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:
|10.15.1948||calling all detectives (287) jerry finds a token worth $5000||
+ WGN, Chicago. Jerry Browning finds a strange token worth $5400. What makes it so valuable?
|10.18.1948||calling all detectives (288) jerry helps a blonde with a string of pearls||
+ WGN, Chicago. A broken string of pearls leads an engaged couple to big trouble. Jerry lends a han...
|10.19.1948||calling all detectives (289) ticking proves to be the sound of death||
+ WGN, Chicago. A murder in a burning piano factory...with no strings attached!
|10.20.1948||calling all detectives (290) insurance fraud||
+ WGN, Chicago. Why did a laborer take out an insurance policy leaving the proceeds to a friend and...
|10.21.1948||calling all detectives (291) jerry finds a clue in a dead man's notebook||
+ WGN, Chicago. Jerry Browning buys a book at an auction for $.05 and finds proof its former owner ...
|10.22.1948||calling all detectives (292) doctor's life is threatened by a serum injection||
+A tropical plague anti-toxin is being used to try to murder a famous doctor. Paul Barnes
|10.25.1948||calling all detectives (293) prize fighter hires jerry to cure him of superstitions||
+ WGN, Chicago. A boxer hires Jerry Browning to protect him from superstitions and bring him good l...
|10.26.1948||calling all detectives (294) a typewritten note provides clue to mysterious death||
+ WGN, Chicago. A mystery writer is killed, leaving behind plenty of clues.
|10.27.1948||calling all detectives (295) jerry hunts for a missing collection of shadows||
+ WGN, Chicago. A silhouette artist hires Jerry Browning to recover his stolen shadows!
|10.28.1948||calling all detectives (296) jerry is hired to stage a fake robbery at society party||
+ WGN, Chicago. A fake robbery at a party causes a real robbery of valuable jewels.
|10.29.1948||calling all detectives (297) a resturant owner afraid of his own food||
+ WGN, Chicago. Jerry Browning visits "Hamburger Heaven" where the food is poison...literally!
|11.01.1948||calling all detectives (298) the trapeze artist's murder||
+ WGN, Chicago. A circus performer is strangled while performing on the flying trapeze.
|11.02.1948||calling all detectives (299) jerry gets a real jewel of a case||
+ WGN, Chicago. Jerry Browning is hired to recover a stolen bracelet...but is forbidden to question...
|11.03.1948||calling all detectives (300) slippery clayton was easy to catch||
+ WGN, Chicago. Slippery Clayton has escaped again...from the Police Detention Pen!
|11.04.1948||calling all detectives (301) the dead husband is alive||
+ WGN, Chicago. Jerry Browning's client is found dead...and her lost husband has strangely re-appea...
|11.05.1948||calling all detectives (302) a case jerry is slugged into taking||
+ WGN, Chicago. When Jerry Browning declines to accept a case, he's slugged and kidnapped to convin...
|11.08.1948||calling all detectives (303) jerry's mistrusting client||
+ WGN, Chicago. A wealthy client is so afraid of being killed...he doesn't even trust Jerry Brownin...
|11.09.1948||calling all detectives (304) the shrinking man||
+ WGN, Chicago. A well dressed jay-walker claims to be "shrinking away".
|11.10.1948||calling all detectives (305) the million dollar estate||
+ WGN, Chicago. A dying man gives Jerry Browning $1 million dollars...because he's an honest man!
|11.11.1948||calling all detectives (306) an innocent guilty man||
+ WGN, Chicago. A judge is convinced a prisoner is innocent, despite all the evidence pointing to h...
|11.12.1948||calling all detectives (307) shadower winds up being shadowed||
+ WGN, Chicago. The woman Jerry Browning has been following gets away when Jerry is pinched for loi...
|11.15.1948||calling all detectives (308) becomes his own client||
+ WGN, Chicago. Jerry Browning gets into a nightclub brawl, and finds himself accused of murder!
|11.16.1948||calling all detectives (309) music writer has a violent death||
+ WGN, Chicago. Jerry Browning is hired to prove a suicide was really murder. His only clue is a no...
|11.22.1948||calling all detectives (313) spilled salt||
+ WGN, Chicago. Sponsored by: Sealy Mattresses. Paul Barnes plays all the parts. A newspaper publish...
|11.23.1948||calling all detectives (314) jerry's uncle enoch pays him a visit||
+ WGN, Chicago. Jerry Browning's Uncle Enoch comes to town...looking for a murderer!