Cain's Hundred (1961–1962)
19 Sep. 1961Crime and Commitment: Part 1
Nick Cain has been a lawyer for the mob, but now he wants to get out. Mob boss George Vincent, realizing how much Cain knows about the inner workings of the mob, puts out a contract on Cain's life. Cain survives the attempt, but his fiancée doesn't.
26 Sep. 1961Crime and Commitment: Part 2
Gang boss George Vincent has put out a contract on the life of former mob attorney Nick Cain. When Cain's fiancée is killed in the attempted hit, Cain sets out to prove that Vincent was responsible for the murder and bring him to justice.
3 Oct. 1961Blue Water, White Beach
When an employee is killed in an accident at the distillery of Ed Hoagley, a notorious bootlegger, he tries to make it look like a hit-and-run to divert attention away from his business. However, Cain finds out that the victim worked for Hoagley, and his suspicions cause him to check further into the "accident".
10 Oct. 1961Markdown on a Man: Lenny Bircher
Cain hopes to break mobster Lenny Bircher's stranglehold on a town's wholesale food marketers and looks for a witness who will testify against him, but everyone is too afraid. His best hope is with the daughter of a wholesaler who has fallen for the supervisor who is under Bircher's control.
17 Oct. 1961Degrees of Guilt
Cain's target is mobster Frank Andreotis, a man he was once close to. To bring him down, he hopes to convince a girl whom Andreotis forced into drugs and prostitution to testify against him.
24 Oct. 1961King of the Mountain
Cain's target is Herman Combes, the ruthless boss of a mountain county who has hand-picked the entire police force. He has Cain arrested for a traffic offense to prevent him from getting to the hospital to talk to a witness before he dies. But Cain plans to find another way to bring Combes down.
31 Oct. 1961The Penitent: Louis Strode
Mobster Louis Strode is said to be having a change of heart regarding his activities due to the death of his son from a drug-related accident, and his wife's resulting mental collapse. But Cain is not so sure he's really changed.
7 Nov. 1961Comeback
Cain hopes to find a witness who is willing to testify and put crooked boxing promoter Tom Larch out of business.
21 Nov. 1961Dead Load: Dave Braddock
After a dock worker who tried to get others to stand up to crooked boss Dave Braddock and his puppet union is killed in an "accident", Cain looks for someone else to take Braddock on.
28 Nov. 1961In the Balance
Cain learns that the respected judge who will be hearing the case against mobster Frank Meehan just may be under the control of the mob himself.
5 Dec. 1961Five for One
Karl Bigger, the head of a costume jewelry company, decides to join with mob hoodlums in a scheme to smuggle gold into Mexico. Cain knows this but decides to go after bigger fish than Bigger.
12 Dec. 1961The Fixer
After his deputies arrest a man who was planning to set up shop for the mob in his town, a small-town sheriff decides to make a deal with the mob's higher-ups to make more money for himself.
19 Dec. 1961Final Judgment: Alexander Marish
Dress manufacturer Louis Speckter believes gangster Alexander Marish has let him use his own trucks for years out of friendship. But now, the pressure is on Marish to get everyone in line, and Speckter and his son are the last holdouts. When the son is killed for resisting Marish, the elder Speckter still can't believe Marish had anything to do with it.
2 Jan. 1962The Plush Jungle: Benjamin Riker
Zales Yoder and his son Kurt disagree over the extent to which they should allow Benjamin Riker to further control their business so that he can use it for smuggling purposes, even after Riker resorts to threats to get Yoder's customers to take their business elsewhere.
9 Jan. 1962Take a Number: Jack Garsell
Cain tries to persuade gentle-natured Wilbur Morton that numbers racket boss Jack Garsell is not the "nice man" Morton believes him to be, and that he should testify against him.
16 Jan. 1962The Debasers: Milton Bonner and Phillip Colerane
Cain is targeting pornography peddler Milton Bonner, but he finds he must also fight Bonner's public relations man Philip Colerane, who orders his staff to create as negative an image of Cain as possible.
23 Jan. 1962The Schemer: William Norman
While on vacation in a small town, Cain is surprised to learn that William Norman, a mobster he has been trying to nail, has been arrested for beating up the father of his girlfriend. So it surprises the local district attorney when Cain, an old friend, decides to defend Norman against this charge.
30 Jan. 1962The Manipulator: Raymond Cruz
A neo-Nazi group is stirring up fear and hatred in a small town. But Cain believes the leader of the group is actually being controlled by someone higher up for self-serving reasons.
6 Feb. 1962Murder by Proxy: Earl Klegg
Cain decides to go ahead with prosecuting mobster Earl Klegg for conspiracy in the murder of a witness against him, even though Klegg was in prison at the time and the case is regarded by other attorneys as not being strong enough.
13 Feb. 1962Blood Money
Jay Adams has been recruited by reformer Sam Palmer to run against Tully Johnson, the powerful and crooked district attorney of a small town. But Palmer is unaware that Adams is actually meeting with Johnson himself.
20 Feb. 1962Blues for a Junkman: Arthur Troy
Todays theme is the Blues for a Junkman: Arthur Troy.
17 Apr. 1962A Creature Lurks in Ambush
Gangster Vincent Pavanne's nephew Rick refuses to follow in his footsteps or come to see his dying father. In the hope of changing his mind, Vincent decides to prove to his nephew that anyone can be bought, and thus decides to bribe Rick's best friend, a college basketball star, into throwing a game.
24 Apr. 1962Women of Silure
Cain is in Corsica to make a recommendation as to whether he thinks exiled gangster Mike Colonni has forsaken his old ways and should be permitted to come to America again. The recent "accidental" death of a young man working for him makes him skeptical.
1 May 1962The Left Side of Canada
Cain sets his sights on the accountant for a mob boss, a seemingly laid-back but vicious thug who "exiled" a singer to Alaska after his nephew fell in love with her.