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Let George Do It: Episodes 000 - 100

From May 14, 1946 through August 9, 1948:

The following Audition show sets up the background and introduces the theme and the characters. No evidence was found this episode was or was not broadcast on any date.


Date Aired: 1946/05/14
Episode Number: 000 [Audition]
Available: YES
Title: The First Client
Description: Mr. Winters, George Valentine's first client, is murdered right in George's office! The body disappears, Mrs. Winters disappears, and even George's secretary disappears!
Credits: Robert "Bob" Bailey, Shirley Mitchell as Claire, Eddie Firestone Jr. as Sonny, Polly Hopkins (writer), John Hiestand (announcer), Charles Dant (composer, conductor), Owen Vinson (director), Joseph Kearns, Georgia Backus, Howard McNear, Horace Murphy.
Premier Introduction: "George Valentine has been out of uniform only a few weeks. Blessed with an abundance of energy and adventuresome spirit and not too much money, he has sunk his last dime in office rent, a few pieces of furniture, and an ad in the classified section of the daily paper. An ad which reads 'Do you have a crime that needs solving, do you have a dog that needs walking, do you have a wife that needs spanking? Let George do it.' Now three days have passed and George, sitting on his swivel chair with his feet up on the desk is still anxiously waiting for a client, suddenly, the door bursts open."
First Line: [male voice] "Mr. Valentine?" [male voice 2] "Yes?" [male voice] "Mr. George Valentine?" [male voice 2] "Yes! Come right in."
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Mutual - Don Lee
  2. End of Show: Cast performs a skit introducing the next week's episode with George talking to Mrs. Wentworth. She wants George to take on a case about a friend who "picks up things." After she leaves, Claire points out that Georges pen is missing.
  3. Sponsored by: Standard of California

Most `OTR Logs do not recognize the following first four broadcasts of Let George Do It. They are included here because of reasonable evidence of their being broadcast in the Los Angeles Times. Additional evidence is provided by show 5 where the ensemble characters of the plot seem to have formed relationships, not indicative of a "first show".


Date Aired: 1946/09/20
Episode Number: 001
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description:
Credits:
Opening Line Introduction:
First Line:
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Mutual - Don Lee
  2. End of Show: Not Available
  3. Sponsored by: Not Available
  4. First newspaper listing for this series originating on the west coast
  5. Friday @ 8:00pm KHJ Los Angeles Times

Date Aired: 1946/09/27
Episode Number: 002
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description:
Credits:
Opening Line Introduction:
First Line:
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Mutual - Don Lee
  2. End of Show: Not Available
  3. Sponsored by: Not Available
  4. Friday @ 8:00pm KHJ Los Angeles Times
  5. Second newspaper listing for this series originating on the west coast

Date Aired: 1946/10/04
Episode Number: 003
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description:
Credits:
Opening Line Introduction:
First Line:
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Mutual - Don Lee
  2. End of Show: Not Available
  3. Sponsored by: Not Available
  4. Friday @ 8:00pm KHJ Los Angeles Times
  5. Third newspaper listing for this series originating on the west coast

Date Aired: 1946/10/11
Episode Number: 004
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description:
Credits:
Opening Line Introduction:
First Line:
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Mutual - Don Lee
  2. End of Show: Not Available
  3. Sponsored by: Not Available
  4. Fourth newspaper listing for this series originating on the west coast
  5. Friday @ 8:00pm KHJ Los Angeles Times

Date Aired: 1946/10/18
Episode Number: 005
Available: YES
Title: Cousin Jeff and the Pigs
Description: Cousin Jeff Williams asks George to find him a wife to go back to the farm, one who likes pigs! George admits to Sonny that he loves Claire.
Credits: Robert "Bob" Bailey, Frances Robinson, Eddie Firestone Jr., Polly Hopkins, Owen Vinson (producer, director), Frank Martin, Jane Webb, Rita Craig, June Foray, Charles Dant (composer, conductor), John Hiestand (announcer).
Opening Line Introduction: Original opening from the Audition show is softened and generalized.
First Line: "Ah good morning, Sonny. Sonny? Claire? Hey, where is everybody?"
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Mutual - Don Lee
  2. End of Show: Cast performs a skit introducing next week's episode with Jimmy Jones, the greatest cowboy star in pictures, who is suddenly afraid of horses.
  3. Sponsored by: Standard of California
  4. Show is obviously played before a live audience with orchestral support.

Date Aired: 1946/10/25
Episode Number: 006
Available: YES
Title: The Brookdale Orphanage
Description: Cowboy movie star Jimmy Jones is afraid of horses after being hurt in a riding accident. How will he do the benefit for the children of the Brookdale orphanage?
Credits: Robert "Bob" Bailey, Frances Robinson, Anne Whitfield, John Hiestand (announcer), Charles Dant (composer, conductor), Eddie Firestone Jr., Harry Bartell, Nina Clouden, Owen Vinson (producer, director), Polly Hopkins (writer), Stan Waxman.
Opening Line Introduction: Opening continues to evolve. It's shortened and this week goes back to reintroduce his secretary Claire and her brother Sonny.
First Line: "Claire! Hey Claire, come in here." "What's the matter Mr. Valentine?" "Oh, what's all that noise about?"
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Mutual - Don Lee
  2. End of Show: Cast performs a skit introducing next weeks episode with an anonymous caller who suggests George get out of town for his health.
  3. Sponsored by: Standard of California
  4. Show is played before a live audience with orchestral support.

Date Aired: 1946/11/01
Episode Number: 007
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description: An anonymous caller suggests George get out of town for his health.
Credits:
Opening Line Introduction:
First Line:
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Not Available
  2. End of Show: Not Available
  3. Sponsored by: Not Available

Date Aired: 1946/11/08
Episode Number: 008
Available: YES
Title: The Robber
Description: An eccentric book dealer dies, and George is hired to find his missing money. The clue lies with Mary...and her little lamb!
Credits: Robert "Bob" Bailey, Frances Robinson, Eddie Firestone Jr., Jane Morgan, Evelyn Scott, Paul McVey, Harry Bartell, John Hiestand (announcer), Polly Hopkins (writer), Owen Vinson (producer, director), Charles Dant (composer, conductor)
Opening Line Introduction: Opening is progressively generalized from preceding shows in setting the stage for George's business.
First Line: "Mr. Valentine, why so much mystery? Where are we going?" "Just playing hooky from the office. Huh, Mr. Valentine?"
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Mutual - Don Lee
  2. End of Show: Cast performs a skit suggesting next weeks client could be a dog that's too big for the apartment and eats six pounds of food a day.
  3. Sponsored by: Standard of California
  4. Show is played before a live audience with orchestral support.

