A friend to those who have no friends, an enemy to those who make him an enemy! From out of the darkened streets of radio's imagination comes the legendary criminal-turned-crime-fighter Boston Blackie! Starring Chester Morris, radio's first Blackie - and Richard Kollmar, who became Blackie's true radio voice - here are 12 great episodes of this beloved crime thriller! Join co-stars Jan Miner, Tony Barrett, Maurice Tarplin, and Lesley Woods in capers of diamonds and double-cross, of black markets and blood stains.
The screams...the grisly sound effects...the rumbling organ music. Sounds in the dark come strange, mysterious, and terrifying in 21 episodes of such classic series as Lights Out, Inner Sanctum, Suspense, and many more. Spine-chilling tales by Edgar Allan Poe, Guy de Maupassant, Arch Oboler, Robert A. Arthur, David Kogan, and Alonzo Deen Cole dabble in dark realms. Boris Karloff, Maurice Tarplin, Paul McGrath, and Bernard Lenrow deliver pulse-pounding performances.
"Good for nostalgia, I suppose."
Created by author Jack Boyle, Boston Blackie was a master safecracker and hardened criminal who served time in a California prison. Rehabilitated, he decided to use his knowledge of the underworld to fight crime as an amateur detective. Known as "an enemy to those who make him an enemy, friend to those who have no friend", Boston Blackie's exploits were adapted to film, radio, and television.
Wartime radio at its most provocative - that's "Words at War"! The Office of War Information, in cooperation with The Council on Books in Wartime, brought listeners journalistic accounts of battle, first-person narratives, and novels inspired by actual events. Each story was adapted for radio…and for maximum emotional impact.
The keeper of the book tells the tale of a man who steals, by force, the secret of immortality.
A murderer who is about to be executed leaves very specific burial instructions, which include the names and adresses of the judge and twelve jurors who condemned him. Has "The Great Randolph" returned from the grave? Richard Coogan, Santos Ortega, Maurice Tarplin (as "The Traveler"), Shirley Blank, Bill Smith, Bob Emerick (announcer).
"Scary story not."
A rich woman is being blackmailed.
A losing half million dollar bet on a horse race sends two grifters to Paris. While there, they meet a count who claims to be able to make genuine currency! William Zuckert, Maurice Tarplin (as "The Traveler"), Charles Webster, Phil Tonken (announcer).
A big-time crook uses a meek clerk with a photographic memory to hide from the tax men. Bret Morrison, Charles Webster, Lawson Zerbe, Maurice Tarplin (as "The Traveler"), Phil Tonken, Ralph Bell.