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Saturday, May 31, 2014

Eddie Cantor Show 48-05-06 Going After the Smith Vote

Eddie will run for President and plans to get the votes of everyone named Smith, by dedicating the show to the Smiths and presenting a Cavalcade Of Smiths.  Guests Abbott and Costello portray the Smith Brothers trying to develop the cough drop.

Running time - 29:30 min


Phil Harris - Alice Faye Show 48-10-03 First Show for Rexall

Phil, Alice, and Remley go to visit the Rexall company to sign a new radio contract, but while waiting to see the president, the boys get into trouble with a store customer.

Running time - 29:33 min

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Boston Blackie 47-01-14 Blackie and the Fur Thefts

Blackie unwittingly aides a pair of fur thieves who intend to frame him for the thefts.

Starring Richard Kollmar as Boston Blackie

Running time - 23:45 min

Danny Kaye Show 45-03-24 Mystery of the Murdered Meatball

Danny is about to present a murder mystery play in his new theater, but first has a meeting with a sultry building inspector.

Running time - 29:58 min

Monday, May 26, 2014

Anthology 54-05-30 Memorial Day 1954

This Special Memorial Day Edition presents  Bing Crosby, Frank Lovejoy, Agnes Moorehead, and Walter Huston, with their readings of poems and stories from American history.

Agnes Moorehead

Running time - 29:39 min

Eyes Aloft 42-12-07 Special Pearl Harbor Memorial

Eyes Aloft presents a special December 7th Memorial Program on the one year anniversary of America at war. How the Aircraft Warning Service of Civilian Volunteers were established, and their coordination with the army.

The Aircraft Warning Service was a civilian service of the United States Army Ground Observer Corps instated during World War II to keep watch for enemy planes entering American airspace. It became inactive on May 29, 1944. [Wikipedia]

Running time - 29:20 min

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Fibber McGee and Molly 37-05-24 I Know Just The Spot For A Picnic

Molly insists on Fibber taking her on a picnic.  Fibber hates picnics but claims to know the perfect spot, but as soon as they arrive and get settled, they're forced to pack up and find another spot, and then another, then another, and another.

Running time - 29:50 min

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Hall of Fantasy 47-04-03 The Judge's House

The story, an adaptation of a Bram Stoker tale, is of a man who rents an old rundown house for some quiet study, and becomes plagued by the sounds of rats, and encounters a giant rat with strange deadly eyes.

Running time - 26:53 min

Command Performance 42-05-13 National Association of Broadcasters Show

Tommy Riggs performs with "Betty Lou". Mitzi Green does her imitations of Katherine Hepburn, Greta Garbo, and Fanny Brice. Al Jolson jokes around with Marlene Dietrich, then sings "Swanee" and "Mammy."

Running time - 29:37 min

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Great Gildersleeve 42-05-10 Mystery Voice

Jealous of Judge Hooker's radio program, Gildy bets him his show won't last a month.  To get the Judges program cancelled, Gildy masquerades as a mystery singer on a rival station.

Running time - 29:50 min

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Fred Allen Show 46-05-26 King for a Day

Fred's question for Allen's Alley is "Do you have any trouble sleeping, and if you do, what are you doing about it?" Fred's show is interrupted by the Radio City 60 Cent Tour and finds there's a stow-away among the tour group that didn't pay his 60 cents.  The stow-away is Jack Benny, who learns about Fred's new quiz show "King for a Day", and sneaks on as a contestant.

Running time - 29:33 min

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Charlie McCarthy 43-04-11 Martha Raye and Bill Thompson

Edgar tries to teach Charlie about Spring Time. Bill Thompson talks about his travels in a country called Flagaria. Martha Raye returns from entertaining the troops in Africa, and sings "Pigfoot Pete". Martha joins Charlie and Edgar in performing a desert skit.

Running time - 23:50 min

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Fred Allen Show 46-05-19 Fred Makes Phil Harris an Offer

Fred visits Allen's Alley with the question, "Are you going to do your part to make this "Safer Driving Campaign" a success?".  Phil Harris is desperate to get on the Information Please program, and wants Fred to help him out. Fred tries to get Phil to join his show.  Phil, Fred, and Senator Claghorn sing "That's What I Like About The South".

Running time - 29:19 min

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Escape 51-07-18 Macao

A ruthless and powerful woman plans to gain control of the entire Chinese region of Macao, but her ambitions get the better of her.

Running time - 29:30 min

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Fred Allen Show 46-05-12 Cairo - Sydney Greenstreet

Fred heads down Allen's Alley to ask "How do you feel about the re-opening of Coney Island". Fred tells what happened when he went to the Trapeze Towers Hotel where he met Sydney Greenstreet who was trying to shoot himself. Sydney, as The Fat Man, and Fred perform a murder mystery set in Cairo.

Running time - 31:44 min

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Duffy's Tavern 45-09-28 Guest Deems Taylor

Archie has written a new opera hoping Hollywood will recognize his talents.  Archie has invited composer and  music critic Deems Taylor to see his opera called "Salami, Where She Hung".

