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Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: Episodes 599 - 698

From August 10, 1958 through August 7, 1960:

Date Aired: 58/08/10
Episode Number: 599
Available: YES
Title: The Two Faced Matter
Description: Johnny visits "The Auld Lang Syne Furniture Company" to find out what happened to $58,000 stolen from them. The theft occurred over three years previously! The furniture company in Massachusetts is being run by some very unusual people.
Cast: Roy Rowan (announcer), Jack Johnstone (writer, producer, and director), Will Wright, Herb Vigran, Forrest Lewis, Bob Bailey, Edgar Barrier, Dick Beals, Gus Bayz.
Notes:
  1. Title confirmed by script.
  2. Promo "be sure to join us ('next week' clearly edited out of the promo) same time and station for another exciting..." and there is apparently no show next week.
First Line: "Hollywood, it's time now for ..." [Ring] "Johnny Dollar." "Nick Walters, Johnny, Northeastern Fidelity and Bonding." "Oh, hi, Nick. How's with you?"

August 17, 1958 -- Pre-empted on a last minute decision to deliver coverage of the Soap Box Derby: Allan Jackson reports the twenty-first annual race in Akron, Ohio -- (WCBS); however, local newspapers still show Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar on the days schedule: The New York Times indicates Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar broadcast on WCBS at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time, the Los Angeles Times indicates Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar broadcast on KNX at 6:30 p.m. Pacific time, and the Chicago Tribune indicates Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar broadcast on WBBM at 8:30 p.m. Central time.

Date Aired: 58/08/24
Episode Number: 600
Available: YES
Title: The Noxious Needle Matter
Description: J. Lamont Scofield of Cranford, New Jersey, had a $750,000 policy. Now that he's dead, Johnny discovers his last nurse was really a burlesque dancer!
Cast: Bob Bailey, Jack Johnstone (writer, producer, and director), Roy Rowan (announcer), Virginia Gregg, Bartlett Robinson, Marvin Miller, Junius Matthews.
Notes: Title confirmed by script.
First Line: <cut> "I wish you to investigate the death of one of our clients." "All right." "Have you ever heard of J. Lamont Scofield?"

Date Aired: 58/08/31
Episode Number: 601
Available NO
Title: The Limping Liability Matter
Description:
Notes: Title confirmed by script.

Date Aired: 58/09/07
Episode Number: 602
Available: YES
Title: The Malibu Mystery Matter
Description: A very expensive yacht has exploded and sank. It was worth over $150,000. Some phony diamonds and a phony explosion sinks a fraudulent scheme in Malibu, California.
Cast: Bob Bailey, Jack Johnstone (writer, producer, and director), Paula Winslowe, Will Wright, Lawrence Dobkin, Barney Phillips, Roy Rowan (announcer), Eleanor Audley, Jean Tatum, Ben Wright, Harry Bartell.
Notes:
  1. Title confirmed by script.
  2. AFRTS rebroadcast.
First Line: "From Hollywood, it's time now for ..." [Ring] "<yawn> Yeah? Johnny Dollar." "This is Peter Hanley at Western Maritine and Property Insurance." "Holy -- look, do you always start making calls at 4 AM, Mr. Hanley?"

Date Aired: 58/09/14
Episode Number: 603
Available: YES
Title: The Wayward Diamonds Matter
Description: One of the few episodes to carry the plot over from the preceding week. Johnny exposes some fake jewelry.
Cast: Bob Bailey.
Notes:
  1. Title confirmed by script.
  2. AFRTS rebroadcast.
First Line: "From Hollywood, it's time now for ..." [Ring] "Johnny Dollar." "Peter Hanley at Western Maritine and Property." "Oh, yeah, Mr. Hanley." "I found this message to call you. You're still in town at the Beverly Hilton?"

Date Aired: 58/09/21
Episode Number: 604
Available: YES
Title: The Johnson Payroll Matter
Description: Johnny gets another invitation to vacation to sunny Los Angeles, California. This time as a courier.
Cast: Bob Bailey.
Notes:
  1. Title confirmed by script.
  2. Network and AFRTS copies available
First Line: "From Hollywood, it's time now for ..." [Ring] "Johnny Dollar." "Pat McCracken, Johnny, Universal Adjustment Bureau." "Oh, hi, Pat. What's on your mind?" "At the moment, you!"

Date Aired: 58/09/28
Episode Number: 605
Available: YES
Title: The Gruesome Spectacle Matter
Description: Tommy Hargrave has been killed in a traffic accident in Bethel, New York. But was it an accident? Johnny doesn't think so!
Cast: Bob Bailey, Jack Johnstone (writer, producer, and director), Joseph Kearns, Junius Matthews, Dan Cubberly (announcer), Virginia Gregg, Harry Bartell.
Notes:
  1. Title confirmed by script.
  2. Next week promo: "well listen, I promise you the most unusual case and some of the most unexpected people you ever"
  3. Repeated on 09/27/59 Episode 656.
First Line: "From Hollywood, it's time now for ..." [Ring] "Johnny Dollar." "Johnny, this is Ed Barrett at Tri-State Life and Casualty in New York." "Oh, hi, Ed. How are ya?"

Date Aired: 58/10/05
Episode Number: 606
Available NO
Title: The Missing Matter Matter
Description:
Notes: Title confirmed by script.

Date Aired: 58/10/12
Episode Number: 607
Available NO
Title: The Impossible Murder Matter
Description:
Notes: Title confirmed by script.

Date Aired: 58/10/19
Episode Number: 608
Available NO
Title: The Monoxide Mystery Matter
Description:
Notes: Title confirmed by script.

Date Aired: 58/10/26
Episode Number: 609
Available NO
Title: The Basking Ridge Matter
Description:
Notes: Title confirmed by script.

Date Aired: 58/11/02
Episode Number: 610
Available NO
Title: The Crater Lake Matter
Description:
Notes: Title confirmed by script.

Date Aired: 58/11/09
Episode Number: 611
Available NO
Title: The Close Shave Matter
Description:
Notes: Title confirmed by script.

Date Aired: 58/11/16
Episode Number: 612
Available: YES
Title: The Double Trouble Matter
Description: Two different Henry Kingmans show up in Sarasota, Florida, to claim the $65,000 left by their father... twenty years ago!
Cast: Bob Bailey, Jack Johnstone (writer, producer, and director), James McCallion, Parley Baer, Virginia Gregg, Dan Cubberly (announcer), Vic Perrin, Sam Edwards.
Notes:
  1. Title confirmed by script.
  2. AFRTS rebroadcast.
First Line: "From Hollywood, it's time now for ..." [Ring] "Johnny Dollar." "Earl Poorman, Johnny." "Hi, Earl! How are things in sunny Florida?" "I think I'll move to California."

Date Aired: 58/11/23
Episode Number: 613
Available NO
Title: The One Most Wanted Matter
Description:
Notes: Title confirmed by script.

Date Aired: 58/11/30
Episode Number: 614
Available: YES
Title: The Hair Raising Matter
Description: A wealthy man has been murdered in Albany, New York. Johnny detects the smell of cordite in the air!
Cast: Bob Bailey, Jack Johnstone (writer, producer, and director), Virginia Gregg, Junius Matthews, Parley Baer, Dan Cubberly (announcer), Shirley Mitchell, Jack Edwards, Ralph Moody.
Notes:
  1. Title confirmed by script.
  2. Next week promo: "a little jade statue is the key to one of the cleverest plots I've ever seen".
First Line: "From Hollywood, it's time now for ..." [Ring] "Johnny Dollar." "Johnny, this is Fritz Melcher, at Star Mutual." "Fritz, I can't think of anybody I'd rather hear from."

Date Aired: 58/12/07
Episode Number: 615
Available NO
Title: The Perilous Parley Matter
Description:
Notes: Title confirmed by script.

Date Aired: 58/12/14
Episode Number: 616
Available NO
Title: The Allanmee Matter
Description:
Notes: Title confirmed by script.

No evidence found for the skip in broadcast sequence. New York Times is n/a for this date and there is no info of interest in the Chicago Tribune. A Christmas Special is assumed. Skip in sequence is supported by script notes.

Date Aired: 58/12/28
Episode Number: 617
Available NO
Title: The Telltale Tracks Matter
Description:
Notes: Title confirmed by script.

