Fred Allen narrates "Magnificent Rogue: The Adventures of W. C. Fields", with clips from many famous personalities recounting their memories of Fields. This was Fred's last program before his death in March 1956.
Edward G. Robinson stars as gangster Johnny Rocco, returning to the United States to start his rackets once again. Also starring Claire Trevor, Dan Seymour, Edmond O'Brien, and intermission guest seventeen-year-old Debbie Reynolds.
The first show of the series with "The Shadow" as a force against crime and not just a phantom announcer. Just before an innocent man is to be executed for murder, The Shadow uses mental telepathy to get the goods on the real killers. Starring Orson Welles as The Shadow, and Agnes Moorehead as Margo.
This Lux production, instead of their usual adaptation of a film, is based on a book by Bob Hope entitled "I Never Left Home", the story of Bob's trip overseas to entertain the troops during wartime. Starring Bob Hope, Frances Langford, Tony Romano, Jerry Colonna, and introduced by Cecil B. DeMille.
A dramatization of one of General Chennault's Flying Tigers missions in Burma, to assist in the investigation into the damage done by the Japanese to an important Chinese underground warning network. They next stage a daring raid on a Japanese airfield.
After marching in the Memorial Day Parade, Gildersleeve decides to write a Will in preparation of his upcoming wedding, and Judge Hooker helps him with it, believing he'll be included in the Will. With money he's leaving in his Will, Gildersleeve considers having a memorial fountain erected in his memory.
Molly wants Fibber to buy war bonds with money he just won, but thinking the war is almost over, he wants to invest in soy beans. Fibber loses the money anyway because of a bet he made with the Mayor two years before, that the war would be over by now.
Fibber hears a radio advertisement for "All you can eat for a dollar" at a restaurant, and he and Molly rush to take advantage of the sale. They start out at breakfast, and McGee stuffs himself all day.
Freds' guest T Hee is the director of Walt Disneys' Pinocchio, and tells how it was made. Fred takes us to Tin Pan Alley for the Mighty Allen Art Players play, the murder mystery "Who Killed Mack Borden".
Jack is sick with a cold that he got from Carmichael, so Rochester has to play nursemaid to them both. Mary tells Jack that Fred Allen claims Benny is actually a fake, and that his real name is Maxwell Stroud.
A woman, along with her maid, take flight after she discovers her husband is secretly the head of a murderous criminal organization, and that he plans to eliminate her, for her fortune, before she learns his secret.
An American couple, lured into aiding a Persian treasure hunter in his search for the fabled lost treasure of Kublai Khan, accompany him into the remote Iranian wilderness, undeterred by legends of the Mongol general who guards the treasure against all defilers.
An archaeologist in Egypt meets an old buddy and learns that a beautiful and mysterious woman has been asking about him. Ancient remains of an Egyptian city are unearthed, and dark secrets that should have remained buried come to the surface.
The Child Welfare Board threatens to close the nightclub where Martin and Lewis are performing because Dean's "son" Jerry is underage. Jerry has to take a mental test and winds up back in elementary school.
Edgar gets arrested for vagrancy and comes up before Judge (Orson) Welles. Orson and Edgar meet on the streets of New York fifty years in the future. A visit from John Robert Powers, the founder of the Powers Model Agency, prompts Charley to try to date one of the models. Effie Clinker decides that she would like to be a "Powers Girl."
An old acquaintance of Ken Thurston runs into an airplane propeller at La Guardia airport. He had pamphlets about how to create sabotage in his pockets. Thurston leaves for Cuba to find the source of the "infection."
Fred and Portland walk down Main Street and ask people about summer vacation. Fred meets Henry Morgan standing in front of a pawn shop, trying to pawn a moose head. Fred takes Henry to a bank to get a loan from a mysterious "Mr. X" who spends his summers counting his money in his private vault deep below the Chase National Bank. You get one guess as to who Mr. X is.
Nora is all broken up because she believes Nick forgot their anniversary. Nick didn't forget, but the flowers and jewels that were supposed to go to Nora were delivered to one of Nicks' old girlfriends by mistake, for a funeral for her late husband, but the jewels and the body are missing.
After Bulldog Drummond finds a dead body floating in a stormy sea, and realizing he doesn't have enough fuel to reach shore in his own boat, Drummond and Denny take refuge aboard a yacht, only to find a killer disposing of its passengers. Starring Ned Weaver as Bulldog Drummond.
Humphrey Bogart reminds everyone to buy war bonds. Edgar tells Charlie he has to pay income tax. Victor Moore pays 25 dollars to become a famous crooner. Charlie asks Bogart to help him operate a jail Charlie bought, with Bergens' money.