CTVA US Crime - "Grand Jury" (Desilu/NTA) (1958-60) starring Lyle Bettger & Harold J. Stone

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The Court of Last Resort (1957-58) starring Paul Birch, Lyle Bettger  

Grand Jury (1958-60)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox
references:
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GRAND JURY
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Desilu Productions, Inc.
National Telefilm Associates, Inc. (Republic Pictures Corporation)
for
First-Run Syndication
Produced by Mort Briskin

US Crime Drama series 1958-60    40 episodes x 30 min bw
starring
Lyle Bettger as Harry Driscoll
Harold J. Stone as John Kennedy
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Douglass Dumbrille as Grant (recurring)
Richard Travis as Thompson (recurring)
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Addison Richards as Fullerton (recurring in early episodes)
Ed Prentiss as Russell (recurring in early episodes)

Premise:  Cases of two Grand Jury Investigators.

The previous season Lyle Betger starred in the series
The Court of Last Resort (1957-58) starring Paul Birch, Lyle Bettger

The previous season Mort Briskin produced the "Official Detective" anthology series.

'Grand Jury' theme from the TV series. m Ray Ellis.

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Syndicated Program

  1.01 [--] Grand Jury: PRISON SCANDAL (pilot) [UCLA]
Desilu-NTA Prod. no. 1 (copyright date 21Nov58)
a Desilu production/ producer, Mort Briskin
written by Frank L. Moss.
Directed by Alvin Ganzer
photography, Chas. E. Burke; film editor, Elmo Veron
starring Lyle Bettger (Harry Driscoll), Harold J. Stone (John Kennedy)
Guest cast:
Bruce Gordon .......... Maxwell
Addison Richards ...... Fullerton (recurring in early episodes)
Ken Lynch
Len Lesser
Al Ruscio
Mary Webster
Dan Barton
Synopsis:
Driscoll and Kennedy set out to expose corrupt prison officials at a county jail.
Copyright notice on film: c1958 by Desilu Productions, Inc.

1.02 [--] Grand Jury: THE FIRE TRAPS
Desilu-NTA Prod. no. NOT KNOWN (copyright date 25Nov58)
starring Lyle Bettger (Harry Driscoll), Harold J. Stone (John Kennedy)
Guest cast:
Tige Andrews ......... Ben
Ed Prentiss .......... Russell (recurring in early episodes)
Addison Richards ..... Fullerton (recurring in early episodes)
Synopsis:
An arson gang is responsible for the burning of three buildings. [RF]

1.03 [--] Grand Jury: THE THIEVING EYE
Desilu-NTA Prod. no. 3 (copyright date 28Nov58)
*********** no synopsis/ no guest cast details ***********

1.04 [--] Grand Jury: ACCIDENT BY APPOINTMENT [UCLA]
Desilu-NTA Prod. no. 4 (copyright date 04Dec58)
a Desilu production/ Producer, Mort Briskin
Written by Oliver Crawford.
Directed by Sobey Martin
photography, Chas. E. Burke; film editor, Ben Harmon
starring:
Lyle Bettger (Harry Driscoll), Harold J. Stone (John Kennedy)
Guest cast:
John Hoyt ........... Crane
Ed Prentiss ......... Russell (recurring in early episodes)
Philip Coolidge
K.L. Smith
Michael Fox
Joe Perry
Peggy Maley
Synopsis:
Driscoll and Kennedy investigate a car-collision racket that preys on insurance companies. [RF]
Copyright notice on film: c1958 by Desilu Productions, Inc.

