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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Suspense 11-3-52 Frankenstein

Herbert Marshall stars in this presentation of Mary Shelleys' Frankenstein. The story of a scientist who brings to life a creature he built from various dead bodies.

Running time - 29:21 min

Bold Venture 6-11-1951 The Tears Of Siva

An old-time shipmate of Slate Shannon brings trouble when he comes to Havana and asks Shannon to keep a packet of jewels for him, called the Tears of Siva.  Shannon and the shipmate are robbed of the jewels and the shipmate killed, but the jewels turn out to be fake.

Running time - 26:48 min

Monday, April 29, 2013

Command Performance - 42-03-18 - Fred Allen, Henny Youngman, Gladys Swarthout

In this Command Performance, Fred Allen hosts and takes a few jabs at Jack Benny, then he introduces Kenny Baker who sings Johnny Doe Boy Found a Rose in Ireland. Henny Youngman comes on to run through a number of one-liners.  Gladys Swarthout sings Bless This House.  Sports writer John Kieran gives the sports news. Actress Madeleine Carroll talks with Fred.

Running time - 29:28 min

NBC University Theater 49-03-06 Tales of Edgar Allen Poe

This production of the NBC Theater includes three tales from Edgar Allen Poe, begining with Noseology, followed by The Cask of Amontillado and then the The Fall Of The House Of Usher.

Running time - 59:16 min

Sunday, April 28, 2013

The Whistler 46-01-28 The Strange Sisters

The tale of three sisters, one who inherited their fathers money, and another who manipulates the third one into helping plan the murder of the first.

Running time - 28:34 min

X Minus One 28-8-1956 Surface Tension

Scientists discover a new star will enter the solar system and cause the sun to explode, destroying all life on Earth. With only two weeks until the end, a method is found that will accelerate evolution so that new species of humans will live for thousands of generations, in the remaining two weeks.

Running time - 28:35 min

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Lux Radio Theater 43-02-08 The Maltese Falcon

This Lux Theater stars Edward G. Robinson as private detective Sam Spade, who, after his partner gets killed, searches for the killer and ends up involved with a group of nefarious characters all in search of a priceless statue of a falcon.

Running time - 58:36 min

CBS News of the World A.M. Edition 42-06-01

World War 2 news from around the world.

Running time - 13:46 min

Friday, April 26, 2013

Bickersons - 47-03-30 John's New Fishing Pole

The Drene Time program starring Don Ameche, Frances Langford, and Danny Thomas.  Danny tries to convince Don and Frances that he's much more cultured than they believe.  In The Bickersons, John and Blanche argue again over his snoring.  Blanche believes she's sick.  John finds out his brother-in-law has borrowed his fishing pole to snake out a clogged drain.

Running time - 28:52 min

Sherlock Holmes 1947-04-14 The Carpathian Horror

Holmes takes the case of a man who believes himself to be a murderous vampire, and the local people are coming to believe it as well.

Running time - 29:06 min

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Inner Sanctum - 8 Steps To Murder 6-4-46

A man devises a plan for what he believes will be the perfect murder, only, he can't think of everything.

Running time - 29:02 min

Behind The Mike 40-11-03 Sound Effects

Host Graham Mcnamee presents, among other stories, the story of how radio sound effects are produced.  Also an interview with character actor Gilbert Mack.

Running time - 29:44

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Bob Hope 38-11-08 Guest - Chico Marx

Chico Marx visits the show and is ready to leave the moment he arrives.  He talks Bob into buying a ticket to the Rose Bowl game.

Running time - 29:06 min

Green Hornet 39-06-08 Trouble Hits The Trolleys

The Hornet goes after the head of a bus company that seems to be involved in causing accidents to a competing trolley company.

Running time - 27:31 min

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The Shadow 1948-05-02 Legend of the Living Swamp

Lamont Cranston is asked to investigate a swamp curse that threatens to kill an entire family.
*Note: Audio quality - fair.

Running time - 23:56 min

Jack Benny - 1937-04-18 Lady Milicent's Husband

The famous film star Jack Benny arrives on the show to be interviewed by Don Wilson. Jack later explains that he appeared as his own guest star because he was at Phil's Opening Tuesday and didn't get to say anything. Andy Devine drops in and talks about his experience at Phil's opening. The cast performs their play, Lady Millicent's Husband, for which Jack plays the title role.

