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Hollywood Off Beat: Steve Randall (1952-53)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
John King, New York, Rina Fox [Updated - Feb 2017 -RF]
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive

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HOLLYWOOD OFFBEAT - aka - Steve Randall
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Marion Parsonnet production
for
First Run Syndication (early 1952) (season 1) ?
DuMont network (07Nov52-30Jan53) (season 2)
CBS network (16Jun53 - 11Aug53) (season 3
Produced by Marion Parsonnet & Lester Lewis
US Detective series 1952-53   13  episodes x 30 min bw
starring
Melvyn Douglas as Steve Randell

Premise:
Smooth disbarred lawyer Steve Randall takes up private detective work so that
he may be permitted to practice law again. He is finally reinstated as a
lawyer after 13 weeks of solving blackmail and murder.

Background:
Marion Parsonnet also produced the medical drama series "The Doctor" (1952-53)
(1952-53) starring Warner Anderson.

 Also known as Hollywood Detective

http://www.thrillingdetective.com/eyes/offbeat.html

############# Hollywood Off Beat #############
############# Season 1 Summer 1952 ###########
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First Run Syndication (12Jun52 - 11Sep52)

[01] Hollywood Offbeat: THE INHERITANCE (aka The Inheritors) (see 2.3)
12Jun1952
Directed by Milton Schwarz
Starring: Melvyn Douglas (as Steve Randall)
cast:
Olive Deering
Synopsis:
A will written on a piece of a woman's slip and a fortune in cash lead to murder.

[02] Hollywood Offbeat: THE PERFECT ALIBI  (see 3.4)
19Jun1952
Directed by Marion Parsonnet
Starring: Melvyn Douglas (as Steve Randall)
cast:
Cara Williams
Donald McKee
Anne Ives
Fred Irving Lewis
Franklin Pulaski
Synopsis:
Randall investigates a jewel theft at a movie studio and suspects a studio guards alibi doesn't check out.

[03] Hollywood Offbeat: OUT OF THE SHADOWS (see 2.12 & 3.2)
26Jun1952
Directed by Milton Schwarz
Starring: Melvyn Douglas (as Steve Randall)

[04] Hollywood Offbeat: LOOPHOLE (see 2.5 & 3.6)
03Jul1952 (reaired 09Apr55)
Directed by Milton Schwarz
starring Melvyn Douglas as Steve Randall
Synopsis:
Steve Randall finds a way to come to grips with a blackmailer whom no one has ever seen.

[05] Hollywood Offbeat: CAT ON THE ROOF  (see 2.10)
10Jul1952
Teleplay by Rip Von Ronkel
Directed by Milton Schwarz
Starring: Melvyn Douglas (as Steve Randall)
cast:
Mary Beth Hughes

[06] Hollywood Offbeat: THE DUMMY
17Jul1952
Starring: Melvyn Douglas (as Steve Randall)

[--] Hollywood Offbeat:
24Jul1952 WJZ Thur 8pm NYT
pre-empted for Democratic Convention
episode aired following week


[07] Hollywood Offbeat: A QUESTION OF TRUTH  (see 2.6 & 3.3)
31Jul1952 WJZ Thur 8pm NYT
Teleplay by Alford Van Ronkel
Directed by Marion Parsonnet
Starring: Melvyn Douglas (as Steve Randall)
cast:
Mary Beth Hughes

[08] Hollywood Offbeat: THE QUIET LIONS  (see 3.1)
07Aug1952 WJZ Thur 8pm
Starring: Melvyn Douglas (as Steve Randall)
Guest cast:
Stephen Courtleigh ...... Warren Roth / Frank Lyons
Muriel Hutchinson ........ Della Morrison
Julie Bennett .................. Audrey Clayton
Carl Don .......................... Guy Baltiera
Leland Harris ................. Mr. McManus
Synopsis:
Randall helps a filmmaker out of a jam.

[09] Hollywood Offbeat: THE ANNIVERSARY GIFT  (see 2.7 & 3.9)
14Aug1952 WJZ Thur 8pm (reaired 16Sep54, 23Apr55)
starring Melvyn Douglas as Steve Randall
Synopsis 1:
A fourteen year old girl with trusting eyes shatters Steve Randall's cynicism.
Synopsis 2:
Steve Randall doesn't trust anything or anybody, but a fourteen-year-old girl with innocent, trusting eyes proves that he is wrong.

[10] Hollywood Offbeat: WALK A LONELY STREET  (see 2.11)
21Aug1952 WJZ Thur 8pm
starring Melvyn Douglas as Steve Randall
Guest cast:
Anna Karen
Synopsis:
After a prostitute is found murdered, Randall suspects a rival.

[11] Hollywood Offbeat: UNLUCKY THREE (see 2.8)
28Aug1952 WJZ Thur 8pm
Starring: Melvyn Douglas (as Steve Randall)
Synopsis:
Steve Randall finds an actress's death has left behind many murder suspects.

[12] Hollywood Offbeat: FIND THE MURDERER (see 2.9 & 3.8)
04Sep1952 WJZ Thur 8pm NYT
starring Melvyn Douglas as Steve Randall

[13] Hollywood Offbeat: THE TRIAL (see 2.13)
11Sep1952 WJZ Thur 8pm
Directed by M. Milton Schwarz & Frederick Stephanie
Written by James P. Cavanaugh
starring Melvyn Douglas (as Steve Randall)
Guest cast:
Olive Deering ......... Eve Fraser
Neil Fitzgerald ....... Jim Bender
Steve Gethers ........ Andrew Carleton
Melville Ruick ......... District Attorney
Harry Sheppard ..... Judge
Ed Peck .................... Defense Attorney
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Executive Producer...........Marion Parsonnet
Produced by..................Theodore Lewis
Original story by............Frederick Stephanie
Screenplay by................James Cavanaugh
Production Supervisor........Walter Blake
Director of Photography......J. Burgi Contner, A.S.C.
Assistant Director...........Ben Berk
Supervising Film Editor......M. Milton Schwarz
Film Editors.................Frank W. Madden, Morrie Roizman
Sets by......................Aldrich
Special Effects..............Hugo Casolaro, Milton Gottlieb
Special Recorder.............Addison Tice
Make-Up......................Eddie Senz
Filmed at Parsonnet Studios, Inc.
Long Island City, New York.
Synopsis:
Andrew Carleton is accused of murder and Steve Randall is hired by Mr. Welles, Jim Bender's lawyer.
Jim Bender, a derelict was to inherit the estate of Old Man Bender.

