Episode 7868: David Harding Counterspy - The Bouncing Bank Robber (08-23-49)

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The Case Of The Bouncing Bankrobber (08-23-49) (Aired August 23, 1949)
The show was at the top of the list among programs that had developed the technique of sound effects to a fine art. Each program was written with the sound in mind, not so much sound for sound's sake, but to advance the plot, add color or create atmosphere. Two sound effects men spent a reported ten hours in rehearsal for each broadcast, in addition to the time spent by the actors. East coast actors House Jameson, Don MacLaughlin, Phil Sterling and Lawson Zerbe [MBS] (Zerbe appeared as both David Harding and Harry Peters) were the only four actors to ever assume the role of David Harding--Jameson for the first two episodes only, replaced by Don MacLaughlin for the remainder of its twelve year run. Both Connecticut residents, House Jameson premiered in the role while Lord was still auditioning talent for the lead. By the third episode, Phillips H. Lord selected Don MacLaughlin for the role. Show Notes From The Digital Deli.

THIS EPISODE:
August 23, 1949. ABC network. "The Case Of The Bouncing Bankrobber". Sponsored by: Pepsi Cola. A quick-shooting intruder plunges through a plate glass window. A ferryboat whistles a strange message. The system cue has been deleted. The date above conflicts with another program in this series (see cat. #85045). Don MacLaughlin, Mandel Kramer, Phillips H. Lord (producer), Jesse Crawford (organ), Shirley Eggleston. 29:43. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

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