Season 1, Episode 1: Revenge1 March 1949
Season 1, Episode 2: Suspicion15 March 1949
Everyone's in a tizzy over the arsenic poisoner who's still at large; police think the murder might be a woman. In the Thomas household, doting old George acts surprised to find his weed poison (with arsenic) under the kitchen sink. His wife, a delicate woman with bad nerves, defends their cook, a woman they hired who came with no references. George becomes suspicious of their employee and has the hot cocoa she left for him analyzed. When the results come back positive, he races home to save his wife before it's too late.
Season 1, Episode 3: Cabin B-1329 March 1949
5 April 1949
12 April 1949
19 April 1949
26 April 1949
Three merchant sailors and their enigmatic leader hide out at a British inn. They've been followed from India after stealing the priceless ruby eye from a holy statue. The grimy sailors ambush and kill the men who've come to retrieve the gem, unaware of how badly the statue wants its eye back. It arrives at the inn and, one by one, makes the thieves pay for their offense.
3 May 1949
Ernest Bowers suffers an attack of catalepsy while crossing the street, lapsing into a coma that resembles death. Believing he was killed by a passing car, his body is sent to the city morgue. His coat, with a note in the pocket describing his medical condition, is swiped by a owner of a second-hand clothing store and quickly sold. The couple who purchase the jacket finds the note and begins a race to save Ernest from a premature embalming.
10 May 1949
Following the sudden death of her husband, Josie marries Doc Archer, the man named beneficiary of her husband's life insurance policy. Investigator Westcott is suspicious after learning the doctor has a history of collecting such payouts. Westcott informs Josie that she is in danger of becoming her husband's next heavily insured "accident." She doesn't believe him--until she's almost killed when Doc "accidentally" knocks a sunlamp into the tub while she's bathing.
17 May 1949
24 May 1949
31 May 1949
Elderly Agatha Leighton returns from a trip to find her apartment on the thirteenth floor has been robbed. As she attempts to call the police, someone grabs her. Sally, who lives down the hall, attempts to visit the old lady as she'd promised, but finds she's been locked in her apartment and the phone is dead. Through the door's peephole, she sees the building's desk clerk leaving Agatha's apartment. Sally realizes something bad has happened to the old lady.
7 June 1949
In 1897 London, mysterious Mr. Bronson gives boarding to an attractive young woman from the streets. Hettie's purpose is to do housework and distract attention from his odd medical work. Bronson has two demands: she must not go out alone and must stay out of his laboratory. Restlessshe strikes up a romance with Tom, a handsome young mission worker. Suddenly, the cold Bronson turns jealous.
14 June 1949
An elderly man who's barely getting by looks for employment to continue giving his daughter the institutional help she requires. He receives an offer from a "Mr. X" that turns things around for him. That is, until he finds out that he must kill "Mr. X"'s wife's first husband who is blackmailing them.
21 June 1949
28 June 1949
Season 2, Episode 1: Lunch Box6 September 1949
13 September 1949
Evans, an older man, walks into a record store, slips the young clerk, Fred, a huge bill and pleads for him to come to his hotel to discuss something important. He goes and finds Evans beaten and mumbling something about a record. Fred gets knocked out and awakens to find Evans now dead and himself set-up to take the rap for his murder. Fred races back to the store, hoping to find the record the dead man was talking about.
20 September 1949
27 September 1949
Julia, the model for a character in her husband's comic strip, informs a police detective that her spouse is going to murder her. He bumped off her "twin" in that morning's strip and she's sure he's going do get rid of her in the same grizzly way that evening.
Season 2, Episode 5: Dr. Violet4 October 1949
A college student studying abnormal psychology thinks the owner of a wax museum dedicated to murderers can teach her a few things. Police lock down Dr. Violet's exhibit after an actual corpse is found in the museum. unfortunately, this traps the co-ed alone with the murder expert.
11 October 1949
In World War II Italy, Count Montressor has watched with horror as his former stable boy became a powerful Nazi general. In the process, General Fortanato has murdered the Count's sister and stolen his wife. Knowing the General plans to murder him, Count Montressor lures him into the palace's catacombs to taste the rare cask of Amontillado he has procured.
