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This is a list of episodes for the television series M Squad.

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Series overviewEdit

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
138September 20, 1957 (1957-09-20)June 13, 1958 (1958-06-13)
240September 19, 1958 (1958-09-19)July 3, 1959 (1959-07-03)
339September 18, 1959 (1959-09-18)June 21, 1960 (1960-06-21)

EpisodesEdit

Season 1 (1957–58)Edit

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
11"The Golden Look"Bernard GirardJoel MurcottSeptember 20, 1957 (1957-09-20)
The Squad is on the lookout for a bank robbery suspect with a unique feature; witnesses said he has gold teeth.
22"The Watchdog"Robert FloreyDouglas HeyesSeptember 27, 1957 (1957-09-27)
Ballinger and the Squad are out to catch a burglar who may have rabies.
33"Neighborhood Killer"Bernard GirardWilliam Holder & Stirling SilliphantOctober 4, 1957 (1957-10-04)
The squad hunts down a cop killer.
44"Pete Loves Mary"Bernard GirardHarold Jack BloomOctober 11, 1957 (1957-10-11)
The squad goes after a jail inmate who's just escaped.
55"Face of Evil"Don WeisDavid Alexander & Bernard C. SchoenfeldOctober 18, 1957 (1957-10-18)
Ballinger investigates the murders of four women. The victims were all connected to the same church and lived within two miles of each other.
66"Street of Fear"Don WeisHendrik Vollaerts & Thomas WalshNovember 1, 1957 (1957-11-01)
Ballinger goes undercover to break up a group of diamond smugglers.
77"The Matinee Trade"Bernard GirardPalmer ThompsonNovember 8, 1957 (1957-11-08)
Ballinger investigates illegal gambling, and a fellow police officer may be in on it.
88"The Hard Case"Bernard GirardPaul David & Irving RubineNovember 15, 1957 (1957-11-15)
Ballinger goes undercover in prison to find out from a jewelry store robber whether the night watchman was involved in the crime, as the robber had claimed, and what happened to the loot.
99"Killer in Town"Bernard GirardJoel MurcottNovember 22, 1957 (1957-11-22)
A man, already sought for one murder, kills an off-duty police officer. The Squad's only clues are an old magazine and the killer's habit of saying "You bet."
1010"Diamond Hard"Bernard GirardLeo Gordon & Joel MurcottNovember 29, 1957 (1957-11-29)
Ballinger poses as a safe-cracker and murderer in order to help a woman stay honest.
1111"The Alibi Witness"John BrahmJack Laird & Wilton SchillerDecember 6, 1957 (1957-12-06)
When perennial loser Wally Gardner is identified as the perpetrator of a robbery-murder, he tells police unique details of a stranger he met miles away at the time of the crime. But when that stranger is found, he says he can prove that he was miles from where Gardner says they met at the time of the crime. Ballinger must determine who's lying.
1212"The Specialists"Earl BellamyWilliam Driskill & Joel RappDecember 13, 1957 (1957-12-13)
When a hired gunman gets himself tossed in jail following a fistfight, Ballinger takes his place undercover as protection for a group of three businessmen who meet once a year to commit a specialized crime.
1313"Family Portrait"John PeyserFenton Earnshaw & Larry MarcusDecember 20, 1957 (1957-12-20)
When his partner in an investigation is killed, Ballinger makes it a personal business to pin the crime on narcotics lord Sam Hinder. But, as Ballinger discovers, Hinder has an unusual reason for wanting to keep the police out of his own personal business.
1414"The Palace Guard"Bernard GirardJack Laird & Wilton SchillerDecember 27, 1957 (1957-12-27)
Gangster Tommy Hatch is wanted for murder, but the police have to keep him safe from other gangsters who want him dead before he can testify against them. Ballinger is assigned to protect Hatch even though he despises him.
1515"The Slow Trap"Earl BellamyJack Laird & Wilton SchillerJanuary 3, 1958 (1958-01-03)
Ballinger investigates the case of a security courier who is charged with robbing himself of $75,000.
