Nostalgic Mystery Radio

Ep.272 Nick Carter Master Detective: An Angle On Murder

September 19, 2022 Stevie K. Episode 272
Nostalgic Mystery Radio
Ep.272 Nick Carter Master Detective: An Angle On Murder
Show Notes

Nick Carter, Master Detective, which aired on Mutual from 1943 to 1955. Nick Carter first came to radio as The Return of Nick Carter. Then Nick Carter, Master Detective, with Lon Clark in the title role, began April 11, 1943, on Mutual, continuing in many different timeslots for well over a decade. Jock MacGregor was the producer-director of scripts by Alfred Bester, Milton J. Kramer, David Kogan and others. Background music was supplied by organists Hank Sylvern, Lew White and George Wright. Patsy Bowen, Nick's assistant, was portrayed by Helen Choate until mid-1946 and then Charlotte Manson stepped into the role. Nick and Patsy's friend was reporter Scubby Wilson (John Kane). Nick's contact at the police department was Sgt. Mathison (Ed Latimer). The supporting cast included Raymond Edward Johnson, Bill Johnstone and Bryna Raeburn. Michael Fitzmaurice was the program's announcer.

An Angle On Murder: John Hammel of the bankers associates had noticed that there was a serious shortage on the books and was sure that he knew who it was that was taking the money. He didn’t want to get the police involved as any publicity could damage the banks reputation so he called Nick Carter. But before he could tell Nick of his suspicions he was shot dead.

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