Date Aired: 59/01/04
Episode Number: 618
Available: YES
Title: The Hollywood Mystery Matter
Description: A strange $10,000 embezzlement by Parley Baeren, a dying old man.
Cast: Bob Bailey, Jack Johnstone (producer, director, writer),Virginia Gregg, Frank Gerstle, Junius Matthews, Parley Baer, Jean Tatum, Forrest Lewis, Dan Cubberly (announcer).
Notes: Title confirmed by script.
First Line: "From Hollywood, it's time now for ..." [Ring] "Johnny Dollar." "Mr. Dollar, my name is Parley Baron. I'm calling from Hollywood." "Hollywood? What insurance company, Mr. Baron?"

Date Aired: 59/01/11
Episode Number: 619
Available: YES
Title: The Deadly Doubt Matter
Description: A woman's murder alibi needs verification badly... and gets it... badly! In Hartford.
Cast: Bob Bailey, Virginia Gregg, Alan Reed, Frank Gerstle, James McCallion, Junius Matthews, Paul Dubov, Dan Cubberly (announcer), Jack Johnstone (producer, director), Robert Stanley (writer).
Notes:
  1. Title confirmed by script.
  2. Next week promo: "a doting dowager who sets me out on the wildest case I've ever handled".
  3. Tribute to newest affiliate station, KRMG in Tulsa.
First Line: "From Hollywood, it's time now for ..." [Ring] "Johnny Dollar." "This is Carol Carson, Mr. Dollar." "Who?" "You don't know me -- and I'm sorry to be calling so late."

Date Aired: 59/01/18
Episode Number: 620
Available NO
Title: The Love Shorn Matter
Description:
Notes: Title confirmed by script.

Date Aired: 59/01/25
Episode Number: 621
Available: YES
Title: The Doting Dowager Matter
Description: A cheap statue, $26.50, has been stolen... and held for ransom in New York!
Cast: Bob Bailey, Virginia Gregg, Eric Snowden, Sam Edwards, Eleanor Audley, G. Stanley Jones, Jack Johnstone (writer, producer, and director).
Notes:
  1. Title confirmed by script.
  2. Promo for next week's show: "If you've ever read the personal columns of your newspaper, you'll want to hear it."
First Line: "From Hollywood, it's time now for ..." [Ring] "Johnny Dollar." "George Reed here." "Oh, hi, George. How are things at Floyds of England?" "Very good, as a matter of fact. Very good."

Date Aired: 59/02/01
Episode Number: 622
Available NO
Title: The Curley Waters Matter
Description:
Notes: Title confirmed by script.

Date Aired: 59/02/08
Episode Number: 623
Available: YES
Title: The Date with Death Matter
Description: Johnny's date, Betty Lewis, is back and becomes bait for a killer in Hartford.
Cast: Bob Bailey, Russell Thorson, Herb Vigran, Jack Johnstone (writer, producer, and director), Lucille Meredith, James McCallion, Sam Edwards, Dan Cubberly (announcer).
Notes: Title confirmed by script.
First Line: "From Hollywood, it's time now for ..." [Phone dialing] [Ring] "Johnny Dollar." "Betty Lewis. Hey, it works!" "Sure it does. So hang up that extension, come on back here in the living room -- we'll finish up our cocktails and be on our way."

Date Aired: 59/02/15
Episode Number: 624
Available: YES
Title: The Shankar Diamond Matter
Description: A thirty four carat rock and a swinging grandma-type are in New York.
Cast: Bob Bailey, Eric Snowden, Jack Johnstone (writer, producer, and director), Lillian Buyeff, Jack Edwards, Forrest Lewis, Dan Cubberly (announcer), Barney Phillips.
Notes:
  1. Title confirmed by script.
  2. AFRTS rebroadcast.
First Line: "From Hollywood, it's time now for ..." [Ring] "Johnny Dollar." "Hi, Johnny. This is Steve Kilmer at Providential Life and Casualty." "Steve! It's been a coupla years."

Date Aired: 59/02/22
Episode Number: 625
Available: YES
Title: The Blue Madonna Matter
Description: The story of a most unusual art forger, who never appears during this Philadelphia show!
Cast: Bob Bailey, Forrest Lewis, Joseph Kearns, Harry Bartell, Jack Johnstone (writer, producer, and director), G. Stanley Jones, Bert Holland, Byron Kane.
Notes:
  1. Title confirmed by script.
  2. AFRTS rebroadcast.
First Line: "From Hollywood, it's time now for ..." [Ring] "Johnny Dollar." "George Reed here, Johnny." "Well, George, I'm really glad to talk to you."

Date Aired: 59/03/01
Episode Number: 626
Available NO
Title: The Clouded Crystal Matter
Description:
Notes: Title confirmed by script.

Date Aired: 59/03/08
Episode Number: 627
Available: YES
Title: The Net of Circumstance Matter
Description: A robbery and a missing night watchman in Sarasota, but who cares?
Cast: Bob Bailey, Jack Johnstone (writer, producer, and director), Lillian Buyeff, Vic Perrin, Bartlett Robinson, Bill James, Harry Bartell, Barney Phillips, Dan Cubberly (announcer).
Notes:
  1. Title confirmed by script.
  2. AFRTS rebroadcast.
First Line: "From Hollywood, it's time now for ..." [Ring] "Johnny Dollar." "Earl Poorman, Johnny." "Earl! I just left you -- down in Florida. Where are ya?"

Date Aired: 59/03/15
Episode Number: 628
Available: YES
Title: The Baldero Matter
Description: A story of piracy among the upper crust in Beverly Hills.
Cast: Bob Bailey, Carleton Young, Dan Cubberly (announcer), Eleanor Audley, Howard McNear, Jack Edwards, Lawrence Dobkin, Vic Perrin, Virginia Gregg, Will Wright, William Bendix.
Notes:
  1. Title confirmed by script.
  2. Sponsored by: 4-Way Cold Tablets, Fitch Shampoo, Fram Filters, Tums, Kentucky Club.
First Line: "time now for ..." [Ring] "Johnny Dollar." "I have your call to Universal Adjustment Bureau in Hartford." "Oh, thank you, operator."

Date Aired: 59/03/22
Episode Number: 629
Available: YES
Title: The Lake Mead Mystery Matter
Description: A hood on a fishing trip is seeking revenge and is taking his victim for a "last ride".
Cast: Bartlett Robinson, Bob Bailey, Dan Cubberly (announcer), Frank Nelson, Gil Stratton, Harry Bartell, Joan Bennett, Lawrence Dobkin, Mason Adams.
Notes:
  1. Title confirmed by script.
  2. Sponsored by: 4-Way Cold Tablets, Fitch Shampoo, Fram Filters, Pepsi, Rambler Ambassador.
  3. The recording includes a local spot for Old Gold cigarettes.
  4. WROW, Albany New York.
First Line: [Ring] "Johnny Dollar." "Pat McCracken, Johnny, at Universal Adjustment Bureau." "Greetings, Master."

Date Aired: 59/03/29
Episode Number: 630
Available: YES
Title: The Jimmy Carter Matter
Description: Johnny gets a call from a young boy in rural Massachusetts... to report a murder! By the time Johnny arrives in town, young Jimmy has disappeared!
Cast: Bob Bailey, Virginia Gregg, Dick Beals, Edgar Barrier, Lawrence Dobkin, Forrest Lewis, Jack Kruschen, Dan Cubberly (announcer), Jack Johnstone (writer, producer, and director).
Notes:
  1. Title confirmed by script.
  2. Sponsored by: Fram Filters (treasure hunt contest), Pepsi Cola.
  3. WROW, Albany New York
First Line: "From Hollywood, it's time now for ..." [Ring] "Johnny Dollar." "Hi, Mr. Dollar!" "Hi yourself. Who's that?" "You know -- Jimmy." "Jimmy?"

