Mr. Chameleon

July 21, 1948 to August 7, 1953
237 episodes known to exist
Mr. Chameleon was a radio show which ran from July 21, 1948 to August 7, 1953. It starred Karl Swenson as Mr. Chameleon, a Police Detective who uses, Karl Swenson as Mr. Chameleon, a Police Detective who uses, Karl Swenson as Mr. Chameleon, a Police Detective who uses, Karl Swenson as Mr. Chameleon, a Police Detective who uses, Karl Swenson as Mr. Chameleon, and a Police Detective who uses.
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Show
# Episodes (Known)
Network
1
July 21, 1948 - June 20, 1951
Mr. Chameleon
153
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2
August 29, 1951 - January 6, 1952
Mr. Chameleon
20
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3
January 17, 1952 - June 26, 1952
Mr. Chameleon
24
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4
July 3, 1952 - August 28, 1952
Mr. Chameleon
7
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5
October 7, 1952 - August 7, 1953
Mr. Chameleon
33
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Mr. Chameleon
July 21, 1948 - June 20, 1951
153 episodes known to exist
Stars: Karl Swenson as Mr. Chameleon, a Police Detective who uses
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
July 21, 1948 
The Case of the Dead Woman's Eyes 
 
30:00 

 
July 28, 1948 
The Brown Stone Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
August 4, 1948 
The Case of Death and the Dependent Husband 
 
30:00 

 
August 11, 1948 
The Vestibule Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
August 18, 1948 
The Case of the Woman Who Sensed Murder 
 
30:00 

 
August 25, 1948 
The Case of His Brother's Murder 
 
30:00 

 
September 1, 1948 
Case of the Blood-Stained Dollar Bills 
 
30:00 

 
September 8, 1948 
Mr. Chameleon's Pet Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
September 15, 1948 
Case of Murder and the Man Who Saw Too Much 
 
30:00 

 
10 
September 22, 1948 
Case of the Game of Death 
 
30:00 

 
11 
September 29, 1948 
Case of Jewels of Death 
 
30:00 

 
12 
October 6, 1948 
The May and December Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
13 
October 13, 1948 
Case of Murder and the House of Whisper 
 
30:00 

 
14 
October 20, 1948 
Case of Voices From the Dead 
 
30:00 

 
15 
October 27, 1948 
Case of Murder From Across the Sea 
 
30:00 

 
16 
November 3, 1948 
Case of Fatal Impersonation 
 
30:00 

 
17 
November 10, 1948 
Case of Murder and the Sleeping Man 
 
30:00 

 
18 
November 17, 1948 
Case of Death At the Blue Peacock 
 
30:00 

 
19 
November 24, 1948 
Case of Murder in the Dark 
 
30:00 

 
20 
December 1, 1948 
The Lost Cousin Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
21 
December 8, 1948 
The Chance Meeting Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
22 
December 15, 1948 
Mr. Chameleon's Strangest Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
23 
December 22, 1948 
The Woman's Weapon Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
24 
December 29, 1948 
Case of Death and the Talking Parrot 
 
30:00 

 
25 
January 5, 1949 
The Rich Uncle Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
26 
January 12, 1949 
Case of the Dance of Death 
 
30:00 

 
27 
January 19, 1949 
Case of the Curious Murder of Clubfoot Louie 
 
30:00 

 
28 
January 26, 1949 
The Orpanage Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
29 
February 2, 1949 
The Duel-To-The-Death Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
30 
February 9, 1949 
Case of the Marriage of Death 
 
30:00 

 
31 
February 16, 1949 
Case of Murder and the Smoking Gun 
 
30:00 

 
32 
February 23, 1949 
Case of the Man Who Expected Murder 
 
30:00 

 
33 
March 2, 1949 
The False Witness Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
34 
March 9, 1949 
Case of the Elevator with Two Bodies 
 
30:00 

 
35 
March 16, 1949 
The Firebug Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
36 
March 23, 1949 
The Dinner of Death Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
37 
March 30, 1949 
The Handprint On the Ceiling Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
38 
April 6, 1949 
The Lost Bride Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
39 
April 13, 1949 
The Amazing Thomas and Blifton Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
40 
April 20, 1949 
Case of the Bewildering Body 
 
