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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.