Re: RARA-AVIS: Henry Kane on TV

From: Mark Francis (
Date: 24 Sep 2006

I realize this is old news to many if not the majority of you,
  but for me, learning that Lloyd Nolan starred in a private eye
  TV series in the early 50's - and immediately finding out that it
  is available on DVD for $3.50 - made my day! Thanks!

Gary <> wrote:
          Now, here is some irony. Just as the discussion of Henry Kane's books started, I was watching some old Martin Kane Private Eye shows. The January 31, 1952 episode was written by none other than Henry Kane.

Martin Kane is called by hood Rex Lawson who has an interest in the Casino Rouge nightclub when the crooner Johnny Silver is shot while singing his big new hit. By probing into everyone's affairs with a blunt interview technique, Kane is able to get the guilty party to spill its guts based on only one clue. The confession is preserved on a wireless recording device hidden from view. At the end of this show, Nolan turns to the camera and makes a plug for the March of Dimes. A voice over during the credits makes a plug for Nolan's NBC Sunday radio broadcasts as Martin Kane.

Here is the technical stuff:

Opening Credits:

NBC Television Presents (voice over introduction of the sponsor's products) Martin Kane, Private Eye

Closing Credits

Walter Kinsella Happy McMann King Calder Lt. Gray Rita Lynn Claire Maxwell Harry Worth Rex Lawson Dan Morgan Eddie Gale Joann Dolan Rita Baron Rupert LaBelle George Morgan Mark Dawson Johnny Silver Alan Lee Fat Jack Raoul DeLeon Waxey Joseph Calvin Waiter

Starring Lloyd Nolan as Martin Kane

All names used on this program are fictitious and any similarity to actual persons or places is purely coincidental. Gowns from Filcol Furs from Frederica Music by Charles Paul Settings by Robert C. MacKichan Written by Henry Kane Technical Direction by O. Tamburri Produced and Directed by Frank Burns Presented by United States Tobacco Company

Best, GWN Gary Warren Niebuhr P. O. Box 341218 Milwaukee, WI 53234 Author of MAKE MINE A MYSTERY and A READERS GUIDE TO THE PRIVATE EYE NOVEL



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