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Calling All Cars, Volume 1

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Calling All Cars, a popular crime drama heard from 1933 to 1939. One of radio's earliest and most durable police procedural shows, the series' stark and gritty realism is strongly reminiscent of Warner Brothers gangster films of the 1930s- particularly with the presence of real-life LAPD dispatcher Jesse Rosenquist, whose unique voice and name became the showss trademark; Rosenquist contributed to the American lexicon the program's title and the now time-honored phrase that is all. None of the actors on the series ever received on-air credit, but sharp eared radio fans can hear the likes of Elvia Allman, Jackson Beck, Charles Bickford, Gale Gordon, John Bigson, Richard LeGrand, and Hanley Stafford. Episodes include: The Laughing Killer, Desertion Leads to Murder, Ransom Ring, The Ice House Murder, John Doe Number Seventy One, The Disappearing Scar, The Bamboo Snake, The Case of the Broken Xylophone, True Confession, The Case of the One-Pound Note, The Case of the Bone Button, Muerte En Buena
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