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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.


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