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1 :01x01 - The Floater

Sep/25/1961
The body of a dead girl found floating in the river puts the detectives onto the trail of Curt Donaldson, a sadistic con man who preys on lonely women.
Special Guest Stars: Robert Culp as Curt Donaldson |
Guest Stars: Helen Mayon as Mrs. Donovan | Dal McKennon as Dr. Blaney | Kim Hamilton as Woman | Ralph Manza as Cabbie | Wally Brown (1) as Ambrose | Paul Bryar as Bartholdi | Victor Sen Yung as Chan | Natalie Norwick as Priscilla Ames
Story: Evan Hunter | Teleplay: Winston Miller

2 :01x02 - Lady in Waiting

Oct/02/1961
Virginia Colt barges into the detective squad room at the 87th Precint. She is carrying a gun and a liquid substance which she claims is nitroglycerine. Ms. Colt then announces she is there to kill Detective Carella. It seems as though her husband just died in prison and Carella was the one who sent him up the river.
Guest Stars: Michael Flatley (2) as Chuck | Jackie Russo as Danny | Helen Mayon as Mrs. Donovan | Margarita Cordova as Angelica Galindo | Emile Meyer as Caprtain Howard | Miguel Ángel Landa as Miscolo | Rusty Lane as Sgt. Murchison | Constance Ford as Virginia Colt
Writer: Evan Hunter

3 :01x03 - Lady Killer

Oct/09/1961
The detectives at the 87th Precinct receive a note that says "I will kill the lady at 8:00 tonight." Slim clues indeed but the entire squad must race to prevent the threat from coming to fruition.
Guest Stars: Laurie Mitchell as Marcia Polenski | Lee Krieger as Joe Cort | Patricia Donahue as Joy Astor/Lady Belle | Marian Collier as Felicia Pannett | Peter Leeds as George Ladonna | Roger Mobley as Denny | Barbara Parkins as Mary | William Hughes (1) as Frankie Annuci | Doris Kemper as Harriet Horn | Dennis McCarthy as Richards | Michael Fox as Grossman | Billy Halop as Samalson | Penny Santon as Mrs. Annuci | Vito Scotti as Fats Donner | Ralph Smiley as George Angelo | Harlan Warde as Dr. Ben Daniels
Director: Dick Moder
Story: Evan Hunter | Teleplay: John Hawkins

4 :01x04 - The Modus Man

Oct/16/1961
A disgruntled detective who quit the police force because of frustration starts committing robberies using the modus operandi of known thieves. He has the 87th Precinct detectives completely baffled ---for a while.
Guest Stars: Jimmy Jarratt as Bartender | John Anderson (1) as Phil Brewster | Dennis McCarthy as Richards | Jean Engstrom as Mrs. Renfrew | Sheila Bromley as Mrs. Hoffman | Joe Higgins as Jovial George | Juney Ellis as Landlady | Eddie Quillan as Blinky Smith
Director: James Wong Howe

5 :01x05 - Line of Duty

Oct/23/1961
Detective Kling is forced to shoot and kill an armed robber while off-duty one night with his girlfriend. Even though the shooting is ruled justifiable, Kling begins coming unglued because of the incident.
Guest Stars: Margie Regan as Claire Townsend | Walter Burke as Danny Gimp | Ben Hammer as Brecht | King Calder as Monoghan | Dal McKennon as Dr. Blaney | Michael Fox as Grossman | Richard LePore as Karl Harrod | John Clarke Bowman as Bobby Matfield | Dennis McCarthy as Richards | Anita Sands as Terry
Director: Don Weis
Writer: Evan Hunter

6 :01x06 - Occupation, Citizen

Oct/30/1961
An immigrant locksmith can identify the hoods who participated in a mob killing but his pregnant wife does not want him to testify. Both Detective Carella and his wife, Teddy, try to persuade the locksmith and his wife otherwise.
Guest Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Jr. as Stranger | William Giorgio (1) as Willie | Fred Scheiwiller as Mack | Caren Lenay as Rose Czepreghi | Fern Barry as Maid | John Dennis as Johnny Boy | Stanley Kahn as Herman Waters | Ross Martin (1) as Joe Czepreghi | Lillian O'Malley as Old Woman | J. Pat O'Malley as Old Man | Jonathan Hole as Higgins | Jack Carol as Cagliano

