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Whistler, Volume 14 - 6 hours [Download] #RA014D
Whistler, Volume 14
 

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The Whistler
Volume 14
 
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“I am the Whistler and I know many things, for I walk by night. I know many strange tales hidden in the hearts of men and women who have stepped into the shadows. Yes, I know the nameless terrors of which they dare not speak!”
 
Of the actors and actresses known as “Whistler’s Children,” director George Allen saw particular skills in each one that he used to his benefit. Allen utilized Gerald Mohr of Phillip Marlowe fame for either rather sophisticated characters or street level criminal goons. When he needed ‘a perfect blowtop’, someone who could express losing his cool just the right way, Allen brought in Wally Maher. Hans Conried also had his own place in Allen’s top choices for the show.
 
The Whistler didn’t shy away from having women at the heart of the chilling crime stories it told. And fortunately for director George Allen, he had extremely capable actresses to pick from amongst Hollywood’s Radio Row. Betty Lou Gerson starred in several episodes because, according to Allen, she could play “parts that convey mental superiority, she’s perfect for women who have catty, fencing dialogue.” Likewise, Allen made great use of Lurene Tuttle, stating that she “can be anything: she may change her performance on the air as she finds another facet of the character; she picks out the parts of her characterization that didn’t ring right in rehearsal and corrects them.”
 
Of all the familiar voices on The Whistler, it was the title character himself no one knew. The Whistler’s identity was kept mostly a secret, especially from listeners, for ten years. Even though The Whistler was portrayed by several actors over the years, Bill Forman is recognized as the penultimate voice of the character.
 
The Whistler combined horrific crimes, deserved justice, and an engaging narrator to make it one of the best shows of classic radio. Experience it for yourself with twelve broadcasts restored to sparkling digital quality by Radio Archives in The Whistler Volume 14.
 
#276 The Eleventh Hour
Wednesday, September 3, 1947 - 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Signal Oil
 
#277 The Bridge on Black Mountain
Wednesday, September 10, 1947 - 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Signal Oil
 
#278 Death and the Emperor
Wednesday, September 17, 1947 - 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Household Finance
 
#281 Career Man
Wednesday, October 8, 1947 - 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Signal Oil
 
#282 Man of Distinction
Wednesday, October 15, 1947 - 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Signal Oil
 
#283 A Case for Mister Carrington
Wednesday, October 22, 1947 - 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Signal Oil
 
#284 The Back Door
Wednesday, October 29, 1947 - 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Signal Oil
 
#285 The Big Prison
Wednesday, November 5, 1947 - 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Signal Oil
 
#287 Dark Moon
Wednesday, November 19, 1947 - 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Signal Oil
 
#288 The Body Off Billingsgate
Wednesday, November 26, 1947 - 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Signal Oil
 
#289 Professor and the Fox
Wednesday, December 3, 1947 - 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Household Finance
 
#290 Wedding Gift
Wednesday, December 10, 1947 - 30:00 - CBS Pacific Network, sponsored by Signal Oil

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