1.05 [--] Grand Jury: BUS SCANDAL
Desilu-NTA Prod. no. NOT KNOWN (possibly no. 5)(copyright date 23Sep59)
Starring:
Lyle Bettger (Harry Driscoll), Harold J. Stone (John Kennedy)
Guest cast:
Barton MacLane ....... Sam Spanner
Synopsis:
Investigating a transit line which has been having frequent accidents,
Kennedy and Driscoll discover that the major stockholder of the company is a racketeer. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Driscoll and Kennedy investigate a series of accidents caused by a transit company. [RF]

1.06 [--] Grand Jury: THE ORGANIZATION
Desilu-NTA Prod. no. NOT KNOWN (possibly no. 6)(copyright date 25Sep59)
*********** no synopsis/ no guest cast details ***********

1.07 [--] Grand Jury: EXTORTION
Desilu-NTA Prod. no. 7 (copyright date 30Sep59)
*********** no synopsis/ no guest cast details ***********

1.08 [--] Grand Jury: PARADISE ACRES
Desilu-NTA Prod. no. NOT KNOWN (possibly no. 8)(copyright date 02Oct59)
Starring:
Lyle Bettger (Harry Driscoll), Harold J. Stone (John Kennedy)
Guest cast:
Otto Kruger .......... Glenn
Synopsis 1:
An agent is planted at a suspicious-looking home for retired ladies. [TA]
Synopsis 2:
The resident doctor and personnel of a home for the aged are suspected of murder and fraud. [RF]

1.09 [--] Grand Jury: CONSPIRACY
Desilu-NTA Prod. no. 9 (copyright date 07Oct59)
Starring:
Lyle Bettger (Harry Driscoll), Harold J. Stone (John Kennedy)
Guest cast:
Clarke Gordon ........ Adams
Douglass Dumbrille ... Grant (recurring)
Synopsis:
The incumbent governor is due to appear before the Grand Jury. Two days
before election, the star witness against him mysteriously disappears.

1.10 [--] Grand Jury: STRONG ARM
Desilu-NTA Prod. no. NOT KNOWN (possibly no. 10)(copyright date 09Oct59)
*********** no synopsis/ no guest cast details ***********


1.11 [--] Grand Jury: MURDER FOR INSURANCE
Desilu-NTA Prod. no. NOT KNOWN (possibly no. 11)(copyright date 14Oct59)
Starring:
Lyle Bettger (Harry Driscoll), Harold J. Stone (John Kennedy)
Guest cast:
John Larch ........... Tamby
Marsha Hunt .......... Lita
Susan Davis .......... Hazel
Douglass Dumbrille ... Grant (recurring)
Richard Travis ....... Thompson
Synopsis:
After taking out a million-dollar insurance policy, a man dies in a mysterious auto accident. [RF]

1.12 [--] Grand Jury: RENDEZVOUS WITH LOVE
Desilu-NTA Prod. no. NOT KNOWN (possibly no. 12)(copyright date 16Oct59)
*********** no synopsis/ no guest cast details ***********

1.13 [--] Grand Jury: OFF THE RECORD
Desilu-NTA Prod. no. 13 (copyright date 21Oct59)
*********** no synopsis/ no guest cast details ***********

1.14 [--] Grand Jury: YOUR NUMBER'S UP
Desilu-NTA Prod. no. 14 (copyright date 23Oct59)
Starring:
Lyle Bettger (Harry Driscoll), Harold J. Stone (John Kennedy)
Guest cast:
Michael Pate ......... Freeman
Douglass Dumbrille ... Grant (recurring)
Richard Travis ....... Thompson (recurring)
Synopsis:
Officials try to break up a syndicate trying to gain control of  city-wide numbers racket. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A crime syndicate tries to take over a city-wide numbers racket. [RF]
(rerun 12Feb63)

1.15 [--] Grand Jury: THE BIG BOSS
Desilu-NTA Prod. no. 15 (copyright date 28Oct59)
Starring:
Lyle Bettger (Harry Driscoll), Harold J. Stone (John Kennedy)
Guest cast:
Adam West ............ Fenway
Douglass Dumbrille ... Grant (recurring)
Richard Travis ....... Thompson (recurring)
Synopsis:
In closed session, the grand jury probes the activities of a notorious underworld boss. [RF]

