May 1, 1949- February 19, 1950 (East Coast) and June 5, 1951- March 25, 1952 (West Coast), syndicated
Tom Collins as Frank Race (through "The Adventure of the Roughneck's Will", #22, 09/25/1949)
Paul Dubov as Frank Race (from "The Adventure of the Green Doubloon", #23, 10/02/1949 to end)
Tony Barrett as Mark Donovan
Written and Directed by: Joel Murcott and Buckley Angel
Music by: Ivan Ditmars
Announcers: Art Gilmore, Michael Roy (episodes 26, 27)
The Adventures of Frank Race was a syndicated show produced by Bruce Eells Productions in Hollywood. Each program began with the introduction: "Before the war, Frank Race worked as an attorney, but he traded his law books for the cloak-and-dagger of the OSS. When the war was over, his former life was over too....adventure became his business!"
Although Race ran his investigative business out of a New York City office, he and his sidekick, Mark Donovan, were seldom there. Their pursuit of wrong-doers led them to ex-Nazi jewel robbers in Berlin and Monte Carlo, import thieves in Tunis, etc. Most of his assignments came from international insurance companies thus making the program something of a cross between more familiar contemporaries Dangerous Assignment and Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar.
Sources: Thrillingdetective.com; On the Air, John Dunning; The 3rd Revised Ultimate History..., Jay Hickerson; Audio Classics.com (Salomonson)
NOTE: "TAOT" in the names of the files is an abbreviation for "The Adventure of The".
NOTE: Updated Release! Upgraded sound and removed broadcast dates due to syndication (05-Mar-2013).
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