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Target: The Corruptors! is an American crime drama series starring Stephen McNally which aired on ABC from September 29, 1961 to June 8, 1962. The series was produced by Dick Powell's Four Star Television.

Target: The Corruptors!
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Logo of Target: The Corruptors Marino, 1961
GenreCrime drama
Created byLester Velie
Written byHarry Essex
Harry Kleiner
Christopher Knopf
Dick Nelson
Lester Pine
Les Ralston
Adrian Spies
Palmer Thompson
Directed byWilliam Conrad
Walter Doniger
Arthur Hiller
Józef Lejtes
Don Medford
John Peyser
StarringStephen McNally
Robert Harland
Harold J. Stone
Theme music composerRudy Schrager
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes35
Executive producer(s)Leonard J. Ackerman
John H. Burrows
Producer(s)Mort Abrahams
Leonard J. Ackerman
John H. Burrows
Everett Chambers
Joseph Dackow
Vincent M. Fennelly
Stanley Kallis
Don Medford
CinematographyCharles Burke
George E. Diskant
Gilbert Warrenton
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time48 mins.
Production company(s)Four Star Television
Velie-Burrows-Ackerman Productions
DistributorFour Star Distribution
Original networkABC
Picture formatBlack-and-white
Audio formatMonaural
Original releaseSeptember 29, 1961 (1961-09-29) –
June 8, 1962 (1962-06-08)

Production notesEdit

The program was created by Lester Velie, who was also a co-producer. Velie had written articles about the New York City slums and the infiltration of organized crime into the garment industry. He also wrote about Teamsters President James Hoffa.

Robert Harland as Jack Flood and Stephen McNally as Paul

Target: The Corruptors! aired on Friday evenings after 77 Sunset Strip, then at the height of its six seasons on the air. The competition was Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone on CBS and the second half of The Dinah Shore Show, a musical variety series which rotated with The Bell Telephone Hour on NBC.[1] There were also a limited number of Target: The Corruptors! comic books.


McNally stars as newspaper reporter Paul Marino. The character of Jack Flood, Marino's undercover agent, was portrayed by Robert Harland. The pair infiltrated the mob and reported on different crimes in New York City.



  1. ^ 1961-1962 American network television schedule

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