CTVA US Crime - "Front Page Detective" (DuMont)(1951-52) starring Edmund Lowe

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Front Page Detective (1951-52)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Sal Crisanti, Rina Fox
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
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FRONT PAGE DETECTIVE
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PRODUCED BY JERRY FAIRBANKS PRODUCTIONS
IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE DUMONT TELEVISION NETWORK
Filmed in Los Angeles
Executive Producer Jerry Fairbanks
Associate Producer Riley Jackson

US Crime Reporter Drama Series 1951-52      ? eps x 30 min
(16Mar51-19Sep52) (according to Alex McNeil)
OR (6Jul51-13Nov53) + syndicated 1953 (according to Vincent Terrace)
Starring:
Edmund Lowe
as David Chase, Newspaper Columnist and Amateur Detective.
with:
Paula Drew as David's girlfriend
Frank Jenks as Lt. Rodney

Premise:
Based on stories from "Front Page Detective" magazine

Other Credits:
DIRECTED BY ARNOLD WESTER
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR JOSEPH BOYLE
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WRITERS INCLUDED:
ROBERT LESLIE BELLEM, GENE LEVITT, HERBERT MOULTON, IRVIN ASHKENAZY
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PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR: HERBERT MOULTON
EDITORIAL SUPERVISOR: RICHARD FRITCH
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: LESTER SHORE
MUSIC DIRECTOR: EDWARD PAUL

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DuMont Network

 [--] Front Page Detective: "GALAHAD" (verified on film -SC)
Directed by Arnold Wester
Teleplay by Robert Mitchell
Starring: Edmund Lowe as David Chase
Guest cast:
Emory Parnell
Frank Jenks .............. Lt. Rodney
Helen Brown
John Phillips
Synopsis:
DAVID CHASE BECOMES INVOLVED WITH AN EX-NEWSPAPER PHOTOGRAPHER WHO
HAS A PHOTO OF WELL-KNOWN WOMAN THAT HE WANTS TO USE IN A BLACKMAILING
SCHEME. [SC]

[--] Front Page Detective: "THE DEATH OF A HERO" (verified on film -SC)
Directed by Arnold Wester
Teleplay by Irvin Ashkenazy
Starring: Edmund Lowe as David Chase
Guest cast:
Peter Mamakos ............ Lefty
Al Eben .................. Maxie
George Pembroke .......... Inspector Andrews
Speer Martin
Helen Brown
Pat Gleason
Joe Devlin
Helena Dare
Ray Hyke
Synopsis:
DAVID CHASE MUST CONVINCE A YOUNG BOY, WHO IS FOND OF A GANGLAND
HOODLUM, THAT THE LIFE OF A CRIMINAL IS NOT AS FLAMBOYANT AS IT MAKES
OUT TO BE. [SC]
Synopsis 2:
An intruder insists that Dave investigate his friend's death. [RF]

[--] Front Page Detective: "MURDER RIDES THE NIGHT TRAIN" (verified on film -SC)
Directed by Arnold Wester
Teleplay by Herbert Moulton
Starring: Edmund Lowe as David Chase
Guest cast:
Lyle Talbot .............. Oliver
John Sebastian ........... Valenti
John Harmon .............. Trumpet
Pam McGuire
Angelo Rossitto
Pat Gleason
Synopsis:
DAVID CHASE IS ABOARD A TRAIN WITH A GOVERMENT WITNESS ON HIS WAY
TO WASHINGTON, D.C., TO TESTIFY AGAINST A GANGLAND CRIME BOSS. [SC]
Synopsis 2:
A racketeer's enemies plan to stop his train to Washington permanently. [RF]

[--] Front Page Detective: "ECHO FROM THE DEAD" (verified on film -SC)
Directed by Arnold Wester
Teleplay by Gene Levitt & Robert Mitchell
Starring: Edmund Lowe as David Chase
Guest cast:
Bettie Best .............. Donna
Veronica Pataky .......... Helen
John Phillips ............ Tollman
Helen Wallace
Peter Similuk
Karl Brundle
Synopsis:
A VENGFULL MOTHER BLAIM'S HER SON'S DEATH ON HIS WIFE. DAVID CHASE,
WHO IS A FRIEND OF THE FAMILY, SUSPECTS FOUL PLAY AND TRYS TO PREVENT
A REVENGE KILLING BY THE DEAD MAN'S MOTHER. [SC]
Synopsis 2:
In a snowstorm, Dave finds shelter with the family of a killer he
helped track down. [RF]

