The Whistler was one of radio's top mystery programs airing from May 16, 1942 until September 22, 1955. Sponsored by the Signal Oil Company, The Whistler (Joseph Kearns, Gale Gordon and Bill Forman) was an ominous narrator who knew the killer's every move even before they did. The stories followed an effective formula in which a person''s criminal acts were typically undone by their own missteps. The Whistler often commenting directly upon the action in the manner of a Greek chorus, taunting the criminal from an omniscient perspective. One of the show's trademarks was the ironic twist endings that helped serve as a payoff for the listener. Radio performers heard in this collection of 12 episodes include: Joseph Kearns, Bill Forman, Lou Merrill, Gerald Mohr, Hans Conreid, Marvin Miller and Frank Lovejoy. 8/22/42 "Death Has a Thirst" 8/29/42 "The Letter" 9/5/42 "House of Greed" 9/13/42 "Mirage" 9/20/42 "Fog" 9/27/42 "Jealousy" 10/4/42 "The Urge to Kill" 10/11/42 "Malice" 12/27/42 "The Double Cross" 1/3/43 "The Weakling" 6/26/43 "The Blank Wall" 8/28/49 "The Eager Pigeon"
by Black Eye Entertainment
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