The Unholy Two Matter (Aired January 10, 1960)
Johnny often used his time when filling out his expense accounts to give the audience background information or to express his thoughts about the current case.No fewer than eight actors played Johnny Dollar. Dick Powell, of Rogue’s Gallery fame, cut the original audition tape, but chose to do Richard Diamond, Private Detective instead. Gerald Mohr, of The Adventures of Philip Marlowe fame, auditioned in 1955, prior to Bob Bailey getting the title role. Through the first three actors to play Johnny Dollar (Charles Russell, Edmond O'Brien, and John Lund), there was little to distinguish the series from many other radio detective series. Show Notes From The Old Time Radio Researcher's Group.
January 10, 1960. CBS network. "The Unholy Two Matter"
. Sponsored by: Camels, 4-Way Cold Tablets, Fitch Shampoo, Ex-Lax. The brother of Jack Johnstone (the writer, producer, director, of "Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar), helps Johnny track down the killer of his brother, who's just come into an inheritance! The opening has been partially deleted. Bob Bailey, Mel Torme (4-Way Cold Tablet testimonial), Jackson Beck (Ex-Lax commercial), Virginia Gregg, Stacy Harris, Barney Phillips, Dan Cubberly (announcer), Jack Edwards, Forrest Lewis, Gil Stratton, Jack Johnstone (writer, producer, director). 23:02. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.