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Video Theater – The Great Detectives of Old Time Radio

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The great ones are back in action.

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The great ones are back in action.

iTunes Ratings

62 Ratings
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7
11
5

good shoe

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

Wonderful

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

iTunes Ratings

62 Ratings
Average Ratings
26
13
7
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

Latest release on Nov 23, 2020

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The great ones are back in action.

Rank #1: 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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Rank #2: 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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Rank #3: 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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Rank #4: 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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Rank #5: 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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Rank #6: 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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Rank #7: 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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Rank #8: Video Theater 035: Decoy: Stranglehold

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Casey Jones (Beverly Garland) is called in to befriend a young woman when police suspect that her boyfriend is behind a strangulation. Originally Aired: 1957 (Episode 1) Watch it on Youtube Read more ...

Dec 16 2012

34mins

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Rank #9: Video Theater 148: Dragnet: The Big Threat

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Friday and Smith investigate a robbery where the victim is unwilling to testify due to threats from the robbers.

Season 3, Episode 37

Original Air Date: May 13, 1954

Jan 27 2019

30mins

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Rank #10: Video Theater 179: Sherlock Holmes; The Case of the Texas Cowgirl

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A performer in a travelling Western show asks Holmes to solve the mystery of a body found in her room.

Season 1, Episode 4

Original Air Date: November 8, 1954

May 12 2020

29mins

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Rank #11: 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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Rank #12: 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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Rank #13: Video Theater 170: Sherlock Holmes: The Christmas Pudding

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A 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 09 2019

29mins

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Rank #14: 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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Rank #15: Video Theater 105: Dragnet: The Big Test

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At their end of their shift, Friday and Smith meet a young man who came in to report the murder of his best friend while the two were in Mexico. Original Air Date: April 9, 1953 (Season 2, Episode 22) Watch it on YouTube. Read more ...

Mar 12 2017

29mins

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Rank #16: Video Theater 0126: Your Show Time: Adventure of the Speckled Band

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Sherlock Holmes is called in by a young woman who fears she for her life because of her strange stepfather and his decision to have her sleep in the same room her sister died in.

Original Air Date: March 25, 1949

Feb 25 2018

30mins

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Rank #17: Video Theater 124: Richard Diamond: The Merry Go Round Case

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The sister of an old Army buddy of Diamond's ask him to bring her brother in after he killed a service state attendant.

Original Air Date: September 23, 1957

Season 1, Episode 12

Jan 28 2018

29mins

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Rank #18: 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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Rank #19: Video Theater 113: Dragnet: The Big Hands

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Friday and Smith search for a man who strangled a woman in a hotel room. Season 2, Episode 28 Original Air Date: May 21, 1953 Read more ...

Jul 23 2017

29mins

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Rank #20: 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 192: Code 3: Case 2206

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Several allegations of theft began to mount against a Sheriff's Deputy.

Season 1, Episode 20

Original AIr Date: August 13, 1957

Nov 23 2020

33mins

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Video Theater 191: Dick Tracy's Dilemma

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Dick Tracy investigates a fur theft that turned deadly.

Original Release Date: May 20, 1947

Nov 08 2020

1hr 3mins

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Video Theater 190: Code 3: The Sniper

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A successful businesswoman is an apparent target of a sniper that's been attacking women in Los Angeles County.

Season 1, Episode 21

Original Air Date: August 20, 1957

Oct 26 2020

28mins

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Video Theater 189: Dick Tracy v. Cueball

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Dick Tracy tries to catch the robbers in a Diamond robbery gone bad. Can Dick catch any of the criminals before they wipe each other out.

Original Release Date: December 18, 1946

Oct 11 2020

1hr 5mins

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Video Theater 188: The Court of Last Resort: The Mary Morales Case

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The Court of Last Resort investigates the case of a woman convicted of murder in a case that she insists was an accidental shooting. Season 1, Episode 23

Original Air Date: March 21, 1958

Sep 28 2020

28mins

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Video Theater 187: General Elected Theater: Committed

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Writer Dan Holiday (Alan Ladd) answers a letter to Box 13 and meets a man for lunch and then finds himself in a Sanitarium where everyone calls him "Stokes."

