Live dramas based on stories by members of the Mystery Writers of America
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

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 Big Tommy (7 episodes, 1950-1953)
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 Dennis (5 episodes, 1950-1953)
Haila Stoddard
(4 episodes, 1950-1954)
(4 episodes, 1950-1953)
(4 episodes, 1950-1953)
(4 episodes, 1951-1953)
(4 episodes, 1951-1953)
Joseph Anthony
(4 episodes, 1951-1952)
Judy Parrish
(4 episodes, 1951-1952)
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 Alex (4 episodes, 1952-1953)
(3 episodes, 1950-1953)
(3 episodes, 1950-1952)
(3 episodes, 1951-1954)
(3 episodes, 1951-1954)
Mary Sinclair
(3 episodes, 1951-1953)
Lawrence Fletcher
(3 episodes, 1951-1952)
(3 episodes, 1951)
Jerome Thor
(3 episodes, 1951)
(3 episodes, 1952-1954)
Justice Watson ...
 Glenn (2 episodes, 1950-1954)
(2 episodes, 1950-1953)
(2 episodes, 1950-1953)
(2 episodes, 1950-1953)
(2 episodes, 1950-1952)
(2 episodes, 1950-1951)
(2 episodes, 1950-1951)
Robert Pastene
(2 episodes, 1950-1951)
Richard Purdy
(2 episodes, 1950-1951)
Jane Seymour
(2 episodes, 1950-1951)
(2 episodes, 1950-1951)
(2 episodes, 1950)
(2 episodes, 1950)
Morton Stevens
(2 episodes, 1950)
Howard Wierum
(2 episodes, 1950)
Jack Dimond ...
 Max (2 episodes, 1951-1954)
(2 episodes, 1951-1954)
(2 episodes, 1951-1954)
(2 episodes, 1951-1954)
(2 episodes, 1951-1954)
(2 episodes, 1951-1953)
(2 episodes, 1951-1953)
(2 episodes, 1951-1952)
(2 episodes, 1951-1952)
Peter Cookson
(2 episodes, 1951-1952)
Lois Wheeler
(2 episodes, 1951-1952)
(2 episodes, 1951)
Katharine Bard
(2 episodes, 1951)
(2 episodes, 1951)
(2 episodes, 1951)
(2 episodes, 1951)
(2 episodes, 1952-1954)
(2 episodes, 1952-1953)
(2 episodes, 1952)
(2 episodes, 1952)
(2 episodes, 1952)
(2 episodes, 1952)
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 Himself - Narrator (2 episodes, 1953-1954)
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 Meg Loomis (2 episodes, 1953-1954)
Grace Raynor
(2 episodes, 1953-1954)
(2 episodes, 1953-1954)
(2 episodes, 1953)
Eric Dressler
(2 episodes, 1953)
(2 episodes, 1953)
(2 episodes, 1954)
(2 episodes, 1954)
(2 episodes, 1954)
(2 episodes, 1954)
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Live dramas based on stories by members of the Mystery Writers of America

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