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Posted on 02/24/2013 2:17:54 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. January 16, 1956. Part 1. CBS net. "The Ricardo Amerigo Matter." Sustaining. Music and mystery and danger! The writer is announced as Sam Dawson (not John Dawson as usual), actor Eric Snowden's name is used as a character in the story, and the story name is obviously based on music supervisor's Amerigo Moreno's name. The system cue has been deleted. Bob Bailey, Roy Rowan (announcer), Sam Dawson (writer), Jack Johnstone (producer, director), Harry Bartell, Lawrence Dobkin, Vic Perrin, Barney Phillips, Forrest Lewis, Eric Snowden, Herb Vigran, James McCallion, Amerigo Moreno (music supervisor, violin). 13:56. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.
7:15 Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar. January 17, 1956. Part 2. CBS net. "The Ricardo Amerigo Matter." Sustaining. A soggy day in a South Jersey swamp, and a discovery almost too good to be true! It's the wrong fiddle. The system cue has been deleted. Bob Bailey, Roy Rowan (announcer), Sam Dawson (writer), Jack Johnstone (producer, director), Harry Bartell, Lawrence Dobkin, Vic Perrin, Barney Phillips, Forrest Lewis, Eric Snowden, Herb Vigran, James McCallion, Amerigo Moreno (music supervisor, violin). 13:54. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.
7:30 Dragnet. April 5, 1951. Program #95. NBC net. "The Big Friend." Sponsored by Fatima. Mr. Gray reports that his wife Hazel has been murdered, but he can't tell the same story about how it happened twice! Jack Webb, Barton Yarborough. 29:35. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.
8:00 Gunsmoke. June 5, 1954. CBS net. "The Blacksmith." Sustaining. Emil, a good-natured German blacksmith, is picked on by Gil Tallman...once too often! The script was used on the Gunsmoke television series on September 17, 1960, and also on the radio series on August 24, 1958 (see cat. #52158). William Conrad, Parley Baer, Howard McNear, Georgia Ellis, Norman Macdonnell (writer, director), George Walsh (announcer), Rex Koury (composer, conductor), John Dehner, Jeanne Bates, Vic Perrin, Lou Krugman, Roy Rowan (announcer). 25:23. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.
8:30 Father Knows Best 09/07/50 #46 An Efficient House (Maxwell House) (NBC) (29:32) Synopsis is missing from RadioGOLDINdex.
9:00 Destination Freedom. July 31, 1949. WMAQ, Chicago. "The Trumpet Talks." Sustaining. The early life of Louis Armstrong is dramatized. Well-written, good radio. Charles Chan (announcer), Dean Olmquist, Dick Loghran (director), Elwyn Owen (organist), Fred Pinkard, Homer Hecht (producer), Janice Kingslow, Jose Bettencort, Oscar Brown Jr., Richard Durham (writer), Sid McCoy, Tony Parish (narrator). 29:55. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.
9:30 The Adventures Of Philip Marlowe. November 28, 1948. CBS net. "The Hard Way Out." Sustaining. Murder at the Quigg and Slater Construction Company, and a surprising amount of luxury on $175 a week! Barbara Fuller, William Lally, Edgar Barrier, Gene Levitt (writer), Gerald Mohr, Jeff Corey, Luis Van Rooten, Mel Dinelli (writer), Norman Macdonnell (producer, director), Raymond Chandler (creator), Richard Aurandt (music), Robert Mitchell (writer). 29:39. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.
10:00 Big Town. September 14, 1948. NBC net. "Blind Justice." Sponsored by: Lifebuoy, Rinso. The first show of the third series. A construction foreman named Mike Barton has been shot. Was the killer Knuckles Malone? The only "witness" to the crime is blind. Edward Pawley, Fran Carlon, Robert Dryden, Jerry McGill (writer, director), Bernard Dudley (commercial spokesman). 29:33. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.
10:30 Crime Club. April 3, 1947. Mutual net. "The Sun Is A Witness." Sustaining. The shadows on a roll of film provide the clues to a murderer. Aaron Mark Stein (writer), Raymond Edward Johnson, Sidney Smith, Stedman Coles (adaptor), Roger Bower (producer, director). 29:13. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.
Hi, Vision. I’ve not heard of those two shows either.
Did you have a better week this time than last week?
That pic’s why the boy in it turned out to be a physicist.
And the boys listening to (c)rap on the radio now could be the Obamadork’s son.
Yesterday across America was the Day of Resistance against commie gun control attempts. I was invited to speak at a rally in Mobile, AL.
A Vietnam Veteran TEA Party fellow took some photos (there are a couple of me speaking and Keith’s in there, too): https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2847866451923.72159.1717306079&type=1&l=8fbb1ecf1c
The turnout was weak in a city of over 400-thousand, but it was not publicized other than Facebook, e-mail and word of mouth.
Good points, and true!
How are you? Any cooking? I'm reheating steaks tonight...
I’m glad you passed! Easy day!
A leftover steak is a good steak. :-) I’m not sure what we’re going to do for dinner. I could thaw out a couple of pork chops to do something with, or maybe it will be Stouffer’s.
Listening live tonight for a welcomed change of pace.
Happy listening to all!
Hi, Mary! It’s good to see you.
Happy listening to you, too! :-)
Hi Mary, it’s a night of crime and detectives...
Any idea what a poke is?
A poke is a bag. The phrase “pig in a poke” refers to (goes back to the Middle Ages, supposedly) to when meat was scarce, and pigs were sometimes sold in closed bags. If you bought a pig in a poke without inspecting it first, you might get a dog or cat instead for meat.
The phrase means “buyer beware.”
It's very "politically correct," isn't it?
I also hate the "horn speaking" angle. Dumb.
I love Edward G Robinson...got excited there for a moment...
Gina, I’m heading to the radio. Have a great week.
See you later, Vision. I hope your week’s good, too.