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JACK WEBB'S RADIO SHOWS
Jack Webb started his career in radio. Here's a list of his
shows...(Most of this information was graciously provided by
Old Time Radio offers Dragnet Old Time
Radio Programs in MP3.
A Project U.F.O. home page features some
audio files of
complete radio episodes that you can listen to. They include Dragnet, Pat Novak for
Hire, Johnny Modero - Pier 23, Jeff Regan - Investigator, Pete Kelly's Blues, and the
Jack Webb Show.
JOHNNY MODERO-PIER 23CRIME DRAMA, MUTUAL RADIO,
THURS. NIGHTS. APRIL 24, 1947-SEPT.4, 1947
Webb is private detective, Johnny Modero, who works the San Francisco Waterfront
Fan Mark Spieller writes: [Webb] was a radio DJ on KGO radio, where a number of his
radio dramas also originated. Johnny Modero was a real person. His father was a noted
rum-runner during Prohibition. The story was that he had the fastest boat on the
bay—the second fastest belonged to the Coast Guard, and at the end of the day
they would be side by side at the dock. "Dragnet" was going to feature the San
Francisco PD—in fact some of its earliest stories were based on SFPD
files—but the Mayor and Chief of Police thought a crime show wouldn't reflect on
San Francisco's image as a tourist site.
JEFF REGAN-INVESTIGATORCRIME DRAMA-CBS-SATURDAY
JULY 10, 1948-DEC.18, 1948
Was known as "THE LION'S EYE" on the West Coast.
PAT NOVAK FOR HIRECRIME DRAMA-ABC - FEB.13,
Webb was only in 18 episodes.
Jerry Haendiges has done a partial log for this
DRAGNETJUNE 1949-FEBRUARY 1957
Was sponsored by FATIMA CIGARETTES
until September 14, 1952 when CHESTERFIELD CIGARETTES took over.
For a list of the Dragnet radio show episodes, see the
Vintage Radio Place.
Dragnet fan Raul Moreno writes: "It should be noted that Martin Milner, later of ADAM
12, played 'Frank Smith' on radio for six episodes before Jack settled on Ben
Alexander. Martin was only 19 at the time."
Complete script for The Big
No-Tooth, as broadcast on 4/5/55.
Here are some Dragnet radio
Here's a review of a collection of Dragnet radio broadcasts by Rochelle
OTR Plot Summaries lists some episode summaries.
in Los Angeles airs Dragnet radio episodes every Thursday at 9pm.
PETE KELLY'S BLUESCRIME DRAMA-NBC
JULY.4, 1951-SEPT.19, 1951
Was the summer replacement for 'HALLS OF IVY", which starred Ronald Colman and wife
MURDER AND MR. MALONECRIME DRAMA-ABC
JAN.11, 1947-JULY 13, 1951,SATURDAY 9:30
Sponsored by Guild Wines until April 17,1948 Frank Lovejoy(one of my forgotten
favorites) was Chicago criminal attorney, John J. Malone. Webb was also on the
ONE OUT OF SEVENDRAMA - ABC-
1946- This fifteen minute program about racial injustice was heard on the West Coast on
GREAT CAESAR'S GHOSTThis Jack Webb-produced show
never made it.
THREE FOR ADVENTUREGrant Park reports that there
was also a pilot show done called "Three for Adventure." It was never made into a
The show was "Three for Adventure," produced sometime in the 1940's and
starring Jack Webb, Elliot Lewis and Barton Yarborough. The episode was titled "The
story of Roundhouse Rosie and the siamese cats." According to rumor there was a
second episode produced, "The New Orleans Parrot," but for now it's just a rumor. At
the end of the episode they say that the next episode would be "The Egyptian Vase."
The parts the three play are: Duke (Webb), Jex (Yarboro), and Mack (Lewis).
Roundhouse Rosie was played by Jeanette Nolan!
They play soldiers of fortune travelling the world recovering stolen
goods and getting ... adventure. Secretly (of course) they are working for the U.S.
Government to work outside the law. Listening to the show you can tell what Jack Webb
is working towards, the tough-guy loner you'd hear later in Pete Kelly and Johnny
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