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Monday, March 31, 2014

The Man Called X 47-08-21 The Lost Ones

When an outbreak of Small Pox in the U.S. is traced to immigrants being smuggled in from Mexico, Ken Thurston must travel there to investigate.

Running time - 27:00 min

Fred Allen Show 40-02-28 Life at the South Pole

The World in Review reports on the crowded rooming house situation. Fred interviews a man who works at the Statue of Liberty.  The Question Of The Week for the Round Table is "Do you think mother-in-law jokes should be stopped?"  The Might Allen Art Players present a drama called "Admiral Allen Was Leading A Dog's Life, So They Left Him At The Pole." 

Running time - 1:00:16 min

Sunday, March 30, 2014

The Big Show 50-11-26 Fred Allen, Ed Wynn, Jack Carson

Fred and Tallulah perform a Breakfast Radio Show sketch.  Fred tries to teach Tallulah how to become a success in radio.  Tallulah does a monologue about a woman calling a man for date. The whole cast gets to go to Duffy's Tavern, when Tallulah's blind date turns out to be Archie the manager. Ed Wynn explains the opera "Carmen".

Running time - 1:28:19 min

CBS Radio Mystery Theater 74-02-22 The Horla

The story of a writer believed to be going insane, and claims that he is being possessed by an evil force he calls the Horla, that attacks him when he sleeps.

Running time - 50:38 min

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Inner Sanctum 45-08-28 Dead Man's Deal

A gambler plays cards with a hated opponent who challenges him to a hand where the loser must commit suicide.

Running time - 29:30 min

Suspense 52-06-02 A Good And Faithful Servant

Jack Benny stars in this drama about a department store employee who, on the verge of retirement, embezzles $50,000 dollars from the company and makes it look like robbery.

Running time - 29:46 min

Friday, March 28, 2014

Escape 50-06-30 Blood Bath

Vincent Price stars in this tale of a group of fortune seekers in the dangerous jungles of South America searching for valuable Uranium. No sooner than they find their prize, greed takes over and they try to cheat each other.

Running time - 29:30 min

X Minus One 57-01-30 Caretaker

A rescue ship arrives on a distant plant to save the survivor of a previous expedition.  The survivor relates the tale of his 22 years on the planet with apparently two local species, one being human and the other slimy creatures who seem to him a danger to the human inhabitants, and wants the rescue crew to help destroy the creatures.

Running time - 22:08 min

Thursday, March 27, 2014

2000 Plus 50-07-05 A Veteran Comes Home

A soldier returns to Earth after fighting in the Martian Wars, and struggles to readjust to home life with his family.

Running time - 28:10 min

Hall of Fantasy 53-02-09 The Dance of the Devil Dolls

A pair of friends come under the wrath of an old woman who uses little dolls to kill.

Running time - 23:36 min

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Dimension X 50-06-24 Destination Moon

The first trip to the moon encounters a deadly problem after making a bad landing. Program briefly interrupted by news report announcing North Korea's invasion of South Korea.

Running time - 28:24 min

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Fred Allen Texaco Star Theater 41-02-19 Lindy Lindemann, Restauranteur

The Texaco News discusses higher meat prices. Fred interviews Broadway restauranteur Lindy Lindemann. Kenny Baker claims he was captured by Indians. The Texaco Workshop Players present "Milk",  where does it come from?

Running time - 59:10 min

Jack Benny Program 38-01-23 Scoop Benny, Ace Reporter

Jack talks about a new movie he'll be in that captures the "True Benny", but Mary has her own idea for a movie for Jack.  Jack and the cast perform a play called "Behind The Front Page" or "Scoop Benny Scoop."

Running time - 29:30 min

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Duffy's Tavern 45-04-06 Finnegan The Millionaire

Archie learns Finnegan will receive an inheritance and plans to help him spend it. 

Running time - 24:25 min

Bob and Ray 49-07-18 Fiction Is Truther Than Strange

The script gets mixed up for this episode of "Linda Lovely".  A couple of stories to show that Truther is Stranger than Fiction.

Running time - 29:46 min

Thursday, March 20, 2014

CBS Radio Mystery Theater 77-11-08 The Haunted Mill

A man returns from the sea to find his fiancee planning to marry another man.  After he talks with her, she agrees to call off the marriage and marry him, but later he is attacked by an old haunted mill and then disappears.

Running time - 42:25 min

The New Adventures of Nero Wolfe 50-12-29 The Bashful Body

After Archie takes Nero on a very rare trip outside, to his favorite flower shop, Archie discovers the body of a ruthless businessman hidden there among the lilies.  The body disappears before he can show it to Nero, and when visiting the dead mans home, Archie finds it again, and loses it again.

