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    • The Old Time Radio's Greatest Detectives, Collection 1

    • By: Black Eye Entertainment
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Golden Age of Radio had incredible detective shows that kept Americans glued to their radio sets. Families gathered around their living room radios to hear their favorite Hollywood stars voicing fiction’s most famous gumshoes. This collection includes Humphrey Bogart as Sam Spade searching for the Black Bird in The Maltese Falcon in a radio adaptation that co-starred the original film cast of Mary Astor, Sydney Greenstreet and Peter Lorre.

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator, Collection 1

    • By: Black Eye Entertainment
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
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    Initially launched as Barrie Crane, Confidential Investigator on NBC in 1951, the series soon made a name change to Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator. It starred movie and film veteran William Gargan as hard-boiled New York-based private eye Barry Craig. Gargan had been playing Martin Kane, Private Detective on both radio and TV. In the summer of 1951, Gargan cleared the decks for his role as Barrie Craig. Gruff, blunt and sardonic but with a good sense of humor, Gargan was perfect for the genre and in the role of Barrie Craig.

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    • Classic Radio's Greatest Shows, Collection 1

    • By: Black Eye Entertainment
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
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    This collection contains 12 of the greatest shows ever broadcast during the Golden Age of Radio - including episodes of The Jack Benny Program, Burns & Allen, Gunsmoke, The Amos ‘N’ Andy Show, Philip Marlowe, The Green Hornet, X Minus One, Sherlock Holmes and many others. Radio’s finest actors perform before the microphones, including: Jack Benny, Frank Sinatra, Danny Kaye, Groucho Marx, Ozzie Nelson, Harriet Hilliard, Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Jim and Marian Jordan, Hal Peary, Eve Arden, George Burns, Gracie Allen and many more.

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    • The Jack Benny Program, Collection 2

    • By: Black Eye Entertainment
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
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    Jack Benny liked to portray himself as a skinflint but his generosity as a comic allowed other characters to get their fair share of laughs...usually at his expense. Benny got more laughs playing the straight man and didn’t care if he was the butt of the jokes. With his brilliant timing, smooth delivery, and trademark mannerisms, Benny was a huge influence on the development of the radio sitcom. References to Benny’s reputed stinginess, vanity, and infirmities were expected and weekly running gags established the program’s memorable characters. 

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    • The Weird Circle, Collection 2

    • By: Black Eye Entertainment
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
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    The Weird Circle was an anthology of classic thrillers from the pens of the world’s best-known and respected fiction authors of the 19th Century. The focus was horror and suspense stories by Edgar Allan Poe, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Mary Shelley (among others) with the occasional drama by Emily Bronte, Charles Dickens, and George Eliot. The Weird Circle was produced in New York by NBC and offered in syndication.

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    • Richard Diamond, Private Detective, Collection 2

    • By: Black Eye Entertainment
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
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    Created by Blake Edwards (of Pink Panther fame), 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 radio. Richard Diamond was a light-hearted New York-based private eye who enjoyed ribbing the cops and singing songs to his millionairess girlfriend, Helen Asher (played by Virginia Gregg). Its theme “Leave it to Love” was whistled by Powell at the beginning of each episode.

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    • The Whistler, Collection 2

    • By: Black Eye Entertainment
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Whistler was one of radio’s top mystery programs airing from May 16, 1942 until September 22, 1955. Sponsored by the Signal Oil Company, The Whistler (Joseph Kearns, Gale Gordon, and Bill Forman) was an ominous narrator who knew the killer’s every move even before they did. The stories followed an effective formula in which a person's criminal acts were typically undone by their own missteps. The Whistler often commenting directly upon the action in the manner of a Greek chorus, taunting the criminal from an omniscient perspective. 

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    • Tales of the Texas Rangers, Collection 1

    • By: Black Eye Entertainment
    • Narrated by: Full Cast
    • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
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    Like its predecessor Dragnet, Tales of the Texas Rangers adapted actual police case files for its broadcasts. Leading each week's investigation of an actual Texas Ranger case was the same Texas Ranger, Jayce Pearson, portrayed by movie star Joel McCrea. Because the stories were set in present day, Pearson used the latest scientific techniques to identify criminals. Unlike Joe Friday, Pearson didn't have a regular partner, typically working with the local sheriff instead.

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    • The Adventures of Sam Spade, Detective, Collection 1

    • By: Black Eye Entertainment
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The detective character, Sam Spade, was created by Dashiell Hammett for his crime novel The Maltese Falcon. Spade was a hard-boiled detective with cold detachment, a keen eye for detail and unflinching determination to achieve his own justice. The character is most closely associated with Humphrey Bogart who played Sam Spade in the third and most famous film version of The Maltese Falcon. In 1946, one of radio’s top producers (William Spier) brought “Sam Spade” to CBS radio starring newcomer Howard Duff with Lurene Tuttle.

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    • The Amos 'n' Andy Show, Collection 1

    • By: Black Eye Entertainment
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll made their radio debut January 12, 1926, as the comedic, blackface characters Sam 'n' Henry. On March 19, 1928 they introduced Amos 'n' Andy, which went on to become one of the most popular and longest running programs in radio history. During the height of its popularity, almost the entire country listened to the 15-minute, Monday through Friday adventures of Amos 'n' Andy.

