Death Tolls A Requiem (Aired August 23, 1946)
According to Billboard magazine, talent and production costs for Murder At Midnight averaged about $5000 per program, one of the higher costs of canned, syndicated programming of the era. But the investment shows. And indeed, well into its almost six years of syndication, the series continued to pull respectable audience shares. The talent included well known names such as Lawson Zerbe, Karl Swenson, Berry Kroeger, Lon Clark, Frank Readick, Elspeth Eric, Mandel Kramer, Michael Fitzmaurice, Alfred Shirley, and Raymond Edward Johnson--and his wife, among many other well-respected east coast actors of the era. Anton Leader, later famous for his Television work, directed the series.
August 23, 1946. Program #19. KFI, Los Angeles origination, Cowan syndication, World transcription. "Death Tolls A Requiem"
. Commercials added locally. After a man kills the bell ringer in his belfry, he hears the sound of bells wherever he goes. Raymond Morgan (host), Max Ehrlich (writer), Albert Buhrman (organist), Anton M. Leader (director), Michael Fitzmaurice, Louis G. Cowan (producer). 26:24. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.