More of Clyde's Favorite OTR
I hope you enjoyed the last playlists of my favorite old time radio shows. I have put together another batch of my favorite old time radio episodes.
The Mercury Theatre. Aired October 10, 1938. CBS net. "Hell On Ice". Sustaining. A gripping dramatization of the true story of a 19th-century expedition to the North Pole, and its terrible fate. It was sometime in 1998 or so when I first listened to this episode. I was during a cold winter night! Who needs reality TV?
Suspense. Aired January 13, 1944. CBS net. "Dime A Dance". Sponsored by: Roma Wines. A madman has been murdering dance hall girls and then dancing with their bodies to the tune of, "Poor Butterfly!" Starring Lucille Ball, another one of my favorite episodes from this series. A very surprise ending, so stay tuned to the end!
Suspense. Aired February 13, 1947. CBS net. "The Thirteenth Sound". Sponsored by: Roma Wines. A woman who murders her husband is plagued by a high pitched sound like a chalk squeaking on a blackboard. The story makes excellent use of sound effects. Stars Agnes Moorehead, the queen of radio in my humble opinion!
The Mercury Theatre. Aired August 8, 1938. CBS net. "I'm A Fool," "The Open Window," "My Little Boy". Sustaining. Three short stories dramatized. "I'm A Fool," a story of love at an Ohio County Fair, "The Open Window" by Saki, and "My Little Boy," a moving story of childhood and parenthood. Saki (author), Orson Welles, Edgar Barrier, Ray Collins. Probably one of the best episodes from this series. Three for one! Orson Welles really knew how to tell a story.
The Whistler. Aired July 16, 1947. CBS Pacific net. "Beyond Reasonable Doubt". Sponsored by: Signal Oil. A wealthy woman murders her blackmailer, and then is forced to sit on the jury for the trial of a woman falsely accused of the crime! Another of my favorite episodes from this series. Listen to the end, a truly surprise twist!
Tales Of The Texas Rangers. Aired August 5, 1950. NBC net. "The Trigger Men". Sponsored by: Wheaties. Based on events of May 27, 1947. The vicious Gordon brothers leave a trail of death behind them as they head for the Mexican border. I bet that I have listened to this particular episode 100 or more times. Each and every time I enjoy it. Especially the gentle approach that the Texas Ranger uses when talking to a fellow officer that was critically shot.
Rounding out the playlist lineup are more Tales of The Texas Rangers, The Adventures of Sam Spade, Suspense, The Chase, Lux Radio Theater, and the Adventures of the Falcon.
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