CTVA US Crime -"21 Beacon Street" (1959-60) starring Dennis Morgan

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21 Beacon Street (1959-60)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Tom Alger, Rina Fox
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
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21 BEACON STREET
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Filmways production
for
NBC (July59-Sept59) (original run Thursdays 9:30 pm)
ABC (Dec59-Mar60)(re-runs)
Produced by Al Simon
US Detective series 1959-60   13 episodes x 30 min bw
starring
Dennis Morgan as Dennis Chase, PI
Joanna Barnes as Lola, his sexy aide
Brian Kelly as Brian, law school graduate
James Maloney as Jim, scientific/dialect specialist

Premise: The title refers to the Boston address of PI Chase. After solving the
crime he passes the case to the police.

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NBC Thursdays 9:30 pm

 1.01 [--] 21 Beacon Street: THE RUB OUT (Premiere)
02Jul59 NBC Thurs (rebroadcast 27Dec59 ABC)
Crime series with Dennis Morgan a private detective and
Brian Kelly, Jack Maloney and Joanna Barnes as his legal,
scientific and female assistants, respectively.
Synopsis:
Three attempts have been made on the life of police witness
George Sears. Chase is asked to help keep Sears alive. [RF]

1.02 [--] 21 Beacon Street: SAFETY DEPOSIT
09Jul59 NBC Thursday
Guest cast:
Ed Prentiss ........ Howard Dawson
Charles Meredith ... Ralph Brooks
Alberto Morin ...... Carlo Lombardo

1.03 [--] 21 Beacon Street: THE PAYOFF
16Jul59 NBC Thursday
Guest cast:
Anthony Caruso ..... Al Paradise
Harry Bellaver ..... Abe Chandler
Bill Couch ......... Tony Dadoli
K.L. Smith ......... Frankie
Synopsis:
Violence in the world of boxing. A man on Chase's staff poses as
a professional boxer to get evidence on a promoter who uses
violence on fighters who refuse to fight a match his way.

1.04 [--] 21 Beacon Street: DOUBLE VISION
23Jul59 NBC Thursday
Guest Cast:
Bill Couch ......... Joe Thurston
Michael Granger .... Steve
Ted de Corsia ...... Carl Barron
Lester Matthews .... Alfred Harrison
Synopsis:
A reporter is killed while tracking down the payroll list of a big
crime syndicate. The reporter's publisher hires Dennis Chase to
find the list and help him break up the gang. The private detective
uses closed circuit television to help solve the mystery.

1.05 [--] 21 Beacon Street: THE SWINDLE (aka "The Swindler")
30Jul59 NBC Thursday
Guest Cast:
Sarah Selby ........ Mrs. Kenyon
Steve Brodie ....... Steve Kimberly
Alan Dinehart ...... Todd Kenyon
Synopsis:
Anxious to avoid unfavorable publicity, a widow refuses to
prosecute the man who swindled her. Instead, she hires Dennis
Chase to help her recover the money quietly. Dennis and his staff
plan a clever hoax to swindle the man out of the money that he
swindled from the window.

1.06 [--] 21 Beacon Street: THE EXECUTION
06Aug59 NBC Thursday
Guest Cast:
Ross Elliot ........ Harry Kramer
Arthur Batanides ... Howard Schwartz
Chester Stratton ... Lawrence Iles
Synopsis:
A condemned man begs Dennis Chase to help him prove his innocence.
The prisoner claims that a convict in another prison, who is also
about to be executed, is the guilty party.

