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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Mercury Theatre On The Air 38-10-30 War Of The Worlds

Orson Welles' Mercury Theatre broadcast of H. G. Welles' War of the Worlds, in which an invading army of Creatures from the planet Mars devastates the Earth with its terrible destructive machines.

Running time - 59:19 min

Archie Andrews 48-10-30 Halloween Party

Archie talks his mom into allowing a Halloween party at the house, much to the frustration of his father who is forced to seek shelter in the kitchen.

Running time - 24:53 min

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Inner Sanctum 49-10-31 Corpse for Halloween

On Halloween night, a man encounters someone he thought he had arranged to be killed in a jungle, but has now returned to seek revenge.

Running time - 26:15 min

Jack Benny Program 37-10-31 The Devine Farm

Andy Devine invites the whole gang to his farm for a Halloween party in his barn.

Running time - 29:30 min

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Murder At Midnight 46-10-11 Deaths' Worshipper

After returning from an expedition in India, a man believing he has summoned the demon Shiva, commits a series of murders.

Running time - 26:32 min

Suspense 44-10-19 Eve

A woman desperate to prove the innocence of her husband who has been convicted of murder, tries to track down the real murderer, and finds him.

Running time - 30:26 min

Monday, October 28, 2013

Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy 1944-10-29 Halloween with Orson Welles

Edgar gets mixed up trying to tell Charlie a ghost story.  Edgar plans to give Charlie a surprise Halloween costume party.  Orson Welles invites Edgar and Charlie to the museum where he is to give a lecture, but when the boys arrive, they find Orson working as a tour guide.

Running time - 28:43 min

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Lights Out 43-09-28 The Author and the Thing

Arch Oboler hosts and plays himself in this story.  Arch has trouble coming up with a good story for the next show, but he's been thinking about a terrible monster for the past week.  Suddenly the monster he created in his own mind appears in the room with him.  The monster commits murders that Arch is blamed for, because no one sees it but him. 

Running time - 28:56 min

Bing Crosby - Philco Radio Time 47-10-29 Boris Karloff and Victor Moore

Bing welcomes Boris Karloff and Victor Moore, and they make Halloween plans.

Running time 29:25 min

Saturday, October 26, 2013

The Judy Canova Show 47-09-20 American Life Magazines Story on Judy

Reporters show up to interview Judy for her life story, but after meeting her, they don't think much of her.

Running time - 28:29 min

Friday, October 25, 2013

Sealed Book 45-06-10 The Ghost Makers

A nephew hires a phony psychic professor to scare his aunt out of her estate.

Running time - 29:50 min

Mysterious Traveler 47-07-27 The Man the Insects Hated

A professor with an obsession to kill insects, and believes they want to kill him, is living in the swamps with his wife, trying to perfect a formula that will kill the insects instantly.  A stranger arrives claiming to be a handyman looking for work and is hired, but later develops his own plans for the professors' formula, and his wife.

Running time - 29:11 min

Thursday, October 24, 2013

The Shadow 38-10-16 Night Without End

The city is in a panic after being blackmailed by criminals using a stolen black fog machine that has plunged the city into darkness.  If 5 million dollars isn't paid, a poison gas will be added to the fog and kill everyone, and the Shadow is the only hope to save millions of lives.

Running time - 24:31

The Man Called X 48-02-22 Operation Silver

Ken Thurston is on the trail of a former Nazi agent, silver candle sticks, and hidden Nazi loot.

Running time - 21:56 min

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The Jimmy Durante Show 47-10-22 Guest - Victor Moore

Guest Victor Moore joins Jimmy as pirates in a play, where they are looking for The Lady From Twenty Nine Palms.

Running time - 29:27 min

Sherlock Holmes 48-03-21 Death is a Golden Arrow

Holmes solves a case of murder committed using a powerful bow and arrow, that could only be fired by one man that Holmes believes could not be guilty.

Running time - 29:30 min

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Fibber McGee And Molly 48-10-26 Planting a Lawn Six Months Late

It's late October and Fibber rents a tractor and plans to plant grass seed for a new lawn.

Running Time - 29:43 min

Weird Circle 45-02-18 The Oblong Box

Survivors from a shipwreck are rescued along with an odd shaped box with a man strapped to it.  One survivor, Edgar Allen Poe, relates to the captain of the rescue ship, the story behind their misadventure, only to be shown by the captain, the contents of the oblong box.

