Philip Marlowe is hired by the owner of a fishing fleet that sent a man to prison for stealing from him, and now the man is free and the fleet owner is found murdered. Marlowe eventually stumbles upon the real killer.
Jack, Mary, and Rochester are late driving to the program broadcasting from the Terminal Island, California, Roosevelt Navy Base. Dennis sings "My Ideal", and plans to change his name to Dennis Hasenpfeffer. Mary and Phil sing a duet of "You Have To Talk Me Into It, Baby." Jack tells how he enlisted in the last war.
An insane professor is dishonorably discharged from the faculty after being responsible for the suicide of one of his students, and plans to seek revenge by blowing up the chapel during commencement ceremonies killing hundreds.
Metropolis has been terrified by the appearance of a giant mechanical man that climbed from a sewer in the center of the city carrying a woman in it's grip. Later, Clark Kent and Mr. White discover where the monster is kept, and Superman arrives in time to render it harmless.
A man named Danny is walking to a pool room to try and collect on money owed him, but has an accident in the heavy fog along the way, loses his memory and runs off. Later, the man who owed him money is found shot dead, and after Danny regains his senses, believes he's guilty, because of a witness.
When Watson pays a visit to a retired Sherlock Holmes at his bee farm, Holmes learns that the local rectory has been broken into and ransacked, but nothing stolen, and later a chemist has been murdered in his shop, and again, nothing taken. Holmes soon discovers that Professor Moriarty is responsible, and plans to betray England to Germany.
Starring Tom Conway and Nigel Bruce as Holmes and Watson
Jack talks about his vacation, not-quite-in, Palm Springs. Kenny Baker sings, "Heaven Can Wait." Jack gets mad about the part he has in a film with Phil Harris, so Rochester drives Jack and Mary to Paramount Studios to complain, and gets in an accident.
Jimmy introduces his old vaudeville partners, Clayton and Jackson, for their first appearance on radio, and entertains with songs and jokes. Victor Moore talks about the new pet shop he just opened. Jimmy and the gang travel the country to survey small businesses.
Detectives Friday and Romero are investigating the shooting of a policeman. Two men in a car, one shot the officer as he approached their car, and has been captured, but the second man must be found as well as a reason for the shooting.
Doris opens the show with the song, "You're Nobody's Sweetheart Now," followed by "Canadian Capers." Doris talks with Liberace about his name, and gets him to play a tune called "I Want My Mama." Doris reads a letter from a marine and sings a song just for him. Donald O'Connor talks about his recently released film "Singing In The Rain," then performs a British scene with Doris, and then she sings "Singing In The Rain."
The Blue Beetle is after an underworld figure called The Octopus and his gang that are terrorizing the city by causing a series of explosions, and have threatened harm to the mayor and his son if the city's power isn't cut so they can loot the town.
Eddie sings "I'm Sitting On Top Of The World." Eddie tells Harry Von Zell about the problems he has with Al Jolson. Al sings "Swanee," and then tells a reporter how he got started in show biz and met Eddie Cantor. Eddie tells his version of meeting Al. Eddie and Al imitate each other, and then sing a duet.
After Slate and Sailor return home to Havana empty handed, because a client they were supposed to meet in Key West with cargo to transport back to Havana, never appeared, they are soon confronted by two different strangers anxious to collect the cargo Slate didn't have. Both are killed, and Slate sets out to find out why.
Ipana News investigates college publicity requirements. Fred and Portland discuss daylight Savings Time. Fred interviews a worm hunting expert. The Round Table panel discusses "Should a boy keeping company with a girl pay for meals and theater tickets when they go out together, or go Dutch treat?" The Might Allen Art Players present a parody of the program Information Please, called Information Tease.
*Music and Commercials cut short.
A pair of train robbers robbed and killed a passenger and made their getaway. Meanwhile Britt Ponset was awakened by two strangers claiming to be after the robbers and asked Britt to lead them through a mountain pass where they say they believe the robbers went.
Nelson Eddy starts off the show with the song, "Drums In My Heart." Charlie McCarthy has become a lemonade salesman. Dorothy Lamour sings "Stop, You're Breaking My Heart." Guest Glenda Farrell joins Don Ameche in a play called "Lucky Day." "Girl Reporter" Glenda Farrell interviews Charlie. Don Ameche sings "The Language Of Love." W. C. Fields tells Don about his trip to Hawaii, his Uncle Larceny, and how his father died. Charlie and Dorothy are having a lover's quarrel.
Cast of the Chase and Sanborn Hour:
W.C. Fields, Nelson Eddy, Charlie McCarthy and Edgar Bergen, Don Ameche, Robert Armbruster, and Dorothy Lamour
Valentine's Day is near, and Katie the maid wants to give a Valentine card to the butcher, but is too bashful and asks Liz to deliver it instead. When Liz delivers the card, the butcher believes Liz is in love with him. In another Valentine card mix-up, Liz gets arrested and winds up in Domestic Relations Court with both George and the butcher.
The Worthington Pearls have been stolen by a hood who slipped them into Blackie's raincoat that was being worn by Shorty, but now the pearls have disappeared and the hood is found with a knife in his chest.
Host Graham McNamee introduces Harry Von Zell who describes what is meant by "warming up the audience." What a Pot Of Gold winner did with his prize money. How a radio program influenced a listener. The story behind animals on radio programs. Oddities in radio. The radio editor of The New York Sun answers questions from listeners. A spy story told by Captain Tim Healy.
Eddie sings "Swanee" to start the show. "Around The Clock With Eddie Cantor," follows Eddie throughout his day, starting with no breakfast, then he goes to the studio to listen to Nora Martin sing "A Little on the Lonely Side," and then tracks down his missing writers, Harry Von Zell's little son tells Eddie his troubles, then Eddie introduces The Mad Russian to Hoagy Carmichael who sings "Billiaduk."
Henry invites Kathleen to dinner, but he also invites Homer and then finds out she doesn't like Homer. Henry's mother gives Kathleen advice on how to handle Homer, and Henry's father tells him how to deal with Kathleen, then the trouble starts.
A reporter interviews a test pilot that will operate a rocket sled. How the average American husband handles a leaky faucet. An interview with a man starting his own labor union. Stan tries to sing the song "Sh-Boom," from his latest album.
Jerry Colonna telephones Bob from jail for speeding. Skinnay Ennis sings "In The Middle Of May," then Frances Langford sings "It's Been A Long, Long Time." Joe E. Brown and Bob perform an old vaudeville routine.