Chandu the Magician


(4.4 stars; 10 reviews)

Starring Gayne Whiteman, Margaret MacDonald, Bob Bixby and Betty Webb


This recording is part of the Old Time Radio collection.

Chapters

Temple Under the 29:38
Death on the Golden Horn 29:26
Wizard of the Kalahari 29:27
Terror in the Negev Desert 29:36
Counterfeiters 29:36
Rocket Sabotage 29:22
Clever Jeff Adams 28:48
The Dress Designer 29:09
Black Market Hijackers 28:53
Coleman Alias Dr Bauer 28:57
Naval Drug Fraud 29:06
48-06-28 FRANK CHANDLER RETURNS.MP3 15:20
48-06-29 ROBERT REGENTS SECRET.MP3 15:11
48-06-30 THE PSYCHIC SUMMONS.MP3 14:39
48-07-01 OFF TO EGYPT.MP3 14:29
48-07-02 THE RUG SHOP.MP3 14:19
48-07-05 HYPNOTIC PERSUASION.MP3 14:26
48-07-06 DOROTHY IS RESCUED.MP3 14:13
48-07-07 CAB RIDE TO CAIRO.MP3 14:26
48-07-08 MESSAGE IN THE BLUE FLAME.MP3 15:14
48-07-09 JOURNEY UP THE NILE.MP3 14:51
48-07-12 THE PYRAMID AND THE HOTEL.MP3 15:10
48-07-13 RENDEZOUS IN THE GARDEN.MP3 14:59
48-07-14 MEETING WITH PRINCESS NADJI.MP3 15:29
48-07-15 BETTY IS KIDNAPPED.MP3 14:52
48-07-16 AHMED THE FORTUNE TELLER.MP3 14:38
48-07-19 NADJI AND ROXOR.MP3 14:36
48-07-21 SPELL OF THE ANCIENT STATUE.MP3 14:31
48-07-21 THE HAND OF HORUS.MP3 14:09
48-07-22 THE STATUES SECRET.MP3 14:32
48-07-23 EXORCISM.MP3 14:36
48-07-26 BETTY AND BOB DISAPPEAR.MP3 14:02
48-07-27 SECRET DOOR.MP3 14:27
48-07-28 ROXOR THREATENS DEATH.MP3 14:21
48-07-29 BOB RESCUED.MP3 14:23
48-08-02 ABDULLAH DISAPPEARS.MP3 14:00
48-08-03 EMERALD CASKET.MP3 14:00
48-08-04 DISAPPEARING INK.MP3 14:05
48-08-05 LOOKING FOR CASKET.MP3 14:12
48-08-06 SICK CAMEL.MP3 14:02
48-08-09 TROUBLE WITH GUIDES.MP3 14:13
48-08-10 LOW WATER SUPPLY.MP3 14:24
48-08-11 ABDULLAHS AFFECTIONS.MP3 14:32
48-08-12 GORDON DOUGLAS.MP3 14:31
48-08-13 DOUGLAS DINER.MP3 14:58
48-08-16 DOUGLAS IS AN IMPOSTER.MP3 14:59
48-08-17 FINDING A LETTER.MP3 14:59
48-08-18 NILE CURSE.MP3 14:16
48-08-19 CHANDUS DISQUISE.MP3 14:43
48-08-20 MANUSCRIPT FOUND.MP3 14:55
48-08-23 DOUGLAS TELLS ROXOR.MP3 15:07
48-08-24 LETTER ARRIVES.MP3 15:07
48-08-25 ROXORS PLAN.MP3 14:48
48-08-26 FRAUDS IDENTITY.MP3 15:06
48-08-27 ABDULLAH STABBED.MP3 15:03
48-08-30 INQUEST PLANNED.MP3 15:05
48-08-31 DOUGLAS DISAPPEARS.MP3 14:56
48-09-01 LOST IN THE CATACOMBS.MP3 14:49
48-09-02 CHANDUS RESCUE.MP3 14:42
48-09-03 ROXOR IS ALIVE.MP3 14:18
48-09-06 CHANDU ESCAPES.MP3 14:30
48-09-07 REACHING THE RUINS.MP3 14:26
48-09-08 JUDY ALLEN.MP3 14:33
48-09-09 TORTURE CHAMBER.MP3 14:00
48-09-10 STORY TELLER.MP3 14:27
48-09-13 CAIRO RESTAURANT.MP3 14:37
48-09-14 ROBERTS RING.MP3 14:39
48-09-15 ARENIA THE SPIDER.MP3 14:34
48-09-16 CURSE ON BETTY.MP3 14:35
48-09-17 BEN ALIS HOME.MP3 14:46
48-09-20 OPENING THE LETTER.MP3 14:38
48-09-21 SONYA SHOOTS NAGI.MP3 14:17
48-09-22 BETTY AND BOB RUN.MP3 14:46
48-09-23 ARENIA IS SHOT.MP3 15:09
48-09-24 MESSAGE FOR NAGI.MP3 15:11
48-09-27 MIRROR OF LIFE.MP3 15:41
48-09-28 ROXOR IS KILLED.MP3 14:14
48-09-29 EXPLORING THE GARDEN.MP3 15:20
48-09-30 FAMILY IS REUNITED.MP3 15:14
48-10-01 VISIONS OF DISASTER.MP3 14:14
48-10-04 DANGER AT HOME.MP3 14:16
48-10-05 PSYCHIC COMMUNICATION.MP3 14:26
48-10-06 CALIFORNIA INTRIGUE.MP3 14:08
48-10-07 RENDEVOUS IN PARIS.MP3 14:13
48-10-08 SPECTOR OF THE SWORD.MP3 14:15
48-10-11 THE MAP IN THE WALL.MP3 14:27
48-10-12 A GYPSY WARNING.MP3 14:30
48-10-13 AT THE BALL.MP3 14:30
48-10-14 PRINCE DIMITRI.MP3 14:27
