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The Silver Flask (Aired February 2, 1953)
Originally a local series out of Utah that found its way on to the airwaves sporadically from 1947 to 1952, this anthology was picked up for national syndication by the Mutual network and broadcast from mid-52 through mid-53. Written and directed by Richard Thorne, a prolific and talented writer and producer, this series is often overlooked, even by fans of OTR. It is unfortunate, since it provides some very unique and dramatic material; the acting in particular was superb. Early on, the series concentrated on murder mysteries, but later shows were devoted to horror and some sci-fi. Sadly, not all episodes have survived - only about 40 of perhaps over a hundred shows have so far survived. All episodes were standard half-hour format. THIS EPISODE: February 2, 1953. Mutual network, WGN, Chicago origination (possibly syndicated). "The Silver Flask". Commercials added locally. A man has a strange obsession for an old silver flask. The cast is not identified, but it sounds like Jim Ameche. Jim Ameche, Richard Thorne (writer). 23:21. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.
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