Cain's Hundred

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Cain's Hundred
Genre Police procedural; Legal drama
Created by Paul Monash
Written by Eliot Asinof
Franklin Barton
George Bellak
Joe Calvelli
Robert Culp
Robert C. Dennis
Fred Freiberger
Mel Goldberg
David Karp
Norma Katkov
Daniel Mainwaring
Dave Malloy
Paul Monash
E. Jack Neuman
Les Pine
Jim Thompson
Directed by Tom Gries
Irvin Kershner
Buzz Kulik
John Peyser
Sydney Pollack
Boris Sagal
Starring Peter Mark Richman
Theme music composer Jerry Goldsmith
Composer(s) Jerry Goldsmith
Fred Steiner
Morton Stevens
Jeff Alexander
Country of origin USA
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 30
Production
Executive producer(s) Paul Monash
Producer(s) Charles Russell
Running time 60 mins.
Production company(s) Vanadas Productions, Inc., in association with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Television
Broadcast
Original channel NBC
Picture format Black-and-white
Audio format Monaural
Original run September 19, 1961 – May 15, 1962

Cain's Hundred is an American crime drama series that aired on NBC from 1961 to 1962. The series was produced by Vanadas Productions, Inc. in association with MGM Television.

Synopsis[edit]

Cain's Hundred follows the life of Nicholas Cain (Peter Mark Richman) a former lawyer for the mob. After becoming engaged, Cain decides to leave his life of crime behind him. After leaving the underworld, a mob boss puts out a hit on him, but mistakenly kills Cain's fiancée, Stella (Carol Rossen), instead. Cain then teams up with the F.B.I. to find and bring 100 mobsters to justice.

The series aired opposite The Garry Moore Show, a variety show which aired on CBS.

Cast[edit]

  • Peter Mark Richman....Nicholas Cain
  • Carol Rossen....Stella Caulfield

Notable guest stars[edit]

Episode list[edit]

Episode # Production Code Episode Title Original Airdate Summary
1 6409 "Crime and Commitment (Part 1)" September 19, 1961 Powerful mob chief George Vincent plots the murder of Nicholas Cain when he learns of Cain's plan to quit the rackets.
2 6410 "Crime and Commitment (Part 2)" or (Rules of Evidence)[1] September 26, 1961 George Vincent is prosecuted by Nicholas Cain in a kangaroo court after Vincent kills Cain's fiancee.
3 6411 "Blue Water, White Beach" October 3, 1961 An abandoned distillery truck which is made to look like a hit-and run accident leads Cain to an illegal bootleg king.
4 6404 "Markdown on a Man" October 10, 1961 Cain finds an entire industry silenced by fear when he tries to gather evidence against a man who controls the produce market.
5 6401 "Degrees of Guilt" October 17, 1961 In trying to get at a crime czar, Cain finds his soft spot—his daughter.
6 6419 "King of the Mountain" October 24, 1961 Rural crime chief Herman Coombs threatens to kill Cain for trying to close down a syndicate-controlled, vice-ridden community.
7 6412 "The Penitent" October 31, 1961 Cain refuses to believe that an organization narcotics chief has quit the rackets because his son died in an accident stemming from drug addiction.
8 6417 "Comeback" November 7, 1961 Cain probes for information against a hoodlum who controls professional boxing.
9 6409 "Dead Load: Dave Braddock" November 21, 1961 The gang-style beating of a dock worker spurs Cain's crime-busting efforts against a waterfront extortionist.
10 6422 "In the Balance" November 28, 1961 Questions abound when a corrupt judge tries the case of an influential racketeer.
11 6413 "Five for One" December 5, 1961 A costume jewelry manufacturer devises a gold-smuggling scheme.
12 6418 "The Fixer" December 12, 1961 Cain tries to prevent a sheriff from turning an entire county over to a syndicate for use as a vice center.
13 6406 "Cain's Final Judgment" December 19, 1961 A dress manufacturer rebuffs Cain when he seeks help in attekmpting to rid the garment industry of a trucking alliance headed by a racketeer.
14 6421 "The Plush Jungle" January 2, 1962 A hoodlum conspires to take over an international transportation company for smuggling purposes.
15 6427 "Take a Number" January 9, 1962 A numbers racket king and his bookkeeper refuse to supply Cain with necessary information.
16 6426 "The Debasers" January 16, 1962 A racketeer attempts to obtain respectability after previously making his money in pornography.
17 6425 "The Schemer" January 23, 1962 A racketeer hires Cain to defend a gambling czar.
18 6429 "The Manipulator" January 30, 1962 A professional rabble rouser spreads fear and racial strife through a slum neighborhood.
19 6433 "Murder by Proxy" February 6, 1962 Cain risks his reputation when he prepares a flimsy murder case against a man already in prison.
20 6428 "Blood Money" February 13, 1962 Four men try to gain control of the district attorney's office in a wide-open town.
21 6430 "Blues for a Junkman" February 20, 1962 Cain helps a nightclub singer kick her drug habit so that she can try for another entertainer's permit.
22 6437 "The New Order" March 6, 1962 Cain teams with federal agent Steve Strohm in an investigation of competing loan shark operations.
23 6441 "The Cost of Living" March 20, 1962 Syndicate-controlled bail bondsmen tries to sever his underworld connections when he becomes involved in a murder.
24 6435 "Savage in Darkness" March 27, 1962 A blind mobster attempts to force a produce company owner to transport drugs for a syndicate.
25 6442 "The Swinger" April 3, 1962 Cain seeks help from an entertainer in locating a meeting of gang members.
26 6440 "Inside Track" April 10, 1962 A racketeer uses influence and bribery on a state legislature to prevent a sportsman from building a new horse racing track.
27 6436 "A Creature Lurks in Ambush" April 17, 1962 A syndicate gambler bribes a college basketball star, trying to prove that dishonesty is no rarity.
28 6431 "Women of Silure" April 24, 1962 Cain travels to Corsica to determine whether a deported gangster should be re-admitted to the United States.
29 6446 "The Left Side of Canada" May 1, 1962 Cain sets his sights on the accountant for a mob boss, a thug who "exiled" a singer to Alaska after his nephew fell in love with her. .
30 6447 "The Quick Brown Fox" May 15, 1962 A reporter tries to cut his connection with an underworld leader so that he can become respectable.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Second Episode Title (Rules of Evidence) from Youtube.

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