Calling All Cars


(3.6 stars; 5 reviews)

Audio Files Sourced Calling All Cars - Free OTR Shows


This recording is part of the Old Time Radio collection.

Chapters

The FreeOTRShows.com - Phantom Bomber of Sts Peter and Paul Churches 1:28
FreeOTRShows.com - Burma White Case 28:00
FreeOTRShows.com - York Gang Holdup 30:11
The FreeOTRShows.com - Human Bomb 29:37
FreeOTRShows.com - Cookie Vejar Killing 28:27
FreeOTRShows.com - Missing Mexican Sheiks 27:46
FreeOTRShows.com - Caliente Money Car Holdup 29:37
The FreeOTRShows.com - Skeele Kidnapping 29:50
FreeOTRShows.com - Cure of the Three Grooved Bullets 30:29
FreeOTRShows.com - Castor Oil Diamond Robbery 30:09
The FreeOTRShows.com - Smashed Windshield 29:59
The FreeOTRShows.com - Times Bombing Case 30:29
The FreeOTRShows.com - Mae West Jewel Robbery 30:09
FreeOTRShows.com - Killer Hudson 31:36
The FreeOTRShows.com - Chloroform Murder 31:48
The FreeOTRShows.com - Dillinger Case 31:29
The FreeOTRShows.com - Spinoza Case 30:21
The FreeOTRShows.com - Red Rose Girl 31:39
The FreeOTRShows.com - Cut Rate Murder 32:24
FreeOTRShows.com - Hammers in Honduras 31:07
FreeOTRShows.com - Captain Courageous 34:18
FreeOTRShows.com - Murder At Southgate 34:31
FreeOTRShows.com - Little Phil Alquin 32:06
FreeOTRShows.com - Gettle Kidnapping Case 32:42
FreeOTRShows.com - Seven Words and a Fingerprint 31:29
FreeOTRShows.com - Dinner Party Bandits 31:35
The FreeOTRShows.com - Big Mail Robbery 30:50
FreeOTRShows.com - Murder of a Soul 30:48
FreeOTRShows.com - One of the Finest 29:51
FreeOTRShows.com - Power and Light Holdup 30:38
FreeOTRShows.com - July Fourth Is a Radio Car 30:44
FreeOTRShows.com - Fingerprints Don't Lie 30:39
FreeOTRShows.com - Manchuko Dope Ring 30:31
FreeOTRShows.com - Execution of Dillinger 31:12
FreeOTRShows.com - Nitroglycerin Parson 30:50
FreeOTRShows.com - Corpse in the Desert 30:52
FreeOTRShows.com - Crooks Are Human Beings 30:31
FreeOTRShows.com - You Can't Kill a Cop 32:17
FreeOTRShows.com - Let the Sucker Pay 30:44
FreeOTRShows.com - Marks on the Bedroom Screen 30:02
The FreeOTRShows.com - Human Monkey 30:37
The FreeOTRShows.com - Ruth Judd Case 32:40
FreeOTRShows.com - Stop That Car 30:46
FreeOTRShows.com - Skid Row Dope Ring 34:44
The FreeOTRShows.com - Unwritten Law 34:23
FreeOTRShows.com - One Way Ride 31:50
FreeOTRShows.com - Trouser Cuff Clue 32:12
The FreeOTRShows.com - Perfect Crime 32:30
FreeOTRShows.com - Six Shots At Midnight 50:30
A FreeOTRShows.com - Thousand Pieces of Paper 27:36
FreeOTRShows.com - Death for a Diamond Ring 27:50
FreeOTRShows.com - Sometimes People Aren't Murdered 28:14
FreeOTRShows.com - Don't Get Chummy with a Watchman 30:31
A FreeOTRShows.com - Cup of Coffee, Some Strychnine Too 29:59
FreeOTRShows.com - Moving Picture Murder 29:50
FreeOTRShows.com - Human Side of a Cop 29:13
FreeOTRShows.com - Highlights of 1934 29:57
FreeOTRShows.com - Crime Does not Pay 29:10
FreeOTRShows.com - Two Against Six 28:02
FreeOTRShows.com - San Quentin Prison Break 28:03
FreeOTRShows.com - Necking Party Murder 29:19
FreeOTRShows.com - Banker in the Well 32:36
FreeOTRShows.com - Remote Control Sleuth 36:17
FreeOTRShows.com - Wreck of the Old Sixty Nine 32:17
FreeOTRShows.com - California Two Man Crime Wave 32:50
FreeOTRShows.com - Undercover Woman 32:43
FreeOTRShows.com - Thou Shalt not Kill 32:55
FreeOTRShows.com - Rhythm of the Jute Mill 32:45
FreeOTRShows.com - Aborted Revolution 33:13
The FreeOTRShows.com - Blonde Menace 33:40
FreeOTRShows.com - Midnight Phantom 32:19
FreeOTRShows.com - Wholesale Murder 37:18
FreeOTRShows.com - Corpse in the Cellar 32:43
The FreeOTRShows.com - Wilting Chrysanthemum 31:04
FreeOTRShows.com - Murder in the Vineyard 31:04
tFreeOTRShows.com - he 74 Day Stakeout 31:34
The FreeOTRShows.com - Hightower Case 32:33
FreeOTRShows.com - Youth Rides Rough 30:48
The FreeOTRShows.com - nnocent Bride 31:40
FreeOTRShows.com - Hot Bonds 32:01
The FreeOTRShows.com - Chinese Puzzle 31:30
FreeOTRShows.com - Meet the Baron 31:35
FreeOTRShows.com - Oakland Payroll Robbery 31:56
FreeOTRShows.com - Murder by Blueprint 30:55
The FreeOTRShows.com - Human Claw 30:57
FreeOTRShows.com - Opium Den 31:02
FreeOTRShows.com - Gun Drunk 29:54
FreeOTRShows.com - Celestial Journey 33:27
FreeOTRShows.com - Vegetable Market Murder 30:41
The FreeOTRShows.com - Grinning Skull 30:49
FreeOTRShows.com - Bad Dope 39:07
FreeOTRShows.com - Black Vengance 31:41
The FreeOTRShows.com - Tunnel Bandits 31:25
FreeOTRShows.com - Eighteen Days of Freedom 31:27
FreeOTRShows.com - Hollywood Kidnapping 34:47
FreeOTRShows.com - Escape 31:44
FreeOTRShows.com - Fire! Fire! Fire! 32:04
FreeOTRShows.com - Murder for Insurance 33:33
FreeOTRShows.com - Lt Crowley Murder 30:25
The FreeOTRShows.com - Murder Quartet 31:01
FreeOTRShows.com - Catching the Loose Kid 31:47
FreeOTRShows.com - Invitation to Murder 31:02
FreeOTRShows.com - Bank Bandits and Bullets 32:41
FreeOTRShows.com - Burglar Charges Collect 33:03
FreeOTRShows.com - Paroled 6:41
FreeOTRShows.com 0:00
The FreeOTRShows.com - Moran Jewelry Robbery 11:03
FreeOTRShows.com - Ghost House 30:56
FreeOTRShows.com - Death Under the Sajuaro 31:30
FreeOTRShows.com - Match Burglar 31:57
FreeOTRShows.com - Corpse with a Face 33:43
FreeOTRShows.com - Bull in the China Shop 31:45
FreeOTRShows.com - Knives on the Barbary Coast 29:18
FreeOTRShows.com - Young Dillinger 30:40
FreeOTRShows.com - Murder in the Back Room 30:44
The FreeOTRShows.com - Bloodstained Saw 30:32
FreeOTRShows.com - Hundred Dollar Nightgown 31:05
FreeOTRShows.com - Case of the June Bug 33:01
The FreeOTRShows.com - San Rafael Gang 30:09
FreeOTRShows.com - Think Before You Shoot 29:47
FreeOTRShows.com - Crime Vs Time 29:04
FreeOTRShows.com - One Good Turn Deserves Another 29:59
FreeOTRShows.com - Hang Me Please 4:50
FreeOTRShows.com - Beer Bottle Murder 31:24
FreeOTRShows.com - And a Little Child Shall Lead Them 32:04
FreeOTRShows.com - Weather Clear - Track Fast 31:20
FreeOTRShows.com - Seventy-Four Day Stakeout 31:41
FreeOTRShows.com - Triple Cross 31:41
FreeOTRShows.com - Throat That Didn't Bleed 31:26
FreeOTRShows.com - Drive 'Em Off the Dock 31:26
FreeOTRShows.com - Gold in Them Hills 32:15
FreeOTRShows.com - Woman with the Stone Heart 28:43
FreeOTRShows.com - Reefers by the Acre 27:45
FreeOTRShows.com - Flaming Tick of Death 28:06
The FreeOTRShows.com - Crimson Riddle 27:34
The FreeOTRShows.com - Cockeyed Killer 28:34
FreeOTRShows.com - Corpse in the Shack 28:04
FreeOTRShows.com - Chance Meeting Murder 28:19
FreeOTRShows.com - Missing Messenger 28:29

