Official Detective

Official Detective is an American anthology television series which aired in syndication from 1957 to March 19, 1958. The series hosted by veteran film actor Everett Sloane.[1]

Official Detective
Written byMort Briskin
Don Martin
Directed byPaul Guilfoyle
Lee Sholem
Presented byEverett Sloane
Theme music composerJack Shaindlin
Composer(s)E.C. Norton
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes40
Producer(s)Mort Briskin
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time25 mins.
Production company(s)Desilu Productions
National Telefilm Associates
DistributorNational Telefilm Associates
Original networkSyndication
Picture formatBlack-and-white
Audio formatMonaural
Original release1957 
March 19, 1958 (1958-03-19)


The series was written and produced by Mort Briskin for Desilu Productions and National Telefilm Associates in cooperation with Official Detective magazine. Around 40 episodes were produced, and these aired on the NTA Film Network between July 1957 and April 1958. Producer Mort Briskin would go on to produce other series for NTA and Desilu.[2] The episodes of Official Detective are archived at the UCLA Film and Television Archive in Los Angeles.[3]


  1. McNeil, Alex (1996). Total Television (4th ed.). New York: Penguin Books. ISBN 0-14-024916-8.
  2. Official Detective. Classic TV Archive
  3. UCLA Library Catalog. UCLA Library. Retrieved 2009-08-22.
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