1.16 [--] Grand Jury: FIGHTING ALONE
Desilu-NTA Prod. no. 16 (copyright date 30Oct59)
*********** no synopsis/ no guest cast details ***********

1.17 [--] Grand Jury: THE BIG TAKE
Desilu-NTA Prod. no. 17 (copyright date 04Nov59)
*********** no synopsis/ no guest cast details ***********


1.18 [--] Grand Jury: HIRED FOR HOMICIDE
Desilu-NTA Prod. no. 18 (copyright date 06Nov59)
Starring:
Lyle Bettger (Harry Driscoll), Harold J. Stone (John Kennedy)
Guest cast:
John Beradino ........ Bradford
June Vincent ......... Lois
Douglass Dumbrille ... Grant (recurring)
Richard Travis ....... Thompson (recurring)
Synopsis:
An ex-convict accuses a woman of hiring him to kill her husband. [RF]

1.19 [--] Grand Jury: TERROR
Desilu-NTA Prod. no. 19 (copyright date 25Nov59)
*********** no synopsis/ no guest cast details ***********

1.20 [--] Grand Jury: THE WOMAN WHO TALKED
Desilu-NTA Prod. no. 20 (copyright date 30Nov59)
Starring:
Lyle Bettger (Harry Driscoll), Harold J. Stone (John Kennedy)
Guest cast:
Jean Willes .......... Margie
John Wengraf ......... Hambler
Douglass Dumbrille ... Grant (recurring)
Richard Travis ....... Thompson (recurring)
Synopsis:
The widow of a dope addict joins authorities to avenge her husband's murder. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Assisted by a drug addict's widow, Driscoll and Kennedy crack down on a dope syndicate. [RF]

1.21 [--] Grand Jury: PAROLE
Desilu-NTA Prod. no. 21 (copyright date 03Dec59)
Starring:
Lyle Bettger (Harry Driscoll), Harold J. Stone (John Kennedy)
Guest cast:
Don Beddoe ........... Donner
Bob Hastings ......... Tracy
Synopsis:
Parole systems come under scrutiny as Driscoll and Kennedy probe the
case of an ex-convict who used bribery to win his freedom. [RF]

1.22 [--] Grand Jury: BOXING SCANDAL
Desilu-NTA Prod. no. 22 (copyright date 07Dec59)
Starring:
Lyle Bettger (Harry Driscoll), Harold J. Stone (John Kennedy)
Guest cast:
Edgar Stehli ......... Jennings
Douglass Dumbrille ... Grant (recurring)
Richard Travis ....... Thompson (recurring)
Synopsis:
An underworld czar is linked to the murder of a young prize fighter. [RF]

1.23 [--] Grand Jury: GIVE AWAY
Desilu-NTA Prod. no. 23
*********** no synopsis/ no guest cast details ***********

1.24 [--] Grand Jury: THE GUILTY VICTIM
Desilu-NTA Prod. no. 24 (copyright date 23Dec59)
*********** no synopsis/ no guest cast details ***********

1.25 [--] Grand Jury: NO SOAP
Desilu-NTA Prod. no. 25 (copyright date 30Dec59)
*********** no synopsis/ no guest cast details ***********

1.26 [--] Grand Jury: PRIVATE PATROL
Desilu-NTA Prod. no. 26 (copyright date 04Jan60)
*********** no synopsis/ no guest cast details ***********

1.27 [--] Grand Jury: CRIME CRUSADER
Desilu-NTA Prod. no. 27 (copyright date 06Jan60)
Starring:
Lyle Bettger (Harry Driscoll), Harold J. Stone (John Kennedy)
Guest cast:
Karl Swenson ......... Matthews
Lawrence Dobkin ...... Balin
Douglass Dumbrille ... Grant (recurring)
Richard Travis ....... Thompson (recurring)
Synopsis:
A crusading minister is blinded during a political campaign backed by a racketeer. [RF]

