Mr. District Attorney (1939-1952)
Mr. District Attorney
Directed by Ed Byron
Cast: Dwight Weist, Raymond Edward Johnson, Jay Jostyn, David Brian, Maurice Franklin, Vicki Vola, Walter Kinsella, Len Doyle, Paul Stewart and Frank Lovejoy
Mr. District Attorney is a radio crime drama series that aired from April 3, 1939 to June 13, 1952, written and directed by a former law student, Ed Byron, who reportedly went undercover and rubbed elbows with the criminal elements of the city in order to obtain material for his stories. The show premiered as a 15-minute program, but soon was expanded to 30-minute episodes.
The episodes were opened by the announcer (Maurice Franklin, Jay Jostyn), known as the 'voice of the law'. The program followed the adventures of the main character, unnamed and known as Mr. District Attorney (Dwight Weist, Raymond Edward Johnson) Jay Jostyn, David Brian), as he investigated and prosecuted racketeers and other crimes. He was assisted by his secretary, Edith Miller (Vicki Vola), and his chief investigator, Len Harrington (Walter Kinsella, Len Doyle), as they fought to win the battle against crime.
The program was made into a television series, airing from October, 1951 to June, 1952 with the radio cast of Jay Jostyn, Vicki Vola, and Len Doyle, and then was shown in a syndicated version from 1954 to 1955 with David Brian and Jackie Loughery.