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The Whistler - 508 Episodes

(4,63 Sterne; 23 Bewertungen)

Actually there are about 450 OTR episodes of The Whistler (archive.org didn't accept about 50 of them)

This recording is part of the Old Time Radio collection.

Chapters

Retribution

30:22

Shrunken Head Curse

30:25

Notes in the Night

29:27

The Letter

30:24

House of Greed

28:50

Fog

29:29

Jealousy

29:09

Urge to Kill

28:31

Malice

28:52

Death Comes at Midnight

28:52

Apparition

29:14

Other Woman

29:14

Avarice

28:36

The Accounting

29:23

Double Cross

29:28

The Weakling

29:54

The Nemesis

29:52

The Thief

29:28

In the Dark

29:26

Fool's Gold

25:55

The Penalty

29:14

The Killers

29:12

Death Has a Thirst [rpts#015]

29:24

Man Who Waited

29:17

Shadow of a Mind

29:19

Justice

29:21

House of Fear

29:20

The Avengers

29:19

Eye for an Eye

29:02

Death in the Air

29:57

Destiny

29:03

Tangled Web

28:58

Blind Alley

11:32

Mirage [rpts#018]

29:21

Patients for the Doctor

29:53

Death Demands a Payment

29:14

Doctor Prescribes Death

29:33

Last of the Deveraux

28:57

Foolproof

28:53

Local Storm

29:22

Black Magic

29:24

Married to Murder

29:15

Not If I Kill You First

29:26

Finders Weepers

29:50

Tale of the Dead Man Told

29:48

Death Carries a Lunch Kit

29:56

Beloved Fraud

28:56

Beware the Bridegroom

29:08

Death Sees Double

28:57

Death Walks a Tightrope

27:24

Doctor Operates in Crime

29:13

Lie or Consequences

28:27

Two for the Money

29:05

Body Wouldn't Stay in the Bay

20:58

Murder Had a Signature

29:06

Seascape

28:43

Murder on Paper

29:15

Murder Is Legal

29:03

Dead Man Laughed

29:50

Danger Is a Beautiful Blonde

29:57

Murder Will Shout

29:19

Return of the Innocent

29:25

To Rent Danger

29:43

Meet Mr Death

29:36

The Master's Tree

29:49

Accident According to Plan

29:26

Man Who Bought Death

28:55

Escape to Danger

28:53

Murder Is Blind

29:24

Death Pays a Visit

29:14

Blueprint for Suicide

29:20

Death Watch

29:34

Deadly Innocent

29:38

Highway of Escape

29:30

Pattern for Terror

28:31

Let George Do It

29:39

Summer Thunder

29:09

Man Who Came to Murder

28:38

What Makes a Murderer [also#310]

26:41

X Marks the Murderer

30:47

I'll Trade You Murder

29:18

Ambition Perilous

0:30

Phone Call from Death

29:54

Sing a Song of Murder

29:52

Man Who Died Twice

30:38

Death Wears a White Robe

27:30

Death Laughs Last

28:17

House on Sycamore Road

30:22

Final Return

30:29

Harvest of Death

30:03

Seeing Eye

30:00

Coincidence

29:58

Stray Dream

29:57

Poison Is Quicker

29:24

The Cistern

29:30

Lucky Night

27:08

Miracle on 49th Street

29:30

Thin Line

29:55

Treasure Hunt [also#454]

29:00

Strange Sisters

28:34

Panic

29:14

Six Letter Word for Murder

28:58

Murder in Haste [also#294]

30:14

Decision [also#295]

29:37

Boomerang

29:27

Master's Touch

28:07

Three Times a Sinner

28:29

Terror Stricken

28:27

Smart Boy

29:39

Waterford Case

30:03

Bright Horizon

23:45

Judas Face

29:27

Affair at Stoney Ridge

29:27

Blind Bet

28:14

Custom Built Blonde ( Bill Conrad's 1st Radio Appearance)

29:04

My Love Comes Home [rpts#206]

31:08

Bullet Proof

29:26

Stolen Murder

28:52

Delivery Guaranteed

29:13

Broken Chain [rpts#209]

29:20

Stranger in the House [rpts#229]

28:45

Brief Pause for Murder [also#383]

24:59

Witness at the Fountain

29:27

Brass Ring

29:42

Present for Ricky

30:46

Weak Sister

29:18

Masquerade

30:59

Deadly Penny

29:47

Two Year Plan

29:32

Blind Impulse

29:19

Next Year Is Mine

28:29

Murder on Rouke Island

29:47

Dear Roger

29:56

The Choice

31:23

Last Curtain [also#353]

27:09

Night Melody

30:05

Seven Steps to Murder [also#257 & 668]

