Lights Out

June 10, 1936 to August 6, 1947
216 episodes known to exist
Lights Out was a mystery and thrillers radio show which ran from June 10, 1936 to August 6, 1947.
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Show
# Episodes (Known)
Network
1
June 10, 1936 - August 16, 1939
Lights Out
144
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2
October 6, 1942 - September 28, 1943
Lights Out
52
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3
July 14, 1945 - September 1, 1945
Lights Out
7
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4
July 6, 1946 - August 24, 1946
Lights Out
8
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5
July 9, 1947 - August 6, 1947
Lights Out
5
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Lights Out
June 10, 1936 - August 16, 1939
144 episodes known to exist
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
June 10, 1936 
Burial Service 
 
 

 
June 17, 1936 
Cat Wife 
 
 

 
June 24, 1936 
The Dictator 
 
 

 
July 1, 1936 
Midnight Flame 
 
 

 
July 8, 1936 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
 

 
July 15, 1936 
The Flame 
 
 

 
July 22, 1936 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
 

 
July 29, 1936 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
 

 
August 5, 1936 
Money, Money, Money 
 
 

 
10 
August 12, 1936 
Across the Gap 
 
 
11 
August 19, 1936 
Invitation to a Fly 
 
 

 
12 
August 26, 1936 
Danse Macabre 
 
 

 
13 
September 2, 1936 
The Last War 
 
 

 
14 
September 9, 1936 
The Author and the Thing 
 
 

 
15 
September 16, 1936 
The Sea 
 
 

 
16 
September 23, 1936 
Blue Beard and the Harp 
 
 

 
17 
September 30, 1936 
Black Pirate 
 
 

 
18 
October 7, 1936 
Eagle's Return 
 
 

 
19 
October 14, 1936 
The Fast One 
 
 

 
20 
October 21, 1936 
The Thing That Crept 
 
 

 
21 
October 28, 1936 
Halloween Horror 
 
 

 
22 
November 4, 1936 
Death Prayer 
 
 

 
23 
November 11, 1936 
Crime Clique of Croesus 
 
 

 
24 
November 18, 1936 
Alter Ego 
 
 

 
25 
November 25, 1936 
Tong 
 
 

 
26 
December 2, 1936 
War Horse 
 
 

 
27 
December 9, 1936 
Nobody Died 
 
 

 
28 
December 16, 1936 
Poltergeist 
 
 

 
29 
December 23, 1936 
Afternoon of a Faun 
 
 

 
30 
December 30, 1936 
Murder Below 
 
 

 
31 
January 6, 1937 
Sir Rat 
 
 

 
32 
January 13, 1937 
Devil in White 
 
 

 
33 
January 20, 1937 
Beast of the Shamo 
 
 

 
34 
January 27, 1937 
Big Sock 
 
 

 
35 
February 3, 1937 
The Honeymoon 
 
 

 
36 
February 10, 1937 
Acrophobia 
 
 

 
37 
February 17, 1937 
Cat Wife 
 
 

 
38 
February 24, 1937 
Buried in 1826 
 
 

 
39 
March 3, 1937 
Sakhalin 
 
 

 
40 
March 10, 1937 
Chicken Heart 
 
 

 
41 
March 17, 1937 
State Executioner 
 
 

 
42 
March 24, 1937 
The Thirteenth Corpse 
 
 

 
43 
March 31, 1937 
Homus Primus 
 
 

 
44 
April 7, 1937 
Ivan, the Terrible 
 
 

 
45 
April 14, 1937 
The Little People 
 
 

 
46 
April 21, 1937 
Ghost Party 
 
 

 
47 
April 28, 1937 
The Ninth Life 
 
 

 
48 
May 5, 1937 
I, Madman 
 
 

 
49 
May 12, 1937 
Organ 
 
30:00 

 
50 
May 19, 1937 
Mad World 
 
 

 
51 
May 26, 1937 
Until Dead 
 
 

 
52 
June 2, 1937 
Snake Woman 
 
 

 
53 
June 9, 1937 
Forty Second Street Precinct 
 
 

 
54 
June 16, 1937 
Meteor Man 
 
 

 
55 
June 23, 1937 
Happy Ending 
 
 

 
56 
June 30, 1937 
The Cave 
 
 

 
57 
July 7, 1937 
Brain Wave 
 
 

 
58 
July 14, 1937 
Lord Marley's Ghost 
END OF SEASON 
 

 
59 
September 29, 1937 
Glacer Woman 
 
 

