Season: 1
Year: 1952 | unknown


Season 1


Season 1, Episode 1: The Big Shakedown

1952
A photograph, with two hoodlums, of a crusading councilman threatens the career of a courageous public official until Craig Kenney conducts some revealing experiments in trick photography. Even Walt Jameson's city editor at the Evening Star has been fooled by the damaging picture. Before justice wins out, however, a striking brunette model pays with her life for her amorous attachment to a clever but unscrupulous photographer.
Donald Woods ... Craig Kennedy
Sydney Mason ... Insp. J.J. Burke
Lewis Wilson ... Walt Jameson (as Lewis G. Wilson)
Jack Mulhall ... William Kendall
Sherry Moreland ... Jane Winters
Bob Curtis ... Mike Grady
Tom Hubbard ... Dennis Phillips

Jack Kruschen ... Jack Brown

Season 1, Episode 2: Dead Right

1952
The weakling nephew of a Texas cattleman attempts to murder Craig Kennedy after he has been framed for an attempted murder and a robbery. Kennedy and his friends, Police Inspector J. J. Burke and Evening Star reporter Walt Jameson, encounter a rough, tough blond beauty, Gertrude Smith, who has social and business affiliations with an unscrupulous night-club operator. Persistent sleuthing gets Kennedy a crack on the head, but also leads to the exoneration of the wayward nephew and the recovery of the stolen $49,000. It also brings a conclusion to a couple of budding criminal careers and blights the romance of the hard-crusted blond.
Donald Woods ... Craig Kennedy
Sydney Mason ... Insp. J.J. Burke
Lewis Wilson ... Walt Jameson
Pamela Duncan ... Abigail Wydham
James Guilfoyle ... Tris Wyndham
Karen King ... Gertrude Smith
Mike Road ... Gergory Smith (as Michael Road)
William Justine ... Hal Stevens
Craig Woods ... Eddie Finley

Season 1, Episode 3: The Case of Fleming Lewis

1952
A planned fishing trip turns into a murder mystery when Fleming Lewis, a wealthy chemist, who is host to Craig Kennedy, Walt Jameson, Evening Star reporter, and inspector J. J. Burke, is killed by a bomb. Several suspects, each of whom has a motive for the murder, balk at Kennedy's efforts to solve the crime. But Kennedy's laboratory examinations reveal the murder was accomplished by poison blasted into Lewis' body by fragments of a glass bomb. The killer is trapped when Kennedy, aided by Jameson and Burke, baits a trap for the culprit.
Donald Woods ... Craig Kennedy
Sydney Mason ... Insp. J.J. Burke
Lewis Wilson ... Walt Jameson (as Lewis G. Wilson)
Suzanne Dalbert ... Mrs. Fleming Lewis
Stephen Chase ... Wallace Lewis
Tom Hubbard ... Norman Lewis
Lane Bradford ... Harvey Lewis
Jack Mulhall ... Fleming Lewis
Norval Mitchell ... Thomas Woodward

Season 1, Episode 4: The False Claimant

1952
An amnesia victim, a gardener who hates flowers and green grass, and a million-dollar art collection are part of the plot in this episode featuring the crime-breaking trio of criminologist Craig Kennedy, newspaper reporter Walt Jameson and police inspector J. J. Burke. Kennedy is confronted by Alice Woodwine, a frightened girl seeking his aid,and Kennedy is knocked unconscious by an unseen assailant. The mystery deepens when Kennedy identifies the girl as the wealthy heiress pictured in one of Jameson's news stories. Jameson, ostensibly on an interview assignment, discovers that the girl is held in terror by three scheming servants who are plotting a gigantic fraud. Kennedy poses as an Austrian psychiatrist to uncover the plot.
Donald Woods ... Craig Kennedy
Sydney Mason ... Insp. J.J. Burke
Lewis Wilson ... Walt Jameson (as Lewis G. Wilson)
Trudy Marshall ... Alice Woolwine
Jack Mulhall ... James Kelly
Tom Hubbard ... Floyd Sprague
Edna Holland ... Mrs. Richards
Paul Newlan ... Dan Sprague

