Barry Craig, Confidential Investigator brought a new laid-back attitude to the hard-boiled detective genre. Although never afraid of a fight, Craig (played by William Gargan-pictured) was as likely to roll with the punches as throw them. Gargan's previous employment as a real-life gumshoe helped temper his portrayal with an empathetic tone.

Lt. Travis Rogers was played by Ralph Bell, joined by announcer and future game show/Saturday Night Live voice-over star Don Pardo (The Price is Right, Jeopardy, Jackpot, etc). The half-hour episodes aired initially from 1951-54 on NBC in New York.  A production move to Hollywood brought a name change ('Barrie' Craig) and a fresh batch of episodes for 1954-55. 

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     The Judge and the Champ  A Very Odd Job  Fog Over Murder  
     Microfilm in the Fishtank  Diary of Death  The Lonely Corner  
     Corpse on Delivery  A Time to Kill  Strange Vision  
     The Case of the Borrowed Knife  Motive for Murder  Zero Hour  
     Dead on Arrival  The Long Way Home  The Embezzlers  
     Murder in Wax  Murder by Threes  The Schemers  
     The Case of the Naughty Necklace  Dead Loss  The Corpse Who was Wrong  
     Paper Bullets  Crimson Queen  The Tough Guy  
     Death and the Purple Cow  The Girl on the Doorstep  Murder by Error  
     Ghost of a Chance  Behold a Corpse  Death Buys a Bedroom  
     Song of Death  Beware the Walking Dog  For Love of Murder
     Death of a Private Eye  The Lost Lady  Death's Bargain Basement  
     Murder Island  Scream for Murder  Mid-Summer Lunacy  
     Fatal Appointment  The Thirteenth Guest  Blood Money  
     The Deadly Fight  Kitchens Come With Knives  Hay is for Homicide