'I Love a Mystery' was a radio drama series about three friends who ran a detective agency and traveled the world in search of adventure. Distinguished by the high octane scripting of Carlton E. Morse, the program was the polar opposite of Morse's other success, the long-running 'One Man's Family'.
The central characters, Jack Packard, Doc Long and Reggie York, met as mercenary soldiers fighting the Japanese in China. Later, they met again in San Francisco, where they decided to form the A-1 Detective Agency. Their motto was "No job too tough, no adventure too baffling."
The agency served as a plot device to involve the trio in a wide variety of stories. These straddled the genres of mystery, adventure and supernatural horror, and the plotlines often took them to exotic locales.
Over the years, Jack was played by Michael Raffetto, Russell Thorson, Jay Novello and John McIntire. Doc was played by Barton Yarborough and Jim Boles. Reggie was portrayed by Walter Paterson and Tony Randall.
'Temple of Vampires' was made three times ( 1940 / 1944 / 1950 ) with varying casts. None of the three series survives intact.
This production consists mostly of the 1950 series with material from the earlier broadcasts spliced-in along with some newly recreated sections ( as broadcast on Bud Carey's "Old Radio Theatre" show in 1987 ).
Twenty episodes of approximately fifteen minutes each.
Type : mpeg 1 layer III
Bitrate : 32 kbps
Mode : mono
Frequency : 22 kHz
Encoder : Xing
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