Category: Dangerous Assignment

Dangerous Assignment: Doctor Mitsuko Kidnapping (EP4319)


Today’s Mystery:

Steve goes to Tokyo to get to the bottom of the kidnapping of a prominent scientist by Americans claiming to be with the U.S. government.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: February 18, 1953

Originating in Hollywood

Starring: Brian Donlevy as Steve Mitchell, Herb Butterfield as the Commissioner, Paul Frees, Paul Dubov, Peter Leeds, Rye Bilsbury, Sidney Miller

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Dangerous Assignment: Family Squabble (EP4313)


Today’s Mystery:

Steve goes to the Belgian Congo to resolve a family dispute between two women that’s threatened the U.S. access to a strategic mineral mine.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: February 11, 1953

Originating in Hollywood

Starring: Brian Donlevy as Steve Mitchel; Herb Butterfield as the Commissioner; Peter Leeds; Tony Barrett; Ben Wright; Betty Lou Gerson.

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Dangerous Assignment: The Caboose Story (Video Theater 265)

Steve Mitchell travels to Tokyo on a dangerous assignment that reunites him with Marta Siba, an old flame with a new agenda. Dive into a tale of espionage where trains derail, bridges explode, and love might just be the deadliest force of all.

Season 1, Episode 16

Original Air Date: December 1951

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Dangeorus Assignment: Arnold Freed Kidnapped (EP4307)


Today’s Mystery:

Steve goes to Greece, where he’s to follow the trail of phony documents in hopes of finding a kidnapped American scientist.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: February 4, 1953

Originating in Hollywood

Starring: Brian Donlevy as Steve Mitchell; Herb Butterfield as the Commissioner; Jan Arvan; Paul Dubov; Paul Frees; Ramsay Hill; Tony Barrett

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Dangerous Assignment: The Hunt for Charon (EP4301)


Today’s Mystery:

Steve goes to Mexico to follow a clue to a dangerous international killer.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: January 28, 1953

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Starring: Brian Donlevy as Steve Mitchell; Herb Butterfield as the Commissioner; Dan Riss; Tony Barrett; Eve McVeagh; Herb Butterfield; Herb Ellis; Jan Arvan

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Dangerous Assignment: Leak of Strategic Materials (EP4295)


Today’s Mystery:

Steve goes to Burma to the famous “Road to Mandalay” in order to stop a gang of robbers who are intercepting strategic supplies being sent by the U.S. to its allies in the Pacific.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: January 21, 1953

Originating in Hollywood

Starring: Brian Donlevy as Steve Mitchell; Herb Butterfield as the Commissioner; Ben Wright; Ramsey Hill; Vivi Janiss; Paul Frees; Alice Backes

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Dangerous Assignment: The Blue Lion (EP4289)


Today’s Mystery:

Steve goes to London to root out a phony passport racket. His only clue? A seven-year-old newspaper.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: January 14, 1953

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Starring: Brian Donlevy as Steve Mitchell; Herb Butterfield as the Commissioner; Virginia Gregg; Ben Wright; Don Morrisson; Dan O’Herlihy

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Dangerous Assignment: The Sunflower Seed Story (Video Theater 263)

Steve is sent to South America on a Cold War Mission where an American businessman is accused of assassinating an anti-American party leader.

Original Broadcast Date: December 1951

Season 1,  Episode 15

Dangerous Assignment: Colonel Chan (EP4283)


Today’s Mystery:

Steve goes to New Guinea, hoping to discover through talking with a notorious smuggler the identity and location of a Mr. Big in a gun-smuggling operation.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: January 7, 1953

Originating in Hollywood

Starring: Brian Donlevy as Steve Mitchell; Herb Butterfield as the Commissioner; William Conrad; Paul Frees; Ray Dietrich; Betty Lou Gerson; Don Morrison

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Dangerous Assignment: Street Car 17 (EP4277)


Today’s Mystery:

Steve goes to Trieste, Italy to meet someone on a street car with information about the location of a report on foreign knowledge of US atomic secrets.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: December 31, 1952

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Starring: Brian Donlevy as Steve Mitchell; Herb Butterfield as the Commissioner; Dan Rist; Paul Frees; Herb Ellis; Tony Barrett; Paul Dubov

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Dangerous Assignment: Lecturing Professors (EP4265)


Today’s Mystery:

The son of a lecturing professor is missing from a boarding school in Stockholm and Steve needs to find him in order to break up an international spy ring.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: December 24, 1952

Originating in Hollywood

Starring: Brian Donlevy as Steve Mitchell; Herb Butterfield as the Commissioner

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Dangerous Assignment: Road Sabotage (EP4259)


Today’s Mystery: Steve goes to Turkey to investigate sabotage on a road project that the U.S. is subsidizing and providing expertise for.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: December 17, 1952

Originating in Hollywood

Stars: Brian Donlevy as Steve Mitchell, Herb Butterfield as the Commissioner, Vivi Janiss, Herb Ellis, Peter Leeds, Jan Arvan

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Dangerous Assignment: Riot (EP4253)


Today’s Mystery:

Steve goes to Vienna to investigate a shooting in which U.S. soldiers have been implicated in an attack on a mine across the border in Hungary.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: December 10, 1952

Originating in Hollywood

Starring: Brian Donlevy as Steve Mitchell; Herb Butterfield as the Commissioner; Paul Dubov; Bob O’Connor; Paul Frees; Jeanne Tatum; Vivi Janis

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Dangerous Assignment: Italian Actress (EP4247)


Today’s Mystery:

Steve goes to Nice, Italy to find out who is behind a ring blackmailing American citizens by threatening relatives living in foreign countries.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: December 3, 1952

Originating from Hollywood

Starring: Brian Donlevy as Steve Mitchell; Herb Butterfield as the Commissioner; Howard McNear; Betty Lou Gerson; Nester Paiva; Ben Wright; and Paul Dubov

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Dangerous Assignment: A Nursery Rhyme (EP4241)


Today’s Mystery:

Steve goes to Stockholm to investigate a leak from a project the U.S. is participating in. He finds the head of the project murdered, and a nursery rhyme is the only clue to his killer.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: November 26, 1952

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Starring: Brian Donlevy as Steve Mitchell; Herb Butterfield as the Commissioner; Ken Peters; Kay Stewart; Tony Barrett; Dan Riss; Herb Vigran

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