M Squad: Season 1, Episode 15

The Slow Trap (3 Jan. 1958)

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Ballinger investigates the case of a security courier who is charged with robbing himself of $75,000.


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Episode complete credited cast:
Lt. Frank Ballinger
Paul Crowley
Jacqueline Holt ...
Claire Lucas
Robert Roark ...
Eddie Lucas
George Milan ...
Police Sgt. Lovett
Jean Willes ...
Thelma Goodrich
Fingers Purdy
Claire Carleton ...
Switchboard Operator
Health Club Instructor (as Mike Masters)


Ballinger investigates the case of a security courier who is charged with robbing himself of $75,000.

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Drama | Crime


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3 January 1958 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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Run, Eddie, Run
18 February 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Here's one of those stories where a guy. "Eddie Lucas," is blamed for a crime and you just know he didn't commit it.

In fact, we even see him getting knocked over the head by a guy hiding in an alleyway. The victim is a courier transporting $75,000 in cash across town. He's worked for the company for five years and has a clean record. Eddie is as honest as they come, or so it appears.

Soon, however, we find out he's having an affair with some blonde bombshell who works at the local gym. Then real complications come in when there is a murder, Eddie goes missing.....and yet, Eddie still looks like an innocent man (except for the adultery), a victim of a scam but how is he or a somewhat-sympathetic "Lt Frank Ballinger" (series star Lee Marvin) going to prove otherwise?

That's the story here and it's a decent one; nothing super, but not bad. It has some interesting characters, from Eddie's boss (played nicely by film star Lyle Talbot), to a little crook, to the two women in Eddie's life, etc.

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