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Posted on 03/18/2012 1:13:09 PM PDT by Vision
Friends, it's Sunday night again. Warm up the tubes for another 4 hours of classic radio programs...
Yea! Looking forward to Suspense!
Hope you had a good week, Vision.
In addition to being Sam Spade's regular secretary, I'm pretty sure she did a lot of the extra characters on the show.
IMDB said she gave voice lessons to both Orson Welles and Red Skelton, iirc.
Hi Gina, these hour long Suspense are rare.
Things are good in MD. Just put some chicken and bacon on the smoker.
How about you?
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar. November 19, 1961. CBS net. "The Guide To Murder Matter". Sustaining. Johnny investigates a "Down Easter" and a murder by a 1922 Essex! Mandel Kramer, Ivor Francis, Ian Martin, Lawson Zerbe, Jim Boles, Art Hannes (announcer), Jack Johnstone (writer), Bruno Zirato Jr. (producer, director), Ethel Huber (music supervisor). 24:20.
Dragnet. March 23, 1950. Program #41. NBC net. "The Big Gangster" Part 1. Sponsored by: Fatima. Who has taken a shot at Gus Valentine? Even though he's on the wrong side of the law, the cops must protect him...and fail! See cat. #46926 for part two of the story. Jack Webb, Barton Yarborough. 29:35.
Gunsmoke. June 13, 1953. CBS net. "Spring Term". Sustaining. After an innocent man is killed right on Front Street, Matt figures out that he is the target of a killer hired by Danch, a man with no ear. Danch had sworn to kill Dillon. The script was used on the Gunsmoke television series on December 15, 1956. William Conrad, Parley Baer, John Meston (writer), John Dehner, Vic Perrin, Harry Bartell, Lou Krugman, Norman Macdonnell (director), Rex Koury (composer, conductor), Georgia Ellis, Roy Rowan (announcer). 30:25.
Our Miss Brooks listings did not match up with the date of this program given by WAMU. Colgate was not listed as a sponsor in January of 1949 (sponsors were: Palmolive Soap, Palmolive Shaving Cream, Lustre Creme Shampoo), and there are no program titles given on the old-time radio site and no story line resembling the title given by WAMU. Sorry about this one!
Information Please. November 1, 1938. Blue Network. Sustaining. 8:30 P. M. The first question is, "Give the present-day slang that parallels these expressions of the past." Clifton Fadiman (host), Franklin P. Adams, John Kieran, Marcus Duffield (columnist), Oswald Jacoby (bridge expert), Milton Cross (announcer). 29:02.
Crime Classics. July 20, 1953. CBS net. "The Death Of A Picture Hanger". Sustaining. The Ford brothers are hired to kill Jesse James, they do just that. Lou Merrill (host), Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Clayton Post, Sam Edwards, Joseph Granby, Roy Rowan (announcer), Paul Frees, Joseph Kearns, Charlotte Lawrence, Paula Winslowe. 29:48.
Suspense. January 3, 1948. CBS net. "The Black Curtain". Sustaining. A man suddenly finds himself with a new identity: that of an accused murderer! This is the first program in a one hour format. The story was produced in a half hour format twice previously on December 2, 1943 (see cat. #24078) and November 30, 1944 (see cat. #46421). Cornell Woolrich (author), Robert Montgomery (host), Lurene Tuttle, Cathy Lewis, Jerry Hausner, William Conrad, Jeanette Nolan, Jack Kruschen, Paul Frees, Junius Matthews, Joseph Kearns (announcer), Conrad Binyon, Jeff Chandler, Harry Lang, Sidney Miller, George Corey (adaptor), William Spier (producer, director). 57 1/2 minutes.
Sounds great, Vision!
It’s a drop-dead-gorgeous Spring day down here, and Keith is slow smoking some St. Louis style pork ribs, and I’m doing laundry (as usual on Sunday).
That Suspense synopsis said this is the first hour-long format they did. It oughtta be a good one—interesting, creepy premise!
You need to raise your esteem on these descriptions; they look great.
Is Keith foiling the ribs?
Both you and SteelYourFaith are good with the bells and whistles of html code. I'm a novice. Plus, Steel has a source(s) that has all of the programs. I see my source misses some of them (like tonight's Our Miss Brooks)
Is Keith foiling the ribs?
No, he puts them unwrapped (indirect heat) on the grill and slowly smokes them for several hours until they are falling-off-the-bone tender. He makes a kinda thin glaze-braise out of various stuff in the kitchen, and he continues to brush the ribs with it every so often as he checks them and maintains the lower temperature of the fire. His ribs are excellent!
What are you doing with the chicken and bacon? Are they in a dish together or separate entrees?
Is this program from the yesterdayusa.com folks? I listen to them all day at work.
It's a recipe from Myron Mixon’s book. Chicken breasts marinated in coke, onion and garlic; then wrapped in 2 slices of bacon, smoked at 325 and finished in bbq sauce.
Nope. It’s its own program from WAMU.
Oh, that sounds premium-good! Have a great dinner, Vision!
I did. Am waiting to hear this fight scene...
The fight scene was all Ed said it would be. It seems to me they may be a little short on copy and are filling with sound effects—remember how much dead air was taken up by the pinball-playing thug.
This is a two-part story after all. They’re “dragnetting” it out.
You’re probably right.
Vision, I don’t know if you’ve ever seen this, but here is a link to some “prevailing” opinions on the “best” and “worst” categories in old-time radio (scroll down for the chart on the main page): http://www.old-time.com/misc/bstwrst.html