CTVA US Crime - "City Detective" (MCA/Revue)(1953-55) starring Rod Cameron

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City Detective (1953-55)     State Trooper (1956-59)     Coronado 9 (1959-60) 
City Detective (1953-5)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Sal Crisanti, Tom Alger, Rina  Fox
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)

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CITY DETECTIVE
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Revue Productions, Inc. / MCA tv Exclusive Distributors
for
First-Run Syndication
Produced by Richard Irving 

US Police series 1953-55      64 episodes listed here x 30 min bw
(some sources say 65 episodes were produced)
starring
Rod Cameron
as Det. Lt. Bart Grant
STUNTS:
ALLEN PINSON, SAUL GORSS, EDDIE PARKER, DALE VAN SICKEL [SC]

Premise:
Stories of a tough New York cop.

DIRECTORS INCLUDED:
JOHN ENGLISH, ROBERT FINKEL, HERSCHEL DAUGHERTY, LESLIE H. MARTINSON [SC]
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WRITERS INCLUDED:
FENTON W. EARNSHAW, LAWRENCE KIMBLE, FLOYD MAHANNAN, BEN MARKSON [SC]
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ASSISTANT DIRECTORS: WILLARD SHELDON AND JAMES HOGAN [SC]
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EDITORIAL SUPERVISORS: RICHARD G. WRAY AND RICHARD CURRIER [SC]
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DIRECTORS OF PHOTOGRAPHY INCLUDED:
GILBERT WARRENTON, JOE NOVAK, JOHN MACBURNIE  [SC]
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MUSIC SUPERVISOR: STANLEY WILSON [SC]

Background:
Rod Cameron starred in the tv series
   City Detective (1953-55) / State Trooper (1956-59)  /   COronado 9 (1959-60)     

############# City Detective ################
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Syndicated Program
  
1.01 [--] City Detective: THE CASE OF TROUBLE ON A TRAIN
Revue Prod. (copyright dates 2Jan53 & 31Dec53)
Starring: Rod Cameron (as Det. Lt. Bart Grant)
Guest cast:
Constance Dowling ...... Sheila
Tol Avery .............. Benson
Margaret Sheridan ...... Margaret
Synopsis:
Crooks and Lt. Grant look for a convicted gangster's safe-deposit key. [RF]

1.02 [--] City Detective: THE CASE OF MELODY IN 'F' FLAT
Revue Prod. (copyright dates 2Jan53 & 31Dec53)
Starring: Rod Cameron (as Det. Lt. Bart Grant)
Guest cast:
Jorja Curtwright ....... Elizabeth
Frances Bavier ......... Mrs. Blake
Synopsis:
An attempt is made on the life of a pianist. [RF]

1.03 [--] City Detective: THE CASE OF THE HAPPY HOBOES
Revue Prod. (copyright date 31Dec53)
Starring: Rod Cameron (as Det. Lt. Bart Grant)
Guest cast:
Richard Hale ........... Dickens
Murvyn Vye ............. Billings
Synopsis:
Freight hijackings and a murder lead Grant into a hobo jungle. [RF]

1.04 [--] City Detective: THE CASE OF THE PAPER BUTTON
Revue Prod. (copyright date 31Dec53)
Starring: Rod Cameron (as Det. Lt. Bart Grant)
Guest cast:
George Macready ........ Wayne/Arnold Jaffee
Dorothy Green .......... Luisa
Synopsis:
A strange overcoat button is Grant's only clue as he tracks a killer. [RF]

1.05 [--] City Detective: THE CORPSE ON THE CAROUSEL
Revue Prod. (copyright date 31Dec53)
Starring: Rod Cameron (as Det. Lt. Bart Grant)
Guest cast:
Barbara Billingsley .... Lita
John Doucette .......... Joe
James Cardwell ......... Hubner
Synopsis:
Grant's latest case involves a corpse found on a carousel. [RF]

1.06 [--] City Detective: AN OLD MAN'S GOLD
Revue Prod. (copyright date 31Dec53)
Starring: Rod Cameron (as Det. Lt. Bart Grant)
Guest cast:
Jorja Curtwright ....... Janice
DeForest Kelley ........ Benjamin
Walter Woolf King ...... Marsh
Claire Carleton ........ Pauline
Synopsis:
A wealthy man, surrounded by greedy friends, is almost killed by a
mysterious explosion. [RF]

