episodes of The Whistler

"I know many strange things, for I walk by night." Just who was the Whistler, that nasal-toned, omniscient voice who knew "the dark secrets of men and women who have stepped into shadows...the nameless terrors of which they do not speak"? He and his counterpart on a competing series, the Mysterious Traveller were perhaps just variations on Raymond, the old "Inner Sanctum" host, but they were effective nonetheless. The Whistler's interrupting use of the second person ("You knew, didn't you, James, just what Gloria would say.") gave it a style of it's own.

And oh -- that theme! Wilbur Hatch's eerie melody remains one of the truly great original pieces of music scoring from Radio's Golden Age.


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Oct 04 1942 Urge To Kill
Jan 28 1946 The Strange Sisters
Jul 16 1947 Beyond Reasonable Doubt
Jun 02 1948 Stranger in the House
Jun 09 1948 The Necklace was Incidental
Dec 25 1949 Letter from Cynthia
Jan 08 1950 Return to Riondo
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