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(1959–1960)

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1959

8 Sep. 1959
Getaway Day
After receiving a tip from a dying police officer, Nick joins a gang of thugs planning to rob a racetrack.
 
15 Sep. 1959
The Casino
The local mob is killing off the small operators who are horning in on their gambling business. Nick flashes some cash and gets invited to one of the mob's casinos where he plays like he's a tough guy. This catches the boss' eye because he's always looking for new thugs.
 
22 Sep. 1959
The Frame
Undercover agent Nick Stone infiltrates a gang of jewel thieves to find evidence that a man convicted of murder during a jewel robbery is actually innocent.
 
29 Sep. 1959
Stand on Velvet
Nick goes undercover in the organization of a numbers racket boss, ultimately hoping to bring him down. Doing so, however, involves a very risky double-cross.
 
6 Oct. 1959
The Cracking Point
Nick infiltrates a bank robbery gang which uses blackmail to accomplish its ends, and which employs a particularly sadistic henchman who often kills in spite of his boss's orders.
 
13 Oct. 1959
Thousand Dollar Bill
Nick works undercover on a bank robbery. After the thieves are apprehended, the $100,000 they stole is nowhere to be found, and the police lieutenant who apprehended them is accused of taking the money. Now Nick works to prove the lieutenant innocent.
 
20 Oct. 1959
Music and Mink
Nick wants to get hired by a gang planning on cleaning out the vault at a jewelry store. He makes sure he's seen as a flashy thug who needs work after a dame (who works for them) slips him a mickey and cleans him out.
 
3 Nov. 1959
Man in the Middle
A mobster just released from prison finds that his former protege now controls half of his old territory. Nick goes undercover to infiltrate the ranks of both men in order to get the evidence against them and prevent a major gang war from erupting.
 
10 Nov. 1959
The Patsy
To learn the identity of the head of a gambling syndicate and bring him down, Nick plays a dangerous game, holding up and eventually kidnapping the syndicate's underlings and setting up a robbery.
 
17 Nov. 1959
The Money Fight
After a boxer is killed for not throwing a fight as ordered, Nick goes undercover by taking over as manager for another young prizefighter, planning eventually to get him to turn evidence against the crooked promoter who ordered the killing.
 
1 Dec. 1959
The Perfect Circle
A police detective vanishes after he is accused of robbing a train and killing two employees. Nick is sent undercover to determine if the officer is really guilty, or if he is even alive, and bring whoever is guilty to justice.
 
8 Dec. 1959
The Lady
After a polished blackmailer drives one woman to suicide, Nick goes undercover to stop the man from his next target, actress Laura Crane. The blackmail scheme involves the suspicious death of Laura's first husband.
 
15 Dec. 1959
Cold Kill
A shoe shop owner witnesses a mob murder, and Nick assumes the identity of the hit man who's been sent for to kill him. But the witness goes into hiding, and so the mob decides to smoke out the old man by using his wife and brother. Nick must act carefully to protect all three.
 
22 Dec. 1959
The Neon Wheel
Posing as a businessman representing an electronic firm, Nick gets in with a mayoral candidate who's part of the mob. He offers Nick some free city land if he'll help frame the current mayor with a phony bribery set-up.
 
29 Dec. 1959
Two Private Eyes
Nick's assignment is to bring down two crooked private detectives whose latest plan is to shake down a doctor whose wife is missing.
 

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