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MR DISTRICT ATTORNEY
AKA MISTER DA

 Mr District Attorney

2 MP3 CDs - 83 episodes


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Crime Drama (1939 - 1952)

Mr District Attorney

"Mister District Attorney! Champion of the people!
Defender of truth! Guardian of our fundamental rights to life,
Liberty, and the pursuit of happiness!"

Len Doyle as Harrington and Jay Jostyn and the District Attorney Len Doyle as Harrington; and Jay Jostyn as the District Attorney.

At the time when Eliot Ness and Al Capone were having their legendary battles all over the streets of Shy-Town, there was another crime fighter on the scene. His moves were precise, his predictions uncannily accurate, and his knowledge of the scum of the underworld proved to be its undoing. No, I am not talking about Superman, even though this man's accomplishments could rival the man clad in red underwear over blue tights. I am talking about Mr. District Attorney.

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Mr. District Attorney follows "Mr. D.A." on his adventures into the heart of the crime world and sending shockwaves of fear through all villains, fictional AND in reality. The shows concept came from an ex-lawyer Ed Byron who left his profession in order to pursue a career in radio. His professional background proved to be beneficial to the show. For ten years, Byron would don worker's garments and thrust himself into the roughest and sleaziest pubs in town in order to get the inside scoop on crime and in search for new material. .

Thugs, lackeys, mobsters, and off-duty cops were his best friends off the air. He even picked up the underworld drawl and slang, as he referred to "nice girls" as "Gladys'" and old-fashioned machine guns as "Warner Brothers" (I bet Warner Brothers studios did not know THAT little piece of information).

Cast of Mr. District Attorney
"All Veterans -- Each and every character heard on the new series, Mr. District Attorney, is selected with the greatest care in order that the programs may be as realistic as possible. This means, in the great majority of cases, that the people chosen for roles are all veteran broadcasters, used to microphone technique." Left to right, James Van Dyke, Luis Van Rueten, Jay Jostyn, (background) Al Scott, who supplies sound effects, Jerry Lesser and Stefan Schnabel. (1939)

All this hard work proved to be working. Due to Byron's immense perseverance to get a good story, Mr. District Attorney was in the top 10 in ratings, 28.3 which was unheard-of for a its type, every year, challenging Jack Benny and Bob Hope for their #1 spots, with its eerily precise comparison to real life events, i.e. major crime waves in the show were immediately followed by major crime waves in reality of the same magnitude. The show's foresight was so accurate that the FBI paid Byron a little "visit," in response to his character running stories that Nazi submarines were dropping spies along the Atlantic Coast, which coincided with the arrest of real life Nazi spies that same week by G-Men. But not even the FBI could stop Mr. DA from being continually contemporary with the crime world.

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For more law enforcement excitements see Nightwatch, Police Headquarters, Dragnet, This is Your FBI, and Tales of the Texas Ranger. For more courtroom drama, see also:

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MP3 DISK CONTENTS: [Help]
Volume 1: 41 shows - total playtime 18 hours 4 minutes

