Rocky Jordan


(4.8 stars; 15 reviews)

Episodes of the old-time radio detective series "A Man Named Jordan" and "Rocky Jordan", which were based in some part on the film "Casablanca".


This recording is part of the Old Time Radio collection.

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Chapters

Show #38 14:38
Show #68 14:55
The Bartered Bridegroom 29:46
Count Me Out 29:42
The Man in the Morgue 29:34
Strangers Three 29:41
Ace High Straight 29:48
Up in Flames 29:38
Death in the Sand 29:45
Escapade with Paula 29:36
The Case of the Sleepy Camel 29:33
Baksheesh Boy 29:33
Champagne, Caviar and Hot Ice 29:31
Red Stands for Blood 29:39
Twenty Fathoms Under 29:35
The Two O'Clock Man 29:46
The St. Louis Blues 29:33
Passport for Vivi 29:30
Everything Shipshape 29:35
Portrait of Rocky 29:34
My Quiet Friend 29:42
Consignment for Naples 29:30
Fall Guy 29:30
Lady in Disguise 29:36
The Make up Man 29:39
Desert Betrayal 29:33
The Man They All Loved 29:31
The Man from Damascus 29:33
The Big Ditch 29:37
Journey to Nashier 29:41
The Map of Murder 29:41
The Broken Wing 29:38
The Race 29:39
The Coward of Mutah Kahn 29:48
Varlachi 29:46
Gold Fever 29:50
Cairo Vendetta 29:49
The Gum Queen 29:57
The Lady from Istanbul 29:48
A Stranger to the Desert 29:30
Adventure with Andrea 29:42
The Nile Runs High 29:45
Memento from Adelaide 29:48
Pattern for Revenge 29:36
The Man with No Name 29:50
Quest for Traneeneh 29:17
The Diorite Bowl 29:32
The Demarco Affair 29:22
The Black Ball 29:45
The Strange Death of Van Dorn 29:39
The Big Heist 29:45
High Pressure 29:46
The Veiled People 29:47
The Man from Cairo 29:39
Smoke Screen 29:47
The Loomis Affair 29:38
The Face of Diana 29:39
An Air of Death 29:39
The Return of Toni 29:46
Madame Dulac's Daughter 29:33
Paid in Full 29:42
Return of Dr Pyrue 29:35
The Secret of Wong Lee 29:43
The White Beetle 29:39
The Perfect Witness 29:37
Foolproof 29:40
The Strange Fate of Professor Amar 29:47
Holiday Weekend 29:55
Adventure in Zaqaziq 29:52
The Big Gamble 29:37
The Mystery of Carl Kleist 29:51
Horde of the Memlooks 29:46
Congo Copper 29:45
The Beggar of Farar 29:40
A Song in the Night 29:42
The Word of a Bishop 24:22
Pharaoh's Formula 29:48
Shakedown 29:41
Dilemma 29:40
The Dead Colleen 29:45
Interlude With Laurena 29:46
The Lotus Cup of Amin Ra 29:47
Cairo Tour 29:40
The Money Changers 29:41
The Broken Wing 29:45
City of Baksheesh 29:45
The Man from Damascus 29:41
Dr Markoff's Discovery 29:47
Ace High Straight 29:50
Trail of the Assassin 29:38
The Man from Damascus (Audition) 30:22
The Lady from Tangiers 29:59
The Genacos Affair 29:45
Valley of the Dead 29:48
The Man in the Nile 29:43
Spring of Moses (Audition) - Show 1 12:52
Spring of Moses (Audition) - Show 2 13:23

Reviews

Rocky fans should check out Bold Venture

(5 stars)

I have listened to all the Jordan episodes, most more than once. They are my favorite OTR, hands down. This show is the best of the best. (I also recommend Richard Daimond, Pat Novak, and Phillip Marlowe For those new to the genre.) I was surprised to learn that Bogart himself made a similar show called Bold Venture. Both radio shows are reminiscent of the film Casablanca. In Bold Venture, Bogart is a hotel owner in pre-revolution Havana who owns a charter boat, romances Lauren Bacall, and much adventure ensues. So far I have heard the first ten episodes or so, and they do not approach the stellar quality of Rocky Jordan, though other reviewers note the later episodes were top notch.

Rocky Tops 'Em All!

(5 stars)

I'm an old time radio aficianada, but nothing in my opinion even comes close to Rocky Jordan. The character of Rocky - most ably voiced by actor Jack Moyles - is a combination of Sam Spade, Dick Tracy and Rick Blaine from the movie Casablanca. He's hard-boiled, intelligent, and crafty and he doesn't mind taking a few hard knocks if it means solving the mystery - but the most enjoyable exchanges are with Captain Sam Sabaaya (Jay Novello) of the Cairo police. Rocky is the best, no doubt about it!

pure fun

(5 stars)

A very unique show that even upon overlapping listens wont stop me from listening all the way through again,still able to glean great entertainment value on the second listen. The writing is very good and surprisingly PC ,with a lot of respect and consideration to the folk of this part of the world. I really like the interaction that develops between Rocky and Captain Sam Sabaaya of the Cairo police. Lottsa inside jokes and character development really bring this one home to the theatre of my mind.

RockyJordan

(5 stars)

About a year ago I started to run out of OTR shows that I like to listen to, mostly crime ,detectives,thrilles ect.Eventually I came across this one that I had previously listened to but rejected, and after the series moved to Cairo I really started to enjoy it, the two lead actors ,Jack Moyles & Jay Novello were great together, now sadly it's come to an end.Just one point does anyone know if there is a site that lists newly discovered episodes of OTR shows?

...A beautiful friendship

(5 stars)

Series is a take-off of Casablanca. Rick there is Rocky here. American Cafe there is The Tamborine here. Rocky sounds a bit like boggie, too. Great series set in Cairo. Each week Rocky and his ward Backsheesh Boy solve murder and intrigue. yes, there is homoerotic subtxt. One running gag is that at the end when Rocky is about to kiss a girl, Backsheesh Boy willstumble or trip and start to cry and Rocky will turn from teh girl to tend his "ward".

Rocky Jordan

(5 stars)

I like listening to Jack Moyles as Rocky Jordan. The music fits the series really well. The sound effects are good along with the story line. I really enjoy spending the evening listening to the shows. They are exciting and have good plot twists. The setting of Cairo makes for good entertainment. I can picture the heat, sand and all the trouble Rocky gets into caused by himself or someone else.

New ROCKY JORDAN Broadcast Log Available

(5 stars)

A brand new broadcast log for the Old-Time Radio favorite amateur detective series ROCKY JORDAN is available for viewing and downloading can be found at Old Time Radio Program Logs and reviews on this web site: http://www.old-time.com/otrlogs2/index.html just look for ROCKY JORDAN (1948-1955) (PDF) This broadcast log incorporates much information from recently discovered scripts and other network documentation.

Rocky Jordan

(5 stars)

I've really enjoyed listening to these programs. I enjoy mysteries but sometimes get tired of the private detective genre. This series is fun because Rocky Jordan runs a bar in Cairo and just ends up in mysterious events and intrigue. I'm not an expert, but I think these shows were very well done and extremely entertaining.