CTVA US Crime - "The Cases of Eddie Drake" (1952) starring Don Haggerty

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 "The Cases of Eddie Drake" (1952)    "The Files of Jeffrey Jones" (1954-55)
"The Whistler" (1954-55)   "The Gray Ghost" (1957-58) 
The Cases of Eddie Drake (1952)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: John King, New York, Jim Brent
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)

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THE CASES OF EDDIE DRAKE
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Lindsley Parsons Productions (to be verified)
Filmed by CBS (1949)(Eps. 1-9)
Filmed by DuMont (1952)(Eps. 10-13)
all shown on
DuMont Network (1952)(Thursdays)(6Mar52-29May52)
Produced by Harlan Thompson and Herbert L. Strock

US Detective series 1952 13 episodes x 30 min bw
Starring
Don Haggerty
as Eddie Drake, New York private eye
with:
Patricia Morrison as Dr. Karen Gayle (1949) (Eps. 1-9)
Lynne Roberts as Dr. Joan Wright (1952) (Eps. 10-13)

Premise:
Each week New York Private Investigator Eddie Drake (Don Haggerty)
relates one of his adventures to Dr. Karen Gayle, (Patricia Morrison),
a lady Psychiatrist who is compiling a Volume on Criminal Psychology.
In the final 4 episodes filmed 1952 Dr Joan Wright (Lynne Roberts)
was the Criminologist

Background:
Nine episodes were filmed in 1949 by CBS but were never shown on
that network. DuMont bought them and filmed 4 more episodes.

Note:
The same producers and star teamed up again for "The Files Of Jeffrey Jones - 26 episodes x 30. syndicated in 1954

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Michael Shonk: Part One the review: http://mysteryfile.com/blog/?p=10405
Michael Shonk: Part Two EDDIE's past: http:// mysteryfile.com/blog/?p=10427
I hope you enjoy the two articles and please feel free to comment on any mistakes I may have made.
Michael Shonk (mds1142@gmail.com) 06 June 2011


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DuMont Network, Thursdays (6Mar52-29May52)
ABC New York City [JK]

[01] The Cases of Eddie Drake: THE BRASS KEY (filmed 1949)
 6Mar52
Synopsis:
Drake finds his life in danger when a confessed murderer gives him a key and envelope to hold. [JB]

[02] The Cases of Eddie Drake: MURDER BY PROXY (filmed 1949)
13Mar52
Starring: Don Haggerty as Eddie Drake
with: Patricia Morrison as Dr. Karen Gayle
Synopsis:
WHEN EDDIE DRAKE APPEARS IN DR. GAYLE’S OFFFICE, BEATEN AND DISHELVED, HE
TELLS HER THE STORY OF A SOCIALITE WOMAN’S "ACCIDENTAL" DEATH AND HOW HE
GOT HIMSELF INVOLVED IN "MURDER BY PROXY". [JK]

[03] The Cases of Eddie Drake: A HOLE IN THE HEAD (filmed 1949)
20Mar52 DuMont/ ABC NYC [JK]
17Apr52 [JB]
Starring: Don Haggerty as Eddie Drake
with: Patricia Morrison as Dr. Karen Gayle
Synopsis 1:
EDDIE DRAKE IS HIRED TO PROCURE INFORMATION ON ACTRES VALERIE HUDSON. GOING
TO THE AGENCY OF WELDON AND BAKER, EDDIE FINDS NO WELDON AND A VERY DEAD MR. BAKER. [JK]
Synopsis 2:
The blackmailing of a former burlesque dancer leads to murder. [JB]

[04] The Cases of Eddie Drake: MURDER IN THREE-QUARTER TIME (filmed 1949)
27Mar52 DuMont NYC
Synopsis:
EDDIE RECOUNTS THE HISTORY OF AN INTRICATELY-CRAVED MUSIC BOX AND TELLS THE
PART IT PLAYED IN UNCOVERING A DOPE RING. [JK]

[05] The Cases of Eddie Drake: THE MAN WITH A STOMACH ACHE (filmed 1949)
03Apr52 DuMont/ ABC NYC
Synopsis 1:
AN ELDERLY CHINESE MAN IS SHOT TO DEATH AFTER PRESENTING DRAKE WITH
A CHINESE LOTTERY TICKET. DRAKE TRIES TO GET A MESSAGE ON THE TICKET
TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH. [JK]
Synopsis 2:
A Chinese lottery ticket, Chinese Army credentials and 3 murders lead Drake
to the real owner of the credentials. [JB]

[06] The Cases of Eddie Drake: SHOOT THE WORKS (filmed 1949)
10Apr52 DuMont/ ABC NYC

Starring: Don Haggerty as Eddie Drake
with: Patricia Morrison as Dr. Karen Gayle
Synopsis 1:
EDDIE DRAKE IS HIRED BY A WOMAN WHO WANTS HIM TO RECOVER A DIAMOND BROOCH
WHICH WAS TAKEN FROM HER DURING A HOLD-UP AT A GAMBLING ESTABLISHMENT. [JK]
Synopsis 2:
A Russian prince, a girl in a peep show and a series of murders. [JB]

