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.
"Oldie but goodie"
Mr. District Attorney! Champion of the people! Defender of truth! Guardian of our fundamental rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness! Mr. District Attorney was one of radio's most prolific public officials, cracking down on cons and solving a vast array of murders. Dwight Weist, Jay Jostyn, and David Brian take on the title role, facing down racketeers, robbers, safe crackers and kidnappers. Len Doyle costars as Detective Harrington, an ex-cop turned investigator for the DA, with Vicki Vola as private secretary Edith Miller in this collection.
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.
Come crack the cases, out the guilty, and rout the criminals! Les Damon stars as Michael Waring in 16 more exciting adventures - taking on the troubles of ladies who are lost, dangerous, and deadly. Ken Lynch and Charles Webster costar as Waring's police nemesis, Sergeant James Corbett, in these digitally restored and remastered tales of risky business, faithless families, blackmail, jail break, and murder. Jackson Beck, John Brown, Elspeth Eric, Ann Williams, and more radio regulars round out the cast.
Diamond Detective Agency. A pleasant smile, a cheerful rhyme, and we'll keep you from doing time. A quip, a carefree whistle, and a case closed - that's Dick Powell's Richard Diamond. Clients can be scarce, but he's not a bit worried. You see, he's "in partnership with a shill called human nature." And she's really quite reliable. Sooner or later someone will need his services for matters of protection or pay back, blackmail or bombs, modern art or murder.
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.
"It's a time capsule! I love it!"
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"
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!"
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"
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."
A grim laugh in the night, a relentless avenger against the forces of evil. Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? You know the answer. An invisible crime fighter was an idea tailor-made for an audio-only medium, where the listener's imagination formed the characters… and everything else. Here are Lamont Cranston's three most memorable voices in tales of dark deeds and darker punishments.
"The shadow has some great stories"
Van Heflin and Gerald Mohr each play the title role in these electric episodes, cracking wise with the of angry glee of a take-charge operative who careens, cajoles, shoves, shouts, and sometime shoots his way to a solution in his quest for a stolen object, a missing person, or a killer needing to be found. Includes two Van Heflin episodes never before available to the public since their original broadcast. Includes 20 digitally restored and re-mastered episodes.
First heard on network radio in 1948, Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar chronicled the adventures of freelance insurance investigator Johnny Dollar, "the man with the action-packed expense account."
For 14 years, it was one of the most popular detective shows on the air, lasting until the final days of network radio drama in 1962. Each story started with a phone call from an insurance executive calling on Johnny Dollar to investigate an unusual claim. His investigations usually required him to travel to distant locales and often involved murder.
"The last and best of the radio detectives"
This collection of radio dramatizations from master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock features many of the classic films' original stars.
This collection stars Lon Clark as Nick Carter, Master Detective - that "most famous of all man-hunters" - in 18 riveting whodunits selected from this long-running radio series! Joining the private eye in these tales of detection is Helen Choate and Charlotte Manson as Nick's Girl Friday Patsy Bowen, John Kane as Scrubby Wilson, and Ed Latimer as Sgt. "Matty" Mattison. These fantastic episodes, originally released in our long out-of-print cassette collection, are now available in digital from the Radio Spirits Archives Collection.
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."
"Sometimes the best stories a reporter gets are the ones he can't print..." The city after dark is a world of crime and corruption, of mystery and vice, of a thousand stories waiting to be told. And, Frank Lovejoy, as newshound Randy Stone, is just the man to tell them. Prowling the streets alongside Lovejoy are radio favorites William Conrad, Georgia Ellis, Parley Baer, Lurene Tuttle, Larry Dobkin, Jeanette Nolan, Bill Johnstone, and more.
Man of mystery, man of intellect, man of action - for over a century, Nick Carter stands tall as America's Greatest Detective! Handsome, deep-voiced character actor Lon Clark stars in this new collection of exciting radio adventures, perfectly capturing both the manly vigor and powerful intellectual skills of the master detective. Join Nick, his pal Scubby Wilson and his plucky secretary Patsy Bowen for 18 digitally restored and remastered capers!
Here is the classic 60-minute Lux Radio Theater adaptation of the 1930s movie hit, recreated with the original film stars and director! This Audio Archive feature presentation delivers William Powell and Myrna Loy, who reprise thei roles as Nick and Nora Charles, the sophisticated lovers at the heart of Dashiell Hammett's immortal romantic-mystery masterpiece, The Thin Man.
"I still love the thin man!"
This collection of the Adventures of Nero Wolfe contains five episodes of the classic radio series:
The Shakespeare Folio (12/15/1946)Stamped for Murder (10/20/1950)Case of the Careworn Cuff (10/27/1950)Case of the Dear Dead Lady (11/3/1950)Case of the Careless Cleaner (11/17/1950)
"Wherever there's mystery, intrigue, romance... in all the strange and dangerous places of the world... there you will find The Man Called X." Wherever he goes, action follows! Suave, debonair secret agent Ken Thurston travels the world, dispatched anywhere America's interests might be threatened. This exciting espionage series was created by the enigmatic real-life intelligence operative Jay Richard Kennedy.
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!
This collection of the The Shadow contains five episodes of the classic radio series:
The Death House Rescue (9/29/1937)Death from the Deep (10/3/1937)The Temple Bells of Neban (10/24/1937)The Circle of Death (11/28/1937)The Death Triangle (12/12/1937)