CBS Radio Mystery Theater Library

The CBS Radio Mystery Theater Library

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The old white plastic AM clock radio flipped to 11:07 pm. Huddled under the covers in the corner of my darkened childhood bedroom, I braced myself for the sounds of evil. The creaking door, that harbinger of impending doom, was reinforced with bass, oboe, and muted high-pitched trumpet, shrill as a woman’s shriek. It was time for E.G. Marshall and the CBS Radio Mystery Theater. It was time to be frightened, maybe even scared ****less, and there wasn’t an adult on Earth who could save you from it. Did it get any better than that? Me thinks not.

The CBS Radio Mystery Theater ran from January 6th, 1974 until December 31st, 1982. During that 9 year run, nearly 3000 episodes were broadcast, culminating in the series final broadcast, episode #2970 ‘Resident Killer’. I’ve compiled this Library of CBS Radio Mystery Theater episodes as a labor of love, a monument to those magical and mysterious late nights of my misspent youth. To read more about my childhood journey through the darkened corridors of the macabre, visit my blog entry ’The Witching Hour’.

To learn more about the CBS Radio Mystery Theater, visit the CBS Radio Mystery Theater Wikipedia Page.

740106 – The Old Ones Are Hard To Kill
740107 – Return Of The Moresbys
740108 – The Bullet
740109 – Lost Dog
740110 – No Hiding Place
740111 – Honeymoon With Death
740112 – I Warn You Three Times
740113 – Cold Storage
740114 – Death Rides A Stallion
740115 – Resident
740116 – Accounts Receivable
740117 – You Can Die Again
740118 – Ring A Ring Of Roses
740119 – The Girl Who Found Things
740120 – Chinaman Button
740121 – Dead For A Dollar
740122 – A Very Old Man
740123 – And Nothing But The Truth
740124 – Deadly Honeymoon
740125 – Speak Of The Devil
740126 – Ring of Truth
740127 – Time And Time Again
740128 – Three Women
740129 – The Man Who Heard Voices
740130 – Mother Love
740131 – The Man Who Asked For Yesterday
740201 – Dead Ringer
740202 – A Ghostly Game Of Death
740203 – Sign Of The Beast
740204 – Here Goes The Bride
740205 – Lady Was A Tiger
740206 – After The Verdict
740208 – Conspiracy To Defraud
740209 – Deadly Hour
740210 – Dead Man’s Mountain
740212 – A Dream Of Death
740213 – Dig Me Deadly
740216 – A Lady Never Loses Her Head
740217 – The Walking Corpse
740218 – Blizzard Of Terror
740219 – Sea Fever
740221 – The Walls of Jericho
740222 – The Horla
740224 – The Horse That Wasn’t For Sale
740226 – The Edge of Death
740228 – A Choice of Witnesses
740302 – Out Of Sight
740303 – Prognosis Negative
740304 – This Will Kill You
740306 – The Sending
740307 – The Creature From The Swamp
740309 – A Long Time To Die
740311 – The Thing In The Cave
740312 – A Sacrifice In Blood
740313 – A Little Night Murder
740314 – Fall of the House of Usher
740318 – Sea of Troubles
740319 – Frankenstein Revisited
740320 – The Ghost at the Gate
740321 – Ordeal by Fire
740325 – Diary of a Madman
740326 – Death by Whose Hand
740327 – It’s Simply Murder
740328 – The Unearthly Gift
740401 – The Black Cat
740402 – The Pharaoh’s Curse
740403 – Die! You’re on Magic Camera
740404 – The Thing Inside
740408 – The Locked Room
740409 – The Murder Museum
740410 – Out of Focus
740411 – Strange Company
740415 – Only the Dead Remember
740416 – Men Without Mouths
740417 – The Horror Within
740418 – A Portrait of Death
740422 – The Wishing Stone
740423 – The Ghost Driver
740424 – The Hand
740425 – Sunset to Sunrise
740429 – All Things Must Die
740430 – The Venus Dile
740501 – The Death Bell
740502 – Dracula
740506 – Murder with Malice
740507 – The Suicide Club
740508 – The Breaking Point
740509 – A Tiny Drop of Poison
740513 – The Lodger
740514 – Voices of Death
740515 – The Forever Man
740516 – The Trouble with Ruth
740520 – The Crack in the Wall
740521 – The Longest Knife
740523 – The Bleeding Statue
740527 – Mirror for Murder
740529 – The Phantom Lullaby
740530 – Dressed to Kill
740603 – To Kill with Confidence
740604 – An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
740606 – Deadly Darling Delores
740610 – A Bargain in Blood
740612 – The Rat
740613 – The House of the Seven Gables
740617 – Three Times Dead
740618 – Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde
740620 – The Secret Doctrine
740624 – Escape
740625 – Where Fear Begins
740627 – Yesterday’s Murder
740701 – Hurricane
740703 – The Secret Life of Bobby Deland
740704 – The Young Die Good
740708 – Too Many Women Can Kill You
740709 – And Death Makes Even Steven
740711 – The Devil
740715 – The Canterville Ghost
740717 – The Real Printer’s Devil
740718 – The Dream Woman
740722 – The Deadly Process
740723 – Adam’s Astral Self
740725 – My Sister’s Death
740729 – Ghost at High Noon
740731 – The Only Blood
740801 – The Hit Man
740805 – I Thought You Were Dead
740806 – The Headstrong Corpse
740807 – The Picture of Dorian Gray
740808 – You Only Die Once
740812 – The Beach of Falesa
740813 – The Frontiers of Fear
740814 – Journey Into Terror
740815 – The Final Vow
740819 – The Hands of Mrs. Mallory
740820 – A Preview of Death
740821 – Having a Horrible Time
740822 – The Case of M.J.H.