Season 1, Episode 5: File 1313

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Criminologist Craig Kennedy is slugged as he interrupts two intruders who are rifling the files in his office. Kennedy's File 1313, dealing with is investigation of an electronic device, has disappeared. However, a hidden camera reveals that one of the intruders was a woman. Later, a stranger is found dead in the homes of the president of a big electronics company. Evening Star reporter Walt James and Police Inspector J. J. Burke team up with Kennedy to solve the mystery.
Donald Woods ... Craig Kennedy
Sydney Mason ... Insp. J.J. Burke
Lewis Wilson ... Walt Jameson
Patricia Wright ... Alberta Seward
Russ Conway ... Frank Haines
William E. Green ... Emmett Thacker (as William Green)
Valerie Vernon ... Mrs. Emmett Thacker
Joe Rocca ... Steve Carter (as Joseph Rocca)

Season 1, Episode 6: Formula for Murder

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Criminologist Craig Kennedy, aided by his friends Police Inspector J. J. Burke and Evening Star reporter Walt Jameson, investigate the murder of a friend who was engaged to marry an actress. The friend, Dr. Armstrong, was a famous research doctor and dietitian, engaged to blonde actress Jean Roget but also involved with Wilma Gray, a glamorous brunette. As a counterpoint to the title formula, Kennedy brews his own formula for justice when he proves that professed love can be greed and jealously, and that avarice leads not only to crime, but prison as well.
Donald Woods ... Craig Kennedy
Sydney Mason ... Insp. J.J. Burke
Lewis Wilson ... Walt Jameson (as Lewis G. Wilson)
Suzanne Dalbert ... Jean Roget
Tom Hubbard ... Peter Allen
Bettie Best ... Wilma Gray
Lane Bradford ... Tom Workman
Stephen Chase ... Dr. Armstrong
George Pierrone ... Jack Priester (as Geo. Pirrone)

Season 1, Episode 7: I Hate Money

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Craig Kennedy, famed criminologist, assumes the role of a tramp to investigate the mystery of why an old man prefers to lives in a hobo's shack rather than accept a half-million dollar inheritance. Kennedy's talents are almost lost to criminal science when his is run down by a car, and later almost slugged by a man with a hammer. A girl, Ethel Jardine, is strangled and the benevolent hobo, Emery Jardine, is almost tricked into giving his inheritance to a vicious murderer, Denver Bryant. Aided by rapid-fire police work by Police Inspector J. J. Burke, and physical assistance from Evening Star reporter Walt Jameson, Kennedy is able to expose the plot and bring a resolution.
Donald Woods ... Craig Kennedy
Sydney Mason ... Insp. J.J. Burke
Lewis Wilson ... Walt Jameson
Mary Adams ... Mrs. Ethel Jardine
Michael Hale ... Emery Jardine
Tom McKee ... Martin Glover
Coulter Irwin ... Denver Bryant

Season 1, Episode 8: The Amateur Ghost

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A ghost who wasn't a ghost, and two spiritualists come off second-best in a battle of wits with Craig Kennedy, famed criminologist, who finds himself in an uncomfortable position between a gullible matron with a guilt complex, and a racketeering combine with a yen for $200,000 in cash. Walt Jameson, Evening Star reporter, is dismayed when his expose brings a violent reaction not from the racketeers but from one of the intended victims. The mysterious Professor Zachary and the glamorous Princess Henrietta, whose spiritual qualities fail to stack up with her physical charms, are finally brought to justice after their scheme is unraveled by Kenney, aided by Jameson and Police Inspector J. J. Burke.
Donald Woods ... Craig Kennedy
Sydney Mason ... Insp. J.J. Burke
Lewis Wilson ... Walt Jameson (as Lewis G. Wilson)
Suzanne Dalbert ... Princess Henrietta
Tom Hubbard ... Professor Zacary
Elizabeth Slifer ... Mrs. Anna Collins (as Liz Slifer)
Lane Bradford ... Martin Collins
Stephen Chase ... Hemingway

