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The Old Time Radio Showcase

A collection of items containing compilations of radio shows: Sometimes the complete run of the series, and sometimes just a few years. Compiled by a wide variety of sources, these shows harken to a long-lost era of drama, mystery and comedy.

Also: See the Lum Edwards Collection.


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DRAGNET Dragnet , the brainchild of Jack Webb, may very well be the most well-remembered, and the best, radio police drama series. From September, 1949 through February 1957, Dragnet 's 30 minute shows, broadcast on NBC, brought to radio true police stories in a low-key, documentary style. The origins of Dragnet can be traced to a semi-documentary film, "He Walked by Night" from 1948, in which Webb had a small role. Both employed the same Los Angeles Police Department technical...
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Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar
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YOURS TRULY, JOHNNY DOLLAR THESE ARE THE 30 MINUTE BOB BAILEY EPISODES 11-11-1956 to 11-27-1960 The individual episodes of Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar have been broken down into several different pages by lead actor: Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar - Single Episodes or Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar - Single Episodes - Charles Russell Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar - Single Episodes - Edmond O'Brien Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar - Single Episodes - John Lund Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar - Single Episodes - Bob...
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RICHARD DIAMOND, PRIVATE DETECTIVE In 1945, Dick Powell portrayed Phillip Marlowe in the movie "Murder My Sweet" based on Raymond Chandler's novel "Farewell My Lovely". This was a radical departure in character for Mr. Powell from a Hollywood song and dance man to a hard-boiled detective. On June 11,1945, Lux Radio Theatre brought "Murder My Sweet" to radio, again with Dick Powell in the lead. These two performances prompted his selection for the part of Richard...
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This upload contains all 1399 episodes of the CBS Radio Mystery Theater.  Hosted by E.G. Marshall (and for the last 11 months, Tammy Grimes) and produced by Himan Brown, both veterans of radio from the Golden Age, the Mystery Theater was CBS's attempt to revive radio drama from 1974-1982.  Despite the small budget allocated by CBS, the show is still excellent, with great acting, quality production and many excellent stories.  So join me for another adventure in the macabre.  Pleasant...
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ADVENTURES OF PHILIP MARLOWE Elements of mystery have always been represented in literature, but the detective story didn't arrive on the scene until the mid 1800's. Edgar Allan Poe's The Murders in the Rue Morgue , published in 1841, was the first. The Murder's main character, C. Auguste Dupin, was a brilliant detective who relied on superior deductive powers to solve the crime. He and his unnamed narrator companion solved this and two other mysteries. Later in the 19th century Sir Arthur...
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THE WHISTLER You're walking alone on the street at night, but then you hear another set of footsteps and a haunting tune being whistled by an unseen stranger. Fritz Lang used an similar premise in his 1930s German movie with Peter Lorre playing M , a psychopathic murderer of children. But the American radio series was even creepier. The unseen Whistler didn't kill anyone (that we know of), but he certainly loved watching murders take place, narrating them for us, and chuckling at the suffering...
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Suspense: The Radio Show
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SUSPENSE The individual episodes have been broken down into several different pages: Suspense - Single Episodes or Suspense - Single Episodes - 1942 Suspense - Single Episodes - 1943 Suspense - Single Episodes - 1944 Suspense - Single Episodes - 1945 Suspense - Single Episodes - 1946 Suspense - Single Episodes - 1947 Suspense - Single Episodes - 1948 Suspense - Single Episodes - 1949 Suspense - Single Episodes - 1950 Suspense - Single Episodes - 1951 Suspense - Single Episodes - 1952 Suspense -...
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LET GEORGE DO IT Let George Do It was a radio drama series produced by Owen and Pauline Vinson from 1946 to 1954. It starred Bob Bailey as detective-for-hire George Valentine (with Olan Soule stepping into the role in 1954). Clients came to Valentine's office after reading a newspaper carrying his classified ad: Personal notice: Danger's my stock in trade. If the job's too tough for you to handle, you've got a job for me. George Valentine. The few earliest episodes were more sitcom than private...
