Dark Venture

Copyright 2017, J. David Goldin

These are all the examples of this program in the radioGOLDINdex database. These listings are accurate as of October 29, 2017. The programs are listed chronologically, partial dates appear first, unknown dates appear last.


103115. Dark Venture. August 7, 1945. ABC net, KGO, San Francisco origination. "Eclipse". Sustaining. An amnesiac finds $50,000 in a moneybelt and a man in a white suit chasing him. Charles Barrett (who sounds very much like Elliott Lewis), Larry Marcus (writer), Dean Fosler (organist), Robert Light (writer), Howard McNear (?). 29:47. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

1075. Dark Venture. June 4, 1946. ABC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. "Impulse". A man decides to murder his aunt for $5000. AFRS program name: "Mystery Playhouse." The date is approximate. William Conrad. 24:26. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

5835. Dark Venture. July 17, 1946. Program #226. ABC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. A life-or-death letter must be retrieved from the Post Office and a brand new widow finds it isn't the easiest thing to do. AFRS program name: "Mystery Playhouse." The date is subject to correction. Lurene Tuttle, William Johnstone, Tom Collins. 25 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

61507. Dark Venture. August 10, 1946. ABC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. "The Boarder". How to steal $3500 from an old man and run away with another woman. Start with a sleep-walking wife! The system cue has been deleted, the date is approximate. AFRS program name: "Mystery Playhouse." . 24:15. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete as above.

50592. Dark Venture. August 24, 1946. ABC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. "Turnabout". When a man is caught by his partner after stealing $50,000 from the company, murder seems the only way out. Howard Duff is heard in three different minor roles. AFRS program name: "Mystery Playhouse." The system cue has been deleted. Howard Duff, Elliott Lewis. 24:30. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete as above.

61230. Dark Venture. December 2, 1946. ABC net. "The Man In 206". Sustaining. Who is the murderer known as, "The Executioner?" Who is Mr. Frazier, the strange resident of a boarding house that no one has ever seen? A good story! This program has also been dated December 3, 1946. Carl Harburg, Larry Marcus (writer), William T. Johnson (director), Ben Alexander, Herb Butterfield, Harry Lang, John Lake (narrator), Basil Adlam (music), Leora Thatcher. 29:34. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

61229. Dark Venture. December 9, 1946. ABC net. "The Miser". Sustaining. A grocery clerk pockets $900 after a robbery and finds himself the victim of a blackmailer. A rich old lady seems an easy way out. A delightful "whistleresque" finale. This program has also been dated December 10, 1946. Lou Merrill, William T. Johnson (director), Irene Tedrow, Jack Moyles, John Lake (narrator), Basil Adlam (music), Barney Phillips, Herb Vigran, Sanford Bickart, Larry Marcus (writer). 29:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

93283. Dark Venture. 1947. Program #303. ABC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. "Be Careful Mr. Jones". William T. Johnson (director), Dean Fosler (music), Howard McNear, Jane Morgan. 24:23. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

78081. Dark Venture. January 7, 1947. ABC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. "Hideout". A tinhorn gambler with $40 finds himself in a high-stakes poker game. What follows turns his hair white and leads to a deathbed revelation to a detective. The date is approximate. AFRS program name: "Mystery Playhouse." The program has also been dated April 16, 1946. William Conrad, Ken Christy. 25:02. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

52934. Dark Venture. January 14, 1947. ABC net. "The Expert". Sponsored by: Wildroot Cream Oil. A man in the pinball machine business decides to kill his partner with a bomb set to go off at midnight. The program has also been dated January 20, 1947. Betty Lou Gerson, Charles Seel, Dean Fosler (music), Eddie Fields, Harry Walstrom (announcer), Jack Moyles, John Lake, Larry Marcus (writer), Leonard Reeg (director), Stanley Farrar, William Tracy. 29:22. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

96004. Dark Venture. February 2, 1947. ABC net. Sponsored by: Wildroot (commercials deleted). A confusing, poorly-written drama; actually, more narrative than drama. "The story of a woman who set out to find the killer of the man she loved." Betty Lou Gerson, David Ellis, John Lake (announcer), J. Donald Wilson (producer), Leonard Reig (director), Larry Marcus (writer), Leo Cleary, Jack Moyles, Earl Lee, Rex Koury (organ). 27:11. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.

Report contains 11 programs.