The Roof Of The World (Aired August 13, 1950)
This is the story of the WWII special governmental agency, the OSS, or Office of Strategic Services. Its mission was to develop and maintain spy networks throughout Europe and into Asia, while giving aid to underground partisan groups and developing espionage activities for Allied forces overseas.The show is based on the book of the same name by Lt. Col. Corey Ford and Major Alastair MacBain (who were associated with the OSS from its early days.) The dramas are not Hollywood-style, in that they sometimes end with plans foiled or leading characters dead. The theme music was either identical or very similar to that used by Tales of the Texas Rangers. Sherman Marks directed. The cast consisted of The Hungarian Giant, played by Raymond Edward Johnson, and Impy, the Midget, played by Gilbert Mack.
August 13, 1950. NBC network. "The Roof Of The World"
. Sustaining. 4:00 P. M. A husband and wife team of archeologists are asked by the O. S. S. to travel to Tibet and visit the Dalai Lama. The journey is complicated by Nazis on the same mission. The system cue has been deleted. Louise Barclay, Grant Richards, Raymond Edward Johnson, Stefan Schnabel, Berry Kroeger, Janice Gilbert, Karl Weber, Ralph Bell, Jerry Jarrett, Chet Hill (sound efects), Dick Gillespie (sound effects), Winifred Wolfe (writer), Jack Gordon (writer), Corey Ford (creator), Alistair MacBain (creator), Sherman Marks (director, supervisor), Louis G. Cowan (producer), Alfred Hollander (producer). 30:26. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.