18 October 1949
25 October 1949
Detained by the side of the road where his wife Mollie was found murdered, John explains to a deputy the events leading up to that moment. Their busybody neighbor Lillybelle had made accusations about Mollie's infidelity, as had a mysterious stranger who traveled the road near their home. Realizing John was wise to her, Mollie tried to flee but Lillybelle blocked the door.
1 November 1949
An American lover of architecture is escorted to a crumbling Mexican castle by the local padre. He warns the visitor to keep his room door locked and avoid the family that lives there--especially the maniacal mother when the black wind blows. Eventually, the curious American learns the horrible truth about the family's history of blood lust.
Season 2, Episode 10: Suspicion8 November 1949
15 November 1949
22 November 1949
A self-absorbed couple takes their daughter on a vacation, unaware that the child is urgently wanted by health officials. The little girl was afraid to tell them she'd been bitten by a dog, and the animal turns out to have been rabid. The child hears on the radio that authorities are searching for the dog bit victim, panics that she could die, and tells her parents the truth.
29 November 1949
Emily has moved back home to care for her battle-ax old mother and it has placed her marriage in jeopardy. Arriving home from work, she finds an escapee from a mental hospital with the old bitty tied up and gagged; she was so irritating he couldn't stand her talking anymore. While he hides at their house for a few days, Emily is supposed go to work as usual, but not utter a word of his presence to anyone or it will be curtains for the old lady.
Season 2, Episode 14: The Scar6 December 1949
13 December 1949
20 December 1949
27 December 1949
Lady Sannox, the toast of London society, carries on an obvious affair with Douglas Stone, an arrogant, young surgeon. Lord Sannox, a retired star of the stage, is thought to be a clueless old man unaware of the liaison. After discussing with the Lady his plan to murder her husband so they can marry, Stone is hired by a desperate man to perform a questionable operation on his wife. Lord Sannox, we learn, is not as oblivious to his wife's infidelity as he appears.
3 January 1950
10 January 1950
Former bomber pilot D.P. Bradford and his wife Zita host a reunion for D.P.'s World War II crew. In the midst of the celebration, the Bradfords's daughter Susan is kidnapped and held for ransom by a mysterious German. The bomber crew joins forces to track down and rescue the little girl.
17 January 1950
A father and son moving out of a boarding house get into a tussle with the sleazy landlord who promptly drops dead on the floor. Since the father has a past record, the two hide in the attic while the police investigate, waiting to make their escape.
24 January 1950
31 January 1950
7 February 1950
14 February 1950
Prince Florizel and his cohort, Gerard, masquerade under false identities and hit the city in search of adventure. One night in a bar, they encounter a young man who says he does not wish to go on. Claiming to feel the same way, the prince and his friend soon find themselves at the Suicide Club, an organization whose members want to die. Each evening using a deck of cards, the "lucky" next victim is decided, as is the member who must commit the deed and make it look like an accident. Florizel and Gerard's charade ceases to be entertaining when a club member is actually killed.
21 February 1950
28 February 1950
Teenage practical joker Jerry pretends his new stepfather revealed something incriminating while talking in his sleep. Rather than laughing it off, Henry Lord gets very defensive and becomes threatening. After suffering a suspicious accident, Jerry is convinced his stepfather has something in his past he's willing to kill to keep secret.
Season 2, Episode 27: The Ledge7 March 1950
Season 2, Episode 28: The Parcel14 March 1950
Tommy, an errand boy, hangs around a hot dog stand when he's not in transit. The stand, a front for criminal enterprises, proves dangerous when he's hired by a shady character to deliver a package at exactly 5PM that evening. With time to kill, he goes to a baseball game. Tommy doesn't realize that the package contains 20 grand from a payroll heist and that a pair of criminals know it's in his possession.
21 March 1950
Officer Malone is murdered outside a "gay 90s"-themed nightclub simply by buying a seemingly harmless gift from one of the showgirls. His son, a rookie cop, takes a vacation from the force to find the murderer himself. At the club, he uncovers the deadly secret that got his father shot -- they're selling illegal drugs.
