Created by Raymond Morgan and Harry Earnshaw, Chandu the Magician was one of the longest-running adventure serials that aired on the radio. The show was first heard in the 1930s, and was revived in 1948. Both the original and the revived versions of Chandu the Magician were sponsored by White King soap.
In the original version, the role of American-born Frank Chandler was played by Gayne Whitman. He was an American born boy who renamed himself Chandu after finding out occult secrets from an Indian yogi. He had quite a few number of supernatural skills such as teleportation and the capability of creating illusions. The main goal of Chandu was to defeat the wickedness that threatens mankind. On the other hand, Tom Collins played the role of Chandu in the revival of the series. Chandu had a nemesis named Roxor which was played by Luis Van Rooten. Starting from being a 15-minute weekly serial, it became a half hour show. The show came to an end by September 6, 1950.
- Radio Shows
Please enjoy these 310 old time radio episodes:
|08.30.1950||chandu (012) naval drug fraud||
+ It's getting tougher to tell the good guys from the bad guys. Helen Palmer is shot dead in her d...
|08.23.1950||chandu (011) coleman alias dr bauer||
+ In La Paz, Bolivia, Chandu battles Valezquez, a shot rings out. Dr. Coleman seems to have comple...
|08.16.1950||chandu (010) black market hijackers||
+ The black market is thriving in America once again; prices are rising.
|08.09.1950||chandu (009) the dress designer||
+ In Paris, Chandu is shot while on the trail of Henri, the murderous dress designer.
|08.02.1950||chandu (008) clever jeff adams||
+ Jeff Adams thinks that, "Nobody in this world is as clever as I am." He matches wits with Chandu...
|07.26.1950||chandu (007) rocket sabotage||
+ Chandu is called to help the army with secret armor-piercing rockets. They've all been sabotaged...
|12.24.1949||chandu (006) counterfeiters||
+ In Cairo, a tobacconist is asked to mix, "Fragrance Of The Lotus." The deal is for counterfeit ...
|12.17.1949||chandu (005) terror in the negev desert||
+ "Terror In The Negev Desert". The program is being heard at a new time. "Chandu tells Bob that h...
|12.10.1949||chandu (004) wizard of the kalahari||
+ "The drums speak out of the heart of Africa, and the refrain they sing is, "He is coming, the Wi...
|12.03.1949||chandu (003) death on the golden horn||
+ A beautiful lady in Istanbul, a stolen secret, and "Death On The Golden Horn." An offer is made ...
|11.26.1949||chandu (002) temple under the sea||
+ Sponsored by: Sustaining (one announcement has been deleted). Chandu goes to "a small Mediterrane...
|11.26.1949||chandu (002) temple under the|
|11.19.1949||chandu (001) drug runner||
+ In Cairo, evil plans are being made against Frank Chandler, suspected of being a secret agent. A...
|04.28.1949||chandu (013) the fog on the forgotten valley||
+ . Sponsored by: White King Soap (Carnation plants premium). Out in the desert beyond Tangiers, Ch...
|04.21.1949||chandu (012) the ominous sahara||
+ KHJ, Sponsored by: White King Soap. An Englishman in the "timeless, deadly Sahara" is stirring ...
|04.14.1949||chandu (011) the voice of darkness||
+ . Sponsored by: White King Soap (Carnation plants premium). Princess Nadji is involved in the expl...
|03.31.1949||chandu (009) the house of fear||
+ . Sponsored by: White King Soap (Carnation plant premium). Sonja Rataslav sets a trap for Chandu a...
|03.24.1949||chandu (008) temple under the sea||
+ . Sponsored by: White King Soap (money changer magic trick premium). The American ambassador to R...
|03.17.1949||chandu (007) the temple at karnak||
+ . Sponsored by: White King Soap (money changer magic trick premium). Brugman, a Nazi chemist from ...
|03.10.1949||chandu (006) framed for drug smuggling||
+ . Sponsored by: White King Soap. Ted Blackburn has been fired from his job at the consulate, accus...
|03.03.1949||chandu (005) the spell of dimitri||
+ . Sponsored by: White King Soap. The evil Prince Dimitri hypnotizes Bob Reagent! Chandu The Magici...
|02.24.1949||chandu (004) the brotherhood of the blood oath||
+ . Sponsored by: White King Soap. "The Brotherhood Of The Blood Oath" is planning the death of Cha...
|02.17.1949||chandu (003) man with the photographic memory||
+ . Sponsored by: White King Soap. A man with a photographic memory sets a trap for Chandu, with the...
|02.10.1949||chandu (002) the village of thieves||
+ . Sponsored by: White King Soap. Chandu travels out into the desert in search of the missing Stuar...
|02.03.1949||chandu (001) the black steps||
+ . Sponsored by: White King Soap (middle commercial deleted). 8:00 P.M. (Pacific) The first show o...
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