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Barrie Craig also known as Barry Craig or Barry Crane, Confidential Investigator

Laid Back Private Investigator Solves Cases from his Madison Avenue Office! Update: better sound quality

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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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  • MP3 CDs are delivered by mail. These archival quality MP3 CDs are playable in your computer and many MP3 player devices.



    77 recordings on 2 MP3 CDs for just $10.00
    total playtime 35 hours, 42 min
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    Volume 1 - 37 shows - total playtime 17 hours 21 minutes
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    1. Barrie Craig 530908 097 State Executioner.mp3
    2. Barry Craig 501219 Remo Tourchno Ending.mp3
    3. Barry Craig 510131.mp3
    4. Barry Craig 510507 Philanthropist Bride.mp3
    5. Barry Craig 511010 Case Of The Gossip Columnist.mp3
    6. Barry Craig 511017 03 Judge And The Champ HQ.mp3
    7. Barry Craig 511024 04 Microfilm In Theffishtank.mp3
    8. Barry Craig 511031 05 The Bailjumper.mp3
    9. Barry Craig 511107 06 Borrowed Knife.mp3
    10. Barry Craig 511114 07 Dead On Arrival.mp3
    11. Barry Craig 511121 08 Murder In Wax.mp3
    12. Barry Craig 511128 09 The Naughty Necklace.mp3
    13. Barry Craig 511205 10 The Paper Bullet.mp3
    14. Barry Craig 511212 11 Death And The Purple Cow.mp3
    15. Barry Craig 511219 12 Ghost Of A Chance Akaremo Torch HQ.mp3
    16. Barry Craig 511226 13 Song Of Death Aka Blonde In River.mp3
    17. Barry Craig 520102 14 Death Of A Private Eye HQ.mp3
    18. Barry Craig 520109 15 Murder Island.mp3
    19. Barry Craig 520116 16 Muriel'S Murder Case.mp3
    20. Barry Craig 520123 Boxer Doyles Belt.mp3
    21. Barry Craig 520130 The Puppet (No Close).mp3
    22. Barry Craig 520206 Claw Killer Of Seneca (No Close).mp3
    23. Barry Craig 520213 Cupie Doll.mp3
    24. Barry Craig 520220 The Motive For Murder.mp3
    25. Barry Craig 520709 The Long Way Home.mp3
    26. Barry Craig 521008 Julius And Cleo (No Close).mp3
    27. Barry Craig 521015 Dead Loss.mp3
    28. Barry Craig 521225 Song Of Death.mp3
    29. Barry Craig 530104 Crimson Queen (No Close).mp3
    30. Barry Craig 530215 The Redhead HQ.mp3
    31. Barry Craig 530301 The Impostor HQ.mp3
    32. Barry Craig 530503 Walking The Dog.mp3
    33. Barry Craig 530614 Case Of Lost Lila Thorne HQ.mp3
    34. Barry Craig 530719 Scream For Murder.mp3
    35. Barry Craig 530809 The Thirteenth Guest HQ.mp3
    36. Barry Craig 530922 The Late Sam Jenkins (No Close).mp3
    37. Barry Craig 531003 Alias Clark Smith.mp3
    Volume 2 - 40 shows - total playtime 18 hours 20 minutes
    MP3 CD
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    1. Barry Craig 531015 Dead Loss.mp3
    2. Barry Craig 531103 The Five Fire Mystery HQ.mp3
    3. Barry Craig 540202 Weekend At Stowe.mp3
    4. Barry Craig 540307 Code Of The Underworld.mp3
    5. Barry Craig 540330 Echo Corners [Intro Cut].mp3
    6. Barry Craig 540406 Johnny Phoenix HQ.mp3
