The Crawling Thing (Aired May 18, 1953)
Written and directed by Richard Thorne, a prolific and talented writer and producer, this series is often overlooked, even by fans of OTR. It is unfortunate, since it provides some very unique and dramatic material; the acting in particular was superb. Early on, the series concentrated on murder mysteries, but later shows were devoted to horror and some sci-fi. Sadly, not all episodes have survived - only about 40 of perhaps over a hundred shows still exist. All episodes were standard half-hour format.
May 18, 1953. Mutual network, WGN, Chicago origination. "The Crawling Thing". Commercials deleted. A scientist uses a deadly spider to experiment with his growth serum. It works all too well. Good of this kind. The program was rebroadcast on November 16, 1953. Richard Thorne (writer, producer), Harold Turner (music), Leroy Olliger (director). 24:03. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.