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Dangerous Assignment

Based on PENDING Otter Log - Oct 3, 2008

Date Aired : 49/07/09
Episode Number : 1
Available : YES
Title : Relief Supplies
AKA :
Location : Sicily, Italy
First Line : "Steve." "HMMM." "You're gonna run this pretty little boat right onto the rocks if you don't put your hands on the wheel."
Notes : Announced in closing as 1st episode (Summer Replacement Series)

Date Aired : 49/07/16
Episode Number : 2
Available : YES
Title : Sunken Ships
AKA : (Sabotage At Sea)
Location : Saigon, Vietnam
First Line : "Over here. Here I am with the boat. Swim over here."
Notes : Announced in closing as 2nd episode (Summer Replacement Series)

Date Aired : 49/07/23
Episode Number : 3
Available : YES
Title : Nigerian Safari
AKA :
Location : Nigeria, West Africa
First Line : "The time, near midnight. The place, Nigeria, West Africa."
Notes : Announced in closing as 3rd episode (Summer Replacement Series)

Date Aired : 49/07/30
Episode Number : 4
Available : NO
Title : TITLE UNKNOWN
Location : Mexico City, Mexico
Notes : NO SHOW FOUND FOR THIS DATE
SYNOPSIS : (goes to Mexico City to recover Nazi's $500,000 in counterfeit American money) + (Mexico to recover Nazi's counterfeit American money)

Date Aired : 49/08/06
Episode Number : 5
Available : YES
Title : Millionaire Murders
AKA : (Paris Murders)
Location : Paris, France
First Line : "The time, 10PM. The place, the spacious drawing room of a villa in the south of France overlooking the Mediterranean."
Notes : Announced in closing as 5th episode (Summer Replacement Series)

Date Aired : 49/08/13
Episode Number : 6
Available : YES
Title : Alien Smuggling Ring
AKA :
Location : Portugal
First Line : "The time sunset, The place, a small fishing village on the coast of Portugal."
Notes : Announced in closing as 6th episode (Summer Replacement Series)

Date Aired : 49/08/20
Episode Number : 7
Available : YES
Title : File #307
AKA :
Location : Zurich, Switzerland
First Line : "The time, midnight. The place, a carnival on the outskirts of Zurich, Switzerland."
Notes : Announced in closing as 7th episode (Summer Replacement Series)

Date Aired : 50/02/06
Episode Number : 8
Available : YES
Title : Missing Japanese Weapons
AKA :
Location : San Miguel, Panama
First Line : "You sent for me Commissioner?" "Yes, sit down Steve. I suppose you heard about Bill Thorn?"
SYNOPSIS : (the first program deals with Jap weapons which show up in Central America) - from the 'Long Beach Press-Telegram' on 50/02/08
Notes : Announced in closing as: "You have just heard the 1st in an exciting new adventure series, 'Dangerous Assignment'. Starring Brian Donlevy as Steve Mitchell."
Notes: (Los Angeles broadcasts were on WEDNESDAYS - starting on 50/02/08)

Date Aired : 50/02/13
Episode Number : 9
Available : YES
Title : Captain Rock
AKA :
Location : Tangier, Morocco
First Line : "Well, here he is Commissioner. I just looked under the nearest pari-mutual window."
SYNOPSIS : (an international racketeer is murdered in Tangier, Steve Mitchell, with some make-up, takes his place)

Date Aired : 50/02/20
Episode Number : 10
Available : YES
Title : The Greek Connection
AKA : Athens - Stolen Radar Plans
Location : Athens, Greece
First Line : "You know Ruth, you could have at least waited until that blonde and I finished the dance before dragging me back here to the office."

Date Aired : 50/02/27
Episode Number : 11
Available : NO
Title : TITLE UNKNOWN
Location : Macao, China
SYNOPSIS : (when a fellow agent, assigned to a secret mission, is wounded in the line of duty and is forced into hiding in Macao, across the bay from Hong Kong, Steve Mitchell must find ,save him and complete the mission)
Notes : NO SHOW FOUND FOR THIS DATE

Date Aired : 50/03/06
Episode Number : 12
Available : YES
Title : Wire Spool
AKA :
Location : San Diego, CA
First Line : "You sent for me Commissioner?" "Yes Steve, sit down." "Thanks." "Ruth?" "Yes, Commissioner?" "Steve's here now, how about his credentials?"
SYNOPSIS : (secret agent tracks down illegal recording of top secret diplomatic conference) + (spy hunt on a bus)

Date Aired : 50/03/13
Episode Number :
Available : NO
Notes : PRE-EMPTED by 'Red Cross Parade of Stars'

Date Aired : 50/03/20
Episode Number : 13
Available : YES
Title : International Blackmail
AKA :
Location : Interlochen, Switzerland
First Line : "Steve, I'm sending you to Switzerland on the next plane." "Switzerland, what's the matter, your watch busted?"
Notes : (date verified by closing promo for Elizabeth Taylor in 'Cavalcade of America' show tomorrow)

Date Aired : 50/03/27
Episode Number : 14
Available : YES
Title : The Sheik's Secret
AKA : (Sheik Controls Uranium)
Location : Cairo, Egypt
First Line : "Morning Commissioner." "Morning Steve." "How was the flight back from Switzerland?" "Smooth as silk, just got in."
SYNOPSIS : (Brian Donlevy breaks deadlock in uranium deal) + (saves a uranium deal)
Notes : (date verified by closing promo for Richard Widmark in 'Cavalcade of America' show tomorrow)

Date Aired : 50/04/03
Episode Number :
Available : NO
Notes : PRE-EMPTED by 'Cancer Crusade'

Date Aired : 50/04/10
Episode Number : 15
Available : YES
Title : Pirate Loot
AKA : Trinidad - Sunken Treasure
Location : Trinidad
First Line : "Hi Commissioner". "Steve, have a seat". "Thanks, I suppose you know your ruining my reputation around this town."
SYNOPSIS : (Brian Donlevy as agent who probes disappearance of demolition-test ship) + (story of missing ship on a secret mission)

Date Aired : 50/04/17
Episode Number : 16
Available : YES
Title : UFO's In Ecuador
AKA : Flying Saucers
Location : Santa Rosa, Ecuador
First Line : "Morning Commissioner." "Steve!" "You know, this better be important, there's a certain redhead who was just dying to go for a long ride in the country today."
SYNOPSIS : (SM investigates disappearance of 3 Panamanian cargo planes; flying saucers reported) + (search for missing planes and flying saucers)

Date Aired : 50/04/24
Episode Number : 17
Available : YES
Title : The Nazi and the Physicist
AKA : Alaska - The Nuclear Physicist
Location : Fairbanks, Alaska
First Line : "Good Morning, Commissioner." "Steve!" "Well, what part of the world do I head for to get shot at this time?"

Date Aired : 50/05/03
Episode Number : 18
Available : YES
Title : Sabotage in Paris
AKA :
Location : Paris, France
First Line : "Morning Commissioner. Well, what uncivilized neck of the woods are sending me to this time?" "Paris, Steve."
SYNOPSIS : (must locate documents lost in transit from the Balkans that are needed for secret meeting in Paris) + (SM must locate documents enroute from the Balkans which are needed for important secret meeting in Paris)

Date Aired : 50/05/10
Episode Number : 19
Available : YES
Title : The Lecturing Professors
AKA :
Location : Stockholm, Sweden
First Line : "Yeah, danger is my assignment. I go to a lot of places in the world I can't even pronounce. They all spell the same thing though, trouble. But, when I walk into the Commissioner's office, I don't expect this assignment is gonna involve using a ten year old boy as a cross on which to crucify his father."
Notes : (date verified by promo for Fred Allen as guest on the 'Supper Club' tomorrow)

Date Aired : 50/05/17
Episode Number : 20
Available : YES
Title : The Lost City
AKA : (Missing Arabian Oil)
Location : Persian Gulf
First Line : "Yeah, danger is my assignment. I get sent to a lot of places I can't even pronounce. They all spell the same thing though, trouble. But, when I walk into the Commissioner's office, I don't realize that this assignment is going to end up with me depending for my life on my own cigarette lighter."
SYNOPSIS : (100,000 oil barrel deficiency in Arabia) + (BD hunts for 100,000 barrels of Arabian oil)

Date Aired : 50/05/24
Episode Number : 21
Available : YES
Title : Burmese Witness
AKA : Burmese Witnesses (Hi-Jacked Supplies) (Mandalay - The Hijacked Supplies)
Location : Rangoon, Burma
First Line : "Yeah, danger is my assignment. I get sent to a lot of places I can't even pronounce. They all spell the same thing though, trouble. But, when I walk into the Commissioner's office, I don't realize this assignment is going to involve a dead correspondent, a Burmese girl, a trip through the jungle and a fallen idol."

