"MYSTERY PLAYHOUSE"

PETER LORRE & JEFFREY BONDS


Mystery Playhouse was an Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS) horror program broadcast overseas for soldiers during and after World War II, running from around 1943 until about 1947.

Peter Lorre provided tongue in cheek introductions to popular rebroadcasts of shows like The Whistler, Inner Sanctum Mysteries and others. The regular series themes and introductions were edited out. The series features good stories. Lorre would later play the host for "Nightmare".

Later, other hosts introduced the series, including Jeffery Bonds.

Episodes included:
03 February 1943 Mr District Attorney - Case Of The Backstage Murder
05 July 1943 Nero Wolfe And The Last Laugh Murder
11 April 1944 Molle Mystery Theater - Criminal At Large
14 April 1944 Ellery Queen - Dead Man's Cavern
15 April 1944 Inner Sanctum - The Walking Skull
25 April 1944 Creeps By Night - Those Who Walk In Darkness
30 April 1944 Hermit's Cave - Mr Randall's Discovery
?? April 1944 The Thin Man - Murder In The Record Shop
22 May 1944 Sherlock Holmes - Adventure Of The Superfluous Pearl
10 June 1944 Inner Sanctum - Death Is A Joker
11 June 1944 The Whistler - The Doctor Prescribes Death
11 July 1944 Creeps By Night - Six Who Did Not Die
23 July 1944 Whistler - Last Of The Devereaux
25 July 1944 Molle Mystery Theater - Fifty Candles
02 August 1944 Mr And Mrs North - Pam Goes It Alone
04 August 1944 Mr District Attorney - Two Eccentric Old Ladies
09 August 1944 Mr And Mrs North - Pam Solves It
02 October 1944 Whistler - Not If I Kill You First
06 October 1944 The Thin Man - Nora's Night Out
07 October 1944 Inner Sanctum - Dead Man's Vengenance
30 October 1944 Whistler - The Beloved Fraud
13 November 1944 Whistler - Beware The Bridegroom
20 November 1944 Whistler - Death Sees Double
28 November 1944 Molle Mystery Theater - Nightmare
29 November 1944 Inner Sanctum - Voice On The Wire
05 December 1944 A Crime to Fit Punishment
06 December 1944 Inner Sanctum - The Color Blind Formula
12 December 1944 Molle Mystery Theater - The Bottle Imp
19 December 1944 Molle Mystery Theater - The Man In The Velvet Hat
26 December 1944 Molle Mystery Theater - The Letter
08 January 1945 Whistler - The Body Wouldn't Stay In The Bay
17 January 1945 Mr And Mrs North - The Frisby Klisby Case
30 January 1945 Molle Mystery - Deadline at Dawn
27 February 1945 Molle Mystery Theater - Yours Truly Jack the Ripper
12 March 1945 Whistler - Death Marks The Double Cross
03 April 1945 The Eleventh Juror
12 April 1945 Molle Mystery Theater - The Cask of Amontillado
15 May 1945 Molle Mystery Theater - Lady in the Morgue
22 July 1945 Nick Carter - The Alphabet Club
26 July 1945 Philo Vance - The Girl That Came Back
01 August 1945 Ellery Queen - Nick The Knife
10 August 1945 This is Your FBI - Robert Peary, Impersonator
03 September 1945 Whistler - Ambition Perilous
05 September 1945 Witness for the Prosecution
05 October 1945 Molle Mystery Theater - Angel Face
11 October 1945 Rogue's Gallery
12 October 1945 Molle Mystery Theater - A Death Is Caused
18 October 1945 Rogue's Gallery - Blondes Prefer Gentlemen
19 October 1945 Molle Mystery Theater - Leg Man
08 November 1945 Rogue's Gallery - Little Drops Of Rain
30 November 1945 Molle Mystery Theater - Corpus Delecti
11 December 1945 Inner Sanctum - The Dark Chamber
18 January 1946 Molle Mystery Theater - Ladies in Retirement
22 January 1946 Inner Santum - The Confession
11 February 1946 Whistler - Six Letter Word For Death
25 February 1946 Whistler - Murder In Haste
26 February 1946 Inner Santum - I Walk In The Night
26 March 1946 Inner Sanctum - Death Is A Double Crosser
29 March 1946 Molle Mystery Theater - The Creeper
05 April 1946 Molle Mystery Theater - Murder In The City Hall
08 April 1946 Whistler - Terror Stricken
09 April 1946 Inner Sanctum - Lady With A Plan
19 April 1946 Molle Mystery Theater - Follow That Cab
22 April 1946 Whistler - The Waterford Case
23 April 1946 Inner Sanctum - Make Ready My Grave
06 May 1946 Whistler - Bright Horizon
10 May 1946 Molle Mystery Theater - The Futher Adventures Of Kenny Andrews
17 May 1946 Molle Mystery Theater - KIller Come Back To Me
31 May 1946 Molle Mystery Theater - Witness For The Prosecution
03 June 1946 Casey Crime Photographer - The Reunion
07 June 1946 Molle Mystery Theater - Female of the Species
14 June 1946 Molle Mystery Theater - The Adventure of the Fallen Angel
17 June 1946 Whistler - Affair At Stony Ridge
18 June 1946 Inner Sanctum - I Want To Report A Murder
26 Julky 1946 Mercury Summer Theater - Moat Farm Murder
09 September 1946 Inner Sanctum - Murder Comes At Midnight
23 September 1946 Inner Sanctum - The Dead Laugh
27 September 1946 Molle Mystery Theater - Two Men in a Furnished Room
01 November 1946 Molle Mystery Theater - The Other Dummy
04 November 1946 Inner Sanctum - Death's Old Sweet Song
17 January 1947 Corpus Delecti
10 February 1947 Inner Sanctum - The Ghost In The Garden
05 May 1947 Inner Sanctum - Don't Dance On My Grave
08 June 1947 Sam Spade - The Calcutta Trunk Caper
04 July 1947 Challenge to the Listener
?? ???? 194? Charlie Chan- Pearl Of Great Price aka Daughter Is Kidnapped
?? ???? 194? Dark Venture - Boarder
?? ???? 194? Dark Venture - Turnabout

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"Mystery Playhouse"



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