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DVD - Rare Dumont Detective Series - ROCKY KING - Starring Roscoe Karns

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ROCKY KING
Syndicated (30min)

One of the longest-running programs on the DuMont network was Rocky King, Detective, known in its early years as Inside Detective. In many ways, Rocky King represents both the good and bad of DuMont programming.

At the same time, Rocky King, telecast live on DuMont, was full of miscues and flubs, and was produced on a small budget. Critics described Rocky King as having a "lighthearted, 'nobody's watching anyway' attitude." It never had the chance to attain top nationwide ratings, due to DuMont's limited station lineup and severely restricted production values (you never saw a big-name guest star acting in a Rocky King episode!)

Of the hundreds of Rocky King programs which were telecast by DuMont, only a handful of kinescopes survive today, most of them at the UCLA archive.

As the program opens and the opening titles are shown, Roscoe Karns (as Rocky King) walks toward the camera from the opposite end of a long, dark hallway. This is too realistic and atmospheric to be a set or flat, and the author believes it must have been an actual hallway at the DuMont Tele-Centre in New York. The theme music plays (composed and performed on the organ by Jack Ward; most of the low-budget "live" DuMont shows seem to have organ music as accompaniment), and the voice-over sets the tone for the next half-hour: ANNOUNCER: Rocky King, Detective! Starring Roscoe Karns as Rocky King, chief of homicide of a metropolitan police force, in an exciting fight against crime! Brought to you by Geritol!

HERE ARE 6 OF THE NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND EPISODES

The Condemned Man
Murder Scores A Knockout
Hermitís Cat
One Minute Fior Murder
Murder In Advance
Return To Death

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All episodes in this collection come from the original film print transfers. Quality will vary due to the condition of the master film and the transfer process. This is a very rare show and is for collector sonly as the quality ranges from a little better than fair to good

This DVD collection is recorded at the SP or better speed for the very best possible quality.

This is a 2 DVD collection - All DVDs have episode titles on the menu. I use Name Brand Discs, not cheap, no-name on the disc DVDs because I believe quality is important.

I cannot accept returns for refund for any reason but I will replace ANY defective disc with same content upon return.

I SHIP WORLDWIDE! - Postage is priced FIRST CLASS MAIL (with Delivery Confirmation within the US only)

INTERNATIONAL FIRST CLASS MAIL postage, packing and handling is approx $5.00 to Canada and $9.00 elsewhere. Delivery Time is 7-14 days to your customs, then its up to them to deliver it.

Thank You For Your Interest. My best to you and Yours - God Bless!




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Location: United States scottsdale, AZ [United States]
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