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Starring Roscoe Karns (as Detective Rocky King) 
Season 3 (DuMont) (1951-52)
Episode Guide The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Tom Alger, Jeannette Sloniowski / Rina Fox [Updated Dec 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)

######## Rocky King, Inside Detective ########
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 DuMont / Chicago WGN Sundays 8pm / New York WABD Sundays 9pm
KTTV & KGO 9pm Thurs West Coast (2week delay)

3.01 [80] Rocky King: MONEY BAITS THE HOOK
02Sep1951 WABD Sun 9pm
20Sep1951 KTTV Thurs 9pm
starring Roscoe Karns (as Rocky King)

3.02 [81] Rocky King: JEWEL SONG
09Sep1951 WABD Sun 9pm
27Sep1951 KTTV Thurs 9pm
starring Roscoe Karns (as Rocky King)

3.03 [82] Rocky King: SHOT IN THE DARK
16Sep1951 WABD Sun 9pm
06Oct1951 KTTV Thurs 9pm
starring Roscoe Karns (as Rocky King)

3.04 [83] Rocky King: SLIGHTLY SUICIDE
23Sep1951 WABD Sun 9pm
11Oct1951 KTTV Thurs 9pm
starring Roscoe Karns (as Rocky King)

3.05 [84] Rocky King: THE MISSING STRANGER
30Sep1951 WABD Sun 9pm
18Oct1951 KTTV Thurs 9pm
starring Roscoe Karns (as Rocky King)

3.06 [85] Rocky King: BOTTLED SECRET
07Oct1951 WABD Sun 9pm
25Oct1951 KTTV Thurs 9pm
starring Roscoe Karns (as Rocky King)

3.07 [86] Rocky King: OBITS, PLEASE COPY
14Oct1951 WABD Sun 9pm
01Nov1951 KTTV Thurs 9pm
starring Roscoe Karns (as Rocky King)

3.08 [87] Rocky King: OVER THE COUNTER
21Oct1951 WABD Sun 9pm
08Nov1951 KTTV Thurs 9pm
starring Roscoe Karns (as Rocky King)

3.09 [88] Rocky King: THE COMIC STRIP
28Oct1951 WABD Sun 9pm
15Nov1951 KTTV Thurs 9pm
starring Roscoe Karns (as Rocky King)

3.10 [89] Rocky King: BRIDE OF FEAR
04Nov1951 WABD Sun 9pm
22Nov1951 KTTV Thurs 9pm
starring Roscoe Karns (as Rocky King)

3.11 [90] Rocky King: PROPERLY BOOKED
11Nov1951 WABD Sun 9pm
29Nov1951 KTTV Thurs 9pm
starring Roscoe Karns (as Rocky King)

3.12 [91] Rocky King: THE RELENTLESS DOLL
18Nov1951 WABD Sun 9pm
06Dec1951 KTTV Thurs 9pm
starring Roscoe Karns (as Rocky King)

3.13 [92] Rocky King: WANTED DRIVER
25Nov1951 WABD Sun 9pm
13Dec1951 KTTV Thurs 9pm
starring Roscoe Karns (as Rocky King)

3.14 [93] Rocky King: DIAMONDS IN THE ROUGH
02Dec1951 WABD Sun 9pm
20Dec1951 KTTV Thurs 9pm
starring Roscoe Karns (as Rocky King)

3.15 [94] Rocky King: MESSAGE FOR MURDER
09Dec1951 WABD Sun 9pm
27Dec1951 KTTV Thurs 9pm
starring Roscoe Karns (as Rocky King)

3.16 [95] Rocky King: THE CARELESS CHEMIST
16Dec1951 WABD Sun 9pm
03Jan1952 KTTV Thurs 9pm
starring Roscoe Karns (as Rocky King)

3.17 [96] Rocky King: YULETIDE MURDER
23Dec1951 WABD Sun 9pm
10Jan1952 KTTV Thurs 9pm
starring Roscoe Karns (as Rocky King)

