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The Fat Man: All Episodes

From January 21, 1946 through September 26, 1951:

The premier of The Fat Man is announced for WJZ and other stations on the ABC network starting at 8:30 on Monday night, January 21, 1946.

Date Aired: 46/01/21
Episode Number: 001
Available: YES
Title: The Nineteenth Pearl
Description: Brad is at Grand Central Station to put his mother on a train. He bumps into a woman who immediately uses him to evade someone and then disappears. She leaves her bag, which draws Runyon onto the train, then off and into an adventure with an actress named Kathy Evans, a wealthy man and a string of pearls.
Credits: J. Scott Smart, Directed by Robert Sloan. Bernard Green composed and conducted original music.
Opening Line: [coin placed in slot] [male voice] "Weight: 247 pounds. Fortune: Danger. Who is it? The Fat Man." [music] "The American Broadcasting Company brings you Dashiell Hammett's latest and most fascinating character, The Fat Man." (The episode title is included later in the introduction)
First Line: "One of the worse things about being fat is feeling thin. That extra load you carry around is something you never think about until you bump into a full length mirror or drop a penny into a drugstore scale. Even then you don't feel fat. The only time you really feel it is when you run into a beautiful woman?"
Notes:
  1. Show opens with ABC announcing the premier of four shows that night, including The Fat Man.
  2. AKA: "The 19th Pearl" (Press Release introduces "The Nineteenth Pearl")
  3. Network Affiliation: ABC
  4. End of Show: Next week's show is announced as "The Unfamiliar Face".
  5. Sponsored by: Not Available

Date Aired: 46/01/28
Episode Number: 002
Available: NO
Title: The Unfamiliar Face
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Date Aired: 46/02/04
Episode Number: 003
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
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Date Aired: 46/02/11
Episode Number: 004
Available: YES
Title: The Twice Told Secret
Description: Brad is visiting his buddy Moe Lipmann, at Moe's dry cleaning shop. Moe finds a pawn ticket in a rich man's pants. Suddenly, that ticket is in demand and leads to murder.
Credits: J. Scott Smart
Opening Line: [female voice] "Weight: 247 pounds. Fortune: Danger. Who is it?" [J. Scott Smart] "The Fat Man." [music]
First Line: "For one reason or another, most people think a fat man is a jolly fellow with a soft heart and a timid soul. Lots of times it works out that way, but most of the time, the guy that's fat never gives up thinking he can be thin. And in the back of his mind, he's just as fast on his feet as you are."
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: ABC
  2. End of Show: Runyon is reminiscing with his girl friend Kathy when he confides, "back in the day when I was young and only 220 pounds…" Next week's show is announced as "A Shot in the Dark".
  3. Sponsored by: O'Sullivan's Rubber Heels and Soles

Date Aired: 46/02/18
Episode Number: 005
Available: NO
Title: A Shot in the Dark
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Date Aired: 46/02/25
Episode Number: 006
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
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Date Aired: 46/03/04
Episode Number: 007
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
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Date Aired: 46/03/11
Episode Number: 008
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
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Date Aired: 46/03/18
Episode Number: 009
Available: NO
Title: The Silent Partner
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Date Aired: 46/03/25
Episode Number: 010
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
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Date Aired: 46/04/01
Episode Number: 011
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
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Date Aired: 46/04/08
Episode Number: 012
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
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Date Aired: 46/04/15
Episode Number: 013
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
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Date Aired: 46/04/22
Episode Number: 014
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Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
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Date Aired: 46/04/29
Episode Number: 015
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
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Date Aired: 46/05/06
Episode Number: 016
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
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Date Aired: 46/05/13
Episode Number: 017
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
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Date Aired: 46/05/20
Episode Number: 018
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
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Date Aired: 46/05/27
Episode Number: 019
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
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Date Aired: 46/06/03
Episode Number: 020
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
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Date Aired: 46/06/10
Episode Number: 021
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
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Date Aired: 46/06/17
Episode Number: 022
Available: NO
Title: The Case of the Tell-Tale Eyes
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Date Aired: 46/06/24
Episode Number: 023
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
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Date Aired: 46/07/01
Episode Number: 024
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
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Date Aired: 46/07/08
Episode Number: 025
Available: YES
Title: The Black Angel
Description: The Fat Man becomes involved with a blackmail plot involving $100,000 in stolen bank money. Brad feels sorry for his visitor. Brad guesses wife troubles and is right. John is worried that his wife Peggy is fooling around because he overheard her say on the phone "Angel, John mustn't know". This is not a nice angel.
Credits: J. Scott Smart, Ed Begley as Sgt. O'Hara. Charles Powers (producer), Bernard Green (music), Gene Kirby (announcer).
Opening Line: [coin placed in slot] [male voice] "Weight: 237 pounds. Fortune: Danger. Who is it?" [J. Scott Smart] "The Fat Man." [music]
First Line: "A fat man is not supposed to have the physical endurance and staying power of the thinner, leaner boys. When he lugs that extra weight around he loses his wind quicker and his muscles tire faster. If you've ever made a forced march with 50 or 60 pounds of equipment on your back, you'll know what I mean about a fat man's extra weight."
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: ABC
  2. End of Show: Next week's show is announced as "The Skull's Ballroom"
  3. Sponsored by: Not Available

