Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator

Copyright 2014, J. David Goldin

These are all the examples of this program in the radioGOLDINdex database. These listings are accurate as of October 21, 2014. The programs are listed chronologically, partial dates appear first, unknown dates appear last.


42294. Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator. October 17, 1951. NBC net. "The Judge and The Champ". Sustaining. Al White, a crusading columnist, is murdered after threatening to expose a fixed fight and political corruption. William Gargan, Santos Ortega, Don Pardo (announcer), Frank Kane (writer), Edward King (director). 29:39. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

42295. Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator. October 24, 1951. NBC net. "Celluloid In The Fish Tank". Sustaining. Arson in a tailor shop leads Barrie Craig to the clues needed to break a vicious protection racket. William Gargan, Ernest Kinoy (writer), Santos Ortega, Don Pardo (announcer). 29:33. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

42296. Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator. October 31, 1951. NBC net. "Corpse On Delivery". Sustaining. Joey Florio has jumped bail and Barrie Craig has been hired to find him. A corpse slows down the search. Amzie Strickland, Don Pardo (announcer), Himan Brown (director), John Roeburt (writer), William Gargan. 29:39. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

42293. Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator. November 7, 1951. NBC net. "The Case Of The Borrowed Knife". Sustaining. A corpse with a knife in his back follows a damsel in distress into Craig's office. Don Pardo (announcer), Elspeth Eric, Himan Brown (director), Louis Vittes (writer), Parker Fennelly, William Gargan. 29:41. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

42297. Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator. November 14, 1951. NBC net. "Dead On Arrival". Sustaining. The George Washington diary in an old clock leads to a lunatic and murder. Arlene Blackburn, Don Pardo (announcer), Himan Brown (director), John Roeburt (writer), William Gargan. 29:37. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

42298. Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator. November 21, 1951. NBC net. "Murder In Wax". Sustaining. A bloody parrot leads to the corpse of Vincent Lorimer, and a wax museum that seems to be able to foretell the future! Don Pardo (announcer), Himan Brown (director), Joan Alexander, John Roeburt (writer), William Gargan. 29:35. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

85740. Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator. November 28, 1951. NBC net. "The Case Of The Naughty Necklace". Sustaining. Craig is given $5000 to buy a pearl necklace from Wendy Harper. William Gargan, Himan Brown (director), Don Pardo (announcer), Louis Vittes (writer), Barbara Weeks. 27:58. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

85741. Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator. December 5, 1951. NBC net. "The Paper Bullets". Sponsored by: Pontiac. Mrs. Cora Talbot wants help in finding her husband. A publisher named Hillary Grayson, ran a $50,000 contest for novelists, the prize-winning manuscript was been stolen. Which case will Barrie take? The one that pays $2000! William Gargan, Himan Brown (director), Don Pardo (announcer), John Roeburt (writer), Barbara Weeks. 28:20. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

85742. Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator. December 12, 1951. NBC net. "Death and The Purple Cow". Sustaining. A man with a gun orders Barrie Craig not to accept a new client. The gunman is himself shot after Barrie throws a cup of coffee in his face. William Gargan, Himan Brown (director), Don Pardo (announcer), John Gibson, Louis Vittes (writer). 28:28. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

85743. Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator. December 19, 1951. NBC net. "Ghost Of A Chance". Sustaining. "A man comes back from the dead to haunt a wife who's been dead almost as long as he has; in an insurance scheme that almost, but not quite cancels out (Barrie Craig)." The program was rebroadcast on December 1, 1953 (see cat. #105381. Don Pardo (announcer), John Roeburt (writer), William Gargan, Fran Carlon, Himan Brown (director). 28:07. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

85744. Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator. December 26, 1951. NBC net. "Song Of Death". Sustaining. "(Barry) rescues a young lady from a fate worse than drowning, and (he) meets a crack-brained song writer whose death lyrics are, 'Murder.'" William Gargan, Himan Brown (director), Don Pardo (announcer), Amzie Strickland, John Roeburt (writer). 28:24. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

