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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 »
TV Director, Producer Wes Kenney Dies at 89
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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)

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
Aspect Ratio:
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This was one of the most popular and long-running programs on the short-lived DuMont Television Network, which folded in 1955. The long, dark corridors through which "Rocky King" walked at the beginning and end of the show were actual backstage hallways at the DuMont Tele-Centre in New York City.See more »


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2 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Of mild historical interest, 14 September 2012
Author: Paularoc from United States

I must have seen a different television series than the three previous reviewers. I have seen several early 50s t.v. shows and this one was the only real stinker in the bunch. I've seen a couple of episodes, most recently Murder Scores a Knockout. First of all, the music has to be the absolute worse ever heard on a show - melodramatic organ music that is so bad it's laughable. The sets are flimsy, the supporting actors give pathetic performances and production values are sub- standard in every way. I watched this because of Roscoe Karns and his performance was passable except that he kept flubbing his lines, at one point calling one of the characters by the name of another character (and then quickly correcting himself) and then when asking the coroner about the poison used says "Does it have any special smell or odor?" His actor partner tries to cover up the mistake and they just move on with the dialog. No retakes in this show. It is a nice touch hearing Inspector King's conversation with his unseen wife Mabel (wonderful girl, that Mabel) but this is hardly enough to save this abysmal production. Even though I enjoyed the story of the one reviewer who so fondly remembered the series from when he was a young boy, I doubt if I could suffer through any more of these episodes.

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