Cloak and Dagger (radio series)

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Cloak and Dagger is an NBC radio series, a foreign intrigue adventure adapted from the book Cloak and Dagger by Corey Ford[1] and Alistair McBain.[2] Ford also was host of the series.[3] Cloak and Dagger was broadcast from May 7 to October 22, 1950, as part of "a mystery block with several other shows of far inferior quality".[4] The program was sustaining for all 22 episodes.[5]


The cast that included Raymond Edward Johnson, Everett Sloane and Jackson Beck. Robert Warren and Karl Weber were the announcers.[4] Scriptwriter Wyllis Cooper directed the series with research support provided by Percy Hoskins, British journalist, crime reporter and author.[citation needed] The producers were Alfred Hollander[5] and Louis G. Cowan, with Sherman Marks as director. Jack Gordon and Winifred Wolfe were the writers, and John Gart provided music.[4]


Stories on Cloak and Dagger "came right out of Washington files" of the Office of Strategic Services.[1] A 1950 newspaper article commented, "The stories dramatized each week are true, and yet as fantastic as any fiction writer might be able to dream up."[1] The program was the first network series based on fully authenticated case histories of OSS espionage.[6]


  1. ^ a b c "Radio-Television". Altoona Tribune. Altoona Tribune. August 1, 1950. p. 13. Retrieved April 1, 2015 – via Open access icon
  2. ^ Terrace, Vincent (2 September 2015). Radio Programs, 1924-1984: A Catalog of More Than 1800 Shows. McFarland. pp. 77–78. ISBN 978-1-4766-0528-9. Retrieved July 19, 2022.
  3. ^ Terrace, Vincent (8 June 2015). Radio Program Openings and Closings, 1931-1972. McFarland. pp. 52–53. ISBN 978-1-4766-1223-2. Retrieved July 19, 2022.
  4. ^ a b c Dunning, John (1998). On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio (Revised ed.). New York, NY: Oxford University Press. p. 160. ISBN 978-0-19-507678-3. Retrieved 2019-10-03.
  5. ^ a b Cox, Jim (June 14, 2015). Radio Crime Fighters: More Than 300 Programs from the Golden Age. McFarland. pp. 80–81. ISBN 978-1-4766-1227-0. Retrieved July 19, 2022.
  6. ^ "WFLA to Air Three New Whodunits". The Tampa Tribune. May 7, 1950. p. 33. Retrieved July 19, 2022 – via

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