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Starring Robert Taylor as Captain Matt Holbrook
Season 1 (ABC) (1959-60) (30 min)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Sal Crisanti, Rina Fox, Tom Alger
 
references:
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  ############## The Detectives ################
############# season 1 1959-60 ###############
################## (30 min) ##################
Four Star-Hastings Production
ABC (Fridays 10:00-10:30 pm EST)
33 episodes

1.01 [--] The Detectives : THE STREGER AFFAIR (60 min pilot)
Four Star-Hastings prod. no. 66-03
16-Oct-1959 ABC Fri (rebroadcast 24Jun60)
Starring: Robert Taylor (as Captain Matt Holbrook)
Guest Cast:
Frank Gorshin .......... Billy McGirth
Jean Hagen ............. Alice Streger
Paul Keast ............. Alfred Streger
Johnny Seven ........... Danny Falto
Leonard Bell
Walter Burke
Arthur Kendall
Ben Wright
Mike Harris
Synopsis 1:
Det. Capt. Matt Holbrook and his aides are assigned to investigate
a murder. The clues point to a trio of safecrackers. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Holbrook and his aides are assigned to investigate a murder
involving a trio of safecrackers. [RF]

1.02 [--] The Detectives (30 min): SHOT IN THE DARK
Four Star-Hastings prod. no. 2810
23-Oct-1959 ABC Fri
Starring: Robert Taylor (as Captain Matt Holbrook)
Guest Cast:
John Newland (or John Newton?).... Howard Jensen
Robert Carricart ..... Mr. Lavelli
Lin McCarthy ......... Officer Forbes
George Dunn .......... Sooky
Bart Bradley ......... Carlos

1.03 The Detectives: THE HIDDEN PLACE (TV Guide title)
a.k.a. THE HIDING PLACE (copyright title)
Four Star-Hastings prod. no. 7102
30-Oct-1959 ABC Fri
Starring: Robert Taylor (as Captain Matt Holbrook)
with: Russell Thorson (as Lt. Otto Lindstrom)
Guest Cast:
Jay North .............. Cooper
Synopsis:
A stool pidgeon informs Lindstrom of a bomb attack on a Convention. [RF]

1.04 [--] The Detectives (30 min): DECOY
Four Star-Hastings prod. no. 2830
06-Nov-1959 ABC Fri
Starring: Robert Taylor (as Captain Matt Holbrook)
Guest Cast:
Angie Dickinson
Synopsis:
Former boxer Eddie Wilson is threatened with death if he testifies
in a fixed-fight investigation. Capt. Matt Holbrook assigns
Lieutenants Conway, Russo and Lindstrom to the case, with Russo
set to pose as Wilson in order to smoke out the hoodlum. [RF]

1.05 The Detectives (30 min): THE MURDEROUS DEADLINE
Four Star-Hastings prod. no. 2826
13-Nov-1959 ABC Fri
Starring: Robert Taylor (as Captain Matt Holbrook)
Guest Cast:
Lawrence Dobkin ...... Marty Colusa
Hollis Irving

1.06 [--] The Detectives (30 min): THE BAIT
Four Star-Hastings prod. no. 2836
20-Nov-1959 ABC Fri (Network Rerun 10Jun60)
Starring: Robert Taylor (as Captain Matt Holbrook)
Guest Cast:
Jay Adler ............. Chickie Meyers
Alan Napier ........... Bishop
Phil Arnold ........... Sam
George Cisar .......... Mac
Steve Conte ........... Nick
Charles Horvath ....... Karl
Synopsis:
Matt Holbrook is anxious to arrest a dope wholesaler called
"The Bishop". When addict Chickie Meyers turns himself in,
Matt decides to use him to bait a trap. [RF]

1.07 [--] The Detectives (30 min): MY NAME IS TOMMY
Four Star-Hastings prod. no. 2812
27-Nov-1959 ABC Fri
Starring: Robert Taylor (as Captain Matt Holbrook)
Guest Cast:
Eugene Martin .......... Tommy
Jan Arvan .............. Store Owner
Florence MacMichael .... Stella
Arlene Fields .......... Waitress
Bill Kendis ............ Policeman
Lorna Thayer ........... Woman

