CTVA US Reporter - "New York Confidential" (TPA)(1958-59)  starring Lee Tracy

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New York Confidential (1958-59)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox, Tom Alger
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)

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NEW YORK CONFIDENTIAL
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Metropolis Productions, Inc.
in association with
Television Programs of America, Inc. (TPA)
Incorporated Television Company (ITC)
for
First-Run Syndication
Executive Producer
Leon Fromkess

US Reporter Adventure series 1958-59  39 episodes x 30 min bw
(UK release date 9Feb59 -ITV Associated-Rediffusion, London)
starring
Lee Tracy
as Lee Cochran

Premise:
Stories of an adventurous newspaper columnist.

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Syndicated Program

1.01 [--] New York Confidential: SUDDEN MONEY
(c) 1958 Metropolis Productions, Inc.
Directed by Jack Gage
Starring: Lee Tracy (as Lee Cochran)
Guest Cast:
Leo Penn .............. Stan Adams
Barbara Baxley
Synopsis:
A fleeing bank robber hides the loot in Stan Adams' cab. [RF]

1.02 [--] New York Confidential: A COVENANT WITH DEATH
(c) 1958 Metropolis Productions, Inc.
Directed by Jack Gage
Starring: Lee Tracy (as Lee Cochran)
Guest stars
House Jameson ......... John Webb
Louis Sorin ........... Rigorio
Synopsis:
Lawyer John Webb creates a monster when he introduces his son to a
mobster. [RF]

1.03 [--] New York Confidential: COME HOME TO DEATH
(c) 1958 Metropolis Productions, Inc.
Directed by Jack Gage
Starring: Lee Tracy (as Lee Cochran)
Guest Cast:
Robert Webber ......... Charlie Harrison
Michael Higgins ....... Al
Frances Helm .......... Helen
Nancy Berg ............ Jean
Synopsis:
Returning home after four months in the hospital, Charlie Harrison
finds his wife is gone and his business has been sold. [RF]

1.04 [--] New York Confidential: SEMPER FIDELIS
(c) 1958 Metropolis Productions, Inc.
Directed by Jack Gage
Starring: Lee Tracy (as Lee Cochran)
Guest Cast:
Mike Keene
Gerald Price
Synopsis:
An ex-marine asks Lee to help clear his grandson, who was implicated in
a gangland murder. [RF]

1.05 [--] New York Confidential: CHINATOWN, MY CHINATOWN
(c) 1958 Metropolis Productions, Inc.
Directed by Jack Gage
Starring: Lee Tracy (as Lee Cochran)
Guest Cast:
John Lee .............. Willie Lum
Cely Carillo .......... Betty
Synopsis:
Patrolman Willie Lum learns that his fiancee, an illegal alien, is
being blackmailed by the man who smuggled her into the U.S. [RF]

1.06 [--] New York Confidential: CHILD OF TERROR
(c) 1958 Metropolis Productions, Inc.
Directed by Steve Sekely
Starring: Lee Tracy (as Lee Cochran)
uest stars
Gary Morgan ........... Michael Warner
Claudia McNeil ........ Melva
Scott Merrill ......... Eric
Synopsis:
Little Michael Warner claims he's seen a murder, but no one believes
him---except the killer. [RF]

1.07 [--] New York Confidential: LEGACY
(c) 1958 Metropolis Productions, Inc.
Directed by Steve Sekely
Starring: Lee Tracy (as Lee Cochran)
Guest Cast:
Shirley Ballard ....... Shirley
Betty Garde ........... Thelma
Henry Norell .......... Matt
Synopsis:
Lee tries to locate a girl who's supposedly inherited $100,000. [RF]

1.08 [--] New York Confidential: GARMENT DISTRICT
(c) 1958 Metropolis Productions, Inc.
Directed by Steve Sekely
Starring: Lee Tracy (as Lee Cochran)
Guest Cast:
Reedy Talton .......... Dave
Marian Brash .......... Jeanette
Synopsis:
It looks like the package a model was carrying was very valuable:
someone killed her to get it. [RF]

1.09 [--] New York Confidential: LAW IS FOR SUCKERS
(c) 1958 Metropolis Productions, Inc.
directed by Steve Sekely
Starring: Lee Tracy (as Lee Cochran)
Guest Cast:
Mary Sinclair ......... Nita
Gregory Morton ........ Loomis
Rudy Bond
Synopsis:
When a young car thief is killed, the police enlist his sister's help
in capturing the rest of his gang. [RF]

