Why has this character been made into a movie yet. Bob Bailey is the best voice for Johnny Dollar ever
America's Fabulous Freelance Insurance Investigator faces cases of killing for vengeance and keeping silent for honor... "dead" men who won't stay down for long (or alive for much longer)... beneficiaries that can't be found and beautiful mixed up risk-takers who may be out on their last ledge. He pads his expense account in pursuit of stolen jewels, arsonists, crooked cops, and romance, all while he tries to solve matters of murder.
Captain Bart Friday, a globe-trotting San Francisco-based private detective, investigates espionage, kidnapping, and murder along with secret Nazi bases, snake worshipers, and voodoo. It aired from 1944 to 1945 for a 52-week run.
Adventures by Morse was a syndicated adventure series produced, written, and directed by Carlton E. Morse shortly after NBC canceled his I Love a Mystery series. The 30-minute program was heard in 1944-45 during a 52-week run. The tales covered such areas as espionage, kidnapping, and murder along with secret Nazi bases, snake worshipers, and voodoo.
From London to Cornwall, then to Italy and France, a short, shabby priest takes on bandits, traitors, and killers. Why is he so successful? The reason is that after years spent in the priesthood, Father Brown knows human nature and is not afraid of its dark side. Thus he understands criminal motivation and how to deal with it.
This collection contains 12 of the greatest radio shows ever broadcast during the golden age of radio. You'll hear Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll in Amos 'n' Andy; Bob Bailey in Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar; Jim and Marian Jordan in Fibber McGee and Molly; William Bendix as Chester A. Riley in The Life of Riley; Eve Arden as Connie Brooks in Our Miss Brooks; William Conrad as Marshal Matt Dillon in Gunsmoke; and many more.
Starring Ed Jerome as "the world's greatest living magician", the radio series was based on real-life magician Harry Blackstone, Sr. The series was announced by Don Hancock from October 1948 through June 1949, and Alan Kent from July 1949 to the end of the series in March, 1950. The background organ music was supplied by Bill Meeder. Scripts were mostly by Walter B. Gibson, the ghostwriter of Blackstone's books, and Nancy Webb, who worked with Gibson on Chick Carter, Boy Detective.
No bigger fad swept across postwar radio than that of the hard-boiled private detective - and nobody had more fun with their wink-and-nudge take on the genre than the producers, writers, and cast of The Adventures of Sam Spade. Dashiell Hammett's legendary private eye had a sardonic sense of humor, which wavy-haired, rugged-voiced Howard Duff played to perfection.
The villainous vocal skills of Boris Karloff, Mercedes McCambridge, Willard Waterman, Shirley Mitchell, and more bring to life 20 perilous plots. They will tell you strange secrets of the supernatural, of science experiments gone wrong. They will find themselves surrounded by frightening creatures, by ghosts (and ghastly sound effects). They will commit cold-blooded murders that will make your own blood run cold.
Gunshots, fist fights, and footsteps in the dark! Come hear crime and mystery, action and suspense with radio's greatest detectives! Ten hours of bracing crime-stopping broadcasts bring you Sherlock Holmes, Sam Spade, The Saint, The Shadow, Johnny Dollar, Bulldog Drummond - and 14 more favorites! Vincent Price, Bob Bailey, Basil Rathbone, Howard Duff, Dick Powell, and more star in 20 tales that are hard boiled and heroic, brilliant and bloody.
It's radio noir at its best! Raymond Chandler's hardboiled private detective digs into the dark underbelly of postwar Los Angeles in 20 tense radio mysteries. Gerald Mohr stars as Philip Marlowe, following the clues and plot twists through tales of suicide and secrets, death bed confessions and the old double cross, the missing and the murdered.
"SERIOUS TECHNICAL ISSUES. DON'T BOTHER....."
Do you like mystery, tension, suspense? Are you fascinated by the twists and turns of the criminal mind? Well, Thomas Hyland (portrayed by Lou Merrill) has something for you - 20 Crime Classics, narrated by that "connoisseur of crime" himself. These sinister plots, with provocative titles, are courtesy of Morton Fine and Dave Friedkin - and produced and directed by Elliott Lewis!