Date Aired: 59/04/05
Episode Number: 631
Available: YES
Title: The Frisco Fire Matter
Description: Johnny's after a clever arsonist who has shot his pal Smokey.
Cast: Bob Bailey, Jack Johnstone (writer, producer, and director), Virginia Gregg, Gil Stratton, Tony Barrett, Vic Perrin, Lawrence Dobkin, Alan Reed, Paul Dubov, Bartlett Robinson, Donald Mosley, Dan Cubberly (announcer).
Notes:
  1. Title confirmed by script.
  2. Sponsored by: Look magazine's "Detectives at Work", Fram Filters (treasure hunt contest), Rambler, Lysol.
  3. During the case, Johnny visits Maurie Webster at KCBS who brags that his station was "the first to broadcast in the country" and is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary (they went on the air in 1909?)!
First Line: [Ring] "Johnny Dollar." "Yeah?" "What? Who's that?" "Smokey."

Date Aired: 59/04/12
Episode Number: 632
Available: YES
Title: The Fairweather Friend Matter
Description: A dead rattler helps Johnny to catch an even deadlier snake.
Cast: Bob Bailey, Virginia Gregg, Junius Matthews, Bill James, G. Stanley Jones, James McCallion, Dan Cubberly (announcer), Jack Johnstone (writer, producer, and director).
Notes:
  1. Title confirmed by script.
  2. AKA: "The Fair Weather Friend Matter"
  3. Sponsored by: Pepsi, Lysol, plus local furniture company spot.
  4. This episode ties back to Bum Sprung (near Pond Creek), Oklahoma and the characters broadcast 58/02/23, Episode 575.
  5. Bum Sprung is an Indian word for "bad spring, bad water".
  6. WROW, Albany New York.
First Line: "From Hollywood, it's time now for ..." [Ring] "Johnny Dollar." "Hi there, Johnny. This here is Sidewinder Wilson." "Oh, well, what can I -- who did you say?"

Date Aired: 59/04/19
Episode Number: 633
Available: YES
Title: The Cautious Celibate Matter
Description: Calling himself "Mr. Bailey", Johnny runs to Chicago, Los Angeles, Portland, and all over the country to avoid a gun-toting Westerner who's very eager to catch up with him!
Cast: Bob Bailey, Virginia Gregg, G. Stanley Jones, John McIntire, Jean Tatum, Dan Cubberly (announcer), Jack Johnstone (writer, producer, and director).
Notes: Title confirmed by script.
First Line: "From Hollywood, it's time now for ..." [Ring] "Johnny Dollar." "George Reed here." "Huh? Hey now, listen, George -- if Floyds of England keeps handing me cases, how can I work for the other insurance companies?"

Date Aired: 59/04/26
Episode Number: 634
Available: YES
Title: The Winsome Widow Matter
Description: The owner of a liquor store in Los Angeles has been killed during a robbery. His beautiful and young wife inherits everything.
Cast: Bob Bailey
Notes:
  1. Title confirmed by script.
  2. Sponsored by: Pepsi-Cola, Sinclair Gasoline.
  3. Gratuitous reference to Jack Johnstone and the broadcast.
First Line: "From Hollywood, it's time now for ..." [Ring] "Johnny Dollar." "Long distance. Mr. Pat McCracken in Hartford, Connecticut, is returning your call, Mr. Dollar." "Oh, thanks, operator -- put him on."

Date Aired: 59/05/03
Episode Number: 635
Available NO
Title: The Negligent Nephew Matter
Description:
Notes: Title confirmed by script.

Date Aired: 59/05/10
Episode Number: 636
Available: YES
Title: The Fatal Filet Matter
Description: Johnny has dinner with a pal in Hartford; the plans are to share a steak. Johnny's piece is overcooked, but his friend dies from ground glass in the meat!
Cast: Bob Bailey, Virginia Gregg, Marvin Miller, Dan Cubberly (announcer), Jack Johnstone (writer, producer, and director), Frank Gerstle, B. J. Thompson, Jack Edwards, Lawrence Dobkin, Harry Bartell.
Notes:
  1. Title confirmed by script.
  2. Sponsored by: Pepsi-Cola.
First Line: "From Hollywood, it's time now for ..." [Ring] "Johnny Dollar." "Johnny, thi.. this is Ray Connelly." "Oh, yeah, over at Continental Insurance Company."

Date Aired: 59/05/17
Episode Number: 637
Available: YES
Title: The Twin Trouble Matter
Description: The twin brother of one of Johnny's insurance clients is being blackmailed, because of his criminal record. Johnny and George travel to Upper Monclair, New Jersey, to solve the case.
Cast: Bob Bailey, G. Stanley Jones, Alan Reed, Frank Gerstle, Dan Cubberly (announcer), Jack Johnstone (writer, producer, and director).
Notes: Title confirmed by script.
First Line: "From Hollywood, it's time now for ..." [Ring] "Johnny Dollar." "Johnny, this... this is George Reed." "Well, hiya, George. What's troubling Floyds of England this time?" "Johnny... one of our clients -- only, quite frankly, he's far more than just a client --" "Uh huh." "Yes. His life is being threatened."

Date Aired: 59/05/24
Episode Number: 638
Available: YES
Title: The Casque of Death Matter
Description: A good story about a mad wine collector reliving the horror story of Edgar Allen Poe. Johnny travels to Philadelphia and Kirkwood, New Jersey, to solve the case.
Cast: Bob Bailey, Harry Bartell, Parley Baer, Jack Johnstone (writer, producer, and director), Forrest Lewis, Bartlett Robinson, Dan Cubberly (announcer), Marvin Miller.
Notes: Title confirmed by script.
First Line: [Ring] "Johnny Dollar." "This is Harry Branson, at Philadelphia Mutual Liability and Casualty Company." "Harry! It's been a long time -- what's on your mind?" "John, I have a case for you involving several of our very important clients."

Date Aired: 59/05/31
Episode Number: 639
Available: YES
Title: The Big H Matter
Description: Johnny receives a call for help from the insured, Helen Dehner, in Morel Bay, California!
Cast: Bob Bailey, Peggy Webber, Bartlett Robinson, Russell Thorson, Virginia Gregg, Joseph Kearns, Dan Cubberly (announcer), Jack Johnstone (writer, producer, and director).
Notes:
  1. Title confirmed by script.
  2. Another plug for the radio series.
First Line: [Ring] "Johnny Dollar." "Hi there, Johnny, this is Helen Dehner." "Helen Dehner?"

Date Aired: 59/06/07
Episode Number: 640
Available: YES
Title: The Wayward Heiress Matter
Description: A rich girl, Ginny VanDooren, and a threatened husband live in Greater New York.
Cast: Bob Bailey, Virginia Gregg, Les Tremayne.
Notes: Title confirmed by script.
First Line: "From Hollywood, it's time now for ..." [Ring] "Johnny Dollar." "This is Al Turner at New Britain Mutual." "Hi, Al. What goes with you these days?"

Date Aired: 59/06/14
Episode Number: 641
Available: YES
Title: The Wayward Sculptor Matter
Description: Who is sending back a fraudulent $50,000 insurance claim? The trail leads to Hartford, to a dead sculptor... or is he?
Cast: Bob Bailey, Jack Johnstone (writer, producer, and director), Lawrence Dobkin, Will Wright, Dan Cubberly (announcer), Herb Vigran, Carleton Young, Edgar Barrier.
Notes: Title confirmed by script.
First Line: <cut> "Universal Adjustment Bureau." "Hi, Pat, you've been neglecting me." "Yeah, but think of all the trouble it saves me."

Date Aired: 59/06/21
Episode Number: 642
Available: YES
Title: The Life at Stake Matter
Description: Johnny's in Beverly Hills to help the very wealthy and very eccentric Mr. Alvin P. Cartwright. Cartwright's murdered and dismembered body is being taken out to sea!
Cast: Bob Bailey, Virginia Gregg, Jean Tatum, Jack Johnstone (writer, producer, and director), Howard McNear, Forrest Lewis, Joseph Kearns, Paul Dubov, Dan Cubberly (announcer).
Notes: Title confirmed by script.
First Line: "From Hollywood, it's time now for ..." [Ring] "Johnny Dollar." "I have a call for your from Hartford, Connecticut. One moment please." "Oh, thank you, operator." "Go ahead, please." "Hello?" "Johnny?" "Yeah, that's right." "Bill Ferguson at Continental Insurance and Trust. I'm glad I caught you before you left Los Angeles."