Season 1, Episode 9: 1616 Hidden Lane Road

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Craig Kennedy, famed criminologist, starts on a mission in a sinister setting of a storm-swept mountain hideaway to save an heir from impending matrimony, but runs head-on into a far more serious situation. Two anti-social nephews of the estate caretaker waste no time in trying to add Kennedy, Evening Star reporter Walt Jameson and Police Inspector J. J. Burke to their list of victims. But law, logic and romance survive, while the criminals wind up in prison with numbers higher than the "1616" in the title.
Donald Woods ... Craig Kennedy
Sydney Mason ... Insp. J.J. Burke
Lewis Wilson ... Walt Jameson
Mary Adams ... Mrs. Alban Arkwright Fielding
Coulter Irwin ... Bruce Fielding
Patricia Wright ... Lydia 'Dixie' Ramsay
William E. Green ... Uncle Joshua Fillmore (as William Green)
Tom McKee ... Clint Cody
Tony Michaels ... Ajax Powell

Season 1, Episode 10: The Indian Giver

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Craig Kennedy, famed criminologist, with the aid of Police Inspector J. J. Burke and Evening Star reporter Walt Jameson, uncovers a plot to smuggle a revolutionary steel formula out of the country. The mystery begins when an old man is stabbed with a shoemaker's awl, and leads to how did a servant girl acquire $50 pair of shoes and why did a shoemaker's curiosity almost lead to his death. Kennedy's talents for make-up and impersonation help trap a ruthless and desperate criminal.
Donald Woods ... Craig Kennedy
Sydney Mason ... Insp. J.J. Burke
Lewis Wilson ... Walt Jameson
Maura Murphy ... Ella Randolph
Edward Clark ... Henry Waters
William Justine ... Dan Logan (as Wm. Justine)
Betty Ball ... Mrs. Miller
Barry Brooks ... Ben Miller
Craig Woods ... Jay Duncan

Season 1, Episode 11: The Kid Brother

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Greed, love and the devotion of a young brother, Butch Moore, highlights an unusual action story revolving around an ordinary young man (Ken Moore)---described as "just a little bit wild"---who associates with hardened criminals. The cooperation of Ken's fiancée, Della Cameron, and the younger brother, coupled with Craig Kennedy's laboratory examination of an apparently innocent letter helps bring an incipient crime career to an end. A heroic act during a gun-battle in an industrial plant leads to the climax.
Donald Woods ... Craig Kennedy
Sydney Mason ... Insp. J.J. Burke
Lewis Wilson ... Walt Jameson
Dick Beals ... Bobby 'Butch' Moore (as Richard Beals)
Gloria Talbott ... Della Cameron (as Gloria Talbot)
Richard Grant ... Ken Moore
William Justine ... Harry Ferris
Gil Frye ... Charley Baker (as Gilbert Frye)

Season 1, Episode 12: The Late Corpse

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Craig Kennedy's knowledge of minerals and precious stones uncovers a cruel hoax, while taking Kennedy from a desert in Mexico to a lavish penthouse in an American city. Kennedy, Evening Star reporter Walt Jameson and Police Inspector J. J. Burke, work together to overcome one of their most vicious opponents. DEsert tragedy, a bold impersonation, attempted blackmail and murder involve a group of people in a sordid whirlpool of greed before Kennedy's deductions and actions bring about a solution.
Donald Woods ... Craig Kennedy
Sydney Mason ... Insp. J.J. Burke
Lewis Wilson ... Walt Jameson (as Lewis G. Wilson)
Tom Hubbard ... Tom Parker
Lane Bradford ... Noel Young
Copper Johnson ... Trudy Miller
Alice Ralph ... Betty Parker (as Alice Rolph)
William Justine ... Rex Gordon (as Bill Justine)

Season 1, Episode 13: The Lonely Hearts Club

1952
Craig Kennedy and his friend, Evening Star reporter Walt Jameson, pose as a couple of seafaring men to save an old man from murder. Kennedy's detective skills pay off as he unravels the mystery of a hoodlum who forces the operator of a lonely-hearts club to furnish him with a groom for a brunette beauty. Kennedy also discovers that glamour and sex appeal, as well as rat poison, can be dangerous tools for a criminal.
Donald Woods ... Craig Kennedy
Sydney Mason ... Insp. J.J. Burke
Lewis Wilson ... Walt Jameson (as Lewis G. Wilson)
Trudy Marshall ... Faith Clay
Jack Mulhall ... Capt. Clay
Edna Holland ... Mrs. Patterson
Lane Bradford ... Duke Dunlap
Tom Hubbard ... Ray West
Milburn Morante ... Barnacle

