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Episode Guide

  • Season 4
    • Barefoot on a Bed of Coals
      5/29/63
      8.7

      A barber, who was rejected for the Police Academy, buys a uniform and begins impersonating a policeman. All goes well until he shoots an armed robber.

    • Golden Lads and Girls
      5/22/63
      8.8
      A judge orders two husbands into therapy after they're arrested for hitting their wives.
    • One, Two, Three, Rita Rakahowski
      5/15/63
      7.5
      The rivalry between a factory manager and an employee over a woman takes a deadly turn.
    • The S.S. American Dream
      5/8/63
      8.5
      A junk dealer kills his partner during a fight and then goes to a loan shark to finance his latest get rich quick scheme.
    • Color Schemes Like Never Before
      5/1/63
      8.4

      Ordered to get out of town by criminals, a man is reluctant to listen to them since it would involve leaving his girlfriend.

    • Carrier
      Carrier
      Episode 29
      4/24/63
      8.7
      A woman escapes from a residential facility hoping to see the New York she sees across the bridge. Though herself not sick, she is the unwitting carrier of an extremely virulent contagion. The detectives have to track her down before the city has an epidemic on its hands.
    • No Naked Ladies in Front of Giovanni's House!
      A tenant is assaulted by his eccentric landlord after the landlord refuses to take his rent payment.
    • Howard Running Bear Is a Turtle
      4/3/63
      8.5

      A love triangle ends with the death of a Native American construction worker off a narrow girder. The ensuing investigation is hampered by an ancient Indian custom that prevents those involved from telling what actually happened.

    • On the Battlefront, Every Minute Is Important
      While investigating a robbery/murder at a high rise office building, Flint is offered a job by a dying advertising executive.
    • Stop the Parade! A Baby Is Crying!
      A lonely divorcee loans her car to a man she meets in a bar, then reports it stolen.
    • Alive and Still a Second Lieutenant
      A disgruntled corporate executive accidentally kills another man in a brawl over a parking space.
    • The Highest of Prizes
      2/27/63
      9.1
      In a murder trial, a stubborn juror holds out for a not guilty verdict until his fellow jurors agree with him. Then when conclusive evidence is found of the guilt of the two defendants, the juror goes gunning for them to set things right.
    • Bringing Far Places Together
      2/20/63
      9.5

      Plagued by a language barrier as a new arrival to New York City, a Spanish-speaking man struggles in his attempts to find employment.

    • Prime of Life
      Prime of Life
      Episode 21
      2/13/63
      9.1
      Flint travels up state to Sing Sing prison to witness the execution of a man he helped to apprehend.
    • Man Without a Skin
      Man Without a Skin
      Episode 20
      2/6/63
      8.8
      Detective Jerry Costell is an intense man who prides himself on always catching the criminal. His partner is killed by Willie Corbin who's thought to be hiding out in Costell's precinct; Costell is intent on joining the search.
    • Beyond This Place There Be Dragons

      In a desperate attempt to survive, an informer begins to sell his tips, which puts his life in danger.

    • The Apple Falls Not Far from the Tree
      A father tries to cover up for his son who was involved in a burglary in which a man was killed.
    • Robin Hood and Clarence Darrow, They Went Out with Bow and Arrow
      To win the respect of his sons, a liquor store owner baits a gang of thieves hoping that they'll rob his store.
    • Her Life in Moving Pictures
      1/2/63
      8.9
      A scheming Lothario exploits lonely female employees of wealthy people in order to gain access to their homes for burglaries.
    • Don't Knock It Till You've Tried It
      A Las Vegas chorus girl and her galpal arrive in New York City and abduct a prominent psychiatrist at gunpoint. The chorus girl's object: she wants the psychiatrist to marry her.
    • Spectre of the Rose Street Gang
      12/19/62
      8.8
      Three successful businessmen are blackmailed by a former acquaintance over a death that occurred 25 years beforehand.
    • King Stanislaus and the Knights of the Round Stable
      Two lifelong friends, involved in a bitter dispute, resort to an old Polish custom to settle their argument.
    • The Virtues of Madame Douvay
      12/5/62
      8.1
      An unhappy Frenchwoman tries to frame her husband for the murder of his step-brother.
    • Dust Devil on a Quiet Street
      11/28/62
      9.2
      Libby is afraid that an intense new student in her acting class might try to kill the teacher.
    • A Horse Has a Big Head -- Let Him Worry!
      The search is on for a blind boy who, inspired by his teacher that he can accomplish anything, decides to make his way from Manhattan to his home in Brooklyn.
    • Make It Fifty Dollars and Add Love to Nona

      Ignored by his son and placed in a home for the elderly, a man begins to phone in threats to the police. A fellow resident overhears him during one call and begins a blackmail scheme.

    • Torment Him Much and Hold Him Long
      Bartender Barney Sonners and his family are terrorized after he testifies against an armed robbery attempt.
    • Go Fight City Hall
      10/31/62
      7.7
      A cynical toll booth worker goes on a drinking spree and kidnaps a waiter at the Waldorf Astoria whom he has mistaken for a scientist.
    • Five Cranks for Winter... Ten Cranks for Spring
      Former boxer Johnny Meigs returns to the squared circle in order to earn enough money to send his wife to a floral convention in Baltimore. Unfortunately for Johnny, his crooked manager sells him out once the fight begins.
    • Kill Me While I'm Young So I Can Die Happy
      Detective Arcaro befriends a dying woman who seemingly is hated by everyone who ever came into contact with her.
    • And By the Sweat of Thy Brow...
      10/10/62
      8.5
      After clearing him of a mugging, Detective Flint tries to help a disfigured young man face the world.
    • Daughter, Am I in My Father's House?
      An overly protective father plots a brutal revenge on the four youths who accosted his shy daughter.
    • Idylls of a Running Back
      9/26/62
      9.1
      A football star is shot three times in his hotel room by a disturbed young woman who claims they had been having an affair.
    • Hold for Gloria Christmas
      9/19/62
      8.8
      Poet Duncan Kleist breaks out of a hospital alcoholic ward to retrieve some verses he traded for drinks. But Stanley, the bartender who now has the poems, tells Duncan he will have to buy them back.
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