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Overview

Here are twelve adventure-packed episodes of the radio drama Rocky Fortune.

This 1953 radio adventure series stars Frank Sinatra as Rocco Fortunato, a.k.a. Rocky Fortune, a footloose and fancy-free young man of several talents. In constant need of employment, Rocky accepts odd jobs from the Gridley Employment Agency-jobs that typically lead him into situations where he tracks down criminals and ends up rescuing people in trouble-especially women. The job done, Rocky ultimately needs to find more work.

In a wink to his own career, Sinatra infused his role with a witty, tongue-in-cheek quality. The one other recurring role was that of Hamilton J. Finger, a not very bright but solid and dependable police sergeant voiced by Barney Phillips.

The show's creator, George Lefferts, was also one of its primary scriptwriters, along with Ernest Kinoy. The final episode of Rocky Fortune aired March 30, 1954, less than a week after Sinatra won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Private Angelo Maggio in the 1953 film From Here to Eternity.

Episodes included are: "Oyster Shucker at Fifty Fathoms," "Steven in a Rest Home," "The Rodeo Murder Mystery," "The Museum Murder," "The Football Fix," "The Catskills Cover-Up," "One Husband Too Many," "A Sitting Duck for Death," "Honor among Thieves," "The Twice Murdered Man," "Psychological Murder," and "Rocket Racket."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781504704250
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date: 02/01/2016
Series: Classic Radio Collection Series
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Hollywood 360 is a syndicated radio show heard every Saturday evening on radio stations throughout the United States. Hollywood 360 showcases a wide variety of audio entertainment, from the golden age of Hollywood to today's most current headlines.


Hollywood 360 is a syndicated radio show heard every Saturday evening on radio stations throughout the United States. Hollywood 360 showcases a wide variety of audio entertainment, from the golden age of Hollywood to today's most current headlines.


Frank Sinatra (1915-1998) was a singer, actor, and producer and one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the twentieth century. He has three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his work in film, music, and television. He won eleven Grammy Awards and an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in From Here to Eternity.


Barney Phillips (1913-1982) was an American film, radio, and television actor best known for his roles as Sergeant Ed Jacobs in television's Dragnet and Police Sergeant Hamilton J. Finger in the radio show Rocky Fortune.



Dylan Thomas was born in Swansea, Wales on 27 October 1914. In 1934 his first book of poetry, Eighteen Poems appeared, followed by Twenty-five Poems in 1936, Deaths and Entrances in 1946 and in 1952 his final volume, Collected Poems. He also published many short stories, wrote filmscripts, broadcast stories and talks, did a series of lecture tours in the United States and wrote Under Milkwood, the radio play.

During his fourth lecture tour of the United States in 1953, a few days after his 39th birthday, he collapsed in his New York hotel and died on November 9th at St. Vincent's Hospital. His body was sent back to Laugharne, Wales, where his grave is marked by a simple wooden cross.

In June 1994, his wife, Caitlin Thomas, died in Italy, where she had spent most of the years of her life after the death of Dylan Thomas. Her body is buried next to his.

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