The Whistler, Vol. 1 -

Hollywood 360

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[This volume contains Twelve Original Radio Broadcasts]

The Whistler was one of radio's top mystery programs airing from May 16, 1942 until September 22, 1955. The Whistler was an ominous narrator who opened each episode with, ''I am the Whistler, and I know many things, for I walk by night. I know many strange tales, many secrets hidden in the hearts of men and women who have stepped into the shadows. I know the nameless terrors of which they dare not speak.'' The opening dialog was heard over the echo of footsteps and Wilbur Hatch's haunting signature thirteen-note theme, whistled each week by Dorothy Roberts. The stories followed an effective formula in which a person's criminal acts were typically undone by their own missteps. The Whistler narrated, often commenting directly on 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.

Bill Forman had the title role of host and narrator the longest. Others who portrayed the Whistler included Gale Gordon, Lucille Ball's future television costar; Joseph Kearns, Mr. Wilson on the television series'Dennis the Menace'; Marvin Miller, soon to be television's Michael Anthony on 'The Millionaire'; Bill Johnstone, the Shadow on radio from 1938-1943; and Everett Clarke.

Episodes included in this volume are:

*Night Final
*Undertow
*Money Is the Root of All Evil
*Quiet Suicide
*Return Engagement
*The Human Catalyst
*The Dark Room
*Bird of Prey
*The Silent City
*Tough Guy
*Chain Reaction
*Stranger in the House.

[Movie-Tie-In NOTE: The radio program was adapted into a film noir series of eight films by Columbia Pictures.]

About the Author: Hollywood 360 is a syndicated radio show heard every Saturday evening on radio stations throughout the United States. Hollywood 360 showcases a wide variety of audio entertainment, from the golden age of Hollywood right up to today's most current headlines.

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Title: The Whistler, Vol. 1 -
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
Publication Date: 2014
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