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The Haunting Hour

"Mystery at its Best" solves psychological mysteries, "whodunit" thrillers and crime crusades with a cast of network stars. Update: additional 10 episodes

36 old time radio show recordings
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18 Audio CDs


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"Uptown Express"



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About this Old Time Radio Show

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Listen to Radio's Newest Chiller Thriller 'The Haunting Hour' every thursday night at 9.30pm KECA sponsored by your neighborhood THIFTY DRUG STORE
Mystery-horror anthology (1944 -46)

"No... No... stay where you are. Do not break the stillness of this moment.
For this is a time of mystery. A time when imagination is free, and
moves forward swiftly, silently.... This is -- The Haunting Hour!"

Real Ghost

This old time radio show was billed as "Mystery at its Best" solves psychological mysterie, "whodunit" thrillers and crime crusades with a cast of network stars.

The Haunting Hour is a very mysterious show. First, let's note that the Haunting Half-Hour would actually be correct, but an odd title for the show. So Haunting Hour it was.

The second mystery is that, like so many of the great radio talents who labored in the background, unseen and unheralded, this show made for transcription has receded into the ethers of old time radio without a history. That is, the Magister Ludi of Old Time Radio himself, John Dunning, succinctly states in "On the Air, The Encyclopedia of Old Time Radio,""There were no credits, so casts and production crews are unknown."

Vanished without a trace? Were they really there, making real radio? The answer is yes, and the following set of shows proves it. ScreamPerhaps you, the kind listeners, might give us a clue to the talents involved. Or were we all just imagining it? It sounds like a plot for another Haunting Hour.

The shows are classic chills from the old school, with creepy organ, overwrought women and over the top men. Perhaps not the highest of melodrama, but obsessively workmanlike. After all, they might have known they were a skeleton staff toiling relentlessly without a ghost of a chance of fame. Thanks to transcription, these unknowns are still with us.

See also the some of the classics of thrills and horror: Suspense, Inner Sanctum, Lights Out, Mysterious Traveler, The Whistler, Witch's Tale, Escape and I Love a Mystery. Also recommended are the Dark Fantasy, Mystery in the Air, Hall of Fantasy, Unexpected, Weird Circle, Strange Dr. Weird, and the many detectives and operatives whose lives are littered with clues and corpses.

"From shadows and stillness, mystery weaves a spell of
strangest fascination, charging the mind with doubts and fears.
For mystery is a strange companion, a living memory in The Haunting Hour."

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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.



    36 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 15 hours, 9 min
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      36 shows - total playtime 15 hours 9 minutes
      1. Haunting Hour 450000 Sixth Button.mp3
      2. Haunting Hour 450324 01 Murder Wears A Strange Mask.mp3
      3. Haunting Hour 450331 02 Bird Of Death.mp3
      4. Haunting Hour 450407 03 Old Old Man.mp3
      5. Haunting Hour 450414 04 Ptolomeys Grave.mp3
      6. Haunting Hour 450421 05 A Corpse There Was.mp3
      7. Haunting Hour 450428 06 If Shoe Fits.mp3
      8. Haunting Hour 450505 07 Breakdown.mp3
      9. Haunting Hour 450512 08 Case Lonesome Corpse.mp3
      10. Haunting Hour 450519 09 Hands Of Mr Smith.mp3
      11. Haunting Hour 450527 10 Homicide House.mp3
      12. Haunting Hour 450603 11 Date In Dark.mp3
      13. Haunting Hour 450610 12 Thought.mp3
      14. Haunting Hour 450617 13 Uptown Express.mp3
      15. Haunting Hour 450728 14 Unidentified Body.mp3
      16. Haunting Hour 450803 15 Second Chance.mp3
      17. Haunting Hour 450810 16 Revenge.mp3
      18. Haunting Hour 450817 17 People In House.mp3
      19. Haunting Hour 450824 18 Occupation Murder.mp3
      20. Haunting Hour 450901 19 No Escape.mp3
      21. Haunting Hour 450908 20 Death By Request.mp3
      22. Haunting Hour 450915 21 Nocturne.mp3
      23. Haunting Hour 450922 22 Skyscraper Mystery.mp3
      24. Haunting Hour 450929 23 Southern Star.mp3
      25. Haunting Hour 451006 24 Murder Is My Business.mp3
      26. Haunting Hour 451013 25 Cat Man.mp3
      27. Haunting Hour 451020 26 Devils Deep.mp3
      28. Haunting Hour 460110 37 Tale Of Darkness.mp3
      29. Haunting Hour 460202 41 Destination Unknown.mp3
      30. Haunting Hour 460209 42 Two Mr. Brandts.mp3
      31. Haunting Hour 490523 39 Assignment Death.mp3
      32. Haunting Hour Keeping His Promise.mp3
      33. Haunting Hour Music Piece.mp3
      34. Haunting Hour Northern Star.mp3
      35. Haunting Hour Out Of Night.mp3
      36. Haunting Hour Tapping On Window.mp3
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    36 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 15 hours, 9 min
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      36 shows - total playtime 15 hours 9 minutes
      1. Haunting Hour 450000 Sixth Button.mp3
      2. Haunting Hour 450324 01 Murder Wears A Strange Mask.mp3
      3. Haunting Hour 450331 02 Bird Of Death.mp3
      4. Haunting Hour 450407 03 Old Old Man.mp3
      5. Haunting Hour 450414 04 Ptolomeys Grave.mp3
      6. Haunting Hour 450421 05 A Corpse There Was.mp3
      7. Haunting Hour 450428 06 If Shoe Fits.mp3
      8. Haunting Hour 450505 07 Breakdown.mp3
      9. Haunting Hour 450512 08 Case Lonesome Corpse.mp3
      10. Haunting Hour 450519 09 Hands Of Mr Smith.mp3
      11. Haunting Hour 450527 10 Homicide House.mp3
      12. Haunting Hour 450603 11 Date In Dark.mp3
      13. Haunting Hour 450610 12 Thought.mp3
      14. Haunting Hour 450617 13 Uptown Express.mp3
      15. Haunting Hour 450728 14 Unidentified Body.mp3
      16. Haunting Hour 450803 15 Second Chance.mp3
      17. Haunting Hour 450810 16 Revenge.mp3
      18. Haunting Hour 450817 17 People In House.mp3
      19. Haunting Hour 450824 18 Occupation Murder.mp3
      20. Haunting Hour 450901 19 No Escape.mp3
      21. Haunting Hour 450908 20 Death By Request.mp3
      22. Haunting Hour 450915 21 Nocturne.mp3
      23. Haunting Hour 450922 22 Skyscraper Mystery.mp3
      24. Haunting Hour 450929 23 Southern Star.mp3
      25. Haunting Hour 451006 24 Murder Is My Business.mp3
      26. Haunting Hour 451013 25 Cat Man.mp3
      27. Haunting Hour 451020 26 Devils Deep.mp3
      28. Haunting Hour 460110 37 Tale Of Darkness.mp3
      29. Haunting Hour 460202 41 Destination Unknown.mp3
      30. Haunting Hour 460209 42 Two Mr. Brandts.mp3
      31. Haunting Hour 490523 39 Assignment Death.mp3
      32. Haunting Hour Keeping His Promise.mp3
      33. Haunting Hour Music Piece.mp3
      34. Haunting Hour Northern Star.mp3
      35. Haunting Hour Out Of Night.mp3
      36. Haunting Hour Tapping On Window.mp3
  • Standard Audio CDs are delivered by mail on archival quality media with up to 60 minutes on each CD and play in all CD players