28 March 1950
4 April 1950
Detective Sam Cragg goes to meet a client in the "Little Serbia" section of the city and finds the man murdered. Everyone in the neighborhood lives in fear of the unseen C. W. Roberts, a mysterious loan shark who keeps the poor permanently in debt. Cragg send a book to Roberts and watches to see who picks it up.
11 April 1950
The notorious criminal Ma Barker and her gang of four sons blaze a murderous path from beginnings in Missouri to their final showdown with FBI agents and their machine guns in Florida.
18 April 1950
Dan Bedell, an up-and-coming actor, has come to New Orleans for Mardi Gras and he has fallen in love with Connie Williams. Gambling boss Morgan Nelson warns Dan that Connie is in league with her friend Bill Reed to blackmail Dan. When Nelson's bodyguard turns up dead in Dan's apartment, Connie enlists Reed to help her and Dan dispose of the body. But can Dan trust Connie and Bill, or are the pair up to no good as Nelson warned?
25 April 1950
An American bets two London friends that he can spend the night alone in a "haunted house."
2 May 1950
Season 2, Episode 36: Red Wine9 May 1950
16 May 1950
23 May 1950
The former medical examiner who had falsified information in a murder case years earlier returns to town. Lawyer Robert Quartermain, who was involved in the trial, kills the ex-examiner, careful to leave no clues behind. But, he hadn't planned on having his picture taken by a street photographer when he was leaving the scene of the crime. Realizing the shutterbug possesses the only evidence against him, Quartermain is frantic to find the man and retrieve that picture.
30 May 1950
6 June 1950
20 June 1950
Dr. Joe Parker and his family are awakened by a gun-wielding criminal demanding treatment for his brother. The man's in serious condition after a bullet pierced his lung. With a pistol pointing at their daughter, the doctor and his wife are forced to perform surgery despite his protests that the patient requires hospital treatment to survive.
27 June 1950
A disturbed young man with a murderous background latches onto an older woman and her daughters. He worms his way into their family by charming the mother, even accompanying them to their summer cottage. One daughter's attempt to break off her flirtatious affair with the volatile man, whose true colors begin to show.
Season 3, Episode 1: Poison29 August 1950
A Britain in India awakens from a nap to discover a poisonous snake on his belly. The slightest movement on his part would mean death. It was placed on him by his hysterical wife.
5 September 1950
Cocky newspaper reporter Turk Wilson has made it clear in articles and in person that he believes druggist Max Hensig murdered his wife. When Hensig is acquitted, he puts Wilson on notice that there are many undetectable ways to kill a man. Wilson's swagger turns to panic when a fellow reporter who borrowed his coat dies from a drug-resistant strain of flu.
12 September 1950
Harry Martin is an insurance agent with an alcohol problem. In a drunk stupor he apparently murders a flirty blonde who was trying to buy a large annuity. He returns to his wife Alice a few minutes before the police arrive. Harry hides while his wife is taken to the police station. The police allow Alice to see the scene of the crime since she is desperate to find her husband innocent. Alice talks to the woman's doctor and later finds a note that convinces her it was a frame up. The police arrest Harry as he is trying to board a ship out of the country. Alice becomes convinced that the someone else was behind the murder. Eventually she figures out that the woman Harry met wasn't murdered at all. She was the murderer setting Harry up.
19 September 1950
I. B. Trane lost his sight at the hands of brutal criminal Takama while he was in Japan on military duty. Trane's sixth sense tells him the barbarian is now in New York and that has him panicked for his life. The police and the FBI tell Trane that Takama died in a prison break over a year ago, but his gut tells him otherwise.
Season 3, Episode 5: Six to One26 September 1950
3 October 1950
10 October 1950
17 October 1950
Season 3, Episode 9: Breakdown24 October 1950
31 October 1950
Season 3, Episode 11: Nightmare7 November 1950
14 November 1950
Ralph Farley, a struggling actor, overhears a plot to kill Roger Sherman, a powerful Hollywood agent. Ralph attempts to prevent the murder, but is thwarted by everyone from the police to Sherman himself.
