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Post by bojim1 on 3/1/2020, 2:54 am

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Post by greybelt on 3/1/2020, 5:53 am

After Turkey -- The Bill is a weak episode in the series. Don't expect much. Cole would occasionally have stories centered around younger people, and they weren't always the best. The last one in this category was Self-Made Hero. Sentimental stories were not a strong aspect of Cole's writing. The story strains the listener's credulity... but a weak Casey is better than most shows, and the superb cast and interplay of the characters despite the weak storyline is still entertaining.

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Joe Bowers, 20, a recent graduate from a reform school, has taken his old sweetheart, Lottie Newcomb, to a restaurant for a Thanksgiving dinner. Joe finds her not too interested in him and he suspects her affections have been transferred to his cousin Ferd. Lottie doesn't deny that she likes Ferd - also that she feels Joe's past career as a petty criminal is not conducive to her future hopes about his abilities as a husband. Joe is about to pay for dinner when he makes an embarrassing discovery - his wallet is empty. Thinking he has left his money at home, he excuses himself, puts on his bright new blue coat, asks Lottie to wait till he gets back and rushes out of the restaurant. Consequently, a filling station is held up by a youthful bandit wearing a bright blue overcoat who escapes with several hundred dollars. Casey and Ann are assigned the the case. The excitement mounts as Joe's identity is quickly discovered and he is arrested.

Logan has off for Thanksgiving... the character is replaced by Sargeant Healy. We learn later that Logan always takes Thanksgiving off... and because of that Healy hasn't been able to for 25 years. There is no on-air credit for the actor who plays Healy.

5:35 The description of Joe's coat is important to the story -- it's done to be sure someone will notice it. Cole uses the waiter's dialogue to give us the description -- it sure sounds like an ugly coat!

6:45 Casey puts Tabasco sauce on his turkey... I know Tabasco is a magical substance, but I've never heard of it on turkey... especially on Thanksgiving turkey.

7:22 Walter answers the phone and says it's for Casey. No indication who is doubling for Walter's lines. As part of the call, Burke relays a description of the coat word by the hold-up man.

11:13 The puddle of grease that the hold-up man stepped in is mentioned. It's important to the story.

12:30 Gus the waiter steps into the gas station scene and says he knows the perpetrator because he heard about the coat.

20:20 It's clear that there's a frame-up going on: Ann thinks for certain that Ferd is framing Joe. As the discussion ends, Casey lays out the evidence, especially the grease puddle, but does not have it figured out yet, but doesn't agree with Ann.

21:20 Casey visits Lottie Newcomb's father. Her father feels bad about what she's been going through in her confused infatuations with Joe and Ferd. Ann goes to the living room to comfort Lottie.

22:10 Casey starts to ask him a question and stops... it's clear that Casey is thinking a little bit longer before he speaks and changes direction of his questions.

23:40 Casey realizes Mr. Newcomb covered his own shoes with grease by hand! The grease he used was not from the gas station. He was willing to take the rap so that Fern and Lottie could be together. He changes his story... saying that he found Joe Bowers' grease-covered shoes hidden in the cellar. Casey knows Joe did the crime, and says they should all go down to the station, and that the truth will be learned there.

25:25 Marvin announces that they'll return to the Blue Note. Then a local commercial for Anchor-Hocking begins with announcer Harry Marble. He worked for CBS and northeast stations in his career, as an announcer and newscaster, mainly in Boston area. You can hear the engineer bring up the national feed after this local commercial. This implies that this recording was an aircheck made by on behalf of the A-H ad agency to check this localized ad.

26:45 The story is explained at the Blue Note. It turns out Joe was the culprit who tried to frame his cousin Ferd for the crime. It's a happy ending where Lottie and Ferd will be together, and Casey has new respect for Lottie's father.

Whitestone and Evans is the intersection for the story's gas station hold-up. Whitestone is a section of Queens in New York City. Cole would have been very familiar with it. He used the name Evans as a character name in Lady Killer. Cole would occasionally recycle names, and figuring out the personal connection to Cole, if any, can be a challenge.

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Post by greybelt on 3/2/2020, 9:12 am

The Serpent Goddess is based on Cole's Witch's Tale script of 1931-10-05, The Boa Goddess. It was repeated twice on that series, on 1933-07-31, and 1937-03-18. There is a copy of the 1937 production in circulation. It's obvious that it can be better described that the concept was used again, not the entire script. There was a significant amount of re-write and new material needed to turn it into a Casey episode. It is much different than what Cole did to change Great Grandfather's Rent Receipt into a Casey. There he wrapped Casey elements around a mainly intact story. In this episode, Cole uses the Witch's Tale story in a series of flashbacks to set up a current-day mystery. It works fine until the implausible belief-straining ending.

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Casey and Ann hear the story of two emaciated adventurers, Chris Johannson and Dan Sykes, who staggered into a native village at the edge of a South American jungle babbling deliriously of a comrade, Pedro Vasca, whom they have seen crushed to death by a giant boa constrictor who had a human face. Sykes and Johannson were carrying a number of fine emeralds, two or which are perfect gem stones of a huge size. When the men arrive in the U.S., Casey and Ann set up an interview with them to find the story or their adventure. When they go for the interview, Casey finds the men overwrought and jittery and they vigorously deny their sensational story or the weird snake with the human face and or the existence of their jungle companion named Vasca. Some time later, both the men are found crushed to death by what seems to have been a giant boa constrictor. Casey's solution to the problem of how a huge snake can murderously crush two men to death in a N.Y. City apartment and escape unnoticed makes an exciting climax to "The Serpent Goddess."

2:00 Sykes is very happy to meet Ann... "a swell lookin' kid." That would not be taken well in today's culture, but it again affirms the age disparity of Casey and Ann. Remember, Ann is just a few years out of college. For 1947, that indicates Ann likely comes from an upper middle class or wealthy family, unlike Casey's hardscrabble upbringing.

2:40 Some of the emeralds found have been sold for $1 million. In 2020 value, that's $12 million.

3:25 Sykes is covering up the death of Vasca... but the story takes a turn. Yes, that's "Raymond, Your Host" playing Vasca. About a minute and a half later, Sykes and Johannson are spooked by the sound of a drum, which turns out to be a Salvation Army band in the street.

5:37 Ethelbert says goodnight to Mrs. Wheelbracker. He tells Casey and Ann that Sykes was in the bar partying one night with a blonde, and then the next night he was in the Blue Note with a brunette. (Remember the brunette for later in the story). He became agitated when he heard the sound of a drum.

8:08 Casey talks to Burke that Johannson was crushed to death as if squeezed by a giant snake... in his apartment! The address is on Hawthorne Street. Hawthorne Terrace was an area of large homes in Mt. Vernon, NY, half a mile from the apartment building where Cole was living at the time.

12:15 Sykes looks at  Johannson's body and says "So that's what she does to a man." Finally, Sykes tells the details of Vasca, and how they were in the jungle to get the emeralds. It is at this point of the script that Cole pulls about nine minutes of dialogue and action from the original Witch's Tale script.

19:32 In the flashback, Vasca is being attacked by the snake, and then the scene returns to Sykes explaining it all to Casey, Ann, and Logan.

20:26 Casey and Ann are back at the Blue Note, and they recap the story. Casey believes Sykes is scared that each day may be his last and is trying to live (and spend) each day to the fullest. Casey wants to visit Sykes to get more information about Vasca.

22:10 Casey and Ann arrive at the building, and a woman, in a rush, accidentally runs into them, jumps into a car and leaves. Casey realizes she's the brunette... When they get to the apartment, Sykes is dead, squeezed to death. Strangely, Casey spots a tire valve cap on the floor. They contact Logan with a description of the car.

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23:20 They find the car... and it belongs to Isabella Vasca! Who is she? And what is her relationship to Pedro Vasca?

23:38 They go to the apartment of Isabella Vasca. She explains that her "work was accomplished" and she wanted to go to jail. She is Pedro Vasca's sister. He did not trust Sykes and Johannson and thought they would kill him so as not tell the story of the emeralds. Vasca faked the sounds of his crushing by the serpent, and the scared Sykes and Johannson, hearing his screams, went in the opposite direction. Vasca wrote his sister that if something happened to him, she should avenge his death. He dies soon thereafter, but not by being crushed by a snake.

26:40 In the Blue Note epilogue, Casey explains how it was all done. Isabella had a portable air compressor and enough tubing to wrap around the men after she knocked them out. The tire valve cap was not from her car, but from the tubing. She turned on the compressor, the tubing would fill with the air, crushing the victim. This process is totally implausible, especially with the kind of equipment that was available at the time (more than 70 years ago) which would have been very heavy and bulky, especially when needing to carry enough tubing to wrap around a grown man. If it's electric, it's bound to blow out fuses since apartments were not necessarily wired for that kind of draw. And of course, it could not be a gas model. Sorry, Alonzo... you had us until we got to the Blue Note. This is beyond the tolerance and entertainment of comic book reality... this doesn't have a hint of possibility to it. Bad Alonzo. Bad, bad Alonzo. John Dietz should be forced to sit in the corner.

