CTVA US Anthology - "The Whistler" (Lindsley Parsons/CBS)(1954-55)

 

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"The Cases of Eddie Drake" (1952)    "The Files of Jeffrey Jones" (1954-55)
"The Whistler" (1954-55)   "The Gray Ghost" (1957-58

The Whistler

Episode Guide compiled by  The Classic TV Archive

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with contributions by:

Tom Alger [TA] , Rina Fox [RF]
references:
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THE WHISTLER

Lindsley Parsons Picture Corporation (episodes 01-13)

Joel Malone Associates (episodes 14-26)

CBS Television Film Sales, Inc. (episodes 27-39)

for

First-Run Syndication

 

US Anthology series 1954-55 39 episodes x 30 min bw

 

Narrator

William Forman as the voice of The Whistler

 

'The Whistler' theme music w & m Marjorie Jane Meinert Flynn

 

 

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[01] The Whistler: A FRIENDLY CASE OF BLACKMAIL

13Jul54 (copyright date)

guest cast:
Paul Kelley .......... George
Lewis Martin ......... Goodwin
Ann Doran ............ Ethel
George Eldredge ...... Rafferty
Dorothy Schneider .... Muriel

Synopsis:
Story about a man who resorts to blackmail to back an invention. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
A scheming couple resorts to blackmail to get money for an invention. [RF]

 

[02] The Whistler: SEARCH FOR AN UNKNOWN

07Oct54 (copyright date)

Guest cast:

Barton MacLane ....... McKay
King Donovan ......... Ferguson
Robert Osterloh ...... Corby
Rankin Mansfield ..... Dobbs
Paul Brinegar
Jean Howell
Lane Nakano
Synopsis:
A "Search for an Unknown" is undertaken by a private eye,

who probes a case involving four people who received threatening letters. [RF]

 

[03] The Whistler: BACKFIRE

14Oct54 (copyright date)
(aka "Chauffeur Murders")
Directed by Frank McDonald
guest cast:
Lon Chaney ........... Carl
Dorothy Green ........ Amy
Dayton Lummis ........ Arnold
Will J. White ........ Larkin
Roy Engel ............ Joe
Dorothy Neumann ...... Martha
Howard Negley ........ Henry
William Forman (voice of The Whistler)

Synopsis:
A husband, a chauffeur and a pianist are the victims of a neurotic woman. [RF]
 

[04] The Whistler: CUP OF GOLD

21Oct54 (copyright date)

Guest cast:
Tom Brown ............ Ralph
Barbara Woodell ...... Edna
Synopsis:
A rising assistant DA resorts to murder to protect his career and a girl. [RF]

 

[05] The Whistler: STOLEN CHANCE

28Oct54 (copyright date)

Guest cast:
Jess Barker .......... Larry
Edward Clark ......... Willoughby
Art Gilmore .......... Ferris
Joan Vohs ............ Joyce
Bill Hudson .......... Evans
Synopsis:
An architect finds and decides to keep money lost in a bank robbery. [RF]
 

[06] The Whistler: LETTERS FROM AARON BURR

04Nov54

Guest cast:
Howard Duff
Martha Vickers ....... Louise
John Harmon .......... Sid

Synopsis:

A man gets out of jail and is shadowed by a pretty girl he has never seen before. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
An ex-convict trying to find out why a woman is shadowing him

and who is framing him on a forgery charge. [RF]

 

[07] The Whistler: INCIDENT AT SCULLY'S KEY

11Nov54 (copyright date)

Executive producer Lindsley Parsons

Produced by Joel Malone

Written by Joel Malone and Adrian Gendot

Directed by Will Jason

guest stars:

Audrey Trotter ....... Kay Fallon

Carleton Young ....... Captain Crain

co-starring

Edward Colmans ....... Henry Simms

Elizabeth Risdon ....... Mrs Jaeger

Hugh Sanders ....... Sheriff Carson

Harry Lewis ....... Deputy Sheriff Bentley

Synopsis:

Kay Fallon is dismissed as an imaginative publicity seeker when she

reports seeing a survivor of a ship that was wrecked many years ago.

