Stand By for Crime

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Stand By for Crime
Genre Crime drama
Starring Boris Aplon
Myron (Mike) Wallace
George Cisar
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 30 minutes
Original network ABC
Picture format Black-and-white
Audio format Monaural
Original release January 11 (1949-01-11) – August 27, 1949 (1949-08-27)

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.[1] The series is notable for being the first program to be transmitted from Chicago to New York City.


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.



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