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Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Clever Chemist Matter (EP4435)

Bob Bailey

Today’s Mystery:

Johnny is sent to New Jersey to investigate an allegation by an insured’s daughter that her father, a famous chemist, was pressured into changing his beneficiary to his research partner.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: March 17, 1957

Originating from Hollywood

Starring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar; Virginia Gregg; Harry Bartell; Howard McNear; Forrest Lewis; Jack Kruschen; Russell Thorson; Frank Gerstle; Bob Bruce

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Mr. Chameleon: The Mistreated Wife Murder Case (EP4434)

Karl Swenson

Today’s Mystery:

Mr. Chameleon investigates the murder of a wealthy abusive husband.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: August 31, 1941

Originating from New York City

Starring: Karl Swenson as Mister Chameleon; Frank Butler as Sergeant Dave Arnold

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Broadway’s My Beat: A Fixed Prize Fight (EP4433)

Anthony Ross

Today’s Mystery:

Danny suspects a prize fight involving a promising young boxer is going to be fixed.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: March 27, 1949

Originating in New York City

Starring: Anthony Ross as Lieutenant Danny Clover; Gilbert Mack; Jean Carson; Julie Stevens; William Quinn; James Goss; Peter Capell; Paul Luther; Ted Jewett

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The Magnificient Montague: Montague’s Father (AWR0251)

Batman Villains of Old Time Radio

We continue our look at actors who played villains in the 1966 Batman TV series. This time, we turn to Art Carney who played the Robin Hood-inspired criminal the Archer in the Season 2 opener, “Shook a Crook Arrow” and “Walk the Straight and Narrow.”

We take a look at an episode of the 1950s NBC Sitcom The Magnificient Montague, a sitcom about an out-of-work Shakespearean actor forced to secretly take a job as the lead in a radio soap opera.

In this episode, plans for the celebration of the Magnificient Montague’s (Montey Wooley) silver jubilee in the theater are complicated by the arrival of his father, the Great Montague (Carney). Things get even worse when Montague’s Father learns of Montague working anonymously on a soap opera and threatens to expose him if he doesn’t quit.

Original Radio Braodcast: January 5, 1951

Starring: Montey Wooley as the Magnificient Montague, Art Carney as the Great Montague, Anne Seymour as Lily, Pert Skelton as Agnes,  John Gibson, John Griggs

After the podcast, I talk about the Season 2, Two-Parter “Shook a Crook Arrow” and “Walk the Straight and Narrow.” from 1966.

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Bulldog Drummond: The Dinner of Death (EP4432)


Today’s Mystery:

The District Attorney is poisoned with a cocktail before a banquet honoring a crusading reporter.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: April 23, 1945

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Originating in New York

Starring: Ned Wever as Bulldog Drummond; Luis Van Rooten as Denny; Larry Haines

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The Falcon: The Case of the Gangster’s Girl (EP4431)

Les Damon

Today’s Mystery:

The girlfriend of a man in the numbers racket hires The Falcon to get her boyfriend sent to prison so she can get away from him.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: March 4, 1951

Originating from New York

Starring: Les Damon as The Falcon; Jan Miner; Larry Haines; Bill Zuckert

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Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Chesapeake Fraud Matter Omnibus (Encore) (EP4430)

Bob Bailey

 

Today’s Mystery:

Johnny goes to Baltimore to investigate a credible report of an allegedly dead man, whose insurance policy was paid out, being seen alive in Denver.

Original Release Date: September 7, 2014

Original Radio Broadcast Dates: October 17-21, 1955

Originating from Hollywood

Starring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar; Jeanne Bates; D. J. Thompson; Hy Averback; Will Wright; John Dehner; Tony Barrett; Paul Dubov; Forrest Lewis

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Dragnet: The Big Pug (EP4430)

Today’s Mystery:

Joe Friday and Ben Romero search for two men who robbed and beat an elderly cafe owner.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: May 18, 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 Suntan Oil Matter (EP4429)

Bob Bailey

Today’s Mystery:

Johnny goes to Palm Springs to investigate the theft of a $75,000 necklace owned by the wife of a wealthy wildcat oilman.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: March 10, 1957

Originating from Hollywood

Starring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar; Barbara Eiler; Paula Winslowe; Forrest Lewis; Frank Nelson; Sam Edwards; Austin Green; Shepard Menken

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Mr. Chameleon: The Vacation Murder Case (EP4428)

Karl Swenson

Today’s Mystery:

While on vacation, Mr. Chameleon is called on to investigate a murder and the theft of a $100,000 diamond brooch at a resort.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: August 24, 1949

Originating from New York City

Starring: Karl Swenson as Mister Chameleon

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Lux Radio Theater: Sangaree (AWR0250)

 

 

Batman Villains of Old Time Radio

We continue our look at actors who played villains in the 1966 Batman TV series. This week, we turn to Cesar Romero, who played the Clown Prince of Crime, The Joker.

For this week’s episode, we’re joined by the lawyer Tom Fox of the Compliance Podcast Network.

We takea look at Sangaree from the Lux Radio Theatre, where Romero plays an ex-indentured servant and doctor who returns from the Revolutionary War to fulfill the dying wish of his benefactor, and goes to Georgia to run the family plantation over the objection of the deceased’s headstrong daughter (Anne Blythe) and has to deal with lawsuits, pirates, and plague.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: January 25, 1955

Cast: Cesar Romero as Dr. Carlos Morales; Arlene Dahl as Nancy Darby, Lamont Johnson, William Conrad, Carleton Young, John Sutton, Herb Butterfield, Frances Robinson, Edward Marr, William Walker, Jack Kruschen, Leo Britt, Bill Bouchey

After listening to and discussing the program, we talk about the Joker two-part episode from season one: “The Joker Trumps an Ace’ and “Batman sets the Pace.”

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Broadway’s My Beat: The Andrew Jenkins Case (EP4427)

Anthony Ross

Today’s Mystery:

A woman visiting New York from Indiana for her anniversary reports her husband missing.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: March 6, 1949

Originating in New York City

Starring: Anthony Ross as Lieutenant Danny Clover; Tom Hoyer; Charlotte Holland; Frank Butler; Jean Carson; Maurice Godfield

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Bulldog Drummond: The Case of the Double Death (EP4426)


Today’s Mystery:

While Drummond and Denny are dining at a restaurant, Denny’s hat and umbrella disappear. Then Denny is arrested for murder based on the hat and umbrella being found at the murder scene.

Original Radio Broadcast Date:April 16, 1945

Originating in New York

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

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The Falcon: The Case of the Practical Choker (EP4425)

Les Damon

Today’s Mystery:

Mike is hired by a gambler who is suspsected of murdering a man who owed him a large debt.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: February 25, 1951

Originating from New York

Starring: Les Damon as the Falcon; Ken Lynch as Sergeant Corbett; Mandel Kramer; Ann Williams

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Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Molly K. Matter Omnibus (Encore) (EP4424e)

Bob Bailey

Today’s Mystery:

Johnny investigates the sinking of a boat with a $500,000 insurance policy and a captain who tries to stop him from getting to the truth.

Original Radio Broadcast Dates: October 10-14, 1956

Originating from Hollywood

Starring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar; Virginia Gregg; Peter Leeds; Barney Phillips; Vic Perrin; James McCallion; Hy Averback

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