CTVA US Crime - "Rocky King, Inside Detective" (DuMont) Season 5 (1953-54)

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Starring Roscoe Karns (as Detective Rocky King) 
Season 5 (DuMont) (1953-54)
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 ########
############# season 5 1953-54 ##############
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DuMont Network, Sundays 9:00PM Eastern

5.01 [184] Rocky King: COLD FEET
06Sep1953 WABD Sun 9:00PM
starring Roscoe Karns (as Det. Rocky King)

5.02 [185] Rocky King: UNDER THE SKIN
13Sep1953 WABD Sun 9:00PM
starring Roscoe Karns (as Det. Rocky King)

5.03 [186] Rocky King: ACID TEST
20Sep1953 WABD Sun 9:00PM
starring Roscoe Karns (as Det. Rocky King)

5.04 [187] Rocky King: OPEN AND SHUT
27Sep1953 WABD Sun 9:00PM
starring Roscoe Karns (as Det. Rocky King)

5.05 [188] Rocky King: CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP
04Oct1953 WABD Sun 9:00PM
starring Roscoe Karns (as Det. Rocky King)

5.06 [189] Rocky King: THE FINAL GAME
11Oct1953 WABD Sun 9:00PM
starring Roscoe Karns (as Det. Rocky King)

5.07 [190] Rocky King: HOT WATER
18Oct1953 WABD Sun 9:00PM
starring Roscoe Karns (as Det. Rocky King)

5.08 [191] Rocky King: STAMPED FOR MURDER
25Oct1953 WABD Sun 9:00PM
starring Roscoe Karns (as Det. Rocky King)

5.09 [192] Rocky King: LINKED WITH MURDER
01Nov1953 WABD Sun 9:00PM
starring Roscoe Karns (as Det. Rocky King)

5.10 [193] Rocky King: THE MISSING TICKET
08Nov1953 WABD Sun 9:00PM
starring Roscoe Karns (as Det. Rocky King)

5.11 [194] Rocky King: MARKED FOR MURDER
15Nov1953 WABD Sun 9:00PM
Written by Harvey Bullock
Directed by Wesley Kenney
starring Roscoe Karns (as Det. Rocky King)
with Todd Karns (as Det. Hart)
cast:
Stephen Elliott
Kevin O'Morrison
Pat Jenkins
Fred Downs
Hal Riddle

5.12 [195] Rocky King: MURDER IN FASHION
22Nov1953 WABD Sun 9:00PM
starring Roscoe Karns (as Det. Rocky King)

5.13 [196] Rocky King: THE LAST DRINK
29Nov1953 WABD Sun 9:00PM
starring Roscoe Karns (as Det. Rocky King)

5.14 [197] Rocky King: WAKE UP AND DIE
06Dec1953 WABD Sun 9:00PM
starring Roscoe Karns (as Det. Rocky King)

5.15 [198] Rocky King: NUMBERS UP
13Dec1953 WABD Sun 9:00PM
starring Roscoe Karns (as Det. Rocky King)

5.16 [199] Rocky King: THE RARE EDITION
20Dec1953 WABD Sun 9:00PM
starring Roscoe Karns (as Det. Rocky King)
Synopsis:
Head librarian of a college library is found stabbed to death.

5.17 [200] Rocky King: WEAPON OF MURDER
27Dec1953 WABD Sun 9:00PM
starring Roscoe Karns (as Det. Rocky King)
Synopsis:
Rocky finds damaging evidence in the possession of a man who reports a murder.

5.18 [201] Rocky King: THE INVISIBLE MAN
03Jan1954 WABD Sun 9:00PM
starring Roscoe Karns (as Det. Rocky King)
Synopsis:
Rocky is assigned to the case of a circus strongman who was poisoned.

5.19 [202] Rocky King: THE WRENCH OF DEATH
10Jan1954 WABD Sun 9:00PM
starring Roscoe Karns (as Det. Rocky King)
Synopsis:
A man is clubbed to death and three people are suspected; his wife, his lawyer and his nephew.

5.20 [203] Rocky King: ROOM FOR MURDER
17Jan1954 WABD Sun 9:00PM
starring Roscoe Karns (as Det. Rocky King)

5.21 [204] Rocky King: GUNNING FOR TROUBLE
24Jan1954 WABD Sun 9:00PM
starring Roscoe Karns (as Det. Rocky King)

5.22 [205] Rocky King: BLOOD FROM A TURNIP
31Jan1954 WABD Sun 9:00PM
starring Roscoe Karns (as Det. Rocky King)

5.23 [206] Rocky King: DEATH AND TAXES
07Feb1954 WABD Sun 9:00PM
starring Roscoe Karns (as Det. Rocky King)

5.24 [207] Rocky King: MURDER BY MISTAKE
14Feb1954 WABD Sun 9:00PM
starring Roscoe Karns (as Det. Rocky King)
Synopsis:
A widow dies of poisoning.

5.25 [208] Rocky King: TIME FOR MURDER
21Feb1954 WABD Sun 9:00PM
starring Roscoe Karns (as Det. Rocky King)
Synopsis:
Rocky doubts that suicide of a wealthy sportsman is the cause.

