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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
Giulia
Lisa Gastoni
Nicole
Honor Blackman
Vicky
June Thorburn