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The Great Detectives Present Yours Truly Johnny Dollar (Old Time Radio)

The Great Detectives Present Yours Truly Johnny Dollar (Old Time Radio)

Author: Adam Graham Radio Detective Podcast

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Listen to the adventures of that man with the action-packed account, Yours Truly Johnny Dollar. From 1949-62, the freelance insurance investigator relayed his adventures to the golden age of radio listeners via his action-packed account. In one of the longest-running old-time radio mystery detective programs.

Six actors played Johnny Dollar. Currently, we're posting episodes starring Bob Bailey, the best-loved of the Johnny Dollar actors every Tuesday and Friday. However, you'll find the adventures of both previous and later Johnny Dollar actors including Charles Russell, Academy Award Winning Actor Edmond O'Brien, John Lund, Bob Readick, and Emmy-Award nominated actor Mandel Kramer. We also offer the unaired auditions of Dick Powell (Richard Diamond) and Gerald Mohr (Philip Marlowe).

We offer more than 500 golden age of radio audio drama podcasts for your listening pleasure.

Host Adam Graham is your guide, providing commentary on each episode as well as a dash of humor and responding to listener comments and feedback. This feed is part of the Great Detectives of Old Time Radio and you can subscribe to the main podcast to enjoy four other detective programs each week.
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Today's Mystery:Johnny goes to Boston to investigate a burglary at the largest jewelry firm in Boston, which led to the shooting of a police officer.Original Radio Broadcast Date: February 10, 1957Originating from HollywoodStarring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar; John Dehner; Peter Leeds; Vic Perrin; James McCallion; Stacy Harris; Virginia Gregg; Marvin MillerWhen making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.comBecome one of our Patreon Supporters at patreon.greatdetectives.netThank you to our Patreon Supporter of the Day: Kellie, Patreon Supporter Since September 2018Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.netGive us a call at 208-991-4783Follow us on Twitter @radiodetectives
Today's Mystery:Johnny goes to a Lake Mojave resort to investigate the suspicious death of a fishing guide.Original Radio Broadcast Date: February 3, 1957Originating from HollywoodStarring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar; Virginia Gregg; Barney Phillips; Shirley Mitchell; Stacy Harris; Carleton Young; Forrest Lewis; Frank Nelson; John DehnerWhen making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.comBecome one of our Patreon Supporters at https://patreon.greatdetectives.netThank you to our Patreons Supporter of the Day:Shaun, Joey, and Vincent, Patreon Supporters since June 2019Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.netGive us a call at 208-991-4783Follow us on Twitter @radiodetectives
Today's Mystery:Johnny is called in to investigate the disappearance of a young, beautiful model married to a much older, retired corporate tycoon.Original Radio Broadcast Date: January 27, 1957Originating from HollywoodStarring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar; Parley Baer; G. Stanley Jones; Charlotte Lawrence, Forrest Lewis; Stacy Harris; Russell ThorsonWhen making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.comBecome one of our Patreon Supporters at patreon.greatdetectives.netThank you to our Patreon Supporter of the Day: J. Marcus, Patreon Supporter since November 2020Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.netGive us a call at 208-991-4783Follow us on Twitter @radiodetectives
Today's Mystery: When a precious emerald known as the Green Eye of Calcutta vanishes, along with its owner Albert W. Winkler, Johnny is plunged into the bizarre home of Wilbert Kenworthy Blossom. As he navigates through the cluttered abode filled with treasures and trash, can Johnny recover the priceless gem and bring a killer to justice?Original Radio Broadcast Date: January 20, 1957Originating from HollywoodStarring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar; Howard McNear; Herb Ellis; Herb Vigran; Junius Matthews; Herb Butterfield; Frank Gerstle; Johnny JacobsWhen making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.comBecome one of our Patreon Supporters at https://patreon.greatdetectives.netThank you to our Patreon Supporter of the Day: Larry, Patreon Supporter since July 2023Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.netGive us a call at 208-991-4783Follow us on Twitter @radiodetectives
Today's Mystery:Johnny goes out west when an insurance agent is suspicious of a $100,000 death claim that another investigator was assigned to look into.Original Radio Broadcast Date: Original Air Date: January 13, 1957Originating from HollywoodStarring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar; Virginia Gregg; Harry Bartell; John Stephenson; Will Wright; James McCallion; Ben WrightToday's Show sponsored by Cinnamon Girl by Daniel Weizzmann, the upcoming release in the Pacific Coast Highway Mystery Series. (Released May 28) (Affiliate LInks)Become one of our Patreon Supporters at https://patreon.greatdetectives.netThank you to our Patreon Supporter of the Day: Lisa, Patreon Supporter since May 2021Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.netGive us a call at 208-991-4783Follow us on Twitter @radiodetectives
Today's Mystery:Set sail on a treacherous journey with Johnny Dollar, the man with the action-packed expense account, as he embarks on a mission to safeguard a fortune in jewels. The sleek motor cruiser Ellen Dear carries a cargo worth over $300,000, but disaster strikes when the yacht sinks in deep waters.Original Radio Broadcast Date: January 6, 1957Originated from HollywoodStarring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar,Virginia Gregg, Lawrence Dobkin, Howard McNear, Jay Novello, Jack Edwards, Barney Phillips, Raymond BurrThe tragedy of Andrea DoriaWhen making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.comBecome one of our Patreon Supporters at patreon.greatdetectives.netThank you to our Patreon Supporter of the Day: Eliza, Patreon Supporter of July 2021Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.netGive us a call at 208-991-4783Follow us on Twitter @radiodetectives