 
60 
October 6, 1937 
Escape 
 
 

 
61 
October 13, 1937 
Black Zombie 
 
 

 
62 
October 20, 1937 
The Deep 
 
 

 
63 
October 27, 1937 
Pyramid 
 
 

 
64 
November 3, 1937 
Four Husbands 
 
 

 
65 
November 10, 1937 
Compound Interest 
 
 

 
66 
November 17, 1937 
Little Old Lady 
 
 

 
67 
November 24, 1937 
Tin Soldier 
 
 

 
68 
December 1, 1937 
Death Pit 
 
 

 
69 
December 8, 1937 
The Flame 
 
 

 
70 
December 15, 1937 
Studio Appartment 
 
 

 
71 
December 22, 1937 
Uninhabited (christmas Story - 1918) 
Christmas Program 
29:41 

 
72 
December 29, 1937 
The Dark 
 
 

 
73 
January 12, 1938 
Genghis Khan 
SHOW OF 1/5 WAS PRE-EMPTED 
 

 
74 
January 19, 1938 
Seven Women 
 
 

 
75 
January 26, 1938 
Oxychloride X 
 
 

 
76 
February 2, 1938 
Death Letter 
 
 

 
77 
February 9, 1938 
Screen Test 
 
 

 
78 
February 16, 1938 
Murder Castle 
 
 

 
79 
February 23, 1938 
Chicken Heart 
 
 

 
80 
March 2, 1938 
Mother-In-Law 
 
 

 
81 
March 9, 1938 
The Ball 
 
 

 
82 
March 16, 1938 
Superfeature 
 
 

 
83 
March 23, 1938 
The Dream 
4th ANNIVERSARY SHOW Boris Karloff begins a series of 5 shows. 
30:00 

 
84 
March 30, 1938 
Valse Triste 
Boris Karloff 
 

 
85 
April 6, 1938 
Cat Wife 
Boris Karloff 
30:00 

 
86 
April 13, 1938 
Three Matches 
Boris Karloff 
 

 
87 
April 20, 1938 
Night On the Mountain 
Boris Karloff 
 

 
88 
April 27, 1938 
They Died 
 
 

 
89 
May 4, 1938 
Devil's Island 
 
 

 
90 
May 11, 1938 
It Happened 
Mercedes Mccambridge 
29:30 

 
91 
May 18, 1938 
Good, Bad, Indifferent 
 
 

 
92 
May 25, 1938 
Mrs. Crazy 
 
 

 
93 
June 1, 1938 
Scoop 
 
 

 
94 
June 8, 1938 
Spider 
 
 

 
95 
June 15, 1938 
The Thirteenth Corpse 
 
 

 
96 
June 22, 1938 
Bon Voyage 
 
 

 
97 
June 29, 1938 
The Chest 
 
 

 
98 
July 6, 1938 
Gevancenpoort 
 
 

 
99 
July 13, 1938 
The Peacock Shrieks 
LAST PROGRAM WRITTEN BY Arch Oboler 
 

 
100 
July 20, 1938 
The Hounds of War 
Written by Geoffrey Whalen. FINAL SHOW OF SEASON 
 

 
101 
October 12, 1938 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
 

 
102 
October 26, 1938 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
SHOW OF 10/19 WAS PRE-EMPTED 
 

 
103 
November 2, 1938 
The Living Death 
By Walter Hank Richards. Handwritten comment on script cover sheet says "Very Good". Wish I had the show. 
 
104 
November 9, 1938 
Legion of the Dead 
By Ken Robinson 
 

 
105 
November 16, 1938 
The Ring 
By Stuart Haydon. Handwritten note on script cover sheet says "Good" 
 

 
106 
November 23, 1938 
The Hand Or Eternity 
By Hobart Donovan 
 

 
107 
November 30, 1938 
The Bride of Madness 
 
 

 
108 
December 7, 1938 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
 

 
109 
December 14, 1938 
Queen Cobra 
 
 

 
110 
December 21, 1938 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
 

 
111 
December 28, 1938 
Two Voices Has the Devil 
 
 
112 
January 4, 1939 
Cat Pit 
 
 
113 
January 11, 1939 
Reunion 
 
 
114 
January 18, 1939 
The Stage Is Set For Murder 
 
 

