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Chandu the Magician, Volume 1 The Search for Robert Regent - 9 hours [Download] #RA316D
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Chandu the Magician
The Search for Robert Regent
Volume 1
 
 
 
Tom Collins played the lead role of American-born Frank Chandler, who had learned occult secrets from a yogi in India. Known as Chandu, he possessed several supernatural skills, including astral projection, teleportation and the ability to create illusions. Chandu's goal was to "go forth with his youth and strength to conquer the evil that threatens mankind”. "Time and space are only an illusion” to the American called Chandler. Endowed with strange gifts, in the first episode he teleported himself to his sister's Beverly Hills home.
 
Launched in 1931 on KHJ in Los Angeles, the series was soon heard throughout the West Coast. It was then heard, starting in February 1932, over WOR in the East. Nationally, it aired over Mutual starting October 8, 1932.
 
Chandu the Magician was revived on the Mutual-Don Lee Network on June 28, 1948 as a 15-minute weekday program. Radio Archives has restored all 154 fifteen minute episodes of this exciting radio serial.
 
Starring Tom Collins as Chandu and Luis van Rooten as the villainous Roxor, plotting world domination. Chandu’s sister, Dorothy Regent, was portrayed by Irene Tedrow. Cyril Armbrister directed the scripts by Vera Oldham which took Chandu to far-flung locales, both real and mythical. Romantic interludes for Chandu were introduced with Egyptian Princess Nadji played by Veola Vonn. Also appearing in the cast were Norman Field, Lee Millar, and Joy Terry. Created by Harry A. Earnshaw and Raymond R. Morgan with Howard Culver as the announcer and music by organist Juan Rolando (Korla Pandit), the series continued until January 28, 1949 when it changed to a 30-minute format, each with a self-contained storyline. The oriental-styled musical score via an eerie organ and crashing symbols created a highly effective out-of-the world atmosphere.
 
White King Soap was the sponsor for all the episodes in this serial.
 
In 1932 Chandu the Magician was produced as a film, with Edmund Lowe as Chandu and Bela Lugosi as Roxor. In The Return of Chandu (1934) Lugosi portrayed Chandu, and in Chandu on the Magic Island (1935) Bela Lugosi once again played Chandu.
 
Chandu the Magician, Volume 1 The Search for Robert Regent has been expertly restored for Sparkling Audio Quality by Radio Archives and features a beautiful cover by the great Virgil Finlay.
 
#1 Chandler Returns
Monday, June 28, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
 
#2 Secret Papers Missing
Tuesday, June 29, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
 
#3 Is Regent Alive?
Wednesday, June 30, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
 
#4 In Alexandria
Thursday, July 1, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
 
#5 Dorothy Disappears
Friday, July 2, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
 
#6 Search for Dorothy
Monday, July 5, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
 
#7 Slave Auction Rescue
Tuesday, July 6, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
 
#8 To Cairo
Wednesday, July 7, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
 
#9 Blue Flame
Thursday, July 8, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
 
#10 Secret Place
Friday, July 9, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
 
#11 Note From Nagi
Monday, July 12, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
 
#12 Betty Meets Abdullah
Tuesday, July 13, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
 
#13 Chandu Meets Nagi
Wednesday, July 14, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
 
#14 Betty Is Kidnapped
Thursday, July 15, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
 
#15 Betty Is Found
Friday, July 16, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
 
#16 Roxor Meets Nagi
Monday, July 19, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
 
#17 Secret Entrance
Tuesday, July 20, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
 
#18 Spell on Dorothy
Wednesday, July 21, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
 
#19 Crystal Ball
Thursday, July 22, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
 
#20 Breaking the Spell
Friday, July 23, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
 
#21 Betty & Bob Disappear
Monday, July 26, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
 
#22 Secret Door
Tuesday, July 27, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
 
#23 Roxor Threatens Death
Wednesday, July 28, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
 
#24 Bob Rescued
Thursday, July 29, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
 
#25 Abdullah Disappears
Monday, August 2, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
 
#26 Emerald Casket
Tuesday, August 3, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
 
#27 Disappearing Ink
Wednesday, August 4, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
 
#28 Looking for The Emerald Casket
Thursday, August 5, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
 
#29 Sick Camel
Friday, August 6, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
 
#30 Trouble With Guides
Monday, August 9, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
 
#31 Low Water Supply
Tuesday, August 10, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
 
#32 Abdullah's Affections
Wednesday, August 11, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
 
#33 Gordon Douglas
Thursday, August 12, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
 
#34 Douglas' Dinner
Friday, August 13, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
 
#35 Douglas Is an Imposter
Monday, August 16, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
 
#36 Finding a Letter
Tuesday, August 17, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee

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