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Chandu the Magician, Volume 4 Mission to Montabania - 6 hours [Download] #RA327D
Chandu the Magician, Volume 4 Mission to Montabania

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Chandu the Magician
Mission to Montabania
Volume 4
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 4 Mission to Montabania has been expertly restored for Sparkling Audio Quality by Radio Archives and features a beautiful cover by the great artist Virgil Finlay.
#93 Nicholas Found
Thursday, November 4, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
#94 Dwarf Spotted
Friday, November 5, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
#95 Chandler Admits Real Mission
Monday, November 8, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
#96 Going to Schmitar Mountain
Tuesday, November 9, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
#97 Call From Paris
Wednesday, November 10, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
#98 Threat From Dimitri
Thursday, November 11, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
#99 Stranger Spotted
Friday, November 12, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
#100 Fortune Told
Monday, November 15, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
#101 Chandler Trapped
Tuesday, November 16, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
#102 Enters Cave
Wednesday, November 17, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
#103 Learns Estaben's Identity
Thursday, November 18, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
#104 Influences Dimitri
Friday, November 19, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
#105 Metso's Killed
Monday, November 22, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
#106 Spell Broken
Tuesday, November 23, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
#107 Threat From Dwarf
Wednesday, November 24, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
#108 Nagi Arrives
Thursday, November 25, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
#109 Fire
Friday, November 26, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
#110 Chandler Escapes Fire
Monday, November 29, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
#111 Forged Letter
Tuesday, November 30, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
#112 Nagi Leaves
Wednesday, December 1, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
#113 Lupu Arrives
Thursday, December 2, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
#114 Chandler Discovered
Friday, December 3, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
#115 Reveals Himself as Chandu
Monday, December 6, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
#116 Kingdom Regained
Tuesday, December 7, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee

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

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Faraway Places with strange sounding names..... May 28, 2022
Reviewer: Richard McLeod from RIVERSIDE, CA United States  
Frank Chandler, aka "Chandu the Magician" continues on with his exploits including his sister Dorothy, her husband Robert Regent and their children Bob and Betty Regent having been uprooted from their home in Beverly Hills, California and taken to faraway locales in the mysterious East from Cairo to Calcutta and all points within and beyond.   Roxor continues on with his evil intentions of ruling the World along with his company of associates all trying to deal with the virtuous efforts of Chandu.

Chandu is a staple Radio Serial from the early 1930's through this second reincarnation of the Radio Serial from the late 1940's with Tom Collins.  The first Chandu and Roxor characters were played alternately by Bela Lugosi in the motion picture versions.

If you have any penchant for cliff hanging endings in faraway lands, with  exotic music provided by the noted Hammond Organist, Korla Pandit, this serial will in no way disappoint you.

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