Running time - 30:02 min

Monday, April 22, 2013

The Whistler 43-05-08 Death Has a Thirst

A wife desperate to cure her paranoid alcoholic husband, 
arranges to take him on a sea voyage which goes terribly wrong.

Running time - 29;25 min

Fred Allen - Texaco Star Theater 42-12-06 Allen's Alley Begins

Fred and Portland take their very first trip down Allens' Alley, to ask who makes the better coffee, President Roosevelt or Mayor LaGuardia.  Guest Georgie Jessel.

Running time - 29:00 min

Sunday, April 21, 2013

NBC University Theater 49-04-10 Moby Dick

NBCs' radio version of the Herman Melville classic, Moby Dick, stars Henry 
Hull in this tale of a mans obsession with the destruction of a white whale.

Running time - 57:20 min

Lux Radio Theater 43-04-05 The Road to Morocco

Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, and Ginny Simms star in this LUX Radio version of the classic hit film, Road to Morocco, where Hope and Crosby play two castaways who get mixed up in an Arabian nightmare when they're caught between a bandit chief and a beautiful princess.

Running time - 59:41 min

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Dark Fantasy 42-02-20 A Delicate Case Of Murder

A mediums' husband who wants a divorce but can't get one, arranges an accident for his wife.

Running time - 27:14 min

X Minus One 1955 Hello, Tomorrow

Following the 3rd Atomic War, the human race rebuilds civilization underground to escape the  surface radiation, but over the years, lose all tolerance for those considered "genetically inferior".

Running time - 24:15 min

Friday, April 19, 2013

Quiet Please 48-08-09 The Thing on the Fourble Board

Workers on an oil rig discover something brought up from a mile underground, and then, the thing it belongs to.

Running time - 29:43 min

Danny Kaye 45-10-26 Jack Benny Substitutes

While Danny is overseas entertaining the troops, Jack and his gang guest host the show. After Jack returns home from watching a Danny Kaye movie with the gang,  he starts to read a ghost story, and is visited by several ghosts.

Running time - 29:49 min

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Mysterious Traveler 52-06-17 The Green Plague

A scientist obsessed with perfecting a plant growth formula, succeeds beyond anyones ability to control the results.

Running time - 27:05 min

The Fat Man 49-07-22 Murder is the Medium

Brad Runyon, known as The Fat Man, exposes a medium as a fraud, and then must solve her murder.

Running time - 27:41 min

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Sherlock Holmes 45-12-31 The Iron Box

Holmes and Watson are invited to Dunbar Castle just in time to witness the transfer of an inheritance, but complications arise because the heir was born on a leap year.

Running time - 30:55 min

Unsolved Mysteries 1936 Lizzie Borden Case

The dramatic telling of the events surrounding the murder of Lizzie Bordens' parents.

Running time - 13:50 min

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Inner Sanctum 44-06-10 Death is a Joker

Peter Lorre stars as a comic actor who loses his temper with an obnoxious colleague and strangles him. He laters learns that his reason for doing so might now be irrelevant.  Plus a preview of an upcoming show starring Boris Karloff.

Running time - 30:49 min 

Jack Benny Program 37-04-11 Guests Burns and Allen

Gracie arrives to deliver a message from George, but George has to deliver it himself.  The cast performs another episode of Buck Benny Rides Again, still trying to catch the outlaw Cactus Face.

Running time - 29:30 min

Monday, April 15, 2013

Suspense - Dunwich Horror with Ronald Colman 11-01-45

H.P. Lovecraft tale about a 'thing' conjured up by a deformed outcast which feeds only on massive amounts of blood.

Running time - 26:10 min 

Nero Wolfe 51-03-30 The Telltale Ribbon

Nero and Archie investigate the death of a woman who received threatening letters typed on a typewriter found in her home, and leaving everyone in the household to be suspected of causing her death.

Running time - 29:09 

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Out of This World 2-28-47 Dead of Night

The story of the ventriloquist and his dummy with a mind of his own.

Running time - 29:35 min 

Thirty Minutes In Hollywood 37-10-24 Guest Judy Garland

Hosted by George Jessel.   Seven-year old Josephine Starr sings an aria. Jessel introduces fifteen-year-old Judy Garland as his discovery. Judy sings, "Dear Mr. Gable." George Jessel and Bert Wheeler analyze the history of old jokes.

