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Blind Terror

Old Time Radio horror and mystery shows about blindness, losing one's vision, and people with visual impairment.

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"Country of the Blind"



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Radio is well appreciated as the perfect medium for terrifying stories. Since the listener does not have pictures to help form the images in his mind, the mind works even harder. The images become even more vivid and horrific.

  • James CagneyOne of radio's greatest masters of terror brings us one of the most powerful anti-war dramas of all time: "Johnny Got His Gun" on Arch Oboler's Plays. The great James Cagney takes us into the mind of a soldier who has lost not only his limbs, but his face, eyes and ears, as well. Completely cut off from the world, he struggles on the edge of madness, and we are along for the ride.
  • In the 1935 serial Moon Over Africa,  we follow Professor Anton Edwards as his little expedition travels through a tunnel under a mountain. There they find an old blind woman who gives the party an ominous warning about The Daughters of the Moon.
  • A good indication of how frightening a topic can be is the number of times in turns up in episodes of Suspense! One of the strangest is "World Of Darkness", in which a murder is committed in a show people's boarding house. The only witness is a blind musician. Or is his seeing eye dog also a witness? In the story "Footfalls", the blind cobbler has a son whom everyone believes is no good. When a foul murder is committed, can the blind cobbler prove that his son really is "a good boy"? In "Two Horse Parley", Johnny's blind aunt thinks she has been bankrolling his studies at the conservatory. He is, in fact, going into debt at the track. Will having his girlfriend play for the blind old lady keep the money coming?
  • Peter Lorre and microphoneIn "Symphony in D Minor" on Quiet, Please!, tough guy Ray has a plot to steal the pretty wife of blind psychiatrist Johannes. Ray thinks that he is a very smart guy, but is he smarter than Johannes? Probably not, especially since Johannes has learned how to hypnotize Ray using sound. Can it end well for Ray and Carol?
  • Although there have been and will be marvelous advances in medicine, even in the future sight will be a precious and fragile gift. On X Minus One,  we have an adaptation of Robert Heinlein's "The Green Hills of Earth". "Noisy" Rhysling was blinded in a radiation accident and spends the next decades bumming around the space ways, living off his songs and dreaming about his birthplace in the green hills of Earth.
  • "The Marvelous Barastro", performed by Peter Lorre on Mystery In The Air, tells the story of a hypnotist who fell in love with a blind girl, Anna. When our story opens, Barastro has murder in his heart for the rival magician whom plots to steal Anna away using Barastro's own voice.
  • H.G. Wells was a master of terror. His pen gave us "The War of the Worlds", which helped to catapult Orson Welles to fame. Another of Wells' best known stories is "Country of the Blind". Nunez the mountaineer stumbles into a valley where all the people have been blind since birth. Thinking that a sighted man is superior, Nunez tries to make the best of things, but the people do not realize that their affliction is a handicap. In fact, Nunez must be unwell because of his insane notions about this thing he calls sight. "The Country Of The Blind" is such a powerful story that it appears in five different version in this collection, twice on Suspense, once on Escape, from the syndicated British anthology program Theater Royal, and Ronald Colman's literary program Favorite Story.

See also: Blind Drama Collection and Helen Keller Collection.

