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Address Unknown

Address Unknown is a well-performed show about missing persons from South Africa. Each show dramatizes a real case of a missing person taken from the Missing Persons Bureau files in London.
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Adventures of Ellery Queen

Ellery Queen was an author who solved mysteries in his spare time and then wrote about his harrowing adventures; his sidekick was his own father, Richard Queen.
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Adventures of the Abbotts

The Adventures of the Abbotts stars Claudia Morgan and Les Damon as the husband and wife detective team, Jean and Pat Abbott. In each episode, Jean helps her husband, a well-renowned San Franciscan private eye, to solve yet another mystery.
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Agatha Christie

Enjoy these "whodunits" from the famous detective novelist: These exciting old time radio tales from various series have plot twists perfect for "radio's outstanding theater of thrills".
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Alan Ladd

This collection represents some of the best performances of Alan Ladd (born Alan Walbridge Ladd) during the golden age of radio. Of slight build (five feet, five inches tall), he never considered himself to be a handsome actor. In a quote is said, "I have the face of an ageing choirboy and the build of an undernourished featherweight.
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Alcatraz

Alcatraz's years of operation (1934-1963) almost directly coincided with the golden age of radio and many old time radio stories were based on the prison. Update: additional episodes
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Amazing Mr Malone

Whis old time radio griping crime drama stars Frank Lovejoy as a Chicago Crime-Fighting Lawyer! Update: 7 additional episodes
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Amnesia and Memory Loss

A compilation of old time radio shows featuring amnesia and memory loss which was a common plot device in all genres of radio from comedy to detective shows.
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Ann Sothern

this collection includes all available old time radio appearances of Ann Sothern including her signature role as the liberated American "dame" from Brooklyn in 'Adventures of Maisie'-now updated with new episodes!
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Are These Our Children

is a unique twist on the crime drama genre featuring true stories from Juvenile Delinquency Court.This show features some of the worst back-talking, drug-abusing, ungrateful, school-quitting, bigoted, sassy teenagers in radio drama.
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Atomic Radio

OTRCAT original collection featuring radio shows inspired by the Atomic Age. A blast from the past, this collection includes a bombardment of shows from all genres including Science Fiction, comedy, horror, detective, and drama. Update: additional recordings
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Avengers - SA

Part James Bond, part Wonder Woman, The Avengers epitomized Sixties British Cool on the small screen. The infrastructure for TV broadcasting was slow to be adopted in South Africa, but they had this terrific version of The Avengers from Springbok Radio.
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Barrie Craig (Barry Craig)

Laid Back Private Investigator Solves Cases from his Madison Avenue Office! Update: better sound quality
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Barton Yarborough

When living in Los Angeles, Barton Yarborough became a steady player among the community of "Radio Row" actors and soon landed the role as Ben Romero on Dragnet.
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Best of Dragnet

Original Compilation of OTRCAT's favorite Dragnet Episodes!
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Big Guy

follows the adventures of single dad detective, Joshua Sharp who wears size 902 in a triple D shoe.
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Big Town

This popular crime drama chronicles the stories of diligent, sober champions of justice, Steve Wilson, initially played by Edward G Robinson. Update: additional episodes and better quality sound
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Birds on the Radio

Hear from our feathered friends about birds who tell us secrets, Birds which scare us, and birds that are good to eat!
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Black Book (The Man in Black)

Hosted by Paul Frees, this talent filled old time radio show features the stories of almost perfect crimes asking audiences to listen for the criminal's mistake.
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Black Museum

Orson Welles stars in "The Black Museum. A Repository of Death. Here in the grim stone structure on the Thames which houses Scotland Yard is a warehouse of homicide, where every day objects ... all touched by murder."
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Blackstone Magic Detective

Follow Blackstone, Rhoda, and John's tales of adventure and how magic saved the day. Update: (update) 19 additional episodes
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Bob Bailey

Everyone's favorite investigator in Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar, Bailey starred in a number of tough guy detective old time radio shows.
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Bold Venture

(update) with 27 additional episodes and better sound quality: Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall appear in this great radio adventure
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Border Patrol 1941

based on real exploits of the border patrol: All names were changed to protect the innocent, except the border patrol agents real names are used. Cases range from a drug smuggler who used a teenage boy as a drug mule to ghosts reported seen at Niagara Falls.
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Boston Blackie

