Mr. & Mrs. North - House Of Hate (09-01-53)


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House Of Hate (Aired September 29, 1953)
Mr. and Mrs. North was a radio mystery series that aired on CBS from 1942 to 1954. Alice Frost and Joseph Curtin had the title roles when the series began in 1942. Publisher Jerry North and his wife Pam lived in Greenwich Village at 24 St. Anne's Flat. They were not professional detectives but simply an ordinary couple who stumbled across a murder or two every week for 12 years. The radio program eventually reached nearly 20 million listeners. The characters originated in 1930s vignettes written by Richard Lockridge for the New York Sun, and he brought them back for short stories in The New Yorker. These stories were collected in Mr. and Mrs. North (1936). Lockridge increased the readership after he teamed with his wife Frances on a novel, The Norths Meet Murder (1940), launching a series of 40 novels, including Death takes a Bow, Death on the Aisle and The Dishonest Murderer. Their long-run series continued for over two decades and came to an end in 1963 with the death of Frances Lockridge. THIS EPISODE: September 29, 1953. CBS network origination, AFRS rebroadcast. "House Of Hate". Wealthy old Mrs. Lansing is found dead from a fall. Her son keeps his wife a virtual prisoner in the house, then, the son is found dead! Barbara Britton, Richard Denning, Frances Lockridge (creator), Richard Lockridge (creator). 25:50. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.
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