Running time - 28:50 min


Monday, May 12, 2014

Great Gildersleeve 44-06-04 Eve's Mother Visits

Gildy is excited to learn his fiance's mother in coming to visit, and he has to pick her up a the train station.

Running time - 29:42 min

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Jack Benny Program 50-05-14 Mother's Day Gags

The gang tries to thank Jack for being a mother to them. Jack and the gang get ready to go on tour. Dennis Day sings "Little Mother of Mine."  Jack introduces actress Vivian Blaine, who will be going on tour with them. Frank Fontaine as "Mr Silvoney" interrupts the show to ask Jack for money to take a trip. Vivian joins the Sportsmen to sing "I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine."

Running time - 30:00 min

Phil Harris - Alice Faye Show 49-05-08 Mother's Day Present

Phil and Remley get arrested for receiving stolen goods after buying Alice a bracelet for Mother's Day. Phil gets arrested again while trying to get his money back for the bracelet.

Running time - 29:30 min

Red Skelton Show 50-05-14 Mother's Day

Red tells some Mother's Day jokes and looks for a gift. Red runs into Clem Kaddidlehopper, then takes Polly the Panhandler to dinner, and finds Cauliflower McPugg and Junior, The Mean Widdle Kid there too.

Running time - 29:55 min

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Burns and Allen 48-05-20 Gracie's Mother Visits

Gracie's mother hates George and doesn't think he can take care of her daughter, so George agrees to a plan to get her to go home.

Running time - 25:12 min

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Fibber McGee And Molly 42-04-14 Spring Festival Parade

Fibber is going to be the Grand Marshal of the Spring Festival Parade, riding his horse.

Running time - 28:50 min

Duffy's Tavern 46-05-03 Archie talks About World Hunger

Archie explains to Finnegan about the problems of famine around the world after the second World War. The show presents serious dramas about hunger in India, Italy, and Greece.

Running time - 28:46 min

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Quiet Please 48-02-23 Wear the Dead Man's Coat

A man runs into an old bum that needs a coat bad, and watches as the bum kills a man for his coat, puts it on, and becomes invisible.

Running time - 29:12 min

Richard Diamond, Private Detective 49-06-26 The Tom Waxman Bombing Case

Diamond becomes personally involved when a shop foreman friend of his is killed by a mail bomb after announcing his intention to show proof to his union members of racketeers trying to move in on his union.

Dick Powell as Richard Diamond, Private Detective

Running time - 29:36 min

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Mr and Mrs North 52-03-25 Death In The Dark

The Norths are on the trail of a safecracker who murdered a night watchman.

Alice Frost and Joseph Curtin as Mr. and Mrs. North

Running time - 24:09 min

Monday, May 5, 2014

Bulldog Drummond 47-01-17 Claim Check Murders

Drummond comes into possession of a claim check and a thousand dollar bill, that leads to several murders and a hundred thousand dollars worth of Radium.

Ned Wever as Bulldog Drummond

Running time - 29:25 min

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Command Performance 42-04-19 Shirley Temple - Baby Snooks - Abbott and Costello

Host Shirley Temple introduces Martha Tilton who sings "Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree."  Baby Snooks and Daddy on the golf course. Dorothy Lamour sings "Moonlight and Shadows."  Abbott and Costello perform their "Who's on First" sketch.

Running time - 29:43 min

The Bob Hope Show 41-01-28 Guest Basil Rathbone

Bob trades barbs with Basil Rathbone.  The pair do a skit about a mad doctor. Bob and Basil perform a detective mystery.

Running time - 28:42 min

Saturday, May 3, 2014

2000 Plus 50-11-15 Worlds Apart

A rocket ship attempting to make the first trip to Uranus, encounters a mysterious object that forces them off course.  Adrift and lost in space, the ship is rescued and directed to where the crew thinks is back home, but find themselves detained and under arrest.

Running time - 28:10 min

Friday, May 2, 2014

Inner Sanctum 44-04-22 Melody Of Death

A woman fails to heed a gypsy's warning and becomes haunted by a melody and a voice in her head, compelling her to commit murder. Starring Mary Astor.

Mary Astor

Running time - 25:51 min

The Shadow 38-01-30 The Poison Death

The city is being terrorized by a series of mysterious poisonings perpetrated by someone claiming to be the Shadow.

Running time - 29:31 min

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Edward R Murrow 45-04-15 A Report from London

Murrow reports on the horrific conditions he found during his visit to Buchenwald Concentration camp.

 Survivors gaze at photographer Margaret Bourke-White and rescuers from the 
United States Third Army during the liberation of Buchenwald, April 1945.

Running time - 10:40 min

The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes 45-10-29 Murder by Moonlight

While traveling incognito aboard steamer in the Indian Ocean, Holmes and Watson are invited by Her Highness The Ranee of Cavarati, who knows their true identity, because her life is in grave danger.

Running time - 28:33 min