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The Missing Hotel Room (Aired February 9, 1955) Like Sam Spade, Craig narrated his stories, in addition to being the leading character in this 30 minute show. Nearly sixty episodes are in trading circulation today William Gargan as a Detective (and an actor) If William Gargan brought an air of authenticity to his roles as a private detective, there were some good very reasons. His father was a bookmaker, so Gargan learned a lot about the gambling world and met a lot of interesting characters from across the spectrum of society. The main reason why Gargan was so convincing as a detective was that he was probably the only actor of his time who had actually been a private detective. He first worked as a credit investigator and collection agent for a clothing firm. Once Gargan was shot at when he attempted to get a deadbeat customer to pay his overdue account. THIS EPISODE: February 9, 1955. NBC network. "The Missing Hotel Room". Sustaining. "One nice thing about being a murderer, you don't have to worry about being included in the old age pension fund...you're not going to have an old age." The program opening is slightly upcut. William Gargan, Louis Vittes (writer), Andrew C. Love (director), Jerry Hausner, Joan Banks, Stanley Farrar, Doris Singleton. 22:13. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.