 
115 
January 25, 1939 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
 
116 
February 1, 1939 
Bark of a Dead Dog 
 
 
117 
February 8, 1939 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
 
118 
February 15, 1939 
Jerico 
 
 
119 
February 22, 1939 
The Survivor 
 
 

 
120 
March 1, 1939 
Satan's Orchid 
 
 
121 
March 8, 1939 
One Day It Rained Blood 
 
 

 
122 
March 15, 1939 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
 

 
123 
March 22, 1939 
Wandering Egyption 
 
 

 
124 
March 29, 1939 
Dilu 
 
 

 
125 
April 5, 1939 
The Blood of the Gorilla 
 
 

 
126 
April 12, 1939 
Fear 
 
 

 
127 
April 19, 1939 
The Phantom Meteor 
 
 

 
128 
April 26, 1939 
The Devil's Due 
5TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW with a LIVE AUDIENCE 
29:30 

 
129 
May 3, 1939 
The Retribution of Edward Scurr 
 
 
130 
May 10, 1939 
The Curse of the Klba 
 
 

 
131 
May 17, 1939 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
 

 
132 
May 24, 1939 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
 

 
133 
May 31, 1939 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
 

 
134 
June 7, 1939 
Vendetta 
 
 

 
135 
June 14, 1939 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
 

 
136 
June 21, 1939 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
 

 
137 
June 28, 1939 
Lady Macbeth 
 
 

 
138 
July 5, 1939 
Through a Murderer's Eyes 
 
 

 
139 
July 12, 1939 
The China Doll 
 
 

 
140 
July 19, 1939 
Murder Mind 
 
 

 
141 
July 26, 1939 
The Giggler 
 
 

 
142 
August 2, 1939 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
 

 
143 
August 9, 1939 
Serenade of Death 
 
 

 
144 
August 16, 1939 
The Day of the Four 
END OF THE SEASON 
 
Lights Out
October 6, 1942 - September 28, 1943
52 episodes known to exist
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
October 6, 1942 
What the Devil 
 
 

 
October 13, 1942 
Revolt of the Worms 
 
 

 
October 20, 1942 
Poltergeist (gravestone) 
 
27:10 

 
October 27, 1942 
Mungahra (the House Is Haunted) 
 
27:10 

 
November 3, 1942 
Across the Gap (neanderthal Man) 
 
 

 
November 10, 1942 
Bon Voyage 
 
27:10 

 
November 17, 1942 
Come to the Bank 
Jay Novello, Bud Tollefson (sound), Virginia Gregg, Joe Leahy (music), Dave Diller (engineer), Byron Kane (announcer) 
27:10 

 
November 24, 1942 
Chicken Heart 
NOTE: This is a RECREATION performed on 10-31-99 by the Gotham Players over WBAI. Although the original script was used, it is NOT the original program 
30:00 

 
December 1, 1942 
Mister Maggs (the Chest) 
 
27:00 

 
10 
December 8, 1942 
Scoop (cemetery) 
 
27:20 

 
11 
December 15, 1942 
Knock At the Door 
 
28:00 

 
12 
December 22, 1942 
Meteor Man (the Hungry Ones) 
 
26:20 

 
13 
December 29, 1942 
Valse Triste 
Dinah Shore, Gloria Blondell, Lou Merrill, Joe Kearns, Wally Maher 
30:20 

 
14 
January 5, 1943 
The Fast One (speed) 
 
29:05 

 
15 
January 12, 1943 
The Mirror 
 
 

 
16 
January 19, 1943 
Cat Wife (alley Cat) 
 
 