Date Aired: 1946/11/15
Episode Number: 009
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description: Client could be a dog that's too big for the apartment and eats six pounds of food a day.
Credits:
Opening Line Introduction:
First Line:
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Not Available
  2. End of Show: Not Available
  3. Sponsored by: Not Available

Date Aired: 1946/11/22
Episode Number: 010
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description:
Credits:
Opening Line Introduction:
First Line:
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Not Available
  2. End of Show: Not Available
  3. Sponsored by: Not Available

Date Aired: 1946/11/29
Episode Number: 011
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description:
Credits:
Opening Line Introduction:
First Line:
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Not Available
  2. End of Show: Not Available
  3. Sponsored by: Not Available

Date Aired: 1946/12/06
Episode Number: 012
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description:
Credits:
Opening Line Introduction:
First Line:
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Not Available
  2. End of Show: Not Available
  3. Sponsored by: Not Available

Date Aired: 1946/12/13
Episode Number: 013
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description:
Credits:
Opening Line Introduction:
First Line:
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Not Available
  2. End of Show: Not Available
  3. Sponsored by: Not Available

Date Aired: 1946/12/20
Episode Number: 014
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description:
Credits:
Opening Line Introduction:
First Line:
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Not Available
  2. End of Show: Not Available
  3. Sponsored by: Not Available

Date Aired: 1946/12/27
Episode Number: 015
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description:
Credits:
Opening Line Introduction:
First Line:
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Not Available
  2. End of Show: Not Available
  3. Sponsored by: Not Available

Date Aired: 1947/01/03
Episode Number: 016
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description:
Credits:
Opening Line Introduction:
First Line:
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Not Available
  2. End of Show: Not Available
  3. Sponsored by: Not Available

Date Aired: 1947/01/10
Episode Number: 017
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description:
Credits:
Opening Line Introduction:
First Line:
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Not Available
  2. End of Show: Not Available
  3. Sponsored by: Not Available

Date Aired: 1947/01/17
Episode Number: 018
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description:
Credits:
Opening Line Introduction:
First Line:
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Not Available
  2. End of Show: Not Available
  3. Sponsored by: Not Available

Date Aired: 1947/01/24
Episode Number: 019
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description:
Credits:
Opening Line Introduction:
First Line:
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Not Available
  2. End of Show: Not Available
  3. Sponsored by: Not Available

Date Aired: 1947/01/31
Episode Number: 020
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description:
Credits:
Opening Line Introduction:
First Line:
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Not Available
  2. End of Show: Not Available
  3. Sponsored by: Not Available

Date Aired: 1947/02/07
Episode Number: 021
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description:
Credits:
Opening Line Introduction:
First Line:
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Not Available
  2. End of Show: Not Available
  3. Sponsored by: Not Available

Date Aired: 1947/02/14
Episode Number: 022
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description:
Credits:
Opening Line Introduction:
First Line:
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Not Available
  2. End of Show: Not Available
  3. Sponsored by: Not Available

Date Aired: 1947/02/21
Episode Number: 023
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description:
Credits:
Opening Line Introduction:
First Line:
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Not Available
  2. End of Show: Not Available
  3. Sponsored by: Not Available

Date Aired: 1947/02/28
Episode Number: 024
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description:
Credits:
Opening Line Introduction:
First Line:
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Not Available
  2. End of Show: Not Available
  3. Sponsored by: Not Available

Date Aired: 1947/03/07
Episode Number: 025
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description:
Credits:
Opening Line Introduction:
First Line:
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Not Available
  2. End of Show: Not Available
  3. Sponsored by: Not Available

Date Aired: 1947/03/14
Episode Number: 026
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description:
Credits:
Opening Line Introduction:
First Line:
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Not Available
  2. End of Show: Not Available
  3. Sponsored by: Not Available

Date Aired: 1947/03/21
Episode Number: 027
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description:
Credits:
Opening Line Introduction:
First Line:
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Not Available
  2. End of Show: Not Available
  3. Sponsored by: Not Available

Date Aired: 1947/03/28
Episode Number: 028
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description:
Credits:
Opening Line Introduction:
First Line:
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Not Available
  2. End of Show: Not Available
  3. Sponsored by: Not Available

Date Aired: 1947/04/04
Episode Number: 029
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description:
Credits:
Opening Line Introduction:
First Line:
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Not Available
  2. End of Show: Not Available
  3. Sponsored by: Not Available

Date Aired: 1947/04/11
Episode Number: 030
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description:
Credits:
Opening Line Introduction:
First Line:
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Not Available
  2. End of Show: Not Available
  3. Sponsored by: Not Available

Date Aired: 1947/04/18
Episode Number: 031
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description:
Credits:
Opening Line Introduction:
First Line:
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Not Available
  2. End of Show: Not Available
  3. Sponsored by: Not Available

Date Aired: 1947/04/25
Episode Number: 032
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description:
Credits:
Opening Line Introduction:
First Line:
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Not Available
  2. End of Show: Not Available
  3. Sponsored by: Not Available

Date Aired: 1947/05/02
Episode Number: 033
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description:
Credits:
Opening Line Introduction:
First Line:
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Not Available
  2. End of Show: Not Available
  3. Sponsored by: Not Available

Date Aired: 1947/05/09
Episode Number: 034
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description:
Credits:
Opening Line Introduction:
First Line:
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Not Available
  2. End of Show: Not Available
  3. Sponsored by: Not Available

Date Aired: 1947/05/16
Episode Number: 035
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description:
Credits:
Opening Line Introduction:
First Line:
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Not Available
  2. End of Show: Not Available
  3. Sponsored by: Not Available

Date Aired: 1947/05/23
Episode Number: 036
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description:
Credits:
Opening Line Introduction:
First Line:
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Not Available
  2. End of Show: Not Available
  3. Sponsored by: Not Available

