Welcome to OTRCAT.com: Old Time Radio Catalog
 > 

Random Rarities 5

More Never before Released Rare Shows with Shows -- An OTRCAT Exclusive!

10%
OFF

49 old time radio show recordings
(total playtime 18 hours, 52 min)
available in the following formats:

1 MP3 CD
or
22 Audio CDs


Choose your CD format
or order disks individually: Add to Cart
Add to wishlist
Play a sample episode from February 06, 1942:

"Michael Piper Private Detective"



... or click here to save the Mp3 file to your computer
Print

Text on OTRCAT.com ©2001-2019 OTRCAT INC All Rights Reserved. Reproduction is prohibited.

Rare Drama, Music, Comedy, Suspense, Mystery, Detective, Crime, Adventure and Science Fiction (1940s-1950s)

Slapsie MaxieBoxers, big noses, feisty parrots, and famous architects work together to bring you another exciting collection of random rarities. Many shows in this collection are the only known existing episodes of these programs. You'll enjoy comedy, adventure, historic news, music, drama, police stories, and more!

Breakfast at Sardis, June 1, 1942. Lum and Abner are in town for the premiere of The Bashful Bachelor (1942) and they appear on Tom's morning show for an interview.

Bunco Squad, April 20, 1950, CBS. A retired contractor and his wife are the victims of a confidence man and his partner in St Louis and swindled out of their life's savings.

The Burl Ives Show, 1946, Philco syndication. "The Wayfaring Stranger" gives us a mess of folk and cowboy songs while plugging Philco Portable radios.

Cold War News Broadcasts, 1950s, CBS, NBC. Reports from Korea, Berlin, and the Senate Hearings by Bob Trout and Ed Murrow.

The Comedy Caravan, 1944, AFRS Rebroadcast. Garry Moore and Jimmy Durante have a huge load of silliness for us.

The Crime Doctor, 1945(?) CBS, possibly an Audition program. Stories from the files of Dr. "Colin Doyle", a specialist in forensic medicine (probably a pseudonym based on the creator of Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Arthur Conan-Doyle).

Spur Soda - Zip in every sip!

Life Can Be Beautiful, 1947, NBC. Long-running soap opera.

Mary Margaret McBride, 1944-45, WEAF New York. Talk show interviewing interesting people coming through town during the War.

Masters of Mystery, ABC. Sometimes the guilty party is so nervous that they give themselves away, whether the cops are on to them or not.

Maxwell House Showboat, 1933, Red Network. Inspired by the Jerome Kerr musical, the Showboat pulls into ports around the country for fun and music.

Smiling

Maytag Follies, 1929, National Radio Syndication. Get out your raccoon coat, the washing machine company sponsors a fun collection of college football tunes.

Meet Me at Parky's, June 24, 1945, NBC. It's bookkeeping time at Parkyakarkus's restaurant, but his new landlady has matrimony on her mind.

Meet Me in St. Louis, September 17, 1950, NBC. The dreams and ambitions of a pretty middle-class girl in turn-of-the-century St. Louis.

Meet the Menjous, 1950, ZIV Syndication. Chitchat between Hollywood husband and wife.

Meet the Ruggles, 1957(?) ABC. Family sitcom starring long-time movie comic Charlie Ruggles. The large family has to deal with the logistics of a single car family in Los Angeles.

Meet Your Match, December 17, 1949, Mutual network. Quiz show where you can prove you are smarter than your neighbors.

Melody Hour, June 1946. A collection of popular tunes conducted by Percy Faith.

MGM Musical Comedy Theater, February 20, 1952, Mutual network. The great Hollywood studio adapts some of their greatest musical extravaganzas for the radio.

Michael Piper Private Detective, February 6, 1942, Blue Network. "The Ernie Basin Murder". Mystery, romance, and comedy on the waterfront starring John Gibson and Elizabeth Reller. The show was sponsored by Canada Dry for the '41-'42 season but all episodes, except for this final episode have been lost.

The Mighty Casey, June 28, 1947, Mutual network. What if Mudville's hero had more playing time than his one at-bat in the famous poem? That question is answered in this fun Mutual series starring Millard Mitchell in the spring and summer of '47. This is the only extant episode.

The Mike Wallace Interview, September 1, 1957, ABC. The great interviewer turns his attention to revolutionary American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, discussing a possible mile-high skyscraper as well as politics, morality, nature, and death.

Millions for Defense, July 30, 1941, Treasury Department. Although America had not entered the War at this point, the Treasury Department knew that the coming fight was going to take a lot of money. This star-studded variety review (including Don Ameche, Betty Davis, Jack Benny, Mary Livingston) was hosted by Tyrone Power and was one of the opening salvos in the fight to raise that money.

