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Boxcars711 Old Time Radio Pod

Boxcars711 Old Time Radio Pod

Bob Camardella

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Boxcars711 Old Time Radio Pod originates from the 'Heart Of Historic Germantown," Philadelphia, Pa. Bob Camardella began podcasting at Podomatic in October 2005 and at the Radio Nostalgia Network at Libsyn.com in January 2006. From 2006 through 2009, in addition to the top ranked Boxcars711 show at Podomatic and Libsyn, "Humphrey/Camardella Media Productions" commanded a top ten slot at Podshow (1.5 million downloads per month), a top 10 ranking at Libsyn (1.7 million downloads per month) and top rankings, which continue to date, in the Kids & Family section at I-Tunes. For the last several years, and to date (2013), his podcast here at Podomatic generates over 5 million downloads a year and continues to grow. Prior to the onset of podcasting, he hosted WPNM Internet Radio, broadcasting a combination of talk, easy listening and early rock and from his hometown in Philadelphia, Pa. Bob was writer and bass singer for a popular 60's rock group with 6 releases on the Twist & Algonquin (EMI) labels. He's a member of Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). In his early 20's, Bob Attended Philadelphia Community College for Photography and the Antinelli School of Photography soon launching Robert Joseph Studios. specializing in portraits and weddings.

Latest Episodes

Dragnet - The Big Jump (01-11-51)

The Big Jump (Aired January 11, 1951) The show takes its name from an actual police term, a Dragnet, meaning a system of coordinated measures for apprehending criminals or suspects. Dragnet was perhaps the most famous and influential police procedural drama in American media history. The series gave millions of Americans a feel for the boredom and drudgery, as well as the danger and heroism, of real life police work. Dragnet earned praise for improving the public opinion of police officers. Actor and producer Jack Webb's aims in Dragnet were for realism and unpretentious acting. He achieved both goals and Dragnet remains a key influence on subsequent police dramas in many media. The shows cultural impact is demonstrated by the fact that even after five decades, elements of Dragnet are known to those who have never heard nor seen the program. Show Notes From The Old Time Radio Researcher's Group. THIS EPISODE: January 11, 1951. Program #83. NBC network. "The Big Jump". Sponsored by: Fatima. Walter Harrison is on a thirteenth floor ledge, threatening to jump. Good show! Jack Webb, Barton Yarborough. 33:00. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

33 MIN2018 OCT 26
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Dragnet - The Big Jump (01-11-51)

Lum & Abner - Oil Tycoons - 4 Episodes COMPLETE (01-04-35 to 01-08-35)

The Oil Tycoons - 4 Episodes COMPLETE (01-04-35 to 01-08-3 The Adventures of two small town shop keepers in the Town of Pine Ridge Arkansas Lum and Abner were Broadcast from 1931 until 1954. Lauck and Goff had known each other since childhood and attended the University of Arkansas together (joining the Sigma Chi Fraternity together while there). They performed locally and established a blackface act which led to an audition at radio station KTHS in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Prior to the audition, the two men decided to change their act and portray two hillbillies, since there were already an overabundance of blackface acts at the time. After only a few shows in Hot Springs, they were picked up nationally by NBC, and Lum and Abner, sponsored by Quaker Oats, ran until 1932. Lauck and Goff performed several different characters, modeling many of them after real-life residents of Waters, Arkansas. After the Quaker contract expired, Lauck and Goff continued to broadcast over two Texas stations, WBAP (Fort Worth) and WFAA (Dallas). In 1933, Ford Motor Company became their sponsor for approximately a year. Horlick's Malted Milk, the 1934-37 sponsor, offered a number of promotional premium items, including almanacs and fictional Pine Ridge newspapers.

