CTVA US Crime - "The Line-Up" (Desilu/CBS) Season 1 (1954-55)

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Starring Warner Anderson & Tom Tully
Season 1 (CBS) (1954-55) (30 min)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Tom Alger, Rina Fox , Bob Manfredi , Jeannette Sloniowski, Bob Medina

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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CBS Fridays 10:00 pm 39 episodes x 30 min
release date 01Oct54
Episodes listed in Copyright Date Order,
except where Original Network Airdate is known.

1.01 [--] The Line-Up: THE PAISLEY GANG [verified -BM]
01Oct54 CBS Fri (Copyright Date 27Sep54)
Written by ?
Directed by ?
Guest Cast:
Joe Turkel .......... Jim Paisley
Paul Burke .......... Kimball
Robert Cole ......... Willie Vance
Frances McDonald .... Warner
Bill Walker ......... Wallace
Synopsis:
Four young thugs steal guns from a pawn shop and set out on a crime spree.
They are caught trying to move several cases of liquor stolen from a local tavern. [BM]

1.02 [--] The Line-Up: Hit and Run
Copyright Date 1Oct54

1.03 [--] The Line-Up: John Doe 37
Copyright Date 6Oct54

1.04 [--] The Line-Up: The Morgan Murder case
Copyright Date 13Oct54

1.05 [--] The Line-Up: THE KENOVAK MURDER CASE
Copyright Date 22Oct54
written by E. Jack Neuman
Investigating the disappearance of a young girl, Lt. Guthrie
and Insp. Greb find themselves hot on a murder trail.
(21Nov57 A-R London UK)

1.06 [--] The Line-Up: TAPPAN AND LONG
(Copyright Date 1Nov54)
starring
Warner Anderson & Tom Tully
Synopsis:
A lonely woman, who talks freely after a few drinks, provides the lead
the police need to catch up with holdup men. [RF]
(re-aired in Syndication on "San Francisco Beat" 20Nov56) [RF]

1.07 [--] The Line-Up: THE FINLEY CASE
Copyright Date 05Nov54
Starring Tom Tully (Lt. Guthrie) /Warner Anderson (Insp. Greb)
Guest Cast: [BF]
Claude Akins ........ Gilman
Synopsis::
Lt. Guthrie and Insp. Greb are faced with a difficult
case when a badly wounded man with "many women in his life"
can only describe his assailant as a woman.
(15May58 A-R London UK)

1.08 [--] The Line-Up: COP KILLER [verified -BM]
Copyright Date 12Nov54
Written by ?
Directed by ?
Starring: Tom Tully (Lt. Guthrie)/ Warner Anderson (Insp. Greb)
Guest Cast:
Junius Mattews ...... Charlie Neely
Ted Hecht ........... James Bolger
Joe Bailey .......... Shaw
Bill Kennedy ........ Capt. Leonard
Synopsis:
A cop, investigating a narcotics ring is murdered on the waterfront. With
only one witness to the crime, a tramp named Charlie, Insp. Greb and Lt.
Guthrie are able to capture one member of the gang - but he already has
a bullet in his back. [RF]
(reaired in Syndication "San Francisco Beat" 13Nov56)

1.09 [--] The Line-Up: The Dunn case
Copyright Date 19Nov54


1.10 [--] The Line-Up: MEXICAN BANDIT
Copyright Date 26Nov54
starring
Warner Anderson & Tom Tully
Synopsis:
The San Francisco police are concerned with a group of juvenile delinquents
who are involved in a narcotics racket. When one of the boys is stabbed,
Insp. Greb and Lt. Guthrie speed up the investigation. [RF]
(reaired in Syndication "San Francisco Beat" 27Nov56)

