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Sunday, March 31, 2013

The Life of Riley 48-03-27 The Giant Easter Bunny - Fertilizer


Riley is worried the formula of his secret fertilizer might be stolen. Riley sees Babs' boyfriend dressed up as a rabbit, but thinks the giant rabbit is caused his specially fertilized carrots.






Running time - 29:21 min 


Bob Hope 41-04-01 Guest - Kate Smith


Bob Hope, with Jerry Colonna and guest star Kate Smith.  
The cast performs their version of the movie Walking on Air.





Running time - 28:31 min




Saturday, March 30, 2013

Town Hall Tonight 1937-03-10-Murder On The High Seas


Fred Allens' Town Hall News of the Week, Portland describes her papas' new inventions, The Mighty Allen Art Players perform a murder mystery starring the detective One Long Pan, Fred jokes about Jack Benny, a man plays music with drinking glasses, and an escape artist.






Running time - 59:00 min




The Shadow 45-04-08_Little Man Who Wasn't There


The city is plagued by a series of robberies, in front of witnesses, 
committed by a seemingly invisible man, which implicates the Shadow.






Running time - 29:44 min




Friday, March 29, 2013

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Hallmark Playhouse 50-01-19 Around the World in 80 Days


Ronald Coleman stars in the Hallmark production of Jules Vernes Around the World in 80 Days.  Phileas Fogg of London and his newly employed French valet Passepartout attempt to circumnavigate the world in 80 days on a £20,000 wager set by his friends at the Reform Club.






Running time - 27:48 min 


The Roy Rogers Show 45-05-08 The Legend of Pecos Bill


Guest starring is motion picture villain Porter Hall. Western music from Roy Rogers, Bob Nolan and the Sons of the Pioneers, the Farr Brothers, and Pat Friday.  Roy and Porter tell the tale of Pecos Bill.




Running time - 28:34 min


Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Inner Sanctum 1942-05-03 Study For Murder


Herbert is a psychologist who studies murderers. He takes his 
study so seriously that he becomes one. Starring Boris Karloff.






Running Time - 22:29 min 


Edgar Bergen 42-06-28 Guest Walter Brennan


Bergen tells Charlie he has a crush on Ginny Simms, and wants Charlie to help him impress her. Abbott and Costello pay a visit and argue over mustard. Charlie tries to get Walter Brennan to appear in a USO show Charlie and his pals are putting on.






Running time - 29:59 min


Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Lights Out 1947-07-16 Death Robbery


A scientist brings his wife back from the dead...with really bad results. Starring Boris Karloff.






Running time - 29:54 min 


The Bickersons 47-03-16 Blanche Bets On The Horses


Danny Thomas is criticized by Don Ameche because he has no class. On the Bickersons, the battling couple continues to argue about Johns' snoring. Blanche bets the rent money on a horse and wins by default.






Running time - 28:28 min 


Monday, March 25, 2013

Quiet Please 47-12-08 Some People Don't Die


A couple explores a mesa despite having been warned of a danger there. Their guide refuses to go. The couple presses on, ignoring warnings, and soon discover why they shouldn't have.






Running time - 24:34 min 


Jack Benny - 1937-03-28 The Train Porter


The gang leaves  New york by train heading back to California. Aboard the train, we hear the first appearance of Rochester, who plays a train porter.






Running time - 28:41 min 


Sunday, March 24, 2013

Hall Of Fantasy 53-01-26 Black Figurine Of Death


A dying man speaks his mind to those who will inherit his fortune. In addition to the estate, he vows to come back from the grave to right wrongs done to him by his family.






Running time - 23:59 min 


Escape 51-12-07 Incident at Quito


An archaeologist while in Ecuador seeks to make his reputation by getting rare shrunken heads, but makes a trade for them that he lives to regret.






Running time - 30:09 min 


Saturday, March 23, 2013

Abbott & Costello 45-02-15 Jack and the Beanstalk


Rudy Vallee is asked to help with the show, and joins the pair in a Jack and the Beanstalk sketch.





Running time - 29:07 min 


Lux Radio Theater 36-06-08 The Thin Man


The Lux Radio Theaters version of The Thin Man movie, stars the original leading cast of William Powell and Myrna Loy.

