Kovac) [James Flavin NOT in this episode]
Guest cast:
Don Gordon ........... Colonel
George Wallace ....... Fletcher
John Goddard ......... Lurie
William Lally ........ Turley
John Dennis .......... Sanders
Daniele Aubry ........ Annette
Maurice Marsac ....... Parnot
Ralph Gary ........... Corelli
Richard Benedict ..... Crane
Arthur Space ......... Bogar
Synopsis 1:
Mike's in France to prevent the kidnapping of an American film star. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
"The Colonel" heads a ruthless gang of Army deserters working in France who are plotting to kidnap movie star Hank
Fletcher to hold the studio ransom while he's visiting Cannes. The American government asks Kovac to prevent him. [JB]

[--] 15Feb60 rerun of #2.1 "The Killer" (first aired 19Oct59)

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