Tag: Old Time Radio Detective

Dragnet: The Big Fake (EP4448)

Today’s Mystery:

A man accuses a police officer of robbing and beating him.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: June 1, 1950

Originating from Hollywood

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

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Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Ming Toy Murphy Matter (EP4447)

Bob Bailey

Today’s Mystery:

Johnny is called in by an eccentric insured man to find his missing “talking” Pekinese dog.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: April 14, 1957

Originating from Hollywood

Starring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar; Virginia Gregg; G. Stanley Jones; Herb Ellis; Joseph Kearns; Jay Novello; Bill James; Howard McNear

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Mr. Chameleon: The Case of the Snarling Corpse (EP4446)

Karl Swenson

Today’s Mystery:

Mr. Chameleon is called in when a doctor suspects that a man who died of lockjaw was actually murdered.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: September 7, 1949

Originating from New York City

Starring: Karl Swenson as Mister Chameleon; Frank Butler as Sergeant Dave Arnold

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Broadway’s My Beat: The Rita Rondell Murder Case ((EP4445)

Anthony Ross

Today’s Mystery:

A young businessman from Arkansas reports that a woman tried to blackmail him. Then she’s found dead.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: May 1, 1949

Originating in New York City

Starring: Anthony Ross as Lieutenant Danny Clover; Jeanne Carson; John Forsyth

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Bulldog Drummond: Help Wanted (EP4444)

Luis Van Rooten

Today’s Mystery:

Captain Drummond leaves town on a train. A man dies while asking him to be paged at the train station. Denny hires his own valet and sets out to solve the case himself.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: August 13, 1945

Originating in New York

Starring: Luis Van Rooten as Denny

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The Falcon: The Case of the Unsilent Butler (EP4443)

Les Damon

Today’s Mystery:

Mike has to protect a model for a new oil detector from an unscrupulous private investigator.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: March 11, 1951

Originating from New York

Starring: Les Damon as the Falcon; Ralph Bell; Maurice Tarplin; Elspeth Eric

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Ellery Queen: The Vanishing Magician (Encore) (EP4442e)

An old vaudeville magician makes a wager for $25,000 that he can disappear from a house under the nose of New York’s finest.

Original Air Date: November 6, 1943

Originating in New York

Starring: Sidney Smith as Ellery Queen

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Ellery Queen: Adventure of the Circus Train (Encore) (EP4442)

Carleton Young

A long-time circus owner is murdered on a train.

Original Air Date: March 27, 1943

Originating in New York

Starring: Carleton Young as Ellery Queen

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Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Alvin Summers Matter Omnibus (Encore) (EP4441)

Bob Bailey

Today’s Mystery:Johnny goes to Mexico in search of a man who embezzled $75,000

Original Radio Broadcast Dates:October 24-28, 1955

Originated from Hollywood

Stars: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar, Virginia Gregg, Marvin Miller, Don Diamond, Tony Barrett, Parley Baer

Includes portion of interview with John Abbott. Listen to the full interview here.

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Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Valentine Matter Omnibus (Encore) (EP4440)

Bob Bailey

Today’s Mystery: Johnny initially comes to New Orleans to investigate a hotel theft but becomes involved in finding out who’s making attempts on life of a retired Prohibition-era Racketeer

Original Radio Broadcast Dates: October 31-November 4, 1955

Originated from Hollywood

Stars: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar, Lillian Buyeff, Betty Lou Gerson, Barney Phillips, Will Wright, Forrest Lewis, Marvin Miller, Jay Novello, Jack Moyles

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Forecast: Deductions Deluxe: The Problem of the Painted Poddle (Encore) (EP4439)

Private Detective Roger Boon is called in to find out why a wealthy woman’s poodle was painted green.

Originated in Hollywood

Starring: Adolphe Menjou, Verree Teasdale,

Original Air Date: July 28, 1941

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The Thin Man: Nora’s Night Out (Encore) (EP4438)

Claudia Morgan

Nora is out all night, breaks a mirror, and asks another man to marry her. Nick suspects she’s been drugged.  Things get even more serious when they find a corpse.

Original Air Date: October 6, 1944

Originating in New York

Starring David Gothard as Nick Charles, Claudia Morgan as Nora Charles

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The Thin Man: The Case of the Wandering Corpse (Encore) (EP4437)

Claudia Morgan

A corpse disappears along with a necklace, Nick bought for Nora as an anniversary present, and its place is another corpse.

Original Air Date: October 10, 1943

Originating in New York

Starred: Les Damon as Nick Charles, Claudia Morgan as Nora Charles

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Lux Radio Theater: The Thin Man (Encore) (EP4436e)

The Thin Man

Nick Charles, a retired private detective, is drawn back to detection with the insistence of his wife, Nora, when a former client is suspected of several murders.

Original Air Date: June 8, 1936

Originating in Hollywood

Starring: William Powell as Nick Charles; Myrna Loy as Nora Charles

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Dragnet: The Big Key (EP4436)

Todays Mystery:

The big clue to who left a woman’s body in a churchyard is a key found near her body.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: May 25, 1950

Originating from Hollywood

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

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