Old Nancy the witch, presents two tales of the macabre. The first involves a man who ignores the warnings about a three hundred year old horror, and the second about a crooked lawyer seeking vengeance.
The World in Review reports on the second wettest May in the history of the New York weather bureau. Fred interviews Doctor Rockwell who wants to solve the world's problems. The question for the Round Table is "Does mother know best or does father know better?" The Mighty Allen Art Players perform, "Senator Allen's Dilemma," or "Gone With The Windbag."
The Workshop presents a story about a household that rescues an accident victim and allows her to stay with them for a time, but soon suspicion grows in the father's mind that their young visitor is not what she seems when deadly events begin to occur.
Nelson Eddy sings "Soldiers Of Fortune," then tries to teach Edgar Bergen to sing. Dorothy Lamour sings "You Took The Words Right out Of My Heart." Boris Karloff performs "The Tell-Tale Heart." Nelson sings, "Shortnin' Bread." Nelson and the Stroud Twins discuss slang language. Bob Armbruster and orchestra play "Three Blind Mice." Charlie McCarthy is afraid to meet Boris Karloff who tries to put him at ease.
A writer decides to drop out of society and secretly move into a department store so he can be alone, write, and have everything he needs. During his first night, after escaping detection by the night watchman, he discovers a whole community of people already living in the store.
A radio host and a psychic investigator spend time in a haunted house but later, the radio host is missing and the investigator is found unconscious. A recording is found and played back to hear the events that took place.
A group of scientists break through an Egyptian tomb and discover a fortune in jewels, but conspire to keep the treasure for themselves. The scientists have a falling out, and 20 years later, one is taking revenge on the others until the Shadow foils his plot.
Peter Lorre stars as a murderer on the run who encounters the proprietor of a wax museum filled with 46 figures of murderers, and becomes the 47th, after learning the other statues are still alive but paralyzed.
The House of Mystery is celebrating Halloween with a party for the kids. The "Mystery Man" tells the children the story of the origin of Halloween, and then tells them the story of a ghost named Wilbur who was failing Ghost School because he couldn't stay awake.
On a bus ride to the NBC studio, Jack runs into Fred Allen and they joke about their feud. Fred learns Jack is still trying to find a singer, so he gets Jack to conduct a poll on what the public wants, in Allen's Alley.
It's Halloween and Bergen tries to tell Charlie the story of The Headless Horseman. A salesman tries to sell Victor Moore a new suit. Charlie and Dorothy Lamour perform in a play written by Charlie about Robert Fulton and his steamboat.
Peter Lorre presents a tale of a man from the British consulate who enlists the aide of a Chicago psychiatrist in his belief that Jack the Ripper is still alive, and still murdering, in Chicago of 1945.
Bergen is determined to sing on next week's show after taking singing lessons. Professor Kirkwood complains about his wife, then recites his poem "Ode To A Perfect Wife." Mortimer tells of his trouble with an animal. Charlie McCarthy presents his science fiction story starring "Trace Grace, Space Ace." Bergen interviews a seashell collector for the "Meet The People" segment. Edgar Bergen's End Table Discussion for the day involves the subject "Whither The Drama," about the theater.