Category: Podcast

Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Curse of Kamashek Matter, Episodes One and Two (EP4294)

Bob Bailey

Today’s Mystery:

The uncle of a wealthy heir calls Johnny in to protect his nephew, who wants to go on an expedition to Egypt to unearth the tomb of an Egyptian Pharaoh.

Original Radio Broadcast Dates: September 3 and 4, 1956

Originating from Hollywood

Starring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar; Paul Dubov; Alan Reed; Richard Crenna; Virginia Gregg; Ben Wright; Forrest Lewis; Eric Snowden; Barney Phillips; James McCallion; Les Tremayne

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The Falcon: The Case of the Disappearing Doll (EP4293)

Les Damon

Today’s Mystery:

The leader of a gang of robbers hires The Falcon to find his girlfriend, who disappeared with $80,000 that they stole from a payroll.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: August 30, 1950

Originating from New York

Starring: Les Damon as the Falcon; Mandel Kramer

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Dragnet: The Mother-in-Law Murder (EP4292)

Todays Mystery:

An elderly woman with an acrimonious relationship with her daughter-in-law is found murdered.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: November 24, 1949

Originating from Hollywood

Starring: Jack Webb as Sergeant Joe Friday; Barton Yarborough as Sergeant Ben Romero; Raymond Burr as Ed Backstrand, Chief of Detectives; Herb Butterfield as Lt. Lee Jones

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Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Kranesburg Matter, Episode Three, Four, and Five (EP4291)

Bob Bailey

Today’s Mystery:

The investigation into a stolen pearl necklace becomes a murder.

Original Radio Broadcast Dates: August 29, 30, and 31, 1956

Originating from Hollywood

Starring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar; Howard McNear; Forrest Lewis; Paul Richards; Mary Jane Croft; Virginia Gregg; James McCallion; Shirley Mitchell; Russell Thorson

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Mr. Chameleon: The Firebug Murder Case (EP4290)

Karl Swenson

Today’s Mystery:

A grocery store owner is found dead in a fire, but he had been shot to death.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: March 16, 1949

Originating from New York City

Starring: Karl Swenson as Mister Chameleon

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Dangerous Assignment: The Blue Lion (EP4289)


Today’s Mystery:

Steve goes to London to root out a phony passport racket. His only clue? A seven-year-old newspaper.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: January 14, 1953

Originating in Hollywood

Starring: Brian Donlevy as Steve Mitchell; Herb Butterfield as the Commissioner; Virginia Gregg; Ben Wright; Don Morrisson; Dan O’Herlihy

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Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Kranesburg Matter, Episodes 1, 1-A, and 2 (EP4288)

Bob Bailey

Today’s Mystery: Johnny goes to a small Ohio town where a jewel thief is ready to hand over a stolen pearl necklace … for a price.

Original Radio Broadcast Dates: August 24, 27, and 28, 1956

Originating from Hollywood

Starring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar; Howard McNear; Forrest Lewis; Paul Richards; Mary Jane Croft; Virginia Gregg; James McCallion; Shirley Mitchell; Russell Thorson

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The Falcon: The Case of the Larcenous Lark (EP4287)

Les Damon

Today’s Mystery:

A song writer, whose business manager is embezzling from him, is murdered.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: August 23, 1950

Originating from New York

Starring: Les Damon as the Falcon; Ralph Bell; Larry Haines

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Dragnet: The Big Bar (TV Soundtrack) (EP4286)

Today’s Mystery:

Friday and Smith look for a man who has committed a series of bar robberies and killed several of the victims.

Original Television Broadcast Date: October 8, 1954 based on a Radio Play from November 10, 1949

Originating from Hollywood

Starring: Jack Webb as Sergeant Joe Friday; Ben Alexander as Frank Smith; Walter Sande; Harry Bartel; Dee Thompson; Eugene Iglesias; Dennis Weaver; Natalie Masters

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Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Crystal Lake Matter, Episodes Three, Four, and Five (EP4285)

Bob Bailey

Today’s Mystery:

Johnny investigates the murder of an insured in a resort town.

Original Radio Broadcast Dates: August 15, 16, and 17, 1956

Originated from Hollywood

Starring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar; Richard Crenna; Charlotte Lawrence; Jeanne Tatum; Howard McNear; Forrest Lewis, Herb Ellis

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Mr. Chameleon: The Case of the Elevator with Two Bodies (EP4284)

Karl Swenson

Today’s Mystery:

Two people are found murdered inside an elevator car.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: March 9, 1949

Originated from New York City

Starring: Karl Swenson as Mister Chameleon

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Dangerous Assignment: Colonel Chan (EP4283)


Today’s Mystery:

Steve goes to New Guinea, hoping to discover through talking with a notorious smuggler the identity and location of a Mr. Big in a gun-smuggling operation.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: January 7, 1953

Originating in Hollywood

Starring: Brian Donlevy as Steve Mitchell; Herb Butterfield as the Commissioner; William Conrad; Paul Frees; Ray Dietrich; Betty Lou Gerson; Don Morrison

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Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Crystal Lake Matter, Episodes One and Two (EP4282)

Bob Bailey

Today’s Mystery:

An investigation to the disappearance of a missing insured Denver businessman leads Johnny to a resort town.

Original Radio Broadcast Dates: August 13 and 14, 1956

Originated from Hollywood

Starring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar; Richard Crenna; Charlotte Lawrence; Jeanne Tatum; Howard McNear; Forrest Lewis; Herb Ellis

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The Falcon: The Amourous Bookkeeper (EP4281)

Les Damon

Today’s Mystery:

The Falcon is hired to find an unassuming bookkeeper who stole $30,000 from a dress company.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: May 14, 1950

Originating from New York

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

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Dragnet: The Big Lamp (TV Soundtrack) (EP4280)

Todays Mystery:

A criminal is acquitted, leaves LA, and returns. Friday and Ed Jacobs think he’s up to his old tricks.

Original Television Broadcast: June 19, 1952 (radio script originally aired October 20, 1949)

Originating from Hollywood

Starring: Jack Webb as Sergeant Joe Friday; Barton Yarborough as Sergeant Ben Romero; Barney Phillips as Sergeant Ed Jacobs; Herb Butterfield as Lieutenant Lee Jones; Tol Avery; Eddie Firestone, Jr.; Ralph Moody; Parley Baer; Peggy Webber

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