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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)

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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.

This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/4607326/advertisement
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Today's Mystery: Johnny is sent to a small midwestern town where a corrupt police chief has been murdered, and his widow has filed a claim for payment on his insurance thirteen hours later.Original Radio Broadcast Dates: July 23 and 24, 1956Originating from HollywoodStarring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar; Jeanne Tatum; Paul Dubov; Joseph Kearns; 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: Trevor, Supporter since November 2022Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.netGive us a call at 208-991-4783Follow us on Twitter @radiodetectivesThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/4607326/advertisement
Today's Mystery: After being knocked out, Johnny takes a helicoper to board a cruise ship that contains the stolen diamond.Original Radio Broadcast Dates: July 18, 19, and 20, 1956Originating from HollywoodStars: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar. Jeanne Tatum, Virginia Gregg, Harry Bartell, Chester Stratton, Marvin Miller, D. J. Thompson, Tom Hanley, Ray KemperPost episode discussion: Status of Bold Venture for Old Time Radio Adventure PodcastAlso, are post-1955 Johnny Dollar and Jim Rockford of The Rockford Files effectively the same person?When 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: Deborah and Robert, Patreon Supporters Since December 2018Take the listener survey…http://survey.greatdetectives.netGive us a call 208-991-4783Become one of our friends on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter @radiodetectivesThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/4607326/advertisement
Today's Mystery:Johnny is sent to Capetown by a nervous insurance company to help protect a diamond owned by an eccentric and careless playboy.Original Radio Broadcast Dates: July 16 and 17, 1956Originated from HollywoodStarring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar; Jeanne Tatum; Virginia Gregg; Harry Bartell; Chester Stratton; Marvin Miller; D. J. Thompson; Tom Hanley; Ray KemperWhen 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: Rose, Patreon Supporter since June, 2023Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.netGive us a call at 208-991-4783Follow us on Twitter @radiodetectivesThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/4607326/advertisement
Today's Mystery:Johnny learns that someone involved in the murder of a farmer's disabled wife has faced a murder charge before.Original Radio Broadcast Dates: July 11, 12, and 13, 1956Originating from HollywoodStarring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar; Jeanette Nolan; Forrest Lewis; Shirley Mitchell; Will Wright; Bert Holland; John DehnerWhen 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: Azita, Patreon Supporter since August 2019Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.netGive us a call at 208-991-4783Follow us on Twitter @radiodetectivesThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/4607326/advertisement
Today's Mystery:Johnny goes to a small Vermont town where an anonymously written note implicates a husband in the murder of his disabled, and insured, wife.Original Radio Broadcast Dates: July 9 and 10, 1956Originated from HollywoodStarring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar; Jeanette Nolan; Forrest Lewis; Shirley Mitchell; Will Wright; Bert Holland; John DehnerWhen 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: Magda, Patreon Supporter since March 2018Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.netGive us a call at 208-991-4783Follow us on Twitter @radiodetectivesThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/4607326/advertisement
Today's Mystery:Johnny continues his investigation into the deahh of three men insured for up to a million dollars each.Original Radio Broadcast Dates: July 4, 5, and 6, 1956Originated from HollywoodStarring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar; Virginia Gregg; Johnny Jacobs; Herb Butterfield; Parley Baer; Barney Phillips; Shepard Menken; Roland WintersSponsored by Green Archer Comics, makers of the new Yours Truly Johnny Dollar Comic Book series. You can buy the first issue and help crowdfund the second issue at https://www.johnnydollar.ioBecome one of our Patreon Supporters at patreon.greatdetectives.netThank you to our Patreon Supporter of the Day: Andrew,Patreon Supporter since April 2021Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.netGive us a call at 208-991-4783Follow us on Twitter @radiodetectivesThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/4607326/advertisement
