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Four Just Men , The

1 9 5 9 – 1 9 6 0 (UK)
39 x 30 minute episodes
25 x 25 minute episodes

The “Four Just Men” had worked together on a mission during World War II and pledged at that point to dedicate their lives to righting wrongs.

Ben Manfred (Jack Hawkins) was a British Member of Parliament. Tim Collier (Dan Dailey) was an American foreign correspondent working in Paris.

He lived on a houseboat in the Seine and was assisted by his girlfriend Nicole (Honor Blackman).

Jeff Ryder (Richard Conte) was a professor of law at a New York City university with an office that had a spectacular view of Manhattan. June Thorburn was his pretty secretary.

Ricco Poccari (Vittorio De Sicca) was the owner of a luxury hotel in Rome. Lisa Gastoni played his shapely young assistant, Giulia.

Each episode featured only one of the main stars in a central role, with the others appearing briefly in a cameo.

One of the earliest productions released by ITC, it established the formula that would lead to a string of successful and more well-remembered programmes in the 1960s.

Jeff Ryder
Richard Conte
Tim Collier
Dan Dailey
Ben Manfred MP
Jack Hawkins
Ricco Poccari
Vittorio De Sica
Lisa Gastoni
Honor Blackman
June Thorburn