The Last Mission (Aired September 29, 1950)
"Are you willing to undertake a dangerous mission for the United States, knowing in advance you may never return alive?" Cloak and Dagger first aired over the NBC network on May 7, 1950. It had a short run through the Summer on Sundays, changing to Fridays after its Summer run. The last show aired Oct. 22, 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.
September 29, 1950. NBC network. "The Last Mission"
. Sustaining. 8:00 P. M. "Charlie" is a drunken old bum in Canton, China during the Japanese occupation. However, "Charlie" is really an O. S. S. agent! A mixed race "tavern girl" agrees to help "Charlie" gather information. The final promotional announcement and system cue have been deleted. Ken Field (writer), Don Abbott (engineer), Guy Repp, Max Russell (sound effects), Corey Ford (creator), Alistair MacBain (creator), Arnold Moss, Ralph Bell, Raymond Edward Johnson, Karl Weber, Jon Gart (music director), Ian Martin, Bryna Raeburn, Frank Laughrin (? sound effects), Louis G. Cowan (producer), Alfred Hollander (producer), Sherman Marks (director, supervisor). 28:53. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.