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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Lux Radio Theater 45-06-11 Murder My Sweet

After Philip Marlowe is hired by an ex con to find a missing woman, another man hires him as protection while the man buys back stolen jewelry, but Marlowe is knocked out and the man killed.  While trying to solve the murder, he finds both cases are connected. Starring Dick Powell.

Running time - 59:56 min

X Minus One 57-11-21 The Coffin Cure

Doctor Coffin succeeds in curing the common cold, but with excruciating side effects, and struggles to find a cure for the cure.

Running time - 21:36 min

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Fred Allen Show 48-11-28 George Jessel Tries to Get in the Roxy Theater

Fred and Portland take a walk down Main Street and ask people what they think of radio comedy. Georgie Jessel takes Fred to the Roxy Theater to see his new picture, but has trouble getting seats.

Running time - 29:55 min

Red Skelton Show 51-11-21 Things to Be Thankful For

Red talks about how expensive turkeys cost this year. From the Skelton Scrapbook of Satire comes "Things To Be Thankful For", with Willy Lump-Lump, and Cauliflower McPugg.

Running time - 30:14 min

Jack Benny 43-11-21 Jack Dreams He Is A Turkey

Jack goes to buy a turkey, but laments the fact that they were once alive but now dead, so he decides to buy a live one. Jack goes to bed still thinking about having to kill his turkey, and ends up dreaming he's a turkey.

Running time - 30:04 min

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Command Performance 44-11-23 Thanksgiving Special

Host Lionel Barrymore starts off the show with Percy Faith and his orchestra, then introduces Dinah Shore to sing. Dinah and Harry Von Zell visit Wally Brown for Thanksgiving dinner. John Charles Thomas sings.  A visit to a typical American home, with Baby Snooks.

Running time - 28:46 min

The Great Gildersleeve 42-11-22 Thanksgiving B Ration Book

Gildy expects to apply for a B Ration book for gas, but Judge Hooker is the Ration Official, and turns him down.  Gildersleeves' Thanksgiving dinner is in trouble when he finds out he failed to win a turkey in a raffle, and there are no turkeys left in town.

Running time - 29:54 min

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Good News Of 1939 38-11-24 Thanksgiving Program

Daddy takes Baby Snooks for a ride in his new car, and she causes him to get a ticket. Frank Morgan tries to tell Robert Young how he was in a terrible auto accident after mining gold in the Mojave desert. A Thanksgiving play "Thanksgiving At The Hardy's", starring Mickey Rooney and the cast of Andy Hardy.

Running time - 60:22 min

Monday, November 25, 2013

Jack Benny Show 39-11-26 Duck Hunting

The cast complains  about the time they had at Jacks' Thanksgiving party.  In response, Jack reads them a glowing newspaper review of his party, that he paid for. Instead of turkey, Jack served duck for Thanksgiving, and we learn how he got one, duck hunting with Andy Devine.

Running time - 28:45 min

Abbott and Costello 43-11-25 Turkey Dinner

Bud tries to get Lou to kill his pet turkey Ingrid for Thanksgiving, but the turkey makes a run for it. Guest Jane Wyman.

Running time - 29:28 min

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Milton Berle Show 47-11-25 Salute To Thanksgiving

How not to order in a restaurant.  Questions from the audience. Berle tells what happened to him last Thanksgiving.

*Note:  Quality poor

Running time - 29:58 min

Life Of Riley 44-11-19 Turkey Hunt

Riley brags about being a crack shot, and plans to take the family to a Turkey Shoot to win a turkey for Thanksgiving, but the Shoot gets cancelled, so he has to find something else to shoot.

Running time - 22:48 min

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Jack Benny 39-11-19 Jack Buys An Ostrich For Thanksgiving

Instead of writing a Thanksgiving play, Mary wrote a poem instead. Jack tells Rochester to fatten up the turkey, but finds out he bought an ostrich by mistake.

Running time - 29:39 min

Burns and Allen 42-11-17 Hat Box Hostage

George fusses at Gracie about wasteful spending, so to save money, Gracie buys a live turkey to fatten up for Thanksgiving.

Running time - 29:43 min

Friday, November 22, 2013

Fred Allen Show 45-11-25 Brooklyn Pinafore

The question for Allens' Alley is; "What is your reaction to the Presidents health plan".  The DeMarco Sisters sing "In The Middle Of May".  Guest Leo Durocher joins Fred in a baseball-themed opera entitled "The Brooklyn Pinafore".