85745. Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator. January 2, 1952. NBC net. "Death Of A Private Eye". Sustaining. "(Barrie) is hired to help a man pay a visit, but discovers instead that (the) visitor has a visitor first, death!" William Gargan, Himan Brown (director), Don Pardo (announcer), Louis Vittes (writer), Fran Carlon. 28:27. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

77972. Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator. January 9, 1952. NBC net. "Murder Island". Sustaining. "(Barry) meets a burlesque queen with a knack for unveiling corpses, a lawyer who is his own worst argument and a gun-toting client who throws (him) a shroud for a fee." William Gargan, John Roeburt (writer), Elspeth Eric, Himan Brown (director), Don Pardo (announcer). 29:53. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

77973. Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator. January 16, 1952. NBC net. "Fatal Appointment". Sustaining. "A beautiful girl dies in a hotel room, a man gives all for love and an appointment for romance winds up in a rendezvous with death." William Gargan, Lou Vickert (? writer), Joan Alexander, Himan Brown (director), Don Pardo (announcer). 29:47. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

77974. Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator. January 23, 1952. NBC net. "The Deadly Fight". Sustaining. "A widow who can't find tears, an obituary notice in search of a cough and a boxing champ whose biggest win is a fight, strictly off the record." Fran Carlon, Himan Brown (director), William Gargan, John Roeburt (writer), Don Pardo (announcer). 29:44. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

77975. Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator. January 30, 1952. NBC net. "A Very Odd Job". Sustaining. Barrie is hired "to deliver a puppet, watch a girl sink, discover a vintage murder and realize that the only thing that's as black as it's painted, is a coffin." William Gargan, Louis Vittes (writer), Elspeth Eric, Himan Brown (director), Don Pardo (announcer). 29:45. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

77976. Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator. February 6, 1952. NBC net. "Diary Of Death". Sustaining. "Murder counts to a bloody tree as two pieces of a treasure map which could lead to a great fortune only leads to greater misfortune." William Gargan, John Roeburt (writer), Luis Van Rooten, Himan Brown (director), Don Pardo (announcer). 29:51. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

77977. Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator. February 13, 1952. NBC net. "A Time To Kill". Sustaining. "I have a wow of a time in the kindergarten as a whimsical corpse insists on playing 'hide and go seek.'" William Gargan, John Roeburt (writer), Arlene Blackburn, Himan Brown, Don Pardo (announcer). 29:44. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

77978. Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator. February 20, 1952. NBC net. "Motive For Murder". Sustaining. "Death flies the Atlantic from Lisbon to New York, a corpse breaks the bank for $40 million dollars and yours truly almost sprouts wings!" William Gargan, John Roeburt (writer), Arnold Moss, Himan Brown (director), Don Pardo (announcer). 30:07. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

77979. Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator. October 1, 1952. NBC net. "Murder By Three". Sustaining. "One sure way to reduce the body beautiful and eliminate excess fat is horizontal living...lie prone and don't blow your lid, your coffin lid, that is!" William Gargan, John Roeburt (writer), Barbara Weeks, Himan Brown (direcvtor), Don Pardo (announcer). 30:16. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

77980. Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator. October 15, 1952. NBC net. "Dead Loss". Sustaining. "A man comes to visit me six months after he's buried, a lady dies long after she's dead, and a beautiful young girl...does what?" William Gargan, Louis Vittes (writer), Fran Carlon, Himan Brown (director), Don Pardo (announcer). 30:03. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

77981. Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator. January 4, 1953. NBC net. "The Crimson Queen". Sponsored by: Bromo Seltzer. "The major trouble with murder as a career is that it has no future. You come pretty quickly to the end of your rope...and usually it's around your neck." William Gargan, Louis Vittes (writer), Barbara Weeks, Carl Caruso (announcer). 30:07. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

