Symphony Of Death (Aired June 20, 1950)
Every show opened with a ringing telephone and our lady PI answering it with "Candy Matson, YU 2-8209" and then the organ swung into the theme song, "Candy". Each job took Candy from her apartment on Telegraph Hill into some actual location in San Francisco. The writers, overseen by Monty, worked plenty of real Bay Area locations into every plot. Candy was bright, tough, and fearless. She used her pistol infrequently, but was unintimidated by bad guys, regardless of circumstances. Threats, assaults, and even bullets would usually produce a caustic, but clever, response for this blonde sleuth. She and Mallard were frequently working the same case, but she usually solved it first. OTR experts generally agree that this show was the finest of all the female PIs.
June 20, 1950. NBC network, San Francisco origination. "Symphony Of Death"
. Sustaining. YUkon 2-8309. A composer is going to die, and there's no doubt about it. Natalie Masters, Monte Masters (producer, director). 29:38. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.