CBS Radio Mystery Theater, which ran from 1974 to 1982(!) was an attempt to revive radio drama. It was hosted by E G Marshall, and presented original stories and adaptations of classics, quickly expanding its range to include comedy, horror, and sci-fi. At the end of every show, you would hear a creaking door, and E G Marshall would say "Until next time, pleasant ... dreams?"
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||How To Kill Rudy
||A pulp mystery writer pridicts murders years before they occur, with astounding accuracy.|
||The Return Of The Moresbys
||Patrick O'Neal finds out his rich airhead wife has left all her money to a religious con man. Preceeded by a 1974 newscast.|
||No Hiding Place
||A man with everything to live for finds himself in the clutches of a blackmailer.|
||A father's final and only gift to his son.|
||The Chinaman Button
||Push a button, a stranger dies, you become wealthy. Would you really refuse?|
||The Man Who Heard Voices
||Larry Haines gets around. This time he's a lawyer who's about to experience some
||The Man Who Asked For Yesterday
||Just one more chance to live the day over again.|
||A Choice Of Witnesses
||Blackmailer Kellerman has no shortage of enemies.|
||A couple of con artists use a troubled man for their own purposes.|
||Die, You're On Magic Camera
||A very special camera sees the future, but brings only death.|
||The Thing Inside
||Some things are better left alone.|
||Men Without Mouths
||The past catches up with Joey Ganatello.|
||The Forever Man
||An old man convinces a younger one to let him swap their bodies. Followed by a newscast from the Watergate hearings.|
||Handsome Harry the malevolent ghost has a thing or two to learn about revenge.|
||The Return Of Anatole Chevenic
||The lure of a promised inheritance drives a man over the edge.|
||The Black Room
||Larry Haines as a man forcibly imprisoned in the solitary confinement of his own mind.|
||How Eberhard Won His Wings
||For being a good man, Eberhard Edwards is given a pair of wings. His wife is not pleased. Starring Hans Conried.|
||The Aaron Burr Murder Case
||In a movie set re-creation of the Burr-Hamilton duel of 1804, the actor playing Hamilton dies. The other actor swears he wasn't there. So what really happened?|
||The Last Escape
||The Great Ferlini, an aging escape artist, attempts one last stunt.
||A Very Private Miracle
||A Santa suit is the catalyst to redeem a man's soul.|
||Faith And The Faker
||A reluctant healer can heal everyone but his own wife.|
||Death Is So Trivial
||James discovers that, even as a spirit, he can't save everyone.
||The Ideas Of March
||A woman has a vivid dream foreseeing the death of her husband in a plane crash.|
||The Black Whale
||Brock Peters stars as a black slave in a desperate struggle for freedom.|
||Assasination In Time
||Two time travellers find themselves in April 14, 1865, ant try to stop the assasination of Abraham Lincoln.|
||The Other Self
||Being happy on an assembly line takes imagination.|
||The Public Avenger
||Is mild-mannered Stuart Haskins really the dreaded scourge of the underworld?|
||A cop investgating the death of a call girl runs into too many coincidences. Starring Mason Adams.|
||The Money Makers
||A ghost story, told by the ghost.|
||With Malice Aforethought
||A cop is accused of murder in a bust gone bad.|
||Promise To Kill
||A grim tale of revenge.|
||The Russian Passport
||Based on a Mark Twain story, a timid American in Europe comes under the spell of a blustery stranger.|
||A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthurs Court
||Mark Twain's tale of involuntary time travel from New England to Old. With Kevin McCarthy as Sir Boss.
||Crime Casts A Shadow
||Crime has consequences that continue into the future.|
||The Other Side Of The Coin
||A cop and a crook share a very special leap year story.|
||The Transformation Of JoeBee
||Is this another one of JoeBee's practical jokes or not?
||The Saxon Curse
||A man is told he will commit a murder, and get away with it. He does, in a manner of speaking.
||A professor of parapsychology finds himself back in prohibition days.
||James Archer is taken by aliens to become the Marschurian Candidate.
||The Secret Sharer
||Mandel Kramer & Norman Rose star in this adaptation of a tale by Joseph Conrad.
||A blind old woman is the only witness to a murder.|
||The Brain Without Mercy
||Does the title refer to the criminal or is it the mad scientist keeping his brain alive in a jar?|
||The Haliday Prediction
||A newspaper colimnist has an uncanny knack for predicting the future.
||Don't Play With Matches
||A fire chief with a most unusual pastime.|
||In any deal with the devil, it's best to read the fine print.|
||So this guy walks into a bar.....|
||City Of The Dead
||Adapted from an HG Wells story, a terrifying undersea adventure.|
||The Man Who Couldn't Get Arrested
||Fred Gwynne as a man who dreams he killed his wife. Or was it a dream?|
||Now You See Them, Now You Don't
||Something very strange is going on in ward J.|
||Date Of Death
||Can a man think himself, or someone else, to death?|
||The Mark Of Cain
||Ralph Bell in the story of a latter-day Cain.
||Hans Conried stars in the classic story by Nikolai Gogol.|
||Larry Haines as a man recovering from a deep depression.
||Look Backwards Sometimes
||An engaging drama set in the aftermath of a plane crash.|
||The Shining Man
||A psychic detective solves the mystery of a haunted house in Scotland.|
||A Study In Scarlet
||An adaptation of the first Sherlock Holmes story. For some reason they changed the part about the Mormons.|
||The Warriors From Loanda
||A tale of darkest Africa from Joseph Conrad. If you saw Apocalypse Now, you will recognize the character of Kurtz.|
||You Bet Your Life
||Jim has the bet of his life on the line.
||A space capsule crashes on a Connecticut farm with a little man inside.|
||Boscombe Pool Mystery
||CBS Radio Mystery and Kevin McCarthy take a stab at Sherlock Holmes.|
||A God Named Smith
||A scientific prodigy with God-like hubris decides to becomne a God.|
||The Ninth Volume
||An oil drilling crew makes a startling discovery.|
||All Unregistered Aliens
||When I was a kid, I thought unregistered aliens meant Martians. In this case, I was almost right.|
||Strange New Tomorrow
||A scientist on a dying planet creates a race to succeed him.|
||The God Machine
||A future where a computer runs everything with an iron diode.
||A small Montana town gets some strange new neighbors. A science fiction tale starring Fred(Herman Munster) Gwynne.
||The Murder Of Caesar
||You'll never guess what this one is about.|
||Fred Gwynne as a blind detective who investigates a murder.
The suspect is the man who was responsible for his blindness.|
||Portrait Of An Assassin
||The story of Charles J. Guiteau, who assassinated President Garfield in 1881.|
||The Golden Time
||I\'ve had alot of strange plumbing calls, but never one like this.
||The Last Orbit
||An astronaut about to retire will not go gently into that good night.|
||The Blue Sedan
||The death of a sleazy PI leads to bigger fish.|
||The Last Duel
||A tale of 'honor' by Russian author Alexander Pushkin.|
||Even a pacifist society needs a protector. Mason Adams stars in the series' final show.|
||Interview with Himan Brown
||An audio interview with Himan Brown, producer of CBS Radio Mystery Theater|