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Murder at Midnight, Volume 1 - 7 hours [Audio CDs] #RA328
Murder at Midnight, Volume 1


 
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Murder at Midnight
Volume 1
 
 
“Midnight, the witching hour when the night is darkest, our fears the strongest, and our strength at its lowest ebb. Midnight, when the graves gape open and death strikes.”
 
Murder at Midnight was a thirty minute show, featuring macabre tales of suspense, often with a supernatural twist.
 
In 1946, Louis G. Cowan, Inc., a transcribed programming house began creating a series of crime fiction dramas slotted for late night listening. It had one of the higher production and cast costs for syndicated programming for that time. Directed by Anton M. Leder and produced by Louis G. Cowan. The host was Raymond Morgan, who delivered the memorable lines of introduction over Charles Paul’s effective organ theme.
 
Featuring tales of the supernatural and the macabre by radio's top writers and stars. The writers included Robert Newman, Joseph Ruscoll, Max Ehrlich, Betty Caine, Carl Frank, Sigmund Miller, Winifred Wolfe, Jay Williams, Barry Hopkins, Lawson Zerbe, William Norwood, Abram S. Guiness, and Leon Meadow.
 
Actors included Alan Hewett, Ann Shephard, Barry Hopkins, Barry Kroeger, Betty Caine, Brad Barker, Carl Emory, Carl Frank, Charlotte Holland, Craig McDonnell, Elspeth Eric, Eric Dressler, Fess Johnson, Frank Behrens, Helen Shields, James Van Dyke, John Griggs, John Sylvester, Karl Swenson, Lawson Zerbie, Mercedes McCambridge, Paul Mann, Ruth Yorke, Vinton Hayworth, Walter Vaughn, Wendell Holmes, and William Quinn
 
The series is known to have started as early as April 19, 1946. Murder At Midnight was issued by several transcriptions services, and the show titles and show numbers were different on them. The shows in Radio Archives, Murder at Midnight, Volume 1 set came from a set of MacGregor and Ingram disks and the show numbers are taken from the disks themselves. Being syndicated, stations could broadcast the programs in any sequence, on any day of the week.
 
Seven hours, fourteen tales of Mystery and Terror, restored to sparkling audio quality by Radio Archives.
 
#1 The Dead Hand
Friday, March 7, 1947 – 30:00 – Syndicated
 
#2 The Man Who Was Death
Friday, March 14, 1947 – 30:00 – Syndicated
 
#3 The Secret of XR3
Friday, March 21, 1947 – 30:00 – Syndicated
 
#4 Wherever I Go
Friday, March 28, 1947 – 30:00 – Syndicated
 
#5 Trigger Man
Friday, April 4, 1947 – 30:00 – Syndicated
 
#6 Death's Goblet
Friday, April 11, 1947 – 30:00 – Syndicated
 
#7 The Heavy Death
Friday, April 18, 1947 – 30:00 – Syndicated
 
#8 Nightmare
Friday, April 25, 1947 – 30:00 – Syndicated
 
#9 The Dead Come Back
Friday, May 2, 1947 – 30:00 – Syndicated
 
#10 Terror Out of Space
Friday, May 9, 1947 – 30:00 – Syndicated
 
#11 The Creeper
Friday, May 16, 1947 – 30:00 – Syndicated
 
#12 The Man Who Died Yesterday
Friday, May 23, 1947 – 30:00 – Syndicated
 
#13 Till Death Do Us Part
Friday, May 30, 1947 – 30:00 – Syndicated
 
#14 Murder's A Lonely Business
Friday, June 6, 1947 – 30:00 – Syndicated

Average Customer Review: 4 of 5 Total Reviews: 1 Write a review

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Supernatural thrills December 6, 2015
Reviewer: Nick from West Hollywood, CA United States  
Really fun collection of stories. Consistently satisfying and entertaining, with some genuinely creepy moments. As always, Radio Archives' collection has unbeatable sound quality. Highly recommend.

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