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Season: 1
Year: 1959 | 1960

Season 1

Season 1, Episode 1: Getaway Day

8 September 1959
After receiving a tip from a dying police officer, Nick joins a gang of thugs planning to rob a racetrack.

Mike Connors ... Nick Stone (as Michael Connors)
Fredd Wayne ... Danny

Robert Bailey ... Frenchy Malloy

Ed Nelson ... Smiley
Emerson Treacy ... Joe Wilson
Doreen Lang ... Mrs. Wilson

Nelson Leigh ... Captain Helgarth
John Bryant ... Lieutenant Jackson
Ann McCrea ... Lucille
Sandra Warner ... Cleo (as Sandy Warner)

James Anderson ... Blaster
George Eldredge ... Doctor (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 2: The Casino

15 September 1959
The local mob is killing off the small operators who are horning in on their gambling business. Nick flashes some cash and gets invited to one of the mob's casinos where he plays like he's a tough guy. This catches the boss' eye because he's always looking for new thugs.

Mike Connors ... Nick Stone (as Michael Connors)

Alan Reed ... Barney Chamalis
Dennis Cross ... Garvey
Marilyn Lovell ... Audrey Morris (as Marilynn Lovell)

Robert Bice ... Ben Darius

Barbara Darrow ... Lois

Donna Douglas ... Nancy

John Cliff ... Captain Fallon
Logan Field ... Lieutenant Tilden
Lou Krugman ... Mansfield
Ward Wood ... Collector (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 3: The Frame

22 September 1959
Undercover agent Nick Stone infiltrates a gang of jewel thieves to find evidence that a man convicted of murder during a jewel robbery is actually innocent.

Mike Connors ... Nick Stone (as Michael Connors)

John Marley ... Arthur Marco

L.Q. Jones ... Earl Bell
Joan Tabor ... Vanessa

Walter Coy ... Sergeant Grauman
Rhoda Williams ... Dora Keller
Tom McBride ... Lieutenant Haley (as Thomas McBride)
Dave Morick ... Frank Keller (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 4: Stand on Velvet

29 September 1959
Nick goes undercover in the organization of a numbers racket boss, ultimately hoping to bring him down. Doing so, however, involves a very risky double-cross.

Mike Connors ... Nick Stone (as Michael Connors)

Karl Swenson ... Brahn

Ruta Lee ... Laura Brahn

Jack Lambert ... William B. Kane
Robert Osterloh ... Packy
Herman Rudin ... The Turk
Robert Carricart ... Harrison

Bill Quinn ... Captain Qualen (as William Quinn)
James Chandler ... Lieutenant Griswold

Season 1, Episode 5: The Cracking Point

6 October 1959
Nick infiltrates a bank robbery gang which uses blackmail to accomplish its ends, and which employs a particularly sadistic henchman who often kills in spite of his boss's orders.

Mike Connors ... Nick Stone (as Michael Connors)

Richard Jaeckel ... Cruncher

Simon Oakland ... Bill Mitchell

Alan Baxter ... Chase Smith

Andrea King ... Martha Smith
William Tannen ... Frank
S. John Launer ... Kennedy

John Qualen ... Lucas

John Zaremba ... Police Detective

Robert Williams ... Croupier (as Robert B. Williams)

Season 1, Episode 6: Thousand Dollar Bill

13 October 1959
Nick works undercover on a bank robbery. After the thieves are apprehended, the $100,000 they stole is nowhere to be found, and the police lieutenant who apprehended them is accused of taking the money. Now Nick works to prove the lieutenant innocent.

Mike Connors ... Nick Stone (as Michael Connors)

Bert Freed ... Dutch Reese
George Mitchell ... Lt. Tom Craig
Bek Nelson ... Judy

Raymond Bailey ... Commissioner Rodger Dom

Suzanne Lloyd ... Sally Craig
Arthur Hanson ... Clovis

Dabbs Greer ... Skeet

Keith Richards ... Jester
Stephen Chase ... Chief Bill Weldon

Season 1, Episode 7: Music and Mink

20 October 1959
Nick wants to get hired by a gang planning on cleaning out the vault at a jewelry store. He makes sure he's seen as a flashy thug who needs work after a dame (who works for them) slips him a mickey and cleans him out.

Mike Connors ... Nick Stone (as Michael Connors)

Murvyn Vye ... Arnie
Carol Kelly ... Ruthie

Roy Engel ... Charlie
Stewart Bradley ... Gaxton
Robert Brubaker ... Captain Bakewell

Robert Anderson ... Lieutenant Fredericks
Nancy Walters ... Millie
Baynes Barron ... Eddie

Season 1, Episode 8: Man in the Middle

3 November 1959
A mobster just released from prison finds that his former protege now controls half of his old territory. Nick goes undercover to infiltrate the ranks of both men in order to get the evidence against them and prevent a major gang war from erupting.

