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:
|03.16.1949||calling all detectives (395) forgets to get search warrant||
+ WGN, Chicago. Jerry Browning gets shot capturing a crook, but his smart lawyer gets the crook off...
|03.17.1949||calling all detectives (396) dying man asks for 'dr jewel'||
+ WGN, Chicago. A badly injured man calls for Dr. Jewell, and then dies. Dr. Jewell never saw him b...
|03.18.1949||calling all detectives (397) racetrack tipster seeks jerry's help||
+ WGN, Chicago. A racetrack tout seeks refuge from the gang out to kill him...in Jerry Browning's o...
|03.21.1949||calling all detectives (398) new mexico dude ranch trip||
+ WGN, Chicago. Jerry Browning travels to a New Mexican dude ranch to track down a possible insuran...
|03.22.1949||calling all detectives (399) client is haunted by his own ghost||
+ WGN, Chicago. A wealthy chemist is haunted by a ghost who looks just like him!
|03.23.1949||calling all detectives (400) jerry meets a fortune teller||
+ WGN, Chicago. A fortune teller predicts death in Jerry Browning's future.
|03.24.1949||calling all detectives (401) burglars steal valuable jewelry||
+ WGN, Chicago. A woman's jewels have been stolen, but she refuses to file an insurance claim. Why?
|03.25.1949||calling all detectives (402) jerry's land leads to mystery||
+ WGN, Chicago. At a tax-sale auction, Jerry Browning finds himself the proud owner of two acres of...
|04.29.1949||calling all detectives (427) businessman's kidnapping investigated||
+ WGN, Chicago. A woman refuses to co-operate with the police after her husband has been kidnapped!
|05.02.1949||calling all detectives (428) gangster tries to bribe jerry||
+ WGN, Chicago. Jerry Browning refuses the bribe of a protection crook, and finds himself the targe...
|05.03.1949||calling all detectives (429) jerry after killer terrorizing city||
+ WGN, Chicago. A hold-up gang kills the witnesses, so they can be identified.
|05.04.1949||calling all detectives (430) masked marvel predicts sudden death||
+ WGN, Chicago. "The Masked Marvel," a fortune teller, predicts sudden death...then he dies!
|05.09.1949||calling all detectives (433) a trapped blackmailer comes to jerry||
+ WGN, Chicago. Jerry Browning risks his life to save a blackmailer from being killed...but the she...
|05.10.1949||calling all detectives (434) newspaper editor's daughter is missing||
+ WGN, Chicago. The owner of a newspaper finds out that the writer of a letter to an advice column ...
|05.11.1949||calling all detectives (435) beer baron calls jerry to milwaukee||
+ WGN, Chicago. A "beer baron" hires Jerry Browning to find out why people are tossing out the beer...
|05.12.1949||calling all detectives (436) 'portrait of death' artist found dead||
+ WGN, Chicago. An artist has been murdered. His room-mate hires Jerry Browning because he fears he...
|05.16.1949||calling all detectives (438) hired to guard wedding gifts||
+ WGN, Chicago. Jerry Browning is hired to guard a wedding, but comes upon a murdered butler!
|05.17.1949||calling all detectives (439) summer stock actress disappears||
+ WGN, Chicago. The leading lady of a summer stock company has disappeared, but play's the thing!
|05.18.1949||calling all detectives (440) young woman's body found in river||
+ WGN, Chicago. Jerry Browning tries to find a house he noticed while driving across town...to help...
|05.19.1949||calling all detectives (441) dying hoodlum tries to square himself||
+ WGN, Chicago. A dying hoodlum implicates 3 other in a murder case. Is he telling the truth?
|05.20.1949||calling all detectives (442) 'celery king' hires jerry||
+ WGN, Chicago. The "Celery King" pays Jerry Browning $200 just to keep him alive for twenty four h...
|05.23.1949||calling all detectives (443) five men are charged with same crime||
+ WGN, Chicago. Five men have been arrested for one murder. Which one of them, if any, did it?
|05.26.1949||calling all detectives (446) friends hold a dinner for jerry||
+ WGN, Chicago. At a dinner in Jerry Browning's honor, an ex-con drinks a toast to Jerry...and drop...
|05.27.1949||calling all detectives (447) young man proves he can be detective||
+ WGN, Chicago. A college grad asks Jerry Browning for a job, and winds up in the morgue!