[07] 17Apr52 DuMont NYC

[--] The Cases of Eddie Drake: HUSH, HUSH
airdate not known - possibly 6/13Mar52 or 17Apr52
Synopsis:
EDDIE DRAKE IS HIRED TO FIND A REDHEAD NAMED MARIE WHO HAS VANISHED. HE
CONNECTS HER MYSTERIOUS DISAPPEARANCE WITH THE MURDER OF EX-GANGSTER "LITTLE HYMIE". [JK]

[08] The Cases of Eddie Drake: THE JUDAS COIN (filmed 1949)
24Apr52 DuMont/ ABC NYC
Starring: Don Haggerty (as Eddie Drake)
with: Patricia Morrison as (Dr. Karen Gayle)
Synopsis 1:
HIRED TO CARRY A PACKAGE WORTH $150,000 TO A FIRM IN SAN FRANCISCO, EDDIE
RUNS INTO TROUBLE ABOARD THE TRAIN WHEN THE SECOND OF TWO ATTEMPTS TO GET
THE PACKAGE FROM HIM IS SUCCESSFUL. [JK]
Synopsis 2:
The search for a 2,000 year old coin. [JB]

[09] The Cases of Eddie Drake: SLEEP WELL, ANGEL (filmed 1949)
1May52 DuMont/ ABC NYC
Synopsis:
WHILE DINING AT A NIGHT CLUB EDDIE MEETS AN OLD FLAME. SHE ASKS TO BORROW
$500 TO RANSOM HER HUSBAND WHO HAS BEEN KIDNAPPED FOR FAILURE TO PAY A
GAMBLING DEBT. [JK]

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Below are the 4 episodes filmed in 1952
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featuring:
Lynne Roberts as Dr Joan Wright
(taking over from Patricia Morrison who was in the first 9 episodes filmed in 1949)

[10] The Cases of Eddie Drake: SUGGESTION: DROP DEAD! (filmed 1952)
08May52 DuMont/ ABC NYC
Starring: Don Haggerty as Eddie Drake
with: Lynne Roberts as Dr. Joan Wright
Synopsis 1:
EDDIE DRAKE IS SUMMONED BY AN IRATE BUSINESSMAN WHO RECEIVED A VERY POINTED
NOTE THAT WAS PLACED IN HIS FACTORY’S SUGGESTION BOX. EDDIE IS SURPRISED TO
FIND THAT DR. JOAN WRIGHT HAS TAKEN OVER DR. KAREN GAYLE’S PRACTICE. [JK]
Synopsis 2:
Eddie Drake, surprised to find that Dr. Joan Wright has taken over Dr. Karen
Gayle's practice, tells her how he became involved in an insurance swindle. [JB]

[11] The Cases of Eddie Drake: ORPHEUS AND HIS LUTE (filmed 1952)
15May52 DuMont/ ABC NYC
Starring: Don Haggerty as Eddie Drake
with: Lynne Roberts as Dr. Joan Wright
Synopsis:
THE TALE OF "ORPHEUS AND HIS LUTE" INVOLVES EDDIE DRAKE IN A
DOUBLE DOUBLE CROSS AND A PHONY MURDER CHARGE.
Dr. Joan Wright visits Eddie Drake in jail and hears his story of
being framed for murder while in quest of a lute.   [JK/JB]

[12] The Cases of Eddie Drake: MURDER AD-LIB (filmed 1952)
22May52 DuMont/ ABC NYC
Starring:
Don Haggerty as Eddie Drake
with: Lynne Roberts as Dr. Joan Wright
Synopsis:
EDDIE DRAKE TELLS DR. JOAN WRIGHT A TALE OF JEALOUSY AND
MURDER CENTERED AROUND A BURLESQUE QUEEN AND HER DESIGNS
ON A THEATRE.[JK]

[13] The Cases of Eddie Drake: THE MAN WHO WAS NOBODY (filmed 1952)
possibly 29May52 DuMont/ABC NYC
Starring: Don Haggerty as Eddie Drake
with: Lynne Roberts as Dr. Joan Wright
Synopsis 1:
EDDIE DRAKE TRIES TO LEARN THE WHEREABOUTS OF THE GREAT MERLIN A SLEIGHT-
OF-HAND ARTIST, WHO HAS DISAPPEARED WHEN EDDIE DRAKE PRESENTS DR. JOAN
WRIGHT WITH A MAGIC BOX. [JK]
Synopsis 2:
When Eddie Drake presents Dr. Joan Wright with a magic box he tells her how
the disappearance of a magician led him on a trail of murder. [JB]

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There were two compilation films  for UK theatrical release

[--] MURDER AD-LIB (UK compilation film)
(no details of this one)

[--] PATTERN FOR MURDER (UK compilation film of 2 episodes)
(54 min running time)
(original episodes filmed 1952) (UK release 1955)
Distributed in the UK by Butcher's Film Distributors
Produced by Harlan Thompson and Herbert L. Strock
Written by Jason James
Directed by Paul Garrison
Starring
Don Haggerty as Eddie Drake, New York private eye
Lynne Roberts as Dr. Joan Wright
Story 1: possibly "Suggestion: Drop Dead"
Eddie Drake investigates "staged" accidents at a factory.
Story 2: "The Man who was Nobody"
A masked magician disappears after his show.

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