55 MIN2018 OCT 25
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Lum & Abner - Oil Tycoons - 4 Episodes COMPLETE (01-04-35 to 01-08-35)

The Weird Circle - The Bell Tower (09-24-44)

The Bell Tower (Aired September 24, 1944) The stories offered by "The Weird Circle" were generally adapted from popular fiction - popular fiction of the 19th century, that is. And since the focus was on horror and suspense, the macabre, atmospheric, and often ironic tales of such writers as Edgar Allan Poe and Honore de Balzac were a staple of its success. Also included were such familiar chestnuts as "Wuthering Heights" by Emily Bronte, Charles Dickens' "The Queer Client", Charlotte Bronte’s novel "Jane Eyre" (also a particular favorite of Orson Welles and his Mercury Theater company), and "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" by Robert Louis Stevenson. Stories of this vintage, rooted in the Victorian attitudes and morality of the 1800s, generally made for good radio drama; they were, after all, classics, familiar to anyone with a public school education. The primarily first-person narrative of most of the stories chosen made them relatively easy to convert into script form: introduce a narrator, establish the scene, and then carry on with the plot. Show Notes From The Old Time Radio Researcher's Group. THIS EPISODE: September 24, 1944. Program #43. NBC syndication. "The Bell Tower". Commercials added locally. The story of the Italian genius who built the world's most beautiful tower. The date is approximate. Herman Melville (author). 25:11. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

25 MIN2018 OCT 25
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The Weird Circle - The Bell Tower (09-24-44)

Suspense - On A Country Road (Starring Carey Grant) 10-31-54 - HOLLOWEEN SHOW

On A Country Road (Aired October 31, 1954) Suspense was actually spawned from another series called Forecast. The 1940 horror show was entitled Suspense and it was based on the Marie Belloc Lowndes' short Jack-the-Ripper novella, The Lodger. It was directed by Alfred Hitchcock, who had made a 1926 silent film based on the same story (Grams, 1997, 3). Its subtle ending generated a large volume of mail which convinced CBS executives that they had a strong market. Two years later, Suspense was aired. It became one of radio's longest lasting shows, surviving twenty years of consistent success. It had numerous announcers during those two decades, ranging from the early Berry Kroeger to the veteran announcers, Paul Frees and George Walsh. But it was Joseph Kearns who evolved into "The Man in Black" host in 1943. This mysterious all-knowing narrator was similar to The Whistler.. The character lasted for over 100 episodes until March of 1945. Kerns continued as host through 1947, and returned again in 1950, but "The Man in Black" role devolved back into a nameless announcer (Grams, 1997, 17). THIS EPISODE: October 31, 1954. CBS network. "On A Country Road". Sustaining. A couple runs out of gas during a storm while "The crazy woman" is chopping off people's heads, somewhere out in the darkness. The script was used also on "Suspense" on November 16, 1960 and on May 10, 1959 and on "The Grip Of Terror" in 1977 and on the "Suspense" program on television on March 13, 1951. Carey Grant (1954 show,) Helen Kleeb, Tom McKee, Norman Macdonnell (producer, director), Larry Thor (announcer), Lucien Moraweck (composer), Lud Gluskin (conductor), Harry Bartell, Virginia Gregg, Walter Bazarr (writer), John Carroll. 32:28.

32 MIN2018 OCT 25
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Suspense - On A Country Road (Starring Carey Grant) 10-31-54 - HOLLOWEEN SHOW

The Man Called X - The Silver Scarab (06-19-47)

The Silver Scarab (Aired June 19, 1947) The Man Called X started over Radio with the 1944 CBS Summer replacement run for Lux Radio Theatre, comprising a total of eight episodes. The only circulating exemplar from the first run is contained within the AFRS Globe Theatre canon of transcriptions. So, yet again, we are indebted to the incredible output of AFRS and AFRTS transcriptions over the years in preserving some of Radio's rarest exemplars from The Golden Age of Radio. But if one compares that circulating episode to the spot ad for the summer run in the sidebar, one sees the program promoted as a comedy-mystery. The 1944 CBS Summer season finale, Murder, Music and A Blonde Madonna, gives some credence to the way CBS promoted this first run. Starring Herbert Marshall as Ken Thurston, a private operative, with Han Conried as Egon Zellschmidt in this first incarnation of Ken Thurston's nemesis, and Mary Jane Croft appearing in the role of Ken's love interest, Nancy Bessington. Show Notes From The Digital Deli. THIS EPISODE: June 19, 1947. CBS network. "The Silver Scarab". Sponsored by: Frigidaire. While in Cairo on the trail of pirate on the Red Sea, Ken Thurston is killed by three silver bullets. Herbert Marshall, Leon Belasco, J. Richard Kennedy (originator), Wendell Niles (announcer), Jack Johnstone (director), Sidney Marshall (writer), Johnny Green (composer, conductor). 26:11. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

