Veteran actor Roscoe Karns starred as Police Inspector Rocky King for the Dumont Network from 1950 through 1954 in one of the network's most popular live programs. Earl Hammond (now perhaps best known as a voice-over artist for many children's television shows) played King's fellow police officer, Detective Sergeant Lane; if Lane ever had a first name, I don't know it. Grace Carney, an occasional film and television actress, was the voice of King's wife, Mabel, with whom King would chat over the telephone at the end of each episode.
The following episode, from December 14, 1953, has King and Lane trying to save an innocent man scheduled to be executed in three hours. It was written by Frank Phares, who wrote for six other television series in the 1950s, and was directed by Wes Kenney, who later became executive producer for the soap opera The Young and the Restless.
Enjoy "Murder, Ph.D."