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Calling All Cars Old Time Radio Program

Calling All Cars
½ hour detective show
Calling All Cars is a classic early police drama. The show portrayed  true crime stories of the Los Angeles Police Department from the 30's.  This is one of the earlier Old Time Radio Programs, airing from 1933 to 1939.   “Calling All Cars” was one of the first, if not the first, police procedural, setting the stage for such later hits like Dragnet and Precinct 21.  The show focused on the daily grind of police work, rather than a detective getting a wild hunch that just so happens to be correct.
Above all, the show went for authenticity.  The producers even went so far as to not just tell true stories, but have the actual policemen tell those stories.  That’s right, they used real policemen, not actors to introduce their stories. In some ways having real policemen introduce their stories is terrific, but, too be honest, professional radio actors can portray policemen better than real policemen can.  Actors got their jobs because they understand building tension, clear enunciation, timing, and, well, acting, whereas true policemen … didn’t get their jobs because of any of those traits.  But still having the real policemen star in their own stories is a great way to tell a story.  The show did utilize professional actors as the narrator and to dramatize the stories. The narrator of the program was Charles Frederick Lindsley.  Also appearing throughout the run was real-life LAPD dispatcher Jesse Rosenquist, who became a small-time celebrity
with his phrase
‘That is all’.

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Calling All Cars CD 1 episode list
95 episodes

