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Shorty Bell, Cub Reporter

Mickey Rooney Stars As Boisterious and Runty Would-be Reporter

5 old time radio show recordings
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3 Audio CDs


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"Movie Script"



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About this Old Time Radio Show

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Florence HalotJohn HoytBert Holland
Drama (1948)

Young Mickey RooneyDuring its short three month stint, Shorty Bell became one of the most memorable characters of 1948. Played expertly by Mickey Rooney, Shorty Bell was a boisterous cocky fellow who wanted to break into the newspaper game. While Shorty's job was really "drivin' a truck that delivers the bundles hot off the presses, he still got tangled in the action, trying to prove himself worthy of a journalistic career.

His weakness was his temper, willing to fight over the slightest insult. Sadly, Shorty Bell didn't get much of a chance as a old time radio show, as the network only scheduled it for three months airtime. After which, Mickey Rooney went on to star in the replacement show, a talent contest titled Hollywood Showcase. Mickey also went on to star in The Hardy Family

For more newspaper-crime reporting, see also: Big Town, Big Story, Casey Crime Photographer, Europe Confidential, Front Page Farrell, Night Beat, and Shorty Bell Cub Reporter.

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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.



    5 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 2 hours, 21 min
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      5 shows - total playtime 2 hours 21 minutes
      1. Shorty Bell, Cub Reporter 471218 Mickey Rooney 1o4.mp3
      2. Shorty Bell, Cub Reporter 480328 Aud W Mickey Rooney.mp3
      3. Shorty Bell, Cub Reporter 480613 Crooked Hero.mp3
      4. Shorty Bell, Cub Reporter 480620 Movie Script.mp3
      5. Shorty Bell, Cub Reporter 480626 Shorty Scoops Photograp.mp3
  • MP3 downloads are available instantly after purchase!



    5 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 2 hours, 21 min
    Add MP3 Collection to Cart

    Click here to see disc contents


      5 shows - total playtime 2 hours 21 minutes
      1. Shorty Bell, Cub Reporter 471218 Mickey Rooney 1o4.mp3
      2. Shorty Bell, Cub Reporter 480328 Aud W Mickey Rooney.mp3
      3. Shorty Bell, Cub Reporter 480613 Crooked Hero.mp3
      4. Shorty Bell, Cub Reporter 480620 Movie Script.mp3
      5. Shorty Bell, Cub Reporter 480626 Shorty Scoops Photograp.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



    5 recordings on 3 Audio CDs
    total playtime 2 hours, 21 min

    Disc A001

    1. Shorty Bell, Cub Reporter 471218 Mickey Rooney 1o4
    2. Shorty Bell, Cub Reporter 480328 Aud W Mickey Rooney

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    Disc A002

    1. Shorty Bell, Cub Reporter 480613 Crooked Hero
    2. Shorty Bell, Cub Reporter 480620 Movie Script

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A003

    1. Shorty Bell, Cub Reporter 480626 Shorty Scoops Photograp

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00