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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Great Gildersleeve 45-09-02 Labor Day at Grass Lake

Gildy has absolutely no intention of doing anything but resting this holiday, in spite of pressure to go to Grass Lake, from Leroy, Marjorie, and Judge Hooker, so naturally he gives in and they all go.

Running time - 30:00 min

Mysterious Traveler 47-4-13 Dark Destiny

A man desperate for money to pay for an expensive operation for his wife, decides to join up with a crook to steal it.

Running time - 29:26 min

Friday, August 30, 2013

Duffy's Tavern 44-03-14 Archie Writes a Play with Gertrude Lawrence

Archie has been having dreams that Gertrude Lawrence insists he write a play. After she arrives for a visit, she and Archie run through the play titled Getting Archies' Garters.

Running time - 28:57 min

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Jack Benny - 1949-03-06 A Day At The Races

Jack and Rochester pick up Mary for a trip to the Santa Anita race track.  Dennis Day is there, and explains his system of picking a horse. Then Jack meets up with Ronald and Benita Coleman, who aren't very happy to see him.  Jack tries to convince Ronald to bet on the same horse as he.

Running time - 29:19 min

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Suspense 42-11-24 The Body Snatchers

In the 18th century, the practice of unlawfully supplying the medical profession with cadavers for surgical study, is the theme of this tale.  After failing to acquire a fresh body for their client, a team of body snatchers devise another plan.

Running time - 29:51 min

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Edgar Bergen Hour 55-11-27 With Jack Benny and Special guest F. W. Hodge

Charlie and Edgar hitch up the trailer and go on vacation, stopping at a trailer park run by Jack Benny. Gary Crosby sings "But Not For Me'. Professor Kirkwood discusses how to make money at home with his 'Print it Yourself Kit'. Special guest F. W. Hodge, expert on the American Indian.

Edgar Bergen with Charlie McCarthy and Mortimer Snerd

Running time - 58:44 min

Monday, August 26, 2013

Command Performance 45-09-06 Bing Crosby-Bob Hope-Frank Sinatra

Judy Garland wants Bob Hope to help her choose a leading man, between Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby, to appear in a picture with her.

Running Time - 31:35 min

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Cloak and Dagger 50-07-02 The Eyes of Buddha

The program begins with an important bulletin about the Korean conflict.  During World War 2, an agent of the Office of Strategic Services is sent on a mission deep into Japanese occupied Siam to contact the Underground for aide in rescuing an American prisoner.

Maj. Gen. William J. Donovan poses with members of the OSS Operational Groups, forerunners of today’s U.S special operations forces, at the Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., which served as the primary OSS training facility. OSS Society photo.

Running time - 29:30 min

Suspense 43-05-25 Sorry Wrong Number

A woman becomes terrified and frantic after overhearing a murder plot over the phone. Starring Agnes Moorehead.

Running time - 30:28 min

Saturday, August 24, 2013

The Fred Allen Show 1939-12-27 Dr. Allen Clinic

Robert Benchley guest stars with Fred to dissect humor and the professional humorist.  The Question of the Week on Freds' Round Table is....Should married couples take their vacations alone?  The Mighty Allen Art Players do a sketch about  Professor Allens' Mental Clinic.

Running time - 59:40 min

Milton Berle 47-11-04 Salute To Football

Berle recalls his college football days. Berle takes football questions from the audience, then tells what happened when he took his son to the Army vs. Notre Dame football game.

Running time - 26:55 min

Friday, August 23, 2013

Escape 47-08-11 Ring Of Toth

A man translating Egyptian hieroglyphics at a museum, falls asleep to find himself locked in after hours. He encounters a man near a mummys' case, who claims he is 3,500 years old. A story from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Running time - 29:33 min

Dark Fantasy 42-02-06 The Sea Phantom

A ship and its crew, searching for the treasure from a ship that sunk 200 years ago, is visited by the captain of that sunken vessel.

Running time - 25:26 min

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Eddie Cantor Show 46-09-26 Guests - Burns And Allen

Eddie wins 7 washing machines and advertises to sell them. Seeing the ad, George Burns and Gracie Allen think he's offering a laundry service because he's broke.

Running time - 29:50 min

The Shadow 38-08-28 Tomb of Terror

During the inspection of a Egyptian tomb that was disassembled in Egypt and reassembled at the City Museum along with the mummy,  a curse kills 3 men at once, then a 4th enters the tomb and dies in spite of a warning from the Shadow.

Running time 28:26 min

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Jimmy Durante Show 48-01-07 The Road To Pismo Beach With Bob Hope

Jimmys' guest host is Bob Hope.  Peggy Lee sings "I'll Dance At Your Wedding" and "The Gentleman Is A Dope". Victor Moore replaces Bing Crosby in a skit with Bob in the greatest Road story of them all; "The Road To Pismo Beach".

Bob Hope

Running time - 28:38 min

You Bet Your Life 50-12-20 Secret Word is Floor

The secret word is "Floor", and Grouchos' first contestants are a mail girl and truck driver.  Next is a housewife and door-to-door salesman, and last is a wine grower and steam bath operator.

