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 (1954-55)

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with contributions by: Tom Alger [TA] , Rina Fox [RF]
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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)

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

[02] The Whistler: SEARCH FOR AN UNKNOWN
07Oct54 (copyright date)
Guest cast:
Barton MacLane ....... McKay
King Donovan ........... Ferguson
Robert Osterloh ........ Corby
Rankin Mansfield ...... Albert 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. [AM]

[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.

[04] The Whistler: CUP O'GOLD
21Oct54 (copyright date)
Producer Lindsley Parsons
Writer Adrian Gendot & Joel Malone
Director Will Jason
Composer Rene Garriguenc
Editor Chandler House
Guest cast:
Tom Brown ............... Ralph
Barbara Woodell ...... Edna
Walter Sande
Marian Carr
Robert Foulk
Rex Thorsen
William Forman
Synopsis:
A rising assistant DA resorts to murder to protect his career---and a girl.

[05] The Whistler: STOLEN CHANCE
28Oct54 (copyright date)
Producer Lindsley Parsons
Writer Adrian Gendot & Joel Malone
Director Frank McDonald
Composer Rene Garriguenc
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. [AM]

[06] The Whistler: LETTERS FROM AARON BURR
04Nov54 (copyright date)
Produced by Joel Malone
Written by Joel Malone and Adrian Gendot
Directed by William H. Claxton
Director of photography William Sickner
Guest cast:
Howard Duff
Martha Vickers ....... Louise
John Harmon .......... Sid
Damian O'Flynn
Marvin Press
Dan Riss
Rudolph Anders
Phil Tead
William Forman
Synopsis:
A man gets out of jail and is shadowed by a pretty girl he has never seen before.
Synopsis 2:
An ex-convict trying to find out why a woman is shadowing him---and who is framing him on a forgery charge.

[07] The Whistler: INCIDENT AT SCULLY'S KEY
11Nov54 (copyright date)
19Nov1954 [Long Beach Independent]
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 ....... Capt 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.

[08] The Whistler: A TRIP TO AUNT SARAH'S
18Nov54 (copyright date)
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
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.

[09] The Whistler: THE RETURN
25Nov54 (copyright date)
Producer Lindsley Parsons
Writer Adrian Gendot and Joel Malone
Director Will Jason
Director of photography William A. Sickner
Composer Rene Garriguenc
Editor Richard Currier
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. [AM]

[10] The Whistler: FATAL FRAUD
02Dec54 (copyright date)
Producer Joel Malone
Writer Adrian Gendot and Joel Malone
Director William F. Claxton
Director of photography William A. Sickner
Composer Rene Garriguenc
Editor John Faure
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. [AM]

[11] The Whistler: GRAVE SECRET [verifed on film - RF]
09Dec54 (copyright date)
Produced by Joel Malone
Written by Joel Malone and Adrian Gendot
Directed by Will Jason
Director of photography William Sickner
Guest cast:
Miriam Hopkins ......... Housekeeper
Pamela Duncan ........ Valerie
Murvyn Vye .............. Melvin
Hal Taggart ............... Henry
Robert Griffin ............ McQuade
*
Supervising Film Editor ... Ace Herman
Editor ... Chandler House
Production Manager ... Rex Bailey
Assistant Director ... Bud Andrews
Art Director ... Bill Ross
Makeup by Ted Larsen
Recorded by Tom Lambert
Set Continuity by Bonnie Sieras
Lighting Effects .... Lloyd Garnell
Special Effects .... Ray Mercer

Synopsis:
A housekeeper murders her employer---and hits upon a novel way to hide the body.

[12] The Whistler: LADY IN WAITING [verifed on film - RF]
16Dec54 (copyright date)
Produced by Joel Malone
Written by Joel Malone and Adrian Gendot
Directed by William H. Claxton
Director of photography William Sickner
Guest cast:
Nancy Gates .......... Jean
Craig Stevens ........ Bradley
Taylor Holmes ........ Rogers
*
Supervising Film Editor ... Ace Herman
Editor ... Chandler House
Production Manager ... Rex Bailey
Assistant Director ... Bud Andrews
Art Director ... Bill Ross
Makeup by Ted Larsen
Recorded by Tom Lambert
Set Continuity by Bonnie Sierks
Set Decorator ... Robert C. Bradfield
Lighting Effects .... Lloyd Garnell
Special Effects .... Ray Mercer

Synopsis:
A badly frightened girl seeks help from a young lawyer.
Synopsis 2:
A young lawyer and a kindly doorman help a frightened woman sever her ties with a gang of hoodlums.

[13] The Whistler: THE BIG JUMP (copyright title)
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 (John Ireland), who has staged a fake suicide to begin a new life.

[14] The Whistler: KIND THOUGHT
30Dec54 (copyright date)
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.

[15] The Whistler: CANCELLED FLIGHT
01Jan55 (copyright date)
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.

[16] The Whistler: ROARK ISLAND
04Jan55 (copyright date)
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.

[17] The Whistler: THE BLANK WALL
10Jan55 (copyright date)
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.

[18] The Whistler: LUCKY NIGHT
19Jan55 (copyright date)
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.

[19] The Whistler: SLEEP MY PRETTY ONE
26Jan55 (copyright date)
Guest cast:
Martha Vickers ......... Cora
Paul Langton ............ Max
Sara Padden ............ Amanda
Nan Boardman ......... Mme. Zorga
Linda Stirling ............ Jean
Joseph Crehan ....... Olson
Synopsis:
A girl agrees to aid her scientist fiance in a strange experiment---despite her fears that he may be mad.

[20] The Whistler: THE PATTERN
03Feb55 (copyright date)
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.

