Night Beat



Frank Lovejoy


Joan Banks


Parley Baer


William Conrad


Night Beat was broadcast on NBC from February 6, 1950 until September 25, 1952.

Frank Lovejoy played the lead roll, Randy (originally "Lucky") Stone. Stone was a tough street-wise reporter who worked the night beat for the Chicago Star. The scripts were of human interest rather than about murders or roberies.

Recurring actors on the show included Joan Banks (The wife of star Frank Lovejoy), Parley Baer, William Conrad, and Howard McNear among others. Baer. Conrad, and McNear were also regulars on the radio version of Gunsmoke. The announcer was Donald Rickles (not the comedian).

This is an excellent show and I recommend you give it a listen.

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