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True Detective Mysteries

One of the swiftness radio series, the True Detective Mysteries program broadcast over CBS every Thursday evening, owes much of its popularity to the action which takes place in the studio. Reproducing as it does true stories of various police cases, it is often impossible to go into every detail of the story, and so far no one has actually been murdered in the broadcast: but when a struggle is indicated in the script the actors proceed to struggle; when the gong and siren on the police cars are heard, there are sirens and gongs in the studio.

Staged under the direction of Charles Schenck, one of radio's pioneers in stagecraft, "True Detective Mysteries" utilizes approximately the same cast each week to dramatize the more thrilling story in the current issue of the magazine from which it takes its name. Much of the program's success is due to the fact Mr Schenck has been able to assemble the cast which his experience has shown him possesses really ideal voices for the microphone, as well as dramatic ability. The sound effects, pistol shots, slamming doors, crashing glass, speeding autos---every conceivable noise, in fact---are produced by one man, who sets up his apparatus before his own special microphone, and, working from his own copy of the script, follows his cues as carefully and promptly as do the actors.

Episodes

True Detective Mysteries 59-10-07_Wedding_Night_Murder
Show Details20min 16s
True Detective Mysteries 58-06-08_Hitchhiking_Pyscho
Show Details22min 58s
True Detective Mysteries 57-10-14_Body_In_The_Road
Show Details20min 53s
True Detective Mysteries 50-01-01_Inhuman_Monster_In_Europe
Show Details27min 33s
True Detective Mysteries 47-12-28_Dream_Of_Richard_Lauber
Show Details25min 30s
True Detective Mysteries 37-12-28_dream_of_richard_lauber
Show Details25min 30s
True Detective Mysteries 37-09-02_Reprocessed_Bride
Show Details25min 41s
True Detective Mysteries 37-08-31_check_forgery
Show Details25min 39s
True Detective Mysteries 37-08-26_Shipboard_Beauty
Show Details25min 27s
True Detective Mysteries 37-08-19_Murder_In_The_Horror_House
Show Details25min 50s
True Detective Mysteries 37-08-12_Who_Killed_Bonnie_Collins
Show Details25min 52s
True Detective Mysteries 37-07-31_Check_Forgery
Show Details25min 39s
True Detective Mysteries 37-07-24_Farmer_Shot_12_Times
Show Details24min 55s
True Detective Mysteries 37-07-10_trailing_red_ryan
Show Details26min 4s
True Detective Mysteries 37-07-03_helen_clevenger_case
Show Details24min 41s
True Detective Mysteries 37-06-26_girl_in_the_iron_mask
Show Details25min 52s
True Detective Mysteries 37-06-12_black_legion
Show Details25min 24s
True Detective Mysteries 37-05-06_Death_in_Red_Step-ins
Show Details26min 4s
True Detective Mysteries 37-04-29_Trailing_Red_Ryan
Show Details26min 4s
True Detective Mysteries 37-04-22_Helen_Clevenger_Case
Show Details24min 41s
True Detective Mysteries 37-04-15_Girl_in_the_Iron_Mask
Show Details25min 52s
True Detective Mysteries 37-04-08_Budda_Man_Mystery
Show Details26min 18s
True Detective Mysteries 37-04-01_Secrets_Never_Before_Told
Show Details25min 24s
True Detective Mysteries 37-03-25_Horror_in_a_Hospital_Ward
Show Details24min 54s
True Detective Mysteries 37-03-08_The_Rattlesnake_and_The_Barefoot_Bride
Show Details26min 13s