Category: Dangerous Assignment

Dangerous Assignment: Operation Hotfoot (EP4157)


Today’s Mystery: Steve goes to Trinidad in search of a scientist who have discovered an important microbe but failed to report on time.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: May 18, 1951

Originated in Hollywood

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

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Dangerous Assignment: Epidemic-Needle in a Haystack (EP4151)

Today’s Mystery:

Steve is sent to a U.S.-occupied town in West Germany to find the source of an epidemic that’s making everyone sick.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: May 11, 1951

Originated in Hollywood

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

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Dangerous Assignment: Find Rudolf Karpel (EP4145)


Today’s Mystery:

Steve goes to Rotterdam, Netherlands on a tip from a female track athlete who claims to have seen a Nazi war criminal at a china shop. The problem? The china shop has disappeared and everyone claims it was never there.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: May 4, 1951

Originated in Hollywood

Stars: Brian Donlevy as Steve Mitchell, Herb Butterfield as the Commissioner, Martha Wentworth, Sidney Miller, Barney Phillips, Tony Barrett, Virginia Gregg

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Dangeorus Assignment: Outlaw Radio Station (EP4139)


Today’s Mystery:

Steve is called in to a Balkan country to stop an American who is running an illegal radio station broadcasting anti-American propaganda.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: April 28, 1951

Originated in Hollywood

Stars: Brian Donlevy as Steve Mitchell, Herb Butterfield as the Commissioner, Paul Frees, Jeanne Bates, Don Diamond, Stacy Harris, Tim Graham, Shepard Menken

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Dangerous Assignment: Retrieve Gouczek (EP4133)


Today’s Mystery:

On the French Riviera, the life of a key scientist, who wants to defect, depends on Steve solving the murder of a famous writer.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: April 21, 1951

Originated in Hollywood

Stars: Brian Donlevy as Steve Mitchell, Herb Butterfield as the Commissioner, Betty Lou Gerson, Don Diamond, Hal Girard, Lynn Allen, Fitz Feld

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Dangerous Assignment: Stolen UN Documents (EP4121)


Today’s Mystery:

Steve goes to the Middle East to find out how sensitive diplomatic information disappeared from an official’s home, and finds himself investigating the official’s wife’s murder.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: April 14, 1951

Originated in Hollywood

Stars: Brian Donlevy as Steve Mitchell, Herb Butterfield as the Commissioner, Jan Arvan, Don Diamond, Wally Maher, Paul Dubov

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Dangerous Assignment: File 72 (EP4115)


Today’s Mystery: Steve goes to Balkans to recapture a stolen top secret file from an official of a Balkan Country who offers to return it…for a price.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: April 7, 1951

Originated in Hollywood

Stars: Brian Donlevy as Steve Mitchell, Herb Butterfield as the Commissioner, Tony Barrett, Raymond Burr, Paul Dubov, Don Diamond

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Dangerous Assignment: Atomic Fission Formula (EP4109)


Today’s Mystery: Steve goes to Java to make himself a target for someone who’s stolen half of a top-secret formula…and killed the person who had it.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: March 31, 1951

Originated in Hollywood

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

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Dangerous Assignment: Recover Stolen Dynamite (EP4097)


Today’s Mystery:

Steven goes to Panama to take up the case of an old friend who was murdered while looking for stolen dynamite. Steve’s only clue? A piece of string found in his pocket.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: March 24, 1951

Originated in Hollywood

Stars: Brian Donlevy as Steve Mitchell, Herb Butterfield as the Commissioner; Stacy Harris, Al Brown, Kay Stewart, Byron Kane, Don Diamond, Raymond Burr

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Dangerous Assignment: Recover a Hospital Chart (EP4091)


Today’s Mystery: Steve is sent to Macao to locate a hospital chart that could lead to a US ally being defeated for re-election.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: March 17, 1951

Originated in Hollywood

Stars: Brian Donlevy as Steve Mitchell, Herb Buttefield as the Commissioner, Jack Moyles, Tony Barrett, Tyler McVeigh, Bill Johnstone, Peter Leeds, Betty Lou Gerson

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Dangerous Assignment: Solve Your Own Murder (EP4085)


Today’s Mystery:

Steve goes to a South American country to find out who killed a man with papers identifying him as Steve Mitchell.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: March 10, 1951

Originated in Hollywood

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

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Dangerous Assignment: Prevent Disclosure of Compromised Codes (EP4079)


Today’s Mystery:

Steve goes to London to intercept someone who is trying to sell a U.S. Intelligence secret.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: March 3, 1951

Originated in Hollywood

Stars: Brian Donlevy

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Dangerous Assignment: The Nazi Buzz Bomb (EP4073)


Today’s Mystery:

Steve sets out to recover stolen plans the Nazis had for an improved buzz bomb before they can be sold to the highest bidder.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: February 24, 1951

Originated in Hollywood

Stars: Brian Donlevy

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Dangerous Assignment: The Pat and Mike Story (Video Theater 248)

Steve is sent to Africa to bring back a British Agent transporting an enemy agent stirring up U.S. interest but when Steve arrives he finds his life depends on figuring out which is the Brtish Agent and which is the enemy.

Season 1, Episode 9

Original Air Date: Fall 1951

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Dangerous Assignment: Kroner Cutlass (EP4067)


Today’s Mystery:

Steve goes to Europe to clear the U.S. of having stolen a cutlass that’s a powerful national symbol. The problem? A U.S. Navy officer’s wife is in possession of one of the jewels from the cutlass.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: February 10, 1951

Originated from Hollywood

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

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