CTVA US Crime - "The Plainclothesman" (DuMont) Season 3 (1951-52)

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Starring Ken Lynch (as The Lieutenant)
Season 3 (DuMont) (1951-52)
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 Network - Sundays 9:30pm Eastern (East Coast)
DuMont Network - Tuesdays (West Coast)
West Coast Newslistings - "Independent Long Beach" and "San Mateo Herald". [RF]

  DuMont Network Sundays then switched back and forth between Thursdays and Tuesdays.
9:30 pm Eastern and Pacific [RF]
  
 3.01 [96] The Plainclothesman: FINAL FLIGHT
02Sep51 WABD Sun
16Sep51 KTTV Sun [Long Beach Press Telegram]
starring Ken Lynch and Jack Orrison

3.02 [97] The Plainclothesman: THE DISASTROUS CIRCUMSTANCE
09Sep51 WABD Sun
23Sep51 KTTV Sun [Long Beach Press Telegram]
starring Ken Lynch and Jack Orrison

3.03 [98] The Plainclothesman: THE TRUTH
16Sep51 WABD Sun
30Sep51 KTTV Sun [Long Beach Press Telegram]
starring Ken Lynch and Jack Orrison

3.04 [99] The Plainclothesman: SLEEP FOR SALE
23Sep51 WABD Sun
07Oct51 KTTV Sun [Long Beach Press Telegram]
starring Ken Lynch and Jack Orrison

3.05 [100] The Plainclothesman: THE RUDIMENTS OF HOMICIDE
30Sep51 WABD Sun
14Oct51 KTTV Sun [Long Beach Press Telegram]
starring Ken Lynch and Jack Orrison

3.06 [101] The Plainclothesman: MODEL WIFE
07Oct51 WABD Sun
21Oct51 KTTV Sun [Long Beach Press Telegram]
starring Ken Lynch and Jack Orrison

3.07 [102] The Plainclothesman: THE JACKPOT
14Oct51 WABD Sun
28Oct51 KTTV Sun [Long Beach Press Telegram]
starring Ken Lynch and Jack Orrison

3.08 [103] The Plainclothesman: THE TRAGEDY OF BRANT COVE
21Oct51 WABD Sun
04Nov51 KTTV Sun [Long Beach Press Telegram]
starring Ken Lynch and Jack Orrison

3.09 [104] The Plainclothesman: THE SUSPICIOUS HALFBACK
28Oct51 WABD Sun
11Nov51 KTTV Sun [Long Beach Press Telegram]
starring Ken Lynch and Jack Orrison

3.10 [105] The Plainclothesman: MOTIVE GREED
04Nov51 WABD Sun
18Nov51 KTTV Sun [Long Beach Press Telegram]
starring Ken Lynch and Jack Orrison

3.11 [106] The Plainclothesman: HOMICIDE IN THE HEIR
11Nov51 WABD Sun
25Nov51 KTTV Sun [Long Beach Press Telegram]
starring Ken Lynch and Jack Orrison

3.12 [107] The Plainclothesman: FOUND MONEY
18Nov51 WABD Sun
02Dec51 KTTV Sun [Long Beach Press Telegram]
starring Ken Lynch and Jack Orrison

3.13 [108] The Plainclothesman: DOUBLE TRIANGLE
25Nov51 WABD Sun
09Dec51 KTTV Sun [Long Beach Press Telegram]
starring Ken Lynch and Jack Orrison
Synopsis:
After the murder of a socialite the Plainclothesman finds himself mixed up in a ring of deceit.

3.14 [109] The Plainclothesman: THE PERFECT SET-UP
02Dec51 WABD Sun
16Dec51 KTTV Sun [Long Beach Press Telegram]
starring Ken Lynch and Jack Orrison
Synopsis:
The Plainclothesman investigates a bank robbery.