Date Aired: 46/07/15
Episode Number: 026
Available: NO
Title: The Skull's Ballroom
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Date Aired: 46/07/22
Episode Number: 027
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
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Date Aired: 46/07/29
Episode Number: 028
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
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Date Aired: 46/08/05
Episode Number: 029
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
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Date Aired: 46/08/12
Episode Number: 030
Available: NO
Title: The White Tulip Case
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Date Aired: 46/08/19
Episode Number: 031
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description: Finds black market in tires.
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Date Aired: 46/08/26
Episode Number: 032
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
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Date Aired: 46/09/02
Episode Number: 033
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
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Date Aired: 46/09/09
Episode Number: 034
Available: YES
Title: The Crooked Horse
Description: Runyon tells the lady that he's not the police, when she announces a murder. She's convinced that a person was murdered in the hotel room next to hers. There is no body. The hotel says nobody used the room. She stands by her story and wants Brad to investigate. The more Brad investigates, the stranger her story becomes. Passwords? Spies? Murder?
Credits: J. Scott Smart, Charles Powers (producer), Gene Kirby (announcer), Ed Begley, Bernard Green (music director)
Opening Line: [coin placed in slot] [female voice] "Weight: 237 pounds. Fortune: Danger. Who is it?" [J. Scott Smart] "The Fat Man." [music]
First Line: "You know if a young man told me he wanted to be a detective and asked my advice; I think the most important thing I could tell him would be this. The life of a real detective isn't made up of silk dressing gowns, briar pipes and intricate clues any more than the life of a real soldier is made up of pretty uniforms, parades and bugle calls."
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: ABC
  2. End of Show: Next week's show is announced as "The Dancing Tombstone"
  3. Sponsored by: Not Available

Date Aired: 46/09/16
Episode Number: 035
Available: NO
Title: The Dancing Tombstone
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Date Aired: 46/09/23
Episode Number: 036
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
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Date Aired: 46/09/30
Episode Number: 037
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
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Date Aired: 46/10/07
Episode Number: 038
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
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Date Aired: 46/10/14
Episode Number: 039
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
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Date Aired: 46/10/21
Episode Number: 040
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Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
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Date Aired: 46/10/28
Episode Number: 041
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Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
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Date Aired: 46/11/04
Episode Number: 042
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
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Date Aired: 46/11/11
Episode Number: 043
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Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
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Date Aired: 46/11/18
Episode Number: 044
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Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
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Date Aired: 46/11/25
Episode Number: 045
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Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
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Date Aired: 46/12/02
Episode Number: 046
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Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
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Date Aired: 46/12/09
Episode Number: 047
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Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
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Date Aired: 46/12/16
Episode Number: 048
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Date Aired: 46/12/23
Episode Number: 049
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Date Aired: 46/12/30
Episode Number: 050
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Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
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Date Aired: 47/01/06
Episode Number: 051
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Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
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Schedule changes from Monday at 8:30 pm to Friday at 8:00 pm.