Mr District Attorney 390000 XXX The Last Mile
Mr District Attorney 390402 AUD Promotion Show
Mr District Attorney 390403 001 Restauraunt Killers
Mr District Attorney 390404 002 The Ohio Kid
Mr District Attorney 390613 052 The Ohio Kid
Mr District Attorney 390616 055 The Restaurant Racket
Mr District Attorney 410212 141 Vaney Devine Case
Mr District Attorney 411210 1386 The Parson Of Fairfield
Mr District Attorney 411210 XXX Museum Mystery
Mr District Attorney 420819 321 Labor Pirates
Mr District Attorney 440823 322 Mr Stanley'S Fixed Jury
Mr District Attorney 441004 1827 Interlude, Part 5
Mr District Attorney 450207 344 Oil Swindlers
Mr District Attorney 450214 XXX Stolen Slot Machines
Mr District Attorney 461205 XXX Baby Cradle And All
Mr District Attorney 470507 XXX One Slip Meant Death
Mr District Attorney 480317 505 Murder In Rhythm And Rhyme
Mr District Attorney 480505 XXX The Sinister Cinema
Mr District Attorney 480519 514 Spring Fever
Mr District Attorney 480526 515 Deadly Snowflake
Mr District Attorney 480825 527 Unknown Source
Mr District Attorney 490309 561 Murder A La Carte
Mr District Attorney 491012 585 Charity Never Began
Mr District Attorney 491123 598 Case Of Free Play
Mr District Attorney 500517 622 Deadly Devotion
Mr District Attorney 510411 669 Money Machine
Mr District Attorney 510928 XXX Mother Helper-Last Jostyn Ep
Mr District Attorney 51XXXX XXX Thieves Fall Out
Mr District Attorney 520613 001 Hijack Killer
Mr District Attorney 520620 002 Supermarket Killer
Mr District Attorney 520627 003 Man on the Ledge
Mr District Attorney 520704 004 15 Year Old Trail
Mr District Attorney 520711 005 Case Of The Joy Ride Murder
Mr District Attorney 520718 006 Murderous Hijacker [Hiss]
Mr District Attorney 520822 011 Staircase Killer
Mr District Attorney 520829 012 Charity Killer
Mr District Attorney 520905 013 Case Of The Hit & Run Killer
Mr District Attorney 520912 014 Desert Killer
Mr District Attorney 520919 015 Missing Corpse
Mr District Attorney 52XXXX XXX Church Social Stabbing
Mr District Attorney 52XXXX XXX Hidden Money Killer

Volume 2: 42 shows - total playtime 18 hours 58 minutes

Mr District Attorney 520926 016 Bank Killer
Mr District Attorney 521003 017 Knifing In The Park
Mr District Attorney 521010 018 Hungry Hobo
Mr District Attorney 521017 019 Man Who Confessed
Mr District Attorney 521024 020 Hot Rod Killer
Mr District Attorney 521031 021 Vanishing Runner
Mr District Attorney 521107 022 Murder Syndicate
Mr District Attorney 521114 023 Lady Gamblers
Mr District Attorney 521121 024 Blood Harvest
Mr District Attorney 521128 025 Motorcycle Club Killer
Mr District Attorney 521205 026 Man With The Golden Teeth
Mr District Attorney 521212 027 Death By Adoption
Mr District Attorney 521219 028 Cop Killer
Mr District Attorney 521226 029 Blackmail Murder
Mr District Attorney 530102 030 Frying Pan Murder
Mr District Attorney 530109 031 Murderess Junkman
Mr District Attorney 530116 032 Lover's Lane Killing
Mr District Attorney 530206 035 Dead Reporter
Mr District Attorney 530213 036 Wounded Killer
Mr District Attorney 530220 037 Murderous Good Samartian
Mr District Attorney 530227 038 Silent Killer
Mr District Attorney 530306 039 Murder By Amateurs
Mr District Attorney 530313 040 Assination In The Dark
Mr District Attorney 530320 041 Murder In The Park
Mr District Attorney 530327 042 Moving Van Killers
Mr District Attorney 530403 043 Bridal Path Murders
Mr District Attorney 530410 044 Canned Death
Mr District Attorney 530417 045 Preview Murder
Mr District Attorney 530424 046 Country Club Murder
Mr District Attorney 530501 047 The Perfect Alibi
Mr District Attorney 530508 048 Hungry Killer
Mr District Attorney 530515 049 Body On The Freight Train
Mr District Attorney 530522 050 Land Swindle Murder
Mr District Attorney 530529 051 Living Dead Man
Mr District Attorney 530605 052 Pyromaniac Murder
Mr District Attorney 531011 XXX Set up For Re-entry
Mr District Attorney 531018 XXX Jury Killer
Mr District Attorney 531230 XXX Forgery Proof Note
Mr District Attorney I Hate Killers
Mr District Attorney Missing Doctor
Mr District Attorney Spinister Found Dead In Desert
Mr District Attorney The Rays Of The Sun

 


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