George Fenneman and Grouch Marx

Running time - 29:20 min

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The Unexpected 48-05-09 The Cripple

A woman learns to hate having to take care of her crippled sister, and decides to run off and get married so she won't have to be bothered taking care of a cripple ever again.

Running time - 15:25 min

Philip Marlowe 50-01-21 The Bid for Freedom

A woman tries to hire Marlowe to help her find her husband, but Marlowe later learns she's an escaped mental patient that may be planning to kill her husband.

Gerald Mohr stars as Philip Marlowe

Running time - 30:26 min

Monday, August 19, 2013

Philo Vance 48-09-21 The Backstage Murder Case

A stage actress seeks help from Vance when she receives a threat of death if she makes the next nights performance. She decides against performing, but when her understudy is murdered, she has to perform after all, but Vance lays a trap.

Jackson Beck starring as Philo Vance

Running time - 26:48 min

The Hall Of Fantasy 53-11-16 The Crawling Thing

Scientists working on a formula to enlarge plants and animals, discover one of their test creatures grows in intelligence as well as in size.

Running time - 24:17 min

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Inner Sanctum 45-10-23 Corridor Of Doom - Boris Karloff

A man wakes up in a strange hospital after a surgery and the doctor and nurse won't let him leave.  He has strange terrifying dreams of walking down a corridor after being given some medicine.

Running time - 23:51 min

The Man Called X 48-03-14 The Pickled Chemist

Mister X investigates a fraudulent New York chemical company that's been selling a worthless pesticide to Venezuela.

Running time - 32:10 min

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Martin and Lewis Show 49-05-08 Peter Lorrie

The manager of Dean and Jerry give them a tip about a potential sponsor for their show, but the man only agrees to sponsor the show if they change the format from comedy to mystery.  Later, the boys try and get Peter Lorrie to join their show to help them do a mystery program.

Running time - 29:10 min

Ellery Queen 47-09-07 Number Thirty One

Ellery solves the connection between a suspected diamond smuggler, and the murder of a butler.

Running time - 29:20 min

Friday, August 16, 2013

Fred Allen Show 1941-05-07 Jack Bennys' 10th Anniversary

The Texaco Star Theater celebrates Jack Bennys' 10th anniversary on the radio, with a series of other events that took place 10 years before. The former Mayor of Waukegan visits to talk about other celebrities from his home town.  Fred heads to Harlem to visit Amos and Andy, who are glad to honor the star of the Jello Program; Rochester, with a tribute.  The Texaco Workshop presents "The Highlights of a Lowlife" or "Benny Marches On".

Running time - 58:25 min

Fibber McGee and Molly 45-06-12 McGee The Magician

Fibber plans to perform a magic act for the Elks' Club, and spends the day practicing for it.

Running time - 28:27 min

Thursday, August 15, 2013

The Big Show 50-11-12 Groucho Marx and Fanny Brice

Starring Tallulah Bankhead,with guests Groucho Marx, Fanny Brice, Jane Powell, Frankie Laine, Frank Lovejoy, John Agar, Jane Wyatt, Meredith Willson.  In honor of Armistice Day, a story of World War 2; A Portrait of Men at War.  Baby Snooks asks Tallulah how to become an actress.  Groucho sings "Some Enchanted Evening".  Tallulah recites Dorothy Parkers' Sentiment.  Groucho does "You Bet Your Life" with Baby Snooks and Daddy.

Running time - 89:13 min

Dangerous Assignment 50-12-09 Smash Berlin Kidnapping Ring

Steve Mitchel travels to Berlin to break up a kidnapping ring that may be run by a U.S. official.

Running time - 28:55 min

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

True Detective Mysteries 37-08-19 Murder In The Horror House

Detectives attempt to get a man to tell what happened to some missing people, they believe were murdered.

Running time - 25:53 min

Command Performance 46-11-10 Superman with Bob Hope and Bela Lugosi

Bela Lugosi, Bob Hope, Sterling Holloway, Wendell Niles, The King Sisters, and Paulette Goddard, all star in this Command Performance production of Superman.

Running time - 26:25 min

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Sleep No More 57-03-13 The Escape of Mr Trimm

Host Nelson Olmsted reads the tale of man who was a bank president, but now is a federal prisoner on his way to prison by train.  Suddenly, a train wreak finds him free to escape, but his one persistent problem; getting rid of his handcuffs.

Running time - 28:46 min

The New Adventures of Nero Wolfe 50-12-15 The Girl Who Cried Wolf

Nero Wolfe gets a visit from a woman who claims that her boss has disappeared, but Wolfe refuses to help and sends her away, believing she was lying.  Later, Archie investigates her story on his own to discover that not only has the boss returned and expressed interest in hiring Wolfe, but now the woman has disappeared.   Wolfe calls the man in time to hear his murder.

