City Detective

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City Detective
Directed byRobert S. Finkel
Leslie H. Martinson
StarringRod Cameron
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes64
Production
Running time30 minutes
Production companyRevue Studios
DistributorMCA TV
Release
Original networkSyndication
Picture formatBlack and white (1953-1955)
Original releaseSeptember 1953 (1953-09) –
May 10, 1955 (1955-05-10)

City Detective is a half-hour syndicated crime drama starring Rod Cameron as Bart Grant, a tough 1950s New York City police lieutenant.[1]

The show's title was a bit of a misnomer, as Grant fought crime "from Mexico to the Mojave Desert to New York City".[2]

Herschel Daugherty directed the series, and Lawrence Kimble wrote for it.[1] Blake Edwards was a writer and an associate producer.[3]

Sixty-five episodes were produced from 1953 to 1955.[2] Revue Productions rented space from Republic Studios for filming the series.[4]

Guest stars[edit]

  • Mike Connors guest-starred as Massey in the 1955 episode "Baby in the Basket".
  • Chuck Connors appeared as Sam in the 1955 episode "Trouble in Toyland".
  • Walter Coy appeared as Hilton in "Christmas Pardon" on January 1, 1953.
  • Fess Parker appeared as Tony in the 1955 episode "Hearts and Flowers".
  • DeForest Kelley appeared twice on City Detective, as Benjamin in "An Old Man's Gold" Kelley and in "Crazy Like a Fox".
  • Carolyn Jones appeared twice in the episodes "A Girl's Best Friend" and "On the Record".
  • Tom Greenway appeared twice in episodes "Drop Coin Here" (1954), and "Police, Watch My House" (1955).
  • Vivi Janiss was cast as Sheila, with Pierre Watkin as Davis, in "The Hypnotic Wife"
  • Kim Spalding, as Johnny in "The Rebel" (1953)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Andreychuk, Ed (2010). Louis L'Amour on Film and Television. McFarland. p. 44. ISBN 978-0-7864-5717-5. Retrieved November 6, 2021.
  2. ^ a b Brooks, Tim; Marsh, Earle F. (2009). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present. Random House Publishing Group. p. 257. ISBN 978-0-307-48320-1. Retrieved November 6, 2021.
  3. ^ Erickson, Hal (1989). Syndicated Television: The First Forty Years, 1947-1987'. McFarland & Company, Inc. pp. 22–23. ISBN 0-7864-1198-8.
  4. ^ Cullison, Art (April 11, 1954). "Rod Competes With Himself". The Akron Beacon Journal. p. 14 D. Retrieved November 6, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.

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