Dead Man's Holiday (Aired June 19, 1945)
Inner Sanctum Mysteries was a horror anthology series with a unique sound and a very popular host. For the first four years, "Raymond" greeted guests after an incredibly squeaky door slowly opened at the beginning of each show. His ghoulish puns were accentuated with the flourish of what sounded like a baseball park organ. The stories themselves were directed by Himan Brown, one of the most prolific and talented radio directors of all time (Flash Gordon, Dick Tracy, Bulldog Drummond, The Adventures of the Thin Man, Terry and the Pirates, Grand Central Station, and many others). The stories took all sorts of twists and turns, and the body count often exceeded the number of commercials. As Brown himself described it, "We've killed our characters every way. We've knifed them, garroted them, burned them, poisoned them, bashed their heads, given them rare and fantastic diseases, pushed them out of windows and over cliffs."
June 19, 1945. CBS network. "Dead Man's Holiday"
. Sponsored by: Lipton Tea and Soup. A man finds his face changed, a grave with his name on it, and his wife married to another man. Myron McCormick, Alan Devitt, Santos Ortega, Paul McGrath (host), Mary Bennett (commercial spokesman), Robert Sloane (writer). 25:24. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.