1.07 [--] City Detective: HAVE A CIGAR
Revue Prod. (copyright date 31Dec53)
Starring: Rod Cameron (as Det. Lt. Bart Grant)
Guest cast:
Grandon Rhodes ......... Stephens
June Lang .............. Starr
Synopsis:
Suspicious that the executor of the Rogers' estate has mismanaged it,
Grant investigates the couple's death. [RF]

1.08 [--] City Detective: GIRL FROM NOWHERE
Revue Prod. (copyright date 31Dec53)
Starring: Rod Cameron (as Det. Lt. Bart Grant)
Guest cast:
Stephen Bekassy ........ Duclos
Gladys Holland ......... Corinne
Marilee Phelps ......... Mary
Synopsis:
A lost foreign war bride is brought in to police. The man who claims
her is later found murdered. [RF]

1.09 [--] City Detective: RETURN TICKET
Revue Prod. (copyright date 31Dec53)
Starring: Rod Cameron (as Det. Lt. Bart Grant)
Guest cast:
Alix Talton ............ Corliss
Patrick O'Neal ......... Fisher
Synopsis 1:
Lt. Bart Grant matches wits with a shrewd woman while working on a
year-old unsolved murder. [TA]
(Re-run: 6Jan59 on KRON-4, San Francisco, CA, Tuesday 9:00am)
Synopsis 2:
Grant tackles a year-old unsolved murder and robbery. [RF]

1.10 [--] City Detective: THE REBEL
Revue Prod. (copyright date 31Dec53)
Starring: Rod Cameron (as Det. Lt. Bart Grant)
Guest cast:
Kim Spaulding .......... Johnny
Noreen Nash ............ Louise
Ron Randell ............ Hastings
Synopsis:
An ex-convict has started an honest business; now someone is trying to
end it. [RF]

1.11 [--] City Detective: MY SAINTED AUNT
Revue Prod. (copyright date 31Dec53)
Starring: Rod Cameron (as Det. Lt. Bart Grant)
Guest cast:
June Clayworth ......... Carolyn
Connie Marshall ........ Joanne
Morris Ankrum .......... Dailey
Rick Vallin ............ Mickey
Synopsis:
Charges and countercharges abound as Grant looks into the blackmailing
of a kindly woman. [RF]

1.12 [--] City Detective: HANDCUFFS (verified -SC)
Revue Prod. (copyright date 31Dec53)
Directed by Robert G. Walker
Teleplay by Lawrence Kimble
Story by Ben Markson & Duna Gregory
Starring: Rod Cameron (as Det. Lt. Bart Grant)
Guest cast:
Mary Ellen Kay ......... Millie
Ross Elliott ........... Chuck
Stuart Randall ......... Fedderman
Synopsis 1:
WHILE ATTEMPTING TO A ARREST A CRIMINAL ON HIS HONEYMOON IN THE
COUNTRY, LT. BART GRANT IS OVERPOWERED AND HANCUFFED. THE COUPLE
FLEE, AND GRANT MUST DEVICE A PLAN OF ESCAPE. [SC]
Synopsis 2:
Grant tries to convince a crook that the woman he loves is very
dangerous. [RF]

1.13 [--] City Detective: THE TEMPERAMENTAL SCULPTOR
Revue Prod. (copyright date 31Dec53)
Starring: Rod Cameron (as Det. Lt. Bart Grant)
************** no guest cast details/ synopsis *************


1.14 [--] City Detective: THE LONELY WIFE
Revue Prod. (copyright date 31Dec53)
Starring: Rod Cameron (as Det. Lt. Bart Grant)
********* no guest cast details *********
Synopsis:
A lonely wife shoots at a prowler. [RF]


1.15 [--] City Detective: PRIVATE MOUTHPIECE
Revue Prod. (copyright date 31Dec53)
Starring: Rod Cameron (as Det. Lt. Bart Grant)
Guest cast:
Sheila Bromley ......... Phyllis
Hayden Rorke ........... Webb
Richard Eyer ........... Wester
Robert Foulk ........... Pearson
Synopsis:
A murdered wife, an abandoned child and a disappearing blonde pit Grant
against a clever woman lawyer. [RF]

1.16 [--] City Detective: THE VIOLET RIBBON
Revue Prod. (copyright date 31Dec53)
Starring: Rod Cameron (as Det. Lt. Bart Grant)
Guest cast:
Jean Willes ............ Jennifer
Leslie Bradley ......... Philip
Linda Johnson .......... Cecilia
Synopsis:
Bart Grant sets a trap for the writer of the violet colored blackmail
notes sent to three lifelong friends. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Three friends have been getting blackmail notes written in violet ink. [RF]

