CTVA US Crime - "The Plainclothesman" (DuMont) Season 1 (1949-50)

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Starring Ken Lynch (as The Lieutenant)
Season 1 (DuMont) (1949-50)
Episode Guide - compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Tom Alger, Rina Fox
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive / Writers Guild of America (wga)


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 DuMont Wednesdays 9:00 PM Eastern (East Coast) (Live) [NY Times]
DuMont Tuesday (West Coast) (Kinescope) [Long Beach Press-Telegram]

1.01 [--] The Plainclothesman: (debut episode)
12Oct49 DuMont Wed [NY Times]
starring Ken Lynch
with
Peter Capell
Neva Patterson

1.02 [--] The Plainclothesman:
19Oct49 DuMont Wed [NY Times]

1.03 [--] The Plainclothesman:
26Oct49 DuMont Wed [NY Times]

1.04 [--] The Plainclothesman:
02Nov49 DuMont Wed [NY Times]
starring Ken Lynch
with
Will Hare
Athena Lorde

1.05 [--] The Plainclothesman: JIM LANSING
09Nov49 DuMont Wed [NY Times]
starring Ken Lynch
with
Inga Adams
Robert Allen
Hugh Williamson
Anita Anton

1.06 [--] The Plainclothesman: AL NORRIS
16Nov49 DuMont Wed [NY Times]
starring Ken Lynch
with
Elaine Williams

1.07 [--] The Plainclothesman: THE FOURTH TIME -- YOU HANG
23Nov49 DuMont Wed [NY Times]

1.08 [--] The Plainclothesman: SHIFTY GOMEZ
30Nov49 DuMont Wed [NY Times]

1.09 [--] The Plainclothesman: CARL HOFFER
07Dec49 DuMont Wed [NY Times]
starring
Ken Lynch & Jack Orrison

1.10 [--] The Plainclothesman:
14Dec49 DuMont [NY Times]

1.11 [--] The Plainclothesman:
21Dec49 DuMont [NY Times]

1.12 [--] The Plainclothesman:
28Dec49 DuMont [NY Times]

1.13 [--] The Plainclothesman: VERA HANSEN
04Jan50 DuMont Wed [NY Times]
starring
Ken Lynch & Jack Orrison
with
Anna Keren

1.14 [--] The Plainclothesman: WALTER MILLER
11Jan50 DuMont Wed [NY Times]
starring
Ken Lynch
with
Guy Tano
Peggy Lobbin

1.15 [--] The Plainclothesman: KEY TO THE DEATH HOUSE
18Jan50 DuMont Wed [NY Times]
starring
Ken Lynch & Jack Orrison

1.16 [--] The Plainclothesman: CRUST OF BREAD
25Jan50 DuMont Wed [NY Times]
starring
Ken Lynch & Jack Orrison

1.17 [--] The Plainclothesman: DOUBLE IMAGE
01Feb50 DuMont Wed [NY Times]
starring
Ken Lynch & Jack Orrison
with
Bill Mendek
Alten Manson

1.18 [--] The Plainclothesman: JUST PLANE MURDER
08Feb50 DuMont Wed [NY Times]
starring
Ken Lynch & Jack Orrison

1.19 [--] The Plainclothesman: THE CASE OF TIMOTHY FROST
15Feb50 DuMont Wed [NY Times]
04Apr50 DuMont Tue [Long Beach Press-Telegram]
starring
Ken Lynch & Jack Orrison
Synopsis:
When a fire destroys a chemical plant it appears to be accidental unti Sgt. Brady takes over. [RF]

1.20 [--] The Plainclothesman: MAN-STRANGLED
22Feb50 DuMont Wed [NY Times]
11Apr50 DuMont Tue [Long Beach Press-Telegram]
starring
Ken Lynch & Jack Orrison
with
Scott Tennyson
Jardie McLean
Synopsis:
The neighbors of an ill, retired gentleman call and ask him to turn down his radio which is carrying a
murder mystery. They find out the next day it wasn't a radio at all but the actual murder of the old man. [RF]

1.21 [--] The Plainclothesman: IDENTIFICATION INCONCLUSIVE
01Mar50 DuMont Wed [NY Times]
starring
Ken Lynch & Jack Orrison
with
Frank Maxwell
Beverly Whitney

1.22 [--] The Plainclothesman: COP KILLER
08Mar50 DuMont Wed [NY Times]
starring
Ken Lynch & Jack Orrison
with
Joe Downing

1.23 [--] The Plainclothesman: PERFECT ALIBI
15Mar50 DuMont Wed [NY Times]
starring
Ken Lynch & Jack Orrison

1.24 [--] The Plainclothesman: BLIND MAN'S BLUFF
22Mar50 DuMont Wed [NY Times]
starring
Ken Lynch & Jack Orrison
with
Arny Freeman
Maxine Stewart

1.25 [--] The Plainclothesman: BLANK OUT (The Case of the Prize Fighter)
29Mar50 DuMont Wed [NY Times]
24May50 [Long Beach Independent]
starring
Ken Lynch & Jack Orrison
with
Phil Terranova
Synopsis:
A battler managed by a woman gym owner and his boxing form is shown in the background of the fight story. [RF]
*NOTE: Phil Terranova was the former World's Featherweight Boxing Champ. [RF]

1.26 [--] The Plainclothesman: ALIBI
05Apr50 DuMont Wed [NY Times]
starring
Ken Lynch & Jack Orrison
with
Joe De Santis

