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Broadway's My Beat: Episodes 001 - 100

From July 7, 1949 through February 16, 1952:

BROADCAST SCHEDULE:
From: To: Network: Day: Time:
02/27/49 05/29/49 CBS Sunday 5:30 p.m
07/07/49 07/21/49 CBS Thursday 8:00 p.m

Production moves to Hollywood. The Hollywood Produced Summer Series begins on July 7, 1949 Thursday - 8:00 pm. CBS

Introduction for shows # 001 through # 192 includes Music, street sounds, car horns, etc. Detective Clover opens with: "Broadway’s my beat. From Times Square to Columbus Circle, the gaudiest, the most violent, the lonesomest mile in the world." More street sounds, music, then Announcer: "Broadway’s My Beat, with Larry Thor as Detective Danny Clover." Introduction occasional includes opening commercial. Back to Detective Clover for the First Line Narrative.

Date Aired: 1949/07/07
Episode Number: 001
Available: NO
Title: The Jimmy Dorn Murder Case
Description: An ex-carnival performer named Jimmy Dorn wins $17,000 in the Irish Sweepstakes and promptly "commits suicide."
Credits: David Friedkin (writer), Gordon T. Hughes (producer, director), Larry Thor, Lud Gluskin (music director), Morton Fine (writer). Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen.
First Line: "Broadway, where a pale and hungry girl walks like a Queen. Because Broadway's a dream street."
Notes:
  1. AKA: "The Jimmy Dean Murder Case"
  2. Possible duplicate April 3, 1949, same title.

49/07/14 Pre-empted

Date Aired: 1949/07/21
Episode Number: 002
Available: Yes
Title: The Otto Prokosh Murder Case
Description: A good story about multiple murders in a vaudeville theatre, starting with Otto Prokosh, an athlete from Vienna.
Credits: David Friedkin (writer), Gordon T. Hughes (producer, director), Larry Thor, Lud Gluskin (music director), Morton Fine (writer). Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen.
First Line: "Broadway where night slips over the canyon streets like a black silk stocking splashed with spangles."
Notes: AFRTS and possible duplicate April 10, 1949, same title

BROADCAST SCHEDULE:
From: To: Network: Day: Time:
07/07/49 07/21/49 CBS Thursday 8:00 p.m
07/28/49 08/25/49 CBS Thursday 7:00 p.m

Date Aired: 1949/07/28
Episode Number: 003
Available: Yes
Title: The Paul Thomas Murder Case
Description: Paul Thomas, a young colored ex-convict who once helped Danny, is accused of a $100,000 jewel robbery.
Credits: Larry Thor, Lud Gluskin (music), Gordon T. Hughes (producer, director), Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Jack Kruschen, Charles Calvert, Joe Walters (announcer).
First Line: "Broadway, it's an enchanted island or a prison, a crazy happy dance, or a funeral march in blues time."
Notes: Opening Announcement: "The 'FBI in Peace and War', ordinarily heard at this time throughout the year is taking it's usual summer vacation and will return to CBS five weeks from tonight on September 1st".

Date Aired: 1949/08/04
Episode Number: 004
Available: Yes
Title: The Dr. Robbie McClure Murder Case
Description: Dr. Robbie McClure dies of a gunshot in Danny's office; his last words were warning Danny of an unsolved murder from a month ago. Ms Dorothy Rivers was telling the story of Martin James party when she was shot through the window. Who's killing whom?
Credits: Larry Thor, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Gordon T. Hughes (producer, director), Lud Gluskin (music director).
First Line: "Broadway, it's a promise you make to yourself in some dismal part of your life or it's a name you say like a curse. It's a place of golden women..."
Notes:
  1. Opening Announcement: "The 'FBI in Peace and War', ordinarily heard at this time throughout the year is taking it's usual summer vacation and will return to CBS four weeks from tonight on September 1st".
  2. Lt. Danny Clover, Broadway Special Detail. One of the few times Clover announces his title.

Date Aired: 1949/08/11
Episode Number: 005
Available: Yes
Title: The Jane Darnell Murder Case
Description: Newspaper reporter, Jed Stacey receives a letter that Jane Darnell is going to be killed. Jane Darnell is strangled with a silk stocking. Police determine the letter is typed on a Corona portable. The murderer calls Danny with a follow-up threat that night for Mary Smith, but he calls the reporter with all the details. A third victim is tied to the others at a war plant. Jane's wrecked car is a lead to the revenge killings.
Credits: Larry Thor, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Gordon T. Hughes (producer, director), Lud Gluskin (music director), Gerald Mohr as the reporter, Jed Stacey.
First Line: "Broadway, It's a journey some people have to make, a journey that ends in a screaming, blinding furnace of light."
Notes:
  1. Opening Announcement: "The 'FBI in Peace and War', ordinarily heard at this time throughout the year is taking it's usual summer vacation and will return to CBS three weeks from tonight on September 1st".
  2. Spoken Word Correction: Jed Stacey initially pronounces the victims name as Jane Darwell. All other spoken references are to Jane Darnell.

Date Aired: 1949/08/18
Episode Number: 006
Available: Yes
Title: The Silks Bergen Murder Case
Description: $100,000, a dead jockey (Silks Bergen 'about 5 hands high'), a locker key and murderous bookies on Broadway.
Credits: Gordon T. Hughes (producer, director), Lud Gluskin (music director), Alexander Courage (composer), Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen.
First Line: "Broadway, where you can take a bus ride into the summer evening and make believe it's a dreamboat."
Notes: Opening Announcement: "The 'FBI in Peace and War', ordinarily heard at this time throughout the year is taking it's usual summer vacation and will return to CBS two weeks from tonight on September 1st".

Date Aired: 1949/08/25
Episode Number: 007
Available: Yes
Title: The Val Dane Murder Case
Description: Val Dane, a universally hated author, is found dead of starvation in a room full of food! The room is locked from the outside, no windows, only a 30' skylight.
Credits: Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Cliff Howell (director), Lud Gluskin (music director).
First Line: "Broadway. It's a swamp that'll drag you breath by breath into its shadowed pools. Or it's a meadow shining with golden light. It's a place and a time and a loneliness that reaches out for you, then beckons you into an airless room and locks the door..."
Notes: Announcer Opening: "The FBI in Peace and War" ordinarily heard at this time throughout the year is taking its usual summer vacation and will return to CBS one week from tonight on September 1st."

This is the last show in the summer replacement series produced in Hollywood. The rest of the episodes are considered regular season episodes for four seasons although there are some exceptions.

BROADCAST SCHEDULE:
From: To: Network: Day: Time:
07/28/49 08/25/49 CBS Thursday 7:00 p.m
11/05/49 01/21/50 CBS Saturday 9:30 p.m

Regular season resumes broadcasting on Saturday at 9:30pm. New York Times reports on 10/18 that Broadway's My Beat will resume on 11/05. It should also be noted that the 11/05 broadcast was pre-empted in New York for a political speech by John Foster Dulles. This speech did not pre-empt the rest of the country.

