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A Likely Murder Story (Aired 1945) *The Exact Date Is Unknown.
The Haunting Hour is a work-in-progress collection within the holdings of many serious Radio Collectors. From the meager available productions currently in circulation it's clear that the series was popular for its time, at the very least. With a known run of at least 52 unique scripts and more doubtful further 39 to 52 scripts, it would appear that the series was in demand for at least four years--in and out of syndication. Given the high quality of NBC Network voice talent in the circulating episodes, one can well imagine that the remainder of the yet alleged, undiscovered, or uncirculated episodes have at least as much to recommend them. Thankfully, as with many other examples of Golden Age Radio productions, many of the existing episodes in circulation can be directly attributed to the efforts of the Armed Forces Radio and Television Service [AFRTS]. True to its genre, the circulating episodes provide some highly compelling supernatural dramas--as well as a subset of fascinating mysteries and detective dramas. THIS EPISODE: 1945. Program #18. NBC syndication origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "A Likely Murder Story". An author kills his best friend and the friend's wife, then he steals his friend's manuscript. Herbert Wood (producer, director), Alvin Boretz (writer), Rosa Rio (organist), Tilden Brown (sound effects), George Stewart (recording supervisor), Steve Carlin (script supervisor), Berry Kroeger (narrator), Eddie Nugent, Neil O'Malley, Richard Keith. 23:36. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index