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"The Hermits Cave" also known as "The Mummers"

Creeping out of the mouth of a shambled cave is the Old Hermit warning the faint of heart not to listen... Update: 5 new shows and sound quality improvements

34 old time radio show recordings
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17 Audio CDs


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"Spirits of Vengence"



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Hermits Cave
Mystery - Horror(1940 - 43)

MURDER Hear 'The Hermits Cave' Sunday Nights 9.45 pm Station WBBM - Weird Noises! Amazing Stories! They glue you to your chair!John Dehner"Ghhhhhooooossstt stories Weeeiiirrrrddd stories and murders too!
The Hermit knows of them all! Turnnnn out your lights!"

william conradOne of the first of the "best heard in the dark" horror shows with a spooky host, The Hermit's Cave starred John Kent in the Detroit run, and on the west coast, Mel Johnson, as the Old Hermit who shambled out of the mouth of his cave, warning the faint of heart not to listen. Was the Hermit's Cave wired for radio? No matter!

The show was a regional creation of G.A. Richards of WJR in Detroit, but later ran from 1940-44 on Richard's West Coast station KMPC with different casts.He hired a bunch of younger talents, and several went on to be major radio actors.The haggard hermit of the show in Detroit was John Kent. Mel Johnson first took on the role. Johnson played the world-weary and sardonic Hermit at the ripe old age of 24! John Dehner, best known as Paladin in Have became the hermit after 1942 when he was 28.

A young 22-year-old William Conrad produced and directed the West Coast version. Conrad who went on to play important roles in dozens of well-known old time radio shows through the years before starring on Escape and ultimately doing one of the greatest characters of radio, Matt Dillon, on Gunsmoke. John Dehner, another gifted and popular radio actor, was Palladin in radio's Have Gun, Will Travel.

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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.



    34 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 14 hours, 13 min
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      34 shows - total playtime 14 hours 13 minutes
      1. Hermit's Cave 00 Author Of Murder.mp3
      2. Hermit's Cave 00 Castle By The Sea [no skips].mp3
      3. Hermit's Cave 00 Devil's Scrapbook.mp3
      4. Hermit's Cave 00 Fever.mp3
      5. Hermit's Cave 00 From Another World.mp3
      6. Hermit's Cave 00 Gypsy's Curse.mp3
      7. Hermit's Cave 00 Mystery Of The Strange Thing.mp3
      8. Hermit's Cave 00 Plantation Mystery.mp3
      9. Hermit's Cave 00 Professor's Elixir.mp3
      10. Hermit's Cave 00 Spirits Of Vengence.mp3
      11. Hermit's Cave 00 You Only Die Once.mp3
      12. Hermit's Cave 08 The Search For Life.mp3
      13. Hermit's Cave 09 Spirit Vengeance.mp3
      14. Hermit's Cave 10 It Happened Sunday.mp3
      15. Hermit's Cave 11 The Vampire's Desire.mp3
      16. Hermit's Cave 12 The Black Band.mp3
      17. Hermit's Cave 13 House Of Purple Shadows.mp3
      18. Hermit's Cave 14 The Author Of Murder.mp3
      19. Hermit's Cave 15 The Nameless Day.mp3
      20. Hermit's Cave 17 Buried Alive.mp3
      21. Hermit's Cave 18 House With A Past.mp3
      22. Hermit's Cave 19 Hanson's Ghost.mp3
      23. Hermit's Cave 20 Crimson Hand.mp3
      24. Hermit's Cave 25 The Dark House-12 min.mp3
      25. Hermit's Cave 28 Lost Black Crow Mine.mp3
      26. Hermit's Cave 29 Man With White Hair.mp3
      27. Hermit's Cave 30 Mr Randall's Discovery.mp3
      28. Hermit's Cave 470317 01 Notebook On Murder.mp3
      29. Hermit's Cave 470324 02 The Story Without End.mp3
      30. Hermit's Cave 470331 03 Reflected Image Of The Desert.mp3
      31. Hermit's Cave 470407 04 Blackness Of Terror.mp3
      32. Hermit's Cave 470414 05 House Of Murder.mp3
      33. Hermit's Cave 470421 06 House On Lost Man's Bluff.mp3
      34. Hermit's Cave 470428 07 Mystery Of The Strange Thing.mp3
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    34 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 14 hours, 13 min
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      34 shows - total playtime 14 hours 13 minutes
      1. Hermit's Cave 00 Author Of Murder.mp3
      2. Hermit's Cave 00 Castle By The Sea [no skips].mp3
      3. Hermit's Cave 00 Devil's Scrapbook.mp3
      4. Hermit's Cave 00 Fever.mp3
      5. Hermit's Cave 00 From Another World.mp3
      6. Hermit's Cave 00 Gypsy's Curse.mp3
      7. Hermit's Cave 00 Mystery Of The Strange Thing.mp3
      8. Hermit's Cave 00 Plantation Mystery.mp3
      9. Hermit's Cave 00 Professor's Elixir.mp3
      10. Hermit's Cave 00 Spirits Of Vengence.mp3
      11. Hermit's Cave 00 You Only Die Once.mp3
      12. Hermit's Cave 08 The Search For Life.mp3
      13. Hermit's Cave 09 Spirit Vengeance.mp3
      14. Hermit's Cave 10 It Happened Sunday.mp3
      15. Hermit's Cave 11 The Vampire's Desire.mp3
      16. Hermit's Cave 12 The Black Band.mp3
      17. Hermit's Cave 13 House Of Purple Shadows.mp3
      18. Hermit's Cave 14 The Author Of Murder.mp3
      19. Hermit's Cave 15 The Nameless Day.mp3
      20. Hermit's Cave 17 Buried Alive.mp3
      21. Hermit's Cave 18 House With A Past.mp3
      22. Hermit's Cave 19 Hanson's Ghost.mp3
      23. Hermit's Cave 20 Crimson Hand.mp3
      24. Hermit's Cave 25 The Dark House-12 min.mp3
      25. Hermit's Cave 28 Lost Black Crow Mine.mp3
      26. Hermit's Cave 29 Man With White Hair.mp3
      27. Hermit's Cave 30 Mr Randall's Discovery.mp3
      28. Hermit's Cave 470317 01 Notebook On Murder.mp3
      29. Hermit's Cave 470324 02 The Story Without End.mp3
      30. Hermit's Cave 470331 03 Reflected Image Of The Desert.mp3
      31. Hermit's Cave 470407 04 Blackness Of Terror.mp3
      32. Hermit's Cave 470414 05 House Of Murder.mp3
      33. Hermit's Cave 470421 06 House On Lost Man's Bluff.mp3
      34. Hermit's Cave 470428 07 Mystery Of The Strange Thing.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