Date Aired: 1949/11/05
Episode Number: 008
Available: Yes
Title: The Mei Ling Murder Case
Description: Mai Ling sends a telegram to friend Lee Ki that reads "terror follows me." The $100,000 Guan Yin statuette has been stolen; Mai Ling and Professor Lee Ki are both killed.
Credits: Larry Thor, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Wilbur Hatch (music director) Mary Jane Croft, Charles Calvert, William Johnstone, Barton Yarborough, William Contrad, Junius Matthews, and Jerry Hausner.
First Line: "Broadway, it's a neon lighted revival meeting that screams for the joy and the salvation ..."
Notes: Sounds like an adaption from "I Love a Mystery" script. - Anonymous source

Date Aired: 1949/11/12
Episode Number: 009
Available: Yes
Title: The Sgt. Gordon Ellis Murder Case
Description: Tommy Mannon, a hoodlum about to blow the whistle on some big shots, is attacked on the street right in front of Danny Clover. A cop named Sergeant Gordon Ellis is killed on the spot.
Credits: Larry Thor, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Wilbur Hatch (music director), Jane Morgan, Peggy Webber, Doris Singleton, Joseph Kearns, Herb Butterfield, Sidney Miller.
First Line: "Broadway, it's a journey to the end of all the streets in the world. You turn a corner and you're there. You walk more slowly...."
Notes: This is an AFRTS episode.

Date Aired: 1949/11/19
Episode Number: 010
Available: Yes
Title: The Eugene Bullock Murder Case
Description: Eugene Bullock from Iowa is found dead in a crummy Sanitarium, his $5000 missing.
Credits: Jerry Hausner, Bea Benaderet, Alan Reed, Tony Barrett, Joseph Kearns, Georgia Ellis, Larry Thor, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Alexander Courage (composer), Wilbur Hatch (conductor), Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Jack Kruschen, Charles Calvert.
First Line: "Broadway, it's a jagged dream of concrete and steel and twisted faces. Where the vision of beauty stands in the doorway at the end of night."
Notes: This is an AFRTS episode.

Date Aired: 1949/11/26
Episode Number: 011
Available: Yes
Title: The Mary Gilbert Murder Case
Description: Danny opens a closed case. He finds a coat that is the evidence that saves an innocent person about to be executed in two days for a crime he didn't commit.
Credits: Larry Thor, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Alexander Courage (composer), Wilbur Hatch (conductor), Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Jack Kruschen, Charles Calvert.
First Line: "Broadway, it's a place you drift to because the other promises you made to yourself never happened. It's a place where you leave your life behind. ..."
Notes:
  1. AKA: "Morrie Brandeis"
  2. Duplicate First Line: Very similar to 50/08/21 ep048 "Tom and Alice Corey Suicide Pact." That episode First Line is spoken as "Broadway, it’s 'THE' place…….." (Note: the episode plots are different)

Date Aired: 1949/12/03
Episode Number: 012
Available: Yes
Title: The Sherman Gates Murder Case
Description: Sherman Gates is found poisoned in the loge of a movie theatre, which leads to a murdered photographer.
Credits: Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer), Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Paul Dubov, Junius Matthews, Mary Jane Croft.
First Line: "Broadway, it's the glittering center of a glittering universe that's propped against the shadows and its desolation. ..."
Notes:

Date Aired: 1949/12/10
Episode Number: 013
Available: Yes
Title: The Tori Jones Murder Case
Description: An action packed murder story set in the garment district. A beautiful model named Tori Jones is found hanged.
Credits: Larry Thor, Virginia Gregg, Ed Begley, Elliott Reid, Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Jack Kruschen, Jay Novello, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Alexander Courage (composer), Wilbur Hatch (conductor), Charles Calvert, Michael Ann Barrett.
First Line: "Broadway, where the nighttime explodes into the canyon streets like some passion screaming to be rid of the day. And the night is a backdrop for a million fragments neon and roar and melting shapes shocks and the clock the crowd. It's a fury that holds you up and close..."
Notes:

Date Aired: 1949/12/17
Episode Number: 014
Available: Yes
Title: The Henry Baker Murder Case
Description: A nice guy named Henry Baker is trying to give away $50,000, while his brother is trying to stop him.
Credits: Larry Thor, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Charles Calvert, Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer), Wilbur Hatch (conductor), Jerry Hausner, Rolfe Sedan, Byron Kane, Lou Merrill, Joan Banks, Joe Walters (announcer).
First Line: "Broadway, it's a tinseled wilderness of steel and of stone and the foliage of darkness is thick and unyielding. You make circles and pretend..."
Notes: Possible duplicate (same title) April 24, 1949 Episode 009 NY.

Date Aired: 1949/12/24
Episode Number: 015
Available: Yes
Title: Nick Norman and Santa Claus
Description: A Christmas show. Nick Norman is just out of Sing Sing after fifteen years and is scheduled to play Santa Claus for the P. A. L. The day before the big day, Santa takes a powder, while a miserly landlord demands his rent!
Credits: Howard McNear, Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Gil Stratton, Shepard Menken, Peggy Webber, Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Alexander Courage (composer), Wilbur Hatch (conductor), Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Hal March, Bert Holland, Estelle Dodge, Joe Walters (announcer).
First Line: "Broadway, on Christmas eve Broadway's natives dance their Christmas dance to the music of carols flowing out of tinseled loud speakers."
Notes:

Date Aired: 1949/12/31
Episode Number: 016
Available: Yes
Title: The John Lomax Murder Case
Description: Everybody seems happy that John Lomax died, except John Lomax when he died again.
Credits: Larry Thor, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Jeanette Nolan, Jay Novello, Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Wilbur Hatch (music director).
First Line: "Broadway, it's a time and a place, and a state of mind where you'll bang your head against the wall for the lights will be brighter, the..."
Notes:

Date Aired: 1950/01/07
Episode Number: 017
Available: Yes
Title: The Mary Murdock Murder Case
Description: Mary Murdock is poisoned and dies right in Danny's office. Her husband, just out of Sing Sing after twenty years, is still living in the 1920's.
Credits: Larry Thor, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Wilbur Hatch (music director).
First Line: "Broadway, it's a memory and a want that makes a bitter flame inside you. You poke through the ashes; you can't find what it is that......"
Notes: Possible duplicate (same title) May 1, 1949 Episode 010 NY.

50/01/14 Pre-empted but still scheduled in newspapers, reason unknown

Date Aired: 1950/01/21
Episode Number: 018
Available: Yes
Title: The Joan Gale Murder Case
Description: Joan Gale is found shot dead in a flower shop...with the burglar alarm still ringing.
Credits: Larry Thor, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Irene Tedrow, Howard McNear, Jack Kruschen, Edgar Barrier, Herb Vigran, Alexander Courage (composer), Wilbur Hatch (conductor), Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Charles Calvert, Jerry Hausner.
First Line: "Broadway, it's a bet you make against the dealers at night on the blood red of neon, on the black of the searching winds, and the circle...."
Notes: Possible duplicate (same title) May 8, 1949 Episode 011 NY. Also an AFRTS episode.