1.28 [--] Grand Jury: CONDEMNED
Desilu-NTA Prod. no. 28 (copyright date 08Jan60)
Starring:
Lyle Bettger (Harry Driscoll), Harold J. Stone (John Kennedy)
Guest cast:
Wendell Holmes ....... Taylor
Jack Orrison ......... Gordon
Richard Travis ....... Thompson (recurring)
Synopsis:
A disastrous tenement fire sparks an investigation into negligent slum-area inspections. [RF]

1.29 [--] Grand Jury: THE MAGAZINE SCANDAL
Desilu-NTA Prod. no. 29 (copyright date 26Jan60)
Starring:
Lyle Bettger (Harry Driscoll), Harold J. Stone (John Kennedy)
Guest cast:
John Hoyt ............ Larsen
Douglass Dumbrille ... Grant (recurring)
Richard Travis ....... Thompson (recurring)
Synopsis:
The death of an actress leads to an investigation involving blackmail and smear publications. [RF]

1.30 [--] Grand Jury: FRAMED
Desilu-NTA Prod. no. 30
*********** no synopsis/ no guest cast details ***********


1.31 [--] Grand Jury: BABY FOR SALE
Desilu-NTA Prod. no. 31 (copyright date 31Jan60)
Starring:
Lyle Bettger (Harry Driscoll), Harold J. Stone (John Kennedy)
Guest cast:
Lisa Gaye ............ Doris
Fredd Wayne .......... Jordon
Douglass Dumbrille ... Grant (recurring)
Richard Travis ....... Thompson (recurring)
Synopsis:
A teenage mother attempts to reclaim her baby after she sold him. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Driscoll and Kennedy crack down on a baby-adoption racket. [RF]

1.32 [--] Grand Jury: THE JUKE BOX STORY
Desilu-NTA Prod. no. 32 (copyright date 03Feb60)
Starring:
Lyle Bettger (Harry Driscoll), Harold J. Stone (John Kennedy)
Guest cast:
Douglass Dumbrille ... Grant (recurring)
Richard Travis ....... Thompson (recurring)
Synopsis:
Juke-box racketeers terrorize the owners of restaurants and taverns. [RF]

1.33 [--] Grand Jury: TOUGH GUY
Desilu-NTA Prod. no. 33 (copyright date 01Mar60)
Starring:
Lyle Bettger (Harry Driscoll), Harold J. Stone (John Kennedy)
Guest cast:
Douglas Dumbrille .... Grant (recurring)
Richard Travis ....... Thompson (recurring)
Synopsis:
A racketeer seeks help from Driscoll and Kennedy when his wife's life is threatened. [RF]
(29Jan63 NBC, ABC affiliate Cincinnati, Tues 10:30PM )

1.34 [--] Grand Jury: MISSING WITNESS
Desilu-NTA Prod. no. 34 (copyright date 26Feb60)
Starring:
Lyle Bettger (Harry Driscoll), Harold J. Stone (John Kennedy)
Guest cast:
John Eldredge ........ Traynor
Clarke Gordon ........ Adams
Douglass Dumbrille ... Grant (recurring)
Synopsis:
A star witness disappears before he can testify against a corrupt governor. [RF]

1.35 [--] Grand Jury: THE ESCAPEE
Desilu-NTA Prod. no. 35 (copyright date 07Mar60)
*********** no synopsis/ no guest cast details ***********

1.36 [--] Grand Jury: INQUEST
Desilu-NTA Prod. no. 36
*********** no synopsis/ no guest cast details ***********

1.37 [--] Grand Jury: INNOCENT
Desilu-NTA Prod. no. 37
*********** no synopsis/ no guest cast details ***********


1.38 [--] Grand Jury: THE BOOTLEGGERS
Desilu-NTA Prod. no. 38 (copyright date 28Mar60)
Starring:
Lyle Bettger (Harry Driscoll), Harold J. Stone (John Kennedy)
Guest cast:
Peter Adams .......... Hammer
Douglass Dumbrille ... Grant (recurring)
Richard Travis ....... Thompson (recurring)
Synopsis:
Driscoll and Kennedy investigate a series of deaths caused by alcohol poisoning.