    7. Barry Craig 540406 Johnny Phoenix.mp3
    8. Barry Craig 540511 Search For Mrs. Peterson.mp3
    9. Barry Craig 540706 The Tough Guy.mp3
    10. Barry Craig 540713 Murder By Error HQ.mp3
    11. Barry Craig 540727 Gone Fishing HQ.mp3
    12. Barry Craig 540803 For Love Of Murder HQ.mp3
    13. Barry Craig 540810 Death'S Bargain Basement HQ.mp3
    14. Barry Craig 540817 Midsummer Lunacy HQ.mp3
    15. Barry Craig 540824 Blood Money HQ.mp3
    16. Barry Craig 540831 Hay Is For Homicide HQ.mp3
    17. Barry Craig 540907 Ghosts Don't Die HQ.mp3
    18. Barry Craig 540907 Ghosts Don'T Die.mp3
    19. Barry Craig 541107 Case Of The Barbershop.mp3
    20. Barry Craig 541121 Moe And Larry HQ.mp3
    21. Barry Craig 541121 Moe And Larry.mp3
    22. Barry Craig 541219 Dead Bull in a China Shop HQ.mp3
    23. Barry Craig 550105 Rich Richie HQ.mp3
    24. Barry Craig 550209 Missing Manuscript HQ.mp3
    25. Barry Craig 550216 The Moving Target HQ.mp3
    26. Barry Craig 550302 Barbary Collection HQ.mp3
    27. Barry Craig 550309 Corpse On The Town HQ.mp3
    28. Barry Craig 550330 Mummy'S Sister HQ,.mp3
    29. Barry Craig 550505 Confession Of Murder HQ.mp3
    30. Barry Craig 550512 The Unsolvable Murder HQ.mp3
    31. Barry Craig 550609 Big Fix HQ.mp3
    32. Barry Craig 550623 Tennis Anyone HQ.mp3
    33. Barry Craig 551205 Prize Winning Manuscript.mp3
    34. Barry Craig 551231 Code Of The Underworld.mp3
    35. Barry Craig Corpse And The Pirate (No Close).mp3
    36. Barry Craig Death Buys A Broom.mp3
    37. Barry Craig George Washington'S Diary.mp3
    38. Barry Craig The Kendall Case.mp3
    39. Barry Craig The Spenser Heir.mp3
    40. Barry Craig The Twenty Dollar Case (No Intro).mp3
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    77 recordings on 2 MP3 Collection Downloads for just $10.00
    total playtime 35 hours, 42 min
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    Volume 1 - 37 shows - total playtime 17 hours 21 minutes
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    1. Barrie Craig 530908 097 State Executioner.mp3
    2. Barry Craig 501219 Remo Tourchno Ending.mp3
    3. Barry Craig 510131.mp3
    4. Barry Craig 510507 Philanthropist Bride.mp3
    5. Barry Craig 511010 Case Of The Gossip Columnist.mp3
    6. Barry Craig 511017 03 Judge And The Champ HQ.mp3
    7. Barry Craig 511024 04 Microfilm In Theffishtank.mp3
    8. Barry Craig 511031 05 The Bailjumper.mp3
    9. Barry Craig 511107 06 Borrowed Knife.mp3
    10. Barry Craig 511114 07 Dead On Arrival.mp3
    11. Barry Craig 511121 08 Murder In Wax.mp3
    12. Barry Craig 511128 09 The Naughty Necklace.mp3
    13. Barry Craig 511205 10 The Paper Bullet.mp3
    14. Barry Craig 511212 11 Death And The Purple Cow.mp3
    15. Barry Craig 511219 12 Ghost Of A Chance Akaremo Torch HQ.mp3
    16. Barry Craig 511226 13 Song Of Death Aka Blonde In River.mp3
    17. Barry Craig 520102 14 Death Of A Private Eye HQ.mp3
    18. Barry Craig 520109 15 Murder Island.mp3
    19. Barry Craig 520116 16 Muriel'S Murder Case.mp3
    20. Barry Craig 520123 Boxer Doyles Belt.mp3
    21. Barry Craig 520130 The Puppet (No Close).mp3
