Rogue's Gallery

Rogue's Gallery

Dick Powell

Born on November 14, 1904 in Mountain View, Arkansas

Died on January 2, 1963 in West Los Angeles, California of cancer of the lymph glands


MBS, NBC, ABC, 1945-1952

A 30-minute crime drama featuring the cases of Richard Rogue, a wisecracking private detective. When knocked out, which was frequently, Rogue's consciousness drifted up to cloud eight, where he was greeted by a sort of alter-ego named Eugor, who discussed the situation on earth with him before his return to consciousness. During the summer of 1946 the program was called "Bandwagon Mysteries," in deference to the sponsor, Fitch Shampoo, which also sponsored the "Fitch Bandwagon." Dick Powell was the original and best-known Rogue, although Barry Sullivan played the title role in the summer of 1947 and Chester Morris starred in the 1950-1952 version. Peter Leeds was Eugor. Music was by the Leith Stevens orchestra and Jim Doyle was the announcer.