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Murder Will Out

Solve the mystery along with the contestants when you listen to Murder Will Out!

2 old time radio show recordings
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1 MP3 CD
or
1 Audio CDs


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Play a sample episode from May 08, 1946:

"Windled Song Writer"



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About this Old Time Radio Show

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Murder Will OutOne of the more innovative types of shows on radio in the 1930s and 1940s was the audience participation mystery shows. Some other shows in this genre include Ellery Queen, Phyl Coe Mysteries, Who-Dun-It and several others. Murder Will Out was a participation mystery written and produced out of KGO in San Francisco. The San Francisco radio stations had a reputation for creating interesting shows locally with local talent.

William GarganMurder Will Out premiered on KGO in 1945 written and directed by Lew Lansworth, a former local graphic artist. Before writing Murder Will Out he wrote for Who-Dun-It. The show was sponsored by Rainier Brewing Company and was set in the San Francisco area using local landmarks. The show was built around Inspector Drake, Chief of the Homicide Division and his sidekick, Detective Nolan. Edmond MacDonald starred as the Inspector for the first 39 shows then William Gargan took over. Eddie Marr, a popular local actor, starred as Detective Nolan for the full run of the show.

The show was preformed in front of a studio audience. Four audience members were selected to participate as contestants in the show. The members were presented the rules and then the mystery commenced. When the mystery was completed, the contestants had an opportunity to solve the mystery and win prizes. The contestants followed the script and took notes during the performance. They were then asked a series of questions about the show, winning a prize for each correct answer. Next, the actor that played Inspector Drake took the scripts, noting correct deductions and major clues giving awards for correct deductions. The actor then read the correct clues and the winners were announced.

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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.



    2 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 0 hours, 57 min
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      2 shows - total playtime 0 hours 57 minutes
      1. Murder Will Out 460508 Swindled Song Writer.mp3
      2. Murder Will Out 460808 Death Under Sea.mp3
  • MP3 downloads are available instantly after purchase!



    2 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 0 hours, 57 min
    Add MP3 Collection to Cart

    Click here to see disc contents


      2 shows - total playtime 0 hours 57 minutes
      1. Murder Will Out 460508 Swindled Song Writer.mp3
      2. Murder Will Out 460808 Death Under Sea.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



    2 recordings on 1 Audio CD
    total playtime 0 hours, 57 min

    Disc A001

    1. Murder Will Out 460508 Swindled Song Writer
    2. Murder Will Out 460808 Death Under Sea

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00