This one took place on a San Francisco waterfront. While JOHNNY MODERO would rent boats, he also did anything else to make a buck, and most of that involved solving crimes before Warchek,the local cop, could do so. (Bill Conrad played Warchek.)
The plots were not intricate and served mostly as a launching pad for Modero's one-liners, delivered in that patented deadpan delivery that Webb was perfecting. In solving cases, Modero usually consulted Father Leahy, a waterfront priest, played by Gale Gordon. With a staccato delivery, Modero always had a chip on his shoulder and a snappy comeback... thanks to writers Richard Breen, Herb Margolis, and Lou Markheim.
This 30 minute weekly series only ran from April to September 1947 before Mutual cancelled it, which was not a popular decision with its listeners. Only two shows (6-19-47 and 6-26-47) have survived to the present day.
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