Rogue's Gallery - Cabin On The Lake (07-07-46)

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Cabin On The Lake (Aired July 7, 1946)
Rogue's Gallery also starred different actors as Rogue, in later incarnations of the series, but Richard Powell was the most popular. This series preceded Richard Powell's most famous series, Richard Diamond, Private Detective. Rogue trailed lovely blondes and protected witnesses in the new tough guy persona of Dick Powell. This was the transition series for Powell in his quest to be recognized as an actor rather than a singer. It had some of the same cute elements that would make Richard Diamond a high spot four years later. During the summer of 1946, the show was billed as Bandwagon Mysteries, with a tip of the hat to the sponsor. In the summer of 1947, it was again revived on NBC Sundays for Fitch, with Barry Sullivan in the title role. In 1950 the character again turned up in a two-year sustainer on the ABC Wednesday-night schedule. Chester Morris played the lead. Chester Morris was the original Boston Blackie. THIS EPISODE: July 7, 1946. "Cabin On The Lake" - NBC network. Sponsored by: Fitch Shampoo, Fitch's Ideal Hair Tonic. At a resort, Janice Cole is found dead in her room. Her body promptly disappears while Rogue sleeps through his weekly hit-on-the-head. Rogue is then accused of the crime! This is a rehearsal recording or unedited tape. Dick Powell, Dee Englebach (producer, director), Leith Stevens (composer, conductor), Jimmy Doyle (announcer), Ray Buffum (writer), Peter Leeds. 30:53. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.
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