21:26

Safety in Numbers

29:25

Woman's Privilege

31:08

Eight to Twelve

30:47

Blue Legend

29:19

Murder of Byron Blake

29:39

Mavis Cameron Disappears

29:23

Seven Steps to Murder [ Rpts#248, Also#668]

30:13

Sheriff's Assistant

30:36

Maid of Honor

29:30

Backlash

29:31

Black Book

29:36

Windfall

29:38

18 Bowden Lane

29:47

Hasty Conclusion

29:22

Fateful Friday

28:43

Caesar's Wife

29:49

Juggernaut

29:59

Ambassador of Death

27:59

Gentle Way

29:23

Lives of Colby Fletcher

24:16

Beyond Reasonable Doubt

28:02

Borrowed Byline [also#507]

29:48

Dark Future

29:30

Whispered Verdict

27:58

Girl Next Door

26:08

Curtain Call

26:06

Eleventh Hour

27:38

Bridge on Black Mountain

27:45

Death & the Emperor

29:29

Sleep My Pretty One [also#362]

23:11

Career Man

29:27

Man of Distinction

29:29

Back Door

29:32

Stolen Chance

29:11

Dark Moon

27:55

Body off Billingsgate

29:26

Wedding Gift

30:30

Murder in Haste [rpts#197]

30:14

Decision [rpts#198]

29:27

Comeback

29:42

Silent Partner

30:17

Twelve Portraits of Marcia

28:03

Night Final

28:42

Undertow

29:38

Rosalind

30:13

Quiet Suicide

24:04

Meeting on Tenth Street

29:53

Boiling Point

29:29

Return Engagement

29:27

Bird of Prey

29:27

What Makes a Murderer [rpts#169]

29:54

Till Death Do Us Part [rpts#115,also#446]

29:21

Silent City

29:30

Tough Guy

32:41

Lady in Waiting

29:33

Chain Reaction

28:57

Murder on Margin

28:24

Concerto of Death

29:29

Small Town Girl

29:29

Fatal Appointment

30:42

Farewell Party

30:19

Lady from the Sea

25:52

Question of Murder

29:30

Enough Rope

26:13

Bright Future

25:13

Trio of Rogues

29:23

Payment in Full

29:30

Uncle Ben's Widow

28:28

Still Death

29:49

Conspiracy

29:55

Big Gamble

30:07

Package for Emily

27:59

Letter from Yesterday

27:44

Cover up

58:55

Nightmare

29:13

Murder in Paradise

25:49

Hired Alibi

26:29

Stormy Weather

30:18

Delayed Christmas Present

30:40

Man on the Roof

28:34

Telltale Brand

29:46

Shakedown [also#508]

25:47

Impulse [also#395 & #569 & #598]

23:01

All Damage Covered

27:05

The Cheat

26:36

Last Curtain [rpts#246]

27:09

Ticket to Paris

26:04

Grave Secret

27:36

Search for Maxine

29:35

Death of Mr Penny

29:13

Beyond the Wall

27:36

Rawhide Coffin

28:25

Murder at Twin Pines

25:23

Sleep My Pretty One [rpts#282]

30:24

Mask for Kinsella

28:35

Solid Citizen [rpts#215]

25:34

Danger Is a Beautiful Blonde [rpts#146,also#481]

21:11

Golden Opportunity

30:09

Deal with Death

29:38

Letter to Melanie

29:07

Physical Fact

28:18

Fatal Decree

26:40

Panic on Mulberry Street

29:30

Frontman

26:00

Death in 16mm

25:52

The Hermit

29:41

Brotherly Hate

29:36

Trigger Man [rpts#201]

29:39

Best Friend

29:48

The Confession [rpts#038 & 216]

28:58

Eager Pigeon

29:23

Smart Girl

29:29

Brief Pause for Murder [ Rpts # 227]

24:59

Poor Henry

29:28

Incident at Arroyo Grande

29:53

A Women's Privilege [rpts#250]

29:32

Best Man

28:21

Debt of Honor

28:54

New Mrs Devlin

29:44

Clever Mr Farley

29:13

Impulse [rpts#350,also#569 & 598]

23:01

Swan Song

29:43

Patroness of Murder

29:45

Letter from Cynthia

29:37

Return to Riondo [also#567]