Original Air Date: December 5, 1954

Season 3, Episode 11

Sep 13 2020

34mins

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Video Theater 186: The Court of Last Resort: The Frank Clark Case

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The Court of Last Resort looks into the case of a convicted murdered whose sister insists he was taking care of her at the time of the crime.

Original Air Date: February 21, 1958

Season 1, Episode 19

Aug 30 2020

28mins

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Video Theater 185: Dick Tracy

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Dick Tracy (Morgan Conway) hunts a serial killer known as splitface.

Release Date: December 20, 1945

Aug 16 2020

1hr 8mins

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Video Theater 0184: The Court of Last Resort: The John Smith Case

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The Court of Last Resort re-investigates the case of a friendless man who insists his confession twenty-two years previous was coerced.

Season 1, Episode 12

Original Air Date: December 20, 1957

Jul 31 2020

28mins

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Video Theater 183: Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Winthrop Legend

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Sherlock Holmes is called in by a brother who fears his brother will die as a result of a family legend.

Season 1, Episode 7

Original Air Date: November 24, 1954

Jul 12 2020

31mins

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Video Theater 182:Man Behind the Badge: Case of the Dying Past (Public Domain Video Theater)

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A Vermont State's Attorney investigates the murder of a suspected illegal money lender.

Season 2, Episode 11

Original Air Date: February 12, 1955

Jun 22 2020

28mins

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Video Theater 181: Sherlock Holmes; The Case of the Belligerent Ghost

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Doctor Watson is punched in the eye by a man he pronounced dead.

Season 1, Episode 5

Original Air Date: November 15, 1954

Jun 07 2020

28mins

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Video Theater 180: Man Behind the Badge: The Case of the Priceless Passport

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Two immigration agents go undercover in Mexico to find the source of counterfeit passports.

Season 2, Episode 8

Original Air Date: February 26, 1955

May 25 2020

28mins

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Video Theater 179: Sherlock Holmes; The Case of the Texas Cowgirl

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A performer in a travelling Western show asks Holmes to solve the mystery of a body found in her room.

Season 1, Episode 4

Original Air Date: November 8, 1954

May 12 2020

29mins

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Video Theater 178: D.O.A.

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A small businessman (Edmond O'Brien) is poisoned with a toxin for which there is no antidote.and sets out to find out who murdered him and why.

Theatrical Release Date: December 22, 1949

Apr 27 2020

1hr 34mins

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Video Theater 177: Man Behind the Gun: The Hunted Hobo

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A Deputy goes undercover in a Hobo jungle to find a man who's committing lovers' lane robberies.

Original Air Date: August 25, 1955

Season 2, Episode 32

Mar 22 2020

27mins

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Video Theater 176: Climax!: Casino Royale

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Jimmy Bond (Barry Nelson) tries to bankrupt a Soviet Agent (Peter Lorre) whose gambling with stolen funds at the Baccarat tables. Original Air Date: October 21, 1954

Mar 08 2020

55mins

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Video Theater 175: Racket Squad: Family Tree

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A man decides to turn the tables on a genealogist (Hugh Beaumont) who he believes is conning his wife (Francis Bavier.)

Original Air Date: August 21, 1952

Season 2, Episode 49

Feb 23 2020

28mins

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Video Theater 174: I'm the Law: O Solo Mio

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Lieutenant Kirby befriends a boy whose father was murdered. Season 1, Episode 14

Original Air Date: May 15, 1953

Feb 10 2020

28mins

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Video Theater 173: Racket Squad: Accidentally on Purpose

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A young engaged couple are in an accident after getting a "good deal" on a used car. Captain Braddock of the Racket Squad senses something is wrong.

Season 1, Episode 18

Original Air Date: January 3, 1952

Jan 26 2020

29mins

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iTunes Ratings

62 Ratings
Average Ratings
26
13
7
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