Date Aired: 1947/05/30
Episode Number: 037
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description:
Credits:
Opening Line Introduction:
First Line:
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Not Available
  2. End of Show: Not Available
  3. Sponsored by: Not Available

Date Aired: 1947/06/06
Episode Number: 038
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description:
Credits:
Opening Line Introduction:
First Line:
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Not Available
  2. End of Show: Not Available
  3. Sponsored by: Not Available

Date Aired: 1947/06/13
Episode Number: 039
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description:
Credits:
Opening Line Introduction:
First Line:
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Not Available
  2. End of Show: Not Available
  3. Sponsored by: Not Available

Date Aired: 1947/06/20
Episode Number: 040
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description:
Credits:
Opening Line Introduction:
First Line:
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Not Available
  2. End of Show: Not Available
  3. Sponsored by: Not Available

Date Aired: 1947/06/27
Episode Number: 041
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description:
Credits:
Opening Line Introduction:
First Line:
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Not Available
  2. End of Show: Not Available
  3. Sponsored by: Not Available

Date Aired: 1947/07/04
Episode Number: 042
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description:
Credits:
Opening Line Introduction:
First Line:
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Not Available
  2. End of Show: Not Available
  3. Sponsored by: Not Available

Date Aired: 1947/07/11
Episode Number: 043
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description:
Credits:
Opening Line Introduction:
First Line:
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Not Available
  2. End of Show: Not Available
  3. Sponsored by: Not Available

Date Aired: 1947/07/18
Episode Number: 044
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description:
Credits:
Opening Line Introduction:
First Line:
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Not Available
  2. End of Show: Not Available
  3. Sponsored by: Not Available

Date Aired: 1947/07/25
Episode Number: 045
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description:
Credits:
Opening Line Introduction:
First Line:
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Not Available
  2. End of Show: Not Available
  3. Sponsored by: Not Available

Date Aired: 1947/08/01
Episode Number: 046
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description:
Credits:
Opening Line Introduction:
First Line:
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Not Available
  2. End of Show: Not Available
  3. Sponsored by: Not Available

Date Aired: 1947/08/08
Episode Number: 047
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description:
Credits:
Opening Line Introduction:
First Line:
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Not Available
  2. End of Show: Not Available
  3. Sponsored by: Not Available

Date Aired: 1947/08/15
Episode Number: 048
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description:
Credits:
Opening Line Introduction:
First Line:
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Not Available
  2. End of Show: Not Available
  3. Sponsored by: Not Available

Date Aired: 1947/08/22
Episode Number: 049
Available: NO
Title: The Secret Heart
Description:
Credits:
Opening Line Introduction:
First Line:
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Not Available
  2. End of Show: Not Available
  3. Sponsored by: Not Available

Date Aired: 1947/08/29
Episode Number: 050
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description:
Credits:
Opening Line Introduction:
First Line:
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Not Available
  2. End of Show: Not Available
  3. Sponsored by: Not Available

Date Aired: 1947/09/05
Episode Number: 051
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description:
Credits:
Opening Line Introduction:
First Line:
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Not Available
  2. End of Show: Not Available
  3. Sponsored by: Not Available

Date Aired: 1947/09/12
Episode Number: 052
Available: NO
Title: The Lady Who Drew a Blank
Description:
Credits:
Opening Line Introduction:
First Line:
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Not Available
  2. End of Show: Not Available
  3. Sponsored by: Not Available

Date Aired: 1947/09/19
Episode Number: 053
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description:
Credits:
Opening Line Introduction:
First Line:
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Not Available
  2. End of Show: Not Available
  3. Sponsored by: Not Available

Date Aired: 1947/09/26
Episode Number: 054
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description:
Credits:
Opening Line Introduction:
First Line:
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Not Available
  2. End of Show: Not Available
  3. Sponsored by: Not Available

Date Aired: 1947/10/03
Episode Number: 055
Available: YES
Title: Forty-Two on a Rope
Description: A beautiful girl and her beautiful pearls get George Valentine down into a sewer and up a tree.
Credits: Robert "Bob" Bailey, Frances Robinson, George Sorel, James Nusser, Betty Moran, Victor Rodman, Jack Kruschen, Dick Ryan, Don Clark (director), John Hiestand (announcer), Doug Hayes (writer), Eddie Dunstedter (composer, conductor).
Opening Line Introduction: Opening has evolved from the description of George's business to a description of the lead into the episode's plot.
First Line: "Oh! Are you hurt?" "Oh, you don't have an extra sacroiliac on ya?" "Can you get up?"
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Mutual - Don Lee
  2. End of Show: The dramatization skit for next weeks show has been discontinued for this broadcast. Announces next week's title as "The Joke was on the Killer."
  3. Sponsored by: Standard of California
  4. AKA: 42 on a Rope
  5. Orchestral support continues but the live audience seems to be discontinued. Also the character of Sonny, Claire Brooks' brother, played by Eddie Firestone Jr. has been dropped from the cast.

Date Aired: 1947/10/10
Episode Number: 056
Available: NO
Title: The Joke Was on the Killer
Description:
Credits:
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Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Not Available
  2. End of Show: Not Available
  3. Sponsored by: Not Available

Date Aired: 1947/10/17
Episode Number: 057
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description:
Credits:
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Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Not Available
  2. End of Show: Not Available
  3. Sponsored by: Not Available

Date Aired: 1947/10/24
Episode Number: 058
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description:
Credits:
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Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Not Available
  2. End of Show: Not Available
  3. Sponsored by: Not Available

Date Aired: 1947/10/27
Episode Number: 059
Available: NO
Title: Stokes Chef Case
Description: A gourmet's delight is also his undoing. (Confirms new broadcast day)
Credits:
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Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Not Available
  2. End of Show: Not Available
  3. Sponsored by: Not Available

Date Aired: 1947/11/03
Episode Number: 060
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description:
Credits:
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Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Not Available
  2. End of Show: Not Available
  3. Sponsored by: Not Available

Date Aired: 1947/11/10
Episode Number: 061
Available: NO
Title: Masquerade For Murder
Description:
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Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Not Available
  2. End of Show: Not Available
  3. Sponsored by: Not Available

Date Aired: 1947/11/17
Episode Number: 062
Available: NO
Title: Destination - Death
Description:
Credits:
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Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Not Available
  2. End of Show: Not Available
  3. Sponsored by: Not Available

