M Squad: Season 1, Episode 17

Blue Indigo (17 Jan. 1958)

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The room mate of the third murder victim of the Blue Indigo serial killer may be the only link Ballinger has to catching him.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Lt. Frank Ballinger
Doris Holt
Nico Minardos ...
Henry Edom
Jo Gilbert ...
Police Sgt. May Davis
Lillian Buyeff ...
Mrs. Edom
Larry Thor ...
Police Sgt. Jordan
S. John Launer ...
Barney Phillips ...
Gavin Gordon ...
James Keniton
Rick Vallin ...
'Blue Indigo' Requestor at Ballroom


The room mate of the third murder victim of the Blue Indigo serial killer may be the only link Ballinger has to catching him.

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A Serial Killer on the loose.
14 October 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

M-SQUAD –Blue Indigo -1958

This is episode 17 of the 1957 to 1960 Crime series, M-SQUAD. The series ran for 117 episodes and features Lee Marvin as the headliner. Marvin is a Lt with the elite M-Squad unit of the Chicago Police.

There is a serial killer on the loose and the M-Squad Detectives are called in to help. They catch a break when dance hall girl, Bethel Leslie sees a man leave the apartment of the latest victim. While she never saw the man's face, she can give the Police an idea as to height and weight. Another resident of the building tells the Detectives about hearing the same record, "Blue Indigo" over and over.

The latest victim, like the previous two was employed as a hostess at a dance hall. M-Squad man, Lee Marvin asks Miss Leslie to help them catch the killer. First this involves a complete check of all the sex crime files. Then Marvin takes Leslie around the various dance hall joints to see if anyone might jog her memory. The Detectives come up with several possible leads based on Miss Leslie's description.

Interviews are had with the suspects with one, Nico Mindaros, standing out. The man's mother, Lillian Buyeff gives the Police an alibi for her son. When Miss Leslie gets a threatening phone call, Police woman, Jo Gilbert is sent to stay with Leslie.

Needless to say, Mindaros is their man. He breaks into Leslie's flat and knocks out the Police woman. It is only the timely arrival of Marvin, and the boys in blue that saves Leslie from becoming victim number four.

The supporting cast includes, John Launer, Barney Philips and Larry Thor.

This is a sharp looking episode with veteran big screen helmsman, John Brahm firmly at the controls. His feature film work includes, LET US LIVE, GUEST IN THE HOUSE, HANGOVER SQUARE, THE LODGER, SINGAPORE, THE LOCKET and THE BRASHER DOUBLOON.

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