This collection of the The Shadow contains five episodes of the classic radio series:
The Devil Takes a Wife (12/8/1946)
Murders on the Main Stem (12/15/1946)
The Fine Art of Murder (12/22/1946)
Scent of Death (2/2/1947)
The Shadow's Revenge (5/11/1947)
Stake Out (3/14/1948)
Reflection of Death (5/9/1948)
Evil in the House (11/7/1948)
Until Death Do Us Part (3/6/1949)
Preview of Terror (6/5/1949)
This collection of the Adventures of Sam Spade contains five episodes of the classic radio series:
The Blue Beard Caper (8/8/1948)The Critical Author Caper (8/15/1948)The Vaphio Cup Caper (8/22/1948)The Lawless Caper (8/29/1948)The Lazarus Caper (9/12/1948)
This collection of the Adventures of Sam Spade contains six episodes of the classic radio series:
The Hot Hundred Grand Caper (9/19/1948)
The Dick Foley Caper (9/26/1948)
The Sugar Kane Caper (10/3/1948)
The Quarter Eagle Caper (11/28/1948)
The Bouncing Betty Caper (12/12/1948)
The Stopped Watch Caper (4/10/1949)
Subject: Edith Hamilton (4/17/1949)
The Apple of Eve Caper (6/19/1949)
The Champion Caper (8/7/1949)
The Prodigal Daughter Caper (8/28/1949)
The Flopsy, Mopsy and Cottontail Caper (12/4/1949)
The Farmer's Daughter Caper (9/3/1950)
Hypnotic Death (2/12/1939)
Friend of Darkness (2/19/1939)
Appointment with Death (3/12/1939)
Can the Dead Talk? (3/19/1939)
The Man Who Murdered Time (8/20/1939)
From 1949 to 1957, Dragnet pioneered new levels of realism on radio. Every crime investigated by Sergeant Joe Friday was taken from the actual case files of the Los Angeles Police Department, with only "the names changed to protect the innocent". This collection features five episodes: Big Safe, Big Gamble, Big Fourth, Big Whiff, and Big Drive.
"Volume 6 of 22"
Murder in the Death House (1/7/1940)
Precipice Called Death (1/21/1940)
Death on the Bridge (3/3/1940)
Oracle of Death (10/20/1940)
Carnival of Death (11/10/1940)
From 1949 to 1957, Dragnet pioneered new levels of realism on radio. Every crime investigated by Sergeant Joe Friday was taken from the actual case files of the Los Angeles Police Department, with only "the names changed to protect the innocent". This collection features five episodes: Big Tooth, Big Smoke, Big Want, Big Laugh, andBig Impossible.
"Volume 11 of 22"
Celebrate Christmas along with radio's greatest performers, characters and programs. These timeless holiday classics include moving and mirthful comedies, wholesome dramas, and adventurous missions of mercy. May these 21 digitally restored and remastered tales of nostalgia and nativity bring you cheer and become a part of your own Christmas traditions.
If you are a lover of old-time radio and a fan of Orson Welles, you won't want to miss this treasure chest of legendary Orson Welles radio broadcasts! With his flair for the sensational and innovative, Welles captured audiences' attention with his 1930s CBS weekly drama series The Mercury Theatre on the Air, later renamed The Campbell Playhouse, which featured hour-long dramatizations of classic books. His 1938 production, The War of the Worlds (an H. G. Wells adaptation) was especially memorable, as were many other productions, each featuring talented voices and actors.
"Here is my review for what is worth."
Here are 12 acclaimed, exciting, fully dramatized performances of Conan Doyle classics. It's elementary that any Conan Doyle fan will want this splendid set of Sherlock Holmes mysteries, 12 timeless tales performed as radio theater and linked by violin-music interludes.
"Sir Arthur Conan Doyle would be proud"
Richard Diamond, Private Detective is a detective drama which was on radio from 1949 to 1953 and on television from 1957 to 1960. Dick Powell starred in the Richard Diamond, Private Detective radio series as a rather light-hearted detective who often ended the episodes singing to his girlfriend, Helen (played by Virginia Gregg).
"Fantastic Old-Time Detective Radio Drama"
Radio listeners first heard the sinister laugh of The Shadow on July 31, 1930. This 80th anniversary treasury includes two never-before-released shows starring Orson Welles and Margot Stevenson - "Revenge on the Shadow" and "The Hospital Murders" - from previously lost transcription records. This 9-hour digitally restored and remastered collection also includes the premiere broadcast of the 1937 radio revival.