Date Aired: 1947/11/24
Episode Number: 063
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description:
Credits:
Opening Line Introduction:
First Line:
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Not Available
  2. End of Show: Not Available
  3. Sponsored by: Not Available

Date Aired: 1947/12/01
Episode Number: 064
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description:
Credits:
Opening Line Introduction:
First Line:
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Not Available
  2. End of Show: Not Available
  3. Sponsored by: Not Available

Date Aired: 1947/12/08
Episode Number: 065
Available: NO
Title: Murder on the Downbeat
Description: George is hired to protect the 'Beau Brummel of Bandleaders'
Credits:
Opening Line Introduction:
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Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Not Available
  2. End of Show: Not Available
  3. Sponsored by: Not Available

Date Aired: 1947/12/15
Episode Number: 066
Available: NO
Title: Murder With a Past
Description:
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Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Not Available
  2. End of Show: Not Available
  3. Sponsored by: Not Available

Date Aired: 1947/12/22
Episode Number: 067
Available: NO
Title: A Present for Christmas
Description:
Credits:
Opening Line Introduction:
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Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Not Available
  2. End of Show: Not Available
  3. Sponsored by: Not Available

Date Aired: 1947/12/29
Episode Number: 068
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description:
Credits:
Opening Line Introduction:
First Line:
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Not Available
  2. End of Show: Not Available
  3. Sponsored by: Not Available

Date Aired: 1948/01/05
Episode Number: 069
Available: NO
Title: The Lady in the Portrait
Description:
Credits:
Opening Line Introduction:
First Line:
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Not Available
  2. End of Show: Not Available
  3. Sponsored by: Not Available

Date Aired: 1948/01/12
Episode Number: 070
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description:
Credits:
Opening Line Introduction:
First Line:
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Not Available
  2. End of Show: Not Available
  3. Sponsored by: Not Available
  4. Script Comment: The Corpse on a Caper, dated 48/01/10 is probably misdated from 49/01/10

Date Aired: 1948/01/19
Episode Number: 071
Available: NO
Title: Terror at Dawn
Description: George offers himself as a sample for a waterfront strangler's art
Credits:
Opening Line Introduction:
First Line:
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Not Available
  2. End of Show: Not Available
  3. Sponsored by: Not Available

Date Aired: 1948/01/26
Episode Number: 072
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description:
Credits:
Opening Line Introduction:
First Line:
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Not Available
  2. End of Show: Not Available
  3. Sponsored by: Not Available

Date Aired: 1948/02/02
Episode Number: 073
Available: NO
Title: Stand-In for Madness
Description:
Credits:
Opening Line Introduction:
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Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Not Available
  2. End of Show: Not Available
  3. Sponsored by: Not Available

Date Aired: 1948/02/09
Episode Number: 074
Available: NO
Title: The Shake Down
Description:
Credits:
Opening Line Introduction:
First Line:
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Not Available
  2. End of Show: Not Available
  3. Sponsored by: Not Available

Date Aired: 1948/02/16
Episode Number: 075
Available: NO
Title: A Debt of Honor
Description:
Credits:
Opening Line Introduction:
First Line:
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Not Available
  2. End of Show: Not Available
  3. Sponsored by: Not Available

Date Aired: 1948/02/23
Episode Number: 076
Available: NO
Title: The Happy Farmer
Description:
Credits:
Opening Line Introduction:
First Line:
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Not Available
  2. End of Show: Not Available
  3. Sponsored by: Not Available

Date Aired: 1948/03/01
Episode Number: 077
Available: NO
Title: Above Suspension
Description:
Credits:
Opening Line Introduction:
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Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Not Available
  2. End of Show: Not Available
  3. Sponsored by: Not Available

Date Aired: 1948/03/08
Episode Number: 078
Available: NO
Title: The Wrong Mistake
Description:
Credits:
Opening Line Introduction:
First Line:
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Not Available
  2. End of Show: Not Available
  3. Sponsored by: Not Available

Date Aired: 1948/03/15
Episode Number: 079
Available: NO
Title: Death Sends a Greeting Card
Description:
Credits:
Opening Line Introduction:
First Line:
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Not Available
  2. End of Show: Not Available
  3. Sponsored by: Not Available

Date Aired: 1948/03/22
Episode Number: 080
Available: NO
Title: Deadline at Sundown
Description:
Credits:
Opening Line Introduction:
First Line:
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Not Available
  2. End of Show: Not Available
  3. Sponsored by: Not Available

Date Aired: 1948/03/29
Episode Number: 081
Available: NO
Title: Murder and Me
Description:
Credits:
Opening Line Introduction:
First Line:
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Not Available
  2. End of Show: Not Available
  3. Sponsored by: Not Available

Starting (at least) at this point, the show openings are basically the same with the Opening Line Introduction that changes weekly. It is read by George as the text of the classified newspaper ad. Following that is the letter replying to the ad and will be considered the First Line. It is written to George and read by the author of the letter.

Date Aired: 1948/04/05
Episode Number: 082
Available: YES
Title: The Smugglers
Description: George's old army pal is seriously injured in Egypt and is recuperating in a sanitarium. The case starts with smuggled diamonds, which are just a cover for the real contraband!
Credits: Robert "Bob" Bailey, Frances Robinson, Betty Lou Gerson, Paul Frees, Jack Kruschen, Dick Ryan, Joseph Du Val, Herb Vigran, John Hiestand (announcer), David Victor (writer), Herbert Little Jr. (writer), Don Clark (director), Eddie Dunstedter (composer, conductor).
Opening Line Introduction: This is the first of available episodes where the opening has evolved to George Valentine reading the text from his classified advertisement, "Personal notice: Danger is my stock in trade. If you need the kind of help you couldn't get from a cautious man, then you've got a job for me, George Valentine. Write full details. "
First Line: "Dear Mr. Valentine, you may have forgotten the one time we met; you were the best man at my wedding. Yes, I'm Joe Burke's wife. You won't believe what's happened to him. Easy going, happy go lucky Joe. He's a pitiful mental case and they've got him in a sanitarium. You were so close to Joe in the Army…"
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Mutual - Don Lee
  2. End of Show: The promotional skit for next week's episode has George asking Brooksie to get information from a woman she doesn't like.
  3. Sponsored by: Standard of California – Baseball Book Premium
  4. Booksie's relationship with George has escalated to her calling him "darling" and he calling her "angel." Title not confirmed on air.