7 :01x07 - Killer's Payoff

Nov/06/1961
A sleazy blackmailer is murdered and there is no shortage of suspects. There's the dead man's mistress, his ex-convict friend, a rich man's wife, an old horse trainer, and a business executive. Detective Havilland leads the charge at getting to the bottom of things.
Guest Stars: Jeanne Cooper as Lucy Mencken | Joseph Mell as Desk Clerk | Jack Albertson as Edward Schlesser | John Archer (1) as James Mencken | Beverly Garland as Nancy Johnson | Terry Burnham as Jane Mencken | William Fawcett as Archie Glotter | Paul Richards as Marty Torr
Director: John Brahm
Story: Evan Hunter | Teleplay: Norman Katkov

8 :01x08 - The Guilt

Nov/13/1961
Detective Meyer arrests an old high school chum on a burglary charge but the man escapes from his custody and is later bitten by a rabid dog. Meyer rushes to find the man so that treatment can begin on his condition.
Guest Stars: Billy Curtis as Willie | John McLiam as Menlo | Eve McVeagh as Mrs. Como | Adam Stewart as Patrolman | Ralph Gary as Harris | Pat Goldin as Joe | Joe Downing as Clem Peterson | Stafford Repp as Harry | Norma Crane as Estelle Vernolla | Ruth Storey as Sarah Meyer | Dal McKennon as Dr. Blaney | Kathryn Card as Mrs. Coons | Sandra Gould as Mrs. Strandling | Herb Vigran as Reinhold | Mike Kellin as Artie Sanford
Writer: David Lang

9 :01x09 - Empty Hours

Nov/20/1961
Josie Thompson and her roommate are on vacation at an upstate lake when her friend drowns as a result of a sniper's bullet blowing a hole in the friend's canoe. Since the roommate was an heiress due to inherit a substantial sum of money and Josie is poor, she decides to pose as the friend. But someone may not want her to receive the money.
Guest Stars: Pitt Herbert as Mr. Paul | Hank Patterson as Cy | John Zaremba as Anderson | Gail Bonney as Mrs. Courtney | Stanley Adams as Howard Oblinsky | Lewis Charles as Bradvek | Pat Crowley as Josie Thompson | Tom Fadden as Sidney Courtney | Hank Brandt as George | Frances Robinson as Mrs. Miller | Grandon Rhodes as McClintock | William Schallert as Eric Blough |
Uncredited: Malcolm Atterbury as Police Chief
Director: Sidney Lanfield
Story: Evan Hunter | Teleplay: Richard Collins

10 :01x10 - My Friend, My Enemy

Nov/27/1961
The prime suspect in the murder of a pretty coed is a young man with a domineering mother. Kling poses as a salesman to get evidence in the case.
Guest Stars: Dennis Hopper as Andrew Mason | Jocelyn Brando as Mrs Mason | Anne Whitfield as Joy | Carol Eve Rossen as Nancy | Stephen Mines (1) as Mike Rainey | Mitzi McCall as Girl | Joseph Corey as Sailor | Gary Clarke (1) as Jerry Fisher | Nicky Blair as Young Man
Director: Don Weis

11 :01x11 - The Very Hard Sell

Dec/04/1961
A used car salesman is found slumped over the steering wheel dead with a bullet in his abdomen. Did he commit suicide or was it murder? Carella, investigating the case, uncovers a marijuana distribution ring.
Guest Stars: Peter Helm as Andy Cornell | Leonard Nimoy as Dave Barrow | Alice Frost as Mrs. Cornell | Charlene Whitman as Stella | Bill Zuckert as Sam Donnigan | Jack Collins (1) as Gorcey | Dal McKennon as Dr. Blaney | Arte Johnson as Hotel Clerk | Jackie Searl as Fuller | Michael Fox as Grossman | Chet Stratton as Hamilton | Tom Greenway as Glenn Cornell
Story: Helen Nielsen | Teleplay: Helen Nielsen

12 :01x12 - 'Till Death

Dec/11/1961
An old family friend of Detective Carella's and his bride begin receiving threatening notes right before their nuptuals. Carella and Kling decide to attend the wedding ceremony just in case the notes aren't cranks.
Guest Stars: Darryl Hickman as Tommy Palmer | Judi Meredith as Angela Pavilic | Johnny Seven as Marty Kellogg | Naomi Stevens as Louisa Pavilic | Steven Geray as Anton Pavilic | Margie Regan as Claire Townsend | Corey Allen as Ben Darcy
Story: Evan Hunter | Teleplay: Norman Katkov