Running time - 29:15 min

Monday, August 12, 2013

Jack Benny Program 51-04-01 Jack Leaves for New York to Do a TV Show

The gang are all packing for their trip to New York.  Mary Livingstone isn't on the show, but her sister Babe will be traveling with Jack on her way home.  At the station Jack meets Mr. Kitzel, and the racetrack tout.  Mrs. Day brings Dennis to the station and warns Jack not to lead Dennis astray while in New York.

Running time - 29:30 min

The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes 47-02-17 The Haunted Bagpipes

Holmes and Watson are in Scotland to stay at run down tenement in the Old Town near Edinburgh Castle. Holmes has reason to believe his rival, Professor Moriarty, may have taken up residence in the Old Town. Upon arrival, Holmes tells Watson of the mysterious events that have taken place there, that have driven most occupants away, of ghosts and the devil playing bagpipes.

Running time - 29:18 min

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Sealtest Variety Theater 49-02-17 Guests Martin and Lewis

Guests Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, and Charles Laughton Join Dorothy on the show.  Dorothy sings "I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm".  Charles and Dorothy play a married couple where the wife henpecks her husband in a skit. Dorothy sings "Hold Me".  Jerry thinks Dorothy is his ideal dream girl.  Dean sings "Tarra Ta-Larra Ta-Lar".

Running time - 29:22 min

Fibber McGee And Molly 44-05-09 Alice Darling's New Boyfriend

Alices' boyfriend arrives to pick up Alice for a date, but a rain storm keeps them from leaving, and Fibber can't take a hint and give them some privacy.

Running time - 28:08 min

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Molle Mystery Theater 46-04-05 Murder in the City Hall

A candidate for judge is found murdered, which leads to City Hall corruption, political intrigue, blackmail, jealousy, and more murders.

Running time - 29:33 min

I Love Lucy 1952-02-26 Breaking The Lease

This was an unaired pilot radio episode edited from from their TV episode "Breaking the Lease".

The Ricardos and the Mertzes get into a big argument and the Ricardos decide to move out, but first they have to break their lease by becoming undesirable tenants. Starring Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, and William Frawley.

Running time - 30:04 min

Friday, August 9, 2013

Bela Lugosis' Mystery House 44-07-03 The Thirsty Death (Audition)

An man insanely jealous of his wife, believing she's been unfaithful, devises a fiendish method of dealing with her and her lover.  Starring Bela Lugosi, John Carradine, and Lurene Tuttle.

*Audition show for Bela Lugosis' Mystery House, but unfortunately for whatever reason, was not picked up for a series.
A little more info:  http://www.radioarchives.com/Mystery_House_p/ra085.htm

Running time - 27:07 min

Laurel And Hardy 1944-6-3 Mr Slaters Poultry Market

Laurel and Hardy have a job to deliver chickens, but they go to the wrong address and are mistaken for hired killers.

Running time - 25:38 min

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Hercule Poirot 45-07-19 The Deadest Man In World

A couple uses Poirot as a alibi to commit murder, but he is not to be fooled so easily.

Running time - 28:45 min

Sam Spade 48-08-01 The Dry Martini Caper

Spade meets a potential client who had been attacked the previous night, and then watches him get murdered.

Running time - 29:04 min

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Sherlock Holmes 1947-03-31 Maltree Abbey

Holmes is invited to the Maltree Abbey estate to investigate their financial difficulties.  The solution to the problem may lie in the musical composition of an 8th century monk.

Running time - 29:11 min

Jack Benny 1940-11-17 Jack Waits to See a Movie Director

Jack is still upset about Paramount holding the premiere of the movie he made with Fred Allen, in Freds' home town, so he goes to the studio to try and settle things.

Running time - 25:22 min

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

X Minus One 56-04-17 Jaywalker

The wife of a man that pilots a space liner to the moon, decides to stowaway aboard the ship to be with her husband, knowing it may mean her death, or that of everyone aboard.

Running time - 28:16 min

Boston Blackie 45-12-13 Murder At The Movies

Blackie is asked to be a technical adviser on safecracking scenes for a movie.  During one scene, an actress is mysteriously murdered while inside a trunk, in full view of the cast and crew.

Running time - 26:48 min

Monday, August 5, 2013

Fred Allen Show 40-04-03 The Laziest Man In The World

Fred shows what happens when employees can inspect the books of their employers.  Fred meets the head window cleaner of the Empire State building. A segment on child spanking. The Mighty Allen Art Players present a hillbilly play entitled The Laziest Man in the World.  [Last few minutes missing]

Running time - 46:09 min

Nick Carter 44-10-22 Murder on Mad Mountain

Nick Carter, while on a train stuck in a blizzard, discovers the murders of a brakeman and an opera singer, and her jewels stolen.

Running time - 30:49 min

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Charlie McCarthy 47-01-19 10th Anniversary Show

Beginning with a short story of how Charlie and Edgar got their first break from "His Excellency" Rudy Vallee. Along with Rudy, Don Ameche, Dorothy Lamour, Ray Noble and his orchestra, Mortimer Snerd, Nelson Eddy and others join to celebrate the 10th anniversary.

Running time - 31:20 min