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Police Story (David Gerber/Coumbia/NBC)(1973-80)(1987-88) Police Anthology series
Bernard J. Prockter Productions:-
The Big Story (1949-58)   Police Story (1952)    Police Call (1954-55)
  Treasury Men in Action (1950-55)    The Man Behind the Badge (1953-55)
Police Story (1952)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox [Updated March 2017]
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive


Produced Live from New York City
for CBS (Fridays)
Produced by Jerome Robinson
(later produced "Man Behind the Badge")
Directed by David Rich

US Police Anthology series 1952   24 episodes x 30 min (04Apr52-26Sep52)

Narrated by Norman Rose
(later narrated "Man Behind the Badge")

Premise: Case histories were drawn from the files of various law enforcement agencies
and adapted for TV in this live dramatic series.

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CBS Fridays 10:00-10:30pm (04Apr52-26Sep52) (East Coast)(Live)
KNXT Fridays 9:30-10:00pm (11Apr52-03Oct52) (West Coast)(Kinescope)


[01] Police Story: THE NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE STORY [Premiere]
04Apr1952 CBS Fri 10pm
11Apr1952 KNXT Fri 9:30pm [Long Beach Independent]
Narrated by Norman Rose
with
James Gregory .... Det. Sgt. Martin Stephens
Leni Stengel
Al Ramsen

[02] Police Story: THE RENO, NEVADA STORY
11Apr1952 CBS Fri 10pm
18Apr1952 KNXT Fri 9:30pm [Long Beach Independent]
Narrated by Norman Rose
with
James Gregory
Richard Carlyle
Synopsis:
A pair of dice, tossed as a parting gesture by a daring bandit
who held up a Reno casino, leads to his undoing.

[03] Police Story: THE ATLANTA, GEORGIA STORY
18Apr1952 CBS Fri [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
25Apr1952 KNXT Fri 9:30pm [Long Beach Independent]
Narrated by Norman Rose
with
Peg Hillias
Synopsis:
The story of a hunt for a woman obsessed with the desire to kill her husband.
Synopsis 2:
An Atlanta policewoman finds herself in a tense battle of wits with a woman
obsessed with the desire to kill her husband.

[04] Police Story: THE NEW ORLEANS STORY
25Apr1952 CBS Fri 10pm
02May1952 KNXT Fri 9:30pm [Long Beach Independent]
Narrated by Norman Rose
with
James Gregory
Ralph Stanley
Synopsis:
Story concerns a series of very baffling jewel robberies.

[05] Police Story: THE DETROIT STORY
02May1952 CBS Fri 10pm
09May1952 KNXT Fri 9:30pm [Long Beach Independent]
Narrated by Norman Rose
with
Victor Thorley
Synopsis:
The work of a Detroit Police Inspector in solving a series of chain story holdups is told.

[06] Police Story: THE RICHMOND STORY
09May1952 CBS Fri
16May1952 KNXT Fri 9:30pm [Long Beach Independent]
Narrated by Norman Rose
with
James Gregory
Edmon Ryan
Synopsis:
The film depicts the solution of a murder case in Richmond, showing the
cooperation often necessary between the Police Department and newspaper reporters.
*Note: In this case Claude Dean, a reporter for the Richmond Times Dispatch
received the Pall Mall Award for excellence in journalism for his aid in the investigation.
Local commercial photographer Hugh G. Peters filmed this episode.


[07] Police Story: THE SPRINGFIELD, MASS STORY
16May1952 CBS Fri
23May1952 KNXT Fri 9:30pm [Long Beach Independent]
Narrated by Norman Rose
with
E.G. Marshall
Synopsis:
A detective investigates an arson case in Springfield, Mass.

[08] Police Story: THE PORTLAND, OREGON  CASE
23May1952 CBS Fri 10pm
30May1952 KNXT Fri 9:30pm [Long Beach Independent]
Narrated by Norman Rose
Synopsis:
The story of a series of robberies solved by Detective
William J. Nelson of the Portland Police is told.

[09] Police Story: THE CLEVELAND, OHIO STORY
30May1952 CBS Fri 10pm
06Jun1952 KNXT Fri 9:30pm [Long Beach Press Telegram]
Narrated by Norman Rose
Synopsis:
Detective Capt. David E. Kerr of Cleveland solves a mystery
on the sale of lottery tickets.

