Dark of Night

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Dark of Night
Genre Anthology
Starring Shirley Jones
Alan Hale, Jr.
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) Frank Bunetta
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 25 minutes
Original channel DuMont
Picture format Black-and-white
Audio format Monaural
Original release October 3, 1952 (1952-10-03) – May 1, 1953 (1953-05-01)

Dark of Night is an American dramatic anthology series that aired on the now-defunct DuMont Television Network which aired Fridays at 8:30pm EST from October 3, 1952 to May 1, 1953.

The series starred mostly unknown actors. In it, the character known as "The Stranger" traveled to a different site each week in order to solve a crime. Each episode was filmed at a different location in the New York City area. According to Brooks and Marsh (1984), locations included a Coca-Cola bottling plant, Brentano's book store in Manhattan, a castle in New Jersey, and the American Red Cross Blood Bank.[1]

Episode status[edit]

Though most episodes of DuMont series were eventually destroyed, the UCLA Film and Television Archive has one episode of Dark of Night.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Brooks, Tim & Marsh, Earle (1964). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network TV Shows (3rd ed.). New York: Ballantine. ISBN 0-345-31864-1.
  2. ^ "The DuMont Television Network". Retrieved 2008-10-13. 


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