1.17 [--] City Detective: THE CONGENIAL LIARS
Revue Prod. (copyright date 31Dec53)
Starring: Rod Cameron (as Det. Lt. Bart Grant)
Guest cast:
Jean Byron ............. Reesa
Walter Reed ............ Fred
Claire Carleton ........ Belle
Synopsis:
Publicity hampers the investigation of a businessman's murder. [RF]

1.18 [--] City Detective: THE BARTERED BRIDEGROOM
Revue Prod. (copyright date 31Dec53)
Starring: Rod Cameron (as Det. Lt. Bart Grant)
Guest cast:
Robert Clarke .......... Rennie
Lita Baron ............. Lita
Synopsis:
Romance and politics clash in a big city. [RF]

1.19 [--] City Detective: THE BLONDE ORCHID
Revue Prod. (copyright date 31Dec53)
Starring: Rod Cameron (as Det. Lt. Bart Grant)
Guest cast:
Douglas Fowley ......... Wes
Hugh Beaumont .......... Merriam
Arthur Space ........... Fletcher
Ivan Triesault ......... Orby
Synopsis 1:
A beautiful blonde is knifed to death and Lt. Grant gets into a
fight for his life while tracking down the killer. [TA]
(24May57 WBRL-4, Columbus, Georgia, Friday 10:20pm)[TA]
Synopsis 2:
A blonde wearing an orchid is found murdered. [RF]

1.20 [--] City Detective: CRUISE SHIP
Revue Prod. (copyright date 31Dec53)
Starring: Rod Cameron (as Det. Lt. Bart Grant)
Guest cast:
Wilton Graff ........... Rogers
Dorothy Green .......... Maria
Ann Savage ............. Lisa
Dan Riss ............... Osgood
Synopsis:
Grant boards a cruise to get evidence against a killer. [RF]

1.21 [--] City Detective: CRAZY LIKE A FOX
Revue Prod. (copyright date 31Dec53)
Starring: Rod Cameron (as Det. Lt. Bart Grant)
Guest cast:
Constance Dowling ...... Karen
DeForest Kelley ........ Hartfield
Kathleen Crowley ....... Janet
Charles Halton ......... Bricker
Synopsis:
A man believes his daughter's life is in danger, but he's the one who
gets killed. [RF]

1.22 [--] City Detective: ON THE RECORD
Revue Prod. (copyright date 31Dec53)
Starring: Rod Cameron (as Det. Lt. Bart Grant)
Guest cast:
Jorja Curtwright ....... Elsa
Carolyn Jones .......... Linda
Alex d'Arcy ............ Brennan
Synopsis:
A recorded appeal for help reaches Grant. [RF]

1.23 [--] City Detective: THE LION BEHIND YOU
Revue Prod. (copyright date 31Dec53)
Starring: Rod Cameron (as Det. Lt. Bart Grant)
Guest cast:
Anthony Caruso ......... Heisman
Joyce MacKenzie ........ Tina
Synopsis 1:
Lt. Bart Grant finds murder in the winter training quarters of a
circus.[TA]
(rerun: 8Apr61)
Synopsis 2:
A lion stalks the winter quarters of a circus. [RF]

1.24 [--] City Detective: MIDNIGHT AUTO SUPPLY
Revue Prod. (copyright date 31Dec53)
Starring: Rod Cameron (as Det. Lt. Bart Grant)
Guest cast:
James Cardwell ......... Harding
Robert Patten .......... Bob
Allene Roberts ......... Betty
Harry Harvey Jr. ....... Mel
Synopsis:
A frantic call catapults Grant into the world of teenage hot-rod
enthusiasts. [RF]

1.25 [--] City Detective: A CAT NAMED DEBORAH
Revue Prod. (copyright date 31Dec53)
Starring: Rod Cameron (as Det. Lt. Bart Grant)
Guest cast:
Barbara Stewart ........ Charlotte
Ralph Moody ............ Henry
Peter Votrian .......... Petey
Synopsis:
The disappearance of an expensive cat is the first in a series of
strange events. [RF]

