The House By The Sea (Aired September 4, 1948)
Jeff Regan, Investigator was one of the three detective shows Jack Webb did before Dragnet (see also Pat Novak For Hire and Johnny Modero: Pier 23). It debuted on CBS in July 1948. Webb played JEFF REGAN, a tough private eye working in a Los Angeles investigation firm run by Anthony J. Lyon. Regan introduced himself on each show "I get ten a day and expenses...they call me the Lyon's Eye." The show was fairly well-plotted, Webb's voice was great, and the supporting cast were skillful. Regan handled rough assignments from Lion, with whom he was not always on good terms. He was tough, tenacious, and had a dry sense of humor. The voice of his boss, Anthony Lion, was Wilms Herbert.
September 4, 1948. CBS network. "The House By The Sea"
. Sustaining. A mind reader needs protection from Grace Nicholls, a red-headed movie actress who has threatened to kill him...and with good reason! Jack Webb, Wilms Herbert, Betty Lou Gerson, Marvin Miller, Tim Rogers, Lurene Tuttle, E. Jack Neuman (writer), Sterling Tracy (producer), Richard Aurandt (music), Bob Stevenson (announcer). 29:12. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.