ANNOUNCER: “I am The Whistler…Yes…. I know the nameless terrors of which they dare not speak.” Sound effects were created by Berne Surrey and Gene Twombly. The musical score was by Wilbur Hatch. Starring: Bill Forman, Marvin Miller, Everett Clarke – 16 original network broadcasts, digitally remastered and restored.
The original version of this long-running program was heard in the Pacific and Mountain time zones over CBS as a half-hour, Sunday evening broadcast for the Signal Oil Company. Bill Forman was “The Whistler” in that version, with Marvin Miller as the announcer, (1945-54). Miller also played the part for six months while Forman served in the Army. For a short time the program was produced independently and simultaneously in Chicago, with Everett Clarke as “The Whistler.” Volume two includes 16 full-length half-hour shows with commercials for Signal Oil.
The Last Devereaux – 7-23-44, Practically Foolproof – 9-3-44, Local Storm – 9-10-44, Black Magic – 9-18-44, Married to Murder – 9-25-44, Return of the Innocent – 4-2-45, To Rent Danger – 4-16-45, Meet Mr. Death – 4-23-45, Blueprint for Suicide – 6-18-45, Highway of Escape – 7-9-45, Pattern For Terror – 7-16-45, Let George Do It – 7-23-45, What Makes a Murderer? – 8-13-45, Phone Call From Death – 9-10-45, Sing a Song of Murder – 9-17-45, The Man Who Died Twice – 9-24-45.
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