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Nick Carter Master Detective

Nick Carter, Master Detective was a Mutual radio crime drama based on tales of the fictional private detective Nick Carter from Street & Smith's dime novels and pulp magazines. Nick Carter first came to radio as The Return of Nick Carter, a reference to the character's pulp origins, but the title was soon changed to Nick Carter, Master Detective. A veteran radio dramatist, Ferrin Fraser, wrote many of the scripts.

Program history

With Lon Clark in the title role, the series commenced 11 April 1943, on Mutual, continuing in many different timeslots for well over a decade. Between October 1944 and April 1945, it was heard as a 30-minute program on Sunday afternoons at 3pm, sponsored by Acme Paints and Lin-X, with a 15-minute serial airing four or five times a week in 1944 from April to September. In April 1945, the Sunday series moved to 6pm, continuing in that timeslot until June 1946, and it was also heard in 1946 on Tuesday from March to August.

Sponsored by Cudahy Packing and Old Dutch Cleanser and later Acme Products (makers of such home-improvement chemicals as Kem-Tone paints and Lin-X floor-cleaning waxes, a near-rival to the more-popular Johnson's Wax products heard on numerous NBC Radio shows at the same time), the series finally settled in on Sundays at 6:30pm for broadcasts from August 18, 1946 to September 21, 1952. Libby Packing was the sponsor when the drama aired on Sundays at 6pm (1952-53). In the last two years of the long run (1953-55), the show was heard Sundays at 4:30pm.

Jock MacGregor was the producer-director of scripts by Alfred Bester, Milton J. Kramer, David Kogan and others. Background music was supplied by organists Hank Sylvern, Lew White and George Wright. Walter B. Gibson, co-creator/writer of The Shadow pulp novels, was fired when he asked for a raise in 1946, and then became head writer for the Nick Carter radio series. Oddly enough, he never liked to write scripts for the radio version of The Shadow, though both characters were published by Street & Smith.

Patsy Bowen, Nick's assistant, was portrayed by Helen Choate until mid-1946; then Charlotte Manson stepped into the role. Nick and Patsy's friend was reporter Scubby Wilson (John Kane). Sgt. Mathison (Ed Latimer) was Nick's contact at the police department. The supporting cast included Raymond Edward Johnson, Bill Johnstone and Bryna Raeburn. Michael Fitzmaurice was the program's announcer. The series ended on September 25, 1955.