Date Aired: 47/01/10
Episode Number: 052
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Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
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Date Aired: 47/01/17
Episode Number: 053
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Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
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Date Aired: 47/01/24
Episode Number: 054
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Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
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Date Aired: 47/01/31
Episode Number: 055
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Date Aired: 47/02/07
Episode Number: 056
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Date Aired: 47/02/14
Episode Number: 057
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Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
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Date Aired: 47/02/21
Episode Number: 058
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Date Aired: 47/02/28
Episode Number: 059
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Date Aired: 47/03/07
Episode Number: 060
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Date Aired: 47/03/14
Episode Number: 061
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Title: The Dummy Murder
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Date Aired: 47/03/21
Episode Number: 062
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Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
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Date Aired: 47/03/28
Episode Number: 063
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Title: Murder for Two
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Date Aired: 47/04/04
Episode Number: 064
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Title: Dressed to Kill
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Date Aired: 47/04/11
Episode Number: 065
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Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description: A movie producer becomes involved with the sweetheart of a gang leader.
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Date Aired: 47/04/18
Episode Number: 066
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Title: Silver Dollar Mystery
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Date Aired: 47/04/25
Episode Number: 067
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Title: The Man on the Docks
Description: River pirates and flying bullets.
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Date Aired: 47/05/02
Episode Number: 068
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description: Runyon finds three bodies in the closet.
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Date Aired: 47/05/09
Episode Number: 069
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Title: Murder Draws No Interest
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Date Aired: 47/05/16
Episode Number: 070
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Title: Murder in Mid-Air
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Date Aired: 47/05/23
Episode Number: 071
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Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description: Runyon is confused by too many confessions when hired to clear a mystery writer. Gets three confessions for one murder.
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Date Aired: 47/05/30
Episode Number: 072
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Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
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Date Aired: 47/06/06
Episode Number: 073
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Title: Murder Goes to Bat
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Date Aired: 47/06/13
Episode Number: 074
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Date Aired: 47/06/20
Episode Number: 075
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Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description: The Fat Man saves an accused youngster.
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Date Aired: 47/06/27
Episode Number: 076
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Title: Murder on the Midway
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Date Aired: 47/07/04
Episode Number: 077
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Title: Stamped for Murder
Description: Runyon is hired to prove a famous stamp collector was sold a phony stamp by an unscrupulous dealer.
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Date Aired: 47/07/11
Episode Number: 078
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Title: Murder Goes to College
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Date Aired: 47/07/18
Episode Number: 079
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Title: Murder Picks a Winner
Description: A murder at a bathing beauty contest.
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Date Aired: 47/07/25
Episode Number: 080
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Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description: Runyon solves a nightclub murder.
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Date Aired: 47/08/01
Episode Number: 081
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Date Aired: 47/08/08
Episode Number: 082
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Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description: Runyon is hired by a woman who has received a shrunken head from Ecuador, he flies to South America.
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Date Aired: 47/08/15
Episode Number: 083
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Title: Death Comes to Paris
Description: Runyon is hired by elderly man to find his young wife, and finds two murders.
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Date Aired: 47/08/22
Episode Number: 084
Available: NO
Title: The Case of the Phony Medium
Description: Runyon solves a murder at the request of elderly servant.
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Date Aired: 47/08/29
Episode Number: 085
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Title: Portrait of Murder
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Date Aired: 47/09/05
Episode Number: 086
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Title: A Bargain for Murder
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Date Aired: 47/09/12
Episode Number: 087
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Title: Ten Minutes to Kill
Description: Death beats Runyon to a client.
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Date Aired: 47/09/19
Episode Number: 088
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Title: Law of the Hills
Description: A mountain feud.
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Date Aired: 47/09/26
Episode Number: 089
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Date Aired: 47/10/03
Episode Number: 090
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Title: A Window for Murder
Description: An old school chum, Eugenia Felt, is in town for a while and invites Brad to dinner at her apartment. Eugenia is a doctor now and a lot less shy than she was. After dinner, she is looking out the window and sees a beautiful redhead being stabbed across the way. Brad and Eugenia go to investigate and find an old lady and a large ball of string instead of a body. The next day, a new assignment for Brad brings him back to the building where Eugenia saw the murder.
Credits: J. Scott Smart, Clark Andrews (director), Mark Winston (music), Sara Burton as Mrs. Woodruff, Alice Frost as Eugenia, Charles Irving (announcer).
Opening Line: [male voice] "There he goes, into that drug store. He's stepping on the scales." [coin placed in slot] "Weight: 237 pounds. Fortune: Danger. Who is it?" [J. Scott Smart] "The Fat Man." [music]
First Line: "In a lot of ways, crime is like disease. It strikes when you least expect it and it's no respecter of persons or classes. It spreads in contagious ways, gnawing and digging at the very backbone of society. Medical science has discovered through the years miracle drugs and vaccines that have completely knocked out many of our most dangerous maladies. But the only inoculation against a confirmed criminal is a strong fist and a fast trigger."
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  2. End of Show: Next week's show is announced as "Murder Goes Sightseeing"
  3. Sponsored by: Norwich Pharmaceutical Company, makers of Pepto Bismol

Date Aired: 47/10/10
Episode Number: 091
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Title: Murder Goes Sightseeing
Description: Runyon fights a blackmailer.
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Date Aired: 47/10/17
Episode Number: 092
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Title: Murder Scores a Touchdown
Description: Brad uses a football newsreel to solve mystery.
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Date Aired: 47/10/24
Episode Number: 093
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Title: A Close Shave with Death
Description: Runyon keeps an appointment at the barbershop and finds a throat-slashed detective with a hot towel over his face.
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Date Aired: 47/10/31
Episode Number: 094
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Title: Murder Throws a Party
Description: Murder on a lonely island.
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Date Aired: 47/11/07
Episode Number: 095
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Title: Murder for Thousands
Description: Escaped convict, two gang members, red-haired girlfriend, two halves of a $1000 bill, and a fistful of stolen notes and murder.
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Date Aired: 47/11/14
Episode Number: 096
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Title: Murder Learns to Rumba
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Date Aired: 47/11/21
Episode Number: 097
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Date Aired: 47/11/28
Episode Number: 098
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Description: Attends his own funeral after reading his obituary.
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Date Aired: 47/12/05
Episode Number: 099
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Date Aired: 47/12/12
Episode Number: 100
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Date Aired: 47/12/19
Episode Number: 101
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Title: Murder Strikes Twice
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Date Aired: 47/12/26
Episode Number: 102
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Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description: Runyon goes to work for a snake collector who doesn't want his niece to see a gambler.
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Date Aired: 47/xx/xx
Episode Number: 102
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Title: Murder Plays Hide and Seek
Description: Runyon is awakened by a frightened cabby friend with a dead fare. Brad goes to check and the fare is gone. Double murder starts with a corpse in a cab. The second stiff had the same initials..."C. H.!"
Credits: J. Scott Smart, Clark Andrews (director), Lawrence Klee (writer), Bernard Green (music director), Helen Flint, Joe Harding, Charles Irving (ABC announcer)
Opening Line: [male voice] "There he goes, into that drug store. He's stepping on the scales." [coin placed in slot] "Weight: 237 pounds. Fortune: Danger. Who is it?" [J. Scott Smart] "The Fat Man." [music]
First Line: "The housing shortage may be bad but there's one place I know of that always has room for another tenant. It's a big grey structure near the river. And the windows are crossed with iron bars. And the landlord never asks you for a penny in rent. If you're an extra special customer, they even give you a private suite in a secluded part of the building."
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  2. Network Affiliation: ABC
  3. End of Show: Next week's show is announced as "Murder Finds the Decoy"
  4. Sponsored by: Norwich Pharmaceutical Company, makers of Pepto Bismol

