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Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Nick Shurn Matter, Episodes One and Two (EP4264)

Bob Bailey

Today’s Mystery:

Johnny suspects that a mobster murdered his business partner and has to find the only witness before the mobster does.

Original Radio Broadcast Dates: December 19 and 20, 1956

Originating from Hollywood

Starring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar; Virginia Gregg; Peggy Webber; Don Diamond; Ben Wright; Jack Kruschen; Barney Phillips; Sam Edwards; Ken Christy

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1956 AFRTS Christmas Spectacular (AWR0235)

Amazing World of Radio

The AFRTS broadcasts a Christmas Specatcular which is taken from the Annual Los Angeles Examiner Christmas Benefit on December 7, 1956.

Among those appearing: Eddie Cantor; The Sons of the Pioneers; George Jessel; Pat O’Brien; Edgar Bergen (and Charlie McCarthy and Mortimer Snerd); and Tony Marvin

Original Radio Broadcast Date: December 25, 1956

Originating from the Shine Auditorium in Los Angeles

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The Falcon: Murder is a Knock-Out (EP4263)

Les Tremayne
Today’s Mystery:

A Los Angeles mobster comes to New York searching for a woman who stole $75,000. Murder follows.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: February 20, 1949

Originating from New York

Starring: Les Tremayne as the Falcon; Beverly Roberts

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The Saint: Marvin Hickerson, Private Eye (Encore) (EP4862e)

Vincent Price

Simon helps a wet-behind-the-ears farmer-turned-private-detective after he appears to have committed murder.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: December 3, 1950

Originating in Hollywood

Starring: Vincent Price as the Saint

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Dragnet: The Truck Hijackers (EP4262)

Todays Mystery: Friday and Romero suspect an inside job in a series of truck hijackings.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: October 1, 1949

Originating from Hollywood

Starred: Jack Webb as Sergeant Joe Friday; Barton Yarborough as Sergeant Ben Romero; Raymond Burr as Ed Backstrand, Chief of Detectives; William Herb Butterfield

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Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Sea Legs Matter, Episodes Three, Four, and Five (EP4261)

Bob Bailey

Today’s Mystery:

Johnny continues his investigation in Nicaragua into the disappearance of a man and a boat insured for a combined $400,000.

Original Radio Broadcast Dates: August 1, 2, and 3, 1956

Originating from Hollywood

Starring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar; Harry Bartell; Lawrence Dobkin; Virginia Gregg; Parley Baer; Don Diamond; Russell Thorson

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Mr. Chameleon: The Case of the Man Who Expected Murder (EP4260)

Karl Swenson

Today’s Mystery:

Chameleon is called in to investigate when a playboy is found murdered, with a note indicating that if he dies unexpectedly, someone should question his fiancée.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: February 23, 1949

Originating in New York City

Starring: Karl Swenson as Mister Chameleon

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Dangerous Assignment: Road Sabotage (EP4259)


Today’s Mystery: Steve goes to Turkey to investigate sabotage on a road project that the U.S. is subsidizing and providing expertise for.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: December 17, 1952

Originating in Hollywood

Stars: Brian Donlevy as Steve Mitchell, Herb Butterfield as the Commissioner, Vivi Janiss, Herb Ellis, Peter Leeds, Jan Arvan

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Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Sea Legs Matter, Episodes One and Two (EP4258)

Bob Bailey

Today’s Mystery:

Johnny goes to Nicaragua to investigate the disappearance of a wealthy insured man aboard his insured yacht.

Original Radio Broadcast Dates: July 30 and 31, 1956

Originating from Hollywood

Starring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar, Harry Bartell, Lawrence Dobkin, Virginia Gregg, Parley Baer, Don Diamond, Russell Thorson

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The Falcon: Murder is a Bad Bluff (EP4257)

Les Tremayne

Today’s Mystery:

The Falcon is hired by a woman who’s afraid that her fiancé is earning his money in the rackets.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: November 1, 1948

Originating from New York

Starring: Les Tremayne as The Falcon; Joe DeSantis

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The Saint: The Horrible Hamburger (Encore) (EP4256e)

Vincent Price

Today’s Mystery:

Simon and Louie get lost in Westchester County and stop for a hamburger, only to find a corpse after leaving.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: September 10, 1950

Originating in Hollywood

Starring: Vincent Price as The Saint; Larry Dobkin as Louie

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Dragnet: The Brick Bat Slayer (EP4256)

Todays Mystery:

Friday and Romero search for a serial killer who breaks into the homes of women and murders them with a red brick.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: September 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 Lee Jones

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Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Open Town Matter, Episodes Three, Four, and Five (EP4255)

Bob Bailey

Today’s Mystery:

After a shooting outside of city hall, Johnny is more puzzled about the murder of a corrupt police chief in a wide open town with rampant corruption.

Original Radio Broadcast Dates: July 25, 26, and 27, 1956

Originating from Hollywood

Starring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar; Jeanne Tatum; Paul Dubov; Joseph Kearns; Stacy Harris; Russell Thorson

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Mr. Chameleon: The Case of Murder and the Smoking Gun (EP4254)

Karl Swenson

Today’s Mystery:

A young man emerges from a room holding a smoking gun. Inside the room is the body of a conman who’d been pretending to be a nobleman.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: February 16, 1949

Originating from New York City

Starring: Karl Swenson as Mister Chameleon

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Dangerous Assignment: Riot (EP4253)


Today’s Mystery:

Steve goes to Vienna to investigate a shooting in which U.S. soldiers have been implicated in an attack on a mine across the border in Hungary.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: December 10, 1952

Originating in Hollywood

Starring: Brian Donlevy as Steve Mitchell; Herb Butterfield as the Commissioner; Paul Dubov; Bob O’Connor; Paul Frees; Jeanne Tatum; Vivi Janis

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