1.27 [--] The Plainclothesman: HAIR OF THE DOG
12Apr50 DuMont Wed [NY Times]
starring
Ken Lynch & Jack Orrison
with
Gene Barry
Barbara Bell Wright
Ruth White

1.28 [--] The Plainclothesman: THE CASE OF THE HIDDEN LOOT
19Apr50 DuMont Wed [NY Times]
21Jun50 DuMont Wed [Long Beach Press-Telegram]
starring
Ken Lynch & Jack Orrison
Synopsis:
A murder is committed implicating two partners in a night club, femme vocalist and a great detective. [RF]

1.29 [--] The Plainclothesman: KATIL MEANS ASSASSIN
26Apr50 DuMont Wed [NY Times]
starring
Ken Lynch & Jack Orrison

1.30 [--] The Plainclothesman: POISON IS A WOMAN'S WEAPON
03May50 DuMont Wed [NY Times]
starring
Ken Lynch & Jack Orrison

1.31 [--] The Plainclothesman: MODUS OPERANDI
10May50 DuMont Wed [NY Times]
starring
Ken Lynch

1.32 [--] The Plainclothesman: ROUTINE
17May50 DuMont Wed [NY Times]
12Jul50 DuMont Wed [Long Beach Press-Telegram]
starring
Ken Lynch
Synopsis:
A slick bookmaker scarsely gets away with murder. How he fails to get by with this murder plot is the secret
of the Plainclothesman. [RF]

1.33 [--] The Plainclothesman: ROCK HIM TO SLEEP
24May50 DuMont Wed [NY Times]
19Jul50 DuMont Wed [Long Beach Press-Telegram]
starring
Ken Lynch & Jack Orrison
with
Ed Holmes
Jay Meredith

1.34 [--] The Plainclothesman: RECEIPT FOR MURDER
31May50 DuMont [NY Times]
starring
Ken Lynch & Jack Orrison
Synopsis:
Hired to kill and given a receipt for the job proved the undoing for one contract killer. Jake Hawkins is killed
and police have the fingerprints on the murder weapon as a clue. Then they find a receipt for murder and the case
is closed quickly. [RF]

1.35 [--] The Plainclothesman: A MATTER OF RECORD
07Jun50 DuMont Wed [NY Times]
26Jul50 ? DuMont Wed (West Coast?)
starring
Ken Lynch
with
Bruno Wick
Paula Huston
Synopsis:
The Plainclothesman has the task of finding a long time criminal in a short amount of time before he strikes again. [RF]

1.36 [--] The Plainclothesman: SOMETHING BORROWED
14Jun50 DuMont Wed [NY Times]
starring
Ken Lynch
with
Rod Colbin
Daisy Atherton

1.37 [--] The Plainclothesman: SECOND CHANCE
21Jun50 DuMont Wed [NY Times]
starring
Ken Lynch
with
Raoul de Leon
Martin Brooks

1.38 [--] The Plainclothesman: IN THE BLOOD
28Jun50 DuMont Wed [NY Times]
starring
Ken Lynch
with
Dick Hamilton
Synopsis:
Despite being in prison, a man projects his criminal skills from his cell.

1.39 [--] The Plainclothesman: A CHAMPION STRIKES OUT
05Jul50 DuMont Wed [NY Times]
starring
Ken Lynch

1.40 [--] The Plainclothesman: THE CHAIR IS ALWAYS FATAL
12Jul50 DuMont Wed [NY Times]
starring
Ken Lynch

1.41 [--] The Plainclothesman: THE WORD IS HOMICIDE
19Jul50 DuMont Wed [New York Times]
05Sep50 DuMont Tue [Long Beach Independent]
starring
Ken Lynch

1.42 [--] The Plainclothesman: MESSAGE FROM BEYOND
26Jul50 DuMont Wed [New York Times]
12Sep50 DuMont Tue [Long Beach Independent]
starring
Ken Lynch
Synopsis:
The Plainclothesman has the task of finding a long time criminal in a short amount of time before he strikes again. [RF]
'
*NOTE: News Article from the New York Tribune on an episode of "The Plainclothesman". The play was about a woman
cheating on her husband. In the first scene the hubby caught his wife buying an expensive present for her boyfriend
and throttled her just short of extinction and in the next scene the woman was in a saloon with her lover, "He's
growing suspicious", she said. [RF]

1.43 [--] The Plainclothesman: THE CASE OF THE APPROVED CORRESPONDENT
02Aug50 DuMont [NY Times]
19Sep50 DuMont [Long Beach Independent]
starring
Ken Lynch

1.44 [--] The Plainclothesman: DEATH KEPT THE SCHEDULE
09Aug50 DuMont [NY Times]
26Sep50 DuMont [Long Beach Independent]
starring
Jack Orrison
with
Jason Johnson
Stephen Elliott (as Steve Elliott)

1.45 [--] The Plainclothesman: THE CORPSE DIDN'T ANSWER
16Aug50 DuMont [NY Times]
03Oct50 DuMont [Long Beach Independent]
starring
Jack Orrison
with
Curt Conway

1.46 [--] The Plainclothesman: ONCE A SUCKER
23Aug50 DuMont [NY Times]
10Oct50 DuMont [Long Beach Independent]
starring
Ken Lynch & Jack Orrison

1.47 [--] The Plainclothesman: THE CASE OF KEN-CHU JADE
30Aug50 DuMont [NY Times]
17Oct50 DuMont [Long Beach Independent]
starring
Jack Orrison
Synopsis:
A $75,000 piece of jade turns up missing and The Plainclothesman goes into action. [RF]
 
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