Season 1, Episode 14: Murder Preferred

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Craig Kennedy, famed Criminologist, hears the murder shots as a welching gambler makes a telephone appeal that is too late. Kennedy, Evening Star reporter Walt Jameson, and Police Inspector J. J. Burke have two clues---an untraceable telephone call and some apparently illegible doodlings on a page of a phone book. Kennedy uses his training in psychology to translate these hieroglyphics into the thoughts that occupied the mind of the murdered man in his last living moments. Miss Thompson, a cleaning shop clerk who "doesn't have anything to do with gamblers and bookies," falls hard for Kennedy's urbane charm and aids in setting up a trap for the killer.
Donald Woods ... Craig Kennedy
Sydney Mason ... Insp. J.J. Burke
Lewis Wilson ... Walt Jameson (as Lewis G. Wilson)
Elizabeth Root ... Miss Thompson
Lane Bradford ... Paul Lawson
Erin Selwyn ... Loraine Trend
William Justine ... Johnny Lane (as Bill Justine)
Tom Hubbard ... Frank Trend

Season 1, Episode 15: Murder on Stage 9

1952
Murder is performed before the eyes of a dozen witnesses on a Hollywood motion-picture set when a killer switches a real gun for a prop gun during the filming of a dramatic sequence. Walt Jameson, Evening Star reporter, with a nose for news and eye for beauty---both blonde and brunette---is on the set when the murder occurs. James calls Craig Kennedy, Criminologist, and Police Inspector J. J. Burke, who become involved in a game of wits and another murder attempt when they order the killing scene re-enacted. Jameson's routine interview turns into a sensational scoop when Kennedy's trap reveals the murderer.
Donald Woods ... Craig Kennedy
Sydney Mason ... Insp. J.J. Burke
Lewis Wilson ... Walt Jameson (as Lewis G. Wilson)
Jack Mulhall ... Director Frank Martin
Sherry Moreland ... Karen Day
Ted Adams ... Kemp the 'Propman'
Nancy Saunders ... Margaret White
Bob Curtis ... Producer Wilde
Rod Normond ... Thomas Spencer
Tom Hubbard ... Bill Arnold

Ewing Miles Brown ... Bob Ferrell (as Ewing Brown)

Season 1, Episode 16: The Strange Destiny

1952
A phony doctor, a notorious smuggler, and a sultry secretary combine their talents to outwit U. S. Customs officials. Walt Jameson, Evening Star reporter, finds the corpse of a famous dancer in a New York City hotel room. He proceeds to get his scoop when Craig Kennedy, famed Criminologist, examines a plaster cast in his laboratory and discovers that the clever criminals have used this device in their smuggling racket. U.S. taxpayers are spared the customary legal expenses when the crooks fall out under the pressure of Kennedy's pursuit. One is shot in a rooftop gun battle, and another accidentally eliminates himself in a 12-storyfall to an unpadded concrete sidewalk.
Donald Woods ... Craig Kennedy
Sydney Mason ... Insp. J.J. Burke
Lewis Wilson ... Walt Jameson (as Lewis G. Wilson)
Sherry Moreland ... Elsa Hoffman
Jack Mulhall ... Burt Simmons
Stanley Waxman ... Dr. Preston
Bob Curtis ... Henry Henderson
Tom Hubbard ... Sgt. Jackson
June Drake ... Annabelle

Season 1, Episode 17: Fugitive Money

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Donald Woods ... Craig Kennedy
Sydney Mason ... Insp. J.J. Burke
Lewis Wilson ... Walt Jameson (as Lewis G. Wilson)
Sandra Spence ... Edith Mills
William Justine ... Olan Harby (as Bill Justine)
Tom Hubbard ... Robert White
Lane Bradford ... Chuck Lanson
Phyllis Coates ... Natalie Larkin
Glase Lohman ... Howard Baker

