2 Episodes From (1947) "The Coin Collector Mystery" and "Bullets Make Holes"
Glen Langan stars as Barton Drake who presents each episode in the first person and to a live audience. It ran from 1945 through 1948. Suspense, mystery and drama seem to be an every day part of his life. Stolen treasure maps, murder at every turn and all entangled with the sounds of a loud organ meant to keep the listener on the edge of their chair. Fred Howard (writer), Dave Titus (director), Ray Wilson (writer), Len Salvo (composer, conductor), Ken Christy, John McIntire, Betty Lou Gerson, Bruce Buell (anouncer), Junius Matthews. Drake was writer who loves to solve crimes and mysteries, together with his sidekick Noah Danton, a police officer. Before each episode ended, Drake would cite his line "mystery is my hobby," hence the title of the show.
1947. Program #48. Mutual net origination, Lawrence syndication. "The Coin Collector Mystery"
. Commercials added locally. Coin collector Grant Parker has a Maria Theresa Thaler. One of his weekend guests is planning to steal the coin. Barton Drake is attacked by a boomarang! The program concludes with the phrase, "Murder Is My Hobby," indicating a rebroadcast of the earlier, network series. The date is approximate. Glenn Langan, Norman Field. 25:22.
1947. Mutual net origination, Lawrence syndication. "Bullets Make Holes"
. Commercials added locally. Case History #114. "Ronald The Razor" has escaped from prison and is heading towards a rural lodge. Seven shots are heard from Cabin #6, which is immediately deduced as pistol shots (a .45 automatic). The date is approximate. Max Warner has been shot through the jugular vein. His friend Steve Morgan has admitted to the shooting. Max's wife says, "I'm glad he's dead, the louse!" The date is approximate. Glenn Langan, Norman Field. 24:21. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.