The Lineup (TV series)

Summary

The Lineup is an American police drama which aired on CBS radio from 1950 to 1953 and on CBS television from 1954 to 1960.

The Lineup
Marshall Reed and Donna Martell - The Lineup.jpg
Marshall Reed as Fred Asher with guest star Donna Martell
Also known asSan Francisco Beat
GenrePolice drama
Written byE. Jack Neuman
Sidney Marshall
Joseph Petracca
Directed byWilliam Asher
Earl Bellamy
Seymour Berns
Thomas Carr
Paul Henreid
Hollingsworth Morse
Don Siegel
Harold D. Schuster
StarringWarner Anderson
Tom Tully
Marshall Reed
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons6
No. of episodes190
Production
ProducersCecil Baker
Jaime Del Valle
Robert Sparks
Running time30 mins. (1954–1959)
60 mins. (1960)
Release
Original networkCBS
Picture formatBlack-and-white
Audio formatMonaural
Original releaseOctober 1, 1954 (1954-10-01) –
January 27, 1960 (1960-01-27)

Syndicated reruns of the series were broadcast under the title San Francisco Beat.

RadioEdit

The radio version depicted the investigations of Lieutenant Ben Guthrie (played by Bill Johnstone, one of several actors to play The Shadow on radio) and Sergeant Matt Greb (played by Wally Maher until his death on December 27, 1951), later replaced by Sergeant Pete Carger (played by Jack Moyles), detectives in the police force of an unnamed "great American city".

TelevisionEdit

The television version was set specifically in San Francisco and was produced with the cooperation of the San Francisco Police Department, which received a credit at the close of each episode. It starred Warner Anderson as Guthrie and Tom Tully as Grebb. Grebb was now an inspector instead of a sergeant because at the time the series was made there was no such rank as sergeant in the Bureau of Inspectors, SFPD's investigative division, and a full inspector was the closest equivalent to the generic detective sergeant the character had been on radio. The TV version, a CBS Television production, was filmed on location, using Desilu's production facilities.

In the final season, the show expanded to an hour, and the Grebb character was replaced by a number of younger officers, including Policewoman Sandy McAllister (played by Rachel Ames).[1] Others in the cast were Jan Brooks, Bob Palmer, Skip Ward, William Leslie, Tod Burton, Marshall Reed, and Ruta Lee. The announcer was Art Gilmore.[2]

The Lineup was a Top 20 Nielsen ratings hit for three of its six seasons during its original network run. The series finished at number 17 in the Nielsen ratings for the 1955–1956 season, at number 16 for 1956–1957 and at number 18 for 1957–1958.[3] It received an Emmy nomination for Best Action or Adventure Series in 1956.[4]

