Molle' Mystery Theater

September 7, 1943 to June 19, 1951
381 episodes known to exist
Molle' Mystery Theater was a mystery radio show which ran from September 7, 1943 to June 19, 1951.
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# Episodes (Known)
Network
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September 7, 1943 - July 3, 1945
Molle' Mystery Theater
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2
October 5, 1945 - June 25, 1948
Molle' Mystery Theater
137
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3
June 29, 1948 - June 19, 1951
Molle' Mystery Theater
153
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Molle' Mystery Theater
September 7, 1943 - July 3, 1945
91 episodes known to exist
Host: Roc Rogers as "GEOFFREY BARNES; Connoisseur of Mysteries"
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
September 7, 1943 
Tell-Tale Heart 
Author: Edgar Allan Poe 
29:30 

 
September 14, 1943 
The Flying Squad 
 
29:30 

 
September 21, 1943 
The Leavenworth Case 
 
29:30 

 
September 28, 1943 
Death Lights a Candle 
 
29:30 

 
October 5, 1943 
Dark Eyes of London 
 
29:30 

 
October 12, 1943 
Sunday Pigeon Murders 
 
29:30 

 
October 19, 1943 
Murders in the Rue Morgue 
Author: Edgar Allan Poe 
29:30 

 
October 26, 1943 
Death in the Doll's House 
 
29:30 

 
November 2, 1943 
The Big Sleep 
 
29:30 

 
10 
November 9, 1943 
Crime of Violence 
 
29:30 

 
11 
November 16, 1943 
Mourned On Sunday 
 
29:30 

 
12 
November 23, 1943 
File For Record 
 
29:30 

 
13 
November 30, 1943 
Dreadful Memory 
 
29:30 

 
14 
December 7, 1943 
Murder in the Madhouse 
 
29:30 

 
15 
December 14, 1943 
Lady in the Lake 
 
29:30 

 
16 
December 21, 1943 
Stalk the Hunter 
 
29:30 

 
17 
December 28, 1943 
Homicide For Hannah 
 
29:30 

 
18 
January 4, 1944 
The Mystery of the Seven Keys 
 
29:30 

 
19 
January 18, 1944 
Most Dangerous Game 
Show of 1-11 Pre-Empted 
29:30 

 
20 
January 25, 1944 
Thursday Turkey Murders 
 
29:30 

 
21 
February 1, 1944 
Talent For Murder 
 
29:30 

 
22 
February 8, 1944 
The Crimson Circle 
 
29:30 

 
23 
February 15, 1944 
You Only Hang Once 
 
29:30 

 
24 
February 22, 1944 
The Gorgeous Ghoul Murder Case 
 
29:30 

 
25 
February 29, 1944 
Farewell, My Lovely 
 
29:30 

 
26 
March 7, 1944 
Cat and the Canary 
 
29:30 

 
27 
March 14, 1944 
The Monkey's Paw 
 
29:30 

 
28 
March 21, 1944 
Going, Going, Gone 
 
29:30 

 
29 
March 28, 1944 
The Dead Don't Care 
 
29:30 

 
30 
April 4, 1944 
Affair of the Splintered Heart 
 
29:30 

 
31 
April 11, 1944 
Criminal At Large 
Edgar Wallace AFRS Mystery Playhouse 
25:13 

 
32 
April 18, 1944 
If I Die Before I Wake 
 
29:30 

 
33 
April 25, 1944 
Love From a Stranger 
 
29:30 

 
34 
May 2, 1944 
Murder Masks Miami 
 
29:30 

 
35 
May 9, 1944 
Sister of Cain 
 
29:30 

 
36 
May 16, 1944 
The Dain Curse 
 
29:30 

 
37 
May 23, 1944 
Home Sweet Homicide 
 
29:30 

 
38 
May 30, 1944 
Great Impersonation 
 
29:30 

 
39 
June 13, 1944 
Agony Column 
Show of 6-6 Pre-Empted 
29:30 

 
40 
June 20, 1944 
Death Talks Out of Turn 
K.T. Stevens 
29:28 

 
41 
June 27, 1944 
The Cat Saw Murder 
 
29:30 

 
42 
July 4, 1944 
Bunches of Knuckles 
 
29:30 

 
43 
July 11, 1944 
Murder Ad Lib 
 
29:30 

 
44 
July 18, 1944 
Goldfish 
 
29:30 

 
45 
July 25, 1944 