1616"The Cover Up"Edward LudwigPaul Gangelin & Frederick NebelJanuary 10, 1958 (1958-01-10)
District Attorney Grover calls for Ballinger to help him sort out a potentially embarrassing situation involving the murder of a former business associate.
1717"Blue Indigo"John BrahmMartin Berkeley, Clarke Reynolds & Allen RivkinJanuary 17, 1958 (1958-01-17)
The roommate of the third victim of the Blue Indigo serial killer may be the only link Ballinger has to catching him.
1818"The Long Ride"David Lowell RichMerwin GerardJanuary 24, 1958 (1958-01-24)
When a convicted murderer gets the upper hand on Ballinger during a train ride back to Chicago, his last best hope for recapturing the felon is the persistence of an alert young boy.
1919"The Shakedown"David Lowell RichJack Laird & Wilton SchillerJanuary 31, 1958 (1958-01-31)
Ballinger suspects an inside job when a dry cleaning company refuses to knuckle under to a shakedown mob.
2020"Dolly's Bar"John BrahmLewis ReedFebruary 7, 1958 (1958-02-07)
Kathy Bane, an old flame of Ballinger's, needs his help when a blackmailer trying to extort money turns up dead — in her apartment.
2121"Lover's Lane Killing"Robert AltmanJoel MurcottFebruary 14, 1958 (1958-02-14)
Ballinger investigates a murder with multiple motives.
2222"The Frightened Wife"Don TaylorIrving Rubine & Hendrik VollaertsFebruary 21, 1958 (1958-02-21)
A businessman disappears; someone confesses to killing him, but Ballinger is still suspicious.
2323"The Black Mermaid"David Lowell RichJames Edward Grant & Harry W. JunkinFebruary 28, 1958 (1958-02-28)
Ballinger goes undercover to catch the ringleader of a gang.
2424"The Man in Hiding"Don TaylorHarry W. JunkinMarch 7, 1958 (1958-03-07)
A teacher is not who he seems to be.
2525"The Chicago Bluebeard"David Lowell RichDonald H. Clark & Oscar MillardMarch 14, 1958 (1958-03-14)
Two members of a lonely hearts club are murdered.
2626"Girl Lost"Richard BartlettDavid P. HarmonMarch 21, 1958 (1958-03-21)
An amnesia victim may hold the key to $250,000 in stolen money.
2727"Hideout"John BrahmMerwin GerardMarch 28, 1958 (1958-03-28)
A bank robber holds a woman and her daughter hostage in their home. Frank poses as the woman's boyfriend to catch the robber.
2828"Shot in the Dark"James NeilsonMerwin Gerard & Leonard LeeApril 4, 1958 (1958-04-04)
Sniper shootings may not be random.
2929"The Twenty-Six Girl"Don TaylorJack Laird & Wilton SchillerApril 11, 1958 (1958-04-11)
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. Ballinger suspects the sister knows more than she reveals.
3030"The Fight"Don TaylorJack Laird & Wilton SchillerApril 18, 1958 (1958-04-18)
Ballinger tries to help a boxer who is being threatened.
3131"Guilty Alibi"Allen H. MinerHarry W. Junkin & Norman LessingApril 25, 1958 (1958-04-25)
Ballinger is suspicious of a hit-and-run accident.
3232"The Healer"Sidney LanfieldLawrence MenkinMay 2, 1958 (1958-05-02)
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.
3333"Day of Terror"Sidney LanfieldHarry W. JunkinMay 9, 1958 (1958-05-09)
A couple refuses to believe they are being extorted.
3434"The $20 Plates"Allen H. MinerMerwin GerardMay 16, 1958 (1958-05-16)
Counterfeit 20-dollar bills start showing up in Chicago.
3535"The Case of the Double Face"Sidney LanfieldSeeleg Lester & George WaggnerMay 23, 1958 (1958-05-23)
A robbery suspect may have a double.
3636"The System"David Lowell RichKeith Hunter & Bernard C. SchoenfeldMay 30, 1958 (1958-05-30)
Ballinger goes undercover to investigate an illegal gambling operation.
3737"The Woman from Paris"John BrahmOscar MillardJune 6, 1958 (1958-06-06)
A woman arrives from Paris and is found dead shortly afterward. Suicide is suspected, but Ballinger is not so sure.