1.39 [--] Grand Jury: ELECTION
Desilu-NTA Prod. no. 39 (copyright date 30Mar60)
*********** no synopsis/ no guest cast details ***********

[--] Grand Jury: THE PERFECT CRIME
Prod. no. NOT KNOWN (copyright date 28Dec59)
*********** no synopsis/ no guest cast details ***********


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[--] Grand Jury: Unknown title
starring Lyle Bettger (Harry Driscoll), Harold J. Stone (John Kennedy)
Guest cast:
Jacques Bergerac ...... Ludwig
Neil Hamilton ......... Randolph
Addison Richards ...... Fullerton (recurring in early episodes)
Synopsis:
When a wealthy middle-aged woman disappears, a young man turns up claiming to be her bridegroom. [RF]

[--] Grand Jury: Unknown title
starring Lyle Bettger (Harry Driscoll), Harold J. Stone (John Kennedy)
Guest cast:
Dean Harens ........... Banks
Grant Steele .......... Richards
Ed Prentiss .......... Russell (recurring in early episodes)
Addison Richards ..... Fullerton (recurring in early episodes)
Synopsis:
A racketeer on trial for his life tries to bribe a juror. [RF]

[--] Grand Jury: HOME FRONT (possibly an aka)
starring Lyle Bettger (Harry Driscoll), Harold J. Stone (John Kennedy)
Guest cast:
Richard Travis ....... Thompson (recurring)

[--] Grand Jury: Unknown title
05Jun60 NBC Sun
starring Lyle Bettger (Harry Driscoll), Harold J. Stone (John Kennedy)
Guest cast:
Ann Robinson ......... Gloria
Douglass Dumbrille ... Grant (recurring)
Richard Travis ....... Thompson (recurring)
Synopsis:
A citizens committee seeks aid in probing the dangerous water pollution at the beaches. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Driscoll and Kennedy search for evidence of criminal negligence in a water-pollution crisis. [RF]

[--] Grand Jury: Unknown title
starring Lyle Bettger (Harry Driscoll), Harold J. Stone (John Kennedy)
Guest cast:
Coleen Gray .......... Elaine
Douglass Dumbrille ... Grant (recurring)
Richard Travis ....... Thompson (recurring)
Synopsis:
A woman seeks an autopsy to determine whether her father-in-law was murdered. [RF]

[--] Grand Jury: Unknown title
starring Lyle Bettger (Harry Driscoll), Harold J. Stone (John Kennedy)
Guest cast:
Reed Hadley .......... Scott
Douglass Dumbrille ... Grant (recurring)
Richard Travis ....... Thompson (recurring)
Synopsis:
The police are harassed by a series of phone calls from a clever psychopath. [RF]

[--] Grand Jury: Unknown title
starring Lyle Bettger (Harry Driscoll), Harold J. Stone (John Kennedy)
Guest cast:
Douglass Dumbrille ... Grant (recurring)
Richard Travis ....... Thompson (recurring)
Synopsis:
An anonymous letter suggests that an escaped convict may have been murdered and buried in prison. [RF]

[--] Grand Jury: Unknown title
starring Lyle Bettger (Harry Driscoll), Harold J. Stone (John Kennedy)
Guest cast:
Joan Evans ........... Gloria/Judy
Douglass Dumbrille ... Grant (recurring)
Richard Travis ....... Thompson (recurring)
Synopsis:
Driscoll and Kennedy attempt to solve a puzzling murder case involving twin sisters. [RF]

