The detective series Let George Do It came to radio in 1946. It starred Bob Bailey as George Valentine, ex-GI and detective for hire. 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. Write full details."
Valentine's secretary was Claire Brooks, aka Brooksie. Other regulars included Brooksie's kid brother, Sonny; George's nemesis on the police force, Lieutenant Riley; and the elevator operator and handyman in George's apartment building, Caleb.
Casts came from radio's top tier of actors, including William Conrad, John Dehner, Lurene Tuttle, Harry Bartell, and Hans Conreid, to name a few. Don Clark directed scripts by David Victor and Jackson Gillis. Sponsored by Standard Oil, Let George Do It was last heard in 1955.
The 12 exciting episodes in this collection aired in 1948 and 1949: "The Body in the Closet" (12 Apr 48), "The Penthouse" (19 Apr 48), "The Pack of Boys" (26 Apr 48), "The Tunnel" (3 May 48), "The Island in the Lake" (31 May 48), "Have Some Excitement" (7 Jun 48), "The Bodyguard" (14 Jun 48), "The Unfit Mother" (21 Jun 48), "One Against the City" (7 Feb 49), "Destination Dead End" (14 Feb 49), "The Roundabout Murder" (7 Mar 49), and "The Motive Is Murder" (14 Mar 49).
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