3.15 [110] The Plainclothesman: THE MISGUIDED PARENT
09Dec51 WABD Sun
23Dec51 KTTV Sun [Long Beach Press Telegram]
starring Ken Lynch and Jack Orrison

3.16 [111] The Plainclothesman: THE THOUSAND DOLLAR REWARD aka $10000 Reward.
16Dec51 WABD Sun
30Dec51 KTTV Sun [Long Beach Press Telegram]
starring Ken Lynch and Jack Orrison

3.17 [112] The Plainclothesman: AN INCIDENT AT JEFFION
23Dec51 WABD Sun
06Jan52 KTTV Sun [Long Beach Press Telegram]
starring Ken Lynch and Jack Orrison

3.18 [113] The Plainclothesman: THE CONVICT'S REVENGE
30Dec51 WABD Sun
12Jan52 KTTV Sun [Long Beach Press Telegram]
starring Ken Lynch and Jack Orrison
Synopsis:
The Plainclothesman has to deal with a recently released convict and a murder.

3.19 [114] The Plainclothesman: BASIC INTRIGUE
06Jan52 WABD Sun
20Jan52 KTTV Sun [Long Beach Press Telegram]
starring Ken Lynch and Jack Orrison

3.20 [115] The Plainclothesman: A MATTER OF HONOR
13Jan52 DuMont Sun
27Jan52 KTTV Sun [Long Beach Press Telegram]
starring Ken Lynch and Jack Orrison

3.21 [116] The Plainclothesman: THE MISSING COAT
20Jan52 DuMont Sun
07Feb52 KTTV Thurs [Long Beach Press Telegram]
starring Ken Lynch and Jack Orrison

3.22 [117] The Plainclothesman: THE SWAMP
27Jan52 DuMont Sun
14Feb52 KTTV Thurs [Long Beach Press Telegram]
starring Ken Lynch and Jack Orrison

3.23 [118] The Plainclothesman: FALSE ARREST
03Feb52 DuMont Sun
21Feb52 KTTV Thurs [Long Beach Press Telegram]
starring Ken Lynch and Jack Orrison

3.24 [119] The Plainclothesman: HOT CARS
10Feb52 DuMont Sun
28Feb52 KTTV Thurs [Long Beach Press Telegram]
starring Ken Lynch and Jack Orrison
Synopsis:
A murder, sales of stolen cars, a woman and some other
exciting circumstances combine to make the Plainclothesman dig into for clues.

3.25 [120] The Plainclothesman: THE IMPERFECT CRIME
17Feb52 DuMont Sun
07Mar52 KTTV Thurs [Long Beach Press Telegram]
starring Ken Lynch and Jack Orrison

3.26 [121] The Plainclothesman: THE CURIOUS GIRL
24Feb52 DuMont Sun
14Mar52 KTTV Thurs [Long Beach Press Telegram]
starring Ken Lynch and Jack Orrison
Synopsis:
The arsenic poisoning of a beautiful girl lead the Plainclothesman
to an act of jealousy.

3.27 [122] The Plainclothesman: THE INNOCENT EMBEZZLER
02Mar52 WABD Sun
21Mar52 KTTV Thurs [Long Beach Press Telegram]
starring Ken Lynch and Jack Orrison
Synopsis:
A chief bookkeeper of a firm comes to homicide with a story
that someone has juggled his books and intends to pin it on
him since he once served a prison term. The next day the
man is found dead, the result of a fall from a 20-story building.

3.28 [123] The Plainclothesman: THE CULTURED MUG
09Mar52 WABD Sun
28Mar52 KTTV Thurs [Long Beach Press Telegram]
starring Ken Lynch and Jack Orrison

3.29 [124] The Plainclothesman: THE MISSING KEY
16Mar52 WABD Sun
03Apr52 KTTV Thurs [Long Beach Press Telegram]
starring Ken Lynch and Jack Orrison
Synopsis:
A dead body and a broken barrel lead the Plainclothesman in
a perplexing case of lost and found.