Today's Mystery:Johnny is sent to Nevada, where three retired investment bankers were killed at a cave-in in a mine in which they'd invested. A local insurance agent suspects murder.Original Radio Broadcast Dates: July 2 and 3, 1956Originated from HollywoodStarring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar; Virginia Gregg; Johnny Jacobs; Herb Butterfield; Parley Baer; Barney Phillips, Shepard Menken; Roland WintersSponsored by Green Archer Comics, makers of the new Yours Truly Johnny Dollar Comic Book series.You can buy the first issue and help crowdfund the second issue at https://www.johnnydollar.ioBecome one of our Patreon Supporters at patreon.greatdetectives.netThank you to our Patreon Supporter of the Day: Tom, Patreon Supporter Since January 2021Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.netGive us a call at 208-991-4783Follow us on Twitter @radiodetectivesThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/4607326/advertisement
Today's Mystery: Johnny continues to investigate the case of a doctor and his wife whom the insurance company fears might need a payout soon.Original Radio Broadcast Dates: June 27, 28, and 29, 1956Originated from HollywoodStarring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar; Virginia Gregg; Vic Perrin; Lillian Buyeff; Russell Thorson; James McCallion; Edgar Barrier; Don Diamond; Herb ButterfieldWhen making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.comSupport the show as a monthly patreon support at patreon.greatdetectives.netPatreon Supporter of the Day: James, Patreon Supporter since July 2022Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.netGive us a call at 208-991-4783Follow us on Twitter @radiodetectivesThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/4607326/advertisement
Today's Mystery: Johnny goes to California to investigate when an insurance agent received a note indicating they'd have to pay off on a policy insuring a wealthy doctor and his wife.Original Radio Broadcast Dates: June 25 and 26, 1956Originated from HollywoodStars: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar, Virginia Gregg, Vic Perrin, Lillian Buyeff, Russell Thorson, James McCallion, Edgar Barrier, Don Diamond, Herb ButterfieldWhen making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.comTake the listener survey…http://survey.greatdetectives.netGive us a call 208-991-4783Become one of our friends on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter @radiodetectivesThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/4607326/advertisement
Today's Mystery:Did a wealthy businessman fake his death to gain the attention of a missing daughter? Johnny doesn't believe it.Original Radio Broadcast Dates: June 20, 21, and 22, 1956Originated from HollywoodStars: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar; Mary Jane Croft; Forrest Lewis; Jeanette Nolan; Russell Thorson; Michael Ann Barrett; Jack Petruzzi; Barbara Fuller; Herb Ellis; Marvin MillerWhen making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.comTake the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.netGive us a call at 208-991-4783Follow us on Twitter @radiodetectivesThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/4607326/advertisement
Today's Mystery:A news report states that a wealthy businessman is dead, but the report is erroneous. An insurance company suspects an attempt to manipulate the stock market.Original Radio Broadcast Dates: June 18 and 19, 1956Originated from HollywoodStarring: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar; Mary Jane Croft; Forrest Lewis; Jeanette Nolan; Russell Thorson; Michael Ann Barrett; Jack Petruzzi; Barbara Fuller; Herb Ellis; Marvin MillerWhen making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.comTake the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.netGive us a call at 208-991-4783Follow us on Twitter @radiodetectivesThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/4607326/advertisement
Today's Mystery:A comedian is taking threats on his life more seriously after there was an attempt on his life.Original Radio Broadcast Dates: June 13, 14, 15, and 1956Originated from HollywoodStars: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar, Virginia Gregg, John Dehner, Lucille Meredith, Lawrence Dobkin, Gil Stratton, Harry Bartell, Don DiamondWhen making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.comTake the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.netGive us a call at 208-991-4783Follow us on Twitter @radiodetectivesThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/4607326/advertisement
Today's Mystery: Johnny goes to Ensenada, Mexico to investigate threats against a beloved TV comedy star who's not beloved by anyone who works with him.Original Radio Broadcast Dates: June 11 and 12, 1956Originated from Hollywood Stars: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar. Virginia Gregg, John Dehner, Lucille Meredith, Lawrence Dobkin, Gil Stratton, Harry Bartell, Don DiamondWhen making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.comTake the listener survey…http://survey.greatdetectives.netGive us a call 208-991-4783Become one of our friends on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter @radiodetectivesThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/4607326/advertisement