Mind Your Manners, 1948, NBC, WTIC Hartford. Allen Ludden hosts this teenage panel discussion program. Listeners write in with questions for the panel of teenagers (and one pre-teen), who are not experts but well spoken.

Mary MarlinMirth and Melody (The Merry Minstrel Show), December 2, 1948, ABC. Ken Christy and Martha Tilton lead the cast of this comedy and Dixieland jazz program.

Miss Pinkerton Incorporated, July 12, 1941, CBS, KNX Los Angeles. A lady law-student inherits a detective agency in this comedy-detective program starring Joan Blondell and Dick Powell.

21st Precinct, 1954, CBS, AFRTS. A detailed police-procedural based in a New York City police station, and on the streets it protects. The realism is on par with Dragnet, and also uses the "First call to final report" story format, Precinct is less gritty than its West coast brother.

The Modern Adventures of Casanova, 1952, Mutual network. Errol Flynn stars as an INTERPOL agent who combines crimefighting with living up to his famous last name.

Moment of Peril, possible Audition program. The program asks the listener to consider what they would do in their own "moment of peril" when their every decision, their every action, could make the difference between life and death. In this episode, a man is kidnapped for ransom.

Moon Mullins, 1940s, CBS. The classic newspaper comic strip is brought to life on radio, the adventures of Moon who goes from poverty to untold riches overnight.

The Slapsie Maxie Show, 1948, NBC. Boxer Maxie Rosenbloom stars with Connie Haines and Art Carney. Whenever Maxie is unconscious he hears the voice of his "fighting spirit" direct from Heaven.

The Story of Mary Marlin, 1939-1944, NBC, WLS Chicago. Well done soap opera set in the nation's capital where the characters rub shoulders with the rich and powerful

United States Steel Hour, April 26, 1953. George Orwell's "1984" is dramatized for propaganda purposes during the early years of the Cold War.

Mobil Gas News, April 20, 1942, WBBM. Reports from Corregidor and Japanese rumors of what will be later known as the Doolittle Raid.

(Please note that some of the rare recordings in this collection may be of inferior sound quality.)

See also Random Rarities 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 1314, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 2122, and 23.

Text on OTRCAT.com ©2001-2019 OTRCAT INC All Rights Reserved. Reproduction is prohibited.

These classic recordings are available in the following formats:

  • Show Rating

    0
    0     0


    COMMENTS

    Be the first to comment on "Random Rarities 05"


    Leave a comment

    You have reached the maximum number of votes for a unregistered user.

    Please login or create a new account to continue...

  • MP3 CDs are delivered by mail. These archival quality MP3 CDs are playable in your computer and many MP3 player devices.



    49 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $4.50
    total playtime 18 hours, 52 min
    Add MP3 CD Collection to Cart

    Click here to see disc contents


      49 shows - total playtime 18 hours 52 minutes
      1. Breakfast At Sardi's 420601 Lum Abner Interview.mp3
      2. Bunco Squad 500415 Case Of The Bookworm.mp3
      3. Burl Ives 461219 15 Cowboy Songs.mp3
      4. Burl Ives 461221 17 'i'll Go No More A Roving'.mp3
      5. Burl Ives 471128 Songs Of The Seas.mp3
      6. Cold War News 510617.mp3
      7. Cold War News Commentary On Mccarthy Murrow.mp3
      8. Cold War News Edw.r.murrow Sen.mccarthy.mp3
      9. Comedy Caravan 44xxxx Jimmy Durante Gary Moore.mp3
      10. Crime Doctor 147 Case Of The Bad Actor.mp3
      11. Life Can Be Beautiful 471107.mp3
      12. Mary Margaret Mcbride 450112 W Carole Landis.mp3
      13. Masters Of Mystery Murder In Haste (v).mp3
      14. Masters Of Mystery No One Will Ever Know (v).mp3
      15. Masters Of Mystery Success Story (v).mp3
      16. Maxwell House Showboat W Bob Hope.mp3
      17. Maytag Follies 290301 W Coon Saunders Nighthawks.mp3
      18. Meet Me At Parky's 450624 Parky Gets Engaged.mp3
      19. Meet Me In St Louis 500917 The Suffragettes.mp3
      20. Meet The Menjous 002.mp3
      21. Meet The Menjous 009.mp3
      22. Meet The Menjous 091 Parties And Slang.mp3
      23. Meet The Menjous 092 Luck.mp3
      24. Meet The Menjous 179 Lies And Personality.mp3
      25. Meet The Menjous 180 Choosing Pictures.mp3
      26. Meet The Ruggles 571218 01 The Drivers Test.mp3
      27. Meet The Ruggles 571219 02 A Strict Schedule3.mp3
      28. Meet Your Match 491217 Quiz.mp3
      29. Melody Hour 460610 142 Buddy Clark Percy Faith.mp3
      30. Mgm Musical Comedy Theater 520220 08 Yolanda Thief.mp3
      31. Michael Piper Private Det 420206 Ernie Basin Murder.mp3
      32. Mighty Casey 470628 The Pottsdown Panthers.mp3
      33. Mike Wallace Interviews 1948 01 Frank Lloyd Wright.mp3
      34. Mike Wallace Interviews 1948 02 Frank Lloyd Wright.mp3
      35. Millions For Defence 410730 05 With Jack Benny.mp3
      36. Mind Your Manners 480626 Should Young Girls Teavel Alone.mp3
      37. Mirth Melody 481202 Minstrel Show, New Orleans.mp3
      38. Miss Pinkerton Inc 410721 01 The Bentley Emerald.mp3
      39. Missing Persons Alarm For Old Man.mp3
      40. Modern Adv. Of Cassanova 520522 W Errol Flynn.mp3
      41. Moment Of Peril Aud Grey Kidnapping.mp3
      42. Moment Of Peril Secret Fear.mp3
      43. Moon Mullins 470131 Moon's Shoes.mp3
      44. Moon Mullins Aud Suit Of Armor.mp3
      45. Slapsie Maxie Rosenbloom 480908 W C Francis-Carey-Moore.mp3
      46. Story Of Mary Marlin 400104.mp3
      47. Story Of Mary Marlin 440607.mp3
      48. US Steel Hour 530426 George Orwell's 1984.mp3
      49. Wbbm Mobil Gas News Service 420420.mp3
  • MP3 downloads are available instantly after purchase!



