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Let George Do It
1940s detective drama

Let George Do It was a radio drama series produced by Owen and Pauline Vinson from 1946 to 1954. It starred Bob Bailey as detective-for-hire George Valentine (with Olan Soule stepping into the role in 1954).

Clients came to Valentine's office after reading a newspaper carrying his classified ad:

Personal notice: Danger's my stock in trade. If the job's too tough for you to handle, you've got a job for me. George Valentine.

The few earliest episodes were more sitcom than private eye shows, with a studio audience providing scattered laughter at the not-so-funny scripts. Soon the audience was banished, and George went from stumbling comedic hero to tough guy private eye and the music from wah-wah-wah to suspenseful. Valentine's secretary was Claire Brooks, aka Brooksie (Frances Robinson, Virginia Gregg, Lillian Buyeff). As Valentine made his rounds in search of the bad guys, he usually encountered Brooksie's kid brother, Sonny (Eddie Firestone), Lieutenant Riley (Wally Maher) and elevator man Caleb (Joseph Kearns). For the first few shows, Sonny was George's assistant, but he was soon relegated to an occasional character.

Sponsored by Standard Oil, the program was broadcast on the West Cast Mutual Broadcasting System from October 18, 1946 to September 27, 1954, first on Friday evenings and then on Mondays. In its last season, transcriptions were aired in New York, Wednesdays at 9:30pm, from January 20, 1954 to January 12, 1955.

John Hiestand was the program's announcer. Don Clark directed the scripts by David Victor and Jackson Gillis. The background music was supplied by Eddie Dunstedter, initially with a full orchestra. When television supplanted radio as the country's primary home entertainment, radio budgets got skimpier and skimpier and Dunstedter's orchestra was replaced by an organ.

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From the Old Time Radio Researcher's Group. See "Note" Section below for more information on the OTRR.

