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Monday, November 30, 2015

Mr. Moto 51-07-08 Sabotage

Mr. Moto raises the security measures at a government research facility when he comes to believe a stolen bomb will be used to sabotage a secret test.

Running time - 29:21 min

Burns and Allen 40-12-23 Christmas Show

Gracie loses the script while Christmas shopping by accidentally sending it to the post office along with the presents, so George, Gracie, and the rest of the cast all go to recover it.

Running time - 29:11 min

The Shadow 38-06-26 The Old People

The Shadow investigates the disappearance of several planes over South America, and finds the missing planes have been diverted off course by a mad scientist for his own fiendish experiments.

Running time - 29:31 min

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Fibber McGee And Molly 41-02-11 Fibber the Watch Salesman

Molly gets Fibber a job as a watch salesman, but they both soon get arrested, suspected of jewel robbery.

Running time - 29:59 min

The Fat Man 51-05-23 Order For Murder

Brad Runyon is on his way to join a friend, but has car trouble and hitches a ride with a former soldier who tells of a grudge he has against his former major, and Runyon suspects he means to kill him, so he follows and prevents the murder, but the major is killed anyway.

Running time - 24:15 min

Jack Benny Program 47-01-12 Gracie Wants to Listen to Jack on the Radio

Gracie Allen tells George she would never miss Jack's program for anything in the world, but keeps turning it on and off. Gracie visits Jack's program to impersonate Lauren Bacall who couldn't make it to the show the previous week.

Running time - 29:07 min

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Lights Out 43-02-09 He Dug It Up

A man digging in his garden to plant a tree, uncovers a huge stone coffin, and in it appears to be a stone figure of a woman, with a lion's head, but it's warm.

Running time - 29:06 min

Fred Allen Show 40-04-17 From Nipper To Nobody

News of The Week reports on New York City's loan shark racket. Fred jokes with Portland about Jack Benny's new film, Buck Benny Rides Again. Fred interviews a man who makes clothes for dogs. The question for The Round Table is "In What Form Do You Most Enjoy A Good Story?" Peter Van Steeden insists Fred celebrate Peter's 5th anniversary on the program, so Fred has The Mighty Allen Art Players perform a play called "From Nipper To Nobody," or "Van Steeden Didn't Curse The Day He Was Born, But Everyone Else Did."


Running time - 47:08 min

Friday, November 27, 2015

Life With Luigi 51-11-20 The Thanksgiving Dinner

Luigi has no family to celebrate the holiday, so he plans to serve Thanksgiving dinner to America, in spite of many disappointments.

J. Carrol Naish stars as Luigi

Running time - 29:38 min

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Elgin Holiday Specials 48-11-25 7th Annual Elgin Thanksgiving Show

Don Ameche introduces Mario Lanza who sings, "Cosi, Cosa," to kick off this 2 hour 7th annual Thanksgiving program sponsored by the Elgin Watch Company. Don gives Garry Moore jokes to read, but Garry says that quiz shows are more popular these days. Garry and Jimmy Durante joke about Thanksgiving. Jimmy sings "Inka Dinka Do." Jack Benny gets a lift from Don to shop for a turkey. Vera Vague and Frances Langford trade insults. Vera Vague flirts with Dean Martin and insults Jerry Lewis. Don Ameche and Frances Langford perform a Bickersons skit. Red Skelton as The Mean Widdle Kid, is accused of stealing Thanksgiving food, but has a very good reason.

Running time - 2:01:40

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Bing Crosby - Rosemary Clooney Show 61-11-23 Thanksgiving

Rosemary sings, "It's A Most Unusual Day." Bing talks about someone trying to produce a cross between a chicken and a turkey. Rosemary sings, "Bye Bye Black Bird."  Bing and Rosemary sing, "Isn't It A Lovely Day."

Running time - 20:02 min

Our Miss Brooks 50-11-19 Thanksgiving Turkey

Miss Brooks tries to get herself and Mr. Boynton invited to Mr. Conklin's home for Thanksgiving dinner, but she must get a large enough turkey. To save money, she buys a live turkey.

Running time - 29:31 min

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Sherlock Holmes 48-09-19 The Black Guardsman of Braddock Castle

After a headless body is found, Holmes and Watson venture to Braddock Castle to investigate rumors of an axe-wielding ghost.

Running time - 26:43 min

Maxwell House Coffee Time 40-11-21 Thanksgiving

Jack Benny complains to host Dick Powell that everyone is surprised to see him on the show. Mary Martin tells Jack he's not the big movie star he once was, after he insists that the Paramount premiere of his new film with Fred Allen be made in his own hometown, instead of Allen's. Mary sings a song co-written by Meredith Wilson and Charlie Chaplin. Daddy tries to explain holidays and the story of Thanksgiving to Baby Snooks.

