Straight Arrow

January 5, 1948 to June 21, 1951
294 episodes known to exist
Straight Arrow was a westerns radio show which ran from January 5, 1948 to June 21, 1951. It starred Howard Culver as Steve Adams/Straight Arrow, Fred Howard, Howard Culver as Steve Adams/Straight Arrow, Fred Howard, Howard Culver as Steve Adams/Straight Arrow, Fred Howard, Howard Culver as Steve Adams/Straight Arrow, Fred Howard, Howard Culver as Steve Adams/Straight Arrow, and Fred Howard.
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Show
# Episodes (Known)
Network
1
January 5, 1948 - January 27, 1949
Straight Arrow
40
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2
February 6, 1949 - February 6, 1949
Straight Arrow
1
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3
February 7, 1949 - June 16, 1949
Straight Arrow
57
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4
June 20, 1949 - September 12, 1949
Straight Arrow
13
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5
September 18, 1949 - February 2, 1950
Straight Arrow
61
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6
February 7, 1950 - June 21, 1951
Straight Arrow
122
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Straight Arrow
January 5, 1948 - January 27, 1949
40 episodes known to exist
Stars: Howard Culver as Steve Adams/Straight Arrow, Fred Howard
Director: Ted Robertson
Writer: Sheldon Stark
Sound Effects: Tom Hanley, Ray Kemper
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
AUD 
January 5, 1948 
Buffalo Hunt 
 
29:30 

 
May 6, 1948 
Stage From Calvaydos 
 
28:00 

 
May 13, 1948 
Trouble On the Trail 
 
29:30 

 
May 20, 1948 
False Friend 
 
29:30 

 
May 27, 1948 
The Dead Man Speaks 
 
29:30 

 
June 3, 1948 
Three On a Claim 
 
29:30 

 
June 10, 1948 
Wild Horse Mesa 
 
29:30 

 
June 17, 1948 
Ride For Justice 
 
29:30 

 
June 24, 1948 
Pioneer Editor 
 
29:30 

 
July 1, 1948 
The Haunted Desert 
 
29:30 

 
10 
July 8, 1948 
War On the Range 
 
29:30 

 
11 
July 15, 1948 
Oasis in the Desert 
 
29:30 

 
12 
July 22, 1948 
The Iron Horse 
Straight Arrow's golden palomino received the name "FURY", which was chosen from 50,000 submissions. The grand prize was a palomino pony, tack and cowboy outfit. IRON HORSE was originally scheduled for airing on July 15, 1948, but was switched with OASIS IN THE DESERT because of this contest. 
29:30 