1.07 [--] 21 Beacon Street: THE BREAK-IN
13Aug59 NBC Thursday
(rebroadcast 20Feb60 NBC Sat WLW-D Dayton Ohio 10pm ET)
Guest cast:
Sally Fraser ....... Sherry Burke
Henry Corden ....... Heredia
Robert Carricart ... Gorros
Edward Colmans ..... Inspector Yalman
Synopsis 1:
A bridal couple is a killer's target.
Synopsis 2:
Seeking revenge against his brother, a foreign dignitary hires
a killer to murder his nephew and his bride on their wedding day.
The girl, aware of the threat to their lives, asks her friend Dennis Chase for help. [RF]

1.08 [--] 21 Beacon Street: THE TROJAN HORSE
20Aug59 NBC Thursday
Guest cast:
Frances Fong ....... Fao
Beal Wong .......... Geesaw
Kam Tony ........... Tsai
Ralph Ahn .......... Yuen
Synopsis:
Dennis Chase is called in to help investigate the murder of atomic
physicist Dr. Quang. The doctor's daughter is convinced that the
unidentifiable body is not her father. She pleads with Chase to
find if her father is still alive. Working on the assumption that
the doctor might have been kidnapped, Chase heads for Chinatown.

1.09 [--] 21 Beacon Street: THE HOSTAGE
27Aug59 NBC Thursday
Guest Cast:
DeForest Kelley .... George Manning
Addison Richards ... Kinkaide
Herman Rudin ....... Garth
Toni Gerry ......... Lois Manning
Synopsis:
A gang with designs on a mail-order company's receipts kidnaps
Lois Manning, wife of the company's chief cashier. They inform
Manning that ransom for his wife will consist of his cooperation
in robbing an armored truck when it comes to pick up the receipts.

1.10 [--] 21 Beacon Street: THE TRAP
03Sep59 NBC Thursday
Guest Cast:
Jean Willes ........ Elaine
John Hoyt .......... Mr. G
Myron Healey ....... Lane
Richard Norris ..... Matson
Synopsis:
Members of an international narcotics syndicate kill an undercover
agent who has learned too much about the syndicate's operation.
With an international meeting of the syndicate scheduled to be held
in the U.S., Dennis Chase poses as one of the delegates.

1.11 [--] 21 Beacon Street: DILEMMA
10Sep59 NBC Thursday
Guest Cast:
Joan Taylor ........ Ruth
Paul Richards ...... Ralph Kirk
Synopsis:
Plans are made to protect a girl from a potential killer.

1.12 [--] 21 Beacon Street: NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE
17Sep59 NBC Thursday
starring
Dennis Morgan, Joanna Barnes, Brian Kelly
Synopsis:
Dennis Chase is asked to investigate the death of James North. Although
all evidence indicates that North died of a heart attack, his son-in-law
Charles Kane suspects murder. Kane suspects that his father-in-law was
killed by the leader of a proposed expedition to uncover hieroglyphics
supposedly written by people from outer space.

1.13 [--] 21 Beacon Street: CLOSE CALL
24Sept59 NBC Thursday
Synopsis:
About an insurance fraud.
(final NBC broadcast)

############## 21 Beacon Street ##############
######### re-run season - 1959-60 ###########
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After "21 Beacon Street" run on NBC, ABC picked it up as a
    replacement show for "Dick Clark's World of Talent".
 ABC Sundays 10:30 PM (27Dec59-20Mar60
(re-runs of episodes first aired on NBC)
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[--] 27Dec59 ABC re-run of "The Rub Out" (first aired on 2Jul59 on NBC)
[--] 03Jan60 ABC - no details
[--] 10Jan60 ABC - no details
[--] 17Jan60 ABC re-run of "The Pay-off"
[--] 24Jan60 ABC re-run of "The Swindle"
[--] 24Jan60 ABC re-run of "The Execution" (first aired 6Aug59 on NBC)
[--] 31Jan60 ABC re-run of "The Execution
[--] 07Feb60 ABC re-run of "The Break-In"
[--] 14Feb60 ABC re-run of "The Trojan Horse"
[--] 21Feb60 ABC re-run of "The Hostage"
[--] 28Feb60 ABC re-run of "The Trap"
[--] 06Mar60 ABC re-run of "Dilemma"
[--] 13Mar60 ABC re-run of "Close Call"
[--] 20Mar60 ABC re-run of "Nothing is Impossible"
(final rerun)


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