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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 old time radio show recordings
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New York City Skyline Circa 1950
Detective
late 1950s

Steve Granger was a typical Hard Boiled detective in most ways. He worked with a few disadvantages that didn't hamper others in the Hard-Boiled Genre. For one thing he came late in the Golden Age of Radio, premiering on the Mutual Network in the summer of 1956. Sam Spade first appeared in  The Maltese Falcon in print in 1929, and on radio in 1941 (Humphrey Bogart in the Lux Theater adaptation of the film). Chandler's Philip Marlowe first appeared in the novel The "Big Sleep" in 1939, and on the radio in June 1944 (Lux Radio Theater's "Murder My Sweet").

This doesn't mean that the Hard-Boiled Detective was used up by 1956, but the clichés that are such an important part of the genre don't have the punch in Danger With Granger. It is hard to see how Granger could have made a living, his clients seemed to have an unfortunate habit of dying on him. Granger was also missing the pretty secretary that many Private Eye's had, but he could depend on his Police Connection, Lt Jake Rankin. Information was easy to come by from newspaperman Cal Hendrix, who acted as Granger's personal advisor.

Danger With Granger is filled with twists, turns, and double crosses. The show is somewhat formulaic, but it is still plenty entertaining. Granger assure us that each episode is "one of my most interesting cases." The episode opens by revealing the motive for the upcoming murder, and goes through each of its four acts, working to the climax and ending with a wrap-up. Granger self narrates his stories, and gets knocked around by the bad guys, but some how always manages to find the villain.

The show is full of formulaic tough-guy detective talk such as "Larry should crawl into a hole and let someone fill it with water" or "You're on the right track, but you're on the wrong train." This collection boasts 22 of the few surviving episodes.

For more rare crime shows, see also: Rare Detective and Crime Shows Collection, Rarities: Adventure & Detective, and Dame Detectives, Female Crimefighters.

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    36 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 14 hours, 44 min
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      36 shows - total playtime 14 hours 44 minutes
      1. DWG 004 Amorous Amnesiac.mp3
      2. DWG 007 Coincidental Cartoon.mp3
      3. DWG 008 A Marriage Minded Girl.mp3
      4. DWG 018 Counterfeit Plates.mp3
      5. DWG 021 Sheila Randolph Is Sane.mp3
      6. DWG 024 Out of Jail for Christmas.mp3
      7. DWG 025 Insanity Was Just An Act.mp3
      8. DWG 026 Blackmailed Babe.mp3
      9. DWG 027 Out of Jail for Christmas.mp3
      10. DWG 028 Triple X Killer.mp3
      11. DWG 030 Marriage-Minded Girl (Repeat).mp3
      12. DWG 031 The Invented Husband.mp3
      13. DWG 032 Out of Jail for Christmas (Repeat).mp3
      14. DWG 033 Insanity Was Just an Act (Repeat).mp3
      15. DWG Arnold Lussick Story.mp3
      16. DWG Chase to Salvador.mp3
      17. DWG Clever Criminologist.mp3
      18. DWG Elwood Milroy, Criminologist.mp3
      19. DWG FBI, Scientist.mp3
      20. DWG Hired Help.mp3
      21. DWG Incident in Long Island.mp3
      22. DWG Innocent, Innocent.mp3
      23. DWG Invented Husband.mp3
      24. DWG Lady Liar.mp3
      25. DWG Larry Simmons.mp3
      26. DWG Murder by Hypnosis.mp3
      27. DWG Negated Necklace.mp3
      28. DWG Phony Photographer.mp3
      29. DWG Rainy Night Murder.mp3
      30. DWG Seafarer Mystery.mp3
      31. DWG Stiff Spouse.mp3
      32. DWG Triangle Affair.mp3
      33. DWG Triple X Trick.mp3
      34. DWG Vic Sully is Murdered.mp3
      35. DWG Wandering Weapon.mp3
      36. DWG Who's Trying to Kill Paula Crane.mp3
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    36 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 14 hours, 44 min
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      36 shows - total playtime 14 hours 44 minutes
      1. DWG 004 Amorous Amnesiac.mp3
      2. DWG 007 Coincidental Cartoon.mp3
      3. DWG 008 A Marriage Minded Girl.mp3
      4. DWG 018 Counterfeit Plates.mp3
      5. DWG 021 Sheila Randolph Is Sane.mp3
      6. DWG 024 Out of Jail for Christmas.mp3
      7. DWG 025 Insanity Was Just An Act.mp3
      8. DWG 026 Blackmailed Babe.mp3
      9. DWG 027 Out of Jail for Christmas.mp3
      10. DWG 028 Triple X Killer.mp3
      11. DWG 030 Marriage-Minded Girl (Repeat).mp3
      12. DWG 031 The Invented Husband.mp3
      13. DWG 032 Out of Jail for Christmas (Repeat).mp3
      14. DWG 033 Insanity Was Just an Act (Repeat).mp3
      15. DWG Arnold Lussick Story.mp3
      16. DWG Chase to Salvador.mp3
      17. DWG Clever Criminologist.mp3
      18. DWG Elwood Milroy, Criminologist.mp3
      19. DWG FBI, Scientist.mp3
      20. DWG Hired Help.mp3
      21. DWG Incident in Long Island.mp3
      22. DWG Innocent, Innocent.mp3
      23. DWG Invented Husband.mp3
      24. DWG Lady Liar.mp3
      25. DWG Larry Simmons.mp3
      26. DWG Murder by Hypnosis.mp3
      27. DWG Negated Necklace.mp3
      28. DWG Phony Photographer.mp3
      29. DWG Rainy Night Murder.mp3
      30. DWG Seafarer Mystery.mp3
      31. DWG Stiff Spouse.mp3
      32. DWG Triangle Affair.mp3
      33. DWG Triple X Trick.mp3
      34. DWG Vic Sully is Murdered.mp3
      35. DWG Wandering Weapon.mp3
      36. DWG Who's Trying to Kill Paula Crane.mp3
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    36 recordings on 18 Audio CDs
    total playtime 14 hours, 44 min

