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 Telltale Clue (1954)
aka Philip Morris' Telltale Clue.
 Episode Guide  compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  Rina Fox, Stuart Fanning
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive

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TELLTALE CLUE
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Charles E. Martin Productions Inc
for
CBS (Thursdays 10:00pm ET)
Sponsored by Philip Morris

US Crime Series Summer 1954 13 episodes x 30 min
Starring
Anthony Ross as Det. Captain Richard Hale

Premise:
Half hour crime show featuring Detective Richard Hale
of the New York Police Department.

 Sometimes listed as "The Tell-tale Clue".

*NOTE: Actor Anthony Ross would die suddenly in 1955 from a heart attack.

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From: Stuart Fanning (stuart.fanning@ntlworld.com) Sent: 15 May 2011
To: ctva@hotmail.co.uk
I have uploaded two episodes of The Telltale Clue: YouTube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AWAyZL-5SU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBBEr7yDwAQ

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CBS Thursdays 10:00pm Eastern (08Jul54-30Sep54)

[01] Telltale Clue: THE ARMITAGE CASE
08Jul54 CBS Thurs [Premiere]
Starring
Anthony Ross as Det. Captain Richard Hale
Synopsis:
A fatal explosion in a college laboratory turns out to be murder and not an accident after Captain Hale
and his crew find evidence to the contrary. [RF]

[02] Telltale Clue: THE CASE OF THE TALKING GARDEN
15Jul54 CBS Thurs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AWAyZL-5SU
Starring
Anthony Ross as Det. Captain Richard Hale
Synopsis:
A holdup man ambushes a man and his wife as they return home from a motoring-trip and Detective
Richard Hale is called to investigate. [RF]

[03] Telltale Clue: THE CASE OF THE LADY OF THE LAKE
22Jul54 CBS Thurs
Starring
Anthony Ross as Det. Captain Richard Hale
Guest cast:
George Macready
Synopsis:
A politician makes a slight mistake in his attempt at murder after he tosses her body in the lake.
The body is recovered three years later completely intact. [RF]
*NOTE: Title also listed as The Lady of the Lake.

[04] Telltale Clue: THE CASE OF THE DYING ACCUSATIONS
29Jul54 CBS Thurs
written by Gore Vidal
Starring
Anthony Ross as Det. Captain Richard Hale
Synopsis:
A dying woman accuses her husband of shooting her and tossing her from a car but one telltale clue
proves she lied. [RF]

[05] Telltale Clue: THE CASE OF THE HIT AND RUN
05Aug54 CBS Thurs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBBEr7yDwAQ
Starring
Anthony Ross as Det. Captain Richard Hale
Synopsis:
Det. Capt. Richard Hale has to decide whether the death of a pedestrian is a traffic accident or homicide. [RF]
*NOTE: Title also listed as Hit and Run.

[06] Telltale Clue: THE CASE OF THE UNSOLVED PUZZLE
12Aug54 CBS Thurs
Starring
Anthony Ross as Det. Captain Richard Hale
Synopsis:
A single unfilled space in a crossword game provides the missing link in a chain of evidence around
a mysterious homicide. [RF]

[07] Telltale Clue: THE CASE OF THE ITCH TO KILL
19Aug54 CBS Thurs
Starring
Anthony Ross as Det. Captain Richard Hale
cast:
George Macready
Bethel Leslie
Synopsis:
The murderer of a successful playwright with the aid of one revealing clue that was so simple the
police almost overlooked it. [RF]

[08] Telltale Clue: THE CASE OF THE BOOBY TRAP
26Aug54 CBS Thurs
Starring
Anthony Ross as Det. Captain Richard Hale
Synopsis:
A terrified woman calls on Detective Hale when she learns that her husband has planted booby traps
in their home in an effort to do away with her. [RF]
*NOTE: Title also listed as Booby Trap.

[09] Telltale Clue: THE CASE OF OPERATION DEATH
02Sep54 CBS Thurs
Starring
Anthony Ross as Det. Captain Richard Hale
Synopsis:
The operation was successful but the brain doctor died from a bullet wound.

[10] Telltale Clue: THE CASE OF THE EYEWITNESS
09Sep54 CBS Thurs
Written by Gore Vidal (under a pseudonym)
starring
Anthony Ross as Det. Captain Richard Hale
Synopsis:
A young boy offers police his eyewitness account of the hold-up murder of a candy store proprietor. [RF]
*NOTE: Title also listed as Eyewitness.

[11] Telltale Clue: THE CASE OF THE CELLAR DWELLER
16Sep54 CBS Thurs
Starring
Anthony Ross as Det. Captain Richard Hale
Synopsis:
Captain Hale investigates the death of a woman found buried beneath cement of the cellar floor. [RF]

[12] Telltale Clue: THE CASE OF THE OLD FLAME
23Sep54 CBS Thurs
Starring
Anthony Ross as Det. Captain Richard Hale
Synopsis:
A dead body of a stock broker carries a clue that leads Captain Hale to the murderer. [RF]

[13] Telltale Clue: (episode title not known)
30Sep54 CBS Thurs
Starring
Anthony Ross as Det. Captain Richard Hale

"Public Defender" (Hal Roach Studios)(1954-55) starring Reed Hadley took the "Telltale Clue" timeslot and the show disappeared. [RF]

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