Today's Mystery:Johnny goes to Joplin, Missouri to investigate an insurance agent's suspicious about an insured boxer.Original Radio Broadcast Date: December 30, 1956Originating from HollywoodStarring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar; Harry Bartell; Herb Ellis; Vic Perrin; Jack Kruschen; Les Tremayne; Lawrence DobkinWhen making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.comBecome one of our Patreon Supporters at patreon.greatdetectives.netThank you to our Patreon Supporter of the Day: Wendy and Steve, Patreon Supporters Since May 2019Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.netGive us a call at 208-991-4783Follow us on Twitter @radiodetectives
Today's Mystery: Johnny searches Los Angeles for the widow of an insured man who died in Malaya, and whose father-in-law desperately wants to meet her.Original Radio Broadcast Date: December 16, 1956Originating from HollywoodStarring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar; Virginia Gregg; Jeanne Tatum; Eric Snowden; Roy Glenn; Will Wright; Frank Nelson; Jack KruschenWhen making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.comBecome one of our Patreon Supporters at patreon.greatdetectives.netThank you to our Patreon Supporter of the Day: Chris, Patreon Supporter since August 2019Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.netGive us a call at 208-991-4783Follow us on Twitter @radiodetectives
Today's Mystery:Johnny goes to Sarasota to investigate a series of fires at lumber yards, and finds himself investigating a murder.Original Radio Broadcast Dates: December 9, 1956Originating from HollywoodStarring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar; Virginia Gregg; Parley Baer; Vic Perrin; Bob Bruce; Harry Bartell; Vivi Janiss; Tony Barrett; Junius MatthewsWhen making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.comBecome one of our Patreon Supporters at patreon.greatdetectives.netThank you to our Patreon Supporter of the Day: Michael, Patreon Supporter since March 2016Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.netGive us a call at 208-991-4783Follow us on Twitter @radiodetectives
Today's Mystery:Johnny goes to New Orleans to investigate why the owner of an insured, burnt-out antique shop hasn't filed a claim, and has expressed no interest in doing so.Original Radio Broadcast Dates: November 25, 1956Originating from HollywoodStarring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar; Virginia Gregg; Forrest Lewis, Lou Merrill; Lawrence Dobkin; Frank GerstleWhen making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.comBecome one of our Patreon Supporters at patreon.greatdetectives.netThank you to our Patreon Supporter of the Day: Ric, Patreon Supporter Since April 2022Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.netGive us a call at 208-991-4783Follow us on Twitter @radiodetectives
Today's Mystery:Johnny goes to San Francisco because a high value company client has seemingly disappeared and her husband is acting suspicious.Original Radio Broadcast Dates: November 18, 1956Originating from HollywoodStarring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar; Lois Corbett; Frank Nelson; Virginia Gregg; Bert Holland; Paula Winslowe; John DehnerWhen making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.comBecome one of our Patreon Supporters at patreon.greatdetectives.netThank you to our Patreon Supporters of the Day:Joe, Tom, and Carol Ann-Supporting the Podcast since April 2019Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.netGive us a call at 208-991-4783Follow us on Twitter @radiodetectives
Today's Mystery: Johnny goes to New York to protect a friend, a reporter on the trail of a big story, who has already had multiple attempts on his life.Original Radio Broadcast Date: November 11, 1956Originating from HollywoodStarring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar; Virginia Gregg; Russell Thorson, Barney Phillips, Stacy Harris, Larry Thor, Parley Baer, Les TremayneWhen making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.comBecome one of our Patreon Supporters at patreon.greatdetectives.netThank you to our Patreon Supporter of the Day: Judith, Patreon Supporter Since May 2021Take the listener survey…http://survey.greatdetectives.netGive us a call 208-991-4783Become one of our friends on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter @radiodetectives
Today's Mystery:It turns out a murdered penny arcade owner was the long-thought-dead husband of a silent movie queen. That's the first of many lies Johnny has to sort through to find the truth.Original Radio Broadcast Dates: October 31, November 1 and 2, 1956Originating from HollywoodStarring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar; Paula Winslowe; Virginia Gregg; Vic Perrin; Paul Dubov; Frank Gerstle; John Dehner; Lawrence Dobkin; Chester StrattonWhen making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.comBecome one of our Patreon Supporters at patreon.greatdetectives.netThank you to our Patreon Supporter of the Day: Peter, Patreon Supporter since April 2020Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.netGive us a call at 208-991-4783Follow us on Twitter @radiodetectives
