CTVA US Reporter Drama - "Crime Photographer" (CBS) (1951-52) starring Darren McGavin

CTVA
The Classic TV Archive - US Reporter Drama Series

Darren McGavin Series:
 Crime Photographer (1951-52) -  Mike Hammer (1958-59) -  Riverboat (1959-61)
The Outsider (1968-69)  -  Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974-75)

Crime Photographer  (1951-52)
aka: Casey, Crime Photographer
Sponsors Toni and Arrid

Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox
references:
TV Guide, New York Times, Long Beach Independent
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov), Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive, Writers Guild of America (wga)

------------------
CRIME PHOTOGRAPHER
------------------
CBS (Thursdays 10:30 pm ET)
Broadcast live from New York
Producers: Charles Russell, Martin Manulis
Directors: Sidney Lumet, Curt Conway

US Newspaper Crime Drama series 1951-52   57 episodes x 30 min "live"
First Telecast: 19 April 1951 - Last Telecast: June 5, 1952

Starring
Richard Carlyle as Casey #1 (April 1951-June?1951)
Darren McGavin as Casey #2  (June?1951-1952)
and
John Gibson as Ethelbert #1 (April-June 1951)
Cliff Hall as Ethelbert #2 (June 1951-1952)
Also starring
Jan Miner as Ann Williams
Archie Smith as Jack Lipman
Donald McClelland as Captain Logan
with
The Tony Mottola Trio as The Blue Note Cafe Musicians

Announcer: Ken Roberts

Premise:
Based on the character in the Casey novels by George Harmon Coxe, and the radio series, "Casey, Crime Photographer".
Casey, is a gutsy crime photographer for the "Morning Express", a New York daily newspaper.

Adapted from George Harmon Coxe's novels about Casey, Crime Photographer.
Set in New York City, the live television series centered on Casey of the fictional newspaper: The Morning Express.
He hung out at the Blue Note Cafe, listening to jazz, and recounting his adventures to the barkeep, Ethelbert.
He had a girlfriend, Ann Williams, and had his exploits penned by cub reporter Jack Lipman.

TIME magazine article April 30, 1951.
Crime Photographer, after an eight-year stretch as a radio cops & robbers show,
moves to television without leaving a single clue or cliche behind. News
Photographer Casey, as played by Richard Carlyle, wears his hat on the back of
his head, is a devil with the ladies, and is only halted in his headlong pursuit
of justice by a hush-voiced announcer breathing: "Don't be half-safe, use Arrid!"

"Darren McGavin and Kathie Browne's Authorized Internet Web Page"
 
 ############# Crime Photographer ############
############## season 1 early 1951 ###########
##############################################
CBS Alternate Thursdays 10:30pm Eastern
(19Apr51 - Aug51)

[01] Crime Photographer:
(premier episode)
19Apr1951 CBS  Thur
26Apr1951 CBS [Long Beach Independent debut]
Starring:
Richard Carlyle .... Casey
John Gibson ........ Ethelbert

*NOTE: Background music provided by guitarist Tony Mottola.

*NOTE: The show will be seen on alternate Thursdays hereafter. [Independent Long Beach]

[02] Crime Photographer: THE CASE OF THE BEAUTIFUL BRUNETTES
03May1951 CBS  Thur

*NOTE: Darren McGavin replaced Richard Carlyle as Casey on 03May1951
according to Daren McGavin website
http://www.darrenmcgavin.net/darrens_credits.htm
This means that Richard Carlyle may have only appeared in one episode!  
(Newspaper listings shown below indicate that Darren McGavin did not enter until 7Jun51) (East Coast?)

[--] Crime Photographer:
10May1951 [Long Beach Independent debut]
pre-empted for the debut of "Strategic Air Command".

------------------------------------------------------
*NOTE: Changes from alternate airing to weekly airing.
------------------------------------------------------


[03] Crime Photographer:
17May1951 [Syracuse Herald]
Starring:
Richard Carlyle and John Gibson
and J. Pat O'Malley

[04] Crime Photographer:
24May1951 [Syracuse Herald]
Starring:
Richard Carlyle and John Gibson
and J. Pat O'Malley

[05] Crime Photographer:
31May1951 [Syracuse Herald]
Starring:
Richard Carlyle and John Gibson
and J. Pat O'Malley
Synopsis:
Casey narrowly escapes death.