    49 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $4.50
    total playtime 18 hours, 52 min
    Add MP3 CD Collection to Cart

    Click here to see disc contents


      49 shows - total playtime 18 hours 52 minutes
      1. Breakfast At Sardi's 420601 Lum Abner Interview.mp3
      2. Bunco Squad 500415 Case Of The Bookworm.mp3
      3. Burl Ives 461219 15 Cowboy Songs.mp3
      4. Burl Ives 461221 17 'i'll Go No More A Roving'.mp3
      5. Burl Ives 471128 Songs Of The Seas.mp3
      6. Cold War News 510617.mp3
      7. Cold War News Commentary On Mccarthy Murrow.mp3
      8. Cold War News Edw.r.murrow Sen.mccarthy.mp3
      9. Comedy Caravan 44xxxx Jimmy Durante Gary Moore.mp3
      10. Crime Doctor 147 Case Of The Bad Actor.mp3
      11. Life Can Be Beautiful 471107.mp3
      12. Mary Margaret Mcbride 450112 W Carole Landis.mp3
      13. Masters Of Mystery Murder In Haste (v).mp3
      14. Masters Of Mystery No One Will Ever Know (v).mp3
      15. Masters Of Mystery Success Story (v).mp3
      16. Maxwell House Showboat W Bob Hope.mp3
      17. Maytag Follies 290301 W Coon Saunders Nighthawks.mp3
      18. Meet Me At Parky's 450624 Parky Gets Engaged.mp3
      19. Meet Me In St Louis 500917 The Suffragettes.mp3
      20. Meet The Menjous 002.mp3
      21. Meet The Menjous 009.mp3
      22. Meet The Menjous 091 Parties And Slang.mp3
      23. Meet The Menjous 092 Luck.mp3
      24. Meet The Menjous 179 Lies And Personality.mp3
      25. Meet The Menjous 180 Choosing Pictures.mp3
      26. Meet The Ruggles 571218 01 The Drivers Test.mp3
      27. Meet The Ruggles 571219 02 A Strict Schedule3.mp3
      28. Meet Your Match 491217 Quiz.mp3
      29. Melody Hour 460610 142 Buddy Clark Percy Faith.mp3
      30. Mgm Musical Comedy Theater 520220 08 Yolanda Thief.mp3
      31. Michael Piper Private Det 420206 Ernie Basin Murder.mp3
      32. Mighty Casey 470628 The Pottsdown Panthers.mp3
      33. Mike Wallace Interviews 1948 01 Frank Lloyd Wright.mp3
      34. Mike Wallace Interviews 1948 02 Frank Lloyd Wright.mp3
      35. Millions For Defence 410730 05 With Jack Benny.mp3
      36. Mind Your Manners 480626 Should Young Girls Teavel Alone.mp3
      37. Mirth Melody 481202 Minstrel Show, New Orleans.mp3
      38. Miss Pinkerton Inc 410721 01 The Bentley Emerald.mp3
      39. Missing Persons Alarm For Old Man.mp3
      40. Modern Adv. Of Cassanova 520522 W Errol Flynn.mp3
      41. Moment Of Peril Aud Grey Kidnapping.mp3
      42. Moment Of Peril Secret Fear.mp3
      43. Moon Mullins 470131 Moon's Shoes.mp3
      44. Moon Mullins Aud Suit Of Armor.mp3
      45. Slapsie Maxie Rosenbloom 480908 W C Francis-Carey-Moore.mp3
      46. Story Of Mary Marlin 400104.mp3
      47. Story Of Mary Marlin 440607.mp3
      48. US Steel Hour 530426 George Orwell's 1984.mp3
      49. Wbbm Mobil Gas News Service 420420.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



