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Posted on 01/06/2013 1:32:25 PM PST by Vision
Friends, it's Sunday night again. Warm up the tubes for another 4 hours of classic radio programs...
Thanks to J. David Goldin's RadioGOLDINdex for these brief synopses.
7 PM EST Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar. December 28, 1955. Part 3. CBS net. "The Forbes Matter". Sustaining. The unexpected throws the usual theories out the window. Bob Bailey, Roy Rowan (announcer), John Dawson (writer), Jack Johnstone (producer, director), Lillian Buyeff, Parley Baer, Junius Matthews, Howard McNear, Amerigo Moreno (music supervisor), Bob Bruce, Sandra Gould, Jack Edwards, Herb Ellis, James McCallion, John Stevenson. 15:06. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.
7:15 PM Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar. December 29, 1955. Part 4. CBS net. "The Forbes Matter". Sustaining. A switch in the case causes a race against time. Bob Bailey, Roy Rowan (announcer), John Dawson (writer), Jack Johnstone (producer, director), Lillian Buyeff, Parley Baer, Junius Matthews, Howard McNear, Amerigo Moreno (music supervisor), Bob Bruce, Sandra Gould, Jack Edwards, Herb Ellis, James McCallion, John Stevenson. 15:06. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.
7:30 PM Dragnet. January 4, 1951. Program #82. NBC net. "The Big Holdup". Sponsored by: Fatima, Chesterfield. "The Rattlesnake Bandit" takes great pleasure in beating up his victims, before shooting them. Jack Webb, Barton Yarborough, George Fenneman (announcer). 29:31. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.
8 PM Gunsmoke. April 17, 1954. CBS net. "What The Whiskey Drummer Heard". Sustaining. Wilbur Hawkins tells Marshal Dillon about a plot against his life. When Dillon pretends to be dead, two different people brag about killing him! The script was used again on June 29, 1958 (see cat. #52133) and on the Gunsmoke television series on April 27, 1954. See also the Gunsmoke program titled "The Coward" (cat. #52155). William Conrad, Parley Baer, Edgar Barrier, John Dehner, Vic Perrin, John Meston (writer), Norman Macdonnell (director), Rex Koury (composer, conductor), George Walsh (announcer), Howard McNear, Georgia Ellis. 24:47. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.
8:30 PM Nick Carter. January 22, 1944. Mutual net. "Records Of Death," "The Mystery Of The Unclaimed Box". Sustaining. Lon Clark, Helen Choate, John Kane, Humphrey Davis, Jock MacGregor (producer, director, occasional writer), Lew White (musician). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.
9 PM The Adventures Of Sam Spade. June 27, 1948. CBS net. "The Bail-Bond Caper". Sponsored by: Wildroot Cream-Oil. A million-dollar robbery from an armored car puts Sam on the spot and in need of some bail himself! Sandra Gould replaces Lurene Tuttle as Effie, Sam's secretary. Howard Duff, Sandra Gould, Dashiell Hammett (creator), William Conrad, Robert Tallman (writer), Gil Doud (writer, director), Lud Gluskin (music), Dick Joy (announcer). 29:45. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.
9:30 PM The Cavalcade Of America. October 28, 1946. NBC net. "Flying Tigers Fly Again". Commercials deleted. The story ot The Flying Tigers, from fighting the Japs to flying the freight. Bob Prescott, president and founder of The Flying Tigers appears on the broadcast. The broadcast originates from Hollywood. George Murphy, Daisy Amoury (writer), Bob Prescott, Robert Armbruster (composer, conductor), Bud Hiestand (announcer), William Johnstone, Jerry Hausner, Barney Phillips, Stan Waxman, Adrienne Marden, Ken Peters (doubles), Harry Lang, Joseph Du Val, Gavin Gordon, Jack Zoller (producer, director). 26:23. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.
10 PM The Weird Circle. 1943. Program #1. NBC syndication. "The Fall Of The House Of Usher". Commercials added locally. The classic tale of a brother and sister fighting over possession of a single soul. The date is approximate. Edgar Allan Poe (author). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.
10:30 PM Suspense. December 15, 1942. CBS net. "'Til Death Do Us Part". Sustaining. A well-written tale of a would be murder and suicide in a desolate English setting. The story was subsequently produced on "Suspense" on November 5, 1961. John Dickson Carr (writer), Peter Lorre, Mercedes McCambridge, Alice Frost, David Gothard, William Spier (producer), John Dietz (director), Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Joseph Kearns (announcer). 29:34. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.
I get it on WFUV where I live and my wife closes all the doors in house and turns up classic 60s rock on me to drown me out. Rich Conaty has been around a long time. It’s great show.
Last night there were a few great hours of movies on tcm. The first was To have and have not. Check it out if you've never seen it. Then...to my surprise...they showed The Whistler. I wasn't aware of it but in the 40’s they made a series of Whistler films after the radio program. The original was really good...just like the radio show.
All is well here. It's been rainy and cool. Just doing laundry and gave Keith a hair cut.
Ah! Bogie and Bacall. That looks like a great picture!
I think I’ve seen a scene from that picture where Hoagy Carmichael plays a song in a Cabaret-type place (maybe it’s the same film). Can’t remember what song it was, though.
I saw that the story was used for a Lux show in ‘46.
Do you like any programs in particular tonight? Cavalcade of America might be good, Weird Circle sound familiar but can't place it, and of course Suspense is as good as it gets.
That’s it, exactly. Hoagy is great.
Oh OK, I’m sorry.
She’s a beautiful gal.
And she was like 22 and he was 38.
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