21 Beacon Street

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21 Beacon Street
Dennis Morgan Joanna Barnes 21 Beacon Street 1959.JPG
Dennis Morgan and Joanna Barnes
StarringDennis Morgan, Joanna Barnes, Brian Kelly and James Maloney
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Running time25 minutes
Production company(s)Filmways
DistributorNBC Universal Television Distribution
Original networkNBC

21 Beacon Street is an American detective television series that originally aired on NBC from July 2 to September 10, 1959.

Produced by Filmways, the first television series by the company, the summer replacement series consisted of 11 black-and-white 30-minute episodes starring Dennis Morgan as private investigator Dennis Chase. Other cast members included Joanna Barnes as Lola, his aide; Brian Kelly as Brian, a law school graduate; and James Maloney as Jim, a scientific and dialect specialist.

The title was the Boston address of Chase, who would pass each case to the police after solving the crime.

The show aired on Thursdays at 9:30 p.m. Eastern Time, and was then carried by ABC-TV in reruns on Sundays at 10:30 p.m. from December 27, 1959, to March 20, 1960, as a replacement for Dick Clark's World of Talent. The producer was Al Simon.


  • Brooks, Tim; Marsh, Earle (1992), The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network TV Shows, Ballantine Books, ISBN 0-345-37792-3.

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