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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.