Hold on to your fedora: A jazzy, moody, violent film noir detective series set in Chicago -- and partially shot on location here in the late '50s -- is about to blast its way onto local television again.
Lee Marvin as Lt. Frank Ballinger
It's "M Squad," the half-hour cop show starring Lee Marvin that aired on NBC from 1957 to 1960. Starting next week, it'll be seen again -- for the first time in ages -- at 10 p.m. Monday through Friday and at midnight Sunday on Me-Too, the Weigel Broadcasting home for classic dramas.
M Squad refers to a "special detail of the Chicago Police Department" that assists other units in fighting crime and going after murderers, gangsters and assorted scoundrels by any means at their disposal. (No doubt Jon Burge would have felt right at home with this group.)