Reviews

Good quality, but dull.

(3 stars)

Excellent sound quality on the 15-20 shows I've heard. But they are rather dull in content, IMHO. The shows are just a reenactment of cops investigating a crime and catching the crook. It is very predictable. There is no mystery, no "plot," no twists of fate, and very little adventure. You can usually tell "who done it" in the first 10 minutes, and the rest is the cops describing what they are doing to catch the crook. The cops are always dull and boring, and the crooks have a goofy accent. The saving grace is the acting, which is very good. There's better cops 'n robbers radio shows out there, but listen to a few of these too. You might like them anyway.

Thanks to whomever put this series up.

(3 stars)

This is the only radio show to use an actual dispatcher for the Los Angeles Police Department. L.A.P.D. had a callsign at the time of KGPL, and they were using frequencies at or near 1700kcs (now kHz), as well as other frequencies. This Dispatcher's last name was Rosenquist, and in the 1960's I had the pleasure of talking with his wife, when I asked if she was HIS wife, she said yes. Having dispatched ambulances for a while, I truly enjoy the "plain talk" of the dispatches in this show.

True crime from 80-odd years ago.

(4 stars)

Especially interesting for those interested in a long vanished L.A., from the time before urban renewal--and even years before the razing of Old Chinatown

Karen s.

(3 stars)

I enjoyed the series, but the sound quality was hard to listen to.