The Whistler A Trip to Aunt Sarahs Episode 462, 1951 Mystery Old Time Radio Shows



The owner of a lumber yard, on the verge of bankruptcy, tries and fails to borrow the money to keep it afloat. A perfect murder hinges on a child’s composition.
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About The Whistler:

A character known only as the Whistler was the host and narrator of the tales, which focused on crime and fate. He often commented directly upon the action in the manner of a Greek chorus, taunting the characters, guilty or innocent, from an omniscient perspective. The stories followed a formula in which a person’s criminal acts were typically revealed either by an overlooked but important detail or by the criminal’s own stupidity. An ironic ending, often grim, was a key feature of each episode.

The Whistler is an American radio mystery drama which ran from May 16, 1942, until September 22, 1955, on the west-coast regional CBS radio network. The show was also broadcast in Chicago and over Armed Forces Radio. On the west coast, it was sponsored by the Signal Oil Company: “That whistle is your signal for the Signal Oil program, The Whistler.” There were also two short-lived attempts to form east-coast broadcast spurs: July 3 to September 25, 1946, sponsored by the Campbell Soup Company; and March 26, 1947, to September 29, 1948, sponsored by Household Finance. The program was also adapted into a film noir series by Columbia Pictures in 1944.

(Wikipedia)

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