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  [Updated April 2017]
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 WABD Wednesdays 9:00 pm Eastern (12-Oct-49 to 30-Aug-1950)  (East Coast) (Live)  [NY Times]
DuMOnt KTSL Tuesdays 9:00pm Western (31-Jan-50 to 17-Oct-1950) (West Coast) (Kinescope) [Long Beach Press-Telegram]

1.01 [--] The Plainclothesman: WALLY HUDSON [Premiere]
12Oct49 WABD Wed 9PM [NY Times]
starring
Ken Lynch & Jack Orrison
with
Peter Capell
Neva Patterson

1.02 [--] The Plainclothesman:
19Oct49 WABD Wed [NY Times]
starring
Ken Lynch & Jack Orrison

1.03 [--] The Plainclothesman:
26Oct49 WABD Wed [NY Times]
starring
Ken Lynch & Jack Orrison

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

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

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

1.07 [--] The Plainclothesman: THE FOURTH TIME -- YOU HANG!
23Nov49 WABD Wed [NY Times]
starring
Ken Lynch & Jack Orrison

1.08 [--] The Plainclothesman: SHIFTY GOMEZ
30Nov49 WABD Wed [NY Times]
starring
Ken Lynch & Jack Orrison

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

1.10 [--] The Plainclothesman:
14Dec49 WABD Wed [NY Times]
31Jan50 KTSL Tue 9pm [Long Beach Press-Telegram]
starring
Ken Lynch & Jack Orrison

1.11 [--] The Plainclothesman:
21Dec49 WABD Wed [NY Times]
07Feb50 KTSL Tue 9pm [Long Beach Press-Telegram]
starring
Ken Lynch & Jack Orrison

1.12 [--] The Plainclothesman:
28Dec49 WABD Wed [NY Times]
14Feb50 KTSL Tue 9pm [Long Beach Press-Telegram]
starring
Ken Lynch & Jack Orrison

1.13 [--] The Plainclothesman: VERA HANSEN
04Jan50 WABD Wed [NY Times]
21Feb50 KTSL Tue 9pm [Long Beach Press-Telegram]
starring
Ken Lynch & Jack Orrison
with
Anna Keren

1.14 [--] The Plainclothesman: WALTER MILLER
11Jan50 WABD Wed [NY Times]
28Feb50 KTSL Tue 9pm [Long Beach Press-Telegram]
starring
Ken Lynch & Jack Orrison
with
Guy Tano
Peggy Lobbin

1.15 [--] The Plainclothesman: KEY TO THE DEATH HOUSE
18Jan50 WABD Wed [NY Times]
07Mar50 KTSL Tue 9pm [Long Beach Press-Telegram]
starring
Ken Lynch & Jack Orrison
with
Wendall Phillips
John Marriott

1.16 [--] The Plainclothesman: CRUST OF BREAD
25Jan50 WABD Wed [NY Times]
14Mar50 KTSL Tue 9pm [Long Beach Press-Telegram]
starring
Ken Lynch & Jack Orrison
with
John Hamilton
Joy Reese
Faith Brook

1.17 [--] The Plainclothesman: DOUBLE IMAGE
01Feb50 WABD Wed [NY Times]
21Mar50 KTSL Tue 9pm [Long Beach Press-Telegram]
starring
Ken Lynch & Jack Orrison
with
Bill Mendek
Allen Manson

1.18 [--] The Plainclothesman: JUST PLANE MURDER
08Feb50 WABD Wed [NY Times]
28Mar50 KTSL Tue 9pm [Long Beach Press-Telegram]
starring
Ken Lynch & Jack Orrison
with
Joe Ferguson
Dudly Sadler
Truman Smith

1.19 [--] The Plainclothesman: THE CASE OF TIMOTHY FROST
15Feb50 WABD Wed [NY Times]
04Apr50 KTSL Tue 9pm [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.

1.20 [--] The Plainclothesman: MAN-STRANGLED
22Feb50 WABD Wed [NY Times]
11Apr50 KTSL Tue 9pm [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.

1.21 [--] The Plainclothesman: IDENTIFICATION INCONCLUSIVE
01Mar50 WABD Wed [NY Times]
18Apr50 KTSL Tue 9:30pm [Long Beach Press-Telegram]
starring
Ken Lynch & Jack Orrison
with
Frank Maxwell
Beverly Whitney

1.22 [--] The Plainclothesman: COP KILLER
08Mar50 WABD Wed [NY Times]
25Apr50 KTSLTue 9:30pm [Long Beach Press Telegram]
starring
Ken Lynch & Jack Orrison
with
Joe Downing

1.23 [--] The Plainclothesman: PERFECT ALIBI
15Mar50 WABD Wed [NY Times]
02May50 KTSLTue 9:30pm [Long Beach Press Telegram]
starring
Ken Lynch & Jack Orrison
with
Donald Foster
Joy Reese
Peggy French
William Sharon
Steve Gravers
Synopsis:
The story of a hit-and-run accident that turns out to be murder.

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

1.25 [--] The Plainclothesman: BLANK OUT (The Case of the Prize Fighter)
29Mar50 WABD 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.
*NOTE: Phil Terranova was the former World's Featherweight Boxing Champ.

1.26 [--] The Plainclothesman: ALIBI
05Apr50 WABD Wed [NY Times]
starring
Ken Lynch & Jack Orrison
with
Joe De Santis
Dorritt Kelton
Bernard Kates
John Marriott
William Mendrick

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

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

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

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

1.31 [--] The Plainclothesman: MODUS OPERANDI
10May50 WABD Wed [NY Times]
starring
Ken Lynch & Jack Orrison
with
Kitty Cosgriff
Kirk Brown

1.32 [--] The Plainclothesman: ROUTINE
17May50 WABD Wed [NY Times]
12Jul50 [Long Beach Press-Telegram]
starring
Ken Lynch & Jack Orrison
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.

1.33 [--] The Plainclothesman: ROCK HIM TO SLEEP
24May50 WABD Wed [NY Times]
starring
Ken Lynch & Jack Orrison
with
Ed Holmes
Jay Meredith
Charles Mendick
Ralph Camargo

1.34 [--] The Plainclothesman: RECEIPT FOR MURDER
31May50 WABD Wed [NY Times]
starring
Ken Lynch & Jack Orrison
with
Delmar Neutzman
Mary Best
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.

1.35 [--] The Plainclothesman: A MATTER OF RECORD
07Jun50 WABD Wed [NY Times]
starring
Ken Lynch & Jack Orrison
with
Bruno Wick
Paula Huston
James Nolan

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

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

1.38 [--] The Plainclothesman: IN THE BLOOD
28Jun50 WABD 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 WABD Wed [NY Times]
starring
Ken Lynch & Jack Orrison

1.40 [--] The Plainclothesman: THE CHAIR IS ALWAYS FATAL
12Jul50 WABD Wed [NY Times]
starring
Ken Lynch & Jack Orrison
with
Joe Downing
Helen Seamon
William Mendrick

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

1.42 [--] The Plainclothesman: MESSAGE FROM BEYOND
26Jul50 WABD Wed [NY Times]
12Sep50 DuMont [Long Beach Independent]
starring
Ken Lynch & Jack Orrison
Synopsis:
The Plainclothesman has the task of finding a long time criminal in a short amount of time before he strikes again.

*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.


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

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

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

1.46 [--] The Plainclothesman: ONCE A SUCKER
23Aug50 WABD Wed [NY Times]
10Oct50 DuMont [Long Beach Independent]
starring
Ken Lynch & Jack Orrison
with
Bern Hoffman
William A. Lee
Truman Smith

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