105379. Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator. February 15, 1953. NBC net. "The Girl On The Doorstep". Sustaining. "I wonder if murderers, like other people, worry about their income taxes. When they make a killing, for example, do they always report it, or do they just list their victims under 'buried assets'?" This is an edited rebroadcast originally heard on the date above. The system cue has been deleted. Santos Ortega, Ralph Bell (doubles), Louis Vittes (writer), Jackson Beck (doubles), Everett Sloane (doubles). 26:45. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

77982. Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator. February 15, 1953. NBC net. "The Girl On The Doorstep". Sponsored by: Bromo Seltzer. "I wonder if murderers, like other people, worry about their income taxes. When they make a killing, for example, do they always report it, or do they just list their victims under 'buried assets'?" The program was rebroadcast in edited formed (see cat. #103579). William Gargan, Louis Vittes (writer), Carl Caruso (announcer), Jackson Beck (doubles), Carl Caruso (doubles). 30:12. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

105380. Barrie Craig, Confidential investigator. March 1, 1953. NBC net. "Behold A Corpse". Sustaining. "There's a familiar saying which goes...give a rogue enough rope and he'll hang himself. The theory holds fine except in one instance, what if the chap doling out the rope happens to be the hangman?" This edited rebroadcast appears to have been heard sometime after the original broadcast date above. The system cue has been deleted. William Gargan, John Roeburt (writer), Barbara Weeks, Raymond Edward Johnson, Everett Sloane. 26:36. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

77983. Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator. March 1, 1953. NBC net. "Behold A Corpse". Sponsored by: Bromo Seltzer. "There's a familiar saying which goes...give a rogue enough rope and he'll hang himself. The theory holds fine except in one instance, what if the chap doling out the rope happens to be the hangman?" An edited version of this program was later broadcast (see cat. #105380 William Gargan, John Roeburt (writer), Barbara Weeks, Carl Caruso (announcer), Raymond Edward Johnson, Everett Sloane (doubles). 30:09. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

105384. Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator. June 14, 1953. NBC net. "The Lost Lady". Sustaining. "Buying yourself a murder can run into pretty big money, but after that, you've got nothing to worry about. The only charge for the chair (that) you're invited to sit in, is electrical." The system cue has been deleted. William Gargan, Paul McGrath, Lawson Zerbe (doubles), Joan Lorring. 27:28. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

105382. Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator. November 3, 1953. NBC net. "The Lonely Corner". Sustaining. "Murderers must have a lot of trouble keeping their books balanced. For one thing, they can't always be sure when they're going to make their next killing, and for another, so many of their assets are buried." William Gargan, Santos Ortega (doubles), Ralph Bell (doubles), Louis Vittes (writer), Parker Fennelly, Don Pardo (announcer). 29:23. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

105381. Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator. December 1, 1953. NBC net. "Ghost Of A Chance". Sustaining. "A man comes back from the dead to haunt a wife who's been dead almost as long as he has; in an insurance scheme that almost, but not quite cancels out (Barrie Craig)." This is a rebroadcast of the program of December 19, 1951 (see cat. #85743). The system cue has been deleted. Don Pardo (announcer), John Roeburt (writer), William Gargan, Fran Carlon, Himan Brown (director). 26:47. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

105383. Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator. April 6, 1954. NBC net. "The Schemers". Sustaining. "The best time to die folks, is in your own good time. But...try arguing with a bullet." William Gargan, Luis Van Rooten, Lawson Zerbe (doubles), Everett Sloane (doubles), Teri Keane, John Roeburt (writer), Don Pardo (announcer). 29:23. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

59999. Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator. July 6, 1954. NBC net. "The Tough Guy". Sustaining. Barrie joins in the search for a missing $30,000 in stolen loot. The system cue has been deleted. The program starts originating from Hollywood. Programs previously originated from New York. Lawrence Dobkin, John Roeburt (writer), Arthur Jacobson (director), Edward King (announcer), William Gargan, Charlotte Lawrence, Shepard Menken. 29:28. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete as above.