[--] Front Page Detective: "Little Black Book"
[--] Front Page Detective: "Man With the Lisp"
[--] Front Page Detective: "Murder Can't Win"
:[--] Front Page Detective: "Shadow Over Hollywood"
[--] Front Page Detective: "Worth a Plugged Nickel"

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[--] Front Page Detective: Unknown title   (possibly "Recipe for Murder")
Starring: Edmund Lowe as David Chase
Synopsis:
Chase investigates a murder when someone slipped cyanide into the salad at a Mardi Gras feast. [RF]

[--] Front Page Detective: Unknown title
Guest cast:
Bettie Best .............. Beth
George Pembroke .......... Inspector Andrews
Barbara Fuller ........... Joyce
Ben Weldon ............... Caballo
Synopsis:
Suspects in a murder threat include a debutante, a producer and a fight
promoter. [RF]

[--] Front Page Detective: Unknown title
Starring: Edmund Lowe as David Chase
Guest cast:
Emory Parnell ............ MacDonald
Claire Carleton .......... Lorna
Raymond Hatton ........... Martin
Synopsis:
Dave is exposing the city's politicians and they plan to get even. [RF]

[--] Front Page Detective: Unknown title
Starring: Edmund Lowe as David Chase
Guest cast:
Eddie Foster ............. Keeley
Dick Rich ................ Malone
George Pembroke .......... Inspector Andrews
Synopsis:
After Dave finds a corpse in his closet, trouble finds Dave. [RF]

[--] Front Page Detective: Unknown title
Starring: Edmund Lowe as David Chase
Guest cast:
Midge Ware ............... Deborah
John Davidson ............ Rubio
Synopsis:
An actress accuses her disabled dramatic coach of killing her fiance.

[--] Front Page Detective: Unknown title
Starring: Edmund Lowe as David Chase
Guest cast:
Sarah Spencer ............ Joan
Ben Welden ............... Tinker
Synopsis:
A publicity woman's shady past may be the death of her: she's suspected
of killing her ex-boy friend. [RF]

[--] Front Page Detective: Unknown title
Starring: Edmund Lowe as David Chase
Guest cast:
Bill Lester .............. Clayton
George Pembroke .......... Inspector Andrews
Synopsis:
Out for revenge, a dope pusher Dave exposed. [RF]

[--] Front Page Detective: Unknown title
Starring: Edmund Lowe as David Chase
Guest cast:
Jack Daly ................ Lawton
Barbara Fuller ........... Fran
Synopsis:
A man who believes that his wife is planning to make her own suicide
look like murder, forces Dave and his girl friend to become involved. [RF]

[--] Front Page Detective: Unknown title
Starring: Edmund Lowe as David Chase
Guest cast:
Raymond Burr ............. Milo
Benny Baker .............. Sweetzer
Synopsis:
Dave's interview with a gambling czar is interrupted by murder. [RF]

[--] Front Page Detective: Unknown title
Starring: Edmund Lowe as David Chase
Guest cast:
Lumsden Hare ............. Blunt
Maurice Cass ............. Thorvald
Joan Winfield ............ Angela
William Vedder ........... Fletcher
Synopsis:
A physicist disappears with top-secret information. [RF]

[--] Front Page Detective: Unknown title
Starring: Edmund Lowe as David Chase
Guest cast:
Speer Martin ............. Jerry
Pat Gleason .............. Price
Joe Devlin ............... Gollum
Synopsis:
The trail of a teen-age bandit leads Dave to the boy's father, an
escaped convict. [RF]

[--] Front Page Detective: Unknown title
Starring: Edmund Lowe as David Chase
Guest cast:
George Pembroke .......... Inspector Andrews
Francis Pierlot .......... Napoleon
Marjorie Eaton ........... Pompador
Ida Moore ................ Josephine
Synopsis:
A man is found dead the day after he asked Chase to write his obituary. [RF]

[--] Front Page Detective: Unknown title
Starring: Edmund Lowe as David Chase
Guest cast:
Steven Geray ............. Winkham
Frank Lackteen ........... Akbar
Alex Talton .............. Abigail
Synopsis:
A number of odd people want to keep a golden cobra from arriving at a
museum. [RF]

[--] Front Page Detective: Unknown title
Starring: Edmund Lowe as David Chase
Guest cast:
Mary Jane Saunders ....... Niece
David Wolfe .............. Samoni
Paul Demetrios ........... Leopold
Synopsis:
Dave's young niece arrives for a visit with a suitcase full of $20
bills. [RF]

