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11 September 1950 (USA) See more »
A squad of Treasury Department agents, headed by "The Chief", go after counterfeiters and other criminals who commit crimes that fall under the Treasure Department's jurisdiction.
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Walter Greaza ... The Chief (181 episodes, 1950-1955)

Series Directed by
Leigh Jason (10 episodes, 1955)
William Beaudine (9 episodes, 1954-1955)
Will Jason (7 episodes, 1952-1955)
Robert Sloane (5 episodes, 1955)
Gerald Mayer (3 episodes, 1954)
Daniel Petrie (2 episodes, 1952-1953)
Series Writing credits
Alvin Boretz (12 episodes, 1953-1955)
Robert Sloane (12 episodes, 1954-1955)
Tony Barrett (4 episodes, 1955)
Albert Aley (2 episodes, 1953)
Laurence Heath (2 episodes, 1955)

Series Produced by
Robert Sloane .... producer (25 episodes, 1953-1955)
Everett Rosenthal .... executive producer (17 episodes, 1954-1955)
Jerome C. Robinson .... executive producer / associate producer / ... (10 episodes, 1955)
Series Original Music by
Melvyn Lenard (21 episodes, 1954-1955)
Series Cinematography by
Joseph F. Biroc (12 episodes, 1954-1955)
Stuart Thompson (4 episodes, 1955)
Ellsworth Fredericks (3 episodes, 1955)
Harold E. Stine (3 episodes, 1955)
Series Film Editing by
Irving Berlin (16 episodes, 1954-1955)
Everett Dodd (6 episodes, 1954-1955)
Henry DeMond (2 episodes, 1955)
Series Casting by
John G. Stephens (20 episodes, 1954-1955)
Series Art Direction by
Charles D. Hall (17 episodes, 1954-1955)
Claudio Guzmán (3 episodes, 1955)
James W. Sullivan (3 episodes, 1955)
Series Set Decoration by
Raymond Boltz Jr. (13 episodes, 1955)
Alfred E. Spencer (4 episodes, 1954)
Jack McConaghy (3 episodes, 1954-1955)
Series Makeup Department
Curly Batson .... makeup artist (21 episodes, 1954-1955)
Edith Keon .... hair stylist (21 episodes, 1954-1955)
Louis Haszillo .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1955)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gilbert Kay .... assistant director (16 episodes, 1954-1955)
Arthur Marks .... assistant director (5 episodes, 1955)
Series Art Department
Leigh Carson .... property master (19 episodes, 1954-1955)
Series Sound Department
Ben Winkler .... sound mixer / sound (10 episodes, 1954-1955)
Herman Lewis .... sound mixer / sound (9 episodes, 1955)
Series Special Effects by
Louis DeWitt .... special effects (1 episode, 1955)
Jack Rabin .... special effects (1 episode, 1955)
Series Visual Effects by
Louis DeWitt .... visual effects / film effects (18 episodes, 1954-1955)
Jack Rabin .... visual effects / film effects (18 episodes, 1954-1955)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jack Masters .... wardrobe (19 episodes, 1954-1955)
Series Editorial Department
Jason H. Bernie .... supervising editor / editorial supervisor (22 episodes, 1954-1955)
Series Other crew
Mary Yerke .... continuity (6 episodes, 1954-1955)
William J. Hole Jr. .... continuity (6 episodes, 1955)
William E. Orr .... continuity (5 episodes, 1955)
Doris Miller .... continuity / script continuity (3 episodes, 1955)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Federal Men" - USA (video title)
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USA:30 min
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1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)

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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Lives up to its title, 13 March 2007
Author: blondiesguy2004 from United States

I've always been a fan of crime dramas from the 50's, 60's, and 70's, particularly those that live up to the term "tense". "Treasury Men In Action" is one of these shows that lives up to that term, as well as its title.

The premise is basically interchangeable with other early series of its type ("Dragnet", "Racket Squad", etc.) In this case, the stories are from the files of the United States Treasury Department, complete with an officious-looking authority man (Walter Greaza as the no-name "Chief"). The stories themselves are not low-rent predictable pulp variety... okay, they are, but the producers were careful not to show it. Each episode was taut, gripping, and suspenseful. And the casting ain't bad, either... particularly some fast-rising newcomers like Charles Bronson, Carolyn Jones, Claude Akins, Strother Martin, and so on.

"Treasury Men In Action" ran for five good years, unfortunately, only its final season, 1954-55, is preserved on film. The first four years were live, and as no kinescope from these seasons exist to my knowledge, a pretty decent series is lost to the ages. At least we have a few of the 39 episodes on DVD under its syndicated title, "Federal Men". Granted, it's not as gripping a moniker as "Treasury Men In Action", but you gotta take what you can get. Check it out.

"Treasury Men In Action" is a Prockter Television Enterprises Production in association with Pyramid Productions and MCA TV, filmed by Conne-Stephens, Inc. 39 episodes were filmed for its final 1954 season.

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