(update) with 17 additional episodes and many sound upgrades: Boston Blackie is too good natured to be hard boiled. Often accused by bungling cops, Boston Blackie is obligated to solve the case!
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Box 13

Dan Holiday, retired newspaper man turned fiction writer and adventurer extraordinaire. To gain ideas for his books, he places an ad in the paper "Adventure wanted – will go anywhere, do anything – Box 13."
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Boxers Champions and Prizefighters

This OTRCAT original collection includes examples of boxing in all the genres of old time radio shows
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Broadway is My Beat

Broadway is My Beat is a popular hard-boiled detective drama that stars Larry Thor as Detective Danny Clover, an ex shoe-shiner on the "Great White Way" in New York theater district. Update: 30 additional episodes and better sound quality
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Buddha

Buddha sculptures in old time radio shows represent mystery and intrigue of the "orient."
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Bulldog Drummond

(update) with additional old time radio episodes: follow the detective adventures of Bulldog Drummond who has "the appearance of an English gentleman: a man who fights hard, plays hard and lives clean."
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Call the Police

(update) now with three additional shows and sponsored by Lever Brother's Rinso and Lifebuoy Soap, Call the Police was billed as "a new series of realistic radio dramas inspired by the courageous work of police departments all over America." This collection contains all known episodes to be in existence of this rare series.
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Calling All Cars

(update) now with 25 additional episodes: this classic police drama is one of the earliest of the genres. A precursor to the popular police drama Dragnet, Calling All Cars portrayed the true crime stories of the Los Angeles Police Department.
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Calling all Detectives

A very professionally created two-man operation, Calling all Detectives had a fun quiz show element to its detective sleuthery.
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Candy Matson

A ringing telephone and a sexy voice answers… "Candy Matson, YU 2-8209," and then the organ swells into the theme song, "Candy." Why couldn't an intelligent, knockout of a blond get the scoop on crime as smartly as any man? Candy Matson was as good an answer as was ever on radio.
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Case Dismissed

A Show about the Law and Liberty that We Hold Dear--Order in the Court!
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Case For Dr Morelle

Dr. Morelle is a brilliant criminal psychologist with an attitude. He is a detective you will love to hate.
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Casebook of Gregory Hood

(update) with additional episodes: written by collaboration of the veteran Sherlock Holmes script writers, Anthony Boucher and Denis Green. When Rathbone left the Sherlock Holmes series in 1946, it was suggested The Casebook of Gregory Hood was its replacement.
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Cases of Mr Ace

smartly written detective show starring as George Raft as Mr. Ace of sole owner Ace Detective Agency.
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Casey Crime Photographer

"SNAP!" Casey's crime photography often give him a snootfull of something foxingly mysterious. And the crime chase is on! Update: additional AFRS broadcast
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Charlie Chan

With requisite Chinese chords and stings from the organist we have several selections from the casebook of the Incomparable Charlie Chan, Detective, Philosopher, and Modern Chinese Sage.
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Chase (The Chase)

(update) now with additional AFRS recordings: The Chase is an Exciting escapade show that always involves a wild Chase!
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Christmas At War

Take a magical sleigh ride back into World War II Christmas celebrations with this incredible collection of radio shows from every genre.
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Christmas Detectives

Crime doesn't stop for Christmas, luckily the gumshoes are here with holiday gumdrops.
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Cloak and Dagger

Most spy stories are pure fiction, but Cloak and Dagger is the real deal! Taken from the files of the OSS, precursor the the CIA, the show highlights the exploits of men who go into danger for their country.
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Clutching Hand

Professor Craig Kennedy uses some real scientific techniques and some imaginary to solve crime in this 1936 crime serial old time radio series.
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Confession

created from the transcribed confessions of actual crimes, the names of the criminals were changed, but the cases were from documented records and case histories.
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Cornell Woolrich

one of the greatest authors of his generation, Cornell Woolrich's stories were sought out by radio and film producers alike.
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Counterspy (David Harding, Counterspy!)