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Post by otrhead on 3/3/2020, 10:23 am

Fell asleep listening to one of your upgrades. I may do that all week before I make it through the whole show and move on to another episode. Good listening. Thankyou.

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Post by greybelt on 3/3/2020, 6:58 pm

The New Will is an episode where you have Cole encourages some empathy for the perpetrator of the crime. In the end, it's a variant of "the butler did it," but we'll excuse it in this case because the reasons are non-traditional. This is almost Whistler-like, with a contentious haggling over who will inherit a fortune when there is severe disagreement with the potential inheritor's marriage plans. There are two interrelated paths of crime in the story, one about the will, and the other about the murder. This is a better than average episode. I gets a little preachy at the end, understandable in light of issues of recovery for post-WW2 Eastern Europe and possibly related to news of the beginnings of the Hollywood blacklist era.

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Ruthless, domineering Bradford Randall has acquired a huge fortune by methods that were questionable. When Agatha, his willful, spoiled daughter and only heir, announces her intention of marrying a fortune-hunting "Count", Randall forbids the match and threatens to disinherit her it she doesn't accede to his wishes. She and the "Count" leave the house in a rage. Knowing she will be back, and to convince her his threat is genuine, Randall instructs his brow-beaten attorney, Howard Devins, to draw up a new will and to bring it to him for signature that night. Devins does so and the will, leaving the estate to charity, is duly signed and witnessed. After it is shown to Agatha and she renounces her marriage plans, Randall means to destroy it. But, in the morning, he is found shot to death. Casey and Ann are assigned io cover the murder and they find good reason to consider Agatha, the "Count" and Devins, prime suspects. When the new will mysteriously disappears, suspicion of the three is heightened and, on its reappearance, a fourth person and then a fifth becomes tightly involved in the web of circumstantial evidence. It is not until after Casey has followed many misleading clues and given himself a severe headache that he finally pins the crime on the true killer.

Bradford was the name of a small road in the park that Cole would have walked through to get the commuter train to Manhattan.

4:40 Cole reuses "Fieldston" as the name of the butler. But he used the name just a few episodes ago in 1947-10-09 Wedding Breakfast. At that time we noted it was a place, not a person.

5:00 We meet Sophie the maid. She is asked to witness the new will, but she says she was told never to sign a document she does not understand. This forces the lawyer to explain the nature of the new will and where the inheritance would go. This scene is key to the story. The sound of signing sounds more like a pencil than it does a pen. The sound effect is exaggerated, and sounds like using a stylus of some kind on fine sand paper. Like many sound effects, they had to be different than what was heard in real life to convey what was happening. This is similar to car engine sound effects which were always much louder and aggressive in radio than they were in real life because the "real" sound would be confusing or too low in volume or sound like something else.

6:25 Walter speaks! Ethelbert asks for more lemons, and Walter says "Okay, Ethelbert." He's asked to bring up breakfast for Casey. Walter says "okay." It's a big day for Walter: three words. No clue who's doubling here.

7:02 Ethelbert is well into his day, and wonders why he was so tired. The man was carb-loading, with 1200 calories. He calls it "a little snack." The average daily calorie count for a "typical" person is 2000.  Casey scoots out before breakfast comes, and he tells Ethelbert to eat it so it doesn't go to waste... but it may go to "waist"... Ethelbert's!
6 wheat cakes = 600 calories
half a grape fruit = 60 calories
plate of ham and eggs = 200 calories
2 cups of coffee = 300 calories if with cream and sugar, as was common then
pineapple, 1 cup = 75 calories

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9:30 Logan, Casey, and Ann are at Randall's home to investigate his murder. He was found in bed by a servant. He was shot in the heart with his own gun. Logan uses the word "gat."

10:53 There are 16 servants in the house... wow! According to Logan, Fieldston is a suspect as is Devins, the lawyer.

13:06 Sophie's name... is spoken so quickly it is almost impossible to transliterate, intentionally so, to underscore she is from Poland.

14:09 The room goes dark and there is great confusion. Sophie claims someone pulled the signature sheet from her hand before she could verify her signature for Logan. Who did it?

16:20 Fieldston is found on a hallway floor knocked out... and the page of the will is in his pocket! Did someone plant it there?

17:40 Casey figures out Fieldston took the will page and hid it in Casey's film case... and then retrieved it when he left the room. He finally decides to tell Logan that he was double-crossed: Count Ronova offered him $500,000 if he got the page of the will ($6 million in 2020 value! Listeners at home must have gasped at the amount). Fieldston believes they would have killed him instead of paying him. They figured out the sleight of hand with the will, but they still don't know who killed Randall.

19:15 Ethelbert uses the word "culprit" and Casey is amused the Ethelbert would use that word, claiming he got the word from "true detective comics." Our favorite bartender explains that "William D. Shakespeare mentions 'culprits,' Allen Edward Poe, and Charles Makepeace Dickens" bungling the names in the effort to seem educated, to the listener's delight. Then they have fun when Casey asks him a question about the case and Ethelbert asks if it was a "high hypothetical question" with Casey and Ann having fun with that phrase. The rest of the conversation is also amusing. The bottom line is that Devins is eliminated as a suspect.

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Ann describes the background of Sophie and what happened when she was home in Poland. Casey starts to suspect Sophie did the crime. They head back to Randall's house, and she quickly admits it. She killed Randall to be sure the money went to the refugees, and she was also the person who slugged Fieldston. She explains more of the story, and Cole builds sympathy for her plight, nearly justifying her act. The two reasons were because of Randall's war profiteering, and to get funds for people who suffered as she did. She says "we who have felt war have died many times; another time doesn't matter."

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A few of weeks before this episode, possibly when Cole was still working on the script, the House of Representatives voted to approve citations of Contempt of Congress against the "Hollywood 10," who refused to co-operate with the House Un-American Activities Committee concerning allegations of communist influences in the movie business. The ten included writer Lester Cole, who was not a relation of Alonzo Deen Cole, even though they shared the same name. They were blacklisted by the studios the next day. This may be one of the reasons behind Cole's Blue Note epilogue discussion about remembering Pearl Harbor anniversary from a few days before and the upcoming Christmas holiday.
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I was expecting a different plotline. I thought for sure that Randall's shady lawyer had set up the foundation named in the will as a front for a scheme to gain control of Randall's money. Too complex for this episode's plot, I guess, and not as topical as the plotline that Cole used.

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Post by greybelt on 3/4/2020, 7:45 pm

The Life of the Party is a somewhat interesting story but there are too many strange misbehaving characters to keep track of, and the core aspect of the crime is complicated and unlikely to work as originally planned. The premise of getting out of numerous negative dysfunctional relationships in one event is very far fetched. The cast is always great to hear, and they do the best they can with a weak, and confusing script.

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Casey and Ann, completing a routine assignment in an artist's colony known as Whittaker Grange, are about to enter their car and return to the office when they see a strangely-attired man emerge from a huge barn-like studio across the street -- which belongs to a famed sculptor, Andre Higgins. The man suddenly pulls a gleaming knife from his pocket and stabs himself. Casey and Ann rush to his side.. and are about to summon the police when a laughing crowd pours of Higgins' studio and surrounds them, as the apparent suicide victim rises to his feet and pulls a trick, collapsible knife from his chest. The incident has been a deliberate hoax and Higgins, an old acquaintance of Casey introduces the practical joker to Casey and Ann as Bert Fallon. Fallon is a wealthy middle-aged salesman who is always the life of the party. Casey and Ann join a party at the Higgins' studio. Among the guests, they meet a rich, art-patronizer, Mrs. Leland-Carmichael, noted for the diamonds she always wears - and "Blister" Hoagland, a racketeer and suspect killer. The party is beginning to get rough when Mrs. Leland-Carmichael suddenly finds that a large solitaire diamond is missing. On the heels of this discovery, Fallon, the practical joker, is found really dead. Casey gets to work - and the exciting mystery is solved.

1:50 "Gedney's Close" is the name of the street. "Gedney" is a main road in White Plains, not far from Mount Vernon. "Close" is a common designation in the UK for a "cul de sac" or "dead end." The selection of the street designation is to make it sound more cultured than "alley."

2:06 Casey and Ann are visiting an art studio to view some new sculptures. The dialogue sets up all of the characters and their backgrounds. One of Cole's funnier criminal names is used in this episode, "Blister Hoagland." Other key characters are a model named Marcelle and an artist named Thompson. Marcelle has a habit of chewing gum. Remember that.