30:00 

 
41 
April 27, 1949 
Case of the Target of Murder 
 
30:00 

 
42 
May 4, 1949 
The Case of Murder and the Attractive Shoplifter 
 
30:00 

 
43 
May 11, 1949 
The Picture On the Wall Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
44 
May 18, 1949 
The Forbidden Marriage Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
45 
May 25, 1949 
Murder in the House of Torture 
 
30:00 

 
46 
June 1, 1949 
The Case of the Murdered Gold-Digger 
 
30:00 

 
47 
June 8, 1949 
The Organ Grinder Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
48 
June 15, 1949 
The Roof Garden Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
49 
June 22, 1949 
The Bizarre Motive Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
50 
June 29, 1949 
Case of the Conceited Murder 
 
30:00 

 
51 
July 6, 1949 
The Ailing Wife Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
52 
July 13, 1949 
The Hasty Marriage Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
53 
July 20, 1949 
The Bought and Paid For Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
54 
July 27, 1949 
The Case of Murder and the Scar Faced Man 
 
30:00 

 
55 
August 3, 1949 
The Snapshot in the Park Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
56 
August 10, 1949 
Case of the Murdered Girl's Ears 
 
30:00 

 
57 
August 17, 1949 
Case of the Murdered Movie Star 
 
30:00 

 
58 
August 24, 1949 
The Vacation Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
59 
August 31, 1949 
The Mistreated Wife Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
60 
September 7, 1949 
Case of the Snarling Corpse 
 
30:00 

 
61 
September 14, 1949 
The Murder Clue of the Embalmed Body 
 
30:00 

 
62 
September 21, 1949 
The Hanging Judge Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
63 
September 28, 1949 
The Friendly Divorce Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
64 
October 5, 1949 
The Suspicious Father Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
65 
October 12, 1949 
The Murder Clue of the Rope Ladder 
 
30:00 

 
66 
October 19, 1949 
Case of the Unwanted Child 
 
30:00 

 
67 
October 26, 1949 
The Girl Who Typed Murder 
 
30:00 

 
68 
November 2, 1949 
The Murder Clue of the Carved Gold Ring 
 
30:00 

 
69 
November 9, 1949 
The Stolen Melody Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
70 
November 16, 1949 
The Party Girl Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
71 
November 23, 1949 
The Marriage Proposal Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
72 
November 30, 1949 
The Apartment to Share Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
73 
December 7, 1949 
The Deceitful Wives Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
74 
December 14, 1949 
The Hot Biscuit Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
75 
December 21, 1949 
The Perfect Maid Murder Case 
 
30:20 

 
76 
December 28, 1949 
The Green House Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
77 
January 4, 1950 
The Widow's Ruby Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
78 
January 11, 1950 
The Last Penny Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
79 
January 18, 1950 
The Little White Lies Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
80 
January 25, 1950 
The Fatal Alimony Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
81 
February 1, 1950 
The Priceless Cottage Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
82 
February 8, 1950 
The Cinderella Wife Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
83 
February 15, 1950 
The Platnum Blonde Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
84 
February 22, 1950 
The Midnight Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
85 
March 1, 1950 
The Famous Poem Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
86 
March 8, 1950 
The Stingy Husband Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
87 
March 15, 1950 
The Wife For Sale Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
88 
March 22, 1950 
The Charming Crooks Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
89 
March 29, 1950 
The Shocking Marriage Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
90 
April 5, 1950 
The Dusty Room Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
91 
April 12, 1950 
The Custody-Of-The-Child Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
92 
April 19, 1950 
The Insured Jewels Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
93 
April 26, 1950 
The High Cost of Living Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
94 
May 3, 1950 
The Gold Cigarette Holder Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
95 
May 10, 1950 
The Engagement Ring Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
96 
May 17, 1950 
The Coming of Age Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
97 
May 24, 1950 
The Dollar Bill Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
98 
May 31, 1950 
The Great Hate Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
99 
June 7, 1950 
The Lemon Pie Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
100 
June 14, 1950 
The Good Deed Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
101 
June 21, 1950 
The Curious Phone Call Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
102 
June 28, 1950 
The Black Sheep Son Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
103 
July 5, 1950 
Mr. Chameleon's Most Dangerous Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
104 
July 12, 1950 
The Love Letter Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
105 
July 19, 1950 
The Limping Girl Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
106 
July 26, 1950 
The Mystery Room Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
107 
August 2, 1950 
The Diamond Earrings Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
108 
August 9, 1950 
The Terrible Nightmare Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
109 
August 16, 1950 
The Fantastic Will Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
110 
August 23, 1950 
The Want Ad Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
111 
August 30, 1950 
The Childhood Sweetheart Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
112 
September 6, 1950 
Fashion World Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
113 
September 13, 1950 
The Titled Husband Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
114 
September 20, 1950 
The Dazed Girl Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
115 
September 27, 1950 
The Broken Promise Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
116 
October 4, 1950 
The Strange Mother Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
117 
October 11, 1950 
The Fifth Mrs. Jones Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
118 
October 18, 1950 
The Fatal Verdict Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
119 
October 25, 1950 
The Puzzling Marriage Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
120 
November 1, 1950 
The Pink Pill Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
121 
November 8, 1950 
The Backstage Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
122 
November 15, 1950 
The Bargain Cottage Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
123 
November 22, 1950 
The Fabulous Alimony Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
124 
November 29, 1950 
The White Carnation Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
125 
December 6, 1950 
The Extra Wife Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
126 
December 13, 1950 
The Adopted Son Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
127 
December 20, 1950 
The Blue Pencil Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
128 
December 27, 1950 
The Brown Glove Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
129 
January 3, 1951 
The Beautiful Blonde Nurse Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
130 
January 10, 1951 
The Bought Husband Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
131 
January 17, 1951 
The Locked Room Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
132 
January 24, 1951 
The Shocking Revenge Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
133 
January 31, 1951 
The Fantastic Dream Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
134 
February 7, 1951 
The Fairy Godmother Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
135 
February 14, 1951 
The Girl-With-A-Past Case 
 