Starring Sydney Greenstreet as Nero Wolfe

Running time - 29:16 min

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Quiet Please 48-11-28 My Son John

A lonesome man desperate to be reunited with his dead son, discovers a way to bring him back, but soon regrets it.

Running time - 28:00 min

Boston Blackie 45-05-16 Uncle Bill Blaines Legacy

Blackie is forced to be a bodyguard for a wealthy man whose life is being threatened, but gets murdered anyway, in a locked room with two policeman beside him.

Starring Richard Kollmar as Boston Blackie

Running time - 26:35 min

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Fibber McGee And Molly 40-04-09 Coming Home After Doing Lux Theater

The McGees arrive home by bus from Hollywood following their appearance on the Lux Radio Theater, when Fibber sees a welcoming committee at the train station, and thinks it's for them.

Running time - 29:18 min

Lux Radio Theater 40-04-08 Mama Loves Papa

Fibber McGee And Molly star in this production, involving a couple where the wife tries to inspire her husband to get ahead in the world. After the wife insists on making her husband dress up for work, a series of circumstances result in his losing his job and then being appointed the Commissioner of Parks by a shady businessman.

Running time - 62:29 min

Monday, March 17, 2014

Fred Allen - Texaco Star Theater 44-03-12 How are you doing with your income tax

With tax time looming, the question for Allen's Alley is "How are you doing with your income tax?"  Fred has a radio script for guest George Raft titled "Mob Busters".

Running time - 29:10 min

Duffy's Tavern 49-03-16 Spike McGuirk, the Bully with Sheldon Leonard

While Archie brags about how he single-handedly broke up a bar fight, a tough customer insults him, so Archie has to fight him to prove he's not a coward.

Running time - 29:21 min

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Academy Award Theater 46-11-27 Lost Horizon

Ronald Colman stars in this adaptation of the classic Lost Horizon, a story about the survivors of a plane crash in the mountains of Tibet, and are saved when they make their way to the mystical Lamasery of Shangri-La.

Running time - 26:47 min

Bold Venture 51-05-07 Espionage and Murder in San Toma

Sailor Duval is hired by a killer posing as a U.S. agent to entice a scientist, who aims to sell government secrets, into the agents' custody.  Sailor learns too late that she's been conned.

Starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall

Running time - 26:39 min

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Jack Benny Program 42-03-15 Jack Talks About Lending Fred Allen Ten Dollars

Jack gets upset when he learns the whole cast has been offered a job on another program.  Jack presents "The Life of Jack Benny", the story of how he first met a starving Fred Allen.

Running time - 29:30 min

CBS Radio Mystery Theater 77-08-17 In The Fog

A recovering shell-shocked veteran goes to Boston to meet old friends, only to get lost in a thick fog.  He meets a frantic woman in the fog and walks with her until she runs into a house.  Worried, he follows after her, only to find she's been murdered.

Running time - 44:45 min

Friday, March 14, 2014

Fred Allen - Texaco Star Theater 41-06-11 The Saga of the Great American Drugstore

Fred interviews college students for News of the Week. Fred interviews a famous press agent and learns how to make someone a star.  Kenny Baker tries to get a summer job at Coney Island. The Texaco Workshop Players present The Saga Of The Great American Drugstore.

Running time - 58:24 min

Sealtest Variety Theater 49-01-06 Guests Cornel Wilde and Ed Gardner

Cornel Wilde joins Dorothy in a skit about a magazine editor and a very persistent writer.  Dorothy visits Duffy's Tavern where Archie tries to get a singing job on Dorothy's show.

Host Dorothy Lamour

Running time - 29:26 min

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Jack Benny Program 42-02-08 Jack Is Upset Because Fred Allen Has Moved to Sundays

Don Wilson presents his play about Mr. and Mrs. Typical American  played by Jack and Mary.  Jack gets upset about Fred Allen moving his show to the same night as his own, and plans to stop him.

Running time - 29:30 min

Songs By Sinatra 45-10-17 First Song - What Makes The Sun Set

Frank Sinatra and guest Gene Kelly sing songs and routines from the film "Anchors Aweigh."

Running time - 30:17 min

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Quiet Please 48-05-10 There Are Shadows Here

A man becomes unnerved when a woman who only appears as a shadow begins asking for him.

Running time - 29:32 min

Jimmy Durante Show 47-12-10 with Boris Karloff As Happy Sam The Record Man

Jimmy goes to a record studio to pick up a Popularity Award, to find that the disc jockey is Boris Karloff. Boris invites Jimmy to his home for the weekend to show Jimmy what a gentle man he really is.