Mike Connors ... Nick Stone (as Michael Connors)

Gerald Mohr ... Mike Conover

Marc Lawrence ... Frankie Farrell

Barbara Lang ... Madge Martin
Ned Wever ... Capt. H.A. Jackson
Alan Dexter ... Lt. Dave Wilson
David Tomack ... Clip Rankin
Ray Walker ... Steve
Bruno VeSota ... Sam
John Indrisano ... Larry

Len Lesser ... The Hood (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 9: The Patsy

10 November 1959
To learn the identity of the head of a gambling syndicate and bring him down, Nick plays a dangerous game, holding up and eventually kidnapping the syndicate's underlings and setting up a robbery.

Mike Connors ... Nick Stone (as Michael Connors)

James Westerfield ... Healy

Vaughn Taylor ... Old Man

Ted de Corsia ... Charlie Miller (as Ted De Corsia)
Laurie Mitchell ... Jan Benton

Bing Russell ... Duke Castle

Robert Stevenson ... Lieutenant Finley (as Robert J. Stevenson)
Jan Arvan ... Augie

Rand Brooks ... Young Man

Don C. Harvey ... Captain Beller

Season 1, Episode 10: The Money Fight

17 November 1959
After a boxer is killed for not throwing a fight as ordered, Nick goes undercover by taking over as manager for another young prizefighter, planning eventually to get him to turn evidence against the crooked promoter who ordered the killing.

Mike Connors ... Nick Stone (as Michael Connors)

Jesse White ... Mike Davis

Paul Burke ... Buddy Brannen

Tom Conway ... Harry Nagle

Madlyn Rhue ... Judy Brannen
Rusty Lane ... Captain Ragland

Season 1, Episode 11: Black Tie Kill

24 November 1959

Mike Connors ... Nick Stone (as Michael Connors)
Anne Barton ... Pat Collins
Dan Barton ... Jim Collins

Ned Glass ... Sam

Louis Jean Heydt ... Dan Morton

John Larch ... Al Metaxas

Nestor Paiva ... Frank Dundee

Joe Turkel ... Pinky (as Joseph Turkel)

Herb Vigran ... Phil

Season 1, Episode 12: The Perfect Circle

1 December 1959
A police detective vanishes after he is accused of robbing a train and killing two employees. Nick is sent undercover to determine if the officer is really guilty, or if he is even alive, and bring whoever is guilty to justice.

Mike Connors ... Nick Stone (as Michael Connors)
Jack Hogan ... Slade

Dennis Patrick ... Barney MacCready
Jeanne Moody ... Karen
Abel Franco ... Rocco

Rico Alaniz ... Det. Miguel Vasquez

John Warburton ... Captain Graves
Bruce MacFarlane ... Lieutenant Barnes

Season 1, Episode 13: The Lady

8 December 1959
After a polished blackmailer drives one woman to suicide, Nick goes undercover to stop the man from his next target, actress Laura Crane. The blackmail scheme involves the suspicious death of Laura's first husband.

Mike Connors ... Nick Stone (as Michael Connors)

Patricia Medina ... Laura Crane

George Macready ... Latham Grant

Russ Conway ... Lieutenant Billings

June Vincent ... Rena Myerson
Gene Roth ... Captain Rogers

John Gallaudet ... Inspector
John Eldredge ... Myerson

Season 1, Episode 14: Cold Kill

15 December 1959
A shoe shop owner witnesses a mob murder, and Nick assumes the identity of the hit man who's been sent for to kill him. But the witness goes into hiding, and so the mob decides to smoke out the old man by using his wife and brother. Nick must act carefully to protect all three.

Mike Connors ... Nick Stone (as Michael Connors)

Frank Puglia ... Gino Angelico

Stacy Harris ... Lee Troy

Richard Bakalyan ... Loomis

Barbara Bain ... Sandra

Johnny Seven ... Scully
Wolfe Barzell ... Vittorio Angelico
Miriam Goldina ... Maria Angelico
Francis De Sales ... Lieutenant Crowther
John Stephenson ... Captain Reardon

Season 1, Episode 15: The Neon Wheel

22 December 1959
Posing as a businessman representing an electronic firm, Nick gets in with a mayoral candidate who's part of the mob. He offers Nick some free city land if he'll help frame the current mayor with a phony bribery set-up.

