The Detectives

The Detectives

1959, Crime
Plainclothes detectives battle crime in the big city.
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Episode Guide

  • The Detectives - Saturday Edition (Season 3 Episode 30)
    Season 3 Episode 30:

    Saturday Edition

    Holbrook pleads with a muckraking newspaper to soft-pedal a corruption story.

  • The Detectives - Strangers in the House (Season 3 Episode 29)
    Season 3 Episode 29:

    Strangers in the House

    A stolen car and a hit-and-run accident lead to a boys' school.

  • The Detectives - The Walls Have Eyes (Season 3 Episode 28)
    Season 3 Episode 28:

    The Walls Have Eyes

    Holbrook and his squad break up a gang of counterfeiters.

  • The Detectives - The Fourth Commandment (Season 3 Episode 27)
    Season 3 Episode 27:

    The Fourth Commandment

    Capt. Holbrook is the only witness a grand jury has after two others are eliminated.

  • The Detectives - Finders Keepers (Season 3 Episode 26)
    Season 3 Episode 26:

    Finders Keepers

    A girl who is to identify an escaped kidnapper runs away.

  • The Detectives - Three Blind Mice (Season 3 Episode 25)
    Season 3 Episode 25:

    Three Blind Mice

    Holbrook's men tail Forest even after his acquittal on murder charges.

  • The Detectives - Three Blind Mice (Season 3 Episode 24)
    Season 3 Episode 24:

    Three Blind Mice

    Mobsters tail a numbers racket money-runner.

  • The Detectives - Never the Twain (Season 3 Episode 23)
    Season 3 Episode 23:

    Never the Twain

    A map fragment, interpreted correctly, will lead to robbery suspects.

  • The Detectives - The Con Man (Season 3 Episode 22)
    Season 3 Episode 22:

    The Con Man

    A con man's new mark doesn't buy his story.

  • The Detectives - One Lousy Wednesday (Season 3 Episode 21)
    Season 3 Episode 21:

    One Lousy Wednesday

    Russo receives a note that threatens his family's life.

  • The Detectives - Night Boat (Season 3 Episode 20)
    Season 3 Episode 20:

    Night Boat

    Russo and Ballard go undercover on an excursion boat.

  • The Detectives - Walk a Crooked Line (Season 3 Episode 19)
    Season 3 Episode 19:

    Walk a Crooked Line

    A detective blames himself for his partner's death in the line of duty.

  • The Detectives - The Outsider (Season 3 Episode 18)
    Season 3 Episode 18:

    The Outsider

    Letter carriers are being inexplicably murdered.

  • The Detectives - The Jagged Edge (Season 3 Episode 17)
    Season 3 Episode 17:

    The Jagged Edge

    A young detective is confronted with a suspect's air-tight alibi.

  • The Detectives - Pandora's Box (Season 3 Episode 16)
    Season 3 Episode 16:

    Pandora's Box

    Lt. Johnny Russo is a blackmail victim.

  • The Detectives - Night on the Town (Season 3 Episode 15)
    Season 3 Episode 15:

    Night on the Town

    A henpecked man stumbles into a criminal plot.

  • The Detectives - Crossed Wires (Season 3 Episode 14)
    Season 3 Episode 14:

    Crossed Wires

    A divorcee reports hearing a murder plot over her phone.

  • The Detectives - Point of No Return (Season 3 Episode 13)
    Season 3 Episode 13:

    Point of No Return

    Thieves hold Matt and another hunter hostage in a ghost town.

  • The Detectives - Act of God (Season 3 Episode 12)
    Season 3 Episode 12:

    Act of God

    A clergyman has an unusual interest in a jewel robbery.

  • The Detectives - The Queen of Craven Point (Season 3 Episode 11)
    Season 3 Episode 11:

    The Queen of Craven Point

    A murdered millionaire's widow sponsors an artists colony.

  • The Detectives - Escort (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:

    Escort

    When a police escort acts strangely, people question whether a train wreck killed a woman prisoner.