BROADCAST SCHEDULE:
From: To: Network: Day: Time:
11/05/49 01/21/50 CBS Saturday 9:30 p.m
01/31/50 01/31/50 CBS Tuesday 10:30 p.m

Date Aired: 1950/01/31
Episode Number: 019
Available: Yes
Title: The Roberto Segura Murder Case
Description: Robert Segura is found knifed, while his girl plays a guitar nearby.
Credits: Larry Thor, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Alexander Courage (composer), Wilbur Hatch (conductor), Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Charles Calvert, Tony Barrett, Jeanette Nolan, Herb Butterfield, Michael Ann Barrett, Armando Coran, Joe Walters (announcer).
First Line: "Broadway, it's the end of a dream and the start of a wilderness. The dumping ground of odds and ends and beginnings and leftovers."
Notes:

BROADCAST SCHEDULE:
From: To: Network: Day: Time:
01/31/50 01/31/50 CBS Tuesday 10:30 p.m
02/03/50 06/23/50 CBS Friday 9:30 p.m

Date Aired: 1950/02/03
Episode Number: 020
Available: Yes
Title: The Lt. Jimmy Hunt Murder Case
Description: Jimmy Hunt has committed suicide, but not really. Could it have been done by the father of his blind girlfriend?
Credits: Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Gordon T. Hughes (director), Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Alexander Courage (composer), Wilbur Hatch (conductor), Peggy Webber, Theodore Von Eltz, Mary Jane Croft, Georgia Ellis, Jerry Hausner, Jack Edwards.
First Line: "Broadway, it's a mob and a big voice that darts from doorways and screams in your face then skirls off into the quiet street"
Notes:

Date Aired: 1950/02/10
Episode Number: 021
Available: Yes
Title: The Julie Dixon Murder Case
Description: A "Cinderella Girl" named Julie Dixon has gone missing. Her wealthy fiancé, a high class attorney, doesn't seem perturbed.
Credits: Alexander Courage (composer, conductor), Charles Calvert, David Friedkin (writer), Elliott Lewis, Gordon T. Hughes (producer, director), Jay Novello, Junius Matthews, Larry Thor, Lawrence Dobkin, Morton Fine (writer), Virginia Gregg, Vivi Janis, William Johnstone.
First Line: "Broadway, it's the journey you have to make because all the other streets you ever walked never paid off. But Broadway's different...."
Notes: Possible duplicate (same title) May 22, 1949 Episode 013 NY.

Date Aired: 1950/02/17
Episode Number: 022
Available: Yes
Title: The Dion Hartley Murder Case
Description: Dion Hartley invites Danny Clover to visit his exquisite apartment. He tells Danny that he's going to be murdered. He knows who's going to kill him, but won't tell Danny who it is. After the murder takes place, Danny seems to be falling for a suspect! Danny gets himself arrested after a fistfight in a restaurant. The guy he fights with is then murdered!
Credits: Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Anne Stone, Virginia Gregg, Elliott Reid, Ted Osborne, Bert Holland, Jack Kruschen, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Joe Walters (announcer), Elliott Lewis (producer, director).
First Line: "Broadway, where the measured screaming of the spectaculars echoes into the wilderness of the night. And their cadence is the beat of a metallic and mechanical heart...."
Notes:

Date Aired: 1950/02/24
Episode Number: 023
Available: Yes
Title: The Ben Elliot Murder Case
Description: Rhoda Lynn asks Danny Clover repeatedly to find out who poisoned her father. The story features a most unique murder weapon!
Credits: Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Howard McNear, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer, conductor), Jack Kruschen, Lou Merrill, Joyce McCluskey, Betty Lou Gerson, Jack Edwards.
First Line: "Broadway, where the fury of the night races against the time of dawn. It needs those hours to prove itself..."
Notes: AFRTS

Date Aired: 1950/03/03
Episode Number: 024
Available: Yes
Title: The Joe Quito Murder Case
Description: A tough guy just out of prison named Joe Quito is knifed in the subway, just after talking to Danny.
Credits: Larry Thor, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Alexander Courage (composer, conductor), Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Charles Calvert.
First Line: "Broadway, it's the marketplace for the vendors of laughter and agony, of terror and decay."
Notes: Possible duplicate (same title) June 5, 1949 Episode 015 NY and (same title) May 10, 1952 Episode 112, episodes not available to confirm.

Date Aired: 1950/03/10
Episode Number: 025
Available: Yes
Title: The Dr. Robert Stafford Murder Case
Description: Elevator man Eddie Amboy's passenger dies of a bullet wound in the stomach. The next day, Eddie himself is crushed beneath his elevator.
Credits: Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Howard McNear, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer, conductor).
First Line: "Broadway, it's an enchanted island or a prison cut off from the rest of the world. It all depends on the mood you're in."
Notes:

Date Aired: 1950/03/17
Episode Number: 026
Available: Yes
Title: The Charles and Jane Kimball Murder Case
Description: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kimball, a newlywed couple on their honeymoon, are found in a car in the river...shot to death. Who killed them, and how did the car get into the river?
Credits: Larry Thor, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Wilbur Hatch (music director).
First Line: "Broadway, it's a neon shriek of despair that claws across the face of night..."
Notes:

Date Aired: 1950/03/24
Episode Number: 027
Available: Yes
Title: The Francie Green Murder Case
Description: Who has been trying to kill Francine Green, a nightclub cigarette girl?
Credits: Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer, conductor).
First Line: "Broadway, it's a time and a place, and a fury that beckons with a blinking eye, then reaches out and hugs you close....."
Notes:

Date Aired: 1950/03/31
Episode Number: 028
Available: Yes
Title: The Hope Anderson Murder Case
Description: Murder in Greenwich Village. Hope Anderson has been found shot in a fountain, her boyfriend has been found shot in Montauk...and so is Danny Clover.
Credits: Herb Butterfield, Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer, conductor), Frances Chaney, Jody Gilbert, Don Orrick, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Eda Reiss Merin.
First Line: "Broadway, where darkness drains to the scarlet of neon before its called night. And the crowd gathers, the people of twilight 'til dawn..."
Notes:

Date Aired: 1950/04/07
Episode Number: 029
Available: Yes
Title: The Ernie Caldwell Murder Case
Description: Jimmy Webster has confessed to the murder of Ernie Caldwell, but Mrs. Webster tells Danny she's sure he didn't do it.
Credits: Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Barton Yarborough, Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer, conductor).
First Line: "Broadway, where the torrent of night races through the neon chasm and you're caught up in it and boiled and crushed against the shrieking of shadows..."
Notes:

Date Aired: 1950/04/14
Episode Number: 030
Available: Yes
Title: The Tommy Stafford Murder Case
Description: Tommy Stafford is found stabbed to death on the Coney Island roller coaster, and $100,000 in jewels is missing.
Credits: Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer, conductor).
First Line: "In the sunlight of April, Broadway shimmers like an enchanted garden. It's a place where golden women drive past..."
Notes: The scene in the "hall of mirrors" is very similar to the "Richard Diamond, Private Detective" program of March 30, 1951.

Date Aired: 1950/04/21
Episode Number: 031
Available: Yes
Title: The Elaine Hill Murder Case
Description: Beautiful Elaine Hill is found dead in a hotel room. As Danny tracks the killer, another corpse is found in the hotel barbershop.
Credits: Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer, conductor).
First Line: "Broadway, it's a marketplace for the wanderers, the displaced. A glittering bazaar where the stalls are lighted in neon."
Notes:

Date Aired: 1950/04/28
Episode Number: 032
Available: Yes
Title: The Max Wendell Murder Case
Description: A druggist named Max Wendell is shot...right in front of Danny...who promptly kills Frank Howard, the killer. But where's the $100,000 in stolen narcotics?
Credits: Sylvia Syms, Howard McNear, Jeanette Nolan, Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer, conductor).
First Line: "Broadway, it's the one dream left because the other dreams didn't happen, the corner of the world where a million performers do their..."
Notes:

Date Aired: 1950/05/05
Episode Number: 033
Available: Yes
Title: The Thelma Harper Murder Case
Description: Janet Guilford has committed suicide...or has she? Then Thelma Harper is found murdered in the park. Also found was a picture of Thelma with Mark Guilford, husband of Janet. A bird gets the murderer.
Credits: Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Jane Webb, Sheldon Leonard. Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer),
First Line: "Broadway, it's the neon avenue of the beggars, the gleaming ally of the scavengers who dart and search and revel in the blaze of fury. Then gather in the gutters at night. There they count and catalog and compare the spoils salvaged from the litter of darkness......"
Notes:
  1. Rare appearance by Sheldon Leonard, who played Mark Guilford
  2. Duplicate First Line: Similar first line opening as spoken on "The Laura Burton Murder Case", 50-11-03 ep052.