[21] The Whistler: FAVOR FOR A FRIEND
10Feb55 (copyright date)
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.
Synopsis 2:
Aboard an ocean liner, a gangster (Robert Strauss) blackmails a doctor into helping him elude the police.

[22] The Whistler: THE JUBILEE EARRING [verifed on film - RF]
17Feb55 (copyright date)
Produced by Joel Malone
Written by Harold Swanton
Directed by William F. Claxton
Director of photography William Sickner
Guest cast:
Marguerite Chapman ... Fran
Douglas Kennedy ........ Mark
John Close .................. Duke
Dani Sue Nolan ........... Abby
Edith Evanson ............ Sarah
William Haade ............ Mudgett
Art Gilmore
William Forman
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Film Editor ... Ben Ray
Assistant Director ... Al Westen
Art Director ... Bill Ross
Makeup ... Ted Larsen
Recorded ... Tom Lambert
Set Continuity ... Betty Andrews
Set Decorator ... Robert C. Bradfield
Lighting Effects ... Lloyd Garnell

Synopsis:
A girl flies to meet her old college chum. When she arrives she finds her chum missing.
Synopsis 2:
Two college friends keep a reunion date after 10 years---but a third has mysteriously disappeared.

[23] The Whistler: BORROWED BYLINE [verifed on film - RF]
23Feb55  (copyright date) (rerun 02Nov56 CBS Fri)
Producer Lindsley Parsons
Teleplay Joel Malone / Story Harold Swanton
Director Will Jason
Director of photography William A. Sickner
Composer Rene Garriguenc
Editor Monica Collingwood (see below)
Guest cast:
Arthur Franz ......... McKelvey
Philip Van Zandt ..... Solendrum
Trevor Ward .......... Parksley
Russ Conway .......... Government Official
Edwin Luke
Joseph Kim
Ramsay Hill
Patrick O'Moore
*
Supervising Film Editor ... Ace Herman
Editor ... Chandler House
Production Manager ... Rex Bailey
Assistant Director ... Bud Andrews
Art Director ... Bill Ross
Makeup by Ted Larsen
Recorded by Tom Lambert
Set Continuity by Bonnie Sieras
Lighting Effects .... Lloyd Garnell
Special Effects .... Ray Mercer

Synopsis:
A reporter agrees to write a phony story to aid a swindler.
Synopsis 2:
In Hong Kong, a corrupt newspaperman and a slick con artist team up to pull a big swindle.

[24] The Whistler: STRANGER IN THE HOUSE
02Mar55 (copyright date)
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.
Synopsis 2:
A woman (Virginia Field) is tormented by a stranger who insists that he is her long-lost brother.

[25] The Whistler: THE GLASS DIME
09Mar55 (copyright date)
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.

[26] The Whistler: THE LOVELY LOOK
16Mar55 (copyright date)
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.
Synopsis 2:
A man falls in love with his housekeeper---prompting him to plot his wife's murder.

[27] The Whistler: THE OTHER HAND
23Mar55 (copyright date)
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.

[28] The Whistler: A CASE FOR MISTER CARRINGTON
30Mar55 (copyright date)
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.

[29] The Whistler: THE MAN WHO RAN
06Apr55 (copyright date)
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. [AM]
Synopsis 2:
Murder is in the air when a wife catches up with her errant husband and his new love.

[30] The Whistler: WINDFALL
13Apr55 (copyright date)
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.

[31] The Whistler: DEATH SENTENCE
20Apr55 (copyright date)
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.

[32] The Whistler: THE DARK HOUR
27Apr55  (copyright date) (rerun 04Nov55 9pm ET Chicago, WGN)
Produced by Stuart Thompson
Directed by Charles F. Haas
Written by Joel Malone
Cinematographer, ?
Composer .. René Garriguenc
Editor .. Monica Collingwood
Guest cast:
Robert Hutton ........ Lacey
Lewis Martin ......... Fenton
Nancy Gates .......... Ann
Charles Meredith ..... Keniston
Paul Bryar ........... Al
Marjorie Bennett
Aldo Ray
Herb Vigran
Benny Burt
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.

[33] The Whistler: THE FIRST YEARS
08May55 (copyright date) (rerun 11Nov55 9pm ET Chicago)
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.
Synopsis 2:
A dying old man draws up a diabolical will calculated to destroy his niece's marriage.

[34] The Whistler: MEETING ON TENTH STREET
24May55 (copyright date)
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.

[35] The Whistler: SILENT PARTNER
04Jun55 (copyright date) (rerun 25Nov55 9pm ET Chicago)
Guest cast:
Charles McGraw ....... Matt
Jon Shepodd .......... Charley
Hugh Sanders ......... Wilk
Sally Fraser ......... Dorothy
Hugh Bardette ........ Sheriff
Synopsis 1:
Too much sleep ruins an air-tight alibi in the drama of battling partners.
Synopsis 2:
The murder of a ranch foreman points to two suspects.

[36] The Whistler: AN ACTOR'S LIFE
07Jun55  (copyright date)(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.
Synopsis 2:
A singer is torn between an insanely jealous boss and an actor who uses her to get ahead in Hollywood.

[37] The Whistler: TRADEMARK
09Jun55 (copyright date)
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.

[38] The Whistler: TRIGGER MAN
17Jun55 (copyright date) (rerun 18Nov55 9pm ET Chicago)
Guest cast:
Marshall Thompson ..... Martin
Dani Sue Nolan ........ Stella
Hayden Rorke .......... Radigan
John Doucette ......... Havens
Synopsis:
A bigtime lawyer begins to have troubles with some of his racketeer clients.
Synopsis 2:
A top lawyer witnesses a vicious murder---and is forced by the underworld to defend the killer.

[39] The Whistler: MARRIAGE CONTRACT [Final Episode]
24Jun55 (copyright date)
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.

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