    22. Barry Craig 520206 Claw Killer Of Seneca (No Close).mp3
    23. Barry Craig 520213 Cupie Doll.mp3
    24. Barry Craig 520220 The Motive For Murder.mp3
    25. Barry Craig 520709 The Long Way Home.mp3
    26. Barry Craig 521008 Julius And Cleo (No Close).mp3
    27. Barry Craig 521015 Dead Loss.mp3
    28. Barry Craig 521225 Song Of Death.mp3
    29. Barry Craig 530104 Crimson Queen (No Close).mp3
    30. Barry Craig 530215 The Redhead HQ.mp3
    31. Barry Craig 530301 The Impostor HQ.mp3
    32. Barry Craig 530503 Walking The Dog.mp3
    33. Barry Craig 530614 Case Of Lost Lila Thorne HQ.mp3
    34. Barry Craig 530719 Scream For Murder.mp3
    35. Barry Craig 530809 The Thirteenth Guest HQ.mp3
    36. Barry Craig 530922 The Late Sam Jenkins (No Close).mp3
    37. Barry Craig 531003 Alias Clark Smith.mp3
    Volume 2 - 40 shows - total playtime 18 hours 20 minutes
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    Volume 2: $5.00
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    1. Barry Craig 531015 Dead Loss.mp3
    2. Barry Craig 531103 The Five Fire Mystery HQ.mp3
    3. Barry Craig 540202 Weekend At Stowe.mp3
    4. Barry Craig 540307 Code Of The Underworld.mp3
    5. Barry Craig 540330 Echo Corners [Intro Cut].mp3
    6. Barry Craig 540406 Johnny Phoenix HQ.mp3
    7. Barry Craig 540406 Johnny Phoenix.mp3
    8. Barry Craig 540511 Search For Mrs. Peterson.mp3
    9. Barry Craig 540706 The Tough Guy.mp3
    10. Barry Craig 540713 Murder By Error HQ.mp3
    11. Barry Craig 540727 Gone Fishing HQ.mp3
    12. Barry Craig 540803 For Love Of Murder HQ.mp3
    13. Barry Craig 540810 Death'S Bargain Basement HQ.mp3
    14. Barry Craig 540817 Midsummer Lunacy HQ.mp3
    15. Barry Craig 540824 Blood Money HQ.mp3
    16. Barry Craig 540831 Hay Is For Homicide HQ.mp3
    17. Barry Craig 540907 Ghosts Don't Die HQ.mp3
    18. Barry Craig 540907 Ghosts Don'T Die.mp3
    19. Barry Craig 541107 Case Of The Barbershop.mp3
    20. Barry Craig 541121 Moe And Larry HQ.mp3
    21. Barry Craig 541121 Moe And Larry.mp3
    22. Barry Craig 541219 Dead Bull in a China Shop HQ.mp3
    23. Barry Craig 550105 Rich Richie HQ.mp3
    24. Barry Craig 550209 Missing Manuscript HQ.mp3
    25. Barry Craig 550216 The Moving Target HQ.mp3
    26. Barry Craig 550302 Barbary Collection HQ.mp3
    27. Barry Craig 550309 Corpse On The Town HQ.mp3
    28. Barry Craig 550330 Mummy'S Sister HQ,.mp3
    29. Barry Craig 550505 Confession Of Murder HQ.mp3
    30. Barry Craig 550512 The Unsolvable Murder HQ.mp3
    31. Barry Craig 550609 Big Fix HQ.mp3
    32. Barry Craig 550623 Tennis Anyone HQ.mp3
    33. Barry Craig 551205 Prize Winning Manuscript.mp3
    34. Barry Craig 551231 Code Of The Underworld.mp3
    35. Barry Craig Corpse And The Pirate (No Close).mp3
    36. Barry Craig Death Buys A Broom.mp3
    37. Barry Craig George Washington'S Diary.mp3
    38. Barry Craig The Kendall Case.mp3
    39. Barry Craig The Spenser Heir.mp3
    40. Barry Craig The Twenty Dollar Case (No Intro).mp3
  • Standard Audio CDs are delivered by mail on archival quality media with up to 60 minutes on each CD and play in all CD players



