Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator


William Gargan


Ralph Bell


Parley Baer


Betty Lou Gerson

The series aired on NBC from October 3, 1951 to June 30, 1955. The main character's name was originally Barry Crane and was played by William Gargan though out the entire run of the show.

Craig worked alone out of his Madison Avenue office and unlike most other fictional detectives, had a laid back personality. Oddly, the series had separate versions broadcast from the east and west coasts.

Also, I think it's rather unusual in that Gargan had at one time actually worked as a real life private investigator and was once shot in the process.

Heard frequently on the show were Ralph Bell, Parley Baer (best known for playing Chester on the radio version of Gunsmoke), and Betty Lou Gerson.

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