One of DuMont's most popular and lasting programs, this live crime series was set in New York. It not only kept Roscoe Karns from retirement but cast him opposite his son Todd. The DuMont offices and corridors were used as sets. At the end of each program, Rocky King would exchange telephone small talk with his unseen wife Mabel and, after hanging up, say to no one in particular, "Great girl, that Mabel." Written by
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Actress Grace Carney provided the voice of Rocky's wife, Mabel, who was never seen on camera. This practice originated on an early episode when Carney, who was hired for another role, was asked to double as Rocky's wife. Since there was no time for wardrobe or makeup changes, she acted the part in voice only, with Roscoe Karns ad-libbing to his off-screen wife. Viewers liked the idea, and Carney continued unseen for the rest of the series' five-year run. They also had a son - also heard, but never seen - called "Junior." See more