1.08 [--] The Detectives (30 min): BACK-SEAT DRIVER
Four Star-Hastings prod. no. 2834
04-Dec-1959 ABC Fri
DIRECTED BY ARNOLD LAVEN
WRITTEN BY MEYER DOLINSKY.
Starring: Robert Taylor (as Captain Matt Holbrook)
GUEST CAST:
RICHARD DEVON........AS VINCE
RICHARD EVANS........AS PHIL RUSSO
PAUL ENGLE........AS EDDIE
AMZIE STRICKLAND........AS THE MOTHER
WILLIAM BOYETT........AS THE POLICE RADIO OPERATOR.
RECURRING CAST:
TIGE ANDREWS........AS DET.JOHNNY RUSSO.
SYNOPSIS:
WHILE OFF-DUTY, DET. RUSSO AND HIS SON ARE TAKEN CAPTIVE BY A RUNAWAY
BANKROBBER WHO KILLED A TELLER,AND WITH HOPES OF FLEEING THE COUNTRY. [SC]

1.09 [--] The Detectives (30 min): TWO-TIME LOSER [verified on film]
Four Star-Hastings prod. no. 2802
11-Dec-1959 ABC Fri
Written by Robert J. Shaw / Directed by Don Medford
Director of Photography: George E. Diskant, A.S.C.
Starring: Robert Taylor (as Captain Matt Holbrook)
Lee Farr (Lt. Jim Conway), Russell Thorson (Lt. Otto Lindstrom), Tige Andrews (Lt John Russo)
Guest Cast:
Bruce Gordon ........... Kirk
Claire Carleton ........ Aggie
Ralph Moody ............ Pop
Miriam Goldena ......... Maria
Lindsay Workman ........ Doctor
Hank Stohl ............. Officer Lucas

1.10 [--] The Detectives (30 min): THE LONG DRIVE
Four Star-Hastings prod. no. 7106
18-Dec-1959 ABC Fri
Starring: Robert Taylor (as Captain Matt Holbrook)
Guest cast:
Virginia Vincent ....... Grace Bannion
Synopsis:
Capt. Matt Holbrook assigns Lieutenants Russo and Conway the
job of finding the hideout of two desperadoes. The Holbrook
secures some vital information from a beautician. [RF]

1.11 [--] The Detectives: MASQUERADE
Four Star-Hastings prod. no. 2808
25-Dec-1959 ABC Fri
Starring: Robert Taylor (as Captain Matt Holbrook)
Guest Cast:
Mary Murphy ........... Susie Morgan
Lawrence Tierney ...... Terrazi
Synopsis:
A murderer named Terrazi escapes from prison and sets out to
kill his former wife, now remarried. [RF]

1.12 [--] The Detectives (30 min): LIFE IN THE BALANCE
Four Star-Hastings prod. no. 2816
01-Jan-1960 ABC Fri
Starring: Robert Taylor (as Captain Matt Holbrook)
Guest Cast:
Arthur Batanides ....... Anthony Silvano
Arline Sax (aka Arlene Martel) .......... Lucy
John Considine ......... Dante Moretti
Argentina Brunetti ..... Mrs. Moretti
Marc Lawrence .......... Rocco
Augusta Merighi ........ Mary Badies
Catherine Mazzola ...... Little Girl
Naomi Stevens .......... Aunt Clara
Tito Vuolo ............. Shortman
Synopsis:
Convinced that his old-fashioned ways are the best, Anthony
Silvano makes arrangements for his daughter's baby to be
delivered by a midwife. Anxious relatives ask Lt. Johnny Russo to intervene. [RF]

1.13 [--] The Detectives (30 min): KARATE
Four Star-Hastings prod. no. 2832
08-Jan-1960 ABC Fri
Directed by Ted Post
Written by Gene Roddenberry.
Starring: Robert Taylor (as Captain Matt Holbrook)
Guest Cast:
John Anderson ....... as Will Stalker
Teru Shimadu ....... as Harada
Frank DeKova ....... as Nordoff
Shirley O'Hara ....... as Mrs.Stalker
Nora Marlowe ....... as Mrs.Braun
Dale Van Sickle ....... as Police Officer Nolan
Dennis Moore ....... as Mr.Braun.
Recurring Cast:
Tige Andrews as Der.Lt.Johnny Russo,
Russel Thorson as Det.Lt. Otto Lindstrom,
Lee Farr as Det.Lt.James Conway.
Synopsis:
Matt Holbrook and his detective team investigate a series of murders. All
of the victims were killed by a series of heavy blows. With no indication
of a specific weapon used, Holbrook believes that the murderer could be
experienced in the martial arts. [SC]

1.14 [--] The Detectives (30 min): BLUE FIRE
Four Star-Hastings prod. no. 2842
15-Jan-1960 ABC Fri
Starring: Robert Taylor (as Captain Matt Holbrook)
Guest Cast:
Michael Pate ........... Lyman
Charles Tannen ......... Hank
Joey Faye .............. Willie