Season 1, Episode 18: The Trap

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Criminologist Craig Kennedy poses as a tramp to solve a jewel theft. The story centers on a jewel theft and the character weakness of a two-timing wife. Police Inspector J. J. Burke loses a clue when he is slugged by an unseen assailant, and reaches a tense climax when the same character, exposed by Kennedy, attempts to plant a knife blade between Kennedy's ribs. Moral of episode being that even clever criminal are out-witted, out-maneuvered, and out-ought when they run head-on into Kennedy, Inspector Burke and Evening Star reporter Walt Jameson.
Donald Woods ... Craig Kennedy
Sydney Mason ... Insp. J.J. Burke
Lewis Wilson ... Walt Jameson
Valerie Vernon ... Georgette Benoit
William Justine ... Bill Brand
Alice Ralph ... Mrs. Brand (as Alice Rolph)
Craig Woods ... Jack Laird
Barry Brooks ... Harry Carter

Season 1, Episode 19: The Mummy's Secret

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A group of weird sideshow mummies, or "living dead", are the center of interest in a bizarre carnival setting. In a holiday mood, Craig Kennedy, Criminologist, Police Inspector J. J. Burke and Evening Star reporter Walt Jameson, attend the carnival and take in the midway sights. And find mystery, danger and suspense. Kennedy, who himself had been attacked by a vengeful escaped convict, save Reva, a glamorous dancing girl, from death at the hands of a strangler. Then his trained perceptions uncover a fraud in the sideshow display, and a strategically-placed tape recorder leads the way to the secret of the mummy. Kenney is again attacked by the strangler. but settles the issue with a straight left and a right cross.
Donald Woods ... Craig Kennedy
Sydney Mason ... Insp. J.J. Burke
Lewis Wilson ... Walt Jameson
Charlotte Fletcher ... Shirley Douglas
Jack George ... 'Big Talk' Douglas
Jean Dean ... Helen Logan (as Jeanne Dean)
Barry Brooks ... Alex Gordon
Craig Woods ... 'Dude' Haley

Season 1, Episode 20: The Secret Will

1952
A would-be murderer demands payment for killing a victim who is still very much alive, while criminologist Craig Kennedy unravels the mystery of a criminal who hunts his victims with a bow-and-arrow. Aided by Police Inspector J. J. Burke and Evening Star reporter Walt Jameson, Kennedy breaks up a wedding, rescues a kidnap victim, and reveals to the loyal-but-naive housekeeper, the source of "voices" which has been misguiding her activities. Along the way, Kennedy and the forces of law get an assist from the criminals themselves, who liquidate one of their own gang in a dispute over the $250,000 in loot.
Donald Woods ... Craig Kennedy
Sydney Mason ... Insp. J.J. Burke
Lewis Wilson ... Walt Jameson
Trudy Marshall ... Mary Hudson
Edna Holland ... Zenobis Bean
Stanley Waxman ... John Turner
Jack Mulhall ... Earl Norden
Tom Hubbard ... Glenn Graham

Season 1, Episode 21: Murder on a Million

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An elderly inventor falls wounded at the door to Craig Kennedy's criminologist laboratory and, a short while later, Police Inspector J. J. Burke finds the wounded man's partner shot to death in his palatial home. Cross trails of evidence point toward several suspects and Kennedy unravels the mystery, and is almost murdered himself when he discovers the killer's desperate ruse to free himself from suspicion. The identity of the killer provides a surprise when Kennedy's deductions and quick actions, aided by support from Inspector Burke and Evenening Star reporter Walt Jameson, prevent another murder.
Donald Woods ... Craig Kennedy
Sydney Mason ... Insp. J.J. Burke
Lewis Wilson ... Walt Jameson
Charmienne Harker ... Ann Waller
Perry Ivins ... Alfred Pomeroy (as Perry Ivans)
Valerie Vernon ... Selena Pyke
William Justine ... Robbins
Fred Kohler Jr. ... Steven Callan
Dennis Moore ... Jack Draper

