This collection of The Whister Greats includes 410 different shows and appearances for a total of 194+ hours of listening enjoyment.
The Whistler was one of radio's most popular mystery dramas, playing from 1942 until 1955. The Whistler was sponsored by the Signal Oil Company: "Let that whistle be your signal for the Signal Oil program, The Whistler." The writing was first class for its genre, and it added a slightly macabre element of humor to its often-paranoid crime stories.
At night the Whistler would begin his ominous narration:
I am the Whistler, and I know many things, for I walk by night. I know many strange tales, many secrets hidden in the hearts of men and women who have stepped into the shadows. Yes, I know the nameless terrors of which they dare not speak.
The stories follow an effective formula in which a person's criminal acts were typically undone by their own stupidity. Ironic twist endings were common, as they had been on the show that most obviously influenced it, The Shadow. The Whistler narrated, often commenting directly upon the action in the manner of a Greek chorus, taunting the criminal from an omniscient perspective. The Whistler seldom featured any major Hollywood stars, but the quality of writing and performance made it a radio mainstay.
This collection of The Whistler Greats includes 410 different shows and appearances for a total of 194+ hours of listening enjoyment.
This product is a DVD collection of Old Time Radio mp3s. It is designed to be played on your computer DVD drive with standard mp3 software - like Windows media player or its equivalent on Macintosh computers. The mp3 files on the DVDs can be copied onto CDs for play in your car stereo, home entertainment center, etc so you can take your favorite shows with you anywhere you go.