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Series regulars or semi-regulars in 'The Man And The City' in the 1970s:



1970s Episode Guide for 'The Man And The City':


(Episodes with dates prior to 1970 aired as reruns during the '70s.)

September 15, 1971: Hands Of Love
Season 1, episode 1
W: Bess Boyle   D: Daniel Petrie

With Lee H. Montgomery (Tommy), Walter Brooke (Judge Bremer), June Lockhart (Ellen Lewis), Audree Norton (Ann Larabee), Lou Fant (Richard Larabee), Norman Alden (George E. Kirshner), Carmen Zapata (Josefina), Mala Powers (Marian Crane).
Anthony Quinn makes his bow in a law and order series. In a contemporary setting, Quinn plays Mayor Tom J. (Thomas Jefferson) Alcala, a compassionate, involved and politically shrewd veteran of 16 years in office at a large southwestern city. Tonight, a case worker implores him to intercede on behalf of a deaf couple faced with losing their 7-year-old adopted son in court proceedings because they're handicapped.

September 22, 1971: A Hundred Blank Pages
Season 1, episode 2

With Janice Rule (Jill Stafford), William Schallert (Borden), William Wintersole.
Mayor Alcala's strong opponent on many issues, a city councilwoman, informs him that she is resigning because she has a fatal hereditary illness.

September 29, 1971: I Should Have Let Him Die
Season 1, episode 3
W: David Moessinger   D: Paul Henreid

With Severn Darden (Geller), Christopher Connelly (Peter Marley), Fay Spain (Lois Niles), Henry Jones (Harry Niles), William Traylor (Ben Canfield), Douglass Watson (Dean Townsend).
Mayor Alcala steps in to save a medical student's career which is jeopardized when he performs emergency surgery.

October 6, 1971: A Very Special Girl
Season 1, episode 4

With Ed Nelson (Principal Eastman), Laurie Prange (Janet), Sheila Sullivan (Marcia Eastman), Kathleen Lloyd (Sudi), Charles W. Brown (Jeb), Ward Costello (Alfred Fields).
The future of Mayor Alcala's School of Music and Art is jeopardized when the principal of the establishment is accused of causing a young harpist's pregnancy.

October 13, 1971: Reprisal
Season 1, episode 5

With Simon Oakland (Ed Rauch), Jean Allison (Phyllis Rauch), Charles McGraw (Jerry Donato), Michael Bell (Paul Morrissey), A Martinez (Tony), Richard Yniguez (Jesus), Hank Brandt (Alan Wheeler), Margarita Cordova (Francesca).
Mayor Alcala continues to support the temporary police chief, his appointee, after the man overreacts to the killing of a policeman.

October 20, 1971: Disaster On Turner Street
Season 1, episode 6

With Broderick Crawford (Lester Holland Sr.), Dack Rambo (Lester Holland Jr.), William Schallert (Borden), Lindsay Wagner (Margie Holland).
Mayor Alcala insists that the city accept the low freeway construction bid submitted by the son of a convicted contractor.

October 27, 1971: The Handwriting On The Door
Season 1, episode 7
D: Paul Henreid

With Henry Darrow (Raul Alvarez), Lynne Marta (Maureen Alvarez), Shelley Morrison (Mrs. Bermudez), William Mims (Capt. Walsh), Gregory Sierra (Ruben).
Mayor Alcala incurs the wrath of militant Chicanos when he supports a police officer's claim that he did not beat two suspects, one a Mexican-American, during interrogation.

November 3, 1971: Running Scared
Season 1, episode 8
D: Paul Henreid

With Angie Dickinson (Charlene), Charles Drake (Hess), Ken Lynch (Kroelich), Mary Wickes (Cora), Ed Gilbert (Broderick).
Mayor Tom Alcala and a deputy D.A. see an opportunity to break a syndicate boss and his grip on the city when his frightened girlfriend is picked up on a traffic charge.

November 10, 1971: The Deadly Fountain
Season 1, episode 9
W: George Kirgo

With Richard Roat (Pete Norse), William Windom, John Van Dreelen, Diana Ewing, Patricia Barry, Paul Comi, Jim McKrell.
Mayor Alcala's friend, a Congressman, is fearful of losing the senatorial nomination because of the 18-year-old vote.

November 17, 1971: Run For Daylight
Season 1, episode 10
D: Lee Philips

With Robert Hooks, Larry Wilcox, Kim Hamilton.
Mayor Alcala, determined to combat the city's juvenile delinquency problem, persuades a black ex-pro football star to head the youth sports program.

December 1, 1971: Cross Country Man
Season 1, episode 11
W: Edward DeBlasio   D: Paul Henreid

With Royal Dano, Robert Foxworth, Laraine Stephens, Ken Lynch.
Mayor Alcala's friend, a successful manufacturer, proves to be an escaped convict from the east.

December 8, 1971: Pipe Me A Loving Tune
Season 1, episode 12

With David McCallum, Burgess Meredith, William Schallert (Borden), Jay Varela (Joe Nacora), Fred Sadoff (Ellman), Stanley Bennett Clay (Conductor).
Mayor Alcala tries to help a city hall janitor who suffered brain damage in childhood, but is eyed with suspicion by the man's father.

December 15, 1971: The Girls In Truck Seven
Season 1, episode 13

With Tina Chen (Liu), Harry Townes (Booth), Annette Charles (Antonia), Mala Powers (Marian Crane), James Douglas (Mike Jameson), Don Collier (Ross).
Mayor Alcala befriends an Oriental girl in this country illegally to search for the Vietnam vet who is the father of her expected child.

December 29, 1971: Jennifer
Season 1, episode 14
D: Jeannot Szwarc

With Lois Nettleton (Jennifer Wilson), Jack Albertson (Lt. Feldman), Sam Melville (Neal Carter), Walter Burke (Tony Stapp).
A widow abducts a baby left in the care of Mayor Alcala's secretary, fantasizing that the child is her own. Police Lt. Feldman lists possible motives for the kidnapping as ransom, revenge or misplaced mother love.

January 5, 1972: Diagnosis: Corruption
Season 1, episode 15
W: Edward DeBlasio   D: Robert Scheerer

With Charles Aidman (Dr. Fred Kirk), Carolyn Conwell (Eugenis Kirk), Peter Donat (Dr. Lindsay), Daniel J. Travanti.
A hospital official offers the mayor his resignation after a reporter's printed expose of drug thefts. (Last show of the series.)


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