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Posted on 10/21/2012 2:13:55 PM PDT by Vision
Friends, it's Sunday night again. Warm up the tubes for another 4 hours of classic radio programs...
We have some Halloween comedy.
Thanks to J. David Goldin's RadioGOLDINdex for these mini-synopses.
7 PM EST Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar. November 29, 1955. Part 2. CBS net. "The Henderson Matter". Sustaining. How hard is it to belive what you see? Johnny sees plenty! The system cue and public service announcements have been deleted. Bob Bailey, Roy Rowan (announcer), John Dawson (writer), Jack Johnstone (producer, director), Lillian Buyeff, Forrest Lewis, Russell Thorson, Irene Tedrow, D. J. Thompson, Herb Ellis, Marvin Miller, Bob Bruce, Amerigo Moreno (music supervisor). 11:01.
7:15 PM Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar. November 30, 1955. Part 3. CBS net. "The Henderson Matter". Sustaining. People get careless, all over Culver, Montana! The system cue has been deleted. Bob Bailey, Roy Rowan (announcer), John Dawson (writer), Jack Johnstone (producer, director), Lillian Buyeff, Forrest Lewis, Russell Thorson, Irene Tedrow, D. J. Thompson, Herb Ellis, Marvin Miller, Bob Bruce, Amerigo Moreno (music supervisor). 13:46.
7:30 PM Dragnet. October 19, 1950. NBC net. "The Big Grandma". Sponsored by: Fatima. An elderly woman has been passing bad checks for the last nine years! She looks like everyone's grandmother, and never passes a bad check between May and October! Jack Webb, Barton Yarborough. 29:26.
8 PM Gunsmoke. January 30, 1954. CBS net. "Gun Smuggler". Sustaining. The Pawnees have killed a family of homesteaders using guns smuggled to them by a white man. Marshal Dillon, Chester and an Indian scout track the Indians, hoping to find the white gun smuggler. The script was used on the Gunsmoke television series on September 27, 1958. William Conrad, Georgia Ellis, John Dehner, Lawrence Dobkin, Harry Bartell, Barney Phillips, Jack Edwards, Norman Macdonnell (director), Rex Koury (composer, conductor), Howard McNear, George Walsh (announcer), John Meston (writer). 24:43.
8:30 PM Our Miss Brooks. October 31, 1948. CBS net. Sponsored by: Palmolive Soap, Colgate Toothpowder, Lustre Creme Shampoo. Miss Brooks and her friends set out for Clay City in her car to see the Madison High football team in action. Eve Arden, Jeff Chandler, Gale Gordon, Richard Crenna, Jane Morgan, Gloria McMillan, Al Lewis (writer, director), Wilbur Hatch (music). 29:45. [This may not be the same episode Ed Walker is playing. Although the date is the same, Halloween is not mentioned here.]
9 PM Fibber McGee and Molly. October 24, 1939. NBC net. Sponsored by: Johnson's Wax. Fibber decides to play a practical joke at Gildersleeve's Halloween Party. Jim Jordan, Marian Jordan, Harlow Wilcox, Billy Mills and His Orchestra, Donald Novis, Harold Peary, Bill Thompson, Isabel Randolph, Don Quinn (writer). 29:32.
9:30 PM The Great Gildersleeve. October 31, 1943. NBC net. Sponsored by: Kraft Parkay, Kraft Dinner. While Leroy gets into some Halloween mischief, Gildersleeve and Judge Hooker bob for apples with Leila and Eve Goodwin. Bea Benaderet, Claude Sweeten (music), Earle Ross, Harold Peary, John Whedon (writer), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Lillian Randolph, Lurene Tuttle, Richard LeGrand, Sam Moore (writer), Shirley Mitchell (?), Walter Tetley. 29:23.