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These classic recordings are available in the following formats:
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    34 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 15 hours, 4 min
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      34 shows - total playtime 15 hours 4 minutes
      1. Arch Obolers Plays 400309 51 JohnnyGot his Gun.mp3
      2. Big Town 480914 447 Blind Justice.mp3
      3. Bimb 500203 020 Lt Jimmy Hunt Murder Case.mp3
      4. Box 13 490703 46 House Of Darkness.mp3
      5. Escape 480627 044 Country Of Blind.mp3
      6. Escape 521109 156 Return.mp3
      7. Favorite Story 084 Strange Valley Country Of Blind.mp3
      8. Gang Busters 550416 0887 Case Of Punchdrunk Soldier.mp3
      9. Green Hornet 440203 Light In Dark.mp3
      10. Moon Over Africa 350622 15 Witch Woman Of Rock.mp3
      11. Moon Over Africa 350629 16 Back To Jungle.mp3
      12. Mr District Attorney 480526 Deadly Snowflake.mp3
      13. Murder Clinic 420818 05 Holloway Flat Tragedy.mp3
      14. Mystery In Air 470807 Marvelous Barrastro.mp3
      15. Nero Wolfe 510420 25 Case Of Lost Heir.mp3
      16. Nick Carter 450826 198 Case Of Vanishing Postman.mp3
      17. Night Beat 500612 019 Football Player And Syndicate 8044.mp3
      18. Night Beat 500807 Gun For Violin.mp3
      19. Quiet Please 480913 065 Symphony In D Minor.mp3
      20. Richard Diamond 500226 045 Blind Man And Cop Killer.mp3
      21. Suspense 440120 075 World Of Darkness.mp3
      22. Suspense 450712 149 Footfalls.mp3
      23. Suspense 460328 186 Out Of Control.mp3
      24. Suspense 571027 722 Country Of Blind Afrts.mp3
      25. Suspense 590419 798 See How He Runs.mp3
      26. Suspense 591213 831 Country Of Blind.mp3
      27. Suspense 600410 848 Two Horse Parley.mp3
      28. Suspense 620408 920 Let There Be Light.mp3
      29. Theatre Royal 540102 14 Country Of Blind.mp3
      30. Whistler 430207 039 In Dark.mp3
      31. Whistler 450604 158 Murder Is Blind.mp3
      32. X Minus One 550707 008 Green Hills Of Earth.mp3
      33. Ytjd 570317 529 Clever Chemist Afrts.mp3
      34. Ytjd 610625 746 Imperfect Crime.mp3
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    34 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 15 hours, 4 min
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      34 shows - total playtime 15 hours 4 minutes
      1. Arch Obolers Plays 400309 51 JohnnyGot his Gun.mp3
      2. Big Town 480914 447 Blind Justice.mp3
      3. Bimb 500203 020 Lt Jimmy Hunt Murder Case.mp3
      4. Box 13 490703 46 House Of Darkness.mp3
      5. Escape 480627 044 Country Of Blind.mp3
      6. Escape 521109 156 Return.mp3
      7. Favorite Story 084 Strange Valley Country Of Blind.mp3
      8. Gang Busters 550416 0887 Case Of Punchdrunk Soldier.mp3
      9. Green Hornet 440203 Light In Dark.mp3
      10. Moon Over Africa 350622 15 Witch Woman Of Rock.mp3
      11. Moon Over Africa 350629 16 Back To Jungle.mp3
      12. Mr District Attorney 480526 Deadly Snowflake.mp3
      13. Murder Clinic 420818 05 Holloway Flat Tragedy.mp3
      14. Mystery In Air 470807 Marvelous Barrastro.mp3
      15. Nero Wolfe 510420 25 Case Of Lost Heir.mp3
      16. Nick Carter 450826 198 Case Of Vanishing Postman.mp3
      17. Night Beat 500612 019 Football Player And Syndicate 8044.mp3
      18. Night Beat 500807 Gun For Violin.mp3
      19. Quiet Please 480913 065 Symphony In D Minor.mp3
      20. Richard Diamond 500226 045 Blind Man And Cop Killer.mp3
      21. Suspense 440120 075 World Of Darkness.mp3
      22. Suspense 450712 149 Footfalls.mp3
      23. Suspense 460328 186 Out Of Control.mp3
      24. Suspense 571027 722 Country Of Blind Afrts.mp3
      25. Suspense 590419 798 See How He Runs.mp3
      26. Suspense 591213 831 Country Of Blind.mp3
      27. Suspense 600410 848 Two Horse Parley.mp3
      28. Suspense 620408 920 Let There Be Light.mp3
      29. Theatre Royal 540102 14 Country Of Blind.mp3
      30. Whistler 430207 039 In Dark.mp3
      31. Whistler 450604 158 Murder Is Blind.mp3
      32. X Minus One 550707 008 Green Hills Of Earth.mp3
      33. Ytjd 570317 529 Clever Chemist Afrts.mp3
      34. Ytjd 610625 746 Imperfect Crime.mp3
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    34 recordings on 16 Audio CDs
    total playtime 15 hours, 4 min

    Disc A001

    1. Favorite Story 084 Strange Valley Country Of Blind
    2. Moon Over Africa 350622 15 Witch Woman Of Rock
    3. Moon Over Africa 350629 16 Back To Jungle

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    Disc A002

    1. Arch Obolers Plays 400309 51 JohnnyGot his Gun
    2. Murder Clinic 420818 05 Holloway Flat Tragedy

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    Disc A003

    1. Whistler 430207 039 In Dark
    2. Suspense 440120 075 World Of Darkness

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    Disc A004

    1. Green Hornet 440203 Light In Dark
    2. Whistler 450604 158 Murder Is Blind

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    Disc A005

    1. Suspense 450712 149 Footfalls
    2. Nick Carter 450826 198 Case Of Vanishing Postman

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    Disc A006

    1. Suspense 460328 186 Out Of Control
    2. Mystery In Air 470807 Marvelous Barrastro

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    Disc A007

    1. Mr District Attorney 480526 Deadly Snowflake
    2. Escape 480627 044 Country Of Blind

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    Disc A008

    1. Quiet Please 480913 065 Symphony In D Minor
    2. Big Town 480914 447 Blind Justice

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    Disc A009

    1. Box 13 490703 46 House Of Darkness
    2. Bimb 500203 020 Lt Jimmy Hunt Murder Case

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    Disc A010

    1. Richard Diamond 500226 045 Blind Man And Cop Killer
    2. Night Beat 500612 019 Football Player And Syndicate 8044

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    Disc A011

    1. Night Beat 500807 Gun For Violin
    2. Nero Wolfe 510420 25 Case Of Lost Heir

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    Disc A012

    1. Escape 521109 156 Return
    2. Theatre Royal 540102 14 Country Of Blind

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    Disc A013

    1. Gang Busters 550416 0887 Case Of Punchdrunk Soldier
    2. X Minus One 550707 008 Green Hills Of Earth

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    Disc A014

    1. Ytjd 570317 529 Clever Chemist Afrts
    2. Suspense 571027 722 Country Of Blind Afrts

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    Disc A015

    1. Suspense 590419 798 See How He Runs
    2. Suspense 591213 831 Country Of Blind
    3. Suspense 600410 848 Two Horse Parley

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    Disc A016

    1. Ytjd 610625 746 Imperfect Crime
    2. Suspense 620408 920 Let There Be Light

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