26 MIN2018 OCT 25
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The Man Called X - The Silver Scarab (06-19-47)

You Bet Your Life - The Secret Word Is 'Roof' (11-14-51)

The Secret Word Is 'Roof' (Aired November 14, 1951) Groucho Marx matches wits with the American public in four episodes of this classic game show. Starting on the radio in 1947, You Bet Your Life made its television debut in 1950 and aired for 11 years with Groucho as host and emcee. Sponsored rather conspicuously by the Dodge DeSoto car manufacturers, the show featured two contestants working as a team to answer questions for cash prizes. Another mainstay of these question and answer segments was the paper mache duck that would descend from the ceiling with one hundred dollars in tow whenever a player uttered the "secret word." The quiz show aspect of "You Bet Your Life" was always secondary, to the clever back-and-forth between host and contestant, which found Groucho at his funniest. It's in these interview segments that "You Bet Your Life" truly makes its mark as one of early television's greatest programs. Directed by: Robert Dwan. THIS EPISODE: November 14, 1951. Syndicated, WNEW-TV, New York audio aircheck. "Secret Word Is Roof". Participating sponsors. The first contestant is Anna Lingren. Syndicated rebroadcast date: March 21, 1975. Anna Lingren, Groucho Marx, George Fenneman (announcer), Jack Meakin (music). 29:26. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

29 MIN2018 OCT 25
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You Bet Your Life - The Secret Word Is 'Roof' (11-14-51)

Crime & Peter Chambers - Cemetery Attack (04-20-54)

Cemetery Attack (Aired April 20, 1954) Crime and Peter Chambers, stared Dane Clark as a hard-hitting private eye that worked well the with police department. His counter part at the NYPD was Lt Parker played by Bill Zuckert. The series was based on the character created by Henry Kane who wrote eight Peter Chambers novels before the series came to radio. Henry Kane wrote the scripts for the radio show adaptation which aired from 6 Apr – 7 Sep 1954 on NBC. The show was directed by Fred Weihe. There are a total of 21 episodes available from the series. Show Notes From The Old Time Radio Researcher's Group. THIS EPISODE: April 20, 1954. "Cemetery Attack" - NBC network. Sustaining. Peter Chambers is paid $1000 to deliver $250,000 to a graveyard at midnight. It's a complex kidnap plot against a very cheap millionaire! The system cue has been deleted. Dane Clark, Henry Kane (creator, producer, writer), Fred Collins (announcer), Fred Weihe (director), William Zuckert, Evelyn Varden, Roger De Koven, Patricia Weil. 25:55. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

25 MIN2018 OCT 24
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Crime & Peter Chambers - Cemetery Attack (04-20-54)

The Halls of Ivy - The Gangster's Son (Aired January 20, 1950)

The Gangster's Son (01-20-50) The Halls of Ivy was an NBC radio sitcom that ran from 1950-1952. It was created by Fibber McGee & Molly co-creator/writer Don Quinn before being adapted into a CBS television comedy (1954-55) produced by ITC Entertainment and Television Programs of America. Quinn developed the show after he had decided to leave Fibber McGee & Molly. The audition program featured radio veteran Gale Gordon (then co-starring in Our Miss Brooks) and Edna Best in the roles that ultimately went to British husband-and-wife actors Ronald Colman and Benita Hume. The Colmans had shown a flair for radio comedy in recurring roles on The Jack Benny Program in the late 1940s, and they landed the title roles in the new show. THIS EPISODE: January 20, 1950. "The Gangster's Son" - NBC network. Sponsored by: Schlitz Beer. Is the son of a gangster at Ivy College? Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, William Conrad, Gil Stratton, Don Quinn (creator, writer), Henry Russell (composer, conductor), Nat Wolff (director), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Herb Butterfield, Willard Waterman, Ted Osborne, Gloria Gordon, Walter Brown Neuman (writer). 30:27.Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

30 MIN2018 OCT 24
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The Halls of Ivy - The Gangster's Son (Aired January 20, 1950)

Inner Sanctum Mysteries - Dead Man's Debt (06-26-45)

