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Adventures by Morse

Carlton E. Morse is remembered for his great family dramas like One Man's Family, but his real legacy is his great adventure programs like I Love A Mystery and I Love Adventure. For Adventures by Morse, he took his proven ILAM formula and used it to create new characters and adventures.

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High Adventure Serial (1944 - 45)

The justly famed Carlton E. Morse had two minds when it came to great old time radio shows…he did a wonderful family drama called One Man's Family, but also was perhaps the finest adventure writer/director radio had. His great show I Love A Mystery was (and still is) one of the most beloved of radio adventure shows. It was easy to see why…the Morse touch was evident in twisting plots, odd but very believable characters, and wonderfully colorful dialogue that was funny, charming and inventive as well as exciting!

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Writer/producer/director Morse took the Jack Packard "leader" role and made it Capt. Bart Friday, a San Francisco-based detective and adventurer, as played by radio legend Elliott Lewis, and also David Ellis and Russell Thorson. Plus ILAM's drawling comic character Doc Long was cloned into Skip Turner, played by Jack Edwards. Missing was ILAM's "rather" amused Reggie played by young Tony Randall. Two out of three isn't bad. The show has long adventures of ten episodes along with three-partners to make up a thirteen-week broadcast contract. Thus we get "novel" length high adventures, plus "short story" thrillers that were a match for anything the pulps served up during their golden years. See also I Love Adventure.

Carlton E. Morse, writer for radio's I Love Adventure, I Love A Mystery and One Man's Family. Photo inscribed: "To Eddie Dunham. From one Radio 'fella' to another. Carlton E. Morse. 'One Man's Family.'"

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Elliott Lewis had a long and fruitful career in radio, playing on the Jack Benny Show and then featured as Frankie Remley (later called Elliott) on The Phil Harris and Alice Faye Show. But a great bookend to this series is the wonderful show The Voyage of the Scarlet Queen. Lewis' work on Adventures by Morse was the finishing school that helped make his Scarlet Queen such a great show. Plus Scarlet Queen's writers were right up there with Morse!

A high-adventure show list from old time radio should include the wonderful Escape, plus that classic of thrills and mystery, Suspense. Bogie and Bacall make Bold Venture a great deal of fun. You might also consider Cloak and Dagger, The Adventures of Frank Race, Jungle Jim, Moon Over Africa, or for historical adventure, the excellent show You Are There. Orson Welles productions are always wonderful radio, and many make for thrilling listening.

For other excellent Carlton E Morse productions, see also:

 

