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Box Thirteen

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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Alan Ladd
All-time favorite Mystery-adventure (1948-49)

"Adventure wanted--
will go anywhere--
do anything--
Box 13.
"

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Alan Ladd publicity still.Box 13Alan Ladd plays 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."

Needless to say, Box 13 becomes jammed with adventures galore, from psycho killer letters to birds carrying secret messages beneath their wings. Mr. Holiday always had more adventure than he had originally sought, because those who responded to his ad never revealed all of their glorious, unusual, and sometimes creepy details until they met in person and the adventure had already begun.

Suzy (played by Silvia Picker), Holiday's scattery secretary, adds touches of humor to this mystery-adventure seat-clinching program.Box 13 was produced by Mayfair Productions, a company run by Alan Ladd and Richard Sandville. The name came from Mayfair Restaurant, which Alan and Richard owned during WWII. Mayfair Productions also produced the hair-raising show, The Unexpected. In addition to producing Box 13, Alan Ladd also wrote most of the Box 13 shows.

See also The Alan Ladd Collection, Douglas of the World, and Hardboiled Detectives.

Alan Ladd on the microphone.

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    52 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 23 hours, 3 min
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      52 shows - total playtime 23 hours 3 minutes
      1. Box 13 480822 (01) First Letter.mp3
      2. Box 13 480829 (02) Insurance Fraud Scheme.mp3
      3. Box 13 480905 (03) Suzi Quits The Paper To Work For Dan.mp3
      4. Box 13 480912 (04) 'Time For Drama' Radio Show.mp3
      5. Box 13 480919 (05) Extra Extra.mp3
      6. Box 13 480926 (06) The Boat 'Ruthie J'.mp3
      7. Box 13 481003 (07) George Flit Detective.mp3
      8. Box 13 481010 (08) Rendezvous In The Park At Night.mp3
      9. Box 13 481017 (09) Robert M. Chase Book Of Poems.mp3
      10. Box 13 481024 (10) Maria Theater Ticket Murder 2.mp3
      11. Box 13 481031 (11) Catherine Daily.mp3
      12. Box 13 481107 (12) Triple Cross.mp3
      13. Box 13 481114 (13) DamselInDistress.mp3
      14. Box 13 481121 (14) Diamond In The Sky.mp3
      15. Box 13 481128 (15) Double Right Cross.mp3
      16. Box 13 481205 (16) Look Pleasent Please.mp3
      17. Box 13 481212 (17) The Haunted Artist.mp3
      18. Box 13 481219 (18) The Sad Night.mp3
      19. Box 13 481226 (19) Hot Box.mp3
      20. Box 13 490102 (20) The Better Man.mp3
      21. Box 13 490109 (21) The Professor And The Puzzle.mp3
      22. Box 13 490116 (22) The Dowager And Dan Holiday.mp3
      23. Box 13 490123 (23) Three To Die.mp3
      24. Box 13 490130 (24) The Philanthropist.mp3
      25. Box 13 490206 (25) Last Will And Nursery Rhyme.mp3
      26. Box 13 490213 (26) Delinquent Dilemma.mp3
      27. Box 13 490220 (27) Flash Of Light.mp3
      28. Box 13 490227 (28) Hare And Hounds.mp3
      29. Box 13 490306 (29) Hunt And Peck.mp3
      30. Box 13 490313 (30) Death Is A Doll.mp3
      31. Box 13 490320 (31) 113.5.mp3
      32. Box 13 490327 (32) Dan And The Wonderful Lamp.mp3
      33. Box 13 490403 (33) Tempest In A Casserole.mp3
      34. Box 13 490410 (34) Mexican Maze.mp3
      35. Box 13 490417 (35) Sealed Instructions.mp3
      36. Box 13 490424 (36) Find Me Find Death.mp3
      37. Box 13 490501 (37) Much Too Lucky.mp3
      38. Box 13 490508 (38) One Of These Four.mp3
      39. Box 13 490515 (39) Daytime Nightmare.mp3