Date Aired: 1948/04/12
Episode Number: 083
Available: YES
Title: Am I My Brother's Keeper
Description: Martin Bentner hires George Valentine to find his missing brother Phil. Phil has problems of his own!
Credits: Robert "Bob" Bailey, Frances Robinson, Bill Bissell, John Hiestand (announcer), Carlton KaDell (announcer), David Victor (writer), Don Clark (director), Eddie Dunstedter (music), Gloria Blondell, Harry Bartell, Herbert Little Jr. (writer), Ken Christy as Lt. Johnson, Stan Waxman, Tyler McVey.
Opening Line Introduction: The opening continues to evolve with George Valentine reading a different text from his previous week's classified advertisement, "Personal notice: Danger is my stock in trade. If you have something that must be handled with complete confidence, then you need me, George Valentine. Write full details. "
First Line: "Dear Mr. Valentine, hatred between brothers is an old and tragic story. More tragic in my case because in all the years we haven't seen each other my brother Phil hasn't been exactly a model of virtue. I feel I am at least partially responsible and I'd like to make it up to him somehow. I think I finally…"
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Mutual - Don Lee
  2. End of Show: The promotional skit for next week's episode has George and Brooksie discovering the body of Mr. Dunlap that Dr. Wormsly thought he saw pushed off the roof.
  3. Sponsored by: Standard of California
  4. Orchestral support continues. Title not confirmed on air.

Date Aired: 1948/04/19
Episode Number: 084
Available: YES
Title: The Bewildered Bird Watcher
Description: Elliott Wormsly, an urban bird watcher, using his binoculars, spots a murder in progress in a penthouse several blocks away.
Credits: Robert "Bob" Bailey, Frances Robinson, Wally Maher, Louise Arthur, Charles Seel, Charlie Lung, John Hiestand (announcer), Fred Howard, Peter Leeds, Eddie Dunstedter (composer, conductor), David Victor (writer), Herbert Little Jr. (writer), Don Clark (director).
Opening Line Introduction: The opening continues to evolve with George Valentine reading a different text from his previous week's classified advertisement, "Personal notice: Danger is my stock in trade. If the trouble you're in is way off the beaten track and you need help that's strictly confidential, you've got a job for me, George Valentine. Write full details. "
First Line: "Dear sir, you employed the word "confidential" in your advertisement, well, I need confidential help. My enthusiasm for birds has led me into a predicament. I was watching starlings but I saw something that was never meant to be seen, and it keeps haunting me, if I really saw it. Unless my eyes deceived me…"
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Mutual - Don Lee
  2. End of Show: The promotional skit for next week's episode has "big brother" George and Brooksie trying to find Eddie in a race against time. Also an announcement of a time change for broadcasting one hour earlier, beginning next week.
  3. Sponsored by: Standard of California – Baseball Book Premium
  4. AKA: The Penthouse Roof
  5. Orchestral support continues. Title from the Register of the David Victor Papers, 1938-1964 not confirmed on air.

Broadcast changes from 9:00pm PST to 8:00pm PST on the same day.

Date Aired: 1948/04/26
Episode Number: 085
Available: YES
Title: The Wolf Pack
Description: Eddie, a teen-ager just getting out of reform school for stealing cars, is determined to seek revenge. Emily, a friend, wants to help him especially because his own crippled father has disowned him.
Credits: Robert "Bob" Bailey, Frances Robinson, Wally Maher, Mary Lou Harrington, Tommy Cook, Jay Novello, Tony Barrett, Herbert Butterfield, David Victor (writer), Herbert Little Jr. (writer), Don Clark (director), Eddie Dunstedter (composer, conductor), John Hiestand (announcer).
Opening Line Introduction: The opening continues to evolve with George Valentine reading a different text from his previous week's classified advertisement, "Personal notice: Danger is my stock in trade. If you're up against something you can't handle and it has to be kept strictly confidential, you've got a job for me, George Valentine. Write full details. "
First Line: "Dear Mr. Valentine, the day after tomorrow a boy 16 is getting out of a work camp after a year. Instead of trying to get a new start he swears he's going to do something that will take him right back there again, or even worse. You've got to help him. You've got to save him from himself. I don't have much money, I'm only 16 too.."
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Mutual - Don Lee
  2. End of Show: The promotional skit for next week's episode takes place in the man-lock at the head of a tunnel where George is recovering from the bends. Brooksie tells him that there's been another accident in the tunnel.
  3. Sponsored by: Standard of California
  4. Orchestral support continues. Title from script.

Date Aired: 1948/05/03
Episode Number: 086
Available: YES
Title: Under the River
Description: George and Brooksie become sandhogs under the river. Sabotage and buried treasure are dredged to the surface.
Credits: Robert "Bob" Bailey, Frances Robinson, David Victor (writer), Herbert Little Jr. (writer), John Hiestand (announcer), Don Clark (director), Francis X. Bushman, Herb Lytton, Ruth Perrott, Joseph Du Val, Franklyn Pinky Parker, Leo Cleary, Eddie Dunstedter (composer, conductor).
Opening Line Introduction: The opening continues to evolve with George Valentine reading a different text from his previous week's classified advertisement, "Personal notice: Danger is my stock in trade. If you're up against something over your head you can't handle and it has to be kept strictly confidential, you've got a job for me, George Valentine. Write full details. "
First Line: "Mr. Valentine, let's see if you're as good as your ad says. I am up against something that's over my head, a river. A river my company's trying to push a tunnel under but we're getting nowhere fast. And I hate to think what the reason might be. If you figure you can help…"
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Mutual - Don Lee
  2. End of Show: The promotional skit for next week's episode has George sending Brooksie to police headquarters to find out about the pixies and the spirits. If there was a murder, George wants to find the reason for it from a crystal ball.
  3. Sponsored by: Standard of California
  4. AKA: The Tunnel Project
  5. Title from script.