22:42

Escape to Skull Island

28:44

The Go- Between

26:50

Burden of Guilt

25:29

Ladies Man

25:23

Desert Reckoning

29:11

Five Cent Toll

28:48

Appointment for Murder

25:26

Chinese Elephant Puzzle

28:29

Strange Meeting

30:28

Oriana Affair

30:25

Lady in the Snow

30:42

Lady with a Key

30:41

Dark Voyage

30:17

Murder in Mind

29:14

Return with the Spray

29:27

Gratitude

24:32

Fatal Error

28:10

The Return

29:41

Caesar's Wife

28:59

Rebound

28:38

Rebound

28:39

Jessica

29:14

Manhunt

29:23

Devoted Couple

26:34

Cliffs at Weyrum

29:01

With My Own Eyes [rpts#240]

25:34

Or427 Double Exposure

2:22

Finale

25:07

Undercurrent

28:27

Whirlwind

27:33

Golden Penny

26:55

Deadly Rumor

28:47

Or434 Hemsley Affair

29:08

Dear Diary

29:02

Fatal Action

26:53

Or437 Smart Boy

28:56

The Wall

28:51

The Intruder

26:03

Just Like a Man

26:40

Till Death Do Us Part [rpts#115 & 311]

29:21

Clock on the Tower

27:01

Flee from Evil

30:16

Three Wise Guys

29:29

Hit & Run [see#156 & 191]

26:38

Little Things

30:00

Treasure Hunt [rpts#192]

25:52

Trade Mark

30:05

Murder over Burma

30:18

Spell in Green [also#622]

23:36

Man in the Storm

29:54

510225 (460) Murder Arrangement (27:07)

27:07

A Helping Hand

29:38

High Death

27:10

The Whistler 510318 460 29m04s Jackson Street Affair

29:04

Jackson Street Affair

29:04

His Own Reward

29:43

Man in a Corner

29:42

Triple Cross

29:22

Kind Thought

28:50

Clayton Affair

26:54

A Matter of Courtesy

29:13

Custom Made Murder

28:51

Seattle, Take Three

25:48

Tall Thin Man

29:20

A Law of Physics

28:06

Man in the Trench Coat

27:16

House on Hainsley Blvd

31:28

The Witness

32:17

Autumn Song

30:09

Design for Murder

25:02

Or482 She Never Would Be Missed

29:51

Public Hero

29:34

Guilty Concience

30:06

Two Smart People

29:53

Or489 Partners in Crime

28:40

Alias Mr Alden

27:47

Doctor's Wife

29:09

Man on the Run

28:58

Three Minus One Equals Murder

29:27

Clay Tree

29:15

End of the Road

29:20

Other Hand [rpts#283]

29:48

Curiosty Killed the Cat

29:49

Christmas Gift

29:56

Fatal Step

28:11

Episode at Thunder Mountain

29:48

Bad Penny

29:44

Borrowed Byline [rpts#274]

29:48

Shakedown [rpts#349]

29:46

Little Red Book [also#692]

29:42

A Rose for Pamela [rpts#387]

29:49

A Matter of Time

29:44

Whirlpool [rpts#335,also#663]

29:40

Breakaway

29:45

Marked Man

29:24

Ski Master

24:29

Homecoming

29:26

Element X

29:22

Saturday Night

29:36

Lady in Waiting [rpts#314,also#684]

29:47

Determined Traveler

29:29

Charming Hostess

26:41

A Case for Mr Carrington [rpts#286]

20:19

Man in the Way

29:45

Last Message

26:37

Night Flight

29:47

Triple Play

25:13

Never Trust a Stranger

29:49

Dark Island

24:28

The Halama Lee

21:41

Final Papers

23:55

Secret of Chalk Point

24:19

The Prosecutor

1:24

The Calculator [bkgrd Noise]

24:02

So Soon

24:11

Dark Room [rpts#308,also#657]

29:29

Search for an Unknown

29:38

Attorney for the Defense [rpts#427]

24:42

Disappearing Woman

25:21

Blue Alibi [rpts#418]

25:02

Glass Dime

26:20

Death Claim

22:28

Ticket to Nowhere

23:46

Girl in Black

23:21

Impulse [rpts#350 & 395 & 569]

23:37

Perilous Meeting

23:23

Lady on a Yacht

23:08

Generous Host

22:35

The Huntress

23:17

Lonely Highway

21:50

Fatal Fraud [rpts#367]

22:23

Garvey's Folly

21:52

Dance Team

23:38

Man from Calais

23:47

Feature Story

25:17

Hudson Bay Incident

21:56

Escape to Doom

24:57

Perilous Weekend

22:36

Incident at Pebble Cove [rpts#392]

21:56

Spell in Green [rpts#457]

24:00

Gentleman from Oxford

24:35

Doll's Name Was Suzy

22:34

Culerville Affair

23:53

Round Trip Tickets

22:21

Dark Pattern

22:10

Mr Pettibone's Last Journey

24:31

Anything for a Friend

26:31

Borrowed Future

25:27

Quadrangle

22:05

Song Team

23:11

Stolen Letter

24:57

Last Request [ a F R S]

