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Rocky King, Detective 

Inside Detective (original title)
At the end of each show, Rocky King (Roscoe Karns) calls his wife, Mabel, and says, "Case is closed Mabel, I'm coming home".
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1954   1953   1952   1951   1950   Unknown  

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Roscoe Karns ...  Police Inspector Rocky King / ... 11 episodes, 1950-1954
Grace Carney Grace Carney ...  Mabel King / ... 8 episodes, 1951-1954
Earl Hammond Earl Hammond ...  Sergeant Lane / ... 6 episodes, 1951-1953
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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 Hup234!

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Action | Drama | Crime | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 January 1950 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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The final broadcast was on 26 December 1954. See more »

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Of mild historical interest
14 September 2012 | by PaularocSee all my reviews

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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