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 Best of Whistler

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"I am the Whistler, and I know many things, for I walk by night. I know many strange tales, hidden in the hearts of men and women who have stepped into the shadows. Yes... I know the nameless terrors of which they dare not speak."

Whistler AdvertisementCBS had a talent for "pull the sheet over your head" radio shows with programs like Suspense and Escape. Mutual also had their share of spine tinglers with selections like The Mysterious Traveller and The Witches Tale. Of course the Blue Network (later ABC) had The Inner Sanctum Mysteries, and NBC was also the home of Lights Out under both Wyllis Cooper and Arch Oboler.

Arguably the greatest of them all was The Whistler which played on CBS's West Coast network for thirteen years beginning May 16, 1942. Although there were a number of different players involved in the program, The Whistler is unique among network radio dramas in that the program never took a summer break during the entire thirteen year run.

Thirteen years without a break means there are a lot of The Whistler episodes for fans to enjoy, perhaps an overwhelming amount. Our selections in the Best of The Whistler Collection are a less intimidating sampling of great radio mysteries.

With the introduction's clicking footsteps, the lonesome whistled tune courtesy of Dorothy Roberts, and the The Whistler's own ominous warning, the listener knows that there is trouble in the air. The Whistler took a decidedly different approach to murder than other programs. The stories are told from the killer's point of view, with the narrating The Whistler providing commentary. The Whistler often took the role of Greek Chorus, talking directly to the unhearing protagonist. Of course, no matter how smart or careful the killer is, there is no way they can get away with it. Usually, there is a simple flaw in the plans which undoes the killer when he least expects it.

Although The Whistler only played in the East for two and a half years, from 1946 through 1948, the program did spawn a successful series of noir films, The Whistler (1944), The Mark of the Whistler (1944), The Power of the Whistler (1945), The Voice of the Whistler (1945), Mysterious Intruder (1946), The Secret of the Whistler (1946), The Thirteenth Hour (1947) and The Return of the Whistler (1948).

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Volume 1 - 37 shows - total playtime 18 hours 15 minutes

Whistler 420905 017 House Of Greed
Whistler 421025 024 Alibi
Whistler 421115 027 Apparition
Whistler 421227 033 Doublecross
Whistler 430103 034 Weakling
Whistler 430214 040 Legacy Of Death
Whistler 430515 052 Man Who Waited
Whistler 441120 130 Death Sees Double
Whistler 441218 134 Windfall
Whistler 450108 137 Body Wouldnt Stay In Bay
Whistler 450122 139 Seascape
Whistler 450611 159 Death Pays Visit
Whistler 450806 167 Man Who Came To Murder
Whistler 450924 174 Man Who Died Twice
Whistler 451008 176 Death Laughs Last
Whistler 451015 177 House On Sycamore Road
Whistler 451029 179 Final Return
Whistler 451105 180 Harvest Of Death
Whistler 451112 181 Seeing Eye
Whistler 451119 182 Coincidence
Whistler 451126 183 Stray Dream
Whistler 451203 184 Poison Is Quicker
Whistler 460128 192 Strange Sisters
Whistler 461021 230 Masquerade
Whistler 470106 241 Dear Roger
Whistler 470127 244 Night Melody
Whistler 470210 246 Safety In Numbers
Whistler 480107 293 Comeback
Whistler 480121 295 Twelve Portraits Of Marcia
Whistler 480128 296 Night Final
Whistler 480204 297 Undertow
Whistler 480211 298 Money Is Root Of All Evil
Whistler 480218 299 Quiet Suicide
Whistler 480303 301 Boiling Point
Whistler 480310 302 Return Engagement
Whistler 480317 303 Human Catalyst
Whistler 480324 304 Dark Room

Volume 2 - 37 shows - total playtime 17 hours 52 minutes

Whistler 480331 305 Bird Of Prey
Whistler 480414 307 Till Death Do Us Part
Whistler 480512 311 Chain Reaction
Whistler 480602 314 Stranger In House
Whistler 480721 319 Farewell Party
Whistler 480728 320 Lady From Sea
Whistler 480804 321 Question Of Murder
Whistler 481212 340 Stormy Weather
Whistler 490109 344 Tell Tale Brand
Whistler 490123 346 Impulse
Whistler 490213 349 Last Curtain
Whistler 500219 403 Five Cent Call
Whistler 500416 411 Murder In Mind
Whistler 500423 412 Return With Spray
Whistler 500521 416 Return
Whistler 500611 419 Rebound
Whistler 500618 420 Jessica
Whistler 500625 421 Manhunt
Whistler 510107 449 Hit And Run
Whistler 510128 452 Trade Mark
Whistler 510311 458 High Death
Whistler 510422 464 Kind Thought
Whistler 510429 465 Clayton Affair
Whistler 510617 472 Man In Trench Coat
Whistler 510701 474 House On Hainsley Boulevard
Whistler 510722 477 Autumn Song
Whistler 510805 479 Design For Murder
Whistler 510916 485 Matter Of Patience
Whistler 510930 487 Two Smart People
Whistler 511111 493 Three Minus One Equals Murder
Whistler 511125 495 Clay Tree
Whistler 511216 498 Curiosity Killed Cat
Whistler 520511 519 Matter Of Odds
Whistler 520629 526 Night Flight
Whistler 520727 530 You Cant Trust Stranger
Whistler 520803 531 Dark Island
Whistler 520824 534 Final Papers


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