    49 recordings on 22 Audio CDs
    total playtime 18 hours, 52 min

    Random Rarities 05 Disc A001

    1. Cold War News Commentary On Mccarthy Murrow
    2. Cold War News Edw.r.murrow Sen.mccarthy
    3. Comedy Caravan 44xxxx Jimmy Durante Gary Moore

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Random Rarities 05 Disc A002

    1. Crime Doctor 147 Case Of The Bad Actor
    2. Masters Of Mystery Murder In Haste (v)
    3. Masters Of Mystery No One Will Ever Know (v)

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Random Rarities 05 Disc A003

    1. Masters Of Mystery Success Story (v)

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Random Rarities 05 Disc A004

    1. Maxwell House Showboat W Bob Hope
    2. Meet The Menjous 002

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Random Rarities 05 Disc A005

    1. Meet The Menjous 009
    2. Meet The Menjous 091 Parties And Slang
    3. Meet The Menjous 092 Luck
    4. Meet The Menjous 179 Lies And Personality
    5. Meet The Menjous 180 Choosing Pictures

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Random Rarities 05 Disc A006

    1. Mike Wallace Interviews 1948 01 Frank Lloyd Wright
    2. Mike Wallace Interviews 1948 02 Frank Lloyd Wright

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Random Rarities 05 Disc A007

    1. Missing Persons Alarm For Old Man
    2. Moment Of Peril Aud Grey Kidnapping

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Random Rarities 05 Disc A008

    1. Moment Of Peril Secret Fear
    2. Moon Mullins Aud Suit Of Armor

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Random Rarities 05 Disc A009

    1. Maytag Follies 290301 W Coon Saunders Nighthawks
    2. Story Of Mary Marlin 400104
    3. Miss Pinkerton Inc 410721 01 The Bentley Emerald

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Random Rarities 05 Disc A010

    1. Millions For Defence 410730 05 With Jack Benny

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Random Rarities 05 Disc A011

    1. Michael Piper Private Det 420206 Ernie Basin Murder
    2. Wbbm Mobil Gas News Service 420420
    3. Breakfast At Sardi's 420601 Lum Abner Interview
    4. Story Of Mary Marlin 440607

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Random Rarities 05 Disc A012

    1. Mary Margaret Mcbride 450112 W Carole Landis
    2. Meet Me At Parky's 450624 Parky Gets Engaged

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Random Rarities 05 Disc A013

    1. Melody Hour 460610 142 Buddy Clark Percy Faith
    2. Burl Ives 461219 15 Cowboy Songs
    3. Burl Ives 461221 17 'i'll Go No More A Roving'

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Random Rarities 05 Disc A014

    1. Moon Mullins 470131 Moon's Shoes
    2. Mighty Casey 470628 The Pottsdown Panthers
    3. Life Can Be Beautiful 471107

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Random Rarities 05 Disc A015

    1. Burl Ives 471128 Songs Of The Seas
    2. Mind Your Manners 480626 Should Young Girls Teavel Alone

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Random Rarities 05 Disc A016

    1. Slapsie Maxie Rosenbloom 480908 W C Francis-Carey-Moore
    2. Mirth Melody 481202 Minstrel Show, New Orleans

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Random Rarities 05 Disc A017

    1. Meet Your Match 491217 Quiz
    2. Bunco Squad 500415 Case Of The Bookworm

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Random Rarities 05 Disc A018

    1. Meet Me In St Louis 500917 The Suffragettes
    2. Cold War News 510617

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Random Rarities 05 Disc A019

    1. Mgm Musical Comedy Theater 520220 08 Yolanda Thief

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Random Rarities 05 Disc A020

    1. Modern Adv. Of Cassanova 520522 W Errol Flynn

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Random Rarities 05 Disc A021

    1. US Steel Hour 530426 George Orwell's 1984

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Random Rarities 05 Disc A022

    1. Meet The Ruggles 571218 01 The Drivers Test
    2. Meet The Ruggles 571219 02 A Strict Schedule3

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
MP3 CD
Standard Audio Cd
Instant Download
Review

LISTENERS WHO ENJOYED THESE RECORDINGS ALSO COLLECTED