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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Jack Benny Program 44-12-24 Trimming the Christmas Tree

Mary and Jack are trimming the Christmas Tree before the party, but Jack keeps getting shocked by the Christmas lights. A Policeman arrives to see Jack about a complaint against him from an incident at a department store. After the gang arrives for the party, Jack gives a toast to all the servicemen fighting overseas. An AFRS program.

Running time - 30:00 min

Saturday, December 24, 2016

The Six Shooter 53-12-20 Britt Ponsett's Christmas Carol

On a cold winter's night, Britt is seated by his campfire when a young boy rides up asking to warm his horse. The boy tells Britt he's running away from home and that he's learned to hate Christmas, so Britt decides to teach him the true meaning of Christmas by relating a story about an old miser who also hated Christmas but was visited by ghosts that changed his whole outlook on life and the Spirit of Christmas.

Running time - 28:58 min

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Bob Hope Show 51-12-25 Christmas Show from Long Beach, CA

Bob is broadcasting from the Veterans hospital in Long Beach, and relates what happened when he overheard guest Bing Crosby buying Bob a present. Bob and Bing perform skits about their childhood at Christmas through the years, and their rise to stardom. Frank Sinatra makes a very brief, surprise visit.

Running time - 22:14 min

Jack Benny Program 40-12-22 Christmas Shopping

Jack and the gang are in New York at the Ritz Theater, where Jack argues with Rochester who hasn't been around since they arrived in New York. Jack, Mary, and Phil go Christmas shopping and meet Kenny Baker who likes working for Fred Allen better than he did for Jack.

Running time - 29:30 min

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Jack Benny Program 44-12-17 Jack Meets Frank Sinatra in a Drug Store

Rochester tries to hint about Christmas presents to Jack. Jack meets Frank Sinatra at the drug store. Jack and Mary go Christmas shopping, when Jack gets into trouble with a man looking for a gift for his wife.

Running time - 29:20 min

Monday, December 12, 2016

Martin and Lewis Show 49-12-19 Christmas Show

Dean and Jerry are disappointed they haven't been invited to the mayor's Christmas Ball, but they still try to find a way to get invited. Dean sings "Santa Claus is Coming to Town," and "I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas."

Running time - 30:10 min

Friday, December 9, 2016

Our Miss Brooks 49-12-18 Connie's Letter To Sandy Clawss

Mrs. Davis is helping out with a contest being held by the local department store by collecting letters to Santa from children so that one of them will win a prize, but sends in one letter too many, and Mr. Conklin is asked to play Santa at the contest. Mr. Boynton breaks a date with Miss Brooks to take Miss Enright out on her birthday.

Running time - 29:32 min

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Burns and Allen Show 45-06-25 George To Entertain Troops

George and Gracie are making arraignments for their tour of camps and hospitals to entertain the troops. George gets aggravated when they go to Harry Von Zell's house to have Harry and his mother watch their home while they're away, and later Gracie fears George will be executed for spilling a military secret.

Running time - 24:19 min

The Judy Canova Show 46-10-19 Judy at the Radio Audition

Radio needs new talent, so Judy decides to audition for a radio play. At the audition, Judy tries singing and dramatic acting and then goes into a drama about her family life back on the farm to try and impress the sponsor.

Running time - 29:16 min

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Philco Radio Time with Bing Crosby 46-11-27 Judy Garland

Bing sings "Old Buttermilk Sky," and "Somebody To Love," then Skitch Henderson plays the Cole Porter song, "I've got You Under My Skin." Judy Garland sings a lullaby for her 8 month old daughter Liza. Bing and Judy do a skit about hunting for a Thanksgiving turkey. Bing sings "All By Myself."

Running time - 27:26 min

Bob Hope Show 45-12-04 Guest Jimmy Durante

Bob jokes about the Santa Clause Parade in Hollywood, then takes a call from Jerry Colonna. Bob, Jerry, and Frances Langford perform a skit about a pair of pen pals meeting for the first time. Jimmy Durante shows Bob how to be ritzy by taking him to an exclusive social event.