    77 recordings on 39 Audio CDs
    total playtime 35 hours, 42 min

    Disc A001

    1. Barry Craig Corpse And The Pirate (No Close)
    2. Barry Craig Death Buys A Broom

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    Disc A002

    1. Barry Craig George Washington'S Diary
    2. Barry Craig The Kendall Case

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    Disc A003

    1. Barry Craig The Spenser Heir
    2. Barry Craig The Twenty Dollar Case (No Intro)

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    Disc A004

    1. Barry Craig 501219 Remo Tourchno Ending
    2. Barry Craig 510131

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    Disc A005

    1. Barry Craig 510507 Philanthropist Bride
    2. Barry Craig 511010 Case Of The Gossip Columnist

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    Disc A006

    1. Barry Craig 511017 03 Judge And The Champ HQ
    2. Barry Craig 511024 04 Microfilm In Theffishtank

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    Disc A007

    1. Barry Craig 511031 05 The Bailjumper
    2. Barry Craig 511107 06 Borrowed Knife

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    Disc A008

    1. Barry Craig 511114 07 Dead On Arrival
    2. Barry Craig 511121 08 Murder In Wax

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    Disc A009

    1. Barry Craig 511128 09 The Naughty Necklace
    2. Barry Craig 511205 10 The Paper Bullet

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    Disc A010

    1. Barry Craig 511212 11 Death And The Purple Cow
    2. Barry Craig 511219 12 Ghost Of A Chance Akaremo Torch HQ

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    Disc A011

    1. Barry Craig 511226 13 Song Of Death Aka Blonde In River
    2. Barry Craig 520102 14 Death Of A Private Eye HQ

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    Disc A012

    1. Barry Craig 520109 15 Murder Island
    2. Barry Craig 520116 16 Muriel'S Murder Case

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    Disc A013

    1. Barry Craig 520123 Boxer Doyles Belt
    2. Barry Craig 520130 The Puppet (No Close)

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    Disc A014

    1. Barry Craig 520206 Claw Killer Of Seneca (No Close)
    2. Barry Craig 520213 Cupie Doll

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    Disc A015

    1. Barry Craig 520220 The Motive For Murder
    2. Barry Craig 520709 The Long Way Home

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    Disc A016

    1. Barry Craig 521008 Julius And Cleo (No Close)
    2. Barry Craig 521015 Dead Loss

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    Disc A017

    1. Barry Craig 521225 Song Of Death
    2. Barry Craig 530104 Crimson Queen (No Close)

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    Disc A018

    1. Barry Craig 530215 The Redhead HQ
    2. Barry Craig 530301 The Impostor HQ

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    Disc A019

    1. Barry Craig 530503 Walking The Dog
    2. Barry Craig 530614 Case Of Lost Lila Thorne HQ

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    Disc A020

    1. Barry Craig 530719 Scream For Murder
    2. Barry Craig 530809 The Thirteenth Guest HQ

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    Disc A021

    1. Barrie Craig 530908 097 State Executioner
    2. Barry Craig 530922 The Late Sam Jenkins (No Close)

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    Disc A022

    1. Barry Craig 531003 Alias Clark Smith
    2. Barry Craig 531015 Dead Loss

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    Disc A023

    1. Barry Craig 531103 The Five Fire Mystery HQ
    2. Barry Craig 540202 Weekend At Stowe

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    Disc A024

    1. Barry Craig 540307 Code Of The Underworld
    2. Barry Craig 540330 Echo Corners [Intro Cut]

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    Disc A025

    1. Barry Craig 540406 Johnny Phoenix HQ
    2. Barry Craig 540406 Johnny Phoenix

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    Disc A026

    1. Barry Craig 540511 Search For Mrs. Peterson
    2. Barry Craig 540706 The Tough Guy

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    Disc A027

    1. Barry Craig 540713 Murder By Error HQ
    2. Barry Craig 540727 Gone Fishing HQ

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    Disc A028

    1. Barry Craig 540803 For Love Of Murder HQ
    2. Barry Craig 540810 Death'S Bargain Basement HQ

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    Disc A029

    1. Barry Craig 540817 Midsummer Lunacy HQ
    2. Barry Craig 540824 Blood Money HQ

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    Disc A030

    1. Barry Craig 540831 Hay Is For Homicide HQ
    2. Barry Craig 540907 Ghosts Don't Die HQ

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    Disc A031

    1. Barry Craig 540907 Ghosts Don'T Die
    2. Barry Craig 541107 Case Of The Barbershop

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    Disc A032

    1. Barry Craig 541121 Moe And Larry HQ
    2. Barry Craig 541121 Moe And Larry

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    Disc A033

    1. Barry Craig 541219 Dead Bull in a China Shop HQ
    2. Barry Craig 550105 Rich Richie HQ

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    Disc A034

    1. Barry Craig 550209 Missing Manuscript HQ
    2. Barry Craig 550216 The Moving Target HQ

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    Disc A035

    1. Barry Craig 550302 Barbary Collection HQ
    2. Barry Craig 550309 Corpse On The Town HQ

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    Disc A036

    1. Barry Craig 550330 Mummy'S Sister HQ,
    2. Barry Craig 550505 Confession Of Murder HQ

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    Disc A037

    1. Barry Craig 550512 The Unsolvable Murder HQ
    2. Barry Craig 550609 Big Fix HQ

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    Disc A038

    1. Barry Craig 550623 Tennis Anyone HQ
    2. Barry Craig 551205 Prize Winning Manuscript

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    Disc A039

    1. Barry Craig 551231 Code Of The Underworld

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