CastEdit

EpisodesEdit

Season 1: 1954–55Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
11"The Paisley Gang"Thomas CarrE. Jack NeumanOctober 1, 1954 (1954-10-01)
22"Hit and Run"TBATBAOctober 8, 1954 (1954-10-08)
33"John Doe 37"TBATBAOctober 15, 1954 (1954-10-15)
44"The Morgan Murder Case"TBATBAOctober 22, 1954 (1954-10-22)
55"The Kenovak Murder Case"TBAE. Jack NeumanOctober 29, 1954 (1954-10-29)
66"Tappan and Long"Felix FeistJames PoeNovember 5, 1954 (1954-11-05)
77"The Finley Case"Earl BellamyE. Jack NeumanNovember 12, 1954 (1954-11-12)
88"Cop Killer"Earl BellamyBlake EdwardsNovember 19, 1954 (1954-11-19)
99"The Dunn Case"Felix FeistE. Jack NeumanNovember 26, 1954 (1954-11-26)
1010"Mexican Bandit"Earl BellamyJohn VlahosDecember 3, 1954 (1954-12-03)
1111"Cop Shooting"Earl BellamyJoseph PetraccaDecember 10, 1954 (1954-12-10)
1212"The Davis Murder Case"TBATBADecember 17, 1954 (1954-12-17)
1313"The Christmas Story"Hollingsworth MorseE. Jack NeumanDecember 24, 1954 (1954-12-24)
1414"Dial 116"TBATBADecember 31, 1954 (1954-12-31)
1515"Roberts Dress Shop Robbery"TBATBAJanuary 7, 1955 (1955-01-07)
1616"The Wildcat Chase"Thomas CarrDeVallon ScottJanuary 14, 1955 (1955-01-14)
1717"The Sub-Machine Case"Hollingsworth MorseE. Jack Neuman1955 (1955)
1818"The Trussing Case"Hollingsworth MorseJoseph PetraccaJanuary 28, 1955 (1955-01-28)
1919"The Griswold Case"Hollingsworth MorseSidney MarshallFebruary 4, 1955 (1955-02-04)
2020"The Hacker Case"TBATBA1955 (1955)
2121"The Danny Burke Case"Harold D. SchusterSidney Marshall1955 (1955)
2222"The Paymaster Office Robbery"TBATBA1955 (1955)
2323"The Sniper Case"TBATBA1955 (1955)
2424"San Francisco Playboy"TBATBA1955 (1955)
2525"The Joseph Dorsey Case"TBATBA1955 (1955)
2626"Callow Car Stealing"TBATBA1955 (1955)
2727"Girl Safecrackers"TBATBA1955 (1955)
2828"The Ann Brennizer Case"Hollingsworth MorseSidney Marshall1955 (1955)
2929"One Man Crime"TBAE. Jack Neuman1955 (1955)
3030"The Falling Out Of Thieves"TBATBA1955 (1955)
3131"The Mike Fielding Case"TBATBA1955 (1955)
3232"Theater Robbery Case"TBATBA1955 (1955)
3333"The Assault Case"Harold D. SchusterSidney Marshall1955 (1955)
3434"The Messanger Case"TBATBA1955 (1955)
3535"The Murphy Robbery Case"TBATBA1955 (1955)
3636"The Husky Slugger Case"TBATBA1955 (1955)
3737"The Kasino Case"Harold D. SchusterLeonard Heideman1955 (1955)
3838"The Keating Case"TBATBA1955 (1955)
3939"Shopwell Market Robberies"TBATBA1955 (1955)

Season 2: 1955–56Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
401"The T.V. Case"Hollingsworth Morse and Harold D. SchusterSidney MarshallSeptember 30, 1955 (1955-09-30)
412"The Silk Stocking Case"Harold D. SchusterMontgomery PittmanOctober 7, 1955 (1955-10-07)
423"The Green Case"TBASidney MarshallOctober 14, 1955 (1955-10-14)
434"The Mad Husband Case"TBATBAOctober 21, 1955 (1955-10-21)
445"The Chinatown Case"TBATBAOctober 28, 1955 (1955-10-28)
456"The Theatrical Bandit"TBATBANovember 4, 1955 (1955-11-04)
467"The Garrity Case"TBATBANovember 11, 1955 (1955-11-11)
478"The False Witness Case"Thomas CarrDeVallon ScottNovember 18, 1955 (1955-11-18)
489"The Yeager Case"TBATBANovember 25, 1955 (1955-11-25)
4910"The Dennis Case"TBATBADecember 2, 1955 (1955-12-02)
5011"The Bloody Auto Case"TBATBADecember 9, 1955 (1955-12-09)
5112"The Franklin Case"TBATBADecember 16, 1955 (1955-12-16)
5213"The Boosting Case"TBATBADecember 23, 1955 (1955-12-23)
5314"The Radio Case"TBATBADecember 30, 1955 (1955-12-30)
5415"The Del Mar Case"TBATBAJanuary 6, 1956 (1956-01-06)
5516"The Palko Case"Felix FeistEllis MarcusJanuary 13, 1956 (1956-01-13)
5617"The Rosemary Conway Case"TBATBAJanuary 20, 1956 (1956-01-20)
5718"The Willie Martin Case"Hollingsworth MorseFred EggersJanuary 27, 1956 (1956-01-27)
5819"The Fencing Case"Harold D. SchusterEllis MarcusFebruary 3, 1956 (1956-02-03)
5920"The Abel Case"Hollingsworth MorseSidney MarshallFebruary 10, 1956 (1956-02-10)
6021"The Barker Case"TBAFred EggersFebruary 17, 1956 (1956-02-17)
6122"The Johnston Case"TBAEllis MarcusFebruary 24, 1956 (1956-02-24)
6223"The Marston Case"TBATBAMarch 2, 1956 (1956-03-02)
6324"The Baker Case"TBATBA1956 (1956)
6425"The Design Case"TBAMontgomery PittmanMarch 16, 1956 (1956-03-16)
6526"The White Case"TBATBAMarch 23, 1956 (1956-03-23)
6627"The Deadwood Case"Hollingsworth MorseFred EggersMarch 30, 1956 (1956-03-30)
6728"The Julian Case"TBATBAApril 6, 1956 (1956-04-06)
6829"The Rodriguez Case"TBATBAApril 13, 1956 (1956-04-13)
6930"The Dayton Case"Harold D. ShusterTBAApril 20, 1956 (1956-04-20)
7031"The Charley Case"TBASidney MarshallApril 27, 1956 (1956-04-27)
7132"The Telephone Case"Harold ShusterEllis MarcusMay 4, 1956 (1956-05-04)
7233"The Harlan Case"Hollingsworth MorseMontgomery PittmanMay 11, 1956 (1956-05-11)
7334"The Wharton Case"Harold D. SchusterFred EggersMay 18, 1956 (1956-05-18)
7435"The Delaney Case"TBAFred EggersMay 25, 1956 (1956-05-25)
7536"The Dogdon Case"TBATBAJune 1, 1956 (1956-06-01)
7637"The Bombing Case"TBATBAJune 8, 1956 (1956-06-08)
7738"The Spencer Case"Harold ShusterStory by : Ellis Marcus
Teleplay by : Fred Eggers
June 15, 1956 (1956-06-15)
7839"The Easy Case"TBATBAJune 22, 1956 (1956-06-22)

