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The Adventures of 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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About this Old Time Radio Show

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Adventure melodrama (1949 - 50)
"The Adventures of Frank Race" 1949-50, produced by Bruce Eells in syndication

"Before the war, Frank Race worked as an attorney,
but he traded his law books for the cloak-and-dagger of the OSS.
When the war was over, his former life was over, too . . .
adventure became his business! "

And business was good.

Tom CollinsThe Adventures of Frank Race premiered in May of 1949. The intrigue of espionage during WWII was still in the minds of audiences.Frank Race carried the intellect from his former career as an attorney, and added the cachet of experience with the OSS, Office of Strategic Services, fore-runner of today's Central Intelligence Agency. When his service to his country was over, Race was not satisfied to settle down in a law office. Along with his associate (Fancy word for Sidekick) Marc Donovan, Race's adventures often began in New York, but took him all over the world.

The program has been called a "Johnny Dollar meets James Bond." Race and Donovan do investigations for a major insurance firm, as in Johnny Dollar. Race's adventures will include a fist fight or two, and a rousing chase scene. In these situations Donovan, a former NY cab driver who hasn't lost the accent, is called upon to save the day. But with the other factor in Race's adventures, the attentions of innocent, beautiful, and not so innocent women, Tom CollinsRace is on his own. This is of course the James Bond part of the formula.

The series originally starred Tom Collins, former star of Chandu the Magician. About half way through the run of 43 episodes, the role was taken over by Paul Dubov. The show was produced for Syndication. It was sold to individual stations rather than the networks. Rather than advertising national sponsors, local businesses would advertise during the program. This accounts for the long breaks bracketed by organ music during the recording.

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Red Old Time RadioSee also Adventures by Morse, Barry Craig Confidential Investigator, Broadway is My Beat, Dragnet, Jack Webb Collection, Fat Man, Johnny Dollar, Nero Wolfe, and Pat Novak for Hire.

For more espionage and adventure see: The Silent Men, I was a Communist for the FBI, Cloak and Dagger, Counterspy - David Harding!, Top Secret, Dangerous Assignment, Harry Lime (The Third Man), Secret Agent K7 Returns, and The Man Called X.

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    43 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 19 hours, 25 min
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      43 shows - total playtime 19 hours 25 minutes
      1. Frank Race 490501 01 Hackensack Victory.mp3
      2. Frank Race 490508 02 Darling Debutante.mp3
      3. Frank Race 490515 03 Istanbul Adventure.mp3
      4. Frank Race 490522 04 Tao Seventeen Black.mp3
      5. Frank Race 490529 05 Enoch Arden Adventure.mp3
      6. Frank Race 490605 06 Vanishing President.mp3
      7. Frank Race 490612 07 Baradian Letters.mp3
      8. Frank Race 490619 08 Airborne Adventure.mp3
      9. Frank Race 490626 09 Shanghai Incident.mp3
      10. Frank Race 490703 10 Juvenile Passenger.mp3
      11. Frank Race 490710 11 Reckless Daughter.mp3
      12. Frank Race 490717 12 Silent Heart.mp3
      13. Frank Race 490724 13 Garrulous Bartender.mp3
      14. Frank Race 490731 14 Vanishing Favorite.mp3
      15. Frank Race 490807 15 Embittered Secretary.mp3
      16. Frank Race 490814 16 Talking Bullet.mp3
      17. Frank Race 490821 17 Fat Mans Loot.mp3
      18. Frank Race 490828 18 Generals Lady.mp3
      19. Frank Race 490904 19 Violent Virtuoso.mp3
      20. Frank Race 490911 20 Fourth Round Knockout.mp3
      21. Frank Race 490918 21 Tao Three On A Match.mp3
      22. Frank Race 490925 22 Roughnecks Will.mp3
      23. Frank Race 491002 23 Green Doubloon.mp3
      24. Frank Race 491009 24 Sobbing Bodyguards.mp3
      25. Frank Race 491016 25 Divers Loot.mp3
      26. Frank Race 491023 26 Mormon Country.mp3
      27. Frank Race 491030 27 Brooklyn Accent.mp3
      28. Frank Race 491106 28 Six Week Cure.mp3
      29. Frank Race 491113 29 Fairway Beauties.mp3
      30. Frank Race 491120 30 Runway Queen.mp3
      31. Frank Race 491127 31 Lady In Dark.mp3
      32. Frank Race 491204 32 Silent Tongue.mp3
      33. Frank Race 491211 33 Kandy Killing.mp3
      34. Frank Race 491218 34 Undecided Bride.mp3
      35. Frank Race 491225 35 Gold Worshipper.mp3
      36. Frank Race 500101 36 Pharoahs Staff.mp3
      37. Frank Race 500108 37 House Divided.mp3
      38. Frank Race 500115 38 Count Trefanno Chest.mp3
      39. Frank Race 500122 39 Night Crawler.mp3
      40. Frank Race 500129 40 Kettle Drum.mp3
      41. Frank Race 500205 41 Lovable Character.mp3
      42. Frank Race 500212 42 Black Friars Bridge.mp3
      43. Frank Race 500219 43 Big Top.mp3
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    43 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 19 hours, 25 min
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      43 shows - total playtime 19 hours 25 minutes
      1. Frank Race 490501 01 Hackensack Victory.mp3
      2. Frank Race 490508 02 Darling Debutante.mp3
      3. Frank Race 490515 03 Istanbul Adventure.mp3
      4. Frank Race 490522 04 Tao Seventeen Black.mp3
      5. Frank Race 490529 05 Enoch Arden Adventure.mp3
      6. Frank Race 490605 06 Vanishing President.mp3
      7. Frank Race 490612 07 Baradian Letters.mp3
      8. Frank Race 490619 08 Airborne Adventure.mp3
      9. Frank Race 490626 09 Shanghai Incident.mp3
      10. Frank Race 490703 10 Juvenile Passenger.mp3
      11. Frank Race 490710 11 Reckless Daughter.mp3
      12. Frank Race 490717 12 Silent Heart.mp3
      13. Frank Race 490724 13 Garrulous Bartender.mp3
      14. Frank Race 490731 14 Vanishing Favorite.mp3
      15. Frank Race 490807 15 Embittered Secretary.mp3
      16. Frank Race 490814 16 Talking Bullet.mp3
      17. Frank Race 490821 17 Fat Mans Loot.mp3
      18. Frank Race 490828 18 Generals Lady.mp3
      19. Frank Race 490904 19 Violent Virtuoso.mp3
      20. Frank Race 490911 20 Fourth Round Knockout.mp3
      21. Frank Race 490918 21 Tao Three On A Match.mp3
      22. Frank Race 490925 22 Roughnecks Will.mp3
      23. Frank Race 491002 23 Green Doubloon.mp3
      24. Frank Race 491009 24 Sobbing Bodyguards.mp3
      25. Frank Race 491016 25 Divers Loot.mp3
      26. Frank Race 491023 26 Mormon Country.mp3
      27. Frank Race 491030 27 Brooklyn Accent.mp3
      28. Frank Race 491106 28 Six Week Cure.mp3
      29. Frank Race 491113 29 Fairway Beauties.mp3
      30. Frank Race 491120 30 Runway Queen.mp3
      31. Frank Race 491127 31 Lady In Dark.mp3
      32. Frank Race 491204 32 Silent Tongue.mp3
      33. Frank Race 491211 33 Kandy Killing.mp3
      34. Frank Race 491218 34 Undecided Bride.mp3
      35. Frank Race 491225 35 Gold Worshipper.mp3
      36. Frank Race 500101 36 Pharoahs Staff.mp3
      37. Frank Race 500108 37 House Divided.mp3
      38. Frank Race 500115 38 Count Trefanno Chest.mp3
      39. Frank Race 500122 39 Night Crawler.mp3
      40. Frank Race 500129 40 Kettle Drum.mp3
      41. Frank Race 500205 41 Lovable Character.mp3
      42. Frank Race 500212 42 Black Friars Bridge.mp3
      43. Frank Race 500219 43 Big Top.mp3
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    43 recordings on 22 Audio CDs
    total playtime 19 hours, 25 min

