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I Love Adventure

After closing the A-1 Detective Agency, the heroes of I Love a Mystery get back together after The War for I Love Adventure. What trouble can Jack, Reggie and Doc get into now?

13 old time radio show recordings
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"Finishing School Kidnapping"



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About this Old Time Radio Show

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Adventure, Mystery (1948)

Carlton E. Morse, writer for radio's Adventures by Morse, I Love A Mystery and One Man's Family. Photo inscribed:

I Love Adventure is a continuation of the I Love a Mystery concept, with the same characters played by different actors. Writer/producer Carlton E. Morse wanted to rekindle the spirit of freewheeling adventure that the three pals created, and so reworked the characters, although using only two of the three together at a time. Jack Packard is the constant hero, strong and quick witted, around whom the plots thicken. He's played by Michael Raffetto. Reggie York (Tom Collins) is in the first eight shows, and then leaves the series without a great deal of fanfare. Doc comes in to take his place until the end of the thirteen shows.

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Morse gives us the continuing saga of Jack, Reggie and Doc as having closed their A-1 Detective Agency and gone their separate ways due to WWII. Jack Packard, the superior brain of the trio, naturally got into intelligence work, Reggie joined the RAF, and Doc also saw winged service with the Flying Tigers.

A shadowy secret group with an Illuminati-like aura called the "21 Old Men of 10 Gramercy Park" bring the first pair, Packard and York, together to work on cases such as the kidnapping of a very elite girl's school and fight Nazi renegades or international gang terrorists. These stories, as written by Morse, have the ring of contemporary events - probably due to the depth and powerful moral view of good vs. evil that underlies much of Morse's writing.

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In the middle of the series, Jack and Reggie leave England and get back to Hollywood, USA. It's a good change of pace, but then Reggie is gone, and Doc Long (Barton Yarborough) takes over for the rest of the shows. In some, such as " Girl in the Street," the boys are just bookends for a story that involve mystery and mayhem.

Some say they love the original I Love a Mystery too much to make the leap. Most think these half-hour stories don't do justice to the rich and varied dialogue of I Love a Mystery. Both points are well taken, but I Love a Mystery is still an excellent show with good acting and production values, and Carlton E. Morse always delivers excellent radio adventure.

Also on the mystery and adventure list would be Adventures by Morse, Voyage of the Scarlet Queen, Suspense, Bold Venture, David Harding, Counter Spy, Cloak and Dagger, Frank Race, the classic serial I Love a Mystery, Jungle Jim, Moon Over Africa, and You Are There. The recognized greatest of the high-adventure old time radio shows is Escape, which told classic tales of mystery and adventure in near-perfect manner.

For other excellent Carlton E Morse productions, see also:

 

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These classic recordings are available in the following formats:
  • MP3 CDs are delivered by mail. These archival quality MP3 CDs are playable in your computer and many MP3 player devices.



    13 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 6 hours, 23 min
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      13 shows - total playtime 6 hours 23 minutes
      1. ILA 480425 01 The China Coast Incident.Mp3
      2. ILA 480502 02 Great Airmail Robbery.mp3
      3. ILA 480509 03 Devil's Santuary.mp3
      4. ILA 480516 04 Pearl of Great Price.mp3
      5. ILA 480523 05 Hundred Million Dollar Manhunt.mp3
      6. ILA 480530 06 Finishing School Kidnapping.mp3
      7. ILA 480606 07 What Big Teeth You Have.mp3
      8. ILA 480613 08 Man with the Third Green Eye.mp3
      9. ILA 480620 09 Girl in the Street.mp3
      10. ILA 480627 10 Kwan Moon Dagger.mp3
      11. ILA 480704 11 Assignment w Displaced Person.mp3
      12. ILA 480711 12 Hearse on Highway.mp3
      13. ILA 480718 13 Ambassador Ricardo Santos Affair.mp3
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    13 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 6 hours, 23 min
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      13 shows - total playtime 6 hours 23 minutes
      1. ILA 480425 01 The China Coast Incident.Mp3
      2. ILA 480502 02 Great Airmail Robbery.mp3
      3. ILA 480509 03 Devil's Santuary.mp3
      4. ILA 480516 04 Pearl of Great Price.mp3
      5. ILA 480523 05 Hundred Million Dollar Manhunt.mp3
      6. ILA 480530 06 Finishing School Kidnapping.mp3
      7. ILA 480606 07 What Big Teeth You Have.mp3
      8. ILA 480613 08 Man with the Third Green Eye.mp3
      9. ILA 480620 09 Girl in the Street.mp3
      10. ILA 480627 10 Kwan Moon Dagger.mp3
      11. ILA 480704 11 Assignment w Displaced Person.mp3
      12. ILA 480711 12 Hearse on Highway.mp3
      13. ILA 480718 13 Ambassador Ricardo Santos Affair.mp3
  • Standard Audio CDs are delivered by mail on archival quality media with up to 60 minutes on each CD and play in all CD players



    13 recordings on 7 Audio CDs
    total playtime 6 hours, 23 min

    Disc A001

    1. ILA 480425 01 The China Coast Incident
    2. ILA 480502 02 Great Airmail Robbery

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    Disc A002

    1. ILA 480509 03 Devil's Santuary
    2. ILA 480516 04 Pearl of Great Price

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    Disc A003

    1. ILA 480523 05 Hundred Million Dollar Manhunt
    2. ILA 480530 06 Finishing School Kidnapping

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    Disc A004

    1. ILA 480606 07 What Big Teeth You Have
    2. ILA 480613 08 Man with the Third Green Eye

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    Disc A005

    1. ILA 480620 09 Girl in the Street
    2. ILA 480627 10 Kwan Moon Dagger

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    Disc A006

    1. ILA 480704 11 Assignment w Displaced Person
    2. ILA 480711 12 Hearse on Highway

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    Disc A007

    1. ILA 480718 13 Ambassador Ricardo Santos Affair

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