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The Crime Files of Flamond

The Crime Files of Flamond was a radio crime drama[1] in the United States. From 1946 to 1948 it was broadcast on WGN and syndicated to other stations by transcriptions. From January 7, 1953, to July 1, 1953, it was carried on the Mutual Broadcasting System. Mutual revived the program On April 4, 1956, and ran it until February 27, 1957.[2]

The Crime Files of Flamond
Other names Crime Files of Flamond
Genre Crime drama
Running time 30 minutes
Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
Home station WGN
Syndicates Mutual
Starring Everett Clarke
Announcer Bob Cunningham
Written by George Anderson
Directed by Myron Golden
Produced by W.B. Lewis
Original release 1944 – February 27, 1957 (1957-02-27)
Sponsored by Peter Hand Brewery (1944-1946)
Brach's (1946-1948)



The title character (identified by only the single name "Flamond")[3] was described as a psychologist who "bypasses ballistics for brain-power."[4] A 1947 article in Radio Mirror magazine said: "Flamond's adventures are not the rough-and-tumble, machine-gun blast, sock-'em-in-the-jaw type of drama. Most of his clients are average citizens who seek his aid in solving their problems."[5]

Sandra Lake, Flamond's secretary, played an integral part in each episode, relating information as she typed a card that summarized aspects of that episode's case.[6]


Mike Wallace (then billed as Myron Wallace) played the title role during the program's syndicated run. Everette Clarke portrayed Flamond in the episodes that were broadcast on Mutual. Sandra Lake was played by Patricia Dunlap in syndication and by Muriel Bremner on Mutual. Actors heard in supporting roles included Maurice Copeland, Harry Elders, and Ben Copeland. Bob Cunningham was the announcer.[3]

The writer was George Anderson.[7] Myron Golden was the director, and W.B. Lewis was the producer.[3]


The series was sponsored by Peter Hand Brewery (for Meister Brau beer) from 1944 to 1946 and by Brach's candy from 1946 to 1948.[6]

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  1. ^ Terrace, Vincent (1981), Radio's Golden Years: The Encyclopedia of Radio Programs 1930-1960. A.S. Barnes & Company, Inc. ISBN 0-498-02393-1. P. 66.
  2. ^ Dunning, John (1998). On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio (Revised ed.). New York, NY: Oxford University Press. p. 186. ISBN 978-0-19-507678-3.
  3. ^ a b c Cox, Jim (2002). Radio Crime Fighters: Over 300 Programs from the Golden Age. McFarland. p. 89. ISBN 978-0-7864-4324-6.
  4. ^ "(untitled)". December 15, 1952. p. 62. Retrieved 16 January 2016.
  5. ^ "Crimes on File". Radio Mirror. 27 (6): 14. May 1947. Retrieved 16 January 2016.
  6. ^ a b Berard, Jeanette M.; Englund, Klaudia (2006). Radio Series Scripts, 1930-2001: A Catalog of the American Radio Archives Collection. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland. pp. 126–129. ISBN 9780786424696. Retrieved 25 April 2017.
  7. ^ "Chi Brewery in 250G WGN Deal, 5 Shows Renew". Variety. January 10, 1945. p. 22. Retrieved 16 January 2016.

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