Running time - 29:48 min

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Abbott and Costello Show 44-04-06 Guest Cary Grant

Costello needs talent for his new radio station, and Cary Grant tries to help by bringing in a man who he claims is "the most talented man in the country," who is a juggler and a writer.

Running time - 17:54 min

Our Miss Brooks 50-11-05 Burial Grounds

Mrs. Davis is in charge of collecting for the Christmas Toy Drive. A genuine Indian artifact has been found by one of the students and received 300 dollars for it, then Miss Brooks believes she has also found an artifact worth a fortune, and may have found a lost Indian burial ground. At the end of the program, Eve Arden is presented with a Certificate of Recognition honoring her during National Education Week, by the Executive Secretary of The California Teacher's Association.

Running time - 29:32 min

Monday, November 28, 2016

Father Knows Best 53-01-29 Bud Dislikes Girls

Bud has become a woman hater and vows to remain a bachelor, until he meets a new house guest.

Robert Young and Jean Vander Pyl starring as Jim and Margaret Anderson

Running time - 29:47 min

Fibber McGee And Molly 36-08-24 Solving the Murder Mystery

McGee is at the detective bureau bragging about how successful he was at solving crimes with his own detective agency, when a new crime is reported and he takes charge of the case.

Running time - 29:45 min

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

The Fountain Of Fun 42-11-22 Turkey Rationed

The gang at the drug store talk about how they're going to get a turkey, and later Toby imagines what it would've been like if he was at the first Thanksgiving.

Running time - 29:24 min

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Amos 'n' Andy Show 43-11-19 Turkey Trouble

Amos is planning a big Thanksgiving dinner because his nephew will be on leave from the service and is coming to town for a visit, but Amos has trouble finding a turkey.

Running time - 26:13 min

Birds Eye Open House with Dinah Shore 45-11-22 Groucho Marx

Dinah Shore has invited Groucho Marx for Thanksgiving dinner and he has insisted on supplying the turkey. Groucho arrives late with a live turkey, and no one wants to kill it.

Running time - 29:51 min

Friday, November 18, 2016

Great Gildersleeve 41-11-16 Serviceman For Thanksgiving

With several servicemen in town for the Holiday, the USO is asking residents to invite a serviceman for Thanksgiving Dinner. Leroy and Marjorie talk Gildy into inviting several of them, but when he finally goes to invite them, they've already been invited by others.

Running time - 29:52 min

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Jack Benny Program 41-11-23 Thanksgiving Day Dinner

Jack invites the gang for Thanksgiving Dinner, and has Dennis in black face to help Rochester serve. Phil Harris sings "Chattanooga Choo Choo," on one of Jack's records. Rochester's having trouble cooking the duck they're having. Phil arrives with his wife Alice Faye who sings "Tropical Magic" after dinner.

Running time - 26:50 min

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Secret Missions 49-03-13 Battle for Heavy Water

A dramatization of the Office of Naval Intelligence's mission into Nazi occupied territory in an effort to smuggle professor Niels Bohr and his bottle of Heavy Water, the last of the substance in all of Europe, out of Denmark and safely back to the United States.

Running time - 30:42 min

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Chase and Sanborn Hour 37-05-09 Rodgers & Hart, Ann Harding, WC Fields

Don Ameche welcomes Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy on their first appearance on the program. Edgar needs to hire a butler, and Charlie wants the job so Edgar instructs him.  Dorothy Lamour sings "What Will I Tell My Heart." Don and Ann Harding perform a scene from, "The Guardsman." W. C. Fields meets Edgar and Charlie, then Don asks Fields about his illness. Don sings "Never In A Million Years." Don interviews Rodgers and Hart.

Running time - 58:47 min

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Our Miss Brooks 51-06-03 The First Aid Course

Miss Brooks is at first glad that her rival for Mr Boynton's affections, Miss Enright, must leave school for the semester, until she learns she will be forced to take over teaching Miss Enright's First Aid course.

Running time - 30:49 min

Fibber McGee And Molly 39-02-07 Faulty Window Shade

Fibber's window shade is broken and he tries to get an interior decorator, played by Harold Peary, to fix it.