13 :01x13 - The Heckler

Dec/18/1961
The 87th Precinct detectives match wits with a wily crook named Sordo who plans to break into a bank vault from underground and is giving them cryptic clues as to his intentions.
Guest Stars: Andrea Darvi as Norma Meyer | Sam Edwards as Clerk | Ben Erway as Ganley | Ruth Storey as Sarah Meyer | James Lydon as Roger Pitt | Robert H. Harris as Dave Pratt | Allen Jung as Chen | Frank Albertson as Pop Smith | Dal McKennon as Dr. Blaney | Dennis McCarthy as Richards | Larry Adare as Bucky Meyer | Robert Vaughn as Sordo | Joseph V. Perry as Chuck | Mary La Roche as Lotte Constantine | Wally Cassell as Rafe
Director: Dick Moder
Story: Evan Hunter | Teleplay: Richard Collins

14 :01x14 - Run, Rabbit, Run

Dec/25/1961
About to be executed, former crime czar Doug Quinn announces in an interview from Death Row that when he dies the ones who testified against him will die too. This isn't good news for Toots Brendan who was one of the State's main witnesses against Quinn but he inexplicably heads to Isola anyway.
Guest Stars: Alvy Moore as Giddon | Paul Keast as Trent Morgan | Joe Di Reda as Smith | Paul Genge as Lt. Byrnes | Ken Lynch as Red Chambers | Barbara Stuart as Yvonne English | Dave Barry (1) as Doug Quinn | Alfred Ryder as Toots Brendan
Director: Tay Garnett

15 :01x15 - The Main Event

Jan/01/1962
Boxer Sonny Fitzgerald is getting death threats on the eve of his big fight. Is mobster Frankie Spain responsible or is the culprit someone from inside Sonny's camp? The precinct detectives try to find out.
Guest Stars: Dennis McCarthy as Richards | Henry Corden as Cyril | Brad Weston as Sonny Fitzgerald | Maggie Pierce as Martha | Myron McCormick as Scotty Thompson | Arch Johnson as Bobo | Robert Carricart as Frankie Spain | Nesdon Booth as Max Glittman
Director: Herman Hoffman
Writer: William Fay

16 :01x16 - Man in a Jam

Jan/08/1962
Cleve Thompson is arrested for murder then engineers several tricky legal maneuvers to try to extricate himself from his predicament.
Guest Stars: Sheila Bromley as Mrs. Holt | Mel Jass as Jim | Jean Carroll (1) as Model | Joey Walsh as Joey Holt | Paul Genge as Lt. Byrnes | Lin McCarthy as Cleve Thompson | Howard Wendell as Ben Lake | Jerry Dexter as Pat | Michael Fox as Grossman | Robert Sampson (1) as Jerry Young | Pamela Curran as Miss Barnes | Ed Peck as Mike Waring
Director: James Sheldon

17 :01x17 - Give the Boys a Great Big Hand

Jan/15/1962
A uniformed patrol officer finds a severed human hand inside a travel bag deposited tossed into a garbage can. The solution to the case hinges on two missing people: a merchant seaman with a reputation as a lady's man and a stripper who was the obsession of a photographer.
Guest Stars: Lorna Thayer as Mrs. Livingston | Roxanne Arlen as Taffy | Barry Atwater as Charles Tudor | Michael Forest as Karl Andrade | Asa Maynor as Receptionist | Suzi Carnell as Milie Andrade | Dennis McCarthy as Richards | George N. Neise as Piat | Theodore Marcuse as Captain Comer | Dal McKennon as Dr. Blaney
Director: Don Weis
Story: Evan Hunter | Teleplay: Shimon Wincelberg

18 :01x18 - Out of Order

Jan/22/1962
Somebody residing in the boundaries of the 87th Precinct must have a grudge against the phone company due to a rash of bombings of empty phone booths. The precinct detectives investigate.
Guest Stars: Lindsay Workman as Evans | Dennis McCarthy as Richards | Jack Reitzen as Bulky Man | Rusty Lane as Sgt. Murchison | Lucy Prentis as Miss Gregory | Cheerio Meredith as Mrs. Collier | John Daheim as Al Kantorovich | Cecil Elliott as Housewife | Billy Snyder as Man | Paul E. Burns as Herman Weller | Charles Knox Robinson as Jerry Curtis | Dawn Wells as Kathy Blakely | Art Lewis as Earphone Man | Jack Smith (1) as Telford | Jack Regas as Chuck | Mary Gregory as Mrs. Gadby
Director: Dick Moder