740826 – The Deadliest Favor
740828 – The Fatal Marksman
740829 – Medium Rare
740902 – The Return of Anatole Chevenic
740903 – The Imp in the Bottle
740905 – Deadline for Death
740909 – Double Exposure
740911 – The Hand that Refused to Die
740912 – The Trouble with Murder
740916 – Whatever Happened to Mrs. Forbush?
740917 – Thicker Than Water
740919 – The Garden
740923 – Island of the Lost
740925 – The Deadly Blind Man’s Bluff
740926 – The Spectral Bride
740930 – Murder to Perfection
741001 – The Bride that Wasn’t
741003 – The Golden Blood of the Sun
741007 – Sister of Death
741009 – Trapped
741010 – The Voodoo Doll
741014 – A Scaffold for Two
741015 – Picture on the Wall
741017 – The Last Escape
741021 – Mind Over Matthew
741023 – See Naples and Die
741024 – A Cage for Augie Karo
741028 – Possessed by the Devil
741029 – The Black Room
741031 – The Demon Spirit
741104 – Bury Me Again
741106 – Terror on the Heath
741107 – How Eberhard Edwards Wings
741111 – Wave of Terror
741112 – I Must Kill Edna
741114 – The 36th Man
741118 – The Strange Voyage of Lady Dee
741120 – Tattooed for Murder
741121 – The Death Watch
741125 – The Sighting
741126 – Courtyard of Death
741128 – The Aaron Burr Murder Case
741202 – The Dice of Doom
741204 – A Bride for Death
741205 – The Body Snatchers
741209 – The Fatal Connection
741210 – The Damned Thing
741212 – Is the Lady Dead?
741216 – Stephanie’s Room
741218 – Charity is Never Dead
741219 – The House of the Voodoo Queen
741223 – Give the Devil his Due
741224 – A Very Private Miracle
741226 – Turnabout is Fair Play
741230 – The Golem
750101 – The Deadly Pearls
750102 – The Reluctant Killer
750105 – The Many Names of Death
750106 – The Premature Burial
750107 – The Murders in the Rue Morgue
750108 – The Oblong Box
750109 – Berenice
750110 – The Masque of the Red Death
750111 – The Tell-Tale Heart
750112 – The Cask of Amontillado
750113 – The Witness is Death
750114 – Faith and the Faker
750116 – A Death of Kings
750117 – Ghost Talk
750120 – The Precious Killer
750122 – Concerto in Death
750123 – Sleepy Village
750124 – The Flowers of Death
750126 – The Follower
750127 – A Coffin for the Devil
750128 – Windandingo
750130 – The Night of the Wolf
750131 – The Disembodied Voice
750203 – Death on Skiis
750204 – Death in the Stars
750206 – The Sire de Maletroits Door
750207 – Death is So Trivial
750210 – Journey Into Nowhere
750213 – A Small Question of Terror
750214 – The Shadow of the Past
750217 – The Death Wisher
750218 – Love Me and Die
750220 – Must Hope Perish
750221 – The Weavers of Death
750224 – Hell Hath No Fury
750226 – The Strange Case of Lucas Lauder
750227 – Them!
