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The Mystery Playhouse Radio Program

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Background

June 5th 1948 The Billboard chart cites Mutual moving its Mystery Playhouse into a Summer replacement slot for The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
June 5th 1948 The Billboard chart cites Mutual moving its Mystery Playhouse into a Summer replacement slot for The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

Series Derivatives:

None
Genre: Anthology of Golden Age Radio Mystery Dramas
Network(s): MBS
Audition Date(s) and Title(s): Unknown
Premiere Date(s) and Title(s): 46-10-05 01 Murder With A High I.Q.

48-06-27 01 Killer
Run Dates(s)/ Time(s): 46-10-05 to 47-02-15; MBS [WGN]; Twenty, 30-minute programs;

48-06-27 to 48-09-05; MBS [WGN]; Eleven, 30-minute programs;
Syndication: MBS
Sponsors: Sustaining
Director(s):
Principal Actors: Forrest Lewis, Nanette Sargent,
Recurring Character(s):
Protagonist(s):
Author(s): Jay Bennett, Kenneth Elliot, Joseph Driscoll, H. Colin Rice, Arch Oboler,
Writer(s)
Music Direction:
Musical Theme(s):
Announcer(s):
Estimated Scripts or
Broadcasts:
44
Episodes in Circulation: 0
Total Episodes in Collection: 0
Provenances:



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Notes on Provenances:

The most helpful provenances were newspaper listings.

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The Mystery Playhouse Radio Program Log

Date Episode Title Avail. Notes
46-09-28
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46-09-28 Wisconsin State Journal
8:00 Theater of the Air--WGN
46-10-05
1
Murder With A High I.Q.
N
46-10-05 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Mystery Playhouse (WGN): "
Murder With a High I.Q."
46-10-12
2
The Third Key
N
46-10-12 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Mystery Playhouse (WGN): "
The Third Key."
46-10-19
3
Death At My Shoulder
N
46-10-19 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Mystery Playhouse (WGN): "
Death At My Shoulder."
46-10-26
4
We Find You Guilty
N
46-10-26 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Mystery Playhouse (WGN): "
We Find You Guilty."
46-11-02
5
Three To Go
N
46-11-02 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Mystery Playhouse (WGN): "
Three to Go," story of dying man who decides to murder his three enemies.
46-11-09
6
Detectives Die Young
N
46-11-09 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Mystery Playhouse (WGN): "
Detectives Die Young."
46-11-16
7
Guilty Minus One
N
46-11-16 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Mystery Playhouse (WGN): "
Guilty Minus One.
46-11-23
8
Title Unknown
N
46-11-23 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Mystery Playhouse (WGN):
Mystery Hour
46-11-30
9
Crazy Over Guns
N
46-11-30 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Mystery Playhouse (WGN): "
Crazy Over Guns."
46-12-07
10
Murder Likes Company
N
46-12-07 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Mystery Playhouse (WGN): "
Murder Likes Company."
46-12-14
11
The Hero Is A Heel
N
46-12-14 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Mystery Playhouse (WGN): "
The Hero Is A Heel."
46-12-21
12
Murder--Win Or Place
N
46-12-21 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Mystery Playhouse (WGN): "
Murder--Win or Place."
46-12-28
13
Ring Out the Old
N
46-12-28 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Mystery Playhouse (WGN): Forrest Lewis, Nannette Sargent in "
Ring Out the Old."
47-01-04
14
The Victim--Right Or Wrong
N
47-01-04 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Mystery Playhouse (WGN).

47-01-04 Chicago Daily Tribune
8:00--W-G-N--Mystery Playhouse: "
The Victim--Right or Wrong."
47-01-11
15
The Death Card
N
47-01-11 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Mystery Playhouse (WGN): "
The Death Card."

47-01-11 Chicago Daily Tribune
8:00 Mystery Playhouse: Forrest Lewis in "
The Death Care."
47-01-18
16
The Death Card
N
47-01-18 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Mystery Playhouse (WGN): "
The Death Card."

47-01-18 Chicago Daily Tribune
8:00--W-G-N--Mystery Plalyhouse: Forrest Lewis and Nannette Sargent in "
The Death Card."
47-01-25
17
Murder Me, Darling
N
47-01-25 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Mystery Playhouse (WGN):
Murder Me, Darling."
47-02-01
18
The Man With No Vices
N
47-02-01 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Mystery Playhouse (WGN): "
The Man With No Vices."
47-02-08
19
Murder Is My Alibi
N
47-02-08 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Mystery Playhouse (WGN): "
Murder Is My Alibi."
47-02-15
20
Red Rum--Spelled Backwards
N
47-02-15 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Mystery Theater (WGN): "
Red Rum--Spelled Backwards."
47-02-22
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47-02-22 Wisconsin State Journal
8:00 WOR Anniversary Program WGN





48-06-20
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48-05-18 The Evening Leader
MBS reports three more of its summer replacements have been set. They begin: June 6 Under Arrest, police drama, for The Shadow;
June 27 Mystery Playhouse, revivals of crime dramas, for Sherlock Holmes; July 4, It's A Living interviews with persons having unusual job.

48-06-20 Wisconsin State Journal
WGN 5:00 Sherlock Holmes
48-06-27
1
Killer
N
[ Summer replacement for The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes]

48-06-27 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p.m.--Mystery Playhouse (WGN): new series of radio revivals: "
Killer," by Jay Bennett (on WKOW at 6).
48-07-04
2
Title Unknown
N
48-07-04 Wisconsin State Journal
WGN 5:00 Mystery Playhouse
48-07-11
3
Title Unknown
N
48-07-11 Wisconsin State Journal
WGN 5:00 Mystery Playhouse
48-07-18
4
The Weight of the Evidence
N
48-07-18 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p.m.--Mystery Playhouse (WGN): Kenneth Elliot's "
The Weight of the Evidence" (on WKOW at 6).
48-07-25
5
Title Unknown
N
48-07-25 Wisconsin State Journal
WGN 5:00 Mystery Playhouse
48-08-01
6
Lease of Death
N
48-08-01 Wisconsin State Journal
WGN 5:00 Mystery Playhouse

48-07-31 Auburn Citizen Adventure
SUNDAY
7:00--MYSTERY PLAYHOUSE--Radio's anthology series represents Joseph Driscoll's unusual story, "
Lease of Death."

48-08-08
7
A Bullet Is a Sure Thing
N
48-08-01 Auburn Citizen Adventure
SUNDAY
7:00--MYSTERY PLAYHOUSE--The mystery anthology series represents "A Bullet Is a Sure Thing."

48-08-08 Wisconsin State Journal
WKOW 6:00 Mystery Playhouse
48-08-15
8
Title Unknown
N
48-08-15 Wisconsin State Journal
WGN 5:00 Mystery Playhouse
48-08-22
9
The Bell Tower
N
48-08-22 Wisconsin State Journal
WGN 5:00 Mystery Playhouse;

48-08-22 Bridgeport Telegram
7:00--Mystery Playhouse: "
The Bell Tower Mystery"--WOR

48-08-21 Auburn Citizen-Adventure
Sunday 7:00--MYSTERY PLAYHOUSE--The series presents a British drama, "
The Bell Tower," by H. Colin Rice.
48-08-26
10
Title Unknown
N
48-08-29 Wisconsin State Journal
WGN 5:00 Mystery Playhouse
48-09-05
11
Title Unknown
N
48-09-05 Wisconsin State Journal
WGN 5:00 Mystery Playhouse
48-09-12
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48-09-12 Wisconsin State Journal
WGN 5:00 Sherlock Holmes









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