At a circus side show, wax figures are on display. The figures are posed in a scene of a recent famous mobster coming to justice, but imagine the shock of the crowd to discover a dead body among the statues.
As Margot Lane talks about the odd event with Lamont Cranston, he suspects this may only be the beginning of a murder spree. The buzz at the police station is that this may be the work of a lunatic, a love related killing, or maybe a gang related incident. Of course the Shadow has something to say about it, but will the cops listen to him?
Another body shows up at the wax works, and Shadow has a line on who the next victim will be, but he still doesn’t know who the killer is. The cops guard the expected victim, Margot Lane does her part in helping the Shadow, and the Shadow puts the pressure on his suspected killer. The
There’s just one problem, the man with the most motive is in prison though. How can a prisoner be killing people while he’s locked up? The Shadow knows, and a trap is set to break up the bigger conspiracy at large.
Fox Features syndication. “Death Strikes From The East” Part one. Commercials added locally. Tong Wars are being waged in Chinatown. The Blue Beetle looks toward the Orient to battle “The Purple Dragon.” Commissioner Warren’s daughter has been kidnapped. 15 minutes. ”
Part two. The “Purple Dragon” hosts a Chinese drama, with a human sacrifice for an encore! 15 minutes.
(His calling card was a small beetle-shaped marker that he left in conspicuous places to alert criminals to his presence, using their fear of his crime fighting reputation as a weapon against them. For this purpose he also used a “Beetle Signal” flashlight. The Blue Beetle’s reputation was not his only weapon, however. He carried a revolver in a blue holster on his belt, and was sometimes shown wearing a multi-pouched belt after the style set by Batman. Also in the Batman vein, the Blue Beetle had a “BeetleMobile” car and a “BeetleBird” airplane.
at least one radio adventure he carries something called a “magic ray machine”. The ray machine was a sort of
super-scientific cutting device. –OTRR)
The Blue Beetle. July 3, 1940. Program #27 & #28. Fox Features syndication. “Crime Incorporated” Part one. Commercials added locally. The “Overlords Of Crime” are planning to form a syndicate. The Blue Beetle infiltrates the gang and is hired by them to imitate…the Blue Beetle! 15 minutes.
Part two. The Blue Beetle is unmasked and shot, but it’s only a flesh wound. The “Magic Ray” helps the Blue Beetle break up the gang. 15 minutes. — OTRR
The Blue Beetle. June 19, 1940. Program #21 & #22. Fox Features syndication. “Thoroughbreds Always Come Through” Part one. Commercials added locally. A long-shot named “White Star” wins an important race, then the jockey is arrested! 15 minutes.
Part two. The Blue Beetle visits the track, with a little paint remover. The Beetle gathers evidence with his “portable television set” (actually a camera and transmitter combined!). 15 minutes.
(It wasn’t until the 1940s that Frank Lovejoy made his film debut in “Black Bart” (1948) as Mark Lorimer. His other films include: “Home of the Brave” (1949) as Mingo, which brought him recognition; “South Sea Sinner” (1949) as Doc; In a Lonely Place” (1950) as Sgt. Brub Nicolai; “Three Secrets” (1950) as Bob Duffy; “Breakthrough” (1950) as Sgt. Pete Bell, one of my favorite of his roles; “I Was a Communist for the FBI” (1951) as Matt Cvetic; “Force of Arms” (1951) as Maj. Blackford; “Goodbye, My Fancy” (1951) as Matt Cole; “The Sound of Fury” (1951) with Lloyd Bridges and Richard Carlson, as Howard Tyler; “I’ll See You in My Dreams” (1951) as Walter Donaldson; “The Winning Team” (1952) as Rogers Hornsby; “Retreat, Hell!” (1952) as Capt. Steve Corbett; the classic 3-D film “House of Wax” (1953) with Vincent Price, as Lt. Tom Brennan, one of his most popular roles; “The Charge at Feather River” (1953) as Sgt. Charlie Baker; “The System” (1953) as John Merrick; “The Hitch-Hiker” (1953) as Gilbert Bowen; “Beachhead” (1954) as Sgt. Fletcher; “Men of the Fighting Lady” (1954) as Lt. Commander Paul Grayson; “Finger Man” (1955) as Casey Martin; “Strategic Air Command” (1955) with James Stewart and June Allyson, as Gen. Ennis C. Hawkes; “Top of the World” (1955) as Maj. Cantrell; “The Crooked Web” (1955) as Stan Fabian; “Julie” (1956) as Capt. Pringle; “Three Brave Men” (1957) as Capt. Winfield and “Cole Younger, Gunfighter” (1958) as Cole Younger, his final film role. On TV he was a regular on the series: “Man Against Crime” (1956) as Mike Barnett and “Meet McGraw” (1957-59) as McGraw. He also guest starred on such TV series as: “Four Star Playhouse”; “Zane Grey Theater”; “United States Steel Hour” and “Wichita Town.” –OTTRR)
On their way home, and as they near the surface, they encounter an obstacle that their heat ray can’t penetrate. Buck takes a hand held disintegrator to adventure outside the Mole, and do what he can to clear a path. There’s just one problem, he hears a noise in the darkness of the cavern he has carved out, and is ready to shoot first and ask questions later.