30:00 

 
136 
February 21, 1951 
The Step Mother Case 
 
30:00 

 
137 
February 28, 1951 
The Ravishing Redhead Case 
 
30:00 

 
138 
March 7, 1951 
The Priceless Snapshot Case 
 
30:00 

 
139 
March 14, 1951 
The Missing Heir Case 
 
30:00 

 
140 
March 21, 1951 
The Frightened Housemaid Clue 
 
30:00 

 
141 
March 28, 1951 
The Jealous Husband Case 
 
30:00 

 
142 
April 4, 1951 
His Brother's Wife Case 
 
30:00 

 
143 
April 11, 1951 
The Practical Joker Case 
 
30:00 

 
144 
April 18, 1951 
The Mother's Love Case 
 
30:00 

 
145 
April 25, 1951 
The Suspicious Mother-In-Law Case 
 
30:00 

 
146 
May 2, 1951 
The Mysterious Visitor Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
147 
May 9, 1951 
The Lost Bride Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
148 
May 16, 1951 
The Best Friends Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
149 
May 23, 1951 
The Old-Fashioned Earring Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
150 
May 30, 1951 
Money, Marriage, Murder 
 
30:00 

 
151 
June 6, 1951 
June Bride Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
152 
June 13, 1951 
The Autograph Hunter Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
153 
June 20, 1951 
The Engagement Ring Murder Case 
Final Show of the Season and Last for Bayer Aspirin 
30:00 

 
Mr. Chameleon
August 29, 1951 - January 6, 1952
20 episodes known to exist
Stars: Karl Swenson as Mr. Chameleon, a Police Detective who uses
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
August 29, 1951 
The Vicious Circle Murder Case 
First Show of the 2nd Season. Series is now Sustained 
30:00 

 
September 5, 1951 
The False Witness Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
September 12, 1951 
The Sleeping Doll Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
September 19, 1951 
Case of the Murdered Milliomaire 
 
30:00 

 
September 26, 1951 
The Silver Locket Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
October 3, 1951 
The White Lies Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
October 10, 1951 
The Pm Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
October 17, 1951 
The Rabbit's Foot Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
October 24, 1951 
The Fabulous Mink Cape Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
10 
October 31, 1951 
The Not-For-Sale Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
11 
November 7, 1951 
The Singing Star Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
12 
November 14, 1951 
The Sister Against Sister Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
13 
November 21, 1951 
The Broken Engagement Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
14 
November 28, 1951 
The Unwanted Child Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
15 
December 5, 1951 
The Suspicious Wife Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
16 
December 9, 1951 
Hand of Fate Murder Case 
Show moves to Sundays 5:30 - 6:00 pm fore the final 5 programs 
30:00 

 
17 
December 16, 1951 
Adopted Daughter Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
18 
December 23, 1951 
High Hat Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
19 
December 30, 1951 
Blonde Beauty Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
20 
January 6, 1952 
Case of Murder and the Snake Charmer 
 