Fred Allen with his Allens' Alley regulars.

Running time - 29:23 min

Hollywood is on the Air 1939 The Wizard of Oz Preview

This episode is a musical preview of the soon to be released film; The Wizard of Oz, starring Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr, and Frank Morgan. Songs from the film include Over The Rainbow, The Merry Old Land of OZ, Follow The Yellow Brick Road, and more.

Running time - 12:54 min

Thursday, November 21, 2013

CBS Radio Mystery Theater 78-12-11 A Horror Story

A macabre tale of a man who ran a successful shoe shop and restaurant, in which the materials for both enterprises came from the same source.

Host E.G. Marshall

Running time - 43:44 min

The Casebook Of Gregory Hood 46-06-03 The Case of the Three Silver Pesos

Gregory Hood and his assistant stumble upon a man just as he dies.  The police don't believe Gregorys story about the man because his car with the body in it are stolen by a woman who later turns up dead. Gregory is accused of murdering the woman, and must prove his innocence.
Gale Gordon stars in this first episode that served as a summer replacement for the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

Gale Gordon as Gregory Hood

Running time - 29:07 min

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Sherlock Holmes 46-05-27 The Baconian Cipher

Holmes discovers a hidden code in the newspaper while in the company of a visiting French detective.  The code appears to be a plea for help, and with the aide of Watson and the Frenchman, Holmes sets off to solve the mystery.

Running time - 28:48 min

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Abbott and Costello 42-11-19 Knights in Shining Armor with Merle Oberon

Abbott and Costello are determined to produce their own picture with Merle Oberon, and begin rehearsals.

Running time - 30:00 min

2000 Plus 50-11-08 The Giant Walks

A scientist develops a formula that produces giant size rats, and then uses his formula on a human, with plans to create an army of giants.

Running time - 28:09 min

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Gang Busters 44-07-14 The Case of the Costumed Killer

The Little Rock Arkansas police go after a hardened criminal who has been teaching kids to be crooks like himself.

Running time - 24:53 min

Sherlock Holmes 45-12-03 Murder in the Casbah

Holmes and Watson are asked to seek a missing heir who may have joined the French Foreign Legion, and they travel to Algiers to conduct the search.

Running time - 27:54 min

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Lux Radio Theater 52-12-15 African Queen - Humphrey Bogart Greer Garson

Lux Radio presents the audio version of the African Queen starring Humphrey Bogart and Greer Garson.  The tale of a female missionary who persuades a boat captain to use his boat as a torpedo, and destroy a German war ship, at the onset of World War 1.

Running time - 59:03 min

Hollywood is on the Air 1940 Marx Brothers Go West

The Marx Brothers, stars of the new picture Go West, entertain in this musical preview of their movie.

Running time - 13:47 min

Friday, November 15, 2013

The Big Show 50-11-05 Fred Allen and Jimmy Durante

In this very first episode of The Big Show, the entertainment is furnished by Hostess Tallulah Bankhead, with Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa, Jimmy Durante, Danny Thomas, Ethel Merman, and others. The highlight of the show is a sketch by Fred Allen called The Pinch Penny Show, a parody of Freds' nemesis.

Hostess Tallulah Bankhead

Running time - 88:19 min

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Dimension X 50-08-11 The Castaways

Just prior to an atom bomb test on an island, the natives have refused to be moved off the island, and instead, put a curse on the commander and then commit mass suicide.  When the bomb test mysteriously fails, a secret of the natives is revealed.

Running time - 30:09 min 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Fibber McGee And Molly 39-11-21 Overdue Library Book

McGee receives a letter about paying a fine for an overdue library book, but he can't remember what book, or where it might be.

Running time - 29:13 min

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Fred Allen - Texaco Star Theater 1942-06-28 Judy Canova

In The March of Trivia, Fred interviews members of Broadway about its bad season.  Judy Canova joins Fred to talk about their old vaudeville days.  Judy and Fred perform "I Ain't Got No Body". Fred talks about his vacation plans. Last show of the season, and Freds last one hour show.