1.15 [--] The Detectives (30 min): MY BROTHER'S KEEPER
Four Star-Hastings prod. no. 2820
22-Jan-1960 ABC Fri
Starring: Robert Taylor (as Captain Matt Holbrook)
Guest Cast:
Olan Soule
Della Sharman

1.16 [--] The Detectives (30 min): HOUSE CALL [verified on film]
Four Star-Hastings prod. no. 7104
29-Jan-1960 ABC Fri
Written by Peter Packer / Directed by Arnold Laven
Director of Photography: George E. Diskant, A.S.C.
Starring: Robert Taylor (as Captain Matt Holbrook)
Tige Andrews (Lt John Russo), Lee Farr (Lt. Jim Conway), Russell Thorson (Lt. Otto Lindstrom),
Guest Cast:
Mary LaRoche ........ Nora Maitland
David Halper ........ Richard Maitland
Jimmy Carter ........ Hughie Maitland
John Maxwell ........ Dr. Vining
Bill Erwin .......... The Manager
And:
Pernell Roberts ..... Rod Halleck
Special Guest:
Fay Spain ........... Marcy Collins

1.17 [--] The Detectives (30 min): THE TRAP [verified on film]
Four Star-Hastings prod. no. 2844
05-Feb-1960 ABC Fri
Written by Herbert Abbott Spiro / Directed by Don Medford
Director of Photography: Glen MacWilliams, A.S.C
Starring: Robert Taylor (as Captain Matt Holbrook)
Lee Farr (Lt. Jim Conway), Tige Andrews (Lt John Russo), Russell Thorson (Lt. Otto Lindstrom)
Guest Cast:
Cathy O'Donnell ...... Laurie Dolan
Wesley Lau ........... Carl Ryan
Donald Lawton ........ Jeweler
John Newton .......... Robert Martin

1.18 [--] The Detectives (30 min): CONSPIRACY OF SILENCE [verified on film]
Four Star-Hastings prod. no. 2806
12-Feb-1960 ABC Fri
Written by Peter Packer / Directed by Stuart Rosenberg
Director of Photography: George E. Diskant, A.S.C.
Starring: Robert Taylor (as Captain Matt Holbrook)
Lee Farr (Lt. Jim Conway), Tige Andrews (Lt John Russo), Russell Thorson (Lt. Otto Lindstrom)
Guest Cast:
Simon Oakland ....... Nick Stahl
Valerie Allen ....... Terry
Bert Freed .......... Joe Travis
Peggy Maley ......... Helen
Ned Glass ........... Haney
Hal Torey ........... Doctor
Mary Gergory ........ Nurse
Gordon Polk ......... Stenotypist

 1.19 [--] The Detectives (30 min): TWELVE HOURS TO LIVE [verified on film]
Four Star-Hastings prod. no. 2814
19-Feb-1960 ABC Fri
Written by Peter Packer / Directed by Arthur Hiller
Director of Photography: Walter Strenge, A.S.C.
Starring: Robert Taylor (as Captain Matt Holbrook)
Tige Andrews (Lt John Russo), Lee Farr (Lt. Jim Conway), Russell Thorson (Lt. Otto Lindstrom)
Guest Cast:
Harry Townes ........ Harvey
Jack Kruschen ....... Hambro
Rita Lynn ........... Ella
Al Ruscio ........... Rudy Landek
Eileen Harley ....... Clare
Steve Gravers ....... Kondos
John Milford ........ Mike Rale
Synopsis:
Retaliating for the arrest of their leader, racketeers kidnap Lt. Johnny Russo. [RF]

1.20 [--] The Detectives (30 min): ANATOMY OF FEAR [verified on film]
Four Star-Hastings prod. no. 2846
26-Feb-1960 ABC Fri
Written by Joseph Petracca / Directed by Don Medford
Director of Photography: George E. Diskant, A.S.C.
Starring: Robert Taylor (as Captain Matt Holbrook)
Lee Farr (Lt. Jim Conway), Tige Andrews (Lt John Russo), Russell Thorson (Lt. Otto Lindstrom)
Guest Cast:
John Anderson ....... Spencer
Arthur Batanides .... Crawford
Jolene Brand ........ Ann
Walter Bibbs ........ Man
Rene Godfrey ........ Woman

