Once upon a time, the radio was a primary source of entertainment in most homes. While those days are long over, revisiting the time when radio was king is often a rewarding exercise and — thankfully — there are plenty of old time radio (OTR) programs dedicated to legal issues.
The Case Dismissed series — though short — was a fine example of a show that was both informative and entertaining. The legal concepts in the series are more than a bit outdated, but the episodes are still fun to listen to and were quite accurate at the time (1954). The Chicago Bar Association sponsored the series, by the way.
Keep in mind that there aren’t a whole lot of episodes of Case Dismissed out there. However, we can thank the fine folks over at Old Time Radio Researchers Group for preserving and making available the 13 episodes we do have. That group is dedicated to the preservation of OTR programs and does a fine job of keeping those old shows around for current and future generations to enjoy.
By the way, if you are on the hunt for your favorite old time radio programs and don’t want to spend a fortune, head on over to OTRCat.com. They’ve got a huge selection over there, unbelievably low prices (a mere pennies per episode), fast shipping and great customer service. And, yes, you can find the Case Dismissed series over there as well as a lot of other stuff.
Click the below player to listen to the show:
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