1.11 [--] The Line-Up: COP SHOOTING  [verified -BM]
Copyright Date 1Dec54
Written by ?
Directed by ?
Starring: Tom Tully (Lt. Guthrie) Warner Anderson (Insp. Greb)
Guest Cast:
William Murphy ....... Johnny Brocklin
Hugh Beaumont ........ Charles Lanski
John Maxwell ......... Doc Gerson
Jim Musser ........... Willie Martin
Steve Ritch .......... Harris
Synopsis::
Patrolman Charles Lanski and his partner rookie Johnny Brocklin, are in
the midst of a meal when the news of a nearby robbery comes over their
radio. The men rush to the scene and tail the gunmen into a warehouse. [RF]
(reaired in Syndication "San Francisco Beat" 01Jan57)

1.12 [--] The Line-Up: THE DAVIS MURDER CASE
Copyright Date 8Dec54
Starring: Warner Anderson & Tom Tully
Synopsis:
Anthony Davis reports to San Francisco police that his wife is missing.
Lt. Guthrie and Insp. Greb investigate and learn that the wife was
frequently seen with a drinking partner. [RF]
(rerun in Syndication on "San Francisco Beat" 16Nov57)

1.13 [--] The Line-Up: THE CHRISTMAS STORY [verified -BM]
Copyright Date 9Dec54
Written by ?
Directed by ?
Guest Cast:
Richard Travis ........ Edward Patterson
John Close ............ William Grainly
Lois Moran ............ Mrs. Warner
Synopsis:
A man tries to extort $10,000 from a businessman just before Christmas. [BM]

1.14 [--] The Line-Up: Dial 116, The Mafia Gang
Copyright Date 27Dec54

1.15 [--] The Line-Up: Roberts Dress Shop Robbery
Copyright Date 28Dec54

1.16 [--] The Line-Up: The Wildcat case
Copyright Date 29Dec54

1.17 [--] The Line-Up: The Sub-machine Gun case
Copyright Date 31Dec54

1.18 [--] The Line-Up: The Trussing story
Copyright Date 31Dec54

1.19 [--] The Line-Up: The Griswold case
Copyright Date 31Dec54

1.20 [--] The Line-Up: The Hacker case
Copyright Date 18Jan55

1.21 [--] The Line-Up: THE DANNY BURKE CASE
Copyright Date 21Jan55
Synopsis:
Murder strikes a boarding house widow on her birthday. The crime is discovered
by the landlady's daughter and son-in-law. From the outset, the police are
baffled because there was no apparent motive. [RF]
(Syndicated rerun on "San Francisco Beat" 22Oct56)

1.22 [--] The Line-Up: THE PAYMASTER OFFICE ROBBERY
(copyright date 02Feb55)
18Feb55 CBS Fri
Guest Cast:
Jack Edwards as Fante
The theft of a payroll with no obvious clues leads Guthrie and Grevv to use
a routine police method. They check the local underworld to see who is
'in the chips' these days. [RF]

1.23 [--] The Line-Up: The Sniper case
Copyright Date 07Feb55

1.24 [--] The Line-Up: San Francisco Playboy
Copyright Date 15Feb55

1.25 [--] The Line-Up: THE JOSEPH DORSEY CASE
Copyright Date 21Feb55
Synopsis:
Police match their wits against the cleverest safecrackers in
the history of California. [RF]
(Syndicated rerun 13Dec59 on "San Francisco Beat" NBC Sun WCSH-TV Portland Me)

1.26 [--] The Line-Up: Callow Car Stealing
Copyright Date 16Mar55

1.27 [--] The Line-Up: Girl Safecrackers
Copyright Date 18Mar55

1.28 [--] The Line-Up: THE ANN BRENNIZER CASE [verified -BM]
Copyright Date 28Mar55
Written by ?
Directed by ?
Guest Cast:
Virginia Gregg ........ Ann Brennizer
Lane Bradford ......... John Tysano
Claire Mead ........... Mrs. Brennizer
Synopsis:
A mysterious robbery at the Ledbetter Produce Co. Only the accounting
records are stolen from the company safe. [BM]