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    54 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 22 hours, 32 min
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      54 shows - total playtime 22 hours 32 minutes
      1. Morse 440000 Audition Program 1.mp3
      2. Morse 440000 Audition Program 2.mp3
      3. Morse 440108 e01 City of Dead Adventure Begins.mp3
      4. Morse 440115 e02 City of Dead I've Dug Up Something Ghastley.mp3
      5. Morse 440122 e03 City of Dead Body That Walked Off.mp3
      6. Morse 440129 e04 City of Dead Old Clawfoot Again.mp3
      7. Morse 440205 e05 City of Dead Skeleton Walks In.mp3
      8. Morse 440212 e06 City of Dead Ghoul In Grave.mp3
      9. Morse 440219 e07 City of Dead Captian Friday Vanishes.mp3
      10. Morse 440226 e08 City of Dead Kidnapping Of Clawfoot.mp3
      11. Morse 440304 e09 City of Dead Trail Of Phantom Church Bell.mp3
      12. Morse 440311 e10 City of Dead Where Pearls Were Hidden.mp3
      13. Morse 440318 e11 A Coffin for Lady Adventure Begins.mp3
      14. Morse 440325 e12 A Coffin for Lady Conversation In Casket.mp3
      15. Morse 440401 e13 A Coffin for Lady Deepest Grave In World.mp3
      16. Morse 440408 e14 Cobra King Strikes Back Adventure Begins.mp3
      17. Morse 440415 e15 Cobra King Strikes Back Adventure Continues.mp3
      18. Morse 440422 e16 Cobra King Strikes Back Mad King Of Ankar.mp3
      19. Morse 440429 e17 Cobra King Strikes Back Temple Of Gorillas.mp3
      20. Morse 440506 e18 Cobra King Strikes Back Living Img Cambodia.mp3
      21. Morse 440513 e19 Cobra King Strikes Back Terrors Hollow Mtn.mp3
      22. Morse 440520 e20 Cobra King Strikes Back Face Of Beast.mp3
      23. Morse 440527 e21 Cobra King Strikes Back Not Cannibalism.mp3
      24. Morse 440603 e22 Cobra King Strikes Back Fangs Teeth Enemy.mp3
      25. Morse 440610 e23 Cobra King Strikes Back Amazing End Expdtn.mp3
      26. Morse 440617 e24 Girl on Shipwreck Island Adventure Begins.mp3
      27. Morse 440624 e25 Girl on Shipwreck Island Pirate Fightg Man.mp3
      28. Morse 440701 e26 Girl on Shipwreck Island More Abt Gracie.mp3
      29. Morse 440708 e27 Dead Men Prowl Adventure Begins.mp3
      30. Morse 440715 e28 Dead Men Prowl Prowler At Work.mp3
      31. Morse 440722 e29 Dead Men Prowl Dead Do Walk At Night.mp3
      32. Morse 440729 e30 Dead Men Prowl Convstn Walking Dead.mp3
      33. Morse 440805 e31 Dead Men Prowl Walking Dead Captured.mp3
      34. Morse 440812 e32 Dead Men Prowl Life History Of Prowlers.mp3
      35. Morse 440819 e33 Dead Men Prowl Four Join Prowling Dead.mp3
      36. Morse 440826 e34 Dead Men Prowl Prowler Rope Around Neck.mp3
      37. Morse 440902 e35 Dead Men Prowl Prowling Dead Walk Again.mp3
      38. Morse 440909 e36 Dead Men Prowl Prowling Dead Intro Himself.mp3
      39. Morse 440916 e37 You'll Be Dead in a Week Adventure Begins.mp3
      40. Morse 440923 e38 You'll Be Dead in a Week $20,000 To Lose.mp3
      41. Morse 440930 e39 You'll Be Dead in a Week Conclusion.mp3
      42. Morse 441007 e40 Land of Living Dead Adventure Begins.mp3
      43. Morse 441014 e41 Land of Living Dead Adventure Continues.mp3
      44. Morse 441021 e42 Land of Living Dead Grn Eyed Murderess Agn.mp3
      45. Morse 441028 e43 Land of Living Dead Tree That Eats Flesh.mp3
      46. Morse 441104 e44 Land of Living Dead Adventure Continues.mp3
      47. Morse 441111 e45 Land of Living Dead Adventure Continues.mp3
      48. Morse 441118 e46 Land of Living Dead Adventure Continues.mp3
      49. Morse 441125 e47 Land of Living Dead Adventure Continues.mp3
      50. Morse 441202 e48 Land of Living Dead Adventure Continues.mp3
      51. Morse 441209 e49 Land of Living Dead Conclusion.mp3
      52. Morse 441216 e50 It's Dismal to Die Adventure Begins.mp3
      53. Morse 441223 e51 It's Dismal to Die Adventure Continues.mp3
      54. Morse 441230 e52 It's Dismal to Die Bad Medicine For Doctor.mp3
