Headless monks, disappearing scientists, demon barbers, and clever killers abound when Sherlock Holmes is on the case! Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce are the World's Greatest Detective and his doughty sidekick in this collection of 16 classic episodes! Journey back to those foggy days in London Town when, at the slightest provocation, "the game's afoot"! Let yourself be led by the legendary pipe-smoking, cap-wearing genius who solves the mystery, saves the day, and even seems to come back from the dead!
He's a specialist in insurance fraud and the finer points of human nature. He's insouciant, cynical, and glib...but honest when it counts. Wherever he goes, there's intrigue, excitement, and mystery! He's the Man with the Action Packed Expense Account: Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar.
No crime in the 1950s? Don't tell Joe Friday that! Here's radio's top cop taking on all the vice the postwar decade had to offer in 20 true-life police procedurals starring Jack Webb as Sgt. Joe Friday and Ben Alexander as Det. Frank Smith! Whether radio's most earnest cops were on robbery detail or working missing persons, narcotics, or homicide, each story was told in a straightforward manner that never questioned the intelligence of its audience.
From the late 1940s through the 1950s, in a world where space travel and nuclear annihilation were no longer merely the stuff of fantasy, science fiction began to achieve a new popularity. And the work of noted genre writers began to be adapted in movies and radio programs. Based (however implausibly) on science, these radio broadcasts reflected the depths of the nation's fears and the boundlessness of its imagination. The science fiction series presented here offer adventures that seek to find a place for humanity in a world of machines.
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.
From out of the murk of a terrifying night come tales of the unexplained, the unfathomable, and the uncanny! Howard Duff, William Conrad, Elliott Lewis, Jack Moyles, Marvin Miller, Lou Merrill, Betty Lou Gerson, and narrator John Lake take you on 10 radio journeys into the darkest reaches of the human soul!