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29 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Rocky Fortune. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Rocky Fortune, often where they are interviewed.

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29 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Rocky Fortune. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Rocky Fortune, often where they are interviewed.

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Rocky Fortune: The Oyster Shucker with Frank Sinatra—10/06/1953

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In the fall of 1953, thanks to From Here to Eternity, Frank Sinatra's star was again on the rise. He was, however, in need of a pay day. NBC radio presented two new opportunities for Frank.

On October 6th, 1953, at Radio City West on Sunset and Vine, Frank Sinatra taped the first episode of a new detective series called Rocky Fortune. The show premiered that Tuesday evening at 9:30.

Sinatra played the title character. It was hard-boiled in the vein of Pat Novak, For Hire.

Each week Fortune went out on a new job assignment from the Gridley Employment Agency. Over the show’s twenty-five week run, Rocky would find work as a process server, museum tour guide, oyster shucker, cabbie, bodyguard, the social director for a Catskills resort, and even Santa Claus.

He chased skirts, got himself knocked out, helped kids in need, and somehow always managed to come through relatively unscathed.
May 11 2020 · 24mins
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Yesteryear Radio: Episode 13 – Bold Venture Deadly Merchandise & Rocky Fortune the Boarding House Double Cross

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In this episode, we feature two great shows!  First enjoy Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall in “Deadly Merchandise”, then thrill to Frank Sinatra in “The Boarding House Double Cross”!

Feb 23 2020 · 58mins
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Suspense, Rocky Fortune, The Great Gildersleeve & The Ford Theatre

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Carl Amari and Lisa Wolf are bringing you five of the best hours from the Golden Age of Radio on the WGN Radio Theatre for February 8, 2020.  First up we have “Suspense: The Story Of Markham’s Death” Starring: Kirk Douglas; (10-02-47).  Next up is a classic episode “Rocky Fortune: Football Fix” Starring: Frank Sinatra; (02-02-54). Our third episode is: “The Great Gildersleeve: Mayor’s Valentine’s Party”; (02-11-53). Our final episode of the night is a special hour long episode of: “The Ford Theatre: The Horn Blows at Midnight” Starring: Jack Benny (03-04-49)

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Feb 09 2020 ·
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Old Time Radio Program - Rocky Fortune: Football Fix, first aired 02/02/1954

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Feb 02 2020 ·
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Episode 357 – In the Wee Small Hours (Rocky Fortune)

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Frank Sinatra takes a break from crooning to solve radio crimes as Rocky Fortune. Each week, the "footloose and fancy-free young gentleman" takes a new job and finds himself up to his ears in trouble. We'll hear Sinatra in three mysteries: "Double Identity" (originally aired on NBC on October 13, 1953); "The Prize Fight Fix" (originally aired on December 29, 1953); and "Hollywood or Boom" (originally aired on NBC on January 26, 1954).

Nov 25 2019 · 1hr 18mins
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WGN Radio Theatre #393: The Whistler, Rocky Fortune & The Amazing Mr. Malone

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Carl Amari and  Lisa Wolf are bringing you the best from the Golden Age of Radio on the WGN Radio Theatre for June 8, 2019. First, a classic episode of the night is: “The Whistler: The Human Catalyst” Starring: Betty Lou Gerson; (03-17-48).  Next, we have: “Rocky Fortune: One Husband Too Many” starring Frank Sinatra; (02-16-54). For our final episode of the night we have: “The Amazing Mr. Malone: Early to Bed, Early to Rise” starring George Petrie ; (06-15-51).

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Jun 09 2019 ·
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Rocky Fortune The Plot To Murder Santa Claus 12 22 53

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Dec 22 2018 · 25mins
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Episode 293 - Fortune Favors the Bold (Rocky Fortune)

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The Chairman of the Board fights crime as Frank Sinatra stars in Rocky Fortune. The singer played Fortune - a man whose odd jobs always led to trouble - for a single season in a fun, well-produced mystery series. To celebrate the sixty-fifth anniversary of the show's debut, we'll hear a pair of Rocky's adventures - the show's first episode (originally aired on NBC on October 6, 1953) and "The Museum Murder" (originally aired on NBC on January 11, 1954).

Oct 07 2018 · 56mins
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Rocky Fortune Program 264

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Sep 16 2018 · 25mins
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Episode 238 - Rocky's Road (Rocky Fortune)

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Frank Sinatra trades crooning for crime solving as Rocky Fortune. For a single season, Old Blue Eyes starred as Rocky, a footloose, fancy-free, and frequently unemployed young man whose weekly search for a job results in full-time employment with dangerous adventure. It was Sinatra's only regular dramatic role on radio, and the Chairman of the Board is in fine form in three radio mysteries: "Messenger for Death" (originally aired on NBC on November 10, 1953); "The Rodeo Murder" (originally aired on NBC on January 12, 1954); and "The Museum Murder" (originally aired on NBC on January 19, 1954).

Aug 13 2017 · 1hr 16mins
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