Front Page Detective

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Front Page Detective
Genre Crime drama
Directed by Arnold Wester
Starring Edmund Lowe
Paula Drew
Frank Jenks
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 46
Executive producer(s) Jerry Fairbanks
Riley Jackson
Cinematography Lester Shore
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Jerry Fairbanks Productions
Original channel DuMont
Picture format Black-and-white
Audio format Monaural
Original run July 6, 1951 (1951-07-06) – September 19, 1952 (1952-09-19)

Front Page Detective is an American crime drama series which aired on the DuMont Television Network on Fridays at 9:30pm ET from July 6, 1951 to September 19, 1952, with a few more episodes shown in 1953. The program was then in broadcast syndication for several years thereafter.


Front Page Detective stars Edmund Lowe as David Chase, a newspaper columnist who helps police solve especially difficult mysteries. [1] The title derived from a popular mystery magazine of the same name.

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UCLA Film and Television Archive has 17 episodes of this series.[2] Internet Archive and TV4U also have one episode each.

Unlike many other programs which aired on DuMont, the series was produced on film by an outside production company. A few episodes are available on DVD and online, usually as part of early TV compilations.

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