Date Aired : 50/05/31
Episode Number : 22
Available : YES
Title : Little White Pill
AKA : (Drugged Diplomat)
Location : The Balkans
First Line : "Yeah, danger is my assignment. I get sent to a lot of places I can't even pronounce. They all spell the same thing though, trouble. But, when I walk into the Commissioner's office, I don't realize that this assignment's gonna involve my trying to poke a hole in the Iron Curtain with just one weapon, a little white pill."
SYNOPSIS : (rescue mission behind iron curtain)

Date Aired : 50/06/07
Episode Number : 23
Available : YES
Title : Deadly Bacteria
AKA :
Location : Istanbul, Turkey
First Line : "Yeah, danger is my assignment. I get sent to a lot of places I can't even pronounce. They all spell the same thing though, trouble. But, when I walk into the Commissioner's office, I don't realize that this assignment is gonna involve my trying to save the lives of several thousand people with just a ferry boat whistle, a window and a hunk of tape."
SYNOPSIS : (BD probes political assassination, loses chief witness via murder)

Date Aired : 50/07/19
Episode Number : 24
Available : NO
Title : TITLE UNKNOWN
SYNOPSIS : (story opens in Istanbul where a monitor station picks up an interrupted broadcast regarding foreign moves that threaten American security)
Notes : NO SHOW FOUND FOR THIS DATE

Date Aired : 50/07/26
Episode Number : 25
Available : YES
Title : Five Gardenias
AKA : (Stop A Civil War, Yapne - A Civil War, Guerilla Leader)
Location : Yabne, 'in the Orient'
First Line : "Yeah, danger is my assignment. I get sent to a lot of places I can't even pronounce. They all spell the same thing though, trouble. But, when I walk into the Commissioner's office, I don't realize that this assignment is gonna plunk me right into the middle of a nice juicy war."
SYNOPSIS : (SM dispatched to Indo-China to investigate guerilla band raids of American supplies) + (dispatched to Indochina; guerilla band is raiding American supplies)

Date Aired : 50/08/02
Episode Number : 26
Available : YES
Title : Vienna Mystery
AKA :
Location : Vienna, Austria
First Line : "Yeah, danger is my assignment. I get sent to a lot of places I can't even pronounce. They all spell the same thing though, trouble. But, when I walk into the Commissioner's office, I don't realize that this assignment is gonna involve my trying to hide three divisions of troops behind an empty water glass."
SYNOPSIS : (missing document concerning US troop movements in Europe)

Date Aired : 50/08/09
Episode Number : 27
Available : YES
Title : Death Drums
AKA : (African Hate Campaign)(Secundi - The Witch Doctors)
Location : Secundi, Africa
First Line : "Yeah, danger is my assignment. I get sent to a lot of places I can't even pronounce. They all spell the same thing though, trouble. But, when I walk into the Commissioner's office, I don't realize that this assignment's gonna end up with my having to decide whom to hand my gun to, the guy who's trying to help me or the guy who's trying to kill me?"

Date Aired : 50/08/16
Episode Number : 28
Available : YES
Title : Hired Killer
AKA :
Location : Paris, France
First Line : "Yeah, danger is my assignment. I get sent to a lot of places I can't even pronounce. They all spell the same thing though, trouble. But, when I walk into the Commissioner's office, I don't realize it's gonna involve my trying to hold Western Europe together with two mirrors, a book of matches and a rusty razor blade."
Nores : (date verified by promo 'Great Gildersleeve returns 3 weeks from tonight')

Date Aired : 50/08/23
Episode Number : 29
Available : YES
Title : Bombay Gun Runners
AKA :
Location : Bombay, India
First Line : "Yeah, danger is my assignment. I get sent to a lot of places I can't even pronounce, but they all spell the same thing, trouble." "Morning Commissioner." "Steve, ever done any snake charming?"
SYNOPSIS : (dead thief, stolen microfilm turns up in England; thief is dead; microfilm missing; picture postcard is only clue) + (picture postcard is only clue to missing microfilm and thief's demise)
Nores : (date verified by promo 'Great Gildersleeve returns 2 weeks from tonight')

Date Aired : 50/08/30
Episode Number : 30
Available : YES
Title : Guided Missile Plans
AKA :
Location : London, England
First Line : "Yeah, danger is my assignment. I get sent to a lot of places I can't even pronounce, but they all spell the same thing, trouble. But, when I walk into the Commissioner's office, I don't realize that this assignment is gonna involve an innocent little picture postcard that almost turns out to be my death warrant."

Date Aired : 50/09/06
Episode Number : 31
Available : YES
Title : Assignment Mine Disaster
AKA : (Chromite Mine)
Location : The Balkans
Next Week : See: Notes
First Line : "Yeah, danger is my assignment. I get sent to a lot of places I can't even pronounce. They all spell the same thing though, trouble. But, when I walk into the Commissioner's office, I don't realize that this assignment's gonna end up with me trying my best to blast myself right out of existence."
SYNOPSIS : (solves mystery of the mine in the Balkans)
Notes : Next show on 50/09/20 announced in closing

Date Aired : 50/09/20
Episode Number : 32
Available : YES
Title : Trained Seal
AKA : (Lefty and Sam)
Location : Istanbul, Turkey
First Line : "Yeah, danger is my assignment. I get sent to a lot of places I can't even pronounce. They all spell the same thing though, trouble. But, when I walk into the Commissioner's office, I don't realize this assignment's gonna end up with me smashing a spy ring because a trained seal gets a bad case of the blues."
SYNOPSIS : (Turkish intelligence agent on trail of a spy is killed, only clues a vaudeville performer and a trained seal) + (on trail of murderer, uses trained seal as clue)
Notes : Date also validated by closing promo for: "Bob Hope returns on Tuesday, October 3rd and Groucho Marx on Wednesday, October 4th, two weeks from tonight"

Date Aired : 50/09/27
Episode Number : 33
Available : YES
Title : Latin America
AKA :
Location : Latin America
First Line : "Yeah, danger is my assignment. I get sent to a lot of places I can't even pronounce. They all spell the same thing though, trouble. But, when I walk into the Commissioner's office, I don't realize that this assignment's gonna wind up with me trying to preserve my life with a can of embalming fluid."
SYNOPSIS : (assigned to locate & investigate an agent for an unfriendly country when the agent offers to give aid to the United States)
Notes : Date also validated by closing promo: "Next show on Friday, September 29th"

Date Aired : 50/09/29
Episode Number : 34
Available : YES
Title : Forged Papers
AKA :
Location : Trinidad
First Line : "Yeah, danger is my assignment. I get sent to a lot of places I can't even pronounce. They all spell the same thing though, trouble. But, when I walk into the Commissioner's office, I don't realize this assignment's gonna wind up with me staking my life on a bluff and then finding out, much to my surprise, I wasn't bluffing at all."
Notes : Date validated by closing promo: "Dennis Day & Judy Canova on October 7th is one week from tomorrow"