007 Caliente Money Car Holdup (01-10-34).MP3
008 The Skeel Kidnapping Case (01-17-34).MP3
009 Clue Of The Grooved Bullets (01-24-34).MP3
010 Caster Oil Diamond Robbery (01-31-34).MP3
011 The Smashed Windshield (02-07-34).MP3
012 The Times Bombing Case (02-14-34).MP3
013 The Mae West Jewel Robbery (02-21-34).MP3
014 Killer Hudson (02-28-34).MP3
016 The Chloriform Murder (03-14-34).MP3
017 The Dillinger Case (03-21-34).MP3
018 The Spinza Case (03-28-34).MP3
019 The Red Rose Girl (04-04-34).MP3
020 The Cut Rate Murder (04-11-34).MP3
021 Hammers In Honduras (04-18-38).MP3
022 Captain Courageous (04-25-34).MP3
023 Murder At Southgate (05-02-34).MP3
024 Little Phil Alquin (05-09-34).MP3
025 Gettle Kidnapping Case (05-15-34).MP3
026 Seven Words & A Fingerprint (05-23-34) .MP3
027 Dinner Party Bandits (05-30-34).MP3
028 The Big Mail Robbery (06-06-34).MP3
029 Murder Of A Soul (06-13-34).MP3
030 One Of The Finest (06-20-34).MP3
031 Power & Light Holdup (06-27-34).MP3
032 July 4TH Is A Radio Car (07-04-34).MP3
033 Fingerprints Don't Lie (07-11-34).MP3
034 Manchukdo Dope Ring (07-18-34).MP3
035 Execution Of Dillinger (07-25-34).MP3
036 Nitroglycerin Parson (08-01-34).MP3
037 Corpse In The Desert (08-08-34).MP3
038 Crooks Are Human Beings (08-15-34).MP3
039 You Can't Kill A Cop (08-22-34).MP3
040 Let The Sucker Pay (08-29-34).MP3
041 Marks On The Bedroom Screen (09-05-34).MP3
042 Human Monkey (09-12-34).MP3
043 The Ruth Judd Case (09-19-34).MP3
044 Stop That Car (09-26-34).MP3
045 Skid Row Dope Ring (10-02-34).MP3
046 The Unwritten Law (10-09-34).MP3
047 One Way Ride (10-16-34).MP3
048 Trouser Cuff Clue (10-29-34).MP3
049 The Perfect Crime (10-30-34).MP3
050 Six Shots At Midnight (11-06-34).MP3
063 Banker In The Well (02-05-35).MP3
064 The Remote Control Sleuth (02-12-35).MP3
065 The Wreck Of The Old 69 (02-09-35).MP3
066 California Two Man Crime Wave (02-26-35).MP3
067 Undercover Woman (03-05-35).MP3
068 Thou Shall Not Kill (03-12-35).MP3
070 The Rhythm Of The Jute Mill (03-26-35_.MP3
071 Aborted Revolution (04-02-35).MP3
072 The Blonde Menace (04-09-35).MP3
073 Midnight Phantom (04-16-35).MP3
074 Wholesale Murder (04-23-35) .MP3
075 Corpse In The Cellar (04-30-35).MP3
076 The Wilting Chrysanthemum (05-07-35).MP3
078 The Hightower Case (05-21-35).MP3
079 Youth Rides Tough (05-28-35).MP3
080 The Innocent Bride (06-04-35).MP3
081 Hot Bonds (06-11-35).MP3
082 The Chinese Puzzle (06-18-35).MP3
083 Meet The Baron (06-25-35).MP3
084 Oakland Payroll Holdup (07-02-35).MP3
085 Murder By Blueprint (07-09-35).MP3
086 The Human Claw (07-16-35).MP3
087 Opium Den (07-23-35).MP3
088 Gun Drunk (07-30-35).MP3
089 Celestial Journey (08-07-35).MP3
090 Vegetable Market Murder (08-14-35).MP3
091 The Grinning Skull 08-21-35).MP3
092 Bad Dope (08-28-35).MP3
093 Black Vengeance (09-04-35).MP3
094 The Tunnel Bandits (09-11-35).MP3
095 Eighteen Days Of Freedom (09-18-35).MP3
096 Hollywood Kidnapping (09-25-35).MP3
097 Escape (10-02-35).MP3
098 Fire! Fire! Fire! (10-09-35).MP3
099 Murder For Insurance (10-16-35).MP3
100 Lt Crowley Murder (10-23-35).MP3
101 The Murder Quartet (10-30-35).MP3
102 Catching The Loose Kid (11-06-35).MP3
103 Invitation To Murder (11-13-35).MP3
104 Bank Bandits And Bullets (11-20-35) .MP3
106 Burglary Charges Collected (12-01-35).MP3
107 Paroled (12-11-35).MP3
108 Corpse By The Road (12-18-35).MP3
109 The Moran Jewelry Robbery (12-25-35).MP3
110 Ghost House (01-01-36).MP3
111 Death Under The Sajuaro (01-08-36).MP3
112 The Match Burglar (01-15-36).MP3
113 Corpse With A Face (01-22-36).MP3
114 Bull In A China Shop (01-29-36).MP3
115 Knives On The Barbary Coast (02-05-36).MP3
116 Young Dillinger (02-12-36).MP3
117 Murder In The Backroom (02-19-36).MP3


