Box 13  featured film star Alan Ladd (pictured) as mystery novelist Dan Holiday.  The show revolved around his creative method for finding fresh plot ideas--a classified ad which read 'Adventure wanted. Will go anyplace, do anything'.  Each episode he followed up on one of the replies which came to box #13 at the Star-Times newspaper, usually solving a mystery while encountering various colorful characters.  The shows were brought to life by Ladd's smooth, rich noir-ish voice.

Sylvia Picker starred as Holiday's dippy secretary Suzy and Edmond MacDonald played police Lt. Kling.  The show, produced by Ladd's company, Mayfair, aired over the Mutual Broadcasting System and in syndication from 1947-53. 

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     The First Letter  Hot Box  Much Too Lucky    
     The Insurance Swindle Adventure  The Better Man  One of These Four    
     Blackmail is Murder  The Professor and the Puzzle  Daytime Nightmare    
     The Radio Actress Murder Case  The Dowager and Dan Holiday  Death is No Joke    
     Extra! Extra!  Three to Die  The Treasure of Hang Li    
     Shanghaied  The Philanthropist  Design for Danger    
     Short Assignment  Last Will and Nursery Rhyme  The Dead Man Walks    
     Double Mothers  Delinquent's Dilemma  Killer at Large    
     A Book of Poems by Sir Walter Scott  Flash of Light  Speed to Burn    
     The Great Torino  Hare and Hounds  House of Darkness    
     Foreign Correspondent  Hunt and Peck  Double Trouble    
     Triple Cross  Death is a Doll  The Biter Bitten    
     Damsel in Distress  One One Three Point Five  A Perfect Crime    
     Diamond in the Sky  Dan and the Wonderful Lamp  Archimedes and the Roman    
     Double Right Cross  Tempest in a Casserole  The Clay Pigeon    
     Look Pleasant, Please  Mexican Maze  Round Robin    
     The Haunted Artist  Sealed Instructions      
     The Sad Night  Find Me, Find Death