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(1957–1960)

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1958

3 Jan. 1958
The Slow Trap
Ballinger investigates the case of a security courier who is charged with robbing himself of $75,000.
 
10 Jan. 1958
The Cover Up
District Attorney Grover calls for Ballinger to help him sort out a potentially embarrassing situation involving the murder of a former business associate.
 
17 Jan. 1958
Blue Indigo
The room mate of the third murder victim of the Blue Indigo serial killer may be the only link Ballinger has to catching him.
 
24 Jan. 1958
The Long Ride
When a convicted murderer gets the upper hand on Lieutenant Ballinger during a train ride back to Chicago, his last best hope for recapturing the felon is the persistence of an alert young boy.
 
31 Jan. 1958
The Shakedown
Ballinger suspects an inside job when a dry cleaning company refuses to knuckle under to a shakedown mob.
 
7 Feb. 1958
Dolly's Bar
Kathy Bane, an old flame of Ballinger's, needs his help when a blackmailer trying to extort money turns up dead-- in her apartment.
 
14 Feb. 1958
Lover's Lane Killing
Ballinger investigates a murder with multiple motives.
 
28 Mar. 1958
Hideout
 
11 Apr. 1958
The Twenty-Six Girl
A young wife is shot by an unknown assailant when she drives with her ex-con husband to an isolated woods in search of their dream home. No one even reports the couple missing until after the police find them dead in the snow. The wife's sister is a wealthy spinster, who takes her time even coming to Chicago, claiming her brother-in-law was threatened with death by a blackmailer. Det. Ballinger suspects the sister knows more than she reveals.
 
2 May 1958
The Healer
Lieutenant Ballinger searches for a mentally ill young woman who shot a psychiatrist, hoping all the while that he can also find sufficient evidence to obtain a felony conviction against the charlatan who was "treating" her.
 
19 Sep. 1958
More Deadly
2 innocent men are iced by a currency exchange bookkeeper, to disguise her embezzlement. The sultry femme fatale's yarn that it was a heist gone bad makes sense at first, because of a wave of such robberies on Chicago's Far East Side. But the murdered customer Halper checks out as a solid working stiff, plus the other stick-ups were solo jobs while this was supposedly a 2 hood hold-up, so M Squad's debonair Lt. Ballinger's sic-ed on the case to soften up hard boiled Ora Kane.
 
26 Sep. 1958
Dead or Alive
A pair of gun crazy kids are loose in Chicago-- and a young reporter is defending them in the press against Ballinger and "police brutality".
 
3 Oct. 1958
The Missing Claimant
A shady lawyer protects a false heir to a fortune-- by killing the real relative! Ballinger is called in to set everything straight.
 
10 Oct. 1958
The Refugee
Ballinger goes undercover as an immigrant worker to help break an extortion ring targeting foreigners.
 
24 Oct. 1958
The Trap
Danny Mitchell is trying to find an engagement ring for his girl when he mistaken for a thief by the store owner. A fight convinces him he has killed the old man-- as such Danny's on the run! Ballinger is called in to find the kid before he gets into real trouble.
 
31 Oct. 1958
Force of Habit
Val Mooney, hiding out from the cops, sees the perfect opportunity to evade them. When his wife's brother is killed in a massive warehouse fire, he forces her to identify the body as-- VAL MOONEY.
 
7 Nov. 1958
The Phantom Raiders
A pair of high speed motorcycle thugs are robbing gas stations across Chicago. When one attendant gets shot, Ballinger goes undercover as a biker to crack the case.
 
14 Nov. 1958
The Merits of the Case
A famous defense attorney is gunned down in his house. Now Ballinger must piece together the clues to find the killer.
 
21 Nov. 1958
The Big Kill
Larry Princeton is the master of bank heists-- he plans then sits back while his thugs pull off the job. Except for the last one-- which resulted in a bank teller's murder! Now Ballinger's after him.
 
28 Nov. 1958
The Sitters
Unsuspecting women allow bookmakers to use their telephones in return for payment of $50 per week, but they later learn that their lives will be in danger if they try to get out of the agreement.
 
26 Dec. 1958
Prescription for Murder
The wife of a brain surgeon is abducted and threatened with death if the surgeon goes ahead with an emergency operation to save a critically injured police witness that can implicate a loan shark in two murders.
 

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