Front Page Detective

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Front Page Detective
Genre Crime drama
Directed by Arnold Wester
Starring Edmund Lowe
Paula Drew
Frank Jenks
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 46
Executive producer(s) Jerry Fairbanks
Riley Jackson
Cinematography Lester Shore
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Jerry Fairbanks Productions
Original network DuMont
Picture format Black-and-white
Audio format Monaural
Original release July 6, 1951 (1951-07-06) – November 13, 1953 (1953-11-13)

Front Page Detective is an American crime drama series which aired on the DuMont Television Network on Fridays at 9:30 p.m. ET from July 6, 1951 to September 19, 1952, and in October and November 1953. The program was then in broadcast syndication for several years thereafter.[1]


Front Page Detective stars Edmund Lowe as David Chase, a newspaper columnist who helps police solve especially difficult mysteries. [2] The title derived from a popular mystery magazine of the same name, and stories were based on material from the magazine.[3]

Other cast members were Frank Jenks as Lieutenant Rodney, Paula Drew as Sharon Richards, and George Pembroke as Lieutenant Andrews.[3]

Episode status[edit]

UCLA Film and Television Archive has 17 episodes of this series.[4] Internet Archive and TV4U also have one episode each.

Unlike many other programs which aired on DuMont, the series was produced on film by an outside production company. A few episodes are available on DVD and online, usually as part of early TV compilations.

See also[edit]



  1. ^ Brooks, Tim & Marsh, Earle (1979). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network TV Shows: 1946-Present. Ballantine Books. ISBN 0-345-25525-9. P. 213.
  2. ^ CTVA entry
  3. ^ a b Terrace, Vincent (2011). Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010 (2nd ed.). Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. pp. 369–370. ISBN 978-0-7864-6477-7. 
  4. ^ UCLA Film and Television Archive entry

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