Season 1, Episode 22: The Vanisher

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When a notorious gangster is killed by a rival hoodlum Craig Kennedy assumes the murdered-man's identity in order the trap the killer. Kenney and his friends, Police Inspector J. J. Burke and Evening Star reporter Walt Jameson. discover that glamour---in this case, supported by a brunette singer---is sometimes a mask for evil. Solution of the mystery brings to an end a nation-wide auto-theft racket. It also closes out the careers of three would-be entrepreneurs in crime.
Donald Woods ... Craig Kennedy
Sydney Mason ... Insp. J.J. Burke
Lewis Wilson ... Walt Jameson
Mara Corday ... Lucille Merrill
Will Orleans ... 'Okay' Oliver (as Will Orlean)
Bert Arnold ... Dave Hollis
Jack Lomas ... 'Roddy' Vender

Season 1, Episode 23: There's Money in It

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Evening Star reporter Walt Jameson, eager to come up with a scoop for his grumpy city editor, almost gets a sword through his throat for his efforts. Craig Kennedy, Police Inspector J. J. Burke and Jameson, match wits with a clever gang who attempt to pass off some glass beads as the famous Von Anton diamond necklace. Kennedy poses as a highly-efficient English butler, and uses a thread to discover a secret panel entrance to a hidden room. He then proves himself adept at swordsmanship when the crooks discover his true identity. Inspector Burke hauls in two widely-sought con-men, and Jameson gets his big story.
Donald Woods ... Craig Kennedy
Sydney Mason ... Insp. J.J. Burke
Lewis Wilson ... Walt Jameson
Mary Adams ... Mrs. C. Alcott Crockett
Tom McKee ... Mike Savage
William E. Green ... Jasper Kinney (as William Green)
Patricia Wright ... Mildred Kinney
Coulter Irwin ... Kenneth Crockett
Gregg Rogers ... Earl Rater

Season 1, Episode 24: The Golden Dagger

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Strange hieroglyphics on a golden dagger provide a clue for murder when Craig Kennedy, criminologist, is called upon to translate the markings on an evil-omen-ed blade. Kennedy, along with Police Inspector J. J. Burke and Evening Star reporter Walt Jameson, is drawn into a bizarre mystery when a collector of antiques is shot to death. Kenney turns a slight clue into a trap for the cold-blooded killer when his examination of the drapes in the murdered man's library leads to the identification of the killer, who had built an air-tight thread of evidence against an innocent person.
Donald Woods ... Craig Kennedy
Sydney Mason ... Insp. J.J. Burke
Lewis Wilson ... Walt Jameson
Dana Broccoli ... Sandra Whitney (as Dana Wilson)
Glenn Strange ... Del Whitney
Ralph Byrd ... Rocky Lane
Stephen Chase ... Carl Benson
Forrest Taylor ... Man (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 25: Tall, Dark and Dead

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A well-known stage star is shot at when he approaches the front door of Craig Kennedy's laboratory. Later, the actor is murdered in his backstage dressing room, and Kennedy, aided by Police Inspector J. J. Burke and Evening Star reporter Walt James, is drawn into one of his most bizarre adventures. Blamour, sex and publicity motivate the mystery, played before an intriguing background of Oriental stage-settings and theatrical backdrops. Passions, bot homicidal and amorous, almost lead to Kennedy's death at the hands of the killer.
Donald Woods ... Craig Kennedy
Sydney Mason ... Insp. J.J. Burke
Lewis Wilson ... Walt Jameson
Mara Corday ... Greta Varden
Bert Arnold ... Gardner
Barry Brooks ... Jimmy Ankers
Judd Holdren ... Raney Daniels
Robin Morse ... Tom Hendry

Season 1, Episode 26: The Mystery Bullet

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Donald Woods ... Craig Kennedy
Sydney Mason ... Insp. J.J. Burke
Lewis Wilson ... Walt Jameson
Helen Chapman ... Pamela Hunter
Bert Arnold ... Brad Donlan
Mara Corday ... Mae Gibson
Robin Morse ... Stony Evans
Barry Brooks ... Jack Gibson

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