Archive for the 'Adventures of Frank Race' Category

The Adventures of Frank Race - Pgm 43

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

All good things must come to an end and so it is with our run through the series "The Adventures of Frank Race" featuring Paul Dubov as Race.

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In the final episode of the series, Program 43, Race is in Florida in the off-season for a circus-themed case, "The Adventure of the Big Top".  It's "bespangled excitement", as Race notes in the show opening.

The show was transferred from an original Bruce Eells and Associates red vinyl transcription set, matrix numbers UR-139492 and UR-139493.

Did you enjoy this week-by-week run through a series over the past few months?  If so, leave some comments and vote in the poll on the right side of the browser window - I've got a couple of other programs in the collection I might consider doing this with again.

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The Adventures of Frank Race - Pgm 42

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

Once again we drop in on our two-fisted insurance investigator, portrayed by Paul Dubov, as we hear the next to last episode of "The Adventures of Frank Race".  We're close to the end of our run of this syndicated series as it was broadcast in the late 1940s and early 50s.

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Globe-trotting Race is in London this week, working on a case involving a murdered man who took out life insurance policies with some old Army buddies that own a nightclub together.  It's program 42 in the series,  "The Adventure of the Black Friar's Bridge".

The show was transferred from an original Bruce Eells and Associates vinyl transcription set, matrix numbers UR-138897 and UR-138898.

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The Adventures of Frank Race - Pgm 41

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

Note:  The following program contains racial stereotyping themes that may be offensive to some listeners.

Leave it to Frank Race to run into Indian royalty at a bowling alley.

Paul Dubov and Tony Barrett return this week in our continuing series, "The Adventures of Frank Race", as we work our way through the run of the series in chronological order.  In program 41, Race and his cabbie sidekick decide to relax with an evening of bowling, which is interrupted by a mysterious woman from India who thinks her husband is going to be murdered.  And there's a whole subplot involving a psychiatrist who has a mother complex...

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The show was transferred from an original red vinyl Bruce Eells and Associates vinyl transcription set, matrix numbers UR-138135 AU-2 and UR-138136 AU-2.

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The Adventures of Frank Race - Pgm 40

Friday, August 7th, 2009

We're approaching the end of our complete run of "The Adventures of Frank Race", the hard-hitting noir insurance detective series starring Paul Dubov and syndicated by Bruce Eells and Associates in the late 40s and early 50s.

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Program 40 in the series, "The Adventure of the Kettle Drum", has Race being approached by a former girlfriend, April Ennis, who feels that her husband, a man who has been picked to run for Congress, is in danger of being murdered.  Of course, twists and turns, shadey dames and copious drinking and cigarette smoking ensue.

The show was transferred from an original red vinyl Bruce Eells and Associates transcription set, matrix numbers UR-138016 A-1 and UR-138017 A-1.

There's only a few episodes in the series left, but Race will be taking a hiatus next week on the blog as I put up some special programming.  So, stay tuned...

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The Adventures of Frank Race - Pgm 39

Friday, July 31st, 2009

Once again, we join actor Paul Dubov for the late 1940s syndicated action packed detective drama, "The Adventures of Frank Race", as we work our way through the run of the series.

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Program 39 is "The Adventure of the Night Crawlers", where Race is called in to help settle an unusual business dispute.  This episode is a comedy, a bit of a depature from the usual serious international intrigue, dames and fisticuffs we're used to in the series.

The show was transferred from an original Bruce Eells and Associates vinyl transcription set, matrix numbers UR-157217 A-6 and UR-157218 A-6.

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The Adventures of Frank Race - Pgm 38

Friday, July 24th, 2009

Once again we drop in on Paul Dobov as hard-hitting insurance investigator Frank Race in this late 1940s syndicated series from Bruce Eels and Associates.  We have just five more episodes of the series appearing in the blog over the next few weeks.

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This week, Race is in Los Angeles and is talked into investigating a disappearance by the missing man's chauffeur.  It's program 38 in the series, "The Adventure of the Count Trefano Crest".

The transfer is from an original vinyl Bruce Eels and Associates vinyl transcription, matrix numbers UR-156793 A-5 and UR-156794 A-5.

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The Adventures of Frank Race - Pgm 37

Saturday, July 18th, 2009

Thugs with guns.  Mysterious packages.  Chocolate eclairs?

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This week, Frank Race meets danger and intrigue in San Francisco ... in a bakery.  Race runs into an old colleague who has become a private investigator in a case where he's over his head.  It's "The Adventure of the House Divided", program 37 in this noir detective series syndicated in the late 40s and into the 1950s.

Our show was digitized from an original Bruce Eels and Associates red vinyl transcription set, matrix numbers UR-156334 and UR-165335.

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The Adventures of Frank Race - Pgm 36

Saturday, July 11th, 2009

We've got about two months left in our run through the late 1940s syndicated noir detective series, "The Adventures of Frank Race".

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This week, in program 36, Paul Dubov as insurance investigator Frank Race tackles "The Adventure of the Pharaoh's Staff".  Race has been hired the the insurance company covering treasures dug from an ancient tomb to protect them as they're transferred to a Cairo museum.  But, a mysterious woman turns the job into a matter of life and death.

The show was transferred from an original Bruce Eells and Associates red vinyl transcription set, matrix numbers UR-155690 A-3 and UR-155691 A-3.

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The Adventures of Frank Race - Pgm 35

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

Since the July 4th holiday is coming up this weekend, I'm posting this week's shows a bit early. First up, our continuing series, "The Adventures of Frank Race", with Paul Dubov and Tony Barrett.

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In program 35, Race goes back to his travels to exotic locales in "The Adventure of the Gold Worshipper", where he's been tapped to investigate the kidnapping of a gold dealer's daughter in Macau.

The show was transferred from a vinyl Bruce Eells and Associates transcription set, matrix numbers UR-155188 A-1 and UR-155189 A-1.

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The Adventures of Frank Race - Pgm 34

Friday, June 26th, 2009

Paul Dubov and Tony Barrett return for another episode in our continuing series on the blog of "The Adventures of Frank Race", a noir insurance detective show recorded circa 1949.

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Program 34 in the series, "The Adventure of the Undecided Bride", starts off, as many evenings do, with Race trying to enjoy the a relaxed evening at home after a fancy meal at the Waldorf.  But, his sidekick cab driver Mark interrupts the evening by opening the window.  Gunshots ensue.

Our show was transferred from an original Bruce Eels and Associates red vinyl transcription, matrix numbers UR-154813 AU-5 and UR-154814 URAU-5.

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