[06] Crime Photographer:
07Jun1951
starring Darren McGavin, Cliff Hall and Donald McClelland
Synopsis:
Casey is the target for a knife-thrower when his story leads him too close for comfort. [RF]

[--] 14Jun1951 did not air.

[07] Crime Photographer:
21Jun1951
starring Darren McGavin, Cliff Hall and Donald McClelland
Synopsis:
A mystery story regarding one of the shots Casey takes with his camera that turns out to be vitally important in
a crime case. [RF]

[08] Crime Photographer: A PICTURE OF THE DUCHESS
28Jun1951
starring Darren McGavin, Cliff Hall and Donald McClelland

[09] Crime Photographer:
05Jul1951
starring Darren McGavin, Cliff Hall and Donald McClelland

[10] Crime Photographer:
12Jul1951
starring Darren McGavin, Cliff Hall and Donald McClelland

[11] Crime Photographer:
19Jul1951
starring Darren McGavin, Cliff Hall and Donald McClelland

[12] Crime Photographer:
26Jul1951
starring Darren McGavin, Cliff Hall and Donald McClelland

[13] Crime Photographer:
02Aug1951
starring Darren McGavin, Cliff Hall and Donald McClelland

[14] Crime Photographer: SUDDEN DEATH
09Aug1951
starring Darren McGavin, Cliff Hall and Donald McClelland
Synopsis:
Racketeering in a tunnel being dug underneath the river leads to sudden death to non-participators. Casey delves
into the facts with the aid of a new club reporter and unearths some startling evidence. [RF]

[15] Crime Photographer:
16Aug1951
starring Darren McGavin, Cliff Hall and Donald McClelland

[16] Crime Photographer: POLITICAL SCHEMING
23Aug1951
starring Darren McGavin, Cliff Hall, Donald McClelland and Archie Smith
Synopsis:
Casey and his reportorial sidekick Frank Lipman do some fancy footwork in getting pictures and story that expose some
political shenanigans. [RF]

[17] Crime Photographer: THE ROAD BACK TO PRISON
30Aug1951
starring Darren McGavin, Cliff Hall, Donald McClelland and Archie Smith
Synopsis:

############# Crime Photographer ############
############## season 2 1951-52 ##############
##############################################
CBS Thursdays 10:30pm Eastern

2.01 [18] Crime Photographer: THE JUDGE MEETS A DEADLINE
07Sep1951 CBS Thur
starring Darren McGavin as Casey
cast
Cliff Hall
Archie Smith
Donald McClelland
Synopsis:
Casey lends a hand to a young ex-convict bent on going straight when a shady politician takes an interest in retriving
the youth's career in crime. [RF]

2.02 [19] Crime Photographer: BABIES FOR SALE
13Sep1951 CBS Thur
starring Darren McGavin as Casey
Guest cast:
Suzanne Dalbert
Synopsis:
Casey and his pal Frank Lipman dig into the story behind a blackmail racket used to lure victims for fleecing through
black market babies. [RF]

2.03 [20] Crime Photographer: THE FIGHT
20Sep1951 CBS Thur
starring Darren McGavin as Casey
Guest cast:
Louis Sorin
Maxwell Glanville
Jane White
Synopsis:
An African-American boxer is threatened with violence if he doesn't lose a fight. [RF]

2.04 [21] Crime Photographer: THE CLEAN-UP
27Sep1951 CBS Thur
Written by Ben Radin
Directed by Curt Conway
starring Darren McGavin (as Casey)
cast
Lili Darvas
Joe De Santis
Wolfe Barzell
Gilbert Green
Robert P. Lieb
Harry Clark
Mario Gallo
Carmen Costi
Synopsis:
A story of corrupt politics within the longshoremen’s union, leading to murder before the courageous determination
to clean up the union finally takes the criminals out of the union and over to the law. [RF]

2.05 [22] Crime Photographer: THE HERO
04Oct1951 CBS Thurs
starring Darren McGavin
cast
Maxwell Glanville
Jane White

2.06 [23] Crime Photographer: THE TORCH
11Oct1951 CBS Thurs
starring Darren McGavin
cast
Maxwell Glanville
Jane White