 
13 
July 29, 1948 
Danger Rides the Wind 
 
29:30 

 
14 
August 5, 1948 
Fear Saddles a Samson 
 
29:30 

 
15 
August 12, 1948 
The Gambler Holds the Cards 
 
29:30 

 
16 
August 19, 1948 
Double For Danger 
 
29:30 

 
17 
August 26, 1948 
Badmen Cross the Bravo 
 
29:30 

 
18 
September 2, 1948 
The Ringer 
 
29:30 

 
19 
September 9, 1948 
The Redman Traps a Killer 
 
29:30 

 
20 
September 16, 1948 
Flame and Fury 
 
29:30 

 
21 
September 23, 1948 
Spanish Gold 
 
29:30 

 
22 
September 30, 1948 
Ambush At Eagle Pass 
 
29:30 

 
23 
October 7, 1948 
The Hero 
 
29:30 

 
24 
October 14, 1948 
Cry of the Wolf 
 
29:30 

 
25 
October 21, 1948 
Pony Express 
 
29:30 

 
26 
October 28, 1948 
Trailblazer 
 
29:30 

 
27 
November 4, 1948 
Rainbow's End 
 
29:30 

 
28 
November 11, 1948 
The Sheriff Earns His Spurs 
Working Title: "THE SHERIFF WINS HIS SPURS" 
29:30 

 
29 
November 18, 1948 
The Boomer 
 
29:30 

 
30 
November 25, 1948 
The Wild Turkey 
Thanksgiving Program 
29:30 

 
31 
December 2, 1948 
The Turncoat 
 
29:30 

 
32 
December 9, 1948 
Bounty Hunter 
 
29:30 

 
33 
December 16, 1948 
The Doctor and the Quack 
 
29:30 

 
34 
December 23, 1948 
Sheep in the Manger 
Christmas Program Working Title: "SHEEP FOR THE MANGER" 
29:30 

 
35 
December 30, 1948 
The Long Trail 
 
29:30 

 
36 
January 6, 1949 
Rolling Wheels 
 
29:30 

 
37 
January 13, 1949 
The Widow's Mite 
 
29:30 

 
38 
January 20, 1949 
The High Mountain 
 
29:30 

 
39 
January 27, 1949 
Cattle Train 
 
29:30 

 
Straight Arrow
February 6, 1949 - February 6, 1949
1 episodes known to exist
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
 
February 6, 1949 
Innaugural Pow-Wow 
This is not a regular program. It is a special live broadcast to gain enthusiasm for the shows premiere tomorrow on the MUTUAL BROADCASTING SYSTEM. Up till now, the series had been a local network broadcast only 
14:20 

 
Straight Arrow
February 7, 1949 - June 16, 1949
57 episodes known to exist
Mondays 8: 00 - 8
Stars: Howard Culver as Steve Adams/Straight Arrow, Fred Howard
Director: Ted Robertson
Writer: Sheldon Stark
Sound Effects: Tom Hanley, Ray Kemper
#
Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
40 
February 7, 1949 
The Roaring River 
 
