"Mr. District Attorney! Champion of the people! Defender of truth! Guardian of our fundamental rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness!"
+ Mr. District Attorney is a popular radio crime drama which aired on NBC and ABC from April 3, 1939 to June 13, 1952 (and in transcribed syndication through 1953). The series focused on a crusading D.A., initially known only as "Mister District Attorney," or "Chief", and was later translated to television. On television the D.A. had a name, Paul Garrett, and the radio version picked up this name in the final years when David Brian played the role. A key figure in the dramas was the D.A.'s secretary, Edith Miller (Vicki Vola). Created, written, and directed by former law student Ed Byron, the series was inspired by the early years of New York governor Thomas E. Dewey. It was Dewey's public war against racketeering which led to his election as governor. Phillips H. Lord, creator of Gangbusters, helped to develop the concept and coined the title. Byron lent an air of accuracy and immediacy to his scripts through close study of crime statistics, a library of criminology texts, following the newspapers, and even going around rough bars to gain tips, background, and color from crooks and police alike. His techniques sometimes enabled Byron to accurately predicting major crime waves before the news broke. Produced throughout its run in New York City, the series began as a fifteen minute serial, becoming a half hour, self-contained series three months later. During 1942, Mr. District Attorney began battling Nazis, leading to conflicts with the FBI when the scripts reflected life too closely.-WikiPedia
- Radio Shows
Please enjoy these 73 old time radio episodes:
|N/A||mr district attorney i hate killers||
+ As district attorney for this county its Paul Garrett’s job to prevent crime as well as solve th...
|N/A||mr district attorney case of the church social stabbing||
+ A petty thief visits a church social and proves himself vicious with a knife.
|N/A||mr district attorney case of the hidden money killer||
+ "The Case Of The Hidden Money Killer". A waitress kills her boss for his money, buried in the base...
|04.07.1939||mr district attorney (02) ohio kid|
|06.13.1939||mr district attorney (052) the 100,000 dollar check|
|06.16.1939||mr district attorney (055) the restaurant racket|
|12.10.1941||mr district attorney (184) the museum mystery||
+ The story begins in the vaulted echoing galleries of the city museum. It is shortly past midnight,...
|08.19.1942||mr district attorney (219) case of the hijacked worker||
+ "The Case Of The Hijacked Worker". Sponsored by: Vitalis, Ingram Shaving Cream. The D. A. fights ...
|08.23.1944||mr district attorney (322) case of the intimidated jury (aka mr. stanley's jury is fixed)||
+ , AFRS rebroadcast. "The Case Of The Intimidated Jury". A killer is acquitted because the jury ha...
|02.14.1945||mr district attorney (345) case of the stolen slot machines|
|12.05.1945||mr district attorney (387) case of the out of town thief|
|05.07.1947||mr district attorney (460) case of one slip meant death||
+ "The Case Of One Slip Meant Death". Sponsored by: Vitalis, Sal Hepatica. Mr. D. A. witnesses a de...
|03.17.1948||mr district attorney (505) case of murder in rhythm and rhyme||
+ "The Case Of Murder In Rhythm and Rhyme". Sponsored by: Sal Hepatica, Ipana, Benex Shave Cream. "...
|05.19.1948||mr district attorney (514) spring fever||
+ "The Case Of Spring Fever". Sponsored by: Ipana, Sal Hepatica, Sentry Hair Cream. A young man is ...
|05.26.1948||mr district attorney (515) case of the deadly snowflake||
+ "The Case Of The Deadly Snowflake". Sponsored by: Ipana, Sal Hepatica, Sentry Hair Cream. A blind...
|08.25.1948||mr district attorney (527) case of the unknown source||
+ "The Case Of The Unknown Source". Sponsored by: Ipana, Sal Hepatica. A crooked lawyer plants his ...
|03.09.1949||mr district attorney (554) case of murder a la carte||
+ NBC net, WMAQ Chicago aircheck. "The Case Of Murder A La Carte". Sponsored by: Ipana, Sal Hepatica...
|10.12.1949||mr district attorney (585) case of charity never began||
+ , AFRS rebroadcast. "The Case Of Charity Never Began". A thoroughly rotten couple turns an old fo...
|11.23.1949||mr district attorney (591) case of free play|
|05.17.1950||mr district attorney (616) case of deadly devotion||
+ "The Case Of Deadly Devotion". Nick Oliver, on the lam from the St. Louis police, muscles in on ...
|04.11.1951||mr district attorney (663) case of the money machine||
+ "The Case Of The Money Machine". Sponsored by: Vitalis, Sal Hepatica. A former worker in a mental...
|08.10.1952||mr district attorney (001) case of the hijack killer||
+ "The Case Of The Hijack Killer". Audition show. Mr. D. A. tracks down eight stolen cars and a do...
|08.17.1952||mr district attorney (002) case of the supermarket killer|
|08.24.1952||mr district attorney (003) case of the man on the ledge|
|N/A||mr district attorney missing doctor|