Chicagoland Mystery Players

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Chicagoland Mystery Players
Genre Mystery
Directed by Ernest Lukas
Starring Robert Smith
Gordon Urquart
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Running time 30 minutes
Original network WGN-TV (1947-50)
DuMont (1949-50)
Picture format Black-and-white
Audio format Monaural
Original release September 11, 1949 (1949-09-11) – July 23, 1950 (1950-07-23)

Chicagoland Mystery Players was a live television series first shown on local station WGN-TV in Chicago starting in 1947, then picked up by the DuMont Television Network and first aired on the network September 11, 1949. The 30-minute show aired on Sundays at 8pm ET.

The series was one of several on DuMont that began in a local TV market before being picked up nationally. DuMont dropped the program on July 23, 1950, and it is unknown if it continued in Chicago for any time.

When the series aired on WGN-TV in Chicago, viewers were not given the solution to the crime. Instead they were told to pick up the next day's Chicago Tribune to find out the solution to the mystery. WGN-TV was owned by the Tribune.

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No episodes of the series are known to have survived.

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