1.21 [--] The Detectives (30 min): ARMED AND DANGEROUS [verified on film-SC]
Four-Star Hastings prod. no. 2838
04-Mar-1960 ABC Fri
Written by Louis Pelletier / Directed by William A. Graham
Director of Photography: George E. Diskant, A.S.C.
Starring: Robert Taylor (as Captain Matt Holbrook)
Russell Thorson (Lt. Otto Lindstrom), Lee Farr (Lt. Jim Conway), Tige Andrews (Lt John Russo)
Guest Cast:
Wolfe Harzell ....... Attendent
Jeanne Wood ......... Woman
William Boyett ...... Mr. Bailey (baby's father)
Mary Munday ......... Mrs. Bailey (baby's mother)
*
George Grizzard ..... Harry (police suspect)
Denise Alexander .... Donna (babysitter)
Synopsis:
A police suspect wanted for hit and run flees from detectives Conway and Lindstrom during an ordinary arrest
and takes refuge in a large appartment complex, eventually taking a babsitter hostage. [SC]

1.22 [--] The Detectives (30 min): THE BAD EYE OF ROSA ROSETTI [verified on film]
Four Star-Hastings prod. no. 2840
11-Mar-1960 ABC Fri
Written by Joseph Stefano / Directed by Don Medford
Director of Photography: George E. Diskant, A.S.C.
Starring: Robert Taylor (as Captain Matt Holbrook)
Tige Andrews (Lt John Russo), Russell Thorson (Lt. Otto Lindstrom), Lee Farr (Lt. Jim Conway)
Guest Cast:
Augusta Merighi ..... Rosa Rosetti
Frank Puglia ........ Guido
Naomi Stevens ....... Mrs. Galli
John Considine ...... Salvi
Arline Sax .......... Marietta
Michael Harris ...... Policeman

1.23 [--] The Detectives (30 min): TIME AND TIDE [verified on film]
Four Star-Hastings prod. no. 2850
18-Mar-1960 ABC Fri
Written by David P. Harmon / Directed by Harry Keller
Director of Photography: Lucien Ballard, A.S.C.
Starring: Robert Taylor (as Captain Matt Holbrook)
Russell Thorson (Lt. Otto Lindstrom), Tige Andrews (Lt John Russo), Lee Farr (Lt. Jim Conway)
Special Guest:
Robert Middleton .... Big Jim Davis
*
Linda Watkins ...... Mary Davis
Hampton Fancher .... Frankie
Richard Reeves ..... Baron
Robert Foulk ....... Fred
Perry Ivins ........ Tommy
Joe Haworth ........ Cop

1.24 [--] The Detectives (30 min): LITTLE GIRL LOST
Four Star-Hastings prod. no. 2848
25-Mar-1960 ABC Fri
Starring: Robert Taylor (as Captain Matt Holbrook)
Guest Cast:
George Mitchell ......... Roubal
Eileen Chesis ........... Annie Sharman
Eileen Ryan ............. Mrs. Sharman

1.25 [--] The Detectives (30 min): THE CHAMELEON TRUCK
Four Star-Hastings prod. no. 2822
01-Apr-1960 ABC Fri
Starring: Robert Taylor (as Captain Matt Holbrook)
Guest Cast:
James Bell ............ Kirby
Burt Metcalfe ......... Howard
Mary Webster .......... Nancy

1.26 [--] The Detectives (30 min): THE OLD GANG [verified on film]
Four Star-Hastings prod. no. 2854
08-Apr-1960 ABC Fri
Written by Curtis Kenyon / Directed by Ted Post
Director of Photography: George E. Diskant, A.S.C.
Starring: Robert Taylor (as Captain Matt Holbrook)
Lee Farr (Lt. Jim Conway), Russell Thorson (Lt. Otto Lindstrom), Tige Andrews (Lt John Russo)
Guest Cast:
Norma Crane ........... Anna Novak
Sheridan Comerate ..... Joe Novak
Darryl Richard ........ Stan Novak
Katherina Berger ...... Mama Novak
Karl Lint ............. Papa Novak
Frank London .......... Phil

1.27 [--] The Detectives (30 min): THE BODYGUARDS
Four Star-Hastings prod. no. 2856
15-Apr-1960 ABC Fri
DIRECTED BY JAMES YARBROUGH
WRITTEN BY PALMER THOMPSON.
Starring: Robert Taylor (as Captain Matt Holbrook)
GUEST CAST:
CHARLES MCGRAW........AS MIKE ANDERS
J.PAT O'MALLEY........AS BARNEY MELSON
CHARLES DAVIS........AS SMITTY
ED PRENTISS........AS EDWARD HARLEY
PAUL MAZURSKY........AS CHARLIE GRIMES
SANDRA WARNER........AS BABY LOU.
SYNOPSIS:
MATT HOLBROOK ASSIGNS TWO OF HIS MEN TO PROTECT A WELL KNOWN GANGSTER
WHO IS BEING STALKED BY AN UNKNOWN PERSON PLANNING TO KILL HIM. [SC]

