The Lux Radio Theater - Detective Story (Starring Kirk Douglas) 04-26-54


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Detective Story (Starring Kirk Douglas) Aired April 26, 1954
For its airings on the Armed Forces Radio Service (for which it was re-titled Hollywood Radio Theater), the program was hosted by Don Wilson in the early '50s. During its years on CBS in Hollywood, Lux Radio Theater was broadcast from the Lux Radio Playhouse located at 1615 North Vine Street in Hollywood, one block south of the intersection of Hollywood and Vine. The theater was later renamed the Huntington Hartford Theater, the Doolittle Theater and is now the Ricardo Montalban Theater. The Lux Video Theatre began as a live 30-minute Monday evening CBS series October 2, 1950, switching to Thursday nights during August 1951. In September 1953, the show relocated from New York to Hollywood. In August 1954, it jumped to NBC as an hour-long show on Thursday nights, telecast until September 12, 1957. James Mason was the host in the 1954-55 season. THIS EPISODE: April 26, 1954. CBS network. "Detective Story". Sponsored by: Lux. A driven New York detective cares only catching the bad guys, with no life of his own. The story is based on the 1951 Paramount movie. Kirk Douglas, Eleanor Parker, William Conrad, Jack Kruschen, Edgar Barrier, Lawrence Dobkin, Herb Vigran, Dan Riss, Herb Butterfield, Marvin Bryan, Julie Bennett, Doris Singleton, Shepard Menken, Herb Ellis, Edward Marr, Philip Yordan (screenwriter), Robert Wyler (screenwriter), Sidney Kingsley (playwright), Irving Cummings (host), Rudy Schrager (music director), Earl Ebi (director), Charlie Forsyth (sound effects), Sanford Barnett (adaptor), Shirley Thomas (intermission guest: Hollywood reporter), Ken Carpenter (announcer). 45:23. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.
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