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Ron’s Amazing Stories is a weekly podcast that presents stories. You will find Old Time Radio from your favorite shows like Suspense, Dimension X and Gunsmoke. Do you have a story that you want to tell? We will read it on the show or you can come on tell it yourself! Also, we have interviews with authors, radio personalities, actors and even an NBA all-star. Did you know that we are on the radio? We are live every Saturday evening at 6PM (EST). Click here for more information. We even have a second podcast called The Horror Express. On this show Jason Dowd and Ron share stories about everything that scares you. So, tune in each week to find out what are… Ron’s Amazing Stories!

Jan 11, 2018

On Ron’s Amazing Stories we debut a brand new OTR series from the Towers Of London called: The Lives of Harry Lime. You might recognize the name from the classic Orson Welles movie, The Third Man. Also on the show, we have a Sherlock Holmes short story and a mysterious moment in time.

Our OTR Story - Too Many Crooks

Our OTR story today is as a suggestion from listener David Larsen. He writes:

Hey Ron, I remember another radio serial, based on the movie, The Third Man.  It is called The Lives of Harry Lime. It is a crime show from the point of view of the criminal and is played by Orson Welles as Harry.  It is an episodic serial that doesn't have an overarching storyline. It was one of the first OTR shows that I ever listened to and is one of my favorites. If you ever want to watch the original movie it can be found on Amazon Prime. As a side note, the movie and the character are much darker than the radio version - David.

It turns out that Orson Welles does reprise his role of Harry Lime from the celebrated 1949 film. However, in the film, Lime dies and thus the third man. Well, how to continue the series?  The radio series is a "prequel" to the film and depicts the many misadventures of the con-artist. I picked the very first program on the list to play and I have to say I love the writing on this one. It is titled, Too Many Crooks and first aired on August 3, 1951.

Ron’s Amazing Stories is produced and hosted by Ronald Hood