Apr 9, 2013
On this week’s episode we have a discussion of my
favorite OTR genre, The Detective Drama.
Our story comes from “The Adventures of Frank Race”. This was an exciting syndicated series that focused on an attorney whose World War II service brought him into the O.S.S. After the war, rather than returning to the practice of the law, he became a freelance troubleshooter. The cases that Race took on ranged from insurance cases to international spying. Thus, Frank Race's adventures were a mixture of Johnny Dollar and the Man Called X. The show had a strong lead, was well-written and had a great side kick. Frank Race was played by Tom Collins and Tony Barrett provided the voice for Cabbie Marc Donovan. Also, the show also featured some of radio's best players as guest stars including Gerald Mohr, Frank Lovejoy, and Virginia Gregg.
The story we will hear first aired June 5, 1949. It is the sixth episode of the series and is called, “The Adventure of the Vanishing President”.