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    54 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 22 hours, 32 min
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      54 shows - total playtime 22 hours 32 minutes
      1. Morse 440000 Audition Program 1.mp3
      2. Morse 440000 Audition Program 2.mp3
      3. Morse 440108 e01 City of Dead Adventure Begins.mp3
      4. Morse 440115 e02 City of Dead I've Dug Up Something Ghastley.mp3
      5. Morse 440122 e03 City of Dead Body That Walked Off.mp3
      6. Morse 440129 e04 City of Dead Old Clawfoot Again.mp3
      7. Morse 440205 e05 City of Dead Skeleton Walks In.mp3
      8. Morse 440212 e06 City of Dead Ghoul In Grave.mp3
      9. Morse 440219 e07 City of Dead Captian Friday Vanishes.mp3
      10. Morse 440226 e08 City of Dead Kidnapping Of Clawfoot.mp3
      11. Morse 440304 e09 City of Dead Trail Of Phantom Church Bell.mp3
      12. Morse 440311 e10 City of Dead Where Pearls Were Hidden.mp3
      13. Morse 440318 e11 A Coffin for Lady Adventure Begins.mp3
      14. Morse 440325 e12 A Coffin for Lady Conversation In Casket.mp3
      15. Morse 440401 e13 A Coffin for Lady Deepest Grave In World.mp3
      16. Morse 440408 e14 Cobra King Strikes Back Adventure Begins.mp3
      17. Morse 440415 e15 Cobra King Strikes Back Adventure Continues.mp3
      18. Morse 440422 e16 Cobra King Strikes Back Mad King Of Ankar.mp3
      19. Morse 440429 e17 Cobra King Strikes Back Temple Of Gorillas.mp3
      20. Morse 440506 e18 Cobra King Strikes Back Living Img Cambodia.mp3
      21. Morse 440513 e19 Cobra King Strikes Back Terrors Hollow Mtn.mp3
      22. Morse 440520 e20 Cobra King Strikes Back Face Of Beast.mp3
      23. Morse 440527 e21 Cobra King Strikes Back Not Cannibalism.mp3
      24. Morse 440603 e22 Cobra King Strikes Back Fangs Teeth Enemy.mp3
      25. Morse 440610 e23 Cobra King Strikes Back Amazing End Expdtn.mp3
      26. Morse 440617 e24 Girl on Shipwreck Island Adventure Begins.mp3
      27. Morse 440624 e25 Girl on Shipwreck Island Pirate Fightg Man.mp3
      28. Morse 440701 e26 Girl on Shipwreck Island More Abt Gracie.mp3
      29. Morse 440708 e27 Dead Men Prowl Adventure Begins.mp3
      30. Morse 440715 e28 Dead Men Prowl Prowler At Work.mp3
      31. Morse 440722 e29 Dead Men Prowl Dead Do Walk At Night.mp3
      32. Morse 440729 e30 Dead Men Prowl Convstn Walking Dead.mp3
      33. Morse 440805 e31 Dead Men Prowl Walking Dead Captured.mp3
      34. Morse 440812 e32 Dead Men Prowl Life History Of Prowlers.mp3
      35. Morse 440819 e33 Dead Men Prowl Four Join Prowling Dead.mp3
      36. Morse 440826 e34 Dead Men Prowl Prowler Rope Around Neck.mp3
      37. Morse 440902 e35 Dead Men Prowl Prowling Dead Walk Again.mp3
      38. Morse 440909 e36 Dead Men Prowl Prowling Dead Intro Himself.mp3
      39. Morse 440916 e37 You'll Be Dead in a Week Adventure Begins.mp3
      40. Morse 440923 e38 You'll Be Dead in a Week $20,000 To Lose.mp3
      41. Morse 440930 e39 You'll Be Dead in a Week Conclusion.mp3
      42. Morse 441007 e40 Land of Living Dead Adventure Begins.mp3
      43. Morse 441014 e41 Land of Living Dead Adventure Continues.mp3
      44. Morse 441021 e42 Land of Living Dead Grn Eyed Murderess Agn.mp3
      45. Morse 441028 e43 Land of Living Dead Tree That Eats Flesh.mp3
      46. Morse 441104 e44 Land of Living Dead Adventure Continues.mp3
      47. Morse 441111 e45 Land of Living Dead Adventure Continues.mp3
      48. Morse 441118 e46 Land of Living Dead Adventure Continues.mp3
      49. Morse 441125 e47 Land of Living Dead Adventure Continues.mp3
      50. Morse 441202 e48 Land of Living Dead Adventure Continues.mp3
      51. Morse 441209 e49 Land of Living Dead Conclusion.mp3
      52. Morse 441216 e50 It's Dismal to Die Adventure Begins.mp3
      53. Morse 441223 e51 It's Dismal to Die Adventure Continues.mp3
      54. Morse 441230 e52 It's Dismal to Die Bad Medicine For Doctor.mp3
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    54 recordings on 26 Audio CDs
    total playtime 22 hours, 32 min