1.10 [--] New York Confidential: MASSACRE
(c) 1958 Metropolis Productions, Inc.
Directed by Jack Gage
Starring: Lee Tracy (as Lee Cochran)
Guest Cast:
Ina Balin ............. Elva Dean
Lawrence Tierney ...... Phil
Synopsis:
As part of a plan to avenge her father's murder, Elva Dean gets engaged
to one of the killers. [RF]

1.11 [--] New York Confidential: GIRL FROM NOWHERE
(c) 1958 Metropolis Productions, Inc.
Directed by Steve Sekely
Starring: Lee Tracy (as Lee Cochran)
Guest Cast:
Peter Falk ............ Pete
John Marley ........... Mike
Kenneth Harvey
Synopsis:
A young woman's body, stripped of all identification, is found in the
East River. [RF]

1.12 [--] New York Confidential: SKID ROW MOUTHPIECE
(c) 1958 Metropolis Productions, Inc.
Directed by Steve Sekely
Starring: Lee Tracy (as Lee Cochran)
Guest Cast:
Howard Smith
Ava Sorenyi
Synopsis:
A murder witness conceals his identity successfully for 15
years---until he becomes a hero and makes the headlines.

1.13 [--] New York Confidential: NEW CITIZEN
(c) 1958 Metropolis Productions, Inc.
Directed by Steve Sekely
Starring: Lee Tracy (as Lee Cochran)
Guest Cast:
Gene Castle ........... Carlo
Jimmy Oster ........... Nick
Dan Ocko .............. Joe
Synopsis:
Lee is touched by the plight of an orphaned immigrant who faces
deportation because his sponsor has died. [RF]

1.14 [--] New York Confidential: THE BULLET
(c) 1958 Metropolis Productions, Inc.
Directed by Steve Sekely
Starring: Lee Tracy (as Lee Cochran)
Guest Cast:
Natalie Trundy ........ Casey
Dario Barri ........... Jack Sharpe
Synopsis 1:
A killer, wounded by a policeman's bullet, refuses to have it removed. [TA]
(15Sep59 on WSFA-12, Montgomery, Ala., Tuesday 6:30pm)
Synopsis 2:
Killer Jack Sharpe eludes arrest by hiding behind a legal technicality. [RF]

1.15 [--] New York Confidential: THE SEEING EYE
(c) 1958 Metropolis Productions, Inc.
Directed by Steve Sekely
Starring: Lee Tracy (as Lee Cochran)
Guest Cast:
Jeremy Slate .......... Hennis
Millette Alexander .... Ann
Synopsis 1:
A policeman, blinded in a gun fight, has lost his sight. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Lee searches for the crook who blinded a policeman in a gunfight. [RF]
(13Dec59 ABC, NBC, CBS WHDH-TV affiliate Boston, Ma; Sunday)

1.16 [--] New York Confidential: MAN ON PAROLE
(c) 1958 Metropolis Productions, Inc.
Directed by Jack Gage
Starring: Lee Tracy (as Lee Cochran)
Guest Cast:
Susan Steele .......... Annie
Charles Silvern ....... Little Colonel
Sid Raymond ........... Slats
Synopsis:
Four carnival performers have reason to worry about Joe Vance's
release---their testimony sent him to prison. [RF]

1.17 [--] New York Confidential: BROADWAY SAM
(c) 1958 Metropolis Productions, Inc.
Directed by Steve Sekely
Starring: Lee Tracy (as Lee Cochran)
Guest Cast:
Martin Brooks ......... Sammy Watts
Nora Hayden ........... Myrna
Scott Merrill ......... Phil
Synopsis:
Sammy Watts falls in love but the girl has eyes only for an egotistical
entertainer. [RF]

1.18 [--] New York Confidential: CROSS-EYED CAMERA
(c) 1958 Metropolis Productions, Inc.
Directed by Jack Gage
Starring: Lee Tracy (as Lee Cochran)
Guest Cast:
Horace McMahon ........ Canelli
Frances Helm .......... Professor
Herb Evers ............ Honig
Synopsis:
A photographer claims a college professor was a participant in a raided
crap game. [RF]

1.19 [--] New York Confidential: DEATH IN PURSUIT
(c) 1958 Metropolis Productions, Inc.
Directed by Steve Sekely
Starring: Lee Tracy (as Lee Cochran)
Guest Cast:
Leo Penn .............. Joel Connors
Norma Crane
Synopsis:
After an attempt is made on his life, Joel Connors flees to New York.
And so do the killers. [RF]