19 :01x19 - The Pigeon

Jan/29/1962
Small time hood Greg Brovane makes the perfect patsy for three men who have just committed a murder.
Guest Stars: Louise Lorimer as Margaret Brovane | E.J. Andre as Sammy | Richard Deacon as Asst. D.A. Martin | Clark Howat as Operator | Harry Swoger as Station Attendant | Isabelle Devon as Mrs. Lester | Marjorie Bennett as Old Lady | Nora Marlowe as Rosalie Pender | Peter Falk as Greg Brovane | Roxane Berard as Peggy Brovane | Arthur Batanides as Clay Boudreau | Frank Sutton as Tully Borgman | Morgan Woodward as Matty Tremain | Harlan Warde as Dr. Ben Daniels
Director: Don Weis

20 :01x20 - A Bullet for Katie

Feb/12/1962
When a police officer Ed Miller's wife is shot and severely wounded the clues at first point to an ex-convict who threatened to get Miller when he was sent away. But things aren't always as they seem.
Guest Stars: Della Sharman as Katie Miller | Harold Stone as Gantry | Roger Mobley as Lane Connors | Catherine McLeod as Mrs. Connors | Rusty Lane as Sgt. Murchison | William Keene as Oxman | Patty Ann Gerrity as Wendy | John Fiedler as Cole | Robert Brubaker as Fred Connors | Ed Nelson as Ed Miller
Director: Herman Hoffman

21 :01x21 - King's Ransom

Feb/19/1962
Two inept kidnappers, attempting to snatch the son of wealthy businessman Douglas King, grab the son of his chauffeur by mistake. King then balks at paying the ransom because much of his money is tied up in a big business deal.
Guest Stars: John Astin as Cassidy | Virginia Vincent as Kathy Folsom | Charles Aidman as Eddie Folsom | Dan Tobin as Adrian Score | John McLiam as Charles Reynolds | Buzz Martin as Jeff Reynolds | Nancy Reagan as Diane King | Charles McGraw as Douglas King | Antony Carbone as Sy Bernard
Director: James Sheldon
Story: Evan Hunter | Teleplay: Evan Hunter

22 :01x22 - Feel of the Trigger

Feb/26/1962
Detective Meyer, who's battling health problems, goes after a pair of young armed robbers who shot and killed a shop owner.
Guest Stars: Dick Wessel as Howard Pitt | Tucker Smith as Ralph Dale | John Alvin as Dr. Fairchild | Ted de Corsia as John Brodek | Neil Nephew as Danny Brodek | Renata Vanni as Emma Kosofsky | Jean Inness as Agnes Burton | Maudie Prickett as Nurse Crowley | Ellen Corby as Mrs. Brodek | Jerry Hauser as Nathan Kosofsky | Bernie Hamilton as Officer Kendall | Ruth Storey as Sarah Meyer
Story: Donald E. Westlake | Teleplay: John Hawkins

23 :01x23 - Killer's Choice

Mar/05/1962
The detectives investigate the murder of a young woman who seemingly had many differently personalities. Which personality was the target of her killer?
Guest Stars: Rosemary DeCamp as Mrs. Phelps | Katherine Warren as Mrs. Travail | Jennifer Gillespie as Monica Boone | Nico Minardos as Frank Kyros | Sally Bliss as Miss Tillson | R.G. Armstrong as Frankliin Phelps | Jonathan Hole as Morgan | Sidney Clute as Baldy | Nancy Kulp as Miss Fitzhenry | Clancy Cooper as Monroe | Berniece Dalton as Party Guest | Georgia Schmidt as Hotchkiss | Mike Mahoney (1) as Monaghan | John Lasell as Ted Boone | Gloria Talbott as Amy Boone
Director: Don Weis

24 :01x24 - Square Cop

Mar/12/1962
A veteran beat cop, due to retire in a few days, is breaking in his replacement one night when they interrupt a burglary in progress. The replacement gets shot and killed but the veteran cop gets a good look at the killer. There's only one problem--it's his estranged son.
Guest Stars: Lee Tracy as Otto Forman | Jack Hogan as Johnny Forman | Dennis McCarthy as Richards | Faye Michael Nuell as Milly Haines | Marie Tsien as Mary | Dorothy Kingston as Mrs. Somers | James Hong as Mike 2 | Victor Creatore as Eddie Haines | William Bakewell as Somers | Gene Roth as Cassidy | Paul Genge as Lt. Byrnes | Allen Jung as Mike | Paul Smith (1) as Ed
Director: James Sheldon