1.26 [--] City Detective: CARGO OF THE MIDNIGHT (1953)(verified -SC)
Revue Prod. (copyright date 31Dec53)
Directed by John English
Original Teleplay by Lawrence Kimble
Starring: Rod Cameron (as Det. Lt. Bart Grant)
Guest cast:
James Griffith ......... Harry
Emile Meyer ............ Todder
Peter Whitney
John Halloran
Marvin Press
Synopsis 1:
LT.BART GRANT GOES UNDERCOVER AS A SEAMAN, ABOARD A TRAMP STEAMER
NAMED THE 'MIDNIGHT', TO FIND OUT THE IDENITY OF A ROBBER AND
MURDERER WHO IS PART OF THE SHIP'S CREW. [SC]
Synopsis 2:
Grant goes to sea to find an embezzler and killer. [RF]

1.27 [--] City Detective: THE GLASS THUMB (verified -SC)
Revue Prod. (copyright date 31Dec53)
Directed by Robert Finkel
Original teleplay by Fenton W. Earnshaw
Starring: Rod Cameron (as Det. Lt. Bart Grant)
Guest cast:
Douglas Fowley ......... Wes
Barbara Billingsley .... Barbara
Frank Ferguson ......... Rebbs
Robert Edgecomb
Tris Coffin
Herb Ellis
Hank Patterson
Synopsis:
LT. BART GRANT INVESTIGATES A CASE INVOLVING A YOUNG HITCHHIKER
WANTED FOR THE MURDER AND WOUNDING OF A COUPLE WHO STOPPED TO GIVE
HIM A RIDE. [SC]
Synopsis 2:
Grant tries to find the man who shot a couple on a lonely road. [RF]

1.28 [--] City Detective: RING IN THE NIGHT
Revue Prod. (copyright date 31Dec53)
Starring: Rod Cameron (as Det. Lt. Bart Grant)
Guest cast:
Dorothy Green .......... Lenore
Paul Cavanaugh ......... Ben
Dorothy Lovett ......... Elaine
Synopsis:
Grant turns up several suspects in the slaying of a young lawyer. [RF]

1.29 [--] City Detective: BLINDMAN'S BLUFF
Revue Prod. (copyright date 31Dec53)
Starring: Rod Cameron (as Det. Lt. Bart Grant)
Guest cast:
Frances Bavier ......... Olive
Gar Moore .............. Larry
Susan Morrow ........... Dorothy
Harry Lauter ........... Walters
Synopsis:
Grant investigates the murder of a blind war veteran. [RF]

1.30 [--] City Detective: DATE IN RENO
Revue Prod. (copyright date 31Dec53)
Starring: Rod Cameron (as Det. Lt. Bart Grant)
********* no guest cast details *********
Synopsis 1:
A recent divorcee is told by a stranger that she promised to marry him. [TA]
(Re-run: 5Jan59 on KRON-4, San Francisco, CA, Mon 9:00am)
Synopsis 2:
A stranger startles a divorcée by claiming she promised to marry him. [RF]

1.31 [--] City Detective: THE LONELY HEARTS
Revue Prod. (copyright date 31Dec53)
Starring: Rod Cameron (as Det. Lt. Bart Grant)
Guest cast:
Joanne Davis ........... Luanne
Onslow Stevens ......... Easely
Frances Bavier ......... Luella
Synopsis 1:
A strange dream, an odd will, a mysterious fire and a secret marriage
allcontribute to a confusing mystery for Lt. Bart Grant.[TA]
(Re-run: 7Jan59 on KRON-4, San Francisco, CA, Wed 9:00am)
Synopsis 2:
A dream, a suspicious fire and a secret marriage are the elements in a
mystery that Grant tries to penetrate. [RF]

1.32 [--] City Detective: SHADOW OF A MAN
Revue Prod. (copyright date 31Dec53)
Starring: Rod Cameron (as Det. Lt. Bart Grant)
Guest cast:
John Litel ............. Jeff
Bill Phipps ............ Robert
Jean Byron ............. Jean
Synopsis:
Strained relations in the Wilson family hamper Grant's search for their
stolen jewels. [RF]

1.33 [--] City Detective: CHRISTMAS PARDON
Revue Prod. (copyright date 31Dec53)
Starring: Rod Cameron (as Det. Lt. Bart Grant)
Guest cast:
Dolly Cooper ........... Peggy
Marguerite Chapman ..... Leona
Walter Coy ............. Hilton
Synopsis:
The daughter of a released convict tries to stop her father's revenge. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A girl tries to persuade her ex-convict father to abandon his plans for
revenge. [RF]

