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The Falcon: The Case of the Widow’s Gorilla (EP4347)

Les Damon

Today’s Mystery:

A businessman who drove his rival out of business wants Waring to prove he didn’t kill him and suggests suicide.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: November 12, 1950

Originating from New York

Starring: Les Damon as the Falcon; Bill Zuckert; Mandel Kramer

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Dragnet: The Child Killer (EP4346)

Today’s Mystery:

Friday and Romero search for two missing girls.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: February 2, 1950

Originating from Hollywood

Starring: Jack Webb as Sergeant Joe Friday; Barton Yarborough as Sergeant Ben Romero; Jack Kruschen; Herb Butterfield; Bill Johnstone

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Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Silent Queen Matter, Episodes Three, Four, and Five (EP4345)

Bob Bailey

Today’s Mystery:

It turns out a murdered penny arcade owner was the long-thought-dead husband of a silent movie queen. That’s the first of many lies Johnny has to sort through to find the truth.

Original Radio Broadcast Dates: October 31, November 1 and 2, 1956

Originating from Hollywood

Starring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar; Paula Winslowe; Virginia Gregg; Vic Perrin; Paul Dubov; Frank Gerstle; John Dehner; Lawrence Dobkin; Chester Stratton

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Mr. Chameleon: The Forbidden Marriage Murder Case (EP4344)

Karl Swenson

Today’s Mystery:

Mr. Chameleon investigates the murder of a young actress who was forbidden by her aunt and uncle to marry her older, scandal-plagued leading man.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: May 18, 1949

Originating from New York City

Starring: Karl Swenson as Mister Chameleon

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Gallant American Women: Women, the Providers (AWR0242)

Amazing World of Radio

Today’s Episode:

A look at the role women played in nutrition and providing quality food from the time of the pilgrims to the then-modern time.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: November 21, 1939

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Dangerous Assignment: Stolen Information Group (EP4343)


Today’s Mystery:

Steve goes to Norway to impersonate a captured courier who was about to collect a payoff from a gang that dealt in stolen information. Steve arrives to find someone’s beaten him to the punch – and got murdered for his effort.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: March 18, 1953

Originating in Hollywood

Starring: Brian Donlevy as Steve Mitchell; Herb Butterfield as the Commissioner; Betty Lou Gerson; Dan O’Herlihy; GeGe Pearson; Paul Frees

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Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Silent Queen Matter, Episodes One and Two (EP4342)

Bob Bailey

Today’s Mystery:

Johnny Dollar goes to Venice, California to investigate the murder of a penny arcade operator who named a silent movie star as his beneficiary.

Original Radio Broadcast Dates: October 29 and 30, 1956

Originating from Hollywood

Starring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar; Paula Winslowe; Virginia Gregg; Vic Perrin; Paul Dubov; Frank Gerstle; John Dehner; Lawrence Dobkin; Chester Stratton

Also a discussion of all the possible origins of the phrase, “The Real McCoy”

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The Falcon: The Case of the Rich Racketeer (EP4341)

Les Damon

Today’s Mystery:

A racketeer hires The Falcon to protect him in a forest cabin, but is killed before Waring arrives from New York.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: November 5, 1950

Originating from New York

Starring: Les Damon as the Falcon

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Dragnet: The Big Man, Part Two (EP4340)

Today’s Mystery:

Having gotten key information, Joe Friday and Ben Romero join an interdepartment task force to bring down the top narcotics dealer.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: January 19, 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 Phantom Chase Matter, Episodes Eight and Nine (EP4339)

Bob Bailey

Today’s Mystery:

Johnny and the wife of the man he’s pursuing find themselves stranded on an isolated island by fugitive embezzler.

Original Radio Broadcast Dates: October 25 and 26, 1956

Originating from Hollywood

Starring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar; Michael Ann Barrett; Jack Edwards; Ben Wright; Virginia Gregg; Don Diamond; Forrest Lewis; Richard Crenna

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Mr. Chameleon: The Picture on the Wall Murder Case (EP4338)

Karl Swenson

Today’s Mystery:

A philandering portrait painter is murdered.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: May 11, 1949

Originating from New York City

Starring: Karl Swenson as Mister Chameleon

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This is the Story: Remember Anna Zenger (AWR0241)

Amazing World of Radio

Today’s Story:

In the early 18th Century in colonial New York, Anna Zenger tries to save her husband, printer Peter Zenger, while also trying to safeguard the freedom of the press.

Original Air Date: October 18, 1949

Originating in Hollywood

Starring: Rosalind Russell as Anna Zenger

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Dangerous Assignment: Ghost Ship (EP4337)


Today’s Mystery:

Steve is sent to locate a phantom ship that’s smuggling supplies to guerillas in the Philippines and attacking local fishing boats.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: March 11, 1953

Originating in Hollywood

Starring: Brian Donlevy as Steve Mitchell; Herb Butterfield as the Commissioner

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Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Phantom Chase Matter, Episodes Six and Seven (EP4336)

Bob Bailey

Today’s Mystery:

Johnny wakes up in Barbados after being knocked out, and finds himself no closer to apprehending the junior partner of a New York investment firm who is accused of embezzling $120,000.

Original Radio Broadcast Dates: October 22 and 24, 1956

Originating from Hollywood

Starring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar; Michael Ann Barrett; Jack Edwards; Ben Wright; Virginia Gregg; Don Diamond; Forrest Lewis; Richard Crenna

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The Falcon: The Case of the Double Exposure (EP4335)

Les Damon

Today’s Mystery:

A man is murdered soon after his business partner was killed, and the contingency beneficiary hires Mike to prove who hired the killer.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: October 29, 1950

Originating from New York

Starring: Les Damon as The Falcon; Ken Lynch as Sergeant Corbett; Maurice Tarplin; Mandel Kramer

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