3.18 [97] Rocky King: FACE POWDER MURDER
30Dec1951 WABD Sun 9pm
17Jan1952 KTTV Thurs 9pm
starring Roscoe Karns (as Rocky King)

3.19 [98] Rocky King: THE BEARDED LADY
06Jan1952 WABD Sun 9pm
24Jan1952 KTTV Thurs 9pm
starring Roscoe Karns (as Rocky King)

3.20 [99] Rocky King: TAKE A CARD
13Jan1952 WABD Sun 9pm
31Jan1952 KTTV Thurs 9pm
starring Roscoe Karns (as Rocky King)

3.21 [100] Rocky King: DARKROOM MURDER
20Jan1952 WABD Sun 9pm
07Feb1952 KTTV Thurs 9pm
starring Roscoe Karns (as Rocky King)

3.22 [101] Rocky King: SPEEDWAY TO DEATH
27Jan1952 WABD Sun 9pm
14Feb1952 KTTV Thurs 9pm
starring Roscoe Karns (as Rocky King)
Synopsis:
It is a story of a grease-smudged locker room in a repair
shop where a daredevil driver is beaten to death just before
a big race and the murder is pinned through some clever
detective work by Rocky.

3.23 [102] Rocky King: JUDGE FOR YOURSELF
03Feb1952
21Feb1952 KTTV Thurs 9pm
starring Roscoe Karns (as Rocky King)
Synopsis:
The murder of a newspaper columnist ties in with that of a mobster.

3.24 [103] Rocky King: CORNER ON MURDER
10Feb1952
28Feb1952 KTTV Thurs 9pm
starring Roscoe Karns (as Rocky King)

3.25 [104] Rocky King: MERDER IS A MISPRINT
17Feb1952
06Mar1952 KTTV Thurs 9pm
starring Roscoe Karns (as Rocky King)

3.26 [105] Rocky King: MISTER LAZARUS
24Feb1952
13Mar1952 KTTV Sat 9pm
starring Roscoe Karns (as Rocky King)
Synopsis:
A man killed by a poker then pushed out a window
high up in an office building lead Rocky King on his next case.
* Also listed as "Mr. Lazarus".

3.27 [106] Rocky King: MURDER REDOUBLED
02Mar1952 WABD Sun
20Mar1952 KTTV Thurs 9pm
starring Roscoe Karns (as Rocky King)
Synopsis:
A gun is place conveniently by the body to suggest suicide
but Rocky King confronts a man about murder instead.

3.28 [107] Rocky King: PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE
09Mar1952 WABD Sun
27Mar1952 KTTV Thurs 9pm
starring Roscoe Karns (as Rocky King)
Synopsis:
Rocky King is called in when Giulio Prigioni publisher of a small
Italian-American newspaper is killed. A check of his fingerprints
reveals he was one of two men who had committed a $250,000
bank robbery 25 years before. The investigation uncovers
extortion and plenty of action.

3.29 [108] Rocky King: THE BLIND TIGER
16Mar1952 WABD Sun
03Apr1952 KTTV Thurs 9pm
starring Roscoe Karns (as Rocky King)
Synopsis:
Rocky King investigates the death of a big game hunter.

3.30 [109] Rocky King: THE FINE ART OF MURDER
23Mar1952 WABD Sun
10Apr1952 KTTV Thurs 9pm
starring Roscoe Karns (as Rocky King)
Synopsis:
Rocky King has three suspects in a slaying and finally discloses
the murderer and uncovers the secret of an illicit, greedy
partnership involving a dead artist and some artwork.

3.31 [110] Rocky King: A FINE DISPLAY
30Mar1952 WABD Sun
17Apr1952 KTTV Thurs 9pm
starring Roscoe Karns (as Rocky King)

3.32 [111] Rocky King: THE TIE CLIP MURDER
06Apr1952 WABD Sun
26Apr1952 KTTV Thurs 9pm
starring Roscoe Karns (as Rocky King)
Synopsis:
An intriguing story of smuggling and fabulous profits is
uncovered after a salesman for an accessories shop is slain.

