Tag: Joe Friday

Dragnet: The Big Watch (EP4400)

Today’s Mystery:

Sergeant Joe Friday and his partner Ben Romero are on the trail of a vicious gang of robbers targeting military officers.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: April 13, 1950

Originating from Hollywood

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

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Dragnet: The Big Book (EP4394)

Today’s Mystery:

Friday and Romero investigate the flood of filthy books into Los Angeles high schools.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: April 6, 1950

Originating from Hollywood

Starring: Jack Webb as Sergeant Joe Friday; Barton Yarborough as Sergeant Ben Romero; Herb Butterfield; Stacy Harris; Harry Morgan

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Old Time Radio Con Games Special (EP4388s)

Today, I’m joined by Jim Grinstead of the Scams and Cons Podcast as we delve into two scam-related old time radio podcasts.

Today’s 1st Mystery:

First up, there’s no such thing as easy money.

That’s a lesson a rich young man learns as he’s forced to lure his friends into the clutches of a big-time gambler to square his own debts. Can magician-turned-detective Mike Trent help? We find out in this episode of Easy Money, “The Gallopping Ivories”

Original Radio Broadcast Date: November 14, 1954

Originating in New York

Starring: Larry Haines as Mike Trent; Ralph Bell; Peter Fernandez; Maurice Tarplin

Today’s 2nd Mystery:

Joe Friday and Ben Romero go after a gang of con-men who are victimizing the families of recently deceased people in the Big Betty.

Original Air Date: November 23, 1950

Originating in Los Angeles

Starring: Jack Webb as Joe Friday; Barton Yarborough as Ben Romero

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Dragnet: The Big Gangster, Part Two (EP4388)

Today’s Mystery:

When a notorious mobster is gunned down, sparking fears of a gang war, Joe Friday and Ben Romero race against time to find the killers. Smoke screens, false leads, and a mysterious woman are at the center of it all.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: March 30, 1950

Originating from Hollywood

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

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Dragnet: The Big Gangster, Part One (EP4382)

Today’s Mystery:

Friday and Romero have to find out who is trying to kill a major gang kingpin before they succeed and start a gang war.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: March 23, 1950

Originating from Hollywood

Starring: Jack Webb as Sergeant Joe Friday; Barton Yarborough as Sergeant Ben Romero; Stacy Harris; Herb Butterfield

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Dragnet: The Big Boys (EP4376)

Today’s Mystery: Friday and Romero get a tip on four young fugitive gunmen from San Francisco.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: March 16, 1950

Originating from Hollywood

Starring: Jack Webb as Sergeant Joe Friday; Barton Yarborough as Sergeant Ben Romero; Herb Butterfield; Harry Bartell

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Dragnet: The Big Thank You (EP4370)

Today’s Mystery: A parole officer asks Friday and Romero to look into the apparent disappearance of a woman who had a convicted murderess paroled to her.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: March 9, 1950

Originating from Hollywood

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

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Dragnet: The Big Kill (EP4364)

Today’s Mystery:

Friday and Romero investigate the murder of a police officer in his home.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: March 2, 1950

Originating from Hollywood

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

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Dragnet: The Big Grifter (EP4358)

Today’s Mystery:

Friday and Romero face off against a veteran con-man.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: February 23, 1950

Originating from Hollywood

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

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Dragnet: The Big Girl (EP4352)

Today’s Mystery:

Friday and Romero investigating a series of robberies, beatings, and shootings committed by a beautiful woman.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: February 9, 1950

Originating from Hollywood

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

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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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Dragnet: The Big Man, Part One (EP4334)

Today’s Mystery:

Friday goes undercover in a narcotics gang to get to the get a drug kingpin.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: January 12, 1950

Originating from Hollywood

Starring: Jack Webb as Sergeant Joe Friday; Barton Yarborough as Sergeant Ben Romero; Sidney Miller; Herb Butterfield; William Conrad; Peggy Webber

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Dragnet: The Big Escape (EP4328)

Today’s Mystery:

Joe Friday arrests an old army buddy for armed robbery.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: January 5, 1950

Originating from Hollywood

Starring: Jack Webb as Sergeant Joe Friday; Barton Yarborough as Sergeant Ben Romero; Herb Butterfield; Stacy Harris.

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Dragnet: The Roseland Roof Murders (EP4322)

Today’s Mystery:

Friday and Romero search for a trigger happy gang of hold-up men.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: December 29, 1949

Originating from Hollywood

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

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Dragnet: .22 Rifle for Christmas (EP4316)

Todays Mystery: A boy disappears before Christmas with his present – a .22 rifle.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: December 22, 1949

Originating from Hollywood

Starring: Jack Webb as Sergeant Joe Friday; Barton Yarborough as Sergeant Ben Romero; Herb Butterfield; Peggy Webber; William Johnstone

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