Fifty Candles 
AFRS Mystery Playhouse 
30:43 

 
46 
August 1, 1944 
Death in the Doghouse 
 
29:30 

 
47 
August 8, 1944 
The Mark of Gregory 
 
29:30 

 
48 
August 15, 1944 
Murder in Havana 
 
29:30 

 
49 
August 22, 1944 
The Case of the Talking Pillow 
 
29:30 

 
50 
August 29, 1944 
Crime Without Passion 
 
29:30 

 
51 
September 5, 1944 
Murder Through the Looking Glass 
 
29:30 

 
52 
September 12, 1944 
Give the Guy Rope 
 
29:30 

 
53 
September 19, 1944 
Murder in the City Hall 
 
29:30 

 
54 
September 26, 1944 
Death Rose 
 
29:30 

 
55 
October 3, 1944 
Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu 
 
29:30 

 
56 
October 10, 1944 
The Wheel Spins 
 
29:30 

 
57 
October 17, 1944 
Murder Without Crime 
 
29:30 

 
58 
October 24, 1944 
Comic Strip Murder 
 
29:30 

 
59 
November 14, 1944 
The Interruption 
Shows of 10-31 and 11-7 Pre-Empted 
29:30 

 
60 
November 21, 1944 
The Dilemma 
 
29:30 

 
61 
November 28, 1944 
Nightmare 
 
29:30 

 
62 
December 5, 1944 
A Crime to Fit the Punishment 
AFRS Mystery Playhouse 
30:03 

 
63 
December 12, 1944 
The Bottle Imp 
By: Robert Louis Stevenson AFRS Mystery Playhouse 
24:39 

 
64 
December 19, 1944 
The Man in the Velvet Hat 
 
29:30 

 
65 
December 26, 1944 
The Letter 
AFRS Mystery Playhouse 
25:26 

 
66 
January 2, 1945 
Witness For the Prosecution 
 
29:30 

 
67 
January 9, 1945 
Too Busy Too Die 
 
29:30 

 
68 
January 16, 1945 
Rumor, Inc. 
 
29:30 

 
69 
January 23, 1945 
Red Wine 
 
29:30 

 
70 
January 30, 1945 
Deadline At Dawn 
AFRS Mystery Playhouse 
24:44 

 
71 
February 6, 1945 
Hands of Dr. Ottermoll 
 
29:30 

 
72 
February 13, 1945 
Two Sharp Knives 
 
29:30 

 
73 
February 20, 1945 
Mystery of the Blue Jar 
 
29:30 

 
74 
February 27, 1945 
Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper 
Karl Swenson AFRS Mystery Playhouse 
30:00 

 
75 
March 6, 1945 
The Man Who Murdered in Public 
 
29:30 

 
76 
March 13, 1945 
His Heart Could Break 
 
29:30 

 
77 
March 20, 1945 
After Dinner Story 
 
29:30 

 
78 
March 27, 1945 
The Gay Falcon 
 
29:30 

 
79 
April 3, 1945 
The Eleventh Juror 
AFRS Mystery Theater 
26:46 

 
80 
April 10, 1945 
Journey Into Fear 
 
29:30 

 
81 
April 17, 1945 
The Perfect Crime 
 
29:30 

 
82 
April 24, 1945 
Cask of Amontillado 
Author: Edgar Allan Poe 
29:30 

 
83 
May 1, 1945 
The Clock 
 
29:30 

 
84 
May 15, 1945 
Lady in the Morgue 
Show of 5-8 Pre-Empted 
29:30 

 
85 
May 22, 1945 
The Level Crossing 
 
29:30 

 
86 
May 29, 1945 
The Adaptive Ultimate 
 
29:30 

 
87 
June 5, 1945 
The Beckoning Fair One 
 
29:50 

 
88 
June 12, 1945 
Breakdown 
AFRS Mystery Playhouse 
27:09 

 
89 
June 19, 1945 
The Gioconda Smile 
 
29:34 

 
90 
June 26, 1945 
Marijuana 
 
29:30 

 
91 
July 3, 1945 
Rex Sackler 
 
29:30 

 
Molle' Mystery Theater
October 5, 1945 - June 25, 1948
137 episodes known to exist
Host: Bernard Lenrow as "GEOFFREY BARNES; Connoisseur of Mysteries"
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
October 5, 1945 
Angel Face 
AFRS Mystery Playhouse 
25:55 

 
October 12, 1945 
A Death Is Caused 
AFRS Mystery Playhouse 
23:40 

 
October 19, 1945 
Leg Man 
By William Irish AFRS Mystery Playhouse 
25:30 

 
October 26, 1945 
Ghost with the Gun 
 
29:30 

 
November 2, 1945 
Who Took the Corpse? 
 