1.29 [--] The Line-Up: ONE MAN CRIME
Copyright Date 01Apr55
written by Jack Neuman
Albert Perling didn't interfere when his wealthy widowed
sister married a smooth-talking stranger, but when he does
not hear from her he gets suspicious.
(27Feb58 ITV A-R London UK)

1.30 [--] The Line-Up: THE FALLING OUT OF THIEVES
Copyright Date 06Apr55
15Apr55 CBS Fri WBBM-TV Chicago
starring Tom Tully & Warner Anderson
Synopsis:
While checking on an abandoned car, police find the bodies of two
men in the vehicle. It is soon learned that they are former embezzlers. [RF]

1.31 [--] The Line-Up: THE MIKE FIELDING CASE
Copyright Date 12Apr55
22Apr55 CBS Fri WBBM-TV Chicago
starring Tom Tully & Warner Anderson
Synopsis:
Police check into an assault case in which a woman has been beaten
and robbed by an unknown man. A gold cross, stolen by the assailant,
proves an important detail. [RF]

1.32 [--] The Line-Up: THEATER ROBBERY CASE
Copyright Date 25Apr55
29Apr55 CBS Fri WBBM-TV Chicago
starring Tom Tully & Warner Anderson
Synopsis:
The owner of a chain of theaters in San Francisco is the victim
of a series of robberies. [RF]

1.33 [--] The Line-Up: THE ASSAULT CASE [verified -BM]
Copyright Date 28Apr55
Written by ?
Directed by ?
Guest Cast:
Jeanette Nolan ....... Mrs. Witkowski
Lane Nakano .......... Mr. Sukayamo
Eric Snowden ......... Mr. Benson
Tol Avery ............ James Wendry
Synopsis:
A young night club piano player is found beaten in the park. The pawning of
her jewelry leads the police to her assailant. [BM]

1.34 [--] The Line-Up: THE MESSENGER CASE
Copyright Date 9May55
13May55 CBS Fri WBBM-TV Chicago
starring Tom Tully & Warner Anderson
Guest cast:
Touch Connors (aka Mike Connors)
Sammy Ogg
Synopsis:
Police trying to solve a series of holdups and a murder, get some
help from a teenage boy who wants to be a policeman. [RF]

1.35 [--] The Line-Up: THE MURPHY ROBBERY CASE
(Copyright Date 13May55)
20May55 CBS Fri WBBM-TV Chicago
starring Tom Tully & Warner Anderson
Guest Cast:
Leon Askin ...... Adolph Berger
Robert Bray ..... Al Murphy
Jean Willes ..... Jane Anthony
Synopsis:
With the help of a neurotic woman, Lt. Guthrie and Inspector
Greb solve a bizarre holdup. From San Francisco police files. [RF]

[--] 27May55 CBS Fri WBBM-TV Chicago - possibly a rerun of 1.20 "The Hacker Case"
(Copyright Date 18Jan55)

1.36 [--] The Line-Up: THE HUSKY SLUGGER CASE
Copyright Date 23May55
03Jun55 CBS Fri WBBM-TV Chicago
starring Tom Tully & Warner Anderson
Synopsis:
Guthrie and Greb investigate a series of gas-station holdups and
beatings. The case seems hopeless until a new lead shows up. [RF]

1.37 [--] The Line-Up: THE KASINO CASE [verified -BM]
Copyright Date 2Jun55
Written by ?
Directed by ?
Guest Cast:
James Best .......... Jim Kasino
Georgia Ellis ....... Miss Davis
Claudia Barrett ..... Madge Kasino
Dorothy Neumann ..... Mrs. Maron
Synopsis:
Two men in leather jackets rob and beat a restaurant owner. [BM]

1.38 [--] The Line-Up: The Keating case
Copyright Date 3Jun55

1.39 [--] The Line-Up: Shopwell Market Robberies
Copyright Date 9Jun55

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