30:17

The Prosecutor

29:48

One Dark Night

26:39

Whirlpool [ Rpts#335,512]

23:40

Element X

29:22

Undercurrent

23:43

Bright Boy

24:23

The Alibi [rpts#024]

29:00

Seven Steps to Murder [rpts#248 & 257]

21:26

Backfire [rpts#234]

29:53

Incident at Chalk Point

24:41

Letters from Aaron Burr [ Rpts#393]

24:24

Lovely Look [rpts#341

22:33

Night Melody [rpts#247]

23:22

A Case for Mr Carrington [rpts#286 & 525]

20:19

First Year [rpts#296]

29:00

A Woman's Privilege [ Rpts#250,386]

23:39

Two Lives of Colby Fletcher [ Rpts #271]

24:16

Big Prison [ Rpts#288]

25:16

The Havana Lee

21:37

Marked Man [ Rpts#514] [ a F R S]

20:47

A Present for Ricky

24:15

Little Red Book [rpts#509]

22:39

Design for Murder [ Rpts#482,also#694]

24:13

Final Decree

26:40

Legacy of Death [rpts#040]

29:23

Mind over Matter [rpts#037]

29:45

The Twin

31:18

Death Marks a Double Cross

29:28

Blank Wall [rpts#058]

29:25

Quiet Sunday [rpts#212]

27:43

Big Jump

31:23

Danger Is a Beautiful Blonde { Intro Cut} [rpts#146 & 365]

21:11

The Catalyst {aka- Human Catalyst} [rpts#307]

29:26

Mirage [rpts#018 & 072]

29:13

Christmas Bonus [rpts#136]

29:52

Bewertungen

Here comes the Cliche!!!

(5 Sterne)

I mean it when I say "IT Don't get much better than this!!!" Serious, there are only a few other shows that I can notch up to the level of The Whistler (suspense, jack benny, gunsmoke and lux radio theater) I recommend this to anybody who is new to OTR and is looking for a great program to get into!

I Liked the Whistler Intro Best in Early Shows

(4 Sterne)

Bill Foreman, who was the voice of The Whistler, was much better in the early shows. More informal sounding. They changed his rhetoric later, so it is more like the old ho-hum announcers. And later on, the scripts weren't as good. But I'm glad archive has these shows because there is really nothing worth listening to on the radio. And I never watch TV except for news now and that is comprised of sound bites. Watered down violence reporting. I have to give less than the highest rating because there are some very muddy shows. Nobody to fix them.

Stories and scripts

(4 Sterne)

If you want to hear a few of the same stories again (actually, there are a lot of good ones you haven't heard) check out "The Chase" -there are 2 lists on the archive, one with very good audio and one with poor- Now, as to stealing stories, I DO know this: Shows and networks shared and/or exchanged scripts, but I'm not sure how the "deals" were done. The more classic radio you listen to, the more you'll come accross this. Not frequently, just now and then. Besides, sometimes it's interesting to hear one version vs. another!

retribution and death demands a payment

(5 Sterne)

These 2 shows are exactly the same. Also, show #009, jealousy, is exactly the same as "in fear and trembling", a show early on in the Suspense series of shows. What I'm wondering is which series it was originally made for and which show stole the story from the other. Suspense also did the Whispers "Death has a thirsts one yime too. Any one know who wrote and did these episodes first and which show blatantly copied the shows and performed them under different story names?

Use Single Episodes Entry

(4 Sterne)

Note for those who are trying to download The Whistler collection, I found that the mp3 zip file on this page contains only one episode and the torrent did not open. Another link for this show "The Whistler Single Episodes" seems to include a working mp3 zip file. That link has higher quality audio files but of course is a big download.

Green with envy

(4 Sterne)

Thanks to OTR I am able to listen to and appreciate some of the best US radio from the last 60+ years, In the UK the BBC has provided me with excellent radio plays etc, but not to the quantity and variety that US radio companies have been able to. Oh to have been brought up in the States!!!!!

Great!

(5 Sterne)

I love this radio show, because it features different characters everytime, and you dont get bored. They all have a risk of death, and the episodes usually end with a good plot twist. There are some episodes where you shake your head at the silly ending, but the stories are most intriguing, unlike The Shadow.

I know....

(5 Sterne)

"I know the nameless terrors of which they dare not speak!" The Whistler... knows? or The Shadow knows? Who cares. Good shows. So good, we talk about them at home after we hear them. Darn good writing. Suspenseful. In fact, Suspense! radio show is similar if not exactly like this one in premise.