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Box 13

In Box 13 Dan Holiday, a newspaper reporter turned fiction writer, puts an advert in his old paper The Star Times, in search of ideas for his story. The ad reads 'Adventure wanted, will go anyplace, do anything. Write to Box 13.' The replies, therefore, arrived at the Newspapers Box 13, and with them always brought troubles and adventures for Mr Holiday. The part of Dan Holiday was played by Alan Ladd, with Slyvia Picker playing his scatterbrain secretary Suzy. There were also a host of other guest stars (Lurene Tuttle, Marsha Hunt to name but a couple) rotating throughout the programme, and whilst there were also many writers who co – wrote the programme's, Ladd was the main writer.

This radio programme was a syndicated series, heard on Sunday evenings on the Mutual Network. It was the product of Alan Ladd and Richard Sandville, two owners of the famous Mayfare restaurants in Los Angeles during the second world war. Ladd's ambition to get on the radio in his own series was thwarted in part because he was under contract to Paramount, who did not allow him to appear on radio, except on occasions when he appeared as a guest on programme's such as Lucky Jordan. At the end of the war, Ladd and Sandville sold the Mayfare restaurant and formed Mayfare productions, of which two mainstay shows were Box 13 and The Unexpected.

Episodes

Box 13 - 52 Round Robin
Show Details26min 53s
Box 13 - 51 The Clay Pigeon
Show Details26min 59s
Box 13 - 50 Archemedes And The Roman
Show Details26min 57s
Box 13 - 49 The Perfect Crime
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Box 13 - 48 The Bitter Bitten
Show Details26min 54s
Box 13 - 47 Double Trouble
Show Details27min 3s
Box 13 - 46 House Of Darkness
Show Details26min 40s
Box 13 - 45 Speed To Burn
Show Details26min 48s
Box 13 - 44 Killer At Large
Show Details26min 50s
Box 13 - 43 The Dead Man Walks
Show Details26min 51s
Box 13 - 42 Design For Danger
Show Details26min 52s
Box 13 - 41 The Treasure Of Hang Lee
Show Details26min 37s
Box 13 - 40 Death Is No Joke
Show Details26min 41s
Box 13 - 39 Daytime Nightmare
Show Details26min 56s
Box 13 - 38 One Of These Four
Show Details26min 52s
Box 13 - 37 Much Too Lucky
Show Details26min 50s
Box 13 - 36 Find Me Find Death
Show Details26min 54s
Box 13 - 35 Sealed Instructions
Show Details27min 5s
Box 13 - 34 Mexican Maze
Show Details27min 5s
Box 13 - 33 Tempest In A Casserole
Show Details27min 9s
Box 13 - 32 Dan And The Wonderful Lamp
Show Details26min 53s
Box 13 - 31 113.5
Show Details26min 56s
Box 13 - 30 Death Is A Doll
Show Details26min 45s
Box 13 - 29 Hunt And Peck
Show Details26min 58s
Box 13 - 28 Hare And Hounds
Show Details27min 1s
Box 13 - 27 Flash Of Light
Show Details26min 48s
Box 13 - 26 Delinquents Dilemma
Show Details26min 52s
Box 13 - 25 Last Will And Nursery Rhyme
Show Details27min 1s
Box 13 - 24 The Philanthropist
Show Details27min 33s
Box 13 - 23 Three To Die
Show Details26min 29s
Box 13 - 22 The Dowager And Dan Holiday
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Box 13 - 21 The Professor And The Puzzle
Show Details26min 46s
Box 13 - 20 The Better Man
Show Details27min 28s
Box 13 - 19 Hot Box
Show Details27min 10s
Box 13 - 18 The Sad Night
Show Details26min 47s
Box 13 - 17 The Haunted Artist
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Box 13 - 16 Look Pleasant Please
Show Details27min 12s
Box 13 - 15 Double Right Cross
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Box 13 - 14 Diamond In The Sky
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Box 13 - 13 Damsel In Distress
Show Details26min 57s
Box 13 - 12 Triple Cross
Show Details26min 53s
Box 13 - 11 Suicide Or Murder
Show Details26min 52s
Box 13 - 10 The Great Torino
Show Details27min
Box 13 - 09 Book Of Poems
Show Details27min 13s
Box 13 - 08 Double Mothers
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Box 13 - 07 Short Assignment
Show Details26min 49s
Box 13 - 06 Shanghaied
Show Details27min 18s
Box 13 - 05 Extra Extra
Show Details26min 41s
Box 13 - 04 Actors Alibi
Show Details26min 27s
Box 13 - 03 Blackmail Is Murder
Show Details26min 58s
Box 13 - 02 Insurance Fraud Scheme
Show Details27min 18s
Box 13 - 01 The First Letter
Show Details27min 9s