The Blonde's Lipstick (Aired November 6, 1947)
Two months into the Television run, CBS re-cast Casey and Ethelbert, substituting young Darren McGavin as Jack Casey. The most distinguishing element of the short-lived Television Casey was its direction, with the famed future Film Director Sidney Lumet helming the series. CBS and Coxe took another run at Crime Photographer over Radio in 1954, reprising Staats Cotsworth, John Gibson and Jan Miner in their previous Radio roles. The 1954 run extended to the Spring of 1955, at which point the Crime Photographer franchise had pretty much run its course. The sleuthing photographer format didn't end with the CBS/Coxe franchise. ABC took a run at the concept with their Man With A Camera (1958), starring Charles Bronson, and running for two seasons, though it bore no resemblance whatsoever to the Casey, Crime Photographer franchise. Show Notes From The Old Time Radio Researcher's Group and The Digital Deli.
November 6, 1947. CBS network. "The Blonde's Lipstick". Sponsored by: Anchor Hocking Glass. Laura Neely disappears with $10,000 in cash she had collected for the City Welfare Fund, much to Casey's embarrassment. Archie Bleyer (music), Herman Chittison (piano), Jan Miner, John Dietz (director), John Gibson, Milton Kramer (writer), Staats Cotsworth, Tony Marvin (announcer), George Harmon Coxe (creator). 29:57. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.