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Best of The Whistler

One of the most popular and best Mystery shows in the history of old time radio, The Whistler ran for 15 straight years. This collection includes the best of The Whistler.

74 old time radio show recordings
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37 Audio CDs


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"Death Laughs Last"



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Whistler

"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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These classic recordings are available in the following formats:
  • MP3 CDs are delivered by mail. These archival quality MP3 CDs are playable in your computer and many MP3 player devices.



    74 recordings on 2 MP3 CDs for just $10.00
    total playtime 36 hours, 8 min
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    Volume 1 - 37 shows - total playtime 18 hours 16 minutes
    MP3 CD
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    1. Whistler 420905 017 House Of Greed.mp3
    2. Whistler 421025 024 Alibi.mp3
    3. Whistler 421115 027 Apparition.mp3
    4. Whistler 421227 033 Doublecross.mp3
    5. Whistler 430103 034 Weakling.mp3
    6. Whistler 430214 040 Legacy Of Death.mp3
    7. Whistler 430515 052 Man Who Waited.mp3
    8. Whistler 441120 130 Death Sees Double.mp3
    9. Whistler 441218 134 Windfall.mp3
    10. Whistler 450108 137 Body Wouldnt Stay In Bay.mp3
    11. Whistler 450122 139 Seascape.mp3
    12. Whistler 450611 159 Death Pays Visit.mp3
    13. Whistler 450806 167 Man Who Came To Murder.mp3
    14. Whistler 450924 174 Man Who Died Twice.mp3
    15. Whistler 451008 176 Death Laughs Last.mp3
    16. Whistler 451015 177 House On Sycamore Road.mp3
    17. Whistler 451029 179 Final Return.mp3
    18. Whistler 451105 180 Harvest Of Death.mp3
    19. Whistler 451112 181 Seeing Eye.mp3
    20. Whistler 451119 182 Coincidence.mp3
    21. Whistler 451126 183 Stray Dream.mp3
    22. Whistler 451203 184 Poison Is Quicker.mp3
    23. Whistler 460128 192 Strange Sisters.mp3
    24. Whistler 461021 230 Masquerade.mp3
    25. Whistler 470106 241 Dear Roger.mp3
    26. Whistler 470127 244 Night Melody.mp3
    27. Whistler 470210 246 Safety In Numbers.mp3
    28. Whistler 480107 293 Comeback.mp3
    29. Whistler 480121 295 Twelve Portraits Of Marcia.mp3
    30. Whistler 480128 296 Night Final.mp3
    31. Whistler 480204 297 Undertow.mp3
    32. Whistler 480211 298 Money Is Root Of All Evil.mp3
    33. Whistler 480218 299 Quiet Suicide.mp3
    34. Whistler 480303 301 Boiling Point.mp3
    35. Whistler 480310 302 Return Engagement.mp3
    36. Whistler 480317 303 Human Catalyst.mp3
    37. Whistler 480324 304 Dark Room.mp3
    Volume 2 - 37 shows - total playtime 17 hours 52 minutes
    MP3 CD
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    1. Whistler 480331 305 Bird Of Prey.mp3
    2. Whistler 480414 307 Till Death Do Us Part.mp3
    3. Whistler 480512 311 Chain Reaction.mp3
    4. Whistler 480602 314 Stranger In House.mp3
    5. Whistler 480721 319 Farewell Party.mp3
    6. Whistler 480728 320 Lady From Sea.mp3
    7. Whistler 480804 321 Question Of Murder.mp3
    8. Whistler 481212 340 Stormy Weather.mp3
    9. Whistler 490109 344 Tell Tale Brand.mp3
    10. Whistler 490123 346 Impulse.mp3
    11. Whistler 490213 349 Last Curtain.mp3
    12. Whistler 500219 403 Five Cent Call.mp3
    13. Whistler 500416 411 Murder In Mind.mp3
    14. Whistler 500423 412 Return With Spray.mp3
    15. Whistler 500521 416 Return.mp3
    16. Whistler 500611 419 Rebound.mp3
    17. Whistler 500618 420 Jessica.mp3
    18. Whistler 500625 421 Manhunt.mp3
    19. Whistler 510107 449 Hit And Run.mp3
    20. Whistler 510128 452 Trade Mark.mp3
    21. Whistler 510311 458 High Death.mp3
    22. Whistler 510422 464 Kind Thought.mp3
    23. Whistler 510429 465 Clayton Affair.mp3
    24. Whistler 510617 472 Man In Trench Coat.mp3
    25. Whistler 510701 474 House On Hainsley Boulevard.mp3
    26. Whistler 510722 477 Autumn Song.mp3
    27. Whistler 510805 479 Design For Murder.mp3
    28. Whistler 510916 485 Matter Of Patience.mp3
    29. Whistler 510930 487 Two Smart People.mp3
    30. Whistler 511111 493 Three Minus One Equals Murder.mp3
    31. Whistler 511125 495 Clay Tree.mp3