Running time - 25:07 min

Monday, October 21, 2013

Haunting Hour 49-05-23 Assignment Death

Three reporters believe they tricked a camera-shy mobster into getting a photo of him, but one of them disappears after developing the film, and now the other two fear for their lives.

Running time - 31:01 min

Eddie Cantor 41-12-17 Guest - Boris Karloff

Eddie talks about having appeared as a department store Santa Claus, and then Boris Karloff arrives and insists Eddie get him a doll.  Eddie is in a panic after being warned that Karloff may try and poison him.

Running time - 29:40 min

Sunday, October 20, 2013

X Minus One 57-03-13 The Lights on Precipice Peak

A pair of mountain climbers attempt to reach some odd glowing lights atop a mountain. When one of the men becomes trapped after falling into a precipice, he's rescued by a strange otherworldly being.

Running time - 21:04 min

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Quiet Please 49-02-27 If I Should Wake Before I Die

An apathetic scientist, totally disinterested in the consequences of his research, becomes responsible for the deaths of his brother, much of the Earth, and the destruction of the moon, but doesn't care.

Running time - 29:37 min

Screen Director's Playhouse 49-11-18 The Uninvited

Ray Milland stars in this radio adaptation of the 1944 film; The Uninvited.  The tale of a brother and sister who move into an old seaside home and discover it to be haunted by a ghost.  The previous owners' granddaughter believes the ghost is that of her mother.

Running time 29:09 min

Friday, October 18, 2013

Inner Sanctum 45-11-06 The Wailing Wall With Boris Karloff

Boris Karloff stars as a man who murders his wife and bricks her up in a wall, but is not so sure she's dead, because of strange sounds coming from within the wall. 

Running time - 25:41 min

Bob Hope 46-10-29 Guest - Fred Allen, Minerva Pious

Fred Allen and members of Allens Alley join Bob and Jerry Colonna in a play about the Ride of Paul Revere.

Running time - 25:42 min

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Dangerous Assignment 50-02-06 Missing Japanese Weapons

A shipment of Japanese weapons disappeared right before the end of the war, and are now believed to be somewhere in Panama. Steve Mitchell is assigned to replace another agent, a friend of his, that was killed trying to locate the weapons.

Running time - 29:20 min

Fred Allen - Texaco Star Theater 41-02-26 Western Union

Fred presents the News Of The Week and interviews victims of unscrupulous loan merchants, and then interviews a Loan Shark. Kenny Baker gets in character for the western sketch, changing his name to Bad Bill Baker, and changes Portland Hoffa into an Indian named Little Field Mouse. The question for the Texaco Roundtable is, "Should boys and girls consult their parents before getting married?" And the Texaco Workshop Players perform their version of, "Western Union".

Running time - 61:41 min

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Edward R. Murrow News 51-03-20 UN Troops Face Stiff Opposition

Murrow reports on, the war in Korea, the Senate Organized Crime hearings, sending more troops to Europe, the Shah of Iran declares martial law, atomic testing, and more.

Running time - 14:17 min

The Whistler 43-06-19 House of Fear

A young couple argue because the woman has decided to marry another man.  The marriage doesn't work out and she leaves her husband, and runs into the man she jilted, and marries him.  Later, workmen discover the body of her first husband.

Running time - 29:44 min

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Jack Benny Program 46-03-24 I Stand Condemned - Peter Lorre

Jack conducts the show rehearsal like a courtroom.  Jack and the cast perform "I Stand Condemned", with Peter Lorre, about a man who meets a mysterious stranger who pays him a lot of money for his possessions.

Running time - 29:30 min

Monday, October 14, 2013

Hall of Fantasy 53-04-13 Demon of the Night

After a stranger moves into town, the sounds of a wolf are heard, and later some kind of animal breaks into a womans' house and kills her. She is only the first.

Running time - 22:20 min

Lights Out 42-10-13 Revolt Of The Worms

A scientist recounts the story of his obsession with inventing a formula for growing perfect roses, and the horror that his experiments unleashed.

Running time - 22:01 min

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Campbell Playhouse 39-03-17 Beau Geste

Orson Welles hosts the Playhouse production of Beau Geste, starring Laurence Olivier, Naomi Campbell, and Noah Beery.  A jewel turns up missing, and so does Beau Geste who joins the French Foreign Legion followed by his two brothers.  They find themselves stationed at a garrison in French North Africa under attack.