    Disc A001

    1. Frank Race 490501 01 Hackensack Victory
    2. Frank Race 490508 02 Darling Debutante

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    Disc A002

    1. Frank Race 490515 03 Istanbul Adventure
    2. Frank Race 490522 04 Tao Seventeen Black

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    Disc A003

    1. Frank Race 490529 05 Enoch Arden Adventure
    2. Frank Race 490605 06 Vanishing President

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    Disc A004

    1. Frank Race 490612 07 Baradian Letters
    2. Frank Race 490619 08 Airborne Adventure

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    Disc A005

    1. Frank Race 490626 09 Shanghai Incident
    2. Frank Race 490703 10 Juvenile Passenger

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    Disc A006

    1. Frank Race 490710 11 Reckless Daughter
    2. Frank Race 490717 12 Silent Heart

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    Disc A007

    1. Frank Race 490724 13 Garrulous Bartender
    2. Frank Race 490731 14 Vanishing Favorite

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    Disc A008

    1. Frank Race 490807 15 Embittered Secretary
    2. Frank Race 490814 16 Talking Bullet

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    Disc A009

    1. Frank Race 490821 17 Fat Mans Loot
    2. Frank Race 490828 18 Generals Lady

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    Disc A010

    1. Frank Race 490904 19 Violent Virtuoso
    2. Frank Race 490911 20 Fourth Round Knockout

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    Disc A011

    1. Frank Race 490918 21 Tao Three On A Match
    2. Frank Race 490925 22 Roughnecks Will

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    Disc A012

    1. Frank Race 491002 23 Green Doubloon
    2. Frank Race 491009 24 Sobbing Bodyguards

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    Disc A013

    1. Frank Race 491016 25 Divers Loot
    2. Frank Race 491023 26 Mormon Country

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    Disc A014

    1. Frank Race 491030 27 Brooklyn Accent
    2. Frank Race 491106 28 Six Week Cure

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    Disc A015

    1. Frank Race 491113 29 Fairway Beauties
    2. Frank Race 491120 30 Runway Queen

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    Disc A016

    1. Frank Race 491127 31 Lady In Dark
    2. Frank Race 491204 32 Silent Tongue

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    Disc A017

    1. Frank Race 491211 33 Kandy Killing
    2. Frank Race 491218 34 Undecided Bride

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    Disc A018

    1. Frank Race 491225 35 Gold Worshipper
    2. Frank Race 500101 36 Pharoahs Staff

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    Disc A019

    1. Frank Race 500108 37 House Divided
    2. Frank Race 500115 38 Count Trefanno Chest

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    Disc A020

    1. Frank Race 500122 39 Night Crawler
    2. Frank Race 500129 40 Kettle Drum

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    Disc A021

    1. Frank Race 500205 41 Lovable Character
    2. Frank Race 500212 42 Black Friars Bridge

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    Disc A022

    1. Frank Race 500219 43 Big Top

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