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TWTD Archive – January 6, 1996

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“City of the Dead” Chapters 1 thru 5

Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, January 6, 1996

Today we begin an exciting series by the great Carlton E. Morse, creator of I Love a Mystery and One Man’s Family.
“The City of the Dead” (syndicated in 1944) stars Elliott Lewis as Captain Bart Friday with Richard LeGrand as Doc Tooner and Janet Waldo as Phyllis Carroll.

There are ten 25-minute episodes in this thrilling adventure and we’ll broadcast the first five chapters today. The remaining chapters will be presented on January 13.

Chapter 1 – The City of the Dead is an old graveyard presided over by Mayor Joshua Friday (the caretaker). The adventure begins with phantom church bells, shrouded monsters and a young couple’s car being stolen. Mayor Friday and his friend Doc Tooner insist the young couple stay the night, locking their doors behind them.

Chapter 2 – “I’ve Dug Up Something Ghastly”
Chapter 3 – “The Body that Walked Off”
Chapter 4 – “Old Clawfoot Again”
Chapter 5 – “The Skeleton Walks in”