    32. Whistler 511216 498 Curiosity Killed Cat.mp3
    33. Whistler 520511 519 Matter Of Odds.mp3
    34. Whistler 520629 526 Night Flight.mp3
    35. Whistler 520727 530 You Cant Trust Stranger.mp3
    36. Whistler 520803 531 Dark Island.mp3
    37. Whistler 520824 534 Final Papers.mp3
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    74 recordings on 2 MP3 Collection Downloads for just $10.00
    total playtime 36 hours, 8 min
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    Volume 1 - 37 shows - total playtime 18 hours 16 minutes
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    1. Whistler 420905 017 House Of Greed.mp3
    2. Whistler 421025 024 Alibi.mp3
    3. Whistler 421115 027 Apparition.mp3
    4. Whistler 421227 033 Doublecross.mp3
    5. Whistler 430103 034 Weakling.mp3
    6. Whistler 430214 040 Legacy Of Death.mp3
    7. Whistler 430515 052 Man Who Waited.mp3
    8. Whistler 441120 130 Death Sees Double.mp3
    9. Whistler 441218 134 Windfall.mp3
    10. Whistler 450108 137 Body Wouldnt Stay In Bay.mp3
    11. Whistler 450122 139 Seascape.mp3
    12. Whistler 450611 159 Death Pays Visit.mp3
    13. Whistler 450806 167 Man Who Came To Murder.mp3
    14. Whistler 450924 174 Man Who Died Twice.mp3
    15. Whistler 451008 176 Death Laughs Last.mp3
    16. Whistler 451015 177 House On Sycamore Road.mp3
    17. Whistler 451029 179 Final Return.mp3
    18. Whistler 451105 180 Harvest Of Death.mp3
    19. Whistler 451112 181 Seeing Eye.mp3
    20. Whistler 451119 182 Coincidence.mp3
    21. Whistler 451126 183 Stray Dream.mp3
    22. Whistler 451203 184 Poison Is Quicker.mp3
    23. Whistler 460128 192 Strange Sisters.mp3
    24. Whistler 461021 230 Masquerade.mp3
    25. Whistler 470106 241 Dear Roger.mp3
    26. Whistler 470127 244 Night Melody.mp3
    27. Whistler 470210 246 Safety In Numbers.mp3
    28. Whistler 480107 293 Comeback.mp3
    29. Whistler 480121 295 Twelve Portraits Of Marcia.mp3
    30. Whistler 480128 296 Night Final.mp3
    31. Whistler 480204 297 Undertow.mp3
    32. Whistler 480211 298 Money Is Root Of All Evil.mp3
    33. Whistler 480218 299 Quiet Suicide.mp3
    34. Whistler 480303 301 Boiling Point.mp3
    35. Whistler 480310 302 Return Engagement.mp3
    36. Whistler 480317 303 Human Catalyst.mp3
    37. Whistler 480324 304 Dark Room.mp3
    Volume 2 - 37 shows - total playtime 17 hours 52 minutes
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    1. Whistler 480331 305 Bird Of Prey.mp3
    2. Whistler 480414 307 Till Death Do Us Part.mp3
    3. Whistler 480512 311 Chain Reaction.mp3
    4. Whistler 480602 314 Stranger In House.mp3
    5. Whistler 480721 319 Farewell Party.mp3
    6. Whistler 480728 320 Lady From Sea.mp3
    7. Whistler 480804 321 Question Of Murder.mp3
    8. Whistler 481212 340 Stormy Weather.mp3
    9. Whistler 490109 344 Tell Tale Brand.mp3
    10. Whistler 490123 346 Impulse.mp3
    11. Whistler 490213 349 Last Curtain.mp3
    12. Whistler 500219 403 Five Cent Call.mp3
    13. Whistler 500416 411 Murder In Mind.mp3
    14. Whistler 500423 412 Return With Spray.mp3
    15. Whistler 500521 416 Return.mp3
    16. Whistler 500611 419 Rebound.mp3
    17. Whistler 500618 420 Jessica.mp3
    18. Whistler 500625 421 Manhunt.mp3
    19. Whistler 510107 449 Hit And Run.mp3
    20. Whistler 510128 452 Trade Mark.mp3
    21. Whistler 510311 458 High Death.mp3
    22. Whistler 510422 464 Kind Thought.mp3
    23. Whistler 510429 465 Clayton Affair.mp3
    24. Whistler 510617 472 Man In Trench Coat.mp3
    25. Whistler 510701 474 House On Hainsley Boulevard.mp3
    26. Whistler 510722 477 Autumn Song.mp3
    27. Whistler 510805 479 Design For Murder.mp3
    28. Whistler 510916 485 Matter Of Patience.mp3
    29. Whistler 510930 487 Two Smart People.mp3
    30. Whistler 511111 493 Three Minus One Equals Murder.mp3
    31. Whistler 511125 495 Clay Tree.mp3
    32. Whistler 511216 498 Curiosity Killed Cat.mp3
    33. Whistler 520511 519 Matter Of Odds.mp3
    34. Whistler 520629 526 Night Flight.mp3
    35. Whistler 520727 530 You Cant Trust Stranger.mp3
    36. Whistler 520803 531 Dark Island.mp3
    37. Whistler 520824 534 Final Papers.mp3
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    74 recordings on 37 Audio CDs
    total playtime 36 hours, 8 min

