Martin Kane, Private Eye is a radio and television series, which was sponsored by United States Tobacco Company. Which means that along with the sponsor's advertising there is also plenty of product placement.
Martin Kane is a private investigator based in New York. Three actors William Gargan, Lloyd Nolan and Lee Tracy all had stints portraying Martin Kane.
The series was broadcast live from NBC-TV.
Doctored WillThe beneficiaries named in a will are considered suspects in a murder case. The victim, John Bixby, died in what was made to look like a burglary. Originally released: 1951. Runtime: 26:02.
Hotel Con-GameMademoiselle Zwinek, a crooked psychic, has conned Warren Smith, a guest at her hotel out of his life savings. Later Smith's girlfriend, who is a dancer, is found strangled. Originally released: 1951. Runtime: 26:29.
A Jockey Is MurderedA jockey riding the favorite throws the race. The jockey is then stabbed and killed. Martin Kane investigates what looks like a double cross. Originally released: 1951. Runtime: 27:08.
Black PearlsAn anonymous letter arrives, asking Kane to pretend to be a reporter on the yacht of Angus Redfield, a wealthy pearl collector. Soon he is investigating murder when Redfield is found dead. Originally released: 27 March 1952. Runtime: 26:19.
Murder In The CourtA death row convict, who is acting as a witness in trial, has somehow managed to get a gun and shoots the District Attorney. Martin Kane investigates to find who the accomplice is. Originally released: 16 October 1952. Runtime: 27:04.
Nightclub MurderA night club singer is gunned down. When Martin Kane investigates he finds that everyone in the club has a grudge against the man. Originally released: 31 January 1952. Runtime: 25:25.
Reclusive SistersMartin Kane is off on a fishing vacation, when he becomes involved in the search for a missing lawyer. His body is eventually found at the house of three eccentric sisters. Originally released: 1951. Runtime: 27:11.
Rest Home MurderKane receives a call from an old client of his, who claims he has been drugged and taken to Seaton Rest Home, an asylum where he has been committed. Originally released: 1951. Runtime: 25:34.