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The Whistler, Vol. 3

The Classic Radio Collection
By Hollywood 360
Narrated by Bill Forman & various performers / 5 hours 53 minutes

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 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 a 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 the story, 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.Bill Forman held the title role of host and narrator the longest. Others who portrayed the Whistler include Gale Gordon (later starring in I Love Lucy), Joseph Kearns (Mr. Wilson in television’s Dennis the Menace), Marvin Miller (later starring on television as Michael Anthony in The Millionaire), Bill Johnstone (The Shadow on radio from 1938 to 1943) and Everett Clarke.The twelve half-hour episodes starring Bill Forman included here with the date of broadcast, are:“Strange Sisters” (28 Jan 1946)“Panic” (4 Feb 1946)“Six Letter Word for Death” (11 Feb 1946)“Murder in Haste” (25 Feb 1946)“Terror Stricken” (8 Apr 1946)“Smart Boy” (15 Apr 1946)“Ambassador of Death” (16 Jun 1947)“Beyond Reasonable Doubt” (16 Jul 1947)“Whispered Verdict” (13 Aug 1947)“Curtain Call” (27 Aug 1947)“A Question of Murder” (4 Aug 1948)“Payment in Full” (1 Sept 1948)

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The Classic Radio Collection Series


Jeff Regan, Investigator, Vol. 1
Jeff Regan, Investigator, Vol. 1
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Inner Sanctum Mysteries, Vol. 1
Inner Sanctum Mysteries, Vol. 1
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The Amos ’n’ Andy Show, Vol. 1
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The Hall of Fantasy, Vol. 1
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The Adventures of Sam Spade, Detective, Vol. 1
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Murder at Midnight, Vol. 1
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Rogue's Gallery, Vol. 1
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The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Vol. 1
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My Friend Irma, Vol. 1
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Classic Radio Spotlights: Orson Welles
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The Great Gildersleeve, Vol. 2
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Classic Radio’s Greatest Western Shows, Vol. 1
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Classic Radio’s Greatest Mystery Shows, Vol. 1
Classic Radio’s Greatest Mystery Shows, Vol. 1
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Classic Radio’s Greatest Comedy Shows, Vol. 1
Classic Radio’s Greatest Comedy Shows, Vol. 1
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Our Miss Brooks, Vol. 2
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Hollywood 360 & CBS Radio
Gunsmoke, Vol. 2
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Hollywood 360 & CBS Radio
Rocky Fortune, Vol. 1
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Let George Do It, Vol. 1
Let George Do It, Vol. 1
Hollywood 360
Gunsmoke, Vol. 1
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Hollywood 360 & CBS Radio
The Life of Riley, Vol. 1
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Classic Radio’s Greatest Detective Shows, Vol. 1
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Boston Blackie, Vol. 1
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Dragnet, Vol. 1
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Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar, Vol. 1
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Frontier Gentleman, Vol. 1
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Suspense, Vol. 1
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Hollywood 360 & CBS Radio
Fibber McGee & Molly, Vol. 1
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Author
Narrator Bill Forman & various performers
ISBN 9781504708210
Length 5 hours 53 minutes
Language English
Publisher Blackstone Audio
Publication date
Edition Unabridged
Genres Fiction & Literature, Mystery & Thriller & Performance & Radio
Libro.fm rank #158,718 Overall
Genre rank #2,019 in Performance & Radio