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 Barrie Craig (Barry Craig)

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William Gargan
Detective drama
(1951 - 55)

Your man when you can't go to the cops... Confidentiality a specialty...

William Gargan stars as Barry CraigRunning from 1951 through 1955, Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator is about a New York private eye. Produced in New York from 1951 to 1954 and then moved it to Hollywood where it aired from 1954 to 1955.  This entertaining old time radio series originally titled "Barry Crane" was later renamed "Barrie Craig." 

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The series starred William Gargan (also played detective Martin Kane) as Barrie Craig, the lone private detective, who worked and solved cases from his Madison Avenue office.  Gargan actually worked in as a private detective, collecting agent; his duties ranged from doing stakeouts to working as a bodyguard.  He was shot while on the investigating a deadbeat customer. This life experience surely added to the Barry Craig actor, William Gargandepth of his characterization of Barrie Craig, Ellery Queen (three films) and Martin Kane.

While most detectives at the time were no nonsense hardboiled types, Barrie Craig is extraordinary due to his laid back personality.  He rarely gets worried even in life threatening situations, it takes a lot to ruffle his feathers.  Craig narrates the story much like Joe Friday in Dragnet and Sam Spade.

An interesting note: two Inner Sanctum scripts were actually reused in the Barrie Craig series.

See also Broadway is My Beat, Dragnet, Jack Webb Collection, Johnny Dollar, Nero Wolfe, and Pat Novak for Hire.

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Volume 1: 36 shows - total playtime 17 hours 26 minutes
Barry Craig 501219 Remo Tourchno Ending
Barry Craig 510131
Barry Craig 510507 Philanthropist Bride
Barry Craig 511010 Case Of The Gossip Columnist
Barry Craig 511017 03 Judge And The Champ
Barry Craig 511024 04 Microfilm In Theffishtank
Barry Craig 511031 05 The Bailjumper
Barry Craig 511107 06 Borrowed Knife
Barry Craig 511114 07 Dead On Arrival
Barry Craig 511121 08 Murder In Wax
Barry Craig 511128 09 The Naughty Necklace
Barry Craig 511205 10 The Paper Bullet
Barry Craig 511212 11 Death And The Purple Cow
Barry Craig 511219 12 Ghost Of A Chance Akaremo Torch
Barry Craig 511226 13 Song Of Death Aka Blonde In River
Barry Craig 520102 14 Death Of A Private Eye
Barry Craig 520109 15 Murder Island
Barry Craig 520116 16 Muriel'S Murder Case
Barry Craig 520123 Boxer Doyles Belt
Barry Craig 520130 The Puppet (No Close)
Barry Craig 520206 Claw Killer Of Seneca (No Close)
Barry Craig 520213 Cupie Doll
Barry Craig 520220 The Motive For Murder
Barry Craig 520709 The Long Way Home
Barry Craig 521008 Julius And Cleo (No Close)
Barry Craig 521015 Dead Loss
Barry Craig 521225 Song Of Death
Barry Craig 530104 Crimson Queen (No Close)
Barry Craig 530215 The Redhead (No Intro Or Close)
Barry Craig 530301 The Impostor
Barry Craig 530503 Walking The Dog
Barry Craig 530614 Case Of Lost Lila Thorne (No Close)
Barry Craig 530719 Scream For Murder
Barry Craig 530809 The Thirteenth Guest (No Close)
Barry Craig 530922 The Late Sam Jenkins (No Close)
Barry Craig 531003 Alias Clark Smith
Volume 2: 37 shows - total playtime 16 hours 52 minutes
Barry Craig 531015 Dead Loss
Barry Craig 531103 The Five Fire Mystery
Barry Craig 540202 Weekend At Stowe
Barry Craig 540307 Code Of The Underworld
Barry Craig 540330 Echo Corners [Intro Cut]
Barry Craig 540406 Johnny Phoenix
Barry Craig 540511 Search For Mrs. Peterson
Barry Craig 540706 The Tough Guy
Barry Craig 540713 Murder By Error
Barry Craig 540727 Gone Fishing (No Close)
Barry Craig 540803 For Love Of Murder
Barry Craig 540810 Death'S Bargain Basement
Barry Craig 540817 Midsummer Lunacy
Barry Craig 540824 Blood Money
Barry Craig 540831 Hay Is For Homicide
Barry Craig 540907 Ghosts Don'T Die
Barry Craig 541107 Case Of The Barbershop
Barry Craig 541121 Moe And Larry
Barry Craig 541219 Bull Fiddle
Barry Craig 550105 Rich Richie
Barry Craig 550209 Missing Manuscript
Barry Craig 550216 The Moving Target
Barry Craig 550302 Barbary Collection
Barry Craig 550309 Corpse On The Town
Barry Craig 550330 Mummy'S Sister,
Barry Craig 550505 Confession Of Murder
Barry Craig 550512 The Unsolvable Murder (No Close)
Barry Craig 550609 Big Fix
Barry Craig 550623 Tennis Anyone
Barry Craig 551205 Prize Winning Manuscript
Barry Craig 551231 Code Of The Underworld
Barry Craig Corpse And The Pirate (No Close)
Barry Craig Death Buys A Broom
Barry Craig George Washington'S Diary
Barry Craig The Kendall Case
Barry Craig The Spenser Heir
Barry Craig The Twenty Dollar Case (No Intro)


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