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The Murdered Truck Driver (Aired July 16, 1946)
On April 11, 1945, Richard Kollmar took over the title role in a radio series syndicated by Frederic W. Ziv to Mutual and other network outlets. Over 200 episodes of this series were produced between 1944 and October 25, 1950. Other sponsors included Lifebuoy Soap, Champagne Velvet beer, and R&H beer. While investigating mysteries, Blackie invaribly encountered harebrained Police Inspector Farraday (Maurice Tarplin) and always solved the mystery to Farraday's amazement. Initially, friction surfaced in the relationship between Blackie and Farraday, but as the series continued, Farraday recognized Blackie's talents and requested assistance. Blackie dated Mary Wesley (Jan Miner), and for the first half of the series, his best pal Shorty was always on hand. The humorless Farraday was on the receiving end of Blackie's bad puns and word play. Kent Taylor starred in the half-hour TV series, The Adventures of Boston Blackie. Syndicated in 1951, it ran for 58 episodes, continuing in repeats over the following decade. THIS EPISODE: July 16, 1946. Program #66. "The Murdered Truck Driver" - ABC network origination, Ziv syndication. Sponsored by: Champagne Velvet Beer (of Indiana). A truck carrying no cargo load is mysteriously hijacked. One of the drivers has been killed and the other has vanished! Richard Kollmar, Lesley Woods, Maurice Tarplin. 30:15. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.
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