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Syndicated Program

2.xx [34] City Detective: A SAFE COMBINATION
Revue Prod. (copyright date 31Dec54)
Starring: Rod Cameron (as Det. Lt. Bart Grant)
Guest cast:
Jorja Curtwright ....... Cynthia
Lloyd Corrigan ......... Shoreham
Synopsis:
A burglar-proof safe is robbed. [RF]

2.xx [35] City Detective: WHY SHOULD THE BEAUTIFUL DIE?
Revue Prod. (copyright date 31Dec54)
Starring: Rod Cameron (as Det. Lt. Bart Grant)
Guest cast:
Onslow Stevens ......... Cable
Peggy Converse ......... Jane
Sally Fraser ........... Emilie
Russell Johnson ........ Stocker
Synopsis:
An extortion note threatens a member of a wealthy family. [RF]

2.xx [36] City Detective: SIXTEEN VERTICAL
Revue Prod. (copyright date 31Dec54)
Starring: Rod Cameron (as Det. Lt. Bart Grant)
Guest cast:
Doris Packer ........... Florence
William Bishop ......... Martin
Synopsis:
The key to a murder is contained in a cross word puzzle. [RF]
(23Oct56 WPIX Ind. New York City, Tue)

2.xx [37] City Detective: MIDNIGHT SUPPER
Revue Prod. (copyright date 31Dec54)
Starring: Rod Cameron (as Det. Lt. Bart Grant)
Guest cast:
Ross Elliott ........... Horster
Laura Elliott .......... Mary
Howard Wendell ......... Bidell
Synopsis:
A businessman is the victim of a blackmail plot. [RF]

2.xx [38] City Detective: THE GIFT SHOP
Revue Prod. (copyright date 31Dec54)
Starring: Rod Cameron (as Det. Lt. Bart Grant)
Guest cast:
Mary Field ............. Reba
Dona Drake ............. Francesca
Synopsis 1:
The search for the smugglers who murdered the estranged
husband of a gift-shop proprietress leads Lt. Bart Grant into
the interior Mexico. [TA]
Synopsis 2:
Grant attempts to solve a murder and crack a smuggling ring. [RF]

2.xx [39] City Detective: HER SISTER'S KEEPER
Revue Prod. (copyright date 31Dec54)
Starring: Rod Cameron (as Det. Lt. Bart Grant)
Guest cast:
Andrea King ............ Cecilia
Judith Ames ............ June
Larry Dobkin ........ Sahili
William Chandler ....... Wes
Synopsis:
A strange cult is the object of a police probe. [RF]

2.xx [40] City Detective: THE HORN THAT BLEW TOO LONG
Revue Prod. (copyright date 31Dec54)
Starring: Rod Cameron (as Det. Lt. Bart Grant)
Guest cast:
Russ Conway ............ Clemson
Synopsis:
The body of a woman is discovered blowing an automobile horn. [RF]

2.xx [41] City Detective: TOO MANY GROOMS
Revue Prod. (copyright date 31Dec54)
Starring: Rod Cameron (as Det. Lt. Bart Grant)
Guest cast:
Mabel Albertson ........ Lucy
Tom Browne Henry ....... Myles
Claude Akins ........... Hardy
Synopsis 1:
Lt. Bart Grant is mystified by a woman who claims to be dumb and frivolous. [TA]
Synopsis:
A woman who claims to be dumb, yet doubles her money, is mixed up in a
murder. [RF]

2.xx [42] City Detective: A DEAD HEAT
Revue Prod. (copyright date 31Dec54)
Starring: Rod Cameron (as Det. Lt. Bart Grant)
Guest cast:
Stanley Clements ....... Willy
Harry Hickox ........... Bennett
Douglas Keyes .......... Smith
Richard Karlan ......... Mike
Synopsis:
A jockey, his wife and his boss form a romantic triangle. Then the
woman is murdered. [RF]