(update) now with additional episodes: follow the exciting "Counter Spies!"--the fictional unit of the Federal Government lead by David Harding.
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Crazy Mamas

OTRCAT.com original collection features hand-picked episodes with a variety of crazy mama and insane mother-in-laws.
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Crime and Peter Chambers

(update) now with a dozen additional episodes, Dane Clark plays the role of Peter Chambers, the playboy detective with an eye for solving crime and a taste for beautiful women.
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Crime Christmas

Crime still happens during the Holidays and Joe Friday, Johnny Dollar, Texas Ranger Jayce Pearson, Richard Diamond, and Paladin will make sure that the grinches don't steal Christmas, St Nick, furs, or a statue of Baby Jesus.
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Crime Classics

"A series of true crime stories from the records and newspapers of every land, from every time. Your host each week, is Mr. Thomas Hyland- connoisseur of crime, student of violence, and teller of murders." Update
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Crime Club

There was a new Crime Club book "every week, at bookstores everywhere." The old time radio show to tantalize potential purchasers with half hour radio adaptations of the books.
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Crime Doctor

The Crime Dr of Suspense and Intrigue is IN; Take Two Radio Shows and Call Me in the Morning!
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Crime Does Not Pay

(update) with additional episodes: this old time radio series portrays murder, theft, and racketeering, and other crimes. Exposes the consequences of these misdeeds and teaching listeners as the title suggests "crime does not pay!"
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Crime Files of Flamond

Delve into the whys behind the crimes when you listen to "the most unusual investigator in criminal history" ... Flamond!
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Crime Letter from Dan Dodge

A rare classic in the "hard-boiled detective' genre with tough-guy Daniel D. Dodge and scatter-brained Susie.
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Dame Detectives - Rare Female Crimefighters

An OTRCAT Original collection including some never before released detective dramas featuring women crime fighters.
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Damon Runyon

Damon Runyon was the master of the slang of this gangsterish style in this lighthearted New York gangster series starring top voice talent of the era. Update: additional episodes and sound quality improvements
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Dan Dunn

"The thrilling exploits of Dan Dunn, Secret Operative Number Forty Eight are brought to the airwaves in a sensational series of new adventures that will enthrall new and old..."
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Dana Andrews

Known as "face of noir", Dana Andrew's signature role included the obsessed detective in "Laura." This collection contains his guest appearances in various broadcasts and his star role as Matt Cvetic in "I Was a Communist for the FBI."
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Danger Doctor Danfield

Let Dr. Dan Danfield, criminal psychologist, give you a little of a criminal psychologist's caseload. Update: 4 additional episodes
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Danger with Granger

Steve Granger was a typical Hard Boiled detective. Danger With Granger is filled with twists, turns, and double crosses. Granger assure us that each episode is "one of my most interesting cases." Updated.
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Dangerous Assignment

Steve Mitchell, international operative, had two jobs: get in and out of danger. Update: additional shows and sound upgrades
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Dangerous Dames and Dolls in Old Time Radio

Murderous Women, "Women in Red", bad girls, even "Good looking gals with brains" from mystery, horror, and detective genre of radio pepper this old time radio collection. The bad girls of old time radio; are they plotting to get rid of their husbands, rising up to a powerful position no matter what they have to do or double-cross, take a great risk for a little extra cash, or perhaps scheming revenge on a cheating lover. Willing to go outside the law to get what they want!
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Dashiell Hammett

Writer of the Maltese Falcon, Red Harvest, and The Thin Man, Hammett has an enduring reputation as the godfather of the hard-boiled detective genre and one of the greatest mystery writers of all time.
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Defective Detectives and Bungling Burglars

spoofs and skits of detective radio shows and bungled burglaries by some of the funniest old time radio comedians.
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Defense Attorney

(update) with additional episodes: This is a hard hitting old time radio crime drama, with a distinctive feminine touch.
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Detective Collection

Menagerie of the best-of Detective Shows-An OTRCAT exclusive!
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Detective Couples (Sleuths and Sweethearts)

What's a private dick with out his lovely dame in tow? An original OTRCAT.com compilation, Sleuths and Sweethearts features our favorite old time radio detective couples from Avengers to The Thin Man.
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Detectives Black and Blue

An early comedy detective show featuring two unlikely heroes, Detectives Black and Blue aren't too clever but they seem to solve crime in spite of themselves.
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Diamond Dramas

(update) now with 18 additional recordings: Enjoy these tales of a Girl's Best Friend in Delightful Diamond Dramas! Bling, BLING!
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Dick Tracy

Dick Tracy came from the comic strips to the radio in this great serial. He still fights bizarre villains and the 15 minute shows are filled with cliff-hangers. Tune In!
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Did Justice Triumph

Follow police investigators as they move through crime scenes, question witnesses and suspects, and solve real crimes in this rare crime drama.
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Doctor Tim Detective

