Find A Hired Assassin (Aired May 27, 1953)
Dangerous Assignment stands as one of the most durable programs of its genre and era in the waning days of The Golden Age of Radio. Espionage or foreign intrigue dramas weren't particularly groundbreaking undertakings by the 1950s. Bulldog Drummond was the first of the more successful exemplars of Radio espionage and intrigue, running from 1941 to 1954, most often under the lead of the gifted character actor, George Coulouris. The Counterspy series had been well underway since 1942 and ran in one incarnation or another through 1954. The Man Called X had already aired--to great popular and critical acclaim--for almost five years prior to 1949. Indeed, within a year of airing Dangerous Assignment's Summer 1949 season, The Man Called X returned to the air for another two years. For one of those years, Dangerous Assignment and The Man Called X ran back to back in the NBC line-up. Show Notes From The Digital Deli.
May 27, 1953. " Find A Hired Assassin" - NBC network. Sustaining. Steve Mitchell travels to Havana to capture a hired assassin who uses poisons. A southern gal and a game of hide and seek helps Steve to catch the killer. Adrian Gendot (writer), Betty Lou Gerson, Bill Cairn (director), Brian Donlevy, Herb Butterfield, Herb Ellis, John Storm (announcer), Julie Bennett, Paul Dubov, Robert Ryf (writer), Tony Barrett. 24:24. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.