The first Saber was on from October 1951 to June 1954. In this version, Inspector Saber was an Englishman who was a policeman on a big-city U.S. police department. He was assisted by his ... See full summary »
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Tom Conway ...  Inspector Mark Saber 64 episodes, 1951-1953
James Burke ...  Sgt. Tim Maloney / ... 64 episodes, 1951-1953
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The first Saber was on from October 1951 to June 1954. In this version, Inspector Saber was an Englishman who was a policeman on a big-city U.S. police department. He was assisted by his loyal, but thick-headed, assistant Sergeant Maloney in solving difficult crimes. When the show returned to the air in December 1955, it had a whole new cast. On this version, various Scotland Yard types would assist in solving difficult crimes, with Inspector Parker appearing more often than most. Written by J.E. McKillop <jmckillo@notes.cc.bellcore.com>

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USA

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English

Release Date:

5 October 1951 (USA) See more »

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Inspector Mark Saber: Homicide Squad See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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A worthy early series
18 June 2013 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

When a lot of players were losing roles because the studios stopped making B films as television gained popularity, many switched rather than fight. Case in point was Tom Conway whose Falcon series was dropped by RKO. What more natural than a series where he was a detective again.

As the Falcon Conway was a dashing and urbane private eye with that private hiding some private thoughts about the various females he encounters in those Falcon films. But as Inspector Mark Saber, an English detective with the NYPD, Conway was all business.

If you catch one of these films remember it's early television so don't expect too much. But Conway was an easy to take actor and the Saber character didn't miss much. Couldn't say the same for James Burke who played cement head characters on the big screen and small. Burke was Conway's Watson though not nearly as helpful.

An interesting excursion into early television.


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