[10] Police Story: THE PHILADELPHIA STORY
06Jun1952 CBS Fri 10pm
13Jun1952 KNXT Fri 9:30pm [Long Beach Press Telegram]
Narrated by Norman Rose
with
Joshua Shelley
Synopsis:
Story of how a gang of drug pushers were run down.

[11] Police Story: THE DALLAS, TEXAS STORY
13Jun1952 CBS Fri 10pm
20Jun1952 KNXT Fri 9:30pm [Long Beach Press Telegram]
Narrated by Norman Rose
with
Robert Hardt
Synopsis:
Story of confidence men swindling elderly women who are
tracked down on the Texas border.

[12] Police Story: THE ALLEGHANY COUNTY STORY
20Jun1952 CBS Fri 10pm
27Jun1952 KNXT Fri 9:30pm [Long Beach Press Telegram]
Narrated by Norman Rose
with
Russell Hardie
Synopsis:
Story deals with tracking down a ring of bank thugs with only
a masked bandit's hair color as a clue.

[13] Police Story: THE MIAMI, FLORIDA STORY
27Jun1952 CBS Fri 10pm
04Jul1952 KNXT Fri 9:30pm [Long Beach Press Telegram]
Narrated by Norman Rose
with
Richard Bishop
Synopsis:
Lt. John L. Deas of Miami solves a series of homicides.

[14] Police Story: THE INDIANAPOLIS CASE
04Jul1952 CBS Fri
Narrated by Norman Rose
with
Glenn Anders
Synopsis:
An officer solves a forgery racket case based on
the records of the Indiana State Police.

[--] Police Story:
11Jul1952 CBS Fri
pre-empted for the Republican Convention.


[15] Police Story: THE BOSTON CASE
18Jul1952 CBS Fri
25Jul1952 KNXT Fri 9:30pm [Long Beach Independent]
Narrated by Norman Rose
with
Edward Binns
Synopsis:
The true facts in tracking down a homicidal psychopath by Lt. Henry R. Hayes of the Boston P.D. is told.

[--] Police Story:
25Jul1952 CBS Fri
pre-empted for the Democratic Convention.


[16] Police Story: THE CALIFORNIA CASE
01Aug1952 CBS Fri
08Aug1952 KNXT Fri 9:30pm [Long Beach Press Telegram]
Narrated by Norman Rose
with
Brian Keith (as Robert Keith Jr.)
Hope Miller.
Synopsis:
The story of how a detective on the staff of the Los Angeles County Sheriff department
shatters an ironclad alibi and saves an innocent traveler suspect of a homicide charge.

[17] Police Story: THE BUFFALO CASE
08Aug1952 CBS Fri NYT
Narrated by Norman Rose

[18] Police Story: THE NEWARK, NEW JERSEY CASE
15Aug1952 CBS Fri NYT
Narrated by Norman Rose
with
Rusty Lane
Synopsis:
A Newark, N.J. sergeant solves a homicide.

[19] Police Story: THE MINNEAPOLIS CASE
22Aug1952 CBS Fri NYT [Lowell Sun]
Narrated by Norman Rose
Synopsis:
The story recounts how a Minneapolis detective, working on a hunch on his own time
solves a homicide even after the coroner had ruled it was an accidental death.

[20] Police Story: THE SAN FRANCISCO CASE
29Aug1952 CBS Fri NYT
Narrated by Norman Rose
with
Jay Barney

[21] Police Story: THE OMAHA CASE
05Sep1952 CBS Fri NYT
Narrated by Norman Rose
with
Ross Martin
Synopsis:
Det. Insp. Harry Green of Omaha is honored for tracking down a homicidal maniac.

[22] Police Story: THE PHILADELPHIA CASE
12Sep1952 CBS Fri NYT
Narrated by Norman Rose

[23] Police Story: THE BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA CASE
19Sep1952 CBS Fri NYT
Narrated by Norman Rose
with
Bob Harris

[24] Police Story: THE SYRACUSE CASE [Final show of the series]
26Sep1952 CBS Fri NYT
Narrated by Norman Rose
with
James Flavin
Synopsis:
The story of how Syracuse police apprehended three safecrackers is told.

*Trivia: The names of Capt. William J. Metzger and Chief John A. Kinney are the only
Syracuse police personnel used. Eddie Griffin of the Herald-Journal, a police
reporter wrote the story and sent it to the network.

  Next Week:  "Mr. and Mrs. North" premieres. [RF]
Mr. and Mrs. North (1952-54) starring: Richard Denning & Barbara Britton

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