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RANGER BILL ""Ranger Bill, Warrior of the Woodland, struggling against extreme odds, traveling dangerous trails, fighting the many enemies of nature. This is the job of the guardian of the forest, Ranger Bill. Pouring rain, freezing cold, blistering heat, snows, floods, bears, rattlesnakes, mountain lions. Yes, all this in exchange for the satisfaction and pride of a job well done." That was the opening of Ranger Bill, a Christian radio adventure serial produced under the...
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THE GREAT GILDERSLEEVE The Great Gildersleeve is a radio situation comedy broadcast from August 31, 1941, to March 21, 1957. Initially written by Leonard Lewis Levinson, it was one of broadcast history's earliest spin-off programs. The series was built around the character Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve, a regular element of the radio situation comedy Fibber McGee and Molly . The character was introduced in the October 3, 1939 episode (number 216) of that series. The Great Gildersleeve enjoyed...
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BROADWAY'S MY BEAT Broadway's My Beat , a radio crime drama, ran on CBS from February 27, 1949 to August 1, 1954. With music by Robert Stringer, the show originated from New York during its first three months on the air, with Anthony Ross portraying Times Square Detective Danny Clover. John Dietz directed for producer Lester Gottlieb. Beginning with the July 7, 1949 episode, the series was broadcast from Hollywood with producer Elliott Lewis directing a new cast in scripts by Morton Fine and...
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THE NEW ADVENTURES OF NERO WOLFE Nero Wolfe first appeared on radio on July 5, 1943 on the NBC Blue Network in The Adventures Of Nero Wolfe . This series didn't last long and starred Santos Ortega as Wolfe and Luis Van Rooten as Archie. The second series was during 1945 on the Mutual network in The Amazing Nero Wolfe . This lasted only until December 15, 1946 and starred Francis X. Bushman and Elliot Lewis as Archie. The third series was known as The New Adventures of Nero Wolfe . Starting on...
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THIS IS YOUR FBI This Is Your FBI was a radio crime drama which aired in the United States on ABC from April 6, 1945 to January 30, 1953 for a total of 409 shows. The show featured true cases from FBI, and told from an agent's viewpoint. FBI chief J. Edgar Hoover gave it his endorsement, considering it "Our Show" and calling it "the finest dramatic program on the air". The shows would involve everything from crackdowns on organized crime, or stories of individual...
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LUX RADIO THEATRE The individual episodes have been broken down into several different pages: Lux Radio Theatre - Single Episodes or by season: (There are no known surviving First Season episodes) Lux Radio Theatre - Single Episodes - Second Season: 07/29/35 to 06/25/36 Lux Radio Theatre - Single Episodes - Third Season: 07/01/36 to 07/05/37 Lux Radio Theatre - Single Episodes - Fourth Season: 09/13/37 to 07/04/38 Lux Radio Theatre - Single Episodes - Fifth Season: 09/12/38 to 07/10/39 Lux...
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THE SIX SHOOTER The Six Shooter brought James Stewart to the NBC microphone on September 20, 1953, in a fine series of folksy Western adventures. Stewart was never better on the air than in this drama of Britt Ponset, frontier drifter created by Frank Burt. The epigraph set it up nicely: "The man in the saddle is angular and long-legged: his skin is sun dyed brown. The gun in his holster is gray steel and rainbow mother-of-pearl. People call them both The Six Shooter." Ponset was a...
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THE ADVENTURES OF SAM SPADE The Adventures of Sam Spade was first heard on ABC July 12, 1946, as a Friday-night summer series. The show clicked at once, and went into a regular fall lineup on CBS September 29, 1946. From then until 1949, Sam Spade was a Sunday-night thriller for Wildroot Cream Oil, starring Howard Duff in the title role. With Duff's departure, NBC took the series, leaving it on Sunday for Wildroot and starring Stephen Dunne as Spade. This version lasted until 1951, the last...
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What evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows! This upload contains 239 episodes of the great old time radio drama, The Shadow.  The show aired for 22 years, from 1932 to 1954, and followed the exploits of amateur detective Lamont Cranston and his companion Margo Lane. Cranston learned the secret of clouding men's minds to make him invisible, allowing him to become The Shadow and work on the side of law enforcement to prove to young and old alike that crime does not pay! Over the 22...