    Disc A001

    1. Whistler 420905 017 House Of Greed
    2. Whistler 421025 024 Alibi

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    Disc A002

    1. Whistler 421115 027 Apparition
    2. Whistler 421227 033 Doublecross

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    Disc A003

    1. Whistler 430103 034 Weakling
    2. Whistler 430214 040 Legacy Of Death

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    Disc A004

    1. Whistler 430515 052 Man Who Waited
    2. Whistler 441120 130 Death Sees Double

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    Disc A005

    1. Whistler 441218 134 Windfall
    2. Whistler 450108 137 Body Wouldnt Stay In Bay

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    Disc A006

    1. Whistler 450122 139 Seascape
    2. Whistler 450611 159 Death Pays Visit

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    Disc A007

    1. Whistler 450806 167 Man Who Came To Murder
    2. Whistler 450924 174 Man Who Died Twice

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    Disc A008

    1. Whistler 451008 176 Death Laughs Last
    2. Whistler 451015 177 House On Sycamore Road

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    Disc A009

    1. Whistler 451029 179 Final Return
    2. Whistler 451105 180 Harvest Of Death

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    Disc A010

    1. Whistler 451112 181 Seeing Eye
    2. Whistler 451119 182 Coincidence

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    Disc A011

    1. Whistler 451126 183 Stray Dream
    2. Whistler 451203 184 Poison Is Quicker

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    Disc A012

    1. Whistler 460128 192 Strange Sisters
    2. Whistler 461021 230 Masquerade

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    Disc A013

    1. Whistler 470106 241 Dear Roger
    2. Whistler 470127 244 Night Melody

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    Disc A014

    1. Whistler 470210 246 Safety In Numbers
    2. Whistler 480107 293 Comeback

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    Disc A015

    1. Whistler 480121 295 Twelve Portraits Of Marcia
    2. Whistler 480128 296 Night Final

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    Disc A016

    1. Whistler 480204 297 Undertow
    2. Whistler 480211 298 Money Is Root Of All Evil

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    Disc A017

    1. Whistler 480218 299 Quiet Suicide
    2. Whistler 480303 301 Boiling Point

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    Disc A018

    1. Whistler 480310 302 Return Engagement
    2. Whistler 480317 303 Human Catalyst

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    Disc A019

    1. Whistler 480324 304 Dark Room
    2. Whistler 480331 305 Bird Of Prey

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    Disc A020

    1. Whistler 480414 307 Till Death Do Us Part
    2. Whistler 480512 311 Chain Reaction

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    Disc A021

    1. Whistler 480602 314 Stranger In House
    2. Whistler 480721 319 Farewell Party

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    Disc A022

    1. Whistler 480728 320 Lady From Sea
    2. Whistler 480804 321 Question Of Murder

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    Disc A023

    1. Whistler 481212 340 Stormy Weather
    2. Whistler 490109 344 Tell Tale Brand

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    Disc A024

    1. Whistler 490123 346 Impulse
    2. Whistler 490213 349 Last Curtain

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    Disc A025

    1. Whistler 500219 403 Five Cent Call
    2. Whistler 500416 411 Murder In Mind

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    Disc A026

    1. Whistler 500423 412 Return With Spray
    2. Whistler 500521 416 Return

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    Disc A027

    1. Whistler 500611 419 Rebound
    2. Whistler 500618 420 Jessica

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    Disc A028

    1. Whistler 500625 421 Manhunt
    2. Whistler 510107 449 Hit And Run

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    Disc A029

    1. Whistler 510128 452 Trade Mark
    2. Whistler 510311 458 High Death

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    Disc A030

    1. Whistler 510422 464 Kind Thought
    2. Whistler 510429 465 Clayton Affair

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    Disc A031

    1. Whistler 510617 472 Man In Trench Coat
    2. Whistler 510701 474 House On Hainsley Boulevard

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    Disc A032

    1. Whistler 510722 477 Autumn Song
    2. Whistler 510805 479 Design For Murder

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    Disc A033

    1. Whistler 510916 485 Matter Of Patience
    2. Whistler 510930 487 Two Smart People

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    Disc A034

    1. Whistler 511111 493 Three Minus One Equals Murder
    2. Whistler 511125 495 Clay Tree

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    Disc A035

    1. Whistler 511216 498 Curiosity Killed Cat
    2. Whistler 520511 519 Matter Of Odds

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    Disc A036

    1. Whistler 520629 526 Night Flight
    2. Whistler 520727 530 You Cant Trust Stranger

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    Disc A037

    1. Whistler 520803 531 Dark Island
    2. Whistler 520824 534 Final Papers

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