750228 – An Identical Murder
750303 – The Wakeful Ghost
750303hb – The Wakeful Ghost
750304 – The Pit and the Penduluum
750306 – When the Death Bell Tolls
750307 – The Eye of Death
750310 – The Stuff of Dreams
750312 – The Dark Closet
750312hb – The Dark Closet
750313 – Death Pays No Dividend
750314 – The Cezar Curse
750317 – Every Blossom Dies
750318 – It’s Murder, Mr. Lincoln
750320 – The Doppelganger
750321 – The Man Must Die
750324 – The Deadly Double
750326 – Death is a Dream
750327 – The Velvet Claws
750327hb – The Velvet Claws
750328 – Key to Murder
750331 – Killer of the Year
750401 – The Killer Inside
750403 – The Garrison of the Dead
750404 – Roses are for Funerals
750407 – The Benjamin Franklin Murder Case
750409 – The Altar of Blood
750410 – The Death of Haplin Frazier
750411 – The Phantom Stop
750414 – The Intermediary
750415 – My Own Murderer
750417 – Through the Looking Glass
750418 – A Challenge for the Dead
750421 – Sting of Death
750423 – Afraid to Live, Afraid to Die
750424 – Bulletproof
750425 – Till Death Do Us Join
750428 – The Phantom of the Opera
750429 – Black Widow
750429hb – Black Widow
740505 – The Paradise of the Devil
750509 – Voices of Death
750512 – For Tomorrow We Die
750513 – Where Angels Fear to Tread
750515 – Deadly Dilemma
750516 – Rise and Fall of the Fourth Reich
750519 – The Diamond Necklace
750521 – Don’t Let it Choke You
750522 – Return to Shadow Lake
750523 – Markheim, Man or Monster?
750526 – The Witches Almanac
750527 – The Executioner
750529 – Just One More Day
750530 – Someday I’ll Find You
750602 – River of Hades
750604 – Devil’s Leap
750605 – The Plastic Man
750606 – The Transformer
750609 – Fallen Angel
750610 – The Queen of Darkness
750612 – A Case of Negligence
750613 – Stairway to Oblivion
750616 – The Smile of Deceit
750618 – Frameup
750619 – The Climbing Boy
750620 – Can You Trust Your Husband?
750623 – The Mills of the Gods
750624 – The Mask of Tupac
750626 – That Hamlet Was a Good Boy
750627 – The Rape of the Maia
750630 – The Golden Cauldron
750702 – Come Back With Me
750703 – Murder Will Out
750704 – The Slave
750707 – Guilty
750708 – The Triangle
750710 – The Ghostly Rival
750711 – The Widow’s Auxilliary
750714 – Snake in the Grass
750716 – Goodbye, Karl Erich
750717 – Nightmare’s Nest
750718 – The Spots of the Leopard
750721 – Fateful Reunion
750722 – The Poisoned Pen
750724 – Appointment in Uganda
750728 – The Lady is a Jinx
750730 – He Moves in Mysterious Ways
750731 – Carmilla
750801 – The Onyx Eye
750804 – The Devil’s Boutique
750805 – Hung Jury
750805hb – Hung Jury
750807 – To Die is Forever
750808 – The Grey Ghost
750811 – Age Cannot Wither
750813 – The Master Computer
750814 – The Root of All Evil
750815 – The Unbearable Reflection
750818 – Help! Somebody!
750819 – Welcome for a Dead Man
750821 – Circle of Evil
750822 – Terror in the Air
750825 – Person to be Notified
750827 – The Eavesdropper
750828 – Night of the Howling Dog
750829 – Murder by Proxy
750901 – The Smile of Death
750902 – Portrait of Death
750904 – The Special Undertaking
750905 – Sleepwalker
750908 – The Other Life
750910 – The Ides of March
750910hb – The Ides of March
750911 – The Voice of Death
750912 – The Ghost Plane
750915 – Little Old Lady Killer
750916 – The Prison of Glass
750916hb – The Prison of Glass
750918 – The Coffin with the Golden Nails
750919eg – The Third Person
750919hb – The Third Person
750922eg – Solid Gold Soldiers
750922hb – Solid Gold Soldiers
750923eg – The Headless Hessian
750923hb – The Headless Hessian
750924 – The Angels of Devils
750925 – The Black Whale
750926 – Assassination in Time
750927 – The Thomas Jefferson Defense
750928 – The Other Self
750929 – You’re Only Young Twice
751001 – Primrose Path
751002 – The Man Who Ran Away
751006 – Five Ghostly Indians
751007 – Who Made Me
751009 – They Shall Stone Them with Stones
751013 – The Last Lesson
