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Rocky Jordan

The character of Rocky Jordan first appeared in a 1945 radio show, "A Man Named Jordan" about a rugged minded restaurant owner in Istanbul. Rocky Jordan premiered on CBS on October 31, 1948, paused on September 10, 1950, and resumed throughout the summer of 1951.

Owner of Cafe Tambourine, Jordan was originally from St. Louis, and moved to San Francisco where he owned a restaurant of the same name. In Cairo, Jordan inadvertently found himself involved with mysteries, crimes, or intriguing women. The dialogue was written in the noir style of pulp magazines, quick and unsentimental , peppered with slang from the era. The original music exuded the mystical quality of the Middle Eastern locale.

Cast: Rocky Jordan: Jack Moyles, George Raft Captain Sam Sabaaya: Jay Novello Chris: Lawrence Dobkin Writers: Larry Roman, Gomer Cool Music: Richard Aurandt Announcer: Larry Thor

There are 93 shows in our collection! Date Aired
Returning from Cairo April 11, 1945
Senor Chavez February 28, 1945
Count Me Out November 7, 1948
The Bartered Bridegroom October 31, 1948
The Man in the Morgue November 21, 1948
Strangers Three December 5, 1948
Ace High Straight December 12, 1948
Up in Flames December 19, 1948
Memento from Adelaide September 25, 1949
The Nile Runs High September 18, 1949
A Stranger to the Desert September 4, 1949
The Lady from Istanbul August 28, 1949
Cairo Vendetta August 14, 1949
Gold Fever August 7, 1949
The Coward of Mutah Kahn July 24, 1949
The Race July 17, 1949
The Broken Wing July 10, 1949
The Map of Murder July 3, 1949
Consignment for Naples April 24, 1949
My Quiet Friend April 10, 1949
Portrait of Rocky April 3, 1949
Everything Shipshape March 27, 1949
The St Louis Blues March 13, 1949
The Two O'Clock Man March 6, 1949
Twenty Fathoms Under February 20, 1949

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