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The Whistler - A Question Of Murder (08-04-48)

The Whistler - A Question Of Murder (08-04-48)

A Question Of Murder (Aired August 4, 1948)

Each episode of The Whistler began with the sound of footsteps and a person whistling. (The Saint radio series with Vincent Price used a similar opening.) The haunting signature theme tune was composed by Wilbur Hatch and featured Dorothy Roberts performing the whistling with the orchestra. The stories followed an effective formula in which a person's criminal acts were typically undone either by an overlooked but important detail or by their own stupidity. On rare occasions a curious twist of fate caused the story to end happily for the episode's protagonist. Ironic twist endings were a key feature of each episode. The Whistler himself narrated, often commenting directly upon the action in the manner of a Greek chorus, taunting the criminal from an omniscient perspective. Bill Forman had the title role of host and narrator.

THIS EPISODE:

August 4, 1948. CBS Pacific network. "A Question Of Murder". Sponsored by: Signal Oil. A woman finds

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