Some sources list this show as I have in the title, but others list it as The Ruby of Caraval, which is how it’s announced in the show itself. It’s likely also misdated, and should be 471121. You can hear this show without the opening content by Keith and the Retrobots elsewhere on the site. Search for the show title, Ruby of Modoc.
My original show notes: A
car crash draws the attention of lawyer, Lamonte Cranston, and his secretary, Margot Lane. The petty burglar who died in the wreck is found with a valuable ruby that has an ancient curse on it. As Lamonte investigates, more details about the ruby and its strange curse emerge.
The ruby is returned to the famous actor who recently owned it, but is the curse causing deadly terror? What is really going on with the gunshots in the actor’s mansion, and the murder? The Shadow knows. Spooky things are afoot, and the truth of the mystery will be revealed when you listen in to join the Shadow as he lays his trap for the bad guys, and exposes the secret of the curse.
PS: Although, if you ask me, the killer is pretty dumb in his attempt to kill everybody in the house to try to get the ruby.
Note: Here’s why I think the date is wrong… The sound quality seems to be right for the era, but at the time, Orson Wells was the voice of the Shadow. Also, near the end Margot Lane clearly mentions the year being 1947. The calendar date fits in better with being an episode from 1947 as well.
- Keith takes a voicemail messge, (401)753-4844, and responds with today’s feature.
- We also share a few items happening in the world news at the time this show likely aired in 1947.
- Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens – Louis Jordan 1947
- When the Retrobots have a small disagreemen, Keith steps in with, Feudin’ And Fightin’ – Dorothy Shay 1947