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.
He dood it! Who dood it? Red Skelton, that's who! Join Red and his alter egos Clem Kaddidllehopper, Sherrif Deadeye, Willie Lump-Lump, and, of course, Junior the "Mean Widdle Kid" in this hilarious collection presenting some of Skelton's best work from 1948! Lurene Tuttle, Verna Felton, Pat McGeehan, Rod O'Connor, and Anita Ellis are heard in these rare rehearsal recordings and original radio broadcasts, many of which have never before been available.
Hard-boiled, good-looking, and just a bit of a wise guy - that's Richard Rogue, the private investigator with the active imagination! Join movie favorite Dick Powell for 16 two-fisted adventures. Ted von Eltz costars as Lieutenant Urban, with Lurene Tuttle as Betty Callahan. Peter Leeds joins the cast as Eugor, Rogue's alter ego, who emerges only when our hero is rendered unconscious! Filling out the gallery are radio favorites Gerald Mohr, Gloria Blondell, Lou Merrill, Paul Frees, Harry Bartell, Jay Novello, and more.
Through tales of ancient curses and international spies...through mysteries featuring men of title and creatures of the night...Tom Conway gives voice to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's clever creation: Sherlock Holmes. The cerebral sleuth is accompanied and assisted by the able Dr. Watson, brought to life by Nigel Bruce.
"Great Old time Radio"
Murder on skis at a rich man's winter home. Steve Dunne, Lurene Tuttle, William Conrad.
Radio's Outstanding Theatre of Thrills seldom stayed in one place for long. Over the course of its 20-year run, Suspense presented stories that spanned the entire Earth. From the four corners of the globe come tales of shock and tension! Distant lands, exotic settings, and the mystery of the unknown all converge to bring you outstanding tales of...Suspense!
Hard as nails and every bit as sharp, that's Jeff Regan, investigator! Listen in as the top operative of the International Detective Bureau, and his boss, Anthony J. Lyon, scratch the underbelly of postwar urban crime in 12 digitally restored and remastered episodes. Frank Graham and Paul Dubov star as Regan, alongside Frank Nelson, William Conrad, Arthur Q. Bryan, Lurene Tuttle, and more.
"Short run, but a detective series must have! "
The distinctive voice of Edward Arnold is featured in Mr. President, an anthology series that dramatizes little-known incidents of the men who have lived in the White House - dramatic, exciting events in their lives that you and I rarely hear. The uniqueness of the program is that the president is never identified during the proceedings; the great man's name is revealed only in a brief epilogue at the story's end.
You think the story is over, don't you? But wait! Fate takes a hand. Wait for The Unexpected! For mystery fans, The Unexpected is a real discovery. First aired in 1947, this unique and little-known quarter-hour series offers tense and suspenseful tales centering on the thoughts or actions of a person thrust into a difficult or dangerous situation. The stories are engrossing, but the most fascinating element is the twist ending that comes with each program - a surprise wrap-up that you'll never see coming.