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i am going on a trip and it will be good to have these to listen to!!!!!

Wonderful

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Love the show would recommend it to anyone. Love following the progression of the shows over time

iTunes Ratings

55 Ratings
Average Ratings
22
11
6
11
5

good shoe

By traderjack3 - Apr 10 2014
Read more
i am going on a trip and it will be good to have these to listen to!!!!!

Wonderful

By siberiasam - Jul 26 2013
Read more
Love the show would recommend it to anyone. Love following the progression of the shows over time

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Video Theater – The Great Detectives of Old Time Radio

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The great ones are back in action.

Video Theater 0130: Boston Blackie: Inside Crime

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A robbery has occurred and a security guard is suspected of being the inside man.

Original Air Date: December 19, 1952

Season 2, Episode 10

Apr 22 2018

30mins

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Video Theater 160: The Fat Man

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Brad Runyon (J Scott Smart) heads to the West Coast to find out why a Dentist was murdered.

Theatrical Release Date: May 19, 1951

Jul 21 2019

1hr 23mins

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Video Theater 158: Sherlock Holmes: The Cunningham Heritage

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Holmes and Watson meet and then Holmes has to solve the death of a wealthy where the evidence points to the man's ex-convict fiancée.

Season 1, Episode 1

Original Air Date: October 18, 1954

Jun 16 2019

35mins

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Video Theater 122: Sherlock Holmes: Christmas Pudding

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A condemned and imprisoned serial killer threatens to get Holmes before he’s executed.

Episode 23 of the 1954-55 Sherlock Holmes series.

Original Air Date: April 4, 1955

Dec 24 2017

29mins

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Video Theater 0129: Dragnet: The Big Boys

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Friday and Smith get a lead on four young robbers from San Francisco.

Season 3, Episode 21

Original Air Date: January 21, 1954

Apr 08 2018

31mins

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Video Theater 164: Richard Diamond: Picture of Fear

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A woman snaps a picture of two suspicious men in the woods and Diamond gets caught in the middle while on vacation.

Season 1, Episode 5

Original Air Date: July 29, 1957

Sep 16 2019

29mins

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Video Theater 0128: Boston Blackie: 101 Blonde

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Blackie tries to help a lawyer clear a client accused of a hit and run.

Original Air Date: December 12, 1952

Season 2, Episode 9

Mar 25 2018

29mins

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Video Theater 154: Ellery Queen: Buck Fever

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While on a hunting vacation, Ellery comes under suspicion when a Sheriff's Deputy is apparently shot by a hunter.

Season 4, Episode 5

Original Air Date: 1954

Apr 20 2019

28mins

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Video Theater 108: Richard Diamond: Hit and Run

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Richard Diamond tries to clear a young couple who are accused of a hit and run slaying. Season 1, Episode 6 Original Air Date: August 5, 1957 Watch it on YouTube Read more ...

May 07 2017

31mins

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Video Theater 147: Boston Blackie: False Face

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A friend of Blackie has an exact double who robs the bank he's president of and frames Blackie's friend for the crime.

Season 2, Episode 27

Original Air Date: April 27, 1953

Jan 13 2019

30mins

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Video Theater 120: Boston Blackie: The Queen of Thieves

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A pickpocket runs afoul of his boss who appears to be a harmless old lady. When the pickpocket nearly gets killed, Blackie steps in to stop her ultimate scheme.

Season 2, Episode 8

Original Air Date: December 5, 1952

Nov 26 2017

31mins

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Video Theater 0136: Boston Blackie: The Gunman

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Boston Blackie tries to convince a friend of Mary's ex-husband of the risk of a life of crime.   Original Air Date: January 9, 1953   Season 2, Episode 13

Jul 22 2018

30mins

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Video Theater 0132: Boston Blackie: So Was Goliath

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Blackie tries to help out a boxer/law student who wants out of the fight game, but is held in place by a contract and a crooked fight boss.

Season 2, Episode 11

Original Air Date: December 26, 1952

May 27 2018

29mins

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Video Theater 112: Richard Diamond: The Chess Player

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The wife of an eccentric businessman hires Diamond to keep her husband safe, to do so he’ll need to brush up on his chess. Season 1, Episode 8 Original Air Date: August 19, 1957 Read more ...

Jul 09 2017

29mins

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Video Theater 114: Richard Diamond: The Torch Carriers

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Diamond is hired to find a man, but finds out the client isn’t telling him the truth. Original Air Date: August 26, 1957 Read more ...

Aug 06 2017

29mins

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Video Theater 156: Philip Marlowe: The Ugly Duckling

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Philip Marlowe is hired to pay off a woman's husband's mistress and finds himself the prime suspect when the mistress is murdered.

Episode 1

Original Air Date: October 6, 1959

May 19 2019

30mins

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Video Theater 117: Richard Diamond: The Pete Rocco Case

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A criminal escapes prison, vowing revenge on Diamond for sending him up. The criminal's mother hires Diamond to bring him in.

Season 1, Episode 10

Original Air Date: September 9, 1957

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Oct 14 2017

30mins

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Video Theater 110: Richard Diamond: The Big Score

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Diamond goes undercover as a Canadian businessman to connect with a gambling racket and find out if a client’s husband actually witnessed a murder. Original Air Date: August 12, 1957 Season 1, Episode 7 Read more ...

Jun 11 2017

27mins

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Video Theater 149: Boston Blackie: Revenge

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A man Blackie sent to prison for ten years is out for revenge.

