Mike Hammer (1958)

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Episode Guide

  • Season 1
    • The High Cost of Dying
      1/7/58
      8.5
      Mike is called to Sing Sing by a dying prisoner to fulfill his last wish. Floyd Ingalls wants Hammer to dig up the $60,000 he stole and buried and use the money to save his wife. Floyd received word that Evie has been kidnapped and is being held for ransom. To save the woman and capture the kidnapper, Mike agrees to deliver the loot.moreless
    • Just Around the Coroner
      1/14/58
      9.0
      A nice old gentleman who lives in Mike's hotel inherits $7500 in an insurance payout. Hammer makes it his job to protect the old man from con artists who are swarming to scam him out of his cash. Things unexpectedly turn dangerous with the arrival of the old man's sexy young grand-daughter.moreless
    • Hot Hands, Cold Dice
      1/21/58
      8.6
      Mike passes out in a girl's apartment and wakes up in Vegas the next day.
    • Death Gets a Diploma
      1/28/58
      8.1
      An old friend comes to Mike in a tizzy over her son. The college boy suddenly has money and has begun dating an old flame who made the front page of the newspaper. She seems to have to have set up a mob moss to be gunned down.
    • So That's Who It Was
      2/11/58
      6.8
      Mike receives a call from a frightened junkie he'd befriended on a case in Chinatown. By the time he arrives, the man lies dead in an alley--the same spot where another man has been murdered days before. Hammer believes the two crimes are tied together and his dead friend had seen something he shouldn't have.moreless
    • Dead Men Don't Dream
      2/18/58
      8.9
      Mike's old childhood friend Charlie is murdered for standing up to protection racketeers. Back in the old neighborhood, nobody's talking to Mike out of fear of the mob. Hammer decides the only way he's going get to whoever's running the racket is to rough up a couple of his collectors.
    • Letter Edged in Blackmail
      2/25/58
      8.1
      Mike gets into trouble when he calls on the woman he suspects is guilty of the false statement and is overwhelmed by the gorgeous Lucille Hart.
    • Death Takes an Encore
      3/7/58
      8.8
      Mike Hammer is confronted by a hoodlum who says he murdered a man six months ago who has just turned up killed in an auto accident.
    • Lead Ache
      Lead Ache
      Episode 9
      3/14/58
      7.2

      A newspaper reporter who writes fluff pieces is surprisingly gunned down by a hit man. Mike's only clue as to why anyone would want him dead are tickets the writer had to the Great White Way Dance Palace. With a woman reporter posing as one of the dancers, Hammer uncovers a scheme where young women are abducted and sold overseas.

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    • Overdose of Lead
      Overdose of Lead
      Episode 10
      3/21/58
      7.4
      Mike goes to the aid of a lovely nightclub entertainer who is being blackmailed.
    • A Grave Undertaking
      3/28/58
      8.9
      Hammer is hired to go to a cemetery and exchange a large sum of money for a bundle of letters.
    • A Shot in the Arm
      A Shot in the Arm
      Episode 12
      4/4/58
      8.0
      Mike Hammer is asked to help a young debutante.
    • Stay Out of Town
      Stay Out of Town
      Episode 13
      4/11/58
      8.6
      A gambler is murdered, and his secretary, before dying of wounds, identifies the gunman from a photograph.
    • Beautiful, Blue and Deadly
      4/18/58
      7.2
      Mike meets a beautiful female racketeer.
    • Skinned Deep
      Skinned Deep
      Episode 15
      4/25/58
      8.1
      Hammer tracks down a talent contest racket after he meets a beautiful girl who just lost a contest.
    • Peace Bond
      Peace Bond
      Episode 16
      5/2/58
      8.3
      Hammer's quest for peace and quiet is short livedwhe a man is shot and killed with Mike's gun.
    • Play Belles' Toll
      Play Belles' Toll
      Episode 17
      5/9/58
      8.0

      Mike runs into Lori Richards, a woman he hasn't seen in years, working at a chic New York café. She tells him she may need his help, but is murdered before giving him details. His investigation leads to her employer, a Park Avenue society matron runninganescort service, and her greedy partners who are branching out into extortion.

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    • For Sale: Deathbed--Used
      5/16/58
      8.2
      Hammer suspects his nurse friend was offed by her ex-boyfriend.
    • Music to Die By
      Music to Die By
      Episode 19
      5/23/58
      8.1
      Hammer comes to the aid of a disc jockey who's being forced to play certain recordings made by singers controlled by a crooked syndicate.
    • My Fair Deadly
      My Fair Deadly
      Episode 20
      5/30/58
      6.6

      A group of American dancers is traveling to the 1958 World's Fair in Brussels. Mike checks on the gal who missed the flight and finds her dead in her apartment and her boyfriend on the scene. Though he denies killing her, he confesses she was going to smuggle a hot diamond overseas on his behalf. Thinking one of the other hoofers may have murdered for the jewel, Hammer heads to the Fair.

