Category: CBS

Mr. Chameleon: The Case of the Target for Murder (EP4326)

Karl Swenson

Today’s Mystery:

A woman wearing a fortune in jewels is murdered after leaving a night club.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: April 27, 1949

Originated from New York City

Starring: Karl Swenson as Mister Chameleon

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Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Primrose Matter, Episodes One and Two (EP4324)

Bob Bailey

Today’s Mystery:

Johnny goes to Arizona in search of a gang of robbers who stole a $100,000 payroll and have already committed murder.

Original Radio Broadcast Dates: October 8 and 9, 1956

Originating from Hollywood

Starring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar; Marvin Miller; Junius Matthews; Herb Ellis; D. J. Thompson; Herb Butterfield; Tony Barrett; Barbara Eiler

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Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Picture Postcard Matter, Episodes Three, Four, and Five (EP4321)

Bob Bailey

Today’s Mystery:

Johnny searches a quaint Swiss ski resort for $100,000 ski resort while trying to avoid being the next person murdered.

Original Radio Broadcast Dates:October 3,4, and 5, 1956

Originated from Hollywood

Starring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar; Lucille Meredith; Vic Perrin; Forrest Lewis; Stan Jones; Ben Wright

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Mr. Chameleon: The Case of the Bewildering Bowery Body (EP4320)

Karl Swenson

Today’s Mystery:

A man is found in rags in the Bowery, but Chameleon finds evidence that the well-groomed man doesn’t belong there.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: April 20, 1949

Originating from New York City

Starring: Karl Swenson as Mister Chameleon

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Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Picture Postcard Matter, Episodes One and Two (EP4318)

Bob Bailey

Today’s Mystery:

Johnny goes to Zurich on the trail of $100,000 in stolen, uncut diamonds.

Original Radio Broadcast Dates: October 1 and 2, 1956

Originating from Hollywood

Starring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar; Lucille Meredith; Vic Perrin; Forrest Lewis; Stan Jones; Ben Wright

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Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Meg’s Palace Matter, Episodes Three, Four, and Five (EP4315)

Bob Bailey

Today’s Mystery:

After getting beat up outside of Meg’s place, Johnny is even more determined to find out who’s threatening to burn her out.

Original Radio Broadcast Dates: September 26, 27, and 28, 1956

Originating from Hollywood

Starring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar; Virginia Gregg; Jack Kruschen; Byron Kane; Forrest Lewis; Bert Holland; Stan Jones; Bob Bruce; Austin Green; Harry Bartell

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Mr. Chameleon: The Amazing Thomas and Blifton Murder Case (EP4314)

Karl Swenson

Today’s Mystery:

Two business partners send letters to the police alleging that the other is going to kill them. They’re found dead in their office, poisoned with different poisons.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: April 13, 1949

Originating from New York City

Starring: Karl Swenson as Mister Chameleon

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Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Meg’s Palace Matter, Episodes One and Two (EP4312)

Bob Bailey

Today’s Mystery:

Johnny goes to a small New England seaside town where the feisty owner of a rundown cafe has been threatened with having her place burnt down.

Original Radio Broadcast Dates: September 24 and 25, 1956

Originating from Hollywood

Starring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar, Virginia Gregg, Jack Kruschen, Byron Kane, Forrest Lewis,Bert Holland, Stan Jones, Bob Bruce, Austin Green,
Harry Bartell

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Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Imperfect Alibi Matter, Episodes Four and Five (EP4309)

Bob Bailey

Today’s Mystery:

Johnny digs through a string of lies and conflicting accounts in trying to solve the murder of a wealthy young executive.

Original Radio Broadcast Dates: September 20 and 21, 1956

Originating from Hollywood

Starring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar; Virginia Gregg; Tony Barrett; Shirley Mitchell; Will Wright; Chester Stratton; Ted de Corsia; Barney Phillips; Lillian Buyeff; Harry Bartell

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Mr. Chameleon: The Lost Bride Murder Case (EP4308)

Karl Swenson

Today’s Mystery:

A bride is found murdered on the day of her wedding.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: April 6, 1949

Originating from New York City

Starring: Karl Swenson as Mister Chameleon

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Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Imperfect Alibi Matter, Episodes One and Three (EP4306)

Bob Bailey

Today’s Mystery:

Johnny is called in when a young business executive’s window is shattered by a bullet while he’s driving.

Original Radio Broadcast Dates: September 17 and 19, 1956

Plot details on Episode 2 from The Who Is Johnny Dollar Matter, Volume 1 by John Abbott (Affiliate link)

Originating from Hollywood

Starring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar; Virginia Gregg; Tony Barrett; Shirley Mitchell; Will Wright; Chester Stratton; Ted de Corsia; Barney Phillips; Lillian Buyeff; Harry Bartell

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Suspense: The Man Who Murders People (EP4304s)

Today’s Mystery:

The commuter train to Roseville becomes the setting for a deadly game of cat and mouse, passengers grapple with the terror of a serial killer at large. With every twist and turn of the conversation, the line between hunter and prey blurs, leading to an electrifying climax that will leave listeners in suspense!

Original Radio Broadcast Date: November 13, 1960

Originating in New York

Starring: Vivian Smolen; George Petrie; Alan Manson; Maurice Tarplin

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Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Confidential Matter, Episodes Three, Four, and Five (EP4303)

Bob Bailey

Today’s Mystery:

Johnny’s investigation of a deceased friend and colleague who embezzled $80,000 leads him to Panama.

Original Radio Broadcast Dates: September 12, 13, and 14, 1956

Originating from Hollywood

Starring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar; Virginia Gregg; Jack Edwards; Russell Thorson; Shirley Mitchell; Stacy Harris; Bob Miller; Harry Bartell; Vic Perrin;
Frank Gerstle

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Mr. Chameleon: The Handprint on the Ceiling Murder Case (EP4302)

Karl Swenson

Today’s Mystery:

A man is found murdered in an empty house with a handprint on the ceiling.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: March 30, 1949

Originating from New York City

Starring: Karl Swenson as Mister Chameleon

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Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Confidential Matter, Episodes One and Two (EP4300)

Bob Bailey

Today’s Mystery:

Today’s Mystery: In a swirl of old memories and new shock, Johnny is summoned to unravel the sordid unraveling of a once-trusted friend. Ed Morgan, known for his honest life, is posthumously accused of embezzling a staggering $80,000. As Johnny steps into the fog of San Francisco to trace Ed’s last steps, he encounters a parade of characters who paint a picture of a man living beyond his means, a man whose life had taken a mysterious turn upon meeting the enigmatic widow, Nikki Barrett. But as Johnny delves deeper, the line between victim and thief blurs, raising the haunting possibility that Ed Morgan’s fatal accident may have been anything but.

Original Radio Broadcast Dates: September 10 and 11, 1956

Originating from Hollywood

Starring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar; Virginia Gregg; Jack Edwards; Russell Thorson; Shirley Mitchell; Stacy Harris; Bob Miller; Harry Bartell; Vic Perrin;
Frank Gerstle

Quote of the Episode: “Gratuities of this nature are always so helpful in smoothing the rough pathway of human relations.”

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