5.25 [209] Rocky King: THE FRAME UP
28Feb1954 WABD Sun 9:00PM
starring Roscoe Karns (as Det. Rocky King)

5.26 [210] Rocky King: MURDER IN ADVANCE [verified - JS]
07Mar1954 WABD Sun 9:00PM (Kinescope of a Live Broadcast)
Sponsor: Geritol
Director Wesley Kenney
Associate Director: Arthur Forrest
Teleplay: Cy Chermak and Fran Carroll
Music: Jack Ward
Sets: Rudy Lucek
starring Roscoe Karns (as Det. Rocky King)
with:
Tod Karns as Detective Hart (Karn's real life son)(recurring)
Grace Kurney as Mable (King's Wife)(recurring)
Guest Cast:
Phyllis Bennett .......... Fran Carlon
Paul Richards ............ John Shay (as Richard Paul)
Maureen Small ............ Peggy Frank
Synopsis:
The author of successful mystery stories is murdered in the home
of his publisher. Rocky investigates. Reference is made to a man
writing anti-USA propaganda and the FBI is called in at the end. [JS]

5.27 [211] Rocky King: THE SPIRIT'S WILLING
14Mar1954 WABD Sun 9:00PM
starring Roscoe Karns (as Det. Rocky King)

5.28 [212] Rocky King: TELE-VIEW TO MURDER
21Mar1954 WABD Sun 9:00PM
starring Roscoe Karns (as Det. Rocky King)

*News item: Evening Independent 20Mar54: "Roscoe Karns, who becomes Rocky King in DuMont's
who-dun-it of the same name every Sunday night, has played the role for 215 weeks without a break."

5.29 [213] Rocky King: MURDER SUITS ME
28Mar1954 WABD Sun 9:00PM
starring Roscoe Karns (as Det. Rocky King)

5.30 [214] Rocky King: THE WRONG CHOICE
04Apr1954 WABD Sun 9:00PM
starring Roscoe Karns (as Det. Rocky King)
Synopsis:
The Owner of an antique shop is found dead.

5.31 [215] Rocky King: THE EYES HAVE IT
11Apr1954 WABD Sun 9:00PM
starring Roscoe Karns (as Det. Rocky King)

5.32 [216] Rocky King: PEARLS OF DEATH
18Apr1954 WABD Sun 9:00PM
starring Roscoe Karns (as Det. Rocky King)

5.33 [217] Rocky King: A WILL TO MURDER
25Apr1954 WABD Sun 9:00PM
starring Roscoe Karns (as Det. Rocky King)

5.34 [218] Rocky King: FIRE OF DEATH
02May1954 WABD Sun 9:00PM
starring Roscoe Karns (as Det. Rocky King)

5.35 [219] Rocky King: MURDER WILL OUT
09May1954 WABD Sun 9:00PM
starring Roscoe Karns (as Det. Rocky King)

5.36 [220] Rocky King: DANGER, RADIATION
16May1954 WABD Sun 9:00PM
starring Roscoe Karns (as Det. Rocky King)

5.37 [221] Rocky King: RETURN FOR DEATH
23May1954 WABD Sun 9:00PM
Written by Ed Morris
Directed by Wesley Kenny
starring Roscoe Karns (as Det. Rocky King)
Guest cast:
Jack Klugman
Synopsis:
Rocky is called to a cemetary when the watchman finds a murdered man in the family mausoleum.

5.38 [222] Rocky King: BORED FROM WITHIN
30May1954 WABD Sun 9:00PM
starring Roscoe Karns (as Det. Rocky King)

5.39 [223] Rocky King: A TICKET TO MURDER
06Jun1954 WABD Sun 9:00PM
starring Roscoe Karns (as Det. Rocky King)
Synopsis:
The wealthy owner of a race horse is shot and killed in his office at the time an audit of his books has been ordered.

5.40 [224] Rocky King: SCARED TO DEATH
13Jun1954 WABD Sun 9:00PM
starring Roscoe Karns (as Det. Rocky King)

5.41 [225] Rocky King: RED IS FOR BLOOD
20Jun1954 WABD Sun 9:00PM
starring Roscoe Karns (as Det. Rocky King)

5.42 [226] Rocky King: FOR LOVE OR MONEY
27Jun1954 WABD Sun 9:00PM
starring Roscoe Karns (as Det. Rocky King)

5.43 [227] Rocky King: MISS MURDER 1954
04Jul1954 WABD Sun 9:00PM
starring Roscoe Karns (as Det. Rocky King)

5.44 [228] Rocky King: DYEING CAN SOMETIMES BE DEADLY
11Jul1954 WABD Sun 9:00PM
starring Roscoe Karns (as Det. Rocky King)

5.45 [229] Rocky King: LIVE BAIT
18Jul1954 WABD Sun 9:00PM
starring Roscoe Karns (as Det. Rocky King)

5.46 [230] Rocky King: DEATH DIVE
25Jul1954 WABD Sun 9:00PM
starring Roscoe Karns (as Det. Rocky King)

5.47 [230] Rocky King: IN THE BAG
01Aug1954 WABD Sun 9:00PM
starring Roscoe Karns (as Det. Rocky King)

5.48 [231] Rocky King: A PRESSING MATTER
08Aug1954 WABD Sun 9:00PM
starring Roscoe Karns (as Det. Rocky King)

5.49 [232] Rocky King: MURDER ON THE DOWNBEAT
15Aug1954 WABD Sun 9:00PM
starring Roscoe Karns (as Det. Rocky King)

5.50 [233] Rocky King: PORTRAIT OF DEATH
22Aug1954 WABD Sun 9:00PM
05Sep1954 KTTV Sun
starring Roscoe Karns (as Det. Rocky King)
Todd Karns as Sgt. Hart
Synopsis:
Sgt. Hart continues to investigate while Rocky King is on vacation. When two brothers compete for an
art prize, and the winner is found murdered, Hart comes up with an unexpected solution to the crime.

5.51 [234] Rocky King: FINAL PAYMENT
29Aug1954 WABD Sun 9:00PM
starring Roscoe Karns (as Det. Rocky King)

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