+ This was a 30-minute weekly adventure series which only appeared in the summer of 1948. The show continued the adventures of the I Love A Mystery series Carlton Errol Morse (June 4, 1901 - May 24, 1993) was a Louisiana-born producer/journalist best known for his creation of the radio serial One Man's Family, which debuted in 1932 and ran until 1959 as one of the most popular as well as long-running radio soap operas of the time. He also was responsible for the radio serial I Love a Mystery. A radio legend, he experimented with television and published three novels. Morse is considered by many to be one of the best radio scriptwriters. In 1901, Carlton was born in Jennings, Louisiana, to George and Ora Morse. In 1906, his family relocated to a fruit ranch at Talent, Oregon, and when Morse was 16, they moved to Sacramento, California. After graduating from high school in Sacramento, Morse went to the University of California from 1919 to 1922 but did not graduate. Instead, he dropped out and returned to Sacramento, beginning a career as a journalist with the Sacramento Union. After losing his newspaper job, Morse brought several scripts he had written throughout the 1920s to an interview with NBC. He soon was offered a job at KGO, the San Francisco outlet of NBC's Blue Network, and began his radio career scripting House of Myths. Morse began work on NBC Mystery Serial, which included such episodes as "Captain Post: Crime Specialist" and "Case of the One-eyed Parrot". Other mysteries scripted by Morse included The Witch of Endor, The City of the Dead, Captain Post: Crime Specialist, The Game Called Murder and Dead Men Prowl. He also did four programs based on San Francisco Police Department files: Chinatown Squad, Barbary Coast Nights, Killed in Action and To the Best of Their Ability. Morse worked closely with San Francisco Police Chief William J. Quinn, who narrated all four series. Morse's major successes were One Man's Family, and I Love a Mystery. One Man's Family began in 1932, with I Love A Mystery following in 1939. The two series were almost polar opposites; "One Man's Family" was a daily soap opera, targeted at housewives, and "I Love a Mystery" was an adventure serial for adolescents and lovers of the macabre. Both are regarded by radio historians as two of the all-time best radio serials. "I Love a Mystery" was a tremendous hit and many episodes still offer chills to modern listeners. The original series was broadcast from 1939 to 1942 on the NBC Blue Network and then had one more season (1943-44) on CBS. It was later revived on the Mutual Broadcasting System from 1949 through 1953.
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Please enjoy these 13 old time radio episodes:
+ Program #1. "The China Coast Incident". A series of programs very much like "I Love A Mystery,"...
+ Program #2. "The Great Airmail Robbery". Jack and Reggie foil a gang of stratospheric pirates. ...
+ Program #3. "The Devil's Sanctuary". Jack and Reggie foil Nazi renegades on a secret island wit...
|05.16.1948||pearl great price||
+ Program #4. "The Pearl Of Great Price". The adventurers are sent into the Indochinese jungle to...
|05.23.1948||million dollar manhunt||
+ Program #5. "The Hundred-Million Dollar Manhunt". A fortune in diamonds leads Jack and Reggie t...
+ Program #6. "The Girl's Finishing School Kidnapping". An entire girls finishing school has been...
+ Program #7. "But Grandma, What Big Teeth You Have". An evil grandmother has been hypnotizing he...
|06.13.1948||third green eye||
+ Program #8. "The Man With The Third Green Eye". The most valuable stamp in the world contains i...
|06.20.1948||girl in street||
+ Program #9. "The Girl In The Street". A horror tale about a woman victimized by an internationa...
|06.27.1948||kwan moon dagger||
+ Program #10. "The Kwan Moon Dagger". Jack and Doc track down the missing dagger from the temple...
+ Program #11. "Assignment With A Displaced Person". A young Mexican girl comes to wicked Los Ang...
|07.11.1948||hearse on the highway||
+ Program #12. "Hearse On The Highway". Jack and Doc try to stop a gang of hijackers. It is ten '...
+ Program #13. "The Ambassador Ricardo Santos Affair". Traveling between Istanbul and South Ameri...