Date Aired: 1950/05/12
Episode Number: 034
Available: Yes
Title: The Marcia Dean Murder Case
Description: A bank teller named Harry Dean has stolen $20,000 to ransom back his kidnapped wife Marcia. It didn't work.
Credits: Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer), Jack Kruschen, Howard McNear, Joseph Granby, Virginia Gregg, Hal March.
First Line: "The sunlight that drifts into police headquarters has a different texture to it. That's because it touches concrete and iron........"
Notes:

Date Aired: 1950/05/19
Episode Number: 035
Available: Yes
Title: The Jane Arnold Murder Case
Description: Jane Arnold has been poisoned and dies while working as a magician's assistant at a meeting of The International Order of Fuzzy Bears.
Credits: Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Stan Waxman, Hy Averback, Jerry Hausner, Alexander Courage (composer, conductor), Elliott Reid, Mary Lansing, Herb Butterfield.
First Line: "Broadway's fury shrieks through the chasm of the city, and finally the edge of fury washes against the doorway on a side street."
Notes:

Date Aired: 1950/05/26
Episode Number: 036
Available: Yes
Title: The Ann Cornell Murder Case
Description: A music student from Iowa named Ann Cornell is strangled in her room and seen being killed from a tour bus!
Credits: Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Joseph Kearns, Sam Edwards, Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer, conductor), Norma Varden, Florence Ravenal, Jack Kruschen, Bert Holland.
First Line: "There are several ways to consider the moon over Broadway; it depends upon your job or the company you keep."
Notes:

Date Aired: 1950/06/02
Episode Number: 037
Available: Yes
Title: The Mario LaVecchia Murder Case
Description: Mario LaVecchia, a retired cop on a disability pension, is found dead. A suicide?
Credits: Larry Thor, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Wilbur Hatch (music director). Georgia Ellis, Byron Kane, Jay Novello.
First Line: "The scream of the neon carnival rises high above Broadway, explodes then scatters over the city."
Notes:

Date Aired: 1950/06/09
Episode Number: 038
Available: Yes
Title: The Ted Forstek and Ruth Ballard Murder Case
Description: Ruth Ballard is murdered and Ted Forstek critically shot in his car when they were in Lover's Lane. The clues lead to a cleaner and his girlfriend.
Credits: Lillian Buyeff, Bea Benaderet, Jerry Hausner, Lou Merrill, Tony Barrett, Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer, conductor), Jack Kruschen.
First Line: "The sound that eddies upward from Broadway is the sound of shock, a thing composed of laughter, trumpets, the clack of heels, the cry from a lonely bed......."
Notes:

Date Aired: 1950/06/16
Episode Number: 039
Available: Yes
Title: The Morris Bernstein Murder Case
Description: Morris Bernstein, a bread delivery man, is beaten to death...and his girlfriend Leah Goldin is beaten too!
Credits: Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Harry Bartell, Barney Phillips, Maria Palmer, Howard McNear, Billy Halop, Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer, conductor), Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Joe Walters (announcer), Jack Kruschen.
First Line: "There's a time on Broadway when the fury dies, the revelers give up and the street is an empty corner of a far away world."
Notes:

Date Aired: 1950/06/23
Episode Number: 040
Available: Yes
Title: The Steve Courtney Murder Case
Description: A very wealthy old man named Stephen Courtney has been murdered...a horsey set killing. Clover suspects a double murder at the stables.
Credits: Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Junius Matthews, Francis X. Bushman, Joan Banks, Mary Lansing, Elliott Reid, Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Florence Lake, Alexander Courage (composer, conductor), Joe Walters (announcer).
First Line: "There's a thing about Broadway, it mixes well with the sunlight. On a noon day at summertime the concrete strikes silver glints........."
Notes: End of Show Announcement: The program will be changing time period; the next broadcast is July 3, 1950. "Songs for Sale" will debut in this time slot next week.

BROADCAST SCHEDULE:
From: To: Network: Day: Time:
02/03/50 06/23/50 CBS Friday 9:30 p.m
07/03/50 08/21/50 CBS Monday 8:30 p.m

Summer Replacement for Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts

Date Aired: 1950/07/03
Episode Number: 041
Available: Yes
Title: The Frank Conway Murder Case
Description: A cowboy named Frank Conroy is found dead Henry Sherwood's room with a roulette wheel in the Olympian Hotel. Where is Eddie Donald?
Credits: (Producer/Director) Elliott Lewis, (Music) Wilbur Hatch (Writers) Morton Fine, David Friedkin, (Announcer) Bill Anders. Larry Thor, Charles Calvert Jack Kruschen. Peggy Webber, Jay Novello, Tony Barrett, Herb Butterfield.
First Line: "In the morning a kind of silence touches Broadway, the color has been squeezed from it. Drained..."
Notes:

Date Aired: 1950/07/10
Episode Number: 042
Available: Yes
Title: The Frank Briscoe Murder Case
Description: Frank Briscoe has been shot in his apartment, interrupted while talking on the telephone. Eddie Cutler was holding on the phone during the murder. There's $100,000 behind it.
Credits: (Producer/Director) Elliott Lewis, (Music) Wilbur Hatch (Writers) Morton Fine, David Friedkin, (Announcer) Bill Anders. Larry Thor, Charles Calvert Jack Kruschen.
First Line: "The sea mist covers the Sun, hangs a veil over Broadway. For a time Broadway is dimly seen, dimly heard..."
Notes: AFRTS

Date Aired: 1950/07/17
Episode Number: 043
Available: Yes
Title: The Amelia Ramirez Murder Case
Description: Emilio Ramirez is knifed in the barrio of Spanish Harlem. A detective named Johnny Parada is killed by one of the gangs while investigating the murder. The local citizens avenge the killings.
Credits: (Producer/Director) Elliott Lewis, (Music) Wilbur Hatch (Writers) Morton Fine, David Friedkin, (Announcer) Bill Anders. Larry Thor, Charles Calvert Jack Kruschen. Lou Merrill, Herb Butterfield, Tony Barrett.
First Line: "At twilight the solitude that is Broadway leans against an open door and abandons itself to the cooling fingers of the evening wind ..."
Notes: Sponsored by Wrigley's Spearmint Gum.

Date Aired: 1950/07/24
Episode Number: 044
Available: Yes
Title: The Celia Jordan Murder Case
Description: Celia Jordan has disappeared. Her apartment has been trashed by someone being blackmailed. Her last date, Cliff Moore (section 8) is interviewed and suggests Paul Chelsea beat her up. She later calls Danny and dies of poison right in front of him. Next Clover discovers Chelsea beaten to death.
Credits: Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer, conductor), Jack Kruschen, Irene Tedrow, Joyce McCluskey, Earle Ross, Jack Edwards, Tom Holland, Bob Stevenson (announcer).
First Line: "In the summer's heat Broadway is a wasteland, sullen, a place of regret. It's a time when the breeze puffs in from the river, dies suddenly...."
Notes: Sponsored by Wrigley's Spearmint Gum.

Date Aired: 1950/07/31
Episode Number: 045
Available: Yes
Title: The Harry Brett Murder Case
Description: This is not from the movie "Shoot the Piano Player" but someone shot Harry Brett at the 34 Club. Then the murderer shot the drummer and dumped him in the river. There's a vivid description of the mounted police working crowd control at the dock in the hot summer sun. Surprise ending.
Credits: Larry Thor, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Wilbur Hatch (music director).
First Line: "A time comes finally to Broadway when the emptiness is big. When solitude walks the street, arrogant and brazen."
Notes: Sponsored by Wrigley's Spearmint Gum.

