Tag: Radio Drama

Thin Man: The Case of the Moon Murder (EP4372)

Claudia Morgan
Today’s Mystery:

Nick and Nora are hoping for romance under a full moon. Instead, they stumble across a dead man being buried in the middle of the street.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: November 25, 1945

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Originating in New York:

Starring: Les Tremayne as Nick Charles; Claudia Morgan as Nora Charles; Larry Haines

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The Falcon: The Case of the Raw Deal (EP4371)

Les Damon

Today’s Mystery:

Mike Waring is hired by a group of businessmen who were robbed of $65,000 in cash at a high stakes poker game.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: December 10, 1950

Originating from New York

Starring: Les Damon as the Falcon; Ken Paxton as Sergeant Corbett; Larry Haines

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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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Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Burning Carr Matter (EP4369)

Bob Bailey

Today’s Mystery:

Johnny goes to Sarasota to investigate a series of fires at lumber yards, and finds himself investigating a murder.

Original Radio Broadcast Dates: December 9, 1956

Originating from Hollywood

Starring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar; Virginia Gregg; Parley Baer; Vic Perrin; Bob Bruce; Harry Bartell; Vivi Janiss; Tony Barrett; Junius Matthews

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Mr. Chameleon: The Roof Garden Murder Case (EP4368)

Karl Swenson

Today’s Mystery:

A woman is pushed off the roof of an eighteen-story building.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: June 15, 1949

Originated from New York City

Starring: Karl Swenson as Mister Chameleon

Information from Kootenai County on Clark House

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Dangerous Assignment: Find Lenny Fenway (EP4367)


Today’s Mystery:

Steve travels to Tibet to rescue an American pilot who provides the key to a critical mission to re-supply Chinese nationalists.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: April 15, 1953

Originatimg in Hollywood

Starring: Brian Donlevy as Steve Mitchell; Herb Butterfield as the Commissioner; Frank Gerstle; Paul Dubov; Sidney Miller; Stacy Harris

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Ellery Queen: The Green Gorillas (EP4366)

Today’s Mystery:

Ellery Queen teams up with a teenage boy to infiltrate a street gang.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: February 12, 1947

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Originating in New York

Starring: Lawrence Dobkin; Charlotte Keane; Bill Smith; Ed Latimer; Mandel Kramer

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The Falcon: The Case of the Harried Husband (EP4365)

Les Damon

Today’s Mystery:

A gigolo who is trying to scam and doublecross various people is murdered.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: December 3, 1950

Originating from New York

Starring: Les Damon as The Falcon; Ken Paxtor as Sergeant Corbett; Jackson Beck

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Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Royal Street Matter (EP4363)

Bob Bailey

Today’s Mystery:

Johnny goes to New Orleans to investigate why the owner of an insured, burnt-out antique shop hasn’t filed a claim, and has expressed no interest in doing so.

Original Radio Broadcast Dates: November 25, 1956

Originating from Hollywood

Starring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar; Virginia Gregg; Forrest Lewis, Lou Merrill; Lawrence Dobkin; Frank Gerstle

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Mr. Chameleon: The Organ Grinder Murder Case (EP4362)

Karl Swenson

Today’s Mystery:

A young man is shot to death after trying to quit stealing jewelry.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: June 8, 1949

Originating from New York City

Starring: Karl Swenson as Mister Chameleon

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Dangerous Assignment: Boy Is Used as Courier (EP4355)


Today’s Mystery:

Steve is hired as tutor to a French boy with a near photographic memory whose father believes his current tutor is using him to smuggle top secret information.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: April 8, 1953

Originating in Hollywood

Starring: Brian Donlevy as Steve Mitchell; Herb Butterfield as the Commissioner; Jeanne Bates; Paul Frees; Larry Dobkin; Jay Novello

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Ellery Queen: The Adventure of the Wounded Lieutenant (EP4360)

Today’s Mystery:

A former police detective is disabled while serving overseas and his battallion members are killed after a native waiter reports their planned attack. But how did the spy know?

Original Radio Broadcast Date: November 18, 1943

Originating in New York from the Office of War Information, taken from the network broadcast of a 30 minute episode

Starring: Sydney Smith as Ellery Queen, Marian Shockley, Santos Ortega, Ted de Corsia

Armchair Detectives: Virginia Fields and Ed Sullivan

Website Referenced: Ellery Queen, A Website of Deduction

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The Falcon: The Case of the Stooge’s Errand (EP4359)

Les Damon

Today’s Mystery:

The Falcon is hired to locate a boxing promoter who cheated two men out of a combined $40,000, but has a clever way to make sure they can’t collect.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: November 26, 1950

Originating from New York

Starring: Les Damon as the Falcon; Ken Lynch as Sergeant Corbett; Mandel Kramer; Ralph Bell; Bill Zuckert

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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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Mr. Chameleon: The Case of the Murdered Gold-Digger (EP4356)

Karl Swenson

Today’s Mystery:

A woman in flashy clothes is murdered in the driveway of a married man who swears he never ever saw her before.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: June 1, 1949

Originating from New York City

Starring: Karl Swenson as Mister Chameleon

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