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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.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 4x8
Airdate: Tuesday November 20th, 1962

Director: Robert Butler
Writer: Herman Groves


 
Special Guest Stars
Barbara StanwyckBarbara Stanwyck
As Lt. Agatha Stewart
Recurring

Guest Stars
Peggy Ann GarnerPeggy Ann Garner
As Margaret Radick
Recurring
Peggy Ann GarnerPeggy Ann Garner
As Margaret Radick
Recurring
Edward AsnerEdward Asner
As Frank Benson
Recurring
Woodrow ParfreyWoodrow Parfrey
As Fred Myerson
Recurring
Woodrow ParfreyWoodrow Parfrey
As Fred Myerson
Recurring
Virginia CapersVirginia Capers
As June
Recurring
Andrea DarviAndrea Darvi
As Amy
Recurring
Hope SummersHope Summers
As Letta Hodges
Recurring
Edward Holmes (2)Edward Holmes (2)
As Al
Recurring
Ernest MasonErnest Mason
As Lou Vadney
William Bramley (1)William Bramley (1)
As Stephen Millerick
William Bramley (1)William Bramley (1)
As Stephen Millerick
William SargentWilliam Sargent
As Officer Harrison
Steve Harris (3)Steve Harris (3)
As Ted Clemens
Charlotte MansonCharlotte Manson
As Velma Myerson
Main Cast
Robert StackRobert Stack
As Eliot Ness
Robert StackRobert Stack
As Eliot Ness
Paul PicerniPaul Picerni
As Agent Lee Hobson
Paul PicerniPaul Picerni
As Agent Lee Hobson
Walter WinchellWalter Winchell
As Narrator
Episode Notes
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.

Peggy Ann Garner would return in Giant Killer.

Locations: Chicago, Evanston IL



Episode Quotes
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.



Episode Goofs
Edward Asner is mistakenly billed as Edward Asher in the ending credits.



Analysis
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.



Other Episode Crew

ProducerAlvin Cooperman
CastingJames Lister (2)  |  Lynn Stalmaster
MusicLeith Stevens
Music EditorRobert H. Raff
Music SupervisorWilbur Hatch
HairstylistJoan St. Oegger
Make-upDick Smith (1)
Set DecoratorHarry Gordon
Location ManagerErrol Reichow
Director of PhotographyCharles Straumer
Production SupervisorJames Paisley
Art DirectorRolland M. Brooks  |  Howard Hollander
Production ManagementMarvin Stuart
Based On The Works OfOscar Fraley  |  Eliot Ness
Film EditorBen Ray
CostumerFrank Delmar
Sound EngineerS.G. Haughton
ComposerNelson Riddle
Music CoordinatorJulian Davidson
Editorial SupervisorBill Heath
 
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