Mike Connors ... Nick Stone (as Michael Connors)

Kent Taylor ... Harry Brockton

Barbara Lawrence ... Ann Hendricks
Nancy Hadley ... Lucille Stevens
Grandon Rhodes ... Mayor
Robert Nash ... Chief of Police

Norman Alden ... Freddy (uncredited)

Arthur Space ... Kemp (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 16: Two Private Eyes

29 December 1959
Nick's assignment is to bring down two crooked private detectives whose latest plan is to shake down a doctor whose wife is missing.

Mike Connors ... Nick Stone (as Michael Connors)

Sandy Kenyon ... Jeff Stewart

Patric Knowles ... Dr. Stevens
Joe Maross ... Sam Keely

King Calder ... Captain Farmer

Peggy Knudsen ... Helen Stevens
Asa Maynor ... Blanche
Brett King ... Lieutenant Stokes
Frank London ... Harold

Season 1, Episode 17: Night of the Gun

5 January 1960
One of two witnesses to a mob killing is murdered. Though Nick has had all he can take of undercover work and requests being taken off of it, he is assigned to infiltrate the mob to protect the other witness, who has now gone into hiding.

Mike Connors ... Nick Stone (as Michael Connors)

Whit Bissell ... David Johnson

Paul Langton ... Lt. Barney Harkness
Steve Mitchell ... Phil
Lewis Charles ... Jimmy Farrow
Barbara English ... Sheila

Mike Kellin ... Larry Maddox

Season 1, Episode 18: Broken Rope

12 January 1960
While undercover on a payroll robbery in which a cashier is killed, Nick is shot by a policeman. Though suspicious of him, the robbery gang takes him to their secret hideout, where he must continue walking the tightrope to avoid giving away his identity and yet stop other innocent people from being killed.

Mike Connors ... Nick Stone (as Michael Connors)

Brad Dexter ... Harvey Stone

Helene Stanley ... Florry

Jack Elam ... Tim Renick

Regis Toomey ... Sam

Ken Lynch ... Red Bentley
Madge Blake ... Mrs. Williams

Ralph Moody ... Mr. Williams

Robert Shayne ... Lieutenant Frome
Charlie Briggs ... Hank (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 19: Cold Ice

19 January 1960
A diamond cutter is robbed of a prize stone, but refuses to cooperate with police in identifying the thieves, because he recognized one as someone close to him. He is thus suspected of involvement with the thieves. Nick goes undercover to learn the truth.

Mike Connors ... Nick Stone (as Michael Connors)

Whitney Blake ... Mrs. Belden

John Abbott ... Gideon

Vladimir Sokoloff ... Emile Kovacs

Celia Lovsky ... Bella Kovacs
Edmon Ryan ... Ox Beldon
Harry Landers ... Angie
Robert Patten ... Paul Kovacs
Tom McKee ... Captain Camillo
Tom Greenway ... McCahill

Season 1, Episode 20: Appointment in Jericho

26 January 1960
Nick is sent undercover to protect Paul Keel, a witness against a mobster who has now been released and is trying to kill him. But the assignment is complicated by the fact that Nick was once in love with Keel's wife, and she still has feelings for him, not knowing that he is an undercover man.

Mike Connors ... Nick Stone (as Michael Connors)

Donald Woods ... Paul Keel

Jean Byron ... Marla Keel

Jack Albertson ... Larry
Kem Dibbs ... Eddie O'Shea

Jack Kruschen ... Capitaz
Thomas Browne Henry ... Inspector (as Thomas B. Henry)
Thomas Newman ... Lieutenant Conrad

Season 1, Episode 21: Three to Make Ready

2 February 1960
Frank Teal, a criminal operator who hides behind legit businesses, has someone on his hit list. The cops' informant is gunned down before they can find out the identity of the marked man . Nick gets himself hired by Teal, hoping to learn the name of the man to be murdered.

Mike Connors ... Nick Stone (as Michael Connors)

Jerome Cowan ... Frank Teel

Claire Kelly ... Linda Costain
John Morgan ... Tony Mayo

Carleton Young ... Captain Thorne
Leigh Snowden ... Candy

Lash La Rue ... Mike Garret (as Lash LaRue)

Paul Keast ... Big Joe Asher
Carleton G. Young ... Martin Dunne

Season 1, Episode 22: The Model and the Mobster

9 February 1960
Mobster Sid Zero is a man who gets what he wants in business and women by using muscle, threats, and, if necessary, murder. Nick goes undercover to bring him down, and tries to get the help of the latest young model Zero has forced into becoming his mistress.

