Fredric March stars in this dramatization about the life of a soldier who never came home from the war, as told by the people who loved him, met him, taught him, fought with him, and were there when he was killed.
A couple learns of a haunted house, and the wife insists on going to see it. The couple decide to spend the night, even after the old housekeeper there warns them not to, and predicts her own death because "they" are coming for her. Later the couple watch helplessly as the housekeeper is murdered at the hands of a ghost.
It's Mel's birthday, but instead of celebrating, he finds out the bank will auction off his Fix-it Shop, and nobody remembers his birthday. Mel feels no one cares about him so he fakes his own death and disguises himself to find out what people really think about him.
The cast complains about the hot dogs and root beer Jack served at a party last week. The cast performs their version of the fight film, "The Crowd Roars," where Jack plays Killer Benny, The Waukegan Wildcat in a prize fight against Kid Baker, The Glendale Assassin.
During a broadcast by the Federal Bureau of Missing Persons, a signal breaks in by a scientist calling for help who had been reported missing, and to the astonishment of everyone, the signal is coming from the moon. A second message reveals imminent danger for the Earth.
Archie fails to convince Eddie not to look another job for more money. Archie calls the employment agency for a new waiter, and Maxie Rosenbloom shows up for the job and gets hired, but things are not working out.
Roy and Dale join the sheriff in apprehending a gang of cattle rustlers. While taking the rustlers to jail, they hear a shot, and fearing that a feud between two ranchers has reached the shooting stage, Roy tries to calm things down between them before it's too late, and just might be.
M.C. Mickey Rooney introduces Betty Hutton who sings "Murder, He Says." Robin Burns introduces Amos and Andy and talks them into hiring him to replace the Kingfish. Betty Rose sings "Skylark." Harry Von Zell interviews The Mad Russian, who is suppose to deliver a lecture to army doctors. Harry James and his orchestra play "Sleepy Lagoon." Mickey does impressions.
The board of directors of the Fitch company has decided to reward Phil for his service to the company by sending him a share of stock. Phil thinks they're making him a major stockholder and immediately starts spending money.
In the "News of the Week" segment, Fred interviews several outstanding nobodies who take unique vacations. Fred interviews 17 year old Kay Rohrer, who was voted outstanding girl baseball player. The Mighty Allen Art Players perform a radio program parody, "Us, The People Speak" or, "The Reason The Lights Went Out In The Studio Was Because The Announcer Forgot To Put In His Plug."
Eddie get an invitation to attend President Truman's inauguration, and then jokes about politics with Dinah Shore and Harry von Zell. Eddie has to make a deal with Al Jolson in order to get him to appear on the program.
A woman confesses to a murder and claims she gave the murder weapon to Blackie, so the police are after him too. Blackie admits receiving her gun, and doesn't believe she's guilt, but must prove it before the police catches up with him.
Daddy is working on a new invention to condense meat down into a pill. Snooks sings, "Would You Like To Swing On A Star." Jerry Dingle dreams of inventing a Frankenstein monster he calls Dinglestein. Daddy panics when he thinks his boss's son fell into his invention and has been turned into pills.
A beach bum marries a wealthy woman who is fascinated by reincarnation. He learns that his new wife plans to make a will and leave most of her money to her spiritual guide, and murders her in order to inherit all of her money, but afterwards begins to believe she has returned.
Charlie has become a tax consultant and helps Carol Richards with her taxes and they both end up on the run from the FBI. Effie Clinker answers health questions. Edgar interviews the writer Richard Armour. Professor Kirkwood is trying to sell a housebreaking kit.
The story of the first regularly scheduled radio broadcast in history, in 1920, when Pittsburgh's KDKA broadcast the presidential election coverage of the Harding vs. Cox contest, along with various other election returns.
Jack catches Polly playing the piano. Dennis is selling magazines. Don gets Jack to play his violin in the commercial. Jack and Mary go to see a movie Dennis Day is in, but Jack ends up arguing with Dennis' mother.
Eve and her mother visit the Gildersleeve's for dinner, and although Gildy likes Eve's mother, the kids don't want to spend time around her. The next day Gildy plans a picnic with Eve, but Eve insists on taking her mother shopping.
Jack bet $50 with Phil on the Rose Bowl game, and won, but refuses to take the money. Jack cancels the scheduled play for the show, and Mary tells what happened when Jack tried to get guest Barbara Stanwyck to perform in his play.
Peter Lorre host another tale of mystery, this time involving and antique dealer who moonlights as an amateur detective who is hired by a wealthy client to uncover a blackmailer. Plus a scene from the next episode.