This 10-hour collection features 43 digitally restored and remastered episodes, including such gems as the series only nine-part storyline, and an episode of Romance that features Bailey as an impulsive chap named Johnny in a mid-east adventure!
"Great classic radio!"
Radio Spirits presents The Shadow, in 18 digitally remastered episodes of the series eeriest exploits. You will join The Shadow, goaded by ghosts and vexed by snakes, as he battles strange and supposedly supernatural foes.
"The Shadow.. A walk down memory lane."
Johnny has a way with the ladies, but will his last date be with death? For free trips and a fat fee, Johnny Dollar descends into cases of missing money and missing men. But, what can he do when the bodies are walled up, washed up, and fallen down? When the jewels and the paintings are fake? And, when everything from trucks to trout to widows are on the loose? He'd better bring his gun.
"Almost a great audio."
When Dr. Watson plays Santa for a group of young children on Christmas Eve, a simple mistake puts everyone’s life in jeopardy. Can Holmes prevent this tragedy and solve a puzzling crime at the same time?
Steely. Seasoned. Smart-alecky. The storied San Francisco snooper is back! Share the exciting exploits of Dashiell Hammett's famous gumshoe through this thrilling 6-hour collection. Featuring all of the episodes from both our Volume One and Volume Two collections, Howard Duff and Steve Dunne star as Sam Spade in 12 madcap capers from 1946 - 1951. As crass as he is charismatic, this dynamic detective attracts a curious clientele - gentlemen who tend to drop dead and ladies who are drop-dead gorgeous.
"Bring Back Howard Duff"
The mournful whistle of a ghostly locomotive heralds the approach of The Mysterious Traveler. Maurice Tarplin plays this blithesome bringer of bad tidings and terrifying tales. From out of the past, he brings stories of suspensefully unsuitable spouses, treasure hunters and time travel, the mysteries of the dead and their designs on the living, and the future… as imagined by a former generation.
"Train travel can be the best place to hear a scary"
This is an collection of Inner Sanctum Mysteries, an oldtime radio show from the 1940s and 1950s. If you love a good horror story, you'll love these. You get all these (and many others plus more of the same genre):
"Worth the listen if you know what you're getting."
Richard Diamond, Private Detective came to NBC Radio in 1949, starring film actor and crooner Dick Powell. Powell had recently played Philip Marlowe in the popular RKO film Murder, My Sweet and jumped at the chance to play a suave detective on the radio. Diamond was a lighthearted, New York - based private eye who enjoyed ribbing the cops and singing songs to his millionaire girlfriend, Helen Asher.
This is a collection of the only known episodes to exist from its run on both NBC and CBS radio. Originally called The New Adventures of Philip Marlowe, the private eye series, based on the character and books created by Raymond Chandler, made its debut on the NBC radio network on June 17, 1947, with Van Heflin in the role of Marlowe. The first episode adapted Chandler's short story "Red Wind."
After The Thin Man combines crime, kisses and cocktails in the second "Thin Man" adventure! Here is the classic "Lux Radio Theater" performance of the 1936 movie hit "After The Thin Man", recreated in 1940, as a 60 minute radio adaptation with the original film stars! This Audio Archive "Feature Presentation" delivers William Powell and Myrna Loy who reprise their original roles as newly retired detective Nick Charles, and his beautiful (and wealthy) bride Nora.
It is said that the love of money is the root of all evil. Yes, cold, hard cash can be the inspiration for dark journeys into cold, hard hearts! Step into the shadows with The Whistler and find out exactly what happens when avarice goes unrestrained. Attend fables of finances and fear, of wives and wealth, of debts and death, in 20 digitally remastered episodes starring Bill Forman as The Whistler. William Conrad, Gerald Mohr, Frank Lovejoy, Betty Lou Gerson, Tom Collins, and more provide the voices of the voracious.
"Whistlers tunes of evil."
This episode of The Adventures of Sam Spade first aired on June 19, 1949.
"What would Sam do without Effie?"
This episode of The Adventures of Sam Spade first aired on September 3, 1950.
"Howard Duff is the Greatest!"
This episode of The Adventures of Sam Spade first aired on September 12, 1948.
"Spade is the man."