Date Aired: 59/06/28
Episode Number: 643
Available: YES
Title: The Mei-Ling Buddah Matter
Description: The most valuable piece of jade in the world has disappeared from a locked Boston dust-covered room. It shows up in Paris!
Cast: Bob Bailey, Jack Johnstone (writer, producer, and director), Virginia Gregg, Paul Dubov, Will Wright, Forrest Lewis.
Notes: Title confirmed by script. Script spelling is "Buddah", not "Buddha".
First Line: "From Hollywood, it's time now for ..." [Ring] "Johnny Dollar." "Marty Bruce, Johnny, at Worldwide Mutual." "Oh, hi, Marty. How are you?"

Date Aired: 59/07/05
Episode Number: 644
Available: YES
Title: The Only One Butt Matter
Description: Johnny is offered a $5,000 fee to find Truda Lynn. He finds her body in New York and a clue in an ashtray!
Cast: Bob Bailey, Jack Johnstone (writer, producer, and director), Virginia Gregg, Les Tremayne, Herb Vigran, Alan Reed, Frank Gerstle, Jack Edwards, Jack Grimes, James Matthews (announcer).
Notes: Title confirmed by spoken word, script does not contain the word "The".
First Line: <cut> "...Dollar, I understand you're probably the best private eye in the business." "Well, I try to make a living as an insurance investigator, if that's what you mean."

Date Aired: 59/07/12
Episode Number: 645
Available: YES
Title: The Frantic Fisherman Matter
Description: Johnny dons scuba gear to "fish up" a corpse at Lake Mohave.
Cast: Bob Bailey, Barney Phillips, Sam Edwards, Bartlett Robinson, Forrest Lewis, Ralph Moody, James Matthews (announcer), Jack Johnstone (writer, producer, and director).
Notes: Title confirmed by script.
First Line: "Johnny Dollar." "Doesn't this nice weather kinda' get under your skin, Johnny?" "Who's that?"

Date Aired: 59/07/19
Episode Number: 646
Available: YES
Title: The Will and a Way Matter
Description: A fishing guide at the Lake Mohave resort claims that he's been cheated out of his inheritance. A careful examination of the will is called for!
Cast: Bob Bailey, Virginia Gregg, Byron Kane, Billy Halop, James Matthews (announcer), Jack Johnstone (writer, producer, and director), Barney Phillips, Forrest Lewis, Parley Baer, Jack Moyles.
Notes: Title confirmed by script.
First Line: [Ring] "Johnny Dollar." "Johnny, you better come right on back out here." "Yeah, back on out where and who are you?"

Date Aired: 59/07/26
Episode Number: 647
Available: YES
Title: The Bolt Out of the Blue Matter
Description: The life of a retired sea captain in Boston has been threatened. A lightning bolt plays an important part in the rescue.
Cast: Bob Bailey, Jack Johnstone (writer, producer, and director), Virginia Gregg, James McCallion, Junius Matthews (announcer), Carleton Young, Ralph Moody.
Notes: Title confirmed by script.
First Line: [Ring] "Johnny Dollar." "This is Harry McQueen Johnny, up here in Gloucester, Mass." "McQueen?"

Date Aired: 59/08/02
Episode Number: 648
Available: YES
Title: The Deadly Chain Matter
Description: A wealthy eccentric named Alvin P. Cartwright fears for his life... from a chain letter! He lives on a lake in greater Hartford.
Cast: Bob Bailey, Howard McNear, Jack Johnstone (writer, producer, and director), Virginia Gregg, Herb Vigran, Paul Dubov, James Matthews (announcer), Frank Gerstle.
Notes: Title confirmed by script.
First Line: "From Hollywood, it's time now for ..." [Ring] "Johnny Dollar." "Well, now, that's nice. What can I do for you?" "I beg your pardon?"

Date Aired: 59/08/09
Episode Number: 649
Available: YES
Title: The Lost by a Hair Matter
Description: A lumber yard has burned to the ground in Columbus, Ohio, and it was worth one third of a million dollars! The owner of the lumber yard is then found dead under the hair dryer!
Cast: Bob Bailey.
Notes: Title confirmed by script.
First Line: "From Hollywood, it's time now for ..." [Ring] "Johnny Dollar." "Dollar, this is Fred Starkey." "Starkey?" "Worldwide Mutual, out here in Columbus, Ohio."

Date Aired: 59/08/16
Episode Number: 650
Available: YES
Title: The Night in Paris Matter
Description: Johnny flies to Paris to meet "The Grey Cat" and recover the Olney Diamonds.
Cast: Bob Bailey, Virginia Gregg, Tony Barrett, Forrest Lewis, Bill James.
Notes:
  1. Title confirmed by script.
  2. The plot is similar to the June 5, 1960 broadcast of "The Canned Canary Matter", Episode 691.
First Line: "From Hollywood, it's time now for ..." [Ring] "Johnny Dollar." "George Reed here." "Well, George, how's Floyds of London? And how are you holding up in this hot weather?"

Date Aired: 59/08/23
Episode Number: 651
Available: YES
Title: The Embarcadero Matter
Description: Both "The Grey Cat" in Paris and Smokey in San Francisco help Johnny recover the Cellini Medallion.
Cast: Bob Bailey, Forrest Lewis, Vic Perrin, Frank Gerstle, Tony Barrett.
Notes: Title confirmed by script.
First Line: [Ring] "Johnny Dollar." "Monsieur Dollar, you will be amazed... you will be thrilled..." "Yeah, well, I think I've had all the thrills I need here in Paris. And who are you?"

Date Aired: 59/08/30
Episode Number: 652
Available: YES
Title: The Really Gone Matter
Description: Johnny flies to Eugene, Oregon to find a missing beneficiary... named Jonathan Doe!
Cast: Bob Bailey, Jack Johnstone (writer, producer, and director), Virginia Gregg, Marvin Miller, Bartlett Robinson, Lawrence Dobkin, Sam Edwards, Junius Matthews, Stacy Harris, Dan Cubberly (announcer).
Notes: Title confirmed by script.
First Line: <cut> "...Percival Lesley Barefoot." "Percival what?"

Date Aired: 59/09/06
Episode Number: 653
Available: YES
Title: The Backfire That Backfired Matter
Description: A hotrod and a plan for murder. Johnny's almost tempted into matrimony, and who can blame him? Betty Lewis is on the phone from Hartford.
Cast: Barney Phillips, Bob Bailey, Forrest Lewis, Jack Johnstone (director), James Matthews (announcer), Tom Holland, Virginia Gregg.
Notes: Title confirmed by script.
First Line: [Ring] "<yawn> Johnny Dollar." "Betty Lewis." "Huh? Oh, hi, honey." "Marry me?"

Date Aired: 59/09/13
Episode Number: 654
Available: YES
Title: The Leumas Matter
Description: Elmo Leumas has gone missing in Vineland, New Jersey, and Johnny is sent to find him.
Cast: Bob Bailey.
Notes: Title confirmed by script.
First Line: [Ring] "Johnny Dollar." "Les Walters, Johnny, at Worldwide Mutual." "Well, hi, Les."

Date Aired: 59/09/20
Episode Number: 655
Available: YES
Title: The Little Man Who Was There Matter
Description: Howard Edwards' life is insured for $100,000... and he's disappeared near Yonkers, New York!
Cast: Bob Bailey, Jack Johnstone (writer, producer, and director), Vic Perrin, James Matthews (announcer), Herb Vigran, Virginia Gregg, Lawrence Dobkin, Ralph Moody, Gil Stratton.
Notes:
  1. Title confirmed by script.
  2. AFRTS rebroadcast.
First Line: [Ring] "Johnny Dollar." "Pat McCracken, Johnny, Universal Adjustment Bureau." "Well, hiya, Pat." "One, two, three in a row."

Date Aired: 59/09/27
Episode Number: 656
Available: NO
Title: The Gruesome Spectacle Matter
Description: Johnny investigates death by accident in Bethel, New York.
Cast: Bob Bailey.
Notes:
  1. This is a reuse of the script with the same title broadcast 09/28/58 Episode 605.
  2. The original scripts do not include an episode for this date. The episodes before and after this date are numbered sequentially, #145 and #146.

