The Adventures of Captain Daybreak
Many of the Joy Boys' recurring bits were based on old-time radio series. "Captain Midnight" was a popular radio show in the 1940s and also appeared in books, comics, and on television. Captain Midnight was the crime-fighting secret identity of cargo pilot Jim "Red" Albright. (Use your favorite search engine to find out more about this popular series.)
On the Joy Boys show, Captain Daybreak was somewhat less effective
as a crime-fighter. With his extensive (and not very supporting)
cast, he often couldn't start his car or get to a movie on time!
And in the fine "compare and contrast" tradition of English teachers everywhere, here are some of the differences between the Captains:
Photographs in this story were taken at the Radio History Society Museum.
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