751015 – The Kiss of Death
751016 – Stay Out of Dutchman’s Woods
751020 – Never in this World
751021 – Million Dollar Murder
751023 – The Sealed Room Murder
751024 – The Summer people
751027 – A Living Corpse
751028 – The Storm Breeder
751031 – It’s Hell to Pay the Piper
751103 – The Mortgage
751105 – The Edge of the Scalpel
751107 – Killing Valley
751110 – The Public Avenger
751111 – Party Girl
751113 – Home is Where the Ghost Is
751114 – The Money Makers
751117 – The Moonlighter
751119 – Fear
751120 – Lamps of the Devil
751121 – The Hanging Judgment
751124 – The Serpent’s Tooth
751125 – Lap of the Gods
751127 – The Dead, Dead Ringer
751128 – The Frammis
751201 – With Malice Aforethought
751203 – Promise to Kill
751204 – Portrait of a Killer
751205 – Pharaoh’s Daughter
751208 – How Quiet the Night
751223 – The Murder Market
751229 – The Memory Killers
751231 – Sagamore Cottage
760305 – Infernal Triangle
760308 – The Queen of Spades
760310 – I Thought I Saw a Shadow
760311 – Pandora
760312 – The Man Who Preyed on Widows
760315 – The Aliens
760316 – Crime Casts a Shadow
760318 – The Other Side of the Coin
760319 – A Matter of Love and Death
760322 – Stampede
760323 – The Covered Bridge
760324 – Brain Drain
760325 – The Transformation of Joebee
760326 – Extortion
760329 – The Saxon Curse
760330 – The Intruders
760331 – The Spit and Image
760401 – The White Ghost
760402 – Vanity Dies Hard
760405 – Time Killer
760406 – The Boy Wonder
760407 – The Paradise Cafe
760408 – Sleeping Dogs
760409 – Fool’s Gold
760413 – Wishes Can Be Fatal
760415 – Strange Passenger
760426 – The Three Elders of Lifeboat Landing
760503 – The Cornstarch Killer
760506 – What a Change in Hilda
760510 – The Ghost of San Juan Hill
760513 – The Secret Sharer
760517 – Blind Witness
760520 – The Walking Dead
760524 – A Mexican Standoff
760527 – Demon Lover
760531 – Ghost Town
760610 – Free the Beast
760614 – The Unthinkable
760617 – Pension Plan
760621 – Checkmate
760624 – Child of Fate
760628 – Forty-Five Minutes to Murder
760701 – Loser Takes All
760712 – Blood Red Roses
760715 – The Last Trip of Charter Boat Sally
760719 – Future Eye
760722 – The Men with the Magic Fingers
760726 – The Brain Without Mercy
760729 – Shotgun Wedding
760802 – Every Dog Has His Day
760805 – Lovers and Killers
760809 – Overnight to Freedom
760812 – The Haliday Prediction
760909 – A Two-Bit Fortune
760910 – A Magical Place
760913 – The Tell-Tale Corpse
760914 – Journey to Jerusalem
760916 – Dr. Peterson’s Pills
760920 – A Very Dear Ghost Indeed
760921 – The Rainbow Man
760927 – The Ghostly Private Eye
760928 – One Girl in a Million
760930 – Not for Sale
761001 – The Clairvoyant
761004 – The Midas Touch
761005 – Private Stock
761006 – Child of Fate
761008 – The Tortured Twins
761011 – My Wife Doesn’t Understand Me
761012 – The God Killer
761015 – A Point in Time
761018 – Killer’s Appointment
761019 – The Mission of Atropos
761021 – To Hang by the Neck
761022 – Somebody Help Me!
761027 – The Deathly White Man
761028 – Absolute Zero
761029 – The Unborn
761030 – Witche’s Sabbath
761031 – The Queen of Cats
761104 – City of the Dead
761105 – The Secret Chamber
761108 – The Graveyard
761109 – The Colony
761111 – Strike Force
761112 – A Question of Identity
761122 – Meeting by Chance
761123 – The Awakening
761125 – M-U-R-D-E-R
761126 – Blood Will Tell
761129 – The Man Who Couldn’t Get Arrested
761130 – Now You See Them, Now You Don’t
761202 – How to Kill Rudy
761203 – Child of Misfortune
761206 – Child of the Sea
761209 – Nobody Dies
761210 – Identity Crisis
761213 – Hit Me Again
761214 – The Smoking Pistol
761216 – The Doctor’s Evidence
761217 – A Quiet Evening at Home
761220 – Date of Death
761221 – The Lone Survivor
761223 – Double Zero
761225 – The Magus
761228 – The Artist
761230 – Your Move, Mr. Ellers
761231 – Tomorrow’s Murder

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