Date Aired : 50/10/06
Episode Number : 35
Available : YES
Title : Tokyo
AKA : (Marta Gelber - Ex-Nazi - Sabotage)
Location : Tokyo, Japan
First Line : "Yeah, danger is my assignment. I get sent to a lot of places I can't even pronounce. They all spell the same thing though, trouble. But, when I walk into the Commissioner's office, I don't realize this assignment's gonna involve my racing to crack a case before the killer pulls the trigger on me, then having that race end up in a dead heat"
Notes : Date validated by closing promo: "Life of Riley returns tonite" (1st LOR since 6/30/50) + Dennis Day & Judy Canova premieres on Saturday)

Date Aired : 50/11/05
Episode Number : 36
Available : NO
Title :
Notes : (Found entries in the NY Times - 5pm, WNBC & Chicago Tribune - 4pm, WMAQ + listings in several papers in the NewspaperARCHIVE database - NOT LISTED in LA Times or Washington Post)

Date Aired : 50/11/18
Episode Number : 37
Available : YES
Title : Memory Chain
AKA : Dangling From the Wrong End of a Rope
Location : Munich, Germany
First Line : "Yeah, danger is my assignment. I get sent to a lot of places I can't even pronounce. They all spell the same thing, though, trouble. But, when I walk into the commissioner's office, I don't realize that this assignment's gonna end up with me dangling from the wrong end of a rope!"
Notes : (This episode was moved from 51/11/17 because Mid-program & closing promo says it is followed by 'The Man Called X' & Hedda Hopper Show tomorrow.
Notes : (further date verification from closing promo for Bob Hope guesting on 'The Big Show')
Notes : The AKA title 'Dangling From The Wrong End Of A Rope' is also in the FIRST LINE used for the 52/10/06 episode # 128 - with subtle differences ('I donít realize that this assignmentís gonna teach me that you can sometimes find your only chance dangling from the end of a rope').

Date Aired : 50/11/25
Episode Number : 38
Available : YES
Title : The Football Play
AKA : (The Football Player)
Location : Indo-China
First Line : "Yeah, danger is my assignment. I get sent to a lot of places I can't even pronounce. They all spell the same thing though, trouble. But, when I walk into the Commissioner's office, I don't realize this assignment's gonna end up with my saving three lives by calling the right football play."

Date Aired : 50/12/02
Episode Number : 39
Available : YES
Title : The Empty Matchbook
AKA : (Incriminating Letters)
Location : Sonoma, South America
First Line : "Yeah, danger is my assignment. I get sent to a lot of places I can't even pronounce. They all spell the same thing though, trouble. But, when I walk into the Commissioner's office, I don't realize that this assignment's gonna involve my trying to prevent a revolution with just two weapons, an old beat up railroad timetable and an empty match cover."

Date Aired : 50/12/09
Episode Number : 40
Available : YES
Title : Berlin Kidnapping
AKA :
Location : Berlin, Germany
First Line : "Yeah, danger is my assignment. I get sent to a lot of places I can't even pronounce. They all spell the same thing though, trouble. But, when I walk into the Commissioner's office, I don't realize this assignment's gonna end up with me, trying my level best, to shoot myself."

Date Aired : 50/12/16
Episode Number : 41
Available : YES
Title : Assignment Richmond
AKA : (Civil War Map)
Location : Richmond, VA
First Line : "Yeah, danger is my assignment. I get sent to a lot of places I can't even pronounce. They all spell the same thing though, trouble. But, when I walk into the Commissioner's office, I don't realize this assignment's gonna involve a worthless scrap of paper which almost turns out to be my own death warrant."

Date Aired : 50/12/23
Episode Number : 42
Available : NO
Title : TITLE UNKNOWN
Notes : NO SHOW FOUND FOR THIS DATE

Date Aired : 50/12/30
Episode Number : 43
Available : YES
Title : Assignment Eastern Europe
AKA : (When Is A Friend Not A Friend)
Location : Eastern Europe
First Line : "Yeah, danger is my assignment. I get sent to a lot of places I can't even pronounce. They all spell the same thing though, trouble. But, when I walk into the Commissioner's office, I don't realize this assignment's gonna have me asking, when is a friend not a friend?. Answer, when he's tickling your ribs with a gun."

Date Aired : 51/01/06
Episode Number : 44
Available : YES
Title : Anti-Sub Plans
AKA :
Location : Haiti
First Line : "Yeah, danger is my assignment. I get sent to a lot of places I can't even pronounce. They all spell the same thing though, trouble. But, when I walk into the Commissioner's office, I don't realize this assignment's gonna end up with me having somebody take a picture of my own murder."

Date Aired : 51/01/13
Episode Number : 45
Available : YES
Title : Missing Scientist
AKA : (Find Dr Weichek)
Location : Madrid, Spain
First Line : "Yeah, danger is my assignment. I get sent to a lot of places I can't even pronounce. They all spell the same thing though, trouble. But when I walk into the Commissioners' office, I don't realize this assignment's gonna give me a lesson in etiquette."
SYNOPSIS : (hunts famous European scientist)

Date Aired : 51/01/20
Episode Number : 46
Available : YES
Title : Mighty Powder Puff
AKA :
Location : Quebec, Canada
First Line : "Yeah, danger is my assignment. I get sent to a lot of places I can't even pronounce. They all spell the same thing though, trouble. But when I walk into the Commissioner's office, I don't realize this assignment's gonna wind up with me depending for my life on the only weapon I've got, a mighty powder puff."

Date Aired : 51/01/27
Episode Number : 47
Available : YES
Title : A Box of Busted Bells
AKA :
Location : Cairo, Egypt
First Line : "Yeah, danger is my assignment. I get sent to a lot of places I can't even pronounce. They all spell the same thing though, trouble. But when I walk into the Commissioner's office, I don't realize that this assignment's gonna involve my trying to prevent a revolution with just one weapon, a box of busted bells."

Date Aired : 51/02/03
Episode Number : 48
Available : YES
Title : Raiders on the Rubber Plantations
AKA : (Malaya and Rubber, Rubber Robbers)
Location : Maylaya
First Line : "Yeah, danger is my assignment. I get sent to a lot of places I can't even pronounce. They all spell the same thing though, trouble. But, when I walk into the Commissioner's office, I don't realize this assignment's gonna wind up with a native bandit giving me a break, by heaving a knife at me."
Notes : found items in two different 51/02/03 newspapers as follows..."Raiders on the Rubber Plantations" + (Donlevy hunts saboteur in Maylaya)

Date Aired : 51/02/10
Episode Number : 49
Available : YES
Title : Kroner Cutlass
AKA :
Location : Eastern Europe
First Line : "Yeah, danger is my assignment. I get sent to a lot of places I can't even pronounce, they all spell the same thing though, trouble. But, when I walk into the Commissioner's office, I don't realize this assignment's going to involve my trying to hold an Eastern European country together with my finger ring."

Date Aired : 51/02/17
Episode Number : 50
Available : NO
Title :
Notes : "Raiders on the Rubber Plantations" (aka - Malaya and Rubber, Rubber Robbers) moved from this date to 51/02/03 because of newspaper dates
Notes : NO 'VALID' SHOW FOUND FOR THIS DATE

Date Aired : 51/02/24
Episode Number : 51
Available : YES
Title : Nazi Buzz Bomb
AKA : (Buzz Bomb Plans)
Location : NYC, London, Denmark & Holland
First Line : "Yeah, danger is my assignment. I get sent to a lot of places I can't even pronounce. They all spell the same thing though, trouble. But, when I walk into the Commissioner's office, I don't realize this assignment's gonna end up with a guy I'm looking for, shoving a gun in my back and me doing my best to help him."

