The Adventures of Frank Race - Single Episodes

(4.4 stars; 48 reviews)


Broadcast: May 1, 1949- February 19, 1950 (East Coast) and June 5, 1951- March 25, 1952 (West Coast), syndicated Cast: Tom Collins as Frank Race (through "The Adventure of the Roughneck's Will", #22, 09/25/1949) Paul Dubov as Frank Race (from "The Adventure of the Green Doubloon", #23, 10/02/1949 to end) Tony Barrett as Mark Donovan Written and Directed by: Joel Murcott and Buckley Angel Music by: Ivan Ditmars Announcers: Art Gilmore, Michael Roy (episodes 26, 27) The Adventures of Frank Race was a syndicated show produced by Bruce Eells Productions in Hollywood. Each program began with the introduction: "Before the war, Frank Race worked as an attorney, but he traded his law books for the cloak-and-dagger of the OSS. When the war was over, his former life was over too....adventure became his business!" Although Race ran his investigative business out of a New York City office, he and his sidekick, Mark Donovan, were seldom there. Their pursuit of wrong-doers led them to ex-Nazi jewel robbers in Berlin and Monte Carlo, import thieves in Tunis, etc. Most of his assignments came from international insurance companies thus making the program something of a cross between more familiar contemporaries Dangerous Assignment and Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar. Sources:; On the Air, John Dunning; The 3rd Revised Ultimate History..., Jay Hickerson; Audio (Salomonson) NOTE: "TAOT" in the names of the files is an abbreviation for "The Adventure of The". From the Old Time Radio Researcher's Group. See "Note" Section below for more information on the OTRR.

This recording is part of the Old Time Radio collection.



The Adventure Of The Hackensack Victory 28:29
The Adventure Of The Daring Debutante 26:42
The Istanbul Adventure 26:31
The Adventure Of Seventeen Black 26:50
The Enoch Arden Adventure 27:11
The Adventure Of The Vanishing President 27:01
The Adventure Of The Baradian Letters 26:57
The Airborne Adventure 27:03
The Adventure Of The Shanghai Incident 26:40
The Adventure Of The Juvenile Passenger 26:26
The Adventure Of The Reckless Daughter 26:31
The Adventure Of The Silent Heart 27:02
The Adventure Of The Garrulous Bartender 26:32
The Adventure Of The Vanishing Favorite 27:04
The Adventure Of The Embittered Secretary 26:54
The Adventure Of The Talking Bullet 27:05
Frank_Race_49-xx-xx_ep17_The_Adventure_Of_The_Fat_Man's_Loot 27:09
Frank_Race_49-xx-xx_ep18_The_Adventure_of_The_General's_Lady 26:24
The Adventure of The Violent Virtuoso 27:13
The Adventure Of The Fourth Round Knockout 26:48
The Adventure Of Three on a Match 27:12
Frank_Race_49-xx-xx_ep22_The_Adventure_Of_The_Roughneck's_Will 26:59
The Adventure Of The Green Doubloon 26:57
The Adventure of The Sobbing Bodyguard 26:52
Frank_Race_49-xx-xx_ep25_The_Adventure_Of_The_Diver's_Loot 26:58
The Adventure of The Mormon Country 26:56
The Adventure of The Brooklyn Accent 26:57
The Adventure Of The Six-Week Cure 26:34
The Adventure Of The Fairway Beauty 26:40
The Adventure Of The Runway Queen 26:56
The Adventure Of The Lady in the Dark 26:50
The Adventure Of The Silent Tongue 27:00
The Adventure of The Candy Killing 26:58
The Adventure Of The Undecided Bride 26:53
The Adventure Of The Gold Worshipper 27:14
Frank_Race_49-xx-xx_ep36_The_Adventure_Of_The_Pharaoh's_Staff 26:53
The Adventure Of The House Divided 26:50
The Adventure Of The Count Trefanno Crest 26:51
The Adventure Of The Night Crawler 27:08
The Adventure Of The Kettle Drum 26:56
The Adventure Of The Loveable Character 26:48
Frank_Race_49-xx-xx_ep42_The_Adventure_Of_The_Blackfriar's_Bridge 26:55
The Adventure Of The Big Top 26:08


(4 stars)

Adventure is a great title for these tales. The episodes are quite adventurous. Plus the actors and script writers did a wonderful job of visualizing the stories. Many times I forgot that it was radio only.

Beautiful Restoration

(5 stars)

Just listened to an episode. Sounds great. This is a fantastic series, and the audio on this set is the best I've seen out there.

(5 stars)

This series is campy fun. Tough guys, femme fatales, a great sidekick and plenty of humor. The sound quality is excellent.


(0.5 stars)

Very hard to listen to. Main character often drops his voice to a very low pitch that is so low you can't understand what he is saying. Just when you're listening with your ear close, the music comes on and deafens you.