29:30 

 
41 
February 8, 1949 
The Hermit of Crosshollow Ridge 
 
29:30 

 
42 
February 10, 1949 
Buffalo Hunt 
 
29:30 

 
43 
February 14, 1949 
Grubstake 
 
29:30 

 
44 
February 15, 1949 
Pioneer Crossing 
 
29:30 

 
45 
February 17, 1949 
Ambush in the Desert 
 
29:30 

 
46 
February 21, 1949 
Stampede For Justice 
 
29:30 

 
47 
February 22, 1949 
Ride the Twister 
 
29:30 

 
48 
February 24, 1949 
Mark of the Coward 
 
29:30 

 
49 
February 28, 1949 
Rainbow Canyon 
 
29:30 

 
50 
March 1, 1949 
Log Jam 
 
29:30 

 
51 
March 3, 1949 
Badlands Hideout 
 
29:30 

 
52 
March 7, 1949 
Homestead Hideout 
 
29:30 

 
53 
March 8, 1949 
Cattle Baron 
 
29:30 

 
54 
March 10, 1949 
The Wager 
 
29:30 

 
55 
March 14, 1949 
Band of the Red Feather 
Working Title: "RED FEATHER HEADBAND" 
29:30 

 
56 
March 15, 1949 
Redman's Rescue 
 
29:30 

 
57 
March 17, 1949 
Badge of Courage 
 
29:30 

 
58 
March 21, 1949 
Badman Unmasked 
 
29:30 

 
59 
March 22, 1949 
Blue Clay 
 
29:30 

 
60 
March 24, 1949 
Land of Our Fathers 
 
28:00 

 
61 
March 28, 1949 
A Friend in Need 
 
29:30 

 
62 
March 29, 1949 
Relay Station 
 
29:30 

 
63 
March 31, 1949 
Terror Township 
 
29:30 

 
64 
April 4, 1949 
His Honor, the Mayor 
 
29:30 

 
65 
April 5, 1949 
Rustlers' Gap 
 
29:30 

 
66 
April 7, 1949 
Pueblo of the Sky 
 
29:30 

 
67 
April 11, 1949 
Brand of the Badman 
 
29:30 

 
68 
April 12, 1949 
The Lawless Land 
 
29:30 

 
69 
April 14, 1949 
Double Danger 
 
29:30 

 
70 
April 18, 1949 
The Golden Flood 
 
29:30 

 
71 
April 19, 1949 
Border Justice 
 
29:30 

 
72 
April 21, 1949 
The Peddlers of Pecos 
 
29:30 

 
73 
April 25, 1949 
Justice Beats the Law 
 
29:30 

 
74 
April 26, 1949 
False Trail 
 
29:30 

 
75 
April 28, 1949 
Thicker Than Water 
 
29:30 

 
76 
May 2, 1949 
Thunder Gorge 
 
29:30 

 
77 
May 3, 1949 
The Shaggy River 
 
29:30 

 
78 
May 5, 1949 
Stage For El Paso 
 
29:30 

 
79 
May 9, 1949 
Remounts 
 
29:30 

 
80 
May 10, 1949 
Smoke and Fire 
Working Title: "SMOKE AND FLAME" 
29:30 

 
81 
May 12, 1949 
False Partner 
 
29:30 

 
82 
May 16, 1949 
Drumbeat 
 
29:30 

 
83 
May 17, 1949 
Call to Valor 
 
29:30 

 
84 
May 19, 1949 
The Quaking Bush 
 
29:30 

 
85 
May 23, 1949 
Desert Telegraph 
 
29:30 

 
86 
May 24, 1949 
Flash Flood 
 
29:30 

 
87 
May 26, 1949 
Blood Brother 
 
29:30 

 
88 
May 30, 1949 
Reluctant Witness 
 
29:30 

 
89 
May 31, 1949 
News Beats the Drum 
 
29:30 

 
90 
June 2, 1949 
Raiding Party 
 
29:30 

 
91 
June 6, 1949 
Downgrade to Death 
 
29:30 

 
92 
June 7, 1949 
Fire in the Wind 
 
29:30 

 
93 
June 9, 1949 
Bounty For Bear 
 
29:30 

 
94 
June 13, 1949 
Bridge to Calvaydos 
 
29:30 

 
95 
June 14, 1949 
Signal For Danger 
 
29:30 

 
96 
June 16, 1949 
Land Rush 
 
29:30 

 
Straight Arrow
June 20, 1949 - September 12, 1949
13 episodes known to exist
Stars: Howard Culver as Steve Adams/Straight Arrow, Fred Howard
Director: Ted Robertson
Writer: Sheldon Stark
Sound Effects: Tom Hanley, Ray Kemper
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
97 
June 20, 1949 
Comanche Trail 
 
29:30 

 
98 
June 27, 1949 
New Leaf 
 
29:30 

 
99 
July 4, 1949 
Free and Equal 
 
29:30 

 
100 
July 11, 1949 
Thunder Gap 
 
29:30 

 
101 
July 18, 1949 
Crooked Trail 
 
29:30 

 
102 
July 25, 1949 
Merchants of Murder 
 
29:30 

 
103 
August 1, 1949 
Meeting of the Rails 
 
29:30 

 
104 
August 8, 1949 
The Chase 
 
29:30 

 
105 
August 15, 1949 
Greed For Gold 
 
29:30 

 
106 
August 22, 1949 
The Renegade 
 
29:30 

 
107 
August 29, 1949 
The Last Run 
 
29:30 

 
108 
September 5, 1949 
Cry of the Raven 
 
29:30 

 
109 
September 12, 1949 
Guns For a Gamble 
 
29:30 

 
Straight Arrow
September 18, 1949 - February 2, 1950
61 episodes known to exist
Mondays 8: 00 - 8
Stars: Howard Culver as Steve Adams/Straight Arrow, Fred Howard
Director: Ted Robertson
Writer: Sheldon Stark
Sound Effects: Tom Hanley, Ray Kemper
#
Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
110 
September 18, 1949 
Buffalo Hunt 
This is a special Sunday broadcast of the original Audition show. It's purpose was to herold the return of Nabisco as the show's sponsor. From this point till episode 172 the Broadcast Episode Numbers are off by one with regard to the Script Numbers. This episode doesn't actually have a Script Number. 
29:30 

