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Vampires in Old Time Radio

41 Episodes
1 Volume
Get your garlic and crucifix, this collection includes a wide variety of vampire-themed old time radio shows.

41 1
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$4.50

Best of Inner Sanctum

30 Episodes
1 Volume
Best Inner Sanctum shows with host Raymond."Pleasant Dreeeeeams, hmm?"

30 1
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$4.50

Boris Karloff

71 Episodes
1 Volume
(updated) with a few additional rare recordings! Best known for his roles in horror films, Boris Karloff was billed as "Karloff the Uncanny."

71 1
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$4.50

Ray Bradbury

32 Episodes
1 Volume
A Collection of Vintage Bradbury Stories adapted for radio!

32 1
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$4.50

Edgar Allan Poe

23 Episodes
1 Volume
Macabre Tales from the Spookiest Favorite American Author

23 1
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Frankenstein

29 Episodes
1 Volume
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus was written in response to a challenge laid down at a party and was later adopted by many radio renditions.

29 1
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Halloween Scary Shows

83 Episodes
1 Volume
Ghosts and goblins and spooks! You'll be too scared to even reach into the candy bowl when the Trick Or Treaters knock at your door if you are listening to the Halloween Scary Sampler.

83 1
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Harry Lime (The Third Man)

52 Episodes
1 Volume
Orson Welles played the lovable scoundrel Harry Lime in the film noir The Third Man, and later brought the role to radio in The Adventures of Harry Lime. Whether he is more lovable more scoundrel is open to debate, but he is always entertaining.

52 1
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Horror Listener Favorites

28 Episodes
1 Volume
For many listeners, radio was at its finest when they listened late at night, hiding under the sheets, hoping that the monsters wouldn't get them! Relive the days and nights of radio horror with these Horror Listener Favorites.

28 1
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$4.50

Miriam Wolfe

39 Episodes
1 Volume
Everyone's Favorite Cackling Witch in an Assortment of Shows!

39 1
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Murder at Midnight

45 Episodes
1 Volume
The Witching Hour is a great time to be awake, listening to the radio and being frightened out of your wits, because there is usually Murder at Midnight. Update: 6 additional broadcasts and sound upgrades

45 1
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Murder by Experts

15 Episodes
1 Volume
Top writers in the history of mystery and the show exhibits some of the best mystery writing known on radio. Update: additional episodes features

15 1
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Peter Lorre

60 Episodes
1 Volume
This extensive collection follows the lisping Hungarian's guest appearances on comedy, horror and variety shows. Update: additional chilling episodes

60 1
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Werewolves in Old Time Radio

32 Episodes
1 Volume
Legends of shape-shifting wolf men have been around since ancient times, these old time radio shows include werewolves and the ferocity of their attacks.

32 1
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Random Rarities 01

84 Episodes
1 Volume
Very enjoyable collection of rare shows!

84 1
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$4.50

Random Rarities 04

50 Episodes
1 Volume
A Compilation of Rare Old Time Radio Series!

50 1
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Random Rarities 05

49 Episodes
1 Volume
More Never before Released Rare Shows with Shows -- An OTRCAT Exclusive!

49 1
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$4.50

Railroad Recordings

121 Episodes
1 Volume
Choo-choo-choose this Collection of Truly Train Inspired Entertainment--An OTRCAT exclusive!

121 1
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$4.50

Sleep No More

19 Episodes
1 Volume
Performed by a single actor reading a story instead of a full cast, the selections are scary enough to ensure that you will Sleep No More. Update: sound upgrades

19 1
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Whisperer

13 Episodes
1 Volume
A brilliant man loses his voice then turns adversity into benefit: he works his way inside a crime syndicate to help destroy it from within. To the underworld his familiar rattling hiss is the voice of authority to be obeyed without question.

13 1
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Yankee Yarns

48 Episodes
1 Volume
Old-time storyteller Alton weaves tales that are alternately amazing, eccentric, horrifying and comical!

48 1
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Cats in OTR

98 Episodes
1 Volume
The Cat's Out of the Bag! Requested by our Mascot cat and you, an anthology of Cat Tails and We're Not Lion!