Date Aired: 1948/05/10
Episode Number: 087
Available: YES
Title: The Spirit World
Description: George tackles a phony medium, Madame Margo, to save Gabrielle Turner from a charge of murder, and gets a ghost to trap the real killer!
Credits: Robert "Bob" Bailey, Frances Robinson, Wally Maher, John Morrison, Irene Tedrow, Sarah Selby, Jeanne Bates, Lol Chan Meara, Morton Fine (writer), Don Clark (director), Eddie Dunstedter (composer, conductor), John Hiestand (announcer)
Opening Line Introduction: The opening continues to evolve with George Valentine reading a different text from his previous week's classified advertisement, "Personal notice: If it's so fantastic you can do nothing about it yourself, then you've got a job for me, George Valentine. Write full details."
First Line: "Dear Mr. Valentine, the writing and rewriting of this letter has proved one thing to me, that I can't find the words to convey my desperation. Somehow in a way I can't explain my life has been touched by evil. Pure, undiluted evil. There is something here too strange for me to comprehend. Something unworldly…"
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Mutual - Don Lee
  2. End of Show: The promotional skit for next week's episode has George asking Brooksie to play the cigarette girl at the Kit Kat Club. They're going to stage a little drama with a cast of two, a carnation and Art Gary.
  3. Sponsored by: Standard of California

Date Aired: 1948/05/17
Episode Number: 088
Available: NO
Title: The Faded Carnation
Description: George asking Brooksie to play the cigarette girl at the Kit Kat Club. They're going to stage a little drama with a cast of two, a carnation and Art Gary.
Credits:
Opening Line Introduction:
First Line:
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Not Available
  2. End of Show: Not Available
  3. Sponsored by: Not Available

Date Aired: 1948/05/24
Episode Number: 089
Available: NO
Title: TITLE UNKNOWN
Description:
Credits:
Opening Line Introduction:
First Line:
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Not Available
  2. End of Show: Not Available
  3. Sponsored by: Not Available

Date Aired: 1948/05/31
Episode Number: 090
Available: YES
Title: Friendship Clubs
Description: George visits the Shelby Friendship Club, "Meet your companion for life", for a clue to the missing Mrs. Angela Phillistin, who's missing again. She's a lady with a past (three marriages and a new one in progress) from exclusive Tuxedo Lake. (At the end of the drama where George and Brooksie usually rehash the case, they talk about how they first met. See the discussion in the Anthology document.)
Credits: Robert "Bob" Bailey, Frances Robinson, John Hiestand (announcer), David Victor (writer), Don Clark (director), Eddie Dunstedter (music), Herbert Little Jr. (writer), Irene Tedrow, Jack Edwards, Joe Forte, Paul McVey, Stanley Farrar, Wally Maher.
Opening Line Introduction: The opening continues to evolve with George Valentine reading a different text from his previous week's classified advertisement, "Personal notice: Danger is my stock in trade. If it's something you can't handle and it must remain strictly confidential, you've got a job for me, George Valentine. Write full details. "
First Line: "Dear Mr. Valentine, I've worked very hard to get what I want out of life. A successful marriage, a husband who's highly respected in the community, everything. Now by one of her foolish whims my own sister threatens to destroy all that. She's been missing for two days and must be found without any publicity. That's why I'm calling on you…"
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Mutual - Don Lee
  2. End of Show: The promotional skit for next week's episode finds George, Claire and Mr. Dimick about to be shot while in a boat floating through The Tunnel of Love.
  3. Sponsored by: Standard of California
  4. AKA: Island in the Lake
  5. Title from the Register of the David Victor Papers, 1938-1964 not confirmed on air. Dialog refers to "The Friendship Club" (singular) but is not adequate to change the name from the plural "Clubs" on the writers' papers.

Date Aired: 1948/06/07
Episode Number: 091
Available: YES
Title: Have Some Excitement
Description: Peter Murch, a little man who has always played small support roles in the movies, about to star in a feature film, hires George to show him a little excitement...and murder!
Credits: Robert "Bob" Bailey, Frances Robinson, Don Clark (director), Eddie Dunstedter (composer, conductor), John Hiestand (announcer), Louie van Rooten, Wally Maher, Joseph Du Val, Paul Frees, Barney Phillips, Dick Ryan, David Victor (writer), Herbert Little Jr. (writer).
Opening Line Introduction: The opening continues to evolve with George Valentine reading a different text from his previous week's classified advertisement, "Personal notice: Danger is my stock in trade. If it's too hot for you to handle and far off the beaten track, you've got a job for me, George Valentine. Write full details. "
First Line: "My dear Sir, if you're a movie goer at all you must know me Peter Murch, the small, ineffectual man everyone laughs at as soon as he appears on the screen. But, uh, there's nothing humorous about my present dilemma. After thirty years I'm to be starred in my next picture. But unless you can help me I'll have to say no to this dream of a lifetime. This is hard to explain…"
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Mutual - Don Lee
  2. End of Show: The promotional skit for next week's episode finds Ms. Brooks and the Lt. Riley looking for George and Marta in the lemon grove. They find George regaining consciousness and Marta dead.
  3. Sponsored by: Standard of California

Date Aired: 1948/06/14
Episode Number: 092
Available: YES
Title: A Piece of Publicity
Description: Marta Dvorak, the famous trapeze artiste, hires George Valentine to protect her from whoever has been sending her threatening letters demanding $5000. It's obvious that she's sending the notes herself for the publicity, but then she's found strangled!
Credits: Robert "Bob" Bailey, Frances Robinson, Don Clark (director), Peggy Webber, Eddie Dunstedter (composer, conductor), John Hiestand (announcer), Wally Maher, David Victor (writer), Herbert Little Jr. (writer), Jeanne Bates, Louie van Rooten, Don Diamond, Dick Ryan.
Opening Line Introduction: The opening continues to evolve with George Valentine reading a different text from his previous week's classified advertisement, "Personal notice: Danger is my stock in trade. If you need confidential help with anything you can't tackle alone, you've got a job for me, George Valentine. Write full details."
First Line: "Dear Mr. Valentine, no doubt you have heard of me. My name is on circus billboards all over the city. Marta Dvorak, the most glamorous trapeze artist in the world. My work requires nerves of steel but instead I'm shaking like a jellyfish. I have great fear, fear for my life. I cannot go the police. Do not trouble to answer this. I will not take no for an answer…"
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Mutual - Don Lee
  2. End of Show: The promotional skit for next week's episode finds Brooksie shadowing Daniel Edwards who has a check from Agnes Ebersole. In five minutes George is going to start the biggest commotion the club has seen in years.
  3. Sponsored by: Standard of California
  4. AKA: Hired for a Bodyguard
  5. Title from the Register of the David Victor Papers, 1938-1964 not confirmed on air.

