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Seasons:
1 | 2
Release Date:
17 September 1961 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
The misadventures of two of New York's finest (a Mutt and Jeff pair) in the mythical 53rd precinct in the Bronx... See more »
Awards:
Won Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 4 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
Nipsey Russell Dies
 (From WENN. 5 October 2005)

User Reviews:
Brings back Bronx memories See more (17 total) »

Cast

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Joe E. Ross ... Officer Gunther Toody / ... (60 episodes, 1961-1963)

Fred Gwynne ... Officer Francis Muldoon / ... (60 episodes, 1961-1963)
Paul Reed ... Captain Paul Block / ... (53 episodes, 1961-1963)

Al Lewis ... Officer Leo Schnauser / ... (44 episodes, 1961-1963)
Hank Garrett ... Officer Ed Nicholson (37 episodes, 1961-1963)
Beatrice Pons ... Lucille Toody (32 episodes, 1961-1963)
Jack Healy ... Officer Rodriguez / ... (30 episodes, 1961-1963)
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Series Directed by
Nat Hiken (21 episodes, 1961-1963)
Al De Caprio (20 episodes, 1961-1962)
Stanley Prager (20 episodes, 1962-1963)
 
Series Writing credits
Nat Hiken (60 episodes, 1961-1963)
Terry Ryan (16 episodes, 1961-1963)
Tony Webster (16 episodes, 1961-1963)
Gary Belkin (7 episodes, 1961-1963)
Art Baer (6 episodes, 1961-1963)
Ben Joelson (6 episodes, 1961-1963)
Will Glickman (4 episodes, 1961-1962)
Sydney Zelinka (4 episodes, 1961-1962)
Billy Friedberg (4 episodes, 1962-1963)
Buddy Arnold (2 episodes, 1962)

Series Produced by
Nat Hiken .... producer (60 episodes, 1961-1963)
Louis Melamed .... associate producer (30 episodes, 1961-1962)
Billy Friedberg .... producer (23 episodes, 1962-1963)
 
Series Original Music by
John Strauss (19 episodes, 1962-1963)
 
Series Cinematography by
George Stoetzel (58 episodes, 1961-1963)
J. Burgi Contner (2 episodes, 1961-1962)
 
Series Casting by
Edith Hamlin (11 episodes, 1962)
 
Series Art Direction by
Richard Jackson (32 episodes, 1961-1962)
 
Series Set Decoration by
J.C. Delaney (52 episodes, 1961-1963)
 
Series Makeup Department
Richard Willis .... makeup supervisor (24 episodes, 1961-1962)
Peter Garofalo .... makeup supervisor (23 episodes, 1962-1963)
 
Series Production Management
Sal Scoppa Jr. .... production manager (52 episodes, 1961-1963)
Howard Adelman .... production supervisor (22 episodes, 1961-1962)
Martin Leichter .... production manager (8 episodes, 1961)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Peter R. Scoppa .... assistant director (30 episodes, 1962-1963)
Mickey Rich .... assistant director (18 episodes, 1961-1962)
Bob Vietro .... assistant director (16 episodes, 1961-1962)
Sal Scoppa Jr. .... assistant director (7 episodes, 1961)
Mike Wyler .... assistant director (6 episodes, 1961-1962)
 
Series Art Department
Richard Jackson .... scenic designer (19 episodes, 1962-1963)
Albert Brenner .... set designer (7 episodes, 1961)
Fred Ballmeyer .... property master (4 episodes, 1961)
 
Series Sound Department
Richard Gramaglia .... sound / sound mixer (55 episodes, 1961-1963)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Milton Olshin .... projection effects (2 episodes, 1962)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
John J. Delaney .... key grip (53 episodes, 1961-1963)
Harry Ford .... chief electrician (53 episodes, 1961-1963)
Richard C. Kratina .... camera operator (27 episodes, 1961-1963)
 
Series Casting Department
Edith Hamlin .... casting supervisor (20 episodes, 1962-1963)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Vince Stewart .... wardrobe (20 episodes, 1961-1962)
 
Series Editorial Department
Marie Montague .... supervising editor (48 episodes, 1961-1963)
Ray Sandiford .... supervising film editor / supervising editor (12 episodes, 1961-1962)

Kevin O'Neil .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Nat Hiken .... lyricist: theme song (60 episodes, 1961-1963)
John Strauss .... music supervisor / musical director (37 episodes, 1961-1962)
 
Series Other crew
Mary K. Tosto .... production secretary (60 episodes, 1961-1963)
Harold Reidman .... technical advisor / technical director (58 episodes, 1961-1963)
Barbara Robinson .... script supervisor (56 episodes, 1961-1963)
Billy Friedberg .... writing supervisor (23 episodes, 1962-1963)
 

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30 min | 30 min (60 episodes)
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
Idlewild was the original name of the airport in New York City, before it was changed to John F. Kennedy International.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: In some versions of the opening credits, most notably the version in which Toody and Muldoon are playing checkers in the car, the bubble light atop the squad car jumps when the car shakes. It should be bolted in place.See more »
Quotes:
Officer Francis Muldoon:Here's your milk!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Wrong Arm of the Law (1963)See more »

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22 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Brings back Bronx memories, 25 December 2001
Author: DANGELO136 (DANGELO136@AOL.COM) from Bronx, NY

I grew up in the Bronx when this was a prime time series in New York. In fact, I lived a block away from the old Biograph studio where the series was filmed; some of the location scenes were filmed in the Tremont section of the Bronx (the 53rd precenct). Watching the old episodes, you will see such actors as Maureen Stapleton, Nipsey Russell, Charlotte Rae, Mel Stewart, and Ossie Davis who were based in the New York area at the time. New York was the television broadcast capital at the time until the mid '60s before productions left for Hollywood. (Other studios like Filmways in Harlem produced shows like "Naked City"). The closing credits of the "53rd precinct" is actually the exterior of the Biograph studio-The show is still funny after all these years due to the writing of Nat Hiken and you can hear the old radio influence in the dialogue and story plots( A good book to read about Hiken: " King of the Half Hour" sold at Barnes & Noble). Thanks for the memories

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