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
I’m sure you’ll enjoy it.
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