Dead Man's Debt (Aired June 26, 1945) Inner Sanctum Mysteries was a popular old-time radio program that aired from January 7, 1941 to October 5, 1952. Created by Himan Brown, the anthology series featured stories of mystery, terror and suspense. The tongue-in-cheek introductions were in sharp contrast to shows like Suspense and The Whistler. A total of 526 episodes are known to have been produced. The early 1940s programs opened with Raymond Edward Johnson introducing himself as, "Your host, Raymond," in a mocking sardonic voice. A spooky melodramatic organ score punctuated Raymond's many morbid jokes and playful puns. Raymond's closing was an elongated "Pleasant dreaaaaammmmssss!" His tongue-in-cheek style and ghoulish relish of his own tales became the standard for many such horror narrators to follow, from fellow radio hosts like Ernest Chappell (on Cooper's later series, Quiet, Please) and Maurice Tarplin (on The Mysterious Traveler) to EC Comics' Crypt-Keeper in various incarnations of Tales from the Crypt. THIS EPISODE: June 26, 1945. CBS network. "Dead Man's Debt". Sponsored by: Lipton Tea and Soup. A smart lawyer gets a murderer off the hook, but his fee is a high one. Joseph Julian, Ann Shephard, Berry Kroeger, Luis Van Rooten, Paul McGrath (host), Mary Bennett (commercial spokeswoman), Robert Newman (writer). 25:24. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

25 MIN2018 OCT 24
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Inner Sanctum Mysteries - Dead Man's Debt (06-26-45)

Rocky Jordan - The Black Ball (11-06-49)

The Black Ball (Aired November 6, 1949) Rocky Jordan was a radio series about an American restaurateur in Cairo who each week became involved in some kind of mystery or adventure. The show was broadcast on CBS from October 31st 1948 to September 10th 1950. and then again from June 27th 1951 to August 22nd 1951. The character of Rocky Jordan had been introduced to listeners in a similar show called A Man Named Jordan that was broadcast in 1945 but set in Istanbul rather than Cairo. The two lead roles were those of Rocky Jordan and Captain Sam Sabaaya of the Cairo Police. For most of the show's history Jordan was played by veteran radio actor Jack Moyles, but he was replaced by a movie star, George Raft, for the brief 1951 run. Show Notes From The Old Time Radio Researcher's Group. THIS EPISODE: November 6, 1949. CBS Pacific network origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "The Black Ball". Rocky is mistaken for a gambler named Al Margo, who has been using Rocky's name to run up a large gambling debt. The imposter is soon found murdered. The program is referred to as, "The Rocky Jordan Show." Jack Moyles. 29:41. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

29 MIN2018 OCT 24
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Rocky Jordan - The Black Ball (11-06-49)

Latest Episodes

Dragnet - The Big Jump (01-11-51)

The Big Jump (Aired January 11, 1951) The show takes its name from an actual police term, a Dragnet, meaning a system of coordinated measures for apprehending criminals or suspects. Dragnet was perhaps the most famous and influential police procedural drama in American media history. The series gave millions of Americans a feel for the boredom and drudgery, as well as the danger and heroism, of real life police work. Dragnet earned praise for improving the public opinion of police officers. Actor and producer Jack Webb's aims in Dragnet were for realism and unpretentious acting. He achieved both goals and Dragnet remains a key influence on subsequent police dramas in many media. The shows cultural impact is demonstrated by the fact that even after five decades, elements of Dragnet are known to those who have never heard nor seen the program. Show Notes From The Old Time Radio Researcher's Group. THIS EPISODE: January 11, 1951. Program #83. NBC network. "The Big Jump". Sponsored by: Fatima. Walter Harrison is on a thirteenth floor ledge, threatening to jump. Good show! Jack Webb, Barton Yarborough. 33:00. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

33 MIN2018 OCT 26
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Dragnet - The Big Jump (01-11-51)

Lum & Abner - Oil Tycoons - 4 Episodes COMPLETE (01-04-35 to 01-08-35)