Nick Charles (Powell), a retired detective, and his wife Nora (Loy) are attempting to settle down when he's pulled back into service by a friend's disappearance and possible involvement in a murder.






Running time - 58:20 min 


Friday, March 22, 2013

Rocky Fortune 54-01-19 The Museum Murder


Rocky gets a job as a museum tour guide, when a woman in his tour gets 
killed, but police can't find the body and blame Rocky for hallucinating.






Running time - 24:10 min



Fred Allen - Texaco Star Theater 42-05-24 Vaudeville


Fred spends time ribbing the latest Jack Benny program.  News of the Week. Portland tells of her picnic with mama at the race track. Guest Jack Haley tells Fred vaudeville has returned.  Fred explains why there is no sketch for the Texaco Workshop Players.






Running time - 1:00:55 min 


Thursday, March 21, 2013

Dragnet 51-07-12 The Big Set-Up


Sgt Friday tracks down suspects of a burglary ring.





Running time - 29:56 min


Michael Shayne 48-10-30 Case of the Popular Corpse


Mike Shane is hired by a woman to find her runaway niece, right before another man wants to hire him to find the same girl.  Mike keeps sighting the girl but keeps losing her, and when he finally catches up to her,  finds out he's been looking for the wrong girl.





Running time - 26:21 min



Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Murder at Midnight 5-5-47 Island of the Dead


A man framed for murder and sent to prison becomes ill after several years, and thought to be dead. He is sent to an island cemetery for burial, but upon arrival, he revives, and proceeds to take revenge on those who convicted him.






Running time - 26:28 min 

Fibber McGee And Molly 36-03-02 Encyclopedia Salesman


Fibber tries to become an encyclopedia salesman, but soon discovers he's not very good at it.  He's such a bad salesman that he gets tricked into buying a set himself.






Running time - 28:50 min


Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Nero Wolfe 51 04 06 Slight Case Of Perjury


Nero and Archie set out to solve the murder of a blackmailer.






Running time - 28:35 min




The Bob Hope Show 53-01-07 Guest - Jack Benny


Bob's guest Jack Benny, was chosen to "supervise" the show by 
the head of the company.  Bob and Jack perform The Road to Bali.






Running time - 24:28 min 

Monday, March 18, 2013

Nick Carter 44-04-08 Murder by Magic


Nick must find a way to help a friend who's been accused of a murder he can't remember committing, because he's being framed by someone called the Mystic who is really out to get Nick.






Running time - 29:10 min 


Jack Benny Program 37-03-21 From New York


Jack invites his old friend, the Waukegan Mayor Mancel Talcott to the show.  Along with the Mayor and the rest of the cast, Jack plays out his childhood memories.






Running time - 29:30 min 

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Charlie McCarthy 41-09-21 W C Fields


Charlie is expected to apologize to Fields because of a prank. Abbott and Costello are also guests, and talk about their new jungle picture.





Running time - 26:08 min 

Orson Welles Radio Almanac 44 01 26 Guest Groucho Marx


Orson starts off his new show having trouble with the censor, and a new secretary.  Groucho arrives and attempts to help Orson find a new place to live, and get into pictures.






Running time - 30:28 min 

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Fred Allen - Town Hall Tonight 37-03-17 St Patrick's Day Show


The Mighty Allen Art Players perform a hillbilly feud skit. 
A failed escape artist is given one more chance.




Running time - 1:00:50 min

Burns and Allen 41-03-17 Saint Patricks Parade


Gracie recounts her (unbelievable) St. Patricks' Day festivities.




Running time 29:24 min

Friday, March 15, 2013

Inner Sanctum 41-08-03 The Tell Tale Heart


Starring Boris Karloff. A man who claims to have exceptional hearing is bothered by the attitude of the man he lives with, so he kills him and hides him under the floor. Based on the story by Edgar Allan Poe.




Running time - 26:39 min


I Love Adventure 48-04-25 The China Coast Incident

The first episode of this series finds Jack Packard (of I Love a Mystery), summoned to a mysterious meeting held by a group calling themselves 'The 21 Old Men of 10 Gramercy Park', who seek to convince him to work for them in the cause of international peace.

