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Old Time Radio Mystery Specials

  • Old Time Radio Con Games Special

    12 MAY 2024 · Today, I'm joined by Jim Grinstead of the https://scamsandcons.com/ as we delve into two scam-related old time radio podcasts. Today's 1st Mystery:First up, there's no such thing as easy money. That's a lesson a rich young man learns as he's forced to lure his friends into the clutches of a big-time gambler to square his own debts. Can magician-turned-detective Mike Trent help? We find out in this episode of Easy Money, "The Gallopping Ivories" Original Radio Broadcast Date: November 14, 1954 Originating in New York Starring: Larry Haines as Mike Trent; Ralph Bell; Peter Fernandez; Maurice Tarplin Today's 2nd Mystery:Joe Friday and Ben Romero go after a gang of con-men who are victimizing the families of recently deceased people in the Big Betty. Original Air Date: November 23, 1950 Originating in Los AngelesStarring: Jack Webb as Joe Friday; Barton Yarborough as Ben Romero Support the show monthly at http://patreon.greatdetectives.net/ Patreon Supporter of the Day: hilip, Patreon supporter since June of 2023 Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net./ Mail a donation to: Adam Graham, PO Box 15913, Boise, Idaho 83715 Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.net/ Give us a call at 208-991-4783 Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetectives Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/radiodetectives
    1h 20m 30s
  • Hollywood Star Time: Hot Spot

    31 MAR 2024 · Today's Mystery:Based on the movie I Wake Up Screaming, a Broadway promoter is suspected of murdering an up-and-coming actress, by a dogged police officer who always gets his man .Original Radio Broadcast Date: July 27, 1946 Originating in Hollywood Starring: Brian Donlevy as Frankie Christopher; Vincent Price as Ed Cornell; Lurene Tuttle; Gloria Blondell; Theodore Von Elt; Harry Bartell; David Ellis; Elliott Reid My review of https://www.greatdetectives.net/detectives/dvd-review-i-wake-up-screaming/ Support the show monthly at http://patreon.greatdetectives.net/ Patreon Supporter of the Day: Susan, Patreon Supporter Since October 2018 Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net./ Mail a donation to: Adam Graham, PO Box 15913, Boise, Idaho 83715 Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.net/ Give us a call at 208-991-4783 Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetectives Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/radiodetectives
    36m 58s
  • Sherlock Holmes: The Elusive Agent (Complete Adventure)

    10 MAR 2024 · Today's Mystery:The year is 1913 and international tensions run thick. Sherlock Holmes's brother, Mycroft, calls him out of retirement to secure the return of stolen plans for an experimental tank. Original Radio Broadcast Dates: March 21, 28, and April 4, 1949 Originating in New York Starring: John Stanley as Holmes; George Spelvin as Watson We're joined by special Guest Tom Fox of the https://compliancepodcastnetwork.net/ and the https://cms.megaphone.fm/channel/adventurescompliance https://compliancepodcastnetwork.net/adventures-in-compliance-special-episode-adam-graham-and-old-time-radio-sherlock-holmes/ to my guest appearance on the Adventures in Compliance Podcast Support our Listener Support campaign! Support the show monthly at http://patreon.greatdetectives.net/ Fill out our advertising survey at https://adsurvey.greatdetectives Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net./ Mail a donation to: Adam Graham, PO Box 15913, Boise, Idaho 83715 Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.net/ Give us a call at 208-991-4783 Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetectives Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/radiodetectives
    1h 18m 45s
  • Twice Told Tale - The McCoy: Three Wayward Girls and Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Starlet Matter

    3 MAR 2024 · Once again, we take a look at an old time radio script that was recycled. In this case, the script was a pilot for a new radio series, The McCoy, and then was reused as an episode of Yours Truly Johnny Dollar. The McCoy is called in by an agent who fears that one of his clients, a promising actress, will be murdered. While they're talking, a phone call comes in and they learn she was strangled to death. Originating in Hollywood Audition date: April 24, 1951 Starring: Howard Duff as The McCoy; Sidney Miller; Sheldon Leonard; Cathy Lewis; Ed Max; Barton Yarborough Johnny is sent to Hollywood because an agent fears his starlet client is going to be murdered. Johnny finds she’s already been strangled to death. Originating in Hollywood Original Air Date: January 16, 1953 Starring: John Lund as Yours Truly Johnny Dollar; Sidney Miller; Raymond Burr; Dick Ryan; John McIntire; Vic Perrin; Virginia Gregg; Jeanette Nolan Fill out our advertising survey at https://adsurvey.greatdetectives.net Become one of Our Patreon Supporters at http://patreon.greatdetectives.net/ Patreon Supporter of the Day: Duane, Patreon Supporter since June 2023 Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net./ Mail a donation to: Adam Graham, PO Box 15913, Boise, Idaho 83715 Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.net/ Give us a call at 208-991-4783 Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetectives Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/radiodetectives
    1h 13m 29s
  • Suspense: The Man Who Murders People

    4 FEB 2024 · Today's Mystery:The commuter train to Roseville becomes the setting for a deadly game of cat and mouse, passengers grapple with the terror of a serial killer at large. With every twist and turn of the conversation, the line between hunter and prey blurs, leading to an electrifying climax that will leave listeners in suspense! Original Radio Broadcast Date: November 13, 1960 Originating in New York Starring: Vivian Smolen; George Petrie; Alan Manson; Maurice Tarplin Support the show monthly at http://patreon.greatdetectives.net/ Patreon Supporter of the Day: Philip, Supporting the Podcast since June 2023 Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net./ Mail a donation to: Adam Graham, PO Box 15913, Boise, Idaho 83715 Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.net/ Give us a call at 208-991-4783 Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetectives Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/radiodetectives
    35m 41s
  • Police File: Mr. One by One

