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  Whistler, Volume 2 - 10 hours [Audio CDs] #RA143
Whistler, Volume 2


 
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The Whistler
Volume 2
 
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I am the Whistler and I know many things, for I walk by night. I know many strange tales hidden in the hearts of men and women who have stepped into the shadows. Yes, I know the nameless terrors of which they dare not speak!
 
Haunting stories of fate, dramas of crime, deception, and manipulation building to a sudden and shocking denouement...and, through it all, the sardonic, mocking laughter of — The Whistler!
 
One of radio's most memorable thriller anthologies, The Whistler was a west-coast favorite for over a decade but, despite two attempts to go nationwide, never was able to achieve the same success as a coast to coast feature. But for listeners across the western states served by the Signal Oil Company, the program's eerie theme music opened a weekly window into the very darkest corners of the human soul. It was so popular, in fact, that Columbia Pictures produced eight second-feature films based on the concept, all but one of which starred Richard Dix.
 
Bill Forman was just another staff announcer at CBS Hollywood when he was assigned the title role as The Whistler - a role which he would play for over a decade on west coast radio.The Whistler himself was an omniscient narrator -- the voice of Fate itself, one might suggest, or perhaps of conscience. And his stories revolved around ordinary people, pushed by the pressures of daily life into taking drastic actions. Or perhaps a sudden circumstance, an unexpected twist of life's path, suddenly placed these protagonists on a road leading inexorably to their own destruction. Greed, lust, and perfidy of every kind figure in the plots -- and when Fate inevitably catches up with these unfortunate, driven souls, The Whistler is always ready, at the very end, to see that the knife is properly twisted.
 
Produced by George W. Allen, with hauntingly evocative musical scores by Wilbur Hatch, The Whistler was a prime outlet for the cream of Hollywood's top radio performers - actors such as Wally Maher, Cathy and Elliott Lewis, Gerald Mohr, Lurene Tuttle, and Betty Lou Gerson, who emphasized skill over star power - as well as announcer Bill Forman in the title role, with Marvin Miller voicing the commercials.
 
Hear more of The Whistler's strange stories in this second Radio Archives collection - all original CBS network broadcasts sponsored by Signal Oil, just as originally aired between January and October of 1948.
 
Night Final
Wednesday, January 28, 1948 - 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Signal Oil
 
Undertow
Wednesday, February 4, 1948 - 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Signal Oil
 
Money is the Root of All Evil
Wednesday, February 11, 1948 - 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Signal Oil
 
Quiet Suicide
Wednesday, February 18, 1948 - 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Signal Oil
 
Return Engagement
Wednesday, March 10, 1948 - 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Signal Oil
 
The Human Catalyst
Wednesday, March 17, 1948 - 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Signal Oil
 
The Dark Room
Wednesday, March 24, 1948 - 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Signal Oil
 
Bird of Prey
Wednesday, March 31, 1948 - 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Signal Oil
 
The Silent City
Wednesday, April 21, 1948 - 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Signal Oil
 
Tough Guy
Wednesday, April 28, 1948 - 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Signal Oil
 
Chain Reaction
Wednesday, May 12, 1948 - 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Signal Oil
 
Stranger in the House
Wednesday, June 2, 1948 - 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Signal Oil
 
Farewell Party
Wednesday, July 21, 1948 - 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Signal Oil
 
Lady from the Sea
Wednesday, July 28, 1948 - 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Signal Oil
 
A Question of Murder
Wednesday, August 4, 1948 - 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Signal Oil
 
Payment in Full
Wednesday, September 1, 1948 - 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Signal Oil
 
Conspiracy
Wednesday, September 29, 1948 - 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Signal Oil
 
Whirlpool
Sunday, October 10, 1948 - 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Signal Oil
 
Package for Emily
Sunday, October 17, 1948 - 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Signal Oil
 
Search for an Unknown
Sunday, October 24, 1948 - 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Signal Oil


Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 3 Write a review

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more from the good days June 3, 2010
Reviewer: barry ingber from north miami beach, FL United States  
these from 1948 are of the same high caliber  as the 1947 set of volume 1.

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Can't Get Enough of the Programs September 18, 2009
Reviewer: Bill Griffiths  
As a 'Navy Brat' (child of Navy personnel), most of my young life was spent listening to the Armed Forces Radio Network programs throughout the world. Can't get enough of the programs. Many thanks for bringing back some great memories. Wish I could purchase them all.

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I Continue To Be Amazed September 18, 2009
Reviewer: Jim Plummer  
I continue to be amazed at how quickly you guys get the orders back to us.

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