Often pilot episodes never make it to broadcast. Crime on the Waterfront starring Myron Wallace is one of those detective series that never saw the light of airtime. Coming before potential sponsors in 1949 just when television was getting wind in its sail, and given the plethora of radio detectives already on, Crime on the Waterfront never had a chance.
Myron Wallace was good though he sounded a lot like Charles Russell in Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar but Wallace’s Lt. Cagle was a real detective working for a police department. Who knows if the shows failure was why Myron Wallace soon became Mike Wallace leading to his long stint on CBS Television’s 60 Minutes!