Love this old time radio stuff. Johnny Dollar is the best! Bob Bailey rocks! You can't go wrong.
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.
Hard nosed, hard drinking, but never hard boiled - here's the crusading cameraman of the Morning Express hot on the trail of 16 rip-roaring cases: It's Casey, Crime Photographer! Staats Cotsworth stars as Casey, with Jan Miner as Ann Williams, Bernard Lenrow as Captain Logan, and John Gibson as Blue Note bartender Ethelbert - who doles out the drinks while jazz great Herman Chittison plays the piano.
Who knew mystery better than Sir Arthur Conan Doyle? Who knew science fiction better than H. G. Wells? Who knew high adventure better than...Escape? Venture into dark forests and darker jungles for suspenseful stories of creatures and curses, trains and treasure, secrets and superstitions. Jack Webb, William Conrad, Paul Frees, Peggy Webber, John Dehner, and Gerald Mohr thrill in tales by Doyle, Wells, Robert Louis Stevenson, Roald Dahl, Stephen Vincent Benet, and more.
He'd rather use his head than his fists or a gun, but sometimes you can't be too choosy! Bob Bailey stars as freelance investigator George Valentine, roaming postwar California in search of adventure, mystery, and more! Wally Maher plays his contrary police contact, Lieutenant Riley, alongside many of radio's usual suspects: Joseph Kearns, Gloria Blondell, Howard McNear, Virginia Gregg, Larry Dobkin, Lurene Tuttle, and more.
Follow the sound of crashing waves, howling winds, and tolling bells to tales of treason and vengeance, beasts and plague, haunted houses and curses, mystery and murder. These vintage chillers, written by Edgar Allan Poe, Herman Melville, Charles Dickens, Emily Bronte, Alexandre Dumas, and Guy de Maupassant, are brought to life by William Johnstone, Frank Lovejoy, Mercedes McCambridge, Eleanor Audley, Lon Clark, and more.
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.
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....."
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.
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)
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.
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!"
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."
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.
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."
Crime and suspense for the holidays! This collection contains five classic radio programs from the '40s and '50s.
Radio Spirits dares you to face fog-shrouded streets, escaped madmen, haunted houses, deadly creatures and curses…and the most horrifying thing of all... the heavy curtain descending on the final episode of Suspense. In this exciting collection, relive great moments from the last two years of this legendary series. These thrill-packed episodes feature Raymond Edward Johnson, Robert Readick, Paul McGrath, Bernard Lenrow, Jackson Beck, and more in these 30 digitally remastered and restored taut, tense tales!
To what lengths will people go to protect their children? Spite their siblings? Murder the missus? Find out in 21 digitally remastered and restored episodes spanning two decades of radio's outstanding theater of thrills.
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"
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."
Radio Spirits is pleased to present 20 classic episodes of Suspense, one of radio's longest running and best mystery anthology series. This collection features programs from the early 1950's as produced and directed by Elliott Lewis.
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."
Starring Orson Welles, Anges Moorehead, and Ray Collins, The Count of Monte Cristo is a tale of revenge and retribution. Edmond Dantès, a young, energetic sailor, is falsely accused of treason on his wedding day and incarcerated in the forbidding Château d'If. His escape and ultimate revenge on those who wronged him makes this one of the most thrilling stories in French literature, as compelling now as when it was first published in 1846.
>Everyone's looking for a way to beat the insurance system, but most of us aren't willing to cheat it. Those who are may be ready to do more than deceive and steal…they may be prepared to kill. The bullets fly and the criminals lie, but the payoff isn't a sure thing - not when "the system" calls in unflinching freelance investigator Johnny Dollar! Bob Bailey stars as Dollar in six digitally restored and remastered five-part serials.
It is right from the beginning, when you first hear Boris Karloff as host and narrator, that you suspect you are about to hear something frightening. But when another classically creepy voice is heard, that of Peter Lorre, then you know for certain what is coming!
"A Blast from The Past"
Mystical matters, dastardly doctors, frightening families, spirits and schemes! These 18 classic broadcasts will catapult you back to a time when the line between good and evil was stark...and spine chilling.
Bogart is Slate Shannon, a hotelier who owns a boat he calls “Bold Venture” and Bacall as Sailor Duval, is his love interest/foil who joins him on adventures of rescue, intrigue, and crime fighting set against the colorful backdrop that is Cuba, as they become detectives for hire. The repartee between Bogie and Bacall is witty and biting as they turn some tongue-in-cheek dialogue into sparkling chemistry that far transcends the script.
"C'Mon: Bogie and Bacall"