Episode 7857: The Whistler - The Letter (08-29-42)


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The Letter (Aired August 29, 1942)
The Whistler was one of radio's most popular mystery dramas, with a 13-year run from May 16, 1942 until September 22, 1955. If it now seems to have been influenced explicitly by The Shadow, The Whistler was no less popular or credible with its listeners, the writing was first class for its genre, and it added a slightly macabre element of humor that sometimes went missing in The Shadow's longer-lived crime stories. 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.
August 29, 1942. CBS network. "The Letter". Sustaining. The story of Hans Minkler, an Austrian anti-Nazi, or is he a Nazi? A confusing espionage drama set in pre-war Europe. J. Donald Wilson (writer, director), Wilbur Hatch (composer, conductor). 29:02. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

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