Based on the book, Cloak and Dagger: The Secret Story of the O.S.S. by Corey Ford and Alistair McBain, the radio version of these fascinating true stories kept listeners on the edge of their seats. To helm the series, NBC brought in Wyllis Cooper who had created Lights Out and Quiet Please. Cooper collaborated with British crime journalist Percy Hoskins, who would work with Cooper again on Whitehall-1212 a year later. The combination of Hoskin’s accurate research and Cooper’s lively, fast-paced writing helped make Cloak and Dagger one of the best espionage-adventures ever to hit the airwaves. The Office of Strategic Services – the progenitor of our Central Intelligence Agency – was one of American history’s most colorful and compelling WWII intelligence gathering efforts. On Cloak and Dagger, secrets our Government uncovered during the war were dramatized for American listeners. Broadcast from New York, the series starred Raymond Edward Johnson (known to millions as Raymond our Host of Inner Sanctum) with supporting casts that included Joseph Julian, Berry Kroeger, Leon Janney, Karl Weber, Larry Haines, Alice Frost and Jackson Beck. Cloak and Dagger came to NBC radio in 1950, lasting one season.
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