Category: NBC

The Falcon: The Case of the Bellicose Boxer (EP4401)

Les Damon

Today’s Mystery:

A boxer, who won the championship after doublecrossing multiple people, is murdered.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: January 28, 1951

Originating from New York

Starring: Les Damon as the Falcon; Ken Paxton as Sergeant Corbett; Larry Haines; Ralph Bell

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Dragnet: The Big Watch (EP4400)

Today’s Mystery:

Sergeant Joe Friday and his partner Ben Romero are on the trail of a vicious gang of robbers targeting military officers.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: April 13, 1950

Originating from Hollywood

Starring: Jack Webb as Sergeant Joe Friday; Barton Yarborough as Sergeant Ben Romero; Herb Butterfield

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Dangerous Assignment: Stolen Computer Blueprints (EP4397)


Today’s Mystery: From the bustling streets of Oslo to the shadowy corners of Hamburg, Mitchell races against time to intercept a stolen set of top-secret blueprints before they fall into the wrong hands.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: May 20, 1953

Originated in Hollywood

Stars: Brian Donlevy as Steve Mitchell, Herb Butterfield as the Commissioner, Brian Donlevy, Dan Riss, GeGe Pearson, Herb Butterfield, Jan Arvan, Paul Frees, Tom Holland

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The Falcon: The Case of the Substitute Target (EP4395)

Les Damon

Today’s Mystery:

To protect the girlfriend of a man murdered by the mob, the Falcon sets himself up as a target.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: January 21, 1951

Originating from New York

Starring: Les Damon as the Falcon; Ken Paxton at Sergeant Corbett

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Dragnet: The Big Book (EP4394)

Today’s Mystery:

Friday and Romero investigate the flood of filthy books into Los Angeles high schools.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: April 6, 1950

Originating from Hollywood

Starring: Jack Webb as Sergeant Joe Friday; Barton Yarborough as Sergeant Ben Romero; Herb Butterfield; Stacy Harris; Harry Morgan

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Dangerous Assignment: The Jade Dagger (EP4391)


Today’s Mystery:

Sent to Cairo on a mission to clear the United States’s name, Steve must navigate a treacherous path of false accusations and political machinations. From the bustling bazaars to the shadowy backstreets, join Steve as he unravels a conspiracy that could sabotage vital international talks. Tune in for a tale of espionage where asking to see a knife might just get you one in the back!

Original Radio Broadcast Date: May 13, 1953

Originating in Hollywood

Starring: Brian Donlevy as Steve Mitchell; Herb Butterfield as the Commissioner; Robert Boone; Paul Dubov; Byron Kane; Jan Arvan; Betty Lou Gerson

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The Falcon: The Case of the Happy Hoodlum (EP4389)

Les Damon

Today’s Mystery:

Sergeant Corbett wants The Falcon to find out why a man made an insane attempt to rob an express company with a gun that couldn’t fire.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: January 14, 1951

Originating from New York

Starred: Les Damon as the Falcon; Ken Paxton as Sergeant Corbett

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Dragnet: The Big Gangster, Part Two (EP4388)

Today’s Mystery:

When a notorious mobster is gunned down, sparking fears of a gang war, Joe Friday and Ben Romero race against time to find the killers. Smoke screens, false leads, and a mysterious woman are at the center of it all.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: March 30, 1950

Originating from Hollywood

Starring: Jack Webb as Sergeant Joe Friday; Barton Yarborough as Sergeant Ben Romero; Herb Butterfield; Jack Kruschen; Virginia Gregg

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Dangerous Assignment: Smuggling to the Iron Curtain (EP4385)


Today’s Mystery:

Join government agent Steve Mitchell on a pulse-pounding journey through Europe’s underbelly in ‘Dangerous Assignment.’ When strategic materials start vanishing, Mitchell’s quest leads him to the heart of Italy, where trust is a luxury and danger lurks in every shadow. From suspicious textile mills to clandestine meetings in dimly lit coffee houses, every step brings him closer to the truth – and to the barrel of a gun.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: May 6, 1953

Originated in Hollywood

Starring: Brian Donlevy as Steve Mitchell; Herb Butterfield as the Commissioner; Don ​Diamond; ​Hal ​Girard; ​Tony ​Barrett; ​Harry ​Bartell; ​Virginia ​Gregg

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The Falcon: The Case of the Invisible Thug (EP4383)

Les Damon

Today’s Mystery:

The Falcon is hired by a man who killed his ex-girlfriend’s husband who hopes to dupe Mike into pinning the murder on his ex.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: January 7, 1951

Originating from New York

Starring: Les Damon as the Falcon; Maurice Tarplin

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Dragnet: The Big Gangster, Part One (EP4382)

Today’s Mystery:

Friday and Romero have to find out who is trying to kill a major gang kingpin before they succeed and start a gang war.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: March 23, 1950

Originating from Hollywood

Starring: Jack Webb as Sergeant Joe Friday; Barton Yarborough as Sergeant Ben Romero; Stacy Harris; Herb Butterfield

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Dangerous Assignment: Strategic Base Sabotaged (EP4379)


Today’s Mystery:

Steve goes to New Guinea in search of a dock worker who is suspected of sabotaging the construction of a joint U.S.-Australia-New Zealand strategic base.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: April 29, 1953

Originating in Hollywood

Starring: Brian Donlevy as Steve Mitchell; Herb Butterfield as the Commissioner; Ben Wright; Betty Lou Gerson; Martha Wentworth; Paul Frees

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The Falcon: The Case of the Baby Brother (EP4377)

Les Damon

Today’s Mystery:

The elder brother of a man who committed suicide wants Waring to find the woman he believes drove his brother down a dark path so that he can get rid of her.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: December 17, 1950

Originating from New York

Starring: Les Damon as the Falcon; Ken Paxton as Sergeant Corbett; Mandel Kramer, Maurice Tarplin

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Dragnet: The Big Boys (EP4376)

Today’s Mystery: Friday and Romero get a tip on four young fugitive gunmen from San Francisco.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: March 16, 1950

Originating from Hollywood

Starring: Jack Webb as Sergeant Joe Friday; Barton Yarborough as Sergeant Ben Romero; Herb Butterfield; Harry Bartell

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Dangerous Assignment: A Trap in Freedom House (EP4373)


Today’s Mystery:

Steve goes to London to investigate an apparent traitor at an organization that’s supposed to help refugees from behind the Iron Curtain, but is instead getting them sent back.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: April 22, 1953

Originating in Hollywood

Starring: Brian Donlevy as Steve Mitchell; Herb Butterfield as the Commissioner; Jan Arvan; Jean Tatum; Jeanne Bates; Tony Barrett; Paul Dubov

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