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The Whistler

Volume 1

 

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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.

 

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 some of The Whistler’s strangest stories in this unforgettable Radio Archives collection - twenty original CBS network broadcasts sponsored by Signal Oil, just as originally aired in 1947.

 

Night Melody

Monday, January 27, 1947 - 30:00 - CBS, sponsored by Signal Oil

 

Seven Steps to Murder

Monday, February 3, 1947 - 30:00 - CBS, sponsored by Signal Oil

 

Safety in Numbers

Monday, February 10, 1947 - 30:00 - CBS, sponsored by Signal Oil

 

A Woman’s Privilege

Monday, February 17, 1947 - 30:00 - CBS, sponsored by Signal Oil

 

Mavis Cameron Disappears

Monday, March 17, 1947 - 30:00 - CBS, sponsored by Signal Oil

 

The Lady and the Knife

Monday, March 24, 1947 - 30:00 - CBS, sponsored by Signal Oil

 

The Blank Wall

Monday, March 31, 1947 - 30:00 - CBS, sponsored by Signal Oil

 

Backlash

Monday, April 21, 1947 - 30:00 - CBS, sponsored by Signal Oil

 

The Black Book

Monday, April 28, 1947 - 30:00 - CBS, sponsored by Signal Oil

 

Fateful Friday

Monday, May 26, 1947 - 30:00 - CBS, sponsored by Signal Oil

 

Caesar’s Wife

Monday, June 2, 1947 - 30:00 - CBS, sponsored by Signal Oil

 

Juggernaut

Monday, June 9, 1947 - 30:00 - CBS, sponsored by Signal Oil

 

Ambassador of Death

Monday, June 16, 1947 - 30:00 - CBS, sponsored by Signal Oil

 

The Gentle Way

Monday, June 23, 1947 - 30:00 - CBS, sponsored by Signal Oil

 

Beyond Reasonable Doubt

Wednesday, July 16, 1947 - 30:00 - CBS, sponsored by Signal Oil

 

Dark Future

Wednesday, August 6, 1947 - 30:00 - CBS, sponsored by Signal Oil

 

Whispered Verdict

Wednesday, August 13, 1947 - 30:00 - CBS, sponsored by Signal Oil

 

The Girl Next Door

Wednesday, August 20, 1947 - 30:00 - CBS, sponsored by Signal Oil

 

Curtain Call

Wednesday, August 27, 1947 - 30:00 - CBS, sponsored by Signal Oil

 

Sleep My Pretty One

Wednesday, September 24, 1947 - 30:00 - CBS, sponsored by Signal Oil


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