  • The Detectives - Song of the Guilty Heart (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    Song of the Guilty Heart

    A murder victim's widow threatens to leap from her apartment ledge.

  • The Detectives - Hit and Miss (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    Hit and Miss

    Before a hit-and-run victim's identity is known, evidence points to a tippling salesman.

  • The Detectives - Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    Beyond a Reasonable Doubt

    Holbrook investigates an entertainer's murder in a small town.

  • The Detectives - A Piece of Tomorrow (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    A Piece of Tomorrow

    A junkman turns in a suitcase full of money and gets a job in a bank.

  • The Detectives - One Lucky Break (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    One Lucky Break

    Sgt. Nelson is accused of shooting an unarmed robbery victim.

  • The Detectives - A Barrel Full of Monkeys (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    A Barrel Full of Monkeys

    The detectives deal with minor problems.

  • The Detectives - Shadow of His Brother (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    Shadow of His Brother

    The brother of a condemned man takes Holbrook and a waitress hostage.

  • The Detectives - The Legend of Jim Riva (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    The Legend of Jim Riva

    An ex convict has trouble going straight; with Edward G. Robinson.

  • The Detectives - Tobey's Place (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    Tobey's Place

    A murder is committed at a coffeehouse frequented by Sgt. Nelson.

  • The Detectives - The Champ (Season 2 Episode 35)
    Season 2 Episode 35:

    The Champ

    A champion gets death threats after a lethal sparring match.

  • The Detectives - Duty Date (Season 2 Episode 34)
    Season 2 Episode 34:

    Duty Date

    A murdering hood threatens a witness.

  • The Detectives - The Air Tight Case (Season 2 Episode 33)
    Season 2 Episode 33:

    The Air Tight Case

    Evidence implies a respected family man is a killer.

  • The Detectives - The Other Cheek (Season 2 Episode 32)
    Season 2 Episode 32:

    The Other Cheek

    A cadet is demoralized after slaying a burglar.

  • The Detectives - Short Way Home (Season 2 Episode 31)
    Season 2 Episode 31:

    Short Way Home

    A murdered policeman's children are pals with a hoodlum.

  • The Detectives - Little Boy Clue (Season 2 Episode 30)
    Season 2 Episode 30:

    Little Boy Clue

    Hoods steal uniforms and a patrol car.

  • The Detectives - Terror on Ice (Season 2 Episode 29)
    Season 2 Episode 29:

    Terror on Ice

    A bandit holds Russo's son hostage.

  • The Detectives - Time for Decision (Season 2 Episode 28)
    Season 2 Episode 28:

    Time for Decision

    Holbrook collars a stalker planning to kill Ballard.

  • The Detectives - The Reason (Season 2 Episode 25)
    Season 2 Episode 25:

    The Reason

    A psychopathic cop-killer becomes a sniper.

  • The Detectives - Not So Long Ago (Season 2 Episode 24)
    Season 2 Episode 24:

    Not So Long Ago

    An aging beauty queen claims she is being molested.

  • The Detectives - Bad Apple (Season 2 Episode 23)
    Season 2 Episode 23:

    Bad Apple

    Holbrook matches wits with a rogue cop.

  • The Detectives - Eye for an Eye (Season 2 Episode 22)
    Season 2 Episode 22:

    Eye for an Eye

    A vengeful man cages Ballard, who has appendicitis.

  • The Detectives - Matt's Woman (Season 2 Episode 21)
    Season 2 Episode 21:

    Matt's Woman

    A jewel-robbery suspect looks like Holbrook's late wife.

  • The Detectives - Personal Enemy (Season 2 Episode 20)
    Season 2 Episode 20:

    Personal Enemy

    When his girlfriend is attacked, Ballard's emotions override judgment.

  • The Detectives - See No Evil (Season 2 Episode 19)
    Season 2 Episode 19:

    See No Evil

    Holbrook deals with reluctant witnesses.

