Trouble With The Law (Aired February 9, 1950)
Throughout the 1930s and '40s, Ann Sothern and Lucille Ball, like many performers in Hollywood, had not one but two careers - one in motion pictures and one on radio. In July, 1945, Ann took Maisie to radio in a half-hour weekly radio for CBS. Famed radio actor Elliott Lewis co-starred as boyfriend Bill, with other parts going to such seasoned radio players as John Brown and Lurene Tuttle. The series ran two seasons, and was revived in 1949 as a syndicated program, now called The Adventures of Maisie. Included in the repertory cast were Hans Conreid (later on Life with Liugi), Sheldon Leonard, Joan Banks, Elvia Allman, Bea Benadaret, and Sandra Gould. The radio show continued in the tried and true Maisie tradition of one part adventure of the emotional kind, one part romance, and one part laughs. To the end Maisie was the single girl, as this allowed her to get involved in continuing adventures of many kinds.
February 9, 1950. Program #12. "Trouble With The Law"
- MGM syndication. Commercials added locally. Maisie tackles a town judge and the silly laws still on the books since the Civil War. The date above is the date of broadcast on WMGM, New York City. Ann Sothern, Earle Ross, Frank Nelson, Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Jack McCoy (announcer), James Eagles, Louis Jean Heydt, Peter Leeds, Sidney Miller. 28:15. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.