Maxwell House Coffee Time Host, Dick Powell

Running time - 27:57 min

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Kraft Music Hall with Al Jolson 47-11-27 Dorothy Lamour

Al Jolson sings "California, Here I Come." Oscar Levant tells Al his wife wants to get into politics, then performs a melody from Chopin. Oscar complains about being hungry while other people have already eaten their Thanksgiving dinner. Dorothy Lamour visits, and Al wants to do a Road Picture with her, then tries to make love to her.

Running time - 28:25 min

Elgin Holiday Specials 47-11-26 6th Annual Elgin Thanksgiving Show

Don Ameche hosts this 2 hour Thanksgiving special sponsored by the Elgin Watch Company. Among some of the performing stars are Garry Moore, Jimmy Durante, Candy Candido, Larry Storch, Vera Vague, Jack Benny, Red Skelton as both Junior The Mean Widdle Kid, and Clem Kaddiddlehopper, Artie Auerbach as Mr. Kitzel, and others.

Running time - 2:00:35

Saturday, November 21, 2015

The Shadow 38-01-09 The League of Terror

A gang of counterfeiters intimidates a witness to stay out of prison, but the Shadow takes up the case to bust their racket.

Running time - 28:03 min

Aldrich Family 52-11-23 The Thanksgiving Turkey

It's the day before Thanksgiving, and a feud develops between Henry's and Homer's families when the store only has one turkey left, and both families claim it.

Running time - 28:55 min

Friday, November 20, 2015

Abbott & Costello 44-11-23 Formal Thanksgiving Dinner

Bud is having a formal Thanksgiving dinner for the upper class, and agrees to let Lou help serve the meal. During the dinner, a robbery occurs and the police are called.

Running time - 27:00 min

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Jack Benny Program 49-09-25 Bergen and McCarthy, Amos and Andy, Red Skelton

Jack arrives at the CBS studio to do his show, only to find Bergen and McCarthy have been given his dressing room. Then he finds Amos and Andy have been given another dressing room supposedly assigned to him. Jack meets Red Skelton rehearsing his act, then learns Red has been given Jack's studio.

Running time - 29:27 min

Sealtest Variety Theatre 48-11-25 John Lund - Donald O'Connor

Donald O'Connor tells Dorothy Lamour about his trip to Africa, and prepares to take her on a safari. Dorothy and John Lund do a western skit.

Running time - 28:43 min

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Fred Allen Show 39-10-04 The Search for Dr Livingston

The sponsor sends Fred a new Program Creator to create a whole new program. Fred has a new quiz show segment with audience members. Fred tries to interview character actor Ned Sparks, but they start off insulting each other. The Mighty Allen Art Players perform the true story of Stanley and Livingston, with a joke about Jack Benny at the end.

Running time - 59:41 min

Great Gildersleeve 47-11-26 Thanksgiving - Tom Sawyer Raft

Gildersleeve doesn't like the way Leroy and his friend are playing, so he buys the boys a copy of Tom Sawyer for inspiration to play safe, only Gildy doesn't really remember the book too well.

Running time - 29:49 min

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Lux Radio Theater 46-10-14 To Have and Have Not

Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall star in this Lux adaptation of the film; To Have And Have Not, about a charter boat captain who finds himself in a developing romance, while becoming involved with the Free French Resistance.

Running time - 59:42 min

Abbott & Costello Show 48-11-25 Plymouth Rock

Lou tells Bud about his Thanksgiving without a turkey. Lou has written a play about the Pilgrims landing at Plymouth Rock.

Running time - 30:29 min

Monday, November 16, 2015

Dark Fantasy 42-04-03 The Thing From The Darkness

A pilot forced down in a sand storm and blinded, finds himself among a tribe of superstitious natives who have condemned him to become a sacrifice.

Running time - 24:30 min

Sunday, November 15, 2015

The Man Called X 48-01-11 Spirit of the Snows

Ken Thurston travels to Bhutan to investigate the possibility of someone developing chemical weapons, and finds himself in danger of being sacrificed to the Spirit of the Snows.

Running time - 22:10 min

Fibber McGee And Molly 45-01-30 Merchant Marines

The McGees invite a merchant marine to spend the night with them, but Fibber gets flustered when everyone seems to know more about ships than he does.

Running time - 29:13 min

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Sherlock Holmes 47-04-07 The Adventure of the Tolling Bell

While vacationing in a seemingly quiet country village, Holmes and Watson soon hear of a series of deaths taking place there, and Holmes tracks down the cause by first locating a woman's missing son.

Running time -25:23 min

Chase and Sanborn 65-11-14 Chase and Sanborn 101st Anniversary Program

Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy host this special Chase and Sanborn 101st Anniversary program as a tribute to Fred Allen with many clips from Fred's shows.


Running time - 26:22 min

Friday, November 13, 2015

Boston Blackie 46-10-22 Farady is Shot

Inspector Faraday ignores a mob threat on his life, and gets shot and then kidnapped, and Blackie vows to catch the criminals all by himself.

Starring Richard Kollmar as Boston Blackie

Running time - 26:51 min

Bob Hope 45-11-27 From USC, Red Skelton, Peggy Ryan

Bob plays a college freshman and then a senior, with Peggy Ryan. Bob plays football for USC, and Francis Langford brings her nephew Junior, The Mean Widdle Kid, to the game.

