CTVA Crime - "Jimmy Hughes, Rookie Cop" (DuMont)(1953)

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Jimmy Hughes, Rookie Cop (1953)
 Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox
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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JIMMY HUGHES, ROOKIE COP
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DuMont/ WABD-TV channel 5 New York
Written by Bruce Geller

US Crime Drama Series 1953 9 episodes x 30 min

starring
William Redfield as Jimmy Hughes
Conrad Janis (final two episodes only)
with:
Rusty Lane as Inspector Ferguson
Wendy Drew as Jimmy's sister

Premise:
After the Korean War Jimmy Hughes joins the police force after his father also a cop was killed in the line of duty.
Summary:
After returning from the Korean War, Jimmy Hughes finds that his policeman father has been killed. Jimmy joins the force to
find the criminals responsible for his father's murder.

News item:
The DuMont network has dropped the dramatic series "Dark of Night" which gained much attention because it went on location for true
life scenic effects, in favor of a who-dun-it "Jimmy Hughes, Rookie Cop" and there's no comparison. "Dark of Night" was so far ahead
of the new program, which pictures the experiences of a new policeman learning to be a crime expert, that it will have a hard time to
catch up. The opening performance seemed amateurish. "Dark of Night" was a victim of a too frequent situation in both radio and television.
If a sponsor isn't attracted, despite the popularity of a program, something else is given a tryout.


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DuMont (08May1953 to 03July1953)
Fridays 8:30-9pm WABD-TV channel 5 New York

[01] Jimmy Hughes, Rookie Cop [Premiere]
08May1953 DuMont Fri
Script by William C. Crane and Bob Corcoran
Directed by Barry Shear
starring William Redfield
also appearing
Wendy Drew (Jimmy's sister Betty)
Rusty Lane (Inspector Ferguson)
Ed Peck
Don Hamner
Bernard Kates
Paul Andor

[02] Jimmy Hughes, Rookie Cop
15May1953 DuMont Fri
starring William Redfield

[03] Jimmy Hughes, Rookie Cop
22May1953 DuMont Fri
starring William Redfield

[04] Jimmy Hughes, Rookie Cop
29May1953 DuMont Fri
starring William Redfield

[05] Jimmy Hughes, Rookie Cop
05Jun1953 DuMont Fri
starring William Redfield

[06] Jimmy Hughes, Rookie Cop
12Jun1953 DuMont Fri
starring William Redfield

[07] Jimmy Hughes, Rookie Cop
19Jun1953 DuMont Fri
starring William Redfield

[08] Jimmy Hughes, Rookie Cop
26Jun1953 DuMont Fri
starring Conrad Janis

[09] Jimmy Hughes, Rookie Cop [Final Episode]
03Jul1953 DuMont Fri
starring Conrad Janis

Following week Guide Right: Variety with Richard Hayes and Second Army Band aired in the timeslot.

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