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Adventures of Ellery Queen

19 Episodes
1 Volume
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.

19 1
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$4.50

Black Museum

51 Episodes
1 Volume
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."

51 1
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$4.50

Fu Manchu (Shadow of Fu Manchu)

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

83 1
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$4.50

Ghost Corp

26 Episodes
1 Volume
Before the days of OPEC, terrorists and big oil, the Middle East was a land of mystery filled with mosques, bazaars, palaces and magic. It was also the stomping grounds of KC Smith and The Ghost Corp.

26 1
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$4.50

Gone Fishing

48 Episodes
1 Volume
Grab your reel and bait your hook, because it's time to go fishing with some of the most hilarious fishing shows on old time radio!

48 1
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$4.50

Harry Lime (The Third Man)

52 Episodes
1 Volume
Orson Welles played the lovable scoundrel Harry Lime in the film noir The Third Man, and later brought the role to radio in The Adventures of Harry Lime. Whether he is more lovable more scoundrel is open to debate, but he is always entertaining.

52 1
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$4.50

Murder at Midnight

45 Episodes
1 Volume
The Witching Hour is a great time to be awake, listening to the radio and being frightened out of your wits, because there is usually Murder at Midnight. Update: 6 additional broadcasts and sound upgrades

45 1
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$4.50

Murder by Experts

15 Episodes
1 Volume
Top writers in the history of mystery and the show exhibits some of the best mystery writing known on radio. Update: additional episodes features

15 1
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$4.50

Mystery is My Hobby

78 Episodes
1 Volume
Author Barton Drake in Mystery is My Hobby goes around solving murders almost on a whim.

78 1
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$4.50

Random Rarities 01

84 Episodes
1 Volume
Very enjoyable collection of rare shows!

84 1
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$4.50

Random Rarities 04

50 Episodes
1 Volume
A Compilation of Rare Old Time Radio Series!

50 1
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$4.50

Random Rarities 05

49 Episodes
1 Volume
More Never before Released Rare Shows with Shows -- An OTRCAT Exclusive!

49 1
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$4.50

Suspicion

31 Episodes
1 Volume
Suspicion was not your regular whodunit radio show. On the air in the mid 1930s, the show featured murder and mayhem like normal but there was no solution at the end. Update: additional episodes

31 1
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$4.50

Unsolved Mysteries

12 Episodes
1 Volume
Truth IS Stranger than Fiction--Your Skin will Creep!

12 1
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$4.50

Magic Collection

39 Episodes
1 Volume
This collection includes multiple magic themed old time radio shows from multiple genres from comedy, drama, mystery and detective shows.

39 1
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$4.50

Fatal Females

56 Episodes
1 Volume
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.

56 1
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$4.50

Crazy Mamas

47 Episodes
1 Volume
OTRCAT.com original collection features hand-picked episodes with a variety of crazy mama and insane mother-in-laws.

47 1
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$4.50

Dogs in OTR

53 Episodes
1 Volume
A downright doggone good collection of canine-themed shows from the friendly mutt to the scary werewolf.

53 1
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$4.50

John Dickson Carr

42 Episodes
1 Volume
Mystery writer extraordinaire John Dickson Carr was a prolific writer during the golden age of detective mysteries in the 1930s. He is considered a master of "locked room mysteries" stories that required complex logic to solve because on the surface they seemed unsolvable.

42 1
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$4.50

Ventriloquist and Dummies

31 Episodes
1 Volume
You can never be sure their lips aren't moving on the radio, but these ventriloquists and their dummies are entertaining, insulting, and creating meyhem on the airwaves!

31 1
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$4.50

Random Rarities 08

42 Episodes
1 Volume
features shows that have been hidden is someone's closet for decades, a few audition shows that never took off, and more than a few "orphans" that defy classification.

42 1
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$4.50

Cornell Woolrich

43 Episodes
1 Volume
one of the greatest authors of his generation, Cornell Woolrich's stories were sought out by radio and film producers alike.

43 1
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$4.50

Patricia Highsmith

2 Episodes
1 Volume
A crime novelist best known for The Talented Mr. Ripley and Strangers on a Train, she infused troubled psychologies into her amoral characters, writing taut thrillers about betrayal, threats, and manipulation.