Date Aired: 1950/08/07
Episode Number: 046
Available: Yes
Title: The Jack Jorno Murder Case
Description: A young boxer named Jack Jorno is found dead in an alley. His sweetheart is also murdered.
Credits: Larry Thor, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Wilbur Hatch (music director).
First Line: "Broadway where the twilight lies against the city like grey speckled gauze ripples off into another world ..."
Notes:

Date Aired: 1950/08/14
Episode Number: 047
Available: Yes
Title: The Mary Demming Murder Case
Description: Mary Deming, the girl voted "Most Likely to Succeed" in high school, is found murdered in her rooming house.
Credits: Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer, conductor), Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Jay Novello, Lou Merrill, Sammie Hill, Hy Averback, Peggy Webber, Bob Stevenson (announcer).
First Line: "Broadway, it's the streaking edge of a numb universe that lies in the shadows and licks its wounds. Its wasteland, a tinseled wasteland........."
Notes: Show Opening: This episode begins with an announcement that Arthur Godfrey will return to this time slot in two weeks, August 28th.

Date Aired: 1950/08/21
Episode Number: 048
Available: Yes
Title: Tom and Alice Corey Suicide Pact
Description: Mr. and Mrs. Corey call the police on the telephone about their murder-suicide pact.
Credits: Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer, conductor), Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Herb Butterfield, Anne Stone, Byron Kane, Janet Logan, Junius Matthews, Bob Stevenson (announcer).
First Line: "Broadway, it's the place you drift to because the other promises you made to yourself never happened. You leave your life behind ..."
Notes:
  1. Show Opening: This episode begins with an announcement that Arthur Godfrey will return to this time slot in one week, August 28th.
  2. Duplicate First Line: Very similar to 49-11-26 ep011 "The Mary Gilbert Murder Case." That episode First Line is spoken as: "Broadway, it’s 'A' place."(Note: the episode plots are different)
  3. End of Show Announcement: Announced as the last show of the series. (The program would continue on the air another four years) Arthur Godfrey returns to this time next week.

BROADCAST SCHEDULE:
From: To: Network: Day: Time:
07/03/50 08/21/50 CBS Monday 8:30 p.m
10/13/50 12/08/50 CBS Friday 9:30 p.m

Begin second season

Date Aired: 1950/10/13
Episode Number: 049
Available: Yes
Title: The Helen Carrol Murder Case
Description: Linda Arnold is wandering in a daze, not remembering her name, and with a blood covered letter opener in her purse.
Credits: Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer, conductor), Joyce McCluskey, Herb Butterfield, Peggy Webber, Lou Krugman, David Ellis, Jack Kruschen, Dan Cubberly (announcer), Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer).
First Line: "Broadway, where you walk through the October evening and hold close the things you want to save for memories."
Notes:

Date Aired: 1950/10/20
Episode Number: 050
Available: Yes
Title: The John Webster Murder Case
Description: John Webster has been knifed in the throat in a funeral parlor.
Credits: Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer), Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Jeanette Nolan, Francis X. Bushman, Ted Osborne, Peggy Webber, Stan Waxman.
First Line: "Broadway, where you walk through the October evening and hold close the things you want to save for memories. Then Broadway's ..."
Notes:

Date Aired: 1950/10/27
Episode Number: 051
Available: Yes
Title: The Harold Clark Murder Case
Description: Harold Clark has been shot in the heart by Lloyd Ramey. Henry Gaynor is then poisoned.
Credits: Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer, conductor), Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Cathy Lewis, Vivi Janis, Edwin Max, Jack Kruschen, Dan Cubberly (announcer), Leo Cleary, Tony Barrett.
First Line: "It's the journey to the end of all the other streets in the world, this Broadway, you turn a corner and you're there. You walk slowly......."
Notes:

Date Aired: 1950/11/03
Episode Number: 052
Available: Yes
Title: The Laura Burton Murder Case
Description: The body of Laura Burton is found in a waterfront hotel room, strangled with half a sash from a bathrobe. Laura Burton was very wealthy; her husband is the main suspect. But then, a second woman is found strangled with the other half of the bathrobe sash.
Credits: Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Clayton Post, Jerry Hausner, Dan Cubberly (announcer), Lawrence Dobkin, Betty Lou Gerson, Edwin Max, Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer, conductor).
First Line: "Broadway, it's the neon avenue of beggars, the gleaming ally where you dart and search and revel in the blaze of fury. You sidestep the gutters at night; try to close your heart against the carnival scream that rises high above Broadway.
Notes: Duplicate First Line: Similar first line opening as spoken on "The Thelma Harper Murder Case", 50-05-05 ep033.

Date Aired: 1950/11/10
Episode Number: 053
Available: Yes
Title: The Johnny Hill Murder Case
Description: " Nick Joiner, is found murdered in a cheap hotel by room service's Allan Finch. Johnny Hill, "King of the Chicago Hooligans" is then found dead in the same hotel. Clover looks for leads in the Manhattan theater district.
Credits: Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Howard McNear, Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer, conductor), Jack Kruschen, GeGe Pearson, Dan Cubberly (announcer), Marlowe Dwyer, Adrian Marden, Lou Merrill.
First Line: "Broadway takes its nighttime out of the river, the autumn mists rise from the water, skirls down the furious avenues of the City and ......."
Notes:

Date Aired: 1950/11/17
Episode Number: 054
Available: Yes
Title: The Joan Fuller Murder Case
Description: The body of Joan Fuller has been found floating in the lake in Central Park. Her employer, the wealthy Gladys Hampton, is then found in her mansion with a knife in her heart.
Credits: Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer, conductor), Irene Tedrow, Jack Kruschen, Dan Cubberly (announcer), Richard Crenna, Bob Bruce, Stan Waxman, Peggy Webber.
First Line: "At one O'clock in the morning solitude whispers its invitation, and the derelicts of night run from it, beat on the door, plead for a refuge from the offered emptiness but no door opens to them..."
Notes:

Date Aired: 1950/11/24
Episode Number: 055
Available: Yes
Title: The Shorty Dunne Murder Case
Description: Mrs. Clara Bryan is missing. A Bowery bum is stabbed in a flop house. What's the connection?
Credits: Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer), Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Lou Merrill, Lillian Buyeff, Byron Kane.
First Line: "November night slips down on Broadway, a gust of blackness, and at once Broadway is a neon lighted revival meeting that screams for the joy and the salvation....."
Notes:

Date Aired: 1950/12/01
Episode Number: 056
Available: Yes
Title: The Kenneth Mitchell Murder Case
Description: Ken Mitchell is found stabbed to death, Ruth Corey is waiting in the next room...and she's dying too!
Credits: Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer), Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen.
First Line: "It glitters on Broadway, the glint of pavement, the brilliance of steel, the scarlet neon. It glitters, then shatters against the black of winters wind........"
Notes:

Date Aired: 1950/12/08
Episode Number: 057
Available: Yes
Title: The Ben Justin Murder Case
Description: Ben Justin has been shot twice in the back. Found in an alley, he dies in the ambulance. His wife seems unconcerned. Shortly thereafter, the wife is killed by a bomb!
Credits: Larry Thor, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Charles Calvert, Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Tony Barrett, Jack Kruschen, Michael Ann Barrett, Alexander Courage (composer, conductor), Dan Cubberly (announcer), Sam Edwards, Virginia Gregg, Sidney Miller.
First Line: "When it's December and the winter has caught hold, Broadway comes up with a miracle. Silver trees grow out of the sidewalk, men with....."
Notes: End of Show Announcement: "Report to the Nation" with Edward R. Murrow is introduced as filling this Friday time slot beginning next week on most CBS stations.