The Oil Tycoons - 4 Episodes COMPLETE (01-04-35 to 01-08-3 The Adventures of two small town shop keepers in the Town of Pine Ridge Arkansas Lum and Abner were Broadcast from 1931 until 1954. Lauck and Goff had known each other since childhood and attended the University of Arkansas together (joining the Sigma Chi Fraternity together while there). They performed locally and established a blackface act which led to an audition at radio station KTHS in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Prior to the audition, the two men decided to change their act and portray two hillbillies, since there were already an overabundance of blackface acts at the time. After only a few shows in Hot Springs, they were picked up nationally by NBC, and Lum and Abner, sponsored by Quaker Oats, ran until 1932. Lauck and Goff performed several different characters, modeling many of them after real-life residents of Waters, Arkansas. After the Quaker contract expired, Lauck and Goff continued to broadcast over two Texas stations, WBAP (Fort Worth) and WFAA (Dallas). In 1933, Ford Motor Company became their sponsor for approximately a year. Horlick's Malted Milk, the 1934-37 sponsor, offered a number of promotional premium items, including almanacs and fictional Pine Ridge newspapers.

55 MIN2018 OCT 25
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Lum & Abner - Oil Tycoons - 4 Episodes COMPLETE (01-04-35 to 01-08-35)

The Weird Circle - The Bell Tower (09-24-44)

The Bell Tower (Aired September 24, 1944) The stories offered by "The Weird Circle" were generally adapted from popular fiction - popular fiction of the 19th century, that is. And since the focus was on horror and suspense, the macabre, atmospheric, and often ironic tales of such writers as Edgar Allan Poe and Honore de Balzac were a staple of its success. Also included were such familiar chestnuts as "Wuthering Heights" by Emily Bronte, Charles Dickens' "The Queer Client", Charlotte Bronte’s novel "Jane Eyre" (also a particular favorite of Orson Welles and his Mercury Theater company), and "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" by Robert Louis Stevenson. Stories of this vintage, rooted in the Victorian attitudes and morality of the 1800s, generally made for good radio drama; they were, after all, classics, familiar to anyone with a public school education. The primarily first-person narrative of most of the stories chosen made them relatively easy to convert into script form: introduce a narrator, establish the scene, and then carry on with the plot. Show Notes From The Old Time Radio Researcher's Group. THIS EPISODE: September 24, 1944. Program #43. NBC syndication. "The Bell Tower". Commercials added locally. The story of the Italian genius who built the world's most beautiful tower. The date is approximate. Herman Melville (author). 25:11. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

25 MIN2018 OCT 25
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The Weird Circle - The Bell Tower (09-24-44)

Suspense - On A Country Road (Starring Carey Grant) 10-31-54 - HOLLOWEEN SHOW

On A Country Road (Aired October 31, 1954) Suspense was actually spawned from another series called Forecast. The 1940 horror show was entitled Suspense and it was based on the Marie Belloc Lowndes' short Jack-the-Ripper novella, The Lodger. It was directed by Alfred Hitchcock, who had made a 1926 silent film based on the same story (Grams, 1997, 3). Its subtle ending generated a large volume of mail which convinced CBS executives that they had a strong market. Two years later, Suspense was aired. It became one of radio's longest lasting shows, surviving twenty years of consistent success. It had numerous announcers during those two decades, ranging from the early Berry Kroeger to the veteran announcers, Paul Frees and George Walsh. But it was Joseph Kearns who evolved into "The Man in Black" host in 1943. This mysterious all-knowing narrator was similar to The Whistler.. The character lasted for over 100 episodes until March of 1945. Kerns continued as host through 1947, and returned again in 1950, but "The Man in Black" role devolved back into a nameless announcer (Grams, 1997, 17). THIS EPISODE: October 31, 1954. CBS network. "On A Country Road". Sustaining. A couple runs out of gas during a storm while "The crazy woman" is chopping off people's heads, somewhere out in the darkness. The script was used also on "Suspense" on November 16, 1960 and on May 10, 1959 and on "The Grip Of Terror" in 1977 and on the "Suspense" program on television on March 13, 1951. Carey Grant (1954 show,) Helen Kleeb, Tom McKee, Norman Macdonnell (producer, director), Larry Thor (announcer), Lucien Moraweck (composer), Lud Gluskin (conductor), Harry Bartell, Virginia Gregg, Walter Bazarr (writer), John Carroll. 32:28.