2.xx [43] City Detective: DROP COIN HERE (1954) (verified -SC)
Revue Prod. (copyright date 31Dec54)
Directed by John English
Teleplay by Fenton Earnshaw/ Story by Allan Vaughan Elston
Starring: Rod Cameron (as Det. Lt. Bart Grant)
Guest cast:
Harry Harvey ........... Nash
Andrea King ............ Helen
Paul Frees ............. Griffin
Ruth Lee ............... Mrs. Patman
Tom Greenway
Joey Foreman
Marc Hamilton
Tim Graham
Joseph Corey
Synopsis 1:
A MAN CARRYING A LARGE SUM OF MONEY AND JEWELERY BUYS A LIFE
INSURANCE POLICY AT AN AIRPORT BEFORE BOARDING HIS FLIGHT. HOURS
LATER HIS DEAD BODY IS FOUND IN AN ALLEYWAY NEAR A HOTEL. LT.GRANT
INVESTIGATES. HIS ONLY SUSPECT IS A PERSON WHO SPOKE TO THE DEADMAN
BEFORE HE DISAPPEARED. [SC]
Synopsis 2:
Grant, searching for clues in a murder case, digs into the victim's
past. [RF]

2.xx [44] City Detective: THE LADY IN THE BEAUTIFUL FRAME
Revue Prod. (copyright date 31Dec54)
Starring: Rod Cameron (as Det. Lt. Bart Grant)
Guest cast:
Marie Windsor .......... Mary
Louis Jean Heydt ....... George
John Doucette .......... Baxter
Olan Soule ............. Man
Synopsis:
A fake newspaper sent to a couple is a reminder of something they'd rather forget. [RF]

2.xx [45] City Detective: POLICE, WATCH MY HOUSE
Revue Prod. (copyright date 31Dec54)
Starring: Rod Cameron (as Det. Lt. Bart Grant)
Guest cast:
Peggy Knudsen .......... Denise
Donald Curtis .......... Davis
Paul Cavanaugh ......... Garrison
Tom Greenway ........... Waller
Synopsis:
Police find a reportedly empty house filled with people. [RF]

2.xx [46] City Detective: THIRTEEN O'CLOCK
Revue Prod. (copyright date 31Dec54)
Starring: Rod Cameron (as Det. Lt. Bart Grant)
Guest cast:
Christian Drake ........ Addis
Tom Browne Henry ....... Dean
Synopsis:
The clock on a campus strikes 13 and a student mysteriously disappears. [RF]

2.xx [47] City Detective: BABY IN THE BASKET
Revue Prod. (copyright date 31Dec54)
Starring: Rod Cameron (as Det. Lt. Bart Grant)
Guest cast:
Michael 'Touch' Connors ........... Massey
Harvey Stephens ........ Kruger
Synopsis:
A resort town is the scene of a murder. [RF]

2.xx [48] City Detective: IN SICKNESS AND IN STEALTH
Revue Prod. (copyright date 31Dec54)
Starring: Rod Cameron (as Det. Lt. Bart Grant)
Guest cast:
Sidney Armus ........... Frank
Joan Camden ............ Betty
Ann Savage ............. Natalie
Synopsis:
A man finds a money-laden wallet. [RF]

2.xx [49] City Detective: A GIRL'S BEST FRIEND
Revue Prod. (copyright date 31Dec54)
Starring: Rod Cameron (as Det. Lt. Bart Grant)
Guest cast:
Carolyn Jones .......... Alene
Onslow Stevens ......... Baldwin
Synopsis:
Was the "best friend" of a murdered blonde a man, a bank account or a
diamond necklace? [RF]

2.xx [50] City Detective: DESERT ICE (verified -SC)
Revue Prod. (copyright date 31Dec54)
Teleplay by Lawrence Kimble
Story by Floyd Mahannan
Directed by Herschel Daugherty
Starring: Rod Cameron (as Det. Lt. Bart Grant)
Guest Cast:
Ross Elliott ........... Mitch
Andy Clyde ............. Pop
Sandra Stone ........... Evie
Synopsis:
Lt. Grant traces an escaped criminal to the barren Mojave Desert. [TA]
(8Mar57 WBRL-4, Columbus, Georgia, Fri 10:15pm)[TA]
Synopsis 2:
Grant tracks an escaped criminal across the Mojave Desert. [RF]

2.xx [51] City Detective: BAD NIGHT IN LOVER'S LANE
Revue Prod. (copyright date 31Dec54)
Starring: Rod Cameron (as Det. Lt. Bart Grant)
Guest cast:
Joanne Jordan .......... Nancy
Virginia Gibson ........ Marta
Chick Chandler ......... Martin
Sam Gilman ............. Thorsen
Synopsis:
Grant mans a stakeout to catch a bandit. [RF]