98 1
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Open Road

82 Episodes
1 Volume
hop into your convertible, because there are hours of pavement and highway-travel-themed old radio shows ahead.These old time radio shows won't help fill your gas tank on vacation but they will fill your mind with laughs and thrills.

82 1
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Robots in OTR

27 Episodes
1 Volume
"You see what happens when fools play with science!" this collection contains the best science fiction old time radio episodes featuring robots.

27 1
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Magic Collection

39 Episodes
1 Volume
This collection includes multiple magic themed old time radio shows from multiple genres from comedy, drama, mystery and detective shows.

39 1
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$4.50

Fatal Females

56 Episodes
1 Volume
featuring the meanest ladies of old time radio. From murderesses to poisoneresses from wicked queens to wicked witches, this collection is sure to prove that the fairest sex can be pretty scary, too.

56 1
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Crazy Mamas

47 Episodes
1 Volume
OTRCAT.com original collection features hand-picked episodes with a variety of crazy mama and insane mother-in-laws.

47 1
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Heatwave

17 Episodes
1 Volume
An OTRCAT exclusive: when the weather outside heats up, so does the drama, crime, and even comedy in old time radio!

17 1
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Dogs in OTR

53 Episodes
1 Volume
A downright doggone good collection of canine-themed shows from the friendly mutt to the scary werewolf.

53 1
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Halloween Variety and Specials

30 Episodes
1 Volume
This Halloween remember the gh'oul times with Henry Aldrich, Jack Benny, and all your comedic friends on their Halloween radio specials.

30 1
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Haunted House

44 Episodes
1 Volume
Haunted houses are a common theme in horror old time radio shows.Radio is the perfect medium for a good haunting story because not seeing the ghost is almost equally as frightening as seeing one.

44 1
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John Dickson Carr

42 Episodes
1 Volume
Mystery writer extraordinaire John Dickson Carr was a prolific writer during the golden age of detective mysteries in the 1930s. He is considered a master of "locked room mysteries" stories that required complex logic to solve because on the surface they seemed unsolvable.

42 1
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Ventriloquist and Dummies

31 Episodes
1 Volume
You can never be sure their lips aren't moving on the radio, but these ventriloquists and their dummies are entertaining, insulting, and creating meyhem on the airwaves!

31 1
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Boogeymen in Comedy (Screamstars Playing for Laughs)

43 Episodes
1 Volume
An OTRCAT original compilation: Shudder and Laugh! Our favorite screen scream stars (Boris Karloff, Peter Lorre, Bela Lugosi, and Vincent Price) having fun with our favorite radio comedians.

43 1
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Alfred Hitchcock

29 Episodes
1 Volume
Includes radio adaptations on Hitchcock's most memorable films, including Spellbound, The Birds, Rebecca, Sorry Wrong Number, and Shadow of a Doubt. Update: 6 additional broadcasts

29 1
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Christmas in Suspense

17 Episodes
1 Volume
Did you ever have the feeling there was a severed limb in your Christmas stocking? Listen to the best Christmas shows from Radio's Outstanding Theater of Thrills!

17 1
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Tales Of The Frightened

18 Episodes
1 Volume
Enjoy Boris Karloff at his frightening best!

18 1
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Christmas Mystery

22 Episodes
1 Volume
Who says the Mysteries of the Season shouldn't make your hair stand on end?

22 1
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Gothic Horror

52 Episodes
1 Volume
Creepy shows contrasting the innocent victims with the super evil villains find their home in the theater of the mind.

52 1
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Voodoo in Old Time Radio

25 Episodes
1 Volume
different old time radio shows featuring Voodoo as a plot device for revenge, murder, and Voodoo doll shenanigans

25 1
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Random Rarities 08

42 Episodes
1 Volume
features shows that have been hidden is someone's closet for decades, a few audition shows that never took off, and more than a few "orphans" that defy classification.

42 1
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Cornell Woolrich

43 Episodes
1 Volume
one of the greatest authors of his generation, Cornell Woolrich's stories were sought out by radio and film producers alike.

43 1
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Patricia Highsmith

2 Episodes
1 Volume
A crime novelist best known for The Talented Mr. Ripley and Strangers on a Train, she infused troubled psychologies into her amoral characters, writing taut thrillers about betrayal, threats, and manipulation.

