Front Page Detective stars Edmund Lowe as David Chase, a newspaper columnist who helps police solve especially difficult mysteries. The title derived from a popular mystery magazine of the same name. 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.
Front Page Detective
GenreCrime drama
Directed byArnold Wester
StarringEdmund Lowe
Paula Drew
Frank Jenks
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes46
Production
Executive producer(s)Jerry Fairbanks
Riley Jackson
CinematographyLester Shore
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)Jerry Fairbanks Productions
Release
Original networkDuMont
Picture formatBlack-and-white
Audio formatMonaural
Original releaseJuly 6, 1951 – November 13, 1953

 

Episode status

UCLA Film and Television Archive has 17 episodes of this series. Internet Archive and TV4U also have one episode each, and of course we have 4 episodes here. 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. source wikipedia

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