[--] Front Page Detective: Unknown title
Starring: Edmund Lowe as David Chase
Guest cast:
Hal K. Dawson ............ Kinetti
Rodney Bell .............. Thyme
Sara Haden ............... Elizabeth
Pamela Duncan ............ Dorabelle
George Pembroke .......... Inspector Andrews
Synopsis:
Exposure of a blackmailing socialite results in a death threat for
Dave. [RF]

[--] Front Page Detective: Unknown title
Starring: Edmund Lowe as David Chase
Guest cast:
Jorja Curtwright ......... Lydia
Frank Jenks .............. Lt. Herman Rodney
Lyle Clark ............... John
Synopsis:
It appears that someone is framing an ex-show girl to keep her from
marrying an heir. [RF]

[--] Front Page Detective: Unknown title
Starring: Edmund Lowe as David Chase
Guest cast:
John Davidson ............ Muller
Norman Budd .............. Canto
Paula Drew ............... Sharon
Synopsis:
A Bible holds the key to a brutal murder. [RF]

[--] Front Page Detective: Unknown title
Starring: Edmund Lowe as David Chase
Guest cast:
Paula Drew ............... Sharon
Ivan Triesault ........... Nasser
Lisa Howard .............. Stacy
Paul Cavanagh ............ McCallum
Synopsis:
Dave investigates the death of a handsome actor.

[--] Front Page Detective: Unknown title
Starring: Edmund Lowe as David Chase
Guest cast:
Don Brodie ............... Perdue
Marjorie Lord ............ Benita
Sydney Christie .......... Stuart
Synopsis:
Dave is mysteriously asked to conduct an investigation then his
employer is killed. [RF]

[--] Front Page Detective: Unknown title
Starring: Edmund Lowe as David Chase
Synopsis:
Chase investigates the death of a gangster. [RF]

[--] Front Page Detective: Unknown title
Starring: Edmund Lowe as David Chase
Synopsis:
Chase seeks an inventor who's disappeared. [RF]

[--] Front Page Detective: Unknown title
Starring: Edmund Lowe as David Chase
Synopsis:
Chivalry lands Chase not romance but near-death.

[--] Front Page Detective: Unknown title
Starring: Edmund Lowe as David Chase
Synopsis:
The blanks in a stage gun turn out to be bullets and a stage death
turns out to be the real thing. [RF]

[--] Front Page Detective: Unknown title
Starring: Edmund Lowe as David Chase
Synopsis:
Dave reopens the murder case of a movie director. [RF]

[--] Front Page Detective: Unknown title
Starring: Edmund Lowe as David Chase
Synopsis:
A wrestler is killed during a match with a poison dart. [RF]

[--] Front Page Detective: Unknown title
Starring: Edmund Lowe as David Chase
Synopsis:
The newspaper tells of reporter Dave Chase's untimely death much to his
surprise. [RF]

[--] Front Page Detective: Unknown title
Starring: Edmund Lowe as David Chase
Synopsis:
Dave receives an anonymous and highly lethal gift. [RF]

[--] Front Page Detective: Unknown title
Starring: Edmund Lowe as David Chase
Synopsis:
A racketeer claims to have bought Dave's silence. [RF]

[--] Front Page Detective: Unknown title
Starring: Edmund Lowe as David Chase
Synopsis:
Dave searches for a friend's widow who has only six months to live. [RF]

[--] Front Page Detective: Unknown title
Starring: Edmund Lowe as David Chase
Synopsis:
A crook invades Dave's apartment to intercept an important letter. [RF]

[--] Front Page Detective: Unknown title
Starring: Edmund Lowe as David Chase
Synopsis:
Slot-machine racketeers exposed by Chase put a price on his head. [RF]

[--] Front Page Detective: Unknown title
Starring: Edmund Lowe as David Chase
Synopsis:
An heiress asks for Dave's help: she's afraid her brother is lethally
jealous of her wealth. [RF]

[--] Front Page Detective: Unknown title
Starring: Edmund Lowe as David Chase
Synopsis:
Chase matches wits with smugglers. [RF]

[--] Front Page Detective: Unknown title
Starring: Edmund Lowe as David Chase
Synopsis:
Chase lands in the middle of a socialite's fight with a psychiatrist. [RF]

[--] Front Page Detective: Unknown title
Starring: Edmund Lowe as David Chase
Synopsis:
An embezzler's widow offers further news of her supposedly dead
husband.

[--] Front Page Detective: Unknown title
Starring: Edmund Lowe as David Chase
Synopsis:
An old flame involves Dave in a murder case. [RF]


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