The Resource The whistler : 12 half-hour original radio broadcasts, Vol. 1, (electronic resource)

The whistler : 12 half-hour original radio broadcasts, Vol. 1, (electronic resource)

Label
The whistler : 12 half-hour original radio broadcasts, Vol. 1
Title
The whistler
Title remainder
12 half-hour original radio broadcasts
Title number
Vol. 1
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Whistler was one of radio's top mystery programs airing from May 16, 1942 until September 22, 1955. The Whistler was an ominous narrator who opened each episode with, "I am the Whistler, and I know many things, for I walk by night. I know many strange tales, many secrets hidden in the hearts of men and women who have stepped into the shadows. I know the nameless terrors of which they dare not speak." The opening dialog was heard over the echo of footsteps and Wilbur Hatch's haunting signature thirteen-note theme, whistled each week by Dorothy Roberts. The stories followed an effective formula in which a person's criminal acts were typically undone by their own missteps. The Whistler narrated, often commenting directly on the action in the manner of a Greek chorus, taunting the criminal from an omniscient perspective. One of the show's trademarks was the ironic twist endings that helped serve as a payoff for the listener. Bill Forman had the title role of host and narrator the longest. Others who portrayed the Whistler included Gale Gordon, Lucille Ball's future television costar; Joseph Kearns, Mr. Wilson on the television series Dennis the Menace; Marvin Miller, soon to be television's Michael Anthony on The Millionaire; Bill Johnstone, the Shadow on radio from 1938-1943; and Everett Clarke
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
PerformerNote
Hosted by Bill Forman ; performed by Bill Forman and a full cast
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
The whistler : 12 half-hour original radio broadcasts, Vol. 1, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11072971
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT11072971
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 streaming audio file (5hr., 54 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781482965346
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11072971
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
11072971
System control number
  • (Sirsi) MWT11072971
  • MWT11072971
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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