################ Steve Randall ###############
############## Season 2 1952-53 ##############
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DuMont network (07Nov52-30Jan53)
https://archive.org/details/Steve_Randall_13
**Series moves to DuMont renamed "Steve Randall", Fridays 8pm  Possibly All Reruns from season 1

2.1 [--] Steve Randall:  (Episode Title Not Known)
07Nov1952 WABD Fri 8pm
starring Melvyn Douglas as Steve Randall

2.2 [--] Steve Randall: THE WITNESS (see 3.7)
14Nov1952 WABD Fri 8pm
starring Melvyn Douglas as Steve Randall
Synopsis:
Steve Randall finds the man he is looking for dead, he searches the night club underworld to find the killer.

2.3 [--] Steve Randall: THE INHERITORS  (see 1.1)
21Nov1952 WABD Fri 8pm
starring Melvyn Douglas as Steve Randall

2.4 [--] Steve Randall:  (Episode Title Not Known)
28Nov1952 WABD Fri 8pm
starring Melvyn Douglas as Steve Randall

2.5 [--] Steve Randall: LOOPHOLE (see 1.4 & 3.6)
05Dec1952 WABD Fri 8pm
starring Melvyn Douglas as Steve Randall

2.6 [--] Steve Randall: A QUESTION OF TRUTH (see 1.7 & 3.3)
12Dec1952 WABD Fri 8pm
starring Melvyn Douglas as Steve Randall

2.7 [--] Steve Randall: THE ANNIVERSARY GIFT  (see 1.9 & 3.9)
19Dec1952 WABD Fri 8pm
starring Melvyn Douglas as Steve Randall

2.8 [--] Steve Randall: UNLUCKY THREE (see 1.11)
26Dec1952 WABD Fri 8pm
starring Melvyn Douglas as Steve Randall

2.9 [--] Steve Randall: FIND THE MURDERER (see 1.12 & 3.8)
02Jan1953 WABD Fri 8pm
starring Melvyn Douglas as Steve Randall

2.10 [--] Steve Randall: CAT ON THE ROOF (see 1.5)
09Jan1953 WABD Fri 8pm
starring Melvyn Douglas as Steve Randall

2.11 [--] Steve Randall: WALK A LONELY STREET (see 1.10)
16Jan1953 WABD Fri 8pm
starring Melvyn Douglas as Steve Randall

2.12 [--] Steve Randall: OUT OF THE SHADOWS (see 1.3 & 3.2)
23Jan1953 WABD Fri 8pm
starring Melvyn Douglas as Steve Randall

2.13 [--] Steve Randall: THE TRIAL [Final episode on DuMont] (see 1.13)
30Jan1953 WABD Fri 8pm
starring Melvyn Douglas as Steve Randall

Next Week: "City Assignment" premieres 06-Feb-1953 in this timeslot.

############# Hollywood Off-Beat #############
############ Season 3 Summer 1953 ############
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CBS Network (16Jun53 - 11Aug53) Possibly All Reruns from season 1

3.1 [--] Hollywood Off-Beat: THE QUIET LIONS  (see 1.8)
16Jun1953 CBS Tues 10:30pm
starring Melvyn Douglas as Steve Randall

3.2 [--] Hollywood Off-Beat: OUT OF THE SHADOWS (see 1.3 & 2.12)
23Jun1953 CBS Tues 10:30pm
starring Melvyn Douglas as Steve Randall

3.3 [--] Hollywood Off-Beat: A QUESTION OF TRUTH (see 1.7 & 2.6)
30Jun1953 CBS Tues 10:30pm
starring Melvyn Douglas as Steve Randall

3.4 [--] Hollywood Off-Beat: THE PERFECT ALIBI  (see 1.2)
07Jul1953 CBS Tues 10:30pm
starring Melvyn Douglas as Steve Randall

3.5 [--] Hollywood Off-Beat:  (Episode Title Not Known)
14Jul1953 CBS Tues 10:30pm
starring Melvyn Douglas as Steve Randall

3.6 [--] Hollywood Off-Beat: LOOPHOLE  (see 1.4 & 2.5)
21Jul1953 CBS Tues 10:30pm
starring Melvyn Douglas as Steve Randall

3.7 [--] Hollywood Off-Beat: THE WITNESS (see 2.2)
28Jul1953 CBS Tues 10:30pm
starring Melvyn Douglas as Steve Randall

3.8 [--] Hollywood Off-Beat: FIND MY MURDERER (see 1.12 & 2.9)
05Aug1953 CBS Tues 10:30pm
starring Melvyn Douglas as Steve Randall

3.9 [--] Hollywood Off-Beat: THE ANNIVERSARY GIFT (see 1.9 & 2.7) [Final airing on CBS]
11Aug1953 CBS Tues 10:30pm
starring Melvyn Douglas as Steve Randall

Next Week: "Youth Takes a Stand" with moderator Marc Cramer premieres in this timeslot.

##### Hollywood Off Beat/ Steve Randall ######
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