Date Aired: 59/10/04
Episode Number: 657
Available: YES
Title: The Buffalo Matter
Description: A time bomb and a stolen $400,000 make things interesting for a department store near the Canadian border.
Cast: Bob Bailey, Richard Crenna, Junius Matthews, Lawrence Dobkin, Gil Stratton, Bartlett Robinson, Jack Johnstone (writer, producer, and director).
Notes:
  1. Title confirmed by script.
  2. See 59/10/11 Episode 658 for Part 2 (conclusion) of the story.
First Line: [Ring] "Johnny Dollar." "Pat McCracken, Johnny, Universal Adjustment Bureau." "Pat, I haven't had an assignment from you in uhh.. oh.. several days."

Date Aired: 59/10/11
Episode Number: 658
Available: YES
Title: The Further Buffalo Matter
Description: Johnny charters a helicopter to chase a yacht in Canadian waters with the stolen $400,000!
Cast: Bartlett Robinson, Bob Bailey, Gil Stratton, Jack Johnstone (director), James McCallion, James Matthews (announcer), Junius Matthews, Lawrence Dobkin, Richard Crenna.
Notes:
  1. Title confirmed by spoken word, but script does not contain the word "in".
  2. See 59/10/04 Episode 657 for Part 1 of the story.
First Line: [Ring] "Johnny Dollar." "Still there in Buffalo, huh?" "Yeah."

Date Aired: 59/10/18
Episode Number: 659
Available: YES
Title: The Double Identity Matter
Description: All the clues to a woman in Hartford who has poisoned her last four husbands... point right at Johnny's fiancée-to-be, Betty Lewis.
Cast: Bob Bailey, Joan Banks, Lillian Buyeff, G. Stanley Jones, Herb Vigran, Dan Cubberly (announcer).
Notes:
  1. Title confirmed by script.
  2. Sponsored by: Camels, Four-Way Cold Tablets, Fitch Shampoo.
  3. Promo: "Next week, the wildest bunch of crooks I've ever tangled with. Join us, won't you?"
  4. Post show promo for Suspense: "Fate stacks the cards against a jittery gamble"
First Line: [Ring] "Johnny Dollar." "Well, here I am, I'm home." "Huh? Who, uh.." "I say, I'm home from my vacation."

Date Aired: 59/10/25
Episode Number: 660
Available: YES
Title: The Missing Missile Matter
Description: Johnny deals with a matter of national security instead of insurance in Hollywood!
Cast: Bob Bailey, Mel Torme (4-Way Cold Tablets), Jackson Beck (Ex-Lax), Virginia Gregg, Harry Bartell, G. Stanley Jones, Bartlett Robinson, Forrest Lewis, Don Diamond, Dan Cubberly (announcer), Jack Johnstone (writer, producer, and director).
Notes:
  1. Title confirmed by script.
  2. Sponsored by: Camels, Columbia Stereo One, 4-Way Cold Tablets, Fitch Shampoo, Swiss Watches, Ex-Lax.
  3. WROW, Albany New York.
First Line: "it's time now for ..." [Ring] "Johnny Dollar." "Hi <skip>" "Well, hi, Ed George. I've been wondering when you were going to come up with another wild one for me."

Date Aired: 59/11/01
Episode Number: 661
Available: YES
Title: The Hand of Providential Matter
Description: Johnny is offered a $5,000 fee by a phony insurance company in Hartford to find someone in Philadelphia!
Cast: Bob Bailey, Dan Cubberly (announcer), Edgar Barrier, Jackson Beck (commercial), Jack Johnstone (director), Jerry Hausner, Junius Matthews, Lawrence Dobkin, Virginia Gregg. WROW, Albany New York.
Notes:
  1. Title confirmed by script.
  2. Sponsored by: Winston, Columbia Phonos, 4-Way Cold Tablets, Fitch Shampoo, Ex-Lax.
  3. Program is followed by a local paid political announcement.
First Line: "Johnny Dollar." "This is Mr. Earnest L. Whiteman, Providential Assurance Company." "Providential Assurance?" "That's right -- you've heard of us, of course?"

Date Aired: 59/11/08
Episode Number: 662
Available: YES
Title: The Larson Arson Matter
Description: Johnny's hired to protect a small-time gangster in Philadelphia from threats on his life and home.
Cast: Bob Bailey, Virginia Gregg, Bert Holland, Don Diamond, Harry Bartell, Dan Cubberly (announcer).
Notes:
  1. Title confirmed by script.
  2. Sponsored by: Winston, Four-Way Cold Tablets, Fitch Shampoo, Ex-Lax.
  3. WROW, Albany New York.
First Line: "From Hollywood, it's time now for ..." [Ring] "Johnny Dollar." "John, this is Harry Branson at Philadelphia Mutual Liability and Casualty Insurance Company." "Well, it's about time, Harry. How come I haven't heard from you lately?"

Episodes have now dropped the "From Hollywood, it's time now for ..." opening, and just begin with a ringing telephone.

Date Aired: 59/11/15
Episode Number: 663
Available: YES
Title: The Bayou Body Matter
Description: A dead man in Sarasota, Florida leads Johnny to a burlesque stripper in New York. One of the characters actually tells Louie to "drop the gun"!
Cast: Barney Phillips, Bob Bailey, Dan Cubberly (announcer), Frank Gerstle, Herb Vigran, Lillian Buyeff, Sam Edwards, Vic Perrin, Virginia Gregg.
Notes:
  1. Title confirmed by script.
  2. Sponsored by: Winston, Columbia Phonos, 4-Way Cold Tablets, Fitch Shampoo, Ex-Lax.
  3. WROW, Albany New York.
First Line: [Ring] "Johnny Dollar." "Earl Poorman, Johnny, down here in Sarasota." "Earl, <skip> these days, to say nothing of the fishing."

Date Aired: 59/11/22
Episode Number: 664
Available: YES
Title: The Fancy Bridgework Matter
Description: Johnny comments he worked on the Bayou Body a couple weeks ago. It's obvious that there's been a murder on the famous "Sunshine Bridge" in Tampa, Florida, but it's a chicken that scratches up the killer!
Cast: Bob Bailey, Peter Leeds, Frank Gerstle, Virginia Gregg, Barney Phillips, Vic Perrin, Edgar Stehli, Jack Johnstone (writer, producer, and director).
Notes:
  1. Title confirmed by script.
  2. Sponsored by: 4-Way Cold Tablets, Fitch Shampoo, Ex-Lax, Winston, Duke Cigs (local).
  3. WROW, Albany New York.
First Line: [Ring] "Johnny Dollar." "Uh, Earl Poorman, Johnny, down here in Sarasota." "Earl, you're a dog!"

Date Aired: 59/11/29
Episode Number: 665
Available: YES
Title: The Wrong Man Matter
Description: An old man in a wheelchair has been beaten viciously, shortly before changing his will. Why?
Cast: Bob Bailey, Virginia Gregg, Junius Matthews, Chester Stratton, Sam Edwards, Jack Johnstone (writer, producer, and director), G. Stanley Jones.
Notes: Title confirmed by script.
First Line: [Ring] "Johnny Dollar." "George Reed here." "Well, good for you George!"

Date Aired: 59/12/06
Episode Number: 666
Available: YES
Title: The Hired Homicide Matter
Description: Johnny starts out working for an individual in Denver instead of the usual insurance company.
Cast: Bob Bailey.
Notes: Title confirmed by script.
First Line: "Mr. Horace W. Milford would like to speak to you -- hold on, please" "Hello, Dollar?"

Date Aired: 59/12/13
Episode Number: 667
Available: YES
Title: The Sudden Wealth Matter
Description: An investment plan promising to double your money seems too good to be true... and it is! It's spreading the country and is currently operating in Enterprise, New Jersey.
Cast: Bob Bailey, Lawrence Dobkin, Russell Thorson, Junius Matthews, Dan Cubberly (announcer), Forrest Lewis, Edgar Barrier.
Notes:
  1. Title confirmed by script.
  2. Sponsored by: Winston, Columbia Phonos, 4-Way Cold Tablets, Fitch Shampoo, Yardley.
  3. Duke cigarettes local spot.
  4. WROW, Albany New York.
First Line: [Ring] "Johnny Dollar." "Pat McCracken, Johnny, Universal Adjustment Bureau." "Well, Dear Santa Claus!"

