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(1958–1963)

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1962

3 Jan. 1962
The Face of the Enemy
Highly-decorated veteran, Cornelius 'Neil' Daggett (Jack Warden), has deteriorated from hero to alcoholic bum since the end of the war, having alienated his wife and family. He desperately wants to again become a hero to them, but his efforts turn into tragedy.
 
10 Jan. 1962
Portrait of a Painter
A mentally-disturbed young painter (William Shatner) confesses to murdering his wife, who was found on the floor of his studio. But the detectives seek to establish, with the help of the painter's psychiatrist, the full set of details that the painter cannot seem to recollect, which could prove either his guilt or innocence.
 
17 Jan. 1962
The Night the Saints Lost Their Halos
A middle-aged neighborhood doctor faces a moral dilemma after a young man, Joey (Peter Fonda), who is like a son to her, and his friend Phillip (Martin Sheen) break into a fire-damaged haberdashery, and Phillip gets shot and wounded.
 
24 Jan. 1962
The Contract
Both the fiance and the guardian of a beautiful dead young woman claim to have murdered her, and it's up to the detectives to discover who's telling the truth.
 
31 Jan. 1962
One of the Most Important Men in the Whole World
A widowed gangster is being challenged for custody of his son by his sister in-law. To show the court that he is a positive influence the gangster needs to convince his son's teacher to change a failing grade to an "A". The teacher is stubborn and the gangster offers the tempting bribe of a chorus girl.
 
7 Feb. 1962
A Case Study of Two Savages
Two newlyweds from Arkansas, honeymoon in New York City. Their happy time is interrupted by the husband's continual penchant for murder and robbery as a means of getting what he wants for himself and his bride.
 
14 Feb. 1962
Let Me Die Before I Wake
A psychologically-troubled moving company owner (Jack Klugman) discovers some troubling truths about his family after a young girl is injured by a hit-and-run truck driver who was really targeting him.
 
28 Feb. 1962
To Walk Like a Lion
An embezzler who stole to finance his mother's medical care runs into trouble while trying to end his scheme and return the leftover money.
 
7 Mar. 1962
Today the Man Who Kills Ants Is Coming
A mentally-stressed police officer suffers a debilitating breakdown over his family's poor financial condition, catalyzed by missing button on his uniform.
 
14 Mar. 1962
A Run for the Money
A middle aged hired killer,who committed his first murder for pay at age 14,is hunted both by organized crime which has put out a contract on his life and the police.Needing a bankroll for leaving the country,the killer hires an "arm".The expert craps player he has chosen to win him money is as unpredictable as the roll of the dice.
 
21 Mar. 1962
The One Marked Hot Gives Cold
A man steals records from the orphanage where he grew up, hoping to find his father. At the same time, the age of his young female companion gets him in trouble with the police.
 
28 Mar. 1962
Without Stick or Sword
A Burmese Buddhist sailor (William Shatner) seeks revenge upon a ship's captain (Martin Balsam) who refused to pick up the sailor's younger brothers at sea, leaving them to perish.
 
11 Apr. 1962
Lament for a Dead Indian
A man recently released from prison comes to NYC to get his friend to join him in running a farm. He is warned that his "partner" is bad news by Flint and Arcaro. The friend is not interested in leaving NYC and is heavily involved in the rackets-including murder. The man tragically tries to help his friend.
 
25 Apr. 1962
The Sweetly Smiling Face of Truth
A Broadway agent dies in an actress' apartment and the detectives must discern who among those present is telling the truth: the actress, the married actor with whom she is having an affair, or the actor's chauffeur.
 
9 May 1962
..And If Any Are Frozen, Warm Them!..
Detective Flint strives to stop his aging Romanian friend from using his big wedding party as cover for a bank robbery.
 
16 May 1962
Strike a Statue
A renowned sculptor "immortalizing a moment in time" of a reviled European dictator is warned to stop working on the project. The men warning him, formerly supporters of the dictator but presently seeking his overthrow, are violent. The sculptor refuses to cease working as to him Art is not involved in politics.
 
23 May 1962
The Multiplicity of Herbert Konish
Mild-mannered Herbert Konish is living multiple simultaneous and separate lives, stumping the detectives who are trying to figure out exactly who he is and what crimes he may have committed.
 
30 May 1962
The King of Venus Will Take Care of You
A man wanted by the police for robbery and murder is trapped in a tenement neighborhood.He crosses from building to building via rooftops and eventually hides in a water tank enclosure.The "king" of the neighborhood,a young fatherless boy,may or may not help him to escape from the police dragnet.
 
6 Jun. 1962
The Rydecker Case
Adam and an inexperienced D.A. attempt to prosecute the well-connected fiancé of a wealthy New York scion. Adam wonders just who is on trial and gets an education in Justice.
 
