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Trivia Quiz - Cop & Detective Shows of the 1950s


Each of these questions is about a cop or detective show that premiered during the 1950s. Can you guess the show?

Quiz Number: 2424
Date Submitted: April 17, 2008
Quiz Categories: American TV Dramas
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: Samurai Sam
Average Score: 60.6 percent
Times Taken: 352 times
Taken by Registered Users: 13

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1. This 1955-59 police drama, long considered to be one of the most successful syndicated shows of its day, starred Broderick Crawford as Chief Dan Matthews:
  A.   Johnny Staccato
  B.   Big Town
  C.   Highway Patrol
  D.   Crawford Mystery Theater

2. This show, seen in syndication during 1950 and on CBS from 1951 through 1953, starred Reed Hadley as Captain John Braddock of the San Francisco Police Department. What was the name of this show?
  A.   Bunko Squad
  B.   Racket Squad
  C.   Vice Division
  D.   Robbery-Homicide Detail

3. What 1957-58 syndicated drama starred Beverly Garland as a female police officer?
  A.   Police Woman
  B.   Undercover Woman
  C.   Target
  D.   Decoy

4. "M Squad", which ran on NBC from 1957 through 1960, starred what future movie tough guy as Lieutenant Frank Ballinger of the Chicago Police Department?
  A.   Charles Bronson
  B.   James Coburn
  C.   Clint Eastwood
  D.   Lee Marvin

5. The First run of "Dragnet" aired on NBC from 1951 through 1959. How many partners did Joe Friday have in that eight year period?
  A.   4
  B.   3
  C.   2
  D.   1

6. What 1959-60 ABC detective show starred Andrew Duggan, Richard Long, and Van Williams as members of a New Orleans private detective agency?
  A.   The Big Easy
  B.   Assignment: New Orleans
  C.   The French Quarter
  D.   Bourbon Street Beat

7. What detective show, which ran on ABC from 1958 to 1964, was television's first hour length detective show.
  A.   Hawaiian Eye
  B.   Surfside Six
  C.   77 Sunset Strip
  D.   Bayside Beat

8. This 1957-59 NBC series, based on the movie of the same name, starred Peter Lawford and Phyllis Kirk as Nick and Nora Charles. What was the name of this show?
  A.   The Third Man
  B.   The Thin Man
  C.   Topper
  D.   I Led Three Lives

9. From 1958 through 1963, this reality-based detective series, set in New York City, earned 16 Emmy nominations and four wins. Do you know the name of this landmark show?
  A.   Naked City
  B.   Manhattan Story
  C.   N.Y.P.D.
  D.   Felony Squad

10. What 1959-63 ABC police drama was narrated by newspaper columnist Walter Winchell?
  A.   The New Breed
  B.   The Untouchables
  C.   Richard Diamond, Private Detective
  D.   They Stand Accused


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