Season 3: 1956–57Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
791"The Adams Case"Hollingsworth MorseLawrence ResnerSeptember 28, 1956 (1956-09-28)
802"The Fisherman's Wharf Case"Harold D. SchusterLawrence ResnerOctober 5, 1956 (1956-10-05)
813"The Ringing Bells Case"TBAJoseph CalvelliOctober 12, 1956 (1956-10-12)
824"The Sorenson Case"TBAE. Jack NeumanOctober 19, 1956 (1956-10-19)
835"The Motorcycle Case"Harold D. ShusterLawrence ResnerOctober 26, 1956 (1956-10-26)
846"The Julius Caesar Case"TBALeonard LeeNovember 2, 1956 (1956-11-02)
857"The Crazy Killer Case"Harold D. ShusterNorman JacobNovember 9, 1956 (1956-11-09)
868"The Cosmopolitan Bunco Case"Hollingsworth MorseJoseph CalvelliNovember 16, 1956 (1956-11-16)
879"The Madcap McGee Case"TBATBANovember 23, 1956 (1956-11-23)
8810"The Paper Millionaire Case"Hollingsworth MorseFred EggersNovember 30, 1956 (1956-11-30)
8911"The Rancho Cordova Case"TBATBADecember 7, 1956 (1956-12-07)
9012"The James Sunday Case"TBATBADecember 14, 1956 (1956-12-14)
9113"The Adam Condon Case"TBATBADecember 28, 1956 (1956-12-28)
9214"The Chinese Teapot Case"TBAJoseph CalvelliJanuary 4, 1957 (1957-01-04)
9315"The Toy Tiger Case"TBALawrence ResnerJanuary 11, 1957 (1957-01-11)
9416"The Ellis Garden Case"TBAFred EggersJanuary 18, 1957 (1957-01-18)
9517"The Missing Limousine Case"TBAWilliam SpierJanuary 25, 1957 (1957-01-25)
9618"The Juke Box Bandit Case"Hollingsworth MorseJerry AldemanFebruary 1, 1957 (1957-02-01)
9719"The Armored Car Case"TBALou MorheimFebruary 8, 1957 (1957-02-08)
9820"The Robert Ericson Case"TBATBAFebruary 15, 1957 (1957-02-15)
9921"The Bay Meadows Case"TBATBAFebruary 22, 1957 (1957-02-22)
10022"The Walking Dead Man Case"TBATBAMarch 1, 1957 (1957-03-01)
10123"The Heinrich Menzel Case"TBAFred EggersMarch 8, 1957 (1957-03-08)
10224"The Charlene Bleak Murder Case"TBATBAMarch 15, 1957 (1957-03-15)
10325"The Cherokee Rose Case"TBATBAMarch 22, 1957 (1957-03-22)
10426"The Question Mark Case"TBATBAMarch 29, 1957 (1957-03-29)
10527"The Sailor's Wife Case"TBATBAApril 5, 1957 (1957-04-05)
10628"The Georgie Gillette Case"TBAFred EggersApril 12, 1957 (1957-04-12)
10729"The Robert Avery Case"Hollingsworth MorseFred EggersApril 26, 1957 (1957-04-26)
10830"The Ambitious Peddler Case"TBATBAMay 3, 1957 (1957-05-03)
10931"The Transom Burglar Case"TBATBAMay 10, 1957 (1957-05-10)
11032"The Goode Case"TBATBAMay 17, 1957 (1957-05-17)
11133"The Stanley Devlin Case"James V. KernFred EggersMay 24, 1957 (1957-05-24)
11234"The Unwelcome Visitor Case"TBATBAMay 31, 1957 (1957-05-31)
11335"The Alfred Morgan Case"TBATBAJune 21, 1957 (1957-06-21)