 
111 
September 19, 1949 
Trail of the Tomahawk 
 
29:30 

 
112 
September 20, 1949 
Hunter and Haunted 
 
29:30 

 
113 
September 22, 1949 
The Beast with the Green Eyes 
 
29:30 

 
114 
September 26, 1949 
Without Warning 
 
29:30 

 
115 
September 27, 1949 
Forest Empire 
 
29:30 

 
116 
September 29, 1949 
The Triple Cross 
 
29:30 

 
117 
October 3, 1949 
Cattle Crossing 
 
29:30 

 
118 
October 4, 1949 
Long Haul 
 
29:30 

 
119 
October 6, 1949 
The Iron Fist 
 
29:30 

 
120 
October 10, 1949 
Dispatch Rider 
 
29:30 

 
121 
October 11, 1949 
Packtrain 
 
29:30 

 
122 
October 13, 1949 
Lost Water 
 
29:30 

 
123 
October 17, 1949 
Smoke-Out 
 
29:30 

 
124 
October 18, 1949 
Greedy Guns 
 
29:30 

 
125 
October 20, 1949 
Shanghaied 
 
29:30 

 
126 
October 24, 1949 
Hangdog 
 
29:30 

 
127 
October 25, 1949 
Friend Or Foe 
 
29:30 

 
128 
October 27, 1949 
Gold of Opar 
 
29:30 

 
129 
October 31, 1949 
White Man's Gold 
 
29:30 

 
130 
November 1, 1949 
Passenger For Pecos 
 
29:30 

 
131 
November 3, 1949 
Outlaw Siege 
 
29:30 

 
132 
November 7, 1949 
Stockade 
 
29:30 

 
133 
November 8, 1949 
The Brothers 
 
29:30 

 
134 
November 10, 1949 
Sinkhole 
 
29:30 

 
135 
November 14, 1949 
Foray 
 
29:30 

 
136 
November 15, 1949 
The Rescue 
 
29:30 

 
137 
November 17, 1949 
The Tunnel 
 
29:30 

 
138 
November 21, 1949 
Rendezvous 
 
29:30 

 
139 
November 22, 1949 
Showdown 
 
29:30 

 
140 
November 24, 1949 
The Deacon of Deadwood 
 
29:30 

 
141 
November 28, 1949 
Deed of Grant 
 
29:30 

 
142 
November 29, 1949 
Mustangs and Murder 
 
29:30 

 
143 
December 1, 1949 
Trail Town 
 
29:30 

 
144 
December 5, 1949 
Bright Wing 
Working Title: "DAUGHTER OF CHIEF" 
29:30 

 
145 
December 6, 1949 
Battle of the Waterhole 
 
29:30 

 
146 
December 8, 1949 
Big Talk 
Working Title: "TALL TALK" 
29:30 

 
147 
December 12, 1949 
Hidden Danger 
 
29:30 

 
148 
December 13, 1949 
Burn-Out 
 
29:30 

 
149 
December 15, 1949 
The Big Cat 
 
29:30 

 
150 
December 19, 1949 
Call For Help 
 
29:30 

 
151 
December 20, 1949 
Tenderfoot 
 
29:30 

 
152 
December 22, 1949 
The Strong Bow 
 
29:30 

 
153 
December 26, 1949 
Decption Council 
 
29:30 

 
154 
December 27, 1949 
Land of Mist 
 
29:30 

 
155 
December 29, 1949 
Hidaway 
 
29:30 

 
156 
January 2, 1950 
The Leader 
 
28:00 

 
157 
January 3, 1950 
The Dressmaker From Dusty Bend 
 
29:30 

 
158 
January 5, 1950 
The Blacksnake Whip 
 
29:30 

 
159 
January 9, 1950 
Turn of the Tide 
 
29:30 

 
160 
January 10, 1950 
The Trap 
 
29:30 

 
161 
January 12, 1950 
Trail's End 
Working Title: "THE SUPERSTITIONS" 
29:30 

 
162 
January 16, 1950 
The Ring 
 
29:30 

 
163 
January 17, 1950 
The Captive 
 
29:30 

 
164 
January 19, 1950 
Great Bear 
 
29:30 

 
165 
January 23, 1950 
Double Hostage 
 
29:30 

 
166 
January 24, 1950 
Rampage 
 
29:30 

 
167 
January 26, 1950 
The Map 
 
29:30 

 
168 
January 30, 1950 
Flaming Guns 
 
29:30 

 
169 
January 31, 1950 
Ghost Mountain 
 
29:30 

 
170 
February 2, 1950 
Masquerade For Murder 
 
29:30 

 
Straight Arrow
February 7, 1950 - June 21, 1951
122 episodes known to exist
Two Times a Week: Tuesdays and Thursdays 5
Stars: Howard Culver as Steve Adams/Straight Arrow, Fred Howard
Director: Ted Robertson
Writer: Sheldon Stark
Sound Effects: Tom Hanley, Ray Kemper
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
171 
February 7, 1950 
Sands of Gold 
 
29:30 

 
172 
February 9, 1950 
Dead Man Swindle 
 
29:30 

 
173 
February 14, 1950 
The Creek 
There was no Script Number 172, so from this point on, the Episode Numbers match the Script Numbers 
29:30 