Mike Connors ... Nick Stone (as Michael Connors)
Jean Ingram ... June Carstairs

Willis Bouchey ... Roger Mapes

John Dennis ... Tony Franklin
Larry Perron ... Frank Johnson

Stephen Courtleigh ... Captain
Art Baker ... Mr. Allen
Freeman Lusk ... Mr. Wingate

Bruce Gordon ... Sid Zero

Season 1, Episode 23: The Long Odds

16 February 1960
After an undercover officer is murdered while investigating illegal betting, Nick goes undercover to find the murderer. He soon settles on two bookies, and puts himself on the line by placing opposing bets with each of them.

Mike Connors ... Nick Stone (as Michael Connors)

Elisha Cook Jr. ... Sam Parker (as Elisha Cook)

Mike Mazurki ... Jim Raskin
Wally Cassell ... Angie Mitchell
Dan Seymour ... Fats Farber

Kathleen Hughes ... Susan

Stuart Randall ... Captain Stevens

Dorothy Morris ... Mrs. Williams

Season 1, Episode 24: The Brave Pigeon

23 February 1960
Family man Fred Anderson identifies a hired killer, who is then killed by police. To send a message to all potential witnesses, gang boss Max Romney orders Anderson killed. To protect him, Nick goes undercover as a man who wants to kill Anderson himself.

Mike Connors ... Nick Stone (as Michael Connors)

Douglas Fowley ... Max Rommey

Jimmy Lydon ... Paul Anderson (as James Lydon)
Margaret Field ... Louise Anderson (as Maggie Mahoney)

Paul Birch ... Captain Martin
Howard McLeod ... Lieutenant Edwards
Don Gazzaniga ... Joe Holly

Denise Darcel ... Terri

Season 1, Episode 25: First Time Out

1 March 1960
Nick sets out to get hired by master criminal Pierre Renay whose heists are so well planned and executed that there's never any evidence to link him to the robberies.

Mike Connors ... Nick Stone (as Michael Connors)

Robert H. Harris ... Pierre Renay
Paul Dubov ... Max
Kaye Elhardt ... Betty Carlson

Ron Hagerthy ... Frank Carlson
Gil Frye ... Calhoun
Richard Karlan ... Cy

Al Hodge ... Captain Blair (as Al Hodges)

Season 1, Episode 26: Park Avenue Story

8 March 1960
A wealthy man is murdered on the street at night in an apparent holdup. But it's actually part of a scheme to cheat the man's niece, who has been gambling in a house run by a crooked casino owner. Nick is sent in undercover to put a stop to the operation.

Mike Connors ... Nick Stone (as Michael Connors)

Eduardo Ciannelli ... Caesar Augustine

Beverly Tyler ... Valerie Harper
Ray Daley ... Freddie Lassiter
Joe Brown ... Jimmy

Norman Willis ... Captain Parker

Season 1, Episode 27: Big Business

15 March 1960
Nick goes undercover to put an end to a racketeer who takes over businesses by threatening the owners and their families.

Mike Connors ... Nick Stone (as Michael Connors)

Leo Gordon ... Charlie Carson

George Tobias ... Marty Pandora

Stanley Clements ... Frank Tasker
Jan Arvan ... Joe Simpson
George Baxter ... Captain Graham

John Pickard ... Lieutenant Miller
Art Baker ... Falkner
Lois Rayman ... Carol

Season 1, Episode 28: The Chinese Pendant

29 March 1960
Nick goes undercover as a jewel thief to bring down mob boss Ben Verlaine, not knowing of an even greater danger in the same town---an old associate from two years earlier who has figured out that Nick was the one who sent him to prison, and now wants revenge.

Mike Connors ... Nick Stone (as Michael Connors)

Ted de Corsia ... Ben Verlaine
Mary Castle ... Marianne
Philip Ahn ... Quon Lee

Lisa Lu ... Mei Ling

Jeanne Carmen ... Francie Verlaine (as Saba Dareaux)
K.L. Smith ... Dicer Conroy

I. Stanford Jolley ... Chipper

Season 1, Episode 29: Achilles and His Heels

5 April 1960
Nick's plan is to infiltrate Joe Achilles' gang to bring him to justice. But the son of a man Achilles had killed complicates the plan as he seeks revenge.