3.33 [112] Rocky King: THE VAULT OF DEATH
13Apr1952 WABD Sun
03May1952 KTTV Sat 9pm (moves to Saturdays from Thursdays) (West Coast)
starring Roscoe Karns (as Rocky King)
Synopsis:
A wealthy jeweler is found dead in the vault of his store.

3.34 [113] Rocky King: A PENCIL THAT WROTE MURDER
20Apr1952 WABD Sun
10May1952 KTTV Sat 9pm
starring Roscoe Karns (as Rocky King)
Synopsis:
A blind beggar is shot down while peddling pencils
and some of the pencils are stolen but cash is untouched.
Rocky King uncovers the real cause of the lead poisoning.

3.35 [114] Rocky King: SUNLIGHT AND MURDER
27Apr1952 WABD Sun
17May1952 KTTV Sat 9pm
starring Roscoe Karns (as Rocky King)
Synopsis:
Rocky King learns alot about plant pathology as he probes
the murder of a professor.

3.36 [115] Rocky King: MURDER KEEPS AN APPOINTMENT
04May1952 WABD Sun
24May1952 KTTV Sat 9pm
starring Roscoe Karns (as Rocky King)
Synopsis:
A carefully executed plan for murder is solved by Rocky King.

3.37 [116] Rocky King: MURDER IS MONEY
11May1952 WABD Sun
31May1952 KTTV Sat 9pm
starring Roscoe Karns (as Rocky King)
Synopsis:
When a wealthy man is stabbed while standing at the wall
safe of his home, Rocky King finds many suspects.

3.38 [117] Rocky King: SHARES IN MURDER
18May1952 WABD Sun
07Jun1952 KTTV Sat 9pm
starring Roscoe Karns (as Rocky King)
Synopsis:
Rocky King solves a murder and uncovers a swindling racket.

3.39 [118] Rocky King: POISON'S TOO SLOW
25May1952 WABD Sun
14Jun1952 KTTV Sat 9pm
starring Roscoe Karns (as Rocky King)

3.40 [119] Rocky King: THE GRAVEL MURDER
01Jun1952 WABD Sun
21Jun1952 KTTV Sat 9pm
starring Roscoe Karns (as Rocky King)
Synopsis:
Rocky King finds the solution of the disappearance of
a wealthy attractive woman when he checks a fish bowl.

3.41 [120] Rocky King: THE HOMESICK SHOEMAKER
08Jun1952 WABD Sun
28Jun1952 KTTV Sat 9pm
starring Roscoe Karns (as Rocky King)

3.42 [121] Rocky King: MURDER ON THE DOORSTEP
15Jun1952 WABD Sun
05Jul1952 KTTV Sat 9pm
starring Roscoe Karns (as Rocky King)
Synopsis:
A girl is found dead on a doorstop and no one in the house
knows her. However, when her purse is found in the grand
piano Rocky King steps in and untangles a knot of conflicting
evidence in order to solve the latest crime.

3.43 [122] Rocky King: ZIPGUNS DON'T PAY
22Jun1952 WABD Sun
12Jul1952 KTTV Sat 9pm
starring Roscoe Karns (as Rocky King)
Synopsis:
Detective Rocky King goes back to school and finds some things
that didn't exist in his day with the death of the school principal.

3.44 [123] Rocky King: LOVE FROM A STRANGER
29Jun1952 WABD Sun
18Jul1952 KTTV Fri 8pm [Long Beach Press Telegram]
starring Roscoe Karns (as Rocky King)
Synopsis:
Rocky King is called in to investigate when a nightclub singer is found
garrotted in her apartment.