Calling All Cars CD 2 episode list
90 episodes
118 The Bloodstained Saw (02-26-36).MP3
119 Hundred Dollar Nightgown (03-04-36).MP3
120 Case Of The June Bug (03-11-36).MP3
121 The San Rafael Gang (03-18-36).MP3
122 Think Before You Shoot (03-25-36).MP3
123 Crime Versus Time (04-03-36).MP3
124 One Good Turn Deserves Another (04-10-36).MP3
125 Hang Me Please (04-17-36).MP3
126 Beer Bottle Murder (04-24-36).MP3
127 And The Little Child Shall Lead Them (05-01-36).MP3
128 Weather Clear Track Fast (05-08-36).MP3
129 The 74 Day Stakeout (05-15-36).MP3
130 Triple Cross (05-22-36).MP3
131 Throat That Didn't Bleed (05-29-36).MP3
132 Drive Em Off The Dock (06-05-36).MP3
133 Gold In Them Hills (06-11-36).MP3
143 Body, Body, Whos Got The Body (08-20-36).MP3
147 Verdugo Hills Murder (09-17-36).MP3
148 The September Killer (09-24-36).MP3
149 Hard To Kill (10-01-36).MP3
150 The Holy Twenty One (10-08-36).MP3
151 Noblesse Oblique (10-15-36).MP3
152 Trap To Catch A Mailman (10-22-36).MP3
153 The Army Game (10-29-36).MP3
154 Murder In Room 9 (11-05-36).MP3
155 Nine Years A Safecracker (11-12-36).MP3
156 The Corpse In The Red Necktie (11-19-36).MP3
157 Baby Dillinger Gang (11-26-36).MP3
158 The Fire Detective (12-03-36).MP3
159 The Criminal Policeman (12-10-36).MP3
160 Multiple Murder (12-17-36).MP3
161 Milkbottle Murder (12-21-36).MP3
162 Fifty Cents For Life (12-28-36).MP3
163 Banks And Bribes (01-04-37).MP3
164 Curiosity Killed A Cat (01-11-37).MP3
165 Death Is Box Office (01-18-37).MP3
166 Doctor Nitro (01-25-37).MP3
167 Whistling Snowbirds (02-03-37).MP3
171 The Honor Complex (03-03-37).MP3
172 Desertion Leads To Murder (03-10-37).MP3
173 Hit And Run Driver (03-17-37).MP3
174 Trial By Talkie (03-24-37).MP3
175 Double Cross (03-31-37).MP3
176 Death In The Morning (04-07-37).MP3
177 Ransom Ring (04-14-37).MP3
178 Pegleg Justice (04-21-37).MP3
179 Murder Week (04-28-37).MP3
180 The Icehouse Murder (05-05-37).MP3
181 John Doe #71 (05-12-37).MP3
182 The Turk Burglars (05-19-37).MP3
183 Disappearing Scar (05-26-37).MP3
184 Cinder Dick (06-02-37).MP3
185 The Man Who Lost His Face (06-09-37).MP3
186 The Bamboo Snake (06-16-37).MP3
187 Desperate Choice (06-23-37).MP3
188 Cot Perfumed Cigarette Lighter (06-30-37).MP3
189 Kidnapped (07-07-37).MP3
190 Man Overboard (07-14-37).MP3
191 Alibi (07-21-37).MP3
192 Bottle Trouble (07-28-37) .MP3
193 Broken Xylophone (08-04-37).MP3
194 The Manila Envelopes (08-11-37).MP3
195 True Confession (08-18-37).MP3
196 The Criminal Returns (08-25-37).MP3
197 Case Of The One Pound Note (09-01-37).MP3
198 Tobaccoville Road (09-07-37).MP3
199 Murder In Basin Street (09-14-37).MP3
200 The Bone Button (09-21-37).MP3
201 The Crimson Crusader (09-28-37).MP3
202 Sirens In The Night (10-05-37).MP3
203 The Two Edged Knife (10-12-37).MP3
204 Death In The Forenoon (10-19-37).MP3
205 The Bloodstained Coin (10-26-37).MP3
206 People Versus OBrien (11-02-37).MP3
207 The Phantom Radio (11-09-37).MP3
208 Rhythm Of The Wheels (11-16-37).MP3
209 The Bad Man (11-23-37).MP3
210 The Flat Nosed Pliers (11-30-37).MP3
211 Skeleton In The Desert (12-07-37).MP3
212 The General Kills At Dawn (12-14-37).MP3
213 The Shanghai Jester (12-21-37).MP3
214 Sands Of The Desert (12-28-37).MP3
215 The Buccaneer (01-04-38)r.MP3
216 Swing Low, Sweet Chariot (01-11-38).MP3
217 The Tilted Pan (01-18-38).MP3
218 Trail Of The Numbered Bills. (01-25-38).MP3
219 History Of Dallas Eagan (02-01-38).MP3
220 Flight From Freedom (02-08-38).MP3
221 Homicidal Hobo (02-15-38) .MP3
222 The Drunken Sailor (02-22-38).MP3


