Eddie Lazetti Murderer (Aired September 13, 1950)
The chief problem, both for Kildare and the listener, was that Blair Hospital was peopled by too many eccentrics. Gillespie, played to the limit by Barrymore, was enough for any show. But Dr. Carew, head of hospital administration, was a nut of the first order. Nurse Parker was a totally unbelievable old maid. Ted Osborne did what he could with Carew, and Virginia Gragg's fine talent was hopelessly lost in the chattering role of Parker. In the end, Ayres and Barrymore saved this series, providing some solid stories, especially when they ventured into the real world and got away from the dummies at Blair. Show Notes From The Old Time Radio Researcher's Group.
September 13, 1950. Program #47. MGM syndication. Commercials added locally. "Eddie Lazetti, a Murderer"
being held under guard in Blair Hospital, escapes and holds Dr. Kildare and Diana hostage. Interestingly, this program has been described with "Nick Mazetti" being the main character and included Barton Yarborough and Vic Perrin in the cast. This is not that broadcast (if such exists). Virginia Gregg, Lew Ayres, Lionel Barrymore, William P. Rousseau (director), Walter Schumann (composer, conductor), Dick Joy (announcer), Les Crutchfield (writer), Virginia Gregg, Ted Osborne, Stacy Harris, Jay Novello, Jeffrey Silver, Lynn Aynley, Isabel Jewell, Max Brand (creator), Raymond Katz (producer). 27:49. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.