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BOX 13 "Adventure wanted -- will go anywhere, do anything -- Box 13." The premise of the program was that Dan Holiday was an author who wrote mystery novels. To get ideas for his novels he placed an advertisement in a newspaper saying "Adventure wanted, will go anywhere, do anything, Box 13." The ads always brought fun adventures of all kinds: from racketeer's victim to psychotic killer looking for fun. Most of the episodes were based on Dan Holiday replying to a letter he...
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Our Miss Brooks was a hit on radio from the outset; within eight months of its launch as a regular series, the show landed several honors, including four for Eve Arden, who won polls in four individual publications of the time. Arden had actually been the third choice to play the title role. Harry Ackerman, at the time CBS's West Coast director of programming, wanted Shirley Booth for the part, but as he told historian Gerald Nachman many years later, he realized Booth was too focused on the...
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Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar
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YOURS TRULY, JOHNNY DOLLAR THESE ARE THE 15 MINUTE BOB BAILEY SERIALS 10-03-1955 to 11-02-1956 The individual episodes of Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar have been broken down into several different pages by lead actor: Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar - Single Episodes or Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar - Single Episodes - Charles Russell Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar - Single Episodes - Edmond O'Brien Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar - Single Episodes - John Lund Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar - Single Episodes - Bob...
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NICK CARTER, MASTER DETECTIVE Nick Carter first made an appearance in a pulp novel in 1886. His popularity lasted over 100 years until the last Nick Carter-Killmaster book was published in 1990. The master detective first ventured into radio on April 11, 1943 on the Mutual Broadcasting System as The Return of Nick Carter , a nod to his pulp fiction history. The title was changed to Nick Carter, Master Detective shortly thereafter. Lon Clark starred as Mr. Carter throughout the run, with his...
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Welcome to Pine Ridge, home of the Jot 'em Down Store.   This upload contains 1646 files of the Lum and Abner old time radio show, starring Charles Lauck and Norris Goff. The dates, episode numbers and titles are believed to be correct based on available sources, but any corrections are welcome.  The files have been formatted to be classified easily as podcasts in iTunes. Disclaimer: By uploading these files, I make no claim to ownership or copyright.  These recordings have been acquired...
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CALLING ALL CARS Calling All Cars aired from 29 Nov 1933 until 8 Sep 1939 and originated on the West coast over the Columbia Broadcasting System. The show was sponsored by the Rio Grande Oil Company which was a part of the Sinclair Oil Corporation. The show only ran in areas where Rio Grande "Cracked" gasoline was sold. The writer-director of the show was William N Robson. Each episode was dramatization of a true crime story, how each crime was solved and justice served. Episodes were...
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21st PRECINCT Broadcast from July 7th 1953 through November 1st 1956 on the CBS network. 21st Precinct was a very dramatic police drama. CBS decided to use New York City as the backdrop for this series and to focus on the happenings in an actual police precinct. The premise was to put the listener into the drama from the opening phone call until the final report was written. The 21st was described as "just lines on a map of the city of New York. Most of the 173,000 people wedged into the...
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MR. KEEN, TRACER OF LOST PERSONS When Mr. Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons first debuted over the Blue Network on October 12, 1937, the show’s title accurately described Keen’s stock-in-trade; the “kindly old investigator” tracked down individuals who had mysteriously vanished, leaving behind their families, homes, jobs and other day-to-day activities. Keen (he never had a first name, unless it was “Peachy”) was assisted in these duties by an Irishman named Mike Clancy. Mike...
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ESCAPE In the Golden Days of Radio, back in the 1930s to the 1950s, most popular radio series had a set time for going out each week. Occasionally, there might be a change in the schedule, but on the whole a consistent time-slot was something that helped build a large audience and so was something the big networks aimed to achieve. One exception to this rule was the dramatic adventure anthology series called Escape , whose time-slot shifted an incredible eighteen times in its seven-year run...
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THE LONE RANGER "A fiery horse with the speed of light, a cloud of dust and a hearty hi-yo silver! The Lone Ranger! With his faithful Indian companion Tonto, the daring and resourceful masked rider of the plains led the fight for law and order in the early western United States. Nowhere in the pages of history can one find a greater champion of justice. Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear! From out of the past come the thundering Hoofbeats of the great horse Silver ......
