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 Post subject: Favorite Radio Detective?
PostPosted: Sep Fri 01, 2017 4:38 pm 
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Hypothetically, you have to spend a length of time with a radio detective. You are looking for someone who features outstanding powers of deduction, but would also like your detective to have a pleasant attitude.

Who would you choose?

Personally I'm leaning towards Johnny Dollar, but I would love to change my mind. Thoughts?


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 Post subject: Re: Favorite Radio Detective?
PostPosted: Sep Sat 02, 2017 11:54 am 
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For me, there really isn't a favorite detective show as they all seem to follow the same plot. The only thing I dislike about Johnny Dollar is that it gets broadcast as a 5 part series on XM-148. Takes too long to tell the story. Like the 30 minute version better.
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 Post subject: Re: Favorite Radio Detective?
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I can't decide between the hard-boiled Phillip Marlowe, and the smart-aleck Richard Diamond. And I like Johnny Dollar as well-but I agree, the 15 minute episodes drag the story out too long.

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 Post subject: Re: Favorite Radio Detective?
PostPosted: Sep Wed 06, 2017 4:26 pm 
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Ooo I need to take another look at Phillip Marlowe. Thank you for your replies!


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 Post subject: Re: Favorite Radio Detective?
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You might like Pat Novak for Hire. Pretty snappy dialog.
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 Post subject: Re: Favorite Radio Detective?
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Not in any sort of order ...

Richard Diamond
Johnny Dollar
Joe Friday

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 Post subject: Re: Favorite Radio Detective?
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The Shadow count?


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 Post subject: Re: Favorite Radio Detective?
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Hard to beat Johnny Dollar, Richard Diamond, Boston Blackie, and Joe Friday, but here are some lesser know ones that I've enjoyed recently (in no particular order):

Casey Crime Photographer (not really a detective, but he might as well be since he solves crimes)

Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator

Danny Clover (Broadway Is My Beat)

Nick Carter

Simon Templar (The Saint)

Sherlock Holmes

The Shadow, if he counts

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 Post subject: Re: Favorite Radio Detective?
PostPosted: Mar Sun 04, 2018 1:48 am 
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My favorite is quite a bit newer:

The Adventures of Harry Nile from Jim French Productions


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 Post subject: Re: Favorite Radio Detective?
PostPosted: Mar Wed 07, 2018 8:44 pm 
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I have nothing original but Marlowe, Homes, and Friday for me. I have all the shows on an iPod. And broadcast to all my radios from that or listen direct.

BTW, the modern mp3 players under $100 seem like junk. A better buy I thought was to rebuild an iPod classic (new drive, front panel, back panel, battery).


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 Post subject: Re: Favorite Radio Detective?
PostPosted: Mar Wed 07, 2018 10:01 pm 
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I like box 13 [Alan Ladd], but I also like the dialog of pat Novak.

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 Post subject: Re: Favorite Radio Detective?
PostPosted: Mar Wed 07, 2018 11:56 pm 
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thanks for Web's other series Pat Novak. I did a search just now and found he did even more: Johnny Madero, Pier 23, Pete Kelly's Blues. All of which will go to my iPod. :)

EDIT: I see now Jack Webb had just two episodes as part of Johnny Madero Pier 23.

https://archive.org/details/itotr-jeffr ... eradioshow

EDIT: I see further episodes than 2, all are listed here but the titles are unknown for many of them. I found 3 episodes online...

http://www.digitaldeliftp.com/DigitalDe ... er-23.html


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 Post subject: Re: Favorite Radio Detective?
PostPosted: Mar Thu 08, 2018 7:24 pm 
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chaz wrote:
I like box 13 [Alan Ladd], but I also like the dialog of pat Novak........
Yes, Box 13 and Night Beat (Frank Lovejoy) are two of my favorite shows, but I wasn't sure they'd qualify as detectives, but they do a lot of detecting :wink:

If you like Jack Webb check out the Escape episode called Border Town. I'll have to check out Pat Novak.....

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 Post subject: Re: Favorite Radio Detective?
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Phillip Marlowe, Box 13, and Sinatra's short-lived program Rocky Fortune.

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 Post subject: Re: Favorite Radio Detective?
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voroush wrote:
...... and Sinatra's short-lived program Rocky Fortune.
Thanks, I just added that to my OTR collection.

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 Post subject: Re: Favorite Radio Detective?
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I'm a YTJD guy also, would you count Night Beat? How about Drag net?


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 Post subject: Re: Favorite Radio Detective?
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Check out Jeff Reagan P.I. (Jack Webb). "I get ten a day and expenses..."

http://www.otrrlibrary.org/j.html


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 Post subject: Re: Favorite Radio Detective?
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Mike Toon wrote:
Check out Jeff Reagan P.I. (Jack Webb). "I get ten a day and expenses..."

http://www.otrrlibrary.org/j.html


I heard this for the first time recently. It was a bit more gritty than I am used to hearing on OTR. Was a suprisingly good difference.

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 Post subject: Re: Favorite Radio Detective?
PostPosted: Jul Tue 17, 2018 12:27 am 
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Blackjack Justice on Decoder Ring Theater is one of my favorites.

https://decoderringtheatre.com/shows/bl ... k-justice/

Not originally an old time show. It's been done fairly recent, but in the old time radio style. It has the adventure as well as some bits of comedy into it. Took a show or two to get used to it, but really enjoyed it.

A quote from the web page...........

All-new hardboiled mysteries in the pulp detective tradition! Tough-as-nails private eye Jack Justice and his long-suffering partner Trixie Dixon, girl detective do their part for law, order and thirty-five dollars a day. When it comes to detective work, Jack and Trixie agree on the facts. Clients cry, clients lie, clients dicker over the bill. But if they can cut to the happy ending without cutting each other's throats, it'll be a miracle!


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 Post subject: Re: Favorite Radio Detective?
PostPosted: Aug Fri 31, 2018 10:27 am 
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I do like Johnny Dollar, but I enjoy Joe Friday more. And even though I know he's not officially a detective, I've always enjoyed Frank Lovejoy's Randy Stone, news reporter on Night Beat. I'd also have to toss in Alan Ladd as Dan Halliday in Box 13.


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