Date Aired : 51/03/03
Episode Number : 52
Available : YES
Title : The Secret Code
AKA : (Not So Secret Code)
Location : London, England
First Line : "Yeah, danger is my assignment. I get sent to a lot of places I can't even pronounce. They all spell the same thing though, trouble. But, when I walk into the Commissioner's office, I don't' realize that this assignment's gonna have me playing a friendly little game of 'who's who'. The only trouble with it is that the guy who loses gets killed."
SYNOPSIS : unfriendly power cracks US secret message code, SM assigned to intercept the trick)
Notes : (date verified by closing which announces - "Theater Guild On the Air brings you 'Hamlet' tomorrow on NBC."

Date Aired : 51/03/10
Episode Number : 53
Available : YES
Title : Steve's Murder?
AKA : (Solve Your Own Murder; Solve My Own Murder)
Location : Roquel, South America
First Line : "Yeah, danger is my assignment. I get sent to a lot of places I can't even pronounce. They all spell the same thing though, trouble. But, when I walk into the commissioner's office, I don't' realize that this assignment's gonna involve my trying to solve my own murder."
Notes : (date verified by closing which announces - "also on Sunday, the Theater Guild brings you the delightful story 'The Hasty Heart'. Starring John Lund, Jane Wyatt and Richard Greene."

Date Aired : 51/03/17
Episode Number : 54
Available : NO
Notes : NO SHOW FOUND FOR THIS DATE

Date Aired : 51/03/24
Episode Number : 55
Available : YES
Title : A Piece of String
AKA : (Missing Explosives, Stolen Dynamite)
Location : Panama
First Line : "Yeah, danger is my assignment. I get sent to a lot of places I can't even pronounce. They all spell the same thing though, trouble. But when I walk into the Commissioner's office, I don't realize that this assignment's gonna wind up with somebody trying his best to hand me a present, a load of dynamite with a lit fuse!"
Notes : (date verified by closing promo for Theater Guild on the Air presentation of 'Tale of Two Cities')

Date Aired : 51/03/31
Episode Number : 56
Notes : NO SHOW FOUND FOR THIS DATE

Date Aired : 51/04/07
Episode Number : 57
Available : YES
Title : File 72
AKA : (Ketnik Talks, Punch In The Face)
Location : The Balkans
First Line : "Yeah, danger is my assignment. I get sent to a lot of places I can't even pronounce. They all spell the same thing though, trouble. But when I walk into the Commissioner's office, I don't realize this assignment's gonna end up with my saving a guy's life, by punchin' him right in the face."
Notes : (date verified by mid-show promo for 'Theater Guild on the Air' presentaion of 'This Side of Paradise')

Date Aired : 51/04/14
Episode Number : 58
Available : YES
Title : A Tray Of Dirty Dishes
AKA : (Dirty Dishes)
Location : Middle East
First Line : "Yeah, danger is my assignment. I get sent to a lot of places I can't even pronounce. They all spell the same thing though, trouble. But when I walk into the Commissioner's office, I don't realize this assignment's gonna wind up with me depending for my life on a tray full of dirty dishes."
Notes : (date verified by closing which announces - "Theater Guild on the Air presents 'Light Up the Sky."

Date Aired : 51/04/21
Episode Number : 59
Available : YES
Title : Pen Mightier Than The Sword
AKA : (Ink Bottle is Mightier Than the Gun)
Location : French Riviera
First Line : "Yeah, danger is my assignment. I get sent to a lot of places I can't even pronounce. They all spell the same thing though, trouble. But when I walk into the Commissioner's office, I don't realize that this assignment's gonna prove that not only is the pen mightier than the sword, the ink bottle is mightier than the gun!"
Notes : (date verified by closing which announces - "Screen Director's Playhouse presents 'Jackpot' next Thursday."

Date Aired : 51/04/28
Episode Number : 60
Available : YES
Title : Assignment The Balkans
AKA : (Turn Off Radio Program)
Location : The Balkans
First Line : "Yeah, danger is my assignment. I get sent to a lot of places I can't even pronounce. They all spell the same thing though, trouble. But when I walk into the Commissioner's office, I don't realize that this assignment's gonna wind up with my getting shot at, just for trying to turn off a radio program."
Notes : Announcement in closing that the show is moving to FRIDAYS - "Join us again this coming Friday"

Date Aired : 51/05/04
Episode Number : 61
Available : YES
Title : Find Rudolf Karpel
AKA : (China Shop)
Location : Rotterdam, Holland
First Line : "Yeah, danger is my assignment. I get sent to a lot of places I can't even pronounce. They all spell the same thing though, trouble. But, when I walk into the Commissioner's office, I don't realize that this assignment's gonna wind up with my catching a war criminal because a china shop vanishes into thin air."
Notes : (show moves to FRIDAYs)
Notes : (date validated by mid-show promo for the premiere of 'Musical Merry-Go-Round' on Saturday)

Date Aired : 51/05/11
Episode Number : 62
Available : YES
Title : Needle In a Haystack
AKA : (Stop An Epidemic)
Location : Landsburg, Germany
First Line : "Yeah, danger is my assignment. I get sent to a lot of places I can't even pronounce. They all spell the same thing though, trouble. But, when I walk into the Commissioner's office, I don't realize that this assignment's gonna have me looking for the proverbial needle in a haystack, the only difference is, the needle I am looking for means death to about three thousand people."
Notes : (Date validated by mid-show promo for Theater Guild On The Air presentation of 'Craig's Wife' on Sunday, May 13, 1951)

Date Aired : 51/05/18
Episode Number : 63
Available : YES
Title : Operation Hot Foot
AKA : (Operation Hotfoot)(Hole in the Ground)
Location : Trinidad
First Line : "Yeah, danger is my assignment. I get sent to a lot of places I can't even pronounce. They all spell the same thing though, trouble. But, when I walk into the Commissioner's office, I don't realize that this assignment's gonna wind up with my giving our defensive industry a shot in the arm, by falling into a hole in the ground."

Date Aired : 51/06/19
Episode Number : 64
Available : YES
Title : Assignment Japan
AKA : (Stop Explosions) (Mr Big)
Location : Tokyo, Japan
First Line : "Yeah, danger is my assignment. I get sent to a lot of places I can't even pronounce. They all spell the same thing though, trouble. But, when I walk into the Commissioner's office, I don't realize that this assignment's gonna wind up with me in a spot where if I play my cards just right, only one guy'll get killed, me."

Date Aired : 51/06/26
Episode Number : 65
Available : YES
Title : The Suspicious Cylinder (possible repeat of 50-03-13)
AKA :
Location : Rome, Italy
First Line : "Yeah, danger is my assignment. I get sent to a lot of places I can't even pronounce. They all spell the same thing though, trouble. But, when I walk into the Commissioner's office, I don't realize that this assignment's gonna wind up with my life being saved, by a ghost."
Notes : I do not believe this is a 'repeat of the 50/03/13 episode. I believe we should alter that episode to NOT AVAILABLE and drop the (repeat of 50-03-13) from this episode. (bk)

Date Aired : 51/07/03
Episode Number : 66
Available : YES
Title : South America - A Country's Democracy Threatened
AKA : (A Country's Democracy Threatened)
Location : South America
First Line : "Yeah, danger is my assignment. I get sent to a lot of places I can't even pronounce. They all spell the same thing though, trouble. But, when I walk into the Commissioner's office, I don't realize that this assignment's gonna make a flower hater out of me. A sunflower almost has me pushing up daisies."

Date Aired : 51/07/10
Episode Number : 67
Available : YES
Title : Assignment China Sea
AKA : (China Sea) (Captain Jeager, Smuggler)
Location : Luzon, Philippines
First Line : "Yeah, danger is my assignment. I get sent to a lot of places I can't even pronounce. They all spell the same thing though, trouble. But, when I walk into the Commissioner's office, I don't realize that this assignment's gonna drop me into a spot where a kiss is either gonna cure me or kill me."

