OTR Flashback Friday – Murders of the Rue Morgue

In 1974, many years after the Golden Age of Radio had ended, Himan Brown (July 21, 1910 – June 4, 2010), the genius behind such Old Time Radio hits as Dick Tracy, Flash Gordon, Bulldog Drummond, and the one he was most closely associated, Inner Sanctum Mysteries, brought a new radio drama for an entirely new generation to enjoy, the CBS Radio Mystery Theater.

Like Inner Sanctum Mysteries, CBSRMT began with an ominously creaking door. The host for most of it’s run was E. G. Marshall. Despite it’s title, the show was more than just mysteries and ran the gamut of Sci-Fi, horror, comedy, and even westerns.

It was a well-done program, rivaling some of the best that old time radio had to offer in it’s hey-day, and it broadcast a total of 1,399 original episodes over a period of over 8 years.

Tonight’s episode is a dramatization of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Murders of the Rue Morgue.”

CBS Radio Mystery Theater
“Murders of the Rue Morgue”
Original Air Date:
January 7, 1975
Starring Paul Hecht, Guy Sorel
Run Time:

Click here to listen to “Murders of the Rue Morgue.”

I’m sure you’ll enjoy it.

Previous blogs on OTR:
How I Discovered OTR
A Background
The Shadow
War of the Worlds
Box 13
Christmas Old Time Radio Episodes

Flashback Fridays:
December 17, 2010 “Miracle on 34th Street”
November 26, 2010: Vincent Price as “The Saint”
November 19, 2010: Jimmy Stewart in “The Six Shooter”
November 12, 2010: Blue Ribbon Town starring Groucho Marx
November 05, 2010: Abbott & Costello “Who’s on First”
October 29, 2010: Lights Out “Mister Maggs (The Chest)”
October 22, 2010: Inner Sanctum “The Deadly Dummy”
October 15, 2010: Agnes Moorehead in “Sorry, Wrong Number”
October 8, 2010: Suspense: “The Dunwich Horror”
October 1, 2010: Dimension X: “Report on the Barnhouse Effect”



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