Season 4: 1957–58Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1141"The Fleet Queen Case"Andrew V. McLaglenJoseph CalvelliSeptember 27, 1957 (1957-09-27)
1152"The Security Officer Case"TBATBAOctober 4, 1957 (1957-10-04)
1163"The Honolulu Treasure Case"TBATBAOctober 11, 1957 (1957-10-11)
1174"The Phoney Witness Case"TBATBAOctober 18, 1957 (1957-10-18)
1185"The Missing Crime Case"Andrew V. McLaglenArthur OrloffOctober 25, 1957 (1957-10-25)
1196"The Circus Malone Case"TBATBANovember 1, 1957 (1957-11-01)
1207"The 17643 Case"Andrew V. McLaglenTBANovember 8, 1957 (1957-11-08)
1218"The Harger Jameson Case"TBATBANovember 15, 1957 (1957-11-15)
1229"The Phantom Robber Case"TBATBANovember 22, 1957 (1957-11-22)
12310"The Reluctant Addict Case"TBATBANovember 29, 1957 (1957-11-29)
12411"The Missing Russian Hill Matron Case"Andrew V. McLaglenLawrence ResnerDecember 6, 1957 (1957-12-06)
12512"The Vacationing Escapee Case"TBATBADecember 13, 1957 (1957-12-13)
12613"The Happy Janitor Case"Andrew V. McLaglenTBADecember 20, 1957 (1957-12-20)
12714"The Cut-up Cone-on Case"TBANorman JacobDecember 27, 1957 (1957-12-27)
12815"The Donald Damen Case"TBATBAJanuary 3, 1958 (1958-01-03)
12916"The Willard Peabody Case"TBATBAJanuary 10, 1958 (1958-01-10)
13017"The Ash Blonde Model Case"TBATBAJanuary 17, 1958 (1958-01-17)
13118"The Hot Shot Robbery Case"Seymour BernsTBAJanuary 24, 1958 (1958-01-24)
13219"The Fire Bug Case"TBATBAJanuary 31, 1958 (1958-01-31)
13320"The Samuel Bradford Case"TBATBAFebruary 7, 1958 (1958-02-07)
13421"The Pawn Ticket Case"TBATBAFebruary 14, 1958 (1958-02-14)
13522"The Jealous Mambo Dancer Case"TBATBAFebruary 21, 1958 (1958-02-21)
13623"The Scott Franklin Case"TBATBAFebruary 28, 1958 (1958-02-28)
13724"The Louie Lawrence Case"TBATBAMarch 7, 1958 (1958-03-07)
13825"The George Case"TBATBAMarch 14, 1958 (1958-03-14)
13926"The Clarence Culver Case"TBATBAMarch 21, 1958 (1958-03-21)
14027"The Little Hero Case"Andrew V. McLaglenTBAMarch 28, 1958 (1958-03-28)
14128"The Slowboat Murphy Case"TBATBAApril 11, 1958 (1958-04-11)
14229"The Deacon Whitehall Case"TBATBAApril 18, 1958 (1958-04-18)
14330"The Missing Scientist Case"TBATBAMay 2, 1958 (1958-05-02)
14431"The High Fashion Case"Seymour BurnsPaul FranklinMay 9, 1958 (1958-05-09)
14532"The Dr. George Jeremy Case"TBAFred EggersMay 16, 1958 (1958-05-16)
14633"The Samson Magill Case"TBATBAMay 23, 1958 (1958-05-23)
14734"The G.I. Shoe Case"TBATBAJune 6, 1958 (1958-06-06)
14835"The Glorietta Shakedown Case"Harold ShusterLawrence ResnerJune 20, 1958 (1958-06-20)