59998. Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator. July 13, 1954. NBC net. "Murder By Error". Sustaining. The husband of a beautiful woman is being blackmailed for $10,000 by a strange looking midget. The case soon leads to diamond smuggling and murder! The system cue has been deleted. Arthur Jacobson (director), Edward King (announcer), Herb Vigran, William Gargan, John Roeburt (writer), Jeanne Bates, Herb Ellis, Hal Gerard, Julie Bennett. 29:17. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete as above.

59461. Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator. July 27, 1954. NBC net. "Death Buys A Bedroom". Sustaining. Enroute to a vacation in the mountains, Barrie meets a beautiful girl, a mysterious body and a dead man aboard the train. Byron Kane, William Gargan, Betty Lou Gerson, Jack Moyles, Lou Krugman, Victor Rodman, John Roeburt (writer), Arthur Jacobson (director), Edward King (announcer), John Roeburt (writer). 29:32. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

59462. Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator. August 3, 1954. NBC net. "For Love Of Murder". Sustaining. Barrie bails out of jail a Damon Runyon type. He turns out to be broken-hearted and possibly a murderer. William Gargan, Barney Phillips, Herb Ellis, Tom McKee, Barbara Fuller, Gloria Ann Simpson, John Roeburt (writer), Edward King (announcer), Arthur Jacobson (director). 29:04. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

77984. Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator. August 10, 1954. NBC net. "Death's Bargain Basement". Sustaining. "A jail cell built for two becomes a honeymooner's cottage, where a prisoner of love squares a triangle by simply eliminating the complications." Templeton Fox, Hillary Hall, Rye Billsbury, Olan Soule, John Stevenson, Edward King (announcer), Louis Vittes (writer), William Gargan, Arthur Jacobson (director). . Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

61028. Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator. August 17, 1954. NBC net. "Mid-Summer Lunacy". Sustaining. Barrie is hired by a beautiful blonde to check out her fiance named Stewart Stone. He doesn't exist...but neither does the blonde! Intrigue at Jubilee Villa, a summer resort. George Neise, Alice Backes, Tony Barrett, Herb Ellis, John Roeburt (writer), Edward King (announcer), Arthur Jacobson (director), William Gargan, Hillary Hall. 29:22. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

61029. Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator. August 24, 1954. NBC net. "Blood Money". Sustaining. A fellow investigator asks Barrie to help him find Anatole Barber, a missing rug dealer. Barrie finds him...murdered! Marvin Miller, Betty Lou Gerson, Jack Moyles, Paul Richards, John Laing (announcer), John Roeburt (writer), Arthur Jacobson (director), William Gargan, James Nusser. 29:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

60084. Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator. August 31, 1954. NBC net. "Hay Is For Homicide". Sustaining. While on vacation in Maine, Barrie comes upon a corpse in a mound of hay. William Gargan, Parley Baer, Jack Moyles, Joyce McCluskey, Vivi Janis, Louis Vittes (writer), Arthur Jacobson (director), John Laing (announcer). 29:34. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

60085. Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator. September 7, 1954. NBC net. "Ghosts Don't Die In Bed". Sustaining. A strange house on a stormy night, and a corpse in the library. The corpse is from an eighty year old murder! The last show of the season. William Gargan, Betty Lou Gerson, Virginia Gregg, Jack Moyles, Charlie Lung, Louis Vittes (writer), Arthur Jacobson (director), John Laing (announcer). 29:34. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

77985. Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator. November 7, 1954. NBC net. "Lifeline". Sustaining. "The chap who goes from his bed to the parlor isn't always enjoying the comforts of home." Arthur Jacobson (director), William Gargan, John Roeburt (writer), Vivi Janis, Lee Millar Jr., Marvin Miller, Edward King (announcer). 29:51. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

77986. Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator. November 21, 1954. NBC net. "The Sneak Assassin". Sustaining. "If you hear a guy called 'The Deep Type,' it might be more a matter of geography than mentality. How deep is his grave?" William Gargan, John Roeburt (writer), Arthur Jacobson (director), Parley Baer, Herb Ellis, Betty Lou Gerson, Marvin Miller, Joe Cranston, Edward King (announcer). 29:53. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

