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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Fred Allen - Town Hall Tonight 1936-12-30 Guest Stuart Canin

The Town Hall News of the Week presents the Lowlights of 1936. Fred gets a New Years Card from Jack Benny. Portland talks about her Christmas Day. The Mighty Allen Art Players present a hillbilly drama.
Fred has some very talented kids on the show, one of whom is the violin playing 10 year old, whose number prompts Fred to make a joke about Jack Bennys' violin playing that begins the Benny vs. Allen feud.

Running time - 59:33 min

Screen Director's Playhouse 49-04-03 The Ghost Breakers

Bob Hope plays a chicken-hearted radio host on the run from a gangster, and winds up in a haunted castle in Cuba.

Running time - 29:11 min

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Fibber McGee And Molly 41-04-15 Fibber Needs Glasses

On this 6th anniversary show, Fibber reluctantly agrees to have his eyes checked, and has to spend a few hours with even worse vision than before, after the doctor places drops in his eyes.

Running time - 27:31 min

Friday, June 28, 2013

The Avenger 45-10-26 Cradle of Doom

Jim Brandon is asked to help release a man from a mental institution who appears to have been falsely committed.

Running time - 30:01 min

Command Performance 45-02-15 Dick Tracy in B Flat

This Command Performance broadcast of "Dick Tracy in B Flat" or "For Goodness Sakes, Isn't He Ever Going To Marry Tess Trueheart?", is a star-studded musical comedy with Bing Crosby as Dick Tracy. Dick Tracy and Tess Trueheart finally get married?
Other stars include Bob Hope, Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Dinah Shore, Frank Morgan, Jerry Colonna, Jimmy Durante, and The Andrews Sisters!

Running time - 47:56 min

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Bob Hope 50-03-14 Fred Allen

Fred Allen visits Bob, and after making fun of Jack Benny, the pair satirizes Arthur Godfrys' show, with The Arthur Hopefry Show.

Running time - 23:38 min

Edgar Bergen & Charlie McCarthy 45-09-30 Fred Allen

Edgar accuses Charlie of forging his name on a luncheon check.  Frustrated with his punishment from Edgar, Charlie decides to advertise for a new partner, and Fred Allen applies for the job.

Running time - 30:26 min

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Great Gildersleeve 41-12-07 Cousin Octavia Visits - War News

Gildersleeves cousin visits, and her mischievous daughter causes problems. Program interrupted with frequent bulletins on the attack of Pearl Harbor and the U.S. entry into the war.

Running time - 28:08 min

Boston Blackie 1946-12-03 Blackie goes to jail for diamond theft

Blackie is accused and sentenced to 10 to 20 years for diamond theft, and later joins a jail break.

Running time - 27:11 min

Monday, June 24, 2013

The Shadow 45-01-21 Out Of This World

Following a number of assassinations, Lamont becomes suspicious of a neighbor whose cryptic morning paper he accidentally received.  When the "neighbor" explains to Lamont and Margo that he and his organization are from another world, intending to conquer the Earth, he marks them for death.

Running time - 27:47 min

Jack Benny 44-04-09 Repairing Jacks Sidewalk - Basil Rathbone

A woman trips on Jacks' broken sidewalk, so he and Rochester go out to repair it.  Basil Rathbone and his butler arrive while jack is finishing the cement job, and later Basil feels compelled to return and sink his footprints in Jacks' wet cement.

Running time - 28:00 min

Sunday, June 23, 2013

The Mysterious Traveler 12-29-46 If You Believe

A scientists succeeds in creating artificial life that begins to take shape as a result of millions of newspaper readers.

Running time - 28:52 min

X Minus One 56-07-31 Student Body

Colonists arrive on a new planet only to find it infested with mice-like creatures with an insatiable appetite.  Once disposed of, new larger creatures appear.

Running time - 28:40 min

Saturday, June 22, 2013

The Shadow 40-01-07 Murder in The Death House

A death row inmate, scheduled to be executed, insists it will never take place.  After the executioner is killed while attempting to carry out the execution, Lamont Cranston goes undercover as a prison guard.

Running time - 25:12 min

Screen Director's Playhouse 50-11-16 lifeboat

Survivors of a U-boat attack, adrift aboard a lifeboat, save another man found in the water that turns out to be from the sub that sank their ship.  Starring Tallulah Bankhead, Jeff Chandler, Sheldon Leonard, and introduced by Alfred Hitchcock.