3838"Accusation"Don TaylorHarry W. JunkinJune 13, 1958 (1958-06-13)
Ballinger suspects a suicide is really murder.

Season 2 (1958–59)Edit

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
391"More Deadly"Don MedfordSidney MarshallSeptember 19, 1958 (1958-09-19)
A cashier embezzles money from her employer, then shoots a co-worker and a customer to make it look like someone else had committed the crime.
402"Dead or Alive"Don TaylorDonald S. SanfordSeptember 26, 1958 (1958-09-26)
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."
413"The Missing Claimant"Allen H. MinerJack Laird & Wilton SchillerOctober 3, 1958 (1958-10-03)
A shady lawyer protects a false heir to a fortune by killing the real relative. Ballinger is called in to set everything straight.
424"The Refugee"James NeilsonBarry TriversOctober 10, 1958 (1958-10-10)
Ballinger goes undercover as an immigrant worker to help break an extortion ring targeting foreigners.
435"The Trap"Don MedfordDonald S. SanfordOctober 24, 1958 (1958-10-24)
Danny Mitchell is trying to find an engagement ring for his girl when he's mistaken for a thief by the store owner. A fight convinces Danny that he's killed the old man, and now Danny's on the run. Ballinger is called in to find the kid before he gets into real trouble.
446"Force of Habit"Bernard L. KowalskiJoel MurcottOctober 31, 1958 (1958-10-31)
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.
457"The Phantom Raiders"Bernard L. KowalskiMerwin GerardNovember 7, 1958 (1958-11-07)
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.
468"The Merits of the Case"Don MedfordJack JacobsNovember 14, 1958 (1958-11-14)
A lawyer is killed, and the evidence points to a woman whose husband was unsuccessfully defended by the deceased.
479"The Big Kill"David Lowell RichSidney MarshallNovember 21, 1958 (1958-11-21)
Ballinger is sure that he has the right man for a series of bank robberies, but doesn't have the evidence to back up his claim.
4810"The Sitters"Boris SagalBarry Trivers & Warren WilsonNovember 28, 1958 (1958-11-28)
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.
4911"The Executioner"Bernard L. KowalskiJames EdmistonDecember 5, 1958 (1958-12-05)
A traffic cop is accused of attempted murder.
5012"The Widows"Bernard L. KowalskiJoel MurcottDecember 12, 1958 (1958-12-12)
Widows who have just collected insurance money are connected to a string of murders.
5113"Contraband"Don MedfordMerwin GerardDecember 19, 1958 (1958-12-19)
Smugglers may be using imported sports cars as a front.
5214"Prescription for Murder"Mark Sandrich Jr.Palmer ThompsonDecember 26, 1958 (1958-12-26)
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.
5315"The Teacher"
"Trade School"
Don MedfordFrank L. MossJanuary 2, 1959 (1959-01-02)
Ballinger looks to break up a gang of hoodlums running a protection racket at a trade school.
5416"The Third Shadow"James NeilsonJack JacobsJanuary 9, 1959 (1959-01-09)
A young policeman is accused of taking money during a bank robbery.
5517"One Man's Life"Don MedfordJoel MurcottJanuary 23, 1959 (1959-01-23)
An innocent man will be executed in 48 hours unless Ballinger can convince a socially prominent woman to recant the false testimony that she gave as a result of a ruthless blackmailer's threats.
5618"The Jumper"Allen H. MinerJoel MurcottJanuary 30, 1959 (1959-01-30)
A suicidal suspect has information about a cop killing.
5719"The Last Act"David Lowell RichBill S. Ballinger & Donald S. SanfordFebruary 6, 1959 (1959-02-06)
Ballinger must protect a beautiful actress when an attempt is made on her life.
5820"Mugger Murder"Don MedfordRichard Deming & Robert C. DennisFebruary 13, 1959 (1959-02-13)
Ballinger poses as a victim to solve a case.
5921"The Star Witness"David Lowell RichLeonard KantorFebruary 20, 1959 (1959-02-20)
The only witness to a murder didn't witness it at all.
