Starring Boris Karloff

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Starring Boris Karloff
Also known as Mystery Playhouse Starring Boris Karloff
Presenting Boris Karloff
Genre Suspense
Format Anthology
Directed by Charles Warburton
Starring Boris Karloff
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13
Production
Producer(s) Charles Warburton
Broadcast
Original channel ABC
Original run September 21, 1949 – December 15, 1949

Starring Boris Karloff is an American radio and television anthology series broadcast for 13 weeks, September–December 1949, on the ABC Television network. Boris Karloff was the host and occasional star, with music by organist George Henninger. Produced and directed by Charles Warburton, the series adapted short stories of mystery and suspense.[1]:634

Production[edit]

Starring Boris Karloff aired as an ABC Radio series on Wednesday nights, September 21–December 14, 1949. Then, in a practice that was then becoming prevalent, the radio show was doubled on television, broadcast Thursday nights (September 22–December 15) on ABC-TV. The same script was used for both programs, but was adapted for each medium.[2]

Beginning with the October 27 broadcast, the title of the series was changed to Mystery Playhouse Starring Boris Karloff. [3]:710 The 30-minute program was also known as Boris Karloff Presents[4] and Presenting Boris Karloff.[5][1]:634

Episodes[edit]

Radio historian John Dunning described Starring Boris Karloff as a horror anthology series that adapted well-known short stories by Arch Oboler, Cornell Woolrich and others.[1]:634 Sources for episode information include TV.com,[6] the Internet Movie Database[7] and Jerry Haendiges Vintage Radio Logs.[8]

Number Title Radio + TV Broadcast Cast
1 "Five Golden Guineas" September 21 + 22, 1949 Boris Karloff, Mildred Natwick
2 "The Mask" September 28 + 29, 1949
3 "Mungahara" October 5 + 6, 1949
4 "Mad Illusion" October 12 + 13, 1949
5 "Perchance to Dream" October 19 + 20, 1949
6 "The Devil Takes a Wife" October 26 + 27, 1949
7 "The Moving Finger" November 2 + 3, 1949
8 "The Twisted Path" November 9 + 10, 1949
9 "False Face" November 16 + 17, 1949 Jean Muir
10 "Cranky Bill" November 23 + 24, 1949
11 "Three O'Clock" November 30 + December 1, 1949
12 "The Shop at Sly Corner" December 7 + 8, 1949 Mary Malone, Oliver Thorndike
13 "The Night Reveals" December 14 + 15, 1949

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Dunning, John, On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio. New York: Oxford University Press, Inc., 1998 ISBN 978-0-19-507678-3 hardcover; revised edition of Tune In Yesterday (1976)
  2. ^ Butterfield, C. E., "Radio Day by Day", syndicated newspaper column in The Register-News, Mt. Vernon, Illinois, September 17, 1949
  3. ^ Brooks, Tim, and Earle Marsh, The Directory to Prime Time Network TV Shows 1946–Present. New York: Ballantine Books, 1988 (fourth edition), ISBN 0-345-35610-1
  4. ^ Bojarski, Richard; Beale, Kenneth (1974). The Films of Boris Karloff. Secaucus, NJ: Citadel Press. ISBN 0-8065-0396-3. 
  5. ^ Hickerson, Jay, The Ultimate History of Network Radio Programming and Guide to All Circulating Shows, 1992, Box 4321, Hamden, CT 06514, page 321
  6. ^ Starring Boris Karloff at TV.com. Retrieved 2013-06-19.
  7. ^ Starring Boris Karloff at the Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2013-06-19.
  8. ^ Jerry Haendiges Vintage Radio Logs. Retrieved 2013-06-19.

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