Running time - 20:53 min

Saturday, November 5, 2016

The Shadow 38-12-11 Murder by Rescue

A professor has a plan to murder his nephew by hypnosis to get his inheritance, but the nephew meets Lamont and Margo who become suspicious of the boy's behavior, prompting an investigation by The Shadow.

Running time - 29:23 min

Mail Call 43-01-09 Groucho Marx, Betty Grable, Judy Garland

Groucho Marx insists Bill Goodwin announce him, and isn't satisfied with it. Judy Garland sings, "I Never Knew." Jose Iturbi performs a classical number, but Judy wants him to 'make with the jive,' and teaches him to swing. Groucho introduces Betty Grable his "mom", and she goes along with the gag. Betty gets love advice from Groucho.

Running time - 29:53 min

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Hall of Fantasy 53-06-29 The Temple of Huizilipochle

Two oil company explorers travel into the deep unexplored jungles of Brazil and are betrayed by their guide who is actually a High Priest of a tribe seeking human sacrifices.

Running time - 23:13 min

This Is Your FBI 45-06-08 Espionage - Cora Lee Williamson, Spy

The FBI becomes aware of a number of letters that turn out to be coded information that could be of interest to the Japanese. The Bureau has a suspect, but must find a way to prove it.

Narrated by Frank Lovejoy

Running time - 28:08 min

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Sherlock Holmes 45-10-08 The Case Of The Vanishing Elephant

Holmes and Watson are in India at the invitation of the Maharajah of Pabitipur, only to find it necessary to solve his murder.

Running time - 29:21 min

Fibber McGee And Molly 44-02-15 Handwriting Analysis

Fibber receives the results of a handwriting analysis he sent for through the mail, that claims he has "the common touch" and should be physician. Believing the analysis is accurate, Fibber immediately begins diagnosing everyone who stops by.

Running time - 24:18 min

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Charlie McCarthy Show 47-10-26 Richard Widmark

Because Halloween is coming, Charlie is running a protection racket on shopkeepers to either pay up, or get their windows soaped. Mortimer explains to Bergen why his clothes have shrunk. Richard Widmark visits Bergen with a plan to scare Charlie out of becoming a racketeer by having Bergen trick him into going to The Bronze Casket Cafe, at 1313 Skull Street, where Richard and his friends will be waiting.

Running time - 27:10 min

Suspense 43-03-30 The Dead Sleep Lightly

A wealthy, strong willed gentleman nears the breaking point after coming to believe he is being haunted by his long dead wife.

Starring Walter Hampden,  Susan Hayward, and Lee Bowman

Running time - 29:39 min

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Abbott & Costello 48-06-02 Guest Lon Chaney Jr

Costello learns his new girl Honeysuckle Epstein has a date with Lon Chaney Jr., and tries to get tough with him, but Lon is tougher.

Running time - 28:15 min

Haunting Hour 45-04-21 A Corpse There Was

A woman accidentally kills a man who claims to love her, and she flees the scene, but returns shortly after, only to find the body missing. She soon finds the body has been buried in a fresh grave with his headstone already carved.

Running time - 25:00 min

Monday, October 24, 2016

Have Gun, Will Travel 59-02-08 Killer's Widow

Paladin is hired to recover $30,000 stolen from a bank by an outlaw he was forced to kill 2 months before.

Starring John Dehner as Paladin

Running time - 24:38 min

Hall of Fantasy 53-07-06 The Man in Black

Two men are determined to search for information about a mysterious Man In Black, even after learning that everyone who seeks the man, dies.

Running time - 23:48 min

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Our Miss Brooks 49-05-29 Arguments, Arguments!

After talking with Walter about how he and his girlfriend intentionally start arguments with each other just so they can make up, Miss Brooks gets the idea to try that technique on Mr. Boynton.

Running time - 29:30 min

Monday, October 17, 2016

Charlie McCarthy Show 47-11-16 Lana Turner

Charlie tries to explain to Bergen why he was brought home by the police the day before. Mortimer Snerd tells Bergen he's been bitten by the Love Bug. Charlie has found some old love letters of Bergen's and intends to sell them, but Bergen enlists the aide of Lana Turner to help him get them back from Charlie.