6022"The Take Over"Don MedfordBill S. Ballinger & Jack LairdFebruary 27, 1959 (1959-02-27)
Two rival gangs start a war over who will control a night club.
6123"Voluntary Surrender"Virgil W. VogelJoel MurcottMarch 6, 1959 (1959-03-06)
A murder suspect has an alibi, but Ballinger is not so sure.
6224"Death Threat"John BrahmJack LairdMarch 13, 1959 (1959-03-13)
A man who has sworn to kill Ballinger is released from prison.
6325"The Harpies"Fletcher MarkleRobert C. DennisMarch 20, 1959 (1959-03-20)
Ballinger investigates a murder of a businessman that has unusual circumstances about it.
6426"Ghost Town"John BrahmJack Laird,& John Larkin, Boris Ingster & Lawrence ResnerMarch 27, 1959 (1959-03-27)
A man killed in a police shoot-out is the only person who knows the location of a kidnapped girl. Bound, unattended, and hidden in a condemned building during a cruel Chicago winter, the young woman is in grave danger of dying from injury or exposure before she can be rescued.
6527"The Vanishing Lady"Sidney LanfieldJack JacobsApril 3, 1959 (1959-04-03)
An anonymous murder witness has disappeared and it's up to Ballinger to find her.
6628"The Crush Out"Virgil W. VogelRic HardmanApril 10, 1959 (1959-04-10)
While on an inspection of a prison, a senator is taken hostage.
6729"The Fire Makers"Don MedfordFrank L. MossApril 17, 1959 (1959-04-17)
Ballinger is looking for an arsonist and gets a clue from an unlikely source.
6830"The Terror on Dark Street"Sidney LanfieldJack LairdApril 24, 1959 (1959-04-24)
Ballinger investigates a possible link between a series of Dark Street purse-snatchings and the disappearance of a successful but unhappily married architect.
6931"Robber's Roost"Sidney LanfieldJack JacobsMay 1, 1959 (1959-05-01)
Ballinger gets a tip from a messenger that leads him to a hotel that harbors wanted criminals.
7032"The Baited Hook"Mark Sandrich Jr.Merwin GerardMay 8, 1959 (1959-05-08)
Ballinger investigates murder threats made against a father and his daughter.
7133"Model in the Lake"David Lowell RichRobert J. ShawMay 15, 1959 (1959-05-15)
A swimsuit model is found dead in Lake Michigan, but physical evidence indicates that she may not have drowned while swimming. Ballinger becomes convinced that she was murdered after he learns that she was a strong swimmer and an iniquitous individual with a large number of unexplained bank deposits.
7234"The Outsider"Don TaylorJack Laird & Wilton SchillerMay 22, 1959 (1959-05-22)
A woman is in a diabetic coma, and it's up to Ballinger to find out who has switched her insulin with water.
7335"High School Bride"John BrahmRobert C. DennisMay 29, 1959 (1959-05-29)
A young man reports his new wife missing and it's up to Ballinger to find her.
7436"The Dangerous Game"Bretaigne WindustJoel Kane, Allen H. Miner & Frank L. MossJune 5, 1959 (1959-06-05)
The M Squad is called in after a brutal robbery at the Leslie Fur Salon leaves a man clinging to life. As the investigation progresses, the situation faced by M Squad becomes more and more complex.
7537"Decoy in White"Sidney LanfieldRobert TallmanJune 12, 1959 (1959-06-12)
The M Squad become involved when a bank manager laundering illegal money is killed. The situation becomes tangled when a young lady accompanying the bank manager comes forward.
7638"Mr. Grim's Rabbits"David ButlerMelvin LevyJune 19, 1959 (1959-06-19)
A seemingly random dockside shooting leads M Squad on a strange investigation involving fur skins and ancient Inca artifacts.
7739"The Platter Pirates"Dan AlexanderRobert C. Dennis & Jon KubichanJune 26, 1959 (1959-06-26)
A disc jockey threatens to reveal the influence of racketeers in the music industry. Before he can go to air with the information, he is gunned down. M squad are brought in to solve the mystery of the death as well as check the validity of the information he was going to reveal.