29:30 

 
November 9, 1945 
Not Quite Perfect 
AFRS Mystery Playhouse 
29:30 

 
November 16, 1945 
The Rat Is a Mouse 
 
29:30 

 
November 23, 1945 
Post-Mortem 
 
29:30 

 
December 7, 1945 
Men From Yesterday 
Show of 11-30 Pre-Empted 
29:30 

 
10 
December 14, 1945 
I Wouldn't Be in Your Shoes 
 
29:30 

 
11 
December 21, 1945 
The Doctor, His Wife, and the Clock 
 
29:42 

 
12 
December 28, 1945 
Blind Man's Bluff 
 
29:30 

 
13 
January 4, 1946 
The Blind Spot 
 
29:30 

 
14 
January 11, 1946 
Dime a Dance 
 
29:30 

 
15 
January 18, 1946 
Ladies in Retirement 
AFRS Mystery Playhouse 
24:30 

 
16 
January 25, 1946 
Burn, Witch, Burn 
 
29:30 

 
17 
February 1, 1946 
Mathematics For Murder 
 
29:30 

 
18 
February 8, 1946 
Comic Strip Murder 
 
29:30 

 
19 
February 15, 1946 
Beautiful Silence 
 
29:30 

 
20 
February 22, 1946 
Last Night 
 
29:30 

 
21 
March 1, 1946 
Code Two 
 
29:30 

 
22 
March 8, 1946 
Red Wine 
 
29:30 

 
23 
March 15, 1946 
The Case of the Missing Mind 
 
29:30 

 
24 
March 22, 1946 
Alibi For Murder 
 
29:30 

 
25 
March 29, 1946 
The Creeper 
 
29:50 

 
26 
April 5, 1946 
Murder in the City Hall 
By Raymond Chandler, based on "Spanish Blood" 
29:30 

 
27 
April 12, 1946 
Night Must Fall 
Virginia Fields, Ian Martin By Emlyn Williams 
29:30 

 
28 
April 19, 1946 
Follow That Cab 
 
29:35 

 
29 
April 26, 1946 
The Doctor and the Lunatic 
 
29:43 

 
30 
May 3, 1946 
Murder Without Crime 
 
29:30 

 
31 
May 10, 1946 
The Further Adventures of Kenny Andrews 
 
29:50 

 
32 
May 17, 1946 
Killer, Come Back to Me 
Richard Widmark, Alice Rinehart WRITER: Ray Bradbury 
29:30 

 
33 
May 24, 1946 
Goodbye, Darling 
Ed Begley. Commercial: George Putnam 
29:48 

 
34 
May 31, 1946 
Witness For the Prosecution 
Leslie Woods by Agatha Christy 
29:41 

 
35 
June 7, 1946 
Female of the Species 
Lizbeth Scott 
29:39 

 
36 
June 14, 1946 
The Adventure of the Fallen Angels 
Les Tremayne AFRS Mystery Playhouse 
29:30 

 
37 
June 21, 1946 
The Hands of Dr. Ottermole 
Arnold Moss 
29:50 

 
38 
June 28, 1946 
In the Balance 
 
29:30 

 
39 
July 5, 1946 
The Puzzle of the Persian Piggy Bank 
 
29:30 

 
40 
July 12, 1946 
Bury Me Dead 
 
29:30 

 
41 
July 19, 1946 
Wake For a Lady 
 
29:30 

 
42 
July 26, 1946 
Homicide, Unlimited 
 
29:30 

 
43 
August 2, 1946 
The Man Who Murdered in Public 
 
29:30 

 
44 
August 9, 1946 
Silent As the Grave 
 
29:30 

 
45 
August 16, 1946 
The Wine Glass 
 
29:30 

 
46 
August 23, 1946 
St. Louis Lady 
Elspeth Eric, Gilbert Mack, Frank Lovejoy 
29:30 

 
47 
August 30, 1946 
Nightmare 
 
29:30 

 
48 
September 6, 1946 
Ebbtide 
 
29:30 

 
49 
September 13, 1946 
Now You See Her 
 
29:30 

 
50 
September 20, 1946 
Purgatory 
 
29:30 

 
51 
September 27, 1946 
Two Men in a Furnished Room 
William Irish AFRS Mystery Playhouse 
29:30 

 
52 
October 4, 1946 
The Perfect Crime 
 
29:30 

 
53 
October 11, 1946 
Black Alibi 
 
29:30 

 
54 
October 25, 1946 
Surprise Witness 
Show of 10-18 Pre-Empted 
29:30 

 
55 
November 1, 1946 
The Rival Dummy 
 
29:30 

 
56 