48-10-15 INCANTATION OF EVIL.MP3 14:29
48-10-18 THE INTRUDER.MP3 14:10
48-10-19 MEETING WITH DIMITRI.MP3 14:20
48-10-20 ANCIENT HISTORY.MP3 14:20
48-10-21 MESSAGE FROM NADJI.MP3 14:30
48-10-22 THE FIGURINE OF BLACK MAGIC.MP3 14:33
48-10-25 MEETING WITH VONMETZOSS.MP3 14:18
48-10-26 TREACHERY ON THE TRAIL.MP3 14:22
48-10-27 OFF TO PARIS.MP3 14:34
48-10-28 DOROTHY IN PERIL.MP3 14:41
48-10-29 IN THE CAVERNS OF THE CASTLE.MP3 14:24
48-11-01 THE YOGIS WARNING.MP3 14:24
48-11-02 GYPSY TRICKERY.MP3 14:32
48-11-03 THE KEY.MP3 14:38
48-11-04 THE PORTRAITS SECRET.MP3 14:43
48-11-05 THE MAN IN THE SHADOWS.MP3 14:17
48-11-08 THE HOWLING DOG.MP3 14:26
48-11-09 THE SPY.MP3 14:36
48-11-10 MOURNING FOR A KING.MP3 14:36
48-11-11 NEW TREACHERY.MP3 14:32
48-11-12 AROUND THE GYPSY CAMPFIRE.MP3 14:37
48-11-15 GYPSY WARNING.MP3 14:43
48-11-16 UP THE MOUNTAIN OF THE SCIMIT.MP3 14:52
48-11-17 THE SECRET OF THE CAVE.MP3 14:56
48-11-18 BLACK MAGIC STRIKES.MP3 14:36
48-11-19 THE LETTER IS ORO.MP3 14:41
48-11-22 CONFRONTATIONS.MP3 14:45
48-11-23 DUEL OF THE SORCERERS.MP3 14:58
48-11-24 THE MALEVOLENT DWARF.MP3 14:58
48-11-25 HYPNOTIC INTERROGATION.MP3 15:12
48-11-26 SURPRISE VISIT.MP3 14:40
48-11-29 PLOTTERS OF DEATH.MP3 14:52
48-11-30 DEMITRIS OFFER.MP3 15:10
48-12-01 THE LETTER FROM PARIS.MP3 15:07
48-12-02 RETURN OF THE ASSASSIN.MP3 15:01
48-12-03 THE BROTHERS OF JEOPARDY.MP3 15:05
48-12-06 RETURN OF ROXOR.MP3 15:00
48-12-07 RETURN OF THE KING.MP3 15:09
48-12-08 NADGIS SECRET.MP3 14:26
48-12-09 THE MISSING SCIENTIST.MP3 14:34
48-12-10 CAFE OF INTRIGUE.MP3 14:36
48-12-13 PSYCHIC VISION.MP3 14:48
48-12-14 STRANGERS ON A TRAIN.MP3 14:44
48-12-15 MISSION TO CAIRO.MP3 14:49
48-12-16 DESERT VISITORS.MP3 14:52
48-12-17 THE STORY TELLER.MP3 15:01
48-12-20 SINSITER SCHEMES.MP3 14:26
48-12-21 THE HOUSE OF FEAR.MP3 14:36
48-12-22 THE RETURN OF THE SPIDER.MP3 14:47
48-12-23 PSYCHIC VISION.MP3 15:02
48-12-24 OCCULT POWERS.MP3 14:24
48-12-27 THE POWER OF CHANDU.MP3 14:33
48-12-28 THE YOGI SPEAKS.MP3 14:37
48-12-29 THE TIME OF TERROR.MP3 14:28
48-12-30 MYSTERY IN SIAM.MP3 14:33
48-12-31 THE MARK OF THE COBRA GOD.MP3 14:43
49-01-03 POWERLESS.MP3 14:44
49-01-04 CONDEMNED TO DEATH.MP3 14:23
49-01-05 MIDNIGHT TRIAL.MP3 14:31
49-01-06 BOBS AND BETTYS PLANS.MP3 14:05
49-01-07 NATIVE TREACHERY.MP3 14:41
49-01-10 DR. SHAWS SECRET.MP3 14:55
49-01-11 THE DARK CLOUDS OF FEAR.MP3 14:40
49-01-12 JUNGLE EXORCISM.MP3 14:41
49-01-13 NIGHT OF THE TIGER.MP3 14:41
49-01-14 VISITOR FROM BANGKOK.MP3 14:48
49-01-17 TIGER HUNT.MP3 14:19
49-01-18 THE CAPTIVE PRINCE.MP3 14:33
49-01-19 RENDEVOUS IN CALCUTTA.MP3 14:41
49-01-20 TOAST TO DEATH.MP3 14:55
49-01-21 DEADLY SPIES.MP3 14:44
49-01-24 IN THE GRIP OF DARK FORCES.MP3 14:47
49-01-25 THE VOICE OF CHANDU.MP3 14:43
49-01-26 STRUGGLE IN THE DARK.MP3 14:44
49-01-27 THE MARK OF THE COBRA GOD.MP3 15:03
49-01-28 BANISHED TO OBLIVION.MP3 15:11
49-02-03 BLACK STEPS.MP3 29:14
49-02-10 VILLAGE OF THIEVES.MP3 31:05
49-02-17 PHOTOGRAPHIC MEMORY.MP3 31:08
49-02-24 BLOOD OATH.MP3 31:03
49-03-03 SPELL OF KIMITRI.MP3 29:53
49-03-10 DRUG SMUGGLING.MP3 30:00
49-03-17 TEMPLE AT KARNAK.MP3 30:04
49-03-24 TEMPLE UNDER THE SEA.MP3 30:02
49-03-31 THE HOUSE OF FEAR.MP3 29:31
49-04-14 THE VOICE OF DARKNESS.MP3 30:06
49-04-21 OMINOUS DEADLY SAHARA.MP3 28:20
49-04-28 FOG OF FORGOTTEN VALLEY.MP3 30:11
Strage House Of Fear 29:43

