Target: The Corruptors!
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!|
Logo of Target: The Corruptors Marino, 1961
|Created by||Lester Velie|
|Written by||Harry Essex|
|Directed by||William Conrad|
Harold J. Stone
|Theme music composer||Rudy Schrager|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||35|
|Executive producer(s)||Leonard J. Ackerman|
John H. Burrows
Leonard J. Ackerman
John H. Burrows
Vincent M. Fennelly
George E. Diskant
|Running time||48 mins.|
|Production company(s)||Four Star Television|
|Distributor||Four Star Distribution|
|Original release||September 29, 1961 –|
June 8, 1962
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.
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. 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.
- 1961-1962 American network television schedule