Calling All Detectives was a crime drama radio show sponsored by Sealy Mattress company, and featured Paul Barnes who played all the roles including the role of detective Browning. During the show, Paul Barnes randomly dials a telephone number, then gives one of the audiences a chance to solve the mystery of the week. However, the random phone calls did not click so Barnes decided to dial only the numbers of the listeners. The telephone calls were removed from the program later on because it was used in syndicate. This two-man operation radio show aired from 1945-1950.
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Please enjoy these 199 old time radio episodes:
|04.15.1947||taxi protection racket|
|04.16.1947||calling all detectives (xxx) elusibe diamond thief||
+ WGN, Chicago. The owner of the twenty two carat "Blue Wonder" diamond wants to hire a thief to gu...
|09.11.1947||calling all detectives (001) mr frobish pays to have himself killed|
|06.14.1948||calling all detectives (198) restaurant with no customers||
+ WGN, Chicago. A man has been killed in a locked and barred room. The killer's identity is obvious...
|06.15.1948||calling all detectives (199) man admits to murder|
|07.05.1948||calling all detectives (213) ship julia lewis carries gold||
+ WGN, Chicago. Jerry is shanghaied aboard a pirate river boat!
|07.06.1948||calling all detectives (214) investigates mysterious increase in hospital deaths||
+ WGN, Chicago. Who is committing murder in a hospital? The death rate is suddenly way up, the answ...
|07.07.1948||calling all detectives (215) jerry framed for murder||
+ WGN, Chicago. Jerry Browning is lured to his client's apartment, and finds himself accused of mur...
|07.08.1948||calling all detectives (216) witnessed murder on tv||
+ WGN, Chicago. Jerry Browning witnesses a murder...on television! A face appears on a television s...
|07.09.1948||calling all detectives (217) stumbles into a pickpocket convention||
+ WGN, Chicago. While Jerry Browning is at a convention of pickpockets, a packet of diamonds is sto...
|07.12.1948||calling all detectives (218) crooked gamblers invade carnival||
+ When crooked gamblers invade a carnival, when mob violence is ready to break out, could you halt i...
|07.19.1948||calling all detectives (223) hit and run leads to ancient crime||
+ WGN, Chicago. Jerry Browning is accused of a hit and run murder. A license plate number provides ...
|07.20.1948||calling all detectives (224) dead man claiming to be alive really dead||
+ WGN, Chicago. An insurance company pays $25,000 on a policy to a "dead man"...who then returns to...
|07.21.1948||calling all detectives (225) hand painted necktie||
+ WGN, Chicago. A strange necktie targets Jerry Browning for Murder. When one hoodlum gave another ...
|07.22.1948||calling all detectives (226) $10,000 theft||
+ WGN, Chicago. A wealthy businessman hires Jerry Browning to find an embezzling employee.
|07.23.1948||calling all detectives (227) uncle mervs radio show||
+ WGN, Chicago. A radio personality starts the city's kids on an anti-crime crusade. A straight fe...
|07.26.1948||calling all detectives (228) girl with gun on train||
+ WGN, Chicago. Jerry Browning is hired to take a gun away from a girl aboard a train. A transcont...
|07.27.1948||calling all detectives (229) troubleshooter shoots two men||
+ WGN, Chicago. Jerry Browning meets a "trouble shooter," a guy who shoots people who give him trou...
|07.28.1948||calling all detectives (230) hunt down dangerous killer||
+ WGN, Chicago. Jerry Browning is on the trail of Stony Galen, a bank robber and killer. A savage ...
|07.29.1948||calling all detectives (231) jerry delivers a lecture||
+ WGN, Chicago. A man is shot while Jerry Browning is lecturing about murder! Most detectives are ...
|07.30.1948||calling all detectives (232) is wife really dead||
+ WGN, Chicago. A man is convicted of murdering his wife...but is she really dead? What can you do...
|08.02.1948||calling all detectives (233) stockbroker murdered||
+ WGN, Chicago. A wealthy man has been killed several times over how was it really done? Part of th...
|08.03.1948||calling all detectives (234) lighthouse that went dark||
+ WGN, Chicago. A lighthouse goes dark during a storm and the light-keeper is missing! What happene...
|08.04.1948||calling all detectives (235) scrub woman receives orchids from an unknown admirer||
+ WGN, Chicago. The strange story of the scrub woman with a fresh orchid every day for twenty five ...
|08.05.1948||calling all detectives (236) challenge to identify body||
+ WGN, Chicago. Jerry Browning bets the cop he can identify a corpse and name his killer within twe...