Rocky Fortune was a 25-minute radio drama series created by George Lefferts, produced by Andrew Love, and directed by Fred Weihe. This 1953 show, which was heard on NBC, was about the lifestory of a private investigator named Rocko Fortunato, or otherwise known as Rocky Fortune. Rocky would accept all forms of jobs, even the odd ones, just to earn more money. He seems to always get into trouble because of his witty remarks. The role of Rocky Fortune was played by Frank Sinatra. The show had approximately 25 episodes when it ended on March 1954.
- Radio Shows
Please enjoy these 25 old time radio episodes:
+ "Oyster Shucker At The Fifty Fathoms". The first show of the series. Rocky gets a job as an oyst...
|10.20.1953||shipboard jewel robbery||
+ "The Shipboard Jewel Robbery". Rocky's a steward on an ocean liner and becomes involved in a jew...
|11.03.1953||pint sized payroll bandit||
+ "Pint-Sized Payroll Bandit". Rocky's job as a night-man in a hamburger joint leads to a nine-yea...
|11.10.1953||messenger for murder||
+ "Messenger For Death". Rocky is paid $1000 to deliver a package to a dangerous neighborhood. A t...
|11.17.1953||a hepcat kills the canary||
+ Rocky narrates: When I was a kid, a couple of maiden aunts made me practice the bow fiddle to st...
|11.24.1953||murder on the isle||
+ "Murder On The Aisle". Rocky is hired to guard the life of a drunken, hated drama critic. He fai...
|12.01.1953||murder among the statues||
+ "Murder Among The Statues". Rocky is working for an art dealer, when a statue becomes green. Thi...
|12.08.1953||carnival one way||
+ "Murder On The Midway". A carnival story. "Have you ever seen a magician pull a disappearing act...
|12.15.1953||companion to a chimp||
+ "Champion To A Chimp". Rocky is hired to babysit for a chimp! "Ever had somebody try to make a m...
|12.22.1953||the plot to murder santa claus||
+ "The Plot To Murder Santa Claus". There's a plot to murder Santa Claus, believe it or not!
|12.29.1953||prize fighter setup||
+ "The Prize Fight Fix". Rocky is mistaken for "The Great Gondolfo," a prize fighter. Finding hims...
|01.05.1954||on the trail of a killer||
+ "On The Trail Of A Killer". Frank's good friend Ellie is, "fat, forty and frustrated." She marri...
+ "The Rodeo Murder Mystery". Rocky is framed for murder at the rodeo. This is a network, version ...
|01.19.1954||the museum murder||
+ "The Museum Murder". Rocky's running a tour through a New York museum. He finds a corpse and adv...
+ Rocky needs a job real bad, which lead him to answer an ad for a truck driver. Hazardous work it h...
+ "The Football Fix". Rocky is hired to protect a football player who won't take a bribe, but who ...
|02.09.1954||catskills cover up||
+ "The Catskills Cover-Up". Rocky becomes a Borscht Belt social director to help a man involved in...
|02.16.1954||too many husbands||
+ "One Husband Too Many". Fine cops and robbers with Frank in a straight non-singing role. Well-wr...
|02.23.1954||decoy of death||
+ "A Sitting Duck For Death". The "Organ Grinder" has broken out of jail and is out to get Rocky a...
|03.02.1954||the doctors dilemma||
+ "Honor Among Thieves". A doctor's son has stolen $25,000 worth of narcotics from his father's of...
|03.09.1954||incident in a bar||
+ "The Twice-Murdered Man". The vice-president of an insurance company confesses to an inebriated ...
+ Rocky witnesses the execution of the will of a wealthy woman who thinks that she's going insane....
+ "Rocket Racket". Rocky gets a job that pays $10,000 to ride a rocket to the moon! This is a netw...
|03.30.1954||boarding house double cross||
+ "Boarding House Doublecross". The last show of the series. A case of a boarding house doublecros...