    Disc A001

    1. DWG 004 Amorous Amnesiac
    2. DWG 007 Coincidental Cartoon

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    Disc A002

    1. DWG 008 A Marriage Minded Girl
    2. DWG 018 Counterfeit Plates

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    Disc A003

    1. DWG 021 Sheila Randolph Is Sane
    2. DWG 024 Out of Jail for Christmas

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    Disc A004

    1. DWG 025 Insanity Was Just An Act
    2. DWG 026 Blackmailed Babe
    3. DWG 027 Out of Jail for Christmas

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    Disc A005

    1. DWG 028 Triple X Killer
    2. DWG 030 Marriage-Minded Girl (Repeat)

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    Disc A006

    1. DWG 031 The Invented Husband
    2. DWG 032 Out of Jail for Christmas (Repeat)

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    Disc A007

    1. DWG 033 Insanity Was Just an Act (Repeat)
    2. DWG Arnold Lussick Story

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    Disc A008

    1. DWG Chase to Salvador
    2. DWG Clever Criminologist

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    Disc A009

    1. DWG Elwood Milroy, Criminologist
    2. DWG FBI, Scientist

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    Disc A010

    1. DWG Hired Help
    2. DWG Incident in Long Island

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    Disc A011

    1. DWG Innocent, Innocent
    2. DWG Invented Husband

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    Disc A012

    1. DWG Lady Liar
    2. DWG Larry Simmons

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    Disc A013

    1. DWG Murder by Hypnosis
    2. DWG Negated Necklace

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    Disc A014

    1. DWG Phony Photographer
    2. DWG Rainy Night Murder

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    Disc A015

    1. DWG Seafarer Mystery
    2. DWG Stiff Spouse

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    Disc A016

    1. DWG Triangle Affair
    2. DWG Triple X Trick

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    Disc A017

    1. DWG Vic Sully is Murdered
    2. DWG Wandering Weapon

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    Disc A018

    1. DWG Who's Trying to Kill Paula Crane

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