Category Archives: TV-Crime-Mystery-Spy Shows

Johnny Staccato (1959-60)

The show tries really hard to be oh so hip that it’s a complete embarrassment. You can’t question John Cassavetes acting ability but he can’t save the silliness of overdoing it to make a character look cool. Johnny is a … Continue reading

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The Law And Mr.Jones (1960-62)

James Whitmore is lawyer Abraham Lincoln Jones who specializes in mostly white collar crime. Conlan Carter is his paralegal C.E.Carruthers and Janet De Gore is his secretary Marsha Spear. The show was cancelled after the first season but a flood … Continue reading

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The Man And The Challenge (1959-60)

George Nader stars as scientist Dr.Glenn Barton in this series produced by Ivan Tors. Barton works for the Institute Of Human Factors. They work for the government and test human endurance. He ably assisted by Joyce Meadows as Lynn Allen. … Continue reading

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Interpol Calling (1959-60)

Good show that should have lasted longer than one season. It follows the crime busting efforts of Inspector Duval (Charles Korvin) of the International Police. If you like police procedurals then look this one up. January 11,1960 episode: “Mr.George” – … Continue reading

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Dial 999 (1958-59)

Robert Beatty stars as Detective Inspector Mike Maguire, a Canadian assigned to Scotland Yard. The show isn’t anything special and it’s no surprise it only lasted one season. From 1959: “50,000 Hands” w/William “Dr.Who” Hartnell – Jeff Richards (William Hartnell) … Continue reading

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The Man Called X (1956-57)

Good series with Barry Sullivan as Ken Thurston, a U.S. intelligence agent posing as a photographer. He travels the world taking care of the bad guys. Februray 17,1956 episode: “Assassination” w/Richard Loo and Sammee Tong – Thurston is sent to … Continue reading

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Counterspy (Failed TV Pilot 1958)

Don Megowan stars as American counterespionage agent David Harding. A huge Russian battleship is able to negotiate Oslo harbor without a pilot. Harding thinks there’s some kind of super secret navigational gizmo at work and he has to know what … Continue reading

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