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Mr. Keene Tracer of Lost Persons Old Time Radio Program

Mr. Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons

30 minute detective shows

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Mr. Keene: Engaged Girl Murder
Mr. Keene: Rushville Murder
Mr. Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons was one of the longest-running shows on radio, debuting in October 1937 and continuing until April, 1955.

Keen, played originally by British actor Bennett Kilpack, and later by Phillip Clarke, originally focused on tracing lost persons, but as the format shifted over time, Keenís work branched out to solving homicides. With the assistance of his sidekick, Mike Clancy (played by Jim Kelly), Keen blithely ignored statutes and laws to solve his cases. The rough work was left to the dim but loyal strongman, Kelly.

The show was known for its theme song, "Someday Iíll Find You", and additionally notable for its idiosyncratic dialogue, in which each speaker mentions the full name of the person to whom he is speaking, making it especially easy for the listener to follow the flow of the conversation.

The popularity of Mr. Keen is attested to by the memorable parody of the show by noted comedy team Bob and Ray, entitled "Mr. Trace, Keener Than Most Persons."

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Mr. Keene, Tracer of Lost Persons episode list:
86 episodes:

400529 The Woman Who Wasn't There.mp3 (public service announcement)
440106 Moonless Night.mp3
440113 Missing Witness.mp3
440113 MissingWitness.mp3
440113 The Case of the Miss.mp3
440120 Girl Who Sung To Wel.mp3
440120 GirlWhoSangTooWell.mp3
440203 Girl Who Flirted.mp3
440203 GirlWhoFlirted.mp3
440210 Boy Who Used Big Wor.mp3
440210 BoyWhoUsedBigWords.mp3
440210 The Case of the Boy .mp3
440217 Mister Trevor's Secr.mp3
440217 Mr. Trevor's Secr001.mp3
440217 Mr. Trevor's Secret.mp3
440224 MurderInTheAir.mp3
440224 The Case of Murder i.mp3
440224 TheCaseOfMurderInthe.mp3
440313 The Silver Candlesti.mp3
440316 Strange Display.mp3
440316 StrangeDisplay.mp3
440406 The Case of the Stra.mp3
440413 LeapingDog.mp3
440413 The Leaping Dog.mp3
440615 Woman in Blue.mp3
440615 WomanInBlue.mp3
441106 The Frightened Child.mp3
441106 TheFrightenedChild.mp3
441214 NightmareMurder.mp3
441214 The Nightmare Murder.mp3
450315 The Case of the Abse.mp3
460315 The Absent Minded Pr.mp3
460523 The Case of the Glam.mp3
460523 The Glamorous Widow.mp3
490609 MurderAndTheStarOfDe.mp3
490609 The Case of Murder a.mp3
490915 Murder and the Blood.mp3
490915 MurderAndTheBloodsta.mp3
490922 The Yellow Talon Mur.mp3
490922 TheYellowTalonMurder.mp3
490929 Murder with 1000 Wit.mp3
491006 Man Who Invented Dea.mp3
491013 The Silver Dagger Mu.mp3
491013 TheSilverDaggerMurde.mp3
491027 Case of the Ruthless.mp3
491027 The Case of the Ruth.mp3
491027 TheCaseOfTheRuthless.mp3
491103 ForgottenCave.mp3
491103 The Forgotten Cave M.mp3
491103 The Forgotten Cave.mp3
491110 Engaged Girl Murder .mp3
491110 The Engaged Girl Mur.mp3
491110 TheEngagedGirlMurder.mp3
500105 The Case of the Rush.mp3
500119 Bride and Groom Murd.mp3
500126 TelephoneBook.mp3
500209 The Case of Murder a.mp3
500216 The Two Faced Book.mp3
500309 Melody of Murder.mp3
500316 The Innocent Flirtat.mp3
500406 TheCaseOfTheMurdered.mp3
500413 Eccentric Millionair.mp3
500420 Country Club Murder .mp3
500427 Woman Who Married a .mp3
500504 KingCobra.mp3
500511 TheCaseOfMurderAndTh.mp3
500518 TheSkullAndCrossbone.mp3
500525 TheBrokenWindowMurde.mp3
500601 QuicksandMurder.mp3
510720 Strange Woman Case.mp3
510727 The Photograph Album.mp3
510803 Strange Murder of Ca.mp3
510810 Abandoned Well Murde.mp3
510817 Poisoned Sandwich Mu.mp3
520222 Murder and the Reven.mp3
520313 The Silver Candlesti.mp3
520416 The Mother's Plea Mu.mp3
Broken Window Murder Case.mp3
Case of the Murdered Detect.mp3
Murder at a Mile a Minute.mp3
Silver Dagger Murder Case.mp3
Skull and Crossbones Murder.mp3
The Case of Murder in the A.mp3

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