Date Aired: 47/xx/xx
Episode Number: 102
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Title: Murder Finds a Decoy
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Date Aired: 48/01/02
Episode Number: 103
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Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
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Date Aired: 48/01/09
Episode Number: 104
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Date Aired: 48/01/16
Episode Number: 105
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Title: Murder Models in Wax
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Date Aired: 48/01/23
Episode Number: 106
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Date Aired: 48/01/30
Episode Number: 107
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Date Aired: 48/02/06
Episode Number: 108
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Title: Murder Does a Foxtrot
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Date Aired: 48/02/13
Episode Number: 109
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Title: Murder Hits the Jackpot
Description: Hunts for missing man, finds him dead outside his office.
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Date Aired: 48/02/20
Episode Number: 110
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Title: Murder Spins the Wheel
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Date Aired: 48/02/27
Episode Number: 111
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Date Aired: 48/03/05
Episode Number: 112
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Description: Poisoned archeologist, pet mongoose.
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Date Aired: 48/03/12
Episode Number: 113
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Title: A Ring for Murder
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Date Aired: 48/03/19
Episode Number: 114
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Title: Murder Learns to Spell
Description: A defective electrical sign gives clue to identity of killer.
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Date Aired: 48/03/26
Episode Number: 115
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Date Aired: 48/04/02
Episode Number: 116
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Title: Thirty Thousand Witnesses to Murder
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Date Aired: 48/04/09
Episode Number: 117
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Title: Murder Rents a Flat
Description: A married client, Mrs. Pryor, hires Runyon to clean up a blackmail attempt by George Brandon. They find her husband murdered. Her husband's friend, Mr. Far, shows up to care for the new widow. The dead husband's private secretary seeks out the Fat Man with more background information. A real cliff hanger.
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  2. End of Show: Not Available. Only available broadcast is clipped at the 11:37 time into episode.
  3. Sponsored by: Norwich Pharmaceutical Company, makers of Pepto Bismol