3:20 The story begins... an artist figure stabs himself. Note how quiet it is in the background. Cole set this up with the dialogue with Casey saying it was a "deserted alley" which explains the lack of sound effects. A suicide in a typical street would be noisy and a crowd would gather around such an incident with lots of murmuring and shouts. So we suspect already something is up here, but we don't know what. We soon learn it's a practical joke, and Cole writes it in such a way that we're confused just as Casey is confused, and the fog lifts as his lifts, which seems to be particularly good writing that engages the listener. At 6:37, the "late corpse, Bert Fallon" gets up. The party continues with lots of chatter (much of it enhanced by inebriation) that identifies the characters and their grudges, getting the listener on the path of suspicion for a crime that has not happened... yet.

12:56 Daisy's (Mrs. Leland-Carmichael) ring is stolen! and 13:20 Bert is found dead... for real! Note that he was the practical joker who was called the "life of the party" early in the episode, and now he is definitely not.

15:02 Everyone is at the scene of the crime. Fallon was stabbed in the neck so there would be no sound, no scream. There's a bit of arguing at the scene over who did it.

15:40 Hoagland panics that he's being accused of killing Fallon, and pulls a gun, but Andre Higgins shoots first, getting Blister "between the eyes."

18:06 Logan is told that the ring -- without the diamond -- has been found. Someone pried it out from the setting.

20:25 Brief line stumble and quick pickup - Marcelle has trouble saying "do not say I lied."

21:00 Casey thinks he solved it... Marcelle hid Daisy's diamond in her chewing gum... or did he? Thompson admits he stole the diamond and hid it in the chewing gum. Thompson has a crush on Marcelle and was trying to protect her. This is not the solution to the case.

22:25 Casey leaves the Blue Note to do some thinking about Ethelbert's comment about getting rid of "pests"... and goes to visit Andre, alone. Casey starts talking about all of the people at the party, reviewing personalities and motives. Casey thinks the collection of personalities annoyed Andre, and he planned the events knowing that there would be conflict, and he could get rid of them all of once and be free of the "friends" who were wrecking his life.

24:35 After Casey realizes his theory is correct, he says that Andre's reaction tells him it was correct. Cole gives us another way of letting us know there's a firearm in the room. "What does this reaction tell you?" says Andre. We know it's a gun because of the well-timed silence before the next line of dialogue. Shortly after, Logan and other cops are there to stop Andre, just in time.

26:54 The Blue Note epilogue has Casey telling Ethelbert it was their conversation about "pests" that led him to figure out the case.

28:05  Ethelbert says he'd like to "make a clean sweep of a lot pests..." and he can't finish the line because Grace says "Goodnight, Ethelbert." He realizes that he didn't want Casey to think that Grace was a pest, so he stumbles over his words and says, chuckling, "Goodnight, Grace." We don't know who was doubling as Grace.

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Post by greybelt on 3/5/2020, 6:29 pm

Some listeners may write off The Santa Claus of Bums' Boulevard as just a schmaltzy and obligatory Christmas program typical of the golden age of radio. It's not. It's a real Casey plotline, told and presented well. It has a real crime, but the main story is a spirit of redemption and generosity. Good but mysterious things occur, playing into Cole's interests in supernatural storylines, but this time they are explained by the magic of Santa and the religious nature of the holiday. Cole weaves many Christological symbols with Biblical aspects through the story.

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Casey and Ann are assigned to secure a story about a mysterious grayhaired, poorly dressed man, who on several preceding Christmases, has appeared on a slum street, locally known as Bums' Blvd., where he has distributed new one dollar bills to the derelicts of the unsavory neighborhood. Nobody knows the identity of the man, and when his supply of money is exhausted he takes an abrupt departure. Somewhat late in reaching the corner where the Santa Claus of  Bums' Blvd. customarily makes his gifts, Casey and Ann find that the generous stranger has not yet appeared. The crowd of alcoholics, crooks who have gathered to wait his arrival are growing reckless and abusive, when an unprepossessing character called "Harry the Creep" excitedly reports that he has found Santa Claus. The Santa Claus of Bums' Blvd. has been struck on the head and his pockets rifled. When he is restored to consciousness he cannot (or will not) give any information about the thief who attacked him. In the thrilling search for the criminal that follows, Casey and Ann solve the exciting mystery of "The Santa Claus of Bums' Blvd."

The word "unprepossessing" is not in common use today; it means "not particularly attractive or appealing to the eye."

This may be one of the last times or years many of the actors worked on Christmas Day. Starting in 1948 the radio industry began to adapt recording tape in production and the resistance to playing transcriptions of network programs was starting to decline. Many of the New York actors were used to working on holidays, especially if they had a part in a Broadway show. For many, if you had to work a holiday, that meant things were going well for you.

Cole's draft records indicate he was Episcopalian. The specific nature of his personal religious practice is not known, but he was obviously familiar with religious dimensions of Christmas. The Christological references are related to the last years of Christ's life and Holy Week, and not Christmas. At this time in US history, even the non-religious had familiarity with Biblical themes and persons as they were commonly referenced in classical literature and everyday publications, even if in an allegorical manner. Religious Christmas music is used in this episode, which is far less common (or acceptable) today, with a preference for secular Christmas melodies.

1:55 Chittison is mentioned as being away, celebrating Christmas with his family. "Johnny Paul" is mentioned as subbing. I can't find any reference to him as being a popular pianist at the time, or a studio pianist for CBS. It's likely a pianist under contract for some other program who needed to be uncredited for this gig.

Throughout the beginning scenes, Cole's script is harsh in the language, description, and circumstances about Bums' Boulevard. This is a means to set up a stark contrast with the eventual inspiring conclusion that changes hearts and causes personal introspection by the characters, in keeping with the spirit of the season. The lack of family as the reason Casey, Ann, and Ethelbert are working rather than being with family as Chittison is, is also part of that contrast, as one of the messages of this episode is that people, whatever the circumstance, are part of a larger family community deserving of care and respect.

3:00 Casey refers to the alcoholics on Bums' Boulevard as "rummies." That would not be acceptable language today. Earlier, Ethelbert describes the area as populated by gin mills, flop houses, and bums, and that they would spend the money given to them on "cheap hooch." This is not as insulting as it may sound as what Ethelbert is saying is that the Blue Note is a much different bar, serving better brand drinks as a matter of professional pride.

3:30 Cole sets up the Christmas episode by having Casey cynically say that the holiday is a lot of malarkey. This prepares the listener for the stark contrast and change of heart Casey will have by the end of the episode.

3:50 Walter asked to bring up lemons. No verbal response. Must be a holiday for actors who double... they may be having dinner with their families... or Herman Chittison...

4:00 Casey and Ann are having what almost sounds like a marital spat about Casey running out of gas and needing to re-fill, causing them late to cover the story. This is another piece of Cole's foundation building toward a change of heart for everyone by the end of the story. They apologize to each other, and Ann thanks him for the bracelet Casey got her for Christmas. And then he says, "I wanted to get you a ring" to which there is surprise in Ann's voice "a ring?" to which Casey explains he could not find a birthstone ring. Amethyst is the birthstone for February. She sounds disappointed... saying she doesn't like amethyst rings. The implication is that she would have liked a diamond engagement ring. This is the most serious discussion between the two of them hinting around a desire for a long-term relationship beyond the usual flirtatious dialogue of convenience. "I wonder, mainly, Annie...the two of us..." says Casey. After Ann starts to respond, they get to Bums' Boulevard and the conversation ends, and is not continued.

6:36 A subway passes, and Casey bumps into a woman, whom he realizes is "Miss Arnold." She denies knowing him and walks away. Casey explains to Ann that it was Julia Arnold a former actress whom he heard had "hit the skids."

7:26 Casey meets an old timer named "Smitty" who asks for a dime, with the assurance he will spend it on food. They each give him a buck ($24 total in 2020 dollars).

8:23 Casey spots a despicable character "Boots Driscoll" the "boss" of Bums' Boulevard.

9:45 "Harry the Creep" finds "Santa Claus" knocked out in an alley, before he had a chance to hand out his $300 of dollar bills ($3600 in 2020 dollars).

10:52 "Santa" regains consciousness. This begins a number of specific Christological references used by Cole to build the idea that "Santa" is an appearance of a Christ amid the poverty and despair of Bums' Boulevard and its residents.

11:13 He refuses to identify or go after the person who mugged him. The first reference is a prodigal son type of reference, that the robber will return when he becomes aware that the money belongs to his neighbors. While not an exact duplication, it parallels Luke 15's prodigal son parable, where a son returns after his inheritance is given to him and wasted. He also mentions that not all thieves are bad, and that this might be a good thief (as mentioned at the crucifixion as in Matthew 27:38, Mark 15:27-28, Luke 23:33, John 19:18).

