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Mr. Keen Tracer Of Lost Persons OTR MP3 CD 55 Episodes

$ 4.95 USD

When Mr. Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons first debuted over the Blue Network on October 12, 1937, the shows title accurately described Keens stock-in-trade; the kindly old investigator tracked down individuals...

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When Mr. Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons first debuted over the Blue Network on October 12, 1937, the shows title accurately described Keens stock-in-trade; the kindly old investigator tracked down individuals who had mysteriously vanished, leaving behind their families, homes, jobs and other day-to-day activities. Keen (he never had a first name, unless it was Peachy) was assisted in these duties by an Irishman named Mike Clancy. Mike wasnt much of a brainiac (the quote that comprises the title of this post was a semi-catchphrase that he seemed to use on the show every week) but he could use the necessary brawn when the situation called for it. Bennett Kilpack played kindly ol' Keen throughout most of the programs run, as well as Philip Clarke and Arthur Hughes while Jim Kelly took the role of Clancy. The series originally aired as a thrice-weekly fifteen-minute serial from 1937-43 (the show moved to CBS in 1942), providing more than ample time for Keen to solve even the most baffling of disappearances.

Beginning November 11, 1943, the program changed its format to that of a half-hour weekly offeringand though the title and theme song remained, Keen branched out into investigating murders.

If Mr. Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons sounds a little soap opera-ish, its because it originated from the radio fiction factory of Frank and Anne Hummert. (Frank received on-air credit for the writing, but the scripts were actually churned out by scribes like Lawrence Klee, Bob Shaw, Barbara Bates and Stedman Coles.) Mr. Keen employed all the stereotypes, heavy dialogue, and trite plotting of its daytime cousins and it appealed to a lowest common denominator. So why is the show so popular with old-time radio fans today? Simpleits pretty doggone funny, in an unintentional sort of way.

Mr. Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons enjoyed a healthy eighteen-year stint over radio, ending its run notas previously reported on this blogon April 19, 1955 but on September 26 of that same year. Over the years, the series had a variety of sponsors: Bisodol, Kolynos toothpaste, Chesterfield cigarettes, American Chicle, etc., and there are nearly sixty broadcasts extant today for modern-day listeners to revel in. Its ample evidence that not every show during the Golden Age of Radio was goldenbut I gotta admit, it sure is fun.

 

Includes 55 Episodes!

Episodes On This CD:

MrKeen40-06-05TheCaseOfTheWomanWhoWasntNeeded.mp3
MrKeen44-01-06TheCaseOfTheMoonlessNight.mp3
MrKeen44-01-13TheCaseOfTheMissingWitness.mp3
MrKeen44-01-20TheCaseOfTheGirlWhoSangTooWell.mp3
MrKeen44-02-03TheCaseOfTheGirlWhoFlirted.mp3
MrKeen44-02-10TheCaseOfTheBoyWhoUsedBigWords.mp3
MrKeen44-02-17TheCaseOfMrTrevorsSecret.mp3
MrKeen44-02-24TheCaseOfMurderInTheAir.mp3
MrKeen44-03-16TheCaseOfTheStrangeDisplay.mp3
MrKeen44-04-13TheCaseOfTheLeapingDog.mp3
MrKeen44-06-15TheCaseOfTheWomanInBlue.mp3
MrKeen44-11-16TheCaseOfTheFrightenedChild.mp3
MrKeen44-12-14TheNightmareMurderCase.mp3
MrKeen45-03-15TheCaseOfTheAbsentMindedProfessor.mp3
MrKeen46-05-23TheCaseOfTheGlamorousWidow.mp3
MrKeen48-10-28IdenticalTwinsMurderCasepartial.mp3
MrKeen49-06-09TheCaseOfMurderAndTheStarOfDeath.mp3
MrKeen49-09-15TheCaseOfMurderAndTheBloodstainedNecklace.mp3
MrKeen49-09-22TheYellowTalonMurderCase.mp3
MrKeen49-09-29TheCaseOfMurderWithAThousandWitnesses.mp3
MrKeen49-10-06TheCaseOfTheManWhoInventedDeath.mp3
MrKeen49-10-13TheSilverDaggerMurderCase.mp3
MrKeen49-10-27TheCaseOfTheRuthlessMurderers.mp3
MrKeen49-11-03TheForgottenCaveMurderCase.mp3
MrKeen49-11-10TheEngagedGirlMurderCase.mp3
MrKeen50-01-05TheCaseOfTheRushvilleMurder.mp3
MrKeen50-01-19TheBrideAndGroomMurderCaseafrs.mp3
MrKeen50-01-26TheTelephoneBookMurderCase.mp3
MrKeen50-02-09TheCaseOfMurderAndTheJewelThief.mp3
MrKeen50-02-16TheCaseOfTheTwoFacedMurderer.mp3
MrKeen50-03-09TheCaseOfTheMelodyOfMurder.mp3
MrKeen50-03-16TheInnocentFlirtationMurderCase.mp3
MrKeen50-04-06TheCaseOfTheMurderedDetective.mp3
MrKeen50-04-13TheEccentricMillionaireMurderCase.mp3
MrKeen50-04-20TheCountryClubMurderCase.mp3
MrKeen50-04-27TheCaseOfTheWomanWhoMarriedAMurderer.mp3
MrKeen50-05-04TheKingCobraMurderCase.mp3
MrKeen50-05-11TheCaseOfMurderAndTheMissingCar.mp3
MrKeen50-05-25TheBrokenWindowMurderCase.mp3
MrKeen50-06-01TheQuicksandMurderCase.mp3
MrKeen50-06-15TheSkullAndCrossbonesMurderCase.mp3
MrKeen51-07-20TheCaseOfMurderAndTheStrangeWoman.mp3
MrKeen51-07-27ThePhotographAlbumMurderCase.mp3
MrKeen51-08-03TheCaseOfTheStrangeMurderOfCarrieEllis.mp3
MrKeen51-08-10TheAbandonedWellMurderCase.mp3
MrKeen51-08-17ThePoisonedSandwichMurderCase.mp3
MrKeen51-12-06TheCaseOfMurderAtAMileAMinute.mp3
MrKeen52-03-13TheSilverCandlestickMurderCase.mp3
MrKeen52-04-03TheRentedCottageMurderCase.mp3
MrKeen52-04-10TheMothersPleaMurderCase.mp3
MrKeen54-06-21TheShriekingPrisonerMurderCasePart1.mp3
MrKeen54-06-23TheShriekingPrisonerMurderCasePart2.mp3
MrKeen54-06-24TheShriekingPrisonerMurderCasePart3.mp3
MrKeen54-06-25TheShriekingPrisonerMurderCasePart4.mp3
MrKeen55-02-22TheCaseOfMurderAndTheRevengefulGhost.mp3

 

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