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Posted on 04/06/2014 1:24:58 PM PDT by Vision
Friends it's Sunday night again, and time to relax. Warm up the tubes for another four hours of classic radio Americana.
*tonight's show will be available at the "Info" link starting tomorrow.
Hello, hello, how was your week? What a day outside! And...of course we have Phillip Marlowe, Suspense, and Lux with James Cagney- what a lineup...
Who’s around tonight?
Hi, Vision! I’m here. You got the thread up a little early, so I’m going to check out for a few minutes and get the synopsis list up...
These brief synopses are used with permission from the RadioGOLDINdex © 2014 J. David Goldin.
7:00 PM EST ours Truly, Johnny Dollar. June 26, 1956. Part 2. CBS net. "The Long Shot Matter". Sustaining. Variations on an old theme. You pay your money, and you take your choice. But no matter how you pick it, it comes out murder. The system cue has been deleted. Bob Bailey, Roy Rowan (announcer), Tony Barrett (writer), Jack Johnstone (producer, director), Virginia Gregg, Vic Perrin, Lillian Buyeff, Russell Thorson, James McCallion, Edgar Barrier, Don Diamond, Herb Butterfield, Amerigo Moreno (music supervisor), Carl Fortina (music supervisor). 13:1. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.
7:15 Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar. June 27, 1956. Part 3. CBS net. "The Long Shot Matter". Sustaining. Beauty may be skin deep, but fear goes a lot further down than that! Sometimes as deep as death! The system cue has beed deleted. Bob Bailey, Roy Rowan (announcer), Tony Barrett (writer), Jack Johnstone (producer, director), Virginia Gregg, Vic Perrin, Lillian Buyeff, Russell Thorson, James McCallion, Edgar Barrier, Don Diamond, Herb Butterfield, Amerigo Moreno (music supervisor), Carl Fortina (music supervisor). 13:1. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.
7:30 Dragnet. June 5, 1952. Program #156. NBC net. "The Big Whiff". Sponsored by: Fatima. A unidentified woman is found chloroformed to death! Evidence leads to a man named "Leo." George Fenneman (announcer), Gil Stratton, Hal Gibney (host), Harry Bartell, Herb Ellis, Jack Kruschen, Jack Webb, James Moser (writer), Vic Perrin, Walter Schumann (conductor). 29:3. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.
8:00 Gunsmoke Mystery episode, not on Ed's list.
8:30 The Great Gildersleeve. November 26, 1952. NBC net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. Gildersleeve becomes a bird watcher to impress Miss Tuttle, the latest object of his affection. See cat. #77878 for a network, sponsored version of this broadcast. Willard Waterman, John Elliotte (writer), Andy White (writer), Walter Tetley, Bud Hiestand (announcer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.
9:00 The Adventures Of Philip Marlowe. November 26, 1949. CBS net. "The Birds On The Wing". Sustaining. "The Plunging Comets" are a parachute exhibition act on the midway. A mashed comet results when a chute fails to open. Gracie Allen appears on the story to ask Philip Marlowe's help to get George Burns a radio show on which he could sing. Don Randolph, Gene Levitt (writer), Gerald Mohr, Gracie Allen, Jack Moyles, James Eagles, Junius Matthews, Lois Corbett, Norman Macdonnell (producer, director), Raymond Chandler (creator), Richard Aurandt (music), Rita Lynn, Robert Mitchell (writer), Roy Rowan (announcer). 29:5. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.
9:30 Suspense. August 9, 1945. CBS net. "Murder For Myra". Sponsored by: Roma Wines. A woman's lover is hiding in the closet with a hammer and a plan to murder the sleeping husband! A good story for radio, with excellent sound effects. Lloyd Nolan, William Spier (producer, editor, director), Truman Bradley (commercial spokesman), Lee Horton (writer), Paul Bernard (writer), Cathy Lewis, Joseph Kearns (announcer), Lucien Moraweck (composer), Lud Gluskin (conductor). 29:2. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.
10:00 The Lux Radio Theatre. December 3, 1945. CBS net. "Blood On The Sun". Sponsored by: Lux, Spry. A two-fisted action story about an American reporter in pre-war Tokyo. James Cagney, Sylvia Sidney, William Keighley (host), John Milton Kennedy (announcer), Thomas Hanlon (second announcer), Louis Silvers (music director), Charles Seel (doubles), Lou Merrill, Paul McVey, Lee Gooding (doubles), Tristram Coffin, Ed Emerson, Roland Varne, Lal Chand Mehra, Jack Carrington, Eddie Fields (doubles), Robert Bruce (doubles), Herb Lytton (doubles), Frances Robinson, Tyler McVey, Noreen Gammill, Hugh McArthur (doubles), Stanley Farrar (doubles), Barbara Jean Wong, Jose Perez (doubles), Doris Singleton (commercial spokesman: as "Libby"), Lester Cole (screenwriter), Garrett Ford (author), Frank Melford (originator), Fred MacKaye (director), Sanford Barnett (adaptor), Charlie Forsyth (sound effects). 59:3. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.
Hey Gina, how you doing?
Hey, Vision, we’re doing fine, enjoying the nice weather.
Do you like your new job?
So far so good. I’m excited about this week and settling in.
How’s Keith’s job?
It’s fine. He’s going through several weeks of training.
How are you doing?
Doing fine. That was a sad Gunsmoke. I think I remember hearing it before, but I’d forgotten the ending.
We’re just smoking a chicken, and I’m doing some laundry. We have to get to bed earlier now, because of the new job. We used to stay up later, eat late and all that, but we can’t do that now. We’re still working on the adjustment. :-)
Yes, very sad. BTW, didn’t know there were multiple Gildersleeves.
What was your schedule before? Like bed at 11pm and dinner at 10?
I don’t like the Great Gildersleeve. I didn’t know there were multiple ones either. His creepy laugh, well, I don’t like it.
No, we didn’t usually stay up till 11, more like 10 to 10:30-ish.
Suspense is best listened to in bed IMO.
DON’T DO IT, ERNIE!!!
Don’t break a Commandment. (:
Gina, I’m heading to bed. Have a great week! Talk with you later...enjoy Lux!
Goodnight, Vision! Later, Gator!
Hey Gina, I dozed off during Lux and am relistening now. This show is hard to follow, doesn’t translate well to radio. So much detail so fast. Cagney is talking so fast. Usually the announcer comes in at stops to give a plot recap. Anyway, just a thought. Happy Monday.
We listened to a little of it, but tuned out after a short bit.