RETRO TV SHOW: THE CASES OF EDDIE DRAKE (1952)

RETRO TV SHOW: THE CASES OF EDDIE DRAKE (1952)

This very short lived series ran originally on CBS and was picked up by DuMont before being cancelled after 13 episodes. Surprisingly well done and unlike most shows of the era was filmed and doesn’t just exist as kinescopes. Although some quality is lost by compression to YouTube this is taken from 16mm and should have more detail than most bargain basement versions floating around. Episode title is “Shoot The Works”. This was filmed in 1949 but not broadcast until 1952… Enjoy!


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RETRO TV OF THE DAY

RETRO TV OF THE DAY

Car 54, Where Are You?, an American sitcom that aired on NBC from September 1961 to April 1963, is the story of two New York City police officers based in the fictional 53rd precinct in The Bronx. Car 54 was their patrol car. The series was filmed in black-and-white and had a rotating group of directors, including Al De Caprio, Stanley Prager, and series creator Nat Hiken — who helmed several episodes. Filming was on location,[1] and at Biograph Studios in the Bronx.[2]

Car 54, Where Are You? originally aired Sunday at 8:30–9:00 p.m. on NBC, following Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color and preceding Bonanza.

CAST:

THE SHOW RAN TWO SEASONS WITH A TOTAL OF 30 EPISODES


SIXTIES RETRO TV – ULTRAMAN

SIXTIES RETRO TV – ULTRAMAN

Title: Shinryakusha o ute

Episode aired 24 July 1966

The Balatans have come to Earth to make a new home,

at the expense of Earth’s inhabitants.

SIXTIES RETRO TV – ULTRAMAN

Ultraman (ウルトラマンUrutoraman) is a Japanese tokusatsu science fiction television series created by Eiji Tsuburaya. It is a follow-up to Ultra Q, though not technically a sequel or spin-off. Tsuburaya Productions produced 39 episodes (40, counting the pre-premiere special) that aired on Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS) from July 17, 1966 to April 9, 1967. Its premiere topped the average rating set by Ultra Q and kept climbing each week, marking the show as a success.[5]

Although Ultraman is the first series to feature an Ultraman character, it is the second installment in the Ultra Series, following Ultra Q. This is signified in the Japanese show opening by the Ultra Q logo exploding into the Ultraman logo. Ultraman and its titular hero became a major pop culture phenomena in Japan, generating dozens of sequels, spin-offs, imitations, parodies and tributes.[6][4] Ultraman went on to generate $7.4 billion in merchandising revenue from 1966 to 1987[7] (equivalent to more than $17 billion adjusted for inflation) and become the world’s third top-selling licensed character by the 1980s, largely due to his popularity in Asia.[8]

DAWG SAYS: WATCHED EVERY EPISODE WHEN I WAS A KID


RETRO TV FROM 1958

RETRO TV FROM 1958

PETER GUNN

Gunn is hired by a jazz club owner to prove one of his musicians has been framed for murder, but the musician’s lawyer doesn’t want Gunn’s assistance.

Creator: Blake Edwards

Stars: Craig Stevens, Herschel Bernardi, Lola Albright Cast Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby Lola Albright as Edie Hart Bill Chadney as Emmett Hope Emerson as Mother Minerva Urecal as Mother James Lanphier as Leslie Billy Barty as Babby Morris D. Erby as Sergeant Davis Dick Crockett as 1st Gunman Ned Glass as Sylvester Herbert Ellis as Wilbur Gene Coogan as Club Patron


RETRO TV: THE THIRD MAN

RETRO TV: THE THIRD MAN

Rennie in 1958

Jonathan Harris, c. 1967

EPISODE ” A LITTLE KNOWLEDGE” FROM SEASON 3 EPISODE 5

The Third Man was a TV series which ran from 1959 to 1965.

It was based on the novel and film The Third Man and starred Michael Rennie as Harry Lime.

The series was a co-production between the NTA Film Network and the BBC.

The first twenty episodes were shot at 20th Century Fox studios in Hollywood.

Later episodes were filmed at Shepperton Studios and Associated-British Elstree Studios, in England.[1]


RETROTV OF THE DAY

RETROTV OF THE DAY

The Rockford Files is an American detective drama television series starring James Garner that aired on the NBC network between September 13, 1974, and January 10, 1980.

The show has remained in syndication to the present day.

RETROTV OF THE DAY ROCKFORD FILES

ROCKFORD FILES INTRO:

Garner portrays Los Angeles–based private investigator Jim Rockford.

With Noah Beery Jr. in the supporting role of his father, Joseph Rockford, a retired truck driver nicknamed “Rocky”.

The show was created by Roy Huggins and Stephen J. Cannell.

Huggins created the television show Maverick (1957–1962), which starred Garner, and he wanted to recapture that magic in a “modern day” detective setting.

He teamed with Cannell, who had written for Jack Webb‘s Mark VII Productions such as Adam-12 and Chase (1973–1974, NBC), to create The Rockford Files.

The show was credited as “A Public Arts/Roy Huggins Production” along with Cherokee Productions in association with Universal Television.

Cherokee was owned by Garner, with partners Meta Rosenberg and Juanita Bartlett, who doubled as story editor during most of The Rockford Files run.

p style=”background: white”>In 2002, The Rockford Files was ranked No. 39 on TV Guides 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time.[1]

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RETRO TV – HIGHWAY PATROL

RETRO TV – HIGHWAY PATROL

SEASON 1 EPISODE 27 SERIES WITH BRODERICK CRAWFORD AND GUEST STAR CLINT EASTWOOD

AIRED: 2 April 1956

Cast

Broderick CrawfordDan Mathews
Jack EdwardsBernie Sills
Paula HoustonMrs. Sills
Clint EastwoodJoe Keeley
John ComptonNick West
Jay DouglasOfficer Dorsey
Steve MasinoRalph Hogan
Sandy SandersUndercover Officer
Art GilmoreNarrator (voice)