2 1
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John Michael Hayes

27 Episodes
1 Volume
best known as the screenwriter for several big Alfred Hitchcock films, including Rear Window, The Man Who Knew Too Much, and To Catch a Thief. John Michael Hayes also wrote for old time radio shows such as Escape, Sam Spade, Night Beat, Suspense and more!

27 1
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Zombies in Old Time Radio

14 Episodes
1 Volume
Most of the Old Time Radio stories about Zombies involve the traditional Voodoo Zombies, but it can never hurt to be prepared for when the people next door develop a taste for brains. Update: additional episode

14 1
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Friday the 13th

7 Episodes
1 Volume
Unlucky Friday the 13th is discussed in a wide variety of shows including Origins Of Superstitions, The Witch's Tale, Suspense, Our Miss Brooks, and more...

7 1
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Blind Terror

34 Episodes
1 Volume
Old Time Radio horror and mystery shows about blindness, losing one's vision, and people with visual impairment.

34 1
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Lucille Fletcher

29 Episodes
1 Volume
Writer of acclaimed old time radio show "Sorry Wrong Number", "The Hitchhiker", and many more.

29 1
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Faces in the Window

4 Episodes
1 Volume
Ken Nordine, with his rich, deep, resounding voice, read from the Gothic horror works of Poe, Balzac, Dostoevsky and others.

4 1
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Ham Radio

6 Episodes
1 Volume
Stories and dramas of amateur radio service operators during the age of old time radio.

6 1
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Winter Chills Horror Mystery and Intrigue

37 Episodes
1 Volume
When the winds of winter howl, just being outside can be enough to kill you, and that helps make winter the creepiest time of the year.

37 1
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Jack The Ripper

7 Episodes
1 Volume
Old time radio takes on one of the most famous crimes in history the case of Jack the Ripper.

7 1
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Double Crossed

13 Episodes
1 Volume
Crooks are crooked, and they do crooked things. It is part of their job descriptions, just like cheaters cheat.

13 1
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Taxidermy and Morgues

50 Episodes
1 Volume
Whether hero or villain, victor or victim, butcher, baker, or candlestick maker, everyone dies. An OTRCAT.com original compilation.

50 1
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Mad Scientists

44 Episodes
1 Volume
A common trope for a villain, the fear of mad scientists tends to come from the fear and distrust of scientific discovery.

44 1
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Halloween Comedy Capers

30 Episodes
1 Volume
Halloween had a resurgence in popularity in the early 20th century America and after the sugar rations of WWII, Trick-or-treating came back into favor in America and in media including radio shows.

30 1
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Doppelgangers and Evil Twins

28 Episodes
1 Volume
Identical Twins seem so cute when they are young and both wearing the same jammies, but things get very uncomfortable when one or both twins turn out to be Evil.

28 1
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Academy Award Theater

48 Episodes
1 Volume
Hollywood's finest films adapted into old time radio shows with many of their original stars reprising their roles! Update: sound upgrades

48 1
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Academy Awards Shows

10 Episodes
1 Volume
Enjoy the nostalgia of Academy Awards Ceremonies of yesteryear!

10 1
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Alka Seltzer Time

19 Episodes
1 Volume
A 15 minute program, the Alka Seltzer Show (also known as Alka Seltzer Time) has an array of popular tunes sprinkled with upbeat Alka Seltzer jingles, "Alka Seltzer Time, morning noon and night, it's Alka Seltzer time! Martha Tilton and Curt Massey star and sing in the program.

19 1
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Amazing Mr Malone

17 Episodes
1 Volume
Whis old time radio griping crime drama stars Frank Lovejoy as a Chicago Crime-Fighting Lawyer! Update: additional recording

17 1
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American Adventure

23 Episodes
1 Volume
Join us on the Adventure of Our Nation

23 1
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American Trail

13 Episodes
1 Volume
The American Trail tells the story of these brave men and women: from Louis and Clark to the great ol' California Gold Rush.