    34 recordings on 17 Audio CDs
    total playtime 14 hours, 13 min

    Disc A001

    1. Hermit's Cave 00 Author Of Murder
    2. Hermit's Cave 00 Castle By The Sea [no skips]

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    Disc A002

    1. Hermit's Cave 00 Devil's Scrapbook
    2. Hermit's Cave 00 Fever

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    Disc A003

    1. Hermit's Cave 00 From Another World
    2. Hermit's Cave 00 Gypsy's Curse

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    Disc A004

    1. Hermit's Cave 00 Mystery Of The Strange Thing
    2. Hermit's Cave 00 Plantation Mystery

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    Disc A005

    1. Hermit's Cave 00 Professor's Elixir
    2. Hermit's Cave 00 Spirits Of Vengence

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    Disc A006

    1. Hermit's Cave 00 You Only Die Once
    2. Hermit's Cave 08 The Search For Life

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    Disc A007

    1. Hermit's Cave 09 Spirit Vengeance
    2. Hermit's Cave 10 It Happened Sunday

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    Disc A008

    1. Hermit's Cave 11 The Vampire's Desire
    2. Hermit's Cave 12 The Black Band

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    Disc A009

    1. Hermit's Cave 13 House Of Purple Shadows
    2. Hermit's Cave 14 The Author Of Murder

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    Disc A010

    1. Hermit's Cave 15 The Nameless Day
    2. Hermit's Cave 17 Buried Alive

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    Disc A011

    1. Hermit's Cave 18 House With A Past
    2. Hermit's Cave 19 Hanson's Ghost

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    Disc A012

    1. Hermit's Cave 20 Crimson Hand
    2. Hermit's Cave 25 The Dark House-12 min
    3. Hermit's Cave 28 Lost Black Crow Mine

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    Disc A013

    1. Hermit's Cave 29 Man With White Hair
    2. Hermit's Cave 30 Mr Randall's Discovery

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    Disc A014

    1. Hermit's Cave 470317 01 Notebook On Murder
    2. Hermit's Cave 470324 02 The Story Without End

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    Disc A015

    1. Hermit's Cave 470331 03 Reflected Image Of The Desert
    2. Hermit's Cave 470407 04 Blackness Of Terror

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    Disc A016

    1. Hermit's Cave 470414 05 House Of Murder
    2. Hermit's Cave 470421 06 House On Lost Man's Bluff

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    Disc A017

    1. Hermit's Cave 470428 07 Mystery Of The Strange Thing

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