Running time - 29:05 min

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Hercule Poirot 45-11-30 The Bride Wore Fright

Poirot arrives at his apartment to find a runaway bride hiding inside from a man she refuses to marry. Poirot discovers the man who is determined to marry the woman is in fact a murderer, and sets a trap for him.

Harold Huber starring as Hercule Poirot

Running time - 28:11 min

Burns and Allen 36-11-25 Landing of the Indians at Plymouth

George and Gracie welcome Tony Martin as the new singer on the show. Grace has written a Thanksgiving play about the Indians landing at Plymouth Rock.

Running time - 31:20 min

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Charlie McCarthy Show 42-10-11 From Annapolis Naval Academy

Charlie teases Ray Noble about his female admirer. Ray visits a health spa run by Charlie and Don. Charlie tells the story of Little Red Riding Hood, from the perspective of the poor innocent wolf.

Running time - 27:40 min

Fibber McGee And Molly 46-11-05 60th Anniversary of Johnson's Wax

Fibber and Molly visit Racine, Wisconsin, the home of their sponsor Johnson's Wax for the company's 60th Anniversary.

Running time - 28:58 min

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Hall of Fantasy 53-06-22 The Marquise of Death

A pair of brothers are vacationing in southern France, and when one of them falls victim to a female vampire, the other hunts her down.

Running time - 23:37 min

Phil Harris - Alice Faye Show 49-03-20 Alice's Birthday

Alice wants to buy her mother a small country cottage, but Phil thinks she Alice wants one for herself, so he goes to see a real estate agent.

Running time - 27:51 min

Monday, November 9, 2015

The Saint 50-10-29 It's Snow Use

Simon is hired by a woman who claims a former husband wants to kill her, and that former husband's wife wants to kill him, so she wants Simon to pretend to be her current husband to protect her.

Vincent Price stars as The Saint

Running time - 25:52 min

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Lux Radio Theater 41-10-13 Buck Privates

Bud and Lou reprise their roles from their 1941 film Buck Privates, as two street peddlers who find themselves on the run from the cops and accidentally enlist in the army.

Running time - 50:50 min

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Sherlock Holmes 55-04-17 The Final Problem

Doctor Watson recounts the final days of his good friend Sherlock Holmes in the confrontation between Holmes and Professor Moriarty at the Reichenbach Falls in Switzerland. Orson Welles as Professor Moriarty.

Running time - 28:07 min

Bob Hope Show 48-11-09 Guest - Jack Benny

Bob makes fun of how wrong the polls were in predicting that Dewey would beat Truman to become president. A behind the scenes look at how Paramount reacted to Hope's accident. Jack Benny visits Bob to try and sell him an insurance policy. Bob and Jack pretend to be disk jockeys.

Running time - 29:45 min

Friday, November 6, 2015

The Man Called X 47-06-26 Rembrandt in Rio

After discovering that four Rembrandt paintings have been replaced by forgeries, Ken Thurston travels to Brazil to catch the forger and retrieve the originals.

Running time - 28:49 min

The Halls of Ivy 50-11-22 Jack Benny Visits Ivy

Victoria signed up Jack Benny to perform at the annual charity benefit show at Ivy College. Jack manages to acquire all the concessions for the show, much to the chagrin of Mr. Wellman.

Ronald and Benita Colman starring as William and Victoria Hall

Running time - 23:41 min

Thursday, November 5, 2015

The Shadow 38-08-07 The Mine Hunters

Lamont and Margo head for Panama to track down a spy ring that's laying mines to disrupt shipping through the canal.

Running time - 29:22 min

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Jack Benny Program 41-10-19 Returning to Hollywood

While checking out of his hotel, Jack spots unexplained phone calls on his bill. The gang boards the train on their way back home from New York where Dennis complains about sharing a berth with Jack.

Running time - 29:30 min

Lux Radio Theater 44-01-24 Casablanca

Host Cecil B. DeMille introduces Alan Ladd and Hedy Lamar as the stars of the Lux production of Casablanca, about the leader of the Nazi resistance and his wife who seek to escape the Nazis with an exit visa held by the owner of a cafe.

Running time - 56:04 min

Burns and Allen 43-10-19 Guest Pat O'Brien

George gets frustrated after Gracie invites her old school chum Pat O'Brien over for a visit.

Running time - 29:21 min

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Dangerous Assignment 50-12-02 The Empty Matchbook

Steve is sent to a South American country to determine the validity of a letter that claims to reveal a conspiracy between the U.S. and one country, against another, that could lead to war.

Brian Donlevy starring as Steve Mitchell

Running time - 29:04 min

Phil Harris - Alice Faye Show 49-11-13 The Engineer

Phil's doctor suggests he get a hobby to occupy his time, so Phil decides to become an engineer and tries to rewire the entire house.

Running time - 29:22 min