Date Aired : 51/07/17
Episode Number : 68
Available : NO
Notes : NO SHOW FOUND FOR THIS DATE

Date Aired : 51/07/24
Episode Number : 69
Available : NO
Notes : NO SHOW FOUND FOR THIS DATE

Date Aired : 51/07/31
Episode Number : 70
Available : NO
Notes : NO SHOW FOUND FOR THIS DATE

Date Aired : 51/08/07
Episode Number : 71
Available : YES
Title :
AKA :
Location :
Next Week :
First Line :
Notes : NO SHOW FOUND FOR THIS DATE
Notes : According to the 1951 calendar, this date is correct for a Tuesday program. But Hickerson shows a date of 51/08/08. I believe the OTTER log should be corrected (bk)
What should be changed??? menachem June 01, 2006, at 02:55 PM

Date Aired : 51/08/14
Episode Number : 72
Available : NO
Notes : NO SHOW FOUND FOR THIS DATE

Date Aired : 51/08/21
Episode Number : 73
Available : NO
Notes : NO SHOW FOUND FOR THIS DATE

Date Aired : 51/08/28
Episode Number : 74
Available : NO
Notes : NO SHOW FOUND FOR THIS DATE

Date Aired : 51/09/04
Episode Number : 75
Available : NO
Notes : NO SHOW FOUND FOR THIS DATE

Date Aired : 51/09/11
Episode Number : 76
Available : NO
Notes : NO SHOW FOUND FOR THIS DATE

Date Aired : 51/09/18
Episode Number : 77
Available : NO
Notes : NO SHOW FOUND FOR THIS DATE

Date Aired : 51/09/26
Episode Number : 78
Available : NO

Date Aired : 51/10/06
Episode Number : 79
Available : NO

Date Aired : 51/10/13
Episode Number : 80
Available : NO
Notes : NO SHOW FOUND FOR THIS DATE

Date Aired : 51/10/20
Episode Number : 81
Available : NO
Notes : NO SHOW FOUND FOR THIS DATE

Date Aired : 51/10/27
Episode Number : 82
Available : NO
Notes : NO SHOW FOUND FOR THIS DATE

Date Aired : 51/11/03
Episode Number : 83
Available : YES
Title : Nazi Fugitive
AKA :
Location : Dakar, Africa
Next Week : NOT ANNOUNCED
First Line : "Yeah, danger is my assignment. I get sent to a lot of places I can't even pronounce. They all spell the same thing though, trouble. But when I walk into the Commissioner's office, I don't realize this assignment's gonna end up just where it started, which is right in the middle of nowhere."
Notes : (closing of show states "Judy Holliday returns tomorrow on 'The Big Show' - according to OTTER - she guested on that show on 51/03/25 & 51/11/04)

Date Aired : 51/11/10
Episode Number : 84
Available : NO
Notes : NO SHOW FOUND FOR THIS DATE

Date Aired : 51/11/17
Episode Number : 85
Available : NO
Title : Memory Chain

Date Aired : 51/11/24
Episode Number : 86
Available : NO
Notes : NO SHOW FOUND FOR THIS DATE

Date Aired : 51/12/01
Episode Number : 87
Available : NO
Notes : NO SHOW FOUND FOR THIS DATE

Date Aired : 51/12/08
Episode Number : 88
Available : NO
Notes : NO SHOW FOUND FOR THIS DATE

Date Aired : 51/12/17
Episode Number : 89
Available : NO
Notes : NO SHOW FOUND FOR THIS DATE

Date Aired : 51/12/24
Episode Number : 90
Available : NO
Notes : NO SHOW FOUND FOR THIS DATE

Date Aired : 51/12/31
Episode Number : 91
Available : NO
Notes : NO SHOW FOUND FOR THIS DATE

Date Aired : 52/01/07
Episode Number : 92
Available : NO
Notes : NO SHOW FOUND FOR THIS DATE

Date Aired : 52/01/14
Episode Number : 93
Available : NO
Notes : NO SHOW FOUND FOR THIS DATE

Date Aired : 52/01/21
Episode Number : 94
Available : NO
Notes : NO SHOW FOUND FOR THIS DATE

Date Aired : 52/01/28
Episode Number : 95
Available : NO
Notes : NO SHOW FOUND FOR THIS DATE

Date Aired : 52/02/04
Episode Number : 96
Available : NO
Notes : NO SHOW FOUND FOR THIS DATE

Date Aired : 52/02/11
Episode Number : 97
Available : YES
Title :
AKA :
Location :
Next Week :
First Line :
Notes : NO SHOW FOUND FOR THIS DATE

Date Aired : 52/02/18
Episode Number : 98
Available : NO
Notes : NO SHOW FOUND FOR THIS DATE

Date Aired : 52/02/25
Episode Number : 99
Available : NO
Notes : NO SHOW FOUND FOR THIS DATE

Date Aired : 52/03/03
Episode Number : 100
Available : NO
Notes : NO SHOW FOUND FOR THIS DATE

Date Aired : 52/03/10
Episode Number : 101
Available : YES
Title : Assignment Ghost Hunters
AKA : (Ghost Hunting) (Find Eli Bryant)
Location : Australia
Next Week : Closing has "Next week, a train trip and a slight case of murder."
First Line : "Yeah, danger is my assignment. I get sent to a lot of places I can't even pronounce. They all spell the same thing though, trouble. But, when I walk into the Commissioner's office, I don't realize that this assignment's gonna wind up with my life being saved, by a handful of cigars"

Date Aired : 52/03/17
Episode Number : 102
Available : NO

Date Aired : 52/03/24
Episode Number : 103
Available : NO

Date Aired : 52/03/31
Episode Number : 104
Available : NO

Date Aired : 52/04/07
Episode Number : 105
Available : NO

Date Aired : 52/04/14
Episode Number : 106
Available : NO

Date Aired : 52/04/21
Episode Number : 107
Available : NO

Date Aired : 52/04/28
Episode Number : 108
Available : NO

Date Aired : 52/05/05
Episode Number : 109
Available : NO

Date Aired : 52/05/12
Episode Number : 110
Available : NO

Date Aired : 52/05/19
Episode Number : 111
Available : NO

Date Aired : 52/05/26
Episode Number : 112
Available : NO

Date Aired : 52/06/02
Episode Number : 113
Available : NO

Date Aired : 52/06/09
Episode Number : 114
Available : NO

Date Aired : 52/06/16
Episode Number : 115
Available : NO

Date Aired : 52/06/23
Episode Number : 116
Available : NO

Date Aired : 52/06/30
Episode Number : 117
Available : NO

Date Aired : 52/07/14
Episode Number : 118
Available : NO

Date Aired : 52/07/28
Episode Number : 119
Available : NO

Date Aired : 52/08/04
Episode Number : 120
Available : NO

Date Aired : 52/08/11
Episode Number : 121
Available : NO

Date Aired : 52/08/18
Episode Number : 122
Available : NO

Date Aired : 52/08/25
Episode Number : 123
Available : YES
Title : Port Said - A Stolen Treaty
AKA :
Location :
Next Week :
First Line :
Notes : NO SHOW FOUND FOR THIS DATE

Date Aired : 52/09/01
Episode Number : 124
Available : NO

Date Aired : 52/09/08
Episode Number : 125
Available : NO

Date Aired : 52/09/15
Episode Number : 126
Available : NO

Date Aired : 52/09/22
Episode Number : 127
Available : NO

Date Aired : 52/09/29
Episode Number : 128
Available : NO

NOTES : STARTING 52/10/06 thru 53/02/11, WNBC in NY City continued broadcasting the show on MONDAYs but the rest of the country moved their broadcasts to WEDNESDAYs !!!
NOTES : NY City (WNBC) dates will be in RED for this period

Date Aired : 52/10/08 - 52/10/06 - (OTTER log will show the majority date)
Episode Number : 129
Available : YES
Title : Dangling From The End Of A Rope
AKA :
Location : Austria
First Line : "Yeah, danger is my assignment. I get sent to a lot of places I can't even pronounce. They all spell the same thing though, trouble. But, when I walk into the commissioner's office, I don't realize that this assignment's gonna teach me that you can sometimes find your only chance dangling from the end of a rope.
Different plot from 51/11/17, just similar opening words.

