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After learning that he's dying from leukemia, mobster Charlie Radick makes a deal with Ness. He'll turnover all of his records provided that Ness find his missing daughter, Margaret. It's up to Lt. Agatha Stewart of the Missing Persons Bureau to track down Margaret in order to prevent a possible gang war from breaking out.
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This episode and its companion episode, Search for a Dead Man, served as pilots for a proposed spin-off series starring Barbara Stanwyck which never came about. The series was to have been called The Seekers.
This marks the only episode of the early Season Four entries where Frank Nitti's name was mentioned until he re-emerged in The Speculator.
Peggy Ann Garner would return in Giant Killer.
Locations: Chicago, Evanston IL
Radick: (to the Myersons after discovering that they've been taking his support checks after his daughter left their home) You dirty scum!
Radick: (to the Myersons about killing them) It still could happen. You dream on that. Both of you.
Radick: Why do I care what happens to me?
Ness: You're a dead man, Radick. Whadda you got to lose?
Lt. Stewart: So far we've been going by the book and we've been batting zero.
Benson: (to woman) A runaway husband is not considered a missing person.
Edward Asner is mistakenly billed as Edward Asher in the ending credits.
This is the first of two episodes featuring Barbara Stanwyck as Lt. Agatha Stewart of the Missing Persons Bureau. Though it's talky and there's not much action, it does contain a couple of powerful scenes. I defy anyone not to shed a tear during the scene in the hospital where Charlie Radick and his daughter are reunited.