13 1
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American Weekly

8 Episodes
1 Volume
Radio Dramas adapted from everyone's favorite Sunday Magazine!

8 1
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April Fools Pranks, Jokes, Gags and Hoaxes

50 Episodes
1 Volume
Get out your whoopee cushion and check your shoelaces, because there is a new OTRCAT original collection of April Fool's Day Shows.

50 1
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Archie Andrews

50 Episodes
1 Volume
A direct spin-off of the popular teenage comic strip created by Bob Montana, Archive Andrews was one of the first wanting to win a teenage audience by doing a situation comedy show completely for them, and with them in the audience at the broadcasts. Update: 18 additional recordings

50 1
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Artie Shaw

26 Episodes
1 Volume
Clarinet Tooter and Musician Master: Artie rivaled swing bandleaders Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey and Glenn Miller in the 1930s and 40s. Update: additional episodes

26 1
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Authors Collection

53 Episodes
1 Volume
Featuring the Best Classic Literature on OTR!

53 1
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Baseball in Old Time Radio

41 Episodes
1 Volume
This collection is full of fun and varied shows from all different series with a baseball themed episodes. Update: additional rare recording

41 1
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Behind the Scenes

21 Episodes
1 Volume
Audiences have always loved learning the little known facts about famous people they think they know. Behind The Scenes explores the lives of famous personalities and adds a few facts that never made it into the history books. Update: additional broadcast

21 1
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Ben Bernie

18 Episodes
1 Volume
The old Maestro" was known for his entertaining patter more than his violin playing and a "feud" with his good friend Walter Winchell. A musical genius from a very young age, he was the youngest violinist the play Carnegie Hall at age of thirteen. Update: 19 additional recordings

18 1
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Best of Dragnet

53 Episodes
1 Volume
Original Compilation of OTRCAT's favorite Dragnet Episodes!

53 1
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Beulah

28 Episodes
1 Volume
A spin-off of the Fibber McGee & Molly series, Beulah was a novelty character, created and sustained by the startling concept of a white man doing a black woman's voice. Update: 5 additional recordings

28 1
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Beyond Tomorrow

4 Episodes
1 Volume
The art of Science Fiction goes back to the time when a young person stepped away from the campfire, looked towards the stars and wondered "What's out there?" The Sci Fi genre gained respectability as it moved from the pages of pulp magazines to network radio programs, Beyond Tomorrow features stories from the masters of Sci Fi, including Robert Heinlein and Isaac Asimov.

4 1
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Hildegardes Radio Room

51 Episodes
1 Volume
The blonde siren songbird is best known for her signature tune, "Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup." Hildegarde's Radio Room included co-conspirators as Phil Regan, Burgess Meredith, Clifton Webb, Patsy Kelly, and Xavier Cugat. Update: 50+ additional recordings

51 1
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Big Show

30 Episodes
1 Volume
By the early 1950's, sponsors were beginning to abandon radio for television, but nothing on the small screen had the class and sophistication of NBC's The Big Show. Although Mistress of Ceremonies, Tallulah Bankhead and her guests from the world of entertainment were definitely "upper crust", Miss Bankhead's friendly and accessible manner meant that the program was as entertaining in the parlor as it was in the garage.

30 1
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Big Story

39 Episodes
1 Volume
Newspaper reporters from around the country entered their true, heroic stories of reporting the news to win a chance on the airwaves and $500 from the sponsor of the show, Pall Mall. Update

39 1
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Carmen Miranda

33 Episodes
1 Volume
Born Maria do Carmo Miranda da Cunha, “the Brazilian Bombshell” Carmen Miranda helped to popularize Latin music and dance with enormous fruit-laden hats in big budget musicals.

33 1
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Biggest Heart

14 Episodes
1 Volume
Weekly Contest by the Colorado Heart Association to Find the Biggest Pumping Heart in the World (figuratively)!

14 1
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Black Book (The Man in Black)

7 Episodes
1 Volume
Hosted by Paul Frees, this talent filled old time radio show features the stories of almost perfect crimes asking audiences to listen for the criminal's mistake.

