Jeff Regan, Investigator

1940s private detective series
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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 rough-and-tough private eye working for the Los Angeles-based International Detective Bureau, 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 Lyon, 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 Lyon, was Wilms Herbert. The show ended in December 1948 but was resurrected in October 1949 with a new cast; Frank Graham played Regan (later Paul Dubrov was the lead) and Frank Nelson portrayed Lyon. This version ran on CBS, sometimes as a West Coast regional, until August 1950. Both versions were 30 minutes, but the day and time slot changed several times. A total of 29 episodes from this series are in trading currency.


  1. The Lonesome Lady (6.8Mb)
  2. Lady with the Golden Hair (6.7Mb)
  3. The Man Who Liked The Mountains (8.6Mb)
  4. The Diamond Quartet (6.6Mb)
  5. The Man Who Came Back (6.6Mb)
  6. The Man in the Door (6.7Mb)
  7. The House by the Sea (6.7Mb)
  8. Cain and Abel and the Santa Maria (6.8Mb)
  9. The Lady With No Name (8.6Mb)
  10. The Man With The Key (8.7Mb)
  11. The Many Mrs. Rogers (8.6Mb)
  12. The Lost Lady (8.7Mb)
  13. The Lady With Too Much Hair (8.5Mb)
  14. The Guy From Gower Gulch (8.6Mb)
  15. Pilgrim's Progress (5.1Mb)
  16. The Man Who Fought Back (5Mb)
  17. The Lawyer and the Lady (5.1Mb)
  18. The Gambler And His Ladies (8.5Mb)

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