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Chandu the Magician, Volume 3 Mission to Montabania - 6 hours [Download] #RA324D
Chandu the Magician, Volume 3 Mission to Montabania

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Chandu the Magician
Mission to Montabania
Volume 3
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 3 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.
#69 Explosion
Friday, October 1, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
#70 Contacts Dorothy
Monday, October 4, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
#71 Gardener Recognized
Tuesday, October 5, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
#72 Bribery Attempt
Wednesday, October 6, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
#73 Secret Meeting
Thursday, October 7, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
#74 Landmark Spotted
Friday, October 8, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
#75 Map Found
Monday, October 11, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
#76 Fortune Told
Tuesday, October 12, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
#77 Dancing Partner Recognized
Wednesday, October 13, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
#78 Meets Dimitri
Thursday, October 14, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
#79 Spell Cast on Bob
Friday, October 15, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
#80 Gypsy Coming After Betty and Bob
Monday, October 18, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
#81 Dimitri Asked to Leave
Tuesday, October 19, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
#82 Castle Plans Found
Wednesday, October 20, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
#83 Warning From Nagi
Thursday, October 21, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
#84 Advice for Nicholas
Friday, October 22, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
#85 Tells About Plans
Monday, October 25, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
#86 Spell Cast
Tuesday, October 26, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
#87 Nagi Told of Curse
Wednesday, October 27, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
#88 Looking for Dorothy
Thursday, October 28, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
#89 Finding Dorothy's Hat
Friday, October 29, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
#90 Nicholas Has Disappeared
Monday, November 1, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
#91 Trying to Escape
Tuesday, November 2, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee
#92 Thinks Nicholas Is in the Castle
Wednesday, November 3, 1948 - 15:00 - Mutual-Don Lee

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5 of 5 June 24, 2022
Reviewer: Paul DePastine from Smithfield, RI United States  

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5 of 5 Chandu's second reincarnation....... May 28, 2022
Reviewer: Richard McLeod from RIVERSIDE, CA United States  
The mysteries continue as Chandu, and Bob Regent's family continue on with their exploits in Montabania.  "Chandu The Magician" is one of the best examples of a Radio Serial previously based on movies and a prior initial Radio Serial 15 years earlier.

The Hammond Organ Music continues to be played by Korla Pandit in his exotic manner, which made him a legend during the days of early Los Angeles Television.  

Tom Collins continues on with this second incarnation of "Chandu The Magician" and does so with all the charm of his many other Radio and Film roles.

Bela Lugosi had played both Robert Chandler as Chandu and also the the evil Roxor in the early 1930 film series.  Bela  Lugosi handled both opposing characters to perfection as did Tom Collins (as Chandu) in this second late 1940's series of the Radio Serial, and also his role in "One Man's Family" which is quite a contrast.

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