7840"Death Is a Clock"Robert Ellis MillerHendrik VollaertsJuly 3, 1959 (1959-07-03)
Paul Danzig is scheduled to die for a murder he doesn't remember committing. With just hours before his execution, he calls for the prison psychiatrist, hoping the doctor can help him recall.

Season 3 (1959–60)Edit

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
791"Ten Minutes to Doomsday"Don MedfordStuart JeromeSeptember 18, 1959 (1959-09-18)
Jonas Blecker, an embittered bank clerk who went to prison for dipping in the till to loan money to depositors down on their luck, wants to commemorate his first anniversary as a free man by killing the judge who gave him the maximum sentence. The judge is in Columbus Hospital for a delicate operation and he can't be moved, and M Squad hunts for a bomb before it blows up the hospital.
802"The European Plan"Francis D. LyonRobert C. DennisSeptember 25, 1959 (1959-09-25)
Young immigrant Elsa Bergsen who works as a maid is accused of killing her employer's wife.
813"Sunday Punch"Don TaylorJoel MurcottOctober 2, 1959 (1959-10-02)
When a well-liked retired couple is found brutally murdered, evidence points to their curmudgeonly neighbor. Ballinger is initially skeptical of his story, but thorough investigation reveals that things are not always as they seem.
824"Jeopardy by Fire"Don McDougallStuart Jerome & Maxwell ShaneOctober 9, 1959 (1959-10-09)
The M Squad is called in after a series of factory fires occur in the Chicago area. The case become complex after the unusual chemical signature of the fire accelerants is identified.
835"Murder in C-Sharp Minor"Herman HoffmanStuart Jerome & Arthur E. OrloffOctober 16, 1959 (1959-10-16)
A nightclub owner is found dead in his office by a waiter whom he'd fired earlier. The waiter's charged with murder, but he says he's innocent, having seen a bald man running away from the scene. The murder weapon, a stolen saxophone, is the clue to the killer's identity.
846"The Human Bond"Francis D. LyonJack JacobsOctober 23, 1959 (1959-10-23)
A bail bondsman's son is kidnapped to force his father to post an $80,000 bond for the release of a murderous extortionist. Ballinger finds himself on a dangerous high-speed boat chase when the culprit attempts to avoid trial, and a likely death sentence, by escaping to Canada.
857"Mama's Boy"Robert Ellis MillerArthur RoweOctober 30, 1959 (1959-10-30)
Ballinger is called in after what seems to be a professional hit on a desk clerk at a hotel. A witness identifies who may have done the killing, but Ballinger is concerned he cannot find any connection for why the clerk should have been shot.
868"Shred of Doubt"Jerry HopperEarl BaldwinNovember 6, 1959 (1959-11-06)
Ballinger is called in to investigate when a burning car is found with the body of a young woman bound with wire inside. The chief suspect, playboy lawyer Paul Crater, seems to have an airtight alibi. Ballinger needs to cast his net wider to solve this mystery.
879"Death by Adoption"Murray GoldenJoel MurcottNovember 20, 1959 (1959-11-20)
Used car salesman Larry Colman has argument with Art Brunswick, a man who claims to be the father of Colman's daughter. Colman unearths evidence Brunswick is not who he claims to be, leading to a deadly altercation.
8810"Another Face, Another Life"Sidney LanfieldStuart Jerome, Irwin Winehouse & A. Sanford WolfeNovember 27, 1959 (1959-11-27)
Ballinger is part of an ongoing investigation into racketeering in the nightclub industry. After a fight breaks out in a club, Ballinger thinks he might have the break he's been looking for.
8911"Voice from the Grave"Francis D. LyonStuart Jerome, Irwin Winehouse & A. Sanford WolfeDecember 4, 1959 (1959-12-04)
Truck driver Harry Conklin is killed while on the way to a secret Senate hearing into stand-over tactics in the trucking industry. Suspicion falls heavily on rival Martin Bodie. It's up to Ballinger to fight through the silence and uncover the truth.
9012"The Upset"Herman HoffmanJerry SohlDecember 11, 1959 (1959-12-11)
Danny Sutton is arrested. During the interview a rookie detective makes a mistake and Sutton gets access to a gun, and Ballinger finds himself caught in a tense hostage situation.