November 8, 1946 
Not Quite Perfect 
 
29:30 

 
57 
November 15, 1946 
I Drempt I Died 
 
29:30 

 
58 
November 22, 1946 
Goodbye, Goodbye 
 
29:30 

 
59 
November 29, 1946 
Radio Patrol 
Richard Coogan 
29:50 

 
60 
December 6, 1946 
Alias the Best Man 
 
29:30 

 
61 
December 13, 1946 
The Steak Dinner 
 
29:30 

 
62 
December 20, 1946 
Angel Face 
 
29:53 

 
63 
December 27, 1946 
Squeeze Play 
 
29:30 

 
64 
January 3, 1947 
A Study in Terror 
 
29:30 

 
65 
January 10, 1947 
Removals, Inc. 
Aka: LEOPARD LADY 
29:30 

 
66 
January 17, 1947 
Corpus Delecti 
AFRS Mystery Playhouse 
23:10 

 
67 
January 24, 1947 
Blackmail 
Same story as ANGEL FACE 12-20-46 
29:30 

 
68 
February 7, 1947 
The Bride Wore Black 
Show of 1-31 Pre-empted 
29:45 

 
69 
February 14, 1947 
The Eleventh Juror 
 
27:00 

 
69 
February 21, 1947 
The Third Witness 
 
29:30 

 
70 
February 28, 1947 
Heavy Hangs the Head 
 
29:30 

 
71 
March 7, 1947 
The Orphan Diamond 
 
29:30 

 
72 
March 14, 1947 
A Dime a Dance 
 
29:30 

 
73 
March 21, 1947 
Don't Come Back Alive 
 
29:30 

 
74 
March 28, 1947 
Triangle of Death 
 
29:10 

 
75 
April 4, 1947 
The Squealer 
 
29:30 

 
76 
April 11, 1947 
The Creeper 
 
29:20 

 
77 
April 18, 1947 
Kenny Angles and the Queen of Diamonds 
Ralph Bell 
29:10 

 
78 
April 25, 1947 
To the End of the World 
Arnold Moss 
29:30 

 
79 
May 2, 1947 
The Merry-Go-Round 
 
29:30 

 
80 
May 9, 1947 
The Mystery of the Blue Jar 
 
29:30 

 
81 
May 16, 1947 
Descent Into Darkness 
 
29:30 

 
82 
May 23, 1947 
Sound of Death 
 
29:30 

 
83 
May 30, 1947 
The Double-Cross 
 
29:30 

 
84 
June 6, 1947 
The Beautiful Silence 
 
29:30 

 
85 
June 13, 1947 
The Red Dog Murders 
 
29:30 

 
86 
June 27, 1947 
Talk Them to Death 
Everett Sloane, Ralph Bell. Show of 6-20 Pre-empted 
30:50 

 
87 
July 4, 1947 
Challenge to the Listener 
Richard Widmark, Everett Sloane AFRS Mystery Playhouse 
25:30 

 
88 
July 11, 1947 
Bury Me Dead 
 
29:30 

 
89 
July 18, 1947 
Chance 
 
29:30 

 
90 
July 25, 1947 
Double Jeopardy 
 
29:30 

 
91 
August 1, 1947 
Drop Me a Line 
 
29:30 

 
92 
August 8, 1947 
Goodbye Darling 
 
29:30 

 
93 
August 15, 1947 
Lease of Death 
 
29:30 

 
94 
August 22, 1947 
Man Hunt 
 
29:30 

 
95 
August 29, 1947 
Silent As the Grave 
 
29:30 

 
96 
September 5, 1947 
Death Wears a Mask 
Julie Hayden, Everett Sloane 
29:40 

 
97 
September 12, 1947 
Death Goes Shopping 
Peggy Knudson 
31:00 

 
98 
September 19, 1947 
Zelma's Boy 
Commercial: George Putnam 
29:30 

 
99 
September 26, 1947 
Kiss Me Goodbye 
 
29:30 

 
100 
October 3, 1947 
Night Must Fall 
 
29:30 

 
101 
October 10, 1947 
Lucky Guy 
 
29:30 

 
102 
October 17, 1947 
Rx For Death 
 
29:30 

 
103 
October 31, 1947 
Now You See Her, Now You Don't 
Show of 10-24 Pre-empted *Second Half Only* 
15:00 

 
104 
November 7, 1947 
Primer For Murder 
 
29:30 

 
105 
November 14, 1947 
The Four Fatal Jugglers 
Alan Hewett 
30:00 

 
106 
November 21, 1947 
Check Number B-131-G 
 
29:30 

 
107 
November 28, 1947 
Two Men in a Furnished Room 
