The Adventures of Frank Race

US private detective drama
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May 1, 1949- February 19, 1950 (East Coast) and June 5, 1951- March 25, 1952 (West Coast), syndicated

Tom Collins as Frank Race (through "The Adventure of the Roughneck's Will", #22, 09/25/1949)
Paul Dubov as Frank Race (from "The Adventure of the Green Doubloon", #23, 10/02/1949 to end)
Tony Barrett as Mark Donovan

Written and Directed by: Joel Murcott and Buckley Angel

Music by: Ivan Ditmars

Announcers: Art Gilmore, Michael Roy (episodes 26, 27)

The Adventures of Frank Race was a syndicated show produced by Bruce Eells Productions in Hollywood. Each program began with the introduction: "Before the war, Frank Race worked as an attorney, but he traded his law books for the cloak-and-dagger of the OSS. When the war was over, his former life was over too....adventure became his business!"

Although Race ran his investigative business out of a New York City office, he and his sidekick, Mark Donovan, were seldom there. Their pursuit of wrong-doers led them to ex-Nazi jewel robbers in Berlin and Monte Carlo, import thieves in Tunis, etc. Most of his assignments came from international insurance companies thus making the program something of a cross between more familiar contemporaries Dangerous Assignment and Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar.

Sources: Thrillingdetective.com; On the Air, John Dunning; The 3rd Revised Ultimate History..., Jay Hickerson; Audio Classics.com (Salomonson)

NOTE: "TAOT" in the names of the files is an abbreviation for "The Adventure of The".

NOTE: Updated Release! Upgraded sound and removed broadcast dates due to syndication (05-Mar-2013).

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

  1. The Adventure Of The Hackensack Victory (26.1Mb)
  2. The Adventure Of The Daring Debutante (24.5Mb)
  3. The Istanbul Adventure (24.3Mb)
  4. The Adventure Of Seventeen Black (24.6Mb)
  5. The Enoch Arden Adventure (24.9Mb)
  6. The Adventure Of The Vanishing President (24.7Mb)
  7. The Adventure Of The Baradian Letters (24.7Mb)
  8. The Airborne Adventure (24.8Mb)
  9. The Adventure Of The Shanghai Incident (24.4Mb)
  10. The Adventure Of The Juvenile Passenger (24.2Mb)
  11. The Adventure Of The Reckless Daughter (24.3Mb)
  12. The Adventure Of The Silent Heart (24.8Mb)
  13. The Adventure Of The Garrulous Bartender (24.3Mb)
  14. The Adventure Of The Vanishing Favorite (24.8Mb)
  15. The Adventure Of The Embittered Secretary (24.6Mb)
  16. The Adventure Of The Talking Bullet (24.8Mb)
  17. The_Adventure_Of_The_Fat_Man's_Loot (24.9Mb)
  18. The_Adventure_of_The_General's_Lady (24.2Mb)
  19. The Adventure of The Violent Virtuoso (24.9Mb)
  20. The Adventure Of The Fourth Round Knockout (24.5Mb)
  21. The Adventure Of Three on a Match (24.9Mb)
  22. The_Adventure_Of_The_Roughneck's_Will (24.7Mb)
  23. The Adventure Of The Green Doubloon (24.7Mb)
  24. The Adventure of The Sobbing Bodyguard (24.6Mb)
  25. The_Adventure_Of_The_Diver's_Loot (24.7Mb)
  26. The Adventure of The Mormon Country (24.7Mb)
  27. The Adventure of The Brooklyn Accent (24.7Mb)
  28. The Adventure Of The Six-Week Cure (24.3Mb)
  29. The Adventure Of The Fairway Beauty (24.4Mb)
  30. The Adventure Of The Runway Queen (24.7Mb)
  31. The Adventure Of The Lady in the Dark (24.6Mb)
  32. The Adventure Of The Silent Tongue (24.7Mb)
  33. The Adventure of The Candy Killing (24.7Mb)
  34. The Adventure Of The Undecided Bride (24.6Mb)
  35. The Adventure Of The Gold Worshipper (24.9Mb)
  36. The_Adventure_Of_The_Pharaoh's_Staff (24.6Mb)
  37. The Adventure Of The House Divided (24.6Mb)
  38. The Adventure Of The Count Trefanno Crest (24.6Mb)
  39. The Adventure Of The Night Crawler (24.8Mb)
  40. The Adventure Of The Kettle Drum (24.7Mb)
  41. The Adventure Of The Loveable Character (24.5Mb)
  42. The_Adventure_Of_The_Blackfriar's_Bridge (24.7Mb)
  43. The Adventure Of The Big Top (23.9Mb)

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