Re: Your help needed with some Whistler radio documentation


Joe Webb
 

The program evaluation is complete! A REALLY BIG THANK YOU Barbara, Ian, Nick, and Jim!

THESE ARE THE EPISODES FROM THE LIST THAT REUSED TITLES
 
Last Curtain
  • 47-01-20 243 Last Curtain
    An actress conspires with a fading actor to kill her rich husband. An ensuing double-cross results in blackmail and subsequent murder.
  • 49-02-13 349 Last Curtain
    Story of a prima donna who becomes obsessed and intensely jealous of a rival singer. As her rage increases she devises a plan to disfigure her rival, and dire consequences ensue.
Windfall
  • 44-12-18 134 Windfall
    Robert Bradley becomes the heir to his uncle Michael's estate after his son and Robert's cousin, Gerald, is killed in a car crash.
  • 47-05-05 258 Windfall
    A man named Ted is seemingly about to commit suicide when he finds a man's body. Taking his checkbook, he finds that the unidentified man has a bank balance of over $104,000 dollars
UNRAVELING THE "Friendly Case of Blackmail" AND "Hit and Run" CONFUSION
There have been recordings with both of these titles in the file name. This has now been straightened out AND a "faked" recording has been exposed.
They are two separate programs, each on the series twice.
  • 45-05-14 155 Friendly Case of Blackmail aka Hit And Run
    THIS IS A MISSING EPISODE AND IS NOT "Hit and Run" - someone took the AFRS Mystery Playhouse version and cut it to drama only and gave it this date. Jerry Haendiges log lists this date as the first, but missing, performance of "Friendly Case of Blackmail." I have not been able to find any newspaper verification
  • 50-11-12 440 Friendly Case of Blackmail aka Hit And Run
    THIS IS "Friendly Case of Blackmail" SECOND PERFORMANCE AND EPISODE #1 FOR THE TV SERIES
  • From here on out the file names will be
    45-05-14 155 Friendly Case of Blackmail
    50-11-12 440 Friendly Case of Blackmail
  • 46-01-14 190 Hit and Run
    51-01-07 448 Hit and Run
    In San Francisco Hilary and Mildred are running away together. One problem Mildred’s married. She leaves her husband a note on the dining room table but isn’t sure she’s doing the right thing. Mildred changes her mind and in a rush to get her back home Hilary accidentally hits her husband with the car…and kills him.
    THIS IS THE SAME SCRIPT, PERFORMED TWICE
THESE ARE THE RECORDINGS THAT ARE REPEATED SCRIPTS WITH THE SAME TITLES (aka "re-performances")
  • 46-10-28 231 Backfire
    55-03-24 667 Backfire
    BOTH ARE THE SAME SCRIPT
    Ex-con Carl is hired by Arnold Pearson as a chauffeur for his wife Amy. When Arnold goes travelling Amy and Carl begin an affair, three months later Arnold returns and Carl returns to his role as chauffeur. Arnold tells Carl he’s heard rumors of his wife having an affair with the orchestra leader at the Club Madrid. Adapted for the TV episode of the same name starring Lon Chaney Jr.

  • 47-11-05 284 Big Prison, The
    55-07-07 682 Big Prison, The
    BOTH ARE THE SAME SCRIPT
    John Emerson goes hunting with Willard Crofton in Alaska but the two argue and it seems that Emerson killed Crofton. Emerson comes to in a hotel with Crofton’s money and belongings strewn around him. Story by Joel Malone and Harold Swanton

  • 46-08-26 222 Brief Pause for Murder
    49-09-11 379 Brief Pause for Murder
    46-09-08 CHI-32 Brief Pause For Murder, A
    ALL THREE ARE THE SAME SCRIPT
    Roger Wickson, who works in radio, plans to kill his wife Tisha, who’s being seen around town with Trent Crandell.Tisha tells Roger she loves Trent and wants a divorce.

