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Posted on 06/17/2012 1:30:59 PM PDT by Vision
Friends, it's Sunday night again. Warm up the tubes for another 4 hours of classic radio programs...
WARNING! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar. October 11, 1955. Part 2. CBS network. "The Molly K Matter." Sustaining. Johnny meets Capt. Brawley's daughter Ellen, and discovers that the mortgage on the Molly K was held by Loo Tang! Bob Bailey, Roy Rowan (announcer), Les Crutchfield (writer), Jack Johnstone (director), Virginia Gregg, James McCallion, Hy Averback, Peter Leeds, Barney Phillips, Vic Perrin. 15:15.
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar. October 12, 1955. Part 3. CBS network. "The Molly K Matter." Sustaining. Johnny decks Capt. Brawley, and has a meeting with "Shanghai Lil." Bob Bailey, Roy Rowan (announcer), Les Crutchfield (writer), Jack Johnstone (director), Virginia Gregg, James McCallion, Peter Leeds, Hy Averback, Barney Phillips, Vic Perrin. 15:12.
Dragnet. March 8, 1955. Program #290. NBC network origination, AFRS rebroadcast. "The Big Father." A daylight burglar posing as being from the electric company slugs an old woman. Jack Webb, Ben Alexander. 25:13.
Gunsmoke. September 19, 1953. CBS network origination. "There Was Never A Horse." Ken Creed comes to Dodge. He's the fastest gunman ever (faster even than Marshal Dillon), and he's looking for a shootout! The script was used on the Gunsmoke television series on May 16, 1959. William Conrad, Parley Baer, Lawrence Dobkin, John Dehner, Ralph Moody, John Meston (writer), Howard McNear, Georgia Ellis. 1/2 hour.
The Jell-O Program Starring Jack Benny. June 18, 1939. Red network. Sponsored by: Jell-O. The cast does down to the railroad station to leave for Waukegan. Carmichael the bear is going along too! The last program on which Kenny Baker appears. Andy Devine, Don Wilson, Jack Benny, Kenny Baker, Mary Livingstone, Phil Harris and His Orchestra, Eddie Anderson, Harry Baldwin, Ed Beloin (writer, performer), Bill Morrow (writer), Cliff Nazarro, Frank Nelson, Blanche Stewart. 29:18.
Father Knows Best. June 14, 1951. NBC network. Sponsored by Maxwell House Coffee (one commercial heard). The family plans a Father's Day picnic; physical preparations begin. Robert Young, June Whitley, Rhoda Williams, Ted Donaldson, Norma Jean Nilsson, Herb Vigran, Stanley Farrar, Roy Bargy and His Orchestra, Bill Forman (announcer), Ed James (writer). 27:40.
Night Beat. December 28, 1951. NBC network. Sustaining. Ben Troy's wife is having a baby, and Ben's almost going into labor himself! A two-voice drama. Frank Lovejoy, William Conrad, Warren Lewis (producer, director), David Ellis (writer), Mary Marcus (editor), Robert Armbruster (music), Don Rickles (announcer). 29:18.
The Great Gildersleeve. June 21, 1942. NBC network. Sponsored by Kraft Foods. Sam Hearn appears as "Schlepperman," the furniture dealer. "The Chairs Of Gildersleeve," a present for Father's Day. Harold Peary, Walter Tetley, Paula Winslowe, Lillian Randolph, Lurene Tuttle, Leonard L. Levinson (writer), William Randolph (composer, conductor), Jim Bannon (announcer), Sam Hearn, Earle Ross, Mel Blanc. 29:36.
Mystery is My Hobby #17 "Some Fatherly Advice."
I could not find the synopsis of this epidsode anywhere, but I did find a description of the series at radioarchives.com:
First aired between 1945 and 1947, "Mystery is My Hobby" (which Mutual originally broadcast as "Murder is My Hobby") is a good example of a typical mystery series from radios "golden age." Glenn Langan stars as mystery writer Barton Drake, author of both short stories and a series of best-selling anthology books. Drake is a well-spoken sophisticate, fascinated by the ways of the criminal mind, and is intrigued by mysteries the same way that other hobbyists - ornithologists, for instance - are intrigued with birds. His stories and books have given him a comfortable income, allowing him to freely pursue the details of whatever new case or crime may come his way - and come they do, on a weekly basis, with a seemingly endless array of robberies, shootings, suspicious deaths, damsels in distress, and unsolved murders to occupy his time and fascinate his interests.
An urbane mixture of Ellery Queen and Philo Vance (with a surfeit of Boston Blackie thrown in for good measure), Barton Drake is a pleasant, friendly, and knowledgeable fellow who is always willing to assist both perfect strangers and the police in solving some mystery or other, if only to fill his need for serviceable story plots. Some of his cases deal with the solutions to impossible crimes - dead men committing murder, for instance - but the majority are bread-and-butter for a radio detective: basically, who's dead, whodunit, and howd they do it? In the programs, lead Glenn Langan is assisted by many of the "usual suspects" - the top character actors of Radio Row - including such talents as Norman Field, Ken Christy, Betty Lou Gerson, Willard Waterman, Junius Matthews, and Jack Edwards Jr.
I hope you’re having a good weekend.
We’re going to step next door for a short visit with the neighbors, but we’ll be back in just a bit, in time for show kickoff.
Hi Gina, sounds good.
All is beautiful this weekend. How was your week?
Good deal! No news and a beautiful weekend is good news!
We were super busy this week. I took off from writing my two columns and from working at the radio station to work with Keith on some backlogged projects. We’re worn out!
Be right back...
We’re back and ready to go...
Did you call your father?
No, my father died back in ‘97 of a sudden stroke. He was only 46.
I did talk to my granddad (on my Mom’s side), who is 86, on Friday when he got his goody basket I sent him from Cherry Moon Farms—nuts and candy stuff for Father’s Day. He’s doing okay.
Wow, sorry to hear that. It’s great your grandfather is still alive.
It’s okay, Vision. My parents divorced when I was a toddler (they were just kids, teens, when I “happened” along, then they got married for a short time), and I never lived with my dad. My dad and I had an odd relationship.
Are you two going on a vacation this summer?
Well, we don’t go on vacation. Once a year I have to go to Texas to see my family (not in the summer), but Keith and I don’t do vacation in the traditional sense. We can’t afford to, plus we just don’t have the time to get away, even if we had the money.
We’re just fuddy-duddies! :-)
Do you have any big event or trip coming up? I know you’re a busy guy and sometimes have to go do things.
I’ll bet your city is a gorgeous, old place. I’ve only been to the DC area, Williamsburg, Charlottesville and that area (when I was a little kid), and not Maryland.
Baltimore has some nice spots and some very ugly parts. DC is very pretty at night. My father is in Williamsburg and it's a fun place to visit. It's perfectly wonderful at Thanksgiving.
Oh, that would be the bee’s knees to visit Williamsburg at Thanksgiving (and I’ll bet they dress it up at Christmas, too). We could have a mint julep and some black forest cake for dessert (even though I never drink mint juleps), then we could go make some homemade candles. :-)
That is such a special place, and your Dad lives there! Very cool!
Forget Italy (regardless of money better spent or what). I would stay away from Europe at this time, period.
Goodnight, Vision. I hope your week is a smooth one!
Night Gina, have a good week.