32 MIN2018 OCT 25
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Suspense - On A Country Road (Starring Carey Grant) 10-31-54 - HOLLOWEEN SHOW

The Man Called X - The Silver Scarab (06-19-47)

The Silver Scarab (Aired June 19, 1947) The Man Called X started over Radio with the 1944 CBS Summer replacement run for Lux Radio Theatre, comprising a total of eight episodes. The only circulating exemplar from the first run is contained within the AFRS Globe Theatre canon of transcriptions. So, yet again, we are indebted to the incredible output of AFRS and AFRTS transcriptions over the years in preserving some of Radio's rarest exemplars from The Golden Age of Radio. But if one compares that circulating episode to the spot ad for the summer run in the sidebar, one sees the program promoted as a comedy-mystery. The 1944 CBS Summer season finale, Murder, Music and A Blonde Madonna, gives some credence to the way CBS promoted this first run. Starring Herbert Marshall as Ken Thurston, a private operative, with Han Conried as Egon Zellschmidt in this first incarnation of Ken Thurston's nemesis, and Mary Jane Croft appearing in the role of Ken's love interest, Nancy Bessington. Show Notes From The Digital Deli. THIS EPISODE: June 19, 1947. CBS network. "The Silver Scarab". Sponsored by: Frigidaire. While in Cairo on the trail of pirate on the Red Sea, Ken Thurston is killed by three silver bullets. Herbert Marshall, Leon Belasco, J. Richard Kennedy (originator), Wendell Niles (announcer), Jack Johnstone (director), Sidney Marshall (writer), Johnny Green (composer, conductor). 26:11. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

26 MIN2018 OCT 25
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The Man Called X - The Silver Scarab (06-19-47)

You Bet Your Life - The Secret Word Is 'Roof' (11-14-51)

The Secret Word Is 'Roof' (Aired November 14, 1951) Groucho Marx matches wits with the American public in four episodes of this classic game show. Starting on the radio in 1947, You Bet Your Life made its television debut in 1950 and aired for 11 years with Groucho as host and emcee. Sponsored rather conspicuously by the Dodge DeSoto car manufacturers, the show featured two contestants working as a team to answer questions for cash prizes. Another mainstay of these question and answer segments was the paper mache duck that would descend from the ceiling with one hundred dollars in tow whenever a player uttered the "secret word." The quiz show aspect of "You Bet Your Life" was always secondary, to the clever back-and-forth between host and contestant, which found Groucho at his funniest. It's in these interview segments that "You Bet Your Life" truly makes its mark as one of early television's greatest programs. Directed by: Robert Dwan. THIS EPISODE: November 14, 1951. Syndicated, WNEW-TV, New York audio aircheck. "Secret Word Is Roof". Participating sponsors. The first contestant is Anna Lingren. Syndicated rebroadcast date: March 21, 1975. Anna Lingren, Groucho Marx, George Fenneman (announcer), Jack Meakin (music). 29:26. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

29 MIN2018 OCT 25
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You Bet Your Life - The Secret Word Is 'Roof' (11-14-51)

Crime & Peter Chambers - Cemetery Attack (04-20-54)

Cemetery Attack (Aired April 20, 1954) Crime and Peter Chambers, stared Dane Clark as a hard-hitting private eye that worked well the with police department. His counter part at the NYPD was Lt Parker played by Bill Zuckert. The series was based on the character created by Henry Kane who wrote eight Peter Chambers novels before the series came to radio. Henry Kane wrote the scripts for the radio show adaptation which aired from 6 Apr – 7 Sep 1954 on NBC. The show was directed by Fred Weihe. There are a total of 21 episodes available from the series. Show Notes From The Old Time Radio Researcher's Group. THIS EPISODE: April 20, 1954. "Cemetery Attack" - NBC network. Sustaining. Peter Chambers is paid $1000 to deliver $250,000 to a graveyard at midnight. It's a complex kidnap plot against a very cheap millionaire! The system cue has been deleted. Dane Clark, Henry Kane (creator, producer, writer), Fred Collins (announcer), Fred Weihe (director), William Zuckert, Evelyn Varden, Roger De Koven, Patricia Weil. 25:55. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