21 November 1950
28 November 1950
5 December 1950
Season 3, Episode 16: The Mallet12 December 1950
A bellicose huckster travels the fairs of England shilling his magic elixir. The "doctor," as he's called, is befriended by a couple in a local tavern who proceed to get him intoxicated. The husband tells Dr. Potteton that he'd love to kill his greedy brother and asks him how he could go about it without being caught. The sideshow charlatan launches into a elaborate step by step instructions on how to get away with murder.
19 December 1950
In the days of prohibition, jewel thief "Dancing Dan" is taken with the gorgeous speakeasy hostess. In the holiday spirit, he makes like Santa for the woman's elderly grandmother.
Season 3, Episode 18: The Tip26 December 1950
Elaine Court recently had a heart attack and needs relaxation, but she's stressed over a strange man she claims has been lurking about. With her husband at work, she walks into the apartment one afternoon to find that stranger waiting for her. Elaine is held hostage by the armed man who says he's just waiting for her husband to get home so that he can kill him.
2 January 1951
Season 3, Episode 20: Tough Cop9 January 1951
Rookie cop Eddie Stone takes out his anger on suspects after Ruth, his fiancé, tells him she's fallen for another man. For two years he seethes, just hoping for the day the "other man" is brought into the police station. He finally comes face to face with the scoundrel who stole his girl--right after he's been dismissed from the force for brutal conduct.
16 January 1951
Season 3, Episode 22: Dead Fall23 January 1951
30 January 1951
6 February 1951
13 February 1951
Bookkeeper Horace Maybee has been skimming money for years from the small finance company where he works. With auditors coming in to examine the books, he's desperate to come up with $25,000 in a hurry. He goes to a bookie, puts $500 on a dog race, and wins. As he's about to get his cash, the police stage a raid and Horace runs off with a huge sack of the criminals' cash.
20 February 1951
27 February 1951
6 March 1951
13 March 1951
Running out of gas on a foggy back road in Maine, a couple become frightened by news reports of a murderous woman who's escaped from an asylum. Searching for help, the two take refuge in an abandoned shack. When an hysterical woman appears at the window wanting refuge, they're convinced she's the lunatic that's on the loose.
20 March 1951
The Haskells are throwing a drunken New Year's Eve party in their New York apartment. Next door, Everett Kelsey has had enough of tending to the bitter supposedly invalid wife who treats him like dirt. He's just poisoned the shrew when he gets an unnerving phone call; the female on the line says that she saw what he did to his wife through the window. Kelsey doesn't realizes it's a prank call from one of the Haskell's tipsy party guests.
27 March 1951
Racketeer Frank Cadwallder isn't allowed to play cards at the speakeasy because of the huge debt he currently owes. He recruits a nobody off the street to play poker on his behalf, win their "sucker money," and split the take with him. The three gambles at the table have other plans for Frank; he's shot by one of them under the table.
3 April 1951
Williams is a pilot who works for Scandinavian Export, flying by night to deliver unknown shipments to somewhere in the Arctic. Feeling something's fishy, he tries to quit but is strong-armed into making another flight. His bosses are smugglers and they plot his "accidental" death. When their attempt to murder him on a train fails, they plan an explosion with the help of the woman he believes is in love with him.
10 April 1951
17 April 1951
A committee investigating racketeering and political corruption in Chinatown fails to get Chan Sou, a local leader to cooperate. The district attorney convinces a detective and a newspaper reporter to probe further and the two men convince the old man to testify. Before Chan Zu can meet with the investigators he's murdered and his daughter becomes the target of the criminals because they believe her father confided in her before he died.
24 April 1951
The thief who just robbed and murdered a jeweler is trying to escape the office building when the police arrive. Sneaking down the hallways, he stumbles across a meeting of the International Association of Assassins, a group of mystery writers. They mistake him for famous author Bothwell Anderson, a writer who has come to speak to the group about his newest novel.
1 May 1951
8 May 1951
15 May 1951
Jefferson meets Rachel, an enigmatic young waitress. One moment he has a drink with her and the next moment she's dead. Jefferson doesn't think that he did it, but if he didn't do it; who did?
