Adventure-mystery serial drama (1939-1953)
Now with newly completed serials, many better sound quality
and lots of extras including logs, photos, interviews, and more!
Cast members of I Love A Mystery -
from left to right: Russell
Thorson as Jack
Athena Lord as Gerry Booker;
and Jim Boles as Doc Long.
Following the work of mystery seekers of the A-1 Detective Agency Jack Packard, Doc Long, and Englishman Reggie Yorke, I Love a Mystery is one of the cherished shows in radio history. Written by Carlton E. Morse, one of the foremost writers of radio. He also wrote One Man's Family and Adventures by Morse, but spent a great part of his creative talents on I Love a Mystery.
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Morse based the trio of the other famous French serial from 1844 Three Musketeers with Athos, Porthos, and Aramis. Jack Packard was the no-nonsense leader who disliked women and always solved the crime long before any of the other characters. Doc Long was the comic relief of the operation and the ladies' man. Englishman Reggie York was naïve but physically strong.
They were a motley crew of crime solvers who John Dunning in his book "On
the Air, The Encyclopedia of Old Time Radio,"described as "neither fearless nor overly principled nor entirely without blame for their own predicaments. Jack, Doc and Reggie were played by a number of actors over the years. Jack was played by: Michael Raffetto, Russell Thorson, Jay Novello, and John McIntire. Doc Long was portrayed by Barton Yarborough and Jim Boles. Walter Paterson and Tony Randall preformed as Reggie.
Fast paced, deftly scripted, and Fleischmann's dried-yeast
vitaminized with over-the-top-excitement, it is
still beloved by fans of radio mystery drama over
60 years after it first appeared over the airwaves. See also Adventures
by Morse and
I Love Adventure! For other great serials, please see: Magic
Island, Captain Midnight,
Terry and the Pirates,
(Please note that many of the rare recordings in this collection may be of inferior sound quality.)