Saints and Sinners (1962 TV series)

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Saints and Sinners
Nick Adams Lili Darvas Paul Muni Saints and Sinners 1962.jpg
Nick Adams, Lili Darvas and Paul Muni in "A Shame for the Diamond Wedding".
Genre Drama
Created by Adrian Spies
Written by David Davidson
David Karp
Jo Pagano
Adrian Spies
Directed by Jus Addiss
Marc Daniels
Sutton Roley
Paul Wendkos
Starring Nick Adams
John Larkin
Richard Erdman
Barbara Rush
Sharon Farrell
Robert F. Simon
Theme music composer Elmer Bernstein
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 18
Production
Producer(s) Marc Daniels
Adrian Spies
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 25 mins.
Production company(s) Four Star Productions
Hondo
Broadcast
Original channel NBC
Picture format Black-and-white
Audio format Monaural
Original run September 17, 1962 (1962-09-17) – February 4, 1963 (1963-02-04)
Chronology
Related shows The Dick Powell Show

Saints and Sinners is an American drama series that aired on NBC during the 1962-63 television season. The program starred Nick Adams as newspaper reporter Nick Alexander. Saints and Sinners was created by Adrian Spies, who worked as a journalist before becoming a screenwriter.

Overview[edit]

The character of Nick Alexander was first featured in The Dick Powell Show episode "Savage Sunday".[1] The series showed New York City life through the eyes of the staff of a fictional newspaper, The New York Bulletin. The episodes' storylines had adult themes that featured moral dilemmas.

John Larkin co-starred as Nick's mentor, newspaper editor Mark Grainger. The series also starred Richard Erdman as Kluge, the staff photographer and office philosopher, and Robert F. Simon as copy editor Dave Tabak.

Many stars and future stars had guest roles on the show. One episode featured the final screen appearance of Paul Muni, one of the most esteemed actors in the history of Broadway and Hollywood.

Guest star list[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Season 1[edit]

Episode # Episode Title Original Airdate
1 "Dear George, the Siamese Cat Is Missing" September 17, 1962
2 "All the Hard Young Men" September 24, 1962
3 "The Man on the Rim" September 24, 1962
4 "Judgement in Jazz Alley" October 8, 1962
5 "Source of Information" October 15, 1962
6 "Three Columns of Anger" October 22, 1962
7 "A Servant in the House of My Party" November 5, 1962
8 "Daddy's Girl" November 12, 1962
9 "Luscious Lois" November 19, 1962
10 "A Shame for the Diamond Wedding" November 26, 1962
11 "Judith Was a Lady" December 3, 1962
12 "A Night of Horns and Bells" December 24, 1962
13 "A Taste of Evil" December 31, 1962
14 "The Home-Coming Bit" January 7, 1963
15 "Slug It, Miss Joyous" January 14, 1963
16 "The Year Joan Crawford Won the Oscar" January 21, 1963
17 "New Lead Berlin" January 28, 1963
18 "Ten Days for a Shirt Tail" February 4, 1963

Reception[edit]

Saints and Sinners faced competition from Chuck Connors's The Rifleman and Jack Lord's Stoney Burke on ABC and The Lucy Show and The Danny Thomas Show on CBS.[2] Due to low ratings, it was canceled after 18 episodes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present. Ballantine Books. 2003. p. 304. ISBN 0-345-45542-8. 
  2. ^ 1962-1963 American network television schedule

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