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The adventures of Casey, the crack photographer for the Morning Express who hung out at the Blue Note Cafe, where the music was provided by the Tony Mottola Trio and was friendly with Ethelbert the bartender, to whom he recounted his various exploits.

Richard Carlyle and John Gibson portrayed the roles when the series premiered in April 1951, but by June they were replaced by Darren McGavin and Cliff Hall respectively.

Ann Williams (Jan Miner), a reporter at the Express, was Casey’s girlfriend.

During the summer of 1951, Casey acquired a partner in cub reporter Jack Lipman (Archie Smith), who wrote copy to go with Casey’s pictures.

This live series was set in, and broadcast from, New York City. It was based on the novels by George Harmon Coxe.

The series moved to television after a highly successful run on the radio in the 1940s.

Casey
Richard Carlyle
Darren McGavin
Ethelbert
John Gibson
Cliff Hall
Ann Williams
Jan Miner
Captain Logan
Donald McClelland
Jack Lipman
Archie Smith