      40. Box 13 490522 (40) Death Is No Joke.mp3
      41. Box 13 490529 (41) The Treasure Of Hang Lee.mp3
      42. Box 13 490605 (42) Design For Danger.mp3
      43. Box 13 490612 (43) The Dead Man Walks.mp3
      44. Box 13 490619 (44) Killer At Large.mp3
      45. Box 13 490626 (45) Speed To Burn.mp3
      46. Box 13 490703 (46) House Of Darkness.mp3
      47. Box 13 490710 (47) Double Trouble.mp3
      48. Box 13 490717 (48) The Biter Bitten.mp3
      49. Box 13 490724 (49) The Perfect Crime.mp3
      50. Box 13 490731 (50) Archemedes Ane The Roman.mp3
      51. Box 13 490807 (51) The Clay Pidgeon.mp3
      52. Box 13 490814 (52) Round Robin.mp3
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    52 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 23 hours, 3 min
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      52 shows - total playtime 23 hours 3 minutes
      1. Box 13 480822 (01) First Letter.mp3
      2. Box 13 480829 (02) Insurance Fraud Scheme.mp3
      3. Box 13 480905 (03) Suzi Quits The Paper To Work For Dan.mp3
      4. Box 13 480912 (04) 'Time For Drama' Radio Show.mp3
      5. Box 13 480919 (05) Extra Extra.mp3
      6. Box 13 480926 (06) The Boat 'Ruthie J'.mp3
      7. Box 13 481003 (07) George Flit Detective.mp3
      8. Box 13 481010 (08) Rendezvous In The Park At Night.mp3
      9. Box 13 481017 (09) Robert M. Chase Book Of Poems.mp3
      10. Box 13 481024 (10) Maria Theater Ticket Murder 2.mp3
      11. Box 13 481031 (11) Catherine Daily.mp3
      12. Box 13 481107 (12) Triple Cross.mp3
      13. Box 13 481114 (13) DamselInDistress.mp3
      14. Box 13 481121 (14) Diamond In The Sky.mp3
      15. Box 13 481128 (15) Double Right Cross.mp3
      16. Box 13 481205 (16) Look Pleasent Please.mp3
      17. Box 13 481212 (17) The Haunted Artist.mp3
      18. Box 13 481219 (18) The Sad Night.mp3
      19. Box 13 481226 (19) Hot Box.mp3
      20. Box 13 490102 (20) The Better Man.mp3
      21. Box 13 490109 (21) The Professor And The Puzzle.mp3
      22. Box 13 490116 (22) The Dowager And Dan Holiday.mp3
      23. Box 13 490123 (23) Three To Die.mp3
      24. Box 13 490130 (24) The Philanthropist.mp3
      25. Box 13 490206 (25) Last Will And Nursery Rhyme.mp3
      26. Box 13 490213 (26) Delinquent Dilemma.mp3
      27. Box 13 490220 (27) Flash Of Light.mp3
      28. Box 13 490227 (28) Hare And Hounds.mp3
      29. Box 13 490306 (29) Hunt And Peck.mp3
      30. Box 13 490313 (30) Death Is A Doll.mp3
      31. Box 13 490320 (31) 113.5.mp3
      32. Box 13 490327 (32) Dan And The Wonderful Lamp.mp3
      33. Box 13 490403 (33) Tempest In A Casserole.mp3
      34. Box 13 490410 (34) Mexican Maze.mp3
      35. Box 13 490417 (35) Sealed Instructions.mp3
      36. Box 13 490424 (36) Find Me Find Death.mp3
      37. Box 13 490501 (37) Much Too Lucky.mp3
      38. Box 13 490508 (38) One Of These Four.mp3
      39. Box 13 490515 (39) Daytime Nightmare.mp3
      40. Box 13 490522 (40) Death Is No Joke.mp3
      41. Box 13 490529 (41) The Treasure Of Hang Lee.mp3
      42. Box 13 490605 (42) Design For Danger.mp3
      43. Box 13 490612 (43) The Dead Man Walks.mp3
      44. Box 13 490619 (44) Killer At Large.mp3
      45. Box 13 490626 (45) Speed To Burn.mp3
      46. Box 13 490703 (46) House Of Darkness.mp3
      47. Box 13 490710 (47) Double Trouble.mp3
      48. Box 13 490717 (48) The Biter Bitten.mp3
      49. Box 13 490724 (49) The Perfect Crime.mp3
      50. Box 13 490731 (50) Archemedes Ane The Roman.mp3
      51. Box 13 490807 (51) The Clay Pidgeon.mp3
      52. Box 13 490814 (52) Round Robin.mp3
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    52 recordings on 26 Audio CDs
    total playtime 23 hours, 3 min