Date Aired: 48/04/16
Episode Number: 118
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Title: Murder Rings the Bell
Description: Runyon traps the killer of beautiful model with the aid of an identical twin sister.
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Date Aired: 48/04/23
Episode Number: 119
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Date Aired: 48/04/30
Episode Number: 120
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Date Aired: 48/05/07
Episode Number: 121
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Date Aired: 48/05/14
Episode Number: 122
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Date Aired: 48/05/21
Episode Number: 123
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Title: Murder Goes to the Post
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Date Aired: 48/05/28
Episode Number: 124
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Date Aired: 48/06/04
Episode Number: 125
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Date Aired: 48/06/11
Episode Number: 126
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Title: A Casket for Murder
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Date Aired: 48/06/18
Episode Number: 127
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Title: Murder Makes the Last Move
Description: Runyon spots a murder clue on chessboard.
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Date Aired: 48/06/25
Episode Number: 128
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Title: Murder Uses a Stand-In
Description: Runyon uses murder victim's double to trap a poisoner.
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Date Aired: 48/07/02
Episode Number: 129
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Title: The Clock Strikes Murder
Description: Runyon's close friend is murdered and he goes all out to hunt down the murderer using victim's daughter as bait for slayer.
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Date Aired: 48/07/09
Episode Number: 130
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Date Aired: 48/07/16
Episode Number: 131
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Date Aired: 48/07/23
Episode Number: 132
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Date Aired: 48/07/30
Episode Number: 133
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Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description: A beautiful chorus girls asks for Runyon's help then blacks out.
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Date Aired: 48/08/06
Episode Number: 134
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Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description: A call from an insurance company about a dubious claim solves train-wreck murder.
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Date Aired: 48/08/13
Episode Number: 135
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Title: The Summer Theater Murder Case
Description: Finds summer theater actor poisoned.
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Date Aired: 48/08/20
Episode Number: 136
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Title: Museum Murder Case
Description: Receives a call from a girl employed at a museum, her boss believes he is to be killed.
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Date Aired: 48/08/27
Episode Number: 137
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Date Aired: 48/09/03
Episode Number: 138
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Title: A Bargain for Murder
Description: Guards life of party to insurance pact.
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Date Aired: 48/09/10
Episode Number: 139
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Title: Murder Stakes a Claim
Description: Gun covers murderer in 'ghost' mining town.
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Date Aired: 48/09/17
Episode Number: 140
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Date Aired: 48/09/24
Episode Number: 141
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Date Aired: 48/10/01
Episode Number: 142
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Date Aired: 48/10/08
Episode Number: 143
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Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description: Murder and mystery in Scotland.
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Date Aired: 48/10/15
Episode Number: 144
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Date Aired: 48/10/22
Episode Number: 145
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Title: Murder Goes Dutch Treat
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Date Aired: 48/10/29
Episode Number: 146
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Title: A Phone Call from Murder
Description: Geneva, Switzerland; Alpine glacier crevasse; two-time murderer.
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Date Aired: 48/11/05
Episode Number: 147
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Date Aired: 48/11/12
Episode Number: 148
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Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description: Runyon revisits old army haunts in North Africa and finds underworld as dangerous and dirty as any in the world.
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Date Aired: 48/11/19
Episode Number: 149
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Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description: US to Africa to Brazil.
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Date Aired: 48/11/26
Episode Number: 150
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Title: Murder Does the Samba
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Date Aired: 48/12/03
Episode Number: 151
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Date Aired: 48/12/10
Episode Number: 152
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Date Aired: 48/12/17
Episode Number: 153
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Title: Murder Baits the Hook
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Date Aired: 48/12/24
Episode Number: 154
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Date Aired: 48/12/31
Episode Number: 155
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Date Aired: 49/01/07
Episode Number: 156
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Date Aired: 49/01/14
Episode Number: 157
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Date Aired: 49/01/21
Episode Number: 158
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Date Aired: 49/01/28
Episode Number: 159
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Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description: The Fat Man's prey is a novelist with homicidal tendencies.
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Date Aired: 49/02/04
Episode Number: 160
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Date Aired: 49/02/11
Episode Number: 161
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Title: Murder Rides in the Rear
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Date Aired: 49/02/18
Episode Number: 162
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Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description: USPO stamp customer; split of $5,000 reward; Fat Man finds killer.
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Date Aired: 49/02/25
Episode Number: 163
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Date Aired: 49/03/04
Episode Number: 164
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Date Aired: 49/03/11
Episode Number: 165
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Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description: Visit from bewitched girl who doubles in pyromania.
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Date Aired: 49/03/18
Episode Number: 166
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Date Aired: 49/03/25
Episode Number: 167
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Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description: A note in his New Orleans hotel room, Mayan treasure in Mexico.
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Date Aired: 49/04/01
Episode Number: 168
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Title: Murder Wins the Draw
Description: Brad is on his way to Guatemala City. Trouble, in the form of a lovely lady, grabs Brad at the airport. She pretends to know him but it is a ruse to fool a man that is following her. She snubs him on the plane, but pulls her act again when they land because her stalker re-appears. She runs off with his suitcase, so of course Brad has to find her and trouble in the form of a corpse.
Credits: J. Scott Smart, Dick Beals (commercial spokesman), Clark Andrews (director), Bernard Green (conductor), Bryna Raeburn, Charles Irving (announcer), Lawrence Klee (writer), Jean Ellen.
Opening Line: [female voice] "There he goes, into that drug store. He's stepping on the scales." [coin placed in slot] "Weight: 241 pounds. Fortune: Danger. Who is it?" [J. Scott Smart] "The Fat Man." [music]
First Line: "Gambling at its best is a suckers pastime and the schmoe who makes a steady diet of it ought to take a course in simple mathematics. He's got a better chance of striking oil in his own back yard than he has of winning the sweepstakes. And if he thinks he can out guess a roulette ball, he's a real dreamer."
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  1. Network Affiliation: ABC
  2. End of Show: Next week's show is announced as "Murder Hits the Torrid Zone"
  3. Sponsored by: Norwich Pharmaceutical Company, makers of Pepto Bismol