Running time - 57:32 min

Monday, November 11, 2013

Hollywood is on the Air 40-12-17 Love Thy Neighbor Preview

Ken Carpenter host this preview of the film "Love Thy Neighbor", with cast members Fred Allen, Jack Benny, Rochester, Mary Martin, Theresa Harris, and The Merry Macs.

Running time - 14:02 min

Rocky Fortune 54-03-23 Rocket Racket

Desperate for work, Rocky takes a job that at first looks like he'll be a test pilot for a secret experimental rocket, but discovers it will be a one-way trip.

Starring Frank Sinatra

Running time 24:00 min

Sunday, November 10, 2013

CBS Radio Mystery Theater 76-10-30 Witches' Sabbath

A terrified man pleads to a bartender to listen to his tale about his bizarre experience with two beautiful girls that turn out to be witches, and take him to a "party".

 CBSRMT Host E.G. Marshall

Running time - 41:31 min

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Adventures Of Sam Spade 48-09-12 The Lazarus Caper

A man named Lazarus hires Spade to bring him back from the dead.  Lazarus and his wife schemed to defraud an insurance company by insuring his life, then he would hide for seven years to be declared dead so his wife could collect, but the plan backfired.

Howard Duff as Sam Spade

Running time - 28:51 min

Charlie McCarthy 52-11-09 Marilyn Monroe

Charlie and Marilyn Monroe are going to get married, so Edgar wants Mortimer to take Charlies place.

Running time - 28:50 min

Friday, November 8, 2013

Mysterious Traveler 48-05-18 Death Writes a Letter

A story of two brothers, one a believer in spiritualism, the other a skeptic.  The spirit believing brother dies and then using the subconscious of his sleeping brother, writes a letter warning of future deaths.

Running time - 28:28 min

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Harold Peary Show 51-01-10 Harold Loses His Sponsor and Tries a New Show

The boss is leaving town for the day, and he puts Harold in charge of the radio station for the day.  Against the bosses orders, Harold visits his sponsor, and ends up losing him, so he tries to create a new show to win back the sponsor before the boss returns.

Running time - 29:35 min

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Molle Mystery Theater 1944-04-11 Criminal At Large

Peter Lorre hosts this tale of a Scotland Yard hunt for a strangler amidst a wealthy household in early 20th century London.

Host Peter Lorre

Running time - 30:21 min

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Abbott & Costello 43-11-18 Nylon Stockings with Lucille Ball

Connie Haines will agree to go out with Costello if he can get her a pair of nylons. Attempting to find nylon stockings, Bud and Lou run into Lucille Ball who has a pair, and tries to get hers.

Running time - 22:27 min

Bulldog Drummond 46-10-14 The Case Of The Fatal Right

A prize fighters' manager goes to Drummond for help, fearing an upcoming fight is fixed.  Drummond and Denny attend the fight and witness the death of one of the fighters, from poison.

Ned Wever as Bulldog Drummond

Running time - 28:15 min

Monday, November 4, 2013

Weird Circle 45-05-14 The Haunted Hotel

A man travels to a Venice hotel to investigate the death of his brother, who was murdered in the hotel when it was still an old castle. His dreams are giving him clues to the mystery.

Running time - 25:22 min

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Bob Hope 51-10-02 Long Beach Air Naval Station

With Jane Russel appearing on the show, Bob tries to get everyone to leave so he can be alone with her, but Bing Crosby shows up and foils Bobs' plan.  Jane and Bing join Bob in a skit called "The Road To New Orleans."

Running time - 29:42 min

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Jack Benny Program 41-11-02 Halloween Celebration

Don Wilson takes us back in time to hear how Jack and the gang celebrated Halloween. Everyone is in costume, and Jack plans for them to "ring doorbells and run like the dickens."  Guest Basil Rathbone.

Running time - 30:00 min

The Shadow 39-11-05 Mansion of Madness

Lamont and Margo find themselves at an old castle after having car trouble.  There they meet a woman who is later threatened with being committed as mentally ill for claiming to see and hear strange things.  The Shadow attempts to solve the mystery of her delusions before she is sent away.

Running time - 24:28 min

Friday, November 1, 2013

Jack Benny Program 48-10-31 Jack Goes Trick or Treating

Jack and the kids from the Beavers Club have fun Trick or Treating, and visit the homes of Mary, Dennis, Phil, and Don.

Running time - 29:30 min