    Disc A001

    1. Box 13 480822 (01) First Letter
    2. Box 13 480829 (02) Insurance Fraud Scheme

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    Disc A002

    1. Box 13 480905 (03) Suzi Quits The Paper To Work For Dan
    2. Box 13 480912 (04) 'Time For Drama' Radio Show

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    Disc A003

    1. Box 13 480919 (05) Extra Extra
    2. Box 13 480926 (06) The Boat 'Ruthie J'

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    Disc A004

    1. Box 13 481003 (07) George Flit Detective
    2. Box 13 481010 (08) Rendezvous In The Park At Night

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    Disc A005

    1. Box 13 481017 (09) Robert M. Chase Book Of Poems
    2. Box 13 481024 (10) Maria Theater Ticket Murder 2

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    Disc A006

    1. Box 13 481031 (11) Catherine Daily
    2. Box 13 481107 (12) Triple Cross

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    Disc A007

    1. Box 13 481114 (13) DamselInDistress
    2. Box 13 481121 (14) Diamond In The Sky

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    Disc A008

    1. Box 13 481128 (15) Double Right Cross
    2. Box 13 481205 (16) Look Pleasent Please

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    Disc A009

    1. Box 13 481212 (17) The Haunted Artist
    2. Box 13 481219 (18) The Sad Night

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    Disc A010

    1. Box 13 481226 (19) Hot Box
    2. Box 13 490102 (20) The Better Man

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    Disc A011

    1. Box 13 490109 (21) The Professor And The Puzzle
    2. Box 13 490116 (22) The Dowager And Dan Holiday

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    Disc A012

    1. Box 13 490123 (23) Three To Die
    2. Box 13 490130 (24) The Philanthropist

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    Disc A013

    1. Box 13 490206 (25) Last Will And Nursery Rhyme
    2. Box 13 490213 (26) Delinquent Dilemma

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    Disc A014

    1. Box 13 490220 (27) Flash Of Light
    2. Box 13 490227 (28) Hare And Hounds

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    Disc A015

    1. Box 13 490306 (29) Hunt And Peck
    2. Box 13 490313 (30) Death Is A Doll

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    Disc A016

    1. Box 13 490320 (31) 113.5
    2. Box 13 490327 (32) Dan And The Wonderful Lamp

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    Disc A017

    1. Box 13 490403 (33) Tempest In A Casserole
    2. Box 13 490410 (34) Mexican Maze

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    Disc A018

    1. Box 13 490417 (35) Sealed Instructions
    2. Box 13 490424 (36) Find Me Find Death

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    Disc A019

    1. Box 13 490501 (37) Much Too Lucky
    2. Box 13 490508 (38) One Of These Four

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    Disc A020

    1. Box 13 490515 (39) Daytime Nightmare
    2. Box 13 490522 (40) Death Is No Joke

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    Disc A021

    1. Box 13 490529 (41) The Treasure Of Hang Lee
    2. Box 13 490605 (42) Design For Danger

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    Disc A022

    1. Box 13 490612 (43) The Dead Man Walks
    2. Box 13 490619 (44) Killer At Large

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    Disc A023

    1. Box 13 490626 (45) Speed To Burn
    2. Box 13 490703 (46) House Of Darkness

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    Disc A024

    1. Box 13 490710 (47) Double Trouble
    2. Box 13 490717 (48) The Biter Bitten

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    Disc A025

    1. Box 13 490724 (49) The Perfect Crime
    2. Box 13 490731 (50) Archemedes Ane The Roman

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    Disc A026

    1. Box 13 490807 (51) The Clay Pidgeon
    2. Box 13 490814 (52) Round Robin

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