(CBS Primetime live version, 1953 - 1954; Syndicated film version, 1955 - ) This police procedural was hosted by Charles Bickford telling us the story was "based upon actual police files"; Don Haggerty, B-film and early Syndicated TV star, was the police detective in several episodes.
[although band arrangement & early credits were given to music packager Raoul Kraushaar, and to Melvyn Lenard, pseudonym of publisher David Gordon, the arrangement credit on the band arrangement was given to Lucien Cailliet, who may have been a "ghost" composer. Contributor T. Perrone has discovered the origin of this march was the "B" theme of the Main Title of "Arson, Inc." -- a 1949 B-Film noir, which Raoul Kraushaar is credited with composing. It is identical to the recording of the march used on television, which begins with a rough cut into the melody.] Composers: credited to Raoul Kraushaar (ASCAP), credited to Melvyn Lenard Gordon (ASCAP) [pseudonym of publisher David Marvin Gordon], and possibly composed by Lucien Cailliet (ASCAP) Original Publisher: Marlen Music Co. (ASCAP) c/o sole selling agent Gordon Music Co. 2000 Publisher: Gordon Music Company, Inc. (ASCAP) of Canoga Park, CA Original Composition Date: 1949. Copyright Date: 1955, on band arrangement sheet music Recordings: