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At the end of each show, Rocky King (Roscoe Karns) calls his wife, Mable, and says, "Case is closed Mable, I'm coming home". Full summary »
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Roscoe Karns ... Police Inspector Rocky King (9 episodes, 1951-1954)
Grace Carney ... Mabel King / ... (8 episodes, 1951-1954)
Earl Hammond ... Sergeant Lane / ... (6 episodes, 1950-1953)
Ken Roberts ... Announcer (4 episodes, 1952-1953)
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Series Directed by
Wes Kenney (5 episodes, 1952-1954)

Dick Sandwick (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Roscoe Karns (4 episodes, 1952-1953)
Carl Abrams (2 episodes, 1952)
Edmund Morris (2 episodes, 1952)

Bruce Geller (unknown episodes)
Philip S. Goodman (unknown episodes)
Lawrence Menkin (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Lawrence Menkin .... producer (unknown episodes)
Charles Spear .... producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Jack Ward (5 episodes, 1952-1954)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Arthur Forrest .... assistant director (1 episode, 1954)
Series Art Department
Rudy Luchek .... set designer (1 episode, 1954)
Series Special Effects by
Burch Hayden .... senior technician (2 episodes, 1952)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Carl Gaiti .... lighting supervisor (1 episode, 1953)
Series Music Department
Jack Ward .... musician (5 episodes, 1952-1954)
Series Other crew
Marvin Pakula .... production assistant (3 episodes, 1952-1953)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Inside Detective" - USA (original title)
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30 min
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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Co-star Todd Karns was Roscoe Karns' real-life son.See more »


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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Long term memories, 4 October 2010
Author: pensman from United States

I used to watch this as a kid and I mean kid: I was five when it went on the air and I don't believe I ever missed an episode. Maybe because my father was a detective, but I would beg to be allowed to stay up and and watch Rocky King. Roscoe Karns was as real as any detective I knew and I knew all of them at the local police department. They all looked just like average men and Karns fit in perfectly. I am sure by today's standards this show looked hokey but back then it was as real as walking in the detective offices where my dad worked. Interesting how some shows just stick in the memory. Recently I found an old episode on the Internet and as I watched it I waited for that trademark ending wherein Karns would be on the phone with his wife and after hanging up would say, "Wonderful girl that Mabel." Wonderful show that Rocky King.

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