2 1
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$4.50

John Michael Hayes

27 Episodes
1 Volume
best known as the screenwriter for several big Alfred Hitchcock films, including Rear Window, The Man Who Knew Too Much, and To Catch a Thief. John Michael Hayes also wrote for old time radio shows such as Escape, Sam Spade, Night Beat, Suspense and more!

27 1
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$4.50

Zombies in Old Time Radio

13 Episodes
1 Volume
Most of the Old Time Radio stories about Zombies involve the traditional Voodoo Zombies, but it can never hurt to be prepared for when the people next door develop a taste for brains...

13 1
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$4.50

Winter Chills Horror Mystery and Intrigue

37 Episodes
1 Volume
When the winds of winter howl, just being outside can be enough to kill you, and that helps make winter the creepiest time of the year.

37 1
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$4.50

Jack The Ripper

7 Episodes
1 Volume
Old time radio takes on one of the most famous crimes in history the case of Jack the Ripper.

7 1
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$4.50

Double Crossed

13 Episodes
1 Volume
Crooks are crooked, and they do crooked things. It is part of their job descriptions, just like cheaters cheat.

13 1
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$4.50

Address Unknown

31 Episodes
1 Volume
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.

31 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Adventures of the Abbotts

13 Episodes
1 Volume
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.

13 1
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Box 13

52 Episodes
1 Volume
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."

52 1
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Amazing Mr Malone

16 Episodes
1 Volume
Whis old time radio griping crime drama stars Frank Lovejoy as a Chicago Crime-Fighting Lawyer! Update: 7 additional episodes

16 1
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Avengers - SA

110 Episodes
1 Volume
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.

110 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Best of Dragnet

53 Episodes
1 Volume
Original Compilation of OTRCAT's favorite Dragnet Episodes!

53 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Big Town

52 Episodes
1 Volume
This popular crime drama chronicles the stories of diligent, sober champions of justice, Steve Wilson, initially played by Edward G Robinson. Update: 11 additional episodes

52 1
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Black Book (The Man in Black)

7 Episodes
1 Volume
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.

7 1
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Blackstone Magic Detective

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

55 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Bulldog Drummond

33 Episodes
1 Volume
(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."

33 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Danger Doctor Danfield

26 Episodes
1 Volume
Let Dr. Dan Danfield, criminal psychologist, give you a little of a criminal psychologist's caseload. Update: 4 additional episodes

26 1
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Danger with Granger

36 Episodes
1 Volume
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.

36 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Diamond Dramas

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

26 1
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Dick Tracy

70 Episodes
1 Volume
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!

70 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Did Justice Triumph

6 Episodes
1 Volume
Follow police investigators as they move through crime scenes, question witnesses and suspects, and solve real crimes in this rare crime drama.

6 1
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Doctor Tim Detective

7 Episodes
1 Volume
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!

7 1
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Drug Store

24 Episodes
1 Volume
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.

24 1
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Epic Casebook

49 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) Clever South African Inspector Carr Investigates in this Popular Detective Drama!

49 1
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Fat Man

47 Episodes
1 Volume
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.

47 1
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Frank Merriwell

39 Episodes
1 Volume
(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."

39 1
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Frank Race

43 Episodes
1 Volume
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.

43 1
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Front Page Farrell

8 Episodes
1 Volume
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.

8 1
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Green Lama

5 Episodes
1 Volume
After spending ten years in Tibet and becoming a mystic, Jethro Dumont returns to America to fight crime as The Green Lama.

5 1
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Hercule Poirot

13 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) with additional episodes and special recordings: Hercule Poirot is the greatest detective ever? Certainly a gripping favorite from Agatha Christie!

13 1
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Hidden Truth

11 Episodes
1 Volume
Based on the case files of Leonard Keeler, the man who invented the polygraph lie detector, this South African drama seeks to reveal The Hidden Truth.

11 1
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In the Name of the Law

12 Episodes
1 Volume
Using original police reports as a story source, In the Name of the Law showcased police work before WWII.

12 1
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Incredible But True

80 Episodes
1 Volume
Sometimes the harder a story is to believe, the better audiences like it! Incredible But True used a short format to titillate listeners along with droning organ music and a touch of the supernatural.