1.20 [--] New York Confidential: THE SKIN GAME
(c) 1958 Metropolis Productions, Inc.
Directed by Steve Sekely
Starring: Lee Tracy (as Lee Cochran)
Guest Cast:
Jacob Kalich .......... Mark Maxwell
Martin Brooks ......... Ralph
Rita Fredericks ....... Julia
Henry Sharpe .......... Morris
Synopsis:
Furrier Mark Maxwell cooperates with mobsters for money that will save
his son's marriage. [RF]

1.21 [--] New York Confidential: MEDALLION
(c) 1958 Metropolis Productions, Inc.
Directed by Jack Gage
Starring: Lee Tracy (as Lee Cochran)
Guest Cast:
Frank Maxwell ......... Abe Marko
Jerome Cowan .......... Zimmer
Synopsis:
Cabbie Abe Marko tries to help a friend hide from the mob. [RF]

1.22 [--] New York Confidential: HORSE ON THE LOOSE
(c) 1958 Metropolis Productions, Inc.
directed by Steve Sekely
Starring: Lee Tracy (as Lee Cochran)
Guest Cast:
Douglas F. Rodgers .... Johnny Wong
Melville Ruick ........ Frankie
Synopsis 1:
A narcotics-squad agent poses as a potential buyer. [RF]
(11Mar62 CBS WCPO-TV Cincinnati Ohio; Sun 11:30pm ET)
Synopsis 2:
Narcotics detective Johnny Wong poses as a potential buyer to track
down a million-dollar heroin shipment. [RF]

1.23 [--] New York Confidential: INCIDENT AT FULTON MARKET
(c) 1958 Metropolis Productions, Inc.
Directed by Jack Gage
Starring: Lee Tracy (as Lee Cochran)
Guest Cast:
Frank Campanella ...... Frank Valento
Joseph Campanella ..... Ernie
Billy De Groat ........ Joey
Synopsis:
Frank Valento enlarges his fish market and intrudes on a mobster's
territory. [RF]

1.24 [--] New York Confidential: POSITIVE IDENTIFICATION
(c) 1958 Metropolis Productions, Inc.
Directed by Jack Gage
Starring: Lee Tracy (as Lee Cochran)
Guest Cast:
Michael Strong ........ Jeffers
Bill Harrigan ......... King
Synopsis:
A detective fills out a police lineup and finds himself accused of
murder. [RF]

1.25 [--] New York Confidential: CUSTODY
(c) 1958 Metropolis Productions, Inc.
Directed by Steve Sekely
Starring: Lee Tracy (as Lee Cochran)
Guest Cast:
Pat Kirkland .......... Ruth
Ed Bryce .............. Paul
Synopsis:
A childless couple adopts a baby from an unscrupulous operator. [RF]

1.26 [--] New York Confidential: THE MOST DANGEROUS ANIMAL
(c) 1958 Metropolis Productions, Inc.
Directed by Steve Sekely
Starring: Lee Tracy (as Lee Cochran)
Guest Cast:
Robert Webber ......... George
Doreen Lang ........... Louise
David Kerman .......... Mackie
Synopsis:
A murderer tries to silence the only person who can link him to the
crime. [RF]

1.27 [--] New York Confidential: HOUSE OF STRANGERS
(c) 1958 Metropolis Productions, Inc.
Directed by Jack Gage
Starring: Lee Tracy (as Lee Cochran)
Guest Cast:
Louise Platt .......... Alice
Walter Brooke ......... Ed
Tom Reynolds .......... Peter
Synopsis:
Lee helps a friend whose wife is about to leave him.

1.28 [--] New York Confidential: BODY ON A COUCH
(c) 1958 Metropolis Productions, Inc.
Directed by Steve Sekely
Starring: Lee Tracy (as Lee Cochran)
Guest Cast:
Patty Bosworth ........ Elaine Bradbury
Fred J. Scollay ....... Lester
Dan Ocko .............. Saltzer
Synopsis:
A blackmailer steals tapes that incriminate Elaine Bradbury in her
millionaire father's death. [RF]

1.29 [--] New York Confidential: THE LONELY MAN
(c) 1958 Metropolis Productions, Inc.
Directed by Jack Gage
Starring: Lee Tracy (as Lee Cochran)
Guest Cast:
Russell Hardie
Mary K. Wells
Synopsis:
Gangsters planning a diamond robbery use the firm's shy bookkeeper as
their pawn. [RF]