  1. The First Client (6.7Mb)
  2. Cousin Jeff and the Pigs (6.9Mb)
  3. The Brookdale Orphanage (7Mb)
  4. The Robber (7Mb)
  5. 42 on a Rope (6.9Mb)
  6. The Smugglers (6.8Mb)
  7. Am I My Brother's Keeper (6.8Mb)
  8. The Penthouse Roof (6.9Mb)
  9. The Wolf Pack (6.9Mb)
  10. The Tunnel Project (6.9Mb)
  11. The Spirit World (6.8Mb)
  12. Island in the Lake (6.9Mb)
  13. Have Some Excitement (6.9Mb)
  14. Hired for a Bodyguard (6.8Mb)
  15. The Unfit Mother (6.9Mb)
  16. The Racket (6.9Mb)
  17. The Man Who Was Murdered Twice (6.9Mb)
  18. A Close Call (13.5Mb)
  19. A Deadman Who Was a Murderer (13.6Mb)
  20. The Seven Murder (13.6Mb)
  21. The Money Maker (13.6Mb)
  22. Perfect Speciman (13.5Mb)
  23. The Ghost on Bliss Terrace (13.5Mb)
  24. The Corpse That Took a Powder (13.6Mb)
  25. A Minor Case of Murder (13.5Mb)
  26. The Impatient Redhead (6.8Mb)
  27. The Father Who Had Nothing to Say (6.8Mb)
  28. The Hearse Was Painted Pink (6.8Mb)
  29. The Little Man Who Was Everywhere (6.8Mb)
  30. Death Wears a Gay Sports Jacket (6.8Mb)
  31. The Seven Dead Years (6.7Mb)
  32. The Flowers That Smelled of Murder (6.8Mb)
  33. Murder It's A Gift (6.8Mb)
  34. Who Is Sylvia (6.5Mb)
  35. Stand-In for Murder (6.8Mb)
  36. The Malignant Heart (6.7Mb)
  37. Death in Fancy Dress (6.9Mb)
  38. Murder and One to Go (6.9Mb)
  39. The Corpse on a Caper (6.9Mb)
  40. The Payoff Is Murder (6.9Mb)
  41. Till Death Do Us Part (6.9Mb)
  42. Mayhem by Experts (6.9Mb)
  43. One Against A City (7Mb)
  44. Destination Dead End (7Mb)
  45. Journey into Hate (6.9Mb)
  46. Your Money or Your Life (7Mb)
  47. The Roundabout Murder (6.8Mb)
  48. The Motive Is Murder (6.9Mb)
  49. Four Sided Triangle (6.9Mb)
  50. The Host of Casa Diablo (6.9Mb)
  51. The Elusive Hundred Grand (7Mb)
  52. The Lady in Distress (7Mb)
  53. Out of Mind (6.7Mb)
  54. Vultures on the Wing (6.8Mb)
  55. Come and Get Me (6.8Mb)
  56. Stranger Than Fiction (6.9Mb)
  57. Death in Blue Jeans (6.9Mb)
  58. A Matter of Doubt (6.9Mb)
  59. Serenade to the Southern Star (6.9Mb)
  60. The Next to the Last Guest (6.5Mb)
  61. Laura's House (6.8Mb)
  62. Perfect Alibi (6.8Mb)
  63. One Chance at the World (6.8Mb)
  64. The Problem with Joe Martin (6.8Mb)
  65. Empress of Fishfalls (6.8Mb)
  66. End of Summer (6.8Mb)
  67. Everything Is Nice (6.8Mb)
  68. Valley Sunset (6.9Mb)
  69. The Coward (6.8Mb)
  70. The Man Under the Elm Trees (6.8Mb)
  71. Double Death (6.9Mb)
  72. The Rose Petal Staircase (6.8Mb)
  73. Every Shot Counts (6.9Mb)
  74. The Dark Chain (6.9Mb)
  75. Run Until Dead (6.8Mb)
  76. Sweet Poison (6.9Mb)
  77. No Riders (6.8Mb)
  78. Too Near the Sky (6.8Mb)
  79. Partner in Panama (6.7Mb)
  80. Follow That Train (6.5Mb)
  81. Snow Blind (6.5Mb)
  82. Needle in the Haystack (6.7Mb)
  83. The Silent Waterfall (16.8Mb)
  84. Juniper Lane (13.4Mb)
  85. The Floaters (13.4Mb)
  86. The Ugly Duckling (13.4Mb)
  87. The Old Style (13.4Mb)
  88. Go Jump in the Lake (13.4Mb)
  89. The Tears of Sorrow (13.4Mb)
  90. The Brothers Macintosh (13.4Mb)
  91. Portrait by Priscilla (13.4Mb)
  92. Mixup in La Cruza (13.4Mb)
  93. Death Begins at 45 (13.4Mb)
  94. The Chair of Humanities (13.5Mb)
  95. Picture with a Black Frame (6.7Mb)
  96. The Ant Hill (6.7Mb)
  97. Portugese Cove (6.7Mb)
  98. Sudden Storm (6.6Mb)
  99. The Witch of Mill Hollow (6.7Mb)
  100. The Iron Cat (6.7Mb)
  101. So Low in Whispers (6.7Mb)
  102. Most Likely to Die (6.7Mb)
  103. The Scream of the Eagle (6.6Mb)
  104. Island in the Desert (13.4Mb)
  105. Eleven O'Clock (6.7Mb)
  106. The Golden Lizard (6.7Mb)
  107. Voice of the Giant (6.7Mb)
  108. Sweet Are the Uses of Publicity (6.8Mb)
  109. The High Price of a Penny (6.8Mb)
  110. The Treasure Of Millie's Wharf (6.7Mb)
  111. High Card (6.9Mb)
  112. Second Degree Affection (6.9Mb)
  113. The White Elephant (6.7Mb)
  114. Cover for an Hour (6.7Mb)
  115. LGDI_50-09-25_ep211_Tag!_Youre_It! (6.7Mb)
  116. The House That Jack Built (6.5Mb)
  117. The Spider and the Fly (6.7Mb)
  118. title unknown (12.5Mb)
  119. title unknown (12.4Mb)
  120. title unknown (13.7Mb)
  121. Angel's Grotto (6.8Mb)
  122. Cause for Thanksgiving (13.4Mb)
  123. Nothing but the Truth (13.1Mb)
  124. And Hope to Die (7Mb)
  125. The Book Worm Turns (7Mb)
  126. Opportunity Knocks Twice (7Mb)
  127. Santa Claus in Glass (12.4Mb)
  128. The Man Behind the Frame (7Mb)
  129. Tune on a Triangle (7Mb)
  130. Knock on Wood (7.1Mb)
  131. Christmas in January (7.1Mb)
  132. title unknown (11.3Mb)
  133. How Guilty Can You Get (6.9Mb)
  134. See Me Once and You've Seen Me Twice (6.9Mb)
  135. The Public Eye (6.9Mb)
  136. The Prairie Dog (6.9Mb)
  137. Murder for Two (6.9Mb)
  138. No Escape from the Jungle (6.9Mb)
  139. The Eight Ball (7Mb)
  140. Uncle Harry's Bones (7.1Mb)
  141. The Noose Hangs High (7.1Mb)
  142. Sabotage (6.8Mb)
  143. Sweet Are the Uses of Publicity (12.4Mb)
  144. High Card (12.2Mb)
  145. title unknown (12.4Mb)
  146. Framed for Hanging (7Mb)
  147. No Way Out (6.9Mb)
  148. A Crime Too Simple (6.8Mb)
  149. The Woman in Black (7Mb)
  150. Destination, Danger (6.8Mb)
  151. The Meddler (6.8Mb)
  152. Off the Record (13.1Mb)
  153. The Last Payoff (6.9Mb)
  154. Stolen Goods (6.8Mb)
  155. Christmas Letter (6.6Mb)
  156. A School Of Sharks (6.7Mb)
  157. The Bad Little God (6.7Mb)
  158. A Matter of Honor (6.8Mb)
  159. The Common Denominator (6.7Mb)
  160. Surprise, Surprise (6.9Mb)
  161. Cortez Island (6.9Mb)
  162. The Symbol Three (6.8Mb)
  163. The Starlight Pier (6.8Mb)
  164. The Deadly Pines (6.9Mb)
  165. The Darkest Shadow (6.8Mb)
  166. Three Times and Out (6.9Mb)
  167. The Gray Stone Ghost (6.9Mb)
  168. The Forgotten Murder (6.8Mb)
  169. War Maneuver (6.8Mb)
  170. Operation Europa (6.8Mb)
  171. Come to the Casbah (6.7Mb)
  172. The Iron Hat (6.8Mb)
  173. It Happened on Friday (6.7Mb)
  174. The Violent Van Pattons (6.8Mb)
  175. The Mystic (6.8Mb)
  176. Seed of Destruction (6.7Mb)
  177. Sabotage (6.8Mb)
  178. Human Nature (6.8Mb)
  179. Once a Crook (13.3Mb)
  180. Chance and Probability (6.8Mb)
  181. The Four Seasons (13.7Mb)
  182. The Dead of Night (6.7Mb)
  183. Guy Reposo (6.8Mb)
  184. Dead on Arrival (6.8Mb)
  185. The Stand-In (6.7Mb)
  186. The Ghost of Ireland Betty (13.9Mb)

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