Official Detective

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Official Detective
Genre Anthology
Written by Mort Briskin
Don Martin
Directed by Paul Guilfoyle
Lee Sholem
Presented by Everett Sloane
Theme music composer Jack Shaindlin
Composer(s) E.C. Norton
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 40
Producer(s) Mort Briskin
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 25 mins.
Production company(s) Desilu Productions
National Telefilm Associates
Distributor National Telefilm Associates
Original channel Syndication
Picture format Black-and-white
Audio format Monaural
Original run 1957 – March 19, 1958 (1958-03-19)

Official Detective is an American anthology series series which aired in syndication from 1957 to March 19, 1958. The series hosted by veteran film actor Everett Sloane.[1]


The series was written and produced by Mort Briskin for Desilu Productions and National Telefilm Associates in cooperation with Official Detective magazine. Around 40 episodes were produced, and these aired on the NTA Film Network between July 1957 and April 1958. Producer Mort Briskin would go on to produce other series for NTA and Desilu.[2] The episodes of Official Detective are archived at the UCLA Film and Television Archive in Los Angeles.[3]


  1. ^ McNeil, Alex (1996). Total Television (4th ed.). New York: Penguin Books. ISBN 0-14-024916-8.
  2. ^ Official Detective. Classic TV Archive
  3. ^ UCLA Library Catalog. UCLA Library. Retrieved 2009-08-22.

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