3.30 [125] The Plainclothesman: DOUBLE TROUBLE
23Mar52 WABD Sun
10Apr52 KTTV Thurs [Long Beach Press Telegram]
starring Ken Lynch and Jack Orrison
Guest cast:
Helen Gillette
Synopsis:
The Plainclothesman's suspect has an airtight alibi on a murder case.

3.31 [126] The Plainclothesman: THE UNEXPECTED KNOCKOUT
30Mar52 WABD Sun
17Apr52 KTTV Thurs [Long Beach Press Telegram]
starring Ken Lynch and Jack Orrison

3.32 [127] The Plainclothesman: FORTY-EIGHT HOURS TO LIVE
10Apr52 WABD Sun
24Apr52 KTTV Thurs [Long Beach Press Telegram]
starring Ken Lynch and Jack Orrison
Synopsis:
A murder drama involving jealousy which nearly hangs an innocent person.

3.33 [128] The Plainclothesman: A PHONE CALL TO A MURDER aka "A Phone Call to a Killer".
17Apr52 WABD Sun
01May52 KTTV Thurs [Long Beach Press Telegram]
starring Ken Lynch and Jack Orrison
Synopsis:
A man dies in a phone booth. In the booth he left a small memo
turned to a page with four phone numbers on it. With this clue
the Plainclothesman goes seeking the killer.

3.34 [129] The Plainclothesman: THE MISSING GIFT
20Apr52 WABD Sun
08May52 KTTV Thurs [Long Beach Press Telegram]
starring Ken Lynch and Jack Orrison
Synopsis:
The Plainclothesman investigates the murder of a Chinese-American
seaman who is just back from a trip and departs on one to see his
Honorable Ancestors. A statue can be worth its weight in opium.

3.35 [130] The Plainclothesman: UNWELCOME HUSBAND
27Apr52 WABD Sun
15May52 KTTV Thurs [Long Beach Press Telegram]
starring Ken Lynch and Jack Orrison
Synopsis:
The Plainclothesman has to deal with a murder by hit-and-run of
a man presumed dead some five years before. The man returns to
find his wife remarried and his business partner in complete charge.
He is killed by his partner's car, but for the driver's identity tune in.

3.36 [131] The Plainclothesman: A PIECE OF TWO-BY-FOUR
04May52 WABD Sun
22May52 KTTV Thurs [Long Beach Press Telegram]
starring Ken Lynch and Jack Orrison
cast:
Donald Richards
Bobby Jordan
Synopsis:
A furniture factory foreman is murdered and the Plainclothesman
is called into the case.

3.37 [132] The Plainclothesman: THE DISAPPEARING DOCTOR
11May52 WABD Sun
29May52 KTTV Thurs [Long Beach Press Telegram]
starring Ken Lynch and Jack Orrison
Synopsis:
The Plainclothesman finds a body of a dead man and fails to find
a doctor or a nurse who should have been home.

3.38 [133] The Plainclothesman: A RESPECTABLE FAMILY
18May52 WABD Sun
03Jun52 KTTV Tues 9pm [Long Beach Press Telegram]
starring Ken Lynch and Jack Orrison
Synopsis:
Shoplifting and murder are involved in a love-mystery drama.

*NOTE: West Coast: 'The Plainclothesman' has shifted to Tuesdays at 9pm
from Thursdays so that "Not For Publication" can finally get a time slot on a regular basis.

3.39 [134] The Plainclothesman: THE POWER OF SUGGESTION
25May52 WABD Sun
10Jun52 KTTV Tues [Long Beach Press Telegram]
starring Ken Lynch and Jack Orrison

3.40 [135] The Plainclothesman: THE FRONT RUNNER
01Jun52 WABD Sun
17Jun52 KTTV Tues [Long Beach Press Telegram]
starring Ken Lynch and Jack Orrison

3.41 [136] The Plainclothesman: A MATTER OF LEVERAGE
08Jun52 WABD Sun
24Jun52 KTTV Tues [Long Beach Press Telegram]
starring Ken Lynch and Jack Orrison
Synopsis:
What was supposed to be an accidental death turns out to be murder in a factory.