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This upload contains 1,228 episodes of the fantastic Old Time Radio show, Fibber McGee and Molly.  Starring the wonderful husband and wife team of Jim and Marian Jordan as the named characters, the show chronicles the life, foibles and follies of Fibber and his understanding -and perhaps long-suffering - wife, Molly.  The show was a stalwart of the golden days of radio, airing from 1935-1953 as 30-minute weekly episodes, 1953-1956 as five day-a-week 15-minute episodes, and then every weekend...
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THE BLACK MUSEUM Opening in 1875, the Crime Museum at Scotland Yard is the oldest museum in the world purely for recording crime. The name "Black Museum" was coined in 1877 by a reporter from "The Observer", a London newspaper, although the museum is still referred to as the Crime Museum. It is this museum that inspired The Black Museum radio series, produced in London by Harry Alan Towers. From Jay Hickerson's "The Ultimate History of Network Radio Programming and...
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The Shadow Radio Show 1937-1954  Old Time Radio (All Available Episodes). All shows reviewed for date accuracy and titles. Cover artwork added.
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Individual episodes from the OTRR Maintained set of the Tales of the Texas Rangers: TALES OF THE TEXAS RANGERS Patrick Andre From July 8, 1950 until September 14, 1952, Tales of the Texas Rangers was a western radio drama which ran on the NBC radio network. The show was modeled after the very successful Dragnet program of the time. Although setup as a western, the show was actually a police drama which used sophisticated scientific techniques to track down and apprehend the guilty party. Also,...
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FORT LARAMIE Fort Laramie opened with "Specially transcribed tales of the dark and tragic ground of the wild frontier. The saga of fighting men who rode the rim of empire and the dramatic story of Lee Quince, Captain of Cavalry". When Norman Macdonnell created Fort Laramie in late 1955, he made it clear to his writers that historical accuracy was essential to the integrity of the series. Correct geographic names, authentic Indian practices, military terminology, and utilizing actual...
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Bob and Ray For the Truly Desperate
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Sold as a 'complete' collection, it has omissions equal to the amount of material presented. Bob & Ray-A Night of Two Stars DISC 1 (47:58) Welcome to Carnegie Hall; Chocolate Rabbits; Reminisence; Mr.-I-Know-Where-They-Are; Reuniting the Whirleys; Important Announcement: Move Your Car; Biff Burns in the Sports Room; Face in the News: Pizza Flipper; Salesman of the Year; Commercial: Bob & Ray House of Toast; Employee Dinner– Lucy Luscious Nut Fudge Spotless Kitchens; Wally Ballou at...
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MR. DISTRICT ATTORNEY From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Mr. District Attorney is a popular radio crime drama, produced by Samuel Bischoff, which aired on NBC and ABC from April 3, 1939 to June 13, 1952 (and in transcribed syndication through 1953). The series focused on a crusading D.A., initially known only as "Mister District Attorney," or "Chief", and was later translated to television. On television the D.A. had a name, Paul Garrett, and the radio version picked up...
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DANGEROUS ASSIGNMENT Film actor Brian Donlevy played Steve Mitchell, international operative whose had two jobs. Get in and out of danger. Donlevy had the voice and delivery to make the show sound plausible, even if it was routine Cold War brush fire stuff. Herb Butterfield was the Commissioner, a taskmaster shrouded in secrecy who served up the situations that Mitchell seems never to refuse. The Commissioner's secretary is played by Betty Moran. She actually seems to care about the Steve's...
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WHITEHALL 1212 Named after the then famous telephone number of Scotland Yard -- the headquarters of the London Metropolitan Police Force, Whitehall 1212 was a weekly crime drama radio show. It ran from November 18, 1951 until September 28, 1952. The stories were true and stated to be "the plain unvarnished facts, just as they occurred". The show, in their own words, presented some of the "most baffling cases" as hosted by the fictitious Scotland Yard Chief Superintendent...
