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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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Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Alder Matter, Episodes Three, Four, and Five (EP4279)

Bob Bailey

Today’s Mystery:

In Caracas, Johnny has to try to save an insured oil man from being killed, but has to find his way through a web of lies by everyone in the house, including the insured.

Original Radio Broadcast Dates: August 8, 9, and 10, 1956

Originating from Hollywood

Starring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar; Gil Stratton; Harry Bartell; Barbara Fuller; John Dehner; Virginia Gregg; Don Diamond; Vivi Janiss; Tony Barrett

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Mr. Chameleon: The False Witness Murder Case (EP4278)

Karl Swenson

Today’s Mystery:

The older husband of an unhappy younger woman is murdered.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: March 2, 1949

Originating from New York City

Starring: Karl Swenson as Mister Chameleon

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Dangerous Assignment: Street Car 17 (EP4277)


Today’s Mystery:

Steve goes to Trieste, Italy to meet someone on a street car with information about the location of a report on foreign knowledge of US atomic secrets.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: December 31, 1952

Originating in Hollywood

Starring: Brian Donlevy as Steve Mitchell; Herb Butterfield as the Commissioner; Dan Rist; Paul Frees; Herb Ellis; Tony Barrett; Paul Dubov

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Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Alder Matter, Episodes One and Two (EP4276)

Bob Bailey

Today’s Mystery:

Johnny is sent to Venezuela to investigate why a wealthy oil man keeps changing his insurance beneficiary. The insured refuses to tell him anything, but gets Johnny to stay and save his life.

Original Radio Broadcast Dates: August 6 and 7, 1956

Originating in Hollywood

Starring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar; Gil Stratton; Harry Bartell; Barbara Fuller; John Dehner; Virginia Gregg; Don Diamond; Vivi Janiss; Tony Barrett

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Sherlock Holmes: The Case of Iron Box (Encore) (EP4275)

Basil Rathbone

An eighty-four-year-old Scottish lord who, because of being born on February 29, has been waiting 63 years for the inheritance he should have received when he was 21, finds out he’ll have to wait a little longer, and then Holmes reports that he was pushed out the window.

Original Air Date: December 31, 1945

Originating in Hollywood

Starring: Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes; Nigel Bruce as Doctor Watson

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