12:03 Boots is asked if he would return the money if he had taken it, and he says "of course" which gets a chuckle from the audience. The skepticism is valid, but even Boots' heart is changed by the end of the episode.

13:15 Ann starts to interview "Santa," and he says his name is Shepherd, an obvious link to Christ's stating that he is the Good Shepherd (in John 10, but also used in Psalm 23). The group breaks up to bring Shepherd for some medical care. That leaves Boots and Creep behind. Boots threatens him to give him the money if he took it. The scene ends for the mid-episode commercial.

15:25 Having received treatment, Shepherd refuses to let Casey and Ann take him home, like the doctor had suggested. He decides to go back to Bums' Boulevard so the thief can find him to return the money.

16:20 Ann sees Creep walking in the street in a pained manner and they go toward him. He was beaten up by Boots who believed Creeps stole the money. He wants a drink, and Shepherd agrees that Creep's addiction is more urgent than his injuries. They all go into a nearby gin mill. At 17:50 Ann notices that Julia Arnold is there, too.

18:00 When they go to the bar, Shepherd is with them. (This ties in with Mark 2:15-17 and Matthew 9:10-12, and others, where Jesus was viewed with suspicion by having meals with tax collectors and others of ill repute). Both Casey and Ann turn down drinks. Shepherd is asked what he would like, and he says "plain red wine," a reference to the Passover meal and the Last Supper (Matthew 26:27-29 and others). Shepherd is still intent on forgiving the crime, despite the insistence of Casey.

19:15 Shepherd explains how little children can know more about life than adults (similar to Matthew 19:14). He explains "all the world is one great family," which ties in with the complaints of Casey, Ann, and Ethelbert made at the beginning of the episode.

20:00 Julia says she found the missing money. They decide to follow her from the bar to find where the money is, and it takes them back to the same alley where Shepherd was attacked. They follow her to a cellar, and Driscoll is there, too, and has a gun.

21:45 Julia insists she does not have the money. Creep finds them... and admits he had the money and hid it in the alley. His drink with Shepherd in the gin mill and the kindness Shepherd showed him made him think about what he had done and decide to confess. Creep went back to get the money to save Julia's life since he knew she would be in trouble. He also repented of trying to frame Julia.

23:35 Because of Shepherd's pleading with Driscoll to lay down his gun, Driscoll does, and Driscoll asks Casey to call the police so he can turn himself in. Shepherd says not to and asks them where the money should go. Creep and Driscoll agree to give the money to Julia since they both had wronged her. She says no, to give it to the really poor, that she still has skills to offer for her own well-being (Colossians 3:17).

26:30 In the Blue Note epilogue, we learned that Shepherd gave the money to Smitty, the most innocent of all of them. In turn, Smitty gave the money away, a dollar at a time, just like the Santa Claus of Bums' Boulevard did in years past. Casey and Ann lost track of Shepherd as they watched Smitty, and did not know where he went (Luke 24:31-32). Ethelbert asked if they found out anything about him, and Casey said Shepherd told him he was once a carpenter (Mark 6:3).

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Post by greybelt on 3/6/2020, 7:01 pm

Hot New Year's Party has nothing to do with a joyous party and everything to do with covering a warehouse fire in the wee hours of 1948. It's a good and entertaining episode.

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Casey and Ann begin the New Year by covering a warehouse fire. Three men are seen leaving the building just before the fire breaks out and arson is suspected. When the tire is· put out, Casey discovers the body of a murdered man. Later in the day, Casey and Ann are assigned to investigate the disappearance of Prof. Wendell, a noted authority on ancient languages who has an avid interest in crime detection. The description of Prof. Wendell tallies exactly with that of one of the men seen leaving the burning warehouse. Casey becomes convinced that the scholarly amateur criminologist discovered the arsonists at work and was kidnapped by them. Before Casey can go into action, the arsonists learn of his interest in their affairs and he finds himself in one of the tightest spots of his career.
At the open of the show, it is mentioned that 1948 is a leap year and there's an extra Thursday for another Casey show sponsored by Anchor-Hocking. It didn't work out that way, since the company did not renew the contract and would be off the air by the end of March, just 84 days away. It is likely the cast knew by this time that the renewal of the sponsorship was in trouble. The final decision was made in the beginning of March, and for a while it looked like Casey would be cancelled.

Chittison is back, but it mentions that he slept at the Blue Note because of the snow on New Year's Eve. New York City had a major snow storm a few days before, and the storm became written into the episode's opening.

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1:58 Walter speaks! Ethelbert asks for two more bottles of aspirin. He gets to say three words!

2:27 Casey and Ann ask for strong black coffee and aspirin. Ethelbert explains why: "like good sensible folks, you left the party early, just before daylight. Then you got all of an hours' sleep..." Casey corrects him that he and Ann were at a warehouse fire. Walter delivers the coffee... no dialogue for him.

6:35 Casey and Ann visit Prof. Gerber about Prof. Wendell's disappearance. Wendell had told Gerber that he was going to a section of town known for its criminal activity. Wendell was very interested in crime stories and desires to be a criminologist. Casey and Ann realize Wendell's description matches an eyewitness account of the men who ran from the fire.

9:50 Jake Schultz is believed to be responsible for the warehouse fire and the possible kidnapping of Prof. Wendell. Casey asks to go about the investigation on his own so he can protect one of his informants in Schultz' gang from police identification. He has a hunch about how to locate where Prof. Wendell is being held by going to Nick Morrow's tavern to see his informant. Schultz owns the tavern.

13:53 Casey is at the bar, and says he is waiting for Red Monahan, one of Schultz' henchmen. Casey asks a favor; he can do so because he pulled his daughter out of a possible drowning incident. The favor he asks is where Prof. Wendell is; Casey guilts him into telling him. Before Casey can leave to act on the information, Schultz walks in from a back room, and he's heard what Monahan told Casey.

17:15 A fight breaks out, comic book style with self-narrated fisticuffs, but Casey and Red get knocked out. Schultz' men drive them away from the tavern and drop them in a ditch near the road. Schultz orders one of his men to shoot them. Instead, Schultz makes one shot himself and hits Monahan. He can't get a second shot for Casey off because he sees police coming, and flees the scene. We learn later that Monahan was not killed.

20:45 The police went to the farm house that Red said Wendell was being held. They found his belt, and it had strange markings on it. Casey believes that Wendell was trying to leave a message that would not be understood by the kidnappers, but possibly be understood by others, written in an ancient language. Casey wants to go to Wendell's friend, Prof. Gerber, to help decipher the message.

23:20 Prof. Gerber carefully wraps the belt around his arm as ancient Greeks did with theirs, and the markings then lined up into Greek letters. Casey realizes that the note indicates Wendell is being taken to "Diana's house" and he makes the connection that Schultz' girlfriend is Diana McGillicuddy! They go to her house and surround it... and they rescue Prof. Wendell... Casey wants to take a picture of the rescued Wendell, but Schultz' thugs are suddenly concerned with their hostage's modesty: they say he can't be photographed because he lost his belt and his lost his pants!

26:47 During the Blue Note epilogue Ethelbert laughably mentions the pictures of Wendell wrapped in a blanket were quite different than Casey's usual pictures.

In the episode, it's mentioned that Ann can recognize Greek letters because she went to college.

Wendell's kidnapping is the core of the story, and even in his rescue, there is not a single word of dialogue uttered by him in the episode.

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Thank you sir!

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Post by greybelt on 3/7/2020, 8:51 am

Queen of the Amazons is an episode designed to be amusing from the start. It's one of the lighter stories with a very simple plot. This is one of the more interesting casting decisions in the series, choosing 6'2" 230 lb. actress Hope Emerson as a former circus strongwoman, likely to make the performance more credible for the studio audience.

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The story concerns a former circus strong women billed as "Myrina, Queen of the Amazons." She weighs nearly 300 pounds (none of it fat) - and in character, she is a likeable homebody - and very flirtatious. Casey becomes curious about an attempted robbery (which Queenie easily foiled by cracking the would-be burglars' heads together) - and about the strong woman's mouse-like boyfriend, Ambrose, who is engaged in a nearby chemical research laboratory that is engaged in highly secret governmental work. His curiosity threatens to involve him in the love-life of the massive Queenie and does involve him in a web of foreign intrigue and subversive influences that threatens his life and Ann's. In a dramatic and amusing sequence of fastmoving events - with the help of Queenie and the ever watchful F.B.I. - he manages to triumph over the threatening forces and to send a dangerous band of criminals to jail.

It is likely that Cole based "Myrina" on famous circus strongwoman and wrestler "Minerva" from decades before.
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2:18 Ann tells Casey they have to head out to a farm near the Lindenhurst aircraft plant to cover an attempted burglary. This is another New York area reference. Lindenhurst is a village on Long Island. Republic Airport (now used for general aviation) is there, and is the location that Fairchild built WW2 fighters and other aircraft. Aircraft and heavy equipment manufacturer Grumman was nearby in the town of Bethpage, also building fighters and other aircraft. Grumman was known for its building of the lunar lander, almost 20 years after this show aired, and landing on the moon more than 21 years later.