3.42 [137] The Plainclothesman: THE AVENGING HARPOON
15Jun52 WABD Sun
01Jul52 KTTV Tues [Long Beach Press Telegram]
starring Ken Lynch and Jack Orrison
Synopsis:
The plainclothesman is on the search for the killer of Al Fisher
who was murdered with a harpoon.

3.43 [138] The Plainclothesman: THE THREE THOUSAND DOLLAR DIME
22Jun52 WABD Sun
08Jul52 KTTV Tues [Long Beach Press Telegram]
starring Ken Lynch and Jack Orrison
Synopsis:
When a bank teller is found shot to death it doesn't look like
suicide for no shortage is found and the Plainclothesman finally solves the mystery.

3.44 [139] The Plainclothesman: THE FATAL LINE
29Jun52 WABD Sun
15Jul52 KTTV Tues [Long Beach Press Telegram]
starring Ken Lynch and Jack Orrison
Synopsis:
A nail in a base board with a small piece of fishline tied to it
gives the first clue to the death of a baseball pitcher who tumbled
down the gymnasium steps.

3.45 [140] The Plainclothesman: MACHINE GUN DOTTIE
06Jul52 WABD Sun
22Jul52 KTTV Tues [Long Beach Press Telegram]
starring Ken Lynch and Jack Orrison
Synopsis:
A gangland killing lands the Plainclothesman in the thick of things.

3.46 [141] The Plainclothesman: THE PATTERN OF CRIME
13Jul52 WABD Sun
29Jul52 KTTV Tues [Long Beach Press Telegram]
starring Ken Lynch and Jack Orrison
Synopsis:
A double killing with an unusual angle is solved by the unseen detective.

3.47 [142] The Plainclothesman: THE MODEL SECRETARY
20Jul52 WABD Sun
05Aug52 KTTV Tues [Long Beach Press Telegram]
starring Ken Lynch and Jack Orrison
Synopsis:
How modern police laboratory methods are used to identify
a body from which all identification marks and papers have been removed.

3.48 [143] The Plainclothesman: THE UNWELCOME GUEST
27Jul52 WABD Sun
12Aug52 KTTV Tues [Long Beach Press Telegram]
starring Ken Lynch and Jack Orrison
Synopsis:
A killer is holding a woman hostage in an apartment and
is maneuvered into position for "the kill".

3.49 [144] The Plainclothesman: THE DUMBWAITER
03Aug52 WABD Sun
19Aug52 KTTV Tues [Independent Long Beach]
starring Ken Lynch and Jack Orrison

3.50 [145] The Plainclothesman: THE MAN WITHOUT A NAME
10Aug52 WABD Sun
26Aug52 KTTV Tues [Independent Long Beach]
starring Ken Lynch and Jack Orrison

3.51 [146] The Plainclothesman: THE THOUGHTFUL HUSBAND
17Aug52 WABD Sun
02Sep52 KTTV Tues [Independent Long Beach]
starring Ken Lynch and Jack Orrison
Synopsis:
A private plane owned by Miles Thompson crashes and
he is presumed dead until an autopsy reveals a silver plate in the knee.
Thompson had no such injury.

3.52 [147] The Plainclothesman: THE FATAL TRIANGLE
24Aug52 WABD Sun
09Sep52 KTTV Tues [Independent Long Beach]
starring Ken Lynch and Jack Orrison
Synopsis:
Three men love the same woman and when she is found strangled
and the Plainclothesman has a triple-love murder to solve.

3.53 [148] The Plainclothesman: THE HOT CAR DROP
31Aug52 WABD Sun
16Sep52 KTTV Tues [Independent Long Beach]
starring Ken Lynch and Jack Orrison
Synopsis:
A series of gas station robberies and a murder on a used car lot
combine to give the Plainclothesman a rough time.

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