Date Aired: 59/12/20
Episode Number: 668
Available: YES
Title: The Red Mystery Matter
Description: Johnny is asked to come to Lake Mohave and track down his favorite fishing guide, who happens to be missing! Something's "fishy" about this Christmas story!
Cast: Bob Bailey, Jack Johnstone (writer, producer, and director), Forrest Lewis, Alan Reed, Lawrence Dobkin, Dan Cubberly (announcer), Barney Phillips, Mel Torme (testimonial for 4-Way Cold Tablets).
Notes:
  1. Title confirmed by script.
  2. Sponsored by: Winston, 4-Way Cold Tablets, Fitch Shampoo, Yardley.
  3. WROW, Albany New York.
First Line: [Ring] "Johnny Dollar." "Johnny? You better come flyin' out here just about as fast as you can." "Huh? Who's that?"

Date Aired: 59/12/27
Episode Number: 669
Available: YES
Title: The Burning Desire Matter
Description: Johnny's old pal "Smokey" is onto seven different suspicious fires, set by seven different arsonists in Los Angeles!
Cast: Bob Bailey, Paul Dubov, Don Diamond, Frank Gerstle, Virginia Gregg, Lawrence Dobkin, Jean Tatum, Vic Perrin, Dan Cubberly (announcer), Mona Freeman (4-Way Cold Tablet testimonial).
Notes:
  1. Title confirmed by script.
  2. Sponsored by: Winston, 4-Way Cold Tablets, Fitch Shampoo.
  3. WROW, Albany New York.
First Line: [Ring] "Johnny Dollar." "Yeah." "What?" "I said 'yeah'." "Well, what's that supposed to mean and who are you?"

Date Aired: 60/01/03
Episode Number: 670
Available: YES
Title: The Hapless Ham Matter
Description: Johnny gets a phone call from Walter E. Lynch in Manchester, Connecticut... after he was murdered!
Cast: Bob Bailey, Virginia Gregg, Chester Stratton, Lawrence Dobkin, Sam Edwards, Herb Ellis, Ralph Moody, Junius Matthews, Dan Cubberly (announcer), Mona Freeman (4-Way Cold Tablet testimonial).
Notes:
  1. Title confirmed by script.
  2. Sponsored by: Winston, 4-Way Cold Tablets, Fitch Shampoo.
First Line: [Ring] "Johnny Dollar." "Dollar, the investigator?" "That's right, insurance investigator." "Then you're the man I want -- the man I need. Immediately!"

Date Aired: 60/01/10
Episode Number: 671
Available: YES
Title: The Unholy Two Matter
Description: The brother of Jack Johnstone (the writer, producer, director, of "Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar"), helps Johnny track down the killer of old John R. Peterson, who's just come into an inheritance!
Cast: Bob Bailey, Mel Torme (4-Way Cold Tablet testimonial), Jackson Beck (Ex-Lax commercial), Virginia Gregg, Stacy Harris, Barney Phillips, Dan Cubberly (announcer), Jack Edwards, Forrest Lewis, Gil Stratton, Jack Johnstone (writer, producer, and director).
Notes:
  1. Title confirmed by script.
  2. Sponsored by: Camels, 4-Way Cold Tablets, Fitch Shampoo, Ex-Lax.
  3. WROW, Albany New York.
  4. The opening has been partially deleted.
First Line: <cut> [Music] "CBS Radio brings you Bob Bailey, in the exciting adventures of the man with the action-packed expense account, America's fabulous freelance insurance investigator -- " "Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar." [Camel Commercial] [Music] "And now, Act One of Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar." [Music] "Expense Account: Submitted by Special Investigator Johnny Dollar. To: the Tri-Western Life Insurance Company, Corpus Christi office. The following is an accounting of expenses incurred during my investigation of the Unholy Two Matter."

Date Aired: 60/01/17
Episode Number: 672
Available: YES
Title: The Evaporated Clue Matter
Description: The obvious killer, with the only possible motive, can prove that he was in Alaska at the time of the murder in New York... obviously!
Cast: Bob Bailey, Carleton Young, Dan Cubberly (announcer), Harry Bartell, Herb Ellis, Herb Vigran, Jack Edwards, Jackson Beck (announcer), Stu Erwin.
Notes:
  1. Title confirmed by script.
  2. Sponsored by: Camels, 4-Way Cold Tablets, Fitch Shampoo, Ex-Lax.
  3. WROW, Albany New York.
First Line: [Ring] "Johnny Dollar." "Henry Bascombe, Johnny, at Four State Insurance Company." "Well, hiya, Hank! It's been a long, long time."

Date Aired: 60/01/24
Episode Number: 673
Available: YES
Title: The Nuclear Goof Matter
Description: Johnny tries to recover stolen radioactive material in Hartford before it explodes... but makes one mistake after another!
Cast: Bob Bailey, Virginia Gregg, Bartlett Robinson, Sam Edwards, Stacy Harris.
Notes:
  1. Title confirmed by script.
  2. Sponsored by: Camels.
First Line: [Ring] "<Yawn> Yeah, yes. Johnny Dollar." "We're all clear, Johnny, because I've assured them you have more than adequate federal security clearance."

Date Aired: 60/01/31
Episode Number: 674
Available: YES
Title: The Merry-Go-Round Matter
Description: The recurring character, Alvin P. Cartwright, of Hartford, Connecticut, is back again. An eccentric, wealthy old man opens his own art gallery, and promptly has a valuable icon stolen.
Cast: Bob Bailey, Forrest Lewis, Frank Gerstle, Howard McNear, John Wald (announcer), Joseph Kearns, Lawrence Dobkin, Mel Torme, Will Wright.
Notes:
  1. Title confirmed by script.
  2. Sponsored by: Camels, 4-Way Cold Tablets, Fitch Shampoo (Mel Torme), Ex-Lax.
First Line: [Ring] "Johnny Dollar." "Johnny, this is Pat McCracken at Universal Adjustment Bureau." "Well, hiya, Pat! How you doing this bright and sunny afternoon? ... Pat?"

Date Aired: 60/02/07
Episode Number: 675
Available: YES
Title: The Sidewinder Matter
Description: A man who poisons cattle is all trussed up and delivered to Johnny in Kingman, Arizona, via a sandstorm. The killer strikes while tied up!
Cast: Bob Bailey.
Notes:
  1. Title confirmed by script.
  2. Sponsored by: Pepsi, Camels, 4-Way Cold Tablets, Fitch Shampoo.
First Line: [Ring] "Johnny Dollar." "Johnny, this is Jake Kessler -- you know, Greater Southwest Insurance Company?" "Out there in Kingman, Arizona?"

Date Aired: 60/02/14
Episode Number: 676
Available: YES
Title: The P. O. Matter
Description: Johnny flies to Long Beach, California, to try to get the goods on Danny Diamond, a VERY clever criminal.
Cast: Bob Bailey.
Notes:
  1. Title confirmed by script.
  2. Sponsored by: 4 Way Cold Tabs, Fitch Shampoo, Camels, Ex-Lax, Mercury.
  3. WROW, Albany New York.
First Line: [Ring] "Johnny Dollar." "Harry McQueen, Mid-Eastern Indemnity Corporation." "I'm glad you called, Harry."

Date Aired: 60/02/21
Episode Number: 677
Available: YES
Title: The Alvin's Alfred Matter
Description: Alvin P. Cartwright's character is brought back again in Lakewood, outside Hartford, Connecticut. An eccentric, wealthy old man enlists Johnny's aid to help recover his abducted dog!
Cast: Bob Bailey, Virginia Gregg, Mel Torme (4-Way Cold Tablets), G. Stanley Jones, Howard McNear, Frank Gerstle, John Wald (announcer).
Notes:
  1. Title confirmed by script.
  2. Sponsored by: Pepsi, Ex-Lax, 4-Way Cold Tablets (Mel Torme), Fitch Shampoo.
First Line: [Ring] "Johnny Dollar." "Johnny..." "Yes? Hello?" "George... Reed, Floyds of England." "Well, whatza matter, George? You sound a bit down in the mouth."