    Disc A001

    1. Morse 440000 Audition Program 1
    2. Morse 440000 Audition Program 2
    3. Morse 440108 e01 City of Dead Adventure Begins

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    Disc A002

    1. Morse 440115 e02 City of Dead I've Dug Up Something Ghastley
    2. Morse 440122 e03 City of Dead Body That Walked Off

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    Disc A003

    1. Morse 440129 e04 City of Dead Old Clawfoot Again
    2. Morse 440205 e05 City of Dead Skeleton Walks In

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    Disc A004

    1. Morse 440212 e06 City of Dead Ghoul In Grave
    2. Morse 440219 e07 City of Dead Captian Friday Vanishes

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    Disc A005

    1. Morse 440226 e08 City of Dead Kidnapping Of Clawfoot
    2. Morse 440304 e09 City of Dead Trail Of Phantom Church Bell

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    Disc A006

    1. Morse 440311 e10 City of Dead Where Pearls Were Hidden
    2. Morse 440318 e11 A Coffin for Lady Adventure Begins

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    Disc A007

    1. Morse 440325 e12 A Coffin for Lady Conversation In Casket
    2. Morse 440401 e13 A Coffin for Lady Deepest Grave In World

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    Disc A008

    1. Morse 440408 e14 Cobra King Strikes Back Adventure Begins
    2. Morse 440415 e15 Cobra King Strikes Back Adventure Continues

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    Disc A009

    1. Morse 440422 e16 Cobra King Strikes Back Mad King Of Ankar
    2. Morse 440429 e17 Cobra King Strikes Back Temple Of Gorillas

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    Disc A010

    1. Morse 440506 e18 Cobra King Strikes Back Living Img Cambodia
    2. Morse 440513 e19 Cobra King Strikes Back Terrors Hollow Mtn

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    Disc A011

    1. Morse 440520 e20 Cobra King Strikes Back Face Of Beast
    2. Morse 440527 e21 Cobra King Strikes Back Not Cannibalism

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    Disc A012

    1. Morse 440603 e22 Cobra King Strikes Back Fangs Teeth Enemy
    2. Morse 440610 e23 Cobra King Strikes Back Amazing End Expdtn

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    Disc A013

    1. Morse 440617 e24 Girl on Shipwreck Island Adventure Begins
    2. Morse 440624 e25 Girl on Shipwreck Island Pirate Fightg Man

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    Disc A014

    1. Morse 440701 e26 Girl on Shipwreck Island More Abt Gracie
    2. Morse 440708 e27 Dead Men Prowl Adventure Begins

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    Disc A015

    1. Morse 440715 e28 Dead Men Prowl Prowler At Work
    2. Morse 440722 e29 Dead Men Prowl Dead Do Walk At Night

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    Disc A016

    1. Morse 440729 e30 Dead Men Prowl Convstn Walking Dead
    2. Morse 440805 e31 Dead Men Prowl Walking Dead Captured

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    Disc A017

    1. Morse 440812 e32 Dead Men Prowl Life History Of Prowlers
    2. Morse 440819 e33 Dead Men Prowl Four Join Prowling Dead

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    Disc A018

    1. Morse 440826 e34 Dead Men Prowl Prowler Rope Around Neck
    2. Morse 440902 e35 Dead Men Prowl Prowling Dead Walk Again

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    Disc A019

    1. Morse 440909 e36 Dead Men Prowl Prowling Dead Intro Himself
    2. Morse 440916 e37 You'll Be Dead in a Week Adventure Begins
    3. Morse 440923 e38 You'll Be Dead in a Week $20,000 To Lose

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    Disc A020

    1. Morse 440930 e39 You'll Be Dead in a Week Conclusion
    2. Morse 441007 e40 Land of Living Dead Adventure Begins

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    Disc A021

    1. Morse 441014 e41 Land of Living Dead Adventure Continues
    2. Morse 441021 e42 Land of Living Dead Grn Eyed Murderess Agn

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    Disc A022

    1. Morse 441028 e43 Land of Living Dead Tree That Eats Flesh
    2. Morse 441104 e44 Land of Living Dead Adventure Continues

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    Disc A023

    1. Morse 441111 e45 Land of Living Dead Adventure Continues
    2. Morse 441118 e46 Land of Living Dead Adventure Continues

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    Disc A024

    1. Morse 441125 e47 Land of Living Dead Adventure Continues
    2. Morse 441202 e48 Land of Living Dead Adventure Continues

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    Disc A025

    1. Morse 441209 e49 Land of Living Dead Conclusion
    2. Morse 441216 e50 It's Dismal to Die Adventure Begins

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    Disc A026

    1. Morse 441223 e51 It's Dismal to Die Adventure Continues
    2. Morse 441230 e52 It's Dismal to Die Bad Medicine For Doctor

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