New York Confidential (TV series)

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New York Confidential
Genre Crime drama
Directed by Jack Gage
Steve Sekely
Justus Addiss
Starring Lee Tracy
Opening theme Alfred Newman
Ending theme Joseph Mullendore[1]
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 39
Executive producer(s) Leon Fromkess
Location(s) United States
United Kingdom
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 25 mins.
Original network Syndication (United States)
Rediffusion (United Kingdom)
Picture format Black-and-white
Audio format Monaural
Original release 1958 – 1959[2]

New York Confidential is a British-American crime drama series that aired from 1958 to 1959.[1][2]

The series aired in syndicated in the United States and was broadcast on London's local ITV station, Associated-Rediffusion, in the UK. It was co-produced by ITC Entertainment, Metropolis Productions, Inc., and Television Programs of America.


Running for 39 half-hour monochrome episodes, the series chronicled the adventures of a New York City newspaper columnist Lee Cochran, played by Lee Tracy.

The series is often mis-remembered today as having flowed from a 1955 Broderick Crawford movie of the same name. However, neither Lee Cochran, nor any newspaper columnist, features in the film. In truth, the two works were unrelated attempts to adapt the same novel by Jack Lait and Lee Mortimer, with varying degrees of fidelity to that source. The film is frequently cited as being merely "suggested" by the book, whereas the television series is seen as being "based upon" it.[3][4]

Episode list[edit]

  1. Sudden Money
  2. Covenant with Death
  3. Come Home to Death
  4. Semper Fidelis
  5. Chinatown, My Chinatown
  6. Child of Terror
  7. Legacy
  8. Garment District
  9. Law is for Suckers
  10. Massacre
  11. Girl from Nowhere
  12. Skid Row Mouthpiece
  13. New Citizen
  14. The Bullet
  15. The Seeing Eye
  16. Man on Parole
  17. Broadway Sam
  18. Crosseyed Camera
  19. Death in Pursuit
  20. The Skin Game
  21. Medallion
  22. Horse on the Loose
  23. Incident at Fulton Market
  24. Positive Identification
  25. Custody
  26. The Most Dangerous Animal
  27. House of Strangers
  28. Body on a Couch
  29. The Lonely Man
  30. The Assassin
  31. Johnny Cordes
  32. The Captain Kenesaw Story
  33. In Retaliation
  34. Miracle for Gisella
  35. Face of Clay
  36. Death is the Collateral
  37. Ransom
  38. Life Care
  39. Airline Hostess


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