Running time - 60:28 min

Friday, June 21, 2013

Sherlock Holmes 1948-04-04 The Adventure of Lady Waverlys Imitation Pearls

Holmes takes on a case involving the theft of imitation pearls and a silver plated tea service, while Watson considers the whole investigation a waste of time.

Running time - 29:18 min

Lux Radio Theater 48-03-08 Spellbound

A psychiatrist who falls in love with her amnesiac patient, tries to help him recover his memory and save him from a murder charge.

Running time - 57:46 min

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Hall of Fantasy 53-03-09 The Masks of Ashor

A wealthy traveler who sends back curiosities collected from around the world, to his niece, has sent a package containing a pair of masks belonging to a messenger of the underworld.

Running time - 23:27 min

Abbott & Costello 45-12-27 Costello's Beauty Shop

Costello has bought a beauty shop, and goes door to door to sell his services.

Running time - running time - 30:11 min

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Dark Fantasy 42-02-27 Spawn Of The Sub Human

While taking a trip in a chartered plane, a famous soprano finds her flight has been diverted, for a rendezvous with a mad scientist.

Running time - 23:30 min

Bob Hope 52-04-01 Guest Claudette Colbert

Claudette Colbert joins Bob at the Marine Corps Supply Depot at Barstow, California.  Claudette and Bob perform Caesar and Cleopatra.

Running time - 29:30 min

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Academy Award 46-07-03 The Maltese Falcon

Humphrey Bogart stars with Mary Astor and Sydney Greenstreet in this Academy Award radio production of the 1941 film; The Maltese Falcon.  Bogart as Sam Spade must deal with murderers and thieves who are trying to acquire a priceless falcon statuette, and solve the murder of his partner.

Running time - 33:12 min

Fred Allen 41-03-05 Little Red Riding Hood

Since the kids are too "hep" for old fashioned fairy tales, the Texaco Workshop Players perform Little Red Riding Hood, in Gangbusters style, and then try performing it like We The People.

Running time - 58:05 min

Monday, June 17, 2013

The Man Called X 48-02-01 One Way to Macassar

Ken Thurston and Pegan Zellschmidt board a cargo liner for the East Indies, in an attempt to capture an international criminal known only as "The Fish Peddler", and his, or her, gang.

Running time - 21:37 min

Sherlock Holmes 45-05-21 The Paradol Chamber

Watson is persuaded by his wife to view a demonstration of a machine that its inventor claims can transport anything to anywhere, by way of the 4th dimension.  After an apparently successful demonstration, Watson can't wait to tell Holmes, who has barricaded himself at home because of several attempts on his life.

Running time - 25:46 min

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Jack Benny 1939-06-18 Father's Day

The gang discuss the gifts they sent to their fathers. The cast are leaving for Waukegan after the show, and Jack argues with Rochester about packing for the trip. Andy Devine also joins Jack at the train station, and is worried about this being his first train ride.

Running time - 28:40 min

Lux Radio Theater 50-12-25 The Wizard of Oz

Judy Garland stars in this Lux Radio version of L. Frank Baums' The Wizard of Oz, based on the 1939 film which also starred Miss Garland, where she travels to a far off land of adventure and danger, only to learn that "there's no place like home".

Running time - 60:49 min

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Dragnet 55-07-26 The Big Housemaid

Joe and Frank go after a woman burglarizing homes posing as a housemaid, and find she has been giving away everything she stole.

Running time - 25:10 min

Friday, June 14, 2013

Dimension X 50-04-15 With Folded Hands

The inventor of perfect humanoid robots, created to serve mankind, must find a way to destroy them.

Running time - 29:26 min

Abbott & Costello 45-04-26 Making a Movie with the Andrews Sisters

The Andrews Sisters threaten to sue Bud and Lou, but the boys get out of it by agreeing to appear in a movie with the Sisters.

Running time - 30:01 min

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Hall of Fantasy 54-03-08 The Hand of Botar

A man enters into a game of chess with a man who claims his hand has a mind of its own, and plays blindfolded to prove it.  The hand eventually kills its owner, then goes on a killing spree.

Running time - 23:58 min

Life of Riley 50-01-27 Junior Is in Love

After Junior sneaks out at night and is found watching a house, Riley accuses him of being in a gang of burglars.