Running time - 29:51 min

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Escape 54-04-08 Scarlet Plague

A deadly plague ravages the Earth, killing the infected within minutes, leaving only one survivor.

Running time - 24:10 min

Inner Sanctum 45-10-02 The Shadow of Death

Richard Widmark stars as a man driven insane when he believes everyone he dreams about, dies.

Richard Widmark

Running time - 28:49 min

Monday, March 10, 2014

Weird Circle 45-02-11 Ancient Mariner

The sole survivor of a cursed ship, begs a stranger to listen to his tale of the death of an entire ships crew, caused by his own sin.

Running time - 25:31 min

Rudy Vallee - Royal Gelatin Hour 36-12-17 Guests Shirley Booth and Edgar Bergen

Rudy interviews Elsa Maxwell about her visit to the castle of Baron Rothschild. Douglas Montgomery and Shirley Booth perform the play Three Diamond Bid. Rudy introduces the first radio appearance of Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy. Cornelia Otis Skinner performs a Christmas play.

Running time - 59:38 min

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Sherlock Holmes 45-05-14 In Flanders Fields

Sherlock Holmes is brought out of retirement and sent to the front lines during World War 1, to assist the Allies in stopping a German spy.

Running time - 28:45 min

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Duffy's Tavern 44-04-25 Crosby and Hope (Bob Crosby & Dolores Hope)

Duffy plans to do a radio show from the tavern with Dolores Hope and Bob Crosby, hoping they will bring along husband Bob and brother Bing.

Running time - 30:52 min

Great Gildersleeve 43-10-24 Low Water Pressure

Gildy the water commissioner, gets into hot water after the town suffers low water pressure and he causes the water to stop flowing completely.

Running time - 29:50 min

Friday, March 7, 2014

Theatre Royal 53-10-04 Queen of Spades

Orson Welles stars as a man who never wanted to gamble until he hears about an old woman who knows the secret of always winning at cards. He becomes obsessed with getting the secret from her to the point of murder.

Running time - 29:40 min

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Fred Allen Show 40-05-29 Death Takes A Pretzel Baron

The World In Review presents a series of amateur poets. Fred interviews Elmer the "spirit" of the New York World's Fair.  The Round Table discusses: "Do you think that shorts and scanty costumes should be worn only at the beaches, or can people dress as they see fit in town?"  The Mighty Allen Art Players are interrupted by two listeners who have complaints about radio.  *Incomplete.

Running time - 45:07 min

Jack Benny Program 50-04-02 From Palm Springs with Al Jolson

While vacationing in Palm Springs, everyone kids Jack about his cheap hotel. Al Jolson discusses with Jack his appearance on the program, and Al complains about how Mel Blanc imitates him.

Running time - 30:00 min

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Command Performance - 42-03-13 Kate Smith, Henny Youngman, Robert Benchley

Kate Smith sings "How About You?".  Henny Youngman tells a number of quick jokes. Barry Wood sings "It's Going To Be A Great Day".  Ed Gardner does a routine as Archie of Duffy's Tavern about a pitcher with two heads. The studio audience sings "Keep The Home Fires Burning". Ted Husing gives the sports news. Robert Benchley discusses the facts of life.

Running time - 29:40 min

Danny Kaye 45-01-13 The Life Of Danny Kaye

Danny looks over his fan mail, and then the cast performs an in-depth story of Danny's life.

Running time - 28:06 min

Monday, March 3, 2014

Charlie McCarthy 42-11-08 W C Fields

Charlie has "borrowed" a tattoo set and tries to get customers.  W C Fields and Charlie try to be nice to each other, and fail. *Incomplete.

Running time - 21:13 min

Fred Allen Show 49-01-23 Traveling Salesman

Fred and Portland take a walk down Main Street asking people, including Phil Harris, how much coffee they drink. Fred visits Jack Haley about a television program. Jack and Fred do an opera about a traveling salesman and the farmer's daughter.

Running time - 31:00 min

Sunday, March 2, 2014

CBS Radio Mystery Theater 77-03-08 The Sign of Four

Sherlock Holmes assists a young woman in learning the fate of her father and the fortune he had been cheated out of.

Running time - 44:48 min

Bold Venture 51-09-10 Out of Control

Slate and Sailor watch as a woman crashes her boat into a seawall to her death in an apparent suicide. Her fiancee insists it was murder and begs Slate to find the truth.

Starring Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart

Running time - 26:47 min

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Jimmy Durante Show 48-02-11 Jimmys Birthday Party

Jimmy celebrates the birth of his nose. Jimmy goes to court for parking on the sidewalk, and Victor Moore defends him.

Running time - 29:20 min