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TWTD Archive – October 26, 1996

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Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, October 26, 1996

INNER SANCTUM (1940s) Make Ready My Grave” starring Joan Banks and Richard Widmark with Jackson Beck. Story about a “boy and girl who have just been married; a piece of colored string; an open grave; and a hangman’s noose.”

CRIME PHOTOGRAPHER (9-11-47) “Graveyard Gertie” stars Staats Cotsworth as Casey who, with his girlfriend, discovers an old woman in a cemetery at midnight.

LIFE OF RILEY (1950s) William Bendix stars as Riley with John Brown as Digby O’Dell, the friendly undertaker. Intent upon moving to a new home, Riley finds a beautiful Beverly Hills dream house  (with a low rent) overlooking a cemetery.

THE SHADOW (9-14-47) “When the Grave is Open.”  Bret Morrison stars as Lamont Cranston.  Two grave robbers deliver the wrong body to their client.

DEVIL AND MR. O (1970) “Gravestone” introduced by Arch Oboler. Three women on a winter holiday in the country find themselves in a snow-covered cemetery. This is a syndicated version of the Lights Out drama “Poltergeist” originally broadcast 10-20-42. 

NOTE:  Ken Alexander joins Chuck for today’s entire broadcast which will originate from a cemetery somewhere in the Chicago area and will be heard on a special ghost-to-ghost network.  Don’t miss it if you can!