25 MIN2018 OCT 24
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Crime & Peter Chambers - Cemetery Attack (04-20-54)

The Halls of Ivy - The Gangster's Son (Aired January 20, 1950)

The Gangster's Son (01-20-50) The Halls of Ivy was an NBC radio sitcom that ran from 1950-1952. It was created by Fibber McGee & Molly co-creator/writer Don Quinn before being adapted into a CBS television comedy (1954-55) produced by ITC Entertainment and Television Programs of America. Quinn developed the show after he had decided to leave Fibber McGee & Molly. The audition program featured radio veteran Gale Gordon (then co-starring in Our Miss Brooks) and Edna Best in the roles that ultimately went to British husband-and-wife actors Ronald Colman and Benita Hume. The Colmans had shown a flair for radio comedy in recurring roles on The Jack Benny Program in the late 1940s, and they landed the title roles in the new show. THIS EPISODE: January 20, 1950. "The Gangster's Son" - NBC network. Sponsored by: Schlitz Beer. Is the son of a gangster at Ivy College? Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, William Conrad, Gil Stratton, Don Quinn (creator, writer), Henry Russell (composer, conductor), Nat Wolff (director), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Herb Butterfield, Willard Waterman, Ted Osborne, Gloria Gordon, Walter Brown Neuman (writer). 30:27.Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

30 MIN2018 OCT 24
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The Halls of Ivy - The Gangster's Son (Aired January 20, 1950)

Inner Sanctum Mysteries - Dead Man's Debt (06-26-45)

Dead Man's Debt (Aired June 26, 1945) Inner Sanctum Mysteries was a popular old-time radio program that aired from January 7, 1941 to October 5, 1952. Created by Himan Brown, the anthology series featured stories of mystery, terror and suspense. The tongue-in-cheek introductions were in sharp contrast to shows like Suspense and The Whistler. A total of 526 episodes are known to have been produced. The early 1940s programs opened with Raymond Edward Johnson introducing himself as, "Your host, Raymond," in a mocking sardonic voice. A spooky melodramatic organ score punctuated Raymond's many morbid jokes and playful puns. Raymond's closing was an elongated "Pleasant dreaaaaammmmssss!" His tongue-in-cheek style and ghoulish relish of his own tales became the standard for many such horror narrators to follow, from fellow radio hosts like Ernest Chappell (on Cooper's later series, Quiet, Please) and Maurice Tarplin (on The Mysterious Traveler) to EC Comics' Crypt-Keeper in various incarnations of Tales from the Crypt. THIS EPISODE: June 26, 1945. CBS network. "Dead Man's Debt". Sponsored by: Lipton Tea and Soup. A smart lawyer gets a murderer off the hook, but his fee is a high one. Joseph Julian, Ann Shephard, Berry Kroeger, Luis Van Rooten, Paul McGrath (host), Mary Bennett (commercial spokeswoman), Robert Newman (writer). 25:24. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

25 MIN2018 OCT 24
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Inner Sanctum Mysteries - Dead Man's Debt (06-26-45)

Rocky Jordan - The Black Ball (11-06-49)

The Black Ball (Aired November 6, 1949) Rocky Jordan was a radio series about an American restaurateur in Cairo who each week became involved in some kind of mystery or adventure. The show was broadcast on CBS from October 31st 1948 to September 10th 1950. and then again from June 27th 1951 to August 22nd 1951. The character of Rocky Jordan had been introduced to listeners in a similar show called A Man Named Jordan that was broadcast in 1945 but set in Istanbul rather than Cairo. The two lead roles were those of Rocky Jordan and Captain Sam Sabaaya of the Cairo Police. For most of the show's history Jordan was played by veteran radio actor Jack Moyles, but he was replaced by a movie star, George Raft, for the brief 1951 run. Show Notes From The Old Time Radio Researcher's Group. THIS EPISODE: November 6, 1949. CBS Pacific network origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "The Black Ball". Rocky is mistaken for a gambler named Al Margo, who has been using Rocky's name to run up a large gambling debt. The imposter is soon found murdered. The program is referred to as, "The Rocky Jordan Show." Jack Moyles. 29:41. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

29 MIN2018 OCT 24
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Rocky Jordan - The Black Ball (11-06-49)
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