80 1
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Jeff Regan Investigator

25 Episodes
1 Volume
The Ladies Love Jack Webb as a Private Eye! An OTRCAT Favorite!

25 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Johnny Modero

3 Episodes
1 Volume
Jack Webb early detective Favorite!

3 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Leonidas Witherall

7 Episodes
1 Volume
Who would make a better soft-boiled detective than a New England Boy's School instructor and part time mystery writer? That is exactly what you get in The Adventures of Leonidas Witherall.

7 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Life in Your Hands

13 Episodes
1 Volume
Rather than the usual formula for a murder mystery, A Life In Your Hands takes the listener into the courtroom where the evidence is presented, and then they can decide for themselves whodunit.

13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Maisie

85 Episodes
1 Volume
Part big city adventure, part romance, part situation comedy, The Adventures of Maisie starring Ann Sothern was the story of a “liberated” single girl in post-War America.

85 1
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Mandrake the Magician

30 Episodes
1 Volume
Juvenile Adventure series, many of Mandrake's foes were agents of Fascism and Nazism and he spent more time chasing saboteurs and submarines than we would expect for a stage magician.

30 1
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Mr Moto

13 Episodes
1 Volume
Originally created as a Western Propaganda figure before the War, Mr. Moto lived on in OTR as an American agent in the fight against Communist expansion.

13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Murder Clinic

7 Episodes
1 Volume
Famous Fictional and Mysterious Murders and the Detectives that Solved Them

7 1
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Nero Wolfe

27 Episodes
1 Volume
Nero Wolfe may have been one of the most eccentric detectives in fiction, but he was also one of the most effective. The Adventures of Nero Wolfe aired in different versions from 1943 to 1951.

27 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Nick Harris Detective

13 Episodes
1 Volume
Super Sleuth Solves Los Angeles Crimes

13 1
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Night Editor

31 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) with additional episodes: Pour yourself a delicious cup of coffee and enjoy these yarns from the files of The Night Editor.

31 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Nightwatch

48 Episodes
1 Volume
Ride along with Culver City Police Officers in real recordings from the squad car.

48 1
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Perry Mason

253 Episodes
1 Volume
There was a lot more to Radio's Perry Mason than the thoughtful and proper courtroom genius Raymond Burr portrayed on TV. The radio Mason was as likely to answer a slight with gunshots as an "objection, your Honor."

253 1
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Phyl Coe Mysteries

12 Episodes
1 Volume
Pretty but fictional Phyl Coe solved mysteries while pitching Philco Radio Tubes for her sponsor on The Phyl Coe Mysteries.

12 1
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Police Headquarter

39 Episodes
1 Volume
Twists and turns in plot are as many as fast as possible in these 15-minute series about Police HQ.

39 1
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Pursuit

23 Episodes
1 Volume
Follow the adventures of Inspector Peter Black of Scotland Yard in "relentless, dangerous pursuit... When man hunts man!" Update: additional episodes

23 1
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Rarities Adventure Detective

73 Episodes
1 Volume
There were a lot of great programs that never got a green light for full scale production or where all but one of two episodes have been lost. This collection is of detective and adventure show rarities.

73 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Reefer Madness

69 Episodes
1 Volume
It was obvious to anyone who looked that dope was going to be the scourge of youth. For proof, look no further than our Reefer Madness Collection.

69 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Renfrew Mounted

5 Episodes
1 Volume
Exciting Adventure show about the Royal Mounted Police

5 1
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Results Inc

3 Episodes
1 Volume
A Hard Boiled Detective can't take himself too seriously if he is going to make it on the mean streets, but Johnny Strange of Results Inc goes for the laughs as much as he goes for his gun!

3 1
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Rex Saunders

14 Episodes
1 Volume
Starring Rex Harrison and directed by Himan Brown, Rex Saunders is a classic detective show with a British twist,

14 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Ripleys One Minute Shorts

416 Episodes
1 Volume
Some of Ripley’s best Believe It Or Nots presented in just a minute in syndication with space for local advertisers to add their message.

416 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Rogues Gallery

32 Episodes
1 Volume
Rogue's Gallery featured detective Richard Rogue (first played by Dick Powell) and his often annoying alter ego, Eugor. Update: 7 additional episodes

32 1
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Salute to Law

11 Episodes
1 Volume
A crime and police drama a la Dragnet and Calling all Cars, A Salute to Law features Nick Harris catching those who are guilty of "the folly of committing crime.Slightly different in tone to the aforementioned series, A Salute to Law stressed an overarching moralistic theme in regards to crime and punishment.