10 PM The Adventures Of Sam Spade. October 31, 1948. CBS net. "The Fairly Bright Caper". Sponsored by: Wildroot Cream-Oil. Spade is hired to protect a Halloween party, which is only slightly complicated by a witch and a murder! Howard Duff, Lurene Tuttle, Dick Joy (announcer), Dashiell Hammett (creator). 29:28.
10:30 PM Escape. January 14, 1948. CBS net. "Leinengen Vs. The Ants". Sustaining. East coast version. A determined man battles even more determined insects in the tropical jungles. The script was produced on the program subsequently on May 23, 1948 (see cat. #16723) and on August 4, 1949 (see cat. #3576). The story was also produced on "Suspense" on August 22, 1956 (?), August 25, 1957 (see cat. #61898) and on November 29, 1959. See cat. #65839 for the West coast version of this program. Carl Stephenson (author), William N. Robson (producer, director), Robert Ryf (adaptor), William Conrad, Cy Feuer (music conceiver, conductor), Lou Merrill. 29:22.
One of my SS favorites. Who knew that in 1948, the concept of "branded parties" existed?
(Maybe I just live a sheltered life...)
Hi Gina, Halloween already? How are you?
Calvin Locke, I’m more sheltered than you, because I don’t know what “branded parties” means! :-/
Hi, Vision! Yes, Halloween is in the airwaves!
We’re doing fine here. Keith just finished bottling two small batches of beer, one a dark stout and one a “Bavarian” style. It was time to bottle the beer, because it had fermented in the little kegs long enough.
Otherwise, the Saints won; Bama won, and we’re hanging in. Can’t believe the election is two weeks away!
Do you have any news? Everything going well up there?
It’s great that Mr. Goldin busted that loser guy! There are some scoundrels in this world.
That’s a great photograph of his old radios. We love the old radios.
Thanks for posting, Steel. I hope you’re doing well!
Yes, he’s an amazing fellow. Imagine the space it takes to display and store almost a thousand antique radios and all the tapes.
I'm on a bbq bender. Have a 3 day weekend. It started with burgers, then smoked a turkey, today it's brisket and ribs...I'm out of control...
You’re the Meat Meister, Vision! :-)
Keith smoked pork tenderloin yesterday evening. This evening it’s chicken to be smoked.
Ah! I had to know to the SS story to understand your comment. Now I get it! :-)
Hi, Doc! I love the Jack-O-Lantern!
Are you all doing well?
Hi Dr. Is your weather as beautiful as mine? Any Kindle yet?
“Leinengen Vs. The Ants” is a favorite classic. Don’t miss it.
Thanks for posting the summaries.
You’re welcome, Dick!
I’m wondering if that Escape’s the one where the man develops a “killer” insecticide, but he runs out and the bugs overrun his house.
No. This is the one in South America where he is in the way of an ant march (if there is such a thing). I think this one is far better than the ‘insecticide’ one!
I am so sick of Ed apologizing for the way Indians are portrayed. Then adding insult to injury blames “radio 50 years ago.” Gunsmoke was an adult program trying to give an accurate depiction of life then. Indians could be savages.
Get over it and grow up Ed and all those suffering with the cancer of political correctness!
I completely agree, Vision. Quit pandering to the PC whiners! Like you said, many of the tribes were utterly savage, period!
Oh, good! This will be a new one for me!
The Kindle has not been delivered yet, although the case came. Might be as late as Nov. 26...
We went to the World Trade Center Memorial on Fri. The two pools with all the names around it are very well done. We saw names of several women that included their unborn child.
... You mean 'pin the tail on the donkey'
'No, Gildersleeve is a Republican...'
Doc, I’ll bet that memorial was something to see!
Yea, Ed’s working the election theme a little.
It was pouring down rain while we were there at the WTC, and it seemed appropriate. So many names....
Life-giving tears from Heaven...
A lot of people are on the waiting list for the Paper White. When I got the case, I thought it looked small. I’ve never held a Kindle, but I’m wondering if they downsized it a little.
Pray for America.
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