Mr. and Mrs. North


(4.1 stars; 24 reviews)

Mr. and Mrs. North was a radio mystery series that aired on CBS from 1942 to 1954. Alice Frost and Joseph Curtin had the title roles when the series began in 1942. In 1946, Mr. and Mrs. North received the first Best Radio Drama Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America. In 1953 Barbara Britton and Richard Denning took over the roles of Mr. and Mrs. North.


This recording is part of the Old Time Radio collection.

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Chapters

MMN 430203 006 C F 006 Russian Restaurant Murder 29:04
wartime - Banker Fairchild killed at Madame Zora's (PART 01 only) 14:34
MMN 430505 019 C F 019 Sylvia Fleming Murdered aka Pam and the Orange Scarf PAR… 14:52
MMN 431006 041 C F 041 The Letter 30:04
MMN 440126 057 C F 057 Literary Murder 29:36
MMN 440202 058 C F 058 Mistaken Countess 30:16
MMN 440719 082 C F 082 The Norths Get Wired for Sound NoClose StoryComplete 23:40
MMN 441011 094 C F 094 The Norths Discover Christopher Columbus aka Who Killed … 27:52
MMN 450117 108 C F 108 Frisbie Proves His Point aka Frisby Klisby Times Square … 27:56
MMN 460227 166 C F 166 An Invitation To Murder aka Pampered Blue Blood Wilbur W… 30:22
MMN 470715 211 C F 211 Milkmans Ring aka Milk Run 24:12
MMN 471209 232 C F 232 Clarinet In The Country aka Murder In AFlat Jam Session 24:36
MMN 500103 339 C F 339 Filed Skate AFRS 23:47
MMN 500905 361 C F 361 Million Dollar Murder akaWoman In A Red Dress 25:44
MMN 501200 xxx C F xxx Who Killed Mr Stefano aka Opera Murder Pretty Hands Coul… 24:39
MMN 510130 382 C F 382 Charles Wyatt Murder akaFraud Murder AFRS 26:36
MMN 520212 436 C F 436 The Premature Corpse aka Hathaway Murder 23:22
MMN 520304 439 C F 439 The Heavenly Body AFRS 26:37
MMN 520311 440 C F 440 Dont Cry Wolf AFRS 24:14
MMN 520318 441 C F 441 Murder Mismanaged 24:02
MMN 520325 442 C F 442 Death In The Dark 23:58
MMN 520401 443 C F 443 The Last Escape 24:31
MMN 521014 471 C F 471 Fools Gold NxtWk Curtain for Regis 30:10
MMN 530609 504 C F 504 Wheel Of Chance 28:39
MMN 530630 515 D B 001 Coat Of Arms 24:33
MMN 530707 516 D B 002 The Comic 24:02
MMN 530714 517 D B 003 Bet On Murder 23:44
MMN 530728 511 D B 005 Family Affair AFRS 25:11
MMN 530804 512 D B 006 The Diamond Noose 23:43
MMN 530825 515 D B 009 Crooked Ring 23:37
MMN 530929 House Of Hate [D&B] 25:22
MMN 531006 521 D B 015 Brother Danny 24:29
MMN 531020 523 D B 017 Masquerade AFRS 24:42
MMN 531027 524 D B 018 Runaway From Murder 23:53
MMN 531103 525 D B 019 Hostage 23:36
MMN 531110 526 D B 020 Death Comes in Cans 24:03
MMN 531117 527 D B 021 Dance of Death NoClose StoryComplete 23:27
MMN 531124 528 D B 022 Shoot To Kill AFRS 25:05
MMN 531201 529 D B 023 Death Is Forever AFRS 25:02
MMN 531208 530 D B 024 The Man With A Rifle EndgCut 24:00
MMN 540202 538 D B 032 Cry Foul AFRS 24:10
MMN 540209 539 D B 033 Collectors Item AFRS 24:30
MMN 540316 544 D B 038 The Fallen Star 27:04
MMN 540919 562 D B 058 Operation Murder 29:30
MMN 541004 564 D B 060 Nightwalk 15 14:05
MMN 541005 565 D B 061 Nightwalk 25 15:10
MMN 541006 566 D B 062 Nightwalk 35 15:43
MMN 541007 567 D B 063 Nightwalk 45 15:04
MMN C F Gangster Douglas Grant Mystery Playhouse 440412 29:43
MMN C F Honey Jones akaDime A Dance AFRS 26:16
MMN C F Missing Sparkler Frontline Theatre 43.00.00 29:32
MMN C F Murder By The Book akaGordon Gilroy 440301 is an INCORRECT date 29:51
MMN C F Pam Goes It Alone Mystery Playhouse 440802 29:59
MMN C F Pam Solves It Mystery Playhouse 440809 31:15
MMN D B Deadly Innocent 24:26
MMN D B Die Hard 520325 is INVALID DATE 26:27
MMN D B No Vacation From Murder 24:02
MMN D B Touch Of Death 25:50

