The Amazing Mr. Malone

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The Amazing Mr. Malone
Other namesMurder and Mr. Malone
John J. Malone for the Defense
Attorney John J. Malone
Country of originUnited States
StarringGene Raymond
George Petrie
Frank Lovejoy
AnnouncerArthur Gary
Art Gilmore
Dick Tufeld
Created byCraig Rice
Produced byBernard L. Schubert

The Amazing Mr. Malone (also known as Murder and Mr. Malone) is an American radio crime drama series based on the John Malone series of mystery novels by Craig Rice. The series began on ABC in 1948 and was broadcast on NBC Radio in 1951.

Characters and story[edit]

Socialite John Joseph Malone (Gene Raymond, George Petrie, Frank Lovejoy) is a tough Chicago criminal lawyer who takes on a new case in each episode. Malone never gives up until justice is done. Gene Wang wrote for the program.[1]

The Malone character first appeared in the book Eight Faces at Three in 1939.[2] The Amazing Mr. Malone was developed by Bernard L. Schubert.[3]


The series had a brief television run from September 24, 1951 to March 10, 1952 on ABC, with Lee Tracy in the title role.[4] The TV series was sponsored by the Seiberling Rubber Company of Akron, Ohio and was seen alternately with Mr. District Attorney.[5]


  1. ^ "Production" (PDF). Broadcasting. December 19, 1949. Retrieved 28 July 2016.
  2. ^ Erickson, Hal (2009). Encyclopedia of Television Law Shows: Factual and Fictional Series About Judges, Lawyers and the Courtroom, 1948-2008. McFarland. pp. 35–36. ISBN 9780786454525. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
  3. ^ "film maker" (PDF). Broadcasting. July 9, 1956. Retrieved 28 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Lee Tracy" (PDF). Radio-TV Mirror. 37 (4): 26. March 1952. Retrieved 23 September 2014.
  5. ^ The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows 1946-Present. Ballantine Books. 2003. pg. 39. ISBN 0-345-45542-8

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