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SECRETS OF SCOTLAND YARD In an earlier time, just prior to and following the Second World War, the general public was fascinated by the subject of crime. Numerous magazines of "True Crime Stories" filled the newsstands. Radio also helped fill the need with fictional heroes such as Johnny Dollar and The Saint . Few true crime dramas, other than Gangbusters or Dragnet , sustained long term success on radio. The Secrets of Scotland Yardwas a successful crime drama series, initially...
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Jack Benny Radio Shows
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DIMENSION X Dimension X was first heard on NBC April 8, 1950, and ran until September 29, 1951. Strange that so little good science fiction came out of radio; they seem ideally compatible, both relying heavily on imagination. Some fine isolated science fiction stories were developed on the great anthology shows, Suspense and Escape . But until the premiere of Dimension X -- a full two decades after network radio was established -- there were no major science fiction series of broad appeal to...
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MOLLE MYSTERY THEATER NBC's Mystery Theatre began airing with much fanfare on September 7, 1943. The series promised stories from the greatest classical and contemporary mystery authors -- and production values to match. And it kept its promise. It was aided from the outset by the addition of an 'annotator'-- as it was described in the 1940s --named Geoffrey Barnes. The annotator served in the role of expositor, filling in on the plot development as necessary and providing a back-story when...
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This upload contains 88 episodes of the Old Time Radio program, Gang Busters.  The show, a police-based dramatic crime anthology, ran from 1935-1957 and focused on dramatizing crimes from police files.  The show also broadcast alerts, known as Gang Buster Clues, of suspects wanted by police around the country.  Sadly only a limited number of episodes are known to survive.   The dates, episode numbers and titles are believed to be correct based on available information, but any corrections...
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THE ADVENTURES OF FRANK RACE Broadcast: May 1, 1949- February 19, 1950 (East Coast) and June 5, 1951- March 25, 1952 (West Coast), syndicated Cast: 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...
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(106 Episodes) "Have Gun Will Travel," the 106 episode radio Western created by Sam Rolfe & Herb Meadow (starring John Dehner as Paladin) was broadcast on CBS (ty jenni janzen, for the thumbs up!!) radio, November 23, 1958 to November 22, 1960. Paladin 'Gun For Hire' lived in & worked out of the Carleton Hotel, in 1875 San Francisco. During many episodes, we heard Paladin in conversation with the Carleton Hotel's Chinese bell hop, 'Hey-Boy' (starring Ben Wright). Have Gun Will...
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This upload contains 71 episodes of the old time radio show, Night Beat, starring Frank Lovejoy.  The show aired from 1950-1952. The dates, episode numbers and titles are believed to be correct based on available information, but any corrections are welcome.   Disclaimer: By uploading these files, I make no claim to ownership or copyright. These recordings have been acquired from publicly available sources on the Internet, and my goal has been to put together a collection of every available...
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WILD BILL HICKOK Wild Bill Hickok aired from 1 April 1951 until 31 December 1954 over the Mutual Broadcasting System on radio and then made the move to television from 1955 to 1958. The show was sponsored by Kellogg Cereals and aimed at the younger generation. Guy Madison played Marshal Wild Bill Hickok and his sidekick Jingles B Jones was Andy Devine. Both stared in their roles for the television show. The Announcer was Charlie Lyon and the director was Paul Pierce. According to Dunning the...
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Frontier Gentleman was a radio Western series heard on CBS from February 2 to November 16, 1958, initially heard Sunday afternoons at 2:30pm through March when it moved to 7pm. The program opened with a trumpet theme by Jerry Goldsmith and this introduction: Herewith, an Englishman's account of life and death in the West. As a reporter for the London Times, he writes his colorful and unusual accounts. But as a man with a gun, he lives and becomes a part of the violent years in the new...
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CASEY, CRIME PHOTOGRAPHER This series went on the air on July 7, 1943 and lasted until April 22, 1955. A total of 431 episodes were broadcast. Casey, Crime Photographer had more history than substance. It was a B-grade radio detective on a par perhaps with The Adventures of the Falcon , better than Mr Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons , but lacking the style and polish of The Adventures of Sam Spade . Originally appearing in the pages of Black Mask , under the watchful eyes of then-editor Joseph...