 
174 
February 16, 1950 
Left Hand, Right Hand 
 
29:30 

 
175 
February 21, 1950 
The Badge 
 
29:30 

 
176 
February 23, 1950 
Mony to Burn 
 
29:30 

 
177 
February 28, 1950 
Treaty Trouble 
 
29:30 

 
178 
March 2, 1950 
Skin Deep 
 
29:30 

 
179 
March 7, 1950 
Gunpowder Trail 
 
29:30 

 
180 
March 9, 1950 
Scourge 
 
29:30 

 
181 
March 14, 1950 
Stolen Stallion 
 
29:30 

 
182 
March 16, 1950 
The Carpetbag 
 
29:30 

 
183 
March 21, 1950 
Blow-Up 
 
29:30 

 
184 
March 23, 1950 
Bitter Creek Station 
 
29:30 

 
185 
March 28, 1950 
Fighter Without Guns 
 
29:30 

 
186 
March 30, 1950 
Bellwether 
 
29:30 

 
187 
April 4, 1950 
The Crooked Trail 
 
29:30 

 
188 
April 6, 1950 
Thieves Fall Out 
 
29:30 

 
189 
April 11, 1950 
Buffalo Trace 
 
29:30 

 
190 
April 13, 1950 
Run For Your Money 
 
29:30 

 
191 
April 18, 1950 
Loaded For Bear 
 
29:30 

 
192 
April 20, 1950 
The Wampum 
 
29:30 

 
193 
April 25, 1950 
False Feathers 
 
29:30 

 
194 
April 27, 1950 
Gunsight Notch 
 
29:30 

 
195 
May 2, 1950 
Dynamite Ledge 
 
29:30 

 
196 
May 4, 1950 
Deep River 
 
29:30 

 
197 
May 9, 1950 
Fire and Water 
Working Title: "FIRE AND FLOOD" 
29:30 

 
198 
May 11, 1950 
Iron Spike 
 
29:30 

 
199 
May 16, 1950 
Fight For the Flag 
 
29:30 

 
200 
May 18, 1950 
Escape 
 
29:30 

 
201 
May 23, 1950 
Dead Creek 
 
29:30 

 
202 
May 25, 1950 
Secret Stage 
 
29:30 

 
203 
May 30, 1950 
Cartwheel 
 
29:30 

 
204 
June 1, 1950 
Paper, The 
 
29:30 

 
205 
June 6, 1950 
Pay Dirt 
 
29:30 

 
206 
June 8, 1950 
Renegade Rustler 
 
29:30 

 
207 
June 13, 1950 
Face of Danger 
 
29:30 

 
208 
June 15, 1950 
Line of Duty 
 
29:30 

 
209 
June 20, 1950 
Desert Riches 
 
29:30 

 
210 
June 22, 1950 
Moccasin Print 
 
29:30 

 
211 
September 12, 1950 
Sands of Gold 
Repeat of episode 171 
29:30 

 
212 
September 14, 1950 
Dead Man Swindle 
Repeat of episode 172 
29:30 

 
213 
September 19, 1950 
The Creek 
Repeat of episode 173 
29:30 

 
214 
September 21, 1950 
Left Hand, Right Hand 
Repeat of episode 174 
29:30 

 
215 
September 26, 1950 
Deserter 
 
29:30 

 
216 
September 28, 1950 
Return of the Snake 
 
29:30 

 
217 
October 3, 1950 
Border Bandits 
 
29:30 

 
218 
October 5, 1950 
Pay Wagon 
 
29:30 

 
219 
October 10, 1950 
Sign of the Dagger 
 
29:30 

 
220 
October 12, 1950 
