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Charlie Wild, Private Detective

1 9 5 1 – 1 9 5 2 (USA)
57 x 30 minute episodes

The cases of New York City-based private detective Charlie Wild (Kevin O’Morrison for the first seven episodes and then John McQuade) were broadcast initially by CBS, then ABC and finally the Dumont Television Network.

Charlie’s secretary, Effie Perrine, was played by Cloris Leachman.

The lead character’s name “Charlie Wild” came from the catchphrase “You’re getting Wildroot Hair Oil, Charlie” used by the show’s sponsor, Wildroot Hair Oil.

Charlie Wild
Kevin O’Morrison (1)
John McQuade (2)
Effie Perrine
Cloris Leachman