The Corpse I Didn't Kill (Aired June 13, 1946)
Rogue's Gallery came to the Mutual network on September 27, 1945 with Dick Powell portraying Richard Rogue, a private detective who invariably ended up getting knocked out each week and spending his dream time in acerbic conversation with his subconscious self, Eugor. Rogue's Gallery was, in a sense, Dick Powell's rehearsal for Richard Diamond, Private Detective. Powell played private detective Richard Rogue, who trailed luscious blondes, protected witness, and did whatever else detectives do to make a living. It was a good series, though not destined to make much of a mark. Under the capable direction of Dee Englebach and accompanied by the music of Leith Stevens, Powell floated through his lines with the help of such competents as Lou Merrill, Gerald Mohr, Gloria Blondell, Tony Barrett, and Lurene Tuttle. Peter Leeds played Rogue's friend Eugor, an obscure play on names with Eugor spelling Rogue backwards.
June 13, 1946. Mutual network. "The Corpse I Didn't Kill"
. Sponsored by: Fitch's Shampoo, Fitch's Hair Tonic. Rogue's pal Joe Dale has been shot dead in his elegant home. Rogue is accused of the crime by two of his "friends." Rogue gets hit on the head only two minutes into the program! The program opening is slightly upcut, the system cue has been deleted or is added live. Dick Powell, Jim Doyle (announcer), Ray Buffum (writer), Leith Stevens (composer, conductor), Dee Englebach (director), Peter Leeds. 29:02. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.