Stand By for Crime
|Stand By for Crime|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Original release||January 11, 1949– August 27, 1949|
Stand By for Crime is an American police drama that aired on ABC on Saturday nights from January 11, 1949 to August 27, 1949. The series stars veteran newsman Mike Wallace under his real name, Myron Wallace. The series is notable for being the first program to be transmitted from Chicago to New York.
Stand By For Crime was unique in its format. The series was seen up to the point of the murder, with Inspector Webb, later Lt. Kidd, looking through the clues. However before the killer was revealed, viewers were invited to phone in their own guesses as to who the killer was.
- The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present. Ballantine Books. 2003. p. 1116. ISBN 0-345-45542-8.
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