9:10 Myrina describes what was and was not attempted to be taken from her storage trunk in the burglary, which raises Casey's suspicions that this was not what it seems. Ambrose Higginbottom comes into the scene and refuses to have his picture taken. That piques Casey's interest even more.

11:08 A cough in the studio audience.

11:25 The local police sergeant says "notorious safecracker" Gus Newton was one of the people captured. The other was named Loder, wanted for espionage and illegal entry into the country. Ambrose had clearance for some top secret work at the factory.

14:40 Casey returns to visit Myrina to get more information and pictures. 15:30 Casey gives her chocolate and attempts some flirtatious conversation to find out what's in the trunk; it does not go well. They finally do talk about what's in the trunk, and that it's got mainly clothes from her old career, and savings bonds that Ambrose has been getting. They are planning to get married once Ambrose is divorced. Ambrose wanted the bonds the week prior, but she wanted to hold them. They're in sealed manila envelopes. Against her wishes, and before she could stop him, Casey opens one and finds they're not bonds, but plans for jet airplanes. Ambrose tricked Myrina to keeping them.

20:08 Ambrose walks in with a gun... and stops the conversation. The plot is revealed.

21:07 Myrina subdues Ambrose but other conspirators walk in and stop it all... strongwoman Myrina breaks the key to the trunk with her bare hands. Casey and Myrina are knocked out, and bound in the garage.

23:00 The trunk is opened and they find the plans. At 24:00 Casey and Myrina tricked them as they had freed themselves. They beat them up. The FBI breaks in after, surprised at Casey and Myrina's success. The FBI knew about the plot, and the agent provides more details about the extent of it.

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Post by artatoldotr on 3/7/2020, 10:43 am

Thanks greybelt

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Thank you Greybelt. Your favorites are turning into my favorites.

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Post by greybelt on 3/8/2020, 5:50 pm

The Miracle is a lesser episode of Casey that relies on the listener's acceptance replacing one person with another one and assuming that no one could tell the difference or that the imposter won't mess something up. A similar plot was used in the (mostly awful) Clue in the Clouds, but that was not a Cole script. The show is entertaining despite what seems to be a rather large hole in the solution... or more precisely, a large bald spot in the plot.

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A reputable physician has advised multimillionaire, Foster Blayne, that he must put his affairs in order because he is dying of an incurable disease. Blayne eagerly accepts the suggestion of his confidential secy Homer Weldon, that he put himself under the care of a "Doctor" Hans Von Telburg, who claims to cure incurables. After spending many months in Von Telburg's private sanitarium, Blayne is restored to his daughter Marion in perfect health. The miraculous cure is big news and Casey and Ann are assigned to cover the story. Casey becomes suspicious of Von Telburg and begins private investigation of the case. He learns that Marion Blayne is similarly suspicious and that she cannot wholeheartedly accept the "cured" Foster Blayne as her father. Then Blayne is found murdered apparently by his secretary Weldon who (again apparently) afterwards committed suicide. Casey and Ann encounter great difficulties and great danger before they solve this exciting, thrilling mystery.

It's interesting at the beginning of the show there is a push for the March of Dimes. Weeks ago, the Damon Runyon Cancer Fund was in the original script for The Case of the Blonde Lipstick but was written out by the time of broadcast.

The story plays out over a number of months, while most Casey scripts are a day or days.

3:00 There is an argument about Von Telburg being a quack or not, and Marion Blayne puts up quite a fight against it. In light of the way the story plays out, you have to think this argument was part of the fraud scheme.

5:16 Time passes, and Foster Blayne has completely recovered. Marion calls him "a new man"... ain't that the truth! Marion is friendly with Casey and Ann because they helped recover some jewelry several years ago. I can't locate what episode that might have been, so it just may be innocuous for this episode to explain the exclusive story opportunity for Casey and Ann. Casey is suspicious of the cure, but has to accept it for now.

9:10 Marion calls Ann asking for a confidential meeting with her and Casey.

10:45 Marion tells Ann and Casey that she needs to talk to them "off the record." She says she is scared. She says she's concerned that Von Telburg brought an imposter as her father. The meeting is interrupted by Foster Blayne whom she calls "father" in a sarcastic way.

13:10 Ann reports that she spoke to Marion, and she was now convinced there was no imposter. Casey is still skeptical because of the wealth of Blayne. Casey does mention that "even twins are different" and that a plastic surgeon could assist in making a similar-looking person look like someone else.

15:00 Logan is called by Marion to report that her father has been murdered by Weldon, who then committed suicide.

19:00 Casey and Ann decide to go to the funeral home where the wake for Foster Blayne will be. Casey  looks at the body in the casket and realizes the hairline is slightly different, and that there is stubble where the bald spot should be.

21:31 Casey says to Marion "you carry a gun, I see" in this episode's firearm suddenly in the scene dialogue.

22:40 Under threat of her gun, she brings Ann and Casey to Von Telburg's house. In a scuffle, Casey reveals the plot. Marion would have killed Casey and Ann and her killing of Von Telburg would be made to look like a suicide.

24:35 Marion's explanation is far too calm in its delivery. It's an outlandish plot that requires too much dialogue to explain. We do learn that Marion convinced Foster's brother to play along. But what about the brother's other life? Did he just tell everyone he was going on a long vacation?

Body count: the real Foster Blayne died from his illness, Marion killed Foster's brother to destroy the evidence, and Weldon because he knew too much. She was on the path to kill Casey, Ann, and Von Telburg, too! Only the butler would have survived.

"Von Telberg" is a totally made-up name, but it sounds real and authoritative.

There is a flaw in the solution of the case, unless the twins were paternal twins, and even then it's a stretch. Casey's "even twins are different" holds as a totality of being separate persons, but baldness is unlikely to be one of those characteristics. Identical male twins, in most all cases, will both be bald in similar patterns, though the timing of their baldness can be affected by diet, health, activities, and other factors, including how often they wear hats. The character in the story is in his mid-50s, and by that age, the baldness patterns should have caught up with each other. But one of the twins had to shave a bald area to match. Even with paternal twins, the genetic background is the same, and likely to have both siblings be bald, but there can be enough uniqueness that the probabilities are lower, but still more than likely. Cole does not explain it, and perhaps the studies that analyzed this were not available at that time, and we know that detailed understanding of DNA would not be until decades after this broadcast.

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Post by greybelt on 3/9/2020, 6:04 pm

Ex-Convict is a rather basic and good Casey episode where he goes undercover to solve the crime. His knowledge of the criminal class in town helps him infiltrate the fraud operation. His interplay with "Shirley" is funny in light of his admitted problems with women and his relationship with Ann.

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Casey picks up a young and good looking hitchhiker who proves to be Ben Holden, recently discharged from prison after serving a term (his first conviction) for armed robbery. Ben is determined to go straight and Casey drops him off near the suburban home of wealthy Asa Maddox, a philanthropist whose chief hobby is the rehabilitation or ex-convicts. Ben says he has been assured that Maddox will secure a job for him. A month later, reliable witnesses identify Ben Holden as the armed bandit who escaped with over $30,000 after holding up a paymaster. Subsequently Ben is found dead, the apparent accidental victim or a hit and run driver. But only a small identifiable portion or the money taken in the robbery is found on him. Convinced of Ben's sincere reform and suspicious because other ex-convicts who have received assistance from Maddox have speedily gone back to a criminal career which ended with their deaths, Casey decides to conduct a personal investigation. Posing as an ex-convict himself, he gets acquainted with Maddox and with the latter's luscious blond secretary, Shirley Reade. With mounting excitement, the story comes to a thrilling climax when Casey uncovers a killer.

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1:43 Casey picks up a hitchhiker... the next one he picks up in in Road Angel in the revival series in 1954.

5:10 Ethelbert calls to Joe the bartender... no answer.

9:54 Casey is undercover under the name "Dan Stacey," and goes to Maddox' home. There he meets Maddox' butler, Eggles who sounds like he's from the rough side of town. Casey says "I thought all butlers had English accents." He's told “I see you got your education from the movies.”

Casey goes undercover to get to the bottom of Maddox' scheme. He gets close to Shirley. She may be responsible for Holden's death and the two others who "got too close to her."

16:14 Casey is asked by Eggles if he knew "Ross Taylor" in prison; he says that he did not. His cover may be starting to unravel as Casey's told Taylor was the prison doctor.

18:40 Shirley asks Casey to pick up some jewelry... and Shirley will drive. 19:40 Shirley mentions her roadster is "getting pretty old" and is a 1939 model. This is important to the conclusion of the story.

