Nelson Walker (Aired June 15, 1948)
The production didn't stint on talent, as hinted above. No less than Ivan Ditmars provided the music direction and in addition to Herb Lytton as 'Fate', the varying casts included Lurene Tuttle, Larry Dobkin, Hal Sawyer, Gloria Blondell, Frank Albertson, Jerry Hausner, Howard McNear, Peter Leeds, Ken Peters, Daws Butler and William Johnstone. All in all a superb well of talent from which to draw each week. While a bit difficult to document, the production remains quite collectable and the perspective of the presentation is also unique for the era--or since for that matter. Diary of Fate is one of Radio's little, oft-overlooked gems that demand pulling out, polishing up for better enjoyment, then dutifully returning them to their preserve for another airing one day in the future.
June 15, 1948. Program #27. ABC network, KECA, Los Angeles origination, Finley syndication. "Nelson Walker"
. Commercials added locally. Book 97, page 302. A drifter faces "an instant of horror." The date is subject to correction. Larry Finley (producer), Gloria Blondell, Herb Lytton (as "Fate" and co-producer), Jack Edwards Jr., Pat McGeehan, Ray Ehrlenborn (sound effects), Hal Sawyer, Bern Surrey. 28:46. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.