Last Show of Current Series. Broadway's My Beat went off the air after this broadcast until April 7, 1951.

BROADCAST SCHEDULE:
From: To: Network: Day: Time:
10/13/50 12/08/50 CBS Friday 9:30 p.m
04/07/51 06/30/51 CBS Saturday 9:30 p.m

Date Aired: 1951/04/07
Episode Number: 058
Available: NO
Title: The Fred Bayer Murder Case
Description:
Credits:
First Line:
Notes:

Date Aired: 1951/04/14
Episode Number: 059
Available: Yes
Title: The Thomas Hart Murder Case
Description: Thomas Hart's body is found in the garment district with a pair of scissors in his back. A second victim is scissored to death, and then Lieutenant Danny Clover is knifed in the back!
Credits: Larry Thor, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Charles Calvert, Irene Tedrow, Herb Butterfield, Sidney Miller, Alexander Courage (composer, conductor), Joe Walters (announcer), Jack Kruschen, Sylvia Sims, Mary Shipp.
First Line: "The day without color is only six hours old and the restlessness begins to eat at Broadway, the waiting, the longing for the nighttime."
Notes:

Date Aired: 1951/04/21
Episode Number: 060
Available: Yes
Title: The Philip Hunt Murder Case
Description: Phillip Hunt has been shot at a party attended by Hunt's niece, a soldier and a bunch of strangers. A cigarette lighter found at the scene provides a clue. A second murder follows.
Credits: Larry Thor, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Cathy Lewis, Peggy Webber, Joe Walters (announcer), Jack Kruschen, Charles Calvert, Alexander Courage (composer, conductor), Lee Millar, Russell Simpson, Michael Ann Barrett.
First Line: "In Springtime's early morning Broadway depends upon the mood you're in. Now the seesaw color is gone the riot of night sounds is..."
Notes:

Date Aired: 1951/04/28
Episode Number: 061
Available: Yes
Title: The Georgia Gray Murder Case
Description: Georgia Gray has been knifed in a taxi dance ballroom. She was killed by a guy who bought $5 worth of tickets
Credits: Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Tony Barrett, Frances Chaney, Martha Wentworth, Lawrence Dobkin, Joy Terry, Leo Cleary, Junius Matthews, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Elliott Lewis, Alexander Courage (composer, conductor), Joe Walters (announcer).
First Line: "The carnival scream rises high on Broadway, carried high on plumes of neon light, and its shape is of many things. The metallic anguish...."
Notes:

Date Aired: 1951/05/05
Episode Number: 062
Available: Yes
Title: The Harry Foster Murder Case
Description: Harry Foster has been stabbed in the park. The witnesses include a small boy and "The Looker," an insane cripple.
Credits: Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Lamont Johnson, Cathy Lewis, Virginia Gregg, Herb Vigran, John McGovern, Lou Krugman, Joe Walters (announcer). Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer),
First Line: "In the early twilight, Broadway is dappled with beginning shadows. It's the time of the small shop, the springtime's day starts it's......"
Notes:

Date Aired: 1951/05/12
Episode Number: 063
Available: Yes
Title: The Charles Crandall Murder Case
Description: Charles Crandall is found murdered in an alley. He has no wallet, but he does have an expensive watch and a parking ticket! Charlie Crandall proves to be very much alive.
Credits: Larry Thor, Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer, conductor), Charles Calvert, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Jack Kruschen, Lou Merrill, Jeanette Nolan, Joe Walters (announcer), Adam Williams, Peggy Webber, Joy Terry.
First Line: "In the mid afternoon light of May time Broadway shimmers and languor walks the street. The dream walk, rhythm to the pulse of the...."
Notes:

51/05/19 Pre-empted by Bush Creek Follies

Date Aired: 1951/05/26
Episode Number: 064
Available: Yes
Title: The Eleanor Corbett Murder Case
Description: Al Martin has been found stabbed. Eleanor Corbett has been thrown out of a window. What's the connection?
Credits: Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer), Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen.
First Line: "There's a special Moon over Broadway, it dips low and mixes with the laughter, the clack of heels and the lights flung downwards from ......."
Notes:

Date Aired: 1951/06/02
Episode Number: 065
Available: Yes
Title: The Francesca Brown Murder Case
Description: Francesca Brown, the wife of a blind man, has been knifed in an apartment house.
Credits: Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer), Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Lamont Johnson, Lou Merrill, Cathy Lewis, Herb Butterfield, Bea Benaderet.
First Line: "In the soft night of June, Broadway's heart beats fast. The girls clothed in summer wear the glow of neon in their hair, on their lips."
Notes:

Date Aired: 1951/06/09
Episode Number: 066
Available: Yes
Title: The Earl Lawson Murder Case
Description: A wealthy man named Earl Lawson has been murdered in Times Square by a man with only a month to live
Credits: Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer), Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Peggy Webber, Ted Osborne, Don Diamond, Tony Barrett, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer). Bill Anders (announcer).
First Line: "When the rumor gets around that summer has begun Broadway is beside itself with glee. Somebody notices the sunlight and tells....."
Notes: Duplicate First Line: Similar to 53/5/16, ep165 "The Barbara Hunt Murder Case"

Date Aired: 1951/06/16
Episode Number: 067
Available: Yes
Title: The Frank Dunn Murder Case
Description: A bartender named Frank Dunn is found shot to death. Frank was very appealing to the ladies.
Credits: Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer, conductor), Jack Kruschen, Mary Jane Croft, Joseph Granby, Gladys Holland, Bill Anders (announcer), Herb Butterfield, Edgar Barrier.
First Line: "The Summer evening flows gently over Broadway and the carousel sounds of the streets carnival begin. The brazen trumpets scream, calling......"
Notes:

Date Aired: 1951/06/23
Episode Number: 068
Available: Yes
Title: The Ruth Larson Murder Case
Description: A fourteen year old girl named Ruth Larson is killed by a blow from a pistol butt, followed by two other murders in the same way.
Credits: Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer, conductor), Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Joseph Kearns, Martha Wentworth, Harry Bartell, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Charles Davis.
First Line: "The nighttime starts at the river before it closes over Broadway, a wind drifts in with the moistened shadows, flings them into the street....."
Notes: Show Opening: The program is preceded by a Korean War cease-fire CBS News bulletin.

Date Aired: 1951/06/30
Episode Number: 069
Available: Yes
Title: The Pablo Molari Murder Case
Description: Pablo Molari has been found murdered in front of a boy's clubhouse.
Credits: Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer, conductor), Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Richard Crenna, William Tracy, Peggy Webber, Michael Ann Barrett, Bill Anders (announcer).
First Line: "In the time before dawn, Broadway is an island of silence torn from that blazing neon, the midnight sun of the spectaculars."
Notes: End of Show Announcement: The announcement of a new day, Sunday, July 8th for Broadway's My Beat starting next week.

