Bob Bailey stars as George Valentine, a likable guy who is confident in his abilities and willing to give just about anything a shot. Frances Robinson gives life, and allure, to the character of Claire Brooks, George's girl (and girl Friday). Rounding out the regular trio is Lt. Riley, Valentine's reluctant right-hand man down at police headquarters - played to the hilt by Wally Maher with an endearing mix of frustration and admiration.
Receiving urgent requests by mail each week, the words "Dear Mr. Valentine" are followed by invitations to investigate missing persons cases, robberies, cover ups, family secrets, love triangles, suicides, and so-called accidents. George and Brooksie oblige, busting up murder plots, rackets, and romances.
The plights of the wrongly accused, wrongly convicted, and wrongly intentioned are handled with humor, charm, and daring in 20 digitally restored and remastered episodes. Includes a Program Guide by Rodney Bowcock.
Episodes Include: Friendship Club (a.k.a. Island in the Lake) 05-31-48, Have Some Excitement 06-07-48, A Piece of Publicity (a.k.a. Hired For a Bodyguard) 06-14-48, Problem Child (a.k.a. Unfit Mother) 06-21-48, Mr. Korawski - American (a.k.a. The Racket) 06-28-48, Murder Me Twice ( a.k.a. The Man Who Was Murdered Twice) 07-05-48, A Close Call 07-12-48, Cry Murder (a.k.a. A Deadman Who Was a Murderer) 07-19-48, The Money Maker 08-02-48, The Perfect Specimen 08-09-48, The Ghost on Bliss Terrace 08-16-48, The Corpse That Took a Powder 08-23-48, A Minor Case of Murder 08-30-48, The Impatient Redhead 09-06-48, The Father Who Had Nothing to Say 09-13-48, The Hearse Was Painted Pink 09-20-48, Death Wears a Gay Sport Jacket 10-18-48, The Flowers That Smelled Of Murder 11-01-48, Murder - It's a Gift 11-08-48, Stand-In For Murder 11-29-48