22 May 1951
29 May 1951
Season 3, Episode 41: The Call5 June 1951
Season 3, Episode 42: De Mortuis12 June 1951
19 June 1951
26 June 1951
3 July 1951
10 July 1951
17 July 1951
24 July 1951
31 July 1951
7 August 1951
14 August 1951
21 August 1951
28 August 1951
4 September 1951
11 September 1951
18 September 1951
25 September 1951
2 October 1951
An espionage agent on the run.
9 October 1951
16 October 1951
23 October 1951
Season 4, Episode 7: Court Day30 October 1951
6 November 1951
13 November 1951
20 November 1951
Postal inspector Winters has infiltrated a criminal gang and their big plan is about to go down. A postal employee drops a $120,000 in bonds out a back window to Winters waiting in an alley. Needing time to switch the real bonds with phonies, he makes up a story about being robbed and knocked unconscious. The boss, Cruze is not amused and gives Winters two hours to find the bonds and bring them back, or be rubbed out.
Season 4, Episode 11: Mikki27 November 1951
4 December 1951
Mrs. Collins arrives at the train station in town after a long stay with her mother. Despite the storm that's raging, her husband being away, and, she learns, a killer on the loose, she's determined to get back to her isolated house. Once home, the phone goes dead, the lights go out, and she realizes she's not alone.
11 December 1951
Season 4, Episode 14: Pier 1718 December 1951
The dock workers who load nitroglycerin onto freighters at Pier 17 are on edge. A recent explosion at the harbor killed four men and the FBI believes it was sabotage by an insider. Dave Delaney and his foreman, with their eyes peeled for trouble, have decided the new guy is really a G-man working on the case. The true saboteur initially goes unnoticed.
25 December 1951
1 January 1952
Season 4, Episode 17: Flare Week8 January 1952
Season 4, Episode 18: The Spider15 January 1952
Scientists Bob and Muriel Torres honeymoon in rural Florida. Despite being warned that a professor and his son had gotten lost in the nearby swamp and were never seen again, Muriel goes exploring alone. With night approaching, she stumbles upon a shack inhabited by a blind former explorer. Muriel's fear escalates when the doctor shows off the two shrunken heads he made himself; he learned the skill directly from jungle natives.
22 January 1952
A supposedly fake medium is hired to a conduct a séance so Sir Alington, a psychiatrist, can observe a patient under stress. She warns the doctor, Clair and her husband Jack to avoid their homes because they are in danger. Her premonition turns out to be true because of insanity, murder, and secret loves.
Season 4, Episode 20: Death Drum29 January 1952
The mayor of a French town reveals the identities of underground members, he says, to save the country from destruction by the invading Nazis. Having been moved to a neutral country, he's quickly kidnapped by allies and carried to the home of an English gentlemen to be executed as a traitor.
5 February 1952
12 February 1952
American medical missionaries Dr. Paul Morgan and his wife are told to leave China as the Communists advance on the city. When he refuses, a Communist general kills his own wife who's under the doctor's care, then charges Morgan with murder and sentences him to death. The surgeon's execution is unexpectedly postponed when he's ordered to perform an emergency operation.
19 February 1952
26 February 1952
Mrs. Haley takes her horse to blacksmith Bob to have its shoes checked since she'll be traveling alone by buggy to meet her husband at the train station. She's delighted when Dr. Tabor, whose wife was one of two women murdered in the woods along the way, asks if his sister can ride along. As they approach the spot of the two unsolved crimes, the behavior of Mrs. Haley's passenger becomes unsettling.
4 March 1952
11 March 1952
Johnny, a professional assassin with a hair-trigger temper, is sent by his boss to Havana to do a job. His target is his former mentor, Barney Moyer, the man who taught him everything he knows about killing. That's why the intended victim knows Johnny will spend three days watching him and move in for the kill on the fourth; Barney anticipates Johnny's every move.
18 March 1952
25 March 1952
8 April 1952
A criminal uses a rare doll store as the front for his diamond smuggling racket. A detective stars snooping around after a man carrying a doll is shot in the subway and the murderer steals the doll's arm. The mobster gets wise to the cop, and to an inside job being pulled by people he trusts.