Precious Pebbles 
 
29:30 

 
221 
October 17, 1950 
Recruit 
 
29:30 

 
222 
October 19, 1950 
Honor of the Regiment 
 
29:30 

 
223 
October 24, 1950 
Red Feather 
 
29:30 

 
224 
October 26, 1950 
Helping Hand 
 
29:30 

 
225 
October 31, 1950 
Avalanche 
 
29:30 

 
226 
November 2, 1950 
Candlewick 
 
29:30 

 
227 
November 7, 1950 
People's Choice 
 
29:30 

 
228 
November 9, 1950 
Trial by Fire 
 
29:30 

 
229 
November 14, 1950 
Mark of the Outlaw 
Working Title: "MARK OF THE ARROW" 
29:30 

 
230 
November 16, 1950 
Reflected Glory 
 
29:30 

 
231 
November 21, 1950 
Winding River 
 
29:30 

 
232 
November 23, 1950 
Golden Harvest 
 
29:30 

 
233 
November 28, 1950 
Big Talk 
 
29:30 

 
234 
November 30, 1950 
Warning Ring 
 
29:30 

 
235 
December 5, 1950 
Heirloom of Gold 
 
29:30 

 
236 
December 7, 1950 
Eagle Pass 
 
29:30 

 
237 
December 12, 1950 
False Trail 
 
29:30 

 
238 
December 14, 1950 
The Unmasked 
 
29:30 

 
239 
December 19, 1950 
The Happy Land 
Working Title: "THE HAPPY VALLEY" 
29:30 

 
240 
December 21, 1950 
Peace On Earth 
Christmas Program 
29:30 

 
241 
December 26, 1950 
King of the River 
 
29:30 

 
242 
December 28, 1950 
High Stakes 
 
29:30 

 
243 
January 2, 1951 
The Brand 
 
29:30 

 
244 
January 4, 1951 
The Wastland 
 
29:30 

 
245 
January 9, 1951 
Spur For a Rustler 
 
29:30 

 
246 
January 11, 1951 
Danger Weaves a Web 
 
29:30 

 
247 
January 16, 1951 
The Glittering Mountain 
Working Title: "THE GLITTERING MT" 
29:30 

 
248 
January 18, 1951 
Yellowleg 
 
29:30 

 
249 
January 23, 1951 
Backfire 
 
29:30 

 
250 
January 25, 1951 
Make Way For Murder 
 
29:30 

 
251 
January 30, 1951 
Maverick 
 
29:30 

 
252 
February 1, 1951 
Desert Glory 
 
29:30 

 
253 
February 6, 1951 
Boundry War 
 
29:30 

 
254 
February 8, 1951 
Double Danger 
 
29:30 

 
255 
February 13, 1951 
Path to Peril 
 
29:30 

 
256 
February 15, 1951 
Trail by Night 
 
29:30 

 
257 
February 20, 1951 
Iron Wheels 
 
29:30 

 
258 
February 22, 1951 
Mystery Ranch 
 
29:30 

 
259 
February 27, 1951 
Corral a Killer 
 
29:30 

 
260 
March 1, 1951 
Quicksand Crossing 
 
29:30 

 
261 
March 6, 1951 
Fires of War 
 
29:30 

 
262 
March 8, 1951 
Guns For Gold 
 
29:30 

 
263 
March 13, 1951 
Medicine Man 
 
29:30 

 
264 
March 15, 1951 
Finger of Manitou 
 
29:30