Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator
William Gargan as Barrie Craig
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Written by||Richard Leonard|
|Directed by||Himan Brown|
Andrew C. Love
Detective Barrie Craig (William Gargan) worked alone from his Madison Avenue office. Unlike his contemporaries Sam Spade and Philip Marlowe, Craig had a laid-back personality, somewhat cutting against the popular hard-boiled detective stereotype. Others in the cast included Ralph Bell, Elspeth Eric, Parker Fennelly, Santos Ortega, Arnold Moss, Parley Baer, Virginia Gregg and Betty Lou Gerson.
A few years earlier Gargan had played a similar character in Martin Kane, Private Eye.
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Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator, detective drama.
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