15 April 1952
Season 4, Episode 31: Alibi Me22 April 1952
Ex-con Georgie Lennox has been tormented his entire life by Leo Whaley who's now out and moving in on his punch-board racket. Finally pushed too far, he stabs Leo to death. Knowing he'll be the prime suspect when Leo doesn't check in with his parole officer, Georgie goes in search of an airtight alibi. Desperate, he turns to the wife he'd walked out on earlier. Despite her cooperation, Georgie is undone by a delivery boy bringing a giant sucker from Leo.
29 April 1952
In 1880 France, wealthy Danielle is determined that her husband, Victor, becomes a success in politics. She pays 2 million francs to the elderly Premiere Marcord to name Victor the minister of justice and, in exchange, he writes her a note guaranteeing the job. The unscrupulous Marin, who presently holds that title, steals the letter and threatens to make it public and destroy Marcord. It is up to Danielle to find the letter and save the government.
6 May 1952
13 May 1952
20 May 1952
Season 4, Episode 36: The Debt27 May 1952
A young drifter is robbed by two other hobos after hopping off a train. Making his way to a country store, he's offered refuge from the rain by the young woman and her father who run the business. During the night the store is robbed and the old man is murdered. The drifter's first instinct is to run, but he quickly figures out who the real murderers are.
3 June 1952
10 June 1952
Anna, a delicate and unstable young woman, despises having her life controlled by her older, practical sister. The sister is ready sign the papers to have Anna committed after she hires a mysterious young poet to be the gardener and plies him with cash. Billy has a history of being involved with young women who suddenly die.
17 June 1952
24 June 1952
1 July 1952
15 July 1952
Dr. Ted Larson's engagement to head nurse Randi Sloan is getting under the skin of Dr. David Bonnell, her ex-lover and current roommate of Ted. When a box of candy arrives one morning, supposedly from Randi, David and a neighbor kid try a piece and both become extremely sick from arsenic poisoning. Accusations of attempted murder fly between the members of the love triangle as each accuses the other of poisoning the candy.
29 July 1952
Kelly Davis, the unscrupulous creator of "Sally Forth" comic books, announces she's retiring the character. This move puts her resentful staff of cartoonists out of work. She offers Webb the chance to write the stories for her "new idea"--an idea she's stealing from him. Kelly is found dead the next morning, and Webb is the obvious suspect.
5 August 1952
12 August 1952
A former high-school basketball star, now broke and reduced to committing small-time hold-ups, kills an old man. With the police after him, he hides out in the apartment of a lonely woman who once had a crush on him in his high-school days.
19 August 1952
Eva, a wealthy middle-aged woman, marries a man she barely knows and moves into his family estate, a dark, run-down mansion on the Massachusetts coast. She learns James was recently engaged to a young woman, but he dismisses it as an unimportant mistake. Investigating noises in the cellar, she finds the corpse of a young woman, half-buried in the coal pile.
26 August 1952
A female secret agent operating in 1952 Budapest is preoccupied with her upcoming marriage. In her thoughtlessness, she loses a valuable document resulting in her life being in jeopardy.
2 September 1952
Cécile Ledru, the companion of a rich widow, Joséphine Crozier, calls the police when she finds her dead body at the estate of her nephew, where they were staying. Mrs. Crozier has apparently died of a heart attack but Maigret, the investigating police inspector is not convinced...
9 September 1952
16 September 1952
23 September 1952
Mobster Kip Caley is released from prison after serving ten years and proclaims he's "going straight." His old criminal cronies, however, intend to involve him in a hold-up after breaking his resolve to stay honest. Boss McLean gets him a greeters job at a hotel restaurant where he falls for a woman who works there. Her intention to help Kip by warning the police about the impending robbery put Kip's life on the line.
30 September 1952
Wiltshire is the third man sent by a trading company to work on a small Polynesian island; the previous two had strangely died. Upon arriving he encounters his competitor, Case, a man determined to keep the island to himself. Months later after Wiltshire marries a native woman, the natives refuse to trade with him because Case has convinced the superstitious people that the woman is "taboo" and cursed. Wiltshire refuses to leave the island as Case wants and takes him on in the jungle.