Mike Connors ... Nick Stone (as Michael Connors)

Harry Bellaver ... Joe Achilles
Eddie Ryder ... Jimmy Barnes (as Edward Ryder)
Rebecca Welles ... Margo

Billy Curtis ... The Mascot
Marc Towers ... Sharpie

Season 1, Episode 30: Gangster's Daughter

12 April 1960
The first step for Nick in infiltrating Vince Baron's gang is foiling the attempted kidnapping of Baron's daughter. He must also contend with a young upstart who wants to push Baron out as leader. What Nick was not expecting was to fall for the daughter.

Mike Connors ... Nick Stone (as Michael Connors)
Donald Buka ... Johnny Revsky
Joe De Santis ... Leo Madden

Emile Meyer ... Captain Edwards
Robert Kino ... Makino
James Bronte ... Lieutenant Martinelli

Barton MacLane ... Vince Baron

Leslie Parrish ... Theresa Baron

Season 1, Episode 31: The Penthouse Story

19 April 1960
A restaurant owner and his wife both witness a murder, but are too afraid to tell the police. Nick goes undercover to bring down the mobster responsible.

Mike Connors ... Nick Stone (as Michael Connors)

Myron Healey ... Al Cummings
Dolores Donlon ... Ann Purcell

Neil Hamilton ... Philip Purcell

Ellen Corby ... Hazel Mason
Joseph Waring ... Joe Reynolds (as Joe Waring)

Ernest Sarracino ... Captain Morelli
William Boyett ... Lieutenant Ritchie
Charles Wagenheim ... Roy Mason

Season 1, Episode 32: The Shark

26 April 1960
Nick goes undercover to bring down an organization of loan sharks. To do this, he raises their attention by taking out five different loans from five different underlings.

Mike Connors ... Nick Stone (as Michael Connors)

Jesse White ... Pete Granger

Stanley Adams ... Billy
Theodore Marcuse ... Kendricks

Mari Aldon ... Sally
Lewis Charles ... Yosh

Larry J. Blake ... Casper (as Larry Blake)

Byron Foulger ... Bell

Season 1, Episode 33: The Horse Runs High

3 May 1960
Nick is assigned to bring down a gang that has been increasing the odds on the horses it bets on by drugging them, an act which has resulted in death for both a horse and its jockey.

Mike Connors ... Nick Stone (as Michael Connors)

Robert Lowery ... Buck Lesley

Karen Steele ... Maria Braden
Frank Gerstle ... Charlie

James Bell ... John Homart

Frank Wilcox ... Dr. Paul Walker
Joe Lo Presti ... Gibb (as Joe LoPresti)

Stafford Repp ... Capt. Miller

Season 1, Episode 34: The Hired Guns

10 May 1960
A witness to a murder committed by a man posing as a cop is so scared, and distrusting of the police, that he decides to hire his own gunman to act as his bodyguard. Nick sets things up to get the job and find the killer as well as protect the witness.

Mike Connors ... Nick Stone (as Michael Connors)

Barry Atwater ... Roy Evans

Berry Kroeger ... Murray Harrison

Robert Burton ... Captain Swanson

John Kellogg ... Rip Crowder

Season 1, Episode 35: Borderline

17 May 1960
Undercover to expose a narcotics ring operating across the Mexican border, Nick finds that a one-time high-class socialite, now fallen on hard times, is involved with the group.

Mike Connors ... Nick Stone (as Michael Connors)

Paula Raymond ... Mona Crandall

Reed Hadley ... Raymond Braddock

Anthony Caruso ... Larry Mason

Henry Corden ... Carlos Lopez

Marshall Reed ... Atkins
Rodolfo Hoyos Jr. ... Lopez's Customer (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 36: A Matter of Money

24 May 1960
Nick goes undercover as a key shop assistant to bring down a gang that extorts money from small store owners, and resorts to violence if they hold out.

Mike Connors ... Nick Stone (as Michael Connors)

Connie Hines ... Terry

Ross Elliott ... Charlie Brown
Robert Christopher ... Harry

Ron Soble ... Jack
Diane Hartman ... Miss Morton

Stuart Randall ... Captain Clark
Tom McKee ... Lieutenant Marley

Steve Brodie ... Steve Taylor

Season 1, Episode 37: Bullets and Ballet

31 May 1960
Stone ends up joining a pair of gangsters who take over a seaside mansion.

Mike Connors ... Nick Stone (as Michael Connors)

John Beradino ... Danny Savoy

Doris Singleton ... Lily
Cynthia Chenault ... Felice (as Cindy Robbins)
Terence de Marney ... Thomas
Jenö Mate ... Joe Crown (as Jeno Mate)

Meg Wyllie ... Mrs. Tubor
Shepherd Sanders ... Vic Rogers (as Shep Sanders)

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