Running time - 24:53 min

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Haunting Hour 45-10-13 The Cat Man

A former lion tamer who lost his job after being mauled by a tiger, finds out that his "accident" was the result of a plot by his girl, and his former assistant who is now the head trainer, and plots his revenge.

Running time - 25:01 min

Fibber McGee And Molly 43-10-12 Commission for Nitney's Daughter

Fibber gets a letter from his old vaudeville pal Fred Nitney about his daughter planning to join the Womens Army Corps, and Fibber attempts to use his supposed political influence to get her a commission.

Running time - 29:23 min

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Man Called X 48-08-15 In New York

An Italian art collection sent to the United States for an exhibition is stolen, and Mr. X must recover them.

Running time - 25:21 min

Bob and Ray 48-10-13 Bob is out Sick

Ray has to do the show without Bob because Bob is out sick. Ray sings a love song. In case Bob is listening in on the show, Mary McGoon wants to tell him of a recipe for duck fat that might cure him.

Running time - 29:54 min

Monday, June 10, 2013

Boston Blackie 47-05-28 The Ghost Of Florence Newton

A murderer is acquitted after the star witness, Boston Blackie, is discredited because he claimed to pick up a hitchhiker, who had been dead for 3 years.

Running time - 28:10 min

Martin & Lewis Show 49-10-21 Guest George Jessel

While George Jessel is on the verge of being fired from Darryl Zanucks' studio for being away too much, Dean and Jerry want George to get them a job at the studio.

Running time - 29:27 min

Sunday, June 9, 2013

The Whistler 46-09-11 A Brief Pause For Murder

A radio announcer enlists the aid of an ex-con radio engineer in the murder of his wife.

Running time - 28:44 min

Ed Wynn - The Fire Chief 35-03-26 A Wife in Every Port

Lots of music and jokes from Ed Wynn, Graham McNamee, and Eddy Duchin and His Orchestra.

Running time - 29:45 min

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Burns and Allen 49-03-31 How Jack Benny Became Cheap

Gracie invites Jack Benny out to dinner with her and George, and George naturally gets stuck with the check.
Later, at home, George and Gracie discuss how "Generous Jack the Plunger" got hit over the head several years ago, and became the tightwad they know today.  Gracie talks George into trying to turn him back to being generous.

Running time - 28:52 min

Friday, June 7, 2013

Screen Directors Playhouse 1950-02-17 Its in the Bag

A flea circus operator searches for a hidden fortune within one of four Louis XIV chairs, while being threatened by a bookie, and accused of murder by the police.  Starring Fred Allen.

Running time - 29:17 min

The Avenger 11-01-45 The Mystery Of The Giant Brain

A mad scientist has created servant robots, and now plans to implant one with a composite brain  made from human and animal brains.

Running time - 30:00 min

Thursday, June 6, 2013

CBS World News 1944-06-06 D-Day Broadcast

CBS News reports on the recently confirmed D-Day invasion of Western Europe by Allied forces.

Running time - 46:49 min

Hercule Poirot 45-05-17 Death In The Golden Gate

A  Nazi baron kidnaps a photographer in a plan to bomb the United Nations conference in San Francisco.

Running time - 29:32 min

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Biographies In Sound 56-12-18 A Portrait of Fred Allen

Jack Haley narrates "A Portrait of Fred Allen", an audio biography of Fred, who had died earlier in that year, with clips from his shows, and recollections of his life by the people who knew him.

Running time - 54:16 min

Lux Radio Theater 39-06-19 The Ex-Mrs Bradford

Dr. Bradford, having divorced his wife because of her constantly involving him in real murder mysteries, receives a visit from her, claiming a jockey was murdered, and finds himself reluctantly involved in another murder mystery. Starring William Powell, and Claudette Colbert.

Running time - 60:31 min

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

X minus One 1955-05-08 Mars is Heaven

The first Earthmen to arrive on Mars find some very familiar sights and even more familiar people.  From a story by Ray Bradbury.

Running time - 26:25 min

The Shadow 1941-03-23 death prowls at night

During a ski trip in the mountains, Lamont and Margo learn that their guide believes there are werewolves around in the mountains.  Later, Margo is missing, and when found at a nearby sanitarium, she refuses to leave and acts strangely, and was seen behaving like a wolf.

Running time - 25:57 min

Monday, June 3, 2013

Fat Man - 55-3-31 Murder Makes A Black Moon

A young man is charged with a murder in a small town. His girl hires Brad Runyon to clear him.

Running time - 27:14 min