77987. Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator. December 19, 1954. NBC net. "Dead Bull Fiddle In A China Shop". Sustaining. "Murder as a steady occupation has its handicaps; the hours are irregular, the conditions under which you work aren't always ideal, and there's no Social Security. Of course, the pay is high, but so are the gallows from which, sooner or later, they'll hang you!" The system cue has been deleted. William Gargan, Louis Vittes (writer), Arthur Jacobson (director), Herb Vigran, Betty Lou Gerson, Paul Dubov, Lou Krugman, Joe Forte. 27:55. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete as above.

77988. Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator. January 5, 1955. NBC net. "Angel Of Death". Sustaining. "It's O.K. to cut a competitor down a few notches, but never cut him six feet lower than the soles of his feet! That's no longer fair competition, folks, that's murder!" William Gargan, John Roeburt (writer), Arthur Jacobson (director), Paul Dubov, Betty Lou Gerson, Jack Carroll, Jack Moyles, John Laing (announcer). 24:41. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

77989. Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator. February 9, 1955. NBC net. "Nobody Lives There Any More". Sustaining. "One nice thing about being a murderer, you don't have to worry about being included in the old age pension fund...you're not going to have an old age." The program opening is slightly upcut. William Gargan, Louis Vittes (writer), Andrew C. Love (director), Jerry Hausner, Joan Banks, Stanley Farrar, Doris Singleton. 25:01. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

77990. Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator. February 16, 1955. NBC net. "The Moving Target". Sustaining. A high-flying globe trotter finds that sheer elbow room is no insurance for survival when a felonious blonde makes a passionate effort to bring him down to earth...realy deep down, that is." William Gargan, John Roeburt (writer), Howard McNear, Andrew C. Love (director), Lynn Allen, Jerry Hausner. 24:55. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

77991. Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator. March 2, 1955. NBC net. "Sweet Larceny". Sustaining. "Excercise can be beneficial or it can kill you. One guy I know walked himself to death, but still it figured, seeing as the walk he took was 'the last mile'." William Gargan, John Roeburt (writer), Andrew C. Love (director), Edith Terry, Lou Krugman, Jan Arlen, Jonathan Hole. 24:50. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

59760. Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator. March 9, 1955. NBC net. "Corpse On The Town". Sustaining. A dishonest Broadway producer is saved by marrying his main investor. The new Mrs. Stanton Bishop is found dead almost immediately thereafter...with a broken neck! Frank Gerstle, Vivi Janis, William Gargan, Parley Baer, Joe Forte, John Roeburt (writer), Andrew C. Love (director). 24:27. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

77992. Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator. March 30, 1955. NBC net. "Never Murder A Mummy". Sustaining. "The trouble with leading a life of crime is that you can never rest on your laurels. What you usually wind up resting on is a prison cot." Andrew C. Love (director), Jonathan Hole, Vivi Janis, James Nusser, Henry Hunter, Howard Culver, William Gargan, Louis Vittes (writer). 24:44. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

77993. Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator. May 5, 1955. NBC net. "Confession Of Murder". Sustaining. "A lady killer is sometimes the worst dressed guy around. How much of a figure can he cut...in prison dress?" This program is a rebroadcast of the "Barrie Craig" show of March 29, 1953. William Gargan, John Roeburt (writer), Andrew C. Love (director), Jack Edwards, Barney Phillips, Jane Webb, Noreen Gammill, Stanley Farrar, Paul Richards. 24:38. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

77994. Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator. May 12, 1955. NBC net. "Visitor At Midnight". Sustaining. "It never pays to be friendly with murderers. Give them an inch and they'll take a yard...usually a rope tied around your throat and tied to the nearest rafter." William Gargan, Louis Vittes (writer), Andrew C. Love (director), Ken Christy, Kay Stewart, Jack Carroll, Byron Kane, Jack Kruschen. 24:44. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

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