2.xx [52] City Detective: THE PERFECT DISGUISE
Revue Prod. (copyright date 31Dec54)
Starring: Rod Cameron (as Det. Lt. Bart Grant)
Guest cast:
Hayden Rorke ........... Galloway
Richard Garland ........ Conroy
Angie Dickinson ........ Cigarette Girl
Tol Avery .............. McAdams
Phil Tully ............. Hickey
Synopsis:
A cigarette girl is murdered by a man in a perfect disguise. [RF]

2.xx [53] City Detective: THE HYPNOTIC WIFE
Revue Prod. (copyright date 31Dec54)
Starring: Rod Cameron (as Det. Lt. Bart Grant)
Guest cast:
Vivi Janiss ............ Sheila
Joseph Allen Jr. ....... Derwood
Walter Reed ............ Sam
Lucille Knox ........... Floss
Pierre Watkin .......... Davis
Synopsis:
A woman deep in a trance has apparently committed a murder. [RF]

2.xx [54] City Detective: TROUBLE IN TOYLAND
Revue Prod. (copyright date 31Dec54)
Starring: Rod Cameron (as Det. Lt. Bart Grant)
Guest cast:
Chuck Connors .......... Sam
Veda Ann Borg .......... Hazel
James Flavin ........... Steiner
Cheryl Callaway ........ Trudy
Jonathan Hale .......... Kane
Synopsis:
A gang of robbers uses a little girl as its shield. [RF]

2.xx [55] City Detective: HEARTS AND FLOWERS
Revue Prod. (copyright date 31Dec54)
Starring: Rod Cameron (as Det. Lt. Bart Grant)
Guest cast:
Hayden Rorke ........... Bender
Fess Parker ............ Tony
Eve Miller ............. Katherine
Synopsis:
A con man is not clever enough to prevent his own murder. [RF]

2.xx [56] City Detective: THE DERELICT
Revue Prod. (copyright date 31Dec54)
Starring: Rod Cameron (as Det. Lt. Bart Grant)
Guest cast:
Richard Hale ........... Snider
Wally Brown ............ Brother
John Alderson .......... Hill
Synopsis:
The search for a missing derelict leads Grant through the slums of a
large city. [RF]

2.xx [57] City Detective: BABY NEEDS SHOES
Revue Prod. (copyright date 31Dec54)
Starring: Rod Cameron (as Det. Lt. Bart Grant)
Guest cast:
Philip Ober ............ King
Virginia Lee ........... Baby
Janet Shaw ............. Helen
Synopsis:
A gambler has bet once too often. This time he loses ... his life. [RF]

2.xx [58] City Detective: GOODBYE, OLD PAINT (verified -SC)
Revue Prod. (copyright date 31Dec54)
Teleplay by Fenton Earnshaw
Directed by John English
Starring: Rod Cameron (as Det. Lt. Bart Grant)
Guest cast:
Vera Miles ............. Carol
Robert Bray ............ Wes
Wilton Graff ........... Starbuck
Gladys Holland ......... Lenore
Lawrence Ryle .......... Daniels
Synopsis:
GRANT RECEIVES A LETTER FROM A FAMOUS ARTIST WHO BELEIVES SOMEONE
WANT'S TO KILL HIM. WHEN LT.GRANT ARRIVES AT THE ARTIST'S HOME HE
FINDS HIM DEAD. HE SUSPECTS MURDER AND INVESTIGATES. [SC]
Synopsis 2:
Grant enters the world of art to find the killer of a famous painter. [RF]
(05-Apr-1955 syndicated airdate)

2.xx [59] City Detective: COME BACK, LITTLE WITNESS
Revue Prod. (copyright date 31Dec54)
Starring: Rod Cameron (as Det. Lt. Bart Grant)
Guest cast:
Whit Bissell ........... Joe
Dorothy Green .......... Tandy
Roy Barcroft ........... Nelson
Synopsis:
A couple flee to Nevada without repaying a debt they owe the mob. [RF]

2.xx [60] City Detective: THE HIGHEST BIDDER (verified -SC)
Revue Prod. (copyright date 31Dec54)
Story & Teleplay by Fenton Earnshaw
Directed by Herschel Daugherty
Starring: Rod Cameron (as Det. Lt. Bart Grant)
Guest Cast:
Tol Avery .............. Dill
Paul Dubov ............. Fipps
Lyn Thomas
Rand Brooks
Earl Hodgins
Lewis J. Bedell
Synopsis:
Lt. Bart Grant investigates a pick pocket, and the selling of stolen
furs at an auction house. [SC]
Synopsis 2:
A crook entangles innocent people in his illegal activities. [RF]