But then a young deputy Sheriff takes an interest in her story,

and together they uncover a thrilling mystery. [TA]

 

[08] The Whistler: A TRIP TO AUNT SARAH'S

18Nov54

Guest cast:

Arthur Franz ......... Carter
Margaret Field ....... Helen (as Maggie Mahoney) (Sally Field's mother)
Frank Gerstle ........ Fenner
Everett Glass ........ Melton
Lyle Talbot .......... Sykes
Bill Bailey
Robert Burton
Bertha Carlisle
Diane DeLaire
Joellen Malone [AM]
Synopsis:
A man who has stolen a large sum of money is blackmailed into marriage. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
A secretary tries to blackmail her boss into marriage

after she learns that he committed a robbery. [RF]

 

[09] The Whistler: THE RETURN

25Nov54

Guest cast:

Miriam Hopkins
Chick Chandler ....... Norden
Virginia Christine ... Helen
Douglas Evans ........ Geoffrey
Mack Williams ........ Charles
George Eldredge
Tyler McVey
Allan Ray
William Schallert

Synopsis:
A woman (Miriam Hopkins) hires a detective to find her husband

... whom she long since murdered. [RF]
 

[10] The Whistler: FATAL FRAUD

02Dec54

Guest cast:

Marie Windsor
Patric Knowles ....... Holmes
John Berardino ....... Simmoneau
John Banner .......... Van Loovan
Pat Aherne ........... Binkers
Stanley Farrar
Paul Frees
Synopsis:
A larcenous beauty (Marie Windsor) persuades an admirer

to imitate a wealthy importer's voice. [RF]
 

[11] The Whistler: GRAVE SECRET

09Dec54

Guest cast:
Miriam Hopkins ....... Housekeeper
Pamela Duncan ........ Valerie
Murvyn Vye ........... Melvin
Hal Taggart .......... Henry
Robert Griffin ....... McQuade
Synopsis:
A housekeeper murders her employer and hits upon

a novel way to hide the body. [RF]

 

[12] The Whistler: LADY IN WAITING

16Dec54

Guest cast:
Nancy Gates .......... Jean
Craig Stevens ........ Bradley
Taylor Holmes ........ Rogers

Synopsis:
A badly frightened girl seeks help from a young lawyer. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
A young lawyer and a kindly doorman help a frightened woman

sever her ties with a gang of hoodlums. [RF]

 

[13] The Whistler: THE BIG JUMP

28Dec54  (copyright date)

(aka "Auld Acquaintance at New Years")
Guest cast
John Ireland
Tina Carver .......... Sye
Harry Tyler .......... Donlan
Robert Osterloh ...... North
Charles Lind
Joseph Hamilton
William Forman (voice of The Whistler)

Synopsis:
The past catches up with an ex-convict,

who has staged a fake suicide to begin a new life. [RF]

Synopsis:
An ex-convict tries to escape from his past by staging a fake suicide. [RF]

 

[14] The Whistler: KIND THOUGHT

30Dec54

Guest cast:
John Howard .......... Adamson
Toni Gerry ........... Peggy
Carleton Young ....... Matthews
Phil Tead ............ MacDonald
Synopsis:
A dishonest businessman devises an ingenious plot to

murder the partner who threatens to expose him. [RF]

 

[15] The Whistler: CANCELLED FLIGHT

01Jan55

Guest cast:

Richard Arlen

Barbara Woodell

Lewis Charles ........ Mason
Walter Sande ......... Bannion

William Pullen

John Stephenson

William Walker

William Forman (voice of The Whistler)

Synopsis:

A smuggler decides to murder his partner but instead kills a stranger.  [TA]

 

[16] The Whistler: ROARK ISLAND

04Jan55

Guest cast:
Tom Brown ............ Keith
Cathy Downs .......... Kathy
Dayton Lummis ........ Matt
Damian O'Flynn ....... Bradbury
Synopsis:
A man is driven to desperation by terms in his father's

will that force him to live with his uncle. [RF]

 

[17] The Whistler: THE BLANK WALL

10Jan55

guest cast:

Wallace Ford......... Mason
Philip Van Zandt ..... Sharpe
Laura Elliott ........ Kathy
Harry Lewis .......... Donald
Ruth Lee ............. Mrs. Krane
Nelson Leigh ......... Charlie

Benny Rubin

Jonathan Hale

George Milan

William Forman (voice of The Whistler)

Synopsis:

A daughter doesn't know that her father is an ex-convict. [TA]

(Local 8Mar57 broadcast WBRC-6, Birmingham, Alabama, Friday 9:30pm)

Synopsis 2:
An ex-convict and his daughter are victimized by a blackmailer

who threatens to expose the man's past. [RF]

 

[18] The Whistler: LUCKY NIGHT

19Jan55

Guest cast:
Irene Ryan ........... Caroline
Byron Foulger ........ Alfred
Peter Leeds .......... Campion
Synopsis:
An unkind fate awaits a penurious pair who steal $3000

 from the body of a dead man. [RF]