Date Aired: 1948/06/21
Episode Number: 093
Available: YES
Title: Problem Child
Description: Barbara Ebersole will soon be declared an "unfit mother," but she's been framed and wants very much to keep her daughter. Who is the real bad guy?
Credits: Robert "Bob" Bailey, Frances Robinson, John Hiestand (announcer), David Victor (writer), Dawn Bender, Eddie Dunstedter (music), Herbert Butterfield, Herbert Little Jr. (writer), Jay Novello, Noreen Gammill, Stan Waxman, Virginia Gregg.
Opening Line Introduction: The opening continues to evolve with George Valentine reading a different text from his previous week's classified advertisement, "Personal notice: Danger is my stock in trade. If you feel that you're one against the world and the help you need must be discrete and confidential call on me, George Valentine. Write full details."
First Line: "Dear Mr. Valentine, in this whole world there is only person I care about, my twelve year old daughter, Penny. This Friday I lose her unless I can make her change her mind about me. You may be the one person who'll believe my side of the story instead of the juicy tabloid version everyone else chooses to believe. If this appeals to your…"
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Mutual - Don Lee
  2. End of Show: The promotional skit for next week's episode finds George and Brooksie searching around a room that has been turned to rubble. They also find some of Mr. Korowski's blood. They're determined to find out what kind of racket that thrives on little people.
  3. Sponsored by: Standard of California
  4. AKA: The Unfit Mother
  5. Title from the Register of the David Victor Papers, 1938-1964 not confirmed on air.

Date Aired: 1948/06/28
Episode Number: 094
Available: YES
Title: Mr. Korawski - American
Description: A foreigner wanting to become a citizen finds himself involved in a classic protection racket scheme that thrives on little, scared people, illegal aliens. He can't call the police because he'll lose his citizenship application. This plot has a most interesting twist at the end. George Valentine proves he's as good an American as Mr. Korawski, when he prevents a group of little people from being ruthlessly exploited by a big time racketeer.
Credits: Robert "Bob" Bailey, John Hiestand (announcer), David Victor (writer), Herbert Little Jr. (writer), Eddie Dunstedter (composer, conductor), Don Clark (director), Frances Robinson, Wally Maher, Betty Lou Gerson, Louie van Rooten, Harry Bartell, Jana Milos, Alan Reed.
Opening Line Introduction: The opening continues to evolve with George Valentine reading a different text from his previous week's classified advertisement, "Personal notice: Danger is my stock in trade. If you're in trouble and need confidential help, call on me, George Valentine. Write full details."
First Line: "Dear Mr. Valentine, ten years now I work hard to be good American. Soon I get citizen papers. Or maybe I don't get them, maybe George will say what I am doing is wrong. But just the same I cannot keep quiet because inside I am already American citizen. You've got help me because…"
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Mutual - Don Lee
  2. End of Show: The promotional skit for next week's episode finds George talking to a dead man.
  3. Sponsored by: Standard of California
  4. AKA: The Racket
  5. Theme of the show is turning a little more serious. It's also timely for 2008 with the problems of illegal immigration. George and Brooksie are getting closer in their relationship, he is now calling her honey and she's calling him darling.

Date Aired: 1948/07/05
Episode Number: 095
Available: YES
Title: Murder Me Twice
Description: Jonathan Thorpe, the hated drama critic, has been murdered...twice by the same person! The first time with a letter opener and the second time with a gun in front of witnesses George and Brooksie.
Credits: Robert "Bob" Bailey, Frances Robinson, Wally Maher, Ramsay Hill, Virginia Gregg, Jeff Chandler, Peter Leeds, Betty Moran, John Hiestand (announcer), David Victor (writer), Herbert Little Jr. (writer), Eddie Dunstedter (composer, conductor), Don Clark (director).
Opening Line Introduction: The opening continues to evolve with George Valentine reading a different text from his previous week's classified advertisement, "Personal notice: Danger is my stock in trade. If it's way over your head and you need discrete confidential help, call on me, George Valentine. Write full details."
First Line: "My dear Valentine, as a newspaper man and dramatic critic I've seldom been wrong. When I have been the public has preferred my polished, civilized verdict on a play to the clumsy mouthings of my colleagues. But be that as it may, I've discovered a man of the theater who's carrying on a fabulous masquerade and must be exposed. I need facts and you can get them for me…"
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Mutual - Don Lee
  2. End of Show: The promotional skit for next week's episode finds Brooksie reading a desperate plea from the rival female in the case, Joyce Dunning, the third member of the love triangle.
  3. Sponsored by: Standard of California
  4. AKA: The Man Who Was Murdered Twice
  5. CSI evidence techniques, matching lipstick on a cigarette to the wearer. Plots continue on the serious side of mystery dramas. Script title was used.

Date Aired: 1948/07/12
Episode Number: 096
Available: YES
Title: A Close Call
Description: George Valentine is hired by Joyce Dunning to romance her in front of her lover Lawrence Putnam, the big game hunter. The purpose of all this is to save the life of Putnam's wife! George is interrupted just as Brooksie had him all primed to tell her he loved her. Big plot twist at the end.
Credits: Robert "Bob" Bailey, Frances Robinson, Jeanne Bates, Dorothy Lovett, Herbert Rawlinson, Don Diamond, Theodore Von Eltz, John Hiestand (announcer), David Victor (writer), Herbert Little Jr. (writer), Don Clark (director), Eddie Dunstedter (composer, conductor).
Opening Line Introduction: The opening continues to evolve to compliment the plot with George Valentine reading a different text from his previous week's classified advertisement, "Personal notice: Danger is my stock in trade. If you're cornered and need confidential help, you've got a job for me, George Valentine. Write full details."
First Line: "Dear Mr. Valentine, I've loved a man now for many years. A hopeless love, because you see I'm his wife's best friend. He says we must be together at all costs, and I know that would almost certainly mean her death. I couldn't build any kind of happiness on that. I have an answer but I need your help to carry it out…"
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Mutual - Don Lee
  2. End of Show: The promotional skit for next week's episode finds George and Brooksie discussing how to solve the murder of Potter by automobile.
  3. Sponsored by: Standard of California