21:20 Casey walks into the jewelry store and meets Mr. LeBlanc. He's handed the package. 22:13 Eggles surprises Casey in the stairwell. He's got a gun and gets into Shirley's car with Casey. As they start moving, they hear an alarm from the jewelry store. The entire scheme is explained. Money is turned over, reported as stolen, and then claimed for insurance. Eggles admits he tried to frame Shirley. The car had a rumble seat -- and Casey had one of Logan's men hiding in it and he saves the day! The rumble seat possibility was identified when Shirley said her car was older, from 1939.

If you're not familiar with “rumble seat,” it's a seat that was in what would be considered as the trunk area of a car. When opened, it would be an open air forward-facing seat. It disappeared from cars by the time WW2 got going, from the research I could find. It would definitely not be considered safe by today's standards.

The last names Holden (possibly a reference to one of the early Casey scriptwriters, Charles Holden), and Maddox (the central character in The Laughing Killer) are given to characters.

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Post by greybelt on 3/10/2020, 8:18 am

Piggy Bank Robbery is a very good and entertaining episode. Cole seems to run out of time for the story and there is no final confrontation with the perpetrator. He uses the epilogue at the Blue Note to tie up a greater number of loose ends than usual.

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Bill Shapiro, a cub photographer and an avid mystery fan, wakes up one night to find the his[sic] small apartment in shambles. His little son's piggy bank is missing. The stolen bank contained a flat pass key and Bill thinks the prowler was in search of this key. Shortly thereafter, Bill is murdered and his wife terribly beaten by two men who forced their way into the apartment and demanded the key. Casey goes to work on the case unravels a knotted skein of underworld intrigue and in the process makes strange acquaintances which provides thrilling and dangerous adventures.

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2:15 Bill Shapiro works at the Morning Express. He's a cub photographer and referred to as "cubby." He reports a strange robbery of his 16-month old's piggy bank, despite items of greater worth that were easily available. He thinks someone hid a key in a piggy bank before they purchased it as a replacement that was accidentally broken. The key was hidden when the bank was still displayed at a store. Bill had since taken the key out, not knowing why it was there. The burglary made him suspicious, and he gives the key to Casey because he thinks there's a story behind it.

5:00 Audible audience cough.

6:00 Casey is assigned to get the story about Manny Armstrong, counterfeiter, who was found murdered. Casey remembers him going to prison about 10 years ago. We learn at 8:00 that Armstrong was tortured, and a mark on his body was from a large signet ring with the letter "E." Signet rings were popular then, much less so today. The ring often had a coat of arms, and in this case has a person's initials.

6:52 Ethelbert asks Walter to bring up a bottle of sweet vermouth, and Casey yells out for him to bring up more lemons, which Ethelbert does not need. No verbal response from Walter. So after chatting, Ethelbert says “and take back them lemons,” causing the audience to start chuckling. 9:40 Ethelbert yells to Walter about where the coffee for Casey and Ann is... no answer.

10:10 Casey learns that Bill Shapiro has been severely beaten, as has his wife. Bill is being brought to the hospital. Casey is assigned to the incident.

12:08 Logan says Bill will be okay, and that his wife is in the hospital, and she will be fine. The baby was not touched. Bill's injuries are nearly the same as Armstrong's! 14:05 Casey remembers the key that Bill gave him.

15:20 Casey figures out that the stamped information in the key, Ludwig Marius and the numbers 12138 may have some meaning. The only Marius in the phone book is Edward Marius, a dentist. Could the "E" on the ring refer to him?

16:58 There's an intruder in the photo department. 17:09 Ann gasps and says "He's got a gun!" The man knocks both Casey and Ann out... and he takes the key.

18:45
Casey re-caps what he knows to Logan, and at 20:20 they arrive to see the dentist, Edward Marius. He is small in stature, and not capable of delivering the beatings with the signet rings. Ludwig Marius was his father, and was a clergyman. The father died on January 21, 1938, 1-21-38! Casey figures out that the counterfeiting plates may have been buried with Ludwig Marius' body. The body was buried the day Armstrong went to prison, and the information on the key referred to the location of the grave.

There was no confrontation with the man with the signet ring, the story ends at the graveyard before it goes to commercial. We have to rely on the Blue Note epilogue to find out what happened.

25:12 Casey is in bad shape back at the Blue Note -- it must have been quite a fight because, as Ethelbert describes "all those Es" on Casey's face. The counterfeiting plates were in the coffin. Armstrong visited the wake at the Marius home and hid the plates when no one could see him. Because Armstrong's memory was fading when he was in prison, he made the key in the prison shop to record the information in a manner no one would suspect. He gave it to his lawyer for safekeeping. The man with the signet ring was Ellis Eno, a fellow inmate. Eno was released from prison earlier, and tailed Armstrong once he was released. After Armstrong picked up the key, he murdered him. We also learn that Bill Shapiro will be okay, and will be getting the reward money.

27:25 The phone rings and suspecting it's Burke with another assignment, Casey and Ann rush out the door. Ethelbert answers and tells Burke "No sir, they have went." All Burke wanted to say was that their pictures were in February 1948 edition of Movie Star Parade magazine.

This is the cover of the issue. The Casey feature starts on page 66. I can find no copies of the magazine online and would appreciate scans of the pages if anyone has access to the issue.
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The press release says that Bill Shapiro is shot in the story, but he is beaten. The press release is consistent with the notes that ADC had. It makes me wonder if the plot details changed closer to broadcast time. Perhaps the original story was that he was shot and his widow received the reward money. Having a young father murdered and leaving an infant and young widow may have been considered too violent for the broadcast. His being beaten also helps underscore the importance of the signet ring, while a shooting does not.
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Post by lasombra on 3/10/2020, 11:21 am

Ex-convict is not there, The Piggy Bank Robbery is posted twice.

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Post by greybelt on 3/10/2020, 11:49 am

Ex-Convict link should be fine now.

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Post by greybelt on 3/10/2020, 10:52 pm

Music to Die By is one of those Casey scripts that starts well but the ending suffers from some sloppy direction and an implausible solution to the crime. It has to be near the bottom of the list of Casey episodes. For some of these below average episodes, I just listen because I love hearing the cast and the way they work together. This is definitely one of those.

ADC continuity notes...
Howard Clinton is madly in love with a young lady who lives in the apartment above him. Howard's wife is in love with the apartment superintendent John Felix. Betty (the girl in the apartment upstairs) is found dead in her apartment and Howard is found beside her unconscious as a result of a blow on the head. John Felix, the supt., makes the discovery. Casey responds to the murder report and at first his suspicions are directed at Howard's wife, Ada; but he soon learns that the apartment house contains other wives who were jealous of Betty - and men other than Howard who may have killed the girl rather than share her with somebody else.

It's helpful to keep this information in mind during the story:
4th floor - Howard and Ada Clinton, apartment 4B
4th floor - Mrs. Bloomington; her husband is disabled, likely 4A, but the number doesn't matter; the fact that the apartments are directly across from each other does matter
5th floor - Betty Welch; this floor has only one apartment, so we know it is a small building. We can surmise it is a walk-up with no elevator.

1:53 Yes, that's "Raymond, Your Host" of Inner Sanctum fame playing Howard Clinton.

3:34 Howard is asked to call the superintendent to fix the radiator, which he does. He's going out to the bar, and Mrs. Bloomington comes over to stay with Mrs. Clinton while he is out. She asks that the door to 4B stay open because she has left hers open, too, in case her husband calls her.

5:37 Howard escapes detection and goes up to Betty's apartment, where he was obviously a regular visitor. "Too Fat Polka" is playing in the background. Loud music coming from Betty's apartment is key to the storyline.

6:13 Howard looks at the ash tray and realizes another man has probably been there because there is the last of a cigar in it. They start romantically dancing but end up talking about the man. She mentions that she likes him because he is eligible to marry. This must make Howard jealous.

8:00 The super, John Felix, goes into the apartment to deal with the annoying loud music. He finds the bodies of Betty and Howard. The scream of the Mrs. Clinton is quite impressive, probably startling many listeners to the program who might have been dozing off or otherwise occupied.

8:26 Logan says it's a murder-suicide, with Betty murdered, but Howard attempting to kill himself but failing to do so. As listeners, we know it never the way Logan says it is. Howard used a German Luger. [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] The fact that it's a Luger really doesn't play into the story other than to make it certain that it was Clinton's gun, and only his gun. The gun had no fingerprints, and under questioning by the police, Howard denied shooting Betty. Her apartment was the only one on that floor, and there was no fire escape, and there was no way a killer could go through the fourth floor because the Bloomington and Clinton apartments were open and they would have seen or heard someone. This is the point where it is obvious that there is no elevator in this building, and the apartment building is small.