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Classic Radio's Greatest Science Fiction Shows, Collection 1

    • By: Black Eye Entertainment
    • Narrated by: Full Cast
    • Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
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    This collection contains 12 of the greatest science fiction shows ever broadcast during the Golden Age of Radio - including episodes of X Minus One, Suspense, The CBS Radio Workshop, Escape, Murder At Midnight, and many others. Radio's finest actors perform before the microphones, including: Frank Lovejoy, Mason Adams, Eddie Bracken, Ann Blyth, Ian Martin, Lon Clark, Everett Sloane, Jackson Beck, and many more.

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    • Amos n' Andy Show, Collection 2

    • By: Black Eye Entertainment
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
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    Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll made their radio debut January 12, 1926, as the comedic, blackface characters Sam 'n' Henry. On March 19, 1928 they introduced Amos 'n' Andy, which went on to become one of the most popular and longest-running programs in radio history. During the height of its popularity, almost the entire country listened to the 15-minute, Monday through Friday adventures of Amos 'n' Andy. Department stores open in the evening piped in the broadcasts, so shoppers wouldn't miss an episode.

    Regular price: $13.99

    • The Halls of Ivy, Collection 1

    • By: Black Eye Entertainment
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
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    Created by Don Quinn, the co-creator of Fibber McGee & Molly, The Halls of Ivy was a situation comedy series that ran on NBC radio from 1950 through 1952. Originally slated to star Gale Gordan and Edna Best, the lead roles went to British husband-and-wife actors Ronald and Benita Colman. The Colman’s were well versed at comedy and already a hit with radio fans having played Jack Benny’s next-door-neighbor on The Jack Benny Program for years. Ronald Colman played William Todhunter Hall, the urbane president of small, rural Ivy College. 

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    • Old Time Radio's Greatest Mysteries, Collection 1

    • By: Black Eye Entertainment
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The golden age of radio had incredibly scary mystery shows that kept Americans chilled and thrilled. Families gathered around their living room radios to be entertained by the greatest names in Hollywood each and every day. This terrific collection of 12 great radio mystery shows includes Boris Karloff on "Lights Out!", Peter Lorre in the story of Jack-the-Ripper on "Mystery in the Air", Vincent Price and Ida Lupino in a tale well-calculated to keep you in "Suspense", the story of Lizzie Borden on "Crime Classics" and many more!

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    • Old Time Radio's Greatest Westerns, Collection 1

    • By: Black Eye Entertainment
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The golden age of radio had incredible western shows that kept Americans glued to their radio sets. Families gathered around their living room radios to hear western heroes catch the bad-guys and save ladies in distress. This collection includes John Wayne and Claire Trevor starring in a radio adaptation of the John Ford film "Stagecoach", James Stewart as slow-talking maverick Britt Ponset on "The Six Shooter", William Conrad as U.S. Marshal Matt Dillon on "Gunsmoke", John Dehner as 'the man called Paladin' on "Have Gun, Will Travel", and more.

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    • Very nice.

    • By Sheila Duvall on 03-12-18

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    • The Aldrich Family, Collection 1

    • By: Black Eye Entertainment
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
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     The Aldrich Family was a popular teenage situation comedy that was heard on radio and seen in films, television and comic books. The creation of playwright Clifford Goldsmith, teenager Henry Aldrich was an endearingly bumbling kid growing awkwardly into adolescence. Episodes revolved around Henry’s misadventures with girls, his family and his friends. Portrayed on radio by 20-something Ezra Stone, The Aldrich Family launched as a summer replacement program for Jack Benny in NBC’s Sunday night lineup, July 2nd, 1939, sponsored by Jell-O. 

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    • Finally, The Original Henry!

    • By Deborah on 08-11-18

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    • Classic Radio’s Greatest Christmas Shows, Collection 1

    • By: Black Eye Entertainment
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
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    This collection contains 12 of the greatest Christmas shows ever broadcast during the Golden Age of Radio! Relive these classic Christmas shows from yesteryear and their legendary stars in this incredible collection.

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    • The Burns & Allen Show, Collection 1

    • By: Black Eye Entertainment
    • Narrated by: Full Cast
    • Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
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    When real life husband and wife George Burns and Gracie Allen worked together in vaudeville, George was the comic and his wife Gracie had the straight lines. They switched their roles upon discovering that Gracie's delivery got a bigger laugh than George's punch lines. The duo became a big hit on Vaudeville and in films so when radio beckoned, they delivered. Their first regular radio work was as supporting players on CBS's The Guy Lombardo Show in the 1930s.

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    • The Adventures of Nero Wolfe, Collection 1

    • By: Black Eye Entertainment
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
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    Nero Wolfe is a fictional detective, created in 1934 by the American mystery writer Rex Stout. Wolfe's confidential assistant Archie Goodwin narrates the cases of the overweight detective genius. In total, Stout wrote 33 novels and 39 short stories from 1934 to 1974, with most of them set in New York City. Wolfe's residence, a luxurious brownstone on West 35th Street, features prominently in the series. Many radio, television and film adaptations were made from Stout's stories.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great

    • By Anonymous User on 12-31-17

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    • The Great Gildersleeve, Collection 1

    • By: Black Eye Entertainment
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
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    Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve was a popular character appearing regularly on The Fibber McGee & Molly Show. On August 31, 1941, the character landed his own situation comedy show, The Great Gildersleeve, becoming radio’s first spin-off. Gildy moved from the town of Wistful Vista to Summerfield, where he raised his orphaned niece and nephew, Marjorie (originally played by Lurene Tuttle and followed by Louise Erickson and Mary Lee Robb) and Leroy (Walter Tetley). The household also included a cook named Birdie (Lillian Randolph).

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    • Wonderful Audio Entertainment

    • By David 6602 on 04-17-18

    Regular price: $13.99

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