    3 DEC 2023 · he Australian Commonwealth Investigation Branch (CIB) seeks a gang of counterfeiters that are passing forged 10 pound notes. Original Radio Broadcast Date: Mid-1950s Originating from Sydney, Australia Australian Dragnet episode, "The Big Revenge" on https://soundcloud.com/nfsaaustralia/dragnet-ep-1-the-big-revenge-1952?utm_source=www.nfsa.gov.au&utm_campaign=wtshare&utm_medium=widget&utm_content=https%253A%252F%252Fsoundcloud.com%252Fnfsaaustralia%252Fdragnet-ep-1-the-big-revenge-1952 Support the show monthly at http://patreon.greatdetectives.net/ Patreon Supporter of the Day: William since July 2023 Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net./ Mail a donation to: Adam Graham, PO Box 15913, Boise, Idaho 83715 Take the listener survey…http://survey.greatdetectives.net/ http://survey.greatdetectives.net/Give us a call 208-991-4783 Become one of our http://www.facebook.com/radiodetectives http://www.facebook.com/radiodetectivesFollow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetectives Follow us on Twitterhttp://www.twitter.com/radiodetectives
    34m 10s
  • Academy Award Theatre: The Maltese Falcon

    20 NOV 2023 · Today's Mystery: Sam Spade's search for the murderer in his partner puts him in the midst of intrigue among four dangerous characters, all trying to gain possession of an enameled jeweled falcon. Original Radio Broadcast Date: July 3, 1946 Originated from Hollywood Starring: Humphrey Bogart as Sam Spade; Mary Astor as Brigid O'Shaughnessy; Sidney Greenstreet as Kasper Gutman; Gerald Mohr Support the show monthly at http://patreon.greatdetectives.net/ Patreon Supporter of the Day: Charlie, Patreon Supporter Since October 2019 Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net/ Mail a donation to: Adam Graham, PO Box 15913, Boise, Idaho 83715 Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.net/ Give us a call at 208-991-4783 Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetectives Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/radiodetectives
    38m 13s
  • Sherlock Holmes Guy Fawkes Day Special

    5 NOV 2023 · Today is Guy Fawkes Day and we celebrate with two different Guy-Fawkes-related Sherlock Holmes adventures. First, in The Fifth of November, a man named James Stuart comes to Baker Street pleading for Holmes' help, as he fears his cousin, Guy Falkenberry, is going to blow him up.Original Radio Broadcast Date: November 5, 1945Originated from Hollywood Starring: Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes; Nigel Bruce as Doctor Watson. Second, in The Guy Fawkes Society, Holmes and Watson find a man with his throat slit from ear to ear and it sets Holmes on the trail of a sinister conspiracy. Original Radio Broadcast Date: October 10, 1948 Starring: John Stanley as Sherlock Holmes; George Spelvin as Watson Guest introduction by http://www.donnafletchercrow.com. You can purchase her book, https://amzn.to/498iXIz on Amazon. (affiliate link) Support the show monthly at http://patreon.greatdetectives.net/ Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net./ Mail a donation to: Adam Graham, PO Box 15913, Boise, Idaho 83715 Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.net/ Give us a call at 208-991-4783Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetectives Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/radiodetectives
    1h 10m 38s
  • Stars in the Air: House on 92nd Street

    8 OCT 2023 · Today's Mystery:An FBI undercover man infilitrates a Nazi spy ring that could send the secret of Process 97 to the Nazis. Original Radio Broadcast Date: May 3, 1952 Originated from Hollywood Starred: Humphrey Bogart as Inspector George Briggs, Keefe Brasselle, Betty Lou Gerson, Lou Merrill, Herb Vigran, Shepard Menken, Paul Dubov, Bob Sweeney, Frank Nelson, Walter Wolf King Support the show monthly at http://patreon.greatdetectives.net/ Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net./ Mail a donation to: Adam Graham, PO Box 15913, Boise, Idaho 83715 Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.net/ Give us a call at 208-991-4783 Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetectives Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/radiodetectives
    35m 6s
  • Twice Told Tale - Man Called X: Murder, Music, and a Blonde Madonna; Christopher London: Pattern for Murder

    10 SEP 2023 · Today's First Episode:Ken travels to Italy to follow a composer, to find why that composer's friend was murdered in New York City. Original Radio Broadcast Date: July 10, 1944 Today's Second Episode:Christopher London travels to Monaco, to find out why a composer's friend was murdered in New York City. Original Radio Broadcast Date: May 29, 1950B oth Originated from Hollywood. The Man Called X starred Herbert Marshall as Ken Thurston and Hans Conreid as Egon Zellschmidt Christopher London starred Glenn Ford as Christopher London, Ben Wright, Eleanor Audley, Ramsey Hill, Jeanette Nolan, Ted de Corsia, Georgia Ellis, Rick Vallin Support the show monthly at http://patreon.greatdetectives.net/ Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net./ Mail a donation to: Adam Graham, PO Box 15913, Boise, Idaho 83715 Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.net/ Give us a call at 208-991-4783 Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetectives Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/radiodetectives
    1h 10m 39s

Enjoy a series of unusual episodes of the Great Detectives of Old Time Radio including old time radio mystery movie adaptations from the Lux Radio Theater, Screen Guild Theater, and...

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Enjoy a series of unusual episodes of the Great Detectives of Old Time Radio including old time radio mystery movie adaptations from the Lux Radio Theater, Screen Guild Theater, and similar programs. As well as episodes Escape, Suspense, and Murder Clinic, along with some truly different programs including Roy Rogers, Mayor of the Town, Superman, and Cavalcade of America. Also comparisons of how two detective programs handle the same story.
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