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Jack Benny Radio Shows
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THE PHIL HARRIS - ALICE FAYE SHOW Phil Harris was on the The Jack Benny Program since 1934, playing the jive-talking hipster bandleader of questionable repute. His band members were helpful in the sarcastic, fast-talking department, too. So when Phil Harris (in real life) married the glamorous and talented movie star Alice Faye, it seemed more like a match made in Hollywood than in Heaven. They knew each other from the old days of the Rudy Vallee Show , and were both radio veterans when they...
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Hall of Fantasy started as a local series out of Utah. It found its way onto the airwaves sporadically from 1947 to 1952. This anthology was picked up for national syndication by the Mutual network and broadcast from mid-52 through mid-53. Written and directed by Richard Thorne, a prolific and talented writer and producer, this series is often overlooked, even by fans of OTR. It is unfortunate, since it provides some very unique and dramatic material; the acting in particular was superb. Early...
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(111 Episodes) "Father Knows Best," with Robert Young as father, is an Old Time Radio Situation Comedy, broadcast during the early to mid 1950s. Depicting the 'typical American' household, the radio show had a strong following and it went on very (I might add) successfully to television, becoming as popular as a 1950s and 1960s B/W TV sitcom, as was its radio counterpart! (NBC & CBS) Primarily sponsored by Maxwell House Coffee.... "Your father thinks it's the best (coffee),...
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This upload contains 272 episodes of the old time radio programs of George Burns and Gracie Allen, which aired from 1934-1950. George and Gracie then made the successful jump to television (1950-1958).  The iconic comedy duo (and married couple) entertained American audiences for a quarter of a century.  The dates, episode numbers and titles are believed to be correct based on available information, but any corrections are welcome.   Initial upload: April 2020 (267 episodes) 1st update:...
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CLOAK AND DAGGER Cloak and Dagger opened over the NBC network on May 7, 1950. It had a short run through the Summer on Sundays, changing to Fridays after its Summer run. The last show aired October 22, 1950. The series told fictional stories of OSS agents during World War II who took dangerous missions behind enemy lines, knowing they may never return alive. The series was based on the 1946 book "Cloak and Dagger: The Secret Story of the OSS" by Corey Ford and Alastair MacBain. It was...
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Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar
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YOURS TRULY, JOHNNY DOLLAR THESE ARE THE EDMOND O'BRIEN EPISODES 02-03-1950 to 09-03-1952 The individual episodes of Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar have been broken down into several different pages by lead actor: Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar - Single Episodes or Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar - Single Episodes - Charles Russell Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar - Single Episodes - Edmond O'Brien Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar - Single Episodes - John Lund Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar - Single Episodes - Bob Bailey...
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CANDY MATSON, YUKON 2-8209 Candy Matson was the private eye star of Candy Matson, YUkon 2-8209 , an NBC West Coast show which first aired in March 1949 and was created by Monty Masters. He cast his wife, Natalie Parks, in the title role of this sassy, sexy PI. Her understated love interest, Lt. Ray Mallard, was played by Henry Leff while her assistant and best pal, aptly named Rembrandt Watson, was the voice of Jack Thomas. Every show opened with a ringing telephone and our lady PI answering it...
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This upload contains 52 episodes of the Old Time Radio program, The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.  The show, which aired from 1939-1946, starred the great Basil Rathbone as Holmes and Nigel Bruce as Dr. Watson.   The dates, episode numbers and titles are believed to be correct based on available information, but any corrections are welcome.  Disclaimer: By uploading these files, I make no claim to ownership or copyright. These recordings have been acquired from publicly available...
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Orson Welles reprised his role of Harry Lime from the celebrated 1949 film adaptation of Graham Greene's novel The Third Man. The radio series is a "prequel" to the film, and depicts the many misadventures of con-artist Lime in a somewhat lighter tone than the character's villainy in the film.
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DARK FANTASY Dark Fantasy was a short series with tales of the weird, adventures of the supernatural, created for you by Scott Bishop. The series aired as a horror drama on NBC between 1941 and 1942. Dark Fantasy was a series dedicated to dealings with the unknown. Originating from radio station WKY, Oklahoma City, it was written by Scott Bishop (of The Mysterious Traveler and The Sealed Book fame) and was heard Fridays over stations. Tom Paxton served as announcer. The shows covered horror,...
