Muldoon tries to convince an aging ferry boat captain to retire, a meticulously planned armored car hijacking is taking place below deck. Note: the captain's name is "Adam Flint", the same name as Paul Burke 's character when he joins the revamped series in its second season. Stuart Rosenberg. Halloran tries to cope with the emotional after effects of killing a man in the line of duty for the first time.
A man "fishes" for dropped coins from beneath sidewalk grates in hopes of raising enough money to support an orphan. Halloran goes undercover in a mental ward to find out who killed one of the patients.
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Was a detective killed running away from thieves instead of confronting them - or is his partner who survived the confrontation lying? Note: Horace McMahon , who joins the series later in the season as "Lt. Parker" appears in this episode as the head of an anti-theft squad; in the closing credits his character's name is simply "Chief". William Beaudine. When a teenager is killed by a rival gang, his friends debate whether to "rumble" with their rivals - or simply murder one of them in revenge. A thief poses as a milkman to ransack the apartments of the real milkman's customers while they are on vacation.
Notable location: Belvedere Castle in Central Park. A gangland assassination in a barber shop leads to the fiancee of the gangster who ordered the hit - and a showdown between Halloran and the gangsters in an isolated lighthouse. A disturbed young man is compelled to kill attractive but handicapped women in order to "be somebody" — but the police refuse to believe him when he tries to confess. A tough construction magnate with underworld connections refuses to cooperate with the police when an extortionist threatens his life. A young woman overhears a murder on her newly installed telephone; the detectives don't believe her story--but the killer does.
The detectives cross paths with a variety of oddball characters on Christmas Eve - and a pair of dangerous hold-up men. Jesse Lasky Jr. The ne'er-do-well husband of the daughter of a wealthy man plants a bomb on her father's yacht when he threatens to disown them. The embittered son of a humble sewer worker plans a heist using those same sewers as a getaway route.
A meek man seeks vengeance against the bookmaker who brutalized his fiancee. A quiet neighbor of Detective Halloran and his wife embarks on an inexplicable killing spree. Notable location: Coney Island , including Steeplechase Park. Circumstantial evidence makes a harmless Bowery derelict appear a murderer, while the actual killer goes undetected - at first Shot at night mostly around the Bowery just south of Houston St.
Filmed inside Sammy's On The Bowery no. A son wants to follow in his policeman father's footsteps, but refuses to accept the fact he's not up to the task. When the woman with whom he was having an illicit affair is murdered, a mild-mannered married man seeks the real killer. Halloran goes undercover at a tough high school to find a teacher's killer. An embittered man plans to detonate a bomb along the route of an Olympic hero's ticker tape parade. Bootleggers running an illicit still on a deserted beach resort in mid-winter resort to violence to protect their operation.
When the innocent son of a cruel dictator comes to New York he is targeted by revolutionaries from his home country.
A bellboy tries to protect his idol - a washed-up former football star - when the man is involved in an accidental death at a rigged poker game. Halloran tries to prove a man was unjustly convicted of the hit and run death of a child--but the man refuses to accept his help. George Sherman. An emotionless hit man comes out of retirement for one last job to kill a gangster about to testify against the mob--then takes Det. Halloran hostage. A scrubwoman robs a bank to buy herself the "dignity" she feels the world has denied her.
When a soldier returns home and discovers his kid sister has fallen in with a shoplifting ring, he confronts the ringleader in the criminal's lair. This episode was intended to serve as a backdoor pilot for what would eventually develop into the TV series Route Robert Morris, intended to be the series' co-lead alongside Maharis, died shortly after this episode aired; this was his only on-camera acting appearance. When a punch-drunk former boxer disposes of a body for a gangster to finance his comeback, he accidentally kills a policeman in the process. The investigation into the murder of a private eye reveals his corrupt values and leads to an unexpected killer.
A getaway driver past his prime panics when a hold-up goes wrong. A pair of suspect-tracking bloodhounds wind up in the detectives' custody. A high-powered entertainment executive who has made many enemies begins receiving death threats. A man seemingly kills his son-in-law to protect his criminal activities - but the body in the morgue belongs to someone else.
A gambler takes advantage of a boxer in need of money and encourages him to take on a bout that might kill him. Halloran tries to convince the woman whose fraudulent testimony is about have a man executed to recant. A corrupt police detective blackmails people who have committed crimes to help him pull off a big heist. When his young runaway daughter returns 15 years later a grown woman, her alcoholic father discovers she's now involved with gangsters. The detectives try to discover who killed a playboy with a long list of conquests and his latest girlfriend. Charles Beaumont.
An embittered man resorts to increasingly dangerous and bizarre methods - including an amusement park house of horrors - to prove a neighbor caused the fire that killed his wife and child. Note: the legendary Wilhelm Scream is heard at appx into the episode. A Wall Street executive tries to hide the fact he witnessed a murder in a gambling parlor and was wounded by a stray bullet. Lamont Johnson.
Sloan Nibley , Leonard Praskins. A disturbed young murders policemen to get "revenge" against his deceased war hero father he believes abandoned him. William Riley Burnett.
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A gambler tries to stonewall the police when a player is murdered at his high-stakes poker game - while dealing with the woman who's arrived from his homeland for an arranged marriage. When the daughter of a mobster kills a man attacking her, her controlling mother claims to have committed the crime,. Howard Rodman. A successful, uncultured man discovers his trophy wife is selling the expensive jewelry he is giving her and wearing substitutes in their place.
Flint is accused of cowardice when he refrains from pulling his gun on robbers to protect bystanders. A teenager is shocked to discover his beloved dad is a gangland assassin. Elliot Silverstein. A celebrated painter who has been locked away in a mental asylum tries to reclaim his identity. David Lowell Rich. In the shadow of Yankee Stadium a desperate criminal holds his aunt and her neighbors hostage as the police close in.