Calling All Cars CD 3 episode list
73 episodes

223 The Broken Motel (03-01-38).MP3
224 Death In The Moonlight (03-08-38).MP3
225 The Peroxide Blonde (03-15-38).MP3
226 The Long Bladed Knife (03-22-38).MP3
227 Murder With Mushrooms (03-29-38).MP3
228 The Pink Nosed Pig (04-07-38).MP3
229 The Roving Robbers (04-14-38).MP3
230 Murder At Midnight (04-21-38).MP3
231 The Pattering Parrot-1 (04-28-38).MP3
232 The Bloodstained Shoe (05-05-38).MP3
233 The Ruined Suspenders (05-12-38).MP3
234 The Kings Ranson (05-19-38).MP3
235 Muerte En Buenaventura (05-26-38).MP3
236 The Greasy Trail (06-02-38).MP3
237 The Turtle Necked Murder (06-09-38).MP3
238 The Twenty Fifth Stamp (06-16-38).MP3
251 The Embroidered Slip (09-15-38).MP3
252 The Black Cat (09-22-38).MP3
253 The Barking Dog (09-29-38).MP3
254 The Tearless Magdalane (10-06-38).MP3
255 The Blonde Paperhanger (10-13-38).MP3
256 The Abandoned Bricks (10-20-38).MP3
257 The Swollen Face (10-27-38).MP3
258 The Portugese Crooner (11-03-38).MP3
259 The Glass Gun (11-10-38).MP3
260 The Four Lead Slugs (11-17-38).MP3
261 The Rasping Voice (11-24-38).MP3
262 The Blind Mans Bluff (12-02-38).MP3
263 The Poisoning Jezebel (12-09-38).MP3
264 December Rhapsody (12-16-38).MP3
265 Murder At Sundown (12-23-38).MP3
266 Three Faces West (12-30-38).MP3
267 The Grass Skirt (01-06-39).MP3
268 The Silver Cord (01-13-39).MP3
269 The Azure Ring (01-20-39).MP3
270 The Bakers Bride (01-27-39).MP3
271 The Careless Caretaker (02-03-39).MP3
272 The Green Sedan (02-10-39).MP3
273 The Bloodstained Wrench (02-17-39).MP3
274 The Unconquerable Mrs Shuttle (02-24-39).MP3
275 The Lesson In Loot (03-03-39).MP3
276 The Twenty Dollar Bill (03-10-39).MP3
277 Flight In The Desert (03-17-39).MP3
278 The Hunted Man (03-24-39).MP3
279 The Rope Bound Trunk (03-21-39).MP3
280 The Man Who Walked Like An Ape (04-07-39).MP3
281 Death In The Canyon (04-14-39).MP3
282 The Bitter Wine (04-21-39).MP3
283 The Man Who Ran Away (04-28-39).MP3
284 Gospel Of Brother Ned (05-04-39).MP3
285 You Can Cheat An Honest Man (05-11-39).MP3
286 Murder At Sunset (05-18-39).MP3
287 The Bloodstained Car (05-25-390.MP3
288 Plague Of The Black Locusts (06-01-39).MP3
289 The Old Grad Returns (06-08-39).MP3
290 Man With The Injured Knee (06-15-39).MP3
291 The Still of the Nigh (06-22-39)t.MP3
292 The Wired Wrists (06-29-390.MP3
292 The Wicked Flea (07-06-39).MP3
294 The Squealing Rat (07-13-39).MP3
295 The 26th Wife (07-20-39).MP3
296 The Teardrop Charm (07-27-39).MP3
297 Body on the Promenade Deck (08-03-39).MP3
298 The Missing Guns (08-10-39).MP3
299 Man With the Iron Pipes (08-17-39).MP3
300 The Tenth Commandment (08-25-39).MP3
301 Six Of A Kind (09-01-39).MP3
302 Murder In The Morning (09-08-39).MP3
Calling All Cars - 002 Burma White Case (12-06-33).MP3
Calling All Cars - 003 York Gang Holdup (12-13-33).MP3
Calling All Cars - 004 The Human Bomb (12-20-33).MP3
Calling All Cars - 005 Cookie Vejar Killing (12-27-33).MP3
Calling All Cars - 006 Missing Mexican Sheiks (01-03--34).MP3

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