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The Hall Of Fantasy - The Tell Tale Heart (11-09-53)

The Hall Of Fantasy - The Tell Tale Heart (11-09-53)

The Tell Tale Heart (Aired November 9, 1953)

The series started as a different program altogether. It began at KALL in Salt Lake City in 1946 and lasted a year. Richard Thorne and Carl Greyson were announcers who created a bare bones murder mystery drama with stories written or adapted by Robert Olson. But when Thorne and Greyson went separate ways, the series discontinued. Then in 1949, Thorne and Greyson happened to work at the same station again (WGN in Chicago) and the series resumed. This time, the focus was on supernatural horror with Richard Thorne writing or adapting the stories. The three dozen or so shows that survived appear to have been recorded for broadcast transcriptions. Richard Thorne is one of the main recurring actors. Hall of Fantasy didn't seem to have much of a budget.


November 9, 1953. Mutual network, WGN, Chicago origination. "The Tell-Tale Heart". Commercials deleted. A dramatization of the horror classic. This is a quality up-grade, non-AFRS