The Mysterious Traveler
Written and directed by Robert A. Arthur and David Kogan, the series began on the Mutual Broadcasting System, December 5, 1943, continuing in many different timeslots until September 16, 1952. Unlike many other shows of the era, The Mysterious Traveler was without a sponsor for its entire run. The lonely sound of a distant locomotive heralded the arrival of the malevolent narrator, portrayed by Maurice Tarplin, who introduced himself each week in the following manner. This is the Mysterious Traveler, inviting you to join me on another journey into the strange and terrifying. I hope you will enjoy the trip, that it will thrill you a little and chill you a little. So settle back, get a good grip on your nerves and be comfortable -- if you can!
March 10, 1945. Mutual network. "The Case Of Charles Foster". Sustaining. Prussic acid for the cocker spaniel? Definitely justifiable homicide! David Kogan (writer), Henry Sylvern (music), Jock MacGregor (director), Nancy Sheridan, Joan Shea, Humphrey Davis, Robert A. Arthur (writer). 29:48.