Script Re-Use and Multi-Part Matters

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Script Re-Use and Multi-Part Matters

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Many fans of the Old-Time Radio Detective genre enjoy the fifty-five multi-part Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar stories.
With more air time available, these 1955-56 stories featured more plot and character development than could accomplished
in the standard 30-minute time frame.

At least twenty-two of these multi-part stories were based on previously-written scripts from Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar and other series.
All eighteen multi-part YTJD stories written by John Dawson, a pen name used by E. Jack Neuman,
utilized 30-minute scripts that he had previously written or co-written for Johnny Dollar and other series such as
Night Beat;
Jeff Regan, Investigator;
The Adventures Of Sam Spade;
and
Richard Diamond, Private Detective.

Additionally, four multi-part YTJD stories written by Les Crutchfield recycled
30-minute scripts that Crutchfield had previously written for the series.

As would be expected, extensive modifications were made to the original 30-minute scripts when they were reused for
the longer, 1955-56 Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar format.
These modifications often included:
theme music;
openings, closings, and between acts segments;
locales;
Cast and Crew changes;
changes in plot which might involve addition and/or deletion of scenes and dialog;
expansion of existing dialog;
changes of character names;
addition of new characters;
addition of brief plot summary descriptions of previous segments of the current story line;
and
extension of the length of the closing music.


The following is a listing of the twenty-two multi-part Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar stories
that used recycled scripts and the scripts upon which they were based.

10/03?07/1955 The McCormack Matter
Writer: John Dawson
REUSED SCRIPT:
Richard Diamond, Private Detective
05/30/1952 The Carpenter Case
Writer: E. Jack Neuman

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10/17?21/1955 The Chesapeake Fraud Matter
Writer: John Dawson
REUSED SCRIPT:
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar
12/26/1952 The Walter Patterson Matter
Writer: E Jack Neuman

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10/31/1955?11/04/1955 The Valentine Matter
Writer: John Dawson
REUSED SCRIPTS:
Night Beat
0/04/1951 Big John McMaster
Writers: E Jack Neuman and John Michael Hayes
And
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar
04/28/1953 The San Antonio Matter
Writer: E Jack Neuman

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11/14?18/1955 The Broderick Matter
Writer: John Dawson
REUSED SCRIPT:
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar
01/09/1953 The Thelma Ibsen Matter
Writer: E Jack Neuman

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11/28/1955?12/02/1955 The Henderson Matter
Writer: John Dawson
REUSED SCRIPT:
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar
02/27/1953 The Underwood Matter
Writer: E Jack Neuman

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12/12?16/1955 The Lancing Fraud Matter
Writer: John Dawson
REUSED SCRIPT:
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar
02/06/1953 The Chicago Fraud Matter
Writer: E Jack Neuman

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12/26?30/1955 The Forbes Matter
Writer: John Dawson
REUSED SCRIPT:
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar
03/31/1953 The Lester James Matter
Writer: E Jack Neuman

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01/09?13/1956 The Todd Matter
Writer: John Dawson
REUSED SCRIPTS:
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar
01/02/1953 The Baltimore Matter
Writer: E Jack Neuman
And
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar
05/12/1953 The Rochester Theft Matter
Writer: E Jack Neuman

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01/23?27/1956 The Duke Red Matter
Writer: John Dawson
REUSED SCRIPT:
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar
06/09/1953 The Oklahoma Red Matter
Writer: E Jack Neuman

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02/06?10/1956 The McClain Matter
Writer: John Dawson
REUSED SCRIPT:
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar
04/14/1953 The Madison Matter
Writer: E Jack Neuman

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02/20?24/1956 The Bennett Matter
Writer: John Dawson
REUSED SCRIPTS:
Jeff Regan, Investigator
08/21/1948 The Man Who Came Back
Writer: E Jack Neuman
And
The Adventures Of Sam Spade
08/07/1949 The Champion Caper
Writer: E Jack Neuman
And
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar
12/12/1952 The Elliott Champion Matter
Writer: E Jack Neuman

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03/05?09/1956 The Plantagent Matter
Writer: John Dawson
REUSED SCRIPT:
Richard Diamond, Private Detective
02/23/1952 The Lady In Distress
Writers: E Jack Neuman and John Michael Hayes

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03/12?16/1956 The Clinton Matter
Writer: John Dawson
REUSED SCRIPTS:
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar
04/04/1950 The Story of the Big Red Schoolhouse
Writers: E Jack Neuman and John Michael Hayes
And
The Adventures Of Sam Spade
04/13/1951 The Civic Pride Caper
Writer: John Michael Hayes

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04/02?06/1956 The Salt City Matter
Writer: John Dawson
REUSED SCRIPT:
Jeff Regan, Investigator
08/07/1948 The Man Who Liked Mountains
Writer: E Jack Neuman

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04/16?20/1956 The Shepherd Matter
Writer: John Dawson
REUSED SCRIPT:
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar
12/05/1952 The James Clayton Matter
Writer: E Jack Neuman

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04/30/1956?05/04/1956 The Callicles Matter
Writer: John Dawson
REUSED SCRIPT:
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar
05/26/1953 The Brisbane Fraud Matter
Writer: E Jack Neuman

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05/21?25/1956 The Tears of Night Matter
Writer: John Dawson
REUSED SCRIPTS:
Jeff Regan, Investigator
08/14/1948 The Diamond Quartette
Writer: E Jack Neuman
And
The Adventures Of Sam Spade
07/24/1949 The Tears Of Night Caper
Writer: E Jack Neuman

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06/18?22/1956 The Pearling Matter
Writer: John Dawson
REUSED SCRIPT:
Jeff Regan, Investigator
07/17/1948 The Prodigal Daughter
Writer: E Jack Neuman

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07/09?13/1956 The Shady Lane Matter
Writer: Les Crutchfield
REUSED SCRIPT:
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar
03/23/1954 The Piney Corners Matter
Writer: Les Crutchfield

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07/23?27/1956 The Open Town Matter
Writer : Les Crutchfield
REUSED SCRIPT:
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar
05/04/1954 The Dan Frank Matter
Writer: Les Crutchfield

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08/24?31/1956 The Kranesburg Matter
Writer: Les Crutchfield
REUSED SCRIPT:
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar
01/26/1954 The Beauregard Matter
Writer: Les Crutchfield

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09/10?14/1956 The Confidential Matter
Writer: Les Crutchfield
REUSED SCRIPT:
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar
12/29/1953 The Ben Bryson Matter
Writer: Les Crutchfield


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