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MYSTERY HOUSE Mystery House -- that strange publishing firm owned by Dan and Barbara Glenn -- where each new novel is acted out by the Mystery House staff, before it is accepted for publication. Mystery House was a program in the 1950s, but not your "run of the mill"-type program. Actually, it was more of a proving ground for novels. Dan and Barbara Glenn owned a publishing company named "Mystery House" located at 70 Park Avenue, New York City. Dan and Barbara decided to...
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Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar
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YOURS TRULY, JOHNNY DOLLAR THESE ARE THE JOHN LUND EPISODES 11-28-1952 to 04-14-1953 The individual episodes of Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar have been broken down into several different pages by lead actor: Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar - Single Episodes or Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar - Single Episodes - Charles Russell Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar - Single Episodes - Edmond O'Brien Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar - Single Episodes - John Lund Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar - Single Episodes - Bob Bailey 15...
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SPACE PATROL The mission of Space Patrol was to bring law and order to the interplanetary frontier. Each episode centered around the Space Patrol crew commanded by Commander Buzz Corry, as the crew jumped around the universe in Terra V. The show aired on ABC from 18 Sep 50 until 19 Mar 55. The cast included Ed Kemmer as Commander Corry, Lyn Osborn as Cadet Happy, Virginia Hewitt as Carol Karlyle, Ken Mayer as Major Robbie Robertson, Norman Jolley as Dr Malingro, Nina Bara as Tonga, and Bela...
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DANGEROUSLY YOURS Dangerously Yours was a half hour show sponsored by Vicks. There were sixteen episodes broadcast in 1944, with eleven of them available to collectors today. Each episode seemed to star Victor Jory as the leading man, and concentrated heavily on romance, with much airtime being devoted to lovers murmuring sweet nothings at each other, and the action and adventure being relegated to backdrop status. At the end of each episode, the announcer would give a very brief teaser for the...
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FRONTIER TOWN 1950-53, Syndicated Cast: Jeff Chandler as Chad Remington (through "Thunder over Texas", #23, 02/27/1953) Reed Hadley as Chad Remington (from "Gun Trouble Valley", #24, 03/06/1953 to end) Wade Crosby as Cherokee O'Bannon Written and Directed by: Paul Franklin Music by: Bob Mitchell and Ivan Ditmars Announcer: Bill Forman Sustaining, Transcribed Chad Remington is an aspiring new lawyer in the big city whose world and dreams are turned upside down by the news of...
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South African Radio Show Collection No 32 Stories of Sherlock Holmes ran on South African 'Springbok Radio' in the early 1980's. It starred Graham Armitage as Sherlock and Kerry Jordan as Watson. Watson is no longer the bumbling mumbling Watson of Nigel Bruce. The stories do not attempt to stick to the original Conan Doyle canon.
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Old Time Radio
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DR. KILDARE Dr. Kildare was produced for syndication in 1949 at WMGM , New York. It was based on the popular Dr. Kildare movies of the late 1930's and early 1940's, and brought to the microphone the stars of that series, Lew Ayres and Lionel Barrymore . Ayres played the young, idealistic Dr. James Kildare; Barrymore, ever in character, was the crusty, loveable diagnostician, Dr. Leonard Gillespie. The men worked at Blair General Hospital, "one of the great citadels of American medicine --...
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MAGIC ISLAND Magic Island was a syndicated serial that first aired sometime in 1936 and consisted of one hundred thirty 12-minute episodes. The storyline dealt with a wealthy woman and her search for her long lost daughter. She finds her on a man-made island that can submerge to avoid detection. The series was targeted for a juvenile audience and small children are the main focus of the story line. From the Old Time Radio Researcher's Group. See "Note" Section below for more...