Season 2, Episode 15

Original Air Date: January 23, 1953

Feb 10 2019

30mins

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Video Theater 0133: Dragnet: The Big Children

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Friday and Smith investigate a case of child neglect in a well-to-do neighborhood.

Original Air Date: February 11, 1954

Season 3, Episode 11

Jun 10 2018

29mins

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Video Theater 169: Racket Squad: Kite High

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A funeral home director goes to Vegas to get away from his mother-in-law and finds himself the target of conmen running a private game. '

Original Air Date: September 6, 1951

Season 2, Episode 1

Nov 24 2019

29mins

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Video Theater 168: Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Lady Beryl

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Lady Beryl (Claudette Colbert) confesses to a murder, but Holmes insists she didn't do it.   Season 1, Episode 2   Original Air Date: October 25, 1954

Nov 10 2019

31mins

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Video Theater 167: Dragnet: The BIg Oskar

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Friday and Smith investigate a petty theft.

Original Air Date: October 14, 1958

Season 8, Episode 4

Oct 27 2019

31mins

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Video Theater 166: Philip Marlowe: Murder is a Grave Affair

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Marlowe is hired to prove that a young lovesick actresses death was murder rather than suicide. The job is contemplated when the body disappears.

Original Air Date: March 8, 1960

Season 1, Episode 23

Oct 14 2019

28mins

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Video Theater 165: Dragnet: The Big War

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Friday and Smith try to prevent a juvenile gang war.

Original Air Date; April 10, 1958

Season 7, Episode 28

Sep 30 2019

32mins

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Video Theater 164: Richard Diamond: Picture of Fear

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A woman snaps a picture of two suspicious men in the woods and Diamond gets caught in the middle while on vacation.

Season 1, Episode 5

Original Air Date: July 29, 1957

Sep 16 2019

29mins

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Video Theater 163: Dragnet: The Big New Year

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Friday and Smith investigate the shooting of a police officer on New Year's eve.

Season 4, Episode 12

Original Air Date: November 11, 1954

Aug 31 2019

29mins

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Video Theater 162: I'm the Law: The Cowboy and the Blind Man Story

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A singing cowboy asks Lieutenant George Kirby (George Raft) to help out a beautiful professional trick shooter, however she quickly becomes a murder suspect.

Season 1, Episode 2 

Original Air Date: February 20, 1953

Aug 18 2019

28mins

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Video Theater 161: Dragnet: The Big Present

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Friday and Smith investigate a series of burglaries where they suspect a juvenile is the perpetrator.

Season 4, Episode 9

Original Air Date: October 21, 1954

Aug 04 2019

29mins

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Video Theater 160: The Fat Man

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Brad Runyon (J Scott Smart) heads to the West Coast to find out why a Dentist was murdered.

Theatrical Release Date: May 19, 1951

Jul 21 2019

1hr 23mins

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Video Theater 159: Dragnet: The Big Bar

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Friday and Smith a series of hold-ups where the victims are often shot and killed.

Season 4, Episode 8

Original Air Date: October 14, 1954

Jun 30 2019

29mins

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Video Theater 158: Sherlock Holmes: The Cunningham Heritage

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Holmes and Watson meet and then Holmes has to solve the death of a wealthy where the evidence points to the man's ex-convict fiancée.

Season 1, Episode 1

Original Air Date: October 18, 1954

Jun 16 2019

35mins

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Video Theater 157: Dragnet: The Big Pair

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A girl and her grandfather turn to Friday and Smith for help when someone steals everything in their home while they're on vacation.

Season 4, Episode 4

Original Air Date: September 16, 1954

Jun 02 2019

32mins

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Video Theater 156: Philip Marlowe: The Ugly Duckling

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Philip Marlowe is hired to pay off a woman's husband's mistress and finds himself the prime suspect when the mistress is murdered.

Episode 1

Original Air Date: October 6, 1959

May 19 2019

30mins

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Video Theater 155: Dragnet: The Big Crime

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Friday and Smith search for two missing twin little girls.

Season 4, Episode 3

Original Air Date: September 9, 1954

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May 04 2019

29mins

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Video Theater 154: Ellery Queen: Buck Fever

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While on a hunting vacation, Ellery comes under suspicion when a Sheriff's Deputy is apparently shot by a hunter.

Season 4, Episode 5

Original Air Date: 1954

Apr 20 2019

28mins

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Video Theater 153: Dragnet: The Big Fraud

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Friday and Smith search for men who extort visiting businessmen by pretending to be police officers.

Season 4, Episode 2

Original Air Date: September 2, 1954

Apr 07 2019

30mins

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Video Theater 152: Dragnet: The Big Producer

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Friday and Smith try to find out who's behind a group of teenagers selling smut in High School.

Season 4, Episode 1

Original Air Date: August 26, 1954

Mar 24 2019

29mins

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Video Theater 151: Climax!: An Error in Chemistry

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A carnival huckster (Edmond O'Brien) settles in a Mississippi town and marries the daughter of a wealthy recluse. Based on a story by William Faulkner.   Season 1, Episode 7   Original Air Date: December 2, 1954

Mar 11 2019

1hr 3mins

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Video Theater 150: Dragnet: The Big False Make

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A man confesses to a robbery and is positively identified by the victim, but Friday and Smith have serious doubts about his story.

Season 3, Episode 39

Original Air Date: May 27, 1954

Feb 24 2019

30mins

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