Category: Dangerous Assignment

Dangerous Assignment: The Private Sanitorium (EP4235)


Today’s Mystery:

Steve is sent to Bavaria to infiltrate a sanitorium, where an American journalist who is wanted for trumped-up charges behind the Iron Curtain is being held incommunicado.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: November 19, 1952

Originated in Hollywood

Starring: Brian Donlevy as Steve Mitchell; Herb Butterfield as the Commissioner; Byron Kane; Paul Frees; Tony Barrett; Jack Kruschen; Jeanne Tatum

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Dangerous Assignment: Mr. Alexander’s File (EP4229)


Today’s Mystery:

Steve goes to Turkey to intercept a thief before he sells a sensitive the file to the highest bidder.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: November 12, 1952

Originated in Hollywood

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

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Dangerous Assignment: The Havana Microfilm Story (Video Theater 259)

Steve (Brian Donlevy) goes to Havana to find the head of a spy ring that’s been stealing U.S. government secrets, putting them on microfilm, and smuggling them out of the country.

Features Lyle Talbot

Original Air Date: Fall 1951

Season 1, Episode 14

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Dangerous Assignment: The Smuggling Racket (EP4223)


Today’s Mystery:

Steve Mitchell is sent to Havanna to meet an informant and break up a smuggling racket. He soon finds himself investigating the murder of the informant.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: November 5, 1952

Originated in Hollywood

Starring: Brian Donlevy as Steve Mitchell; Herb Butterfield as the Commissioner; Harry Bartell; Herb Ellis; Kay Stewart; Tony Barrett; Nestor Paiva

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Dangerous Assignment: The Butterfly Chasers (EP4217)


Today’s Mystery:

Steve parachutes into Brazil in pursuit of a party of lepidopterists, one of whom has a sensitive document that belongs to the US and has been auctioned off to the highest bidder.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: October 22, 1952

Originated in Hollywood

Stars: Brian Donlevy as Steve Mitchell, Herb Butterfield as the Commissioner

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Dangerous Assignment: To Ask a Guy to Shoot You (EP4211)


Today’s Mystery:

Steve goes to Indonesia to get the help of an embittered ex-Navy officer to identify and stop a dangerous gun runner.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: October 15, 1951

Originated in Hollywood

Stars: Brian Donlevy as Steve Mitchell, Herb Butterfield as the Commissioner, Stacy Harris, Dan Riss, Paul Dubov, Betty Lou Gerson, Jakm Moyles

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Dangerous Assignment: The Underground Press (EP4205)


Today’s Mystery:

Steve goes to Austria to obtain a dummy newspaper that has information on foreign agents.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: October 8, 1952

Originated in Hollywood

Stars: Brian Donlevy as Steve Mitchell, Herb Butterfield as the Commissioner

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Dangerous Assignment: The Burma Temple Story (Video Theater 257)

Steve heads to Burma after an American correspondent is murdered and seeks to find a woman who may be a witness…or the murderer.

Original Air Date: Fall 1951

Season 1, Episode 13

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Dangerous Assignment: A Stolen Treaty (EP4199)


Today’s Mystery:

Steve goes to Port Said in Egypt to retrieve a stolen signed treaty that was taken from a courier who was beaten and left for dead.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: August 25 1952

Originated in Hollywood

Stars: Brian Donlevy as Steve Mitchell, Herb Butterfield as the Commissioner, Raymond Burr, Jack Moyles

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Dangerous Assignment: Ghost Hunters (EP4193)


Today’s Mystery:

Steve goes to Darwin, Australia, because a man who offered the U.S. information on the location of a World War II traitor has been murdered.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: March 10, 1952

Originated in Hollywood

Stars: Brian Donlevy as Steve Mitchell, Herb Butterfield as the Commissioner, Kay Stewart, Dan O’Herliy, Don Morrisson, Ben Wright

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Dangerous Assignment: Nazi Fugitive-Captain Shiller (EP4187)


Today’s Mystery:

Steve goes to Dakar in West Africa in search of a supposedly dead Nazi sea captain who was a key part of the Fuhrer’s escape plan.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: November 3, 1951

Originated in Hollywood

Stars: Brian Donlevy as Steve Mitchell, Herb Butterfield as the Commissioner

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Dangerous Assignment: China Sea Smuggling (EP4181)


Today’s Mystery:

Steve is sent to the South China Sea to use a notorious smuggler Captain Jaeger to break a smuggling racket.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: July 10, 1951

Originated in Hollywood

Stars: Brian Donlevy as Steve Mitchell, Herb Butterfield as the Commissioner, Tony Barrett, Irene Winston, Paul Dubov, and Jean Tatum

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Dangerous Assignment: A Country’s Democracy Threatened (EP4175)


Today’s Mystery:

Steve goes to a South American country where an American is wanted for killing the leader of the Fascist Party in order to prevent the election of an anti-US Government.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: July 3, 1951

Originated in Hollywood

Stars: Brian Donlevy as Steve Mitchell, Herb Butterfield as the Commissioner, William Conrad, Betty Lou Gerson, Tony Barrett, Paul Frees, William Johnstone.

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Dangerous Assignment: The Suspect Cylinder (EP4169)


Today’s Mystery:

Steve goes to Rome to find out why someone tried to bribe a student into smuggling a recording cylinder to Europe that contained a routine report on the prevalence of the common cold.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: June 26, 1951

Originated in Hollywood

Stars: Brian Donlevy as Steve Mitchell, Herb Butterfield as the Commissioner, Raymond Burr, Tony Barrett, Lou Krugman, Betty Lou Gerson, Don Diamond, Stacy Keach

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Dangerous Assignment: Suspicious Explosions (EP4163)


Today’s Mystery:

Steve investigates a series of explosions targeting treaty negotiations in Japan.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: June 19, 1951

Originated in Hollywood

Stars: Brian Donlevy as Steve Mitchell, Herb Butterfield as the Commissioner

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