BROADCAST SCHEDULE:
From: To: Network: Day: Time:
04/07/51 06/30/51 CBS Saturday 9:30 p.m
07/08/51 08/26/51 CBS Sunday 9:00 p.m

Summer Replacement For Meet Corliss Archer

Date Aired: 1951/07/08
Episode Number: 070
Available: Yes
Title: The Joe Gruber Murder Case
Description: An armed robber is a killer. He's holed up in a second floor apartment, but when the cops break in, he's gone. He's escaped inside a coffin!
Credits: Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer, conductor), Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Barbara Whiting, Irene Tedrow, Lou Krugman, Martha Wentworth, Norman Field, Jerry Hausner, Bob Stevenson (announcer).
First Line: "When it's July and the heat puffs up from the river, Broadway's a place of regret, the winter dreams made for the summer are blurred...."
Notes: Sponsored by Wrigley's Spearmint Gum.

Date Aired: 1951/07/15
Episode Number: 071
Available: NO
Title: The Alice Gleason Murder Case
Description:
Credits:
First Line:
Notes:

Date Aired: 1951/07/22
Episode Number: 072
Available: Yes
Title: The David Blaine Murder Case
Description: David Blaine threatened to blow his brains out, and seems to have done just that.
Credits: Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer, conductor), Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer).
First Line: "In July the night slips down over Broadway like a black silk stocking, and you drift to it because the other promises you made to yourself ..."
Notes: Sponsored by Wrigley's Spearmint Gum.

Date Aired: 1951/07/29
Episode Number: 073
Available: No
Title: The Jimmy Sloan Murder Case
Description:
Credits:
First Line:
Notes:

Date Aired: 1951/08/05
Episode Number: 074
Available: Yes
Title: The Howard Crawford Murder Case
Description: Howard Crawford has drowned in a city swimming pool.
Credits: Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Bob Hope, Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer, conductor), Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Mary Jane Croft, Hy Averback, Stan Waxman, Michael Ann Barrett, Bob Stevenson (announcer).
First Line: "When the summer becomes August, Broadway pauses for awhile, considers. What happened to the springtime dreams to be fulfilled...?"
Notes:
  1. Sponsored by Wrigley's Spearmint Gum.
  2. Special Opening: The program is delayed for two minutes during an appeal by Bob Hope for assistance to aid the victims of flooding near Topeka, Kansas

Date Aired: 1951/08/12
Episode Number: 075
Available: NO
Title: The Richard Folger Murder Case
Description:
Credits:
First Line:
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Date Aired: 1951/08/19
Episode Number: 076
Available: NO
Title: The Roget, The Giant Murder Case
Description:
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Date Aired: 1951/08/26
Episode Number: 077
Available: Yes
Title: The Elizabeth Price Murder Case
Description: Elizabeth Price has a heart attack...someone has put poison in with her heart pills. Her step-son rushes to New York from Vermont.
Credits: Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer), Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen.
First Line: "The time comes to Broadway when the August night summons its mist, its trumpet, its banners of neon, departs the avenue littered....."
Notes:

BROADCAST SCHEDULE:
From: To: Network: Day: Time:
07/08/51 08/26/51 CBS Sunday 9:00 p.m
09/15/51 05/24/52 CBS Saturday 9:30 p.m

Date Aired: 1951/09/15
Episode Number: 078
Available: Yes
Title: The Anna Compton Murder Case
Description: Anna Compton has been found shot dead in a car registered to Edward Bishop...the trail leads to her very strange husband.
Credits: Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer, conductor), Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Howard McNear, Billy Halop, Lou Krugman, Bill Anders (announcer), Joe Forte, Frances Chaney, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer).
First Line: "When it's September and the summer sighs away, Broadway is festooned with the colors of fall. The pastel of the cotton dresses mixed with the brown and grey of the flannel..." "The pastels of the cotton dresses mix sadly with the browns......"
Notes: Duplicate First Line: Very similar to 53/09/05 ep181 "The Larry Burdette Murder Case". That episode First Line is spoken as "…cotton dresses mix bravely with …"

Date Aired: 1951/09/22
Episode Number: 079
Available: Yes
Title: The Tom Keeler Murder Case
Description: Tom Keeler has been found dead with two different sized bullets in him...he was murdered twice!
Credits: Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer, conductor), Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Tony Barrett, Lillian Buyeff, Bob Bruce, Paul Frees, Bill Anders (announcer), Edgar Barrier, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer).
First Line: "In Autumn sunlight the September day trots out its promises for Broadway's considering, displays them in doorways, in pushcarts......"
Notes: AKA: "Killed Twice."

Date Aired: 1951/09/29
Episode Number: 080
Available: Yes
Title: The Lars Nielsen Murder Case
Description: Poly Morgan feels like she must have a gun for protection. Danny's first reaction suspects it's for publicity. Lars Nielsen is identified by his hotel manager. Lars is shot in Poly's apartment. Both parties have ties back to Black River Falls WI some 15 years ago.
Credits: Larry Thor, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Wilbur Hatch (music director).
First Line: "It happens faster on Broadway now, the coming of the night. When the time clock people go home to dinner in shadows......"
Notes:

Date Aired: 1951/10/06
Episode Number: 081
Available: Yes
Title: The Lily Nelson Murder Case
Description: A famous actress named Lily Nelson is found with her wrists slashed.
Credits: Alexander Courage (composer, conductor), Bill Anders (announcer), Charles Calvert, Clayton Post, Edwin Max, Elliott Lewis, Jack Kruschen, Jay Novello, Joyce McCluskey, Larry Thor, Paul Frees.
First Line: "Broadway's glitter is soft, easy on the eyes. The glint of pavement has not yet reached its nighttime sheen ..."
Notes: AFRTS

Date Aired: 1951/10/13
Episode Number: 082
Available: Yes
Title: The Ed Koster Murder Case
Description: A cop named Ed Koster is found burned in a Broadway fire, alongside the body of the arsonist!
Credits: Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer, conductor), Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Tony Barrett, Michael Ann Barrett, Paula Winslowe, Herb Butterfield, Edwin Max, Bill Anders (announcer).
First Line: "When it's October and the night has slipped down over Broadway the street is spangled with autumn strollers, they come here, the seekers..."
Notes:

Date Aired: 1951/10/20
Episode Number: 083
Available: Yes
Title: The Kurt Bower Murder Case
Description: Dale Hansen suspects his wife will soon be killed, but it's the young and handsome ski instructor who's found dead with a ski pole in his chest.
Credits: Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer), Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Betty Lou Gerson, Ted Osborne, Mary Ship, Irene Tedrow, Robert Boone, Bill Anders (announcer).
First Line: "In the sunlight of an October morning Broadway stands on its street corner and breathes deep of the autumn filtered air, presses out of......."
Notes:

Date Aired: 1951/10/27
Episode Number: 084
Available: Yes
Title: The Ricardo Miguel Murder Case
Description: A double murder takes place in the barrio of Spanish Harlem. A boy from the bakery, Ricardo Miguel, is found dead in the basement of a club. A knife in the alley, a shot through the window.
Credits: Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer, conductor), Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Richard Crenna, Sam Edwards, Harry Bartell, Lillian Buyeff, Bill Anders (announcer), Marvin Miller, Herb Butterfield, Edgar Barrier.
First Line: "When October dies and the river wind takes over, Broadway is arranged in tops of crowd and coldness. There's a new quality on Broadway,..."
Notes:

Date Aired: 1951/11/03
Episode Number: 085
Available: Yes
Title: The Joe Blair Murder Case
Description: Joe Blair, a vagrant hitchhiker spending the night in a swank hotel, is found knifed. Another body is found in the alley soon afterward.
Credits: Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer, conductor), Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Cathy Lewis, Hy Averback, Edwin Max, Paula Victor, Billy Halop, Bill Anders (announcer).
First Line: "The November night has a good hold on Broadway now. Broadway purrs in its embrace, rubs its cheek against the cool touch, then stops....."
Notes:

Date Aired: 1951/11/10
Episode Number: 086
Available: Yes
Title: The Joey Macklin-John Howard Murder Case
Description: A good story about a wealthy man, John Howard, who made a bet he could live on the Bowery. He was poisoned by rotgut alcohol with his new neighbor, Joey Macklin.
Credits: Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer), Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen. Irene Tedrow, Lou Merrill, Steve Roberts, Leo Cleary, Bill Anders (announcer).
First Line: "When November settles down over Broadway everybody's got a lot to cheer about. It's the time of the hot dog, it's the season of the ......."
Notes: AKA: The Poisoning.