Today's Mystery: After multiple attempts on the life of a bowery derelict who is insured for $50,000, Johnny is suspicious of the beneficiary.Original Radio Broadcast Dates: June 6, 7, and 8, 1956Originated from HollywoodStars: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar.Howard McNear, Lawrence Dobkin, Harry Bartell, Herb Vigran, Alan Reed, Roy GlennWhen making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.comTake the listener survey…http://survey.greatdetectives.netGive us a call 208-991-4783Become one of our friends on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter @radiodetectivesThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/4607326/advertisement
Today's Mystery:Johnny is sent to investigate a suspicious insurance policy issued to a derelict.Original Radio Broadcast Dates: June 4 and 5, 1956Originated from HollywoodStars: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar. Howard McNear, Lawrence Dobkin, Harry Bartell, Herb Vigran, Alan Reed, Roy GlennWhen making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.comTake the listener survey…http://survey.greatdetectives.netGive us a call 208-991-4783Become one of our friends on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter @radiodetectivesThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/4607326/advertisement
Today's Mystery:Johnny finds more evidence of shady goings on at a Nevada ranch owned by an elderly woman.Original Radio Broadcast Dates: May 30, 31, and June 1, 1956Originated from HollywoodStars: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar. Susan Whitney, Richard Crenna, Jeanette Nolan, Forrest Lewis, Inge Adams, Paul Richards, Jeanne TatumWhen making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.comTake the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.netGive us a call at 208-991-4783'This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/4607326/advertisement
Today's Mystery:Johnny goes to Nevada when a local banker becomes concerned about an insured trust for her granddaughter.Original Radio Broadcast Dates: May 28 and 29, 1956Originated from HollywoodStars: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar. Susan Whitney, Richard Crenna, Jeanette Nolan, Forrest Lewis, Inge Adams, Paul Richards, Jeanne TatumWhen making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.comTake the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.netGive us a call at 208-991-4783Follow us on Twitter @radiodetectivesThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/4607326/advertisement
Today's Mystery:A case of mistaken identity leads Johnny to deliver a necklace from a racketeer to an insurance beneficiary.Original Radio Broadcast Dates: May 23, 24, and 25, 1956Originated from HollywoodStars: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar, Virginia Gregg, Vic Perrin, Jack Kruschen, Jay Novello, William Conrad, Frank Gerstle, Marvin Miller, Will WrightWhen making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.comTake the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.netGive us a call at 208-991-4783Follow us on Twitter @radiodetectivesThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/4607326/advertisement
Today's Mystery:Johnny travels to Miami to find out why a widow waited two years to file a claim on her late husband's life insurance.Original Radio Broadcast Dates: May 21 and 22, 1956Originated from HollywoodStars: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar, Virginia Gregg, Vic Perrin, Jack Kruschen, Jay Novello, William Conrad, Frank Gerstle, Marvin Miller, Will WrightWhen making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.comTake the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.netGive us a call at 208-991-4783Follow us on Twitter @radiodetectivesThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/4607326/advertisement
Today's Mystery:Johnny is dealing with death threats as well as a medium who convinced an heiress client to change her insurance beneficiary.Original Radio Broadcast Dates: May 16, 17, and 18, 1956Originated from HollywoodStars: Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar. Virginia Gregg, Lawrence Dobkin, Lurene Tuttle, HarrynBartell, Eleanor Audley, Joseph Kearns, Herb Vigran, Junius Matthews, Tony Barrett, Sam EdwardsWhen making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.comTake the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.netGive us a call at 208-991-4783Follow us on Twitter @radiodetectivesThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/4607326/advertisement
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Sep 13th
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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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