3.45 [124] Rocky King: DIAL M FOR MURDER
06Jul1952 WABD Sun
26Jul1952 KTTV Sat 9pm
starring Roscoe Karns (as Rocky King)
Synopsis:
When Mrs. Paul Elman is shot while watching
a prize-fight telecast in her apartment, Rocky King
is called upon to find out how you "Dial M For Murder".

*Note: This series moves to KTTV at 8 tonight from it's customary Saturday night spot.

3.46 [125] Rocky King: MURDER SCORES A KNOCKOUT [verified -RF]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTnSvfxmqmU
Prod. no. DU3736
DuMont Network/ Brought to you by Clorets Gum.
13Jul1952 (Kinescope of a Live Broadcast)
01Aug1952 KTTV Fri 9pm
Teleplay by Carl Abrams
Directed by Lee Polk
Additional Dialogue by Roscoe Karns
starring Roscoe Karns (as Det. Rocky King)
featuring
Earl Hammond ........ Detecitve Sgt. Lane
Grace Carney .......... Mabel King
with
Kem Dibbs ............... Pete Boland
William Sharon ....... Edward Starkey
Henrietta Moore ..... Viola Marstad
Bethel Long ............ Lionel the Great
*
Senior Technician .... Dick Dickerson
Production Assistant.. Marvin Pakula
Synopsis:
Magician Lionel the Great is murdered and his boardinghouse room is
ransacked but his cash filled wallet is left untouched. Rocky tries
to put the pieces of the puzzle together to find out the motive and
the murderer. [RF]

3.47 [125] Rocky King: DEATH DISSOLVES A PARTNERSHIP
20Jul1952 WABD Sun
08Aug1952 KTTV Fri 9pm
starring Roscoe Karns (as Det. Rocky King)
Synopsis:
The shooting of a private eye in Rocky's office plunks
him into a homicide filled with blackmail and of all things love.

3.48 [126] Rocky King: YOUR NUMBER IS UP
27Jul1952 WABD Sun
15Aug1952 KTTV Fri 9pm
starring Roscoe Karns (as Det. Rocky King)

3.49 [127] Rocky King: THE DRINKS ARE ON DEATH
03Aug1952 WABD Sun
22Aug1952 KTTV Fri 9pm
starring Roscoe Karns (as Det. Rocky King)

3.50 [128] Rocky King: DRESSED FOR DEATH
10Aug1952 WABD Sun
29Aug1952 KTTV Fri 9pm
starring Roscoe Karns (as Det. Rocky King)
Synopsis:
Rocky King goes on a vacation, so his sergeant
takes over in "Dressed for Death".

3.51 [129] Rocky King: LOVE, MONEY AND MURDER
17Aug1952 WABD Sun
05Sep1952 KTTV Fri 9pm
starring Roscoe Karns (as Det. Rocky King)

3.52 [130] Rocky King: PRESSED TO KILL
24Aug1952 WABD Sun 9:00PM Eastern
12Sep1952 KTTV Fri 9pm
starring Roscoe Karns (as Det. Rocky King)

3.53 [131] Rocky King: THE HERMIT'S CAT [verified -RF]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dH4FieWHQIk
DuMont Network/ Brought to you by Clorets Gum.
31Aug1952 (Kinescope of a Live Broadcast)
19Sep1952 KTTV Fri 9pm
Teleplay by Ed Morris
Directed by Wesley Kenney
Additional Dialogue by Roscoe Karns
starring Roscoe Karns (as Det. Rocky King)
featuring
Earl Hammond ........ Detecitve Sgt. Lane
Grace Carney .......... Mabel
with
Ed Peck ....................... Mark White
Frank Campanella .... John Norton
Virginia Low ............... Mildred Dayton
Fred Downs ................ Doc
*
Senior Technician ... Burch Hayden
Production Assistant.. Marvin Pakula
Synopsis:
When millionaire recluse Paul Dayton's body is discovered on the
highway, an apparent victim of hit-and-run, Rocky suspects murder. [RF]
 
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