The Lawless Years

Summary

The Lawless Years
GenreCrime drama
Directed byAllen H. Miner
James Neilson
StarringJames Gregory
Robert Karnes
John Vivyan
Theme music composerRaoul Kraushaar
William Loose
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes47
Production
ProducerJack Chertok
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time25 mins.
Production companiesJack Chertok Television Productions
California National Productions
DistributorNBC Films
Release
Original networkNBC
Picture formatBlack-and-white
Audio formatMonaural
Original releaseApril 16, 1959 (1959-04-16) –
September 22, 1961 (1961-09-22)

The Lawless Years is an American crime drama series that aired on NBC from April 16, 1959, to September 22, 1961. The series is the first of its kind, set during the Roaring 20s, having pre-dated ABC's far more successful The Untouchables by six months

Cast

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Guest stars

Episodes

Season 1: Spring/Summer 1959

Ep Title Directed by Written by Original air date
11"The Nick Joseph Story (pilot)"Allen H. MinerJo EisingerApril 16, 1959 (1959-04-16)
22"The Immigrant"Allen H. MinerJo EisingerApril 23, 1959 (1959-04-23)
33"The Jane Cooper Story"Allen H. MinerPeggy O'Shea & Lou ShawApril 30, 1959 (1959-04-30)
44"The Cutie Jaffe Story"Allen H. MinerAllen H. Miner
Based on the Memoirs of: Barney Ruditsky
May 7, 1959 (1959-05-07)
55"The Dutch Schultz Story"Allen H. MinerJo Eisinger
Based on the Memoirs of: Barney Ruditsky
May 14, 1959 (1959-05-14)
66"The Lion and the Mouse"Allen H. MinerAllen H. Miner & Arthur E. OrloffMay 21, 1959 (1959-05-21)
77"No Fare"Allen H. MinerJohn Meredyth LucasMay 28, 1959 (1959-05-28)
88"The Payoff"Allen H. MinerJohn Meredyth Lucas
Based on the Memoirs of: Barney Ruditsky
June 11, 1959 (1959-06-11)
99"The Marie Walters Story"Allen H. MinerJo EisingerJune 18, 1959 (1959-06-18)
1010"The Maxie Gorman Story"Allen H. MinerJo EisingerJune 25, 1959 (1959-06-25)
1111"The Muddy Kasoff Story"Allen H. MinerJo EisingerJuly 2, 1959 (1959-07-02)
1212"Framed"Allen H. MinerAllen H. Miner
Based on the Memoirs of: Barney Ruditsky
July 16, 1959 (1959-07-16)
1313"Four the Hard Way"Allen H. MinerAllen H. MinerJuly 23, 1959 (1959-07-23)
1414"The Tony Morelli Story"Allen H. MinerPeggy O'Shea & Lou ShawJuly 30, 1959 (1959-07-30)
1515"The Ray Baker Story"Allen H. MinerCharles LarsonAugust 6, 1959 (1959-08-06)
1616"Lucky Silva"Allen H. MinerJohn Meredyth Lucas & Allen H. Miner
Based on the Memoirs of: Barney Ruditsky
August 13, 1959 (1959-08-13)
1717"The Morrison Story"Allen H. MinerJo Eisinger
Based on the Memoirs of: Barney Ruditsky
August 20, 1959 (1959-08-20)
1818"The Poison Ivy Story"Allen H. MinerAllen H. Miner
Based on the Memoirs of: Barney Ruditsky
August 27, 1959 (1959-08-27)
1919"The Prantera Story"Allen H. MinerCharles Larson
Based on the Memoirs of: Barney Ruditsky
September 3, 1959 (1959-09-03)

Season 2: Fall 1959

Ep Title Original air date
201"The Al Brown Story"October 1, 1959 (1959-10-01)
212"The Big Greeny Story"October 8, 1959 (1959-10-08)
223"The Art Harris Story"October 15, 1959 (1959-10-15)
234"The Billy Boy 'Rockabye' Creel Story"November 5, 1959 (1959-11-05)
245"The Big Man"November 12, 1959 (1959-11-12)
256"The Joe Angelo Story"November 19, 1959 (1959-11-19)
267"The Billy Grimes Story"December 3, 1959 (1959-12-03)
278"The Sonny Rosen Story"December 17, 1959 (1959-12-17)

Season 3: Spring/Summer 1961

Ep Title Original air date
281"The Jack 'Legs' Diamond Story"May 12, 1961 (1961-05-12)
292"The Sonny Rosen Story II"May 19, 1961 (1961-05-19)
303"Louy K, part one"May 26, 1961 (1961-05-26)
314"Louy K, part two: 'Sing Sing'"June 2, 1961 (1961-06-02)
325"Louy K, part three: 'Birth of the Organization'"June 9, 1961 (1961-06-09)
336"Louy K, part four: 'Heyday of the Organization'"June 16, 1961 (1961-06-16)
347"Louy K, part five: 'The Disintegration'"June 23, 1961 (1961-06-23)
358"The Miles Miller Story"June 30, 1961 (1961-06-30)
369"The Kid Dropper Story"July 7, 1961 (1961-07-07)
3710"Ginny"July 14, 1961 (1961-07-14)
3811"Little Augie"July 21, 1961 (1961-07-21)
3912"The 'Mad Dog' Coll Story, part one"July 28, 1961 (1961-07-28)
4013"The 'Mad Dog' Coll Story, part two"August 4, 1961 (1961-08-04)
4114"Blood Brothers"August 11, 1961 (1961-08-11)
4215"The Vincent Gorida Story"August 18, 1961 (1961-08-18)
4316"Artie Moon"August 25, 1961 (1961-08-25)
4417"Triple Cross"September 1, 1961 (1961-09-01)
4518"The Jonathan Wills Story"September 8, 1961 (1961-09-08)
4619"Romeo and Rose"September 15, 1961 (1961-09-15)
4720"Ike, the Novelty King"September 22, 1961 (1961-09-22)

References

External links

  • The Lawless Years at IMDb