Running time - 30:34 min

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Dangerous Assignment - 49-08-13 - alien smuggling

Steve Mitchell is assigned to break up a Portuguese racket, smuggling aliens into the United States.

Running time - 29:30 min 

Pabst Blue Ribbon Town starring Groucho Marx 2-26-44 guest Jack Benny

Jack visits Groucho for a vacation away from his radio show and doesn't want to 
hear anything about radio, but that's all everyone wants to talk to him about.

Running time - 29:13 min

Friday, April 12, 2013

Weird Circle 44-03-12 Spectre of Tappington

A man on leave from service in India, recovering from a head wound, visits the manor house of his cousins.  At evening, he's told a legend related to the manor, in which a stranger to the manor was found dead, and his trousers, which supposedly held important documents, were missing. The morning after hearing that story, and every morning afterward, the man awakes to find his own trousers missing, and claims to have seen the ghost taking them.

Running time - 26:12 min 

Man Called X 1951-06-22 Vienna

Mr. Thurson becomes involved in Cold War intrigue in Vienna when he learns of a family dispute over the control of a pro western newspaper, run by friends of his.

Running time - 23:49 min 

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Hercule Poirot - 1945-09-13 - Money Mad Ghoul

Poirot is asked to help solve a number of grave robberies.

Running time - 27:36 min 

The Shadow 48-11-28 The Wig Makers of Doom Street

Lamont and Margo investigate the disappearances of 
women, which leads them to an elderly pair of wig makers.

Running time - 29:13 min 

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Theatre Royal 54-01-30 Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde

Sir Lawrence Olivier stars in this Theater Royal production of  Robert Louis Stevenson's Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.  A dark tale of a respectable doctor, who creates a potion that transforms him into an evil murderer.

Running time - 29:01 min 

Sherlock Holmes 1946-05-20 Haunting of Sherlock Holmes

Holmes, while on vacation, becomes witness to the arrest of a female spy, and upon hearing the evidence, refuses to investigate the case.  Soon after, Holmes also witnesses the womans execution, but later hears the supposedly dead spy singing along while he plays his violin.

Running time - 28:53 min 

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Jack Benny - 1937-04-04 Back From New York

The gang has returned from New York just in time for spring, and talk about their gardening.  Phil gets Jack upset up about Fred Allen, then Don gets him upset about Phil.  Andy Devine also drops by.

Running time - 29:30 min 

Fibber McGee And Molly 39-03-07 McGee's Hamburger Joint

McGee tries to make a few bucks by opening a new hamburger joint.

Running time - 29:32 min 

Monday, April 8, 2013

The Adventures of Sam Spade 49-04-10 The Stopped Watch Caper

Spade takes on the case of a woman who claims to receive threatening 
letters, which she can never find, and suddenly dies right in front of him.

Running time - 28:09 min 

That Was the Year 37-06-14 Spotlighting the Year - 1933

Gerald Mohr narrates this program that highlights events from the year 1933.

Running time - 14:41 min 

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Orson Welles Radio Almanac 44-06-07 D-Day Program

Orson cancelled the regular program to produced this special show following the news of the start of the D-Day invasion of France.  It gives a dramatized perspective of what people at home were experiencing on those first few days,  starring Agnes Moorehead.

Running time - 29:25 

The Jimmy Durante Show 48-02-25 Goes To The Race Track

Jimmy welcomes Peggy Lee, Candy Candido, and Victor Moore to the show. Jimmy complains of insomnia, and Victor Moore invites him to the race track, where Jimmy accidentally buys a horse.

Running time - 29:32 min 

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Lady Esther Presents The Screen Guild Players 43-04-26 Casablanca

The Screen Guild presents their radio version of Casablanca, starring Humphrey Bogart as Rick, Ingrid Bergman as Ilsa, and Paul Henreid as Victor Laszlo.

Cynical nightclub owner Rick, in possession of stolen Letters of Transit, learns an old flame and her husband, need them to escape the Nazis, but refuses to sell.

Running time - 28:38 min

Lux Radio Theater 40-06-17 After the Thin Man

This Lux Radio presentation of their radio version of After the Thin Man, stars Myrna Loy and William Powell as Nick and Nora Charles, introduced by Cecil B. DeMille. 

Nora persuades Nick to help find a missing relative, who winds up dead, and his wife, Noras' cousin,  accused of his murder, so Nick must find the real killer.

Running time 59:16 min