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Monday, January 16, 2023

Jack Benny on Suspense

 Jack Benny made four appearances on Suspense. 

He first appeared in an episode entitled Murder in G-Flat on April 5, 1951. As summarized by the web pate Ghoulish Delights:

Benny plays a keen-eared piano tuner who finds himself inadvertently in possession of $25,000. But this money comes with Is the murder and mystery attached!

Benny would next appear on Suspense on June 2, 1952 in A Good and Faithful Servant. The Old Time Radio Review summarized this episode as:

An accountant in a department store, who is nearing retirement, carries out an ingenious plan to steal $50,000 - yet all does not go as smoothly as he had hoped.

Jack Benny's third appearance was outta space...a science fiction episode entitled Plan X.  On the February 2, 1953 episode, Benny portrays Zeno, the Martian, who is sent to meet the first rocket from Earth to land on his planet, and to put "Plan X" into effect.

The final Benny appearance on Suspense was on January 18, 1954 in The Face is Familar.  Benny plays an innocent schnook used by a gang of bank robbers to help them with a caper. Benny is joined by Sheldon Leonard as one of the robbers. 

High comedy the shows weren't, but they attracted a nice audience at a time when radio audiences were falling. Elliot Lewis as producer/director was able to still get Hollywood's finest to take a fling at stepping outside their regular box and take a flier on doing something different, like when Fibber McGee and Molly starred in the episode Backseat Driver on February 3, 1949.  

And now you know...why Jack Benny was on Suspense!  It was Elliot Lewis.

Saturday, July 9, 2022

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Saturday, July 2, 2022

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Sunday, May 15, 2022

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Friday, January 28, 2022

Our Podcasts are now available everywhere!

 Well, everywhere they previously were available, that is.  

 As of December 27th our podcast name changed to Classic Radio Theater with Wyatt Cox. I tried to alert everyone of the new name, but it's taken a while to get the podcasts available.  As of today, Classic Radio Theater with Wyatt Cox is available through:

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Saturday, December 25, 2021

Listen to ALL THREE HOURS of Classic Radio Theater on demand!

All Three Hours of Classic Radio Theater are now Podcast so you can find them above.

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Sunday, August 29, 2021

Wyatt''s Favorite Radio Episode 3

 Here's another episode of my new podcast.  In this episode, I contrast John Lund and Bob Bailey as Yours Truly Johnny Dollar in two adaptations of the same story.  So who's your favorite?