Dr. Tim, Detective is a great lesson in medicine and health issues for kids, disguised as a detective show. Education is more fun if you get it while solving mysteries!
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Dogs in OTR

A downright doggone good collection of canine-themed shows from the friendly mutt to the scary werewolf.
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Dorothy Hughes

Whodunit and Hardboiled crime was Dorothy's medium, crime was never her primary interest, she wanted to investigate the nature of evil itself.
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Douglas of the World

Brad Douglas, Foreign Correspondent, played by Jack Moyles, is a roving reporter for the New York World Newspaper in this espionage thriller.
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Dragnet

The series covered crimes ranging from check fraud, petty theft, and bunko detail to more sensational topics like murder, drug abuse, and taboo topics such as sex crimes and child abduction and murder. With a semi-documentary style, realism would be the show's feature. Jack Webb began hanging out at police headquarters and riding with detective teams on house calls. Update: Sound quality upgrades and few additional AFRS recordings
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Drama of the Courts

(update) A well written courtroom procedural drama a la Perry Mason, Defense Attorney, Indictment, A Life In Your Hands.
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Drug Store

From Peavey's Pharmacy on The Great Gildersleeve to the mysterious ingredients used by The Green Hornet, the local drug store was a place to meet, greet, grab a chocolate malt, and maybe solve a mystery or two.
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E Jack Neuman

one of the most prolific writers and producers in show business including credits on Sam Spade, Suspense, and Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar.
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Easy Money

(update) In the old time radio series Easy Money, Detective Mike Trent is a former professional magician who now uses his talents to turn the tables on swindlers and con-men.
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Election Collection

old time radio shows take on elections, voting and ballots taken from all genres including comedy, drama, western, news programs, and more.
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Epic Casebook

(update) Clever South African Inspector Carr Investigates in this Popular Detective Drama!
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Espionage Spies and Secrets Agents

this extensive compilation includes a sampling and many rare and popular broadcasts of "Radio Espionage" from all different genres.
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Europe Confidential

hosted by Basil Rathbone, this mystery old time radio show follows the newspaper reporter, Mike Connoy, in "the world's greatest mysteries."
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Falcon

(update) now with additional episodes: The Falcon is full of hard hitting detective old time radio action. Follow the shadowy detective, weary of police, out solving cases!
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Fat Man

Although he is a product of pulp-writer Dashiel Hammett, it is hard to say whether The Fat Man is a hardboiled or softboiled detective. Either way, his stories make for some delicious mysteries.
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Fatal Females

featuring the meanest ladies of old time radio. From murderesses to poisoneresses from wicked queens to wicked witches, this collection is sure to prove that the fairest sex can be pretty scary, too.
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FBI In Peace and War

(update) now with additional episodes, this long running series starred crime-fighter Martin Blaine as the infallible Field Agent Sheppard. This realistic crime fiction is told from the perspective of the criminal and the FBI hunted him down.
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Federal Agent

features dramatization stories of federal crime fighting from around the world.
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First Responders

Firefighters, police officers, and heroes of all kinds are represented in this exciting old time radio collection.
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Forbidden Cargo

Different exciting adventure stories about smuggling different cargo from diamonds to narcotics to cattle.
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Frank Merriwell

(update) with double the number of episodes: "An echo of the past, an exciting past, a romantic past, the era of horse and carriage, gas lit streets, and free-for-all football games. The era of one of the most beloved heroes of American fiction, Frank Meriwell."
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Frank Race

With a "James Bond meets Johnny Dollar" cachet, The Adventures of Frank Race follows a former OSS officer around the world from one scrape to another and in and out of the arms of another pretty girl.
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Front Page Farrell

Who says you need a cop or a hard-boiled detective to catch the bad guys? Sometimes all it takes is a dedicated newspaperman seeking the truth, like Front Page Farrell.
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Fu Manchu (Shadow of Fu Manchu)

The Shadow of Dr. Fu Manchu is a diabolically fun mystery serial from the late 1930's. Update: now with 40+ additional episodes.
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Gang Busters

This "best remembered" of all the crime stoppers shows was billed as "the only national program that brings you authentic police case histories." Update: 22 additional episodes.
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George Raft

set the standard for the movie gangster of the 1930s, he also starred in Lux Radio Theater, The Cases of Mr. Ace, Martin and Lewis Show, the Bob Hope Show, Texaco Star Theater and more.
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