Date Aired: 1951/11/17
Episode Number: 087
Available: Yes
Title: The Alex Raymond Murder Case
Description: A toy designer named Stanley Lawson has killed his boss Alex Raymond. Now, he's going to kill his other boss!
Credits: Larry Thor, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Wilbur Hatch (music director).
First Line: "The November morning sits down over Broadway, and for a time the swarm stands bewildered, stares at its empty hands. The solitude begins to shape itself....."
Notes:

Date Aired: 1951/11/24
Episode Number: 088
Available: Yes
Title: The Paul Clark Murder Case
Description: A dead young boy named Paul Clark is pulled out of Central Park Lake. Danny is mugged while staked out in the park.
Credits: Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer), Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Whitfield Connor, Sammie Hill, Ted Osborne, Junius Matthews, Howard McNear, Lou Merrill, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer).
First Line: "When night comes to Broadway it drains through neon before it scatters the street, and everywhere shadows are tinged with scarlet......"
Notes:

Date Aired: 1951/12/01
Episode Number: 089
Available: NO
Title: The Clinton Pace Murder Case
Description:
Credits:
First Line:
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Date Aired: 1951/12/08
Episode Number: 090
Available: Yes
Title: The Mary Smith Murder Case
Description: Mary Smith has been found murdered at the cheap Hotel Savannah.
Credits: Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer, conductor), Betty Lou Gerson, Stan Waxman, Steve Roberts, David Wolfe, Bill Anders (announcer).
First Line: "When the winter moon dips low over Broadway and hides again behind the scudding mist, Broadway is numbed. The years' ending is too swift...."
Notes:

Date Aired: 1951/12/15
Episode Number: 091
Available: Yes
Title: The Lucille Baker Murder Case
Description: A drunk named Bob reports the death of Lucille Baker. She's been strangled.
Credits: Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer, conductor), Bill Anders (announcer), William Conrad, Harry Bartell, Peggy Webber, Lou Merrill, Herb Butterfield.
First Line: "From somewhere beyond the threshold of neon the happy holidays beckoned to Broadway, and the wilderness of plastic and chrome....."
Notes:

Date Aired: 1951/12/22
Episode Number: 092
Available: Yes
Title: Buddy Malpaugh and the Jeweled Scimitar
Description: A Christmas fantasy of Sergeant Tartaglia as Danny Clover assists him (for a change) recover the missing scimitar of Genghis Khan.
Credits: Alexander Courage (composer, conductor), Bill Anders (announcer), Charles Calvert, David Friedkin (writer), Elliott Lewis, George Neise, Georgia Ellis, Howard McNear, Jack Kruschen, Lamont Johnson, Larry Thor, Morton Fine (writer).
First Line: "On the days before Christmas Broadway dances alone to carols that flow from sequined loudspeakers. The kids mash their noses against....."
Notes:

Date Aired: 1951/12/29
Episode Number: 093
Available: Yes
Title: The Ted Ebberly Murder Case
Description: Ross Locke, a retired prize fighter, is the prime suspect in an alley mugging murder case of shoe salesman Ted Ebberly. The main witness, Carol Bennett, also winds up dead. Blackmail leads to murder.
Credits: Larry Thor, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer, conductor), Clayton Post, Roy Glenn, Herb Butterfield, Charlotte Lawrence, Jenny Lagone, Jester Harriston, Bill Anders (announcer).
First Line: "(partial episode copy) [fx..Knocking] Man answers knock on door. "Yes?" CLOVER: "You Ross Locke?" LOCKE: "That's right, and you?" CLOVER: "Police.""
Notes:

Date Aired: 1952/01/05
Episode Number: 094
Available: Yes
Title: The John Dobson Murder Case
Description: John Dobson is found poisoned, the second husband of Mrs. Dobson to die within two years!
Credits: Alexander Courage (composer, conductor), Bill Anders (announcer), Bill Bouchey, Charles Calvert, David Friedkin (writer), Earle Ross, Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Florence Lake, Irene Tedrow, Jack Kruschen, Jean Tatum, Larry Thor, Morton Fine (writer).
First Line: "In the first week of the new year Broadway is beside itself with promises, the new leaves have been turned over, the resolutions made...."
Notes:

Date Aired: 1952/01/12
Episode Number: 095
Available: Yes
Title: The Larry Moore Murder Case
Description: Soon after John Welch is acquitted of killing his wife, he swears he's going to get the real killer. Larry Moore is soon found beaten up by John Welch, and later that day is found dead!
Credits: Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Bill Anders (announcer), Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer, conductor), Harry Bartell, Mary Shipp, Sheppard Menken, Steve Roberts, Jerry Hausner.
First Line: "The still brilliant light of a new January drifts down over Broadway and the pattern it reveals is unchanged."
Notes:

Date Aired: 1952/01/19
Episode Number: 096
Available: Yes
Title: The Lynn Halstead Murder Case
Description: Lynn Halstead's body is found in the river. Her father identifies the body at the morgue, but it's not really Lynn Halstead. The real Lynn Halstead's body is later found.
Credits: Larry Thor, William Conrad, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Herb Butterfield, Hy Averback, Joyce McCluskey, Bob Bruce, Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer, conductor).
First Line: "Broadway settles down to another year's living, the days begin to drift backward again, away from you like they did last year."
Notes:
  1. AKA: "Dead or Alive"
  2. Newspaper References: THE PROGRESS, Clearfield PA: "Dead or Alive." And from WISCONSIN STATE JOURNAL, "dead girl comes to life."

Date Aired: 1952/01/26
Episode Number: 097
Available: Yes
Title: The Russ Warner Murder Case
Description: Russ Warner gets wounded in the "cribbage room" in the back of Henry's Bar. Someone else finishes the job the next day. Greed seems to corrupt.
Credits: Larry Thor, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Mary Jane Croft, Anthony Barrett, Jack Moyles, Hal March, Herb Butterfield; Music composed and conducted by Alexander Courage, Bill Anders, announcer
First Line: "The winds of January begin their unraveling and Broadway shivers in doorways."
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Date Aired: 1952/02/02
Episode Number: 098
Available: NO
Title: The Herbie Jensen Murder Case
Description:
Credits:
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Notes:
  1. AKA: "Murder on 52nd Street"
  2. Newspaper References: THE PROGRESS, Clearfield PA: "Murder on 52nd Street."

Date Aired: 1952/02/09
Episode Number: 099
Available: NO
Title: The Mary Stewart Murder Case
Description:
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Date Aired: 1952/02/16
Episode Number: 100
Available: Yes
Title: The Raymond Grant Murder Case
Description: A milkman named Raymond Grant has been beaten to death. Why?
Credits: Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen. Paula Winslow, Howard McNear, Mary Lansing, Charlotte Lawrence, Shepherd Mencken; Bill Anders, announcer; music composed and conducted by Alexander Courage
First Line: "Winter begins its long dying and Broadway reacts to the process about the same as anywhere else."
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