Date Aired : 52/10/15 - 52/10/13 - (OTTER log will show the majority date)
Episode Number : 130
Available : YES
Title : To Ask A Guy To Shoot You
AKA :
Location : New Guinea
First Line : "Yeah, danger is my assignment. I get sent to a lot of places I can't even pronounce. They all spell the same thing though, trouble. But, when I walk into the Commissioner's office, I don't realize that this assignment's gonna show me that sometimes the only way you can come out of one of these deals alive, is to ask a guy to shoot you."

Date Aired : 52/10/22 - 52/10/20 - (OTTER log will show the majority date)
Episode Number : 131
Available : YES
Title : Butterfly Chasers
AKA :
Location : Belim, Brazil
Next Week : Closing has: "Next week, Havana. A beautiful place...to get killed."
First Line : "Morning Commissioner. You sent for me?" "Steve, I want you to drop in on a group of butterfly chasers."
Notes : (Lead-in has been edited out)

Date Aired : 52/10/29 - 52/10/27 - (OTTER log will show the majority date)
Episode Number : 132
Available : YES
Title : The Smuggling Racket
AKA :
Location : Havana, Cuba
Next Week : Closing has: "Next week, Turkey. I nominate myself for a slab in the morgue."
First Line : "Yeah, danger is my assignment. I get sent to a lot of places I can't even pronounce. They all spell the same thing though, trouble. But, when I walk into the Commissioner's office, I don't realize that this assignment's gonna show that sometimes the only way you can win is to let the whole deal go up in smoke."

Date Aired : 52/11/05 - 52/11/03 - (OTTER log will show the majority date)
Episode Number : 133
Available : NO
Title :
Location : UNKNOWN
Notes : NY City (WNBC) was PRE-EMPTED for political speeches

Date Aired : 52/11/12 - 52/11/10 - (OTTER log will show the majority date)
Episode Number : 134 (OTTER log should be corrected)
Available : YES
Title : Assignment Turkey
AKA :
Location : Istanbul, Turkey
Next Week : Closing has: "Next week, Germany and I arrange to get run over by a truck."
First Line : "Yeah, danger is my assignment. I get sent to a lot of places I can't even pronounce. They all spell the same thing though, trouble. But, when I walk into the Commissioner's office, I don't realize that this assignment's gonna wind up with my life depending on a handful of ashes."
Notes :

Date Aired : 52/11/19 - 52/11/17 - (OTTER log will show the majority date)
Episode Number : 135 (OTTER log should be corrected)
Available : YES
Title : The Private Sanatorium
AKA :
Location : Bavaria
Next Week : Closing has: "Next week, Sweden. A nursery rhyme that almost turns out to be my epitaph."
First Line : "Yeah, danger is my assignment. I get sent to a lot of places I can't even pronounce. They all spell the same thing though, trouble. But, when I walk into the Commissioner's office, I don't realize this assignment's gonna prove that sometimes the best way to stop a guy cold, is to step on the gas."

Date Aired : 52/11/26 - 52/11/24 - (OTTER log will show the majority date)
Episode Number : 136 (OTTER log should be corrected)
Available : YES
Title : A Nursery Rhyme
AKA : (Secret Information) (Trapping A Killer)
Location : Stockholm, Sweden
Next Week : Closing has: "Next week, the Mediterranean. A pleasure cruise that almost that almost turns out to be a one-way trip."
First Line : "Yeah, danger is my assignment. I get sent to a lot of places I can't even pronounce. They all spell the same thing though, trouble. But, when I walk into the Commissioner's office, I don't realize that this assignment's gonna have me trying to trap a killer with a new kind of weapon, a nursery rhyme."

Date Aired : 52/12/03 - 52/12/01 - (OTTER log will show the majority date)
Episode Number : 137 (OTTER log should be corrected)
Available : YES
Title : Nice - Italian Actress
AKA :
Location : Nice, French Riviera
Next Week : Closing has: "Next week, Austria. A border incident with me in the middle."
First Line : "Yeah, danger is my assignment. I get sent to a lot of places I can't even pronounce. They all spell the same thing though, trouble. But, when I walk into the Commissioner's office, I don't realize that this assignment's gonna prove that you can sometimes hang a killer sky high, with a little piece of string."

Date Aired : 52/12/10 - 52/12/08 - (OTTER log will show the majority date)
Episode Number : 138
Available : YES
Title : Attacking Guards
AKA :
Location : Vienna, Austria
Next Week : Closing has: "Next week, Turkey. A booby trap and I'm the booby."
First Line : "Yeah, danger is my assignment. I get sent to a lot of places I can't even pronounce. They all spell the same thing though, trouble. But, when I walk into the Commissioner's office, I don't realize that this assignment's gonna show me that sometimes the best thing that can happen to a guy is to get caught in the middle of a riot."

Date Aired : 52/12/17 - 52/12/15 - (OTTER log will show the majority date)
Episode Number : 139
Available : YES
Title : Assignment Turkey
AKA : (Turkish Road Sabotage)
Location : Eastern Turkey
Next Week : Closing has: "Next week, Christmas eve in Sweden and a gift-wrapped bullet."
First Line : "Yeah, danger is my assignment. I get sent to a lot of places, I can't even pronounce. They all spell the same thing though, trouble. But, when I walk into the Commissioner's office, I don't realize this assignment's gonna put a new switch on an old saying, 'Not only is the pen mightier than the sword, the paint brush is mightier than the dynamite'."

Date Aired : 52/12/24 - 52/12/22 - (OTTER log will show the majority date)
Episode Number : 140
Available : YES
Title : Assignment USA
AKA :
Location : Stockholm, Sweden
Next Week : NOT IDENTIFIED - (Closing has a Merry Christmas message on 'the night before Christmas')
First Line : "Yeah, danger is my assignment. I get sent to a lot of places, I can't even pronounce, they all spell the same thing though, trouble. But, when I walk into the Commissioner's office, I don't realize this assignment's gonna wind up with me getting the best Christmas present I've ever had. Right while I'm staring down the barrel of a gun."
Notes : This episode is NOT IN THE USA / Cotton Bowl & Rose Bowl will be played on New Year's Day.

Date Aired : 52/12/31 - 52/12/29 - (OTTER log will show the majority date)
Episode Number : 141
Available : YES
Title : Street Car 17
AKA :
Location : Trieste
Next Week : Closing has: "Next week, South Pacific. I add a new tune, 'Some Enchanted Clay Pigeon', me."
First Line : "Yeah, danger is my assignment. I get sent to a lot of places, I can't even pronounce. They all spell the same thing though, trouble. But, when I walk into the Commissioner's office, I don't realize that this assignment's gonna show me that sometimes the only way to let a little light in on a deal, is through a bullet hole."

Date Aired : 53/01/07 - 53/01/05 - (OTTER log will show the majority date)
Episode Number : 142
Available : YES
Title : Assignment Ellis Chandler
AKA :
Location : Port Moresby, New Guinea
Next Week : Closing has: "Next week, London. I've got to catch a killer who's got a seven year head start."
First Line : "Yeah, danger is my assignment. I get sent to a lot of places, I can't even pronounce. They all spell the same thing though, trouble. But, when I walk into the Commissioner's office, I don't realize that this assignment's gonna prove that sometimes the nicest thing that can happen to a guy is to get kidnapped."

Date Aired : 53/01/14 - 53/01/12 - (OTTER log will show the majority date)
Episode Number : 143
Available : YES
Title : The Blue Lion
AKA :
Location : London, England
Next Week : Closing has: "Next week, Burma. The road to Mandalay almost turns into a one-way street."
First Line : "Yeah, danger is my assignment. I get sent to a lot of places, I can't even pronounce. They all spell the same thing though, trouble. But, when I walk into the Commissioner's office, I don't realize that this assignment's' gonna prove that sometimes, the guy who tries to take somebody for a ride, ends up getting taken."