2.07 [24] Crime Photographer: THE FIX
18Oct1951
Directed by Curt Conway
starring Darren McGavin as Casey
Guest cast:
Wright King
Maxwell Glanville
Jane White

2.08 [25] Crime Photographer: THE BLUE HAND
25Oct1951 CBS Thurs
starring Darren McGavin
cast
Maxwell Glanville
Jane White

2.09 [26] Crime Photographer: THE POSSE
01Nov1951 CBS Thurs
starring Darren McGavin
cast
Maxwell Glanville
Jane White

2.10 [27] Crime Photographer: AIR TIGHT
08Nov1951 CBS Thurs
starring Darren McGavin
cast
Maxwell Glanville
Jane White

2.11 [28] Crime Photographer: UNLUCKY NUMBER
15Nov1951 CBS Thurs
starring Darren McGavin
cast
Maxwell Glanville
Jane White

2.12 [29] Crime Photographer: THE COWARD
22Nov1951 CBS Thurs
starring Darren McGavin
cast
Maxwell Glanville
Jane White

2.13 [30] Crime Photographer: THE JUROR
29Nov1951 CBS Thurs
starring Darren McGavin
cast
Maxwell Glanville
Jane White

2.14 [31] Crime Photographer: CLAY PIGEON
06Dec1951 CBS Thurs
starring Darren McGavin
cast
Maxwell Glanville
Jane White

2.15 [32] Crime Photographer: BILL OF
LADING
13Dec1951 CBS Thurs
starring Darren McGavin
cast
Maxwell Glanville
Jane White

2.16 [33] Crime Photographer: TILL DEATH DO US PART
20Dec1951 CBS Thurs
starring Darren McGavin
cast
Maxwell Glanville
Jane White

2.17 [34] Crime Photographer: THE VICTIM
27Dec1951 CBS Thurs
starring Darren McGavin
cast
Maxwell Glanville
Jane White

2.18 [35] Crime Photographer: THE WARNING
03Jan1952 CBS Thurs
starring Darren McGavin
cast
Maxwell Glanville
Jane White
Synopsis:
Casey helps police solve a baffling series of fur thefts. [RF]

2.19 [36] Crime Photographer: BLUEPRINT FOR DANGER
10Jan1952 CBS Thurs
starring Darren McGavin
cast
Maxwell Glanville
Jane White

2.20 [37] Crime Photographer: THE LONG FALL
17Jan1952 CBS Thurs
starring Darren McGavin
cast
Maxwell Glanville
Jane White
Synopsis:
Casey of the Morning Express is called upon to weight the life of a small boy against the safety of a community.[RF]

2.21 [38] Crime Photographer: A LITTLE EXTRA INCOME
24Jan1952 CBS Thurs
starring Darren McGavin
cast
Maxwell Glanville
Jane White
Synopsis:
Casey's on the trail of jewel thefts.

2.22 [39] Crime Photographer: THE FALL GUY
31Jan1952 CBS Thurs
starring Darren McGavin
cast
Maxwell Glanville
Jane White

2.23 [40] Crime Photographer: KEY WITNESS
07Feb1952 CBS Thurs
starring Darren McGavin
cast
Maxwell Glanville
Jane White

2.24 [41] Crime Photographer: TAX ON DECENCY
14Feb1952 CBS Thurs
starring Darren McGavin
cast
Maxwell Glanville
Jane White
Synopsis:
Casey of the Morning Express, smokes out a blackmail plot involving a racketeer. [RF]

2.25 [42] Crime Photographer: THE DIRT PEDDLER
21Feb1952 Thurs 7:30pm
starring Darren McGavin as Casey
Synopsis:
Casey investigate a story about a newspaper which socializes in malicious gossip. [RF]

2.26 [43] Crime Photographer: THE EASY WAY
28Feb1952 CBS Thurs
starring Darren McGavin
cast
Maxwell Glanville
Jane White

[--] Crime Photographer:
06Mar1952 Thurs 7:30pm
pre-empted for Presidential address by President Truman. [RF]

2.27 [44] Crime Photographer: BLACK WIDOW
13Mar1952 Thurs 7:30pm
starring Darren McGavin as Casey
Synopsis:
A con game based on a false death report of a GI overseas backfired when Casey uncovers "The Black Widow". [RF]