7 October 1952
14 October 1952
Detective Ben Shaley has been hired to guard The Blue Panther, a valuable painting on loan to a gallery. During the invitation-only preview, both the painting and the necklace of a society art patron are stolen. The gallery's owner, Drexel Courtney, is willing to pay $15,000 for the painting's safe return. Shaley's attempts to negotiate with the thieves becomes an ordeal beach each is trying to double-cross the other.
21 October 1952
28 October 1952
In 1880s London, Mr. Markheim stabs to death a pawnbroker whose wealth he has long envied. Markheim says he intends take some of the businessman's riches, marry, and become a saintly man. An otherworldly visitor who knows Markheim intimately informs him that he will never change his evil ways and therefore should kill again.
11 November 1952
Based on the true story of a Hungarian sharpshooter at the 1952 Olympic Games, this episode focused on an athlete whose father is held as collateral so that the athlete will not try to defect to the west. At the end of the program, a public service announcement for Radio Free Europe is heard.
18 November 1952
A series of thefts at France's national museum threatens to become an international issue. Scotland Yard sends Williams to Paris to request help from the city's renowned, retired police commissioner, Monsieur Vidocq. Vidocq sets up a meeting with a highly-placed criminal who can lead them to the guilty, while also arranging for Williams to be killed when they all meet at a dangerous, seedy bar.
25 November 1952
2 December 1952
Middle-aged Henry wants to divorce his London wife, Carol, and return home to America, but she intends to keep all of their savings. After striking up a romance with his young secretary, Henry sends out announcements saying Carol has unexpectedly died on an American trip. A friend of Carol's finds this suspicious and goes to Scotland Yard, forcing Henry and his secretary to hop a boat incognito and head across the Atlantic.
9 December 1952
16 December 1952
23 December 1952
30 December 1952
Pilot Dan Crowley is grounded by his doctor for his intense behavior. A delusional man who's constantly trying to prove himself, he believes the doctor's daughter should be his, even though she is happily engaged to his boss. When the couple and the doctor go for a hunting trip in the woods, Dan follows and, at night, begins firing on their cabin using a rifle with an infrared scope.
6 January 1953
13 January 1953
An arsonist-for-hire dubbed "Mr. Matches" has been been torching buildings all around the city. Bernard Frank, head of the fire bureau, knows who he's looking for because he's spotted in the crowd at each of his jobs admiring his work. To catch "Mr. Matches" in the act, the department has an ex-con hire him to take down a building they're monitoring. His capture becomes personal after Frank's son is killed in one of the arsonist's fires.
20 January 1953
Clara and Sam Warren own a run-down boarding house which acts as a front for their real business: arranging for their boarders to have "accidents." One particular evening, Sam and a partner bring home a renter, knock him out cold and turn on the gas. It finally becomes clear to Clara what type of man her husband really is.
Season 5, Episode 15: Career27 January 1953
3 February 1953
After saving the chief engineer's life, Danny and Snow are hired as watch officers on a rusty steamer traveling the Indian Ocean. Reading a newspaper story about a stolen diamond being smuggled into Australia, the boiler room crew becomes convinced that Danny and Snow have the jewel. They stage a mutiny, even though the old ship is about to sink.
10 February 1953
Season 5, Episode 18: The Quarry17 February 1953
After preventing a stranger from being shot outside of his hotel, widower Don Ashley realizes why a pair of thugs have been trailing him for days--the goons had the two similar-looking men confused. The man he saved, Gorden, had the misfortune of witnessing a mob hit and they want to silence the only man who saw what they did. With the deadly duo staking out the lobby, Don hides his face and races past the pair. Again mistaking Don for their actual prey, the two give chase. This should give Gorden the chance to contact the police and tell his story.
24 February 1953
3 March 1953
Tom Walker, an ex-convict who was wrongly convicted and just released, holds up a tax office and leaves behind an obvious clue as to his identity. He gives the bag of money to his patient girlfriend and sends her ahead to Florida saying he'll join her soon. Soon enough, he gets the expected visit from the DA and cop who wrongly convicted him. Tom intends to make fools of his former persecutors.