  • The Detectives - Quiet Night (Season 2 Episode 18)
    Season 2 Episode 18:

    Quiet Night

    A young ex-convict with a hand grenade holds hostages.

  • The Detectives - Kinfolk (Season 2 Episode 17)
    Season 2 Episode 17:

    Kinfolk

    Ballard's rural relatives protect him from a vengeful killer.

  • The Detectives - Power Failure (Season 2 Episode 16)
    Season 2 Episode 16:

    Power Failure

    A damaged power-line hinders a robbery investigation.

  • The Detectives - The Frightened Ones (Season 2 Episode 15)
    Season 2 Episode 15:

    The Frightened Ones

    A blind girl helps Russo and Goddard identify a killer.

  • The Detectives - The Razor's Edge (Season 2 Episode 14)
    Season 2 Episode 14:

    The Razor's Edge

    Russo's wife becomes seriously ill and his son gets mixed up with a gang.

  • The Detectives - The Informer (Season 2 Episode 13)
    Season 2 Episode 13:

    The Informer

    A newspaper endangers an informer when it prints his picture.

  • The Detectives - Big Poison (Season 2 Episode 12)
    Season 2 Episode 12:

    Big Poison

    A police academy instructor is a suspect in a series of beatings.

  • The Detectives - Scalpel (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:

    Scalpel

    A frightened hood kidnaps a doctor's wife.

  • The Detectives - The Other Side (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    The Other Side

    A mobster vows to kill murder witnesses before they can turn him in.

  • The Detectives - Adopted (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    Adopted

    Holbrook tries to help friends who may lose their adopted child.

  • The Detectives - You Only Die Once (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    You Only Die Once

    Holbrook poses as a drunk to capture a hood in a bar.

  • The Detectives - The Little Witness (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    The Little Witness

    A small boy overhears mobsters planning an execution.

  • The Detectives - Cop on Trial (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    Cop on Trial

    Holbrook is accused of beating a suspect who fell into a pane of glass.

  • The Detectives - Shuttle (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Shuttle

    Holbrook and Ballard are aboard a hijacked plane.

  • The Detectives - Alibi (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    Alibi

    A murder suspect's alibis fall apart.

  • The Detectives - The Sports Job (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    The Sports Job

    Holbrook and impulsive rookie Ballard clash over a case.

  • The Detectives - Long Shot (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    Long Shot

    A shady gambler may be behind a jockey's murder.

  • The Detectives - The New Man (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    The New Man

    Holbrook sends a new recruit to charm a mobster's wife.

  • The Detectives - The Bait (Season 1 Episode 34)
    Season 1 Episode 34:

    The Bait

    A thieving addict is the bait that lures a drug kingpin into a trap.

  • The Detectives - Song of Songs (Season 1 Episode 33)
    Season 1 Episode 33:

    Song of Songs

    The operator of a lonely-hearts club is found murdered.

  • The Detectives - The Retirement of Maria Muir (Season 1 Episode 32)
    Season 1 Episode 32:

    The Retirement of Maria Muir

    A phone call from a glamorous actress warns of impending death.

  • The Detectives - Trial by Fire (Season 1 Episode 31)
    Season 1 Episode 31:

    Trial by Fire

    A young patrolman's desire to be a detective ruins a stakeout.

  • The Detectives - The Long Jump (Season 1 Episode 30)
    Season 1 Episode 30:

    The Long Jump

    Conway and Lindstrom deal with a man on a ledge.

  • The Detectives - Face Down, Floating (Season 1 Episode 29)
    Season 1 Episode 29:

    Face Down, Floating

    A society matron is found dead in her swimming pool.

  • The Detectives - The Prowler (Season 1 Episode 28)
    Season 1 Episode 28:

    The Prowler

    A captured prowler confesses to many crimes, but Holbrook thinks he is lying.

  • The Detectives - The Bodyguards (Season 1 Episode 27)
    Season 1 Episode 27:

    The Bodyguards

    A hated gangster needs protection from a small-time hood.

