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Adventures by Morse (1946)



Adventures by Morse

Premier Air Date: January 20, 1946

Finale Air Date: January 27, 1947

Total Episodes: 52

Time Slot: Varied regionally

Station: Varied regionally

30 minutes

Cast: Elliott Lewis, David Ellis, Jack Edwards, Russell Thorson and Barton Yarborough

Sponsors: Varied regionally

Director: Carlton E. Morse

Writer: Carlton E. Morse

Radio / Drama / Adventure / Suspense / Weekly

Adventures by Morse related the escapades of Captain Bart Friday and Skip Turner, two San Francisco private investigators. Friday was a no-nonsense type, raised in California. Turner was quite a bit the lady's man, complete with a laconic Southern accent. Their occasional work for U.S. Military Intelligence takes them around the globe.

Written, produced, and directed by the famous Carlton E. Morse (who was also well known for β€œOne Man's Family ” and β€œI Love a Mystery ”) Adventures by Morse was a promotional series, comparable to a pilot in many ways, intended to reach the same audience as his recently canceled NBC series. Morse wrote the serial in groupings of 10 or 3 episodes. Elliott Lewis, David Ellis, and Russell Thorson all took turns voicing the lead role of Bart Friday. Apparently Morse sent these promotional episodes to various radio syndicates, and sold them to any bidders, leading to a very hit or miss airing schedule, to say the least. In fact, some of the later episodes have no known title, which is certainly in stark contrast to the rest of Morse's meticulous work . Adventures by Morse is a treasure of the old days of radio, and one of the more enjoyable aspects of the show is trying to trace its origins, air dates, and the various regional sponsors and fans it attracted.


Episode List:

The City of the Dead (10 Episodes. Starring Elliott Lewis.)

(1 of 10) The City of the Dead

(2 of 10) I've Dug Up Something Ghastly

(3 of 10) The Body that Walked Off

(4 of 10) Old Clawfoot Again

(5 of 10) The Skeleton Walks In

(6 of 10) The Ghoul in the Grave

(7 of 10) Captain Friday Vanishes

(8 of 10) The Kidnapping of Clawfoot

(9 of 10) The Trail of the Phantom Church Bell

(10 of 10) Where the Pearls Were Hidden


A Coffin for the Lady (3 Episodes. Starring Elliott Lewis.)

(1 of 3) A Coffin for the Lady

(2 of 3) The Conversation in the Casket

(3 of 3) The Deepest Grave in the World


The Cobra King Strikes Back (10 Episodes. Starring David Ellis.)

(1 of 10) The Cobra King Strikes Back

(2 of 10) Something about the Hooded Snake

(3 of 10) The Mad King of Angkor

(4 of 10) Temple of Gorillas

(5 of 10) The Living Image of Cambodia

(6 of 10) Terrors of the Hollow Mountain

(7 of 10) The Face of a Beast

(8 of 10) It Was Not Cannibalism

(9 of 10) The Fangs and Teeth of the Enemy

(10 of 10) The Amazing End of an Expedition


The Girl on Shipwreck Island (3 Episodes. Starring David Ellis.)

(1 of 3) The Girl on Shipwreck Island

(2 of 3) The Pirate is a Fighting Man

(3 of 3) There is More About Gracie Than Meets the Eye


Dead Men Prowl (10 Episodes. Starring David Ellis.)

(1 of 10) Dead Men Prowl

(2 of 10) The Prowler at Work

(3 of 10) The Dead Do Walk at Night

(4 of 10) Conversation with the Walking Dead

(5 of 10) The Walking Dead Captured

(6 of 10) Life History of Prowlers

(7 of 10) Four Go to Join the Prowling Dead

(8 of 10) The Prowler with the Rope Around His Neck

(9 of 10) The Prowler Dead Walk Again

(10 of 10) The Prowling Dead Introduces Himself


You'll Be Dead in a Week (3 Episodes. Starring David Ellis.)

(1 of 3) You'll Be Dead in a Week

(2 of 3) $200,000 to Lose

(3 of 3) *Title Unknown / Untitled


The Land of the Living Dead (10 Episodes. Starring Russell Thorson.)

(1 of 10) The Land of the Living Dead

(2 of 10) *Title Unknown / Untitled

(3 of 10) The Green-Eyed Murderess Again

(4 of 10) The Tree that Eats Flesh

(5 of 10) *Title Unknown / Untitled

(6 of 10) *Title Unknown / Untitled

(7 of 10) The Terror of the Sacred City

(8 of 10) *Title Unknown / Untitled

(9 of 10) *Title Unknown / Untitled

(10 of 10) *Title Unknown / Untitled


It's Dismal to Die (3 Episodes. Starring Russell Thorson.)

(1 of 3) It's Dismal to Die

(2 of 3) *Title Unknown / Untitled

(3 of 3) Bad Medicine for the Doctor

  




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