13 Jun. 1962
Memory of a Red Trolley Car
A chemistry professor develops mental confusion symptoms after being exposed to a dangerous chemical spill, and the detectives race against the clock to find him before his condition deteriorates fatally.
 
20 Jun. 1962
Goodbye Mama, Hello Auntie Maud
Chauffeur snuffs his employer with roses, by forcing them in her face as the allergic dowager lies ill. Her agoraphobic daughter is ecstatic that now she'll never have to leave the mansion she loves, but torn over losing her harsh mother. Lt. Parker, a family friend, comforts the young heiress, but she immediately finds more succor in the arms of Harry, the handsome devil in the driver's seat. Flint pushes an objective view of the case on Lt. Parker.
 
19 Sep. 1962
Hold for Gloria Christmas
The detectives investigate the murder of an alcoholic Greenwich Village poet, reconstructing his final hours in their search for the killer.
 
26 Sep. 1962
Idylls of a Running Back
Pro football star shot by younger woman when he opens his hotel room door. The press assumes Elvin "Colossus of" Rhodes was cheating on his wife, but Rhodes insists he doesn't even know the quiet, plain waitress. The paper trail fits the woman's claim they were lovers - separate hotel rooms as the player was on the road, gift receipts etc. check out, as Rhodes' life unravels.
 
3 Oct. 1962
Daughter Am I in My Father's House
A teenage girl is teased and handled a little roughly by four prankish teenage boys at a movie theater. The girl's father downplays the incident when the NYPD investigates. The father, a WWII combat veteran, has a plan to "save his daughter from any public embarrassment". He will hunt the boys down and mete out justice.
 
10 Oct. 1962
And by the Sweat of Thy Brow...
A young man with a disfigured face lives in the shadows of the city committing petty crimes until a young woman and Detective Flint show him how his self-worth is tied to his actions, not his looks.
 
17 Oct. 1962
Kill Me While I'm Young So I Can Die Happy!
A recently-retired policewoman who is facing her own mortality discovers, with the help of Detective Arcaro, how she has missed so many opportunities for happiness.
 
24 Oct. 1962
Five Cranks for Winter... Ten Cranks for Spring
Former contender Johnny Meigs, eking out a living after a brain injury, pleads to go back in the ring, to get money to send his unknowing wife Kathy to compete in a floral show in Baltimore. Crooked boxing manager Gus Slate lines up an elderly, alcoholic physician to give Meigs a passing physical.
 
31 Oct. 1962
Go Fight City Hall
A subway fare taker who tried to hide his drunken escapades by falsely reporting a crime, goes on a mini crime spree to try to make fools of the investigating detectives.
 
7 Nov. 1962
Torment Him Much and Hold Him Long
To remain straight, an ex-con informs on the would-be robbers of a bar where he works, instead of helping the stickup men, his former pals. But the hoods' connection to Link Toland, a seemingly respectable businessman with serious political juice, cranks the heat way up on the young informant, his family, the investigating detectives, and even the tavern owner.
 
14 Nov. 1962
Make It Fifty Dollars and Add Love to Nona
An old, but vibrant, man is shuffled off to an "Elderly Citizen's" home by his wealthy son. Both to get his son's attention and amuse himself, the man begins to make threatening crank telephone calls. A fellow resident, a retired cop, overhears him doing this and begins to blackmail his "friend".
 
21 Nov. 1962
A Horse Has a Big Head - Let Him Worry!
An almost-blind young man roams the streets of New York after separating from his class, while his teacher (Diahann Carroll) attempts to convince his parents that the boy can learn to ably use his limited sight and not become completely blind.
 
28 Nov. 1962
Dust Devil on a Quiet Street
An acting class prank gone tragically awry leads the detectives to look closely at a talented but emotionally-tortured student.
 
5 Dec. 1962
The Virtues of Madame Douvay
Dishwasher carved to death, while Adam & Libby slurp wine in a French bistro. The restaurateur accused the kitchen helper of amouring his wife, so Lt. Parker targets him, not knowing the Frenchwoman totally entrances the mysterious real killer. Libby's acting career bellies out faster than a soufflé, so she presses Adam to romp off to Paris together, instead of him pursuing other murder suspects.
 
12 Dec. 1962
King Stanislaus and the Knights of the Round Stable
Two longtime Polish friends in the meat business have some bad blood between them and fight to resolve their issues.
 
19 Dec. 1962
Spectre of the Rose Street Gang
Construction workers unearth the skeleton of a 14-year old boy, dead and buried for about 25 years. The only clue to his identity -- and fate -- is a cigarette lighter with the monogram JLY. Learning of this from the morning paper, perpetual ne'er-do-well Sam Langan recognizes both the dead boy and a chance to advance himself.
 
26 Dec. 1962
Don't Knock It Till You've Tried It
Two Las Vegas showgirls travel to New York for the purpose of abducting a married psychiatrist with whom one of the women had an affair. The apparent motivation is to force the man to leave his wife for the Las Vegas dancer.
 

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