Today's Mystery:Johnny Dollar goes to Venice, California to investigate the murder of a penny arcade operator who named a silent movie star as his beneficiary.Original Radio Broadcast Dates: October 29 and 30, 1956Originating from HollywoodStarring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar; Paula Winslowe; Virginia Gregg; Vic Perrin; Paul Dubov; Frank Gerstle; John Dehner; Lawrence Dobkin; Chester StrattonAlso a discussion of all the possible origins of the phrase, "The Real McCoy"When making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.comBecome one of our Patreon Supporters at patreon.greatdetectives.netThank you to our Patreon Supporter of the Day: Jesse, Patreon Supporter since March 2016Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.netGive us a call at 208-991-4783ollow us on Twitter @radiodetectives
Today's Mystery:Johnny and the wife of the man he's pursuing find themselves stranded on an isolated island by fugitive embezzler.Original Radio Broadcast Dates: October 25 and 26, 1956Originating from HollywoodStarring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar; Michael Ann Barrett; Jack Edwards; Ben Wright; Virginia Gregg; Don Diamond; Forrest Lewis; Richard CrennaWhen making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.comBecome one of our Patreon Supporters at patreon.greatdetectives.netThank you to our Patreon Supporter of the Day: Lancedon, Patreon Supporter since January 2022Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.netGive us a call at 208-991-4783Follow us on Twitter @radiodetectives
Today's Mystery:Johnny wakes up in Barbados after being knocked out, and finds himself no closer to apprehending the junior partner of a New York investment firm who is accused of embezzling $120,000.Original Radio Broadcast Dates: October 22 and 24, 1956Originating from HollywoodStarring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar, Michael Ann Barrett, Jack Edwards, Ben Wright, Virginia Gregg, Don Diamond, Forrest Lewis, Richard CrennaWhen making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.comBecome one of our Patreon Supporters at patreon.greatdetectives.netThank you to our Patreon Supporter of the Day: Jamison, Patreon Supporter since June 2015Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.netGive us a call at 208-991-4783Follow us on Twitter @radiodetectives
Today's Mystery:In New Orleans, a nasty informant has promised to take Johnny to an embezzler who made off with $120,000.Original Radio Broadcast Dates: October 17, 18, and 19, 1956Originating from HollywoodStarring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar; Marvin Miller; Junius Matthews; Herb Ellis; D. J. Thompson; Herb Butterfield; Tony Barrett; Barbara EilerWhen making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.comSupport our Listener Support CampaignComplete our Advertising Survey at https://adsurvey.greatdetectives.netWelcome to our newest Patreon Supporters: Greg and ToddBecome one of our Patreon Supporters at patreon.greatdetectives.netThank you to our Patreon Supporter of the Day: Luce, Patreon Supporter since April 2021Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.netGive us a call at 208-991-4783
Today's Mystery:Johnny is sent on the trail of a partner in a Wall Street investment firm, who jumped bail after being charged with embezzling $120,000.Original Radio Broadcast Dates: October 15 and 16, 1956Originated from HollywoodStarring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar; Michael Ann Barrett; Jack Edwards; Ben Wright; Virginia Gregg; Don Diamond; Forrest Lewis; Richard CrennaWhen making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.comBecome one of our Patreon Supporters at patreon.greatdetectives.netWelcome to our latest Patreon Supporter, AllenThank you to our Patreon Supporter of the Day: LanceDon-Patreon Supporter Since January 2022Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.netGive us a call at 208-991-4783Follow us on Twitter @radiodetectives
Today's Mystery:Johnny gets into Primrose Camp, where he suspects two robbers are hiding out with $100,000 and finds the owners living in fear and being pushed around by a phony nephew.Original Radio Broadcast Dates: October 10, 11, and 12, 1956Originated from HollywoodStarring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar; Marvin Miller; Junius Matthews; Herb Ellis; D. J. Thompson; Herb Butterfield; Tony Barrett; Barbara EilerWhen making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.comBecome one of our Patreon Supporters at patreon.greatdetectives.netThank you to our Patreon Supporters of the Day: Monica, Kevin, Becky, and Robert Patreon Supporters since March 2019Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.netGive us a call at 208-991-4783Follow us on Twitter @radiodetectives
Today's Mystery: Johnny goes to Arizona in search of a gang of robbers who stole a $100,000 payroll and have already committed murder.Original Radio Broadcast Dates: October 8 and 9, 1956Originated from HollywoodStars: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar.Marvin Miller, Junius Matthews, Herb Ellis, D. J. Thompson, Herb Butterfield, Tony Barrett, Barbara EilerWhen making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.comSupport our Listener support campaignFill out our advertising survey at https://adsurvey.greatdetectives.netBecome one of our Patreon Supporters at patreon.greatdetectives.netThank you to our Patreon Supporter of the Day: Stephanie,Patreon Supporter since March 2020Take the listener survey…http://survey.greatdetectives.netGive us a call 208-991-4783Become one of our friends on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter @radiodetectives
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would love to have this job back then.

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Denise Nichols

I enjoy the episodes but the ramblings of narrator drives me bonkers

Oct 13th
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Fionatte Lushechka

The sound quality has become so bad that I can't bear to listen to it anymore.

Apr 28th
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j

Love love love LOVE Johnny Dollar!! Been listening online to him for years and was pleased to find a few on here I haven't heard.

Apr 9th
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