11:35 Ethelbert tells Walter to take care of the customers at the end of the counter... no dialogue from Walter this episode.

12:18 For someone who's always saying that he doesn't understand women, Casey's on a rant this episode about how he does. He says after seeing Mrs. Clinton, he didn't blame Howard for visiting Betty. He says that "looks aren't what count after you marry them" and that he doesn't trust Mrs. Clinton, implying that no matter how attractive she looked, that trust was far more important a personal attribute. Ann is a bit annoyed at his nuanced attempt to escape his statement. He says that press photographers see "women at your best and your worst" and she says that's why he's still a bachelor. Ethelbert doesn't help himself with his comments, either. A big win for Ms. Williams.

15:05 Casey and Ann visit Mrs. Bloomington. She says that this is the first time Mrs. Clinton has asked for someone to sit with her while Mr. Clinton was out. She said that Felix, the super, came into the Clinton to replace a valve in the Clinton's kitchen at about 9:15pm. Casey starts getting suspicious. We later learn that keeping Mrs. Clinton company was part of the conspiracy to set up an alibi for her and for Felix.

17:27 Casey has figured out the crime. Felix placed the ladder he brought for the repair on an outside window box. This let him climb up to the fifth floor, shoot Betty and Howard with the Luger that Ada gave him, and then sneak back down to finish "the repair" without detection. The sound of the gunfire was muffled by the loud music. He would leave the Luger in the apartment to make it look like murder-suicide. This means that Felix' discovery of the bodies was just a cover-up of his own nefarious handiwork. Casey realizes part of the motive was a $10,000 veterans life insurance policy ($120,000 in 2020 dollars) that Howard had with Ada as beneficiary. (Just a side note: there were many WW2 servicemen who came back from Germany with Lugers and other souvenirs of their service; I was told it was not technically allowed, but it was common but not rampant).

19:45 Casey breaks the news to Ada that if Howard is executed for a crime, the beneficiary will not get the insurance proceeds. Casey had told Logan of his plan to speak with Ada, so the police bugged Ada's apartment to listen in to Casey's discussion and what they hoped would be the next visitor to Ada to hear details of the conspiracy.

21:25 Ada's love interest, Felix, rings the bell and goes into the apartment. She tries to trick him into signing a "love letter"... but she had already prepared it as a confession to the murder and a suicide note!

23:48 Felix was pushed out a window she told him needed fixing. It is odd that no one among Casey or Ann or Logan says “call the medics” or ordering one of the police to get downstairs to keep a crowd away from the body or something like that. They just meet in Ada's apartment as she fails to explain away her crime. Logan says "I believe a man just fell out of your window" like he was saying "I'll have a toasted bagel and a coffee." The only explanation is that the building was surrounded by police as part of the plan to arrest her, so they knew it was taken care of. But it seems like directorial malpractice on the part of Dietz, too emotionless to be believable. Felix falling out the window was set up early in the episode by Logan saying that the building had no fire escape. This meant that the windows were not protected by a grille, usually wrought iron, common for apartments then, to deter intruders.

26:47 At the Blue Note, Casey explains that Felix was so smitten with Ada that he had taken out insurance with her as beneficiary, at her urging, of course. Ada figured that if she couldn't get the insurance from Howard's death she'd get the death benefit from Felix. And, she'd still be married to Howard, freed from prison. Is this another plot hole? At that time, insurance policies did not typically cover deaths by suicide as it was believed they were most likely attempts to defraud the insurance company and there was not yet an understanding of suicide as originating from a person's mental illness or impairment at the time. Most of the story seemed plausible, but then we heard the details, and the ending was just plain sloppy.

RadioGoldindex lists Raymond Edward Johnson in the cast, but his appearance is not cited in the closing credits.

It's mentioned that "Casey" has some pictures in a “Photography on Parade” exhibit at Rockefeller Center. This is yet another reference that hints the show's locale is New York City. The event was also a showcase for new cameras and other photographic technologies. No one was taking pictures at the exhibition on their smartphones and texting them to their friends 72 years ago. Having worked in an industry that relied on photographic images, it is stunning what the technology makes possible today.

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Post by greybelt on 3/12/2020, 10:41 am

Key Witness is a good episode which has elements of Gentle Strangler (Casey alone in his apartment confronting a killer) and Laughing Killer (a gun that Casey has selected and loaded to cause it to blow up when triggered). The episode has some good dialogue related to the relationship of Casey and Ann. It also has the very improbable act of the police lending Casey a rifle to protect himself.

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Casey and Ann stop at a roadhouse, after having completed an out-of-town assignment. While pulling into the parking lot, the pair notice that a man, apparently helplessly drunk, is being carried into his car by two friends. Casey and Ann proceed inside and on their way to the door, Casey spots a key lying on the ground, and identifies it from the disc to which it is attached, as one belonging to room 1118 in the Harwell Hotel. Inside, under the bright bar room lights, he discovers that the key is bloodstained. But the bartender has also seen it and has watched Casey examining the key, with the uncomfortable result that in moment, the bartender has informed the roadhouse owner. Casey and Ann find themselves staring into a gun held by "Shark" Yardley, proprietor of the establishment. The presence of Yardley, a notorious racketeer, suspected of several vicious killings, leads Casey to believe that the "drunk" he saw carried into the car in the parking lot, was a dead man and the one to whom the key belonged... He and Ann become important witnesses to the aftermath of a murder. They effect an escape from Yardley and his gunmen, knowing that their lives are imperiled because they will seek to testify against Yardley who faces convictions of first degree murder. In the ensuing climax Casey and Ann undergo an ordeal that brings "Key Witness" to an exciting close.

This is one of those interesting titles that provides multiple plays on words beyond the obvious. The first is easy, as Casey is an essential ("key") witness to the coverup of a murder (as is Ann). The second is the key, a necessary bit of evidence that itself testifies to the murder. The key is, in a broad sense, a witness to the event, because of the blood on it. Third, the bartender of the restaurant inadvertently attests that he knows about the key, hence, he is a witness concerning the key.

1:30 Tony Marvin enunciates "key" with great and defined emphasis as a hint of the various contexts of the title.

2:55 Ann remembers that the restaurant they are about to walk into is "Shark" Yardley's place.

3:29 Two men are moving a body. Ann and Casey assume it's a drunken patron. We learn later that they're moving a murder victim.

4:30 Casey sticks the key he found outside into his pocket. It says "Harwell Hotel, room 1118."

5:05 Ann notices blood on his hand... and he notices the key is covered with blood. The tough guy bartender says he'll take the key... Casey asks how he knew he didn't get the key from somewhere else. Yardley comes out and the discussion about the key begins. 7:38 Yardley says it is important that cafe guests see him that evening, obviously for the sake of an alibi. 8:42 Casey pretends he's nervous, almost like he's an alcoholic, and begs for a shot... which is a ploy to help him and Ann to escape.

10:15 Ethelbert seems upset that Casey wasted good 100-proof whiskey in the eyes of the tough guy.

10:37 The dead man's body was found in a ditch. It was Chuck Trumbull, a gangster trying to get into Yardley's territory. Trumbull lived at the Harwell in room 1118. An essential point for the story: Trumbull was killed with his own knife.

13:10 Some playful dialogue between Casey and Ann begins. After being absent from the scripts for a few weeks, Cole seems to be playing it up more. Casey says he's going to ask the police for a guard on Ann, and that he won't need one since he can take care of himself. Ann resists, and he justifies it by saying "women are different." Ann responds, cynically, "I wasn't sure you were aware of that." Casey was surprised at her tone and asks "are you getting one of your humors again?" (That kind of response would not be acceptable today; "humors" is not used often in today's language and refers to a temporary mood or mental disposition.)  Ann says "it's a woman's privilege to have humors." She's tired of being treated in the same way that Casey treats Logan and Ethelbert and others. Casey goes back to his desire for her to have police protection, that he does not want to lose a "pal." Ann hates the word, and she will make Casey jealous in the epilogue by going out on a date with her police guard.

14:10 Finally, some appropriate car sound effects as Yardley attempts to run Casey and Ann off the road.

17:55 Brad, the cop protecting Casey tells him not to start his car. It's obvious because of the lack of snow on the car hood that someone had opened it. Upon inspection, there was some TNT rigged to explode when the car started.

18:30 Audience coughing noted. It's not so inappropriate as the scene takes place outside. But there's another cough at 18:45 when the scene turns inside.

18:45 Logan details what's happened since the confrontation at Yardley's restaurant. Casey's been shot at, and there was an attempted knifing. Ann received poisoned candy.

19:25 Casey figures that to find Yardley, that have to create an opportunity for him to enter Casey's apartment. It's obviously that Yardley has someone watching Casey, so it's arranged that his protection sneak out to a bar at specified hours so Yardley will be drawn to the apartment. In Gentle Strangler, Casey had in-apartment police protection and an imposter disabled the cop and entered Casey's home in an attempt to kill him. In this episode, the killer's visit is expected.