9113"One of Our Armored Cars Is Missing"Herman HoffmanWhitman ChambersDecember 18, 1959 (1959-12-18)
An armored car is hijacked during a pickup at a government installation. There are surprisingly few clues left behind by the criminals, and Ballinger needs to try and unravel the mystery.
9214"The Ivy League Bank Robbers"Francis D. LyonStuart Jerome & Maxwell ShaneDecember 25, 1959 (1959-12-25)
Three college students rob a bank of $80,000 while it's being renovated. During their getaway, they run over a mother and her baby. It's clear to Ballinger they weren't professional mobsters after they send the injured woman $2,000 for her medical expenses.
9315"The Twisted Way"Marc LawrenceAdam WilliamsJanuary 1, 1960 (1960-01-01)
The accusation of murder against Sandy Malone may not stick; he gets an airtight alibi from his girlfriend, who's a beloved actress with a sterling reputation.
9416"The Man Who Went Straight"Francis D. LyonStuart Jerome & Leonard NeubauerJanuary 8, 1960 (1960-01-08)
Ballinger gets a tip from John Clavell that an old drug dealer, Manny Franchette, is coming back into town to re-establish his old network. Clavell wants no part of it, having decided to go straight.
9517"The Second Best Killer"Robert B. SinclairStuart Jerome & Maxwell ShaneJanuary 15, 1960 (1960-01-15)
Herbie Ryder gains fame for stopping a bank robbery. After a media interview he is shot and killed. Ballinger is brought in, in the belief that organized crime has ordered the hit.
9618"Pitched Battle at Bluebell Acres"Earl BellamyHendrik VollaertsJanuary 22, 1960 (1960-01-22)
Ballinger is brought in when a robbery and murder occurs at an armory. He's puzzled by the list of weapons stolen, including a bazooka and other heavy weapons. He knows they can't sell the weapons, so what is their plan?
9719"The Man Who Lost His Brain"Francis D. LyonHendrik VollaertsJanuary 26, 1960 (1960-01-26)
When an "electronic brain" worth $2,000,000 is stolen and held for ransom of $300,000, Captain Grey and Lieutenant Ballinger devise an elaborate ruse that they hope will lead them to the computer and the thieves.
9820"A Debt of Honor"Herman HoffmanWhitman Chambers & Arthur RoweFebruary 2, 1960 (1960-02-02)
During a crack-down on Chicago crime, Bugsy Page makes threats against Attorney General Russel Madison. Ballinger needs to decide if the threats are real or simply an attempt to throw the man off.
9921"The Man with Frank's Face"Don TaylorStuart JeromeFebruary 9, 1960 (1960-02-09)
A European smuggler who's the spitting image of Frank Ballinger lies dying in a Chicago hospital bed. He was in the country to buy some U.S. currency plates when he was hit by a truck. The Feds want Ballanger to assume the man's identity so they can grab the counterfeiters selling the plates.
10022"Burglar's Nightmare"Herman HoffmanScott FlohrFebruary 16, 1960 (1960-02-16)
A trio of bank robbers try to blow a safe. It all goes wrong and one of the criminals is killed in the explosion. Ballinger thinks there is a connection between other bank vault jobs in the area. He uses a tip from a robber's wife to catch him.
10123"Needle in a Haystack"Herman HoffmanHendrik VollaertsFebruary 23, 1960 (1960-02-23)
Lanny Cord escapes from a court room and disappears. Ballinger is interested in the case because he'd originally arrested Cord, and Cord had always sworn to kill Ballinger if he had the opportunity.
10224"Race to Death"Jerry HopperWhitman ChambersMarch 1, 1960 (1960-03-01)
British racing car driver Morrison is killed in a local race. The driver's chief mechanic presents evidence to M Squad that indicates the car may have been tampered with before the accident.
10325"The Velvet Stakeout"William WitneyStuart Jerome & Maxwell ShaneMarch 8, 1960 (1960-03-08)
Conrad Brenner is found dead in an apparent suicide. As Ballinger continues the investigation it becomes evident that Brenner was actually murdered; when a personal diary can't be found, Ballinger realizes the truth of the case.