Date Aired: 1948/07/19
Episode Number: 097
Available: YES
Title: Cry Murder
Description: A private eye named Joe Logan hires George Valentine to "cry murder" if he's ever found dead. His body is found the very next day, but Joe Logan has been accused of killing Frank Potter, a prominent banker!
Credits: Robert "Bob" Bailey, Frances Robinson, Gloria Blondell, Betty Lou Gerson, Tony Barrett, Virginia Gregg, Wally Maher, Dick Ryan, John Hiestand (announcer), David Victor (writer), Herbert Little Jr. (writer), Don Clark (director), Eddie Dunstedter (composer, conductor).
Opening Line Introduction: The opening continues to evolve to compliment the plot with George Valentine reading a different text from his previous week's classified advertisement, "Personal notice: Danger is my stock in trade. If it's so far over your head you can't even reach it with a skyhook, you've got a job for me, George Valentine. Write full details."
First Line: "Dear Valentine, here's a laugh, a private dick falling for that screwy ad of yours. The name is Joe Logan. We ran across each other a couple of times but that's not important. Here's the deal, I'm meeting somebody at the Half Moon Motel tonight. I'm not the sensitive type but something about this rings phony. So if you read about me in the obituary column tomorrow I want you to cry "murder" good and loud. Enclosed is…"
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Mutual - Don Lee
  2. End of Show: The promotional skit for next week's episode finds Lt. Riley discussing a pickpocket apprehended at Seventh and Duncan and the Haffee murder last Tuesday night with George.
  3. Sponsored by: Standard of California
  4. AKA: A Dead Man Who Was a Murderer
  5. Script title was used.

Date Aired: 1948/07/26
Episode Number: 098
Available: YES
Title: The Seven Murder
Description: Arnold Loomis invents a hold-up to cover his gambling losses, but then is identified by the man who confesses to the crime that never happened!
Credits: Robert "Bob" Bailey, Wally Maher, John Dehner, Georgia Ellis, William Conrad, Frances Robinson, Herbert Butterfield, John Hiestand (announcer), David Victor (writer), Herbert Little Jr. (writer), Eddie Dunstedter (composer, conductor), Jaime del Valle (director).
Opening Line Introduction: The opening continues to evolve to compliment the plot with George Valentine reading a different text from his previous week's classified advertisement, "Personal notice: Danger is my stock in trade. If it's too hot for you to handle and you need confidential help, you've got a job for me, George Valentine. Write full details."
First Line: "Dear Mr. Valentine, last night I told a stupid, needless lie. I didn't think it mattered to anyone but me, and yet because of it an innocent man has been arrested today. Tell the truth you say? And if I do I'll lose my wife, lose my job and end up in jail. There's got to be…"
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Mutual - Don Lee
  2. End of Show: The promotional skit for next week's episode finds Lt Riley at a crime scene with Brooksie and George where it's determined that they are now looking for missing paper and a murderer.
  3. Sponsored by: Standard of California

Date Aired: 1948/08/02
Episode Number: 099
Available: YES
Title: The Money Maker
Description: Martin Kirsch of The Bonded Paper Corporation hires George Valentine to recover reams of very valuable currency paper which has been stolen from the mill. The fate of a country is at stake!
Credits: Robert "Bob" Bailey, Frances Robinson, Wally Maher, Herbert Butterfield, Eddie Fields, Clayton Post, Don Clark (director), Joe Forte, Charlie Lung, John Hiestand (announcer), David Victor (writer), Herbert Little Jr. (writer), Eddie Dunstedter (composer, conductor)
Opening Line Introduction: The opening continues to evolve to compliment the plot with George Valentine reading a different text from his previous week's classified advertisement, "Personal notice: Danger is my stock in trade. If you find yourself way out on the limb and don't know how to get off, you've got a job for me, George Valentine. Write full details."
First Line: "Dear Mr. Valentine, if ever a man needed help I do. There is a matter that involves not only millions of dollars but several million people in a country I'm not at liberty to name. Believe me; I call on you only after a great deal of thought. What I know is just too much responsibility for one man to carry. I feel if anyone can help me…"
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Mutual - Don Lee
  2. End of Show: The promotional skit for next week's episode finds Brooksie calling George to tell him Eric is getting $1,250 every month. The exact amount Dr. Penford gets out of the bank. Why would a son be blackmailing his own father?
  3. Sponsored by: Standard of California

Beginning with the following episode, titles are announced after the opening commercial.

Date Aired: 1948/08/09
Episode Number: 100
Available: YES
Title: The Perfect Specimen
Description: Dr. Norman Penford, a surgeon, has received a note threatening his life tomorrow night, Tuesday. He's secretly been paying blackmail for the last nine months...to his 'son' Eric! He was also paying alimony to his first wife and his biological son.
Credits: Robert "Bob" Bailey, Frances Robinson, Wally Maher, Herbert Rawlinson, Noreen Gammill, Martha Wentworth, Hy Averback, Don Diamond, Don Clark (director), John Hiestand (announcer), David Victor (writer), Herbert Little Jr. (writer), Eddie Dunstedter (composer, conductor).
Opening Line Introduction: The opening continues to evolve to compliment the plot with George Valentine reading a different text from his previous week's classified advertisement, "Personal notice: Danger is my stock in trade. If it's the kind of trouble you can't handle without confidential help, you've got a job for me, George Valentine. Write full details."
First Line: "Dear Mr. Valentine, as a doctor I've had to tell many people that they were doomed to die. Well today I was told the same thing myself. I was even informed of the time and the method. All the facts were there. Except who is going to kill me and why. I suppose I should go to the police, but they would only scare the killer off. Next time he may not be thoughtful enough to warn me. I don't…"
Notes:
  1. Network Affiliation: Mutual - Don Lee
  2. End of Show: The promotional skit for next week's episode finds George being discovered by Brooksie after getting hit in the head by a remarkable agile talented ghost in a haunted Victorian nest. The same beating that Mr. Mitchell got.
  3. Sponsored by: Standard of California
  4. Title confirmed on-air. Title word spelling of Specimen is explained in the Anthology doc, under "What's in a Name."


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