Date Aired: 60/02/28
Episode Number: 678
Available: YES
Title: The Look Before the Leap Matter
Description: Johnny has just a day to find a crook hiding in Paris... and bring him back to New York.
Cast: Bob Bailey, Stu Erwin (4-Way Cold Tablets), Burgess Meredith (Super 60 Hearing Glasses), John Wald (announcer), Virginia Gregg, Herb Vigran, Tony Barrett, Forrest Lewis, Lawrence Dobkin, Frank Gerstle.
Notes:
  1. Title confirmed by script.
  2. Sponsored by: Fritos, Camels, 4-Way Cold Tablets, Fitch Shampoo (Stu Erwin), Super 60 Hearing Glasses (Burgess Meredith), Ex-Lax.
First Line: [Ring] "Johnny Dollar." "Thirty days hath September, April, June, and November." "All the rest have 31."

Date Aired: 60/03/06
Episode Number: 679
Available: YES
Title: The Moonshine Matter
Description: Johnny dodges a crazed hillbilly in the swamps of Missouri. Johnny travels to the swamps of Missouri about 100 miles SOUTH of Memphis to deliver $5,000 to a grieving widow. Watch out for Dave Whupper!
Cast: Bob Bailey, Mona Freeman (4-Way Cold Tablets), Virginia Gregg, Harry Bartell, Ben Wright, Sam Edwards, Vic Perrin, Ralph Moody, John Wald (announcer), Cut 02-28-1960.
Notes:
  1. Sponsored by: Pepsi, Camels, 4-Way Cold Tablets, Fitch Shampoo, Ex-Lax.
  2. Post show promo: Next week, I go deep underground, into a copper mine, to meet a killer in the dark.
  3. The geography is a little incorrect, actually Kennett is NORTH of Memphis. This is corrected later in the script.
  4. Not to be confused with the similarly named "The Moonshine Murder Matter" from 03/31/57, Episode 529.
First Line: [Ring] "Johnny Dollar." "Clark Tracy at Providential Assurance Company." "Yeah, hiya, Clark."

Date Aired: 60/03/13
Episode Number: 680
Available: YES
Title: The Deep Down Matter
Description: A scientist has been shot at in the dark at the bottom of a copper mine in Houghton, Michigan. Was Uranium involved?
Cast: Bob Bailey, Mel Torme (4-Way Cold Tablets), Virginia Gregg, John Stevenson, Will Wright, John Wald (announcer).
Notes:
  1. Title confirmed by script.
  2. Sponsored by: Fritos, Winston, 4-Way Cold Tablets, Fitch Shampoo, Ex-Lax.
  3. The opening has been partially deleted.
First Line: <cut> [Music] "CBS Radio brings you Bob Bailey, in the exciting adventures of the man with the action-packed expense account, America's fabulous freelance insurance investigator -- " "Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar." [Fritos Commercial] "And now, Act One of Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar." [Music] "Expense Account: Submitted by Special Investigator Johnny Dollar. To: the Continental Insurance Company, Chicago office. The following is an accounting of expenses incurred during my investigation of the Deep Down Matter."

Date Aired: 60/03/20
Episode Number: 681
Available: YES
Title: The Saturday Night Matter
Description: Johnny sets out to solve a series of grocery store robberies in Denver, Colorado.
Cast: Bob Bailey, Stu Erwin (4-Way Cold Tablets commercial), Bartlett Robinson, Forrest Lewis, James McCallion, Russell Thorson, John Wald (announcer), Jack Johnstone (writer, producer, and director).
Notes:
  1. Title confirmed by script.
  2. Sponsored by: Pepsi, Winston, 4-Way Cold Tablets, Fritos, Ex-Lax.
First Line: [Ring] "Johnny Dollar." "Hello, this is Peter H. Fillmore of the office of Surety Mutual Insurance Limited, here in Denver." "Mr. Fillmore."

Date Aired: 60/03/27
Episode Number: 682
Available: YES
Title: The False Alarm Matter
Description: Johnny investigates the Sarasota, Florida, murder of the owner of a chemical plant and her husband... with a deadly poisoned crystal!
Cast: Bob Bailey, Shirley Mitchell, Frank Nelson, Richard Crenna, Paula Winslowe, Virginia Gregg, John Wald (announcer), Vic Perrin, Lou Merrill.
Notes:
  1. Title confirmed by script.
  2. Sponsored by: Winston, Ex-Lax.
  3. The first part of the opening has been deleted.
First Line: <cut> "I don't care -- believe me, he usually does! But, a few minutes ago, on WSPB, when I hear the radio news report --" "Huh?" "It was about a man who was found dead in his car on the edge of a swamp."

Date Aired: 60/04/03
Episode Number: 683
Available: YES
Title: The Double Exposure Matter
Description: A fighting Irishman is accused of cashing the same $3,000 check twice!
Cast: Bob Bailey, Marvin Miller, Peter Leeds, Bartlett Robinson, John Wald (announcer), Jack Moyles, Ralph Moody, Eleanor Audley, Sandra Gould, Jackson Beck (commercial). WROW, Albany, New York.
Notes:
  1. Title confirmed by script.
  2. Sponsored by: Pepsi Cola, Winston, Ex-Lax, Manischewitz Wine (local spot).
First Line: [Ring] "Johnny Dollar." "This is Frederick Keeley, at Masters Insurance and Trust Company." "How are ya, Mr. Keeley?"

April 10, 1960 -- No broadcast indicated in the Los Angeles Times for this date. New York Times indicates coverage of the Masters Golf Tournament in this time slot.

Date Aired: 60/04/17
Episode Number: 684
Available: YES
Title: The Deadly Swamp Matter
Description: Johnny's imprisoned by four wild swamp men back in Kenneth, Missouri, who are determined to kill him. This time watch out for Dave Whupper's brother, Daniel!
Cast: Bob Bailey, Ben Wright, Sam Edwards, Roy Glenn, Vic Perrin.
Notes:
  1. Title confirmed by script.
  2. Sponsored by: Pepsi Cola, Winston, Ex-Lax (Jackson Beck announcer).
First Line: [Ring] "Johnny Dollar." "Sinclair, Mr. Dollar, in Kennett, Missouri. Would it be possible for you to come out here right away?" "Kennett, Missou -- what did you say your name is?" "Charles Kingsley Sinclair. I'm uh, --"

Date Aired: 60/04/24
Episode Number: 685
Available: YES
Title: The Silver Queen Matter
Description: The garrulous owner of Meg's cafe suspects murder in the small Massachusetts fishing town of Cod Harbor.
Cast: Bob Bailey, Jackson Beck (Ex-Lax commercial), Jack Johnstone (writer, producer, and director), Virginia Gregg, Olan Soule, Ralph Moody, John Wald (announcer).
Notes:
  1. Title confirmed by script.
  2. Sponsored by: Winston, Ex-Lax.
First Line: [Ring] "Johnny Dollar." "Byron Kaye, Intercoastal Maritime and Life." "By! How are things <skip> in Boston?" "Here in Boston, fine. But Cod Harbor is something else again."

Date Aired: 60/05/01
Episode Number: 686
Available: YES
Title: The Fatal Switch Matter
Description: A murder aboard a yacht at sea, out of Balboa, California, takes place using a strange gas device... and the radio.
Cast: Bob Bailey, Jack Johnstone (writer, producer, and director), Virginia Gregg, Olan Soule, Sam Edwards, Will Wright, Herschel Bernardi (later to play Lt. Jacobi in TVs Peter Gunn, and sings the lead in the Broadway release of Fiddler on the Roof), John Wald (announcer).
Notes: Title confirmed by script.
First Line: [Ring] "<Yawn> Johnny Dollar." "Johnny? Listen. I just looked up the plane schedule." "Huh?"

Date Aired: 60/05/08
Episode Number: 687
Available: YES
Title: The Phony Phone Matter
Description: Johnny has to keep a policy holder's eighth wife from being murdered in Hartford or does he?
Cast: Bob Bailey.
Notes:
  1. Title confirmed by script.
  2. This episode has the same title as the broadcast December 17, 1961, Episode 769. The scripts are different.
First Line: [Ring] "Johnny Dollar." "Art Ingalls, International Life and Casualty." "How you doing, Art?"