Running time - 43:36 min

The Weird Circle 1943 The Horla

An old man living alone, contacts his cousin and tells her he is in danger from a living shadow that wants to possess him.

Running time - 24:33 min

Saturday, October 12, 2013

The Witch's Tale 35-01-07 The Entomologist

On a ship sailing for South Africa, a young couple become engaged, but also on board is a mad scientist who has plans to rule the world, and wants the future bride for himself.

*Note:  Audio quality poor, but I think still enjoyable.

Running time - 30:46 min

Friday, October 11, 2013

Unsolved Mysteries 1936 Harry Houdini's Challenge To Death

A dramatization of Houdini performing a dangerous escape trick, then explaining how he did it.

Running time - 14:21 min

The Lady Esther Screen Guild Theatre 47-02-10 Heavenly Days

Fibber McGee and Molly star in this radio adaptation of their 1944 film Heavenly Days.  Mollys' cousin invites the pair to Washington D.C. for a visit, but Fibber doesn't want to go until he gets the idea that Washington needs to hear from an "Average Man".

Running time - 29:45 min

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Burns and Allen 40-08-12 Gold Rush Gracie

George talks about his vaudeville days. George and Gracie perform their version of the 1940 film Gold Rush Maisie, that they call Gold Rush Gracie.

Running time - 29:47 min

Lights Out 1938-03-23 The Dream

Boris Karloff stars in this fourth anniversary broadcast of Lights Out.  Karloff portrays an accused murderer awaiting the return of the jurys' verdict. While waiting, he recounts to himself the events leading up to this day.  He is a man who had never had a dream in his life, until he started dreaming  of a demonic woman.

Running time - 29:56 min

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Sherlock Holmes 47-03-03 Queue For Murder

Holmes and Watson investigate murders committed by a member of an opium gang.

Running time - 29:46 min

Haunting Hour 45-08-18 People in the House

A young couple are forced to endure the sadistic torments of the husbands wealthy stepfather, who ultimately meets his fate at the hands of his own past.

Running time - 25:00 min

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

The Jimmy Durante Show 47-11-05 Guest - Bing Crosby

Jimmy has a music publishing company, and plans to get Bing Crosby to sing one of Jimmys' songs.

Running time - 28:56 min

Dangerous Assignment 49-08-06 Millionaire Murders

Steve is sent to Paris to investigate the murders of members of a group of millionaires who plan a merger to finance industry.

Running time - 29:03 min

Monday, October 7, 2013

The Shadow 38-01-23 The Society of the Living Dead

A crook under investigation, kidnaps his innocent business partner to try and force him to sign a confession to a crime he himself committed.

Running time - 29:20 min

Jack Benny Program 45-04-01 How Jack Found Phil

Rochester tells Mary that Jack has been made an Admiral in the Nebraska navy.  Jack tells a reporter the story of how he met and hired Phil Harris.

Running time - 29:30 min

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Quiet Please 47-11-03 Take Me out to the Graveyard

A cab driver picks up a fare who wants to be taken to a cemetery, any cemetery, to die, but the driver puts him out before they arrive, but then the man dies.  Months later, another fare wants to go to, any graveyard, to die. It happens again and again, and each still dies before reaching their destination.

Running time - 24:35 min

Easy Aces 43-01-2 Jane Is Driving A Bus For The War Effort

Jane and Dorothy are in charge of a bus to get war workers to their jobs, and when their boss tries to explain all the "man hours" lost because the bus is late, Jane causes more confusion.

Running time - 12:58 min

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Life of Riley 44-09-24 Making Each Other Jealous

Riley gets jealous when Peg hears from an old boyfriend.  When he realizes that he's been taking her for granted, he brings her flowers and promises to take her out to dinner, but his friends talk him into going to a stag party instead. At 15:00 minutes into the program, there's a brief news bulletin about the war against Japan.

Running time - 29:41 min

Dimension X 50-09-22 Dr Grimshaws Sanitarium

A private detective, after having an auto accident with a suspicious hearse from a sanitarium, investigates posing as a patient.  To his horror, he discovers fiendish experiments performed by a Nazi doctor.

Running time - 30:25 min

Friday, October 4, 2013

Escape 47-12-03 Taboo

People in a remote area of Hungary are forced to go into the woods to hunt down a werewolf.

Running time - 28:39 min