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Decoy 20 classic episodes

Decoy (also titled Decoy Police Woman) is a groundbreaking American crime drama television series created for syndication and initially broadcast from October 14, 1957, to July 7, 1958, with thirty-nine 30-minute black-and-white episodes. It was the first American police series with a female protagonist.[1] (wiki)

Sherlock Holmes 9 classic movies

A series of fourteen films based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories were released between 1939 and 1946; the British actors Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce played Holmes and Dr. John Watson, respectively. The first two films in the series were produced by 20th Century Fox and released in 1939. The studio stopped making the films after these, but Universal Studios acquired the rights from the Doyle estate and produced a further twelve films.(wiki)

Public Prosecutor 10 classic episodes 

Public Prosecutor was the first dramatic series to be shot on film (in this case, 16 mm film to save production costs), instead of being performed and broadcast live.[1][2][3] John Howard starred in the title role of a public prosecutor, along with Anne Gwynne and Walter Sande.

Jerry Fairbanks Productions filmed the pilot episode in Hollywood[4] in 1947. After the NBC Television Network picked up the series, Fairbanks filmed 26 twenty-minute episodes for a planned network premiere in September 1948.[5][6][7]

However, the series was pulled from the network schedule when NBC decided it preferred thirty-minute episodes.[8][9osecutor 10 classic episodes(wiki)

Dick Tracy 4 classic movies

After the Dick Tracy serials of the late 30’s and early 40’s, Dick Tracy was brought back to his city detective roots in four films produced by RKO Radio Pictures between 1945 and 1947. Each film focused a Dick Tracy case not found in the daily comic strip. The first two movies starred Morgan Conway while the latter two brought back Ralph Byrd who had starred in the earlier serials. Byrd would go on to star in a Dick Tracy television show in the early 1950′s after which Tracy would vanish from live action film until Warren Beatty’s 1990 movie, Dick Tracy.

Phillo Vance Detective

Philo Vance is a fictional character featured in 12 crime novels written by S. S. Van Dine (the pen name of Willard Huntington Wright), published in the 1920s and 1930s. During that time, Vance was immensely popular in books, movies, and on the radio. He was portrayed as a stylish, even foppish dandy; a New York bon vivant possessing a highly intellectual bent. The novels were chronicled by his friend Van Dine (who appears as a kind of Dr. Watson figure in the books as well as being the author).(wiki)

Mr Wong Detective 5 classic movies

The Mr. Wong character was featured in a series of films for Monogram Pictures. The first five starred Boris Karloff and were directed by William Nigh. All the films co-starred Grant Withers as Wong's friend, Police Captain Street. Karloff also played the Chinese character Dr. Fu Manchu in The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932) and General Wu Yen Fang, in West of Shanghai (1937), just prior to the first Mr. Wong movie. There is also a 1935 movie starring Bela Lugosi featuring a title character named Mr. Wong, The Mysterious Mr. Wong.

The sixth Mr. Wong film featured Chinese-American actor Keye Luke in the title role, the first time an American sound film used an Asian actor to play a lead Asian detective. Luke had formerly played one of Charlie Chan's sons in the Chan mysteries and Kato in The Green Hornet 1939 serial. In the reboot of the Mr. Wong series, the young "Jimmy Wong" (Luke) was introduced to Police Captain Street, whom Karloff's character worked with in the previous films. A 1940 article, Keye Luke Sleuths on his Own, in the Hollywood Citizen News, announced that Luke had been signed for four Mr. Wong pictures a year.[3] But due to the departure of Karloff, film exhibitors lost interest in the Mr. Wong series and it was ended.[4]

Bulldog Drummond 6 classic movies

Hugh "Bulldog" Drummond is a British fictional character, created by H. C. McNeile and published under his pen name "Sapper". Following McNeile's death in 1937, the novels were continued by Gerard Fairlie and later Henry Reymond. Drummond is a World War I veteran who, fed up with his sedate lifestyle, advertises looking for excitement, and becomes a gentleman adventurer. The character has appeared in novels, short stories, on the stage, in films, on radio and television, and in graphic novels(wiki)

Mr and Mrs North 35 classic episodes

Mr. and Mrs. North are fictional American amateur detectives. Created by Frances and Richard Lockridge, the couple was featured in a series of 26 Mr. and Mrs. North novels, a Broadway play, a motion picture and several radio and television series(wiki)

The New Adventures of Charlie Chan

The New Adventures of Charlie Chan is a British-American crime drama series that aired in the United States in syndicated television from June 1957, to 1958.[1] The first five episodes were made by Vision Productions in the United States, before production switched to the United Kingdom under ITC Entertainment and Television Programs of America.(wiki)

Dragnet 25 classic episodes

Dragnet —later syndicated as Badge 714 —[1] is an American television series, based on the radio series of the same name, both created by their star, Jack Webb. Both shows take their name from the police term dragnet, which means a system of coordinated measures for apprehending criminals or suspects. Webb reprised his radio role of Los Angeles police detective Sergeant Joe Friday. Ben Alexander co-starred as Friday's partner, Officer Frank Smith.(wiki)

Sherlock Holmes 1950s 38 classic episodes

Sherlock Holmes was a detective television series aired in syndication in the fall of 1954, based on the Sherlock Holmes stories of Arthur Conan Doyle. The 39 half-hour mostly original stories were produced by Sheldon Reynolds[1] and filmed in France by Guild Films, starring Ronald Howard (son of Leslie Howard) as Holmes and Howard Marion Crawford as Watson. Archie Duncan appeared in many episodes as Inspector Lestrade (and in a few as other characters). Richard Larke, billed as Kenneth Richards, played Sgt. Wilkins in about fifteen episodes. The series' associate producer, Nicole Milinaire, was one of the first women to attain a senior production role in a television series.(wiki)

Man with a camera 29 episodes

Original network ABC

Original release October 10, 1958 – February 8, 1960

Man with a Camera is an American 1950s television crime drama starring Charles Bronson.

Throughout the 1950s, Bronson spent most of his early acting career performing in TV shows as well as small parts in films, until he landed the lead in this ABC series. This is the only series in which he played the lead role. He would go on to have supporting roles either as a guest star or a recurring character in dozens of TV shows after this series was cancelled.(wiki)