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    • The New Look
      The New Look
      Episode 21
      6/7/58
      8.3

      A psychoanalyst contacts Mike when one of his patients is blackmailed with a secret she'd revealed only in his office. Hammer finds the office has been bugged by a couple running a high-end dress shop. Mike and the doctor bait their trap with a false confession from a planted patient during a session and wait for the blackmailers to strike.

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    • The Broken Frame
      The Broken Frame
      Episode 22
      6/14/58
      8.9
      Otis Stark's death row confession to an old grocery store robbery and murder means Hammer and Chambers sent the wrong man to the electric chair. The evidence, supplied by Stark's mother after his execution, is the gun involved in the shooting. The case becomes more complicated as the convicted man's widow and Stark's brother become involved in the story.moreless
    • Look at the Old Man Go
      6/21/58
      8.2
      Hammer crashes a penthouse party where he discovers that everything isn't what it seems to be.
    • The Paper Shroud
      The Paper Shroud
      Episode 24
      6/28/58
      9.0
      Hammer investigates a daring daytime robbery.
    • My Son and Heir
      My Son and Heir
      Episode 25
      7/5/58
      8.0
      A rich man's son opposes his tyrannical father and ruthless mother when he falls in love with a poor girl.
    • Final Curtain
      Final Curtain
      Episode 26
      7/12/58
      7.9
      Mike Hammer is attracted to a beautiful red headed chorus girl.
    • A Detective Tail
      A Detective Tail
      Episode 27
      7/19/58
      8.4
      Jack Cordell hires Mike to find his girlfriend, at the same time, Mike discovers that another detective is following Cordell.
    • It's an Art
      It's an Art
      Episode 28
      7/26/58
      7.2
      Hammer is hired to find an art student who disappeared mysteriously.
    • Four Blind Mice
      Four Blind Mice
      Episode 29
      8/2/58
      8.8
      A suspicious husband asks Mike for help with his wife, a beautiful model.
    • Scar and Garter
      Scar and Garter
      Episode 30
      10/12/58
      7.8
      A newlywed hires Mike to find her new husband who has been missing since a visit to his estranged mother. He goes to question the mysterious mother at her mansion in the Berkshires and discovers a veiled recluse. The one-time Broadway actress had been disfigured years earlier by a thug with a knife. In his investigation, Hammer discovers a body buried in a shallow grave on the estate property.moreless
    • No Pockets in a Shroud
      8/9/58
      7.3
      Someone really didn't want his photograph to be taken. The darkroom of a nightclub photographer is destroyed, as are the negative and photo, so Mike has little to go on. Fingerprint dusting in the darkroom reveals a surprising person: a racketeer who supposedly died in a plane crash several years earlier.moreless
    • The Living Dead
      The Living Dead
      Episode 32
      8/16/58
      8.4
      Mike's hired by Susan Barlow, but then she suddenly disappears. Her husband then asks Hammer to track her down. His search leads to a wealthy recluse from a brokerage firm whom Susan has claimed is her father.
    • Old Folks at Home Blues
      8/23/58
      8.1
      Mike comes to the rescue of an attractive woman he spots in the Bowery who's being mugged. He learns she's come from Wyoming to find her husband, a piano player, whom she fears is dead. The best clue Mike has to go on is a fragment of a melody.
    • No Business Like-----
      8/30/58
      7.5
      Doc Fawcett's been coughing up $500 protection money each month to an anonymous person who's threatened to harm his daughter, a tightrope walker. Hammer goes undercover at the circus and thinks he's found his man: a carny thug who's made advances on the daughter in the past. The case takes an unexpected turn when Mike's suspect is shot and killed--with Doc's gun.moreless
    • Crepe for Suzette
      Crepe for Suzette
      Episode 35
      9/7/58
      8.0
      Hammer's asked to find a young woman who moved to New York to study acting and has stopped writing home to her parents. It turns out she was killed in a hit-and-run car accident. The mystery is why she'd skipped out owing rent on her old apartment and moved to an expensive new place. Mike finds she'd been making money as a call girl who set up her clients to be mugged by a group working out of the acting school.moreless
    • Letter of the Weak
      Letter of the Weak
      Episode 36
      9/14/58
      8.4
      A mysterious letter received by Mike leads him into a murder trap.
    • That School Girl Complex
      9/21/58
      8.1

      Mike searches for the person behind a series of threatening events at an exclusive girls' prep school. Highcliff's new headmistress thinks someone is trying to make her look bad while one student claims that she's the real target of the attempted murderer.

    • To Bury a Friend
      To Bury a Friend
      Episode 38
      9/28/58
      8.7
      Mike goes to Chicago to find out who killed an old friend and uncovers a con game.
    • Mere Maid
      Mere Maid
      Episode 39
      10/5/58
      8.6
      Mike's vacationing at a lake cabin he's rented when a woman swims up and invites him to a party at her uncle's estate. At the society soiree, Mike runs into an old enemy: a lawyer who claims Mike had framed his client with phony evidence. When the party's host is murdered, the lawyer is accused of the crime. Now, Mike's old adversary wants his help in finding the true killer.moreless
  • Season 2
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