Category: NBC

Dragnet: The Big Trial (EP4406)

Today’s Mystery:

Joe Friday and Ben Romero search for a driver who committed a hit-and-run.

Original Radio Broadcast Date:April 20, 1950

Originating from Hollywood

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

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Dangerous Assignment: The Hired Assassin (EP4403)


Today’s Mystery:

In Havana, Steve hunts for an international assassin whose latest victim is an American agent who had clues to the assassin’s whereabouts.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: May 27, 1953

Originating in Hollywood

Starring: Brian Donlevy as Steve Mitchell; Herb Butterfield as the Commissioner; Paul Dubov; Betty Lou Gerson; Tony Barrett; Herb Ellis; Julie Bennett

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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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