Let George Do It

Let George Do It was a radio drama series produced by Owen and Pauline Vinson from 1946 to 1954. It starred Bob Bailey as detective-for-hire George Valentine (with Olan Soule stepping into the role in 1954).[1] Clients came to Valentine's office after reading a newspaper carrying his classified ad: Personal notice: Danger's my stock in trade. If the job's too tough for you to handle, you've got a job for me. George Valentine. The few earliest episodes were more sitcom than private eye shows, with a studio audience providing scattered laughter. The program then changed into a suspenseful tough guy private eye series. Valentine's secretary was Claire Brooks, aka Brooksie (Frances Robinson, Virginia Gregg, Lillian Buyeff). As Valentine made his rounds in search of the bad guys, he usually encountered Brooksie's kid brother, Sonny (Eddie Firestone), Lieutenant Riley (Wally Maher) and elevator man Caleb (Joseph Kearns). For the first few shows, Sonny was George's assistant, but he was soon relegated to an occasional character.[1] Sponsored by Standard Oil, the program was broadcast on the West Coast Mutual Broadcasting System from October 18, 1946 to September 27, 1954, first on Friday evenings and then on Mondays. In its last season, transcriptions were aired in New York, Wednesdays at 9:30pm, from January 20, 1954 to January 12, 1955. John Hiestand was the program's announcer. Don Clark directed the scripts by David Victor and Jackson Gillis. The background music was supplied by Eddie Dunstedter, initially with a full orchestra. When television supplanted radio as the country's primary home entertainment, radio budgets got skimpier and skimpier and Dunstedter's orchestra was replaced by an organ.[1]

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The Penthouse Roof

The Eddie Prokosh Case

Tunnel Under the River

The Gilbert Dressler Case

The Edith Wilder Case

The Peter Mirch Case

The Martha Devorak Case

The Barbara Eversall Case

The Racket

Jonathan Thorpe Case

Joyce Dunning Case

Joe Logan Case

Miss Haffey Murdered Her

The Martin Kirsch Case

The Perfect Specimen

The Ghost on BlissTerrace

The Corpse That Took a Powder

A Minor Case of Murder

The Impatient Redhead

The Father Who Had Nothing to Say

The Hearse Was Painted Pink

The Little Man Who Was Everywhere

Death Wears a Gay Sport Jacket

The Seven Dead Years

The Flowers That Smelled of Murder

Murder is a Gift

Who's Sylvia

Stand in for Murder

The Malignant Heart

Death in Fancy Dress