    36 recordings on 18 Audio CDs
    total playtime 15 hours, 9 min

    Disc A001

    1. Haunting Hour Keeping His Promise
    2. Haunting Hour Music Piece

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    Disc A002

    1. Haunting Hour Northern Star
    2. Haunting Hour Out Of Night

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    Disc A003

    1. Haunting Hour Tapping On Window
    2. Haunting Hour 450000 Sixth Button
    3. Haunting Hour 450324 01 Murder Wears A Strange Mask

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    Disc A004

    1. Haunting Hour 450331 02 Bird Of Death
    2. Haunting Hour 450407 03 Old Old Man

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    Disc A005

    1. Haunting Hour 450414 04 Ptolomeys Grave
    2. Haunting Hour 450421 05 A Corpse There Was

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    Disc A006

    1. Haunting Hour 450428 06 If Shoe Fits
    2. Haunting Hour 450505 07 Breakdown

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    Disc A007

    1. Haunting Hour 450512 08 Case Lonesome Corpse
    2. Haunting Hour 450519 09 Hands Of Mr Smith

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    Disc A008

    1. Haunting Hour 450527 10 Homicide House
    2. Haunting Hour 450603 11 Date In Dark

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    Disc A009

    1. Haunting Hour 450610 12 Thought
    2. Haunting Hour 450617 13 Uptown Express

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    Disc A010

    1. Haunting Hour 450728 14 Unidentified Body
    2. Haunting Hour 450803 15 Second Chance

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    Disc A011

    1. Haunting Hour 450810 16 Revenge
    2. Haunting Hour 450817 17 People In House

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    Disc A012

    1. Haunting Hour 450824 18 Occupation Murder
    2. Haunting Hour 450901 19 No Escape

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    Disc A013

    1. Haunting Hour 450908 20 Death By Request
    2. Haunting Hour 450915 21 Nocturne

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    Disc A014

    1. Haunting Hour 450922 22 Skyscraper Mystery
    2. Haunting Hour 450929 23 Southern Star

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    Disc A015

    1. Haunting Hour 451006 24 Murder Is My Business
    2. Haunting Hour 451013 25 Cat Man

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    Disc A016

    1. Haunting Hour 451020 26 Devils Deep
    2. Haunting Hour 460110 37 Tale Of Darkness

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    Disc A017

    1. Haunting Hour 460202 41 Destination Unknown
    2. Haunting Hour 460209 42 Two Mr. Brandts

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    Disc A018

    1. Haunting Hour 490523 39 Assignment Death

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