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is a wonderful place to spend hours on end, rediscovering the Golden Age of Radio
as it's meant to be discovered and celebrated. Article after article
is filled with a wonderful new vignette about Golden Age Radio History.
---The Digital Deli Online.

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he easily aces out a less organized mind like mine,
which promptly lapsed into a more idiosyncratic mode of relating the past.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Just Whistling Dixie: The Way It Was, 30 August

Ordinarily harmless, bundle-of-nerves rancher Jim Stanley (John Dehner) is awakened by Dillon (William Conrad) to find himself under arrest, for stealing chips from a roulette table and throwing a bottle at its shady operator Mango (Paul Dubov) when all he did was gesture and fling the bottle out of frustration . . . and try returning the chips he actually saw others at the table steal.

But Dillon's frustrated equally over the operator's comparably shady girl friend, a devious dance hall girl named Dixie (Michael Ann Barrett) whom the operator believes his personal property; the witnesses the operator's lined up to railroad Stanley merely for taking even a passing fancy in Dixie, witnesses against whose technicalities Dillon may have to fight with a few of his own; and, a missing, very nervous Stanley, who seems to have escaped Dillon's jail cell . . . with a little help from Dixie, prompting a potentially deadly race to find the frightened man.

Brandy: Vivi Janiss. Saginaw: Phil Lally. Chester: Parley Baer. Announcer: Roy Rowan. Music: Rex Khoury. Sound: Ray Kemper, Tom Hanley. Director: Norman Macdonnell. Writer: Herb Purdum.


LUM & ABNER: A LYNCH MOB (NBC BLUE, 1935)---Having learned Worthington's a fraud brought in by Squire to stir stock sales in the silver mine scam, the "stockholders" want a meeting which Lum (Chester Lauck, who also plays Cedric) doesn't know about until Abner (Norris Goff, who also plays Dick Huddleston) tells him . . . though there may have been one very good reason why the "stockholders" wanted to keep Lum mum. Writers: Chester Lauck, Norris Goff.

THE GREAT GILDERSLEEVE: THE FISHING TRIP (NBC, 1942)---A medical exam at Hooker's (Earle Ross) urging urges Gildersleeve (Harold Peary) to a little R and R for the sake of his rising blood pressure, not to mention the sake of Marjorie's (Lurene Tuttle) heartbreak over her indecisive boyfriend. Leroy: Walter Tetley. Birdie: Lillian Randolph. Music: Billy Mills. Announcer: Ken Carpenter. Writer: John Whedon.


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