Cain's Hundred


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.

Cain's Hundred
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GenrePolice procedural; Legal drama
Created byPaul Monash
Written byEliot 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 byTom Gries
Irvin Kershner
Buzz Kulik
John Peyser
Sydney Pollack
Boris Sagal
StarringPeter Mark Richman
Theme music composerJerry Goldsmith
ComposersJerry Goldsmith
Fred Steiner
Morton Stevens
Jeff Alexander
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes30
Executive producerPaul Monash
ProducerCharles Russell
Running time60 minutes
Production companiesVanadas Productions
MGM Television
DistributorMGM Television
Original networkNBC
Picture formatBlack-and-white
Audio formatMonaural
Original releaseSeptember 19, 1961 (1961-09-19) –
May 15, 1962 (1962-05-15)


Cain's Hundred follows the life of Nicholas Cain (Peter Mark Richman), a former lawyer for the mob. After becoming engaged to be married, Cain decides to leave his life of crime. His departure from the underworld, however, prompts a mob boss to put out a "hit" on him, but the gunman misses Cain and mistakenly kills his fiancée Stella (portrayed by actress Carol Rossen). Seeking revenge, Cain then teams up with the Federal Bureau of Investigation to find and bring 100 mobsters to justice.

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


Notable guest starsEdit


Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
1"Crime and Commitment"Boris SagalDavid Karp (story), David Karp and Paul Monash (teleplay)September 19, 1961 (1961-09-19)6409
Powerful mob chief George Vincent plots the murder of Nicholas Cain when he learns of Cain's plan to quit the rackets.
2"Rules of Evidence: George Vincent"Boris SagalDavid Karp (story), David Karp and Paul Monash (teleplay)September 26, 1961 (1961-09-26)6410
George Vincent is prosecuted by Nicholas Cain in a kangaroo court after Vincent kills Cain's fiancee. Note: This episode and "Crime and Commitment" were shown outside North America in cinemas as a motion picture called The Crimebusters.[1]
3"Blue Water, White Beach: Edward Hoagley"John PeyserE. Jack NeumanOctober 3, 1961 (1961-10-03)6411
An abandoned distillery truck which is made to look like a hit-and run accident leads Cain to an illegal bootleg king.
4"Markdown on a Man: Lenny Bircher"TBATBAOctober 10, 1961 (1961-10-10)6404
Cain finds an entire industry silenced by fear when he tries to gather evidence against a man who controls the produce market.
5"Frank Andreotis: Degrees of Guilt"Irvin KershnerPaul MonashOctober 17, 1961 (1961-10-17)6401
In trying to get at a crime czar, Cain finds his soft spot—his daughter.
6"King of the Mountain: Herman Coombs"Sydney PollockTeleplay by: George Bellak
Story by: Lewis Meltzer & George Bellak
October 24, 1961 (1961-10-24)6419
Rural crime chief Herman Coombs threatens to kill Cain for trying to close down a syndicate-controlled, vice-ridden community.
7"The Penitent: Louis Strode"TBATBAOctober 31, 1961 (1961-10-31)6412
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"Comeback"TBATBANovember 7, 1961 (1961-11-07)6417
Cain probes for information against a hoodlum who controls professional boxing.
9"Dead Load: Dave Braddock"Tom GriesFred FreibergerNovember 21, 1961 (1961-11-21)6409
The gang-style beating of a dock worker spurs Cain's crime-busting efforts against a waterfront extortionist.
10"In the Balance: Phillip Hallson"John PeyserGeorge BellakNovember 28, 1961 (1961-11-28)6422
Questions abound when a corrupt judge tries the case of an influential racketeer.
11"Five for One: James Condon"Charles HaasTeleplay by: Norman Katkov & Jim Thompson
Story by: Jim Thompson
December 5, 1961 (1961-12-05)6413
A costume jewelry manufacturer devises a gold-smuggling scheme.
12"The Fixer: Ray Riley"TBATBADecember 12, 1961 (1961-12-12)6418
Cain tries to prevent a sheriff from turning an entire county over to a syndicate for use as a vice center.
13"Final Judgment: Alexander Marish"TBATBADecember 19, 1961 (1961-12-19)6406
A dress manufacturer rebuffs Cain when he seeks help in attempting to rid the garment industry of a trucking alliance headed by a racketeer.
14"The Plush Jungle: Benjamin Riker"Alvin GanzerFranklin BartonJanuary 2, 1962 (1962-01-02)6421
A hoodlum conspires to take over an international transportation company for smuggling purposes.
15"Take a Number: Jack Garsell"Alan Crosland, Jr.Fred FreibergerJanuary 9, 1962 (1962-01-09)6427
A numbers racket king and his bookkeeper refuse to supply Cain with necessary information.
16"The Debasers: Milton Bonner and Phillip Colerane"John PeyserS.S. SchweitzerJanuary 16, 1962 (1962-01-16)6426
A racketeer attempts to obtain respectability after previously making his money in pornography.
17"The Schemer: William Norman"TBATBAJanuary 23, 1962 (1962-01-23)6425
A racketeer hires Cain to defend a gambling czar.
18"The Manipulator: Raymond Cruz"TBATBAJanuary 30, 1962 (1962-01-30)6429
A professional rabble-rouser spreads fear and racial strife through a slum neighborhood.
19"Murder by Proxy: Earl Klegg"Elliot SilversteinFranklin BartonFebruary 6, 1962 (1962-02-06)6433
Cain risks his reputation when he prepares a flimsy murder case against a man already in prison.
20"Blood Money"TBATBAFebruary 13, 1962 (1962-02-13)6428
Four men try to gain control of the district attorney's office in a wide-open town.
21"Blues for a Junkman: Arthur Troy"Robert GistMel GoldbergFebruary 20, 1962 (1962-02-20)6430
Cain helps a nightclub singer kick her drug habit so that she can try for another entertainer's permit.
22"The New Order: Peter Long"Tom GriesFred FreibergerMarch 6, 1962 (1962-03-06)6437
Cain teams with federal agent Steve Strohm in an investigation of competing loan shark operations.
23"Cost of Living: Howard Judlow"John PeyserFranklin BartonMarch 20, 1962 (1962-03-20)6441
Syndicate-controlled bail bondsmen tries to sever his underworld connections when he becomes involved in a murder.
24"Savage in Darkness"TBATBAMarch 27, 1962 (1962-03-27)6435
A blind mobster attempts to force a produce company owner to transport drugs for a syndicate.
25"The Swinger"TBATBAApril 3, 1962 (1962-04-03)6442
Cain seeks help from an entertainer in locating a meeting of gang members.
26"Inside Track"John PeyserS.S. SchweitzerApril 10, 1962 (1962-04-10)6440
A racketeer uses influence and bribery on a state legislature to prevent a sportsman from building a new horse-racing track.
27"A Creature Lurks in Ambush"Tom GriesOliver Crawford & Peter AgricolaApril 17, 1962 (1962-04-17)6436
A syndicate gambler bribes a college basketball star, trying to prove that dishonesty is no rarity.
28"Women of Silure"TBATBAApril 24, 1962 (1962-04-24)6431
Cain travels to Corsica to determine whether a deported gangster should be re-admitted to the United States.
29"The Left Side of Canada"Robert AltmanS. Lee PogostinMay 1, 1962 (1962-05-01)6446
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"Quick Brown Fox"TBATBAMay 15, 1962 (1962-05-15)6447
A reporter tries to cut his connection with an underworld leader so that he can become respectable.


  1. ^ "The Crimebusters (1962) - IMDb". IMDb.

External linksEdit

  • Cain's Hundred at IMDb