Date Aired: 49/04/08
Episode Number: 169
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Title: Murder Hits the Torrid Zone
Description: The overseer of Guatemala plantation is killed by a rifle with a telescopic lens. Runyon is offered big bucks to 'take care of' an alleged killer.
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Date Aired: 49/04/15
Episode Number: 170
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Title: Murder in Central America
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Date Aired: 49/04/22
Episode Number: 171
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Date Aired: 49/04/29
Episode Number: 172
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Date Aired: 49/05/06
Episode Number: 173
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Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description: Runyon is hired to find a man missing for 5 years who has inherited $2,000,000.
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Date Aired: 49/05/13
Episode Number: 174
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Date Aired: 49/05/20
Episode Number: 175
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Date Aired: 49/05/27
Episode Number: 176
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Date Aired: 49/06/03
Episode Number: 177
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Date Aired: 49/06/10
Episode Number: 178
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Title: Murder Faces the Camera
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Date Aired: 49/06/17
Episode Number: 179
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Date Aired: 49/06/24
Episode Number: 180
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Title: The Case of the Unusual Corpse
Description: An attractive girl, the Fat Man and a missing corpse.
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Date Aired: 49/07/01
Episode Number: 181
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Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description: Client offer $5,000 for recovery of lost poodle.
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Date Aired: 49/07/08
Episode Number: 182
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Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description: Woman's roommate crushed to death in Central Park.
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Date Aired: 49/07/15
Episode Number: 183
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Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description: A new use for old golf clubs. An intentional slice by golfer helps solve murder mystery.
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Date Aired: 49/07/22
Episode Number: 184
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Title: Murder is the Medium
Description: Harriet Reynard's second husband, Oscar, joins his wife at a seance where she insists she heard her dead first husband, Melvin. Now dead first husband Melvin wants money, which Harriet is inclined to give him. She's having second thoughts and hires Runyon to get the husbands sorted out.
Credits: J. Scott Smart,
Opening Line: [commercial] [male voice] "There he goes, into that drug store. He's stepping on the scales." [coin placed in slot] "Weight: 239 pounds. Fortune: Danger. Who is it?" [J. Scott Smart] "The Fat Man." [music]
First Line: "To most people, a zoo is a collection of four-footed animals. But there's one menagerie I know of where the inmates walk on two feet. In the first cage, for instance, you'll find a giant forger whose specialty is writing other peoples' names. And in another iron cell you can inspect the genus "pickpocket," known also as the "little dip," who can sometimes prove that the hand is quicker than the eye. But the prize exhibit is a hopped-up character with a nervous twitch in his forefinger. He prowls alone when he looks for prey, and he's known for his taste for... murder-r-r."
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  1. Network Affiliation: Dominion Network of the Canadian Broadcasting Company
  2. End of Show: Next week's show is announced as "Murder Rides the Breakers"
  3. Sponsored by: Norwich Pharmaceutical Company, makers of Pepto Bismol

Date Aired: 49/07/29
Episode Number: 185
Available: NO
Title: Murder Rides the Breakers
Description: A woman seeking her husband's death, becomes the bullet's target.
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Date Aired: 49/08/05
Episode Number: 186
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Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description: Hit-and-run case brings blackmail.
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Date Aired: 49/08/12
Episode Number: 187
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Date Aired: 49/08/19
Episode Number: 188
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Date Aired: 49/08/26
Episode Number: 189
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Title: You Can't Laugh at Murder
Description: Death at dinner.
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Date Aired: 49/09/02
Episode Number: 190
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Title: Murder Sails at Midnight
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Date Aired: 49/09/09
Episode Number: 191
Available: NO
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Date Aired: 49/09/16
Episode Number: 192
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Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description: A man is killed two minutes after leaving a package with Brad Runyon.
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Date Aired: 49/09/23
Episode Number: 193
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Date Aired: 49/09/30
Episode Number: 194
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Date Aired: 49/10/07
Episode Number: 195
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Date Aired: 49/10/14
Episode Number: 196
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Date Aired: 49/10/21
Episode Number: 197
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Date Aired: 49/10/28
Episode Number: 198
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Date Aired: 49/11/04
Episode Number: 199
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Description: Runyon solves a mystery when the wife of wealthy man claims she's being followed is shadowed).
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Date Aired: 49/11/11
Episode Number: 200
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Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description: A kiss from a beautiful woman leads to complicated mayhem.
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Date Aired: 49/11/18
Episode Number: 201
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Date Aired: 49/11/25
Episode Number: 202
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description: Runyon helps finding man, the fiance of secretary to a famous book collector.
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Date Aired: 49/12/02
Episode Number: 203
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description: A gentleman from the south runs an ad seeking a murder victim; Runyon tracks him down; finds the first murdered woman.
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Date Aired: 49/12/09
Episode Number: 204
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Date Aired: 49/12/16
Episode Number: 205
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Date Aired: 49/12/23
Episode Number: 206
Available: NO
Title: Murder Sends a Christmas Card
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Date Aired: 49/12/30
Episode Number: 207
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Date Aired: 50/01/06
Episode Number: 208
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Date Aired: 50/01/13
Episode Number: 209
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Date Aired: 50/01/20
Episode Number: 210
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Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description: Brad meets a woman at a smorgasbord who claims her husband tried to kill her. Twenty-four hours later, Runyon must solve two murders.
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Date Aired: 50/01/27
Episode Number: 211
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Date Aired: 50/02/03
Episode Number: 212
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Date Aired: 50/02/10
Episode Number: 213
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Date Aired: 50/02/17
Episode Number: 214
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Date Aired: 50/02/24
Episode Number: 215
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Date Aired: 50/03/03
Episode Number: 216
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Date Aired: 50/03/10
Episode Number: 217
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Date Aired: 50/03/17
Episode Number: 218
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Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description: Columnist gets threats against his life.
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Date Aired: 50/03/24
Episode Number: 219
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Date Aired: 50/03/31
Episode Number: 220
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Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description: A 30 year-old murder.
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Date Aired: 50/04/07
Episode Number: 221
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Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description: The Fat Man thwarts gangsters bent on revenge.
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Date Aired: 50/04/14
Episode Number: 222
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description: A homicidal maniac escapes from an asylum and is on the detective's trail.
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Date Aired: 50/04/21
Episode Number: 223
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Date Aired: 50/04/28
Episode Number: 224
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description: Odd characters in a 'Lonely Hearts' club.
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Date Aired: 50/05/05
Episode Number: 225
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Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description: A woman reports she has just killed a man.
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Date Aired: 50/05/12
Episode Number: 226
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
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Date Aired: 50/05/19
Episode Number: 227
Available: NO
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Date Aired: 50/05/26
Episode Number: 228
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
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Date Aired: 50/06/02
Episode Number: 229
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
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Date Aired: 50/06/09
Episode Number: 230
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
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Date Aired: 50/06/16
Episode Number: 231
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
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Date Aired: 50/06/23
Episode Number: 232
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
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Date Aired: 50/06/30
Episode Number: 233
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
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Date Aired: 50/07/07
Episode Number: 234
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
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Date Aired: 50/07/14
Episode Number: 235
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
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Date Aired: 50/07/21
Episode Number: 236
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description: An unidentified man pays Brad $300 to clear his wife of murder. Then finds man murdered in his luxurious Chinatown dwelling.
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Date Aired: 50/07/28
Episode Number: 237
Available: NO
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Date Aired: 50/08/04
Episode Number: 238
Available: NO
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Date Aired: 50/10/06
Episode Number: 239
Available: NO
Title: 18 Hours to Live
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  1. AKA: "18 Hours for Murder"
  2. AKA: "Eighteen Hours for Murder"
  3. AKA: "Eighteen Hours to Live"

