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:
|09.10.1948||calling all detectives (262) mysterious fires||
+ WGN, Chicago. A little girl being haunted by a poltergeist can start fires just by being in the ...
|09.13.1948||calling all detectives (263) man confesses to three murders||
+ WGN, Chicago. A little man confesses to three murders that never happened...but Jerry Browning b...
|09.14.1948||calling all detectives (264) woman acquitted of murder||
+ WGN, Chicago. A murdered man's secretary has been tried for murder once before...Jerry Browning s...
|09.15.1948||calling all detectives (265) jerry takes an enexpected trip||
+ WGN, Chicago. Jerry is shipwrecked onto a freighter bound for South America. He returns to town f...
|09.16.1948||calling all detectives (266) a man's soul as security||
+ WGN, Chicago. A man tries to hock a clock...with his soul as security!
|09.17.1948||calling all detectives (267) jerry finds a man stabbed||
+ WGN, Chicago. Jerry Browning discovers a corpse that has been stabbed to death in a movie theatre...
|09.20.1948||calling all detectives (268) man gets out of prison||
+ WGN, Chicago. A man Jerry Browning sent to prison eight years ago is out...and facing him with a...
|09.21.1948||calling all detectives (269) jerry learns of a jewel theif||
+ WGN, Chicago. A speeder claims to be color blind, but a stolen ruby makes Jerry see red!
|09.22.1948||calling all detectives (270) jerry saves vic porter||
+ WGN, Chicago. A captured crook gives Jerry Browning a perplexing message in code.
|09.23.1948||calling all detectives (271) crime runs in bunches||
+ WGN, Chicago. A tough confesses to a robbery he did not commit, and Jerry Browning suspects the r...
|09.24.1948||calling all detectives (272) butler hires jerry||
+ WGN, Chicago. A dead woman's butler hires Jerry Browning to find the woman's missing will.
|09.27.1948||calling all detectives (273) jerry and the ghost story||
+ WGN, Chicago. A ghost writer decides to tell the world his secrets...and promptly becomes a real ...
|09.28.1948||calling all detectives (274) a necklace reported stolen||
+ WGN, Chicago. A man is killed after admitting the necklace he reported stolen really wasn't.
|09.29.1948||calling all detectives (275) chemist seeks revenge||
+ WGN, Chicago. Three men have been marked for death, two have already been killed, can Jerry Brow...
|09.30.1948||calling all detectives (276) jerry helps settle a claim||
+ WGN, Chicago. Two hundred people are claiming Harold Elliot's estate, but Jerry Browning isn't ev...
|10.01.1948||calling all detectives (277) banker victim of a swindle||
+ WGN, Chicago. A banker is accused of cheating at cards and is threatened with exposure.
|10.04.1948||calling all detectives (278) jerry goes to the antartic||
+ WGN, Chicago. A wealthy crackpot discovers an Iridium mine in the Antarctic. Is it for real?
|10.05.1948||calling all detectives (279) chinchilla skins||
+ WGN, Chicago. A bundle of rabbit pelts has been switched for a bundle of chinchillas. It's the ol...
|10.06.1948||calling all detectives (280) jerry goes on a treasure hunt||
+ WGN, Chicago. A treasure hunt for both detectives and treasure-seekers...in rhyme!
|10.07.1948||calling all detectives (281) looking through a telescope||
+ WGN, Chicago. A burglary suspect is a man with a telescope. Can Jerry Browning find his missing m...
|10.08.1948||calling all detectives (282) mr mysto loses his memory||
+ WGN, Chicago. "Mr. Mysto, The Memory Marvel" hires Jerry Browning to find his missing memory!
|10.11.1948||calling all detectives (283) the wishing ring||
+ WGN, Chicago. The case of the murderer with the magic ring...he can kill just by wishing it!
|10.12.1948||calling all detectives (284) jerry saves a blind man||
+ WGN, Chicago. A blind man "sees red" and kills his victim with a white cane!
|10.13.1948||calling all detectives (285) man refuses a million dollars||
+ WGN, Chicago. An Irish garbage man inherits a million dollars, but he says it's not his!
|10.14.1948||calling all detectives (286) suicide on the great valley railroad||
+ WGN, Chicago. A celebrity disappears from a moving train...or does he?