Category Archives for "Dragnet"

13. Dragnet: “The Big Gent” & Other Old Time Radio Programs

Listen to These Programs:  Dragnet:  The Big Gent   ~   The Fred Allen Show: George Jessel Guests   ~   Gunsmoke:  Jealousy

Two back-to-back episodes of Dragnet start out our Show #13.  Of course Dragnet set a trend for reality in police programs -- first on radio and later on TV.   

Detective Joe Friday and his partner Ben Romero are assigned to the robbery detail.  A hold-up has been committed in a neighboring city that resulted in a bystander being shot to death with two others wounded. The bandits are ruthless and well armed.  Friday and Romero are assigned with the task to get them.

It's always fun to hear Barton Yarborough, and here he plays a role he originated -- that of Joe Friday's partner.

This episode has also been referred to as "The Gentleman Bandit" since one of the main suspects comes from a wealthy family worth millions.  It's a great Dragnet story. 

Enjoy the outstanding sound quality on of both episodes.

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5. Gunsmoke: “The Liar From Blackhawk” & Other Old Time Radio Programs

Listen to These Programs:  Gunsmoke: The Liar From Blackhawk   ~   Dragnet: The Big Mask   ~   Fort Laramie: Boredom

Hank Shinn is a newcomer in Dodge City. He spends an awful lot of time bragging about his reputation as gunman --- and he has most of the town convinced.  Matt Dillon, however, is not so easily swayed. Matt suspects Hank may be lying.  The question is why?  This is a pretty good episode of Gunsmoke

One of my favorite radio dramas was Dragnet.  In this week's show we feature two episodes of that classic old time radio program, titled The Big Mask, parts 1 and 2.  

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