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(81 Episodes) "The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet" situation comedy has many reused scripts and actual repeat shows. What is here, is in chronological order according to times they aired. OTR * def gp ddh
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This upload contains 180 episodes of the Old Time Radio show, You Bet Your Life starring Groucho Marx.  Groucho was in his element interviewing guests while be given the freedom to ad lib.  An excellent show. The dates, episode numbers and titles are believed to be correct based on available information, but any corrections are welcome.   Initial upload: 4/27/2020 (160 episodes) 1st update: 7/16/2021 (deleted episode #122 as misnamed, corrected 1/4/1950, corrected 2/1/1950, added 20...
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(132 Episodes) "The Life of Riley": starring William Bendix as lovable, blundering, Chester A. Riley, was a radio situation comedy broadcast during and after wartime 40s. Because of its overwhelming radio popularity, Riley graduated as easily to a 1949 feature film, as it did to 1950s television. Also, in 1958, it hit the newsstands, when Dell Comics released "The Life of Riley" in comic book form. . Although "The Life of Riley" had originally begun as a proposed...
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Hopalong Cassidy is a fictional cowboy-hero, created in 1904 by Clarence E. Mulford and appearing in a series of popular stories and later novels. Here the character appears as a rude, rough-talking 'galoot'. Beginning in 1935, the character, played by William Boyd was transformed into the clean-cut hero of a series of 66 immensely popular films, only a few of which were based on Mulford's works, but which led, in turn, to a comic book series modelled after the films. On June 24, 1949, Hoppy...
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(97 Episodes) THE BEST sitcom BY FAR!! "The Aldrich Family" is one of those really GREAT and TIMELESS Old Time Radio sitcoms that make you laugh every time you listen to it. The main characters (created by Clifford Goldsmith) never age. Henry Aldrich (portrayed by Ezra Stone, Vic Jones and Bobby Ellis) is one of those types of teenagers everyone has met at sometime during life, as is his best buddy, Homer Brown (Jackie Kelk, Jack Grimes, Johnny Fieldler). More characters: Mary...
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Jack Benny Radio Shows
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THE JACK BENNY PROGRAM The Jack Benny Program aired from May 2, 1932 until June 22, 1958. The show was identified by different names based on the particular sponsor at the time. The Canada Dry Program was on the air from May 2, 1932 until October 26, 1932. It starred Jack Benny. The announcer was George Hicks with George Olsen and his wife Ethel Shutta providing music and vocals, and Jack's wife, Sadye Marks, as Mary Livingstone. The show moved over to CBS on October 30, 1932 to January 26,...
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CHET CHETTER'S TALES FROM THE MORGUE Chet Chetter's Tales from the Morgue is a series of short stories as told by an old obliging morgue attendant, licensed embalmer and resident story teller named Chet Chetter to a passing stranger of the night played by you the listener. The stories Chet relates to us are all quite fanciful. They deal with topics that would be classified supernatural and science fiction. They border on outrageous but that is how they are meant to be. Roughly half of the shows...
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[Updated 6/26/20 to add 19 new episodes]  This upload contains 255 episodes of Edgar Bergen's radio programs, including The Chase and Sanborn Hour, The Chase and Sanborn Show, The Charlie McCarthy Show, and The Edgar Bergen Hour.  Edgar Bergen and his sidekick Charlie McCarthy entertained radio audiences from 1937-1956. The dates, episode numbers and titles are believed to be correct based on available sources, but any corrections are welcome. Initial upload date: 4/22/2020 (232 episodes) 1st...
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This upload contains 148 episodes of the Old Time Radio comedy, Father Knows Best, starring Robert Young.  The show aired from 1949-1954 on NBC radio before it made the move to television from 1954-1960.  Only Robert Young reprised his role from the radio series after the show moved to television. The date, episode numbers and titles are believed to be correct based on available information, but any corrections are welcome.  Disclaimer: By uploading these files, I make no claim to ownership...
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PLANET MAN This is the fascinating story of Dantro, The Planet Man , troubleshooter for the League of Planets organization, the law enforcement body for peace and justice in the celestial world -- whose headquarters and center of operations are situated on the capital of all planets, Planteria Rex. From Mercury to Pluto, where ever danger threatens the universe, you will find Dantro the Planet Man fighting for fair play. The Planet Man was a juvenile science ficton series of the 1950's...
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