2.xx [61] City Detective: MAN DOWN, WOMAN SCREAMING (verified -SC)
Revue Prod. (copyright date 31Dec54)
Teleplay by Lawrence Kimble
Story by Louis L'Amour
Directed by Herschel Daugherty
Starring: Rod Cameron (as Det. Lt. Bart Grant)
Guest Cast:
Beverly Garland ........ Jeanne
Jack Kelly ............. Arthur
Lee Van Cleef .......... Hardtman
Frank Ferguson
Tom Daly
Synopsis:
A woman takes refuge in a man's apartment after a neighborhood murder.
The man is held captive by the woman and her boyfirend. Lt. Grant
investigates the murder and the man's dissapearence. His only clue is
a radio. [SC]
Synopsis 2:
A woman flees the scene of a crime, taking an innocent bystander with
her. [RF]

2.xx [62] City Detective: CASE OF THE LONG LOST WIFE (1954) (verified -SC)
(this episode title is NOT listed on the Library of Congress)
Revue Prod.
14Sep54 (TVguide)
Directed by Robert S. Finkel
Original teleplay by Lawrence Kimble
Starring: Rod Cameron (as Det. Lt. Bart Grant)
Guest cast:
Lynn Bari ............... Anita
Ian MacDonald
James Craven
Synopsis:
A WOMEN COMES TO SEE LT. GRANT SEEKING HELP. SHE WANTS HIM TO FIND
THE WIFE OF A MAN FRIEND WHO DISAPPEARED MORE THAT A YEAR-AGO.
LT. GRANT IS FAMILAR WITH THE CASE AND BELIEVES THAT THE MAN
MURDERED HIS WIFE, BUT HAS NO PROOF. [SC]
Synopsis 2:
A search for a missing wife who disappeared six years before without a
trace, is launched by her husband's new fiancee. [RF]

2.xx [63] City Detective: THE BEAUTIFUL MISS X (1954) (verified -SC)
Revue Prod. (copyright date 1954)
Directed by Robert S. Finkel
Original teleplay by Lawrence Kimble
Starring: Rod Cameron (as Det. Lt. Bart Grant)
Guest cast:
Lynn Bari ............... Cynthia
Walter Reed ............. Hewitt
Paul Langton ............ Philip
Marguerite Chapman ...... Rose
Synopsis:
LT.GRANT TRIES TO FIND OUT THE IDENITY OF A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN
SUFFERING FROM AMNESIA. [SC]
Synopsis 2:
A lovely amnesiac, an attempted murder, mixed identities and an
engagement ring are the elements in a case. [RF]

2.xx [64] City Detective: City Detective: FOUND IN A PAWNSHOP (1955)
03May55 copyright date
Revue prod. (copyright date 03May55)
Starring: Rod Cameron (as Det. Lt. Bart Grant)
Guest cast:
Robert McQueeney ........ Pierce
J. Pat O'Malley ......... Abel
Joanne Davis ............ Doctor's Wife
Synopsis:
A returning GI asks Bart Grant to help him find his wife. She has
disappeared leaving one clue - a charm bracelet in a pawn shop. [RF]
(03Nov59 CBS WNAC-TV Boston MA, Tue 7:30pm ET)
 
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http://us.imdb.com/Name?Kimble,+Lawrence

You may have noticed that quite a few of the writing credits for
this series were written by Lawrence Kimble.
Kimble was one of the most prolific writers during the early days in
Hollywood. His career began in 1936. He wrote screenplays for many low budget
productions at different studios. From time to time he also scripted with
other writers on the same film. He was very active writing films until the
early 50's, when he began writing scripts for television. He was hired
by MCA tv/Revue Studios as a contract writer and began turning out original
stories and teleplays for tv series like:-
"City Detective" (1953-55),
"Soldiers of Fortune" (1955-57),
"State Trooper", (1957-59),
"Mike Hammer" (1958-59),
"Coronado 9" (1959-60),
and many more.

Lawrence Kimble was also part of a writing team, consisting of two other
very prolific writers. They were Barry Shipman and Fenton Earnshaw. It took
a very disciplined and creative individual to turn out script after script
during very short shooting schedules.
Lawrence Kimble was born in Bakerfield, California in 1904 and
left us on September 3, 1977. He was a gifted writer. [Sal Crisanti]

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