The Murdered Confessor (Aired April 27, 1950)
The show was at the top of the list among programs that had developed the technique of sound effects to a fine art. Each program was written with the sound in mind, not so much sound for sound's sake, but to advance the plot, add color or create atmosphere. Two sound effects men spent a reported ten hours in rehearsal for each broadcast, in addition to the time spent by the actors. East coast actors House Jameson, Don MacLaughlin, Phil Sterling and Lawson Zerbe [MBS] (Zerbe appeared as both David Harding and Harry Peters) were the only four actors to ever assume the role of David Harding--Jameson for the first two episodes only, replaced by Don MacLaughlin for the remainder of its twelve year run. Show Notes From The Digital Deli.
April 27, 1950. ABC network. "The Murdered Confessor"
. Sponsored by: Pepsi Cola. A defector is shot at the airport, despite the efforts of seven counterspies to protect him! The killers must be found. The system cue has been deleted. Don MacLaughlin, Mandel Kramer, Jay Jackson (announcer), Jesse Crawford (organist), Marx B. Loeb (director), Bud Fishell (writer), Phillips H. Lord (producer). 28:38. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.