Henry Savage

Created by Irwin Gielgud (1919-61) & Gwen (née Bagni) Gielgud (1913-2001) Savage is the Name was a pretty good title for a proposed television show that would have starred Barry Sullivan as HENRY SAVAGE, a former FBI Agent turned security specialist for a major airline, with Pat O'Brien as his sidekick. The pilot for the show … Continue reading Henry Savage

Martin Kane (Private Eye)

Created by J. Walter Thompson & Co., on behalf of The U.S. Tobacco Company   MARTIN KANE was television's first private eye, so there! And just to rub it in, his show was called Private Eye. No muss, no fuss--just the straight goods. Talk about putting your mark on something. Featuring an easy-going but determined Big … Continue reading Martin Kane (Private Eye)

They Also Served: William Gargan

ACTOR, and TELEVISION'S FIRST PRIVATE EYE If WILLIAM GARGAN (1905-79) brought a certain air of authenticity--if not grit--to his numerous roles as a detective, there was a good reason--he'd actually worked as a one at one point in his life. In fact, much of his pre-acting life may have been a contributing factor to whatever verisimilitude … Continue reading They Also Served: William Gargan

Jess Arno (No Place for a Lady)

Created by Eric Taylor The film, No Place for a Lady (1943) starts with a scam worthy of the World War II era: a load of brand new rubber tires en route to an Los Angeles warehouse is swapped for a bunch of worthless used ones, the idea being to set them on fire before … Continue reading Jess Arno (No Place for a Lady)

Barry Craig

Alternate names: Barry Crane, Barrie Craig Created by -- Barry Craig, Confidential Investigator is one of the few detective radio series that had separate versions of it broadcast from both coasts. Even the spelling changed over the years. It was first "Barry Crane" and then "Barrie Craig." NBC produced it in New York from 1951 … Continue reading Barry Craig