Normally, a last will and testament is a serious, cut-and-dry, black-and-white document. Not so in the case of Strange Wills, Volume 1. So begins the radio show Strange Wills, a mystery-adventure series produced and syndicated by Teleways Radio Productions of Hollywood beginning in 1946.
It starred distinguished Hollywood actor Warren William as probate attorney Warren Francis O'Connell, and the stories were told through his eyes as executor of the strange wills made by strange people. These cases, built around unusual bequests or searches for missing heirs, were based on the seven deadly sins and complied by attorney Ken Krippene over a 10-year period, changing the names for broadcast.
Produced by Robert Webster Light, the show also starred actors Carlton Young and Howard Culver and featured the music of Del Castillio.