 
17 
January 26, 1943 
Protective Mr. Drogen (big Mr. Little) 
 
30:30 

 
18 
February 2, 1943 
Until Dead (the Luck of Mark Street) 
 
30:00 

 
19 
February 9, 1943 
He Dug It Up 
 
29:40 

 
20 
February 16, 1943 
Oxychloride X (hole, The) 
 
29:40 

 
21 
February 23, 1943 
They Met At Dorset 
 
29:50 

 
22 
March 2, 1943 
The Sea 
 
30:00 

 
23 
March 9, 1943 
The Ball (paris Macabre) 
 
30:00 

 
24 
March 16, 1943 
The Dream 
 
30:00 

 
25 
March 23, 1943 
The Flame 
 
29:30 

 
26 
March 30, 1943 
Money, Money, Money ($3,000) 
 
29:30 

 
27 
April 6, 1943 
Superfeature (familiar, Sudenly Unfamiliar) 
 
29:30 

 
28 
April 13, 1943 
Archer (ancestor) 
 
29:30 

 
29 
April 20, 1943 
Kill 
 
29:50 

 
30 
April 27, 1943 
Execution 
 
29:50 

 
31 
May 4, 1943 
Heavenly Jeep 
 
29:50 

 
32 
May 11, 1943 
Murder in the Script Department 
 
30:00 

 
33 
May 18, 1943 
Spider 
 
30:00 

 
34 
May 25, 1943 
Little Old Lady (mrs. Kingsley's Report) 
Shirley Mitchell, Cathy Lewis, Noreem Gammill, Jay Novello, Lou Merrill. 
29:40 

 
35 
June 1, 1943 
Ugliest Man in the World (mr. Freak) 
Raymond Edward Johnson, Ann Shepard OPENING & CLOSING MISSING 
21:30 

 
36 
June 8, 1943 
Organ (vacation with Death) 
 
29:40 

 
37 
June 15, 1943 
Prelude to Murder 
"ALTER EGO" WAS NOT ABLE TO BE PRESENTED 
29:30 

 
38 
June 22, 1943 
Nature Study 
 
29:30 

 
39 
June 29, 1943 
Bathysphere (dictator, The) 
 
 

 
40 
July 6, 1943 
The Cliff 
 
 

 
41 
July 13, 1943 
Visitor From Hades 
 
 

 
42 
July 20, 1943 
Profits Unlimited 
 
29:20 

 
43 
July 27, 1943 
Little People (shrinking People) 
NO ENDING 
29:50 

 
44 
August 3, 1943 
Murder Castle 
 
29:10 

 
45 
August 10, 1943 
Sakhalin 
 
30:40 

 
46 
August 17, 1943 
State Executioner (official Killer) 
Mercedes McCambridge, Byron Kane 
30:30 

 
47 
August 24, 1943 
Sub-Basement (going Down) 
 
30:00 

 
48 
August 31, 1943 
Immortal Gentleman (live Forever) 
 
 

 
49 
September 7, 1943 
Lord Marley's Guest (hollywood Visitor) 
June Duprey, Mary Jane Croft 
30:00 

 
50 
September 14, 1943 
The Word (where Are You?) 
Mercedes McCambridge, Byron Kane 
30:00 

 
51 
September 21, 1943 
Mirage 
 
29:30 

 
52 
September 28, 1943 
The Author and the Thing 
Mercedes McCambridge, Arch Oboler Stars as himself. LAST SHOW OF THE SERIES AS Arch Oboler BEGINS A PLAY. "BIG TOWN" STARTS NEXT WEEK IN THIS TIME SLOT FOR "IRONIZED YEAST" 
30:00 

 
Lights Out
July 14, 1945 - September 1, 1945
7 episodes known to exist
All Written By: Willis Cooper
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
July 14, 1945 
The Safe Crackers 
 
 
July 21, 1945 
Reunion After Death 
HOME WIRE RECORDING 
27:30 

 
July 28, 1945 
The Rocket Ship 
 
 

 
August 4, 1945 
Lady From the Lake 
 
 

 
August 11, 1945 
Did the Murder Happen? 
 
 

 
August 25, 1945 
Man in the Middle 
MODERATE SURFACE NOISE 
30:00 

 
September 1, 1945 
Lights Out 
 
 

 
Lights Out
July 6, 1946 - August 24, 1946
8 episodes known to exist
All Written By: Willis Cooper
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
July 6, 1946 
The Seven Plovers 
 
 

 
July 13, 1946 
The Coffin in Studio B 
 
29:20 

 
July 20, 1946 
Haunted Cell 
 
29:40 

 
July 27, 1946 
Battle of the Magicians 
 
30:30 

 
August 3, 1946 
The Revenge of India 
 
29:40 

 
August 10, 1946 
Ghost On the Newsreel Negative 
 
30:30 

 
August 17, 1946 
The Dillinger Complex 
 
 
August 24, 1946 
The Signal Man 
 
29:40 

 
Lights Out
July 9, 1947 - August 6, 1947
5 episodes known to exist
#
Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
July 9, 1947 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
July 16, 1947 
Death Robbery 
Boris Karloff 
30:00 

 
July 23, 1947 
The Undead 
 
30:00 

 
July 30, 1947 
The Ring 
1ST HALF ONLY Boris Karlof 
15:00 

 
August 6, 1947 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
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