Season 5: 1958–59Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1491"The Samuel McCutcheon Case"Hollingsworth MorseTBASeptember 26, 1958 (1958-09-26)
1502"The Big Score Case"TBALawrence ResnerOctober 3, 1958 (1958-10-03)
1513"The Rufus Granger Case"TBATBAOctober 10, 1958 (1958-10-10)
1524"The Missing Cargo Case"TBATBAOctober 17, 1958 (1958-10-17)
1535"The Sarge Caldwell Case"TBATBAOctober 24, 1958 (1958-10-24)
1546"The Professional Guest Case"Harold D. SchusterJoseph CalvelliOctober 31, 1958 (1958-10-31)
1557"The Chick Madison Case"TBATBANovember 7, 1958 (1958-11-07)
1568"The Prester John Case"TBATBANovember 14, 1958 (1958-11-14)
1579"The Vanishing Writer Case"TBATBANovember 21, 1958 (1958-11-21)
15810"The Winners Takes Nothing Case"TBATBANovember 28, 1958 (1958-11-28)
15911"The Scotty Waterford Case"TBATBADecember 5, 1958 (1958-12-05)
16012"The Grady Gremlin Case"Hollingsworth MorseFred EggersDecember 12, 1958 (1958-12-12)
16113"The Girl Bandit"TBATBADecember 19, 1958 (1958-12-19)
16214"The Veiled Lady Case"TBATBADecember 26, 1958 (1958-12-26)
16315"The Rorschach Murder Case"TBATBAJanuary 2, 1959 (1959-01-02)
16416"The Frederick Freemont Case"TBATBAJanuary 9, 1959 (1959-01-09)
16517"The Final Punch Case"TBATBAJanuary 16, 1959 (1959-01-16)
16618"The Boylston Billing Case"TBATBAJanuary 23, 1959 (1959-01-23)
16719"The Corny Cassidy Case"TBATBAJanuary 30, 1959 (1959-01-30)
16820"The Hamilton Harker Case"TBATBAFebruary 6, 1959 (1959-02-06)
16921"The Charles Cleveland Case"Hollingsworth MorseTBAFebruary 13, 1959 (1959-02-13)
17022"The Waterfront Romeo Case"TBATBAFebruary 20, 1959 (1959-02-20)
17123"The Pigeon Drop Case"TBATBAFebruary 27, 1959 (1959-02-27)
17224"The Garmen Millingham Case"TBAFred EggersMarch 6, 1959 (1959-03-06)
17325"The Big Dan McGran Case"TBATBAMarch 13, 1959 (1959-03-13)
17426"The D.B.V. Cuddington Case"TBATBAMarch 20, 1959 (1959-03-20)
17527"The Trap Door Spider Case"TBATBAMarch 27, 1959 (1959-03-27)
17628"The Girls and Guns Case"James V. KernJohn TaylorApril 3, 1959 (1959-04-03)
17729"The Walking Firefly Case"TBATBAApril 10, 1959 (1959-04-10)
17830"The Changeable Blonde Case"TBATBAApril 17, 1959 (1959-04-17)
17931"The Chain Store Robbery Case"TBATBAMay 1, 1959 (1959-05-01)
18032"The Murdered Blonde Case"TBATBAMay 8, 1959 (1959-05-08)
18133"The Drugstore Cowgirl Case"TBATBAMay 15, 1959 (1959-05-15)
18234"The Chloroform Murder Case"TBATBAMay 22, 1959 (1959-05-22)
18335"The Daniel Leadley Case"TBATBAMay 29, 1959 (1959-05-29)