Date Aired : 53/01/21 - 53/01/19 - (OTTER log will show the majority date)
Episode Number : 144
Available : NO
Title :
AKA :
Location : Burma
Notes : ('Location' obtained from previous episode closing)

Date Aired : 53/01/28 - 53/01/26 - (OTTER log will show the majority date)
Episode Number : 145
Available : YES
Title : Assignment Mexico
AKA : (Assassin Mr Caron)
Location : Mexico City
Next Week : Closing has: "Next week, Greece. A three-way chase. The guy in the front, the guy behind and me, right in the middle."
First Line : "Yeah, danger is my assignment. I get sent to a lot of places, I can't even pronounce. They all spell the same thing though, trouble. But, when I walk into the Commissioner's office, I don't realize this assignment's gonna prove that sometimes, the only way to catch the right guy, is to chase the wrong one."

Date Aired : 53/02/04 - 53/02/02 - (OTTER log will show the majority date)
Episode Number : 146
Available : YES
Title : Assignment Greece
AKA : (Missing Physicist)
Location : Piraeus, Greece
Next Week : Closing has: "Next week, Africa. Somebody tries to slip me the double bongo in the Congo."
First Line : "Yeah, danger is my assignment. I get sent to a lot of places, I can't even pronounce. They all spell the same thing though, trouble. But, when I walk into the Commissioner's office, I don't realize that this assignment's gonna prove that sometimes, the best way to catch a fish, is to let him off the hook."

Date Aired : 53/02/11 - 53/02/09 - (OTTER log will show the majority date)
Episode Number : 147
Available : YES
Title : Family Squabble
AKA :
Location : Leopoldville, Belgian Congo
Next Week : Closing has: "Next week, Tokyo. Tea for two and a slug for me."
First Line : "Yeah, danger is my assignment. I get sent to a lot of places, I can't even pronounce. They all spell the same thing though, trouble. But, when I walk into the Commissioner's office, I don't realize this assignment's gonna prove that sometimes the best way to stop one fight is to start another one."

Date Aired : 53/02/18
Episode Number : 148
Available : YES
Title : Doctor MacDougal
AKA : (Dr Mitsuko)
Location : Tokyo, Japan
Next Week : Closing has: "Next week, The Riviera. I make like a jewel thief."
First Line : "Yeah, danger is my assignment. I get sent to a lot of places, I can't even pronounce. They all spell the same thing though, trouble. But, when I walk into the Commissioner's office, I don't realize this assignment's gonna prove that sometime the best way to win a fight is to get knocked flat on your back."

Date Aired : 53/02/25
Episode Number : 149
Available : YES
Title : Black Market In Jewels
AKA : (Black Market Jewel Ring)
Location : Marseilles, France
Next Week : Closing has: "Next week, Bavaria. And a manhunt. And a woman."
First Line : "Yeah, danger is my assignment. I get sent to a lot of places, I can't even pronounce. They all spell the same thing though, trouble. But, when I walk into the Commissioner's office, I don't realize that this assignment's gonna wind up with my life getting saved because I shoot my only friend in the deal."

Date Aired : 53/03/04
Episode Number : 150
Available : YES
Title : Henrich Swindorff
AKA :
Location : Germany
Next Week : Closing has: "Next week, The Philippines and a phantom ship."
First Line : "Yeah, danger is my assignment. I get sent to a lot of places I can't even pronounce. They all spell the same thing though, trouble. But, when I walk into the Commissioner's office, I don't realize that this assignment's gonna show me that sometimes the witness is harder to find than the killer."

Date Aired : 53/03/11
Episode Number : 151
Available : YES
Title : Ghost Ship
AKA :
Location : Sandakan, N. Borneo
Next Week : Closing has: "Next week, Scandinavia. I elect myself private for tonight."
First Line : "Yeah, danger is my assignment. I get sent to a lot of places I can't even pronounce. They all spell the same thing though, trouble. But, when I walk into the Commissioner's office, I don't realize that this assignment's gonna prove that sometimes what goes up, never comes down."

Date Aired : 53/03/18
Episode Number : 152
Available : YES
Title : Stolen Information
AKA : (Espionage Ring)
Location : Oslo, Norway
Next Week : Closing has: "Next week, Lisbon. A guy who didn't want to get arrested and a girl who did."
First Line : "Yeah, danger is my assignment. I get sent to a lot of places I can't even pronounce. They all spell the same thing though, trouble. But, when I walk into the Commissioner's office, I don't realize that this assignment's gonna wind up with me exactly one foot from death."

Date Aired : 53/03/25
Episode Number : 153
Available : YES
Title : Assignment in Portugal
AKA : (Antonina Aguirre)
Location : Lisbon, Portugal
Next Week : Closing has: "Next week, The Caribbean. A race that turns into a dead heat."
First Line : "Yeah, danger is my assignment. I get sent to a lot of places I can't even pronounce. They all spell the same thing though, trouble. But, when I walk into the Commissioner's office, I can't realize that this assignment's gonna wind up with me trying to decide whether I'd rather get run over or shot."

Date Aired : 53/04/01
Episode Number : 154
Available : YES
Title : Assignment Caribbean
AKA : (Assignment The Caribbean) (Caribbean to Rescue Rick Perez) (Caribbean Legion)
Location : Puerto Montego, Venezuela
Next Week : Closing has: "Next week, Paris. I bodyguard a quiz kid."
First Line : "Yeah, danger is my assignment. I get sent to a lot of places I can't even pronounce. They all spell the same thing though, trouble. But, when I walk into the Commissioner's office, I don't realize this assignment's gonna prove that sometimes the best way to get a pal out of a trap, is to get chased into it yourself."
Notes : Audio speed is too fast

Date Aired : 53/04/08
Episode Number : 155
Available : YES
Title : Assignment Paris
AKA :
Location : Paris, France
Next Week : Closing has: "Next week, Tibet. I fly to ?hump? and collect a lump."
First Line : "Yeah, danger is my assignment. I get sent to a lot of places I can't even pronounce. They all spell the same thing though, trouble. But, when I walk into the Commissioner's office, I don't realize that this assignment's gonna prove that sometimes the nicest thing that can happen to a guy is to get shot at."
Notes : Audio speed is too fast

Date Aired : 53/04/15
Episode Number : 156
Available : YES
Title : Lenny Fenway
AKA : (Flying Fenways)
Location : Tibet
Next Week : NOT IDENTIFIED
First Line : "Yeah, danger is my assignment. I get sent to a lot of places I can't even pronounce. They all spell the same thing though, trouble. But, when I walk into the Commissioner's office, I don't realize that this assignment's gonna wind up with my life getting saved because somebody drops a bomb on me"
Notes : Salomonson has 'Assignment: Tibet' for this episode
Notes : Audio speed is too fast

Date Aired : 53/04/22
Episode Number : 157
Available : YES
Title : London - Nikoli Debarov
AKA :
Location :
Next Week : Closing has: "Next week, a little game of hide and seek on an island out in the not so Pacific."
First Line : "Yeah, danger is my assignment. I get sent to a lot of places I can't even pronounce. They all spell the same thing though, trouble. But, when I walk into the Commissioner's office, I don't realize this assignment's gonna prove that sometimes you can hit a home run, with the swing of a rusty gate."
Notes : Salomonson has 'Assignment: London' for this episode
Notes : Audio is too fast

Date Aired : 53/04/29
Episode Number : 158
Available : YES
Title : The Anti-submarine Project
AKA : (Assignment In Islands) (Sabotage At Anti-Submarine Bases)
Location : Ribal, New Guinea
Next Week : Closing has: "Next week, Trieste and a friendly game of checkers. I get jumped."
First Line : "Yeah, danger is my assignment. I get sent to a lot of places I can't even pronounce. They all spell the same thing though, trouble. But, when I walk into the Commissioner's office, I don't realize that this assignment's gonna find me doing my level best to get blown up."
Notes 1 : Salomonson has 'Assignment: New Guinea' for this episode
Notes 2 : Title similiar to 51-01-06 episode but promos for NBC Thursday shows are correct according to NY Times radio schedule for 50/04/30.

