Based on stories from the popular "Front Page Detective" magazine which featured lurid covers often involving scantily clad girls, this early TV show premiered in 1951. Edmund Lowe, always a much sought after actor due to his breezy charm and debonair ways was offered the part of David Chase, an amateur detective who also writes a syndicated newspaper column, at an age when most actors were retiring.
Unfortunately Lowe is the only reason to watch this pretty cheaply made series. His suaveness and professionalism often show up the amateurish over acting of the others on the show. "The Little Black Book", which delves into gambling secrets and "Murder Rides the Night Train" seems to be awash with thick and phoney accents although the latter episode does have Lyle Talbot as a gangster and Angelo Rossito as the vengeance crazed brother of one the body guards.
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