Reviews

Duplicate/Missing show

(4 stars)

"48-08-24_LETTER_ARRIVES.MP3" unfortunately appears to be a copy of the previous day's episode ("48-08-23_DOUGLAS_TELLS_ROXOR.MP3"). So far this is the only one I've found, though I've still got about 1/2 to 2/3 of the series to get through! (Fortunately, each episode starts with a brief narrative of previous events, so whatever we missed from the August 24, 1948 broadcast is made up quickly at the beginning of the August 25 episode.) Otherwise, sound quality is generally clean, the story is entertaining, and the advertisements for the (defunct as of the mid 1980's or so) sponsoring company is oddly amusing to listen to. You know what I say after listening to these for a while? Do you? I say, "I love White King Granulated Soap."

Things you should know

(4 stars)

1. None of these episodes stars Gayne Whitman. Although he DID play Chandu once upon a time these are all recordingf from the later series (which virtually recreated all the earlier shows) with Tom Collins (of "I Love Adventure" fame (he plays Reggie York on that series) as Frank Chandler (aka Chandu). In the movie serial "Thed Return of Chandu" Bela Lugosi played this part, Which is kind of interesting. In the previous serial (which no longer exists--=at least no film has been found to date---he played "Roxor" which seems more his style, really. In the Ritz Brothers comedy version of "The Gorilla" Lugosi spoofs his Chandu role with hilarious results. Good radio series, though.

a note of thanks

(5 stars)

Just a note of thanks to those who are uploading the Old Time Radio Shows. It has been a real treat for me to be able to download these for my Grandpa to listen to. So nostalgic for him. Thank you for bringing back so many memories and for the opportunity for him to share a bit of his childhood with me.

Just wondering

(4 stars)

Does any One know the real order of these shows, I have seen so many #'s thet it aint funny, Most of them you can listen to and know what one comes next, but then you hit where a missing show is and your up in the air all over again wonder what show is next. My Wife and i both enjoy these show

So fun to listen to

(5 stars)

I'd never heard of Chandu until I came to Archive .org. Now I'm hooked. I hope it isn't removed like THE Shadow series was. I appreciate the effort of the group that searched for and downloaded this wonderful series. BRAVO!!!

Cool

(5 stars)

I remember hearing this on live radio when I was a kid. It convinced me magic is real. Musical background for this show was produced by Korla Pandit, famous fake Indian: http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:djfyxqegldae~T1

Wonderful OTR show!!

(4 stars)

Love this show. Entertaining and fun. The white king soap sponser is fun to listen to. Good sound quality on almost all shows. Excellent download. Thanks!

he has nothing on modifico the marvelous

(5 stars)

jus sayin