Date Aired: 50/10/13
Episode Number: 240
Available: NO
Title: Murder Calls Again
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Date Aired: 50/10/20
Episode Number: 241
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Title: Murder Makes a Will
Description: The Will says more than meets the eye.
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Date Aired: 50/10/27
Episode Number: 242
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Date Aired: 50/11/03
Episode Number: 243
Available: NO
Title: Portrait of Murder
Description: Meets model, murder, missing money, missing statues, and two murders.
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Date Aired: 50/11/10
Episode Number: 244
Available: NO
Title: Murder Makes the Headlines
Description: A movie starlet reports a murder.
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Date Aired: 50/11/17
Episode Number: 245
Available: NO
Title: Murder on the Menu
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Date Aired: 50/11/24
Episode Number: 246
Available: NO
Title: Murder In Jade
Description: Runyon hunts the sudden disappearance of the $300,000 fabulous jade necklace.
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Date Aired: 50/12/01
Episode Number: 247
Available: NO
Title: Post Mortem on Murder
Description: Smuggler fools an entire city.
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Date Aired: 50/12/08
Episode Number: 248
Available: NO
Title: Death Writes the Postscript
Description: Fat Man offers to protect dazzling songstress, Laura Wilson.
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Date Aired: 50/12/15
Episode Number: 249
Available: NO
Title: IOU for Murder
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Date Aired: 50/12/22
Episode Number: 250
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Title: The Bout With Murder
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Date Aired: 50/12/29
Episode Number: 251
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Title: An Album for Murder
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Date Aired: 51/01/10
Episode Number: 252
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Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
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Date Aired: 51/01/17
Episode Number: 253
Available: YES
Title: The Nightmare Murder
Description: Runyon opens the show with the recipe for a good "Old Fashioned". Brad is resting from a brace of pork chops, when the phone rings. The caller wants him to prove that he really did kill somebody. He's a novelist with a strange story to spin. There is a pretty girl, a big red rooster, and a trash can, and one thing leads to another and then to murder.
Credits: J. Scott Smart, Directed by Clark Andrews, script by Harold Swanton, Lyle Sudrow as George Dutton, Gertrude Warner as Joan Cameron, music by Mark Winston, announcer was Don Lowe.
Opening Line: [commercial] [female voice] "There he goes. He's stepping on the scales." [coin placed in slot] "Weight: 247 pounds. Fortune: Danger. Who is it?" [J. Scott Smart] "The Fat Man." [music]
First Line: "It takes a good man to make a first class Old Fashioned. You have to muddle the sugar, bitters and water properly then toss in the ice and whiskey. Then carefully twist the lemon peel on top. Like anything else, it's simply a matter of following the recipe."
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  1. Network Affiliation: ABC
  2. End of Show: Next week's show is announced as "Keynote for Murder"
  3. Sponsored by: Buick