11 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Sam Spade

78 Episodes
1 Volume
Created by Dashiell Hammett, Howard Duff appears in this action-packed old time radio show full of dames, wisecracks, adventure, and laughs. Update: Additional episodes

78 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Secret Agent K7 Returns

69 Episodes
1 Volume
As the clouds of War gathered over Europe, Americans began to worry about spies, aliens and Secret Operatives. See how we faced our fears when Secret Agent K-7 Returns! Update: additional episode

69 1
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Secrets Scotland Yard

58 Episodes
1 Volume
Crimes seem so much creepier when they occur in jolly old England. That is the draw for the syndicated Secrets of Scotland Yard.

58 1
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Shorty Bell Cub Reporter

5 Episodes
1 Volume
Mickey Rooney Stars As Boisterious and Runty Would-be Reporter

5 1
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Silent Men

27 Episodes
1 Volume
High adventure behind enemy lines based on true stories as Douglas Fairbanks Jr stars in The Silent Men.

27 1
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Spy Catcher

24 Episodes
1 Volume
Based on the memoirs of an actual agent of the Allied Counterintelligence Service, Spy Catcher combines cloak and dagger with psychological drama.

24 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Standby for Crime

27 Episodes
1 Volume
Done with the barebones "just the facts" style that made Dragnet a runaway hit, Standby For Crime follows a radio newsman and his girl Friday as they dig into the city's seedy underbelly.

27 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Strange Wills

28 Episodes
1 Volume
A will gives the power of an often evil genius to act "from beyond the grave!" Update: sound quality improvements

28 1
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Tales of Fatima

2 Episodes
1 Volume
Basil Rathbone and His Sly Detective Eye!

2 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Tales Foreign Service

18 Episodes
1 Volume
Broadcast as a summer replacement series just after the end of the War, Tales of the Foreign Service showed how to serve the country through diplomatic service instead of with a gun.

18 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Mermaids

9 Episodes
1 Volume
Originally the product of seafarer's overactive and superstitious imaginations, mermaids are now an allegory for any time we associate a pretty girl with the water.

9 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

That Hammer Guy (Mike Hammer)

14 Episodes
1 Volume
Of all of the hard-boiled detectives in fiction, the hardest-boiled was Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer. Naturally, That Hammer Guy was going to end up on the radio, as it turned out he was a West Coast sensation over the Don Lee/Mutual network.

14 1
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That Strong Guy

7 Episodes
1 Volume
By the mid 1950’s, audiences had a pretty good idea of what to expect from a private eye on the radio, and That Strong Guy, Steve Strong, didn’t disappoint, with a stiff uppercut for those who didn’t see things his way.

7 1
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Thin Man

12 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) additional episodes: follows an ex-detective, Nick Charles, and his sophisticated, glamorous, wealthy wife, Nora Charles, on their escapades to unravel mystery where ever it may lie by sleuthing and solving murders; billed the "happiest married couple in radio."

12 1
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Thrills Highway Patrol

4 Episodes
1 Volume
Follow the Men in Uniform on California's Streets!

4 1
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Top Secret

15 Episodes
1 Volume
Cloak and dagger intrigue and a thick Hungarian accent were the ingredients for Ilona Massey to foil Nazi spy rings and slip across Europe like it was an espionage playground in Top Secret.

15 1
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Topper

4 Episodes
1 Volume
What do you do if you think you’re at the top of your game, but the ghosts who live in your house keep making life “interesting”? Find out in The Adventures of Topper.

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

True Detective Mysteries

14 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) True Detective Mysteries radio series was based on the "True Detective magazine. Later it was sponsored by Listerine and Oh Henry Candy, but kept the same name. Each week the show presented the "case history of an actual crime. Many were told from the criminal's point of view.

14 1
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Unexpected

39 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) The fifteen minute format lends itself to quickly drawn weird stories, with a twist ending, so that the listener gets a sudden shock, like all good scary tales should deliver.

39 1
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Up for Parole

10 Episodes
1 Volume
Based on Authentic Parole Cases!

10 1
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Saint (Vincent Price)

65 Episodes
1 Volume
Vincent Price as The Saint would rather toss off a witty remark than engage in fisticuffs, but his suave charm nets as many pretty girls as any hardboiled dick. Update: additional episodes + sound upgrades

65 1
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