 

[19] The Whistler: SLEEP MY PRETTY ONE

26Jan55

Guest cast:
Martha Vickers ....... Cora
Paul Langton ......... Max
Sara Padden .......... Amanda
Nan Boardman ......... Mme. Zorga
Linda Stirling ....... Jean
Joseph Creehan ....... Olson
Synopsis:
A girl agrees to aid her scientist fiance in a strange experiment,

despite her fears that he may be mad. [RF]

 

[20] The Whistler: THE PATTERN

03Feb55

Guest cast:
Robert Ellenstein .... Pettigrew
Ellen Corby .......... Mary
Milton Frome ......... Arnold
Synopsis:
An amateur criminologist predicts a murder ...

but not his own involvement in the crime. [RF]

 

[21] The Whistler: FAVOR FOR A FRIEND

10Feb55

Guest cast:
Robert Strauss
Pierre Watkin ........ Roarke
Hillary Brooke ....... Sharon

Synopsis:
A doctor is compelled to cooperate with a gangster's

scheme aboard an ocean liner. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
Aboard an ocean liner, a gangster (Robert Strauss)

blackmails a doctor into helping him elude the police. [RF]

 

[22] The Whistler: THE JUBILEE EARRING

17Feb55

Guest cast:
Marguerite Chapman ... Fran
Douglas Kennedy ...... Mark
John Close ........... Duke
Dani Sue Nolan ....... Abby
Edith Evanson ........ Sarah
William Haade ........ Mudgett

Synopsis:

A girl flies to meet her old college chum.

When she arrives she finds her chum missing. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
Two college friends keep a reunion date after 10 years

but a third has mysteriously disappeared. [RF]

 

[23] The Whistler: BORROWED BYLINE

23Feb55  (rerun 02Nov56 CBS Fri WPRO-TV Boston, MA)
Guest cast:
Arthur Franz ......... McKelvey
Philip Van Zandt ..... Solendrum
Trevor Ward .......... Parksley
Russ Conway .......... Government Official

Synopsis:
A reporter agrees to write a phony story to aid a swindler. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
In Hong Kong, a corrupt newspaperman and

a slick con artist team up to pull a big swindle. [RF]
 

[24] The Whistler: STRANGER IN THE HOUSE

02Mar55

Guest cast:
Virginia Field ....... Marie
Douglas Kennedy ...... Robert
Hugh Sanders ......... Ellerbe
Everett Glass ........ Fenwick
Charlotte Knight ..... Maid

Synopsis:
A man shows up, claiming to be the last brother of

a woman who says he is an imposter. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
A woman is tormented by a stranger who insists that he is her long-lost brother. [RF]

 

[25] The Whistler: THE GLASS DIME

09Mar55

Guest cast:
Robert Hutton ........ Harry
Eve Miller ........... Edith
Darlene Fields ....... Marilyn
Phil Tead ............ Ben
Synopsis:
A ne'er-do-well tries to solve his money problems

by stealing a rare coin from his wealthy uncle. [RF]

 

[26] The Whistler: THE LOVELY LOOK

16Mar55

Guest cast:
Murvyn Vye ........... Belden
Sheila Bromley ....... Harriet
Pamela Duncan ........ Laurie

Synopsis:
A man who falls in love with his housekeeper

decides to do away with his wife. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
A man falls in love with his housekeeper,

prompting him to plot his wife's murder. [RF]

 

[27] The Whistler: THE OTHER HAND

23Mar55

Guest cast:
John Howard .......... Clint
Angela Greene ........ Susan
Dorothy Green ........ Lenore
Pauline Creel ........ Supervisor
Ann Seaton ........... Nurse
Synopsis:
The pressures of work and a complicated romance drive

a politician to desperation and murder. [RF]

 

[28] The Whistler: A CASE FOR MISTER CARRINGTON

30Mar55

guest cast:

Patric Knowles ....... Gordon
Paul Dubov ........... Wade
Randy Stuart ......... Paula
Reginald Denny ....... Carrington
Morris Ankrum ........ Leland

John Alvin

Milton Wood

Patrick Aherne

William Forman (voice of The Whistler)

Synopsis:
An employee murders his wealthy boss and tries to 

frame the victim's drunken son for the crime. [RF]

 

[29] The Whistler: THE MAN WHO RAN

06Apr55

Guest cast:

Les Tremayne ......... Winslowe
Sheila Bromley ....... Ethel
Dorothy Patrick ...... Vivian
Tom Daly
Paul Harvey
Jesse B. Kirkpatrick
Maxine Malone
Synopsis:

A conservative broker goes on a wild adventure to get away from

routine living. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
Murder is in the air when a wife catches up with

 her errant husband and his new love. [RF]

 

[30] The Whistler: WINDFALL

13Apr55

Guest cast:
Charles McGraw ....... Lacarno
Dorothy Green ........ Harriet
Percy Helton ......... Florist
Reed Howes ........... Clerk
Synopsis:
A man lifts a checkbook from a corpse and devises

 a shrewd plan to seize a large bank account. [RF]

 

[31] The Whistler: DEATH SENTENCE

20Apr55

Guest cast:
Marshall Thompson .... Heath
Dani Sue Nolan ....... Sally
John Doucette ........ Blaine
Joe Devlin ........... Bartender
Synopsis:
A man with a short time to live agrees to commit murder

so he can leave some security for his family. [RF]

 

[32] The Whistler: THE DARK HOUR

27Apr55 (rerun 04Nov55 9pm ET Chicago, WGN)

Guest cast:
Robert Hutton ........ Lacey
Lewis Martin ......... Fenton
Nancy Gates .......... Ann
Charles Meredith ..... Keniston
Paul Bryar ........... Al

Synopsis:

A man doesn't know whether he has committed a murder while drunk. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
After a drinking spree, a man suffers a mental blackout

during which time he may have committed a murder. [RF]

 

[33] The Whistler: THE FIRST YEAR

08May55 (rerun 11Nov55 9pm ET Chicago, WGN)

Guest cast:
Virginia Field ....... Lydia
Craig Stevens ........ Elliott
Jonathan Hale ........ Ridgely
John Hoyt ............ Ballenger

Synopsis:

A domineering uncle sets out to wreck the marriage of his niece. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
A dying old man draws up a diabolical will calculated

 to destroy his niece's marriage. [RF]

 

[34] The Whistler: MEETING ON TENTH STREET

24May55

Guest cast:
Robert Ellenstein .... Marsh
Peggy Webber ......... Denise
Willis Bouchey ....... West
Lillian Bronson ...... Mrs. Clark
Dick Rich ............ Mike
Clancy Cooper ........ Harry
Synopsis:
A man uses a murder-for-money gang to eliminate his rival in love. [RF]

 

[35] The Whistler: SILENT PARTNER

04Jun55  (rerun 25Nov55 9pm ET Chicago, WGN)
Guest cast:
Charles McGraw ....... Matt
Jon Shepodd .......... Charley
Hugh Sanders ......... Wilk
Sally Fraser ......... Dorothy
Hugh Bardette ........ Sheriff

Synopsis:
Too much sleep ruins an air-tight alibi in the drama of battling partners. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
The murder of a ranch foreman points to two suspects. [RF]

 

[36] The Whistler: AN ACTOR'S LIFE

07Jun55  (rerun 02Dec55 9pm ET Chicago)

guest cast:

Arthur Franz ......... Leo
Margaret Field ....... Julie
John Hubbard ......... Hackett
Richard Benedict ..... Hoffman

Donna Drew

Don Kohler

Don Shelton

Hal K. Dawson

George Fisher

William Forman (voice of The Whistler)

Synopsis:
An actor decides to use an old flame as a means to get ahead in Hollywood. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
A singer is torn between an insanely jealous boss and

an actor who uses her to get ahead in Hollywood. [RF]

 

[37] The Whistler: TRADEMARK

09Jun55

Guest cast:
Fiona Hale ........... Cecille
Maureen O'Sullivan ... Marta
Dayton Lummis ........ Jason
Jim Hayward .......... Sam
Harry Landers ........ Fuller
Synopsis:
An embezzling businesswoman decides to murder

the partner who threatens to expose her. [RF]

 

[38] The Whistler: TRIGGER MAN

17Jun55 (rerun 18Nov55 9pm ET Chicago, WGN)

Guest cast:
Marshall Thompson ..... Martin
Dani Sue Nolan ........ Stella
Hayden Rorke .......... Radigan

Synopsis:
A big time lawyer begins to have troubles with some of his racketeer clients. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
A top lawyer witnesses a vicious murder

and is forced by the underworld to defend the killer. [RF]

 

[39] The Whistler: MARRIAGE CONTRACT

24Jun55

Guest cast:
Charles Winninger .... Peter
Tom Brown ............ Eddie
Toni Gary ............ Marsha
Helen Spring ......... Anna
Synopsis:
A conniving lawyer and a calculating young bride

vie for an elderly man's fortune. [RF]

 

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