  • 42-08-22 15 Death Has a Thirst
    43-05-08 51 Death Has a Thirst
    BOTH ARE THE SAME SCRIPT
    Harvey Davis and Mrs Donna Jackson drop off her husband Victor at the sanitarium. He is an alcoholic and they’ve dropped him off for treatment. They get back to the Jackson mansion to discover Dr Saunders is waiting for them. The Doctor thinks Victor is in a cheap drive at a rooming house downtown…because he was called an hour ago and told Victor has escaped. Written and directed by J Donald Wilson

  • 51-08-05 478 Design for Murder
    55-09-08 690 Design for Murder
    BOTH ARE SAME SCRIPT
    Both involve Charles and Edna Gilbert and their friend Myreen

  • 49-05-22 363 Fatal Fraud
    54-01-10 604 Fatal Fraud
    BOTH ARE SAME SCRIPT
    At a party in Hong Kong Chris Holmes does a passable imitation of Winston Churchill. He’s introduced to Katherine Dorn who’s there with her employer. Holmes does a good impersonation of her employer which gives Katherine an idea…Episodes features Paul Frees, Kathy Lewis and Gerald Mohr. Story by Joel Malone and Adrian Gendot. Produced and directed by George W Allen.

  • 48-05-05 310 Lady in Waiting
    52-05-04 517 Lady in Waiting
    BOTH ARE SAME SCRIPT
    Jean Collins is desperate to sever ties with a previous boyfriend who is now in prison. He still sends her money and wants to continue their realationship. A blackmailer threatens to reveal Jean’s relationship with him, and soon ends up dead. With Joan’s check on his body, she becomes the prime suspect in his murder.

  • 52-02-10 505 Little Red Book
    55-08-25 689 Little Red Book
    BOTH ARE THE SAME SCRIPT
    Characters are Larry Layton and Julie Frazier.

  • 48-11-21 337 Lovely Look, The
    55-05-05 673 Lovely Look, The
    BOTH ARE SAME SCRIPT
    Charles Beldon falls in love with a housekeeper wanders into his and his wife Helen's house.

  • 52-03-16 510 Marked Man
    55-08-11 687 Marked Man
    BOTH ARE SAME SCRIPT
    Frank Setto swindles across the border.

  • 52-10-12 540 One Dark Night
    55-01-23 658 One Dark Night
    BOTH ARE SAME SCRIPT
    Frank Jason and the mysterious disappearance/death of his wife, Cora.

  • 46-03-25 200 Trigger Man, The
    46-04-07 CHI-10 Trigger Man, The (this is a curious AFRS recording with Pacific Network open and WBBM drama with Everett Clark as The Whistler)
    49-08-07 374 Trigger Man, The
    THREE SCRIPTS, SAME STORY
    Martin Lang is a lawyer who manages to get some very suspicious clients off their charges, including known criminal Branch Malone. One day in court, having got Malone acquitted again, the judge suggests a clean cut young fellow like Lang shouldn’t be getting involved with a criminal like Branch Malone. Produced by George W. Allen. Written by Harold Swanton from an idea by Robert and Beatrice Ruskin.
    NOTE: The TV episode has this as a single word "Triggerman"

  • 50-08-27 429 Undercurrent
    55-02-20 662 Undercurrent
    BOTH ARE SAME SCRIPT
    Chris Horton, a passenger on the SS Java Queen, tries to figure out the identity of a man on the ship called Ashcroft.

  • 45-08-13 168 What Makes a Murderer
    48-04-07 306 What Makes a Murderer
    BOTH ARE SAME SCRIPT
    Arthur Winslow, an investment analyst based in Philadelphia but living in New Jersey, wants a change from his monotonous life.

  • 48-10-10 331 Whirlpool
    52-03-02 508 Whirlpool
    55-02-06 660 Whirlpool
    THREE SCRIPTS, SAME STORY
    A man named Marty is shipwrecked, and wakes up on another ship bound for Singapore. The ship's doctor says his name is Hastings, and his wife, a girl he saved from the shipwreck, comes in. But he has no wife and is not Hastings.

  • 46-12-09 237 With My Own Eyes
    50-07-30 425 With My Own Eyes
    BOTH ARE THE SAME SCRIPT
    Character is Christine McKay in Florida.

  • 47-02-17 247 Woman's Privilege, A
    49-10-02 382 Woman's Privilege, A
    55-06-09 678 Woman's Privilege, A
    ALL THREE ARE THE SAME SCRIPT
    The story involves two old oil paintings, homicide and an art dealer named John Williams.
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