[--] Grand Jury: Unknown title
starring Lyle Bettger (Harry Driscoll), Harold J. Stone (John Kennedy)
Guest cast:
Marie Windsor ........ Judy
Douglass Dumbrille ... Grant (recurring)
Richard Travis ....... Thompson (recurring)
Synopsis:
An exclusive neighborhood is plagued by robbery, blackmail and murder. [RF]

[--] Grand Jury: Unknown title
starring Lyle Bettger (Harry Driscoll), Harold J. Stone (John Kennedy)
Guest cast:
Clarke Gordon ........ Adams
Douglass Dumbrille ... Grant (recurring)
Richard Travis ....... Thompson (recurring)
Synopsis:
Local bookies are forced by racketeers to pay for protection. [RF]

[--] Grand Jury: Unknown title
starring Lyle Bettger (Harry Driscoll), Harold J. Stone (John Kennedy)
Guest cast:
Hillary Brooke ........ Paula
Walter Coy ............ Peyton
Synopsis:
A man devises an elaborate scheme to swindle his wealthy wife. [RF]

[--] Grand Jury: Unknown title
starring Lyle Bettger (Harry Driscoll), Harold J. Stone (John Kennedy)
Guest cast:
Robert Cornthwaite .... Cornell
Douglass Dumbrille .... Grant (recurring)
Richard Travis ........ Thompson (recurring)
Synopsis:
Underworld killings occur during an investigation of a bookmaking syndicate. [RF]

[--] Grand Jury: Unknown title
starring Lyle Bettger (Harry Driscoll), Harold J. Stone (John Kennedy)
Guest cast:
Irene Hervey .......... Jane
Conrad Nagel .......... Mason
Kelly Thordsen ........ Blackburn
Peter Mamakos ......... Faye
Synopsis:
A socialite refuses to admit being victimized by blackmailers. [RF]

[--] Grand Jury: Unknown title
starring Lyle Bettger (Harry Driscoll), Harold J. Stone (John Kennedy)
Guest cast:
Douglass Dumbrille .... Grant (recurring)
Richard Travis ........ Thompson
Synopsis:
A judge requests an investigation to determine whether his nephew is guilty of robbery and murder. [RF]

[--] Grand Jury: Unknown title
starring Lyle Bettger (Harry Driscoll), Harold J. Stone (John Kennedy)
Guest cast:
George Chandler ....... Ross
Douglass Dumbrille .... Grant (recurring)
Richard Travis ........ Thompson (recurring)
Synopsis:
Driscoll and Kennedy investigate a mysterious epidemic affecting nursery-school children. [RF]

[--] Grand Jury: Unknown title
starring Lyle Bettger (Harry Driscoll), Harold J. Stone (John Kennedy)
Guest cast:
Paul Picerni .......... Davis
Douglass Dumbrille .... Grant (recurring)
Richard Travis ........ Thompson (recurring)
Synopsis:
Driscoll and Kennedy crack down on racketeers who try to take over a local union. [RF]

[--] Grand Jury: Unknown title
starring Lyle Bettger (Harry Driscoll), Harold J. Stone (John Kennedy)
Guest cast:
Ralph Montgomery ...... Kurtz
Elisha Cook ........... Benedict
Synopsis:
Driscoll and Kennedy are on the trail of racketeers attempting to take over the dry-cleaning industry. [RF]

[--] Grand Jury: Unknown title
starring Lyle Bettger (Harry Driscoll), Harold J. Stone (John Kennedy)
Guest cast:
Lurene Tuttle ......... Alma
Douglass Dumbrille .... Grant (recurring)
Richard Travis ........ Thompson (recurring)
Synopsis:
A building inspector's failure to report a faulty elevator leads to the deaths of three people. [RF]

[--] Grand Jury: Unknown title
starring Lyle Bettger (Harry Driscoll), Harold J. Stone (John Kennedy)
Guest cast:
Douglass Dumbrille .... Grant (recurring)
Synopsis:
When the chairman of an anticrime committee is killed, all witnesses refuse to testify. [RF]

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