25 :01x25 - Step Forward

Mar/26/1962
Tired of living from paycheck to paycheck, Carella decides to take a job as director of security at an upper crust bank.
Guest Stars: Charles Seel as Lloyd | Isobel Elsom as Andrea Edgerton | Alice Backes as June | Hal Taggart as Earl | Byron Foulger as Frank | Leonard Mazzola as Hank Barrows | Hank Brandt as Vic | Philip Bourneuf as John Frost | Ray Teal as Sam Thorpe | Alvy Moore as Adam Sloan | Ruth Storey as Sarah Meyer
Director: James Sheldon

26 :01x26 - Idol in the Dust

Apr/02/1962
A baseball star puts his life and career on the line to shield his fugitive brother from the police.
Guest Stars: Michael Dante as Larry Brooks | Jeanette Nolan as Mrs. Brooks | Al Ruscio as Joe Brooks | Paddi Edwards as Betty Brooks | Robert Biheller as Ben Kramer | Howard Caine as Georgie Meinig | John Sebastian as Harrison | David Kent as Richards | Frank Bank as Young Hood | Joseph Mell as Sol
Director: Don Taylor (1)

27 :01x27 - Ramon

Apr/09/1962
Detective Havilland befriends a young man unaware that his father is involved in a plot to assassinate a visiting South American dignitary.
Guest Stars: Danny Bravo as Ramon Morales | Joe Raciti as Luis Rico | Alex Montoya as Emiliano Guavos | Edward Colmans as Villeda Morales | Rico Alaniz as Rafael Bencasme | Willis Bouchey as Jim Spencer | Jess Kirkpatrick as Officer Grimes | Walter Reed as Anders
Writer: David Lang

28 :01x28 - New Man in the Precinct

Apr/16/1962
Detective Cotton Hawes faces a period adjustment when he's transferred from a relatively sedate precinct to the rough and tumble 87th.
Guest Stars: Paul Genge as Lt. Byrnes | Dal McKennon as Dr. Blaney | Kay Stewart as Harriet Byrnes | John Aniston as Police Officer | Jerry Adler (1) as Hotel Clerk | David McMahon (1) as Cop in Patrol Car | Tom Anthony as Ambulance Driver | Terry Gekler as Norma Meyer | Ruth Storey as Sarah Meyer | Margie Regan as Claire Townsend | Fred Beir as Cotton Hawes | Jack Albertson as Maxie Carroll | Robert Colbert as Matt Murdock | Ray Montgomery as Frank Kanin | Elizabeth Perry as Linda Waters | Joe Downing as Dr.Stegler | Max Slaten as Dave Evans | Joan Patrick as Chris Hawes
Director: Don Taylor (1)

29 :01x29 - The Last Stop

Apr/23/1962
A disgruntled detective with only a short time left until retirement is demoted and transferred into the 87th Precinct. He then proceeds to drive the rest of the squad bonkers.
Guest Stars: Ralph Manza as Cabbie | Sheldon Allman as Detective White | Frank Gerstle as Ed Bennett | George Cisar as Starr | Lomax Study as George Adair | John Lawrence as Bartender | Lyle Talbot as Woody Gaynor | Victor Jory as Mike Power | Paul Genge as Lt. Byrnes | Marya Stevens as Laura Tobin | Charles Tannen as Peterson | Bern Bassey as Stu Tobin

30 :01x30 - Girl in the Case

Apr/30/1962
Detective Havilland is attracted to a stenographer whose life is being threatened by a person or persons unknown.
Guest Stars: Janis Paige as Cheryl Anderson | Jerry Paris as Douglas Masters | Russell Collins as Raymond Masters | Kathleen Freeman as Ruth Wilson | Bill Erwin as George | Audrey Swanson as Nurse | Thomas Browne Henry as Attorney | S. John Launer as Warner | Addison Richards as Windrow | Joan Staley as Monica
Story: Evan Hunter | Teleplay: Richard Collins
Warning: 87th Precinct guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Crime | Drama
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: NBC ( USA)
Airs: Mondays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: September 25, 1961
Ended: September 10, 1962
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