Category: OTR Detective

The Falcon: The Case of the Superfluous Murder (EP4419)

Les Damon

Today’s Mystery:

A man calls The Falcon to find out who betrayed him. The Falcon arrives to find him dead with a suicide note written. However, Sergeant Corbett suspects murder.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: February 18, 1951

Originating from New York

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

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Dragnet: The Big Badge (EP4418)

Today’s Mystery:

A man impersonating a police officer is robbing and assaulting couples in parked cars. Joe Friday and Ben Romero have to catch him.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: May 4, 1950

Originating from Hollywood

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

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Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Templeton Matter (EP4417)

Bob Bailey

Today’s Mystery:

Johnny goes to Boston to investigate a burglary at the largest jewelry firm in Boston, which led to the shooting of a police officer.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: February 10, 1957

Originating from Hollywood

Starring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar; John Dehner; Peter Leeds; Vic Perrin; James McCallion; Stacy Harris; Virginia Gregg; Marvin Miller

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Mr. Chameleon: The Case of the Murdered Girl’s Ears (EP4416)

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Karl Swenson

Today’s Mystery:

The wife of a store buyer is murdered. But is it really her?

Original Radio Broadcast Date: August 10, 1949

Originating from New York City

Starring: Karl Weber as Mister Chameleon

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Dangerous Assignment: Find Anthony Targu (EP4415)


Today’s Mystery:

Steve travels to Montreal to investigate the supposed death of notorious racketeer Anthony Targu and the mysterious disappearance of Dr. Franklin Dorberg, a well-known plastic surgeon.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: July 1, 1953

Originating in Hollywood

Starring: Brian Donlevy as Steve Mitchell; Herb Butterfield as the Commissioner; Paul Frees; Vivi Janiss; Ben Wright; Peter Leeds; William Conrad

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Bulldog Drummond: The Subway Murder Case (EP4414)

Today’s Mystery:

A mysterious man with amnesia asks Captain Drummond to meet him on a subway, alleges someone’s try to kill him, and is then murdered.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: July 12, 1943

Originating in New York

Starring: Ned Wever as Bulldog Drummond; Luis Van Rooten as Denny; Jackson Beck

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The Falcon: The Case of the Mighty Muscle (EP4413)

Les Damon

Today’s Mystery:

The Falcon is hired by the girlfriend of a member of a criminal syndicate who’d been extorted to doublecross his boss and then murdered right in front of her.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: February 11, 1951

Originating from New York

Starring: Les Damon as The Falcon; Ken Lynch as Sergeant Corbett; Ralph Bell; Bill Zuckert

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Dragnet: The Big Job (EP4412)

Today’s Mystery:

While the police are trying to apprehend a fugitive, a police officer is murdered. Joe Friday and Ben Romero set out to bring the fugitive to justice.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: April 27, 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 Kirbey Will Matter (EP4411)

Bob Bailey

Today’s Mystery:

Johnny goes to a Lake Mojave resort to investigate the suspicious death of a fishing guide.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: February 3, 1957

Originating from Hollywood

Starring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar; Virginia Gregg; Barney Phillips; Shirley Mitchell; Stacy Harris; Carleton Young; Forrest Lewis; Frank Nelson; John Dehner

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Mr. Chameleon: The Snapshot in the Park Murder Case (EP4410)

Karl Weber

Today’s Mystery:

A man is murdered after his father-in-law receives photos of him in the park with another woman.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: August 3, 1949

Originating from New York City

Starring: Karl Weber as Mister Chameleon

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Dangerous Assignment: Capture James C. Stoller (EP4409)


Today’s Mystery:

Steve goes to Syria to intercept and capture an America traitor and Communist propagandist.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: June 24, 1953

Originating in Hollywood

Starring: Brian Donlevy as Steve Mitchell; Herb Butterfield as the Commissioner; Jan Arvan; Vivi Janus; Paul Frees; Paul Dubov

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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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