The primary attraction of this detective adventure
series was its star, Alan Ladd, who was also a big Hollywood star.
He played former newsman, Dan Holiday. Holiday was a former newspaper
writer who was now a mystery writer. The setup was that Holiday
needed ideas for his novels, so he would put an ad in the paper:
"Adventure wanted: will go anywhere, do anything – Box 13."
As you may expect, an ad such as this brought in all sorts of responses.
Okay, it brought in all sorts of responses that you would expect
for an all ages radio program. Holiday would solve a murder mystery,
or take a high stakes gamble, or infiltrate a gang, or just meet
a bunch of odd balls. This was followed by 40 minutes of listening
to him typing up his adventures…Okay, just kidding, the radio program
was just the adventures, not his writing. The other main character
was Holiday’s ditzy secretary, Suzie. Many felt that this character
was so over the top that her personality distracted from the main
story. Each episode is a half hour.
All of our Old Time Radio Programs are in MP3 format. You
can play them on your computer, you can transfer them to MP3
players (like the IPod), but, by and large, you cannot play
them on stereos, walkmen, or car radios.
The sound quality of Old Time Radio Programs can vary greatly.
Some episodes are excellent, others you have to turn up the
volume a little and ignore the static. All of the episodes can
be listened to and enjoyed. You can listen to our free samples
to get a feel for how the programs sound.
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is the case, just click on the file and your software will
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however, we use Zip Wizard by Coffeecup Software because its
pretty good, easy to use, and free. (http://www.coffeecup.com/zip-wizard/)
The files are large - it will take you a few minutes to
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CD worth of episodes takes about 14 large files. if you are
on a dial-up connection, we highly recommend you buy a CD.
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send you an additional e-mail with the links.
Buy on CD: $4.50
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Box 13: 52 episodes:
Box13 01 The First Letter.mp3
Box13 02 Insurance Fraud Scheme.mp3
Box13 03 Blackmail is Murder.mp3
Box13 04 Actor's Alibi.mp3
Box13 05 Extra, Extra.mp3
Box13 06 Shanghaied.mp3
Box13 07 Short Assignment.mp3
Box13 08 Double Mother.mp3
Box13 09 Book of Poems.mp3
Box13 10 Dan and the Magician's Assistant.mp3
Box13 11 Suicide or Murder.mp3
Box13 12 Triple Cross.mp3
Box13 13 Damsel in Distress.mp3
Box13 14 Diamond in the Sky.mp3
Box13 15 Double Right Cross.mp3
Box13 16 Look Pleasant, Please.mp3
Box13 17 The Haunted Artist.mp3
Box13 18 The Sad Night.mp3
Box13 19 Hot Box.mp3
Box13 20 The Better Man.mp3
Box13 21 The Professor and the Puzzle.mp3
Box13 22 The Dowager and Dan Holiday.mp3
Box13 23 Three to Die.mp3
Box13 24 The Philanthropist.mp3
Box13 25 Last Will and Nursery Rhyme.mp3
Box13 26 Delinquent Dilemma.mp3
Box13 27 Flash of Light.mp3
Box13 28 Hare and Hounds.mp3
Box13 29 Hunt and Peck.mp3
Box13 30 Death is a Doll.mp3
Box13 31 113-5.mp3
Box13 32 Dan and the Wonderful Lamp.mp3
Box13 33 Tempest in a Casserole.mp3
Box13 34 Mexican Maze.mp3
Box13 35 Sealed Instructions.mp3
Box13 36 Find Me, Find Death.mp3
Box13 37 Much Too Lucky.mp3
Box13 38 One of These Four.mp3
Box13 39 Daytime Nightmare.mp3
Box13 40 Death Is No Joke.mp3
Box13 41 Treasure of Hang Lee.mp3
Box13 42 Design for Danger.mp3
Box13 43 Dead Man Walks.mp3
Box13 44 Killer at Large.mp3
Box13 45 Speed to Burn.mp3
Box13 46 House of Darkness.mp3
Box13 47 Double Trouble.mp3
Box13 48 Bitter Bitten.mp3
Box13 49 The Perfect Crime normalized.mp3
Box13 50 Archimedes And The Roman.mp3
Box13 51 The Clay Pigeon.mp3
Box13 52 Round Robin.mp3