10 March 1953
17 March 1953
Convinced that the sinister "Mad Monk" Rasputin will bring about the fall of Russia with his growing power over the royal family, a group of noblemen take action. Serge Soudekine invites Rasputin to his home and fills the prophet with a enough poisoned wine and cakes to kill twenty men. This succeeds only in making him tipsy. In desperation, Serge pulls out his gun and fires repeatedly. That should put an end to the madman.
24 March 1953
A newlywed accompanies her detective husband on the search for a long-missing woman, whom he once was madly in love with. A reported sighting takes Burt and Sally Hastings to a resort town where a bust of Constance awaits them in their cabin. As Burt races to see the sculptor, Sally realizes her husband's still mesmerized by the young lady. The artist confesses that the model was indeed Constance, his wife, and that he jealously murdered her.
31 March 1953
14 April 1953
A serial killer is on the loose in 1946 London with five victims so far. Elderly Mrs. Thompson rents a room to a secretive young Tim Matthews and is convinced he's the murderer. She calls police after discovering a knife in his room. Meanwhile, Tim has taken a young woman he's obsessed with on a picnic in the country. Having been discharged from the Royal Air Force for physical reasons, he's insanely jealous of her former boyfriend, a strapping man who had served during the war.
Season 5, Episode 26: The Duel21 April 1953
Madeleine does not care for Raoul, the officer her father intends for her to marry. Instead, she loves Lt. Andre Duport. Her father intends to send her back to Paris and put a stop to their affair. The jilted Raoul challenges Andre to an unusual duel--only one of the pistols will be loaded and each aimed just three inches from the heart. When the time comes to prove he's more than just words, Raoul proves to be a crafty coward.
28 April 1953
Lawrence Stevens, an American engineer, accompanies a shipment of lathes to an electrical factory in Vienna. A female reporter tells him about the huge black market for industrial machinery from the West. Corrupt businessmen are only too happy to sell products to the Communists and that his lathes are heading behind the iron Curtain to Poland.
Season 5, Episode 28: The Suitor5 May 1953
12 May 1953
19 May 1953
26 May 1953
2 June 1953
9 June 1953
16 June 1953
23 June 1953
30 June 1953
Season 5, Episode 37: The Mascot7 July 1953
14 July 1953
21 July 1953
Season 5, Episode 40: The Dance28 July 1953
Joan Hale first sees the Charleston performed at a society party on a visit to the South. During her stay, she and Charlie fall in love despite his engagement to the scheming Marie. Gunshots interrupt the dance and Marie is found upstairs--murdered. Though Charlie is the prime suspect, several others has ample motivation to pull the trigger.
4 August 1953
11 August 1953
18 August 1953
The Nevada Proving Ground is set for another nuclear bomb blast at 4AM. A harried artist is rushing to finish the mannequins he's been hired to construct that will populate a house at ground zero. His nagging wife, who does nothing but complain about his work, finally pushes him over the edge. As contracted, he delivers five "people" to the house that's about to be destroyed.
25 August 1953
1 September 1953
8 September 1953
15 September 1953
22 September 1953
Season 6, Episode 1: The Sister29 September 1953
6 October 1953
13 October 1953
20 October 1953
Season 6, Episode 5: The Others27 October 1953
3 November 1953
10 November 1953
17 November 1953
24 November 1953
1 December 1953
Season 6, Episode 11: The Dance8 December 1953
15 December 1953
22 December 1953
Season 6, Episode 14: Mr. Nobody29 December 1953
5 January 1954
12 January 1954
19 January 1954
26 January 1954
2 February 1954
9 February 1954
16 February 1954
23 February 1954
2 March 1954
9 March 1954
16 March 1954
23 March 1954
Season 6, Episode 27: Torment30 March 1954
6 April 1954
13 April 1954
20 April 1954
27 April 1954
Season 6, Episode 32: Smoke4 May 1954
11 May 1954
Season 6, Episode 34: Breakout18 May 1954
25 May 1954
1 June 1954
Season 6, Episode 37: North Side8 June 1954
15 June 1954
Season 6, Episode 39: String22 June 1954
Season 6, Episode 40: The Hunted29 June 1954
6 July 1954
13 July 1954
20 July 1954
27 July 1954
3 August 1954
10 August 1954
17 August 1954
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