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1940's Radio Mystery and Suspense

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Weird Circle

Written by Tuesday, 11 October 2016 09:46 Published in 1940's Radio Mystery and Suspense

The Weird Circle

30 Minutes of 1940's Radio Suspense

The Weird Circle was a 30-minute, syndicated, supernatural/fantasy series that ran from 1943 through 1945. There were 78 episodes produced.The show's strength was stories from famous writers of the two genres, including Robert Lewis Stevenson, Victor Hugo, Edgar Alan Poe and even Charles Dickens. Most all of the stories came from the Victorian era or older.

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Suspense

Written by Tuesday, 11 October 2016 08:13 Published in 1940's Radio Mystery and Suspense

Suspense featured on 1940's Radio

Suspense Was A Long Running 1940's Radio Series

One of the premier drama programs of the Golden Age of Radio, was subtitled "radio's outstanding theater of thrills" and focused on suspense thriller-type scripts, usually featuring leading Hollywood actors of the era. Approximately 945 episodes were broadcast during its long run, and more than 900 still exist.

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Inner Santctum Mysteries

Written by Monday, 10 October 2016 17:17 Published in 1940's Radio Mystery and Suspense

Inner Santctum Mystery

Mystery and Intrigue From 1940's Radio

The anthology series featured stories of mystery, terror and suspense, and its tongue-in-cheek introductions were in sharp contrast to shows like Suspense and The Whistler. The early 1940s programs opened with Raymond Edward Johnson introducing himself as, "Your host, Raymond," in a mocking sardonic voice. A spooky melodramatic organ score (played by Lew White) punctuated Raymond's many morbid jokes and playful puns. Raymond's closing was an elongated "Pleasant dreeeeaams, hmmmmm?" His tongue-in-cheek style and ghoulish relish of his own tales became the standard for many such horror narrators to follow, from fellow radio hosts like Ernest Chappell (on Wyllis Cooper's later series, Quiet, Please) and Maurice Tarplin (on The Mysterious Traveler).

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