  • The Detectives - The Old Gang (Season 1 Episode 26)
    Season 1 Episode 26:

    The Old Gang

    Conway discovers boyhood friends have turned to crime.

  • The Detectives - The Chameleon Truck (Season 1 Episode 25)
    Season 1 Episode 25:

    The Chameleon Truck

    Thieves hijack a truckload of pharmaceuticals, including unstable antibiotics.

  • The Detectives - Little Girl Lost (Season 1 Episode 24)
    Season 1 Episode 24:

    Little Girl Lost

    A kidnapper frees a girl in the mountains in winter.

  • The Detectives - Time and Tide (Season 1 Episode 23)
    Season 1 Episode 23:

    Time and Tide

    After 20 years in prison, a released mobster encounters changed times.

  • The Detectives - The Bad Eye of Rosa Rosetti (Season 1 Episode 22)
    Season 1 Episode 22:

    The Bad Eye of Rosa Rosetti

    Superstitious neighbors think an old woman is a witch.

  • The Detectives - Armed and Dangerous (Season 1 Episode 21)
    Season 1 Episode 21:

    Armed and Dangerous

    A suspect escapes and takes hostages.

  • The Detectives - Anatomy of Fear (Season 1 Episode 20)
    Season 1 Episode 20:

    Anatomy of Fear

    An unknown assailant ambushes Conway.

  • The Detectives - Twelve Hours to Live (Season 1 Episode 19)
    Season 1 Episode 19:

    Twelve Hours to Live

    An arrested mobster's associates hold Russo captive.

  • The Detectives - Conspiracy of Silence (Season 1 Episode 18)
    Season 1 Episode 18:

    Conspiracy of Silence

    A dying criminal won't reveal who shot him.

  • The Detectives - The Trap (Season 1 Episode 17)
    Season 1 Episode 17:

    The Trap

    Conway woos a gunman's girlfriend, hoping she'll lead him to the fugitive.

  • The Detectives - House Call (Season 1 Episode 16)
    Season 1 Episode 16:

    House Call

    Holbrook poses as a doctor to catch hostage-taking hoods.

  • The Detectives - My Brother's Keeper (Season 1 Episode 15)
    Season 1 Episode 15:

    My Brother's Keeper

    Russo's partner may be a robber's brother.

  • The Detectives - Blue Fire (Season 1 Episode 14)
    Season 1 Episode 14:

    Blue Fire

    A veteran detective on a last assignment bends the rules.

  • The Detectives - Karate (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:

    Karate

    A killer who uses martial arts targets Holbrook but kills a janitor.

  • The Detectives - Life in the Balance (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    Life in the Balance

    A man refuses to let his daughter have her baby in a hospital.

  • The Detectives - Masquerade (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    Masquerade

    Russo protects a woman from her ex-husband, an escaped killer.

  • The Detectives - The Long Drive (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    The Long Drive

    A scatterbrained girl is the only lead to robbery suspects.

  • The Detectives - Two Time Loser (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    Two Time Loser

    A rabid dog bites an escaped convict.

  • The Detectives - Back Seat Driver (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    Back Seat Driver

    Russo, on his day off, becomes a jewelry-store robber's hostage.

  • The Detectives - My Name Is Tommy (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    My Name Is Tommy

    Holbrook traces a neglected boy's background.

  • The Detectives - The Murderous Deadline (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    The Murderous Deadline

    A showgirl lies to protect her gangster boyfriend.

  • The Detectives - Decoy (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Decoy

    Holbrook assigns his three men to protect an ex-fighter from a killer.

  • The Detectives - The Hiding Place (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    The Hiding Place

    A boy finds a bomb hidden in an abandoned factory.

  • The Detectives - Shot in the Dark (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Shot in the Dark

    A patrolman shoots a gang leader's brother in a dark alley.

  • The Detectives - The Streger Affair (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    The Streger Affair

    A man is gunned down when he surprises burglars in his home.

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