Date Aired: 60/05/15
Episode Number: 688
Available: YES
Title: The Mystery Gal Matter
Description: "Andy the Actor" is on the loose in Hartford, along with a woman with an uncanny voice.
Cast: Bob Bailey, Virginia Gregg, Peter Leeds, Jerry Hausner, Parley Baer, John Wald (announcer).
Notes:
  1. Title confirmed by script.
  2. Sponsored by: Pepsi Cola, Camel, Kellogg's Cereals, Utica Club Beer (local spot).
First Line: "Time now for" [Ring] "Johnny Dollar." [NOTE: That opening sounded dubbed in from another episode. Rest of episode is of decidedly different audio quality.] "Huh?" "For me?" "Well, I... Johnny Dollar." "Well, will you marry me?" "Well, sure, why not? Any time you say... Janet." "Janet? Janet who?"

Date Aired: 60/05/22
Episode Number: 689
Available: YES
Title: The Man Who Waits Matter
Description: A man just out of jail goes for the jewels that he stashed seven years ago in New York, and Johnny goes right after him!
Cast: Bob Bailey.
Notes:
  1. Title confirmed by script.
  2. Sponsored by: Camels.
  3. The first part of the opening has been deleted.
First Line: <cut> "if it might pay to take another crack at those diamonds along about now." "Hey, Ted -- you mean you got some kind of a lead on 'em?"

Date Aired: 60/05/29
Episode Number: 690
Available: YES
Title: The Redrock Matter
Description: A body found buried in the Arizona desert, near Kingman, leads Johnny to a crazed prospector and a nest of rattlers.
Cast: Bob Bailey, John Wald (announcer), John Dehner, Virginia Gregg, Parley Baer, Harry Bartell, Vic Perrin, Will Wright, Tom Hanley, Bill James (Jacobs?).
Notes:
  1. Title confirmed by script.
  2. AKA: "The Red Rock Matter"
  3. Sponsored by: Pepsi Cola, Camel, Kellogg's Cereals.
  4. The first part of the opening has been deleted.
First Line: <cut> "To: The Greater Southwest Insurance Company in Kingman, Arizona. The following is an accounting of expenses incurred during my investigation of The Red Rock Matter."

Date Aired: 60/06/05
Episode Number: 691
Available: YES
Title: The Canned Canary Matter
Description: Valuable yellow diamonds have been stolen in Corpus Christi and the trail leads Johnny to Paris, France... with a can opener!
Cast: Bob Bailey, Virginia Gregg, Forrest Lewis, Russell Thorson, John Wald (announcer), Jack Edwards, Jack Kruschen, Tony Barrett, Stacy Harris.
Notes:
  1. Title confirmed by script.
  2. Sponsored by: Pepsi, Camels, Kellogg's Cereals.
  3. The plot is similar to August 16, 1959, "The Night in Paris Matter", Episode 650.
First Line: "Johnny Dollar." "This is Jack Price, Johnny." "Corpus Christi, Texas?" "That's right."

Date Aired: 60/06/12
Episode Number: 692
Available: YES
Title: The Harried Heiress Matter
Description: A plan to marry into an inheritance fails when Johnny rushes to the "marriage mills" of Las Vegas.
Cast: Bob Bailey, Virginia Gregg, Harry Bartell, John Wald (announcer), Jean Tatum, Sam Edwards, Forrest Lewis, Lillian Buyeff, Marvin Miller, Russell Thorson, Bartlett Robinson.
Notes:
  1. Title confirmed by script.
  2. Sponsored by: Pepsi, Camels, Fritos, and Kellogg's Cereals.
First Line: [Ring] "Johnny Dollar." "This is Burt Barkin, International Casualty and Life." "Oh, hiya, Burt. How are you?"

Date Aired: 60/06/19
Episode Number: 693
Available: YES
Title: The Flask of Death Matter
Description: In Los Angeles, Johnny tries to prevent sabotage of a vital part of America's space program.
Cast: Bob Bailey, Jack Johnstone (writer, producer, and director), G. Stanley Jones, Tom Hanley, Parley Baer, Forrest Lewis, Bill James, Paul Dubov.
Notes: Title confirmed by script.
First Line: [Ring] "Johnny Dollar." "Paul Peters, Johnny, at Western Indemnity Company." "Oh, hiya, Paul. How's the weather out there in the City of the Angels?"

Date Aired: 60/06/26
Episode Number: 694
Available: YES
Title: The Wholly Unexpected Matter
Description: Johnny and Pat McCracken fly out to fish at the Lake Mohave Resort, but find themselves the target of an escaped convict who has sworn to kill Johnny! Really?
Cast: Bob Bailey, Jack Johnstone (writer, producer, and director), Virginia Gregg, Barney Phillips, Edgar Barrier, Shirley Mitchell, John Wald (announcer), Lawrence Dobkin, Sam Edwards.
Notes:
  1. Title confirmed by script.
  2. AFRTS rebroadcast.
First Line: [Ring] "Johnny Dollar." "Pat McCracken, Johnny, Universal Adjustment Bureau." "Sorry, Pat, but the answer is No."

Date Aired: 60/07/03
Episode Number: 695
Available: YES
Title: The Collector's Matter
Description: Johnny investigates an apparent accidental auto crash in Bethel, New York.
Cast: Bartlett Robinson, Bob Bailey, Forrest Lewis, G. Stanley Jones, John Wald (announcer), Vic Perrin, Virginia Gregg.
Notes:
  1. Title confirmed by script.
  2. Sponsored by: Pepsi, Fritos, Ex-Lax.
  3. AFRTS rebroadcast.
  4. Crime story about a collector of hand weapons – (WCBS) listing in the New York Times this date.
First Line: [Ring] "Johnny Dollar." "George Reed, Johnny, of Floyds of England." "Well, hiya, George. What can I do for you?"

July 10, 1960 -- Pre-empted by Convention Preview: Special Program from Los Angeles (WCBS).

Date Aired: 60/07/17
Episode Number: 696
Available: YES
Title: The Back to the Back Matter
Description: The owner of an advertising agency in New York has been shot, but the would-be killer forgot that his victim wore a sacrolumbar support!
Cast: Bob Bailey, Virginia Gregg, Frank Gerstle, Jack Edwards, Forrest Lewis, John Wald (announcer), Jean Tatum, James McCallion, Herb Vigran.
Notes:
  1. Title confirmed by script.
  2. AFRTS rebroadcast.
  3. Sponsored by: Pepsi, NoDoz, Kellogg's Cereals.
First Line: [Ring] "Johnny Dollar." "Ed Barringer, Continental Insurance and Trust." "Well, nice to hear from you, Ed. It's been a long time since you called me --" "Johnny, listen."

July 24, 1960 -- Pre-empted by Convention Preview – (WCBS).

Date Aired: 60/07/31
Episode Number: 697
Available: YES
Title: The Rhymer Collection Matter
Description: Years after a fabulous collection of porcelain miniatures has been stolen in Philadelphia, one of them appears in the mail slot of the former owner!
Cast: Bob Bailey, Dan Cubberly (announcer), Harry Bartell, Jack Johnstone (writer, producer, and director), Ben Wright, Forrest Lewis, Junius Matthews, Marvin Miller.
Notes:
  1. July 24, 1960 date pre-empted by Convention Preview – (WCBS)
  2. AFRTS rebroadcast.
First Line: [Ring] "Johnny Dollar." "This is Fred Porter, Johnny, at Mono-Guarantee Insurance Company, Philadelphia." "Well, how ya doin', Fred?"

Date Aired: 60/08/07
Episode Number: 698
Available NO
Title: The Magnanimous Matter
Description:
Notes: Title confirmed by script.


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Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: Introduction

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: Episodes Listed by Date
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: Episodes Listed by Title

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: Episodes 001 - 098 (December 7, 1948 - June 2, 1951)
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: Episodes 099 - 198 (June 9, 1951 - January 19, 1954)
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: Episodes 199 - 295 (January 26, 1954 - December 30, 1955)
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: Episodes 296 - 395 (January 2, 1956 - May 18, 1956)
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: Episodes 396 - 496 (May 21, 1956 - October 12, 1956)
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: Episodes 497 - 598 (October 15, 1956 - August 3, 1958)
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: Episodes 599 - 698 (August 10, 1958 - August 7, 1960) (current page)
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: Episodes 699 - 809 (August 14, 1960 - September 30, 1962)
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