Whistler TV show -- can you help?

Joe Webb

All of the surviving TV episodes of The Whistler are at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvzuguukhSI-2uYFHRibuXpQXBHtkURzs
There are 28 of the 39 episodes available; the other 11 seem to be "lost." The recordings look like they were recorded from a UHF station in the Los Angeles area in the late 1970s and early 1980s and have been transferred from VHS to digital format.

The program was syndicated beginning in Fall 1954 and could be seen on a regular basis on stations around the country through the early 1960s. Then, every once in a while, a station would start playing them in later years. The station that these were recorded from was obviously one of those

My (messy) log can be viewed at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ULErn498f-BznYdwHc8_kTmW7CvysSopVZIfoPCPV3E/edit?usp=sharing

I've been able to match up all of the episodes, including those with title changes, with their original radio stories... except for three of them. These might be missing radio programs which is why I can't match them up with any radio recordings I have. Do any of these plotlines seem like familiar radio versions you might have heard? I pulled descriptions from IMDb and newspapers.

#15 Cancelled Flight
IMDb: Pilot Lloyd Adams has a lucrative career as a smuggler but when his partner Matt Bannion gets cold feet, his mind turns to plans of murder; SF Examiner 7/20/55: Two partners live in fear of each other as well as the police; written by Adrian Gendot; Philadelphia Inquirer 11/27/55: There is no honor among theives when $50,000 worth of ill-gotten gaines is at stake; Camden NJ Courier Post 12/2/55: A smuggler decides to kill his partner in order to have all the big money to himself but finds he has shot the wrong man.

#21 Favor for a Friend
IMDb: A doctor on his deathbed confesses to his son about how he dealt with a gangster. Hillary Brooke plays Sharon; Joel Malone is writer; Alexander City AL Outlook 4/20/56: A luxurious ocean lined is the setting for the story of a doctor who does a favor for a friend. The drama begins with old Doctor James Roark on his deathbed. He motions his son, young Dr. Roark, to come closer. Then, in a flashback, the dying man recounts a weird shipboard adventure.

#22 The Jubilee Earring
IMDb: Fran Gilbert arrives in town for a reunion with an old college friend but the woman isn't there to meet her and Fran begins to suspect her husband may have murdered her; writer is Harold Swanton; Lewiston ME Sun-Journal 9/12/58: a 10-year college reunion meets witha strange disappearance; Portland ME Express 9/12/58: A 10-year college reunion is upset by the strange disappearance of one of the class members.

At some point soon, I will clean up the spreadsheet and include it in the draft Whistler log that I posted a few weeks ago.

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