1 9 5 9 – 1 9 6 0 (USA)
39 x 30 minute episodes
Premiering in October 1959, this half-hour syndicated crime show starred Keith Andes as Frank Dawson, a former Marine Corps colonel who took over a big city police department.
The incorruptible police chief enforced the law without fear or favour and was bent on wiping out organised crime.
William Conrad and Elliott Lewis produced the show for ZIV TV. Conrad also narrated.
Keith Andes died on 11 November 2005, aged 85. He had suffered from bladder cancer and other ailments for some time. The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office ruled his death a suicide by asphyxiation.
Police Chief Colonel Frank Dawson
Sgt. Ed Blankey
The Source | The Assassin | The End of Kalmine | The Hard Way | Intimidation | Anonymous Pursued | The Silent Man | Copkiller | Omerta | Fight Game | Master Plan | The Deadly Young Man | Human Predator | Three X | Short Circuit | The Big Shot | Safe Haven | One by One | The Informer | Get Dawson | Thief of the City | Arson Ring | Hired to Kill a Cop | Accessory to Murder | Loose Cannon | Doubt of Evidence | Plague | Juvenile Delinquent | Out on a Ledge | The Bomber | Lucky Dawson | A Matter of Justice | The Bank Robbers | Badge and Gun | Cold Civil War | Deadly Young Man | Innocent Killer | Shopsy’s Tiger | Sweet Charity