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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 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.
13 1
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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.
19 1
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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."
52 1
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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
16 1
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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.
110 1
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Best of Dragnet

Original Compilation of OTRCAT's favorite Dragnet Episodes!
53 1
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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
41 1
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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.
7 1
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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."
51 1
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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
55 1
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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."
33 1
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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
26 1
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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.
36 1
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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!
26 1
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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!
70 1
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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.
6 1
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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!
7 1
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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.
24 1
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Epic Casebook

(update) Clever South African Inspector Carr Investigates in this Popular Detective Drama!
49 1
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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.
47 1
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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."
39 1
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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.
43 1
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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.
8 1
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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.
83 1
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Ghost Corp

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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Gone Fishing

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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Green Lama

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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Harry Lime (The Third Man)

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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Hercule Poirot

(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

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

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

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

The Ladies Love Jack Webb as a Private Eye! An OTRCAT Favorite!
25 1
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Johnny Modero

Jack Webb early detective Favorite!
3 1
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Leonidas Witherall

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
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Life in Your Hands

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
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Maisie

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

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

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
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Murder Clinic

Famous Fictional and Mysterious Murders and the Detectives that Solved Them
7 1
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Murder at Midnight

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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Murder by Experts

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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Mystery is My Hobby

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

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
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Nick Harris Detective

Super Sleuth Solves Los Angeles Crimes
13 1
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Night Editor

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

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

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

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

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

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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Random Rarities 01

Very enjoyable collection of rare shows!
84 1
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Random Rarities 02

Even Randomer and Rarer than the original with shows never before released!
50 1
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Random Rarities 03

The Randomest and Rarest collection of them all-an OTRCAT.com original!
50 1
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Random Rarities 04

A Compilation of Rare Old Time Radio Series!
50 1
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Random Rarities 05

More Never before Released Rare Shows with Shows -- An OTRCAT Exclusive!
49 1
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Rarities Adventure Detective

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
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Reefer Madness

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
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Renfrew Mounted

Exciting Adventure show about the Royal Mounted Police
5 1
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Results Inc

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

Starring Rex Harrison and directed by Himan Brown, Rex Saunders is a classic detective show with a British twist,
14 1
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Ripleys One Minute Shorts

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
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Rogues Gallery

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

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
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Sam Spade

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
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Secret Agent K7 Returns

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

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

Mickey Rooney Stars As Boisterious and Runty Would-be Reporter
5 1
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Silent Men

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

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

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
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Strange Wills

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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Suspicion

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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Tales of Fatima

Basil Rathbone and His Sly Detective Eye!
2 1
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Tales Foreign Service

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
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Mermaids

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
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That Hammer Guy (Mike Hammer)

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

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.
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Thin Man

(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

Follow the Men in Uniform on California's Streets!
4 1
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Top Secret

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

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
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True Detective Mysteries

(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

(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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Unsolved Mysteries

Truth IS Stranger than Fiction--Your Skin will Creep!
12 1
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Up for Parole

Based on Authentic Parole Cases!
10 1
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Saint (Vincent Price)

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.
62 1
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Whitehall 1212

What is more exciting than crime drama? Crime drama which is based on actual case files. Just dial Whitehall 1212 to get in touch with Scotland Yard and enjoy some of the most baffling cases ever faced by London’s Finest.
43 1
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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.
14 1
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Case Dismissed

A Show about the Law and Liberty that We Hold Dear--Order in the Court!
12 1
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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.
15 1
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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.
15 1
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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.
22 1
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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.
22 1
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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
50 1
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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.
31 1
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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!
4 1
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Rocky Fortune

Frank Sinatra took a short break from his singing career to star as a "taker of odd jobs" in the semi-hard-boiled Rocky Fortune.
25 1
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Kitty Keene

Kitty Keene, a former Ziegfeld Follies' showgirl, solved crime with an equal amount of toughness and purrfection.
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