30:00 

 
Mr. Chameleon
January 17, 1952 - June 26, 1952
24 episodes known to exist
Stars: Karl Swenson as Mr. Chameleon, a Police Detective who uses
#
Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
January 17, 1952 
The Sleep Walker Murder Case 
First show of the Third Season 
30:00 

 
January 24, 1952 
The Evil Husband Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
January 31, 1952 
The Elopement Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
February 7, 1952 
The Gold Fish Bowl Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
February 14, 1952 
The Battle Axe Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
February 21, 1952 
The Candid Snapshot Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
February 28, 1952 
The Dance Floor Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
March 6, 1952 
The Pawned Wedding Ring Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
March 13, 1952 
The Case of Murder in the Yellow House 
 
30:00 

 
10 
March 20, 1952 
The Case of Murder and the Startling Marriage Offer 
 
30:00 

 
11 
March 27, 1952 
The Stage Door Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
12 
April 3, 1952 
The Horrible Motive Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
13 
April 10, 1952 
The Glamourous Lady's Maid Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
14 
April 17, 1952 
The Stuffed Owl Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
15 
April 24, 1952 
The Cover Girl Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
16 
May 1, 1952 
The Musical Instrument Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
17 
May 8, 1952 
The Extra Husband Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
18 
May 15, 1952 
The Case of Murder and the Miser 
 
30:00 

 
19 
May 22, 1952 
The Shop Girl Duchess Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
20 
May 29, 1952 
The Yellow Rosebud Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
21 
June 5, 1952 
The Dancing Twins Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
22 
June 12, 1952 
The Faded Beauty Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
23 
June 19, 1952 
The Million Dollar Jewel Theft Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
24 
June 26, 1952 
The Lady in Blue 
 
30:00 

 
Mr. Chameleon
July 3, 1952 - August 28, 1952
7 episodes known to exist
Stars: Karl Swenson as Mr. Chameleon, a Police Detective who uses
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
July 3, 1952 
The Dust Covered Room Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
July 17, 1952 
The Bride and Groom Murder Case 
Show of 7-10 Pre-empted for Republician Convention 
30:00 

 
July 31, 1952 
The Beautiful Widow Murder Case 
Show of 7-24 Pre-empted for Democratic Convention 
30:00 

 
August 7, 1952 
Mr. Chameleon's Most Famous Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
August 14, 1952 
The China Clock Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
August 21, 1952 
The Mysterious Murder of Clarissa Walters 
 
30:00 

 
August 28, 1952 
The Surprise Motive Murder Case 
Final Show of the Season and last for Wrigley's Gum 
30:00 

 
Mr. Chameleon
October 7, 1952 - August 7, 1953
33 episodes known to exist
Stars: Karl Swenson as Mr. Chameleon, a Police Detective who uses
#
Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
October 7, 1952 
The Rooming House Murder Case 
First Show of the Season The next two episodes were aired on Tuesdays at 10:05 and ran 25 minutes for Election Coverage specials 
25:00 

 
October 28, 1952 
The Night Club Murder Case 
Shows of 10-14 and 10-21 Pre-empted for Political Speeches 
25:00 

 
November 14, 1952 
The Fairy Godmother 
Show Moves to Fridays 9:00 - 9:30 pm 
30:00 

 
November 21, 1952 
The Braganza Black Pearl Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
November 28, 1952 
The Third Act Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
December 5, 1952 
The Suspicious Wife Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
December 12, 1952 
The Mink Coat Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
December 19, 1952 
The Door to Happiness Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
December 26, 1952 
The Frozen Canary Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
10 
January 2, 1953 
The Terrified Wife Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
11 
January 9, 1953 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
12 
March 13, 1953 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
13 
March 20, 1953 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
14 
March 27, 1953 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
15 
April 3, 1953 
The Black Feather Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
16 
April 10, 1953 
The Widow's Dress Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
17 
April 17, 1953 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
18 
April 24, 1953 
The Tragic Marriage Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
19 
May 1, 1953 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
20 
May 8, 1953 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
21 
May 15, 1953 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
22 
May 22, 1953 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
23 
May 29, 1953 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
24 
June 5, 1953 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
25 
June 12, 1953 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
26 
June 19, 1953 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
27 
June 26, 1953 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
28 
July 3, 1953 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
29 
July 10, 1953 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
30 
July 17, 1953 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
31 
July 24, 1953 
The Friendly Divorce Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
32 
July 31, 1953 
The Chance Meeting Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
33 
August 7, 1953 
The Practical Joker Murder Case 
 
30:00 

 
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