The Whistler - The Deadly Innocent (07-02-45)


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The Deadly Innocent (Aired July 2, 1945) Bill Forman had the title role of host and narrator. Others who portrayed the Whistler at various times were Gale Gordon, Joseph Kearns, Marvin Miller (announcer for The Whistler and The Bickersons and later as Michael Anthony on TV's The Millionaire), Bill Johnstone (who had the title role on radio's The Shadow from 1938 to 1943) and Everett Clarke. Cast members included Hans Conried, Joseph Kearns, Cathy Lewis, Elliott Lewis, Gerald Mohr, Lurene Tuttle and Jack Webb. Writer-producer J. Donald Wilson established the tone of the show during its first two years, and he was followed in 1944 by producer-director George Allen. Other directors included Sterling Tracy and Sherman Marks with final scripts by Joel Malone and Harold Swanton. In 1946, a local Chicago version of The Whistler with local actors aired Sundays on WBBM, sponsored by Meister Brau beer. THIS EPISODE: July 2, 1945. CBS Pacific network. "The Deadly Innocent". Sponsored by: Signal Oil. A meek bookkeeper is determined to kill his long-time rival in an elaborate plan to steal his job and his wife. George W. Allen (director), Sally Thorson (writer), Wilbur Hatch (music), Marvin Miller (announcer). 29:38. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.
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