What is that noise? What kind of danger will he find? Listen and learn, but even so, there’s a cliff hanging ending that the world will never learn the answer to, since no more episodes exist to tell the rest of the tale. However, since the series ran for another 20 years or so, I’ll bet things turn out fine.
Jack Benny. 1949. Jack and Ronald Coleman change places.
Abbott and Costello. Alan Ladd’s All Night Radio Show.
PS: for the featured show without the bonus tracks and comments, download it with the following link: Buck Rogers – Mechanical Mole. 6of7, 1939.
Straight from the pages of the Hearst newspapers, Comic Weekly brings one of it’s popular features to life. Flash Gordon and Dale Hardin find them parachuting to Earth, after their space ship crashed. They meet Doctor Zarkoff, and they’re off on another adventure in a new rocket ship… that crash lands on the strange planet of Mongo. Ming the Merciless, Red Monkeymen, a Princess to rescue, and adventures that await at every turn.
Trivia Alert: Flash Gordon was originally played by Gale Gordon. The same Gale Gordon who was a radio announcer, Mayor Latrivia, and other roles on the Fibber McGee show. Also the hypertensive Mr Conklin on Our Miss Brooks, and as character actors of various kinds on countless other radio programs. On the 1960’s television show, the Lucy Show, he played Lucy’s boss Mr. Mooney. On a Halloween episode, he dressed up as Flash Gordon to attend a costume party.
Star reporter Laury, and his pal and star photographer, Miss Casey, uncover a scent of corruption in a high profile trial. It’s a jury trial, so what influence can a possibly corrupt judge do to sway the decision? Plenty, as he fends off evidence from the state attorney, and lets the defending lawyers have wide latitude in presenting their evidence.
Judge Grayson claims to be tough on racketeers, but his behavior hints otherwise. Brit Reed isn’t sure about the trustworthiness of the judge, but as the Green Hornet he swings into action. A trap is set to take down the gangsters from the top down, and even the judge, if he is actually corrupt.
Brit learns of some of the pressure that judge Grayson is under, and the hold that the gangsters have over him. A touchy issue that could end the mans career. Will Grayson cave in to save face, and extend his career? Will he be blind to the temptation at the risk of losing everything he holds dear? Brit doesn’t care about the judges situation. It’s no excuse to not carry out his job.
A hard decision must be made, but regardless of what it is, it’s one that fills the bill for the Green Hornet to ensure that a full measure of justice is carried out.
None today. Just some extended comments by Keith on a comparrison between the Lone Ranger to the Green Hornet. In short, comparing similarities: Created by the same people, both superheros, and fighting for justice that the letter of the law doesn’t quite reach. Differences include: Small towns of the wide open plains, as opposed to the crowded modern city.
A daring escape attempt has been made, but all that seems to have been accomplished is for Jimmy’s friend, Pug, to have placed his life in danger. Still, it was the distraction that Clark needed to switch to Superman and spring into action.
Superman now has his hands full as he has to rescue Pug from the waves, then race back to the ship to make short work of the spies. Though order has been restored, there’s still the threat of being torpedoed by an unseen submarine. Can Clark work with the Captain to stop it? Will the spies have more dirty tricks up their sleeves? Superman has a trick of his own.