Presenting the best detectives from the Golden Age of Radio. Each week, we'll bring you an episode starring one of Old Time Radio's greatest detectives and the story behind the show. Join us for adventures of Philip Marlowe, Sam Spade, Johnny Dollar, and many more.
Last Laughs (Deductions Deluxe, Amazing Mr. Smith, and Results, Incorporated)
This week on "Down These Mean Streets," we'll hear a trio of comedic crime dramas with sleuths who find just as many laughs as clues: "The Case of the Painted Poodle" from Deductions Deluxe (7/28/41); "The Story of the Hooting Owl" from the Amazing Mr. Smith (11/5/46); and Results, Incorporated (12/30/44).
Secret Agent Substitutes (Man Called X)
This week on "Down These Mean Streets," Van Heflin, John Lund, and Joseph Cotten fill in for Herbert Marshall on "The Man Called X." We'll hear "A Man, A Girl, A Plot" (5/25/51), "Stalin Plus Seven" (6/1/51), and "The Casbah" (7/6/51).
Private Eye Party (Philip Marlowe, Sam Spade, & Richard Diamond)
This week on "Down These Mean Streets," we're catching up with three of the best old time radio private detectives: Philip Marlowe in "The Panama Hat" (10/10/48); Sam Spade in "The Overjord Caper" (6/5/49); and Richard Diamond in "The Misplaced Laundry Case" (9/6/50).
BONUS - The Dark Knight's Day Returns (Adventures of Superman)
In this bonus episode, we're celebrating Batman Day a few days late with a complete old time radio adventure starring Batman, Robin, and Superman. We'll hear "Dr. Bly's Confidence Gang" (9/4 - 9/21/45).
Mr. Edmond (Johnny Dollar, Night Beat, & The Fourth Estate)
This week on "Down These Mean Streets," Edmond O'Brien is Johnny Dollar in "The David Rocky Matter" (1/20/51). Then, he stars in the audition recordings for "Night Beat" (5/19/49) and the journalism docudrama "The Fourth Estate" (6/26/46).
This Ladd for Hire (Box 13 & Lux Radio Theatre)
This week on "Down These Mean Streets," Alan Ladd recreates his screen role from "This Gun for Hire" on "The Lux Radio Theatre" (9/25/43). Plus, he stars in "One of These Four," a syndicated mystery from "Box 13."