7 1
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Blackstone Magic Detective

55 Episodes
1 Volume
Follow Blackstone, Rhoda, and John's tales of adventure and how magic saved the day. Update: (update) 19 additional episodes

55 1
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Blondie

40 Episodes
1 Volume
Blondie is based on Chic Young's popular comic strip. After becoming a successful movie, Blondie continued to be a hit in its old time radio show form. Update: 34 additional episodes

40 1
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Bloopers

365 Episodes
1 Volume
Old Time Radio is that most of it was broadcast live and anything could happen across a live microphone, and very often it did! Here are more than 12 hours of mistakes and bloopers from the Golden Age of Radio.

365 1
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Bobby Benson and the B-Bar-B Riders

19 Episodes
1 Volume
Bobby Benson and the B Bar B Riders were a Western version of Jack Armstrong, The All American Boy. What better place to grow up and learn to be a better man than a working cattle ranch?

19 1
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Humphrey Bogart

53 Episodes
1 Volume
Bogie is an actor who continues to rank near the top on everybody's list. He made many appearances on radio after he moved his act from Broadway to Hollywood.

53 1
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Break the Bank

4 Episodes
1 Volume
The Highest Paying Quiz Show in Radio's Golden Age!

4 1
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Breakfast Club (Don McNeil)

38 Episodes
1 Volume
Hosted by Don McNeill, the Breakfast Club was plugged as "a get-together time for all of us who smile before breakfast and then can't break the habit all day long – a place to come to when a feller needs a friend." Update: additional episodes

38 1
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Breakfast in Hollywood

32 Episodes
1 Volume
Breakfast in Hollywood was morning radios show with host the amicable Tom Breneman and performed in Breneman Restaurant on Vine and Sunset.

32 1
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Bright Star

31 Episodes
1 Volume
The series was also called the Irene Dunne and Fred MacMurray Show and used big film stars to add to the appeal of the show and gain listeners.

31 1
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Burl Ives

37 Episodes
1 Volume
With his trademark beard and guitar, Burl Ives seemed to always be able to sing the songs that people wanted to hear. Update: additional appearances

37 1
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Dane Clark

34 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) with additional Crime and Peter Chambers episodes, this collection contains guest appearances of the "average Joe actor of the 1940s and 1950s."

34 1
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Sydney Smith

38 Episodes
1 Volume
Best known for his roles on Adventures of Ellery Queen and Cavalcade of America, Sydney Smith got his start Orson Welles' Shakespeare adaptations.

38 1
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Destination Freedom

33 Episodes
1 Volume
The concept of African-American civil rights was not mainstream at the end of the 1940's. Shows like Destination Freedom on WMAQ helped pave the way to a better society. Update: additional episode

33 1
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Dimension X

50 Episodes
1 Volume
Dimension X featured stories from some of the most well-known science fiction writers at the beginning of their career such as Robert Heinlein, Ray Bradbury, Kurt Vonnegut, and Isaac Asimov. The original stories were adapted by script writers, Ernest Kinoy and George Lefferts, as well as contributing their own original scripts.

50 1
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Doctor Kildare

60 Episodes
1 Volume
Dr Kildare features a cast of veteran actors in dramatic roles. Update: dozen additional episodes.

60 1
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Doctor Six Gun

28 Episodes
1 Volume
(update) now with 28 episodes: the good gun totting doctor roamed the west with "his medicine bag strapped on one hip and his six shooter on the other."

28 1
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Drug Store

24 Episodes
1 Volume
From Peavey's Pharmacy on The Great Gildersleeve to the mysterious ingredients used by The Green Hornet, the local drug store was a place to meet, greet, grab a chocolate malt, and maybe solve a mystery or two.

24 1
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Joe Garagiola Show

12 Episodes
1 Volume
Best remembered for his work behind the microphone than behind the plate, Joe Garagiola played for nine years in the major leagues then traded a mit for a mic.

12 1
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Edward G Robinson

48 Episodes
1 Volume
As one of America's most beloved 'tough guys,' Edward G. Robinson developed an unforgettable on-screen persona that belied his gentle, quiet nature.

48 1
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Errol Flynn

12 Episodes
1 Volume
Shameless partier, Errol Flynn was one of Hollywood's Original Bad Boys. Even with his reputation, his name on an action movie or swashbuckler was almost guaranteed money at the box office.

12 1
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