Date Aired : 53/05/06
Episode Number : 159
Available : YES
Title : Assignment Trieste
AKA :
Location : Rome to Trieste
Next Week : Closing has: "Next week, Cairo and a lesson in photography. By the time I get the picture, I'm framed."
First Line : [NO OPENING] "end this racket and break it up. Well, that's it. You've got your assignment, good luck."

Date Aired : 53/05/13
Episode Number : 160
Available : YES
Title : The Jade Knife
AKA : (Bazaar of the Four Brothers) (Jade Knife)
Location : Cairo, Egypt
Next Week : Closing has: "Next week, "Next week, Germany. A chase. The guy in front, the guy behind, and me in the middle again"
First Line : "Yeah, danger is my assignment. I get sent to a lot of places, I can't even pronounce. They all spell the same thing though, trouble. But, when I walk into the Commissioner's office, I don't realize that this assignment's gonna teach me never to ask to see a knife in a shop window. You may get it in the back."
Notes : Salomonson has 'Assignment: Cairo' for this episode
Notes : Repeat data may be REMOVED. (bk)

Date Aired : 53/05/20
Episode Number : 161
Available : YES
$red%Title : Oslo - The Stolen Blueprints
AKA : (Top Secret Computer Blueprints)
Location : Oslo, Norway & Hamburg, Germany
Next Week : Closing has: "Next week, Havana. A gay party and a cheerful little murder."
First Line : "Yeah, danger is my assignment. I get sent to a lot of places I can't even pronounce. They all spell the same thing though, trouble. But, when I walk into the Commissioner's office, I don't realize that this assignment's gonna prove that trying to break up an information pipeline is no pipe."

Date Aired : 53/05/27
Episode Number : 162
Available : YES
Title : A Hired Assassin
AKA : (Cold Blooded Killer) (Hired Killer)
Location : Havana, Cuba
Next Week : Closing has: "Next week, the Mediterranean. I make like a smuggler."
First Line : "Yeah, danger is my assignment. I get sent to a lot of places I can't even pronounce. They all spell the same thing though, trouble. But, when I walk into the Commissioner's office, I don't realize that I'm gonna wind up catching a killer by playing parlor games."

Date Aired : 53/06/03
Episode Number : 163
Available : NO

Date Aired : 53/06/10
Episode Number : 164
Available : NO

Date Aired : 53/06/24
Episode Number : 165
Available : YES
Title : James Stroller
AKA : (Exchange Prisoners)
Location : Damascus, Syria
Next Week : Closing has: "Next week, Canada and a killer who wouldn't stay dead."
First Line : "Yeah, danger is my assignment. I get sent to a lot of places I can't even pronounce. They all spell the same thing though, trouble. But, when I walk into the Commissioner's office, I don't realize that this assignment's gonna wind up with me doing my best to pull a building down on my head."

Date Aired : 53/07/01
Episode Number : 166
Available : YES
Title : Anthony Tagul
AKA : (Find Anthony Tagul)
Location : Montreal, Canada
Next Week : Closing has: "Next week, Indo-China. I have a date with a bomb."
First Line : "Yeah, danger is my assignment. I get sent to a lot of places I can't even pronounce. They all spell the same thing though, trouble. But, when I walk into the Commissioner's office, I don't realize that this assignment's gonna wind up with my life dangling by a cobweb"

Date Aired : 53/07/08
Episode Number : 1
Available : YES
Title : [AUS] Picking Up A Bomb
AKA :
Location :
Next Week :
First Line :
Notes : Salomonson has 'Assignment: Saigon' for this episode
Notes : NO EPISODE FOUND FOR THIS DATE OR TITLE
Notes : Dangerous Assignment is NOT in the radio schedules of the New York Times (weekly or daily schedules); Chicago Daily Tribune; Los Angeles Times; or the Washington Post on this date. (bk)

Notes : The following dates & episode #s are questionable, but I have them on my files (still trying to determine how & where I came up with them (possibly from Ian Grieve). (bk)

Date Aired : 54/11/03
Episode Number : ---- (044) (bk)
Available : YES
Title : [AUS] Caracas
AKA : (Caribbean Legion) (Find Rick Perez)
Location : Caracas, Venezuela
First Line : "Yeah, danger is my assignment. I get sent to a lot of places I can't even pronounce, they all spell the same thing though, trouble. But, when I walk into the Commissioner's office, I don't realize this assignment's gonna prove that sometimes, the best way to get a pal out of a trap is to get chased into it yourself."
Notes : Grace Gibson Radio Production

Date Aired : 54/11/10
Episode Number : ---- (045) (bk)
Available : YES
Title : French Alps
AKA : (Find Vincent Tasson)
Location : Marseilles to Villon, France
First Line : "Yeah, danger is my assignment. I get sent to a lot of places I can't even pronounce, they all spell the same thing though, trouble. But, when I walk into the Commissioner's office, I don't realize this assignment's gonna wind up with my solving a murder by getting hit on the head with a rock." Jim Beshires May 25, 2005, at 05:36 PM
Notes : Grace Gibson Radio Production
Notes : The very beginning was the same as episode one - but has Lloyd Burrell starring in the role of Steve Mitchell) [I don't understand 'episode one'] (bk)

Date Aired : 54/11/17
Episode Number : ---- (046) (bk)
Available : YES
Title : [AUS] Copenhagen
AKA :
Location : Copenhagen, Denmark
First Line : "Yeah, danger is my assignment. I get sent to a lot of places I can't even pronounce, they all spell the same thing though, trouble. But, when I walk into the Commissioner's office, I don't realize this assignment's gonna teach me that the bait on the hook sometimes catches the fisherman."
Notes : Grace Gibson Radio Production

Date Aired : 54/11/24
Episode Number : ---- (047) (bk)
Available : YES
Title : [AUS] Boot Crab
AKA :
Location : Naples, Italy
First Line : "Morning, Commissioner, you sent for me." "Steve, ever hear of the Boot Crab?"
Notes : Grace Gibson Radio Production

Date Aired : 54/12/01
Episode Number : ---- (048) (bk)
Available : YES
Title : [AUS] Road to Mandalay
AKA :
Location : Rangoon, Burma
First Line : "Yeah, danger is my assignment. I get sent to a lot of places I can't even pronounce. They all spell the same thing though, trouble. But, when I walk into the Commissioner's office, I don't realize this assignment's gonna prove you can sometimes hook the biggest fish of all, right in the middle of the freight train."
Notes : Grace Gibson Radio Production (on NBC)

Date Aired : 54/xx/xx [1953]
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title : [AUS] The Butterfly Chasers
AKA :
Location : Belim, Brazil
First Line : "Yeah, danger is my assignment. I get sent to a lot of places I can't even pronounce, they all spell the same thing though, trouble. But, when I walk into the Commissioner's office, I don't realize that this assignment's gonna end up with my life, dangling from the end of a twig."
Notes : Grace Gibson Radio Production
Notes : Same script as 52/10/22, # 132, but stars Lloyd Burrell.

Date Aired : 54/xx/xx 53/04/15
Episode Number : ---- (043) (bk)
Available : YES
Title : [AUS] Tibet
AKA : (Find Lenny Fenway)
Location : Tibet
First Line : Yeah, danger is my assignment. I get sent to a lot of places I can't even pronounce, they all spell the same thing though, trouble. But, when I walk into the Commissioner's office, I don't realize this assignment's gonna wind up with my life being saved because somebody drops a bomb on me."
Notes : Grace Gibson Radio Production
Notes : Same script as 53/04/15, # 157, but stars Lloyd Burrell.

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