His first assignment is to prevent a secret formula from falling into the wrong hands.






Running time - 29:58 min

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Sherlock Holmes 45 04 02 The Amateur Mendicant Society


Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce star in this episode of Sherlock
 Holmes.  Holmes is asked to solve the murder of a member
 of a society of wealthy people who seem to pose as beggars.





Running time - 29:58 min


Great Gildersleeve 41 08 31 Arrives At Summerfield


Gildersleeve leaves Wistful Vista for Summerfield for a business trip, 
and immediately gets into an argument with a stranger, who later 
turns out to be judge Hooker.  Things do not go well for Gildersleeve.






Running time - 29:49 min


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Green Hornet 39-07-04 Put It On Ice


The Hornet must race to foil criminal plans to take over a meat packing plant.





Running time - 29:02 min


Duffy's Tavern 44-01-04 Fred Allen


Fred Allen visits the Tavern where Duffy and Archie scheme to get Fred to MC a pig roast.





Running time - 28:53 min



Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Rocky Fortune 53-10-20 Shipboard Jewel Robbery


Rocky finds himself in hot water when he's accused of jewel robbery and murder. 





Running time - 24:14 min


Lum and Abner 38-02-28 Pine Ridge Moving Picture Co


Lum and Abner try and figure out what kind of 
moving picture to make for their new movie company.





Running time - 13:42 min


Monday, March 11, 2013

The Shadow 45-03-25 The Destroyer


The Shadow must track down a maniac who has embarked on a trail 
of destruction to make himself remembered throughout history.





Running time - 28:38 min


Jack Benny - 1937-03-14 From The Hotel Pierre


While still broadcasting his show from New York, and still verbally sparring 
with band leader Abe Lyman, Jack is visited by his nemesis Fred Allen.






Running time - 28:45 min


Sunday, March 10, 2013

The Roy Rogers Show 45 01 30 The Story Of Tom Barnes, Texas Ranger


Along with music, Roy presents a tale of the old west 
about a Texas Rangers' capture of a murderous gang.




Running time - 33:34 min

Ford Theater - 49-03-04 - The Horn Blows At Midnight


This is the radio version of The Horn Blows at Midnight, starring Jack Benny.

Jack, playing a minor angel named Athanael, is given the task of going to 
Earth and blowing a trumpet at midnight to signal the end of the world.




Running time - 59:26 min


Saturday, March 9, 2013

Hercule Poirot 1945 02 22 The Careless Victim

In this "First American Adventure" of Hercule Poirot, 
we get to hear an introduction by  Agatha Christie herself. 

As for Poirot, upon arriving in New York, and searching for an new 
apartment, he begins to solve two murders, one of them, of a policeman. 






Running time - 29:58 min

Fred Allen - Texaco Star Theater 43-05-16 Are You Raising Chickens


Because of meat rationing, Freds' question for the residents of Allens' Alley is 
Are You Raising Chickens?  Later, a guest appearance by Frank Sinatra.





Running time - 28:52 min




Friday, March 8, 2013

Sherlock Holmes 1947-05-26 The Submerged Nobleman


Holmes seeks to prove that an accidental drowning, that 
he and Watson apparently witnessed, was in fact, murder.






Running time - 29:31 min


Thursday, March 7, 2013

Bob Hope 41-06-03 Guest - Humphrey Bogart


Bob and guest Humphrey Bogart do a jailhouse sketch.






Running time - 29:24 min

Jack Benny - 1937-03-07 Fight Of The Century


Jack uses Abe Lyman and his Orchestra while broadcasting 
from New York, and has a hard time trying to convince everyone
 he's not afraid of Lyman. Jack also invites the 10 year old boy that played 
The Bee on Fred Allens' program, and tries to interrogate him.




Running time - 30:28 min

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

ESCAPE 54-09-25 The Heart Of Kali


A murderous thief tries unsuccessfully to steal a precious ruby
 from a native idol, but instead receives a reward from the natives.






Running time - 28:51 min


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Suspense 47-11-28 The Pit and the Pendulum


A classic tale about the grisly atrocities of the Spanish Inquisition. 
Story by: Edgar Allan Poe




Running time -  29:32 min