Reviews

There wasn't a weekly "show" like many other OTR programs.

(4 stars)

The Mr. and Mrs. North shows popped up irregularly. They were interesting enough for me to check out the source - the books by Richard and Frances Lockridge. The books are much better than the radio programs - the quirky, playful dialogue, only hinted at in the radio programs, gets much more emphasis in the books. And the setting - New York City in the 1940s to early 1960s is something to be savored, like the very cold martinis with lemon peel that the Norths drink every chance they get. Not great mystery novels - but very enjoyable, amusing and relaxing. They will make you nostalgic for a New York City that is no more. Here are the books: The Norths Meet Murder (1940) Murder Out of Turn (1941) A Pinch of Poison (1941) Death on the Aisle (1942) Death Takes a Bow (1943) Hanged for a Sheep (1944) Killing the Goose (1944) Murder Within Murder (1946) Untidy Murder (1947) Payoff for the Banker (1948) Murder Is Served (1948) Death of a Tall Man (1949) The Dishonest Murderer (1949) Murder in a Hurry (1950) Murder Comes First (1951) Dead as a Dinosaur (1952) Death Has a Small Voice (1953) Curtain for a Jester (1953) A Key to Death (1954) Death of an Angel (1955) Voyage into Violence (1956) The Long Skeleton (1958) Murder is Suggested (1959) The Judge is Reversed (1960) Murder Has Its Points (1961) Murder by the Book (1963)

Good Shows, But Terrible Sound Transfer

(2 stars)

Can someone step up to the plate and process the poor audio transfers? It runs the otherwise great shows. The levels are all over the place: very low or very high. Then very muddy or very shrill. Need a professional to fix it. It's not enough to simply acquire show and post them no matter what the sound quality.

A True Professional?

(4 stars)

I am not sure if people realize that Archive.org is run by volunteers. All professionals in their own right. After listening to a few of these stories I do agree they need some work. I re-processed one episode just to balance out those highs and lows on my own computer. I appreciate the fact that these programs need work, maybe one could volunteer to upgrade these programs. And then upload them here? I watched Mr. and Mrs. North when they were rebroadcast on of all places Christian television and was very happy to find the radio shows on here. I will download the whole set and see if there isn't any way to clean them up and send them back here. If I have the time that is.

enjoyable

(3 stars)

i enjoy old radio programs a ton. radio today honestly lacks hugely by comparison even if it can be dated or corny. These are enjoyable enough and i agree the books are better. i am pretty sure there is a show based on the books as well... acorntv app i want to say has it. the only problem with these recordings are the ones around 14 minutes... they cut off and are unfinished. At first I thought it was sequential and carried over in the next episode lol nope! oh well

Warm Norths

(3 stars)

I first heard this series in the '70s and was taken in by the combo of light romance, danger and mystery. Now, time has taken its toll and tho still good, shows its age.

Amateur-sleuthing-couple stories with a light touch

(5 stars)

The stories are good; the acting, very good; but the distinct pleasure in this show is the well-written repartee between the Norths.

Great series, drops off near the last episodes

(4 stars)

I love these old shows, simpler times

(5 stars)