Date Aired: 51/01/24
Episode Number: 254
Available: NO
Title: Keynote for Murder
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Date Aired: 51/01/31
Episode Number: 255
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Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
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Date Aired: 51/02/07
Episode Number: 256
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Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
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Date Aired: 51/02/14
Episode Number: 257
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Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
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Date Aired: 51/02/21
Episode Number: 258
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Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
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Date Aired: 51/02/28
Episode Number: 259
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Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
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Date Aired: 51/03/07
Episode Number: 260
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Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
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Date Aired: 51/03/14
Episode Number: 261
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Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
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Date Aired: 51/03/21
Episode Number: 262
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Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
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Date Aired: 51/03/28
Episode Number: 263
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Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
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Date Aired: 51/04/04
Episode Number: 264
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description: There's murder on a train ride.
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Date Aired: 51/04/11
Episode Number: 265
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Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
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Date Aired: 51/04/18
Episode Number: 266
Available: NO
Title: Silence by Murder
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Date Aired: 51/04/25
Episode Number: 267
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Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
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Date Aired: 51/05/02
Episode Number: 268
Available: NO
Title: Suspect for Murder
Description: Runyon probes murder of prominent attorney, clears innocent man with info from partner and pins rap on guilty person.
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Date Aired: 51/05/09
Episode Number: 269
Available: NO
Title: Murder Wears a Wooden Shoe
Description: Dutch diamond merchant and $30,000,000 in gems vanish.
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Date Aired: 51/05/16
Episode Number: 270
Available: NO
Title: Murder Paints a Portrait
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Date Aired: 51/05/23
Episode Number: 271
Available: YES
Title: Order for Murder
Description: Runyon was in Washington on business, and decides to drive a little farther to see a friend in Maryland. His car dies. A stranger offers him a lift. Johnny O'Reilly is scarred from the war and has a grudge. After seven years in the hospital he wants to deal with a major who got his medal. Brad decides to stop him from making a mistake.
Credits: J. Scott Smart, Written by Richard Ellington, directed by Clark Andrews, Vicky Volla as Phyllis, Jimmy McAllen as Johnny O'Reilly. Music by Bernard Green
Opening Line: [commercial] [female voice] "There he goes, he's stepping on the scales." [coin placed in slot] "Weight: 237 pounds. Fortune: Danger. Who is it?" [J. Scott Smart] "Brad Runyon, The Fat Man." [music]
First Line: "Crime, like death and taxes is always with us. As long as our crooked politicians and ambitious racket guys the answer will be graft. The rich women continue to be careless with their jewels, they'll be headline robberies. And until somebody can change human nature, hatred in the heart and a gun in the hand will always add up to murder."
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  1. Network Affiliation: ABC
  2. End of Show: Following week's title is not announced.
  3. Sponsored by: Not Available

Date Aired: 51/05/30
Episode Number: 272
Available: NO
Title: Murder Boards a Boat
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Date Aired: 51/06/06
Episode Number: 273
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Title: Raindrops for Murder
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Date Aired: 51/06/13
Episode Number: 274
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Title: All Out for Murder
Description: A mystery writer charged with homicide.
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Date Aired: 51/06/20
Episode Number: 275
Available: NO
Title: Murder Delivers the Goods
Description: Runyon sweats out a killer's confession in a Turkish bath.
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Date Aired: 51/06/27
Episode Number: 276
Available: NO
Title: Portrait for Murder
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Date Aired: 51/07/04
Episode Number: 277
Available: NO
Title: Bargain for Murder
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Date Aired: 51/07/11
Episode Number: 278
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
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Date Aired: 51/07/18
Episode Number: 279
Available: NO
Title: Murder Draws No Interest
Description: A bank holdup, patricide, love triangle.
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Date Aired: 51/07/25
Episode Number: 280
Available: NO
Title: Murder on Cue
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Date Aired: 51/08/01
Episode Number: 281
Available: NO
Title: Murder on the Midway
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Date Aired: 51/08/08
Episode Number: 282
Available: NO
Title: Time for Murder
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Date Aired: 51/08/15
Episode Number: 283
Available: NO
Title: Murder Finds a Double Target
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Date Aired: 51/08/22
Episode Number: 284
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
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Date Aired: 51/08/28
Episode Number: 285
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
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Date Aired: 51/09/05
Episode Number: 286
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description: No old lady with a knife threatening Brad Runyon!
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Date Aired: 51/09/12
Episode Number: 287
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
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Date Aired: 51/09/19
Episode Number: 288
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
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Date Aired: 51/09/26
Episode Number: 289
Available: NO
Title: A Nice Place for Murder
Description: Brad runs into multiple homicides in the Canadian wilds and exposes a murderous confidence ring. The male population of a town disappears.
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Evidence suggests this was the last episode.


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The Fat Man: Episodes Listed by Title

The Fat Man: Episodes 001 - 100 (Jan 21, 1946 - Dec 12, 1947)
The Fat Man: Episodes 101 - 200 (Dec 19, 1947 - Nov 11, 1949)
The Fat Man: Episodes 201 - 289 (Nov 18, 1949 - Sep 26, 1951)

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