The deliberate electrocution of a wiretapper eavesdropping on phone conversations by his partner reveals a tangled web of romantic obsession and corporate espionage. The owner of a company manufacturing linings for fur coats has second thoughts about his plan to rob his own company. When a man is found shot to death at a gas station the paroled convict working at the station fears he will be arrested for the crime. The pressure of managing his late father's corporation drives his young son to madness--and murder.
William Graham. A murder and robbery involving a woman dressed as a policeman leads to a deadly rivalry between former Nazi SS officers. Note: There is no opening narration to this episode. Gilbert Ralston. The hunt for a robbery ring targeting valuable items stored in waterfront warehouses leads to a conflicted Italian family. An out-of-work actor resorts to murder to support himself when his career stalls.
Four young men murder derelicts and don Nazi uniforms to "make a statement" about society. David Chantler, Howard Rodman. A lawyer turns delusional and refuses to believe his wife died in childbirth, embarking on a crime and gambling spree to pay for the deluxe hospital accommodations he imagines she deserves. A man trained in karate uses his skills to murder a gangster threatening the elderly owners of his favorite restaurant. An elderly couple trying to locate their daughter in Communist-controlled Hungary are swindled by a con artist pretending to know her whereabouts.
An absent-minded chemistry professor creates a batch of nitroglycerin--and forgets where he left it. An alcoholic derelict with a strong resemblance to a foreign leader is trained to be a stand-in for the man to help spark a revolution.
In a moment of passion a lonely woman stabs the man dating her when she discovers he's married, then goes on the run believing she's killed him. William Conrad. A criminal gang commandeers a yacht to hold well-to-do business executives hostage for ransom. Notable location: an extensive scene photographed in New York City's since demolished Pennsylvania Station. A father and son both claim responsibility for killing a watchman during a jewel robbery.
The only witness to the brutal murder of a convention-goer is the security guard who committed the crime. Arnold Ellis, Howard Rodman. The mastermind behind the jewel robberies that keep a once wealthy, now impoverished upper-class family afloat Howard Rodman , Anthony Spinner. Parker pressures a mentally unstable man to once again inform on his criminal brother. A man living a fantasy world of chivalry becomes a menace to those he sees as dishonorable. An illegal immigrant smuggling racket and a drug ring are exposed when a man in a coffin turns out to be very much alive.
Filmed inside and outside of Lanza's Italian Restaurant opened in and closed in on 10th Street and 1st Avenue and along 1st Avenue. When the head of a fashion studio is found shot to death, almost every one of his underlings had a motive to kill him. Howard Rodman , Jerome Ross. The au pair looking after a wealthy family's son fears for the boy's safety after overhearing his parents' violent arguments--and has a secret of her own.
A domineering wife convinces her reluctant husband to kidnap a little girl for ransom. A man scheduled to be executed for murder gets a new trial after a tumor is removed from his brain, erasing his memory and changing his personality. Shimon Wincelberg. An unbalanced young man accompanies the woman he is obsessed with on an odyssey to find shelter for a homeless elderly woman.
Notable Location: 79th Street Boat Basin. A middle-aged shoemaker struggles to understand his much younger, and very unhappy wife. Jo Pagano, Howard Rodman. A frustrated, ignored man vents his anger against society with anonymous letters to the newspapers, and bizarre--and increasingly dangerous--pranks. An elderly man challenges a railroad company when they refuse to honor an agreement made long ago with his family. Lou Shaw, Peggy Shaw. An unbalanced World War II hero unable to put his life back together goes on a killing spree. Mel Goldberg, Howard Rodman.
When an artist awakes and finds his wife murdered, he believes he committed the crime. When a young Chinese woman is found dead, both her suitors claim responsibility for her murder. A gangster tries to bribe, then intimidate a teacher into giving his son a passing grade. Note: this episode does not feature an opening narration. Frank R. In an episode inspired by Charles Starkweather 's killing spree which is mentioned in the episode , a backwoods couple leave a trail of murders behind when they arrive in Manhattan and shoot Sgt.
A hit-and-run attempt on a beloved neighborhood figure suffering from agoraphobia reveals a web of suspicion and unfaithfulness. A meek man confesses to embezzling money from his employer to pay for his mother's healthcare, and offers to pay it back - but everyone wants him to keep the money! Howard Rodman , Kenneth M. A patrolman suffering a nervous breakdown takes the precinct hostage.
An hit man on the run from the police and the mob takes a gambler on a hot streak hostage in the hope the man will win enough money to finance his leaving the country.
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Note: There is no opening narration in this episode. The detectives are confounded when they discover a mild-mannered office worker is simultaneously leading four secret lives. Notable location: the original Pennsylvania Station — A streetwise kid shelters a killer on the run from the police. Gene Roddenberry. Detective Flint finds his motives and behavior questioned at the trial of a wealthy young woman he's arrested for drug use and reckless driving,.
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A chauffeur kills the elderly woman he works for in order to marry her daughter--who is being blackmailed by the butler for supposedly committing the crime. Walter Grauman. The investigation into the murder of a Greenwich Village Beat poet reveals a life of tragic self-destruction. Note: The Marvel comics introducing The Amazing Spider-Man Amazing Fantasy 15 and Thor Marvel Comics Journey into Mystery 83 are displayed prominently in scenes taking place at a newsstand; these issues in all likelihood were actually on sale when the episode was filmed sometime in the late spring or early summer of An obsessed fan shoots the pro football star she's in love with.
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