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Posted on 02/17/2013 3:01:17 PM PST by Vision
Friends, it's Sunday night again. Warm up the tubes for another 4 hours of classic radio programs...
We have a Suspense! Ingrid Bergman is on Lux. And, the WAMU-given air date of the Dragnet episode was 1951, not 1952, and Tales of the Texas Rangers was 1952, not 1951, and the Lux play was January 26, 1948, not November 26, all three according to Mr. Goldin's records.
Thanks to J. David Goldin's RadioGOLDINdex for these brief synopses.
7 PM EST Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar. January 13, 1956. Part 5. CBS net. "The Todd Matter." Sustaining. The conclusion of the story. There are times when $75,000 worth of stealing isn't worth a plugged nickel! The system cue has been deleted. Amerigo Moreno (music supervisor), Barbara Fuller, Bob Bailey, Frank Gerstle (doubles), Jack Johnstone (producer, director), John Dawson (writer), Lawrence Dobkin (quadruples), Marvin Miller (doubles), Roy Rowan (announcer), Shirley Mitchell (doubles), Vivi Janis. 13:52. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.
7:30 PM Dragnet. February 22, 1951. Program #89. NBC net. "The Big Couple." Sponsored by: Fatima. Mr. and Mrs. Tom Herbert are a confidence team specializing in victimizing churches and clergymen. Jack Webb, Barton Yarborough. 29:38. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.
8 PM Gunsmoke. May 29, 1954. CBS net. "Feud." Sustaining. An Ozark mountain feud comes to the plains of Dodge City. The script was reused on the show on December 25, 1955 (with the title "Twelfth Night"). William Conrad, John Meston (writer), Norman Macdonnell (director), Rex Koury (composer, conductor), Parley Baer, Virginia Gregg, John Dehner, Lawrence Dobkin, Roy Rowan (announcer). 25:20. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.
8:30 PM Night Beat. May 8, 1950. NBC net. Sponsored by: Wheaties, Crust-Quik. Randy Stone identifies Ted Carter in the morgue and is determined to track down his killer. Randy finds himself trapped in an elevator while a killer tries to end his journalistic career. The program may be dated May 28, 1950. The script was previously used on the audition program for the "Nigth Beat series and was broadcast sustaining on May 28 or May 8, 1950 (see cat. #50016). Frank Lovejoy, Gail Bonney, William Conrad, Charles Seel, Warren Lewis (producer, director), Larry Marcus (writer, editor), Frank Worth (music), Joan Banks, Virginia Gregg, Wilms Herbert, Frank Martin (commercial spokesman). 29:32. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.
9 PM Tales Of The Texas Rangers. February 25, 1952. NBC net. "The Trap." Sustaining. Two men hijack a truck filled with auto radios and kill the drivers. Joel McCrea explains the show's theme song. Joel McCrea, Tony Barrett, William Conrad, Paul Dubov, Wilms Herbert, Whitfield Connor, Herb Ellis, Parley Baer. 29:40. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.
9:30 PM Suspense. May 10, 1954. CBS net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "The Last Days Of John Dillinger." An excellent radio-noir portrait of a mad-dog killer. Beware "The Lady In Red"! See cat. #72594 for a network, sponsored version of this broadast. Van Heflin, Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Parley Baer, Michael Ann Barrett, Tom Brown, James Eagles, Sam Edwards, Roy Glenn, Joseph Granby, Joseph Kearns, Cathy Lewis, Larry Thor (announcer), Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Lucien Moraweck (composer), Lud Gluskin (conductor). 23:56. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.
10 PM The Lux Radio Theatre. January 26, 1948. CBS net. "Notorious". Sponsored by: Lux. A G-Man recruits the daughter of a traitor to get the goods on a band of Nazis hiding in Rio, and then falls in love with her. Ingrid Bergman, Joseph Cotten, William Keighley (host), John Milton Kennedy (announcer), Louis Silvers (music director), Joseph Kearns, Gerald Mohr, Janet Scott, William Johnstone, Jack Kruschen, Edward Marr (doubles), Herb Butterfield, Robert Griffin, Ivan Triesault, Dorothy Lovett (commercial spokesman: as "Libby"), Jacqueline White (intermission guest), Ben Hecht (screenwriter), Alfred Hitchcock (story theme), Fred MacKaye (director), Sanford Barnett (adaptor), Charlie Forsyth (sound effects). 1 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.
I’m in test hell. I’ve got to take a professional examination tomorrow and am short on time and sanity. Do you have time to host tonight? For some reason the thread has been slow lately so it shouldn’t be bad. I’ll pop in and be around...
Frigid weather here!
Doing shoulder & arm exercises 3 times a day. Not allowed to use that arm or lift it or drive...Husband doing a lot for me.
Hanging in there...
Hi, Doc. How does your shoulder feel? Do you think it’s getting better quickly?
Gina, i think I’m coming along as expected. Only have to wear sling for bed or when I go out. Exercises are less painful.
Well, that’s good news.
This episode of Gunsmoke “Feud.” that’s playing now was also on Gunsmoke the 30 min. TV show [B&W]. I didn’t know they used some of the same scripts....
Yes, they “recycled” scripts often (there’s nothing new under the sun :-). In fact, this Gunsmoke—you can see above in the short synopsis—was used another time on the radio series, and it was called “Twelfth Night.” Ed just played it back at Christmas.
It’s good to see you again. Is all well with you and Mrs. Viking?
I think they also tweaked the ending of the other radio version of it. The hillbillies discovered they were cousins or something. All very cute stories.
Every time I hear the fund raising guy's voice I remember how good it is to live away from the DC area.
If this actor is John Dillinger, so am I.
Maybe he’s not so bad...
I’m sorry you’ve had a crummy day, Vision. I wondered where you were, and I’m glad you’re back. Time to let go, as you said! Have a nice, stiff drink, or at least a cold one. :-)
He sounded like a nut, but I guess that was the point.
For some reason, I had a hard time staying with that one; I kept drifting from it.
Oh, DUH! Vision, I was splitting my time between housework and a frisbee golf thread, so I completely overlooked your test comment. Now I’ve seen it.
I hope you ace the testing! See you later.