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The Story Behind Escape and The Saint, as told by Vincent Price and William N. Robson

Episode description

After World War II ended, transcription became a network possibility as CBS and ABC in particular, pumped resources into programming. New mystery programs like The Haunting Hour, and Murder at Midnight entered syndication. Mutual’s short-lived The Sealed Book and ABC’s Dark Venture both launched in 1945, and NBC gave Abbott and Costello’s summer time slot to a Peter Lorre mystery and suspense program called Mystery is in The Air. It was CBS’ Escape, however that’s come to be known as one of the best-written shows in radio history. Debuting on July 7th, 1947 and save for a short sponsorship between April and August of 1950 from the Richfield Oil Company, the show was network sustained. It was scheduled erratically and dropped often, but it developed a cult following.

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