1.30 [--] New York Confidential: THE ASSASSIN
(c) 1958 Metropolis Productions, Inc.
Directed by Jack Gage
Starring: Lee Tracy (as Lee Cochran)
Guest Cast:
Peter Brandon ......... George Wilson
Lois Wheeler .......... Claire
Roger De Koven ........ Santora
Synopsis:
Wall Street executive George Wilson has a lucrative side line---as a
hired killer. [RF]

1.31 [--] New York Confidential: JOHNNY CORDES (copyright title)
aka CRIME CRADLE
(c) 1958 Metropolis Productions, Inc.
Produced by Martin Poll
Directed by John Cromwell
Starring: Lee Tracy (as Lee Cochran)
Guest Cast:
Gary Merrill
Lois Wheeler .......... Mary
Malcolm Broderick ..... Joey
Synopsis:
A policeman is looking for the leader of a crime school for children. [RF]

1.32 [--] New York Confidential: THE CAPTAIN KENESAW STORY
(c) 1958 Metropolis Productions, Inc.
Directed by Steve Sekely
Starring: Lee Tracy (as Lee Cochran)
Guest Cast:
James Barton .......... Kenesaw
Joan Chandler ......... Edna
John Hamilton
Synopsis:
An elderly man struck it rich on a quiz show. Now his daughter-in-law
is trying to have him declared incompetent. [RF]

1.33 [--] New York Confidential: IN RETALIATION
(c) 1958 Metropolis Productions, Inc.
Directed by Jack Gage
Starring: Lee Tracy (as Lee Cochran)
Guest Cast:
Shirley Ballard ....... Eva
Arthur Hill ........... Josh
Synopsis:
An anonymous self-styled "avenger" threatens Lee Cochran's life. [RF]

1.34 [--] New York Confidential: MIRACLE FOR GISELLA
(c) 1958 Metropolis Productions, Inc.
Directed by Steve Sekely
Starring: Lee Tracy (as Lee Cochran)
Guest Cast:
Ralph Roberts
Claudia Crawford ...... Gisella
Graham Velsey ......... Lutz
Susan Steele .......... Mrs. Shlagle
Synopsis:
Irate tenants persecute a kindly janitor, accusing him of wasting time
by helping others. [RF]

1.35 [--] New York Confidential: FACE OF CLAY
(c) 1958 Metropolis Productions, Inc.
Directed by Steve Sekely
Starring: Lee Tracy (as Lee Cochran)
Guest Cast:
Eleanor Phelps ........ Lita
Toni Hesse
Synopsis:
A has-been sculptress uncovers evidence about a 15-year-old murder
case. [RF]

1.36 [--] New York Confidential: DEATH IS THE COLLATERAL
(c) 1958 Metropolis Productions, Inc.
directed by Steve Sekely
Starring: Lee Tracy (as Lee Cochran)
Guest Cast:
Sandor Szabo .......... Andras Kalman
Eva Sorenyi ........... Magda
Carl Lowe ............. Crane
Synopsis:
Andras Kalman goes to loan sharks for money, despite evidence of their
ruthlessness. [RF]

1.37 [--] New York Confidential: RANSOM
(c) 1958 Metropolis Productions, Inc.
Directed by Jack Gage
Starring: Lee Tracy (as Lee Cochran)
Guest Cast:
Elizabeth Patterson
Dulcie Jordan ......... Ann
Bob Smith ............. Brink
Synopsis:
Kidnappers grab the daughter of a society matron. [RF]

1.38 [--] New York Confidential: LIFE CARE
(c) 1958 Metropolis Productions, Inc.
Directed by Jack Gage
Starring: Lee Tracy (as Lee Cochran)
Guest Cast:
Elizabeth Watts ....... Fanny Williams
Alice Yourmans ........ Mrs. Barrett
Burton Mallory ........ Davis
Synopsis:
Fanny Williams, a resident in a home for the aged, is suspicious of
mysterious ailments afflicting some of the inhabitants. [RF]

1.39 [--] New York Confidential: AIRLINE HOSTESS
(final episode)
(c) 1958 Metropolis Productions, Inc.
Written and produced by Milton Krims
Directed by Justus Addiss
Starring: Lee Tracy (as Lee Cochran)
Guest Cast:
Marcia Henderson ...... Nora Hunt
Caroline Craig
Synopsis:
Airline hostess Nora Hunt risks her job to help another hostess. [RF]

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