The Walter Winchell File
The Walter Winchell File is the title of a television crime drama series that initially aired from 1957 to 1958, dramatizing cases from the New York City Police Department that were covered in the New York Daily Mirror. The series featured columnist and announcer Walter Winchell, John Larch, George Cisar, Robert Anderson, Robert Brubaker, Dolores Donlon, and Gene Barry, a year before he was cast in the lead of NBC's Bat Masterson.
|The Walter Winchell File|
|Developed by||Desilu Productions|
|Directed by||Jacques Tourneur|
|Presented by||Walter Winchell|
|Theme music composer||E.C. Norton|
|Country of origin||USA|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||39|
|Executive producer(s)||Desi Arnaz|
|Production location(s)||New York City|
|Running time||30 mins.|
CBS Paramount Television
CBS Television Distribution (current as of 2007)
|Picture format||1.33:1 monochrome|
|Original release||October 2, 1957 –|
March 28, 1958 (network)
Among the guest stars was the child actor Dennis Holmes, who played 7-year-old Allie Marisch in the 1957 episode "Thou Shalt Not Kill." Rodolfo Hoyos Jr., was cast as "El Jefe" in the 1958 episode "The Stop-over".
Other notable guest stars
- The Steep Hill, directed by Jacques Tourneur (1957) (25 mn)
- House on Biscayne Bay, directed by Jacques Tourneur (1958) (25 mn)
- The Stopover, directed by Jacques Tourneur (1958) (25 mn)
- "Dennis Holmes". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved November 23, 2012.
- ""The Stop-over", the Walter Winchell File, March 28, 1958". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved February 12, 2014.