Running time - 29:20 min

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Molle Mystery Theater 45-10-26 Ghost with the Gun

On Halloween night, a criminal is killed by someone apparently dressed as a ghost, and a detective works to uncover the gunman.

Running time - 25:31 min

America Calling 41-02-08 A Salute to the Greek Nation

Jack Benny and Bob Hope co-MC this program dedicated to the Greek War Relief, broadcast on CBS, NBC, independent stations, and also sent throughout Europe. Comedy, music, and dramatic entertainment is presented by many stars including Mickey Rooney, Robert Taylor, Ronald Colman, Shirley Temple, Ann Rutherford, Barbara Stanwyck, Carey Wilson, Charles Laughton, Clark Gable, Dick Powell, Don Wilson, Groucho Marx, Melvyn Douglas, Connie Boswell, Madeleine Carroll, Myrna Loy, Mary Martin, Tyrone Power, and others.

Running time - 1:21:26 min

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Weird Circle 44-1-8 Frankenstein

The Weird Circle presents it's version of the Mary Shelley classic, Frankenstein, about a scientist's efforts to create life and the consequences of his actions.

Running time - 26:18 min

Jack Benny Program 44-04-16 Bob Hope Parody

From the Army air-force's pilot school at Stockton California, Jack forces Don to lead him into a corny joke. Jack introduces Bob Hope's brother George, and the cast performs a Bob Hope show, with Benny as Hope, Dennis as Professor Colonna, Mary as Francis Langford, and Phil as Vera Vague.

Running time - 28:40 min

Monday, October 10, 2016

Duffy's Tavern 44-09-22 Insurance Policy for Finnegan - Gene Tierney

Archie becomes the beneficiary on Finnegan's insurance policy, and tries to find a way to collect. Archie tries to talk Gene Tierney into a date.

Running time - 29:43 min

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Fibber McGee And Molly 39-10-17 Raking Leaves

Neighbor Gildersleeve is upset about leaves that keep blowing onto his lawn because Fibber hasn't gotten around to raking up his own.

Running time - 28:31 min

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Witch's Tale 34-04-26 The Flying Dutchman

A ruthless ship's captain sails his ship through a treacherous storm around the Cape of Good Hope, and forsaking God, is cursed to sail the seas in a phantom ship.

Running time - 29:27 min

Fred Allen Show 47-06-08 Rochester Has His Own Radio Program

Fred and Portland go to Allen's Alley to ask the question, "Have you had any unusual experience trying to buy a new car?" Rochester visits Fred to tell him he's written a radio play and wants to be Fred's summer replacement. Rochester and Fred perform Rochester's murder mystery, "I Stand Condemned," with Detective One Long Pan.

Running time - 29:06 min

Friday, October 7, 2016

Phil Harris - Alice Faye Show 50-02-12 - Phil Wins Contest

Alice Faye sings, "Who Cares?" Phil, Alice, Willie, and Remley are at NBC studios to rehearse their show, but phil gets them lost. Phil accidentally winds up as a contestant on a singing program and wins by singing "That's What I Like About The South," but the prizes cause problems.

Running time - 30:46 min

Jack Benny Program 44-10-22 Captain O'Benny

Jack reluctantly auditions his insurance salesman as a new singer for the program. The cast attempts to solve a murder mystery in the play "Captain O'Benny", but is interrupted once by Cliff Nazarro, and then again by another singer trying to audition for the program.

Running time - 28:35 min

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Weird Circle 44-1-15 The Feast of Red Gauntlet

In the Scottish Highlands, a man who accompanied his master into the woods and witnessed the hanging of 3 men his master ordered, is met by a spirit who demands the man pay restitution to the families of the dead men.

Running time - 27:18 min

You Bet Your Life 52-04-02 Secret Word 'Chair'

Groucho's contestants include a Jokey and a bookmobile librarian, then Mr. Don Park with Mrs. Pickert, and lastly, Nina Molier with Jack Wright. Secret Word is 'Chair'.

Running time - 29:24 min