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.
- Radio Shows
Please enjoy these 199 old time radio episodes:
|08.06.1948||calling all detectives (237) message in lipstick||
+ WGN, Chicago. Jerry Browning gets a very tough case when a woman faints in a restaurant. The prog...
|08.09.1948||calling all detectives (238) 250,000 dollars disappears||
+ WGN, Chicago. A company executive disappears with $250,000, a very average guy!
|08.10.1948||calling all detectives (239) diplomatic courier murdered||
+ WGN, Chicago. A diplomatic courier has been murdered, the only clue is "Martha."
|08.11.1948||calling all detectives (240) investigates amnesia case||
+ WGN, Chicago. A man in a park loses his memory and assumes a new identity.
|08.12.1948||calling all detectives (241) stray dog & a packet of diamonds||
+ WGN, Chicago. A lost dog leads Jerry Browning to a package of uncut diamonds.
|08.13.1948||calling all detectives (242) posing as a fugitive||
+ WGN, Chicago. Jerry Browning cracks a professional hide-out for crooks.
|08.16.1948||calling all detectives (243) jerry suspects arson||
+ WGN, Chicago. A man is acquitted of the murder of his partner despite the overwhelming evidence a...
|08.17.1948||calling all detectives (244) martinis puppet theater||
+ WGN, Chicago. A dead puppeteer and a missing marionette leads Jerry Browning to a killer...with n...
|08.18.1948||calling all detectives (245) yatch blocks train||
+ WGN, Chicago. A thirty eight foot yacht is blocking the tracks of the Great Valley Railroad...how...
|08.19.1948||calling all detectives (246) habitual jaywalker||
+ WGN, Chicago. "The No-Hit Run Case". A rescued jaywalker disappears!
|08.20.1948||calling all detectives (247) two perfect murders||
+ WGN, Chicago. Jerry Browning comes upon the perfect crime...twice!
|08.23.1948||calling all detectives (248) bodyguard to daphene springer||
+ WGN, Chicago. Jerry Browning is guarding an heiress with a broken leg...and a taste for trouble!
|08.24.1948||calling all detectives (249) unraveling a case||
+ WGN, Chicago. A spool of recording wire might be the clue to a murdered detective.
|08.25.1948||calling all detectives (250) jerry comes to the aid||
+ WGN, Chicago. A woman is shot on the street...there are six people who wanted her dead!
|08.26.1948||calling all detectives (251) jerry investigates thefts of egyptian pottery||
+ WGN, Chicago. Seemingly low value artifacts are taken in 3 separate museum burglaries...why?
|08.27.1948||calling all detectives (252) a staged bank robbery||
+ WGN, Chicago. A movie hold-up in a bank turns out to be the real thing...Jerry Browning takes the...
|08.30.1948||calling all detectives (253) the beneficiary||
+ WGN, Chicago. The beneficiary of a $20,000 insurance policy refuses to accept the payment...why?
|08.31.1948||calling all detectives (254) golf kills||
+ WGN, Chicago. A rich man's body is found on a golf course...did Jerry Browning's slice do it?
|09.01.1948||calling all detectives (255) poison missing||
+ WGN, Chicago. A murderer goes to night school to learn his trade...until Jerry Browning flunks hi...
|09.02.1948||calling all detectives (256) stud poker||
+ WGN, Chicago. Jerry Browning is hired as a gambler's bodyguard. A poker hand becomes the clue to ...
|09.03.1948||calling all detectives (257) jewel thief||
+ WGN, Chicago. The owner of the twenty two carat "Blue Wonder" diamond wants to hire a thief to gu...
|09.06.1948||calling all detectives (258) burglar proof safe||
+ WGN, Chicago. Three burglar-proof safes have been robbed...how? When burglar proof safes open as ...
|09.07.1948||calling all detectives (259) real diamonds||
+ WGN, Chicago. A sidewalk pitchman is giving away genuine diamonds with each $1 cigarette lighter!...
|09.08.1948||calling all detectives (260) colton's colossal circus||
+ WGN, Chicago. There are two dead men at the circus...and the killer isn't clowning! There are man...
|09.09.1948||calling all detectives (261) scientist killed||
+ WGN, Chicago. Murder at the Seismograph Station! Who did it? The Graph knows!