2.28 [45] Crime Photographer:  LONGSHORE
20Mar1952 Thurs 7:30pm
starring Darren McGavin as Casey
 
2.29 [46] Crime Photographer: SECOND CHANCE
27Mar1952 Thurs 7:30pm
starring Darren McGavin as Casey

2.30 [47] Crime Photographer: OLD DOG, NEW TRICKS
03Apr1952
starring Darren McGavin as Casey
Synopsis:
Casey smashes a dope ring with the help of a bulldog. [RF]

[--] Crime Photographer:
10Apr1952 Thur
is off this week only while the western release switches from "live" to a one week delayed kinescope. [RF]


2.31 [48] Crime Photographer: GOOD TURN
17Apr1952
starring Darren McGavin as Casey

2.32 [49] Crime Photographer: DOUBLE ENTRY
24Apr1952
starring Darren McGavin as Casey
Guest cast:
Roxanne
Synopsis:
Casey digs up a tax evader and a murder. [RF]

2.33 [50] Crime Photographer: THE LAST MOBSTER
01May1952
starring Darren McGavin as Casey
Guest cast:
Maria Riva
Synopsis:
Casey must help a beautiful foreign woman who is being hunted by the last mobster. [RF]

 
2.34 [51] Crime Photographer: AGENCY OF DEATH
08May1952
starring Darren McGavin as Casey
Synopsis:
Casey is hot on the trail of building racketeers dealing in defective construction materials. [RF]

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
*NOTE: Casey, Crime Photographer celebrates the first anniversary on the program.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


[--] Crime Photographer:
15May1952 Dum Thurs
Casey, Crime Photographer is off this week only while the show goes on to a two-week delayed kinescope basis. [RF]

2.35 [52] Crime Photographer: BLACKMAIL
22May1952 CBS Thurs
Alternate title on leader: Jewel Robbery
Written by Harry W. Junkin
Directed by Sidney Lumet
starring Darren McGavin (as Casey #2)
cast
Frances Starr
Rita Gam
Diana Lynn
Virginia Field
Synopsis:
Blackmail is the story that Casey has to work on for the Morning Express, the plot turns into a victory of justice
in this episode of Crime Photographer. [RF]

2.36 [53] Crime Photographer: A SCORE TO SETTLE
29May1952 CBS Thurs
starring Darren McGavin as Casey
Synopsis:
Casey works to save an innocent man accused of murder. [RF]

2.37 [54] Crime Photographer: HERO COMES HOME
05Jun1952 CBS Thurs
starring Darren McGavin as Casey
Synopsis:
The story deals with a returning hero and gambling. [RF]

2.38 [55] Crime Photographer: TALL STEEL NIGHTMARE
12Jun1952 CBS Thurs [Long Beach Independent]
starring Darren McGavin as Casey
Synopsis:
Casey takes a job as a riveter to probe a building racket.

2.39 [56] Crime Photographer: LETTER OF THE LAW
19Jun1952 CBS Thurs [Long Beach Independent]
starring Darren McGavin as Casey

2.40 [57] Crime Photographer: REWARD
(final episode)
12Jun1952 CBS Thurs [NY Times]
26Jun1952 CBS Thurs [Long Beach Independent]
starring Darren McGavin as Casey
Synopsis:
Casey helps police unravel the mysterious death of a witness to an underworld crime. [RF]
*NOTE: Last aired in NY June 12, 1952.

############# Crime Photographer ############
################## the end #################
##############################################

Have you any comments, corrections, episode titles, air dates, production numbers, directors, writers, story/synopsis, guest stars, cast lists, etc?
Have you any old videos, or tv guides? Dust them off and let us know if you have any information on this series or any other tv series from the
Golden Age of TV, which is missing from any episode guides on the web. Perhaps a certain episode of a particular series coincided with a key
moment in your life, or in world events - and or has left a vivid memory of when it was shown. Let us know. Would you like to see any other
tv series guides on this site? If so please e-mail The Classic TV Archive - see Feedback below.
This guide may be distributed and copied freely, in its entirety, for personal use. All original author and copyright information must
remain intact. Any sales or other uses of this document are expressly forbidden, without the specific consent of the author(s).
Copyright © The Classic TV Archive. All rights reserved.


Return to The Classic TV Archive Home Page
Feedback