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Chandu the Magician, Volume 2 The Search for Robert Regent - 8 hours [Audio CDs] #RA321
Chandu the Magician, Volume 2 The Search for Robert Regent


 

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Chandu the Magician
The Search for Robert Regent
Volume 2
 
 
 
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 2 The Search for Robert Regent has been expertly restored for Sparkling Audio Quality by Radio Archives and features a beautiful cover by the great artist Virgil Finlay.
 
#37 Nile Cruise
Wednesday, August 18, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
 
#38 Chandu's Disguise
Thursday, August 19, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
 
#39 Manuscript Found
Friday, August 20, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
 
#40 Douglas Tells Roxor
Monday, August 23, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
 
#41 Letter Arrives
Tuesday, August 24, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
 
#42 Roxor's Plans
Wednesday, August 25, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
 
#43 Fraud's Identity
Thursday, August 26, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
 
#44 Abdullah Stabbed
Friday, August 27, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
 
#45 Inquest Planned
Monday, August 30, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
 
#46 Douglas Disappears
Tuesday, August 31, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
 
#47 Lost in the Catacombs
Wednesday, September 1, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
 
#48 Chandu's Rescue
Thursday, September 2, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
 
#49 Roxor Is Alive
Friday, September 3, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
 
#50 Chandu Escapes
Monday, September 6, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
 
#51 Reaching the Ruins
Tuesday, September 7, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
 
#52 Judy Allen
Wednesday, September 8, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
 
#53 Torture Chamber
Thursday, September 9, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
 
#54 Story Teller
Friday, September 10, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
 
#55 Cairo Restaurant
Monday, September 13, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
 
#56 Robert's Ring
Tuesday, September 14, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
 
#57 Arenia the Spider
Wednesday, September 15, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
 
#58 Curse on Betty
Thursday, September 16, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
 
#59 Ben Ali's House
Friday, September 17, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
 
#60 Opening the Letter
Monday, September 20, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
 
#61 Sonya Shoots Nagi
Tuesday, September 21, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
 
#62 Betty & Bob Run
Wednesday, September 22, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
 
#63 Arenia Is Shot
Thursday, September 23, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
 
#64 Message for Nagi
Friday, September 24, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
 
#65 Mirror of Life
Monday, September 27, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
 
#66 Roxor Is Killed
Tuesday, September 28, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
 
#67 Exploring the Garden
Wednesday, September 29, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
 
#68 Family Is Reunited
Thursday, September 30, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 1 Write a review

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Chandu's Supernatural Abilities Are Tested July 23, 2015
Reviewer: Richard McLeod from RIVERSIDE, CA United States  
Tom Collins played the part of American-born Frank Chandler, alias "Chandu the Magician" and very likable and most importantly, believable in his role.
Volume II continues this Radio serial and the listener becomes even more involved in each 15 minute sequence.  
There is plenty of action here, and one can't help but wonder how this story will eventually end.

I know when finishing this second Volume, the desire to hear Volume III will only intensify.  
"Chandu the Magician" is one of the best serials I have ever seen or heard in either movies or heard on the Radio.
As usual, Radio Archives has produced  crystal clear audio CD's from the original transcription discs available for this most unusual and significant Radio Serial.
Highly recommended for individuals who enjoy the serial format which is rarely heard (if they still exist) today.
And believe me, after you listen to all of the episodes, you will want to go out and buy White King Soap (Sponsor for all of the Episodes)!

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