20:30 Logan wants to give Casey a gun to protect himself. This would never happen in today's police procedures, and it may have been a stretch to happen back in 1948. At 20:51 the audience chuckles at the kind of big rifle Casey wants. Cole will re-use another of his prior story elements.

22:40 Yardley is in the apartment. After some chatter that includes stating he has a gun, Yardley says he prefers to do his killing with the victim's weapon, which is exactly what Casey wants. The purposeful rigging of a firearm to explode back onto the shooter was used in Laughing Killer.

25:45 At the Blue Note epilogue, we learn that Yardley survives the rifle explosion. In Laughing Killer, the would-be shooter was not killed, either.

26:25 Ann has a date with the cop who protected her when she was in danger of being attacked by Yardley. She makes a point of saying he was "good looking" and then calling Casey "pal" and emphasizing it. There is a good chuckle from the audience during the dialogue. She obviously expects a different relationship with Casey and end to being taken for granted. When she heads out on her own, it's clear he's jealous.

27:30 The audience starts its enthusiastic response much earlier than usual. Perhaps a wrong applause cue was given?

Cole was familiar with guns... he was arrested for a gun violation in 1949 after he was swinging the gun around at home in a domestic argument. The news clippings will be included in an upcoming post.

Where Cole gets the names of the characters is always an interesting speculation. Writers are always trying to figure out unique names and attempting to avoid using the names of known persons. Martin Grams told me that the WXYZ folks had a process that created names on a random basis so as to prove writers had no intent to profile a particular person. Cole just picked names he thought were interesting. "Shark" may have been selected because of high profile news stories about loan sharks in January 1948. The saddest story that had nationwide coverage was of a young mother in Alabama who killed her infant to get $1,000 from an insurance policy to pay a loan shark. "Trumbull" is a town in Connecticut that Cole would have known.

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Post by greybelt on 3/12/2020, 8:31 pm

Witchcraft is a below average Casey episode that relies on Cole's established knowledge of superstition and common stereotypes of the Amish "Pennsylvania Dutch" area of Pennsylvania. There are some interesting elements as to the locale of the story and an interrogation Casey conducts that seems to be a cruel way to treat a frail elderly man (Elisha Kraft) who has strongly held beliefs in hexes and superstitions. The scene seems overplayed and is actually disturbing.

ADC continuity notes (typos and other issues left intact)...
About 3:00 A.M. on a cold winter morning in a queer rural community known as Frogtown, we find Casey at the scene of a fire. After flames are gotten under control, the firemen uncover the body of an old man who had bean murdered -- stabbed through the heart. To get information, Casey pays $250.00 to Mary, a sly, old half-gypsy fortune teller, who tells Casey and Ann to visit Elisha Kraft. Casey and Ann visit Kraft, a sickly old man who tells them that he had a spell. the night Amos Jenkins was murdered and that his hired man and Dr. Gustav Hoffman had been with him until three that morning. Casey and Ann leave to check Kraft's alibi and learn that although Kraft had been sick tor a year, Dr. Hoffman had only been consulted a few times during the past month. They also learn that Kraft believes in witchcraft and decide to pay him another visit. When Casey tells Kraft that he knows pow-vow magic and that he is a hex-master, Kraft confesses to Casey and Ann that he had been going to pow-wow doctor Lud Aubrecht who tells him that a hex had been put on him by Amos Jenkins and that he will not get better until a bigger hex is put on Jenkins. He tells Kraft to get a lock of Jenkin's hair and he could then work big magic. Kraft goes to Jenkins house to get a lock of hair but fails when Jenkins wakes up and chases him. Lud Aubrecht comes in with a shot gun as Kraft is confessing to Casey and Ann and threatens to kill the three of them. As he pulls the trigger, Logan, who had been listening through the window, shoots him. Aubrecht later confesses to the police, telling them that he went back to Jenkin's house later and as he snipped off the lock of hair, Jenkins woke up and Aubrecht stabbed him through the heart with the scissors and then set tire to the house. He explains that he only wanted a lock of hair because he know that when he showed it to Kraft, and told him he was going to work a powerful counter-hex against Jenkins with the lock of hair, Kraft would come accross with a lot more money...


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10:00 Casey pays Ethelbert with a $50 bill... he won $300 at the races, on a horse named "Hexmaster." Ann and Ethelbert are in shock.

12:45 Casey hatches a plot to have Ann visit a fortune teller, Gypsy Mary, while he is at an outside window of the house. He will take a picture as Ann slips $250 to Gypsy Mary... that's $3,000 in 2020 US dollars... and it's the balance of Casey's horse race winnings! Instead, Mary realized it was a bluff, and calls to Casey and has him come inside. She says they should go see Elisha Kraft.

18:20 Kraft refuses to have his picture taken in a very panicky way.

19:35 Casey says that some barns have fake painted windows on them as "witch catchers." Cole may have made this up for the story. The use of hex signs for this purpose is more legend -- some hex signs were just made because they were a form of folk art, and nothing more.

21:25 Casey is very aggressive with old Elisha Kraft, showing him that he had a picture of him and that Casey was a hexmaster. The superstitious Kraft is very frightened. It's almost cruel the way Casey confronts him. At 22:50 Aubrecht enters the scene and threatens everyone. 23:35 Logan enters and shoots Aubrecht in the shoulder.

In the Blue Note epilogue we learn that Casey bet all his previous winnings on the horse Hexmaster, and lost it all.

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The Fix is a typical Casey episode with gangsters, suspicion of police corruption, Casey is in a fight and all is set right in the end as the gangsters get their due, the police do their jobs, and the Blue Note epilogue ties it all into a neatly wrapped bundle. The original title may have been "These Six," which is noted in the CBS press releases and newspapers. There seems to be no reason for such a title. Don't discount that it could actually be bad handwriting that was misread, the notes were transcribed and the misinformation was sent out to the newspapers at a time that was too late for correction.

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At the Blue Note Cafe, we find Casey, Ann and Ethelbert, chatting with Archie Purcell and his girlfriend, Mildred Sells. After Archie and Mildred leave the cafe, Ethelbert tells Casey and Ann that he overheard Archie mention to Mildred that he had bought ringside tickets tor the fight. Casey gets suspicious because with the job Archie has, he can't afford to buy such expensive tickets. Casey and Ann decide to inform Lt. Frank Purcell that his son, Archie, is running around with Mildred Sells, stooge for crooked political leader, Tim Lansing (Old Iron Hat) and while they are at Purcell's office, Purcell receives a tip that a poker party is going on in a hotel suite. Casey and Ann tag along with Purcell who learns from the gamblers that they paid his son $1000 tor protection. Later, when Archie Purcell is found in an alley brutally beaten and robbed, Casey questions Mildred Sells. Mildred is terribly worried about Archie and she tells Casey the whole story of why she was working for Lansing. Lansing has in his possession a letter she had written to an old boyfriend, Mike Warren, who was murdered, and although she did not kill Mike, she had threatened him in the letter. Lansing holds this over her head in order to get her to work for him. When Mildred completes her story to Casey, in walks Lansing who had Casey taken tor a ride and held in a beachhouse. Not long after, Mildred is also taken there by Lansing's men and they are both tied up when the thugs decide to see the fight. Lansing, thinking his men are at the beachhouse with Casey and Mildred shows up alone and is attacked by Casey who has freed himself from the ropes just in time. During the scuffle, Lansing shoots Casey in the shoulder with a gun that he had kept hidden in his hat, and which is later found to be the gun that killed Mike Warren. Mildred is cleared of all suspicion and she end Archie now look ahead to a happy future.

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Does "Butch" sound like Lenrow (Logan) is doubling with a rather bad gangster voice?

The $1,000 protection money is $12,000 in 2020 US dollars.

3:02 Ethelbert makes his usual comment "Blondes! Wow!" Ann has no comment, but has commented negatively about being brunettes left out of consideration for their attractiveness... which remains funny because the Casey comic book always depicts Ann as blonde.

4:35 Ethelbert says Archie bought the tickets from a scalper for $200 ($2,400 in 2020 US dollars). Ticket "scalping" was likely illegal at that time [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]  Laws have been changed since that time to allow re-selling of tickets through online services such as StubHub and others.

19:46 There's a firearm in the scene as Casey is about to be abducted and he says "That gun in your hand makes me agree to that."

24:00 We know why Lansing has the name "Iron hat." He says his hat is an old derby. The phrase was a name for a man's hat, but it also can refer to a safety helmet. [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

24:05 Casey is shot in the shoulder by Lansing. He was last shot in the episode 1947-05-22 Pick-Up.

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Thanks for sharing your upgrades Greybelt

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