1.28 [--] The Detectives (30 min): THE PROWLER [verified on film]
Four Star-Hastings prod. no. 2852
22-Apr-1960 ABC Fri (rebroadcast 02Sep60)
Teleplay by Milton Gelman / Story by Alfred Brenner / Directed by Arnold Laven
Director of Photography: Lucien Ballard, A.S.C.
Starring: Robert Taylor (as Captain Matt Holbrook)
Lee Farr (Lt. Jim Conway), Russell Thorson (Lt. Otto Lindstrom), Tige Andrews (Lt John Russo)
Special Guest:
Marsha Hunt ........... Kate Moore
*
Gigi Perreau .......... Gloria
John Anderson ......... Henry Long
Vivi Janiss ........... Mrs. Long
Paul Bryar ............ Tom Vernon
Anne Loos ............. Mrs. Kennedy
Synopsis:
Henry Long is caught in the act, but Captain Holbrook refuses to book him. The evidence mounts and the man confesses -
but Holbrook still won't press charges. [RF]

1.29 [--] The Detectives (30 min): FACE DOWN, FLOATING [verified on film]
Four Star-Hastings prod. no. 2804
29-Apr-1960 ABC Fri
Written by Michael Plant / Directed by Felix Feist
Director of Photography: George E. Diskant, A.S.C.
Starring: Robert Taylor (as Captain Matt Holbrook)
Lee Farr (Lt. Jim Conway), Tige Andrews (Lt John Russo), Russell Thorson (Lt. Otto Lindstrom)
Special Guest:
Spring Byington ....... Maudie
*
Lori March ............ Diana
Nora O'Mahoney ........ Irene
Harry Ellerbe ......... Norman
Trudi Ziskind ......... Sandra

1.30 [--] The Detectives (30 min): THE LONG JUMP
Four Star-Hastings prod. no. 2824
06-May-60 ABC Fri
Starring: Robert Taylor (as Captain Matt Holbrook)
Guest Cast:
Adam Williams ........ Eddie
Enid Jaynes .......... Joan
Arthur Hanson ........ Newscaster
Jay Strong ........... Bellhop

1.31 [--] The Detectives (30 min): TRIAL BY FIRE [verified on film]
Four Star-Hastings prod. no. 2828
13-May-60 ABC Fri
Written by Stanley Niss / Directed by Richard Whorf
Director of Photography: George E. Diskant, A.S.C.
Starring: Robert Taylor (as Captain Matt Holbrook)
Russell Thorson (Lt. Otto Lindstrom), Tige Andrews (Lt John Russo), Lee Farr (Lt. Jim Conway)
Guest Cast:
Darryl Hickman ...... Frank Locke (Patrolman)
Jack Weston ......... Jack Rewey
Jim Douglas ......... Arthur
Nancy Anderson ...... Betty
Joe Perry ........... Ed 

1.32 The Detectives  (30 min): THE RETIREMENT OF MARIA MUIR  [verified on film]
Four Star-Hastings prod. no. 2818
20-May-1960 ABC Fri
Written by Judy & George W. George / Directed by Paul Wendkos
Director of Photography: George E. Diskant, A.S.C.
Starring: Robert Taylor (as Captain Matt Holbrook)
Lee Farr (Lt. Jim Conway), Tige Andrews (Lt John Russo), Russell Thorson (Lt. Otto Lindstrom)
Special Guest:
Eva Gabor .............. Maria Muir
*
John Van Dreelen ....... Dr. Fredericks
Robert Cornthwaite ..... Judd Winters
Robert B. Williams ..... Constable
Stanley Farrar ......... Manager
Synopsis:
An anonymous telephone voice advises police headquarters: "When You Find Me, I'll Be Dead."
Holbrook identifies the caller - a seductive actress. [RF]

1.33 [--] The Detectives (30 min): SONG OF SONGS
Four Star-Hastings prod. no. 2862
27-May-1960 ABC Fri
Starring: Robert Taylor (as Captain Matt Holbrook)
Guest Cast: (A-Z order)
Fred Beir ............... Seth Trawler
Harry Corden ............ Roland Potter
Rita Duncan ............. Sybil Fair
Elizabeth Wilson ........ Beatrice Faustina

[--] 10Jun60 Rerun of #6 "The Bait" (first aired 20Nov59)

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