Season 6: 1959–60Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1841"Wake Up To Terror"Jesse HibbsJack LairdSeptember 30, 1959 (1959-09-30)
1852"The Strange Return Of Army Armitage"TBATBAOctober 7, 1959 (1959-10-07)
1863"My Son Is A Stranger"TBATBAOctober 14, 1959 (1959-10-14)
1874"The Death Of A Puppet"Paul HenreidJoseph Calvelli and Mel GoldbergOctober 21, 1959 (1959-10-21)
1885"Edge Of Disaster"TBATBAOctober 28, 1959 (1959-10-28)
1896"Prelude to Violence"TBATBANovember 4, 1959 (1959-11-04)
1907"Run to the City"Stuart RosenbergWilliam DriskillNovember 11, 1959 (1959-11-11)
1918"Lonesome as Midnight"Paul HenreidKen KolbNovember 18, 1959 (1959-11-18)
1929"The Counterfeit Citizens"TBATBADecember 2, 1959 (1959-12-02)
19310"The Chinatown Story"TBATBADecember 9, 1959 (1959-12-09)
19411"The Vengeful Knife"TBATBADecember 16, 1959 (1959-12-16)
19512"Peg Leg's Wife Case"TBATBADecember 23, 1959 (1959-12-23)
19613"Prince of Penmen"Paul HenreidRobert BloomfieldDecember 30, 1959 (1959-12-30)
19714"Woman on the Ledge"TBATBAJanuary 13, 1960 (1960-01-13)
19815"Seven Sinners"TBATBAJanuary 20, 1960 (1960-01-20)
19916"The Rosaric Case"TBATBAJanuary 27, 1960 (1960-01-27)
20017"The Deadly Romeo Case"TBATBA1960 (1960)
20118"The King Con Case"TBATBA1960 (1960)

Guest starsEdit

  • Russ Conway appeared in "The Robert Avery Case" (1957) and "The Missing Cargo Case" (1958).
  • Walter Coy appeared in "The Murdered Blonde Case" (May 8, 1959).
  • Ron Hagerthy appeared in "The Toy Tiger Case" and then as John Oakhurst in "The Security Officer Case" (1957).
  • Rodolfo Hoyos Jr. guest-starred as Luis Gonzalez in "The Reluctant Addict Case" (1957).
  • Douglas Kennedy appeared in "The Charles Cleveland Case" (1959) and "The Drugstore Cowgirl Case" (1959).
  • Joyce Meadows appeared as Paula Adams in "The Boylston Billing Case" (1959).
  • Eve Miller appeared in "The Christmas Story" (1954), "The Stanley Devlin Case" (1957) and "The Daniel Leadley Case" (1959).
  • Nan Leslie was cast three times, in "The Chick Madison Case" (1958) and "The Pigeon Drop Case" and "The Girls and Guns Case" (both 1959).
  • Donna Martell guest-starred in "Girl Safecrackers" (1955) and "The Pawn Ticket Case" (1958).

Film versionEdit

The film The Lineup, based on the series, was released in 1958 by Columbia Pictures, with Eli Wallach in the starring role. It was directed by Don Siegel, who had also directed "The Paisley Gang", the pilot episode of the television series.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Aaker, Everett (2006). Encyclopedia of Early Television Crime Fighters. McFarland & Company, Inc. ISBN 978-0-7864-6409-8. pp. 13–14.
  2. ^ Terrace, Vincent (2011). Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010. McFarland & Company, Inc. ISBN 978-0-7864-6477-7. p. 608.
  3. ^ "ClassicTVHits.com: TV Ratings".
  4. ^ "The Line-Up".

External linksEdit