10426"Anything for Joe"Paul StewartMaxwell Shane & Harold SwantonMarch 15, 1960 (1960-03-15)
After a narcotics robbery, Ballinger makes an arrest, but is concerned that the collar was too easy. Everything about the arrested person doesn't seem to add up, and Ballinger pushes hard for answers.
10527"A Kid Up There"Paul StewartIan Hamilton & Maxwell ShaneMarch 22, 1960 (1960-03-22)
Frank Ballinger becomes involved in a tense hostage situation; he must restrain his instinct to simply shoot it out because of fears there may be a young child involved.
10628"Diary of a Bomber"Jerry HopperAdam WilliamsMarch 29, 1960 (1960-03-29)
Ballinger is on a case involving threats against a visiting prince to Chicago. No one is taking the situation too seriously until a little girl accidentally finds the detonating device for a homemade bomb.
10729"Let There Be Light"Paul StewartFrank Fox & Bob MitchellApril 5, 1960 (1960-04-05)
During a robbery one of the criminals is hit in the eye and blinded. Ballinger has a fair idea who is behind the crime. Urgency increases when news comes through that an eye specialist has been kidnapped.
10830"A Gun for Mother's Day"Herman HoffmanJay D. Crowley & John RobinsonApril 12, 1960 (1960-04-12)
Ballinger is looking for a mother who used a gun to break her son out of jail and killed a cop in the process.
10931"Man with the Ice"Marc LawrenceKevin ThomasApril 19, 1960 (1960-04-19)
Ballinger is working a jewelry theft when he becomes convinced that one of thieves is a clean skin amateur. He realizes that by putting pressure on this individual he has a chance to crack the entire racket open.
11032"Dead Parrots Don't Talk"Don McDougallFrank Burt & Robert QuaidMay 3, 1960 (1960-05-03)
A penny arcade owner is robbed and murdered. Suspision falls on a local peddler, but Ballinger thinks there is more to this case than anyone is admitting. He get tips to help solve the murder from an unlikely source.
11133"A Grenade for a Summer's Evening"Herman HoffmanTerry CrosbyMay 10, 1960 (1960-05-10)
Billinger has to find the person who tossed a hand grenade into the middle of a backyard party killing several people.
11234"Two Days for Willy"Don McDougallTerry Crosby & Dennis RobertsMay 17, 1960 (1960-05-17)
Willy Nichols is due to testify in a narcotics investigation, but under police protection he receives a threatening phone call and suddenly disappears. Ballinger must find Nichols to save the case.
11335"Badge for a Coward"Paul StewartJay D. Crowley, Ward Hawkins & Robert QuaidMay 24, 1960 (1960-05-24)
Accompanied by a female reporter, Lieutenant Ballinger investigates an elderly woman's charge that the man who robbed her store and killed a police officer was able to escape as a direct result of Officer George Maxwell's cowardice.
11436"Closed Season"Herman HoffmanTerry Crosby, Lee Erwin & William McCluskeyMay 31, 1960 (1960-05-31)
Sonny Bradley is charged with murder. Ballinger begins to investigate and quickly realizes something is not right about the statements from the witnesses, and starts to see a much bigger game being played.
11537"Fire in the Sky"Dann CahnRobert QuaidJune 7, 1960 (1960-06-07)
A private plane explodes just after takeoff, killing ten people. Evidence begins to indicate that it wasn't an accident. Ballinger begins to follow the trail and starts to discover a complicated insurance scam in action.
11638"The Tiger's Cage"Don McDougallStuart Jerome & Maxwell ShaneJune 14, 1960 (1960-06-14)
A bookkeeper is robbed and murdered at a circus. A clown named Laslo is identified as the killer. Ballinger and the rest of M Squad have to deal with how Laslo could have committed the crime while performing in front of 5,000 people in the main tent.
11739"The Bad Apple"Paul StewartJay D. Crowley, Fenton Earnshaw & Kevin ThomasJune 21, 1960 (1960-06-21)
Ballinger and M Squad are called in to investigate a diamond robbery. All the evidence points to an inside job, and M Squad have the tough task of working out who was the inside connection.

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