Ralph Bell 
29:30 

 
108 
December 5, 1947 
The World of S. Craig 
 
29:30 

 
109 
December 12, 1947 
Four-Time Loser 
 
29:30 

 
110 
December 26, 1947 
I Wouldn't Be in Your Shoes 
Part 1 only Show of 12-19 Pre-empted 
15:00 

 
111 
January 2, 1948 
Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper 
 
29:30 

 
112 
January 9, 1948 
Dig Your Own Grave 
 
29:30 

 
113 
January 16, 1948 
The Last Laugh 
 
29:30 

 
114 
January 23, 1948 
Nemesis 
 
29:30 

 
115 
January 30, 1948 
Long Distance 
 
29:30 

 
116 
February 6, 1948 
Triangle of Death 
Elspeth Eric, Joseph Julian 
29:40 

 
117 
February 13, 1948 
The Long Count 
 
29:30 

 
118 
February 20, 1948 
Murder Is a Matter of Opinion 
 
29:30 

 
119 
February 27, 1948 
Double Disaster Clause 
 
29:30 

 
120 
March 5, 1948 
The Earring 
 
29:30 

 
121 
March 12, 1948 
The Pick-Up Killer 
 
29:30 

 
122 
March 19, 1948 
The Great Mellagio 
 
29:30 

 
123 
March 26, 1948 
A Question of Survival 
 
29:30 

 
124 
April 2, 1948 
The Betrayer 
 
29:42 

 
125 
April 9, 1948 
The House of a Thousand Doors 
 
29:30 

 
126 
April 16, 1948 
Five Bullets For Baldwin 
 
29:30 

 
127 
April 23, 1948 
Killer At Large 
 
29:30 

 
128 
April 30, 1948 
Make No Mistake 
Alan Baxter. Commercial: George Putnam 
29:47 

 
129 
May 7, 1948 
Inescapable Corpse 
 
29:30 

 
130 
May 14, 1948 
Close Shave 
K.T. Stevens. Commercial: George Putnam. 
29:51 

 
131 
May 21, 1948 
Solo Performance 
Everett Sloan 
29:47 

 
132 
May 28, 1948 
Deadly Nuisance 
 
29:30 

 
133 
June 4, 1948 
The Champ 
 
29:30 

 
134 
June 11, 1948 
On Stage Murder 
 
29:30 

 
135 
June 18, 1948 
Farewell Performance 
 
15:00 

 
136 
June 25, 1948 
Doctor Discord 
Final show for NBC. Commercial: George Putnam 
29:30 

 
Molle' Mystery Theater
June 29, 1948 - June 19, 1951
153 episodes known to exist
Host: Bernard Lenrow as "GEOFFREY BARNES; Connoisseur of Mysteries"
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
June 29, 1948 
Deed For the Day 
First show for CBS Show moves to Tuesday 
29:30 

 
July 6, 1948 
Elephant's Tail 
 
29:30 

 
July 13, 1948 
Silent As the Grave 
 
29:30 

 
July 20, 1948 
Reading of the Will 
 
29:30 

 
July 27, 1948 
Honest Cop 
 
29:30 

 
August 3, 1948 
The Woman I Married 
 
29:30 

 
August 10, 1948 
The Squealer 
 
29:30 

 
August 17, 1948 
Newstand Maggie 
 
29:30 

 
August 24, 1948 
Death and the Weeping Bride 
 
29:30 

 
10 
August 31, 1948 
Murder in the Family 
 
29:30 

 
11 
September 7, 1948 
The Garden of Death 
 
29:30 

 
12 
September 14, 1948 
The Case of the Clock Strike Murder 
 
29:30 

 
13 
September 21, 1948 
The Case of Death and the Fourth Man 
 
29:30 

 
14 
September 28, 1948 
The Case of Death and the Helping Hand 
 
29:30 

 
15 
October 5, 1948 
Murder in High Places 
 
29:30 

 
16 
October 12, 1948 
Murder and the Housing Shortage 
 
29:30 

 
17 
October 19, 1948 
The Case of the Deadman's Gun 
 
29:30 

 
18 
October 26, 1948 
Alimony Murder Case 
 
29:30 

 
19 
November 9, 1948 
The Step-Mother Murder Case 
Show of 11-2 Pre-empted 
29:30