Rocky Fortune

October 6, 1953 to March 30, 1954
25 episodes known to exist
Rocky Fortune was an American radio drama that aired weekly on NBC Radio beginning in October 1953. The series ended its run in March 1954 after 25 episodes. The program was created by George Lefferts. Frank Sinatra voiced the title role of Rocky Fortune for the entire series. Rocky Fortune aired Tuesday nights on NBC at 9:35pm Eastern, immediately following Dragnet (and a five-minute John Cameron Swayze newscast). More on Wikipedia
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October 6, 1953 - March 30, 1954
Rocky Fortune
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Rocky Fortune
October 6, 1953 - March 30, 1954
25 episodes known to exist
Stars: Frank Sinatra SCRIPTS
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October 6, 1953 
Oyster Shucker 
Rocky is an Oyster Shucker AKA: "The Pearl Smugglers" 
25:00 

 
October 13, 1953 
Steven in a Rest Home 
Rocky is a Chauffeur. Aka: "Insurance Fraud" "Steven Crandel" 
25:00 

 
October 20, 1953 
Shipboard Jewel Robbery 
Rocky is a Ship's Steward 
25:00 

 
October 27, 1953 
Pintsized Payroll Bandit 
Rocky is a Short Order Cook at an all-night diner 
25:00 

 
November 10, 1953 
Messenger For Murder 
Georgia Ellis Rocky is a Messenger Boy. AKA: "$100 An Hour Murder" Show of 11-3 pre-empted for ellection results. 
25:00 

 
November 17, 1953 
A Hepcat Kills the Canary 
Jack Kruschen Rocky is a Bass Player. AKA: "A Little Jazz Goes A Long Way" 
25:00 

 
November 24, 1953 
Murder On the Isle 
Arnold Moss Rocky is a drama critic's bodyguard. AKA: "Nursemaid To A Drama Critic" 
25:00 

 
December 1, 1953 
Murder Among the Statues 
Jan Minor Rocky is an Art Store handyman. AKA: "Parlormaid To A Statue" 
25:00 

 
December 8, 1953 
Carnival One Way 
Barney Philips Rocky is looking for a job with the carnival. AKA: "The Kid And The Carnival", "Fortune Teller At The Carnival", "Missing Boy" 
25:00 

 
10 
December 15, 1953 
Companion to a Chimp 
Herb Vigrin Rocky is a Paid Companion 
25:00 

 
11 
December 22, 1953 
The Plot to Murder Santa Claus 
Mary McGovern Rocky is a Department Store Detective. AKA: "Department Store Santa" Christmas Program 
25:00 

 
12 
December 29, 1953 
Prize Fight Setup 
Barney Philips Rocky is a Prize Fighter - unwillingly 
25:00 

 
13 
January 5, 1954 
On the Trail of a Killer 
Barney Philips AKA: "Love And Death", "Sister Ellie Is Dead" 
25:00 

 
14 
January 12, 1954 
Rodeo Murder 
Don Diamond Rocky is an Administrative Assistant or Errand Boy. AKA: "Ride 'Em Cowboy" 
25:00 

 
15 
January 19, 1954 
The Museum Murder 
June Foray Rocky is a Museum Tour Guide. AKA: "Museum Of Ancient History" 
25:00 

 
16 
January 26, 1954 
Hauling Nitro 
Lynn Allen Rocky is a Truck driver. AKA "Hollywood Or Boom" 
25:00 

 
17 
February 2, 1954 
Football Fix 
Lou Krugman Rocky is a Bodyguard to a Football Player 
25:00 

 
18 
February 9, 1954 
Catskills Cover-Up 
Barney Philips Rocky is a Social Director 
25:00 

 
19 
February 16, 1954 
Too Many Husbands 
Betty Lou Gerson Rocky is a Hit Man AKA: "The Too Much Married Blond" 
23:50 

 
20 
February 23, 1954 
Decoy For Death 
Kay Stewart AKA: "The Organ Grinder", "Hit List" 
25:00 

 
21 
March 2, 1954 
The Doctor's Dilemma 
Raymond Burr Rocky is a Process Server. AKA: "The Drug Addict" 
25:00 

 
22 
March 9, 1954 
Incident in a Bar 
Paul Frees AKA: "Let's Find A Murderer", "Fresh Corpse" 
25:00 

 
23 
March 16, 1954 
Psychological Murder 
Marvin Miller AKA: "The Little Voice Of Murder", Witness To A Will", "Witness To A Kill" 
25:00 

 
24 
March 23, 1954 
Rocket Racket 
Howard McNear Rocky is a rocket passenger. AKA: "Rocket To The Morgue", "Zenith Foundation" 
25:00 

 
25 
March 30, 1954 
Boarding House Doublecross 
Rocky tries to rent a room 
25:00 

 
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