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Nick Carter 491225 424 The Case of the Phantom Shoplifter
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Nick Carter 490918 410 The Case of the Vanishing Weapon
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Nick Carter 490619 397 The Case Of The Perfect Alibi
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Nick Carter 481114 366 Clue Called X
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Nick Carter 481107 365 The Case of the Forgetful Killer
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Nick Carter 481031 364 The Case of the Wrong Mr Wright
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Nick Carter 481024 363 The Case of the Bull and the Bear
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Nick Carter 481017 362 Double Frame
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Nick Carter 481010 361 Unwanted Wife
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Nick Carter 480926 359 The Case of the Candidates Corpse
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Nick Carter 480919 358 The Case of the Homely Bride
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Nick Carter 480912 357 The Case of the Great Impersonation
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Nick Carter 480905 356 The Case of the Quiet RoomMate
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Nick Carter 480829 355 The Case of the Failing Eyes
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Nick Carter 480822 354 The Case of the Red Arrow
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Nick Carter 480815 353 The Case of the Professional Beggar
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Nick Carter 480801 351 The Case of the Midway Murders
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Nick Carter 480627 346 The Case of the Kings Apology
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Nick Carter 480620 345 The Case of the Flowery Farewell
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Nick Carter 480613 344 The Case of the Unexpected Corpse
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Nick Carter 480530 342 The Case of the Littlest Gangster
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Nick Carter 480523 341 The Case of the Tatooed Cobra
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Nick Carter 480516 340 The Case of the Salesman of Death
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Nick Carter 480509 339 The Case of the Nameless Blonde
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Nick Carter 480411 335 The Case of the Henpecked Husband
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Nick Carter 480404 334 The Case of the Star of Evil
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Nick Carter 480328 333 The Case of the Martyred Rat
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Nick Carter 480321 332 The Case of the Magic Rope
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Nick Carter 480314 331 The Case of the Last Old Timer
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Nick Carter 480307 330 The Case of the Absent Clue
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Nick Carter 480229 329 The Case of the Boy Who Got Lost
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Nick Carter 480215 327 The Case of the Wandering Corpse
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Nick Carter 480201 325 The Case of the Classical Clue
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Nick Carter 480125 324 The Case of the Invisible Treasure
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Nick Carter 480111 322 The Case of the Graveyard Gunman
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Nick Carter 480104 321 The Case of the Devils Left Eye
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Nick Carter 471228 320 The Case of the Missing Street
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Nick Carter 471221 319 The Case of the Policy Makers
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Nick Carter 471214 318 The Case of the Priceless Prose
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Nick Carter 471207 317 The Case of the Explored Alibi
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Nick Carter 471130 316 The Case of the Jewelled Queen
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Nick Carter 471123 315 The Case of the Barefoot Banker
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Nick Carter 470921 306 The Case of the TwoFaced Firemaster
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Nick Carter 471019 310 The Case of the Perfect Alibi
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Nick Carter 471012 309 The Case of the Hermit Thrush
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Nick Carter 470907 304 The Case of the Bearded Queen
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Nick Carter 470720 297 The Case of the Wandering Maccaroni
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Nick Carter 470713 296 The Case of the Missing Piano Player
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Nick Carter 470629 294 The Case of the Sunken Dollar
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Nick Carter 470504 286 Missing Thumb
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Nick Carter 470420 284 The Case of the Lucrative Wrecks
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Nick Carter 470427 285 The Case of the Luminous Spots
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Nick Carter 470323 280 The Case of the Crystal Prophecy
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Nick Carter 470413 283 The Case of the Chemical Chickens
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Nick Carter 470202 273 The Case of the Careless Employees
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Nick Carter 470126 272 The Case of the Persistant Beggars
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Nick Carter 470119 271 The Case of the GoldHeaded Cane
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Nick Carter 461222 267 The Case of the Imitation Robbery
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Nick Carter 460915 253 The Case of the Blue Mink
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Nick Carter 460825 250 The Case of the Red Goose Murder
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Nick Carter 460618 240 The Case of the MakeBelieve Robbery
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Nick Carter 460611 239 The Case of the Clumsy Forgeries
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Nick Carter 460604 238 The Case of the Dictaphone Murder
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Nick Carter 460528 237 The Case of the Demented Daughter
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Nick Carter 460521 236 The Case of the Poker Murders
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Nick Carter 460423 232 The Case of the Little Old Ladies
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Nick Carter 460402 229 Eight Records of Death
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Nick Carter 460224 224 The Witness Saw Nothing
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Nick Carter 460127 220 The Body in the Ice
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Nick Carter 451230 216 Shakespeares Ghost
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Nick Carter 450930 203 The Case of the Howling Horse
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Nick Carter 450909 200 The Case of the Talking Tree
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Nick Carter 450826 198 The Case of the Vanishing Postman
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Nick Carter 450812 196 The Case of the Sick Statue
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Nick Carter 450805 195 The Hanging Paperhanger
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Nick Carter 450729 194 The Case of the Unwritten Letter
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Nick Carter 450520 184 The Haunted Rocking Chair
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Nick Carter 450722 193 MakeBelieve Murder
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Nick Carter 450722 192 MakeBelieve Murder
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Nick Carter 450701 190 The Man Who Lived Too Long
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Nick Carter 450513 183 The Mystery Of Hangmans Wood
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Nick Carter 450429 181 Vanishing Lady
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Nick Carter 450422 180 The Witch of Donderberg Mountain
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Nick Carter 450325 176 Death Behind the Scenes
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Nick Carter 450311 174 Webs of Murder
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Nick Carter 450304 173 Poison with a Past
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Nick Carter 450225 172 Four Rings Of Death
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Nick Carter 450218 171 Mind over Murder
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Nick Carter 450204 169 Ready for Murder
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Nick Carter 450128 168 Eye for an Eye
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Nick Carter 450121 167 Death by Richochet
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Nick Carter 450114 166 Murder by Fire
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Nick Carter 450107 165 Monkey Sees Murder
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Nick Carter 441231 164 Murder in a Decantur
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Nick Carter 441224 163 Murder Goes to College
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Nick Carter 441203 160 Death Plays the Lead
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Nick Carter 441112 157 Murder in the Night
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Nick Carter 441105 156 Death in the Pool
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Nick Carter 441029 155 The Funeral Wreath
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Nick Carter 441022 154 Murder on Mad Mountain
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Nick Carter 441015 153 Slingshot Murders
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Nick Carter 441008 152 The Numbers Murder
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Nick Carter 440415 053 A Cat Brings Death
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Nick Carter 440408 052 Murder by Magic
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Nick Carter 440401 051 Professors Secret
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Nick Carter 440325 050 Drums of Death
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Nick Carter 440304 047 Death in the Pines
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