Category: OTR Detective

Bulldog Drummond: The Case of the Axis Submarine (EP4408)

Santos Ortega
Today’s Mystery:

Captain Drummond investigates the murder of a watchman on a ship who used to be his gardener.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: June 22, 1942

Originating in New York

Starring: Santos Ortega as Bulldog Drummond; Luis Van Rooten as Denny

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The Falcon: The Case of the Neighbor’s Nightmare (EP4407)

Les Damon

Today’s Mystery:

A man is persuaded by a beautiful neighbor to invest in a company. He turns to The Falcon when he has trouble getting his money back.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: February 4, 1951

Originating from New York

Starring: Les Damon as The Falcon; Ken Lynch as Sergeant Corbett

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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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Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Mad Hatter Matter (EP4405)

Bob Bailey

Today’s Mystery:

Johnny is called in to investigate the disappearance of a young, beautiful model married to a much older, retired corporate tycoon.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: January 27, 1957

Originating from Hollywood

Starring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar; Parley Baer; G. Stanley Jones; Charlotte Lawrence, Forrest Lewis; Stacy Harris; Russell Thorson

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Mr. Chameleon: The Case of Murder and the Scar-Faced Man (EP4304)

Karl Swenson

Today’s Mystery:

Mr. Chameleon sets out to solve the murder of a scar-faced criminal.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: July 27, 1949

Originating from New York City

Starring: Karl Swenson as Mister Chameleon

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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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Bulldog Drummond: Blind Man’s Bluff (EP4402)

Santos Ortega

Today’s Mystery:

Bulldog Drummond investigates a series of murders of blind men situated outside government buildings.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: September 14, 1942

Originating in New York

Starring: Santos Ortega as Bulldog Drummond; Luis van Rooten as Denny

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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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Lux Radio Theater: Thunder on the Hill (EP4400s)

Claudette Colbert
Today’s Mystery:

A nun becomes convinced that a condemned woman stranded at her Norfolk convent in the midst of torrential rains is innocent. Can the nun save her before her looming execution?

Original Radio Broadcast Date: November 9, 1953

Originating in Hollywood

Starring: Claudette Colbert as Sister Mary; Barbara Rush as Valerie Carns; Norma Varden; Paul Frees; Mary Flynn; Herb Butterfield; Ottola Nesmith; Dan O’Herlihy; Joseph Kearns; Leo Britt; Jeanne Wood; Lois Corbett; Yvonne Peattie

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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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Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Blooming Blossom Matter (EP4399)

Bob Bailey

Today’s Mystery:

When a precious emerald known as the Green Eye of Calcutta vanishes, along with its owner Albert W. Winkler, Johnny is plunged into the bizarre home of Wilbert Kenworthy Blossom. As he navigates through the cluttered abode filled with treasures and trash, can Johnny recover the priceless gem and bring a killer to justice?

Original Radio Broadcast Date: January 20, 1957

Originating from Hollywood

Starring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar; Howard McNear; Herb Ellis; Herb Vigran; Junius Matthews; Herb Butterfield; Frank Gerstle; Johnny Jacobs

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Mr. Chameleon: The Bought and Paid For Murder Case (EP4398)

Karl Swenson

Today’s Mystery: A wealthy fifty-nine year-old woman, married to a man twenty-five years her junior, is poisoned.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: July 20, 1949

Originating from New York City

Starring: Karl Swenson as Mister Chameleon

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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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Bulldog Drummond: Hijackers (EP4396)

Today’s Mystery:

Bulldog Drummond takes on a gang of hijackers who are robbing trucks.

Audition Date: September 28, 1941

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Originating in New York

Starring: George Colouris as Bulldog Drummond; Everett Sloan as Denny

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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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