The Serial Squadron Cinema Cliffhanger Archive


OK, what's an Audio DVD?
It's not an Mp3 data CD, and it's not an Audio CD either. Audio DVDs are DVD disks which play in your DVD player or computer as a video DVD would, with color menus and selection indexes--it's just that the files on it are audio files, not video files. So they are like super-size collections of DVD extras which will show you a full menu and selection titles, all organized by an often-illustrated index button--radio drama with pictures and easy selection of just the track you want with your remote control.

They are great for taking in the car and playing in a portable DVD player while you're on a trip, or playing at home in your DVD/Blu-Ray player while you work or relax or do something else on your computer.

Many of the key programs on these Audio DVDs have been restored and given special care. Most tracks are clear and in good condition. Many of them contain massive amounts of content and some, if every track on them were played straight through, would continue playing for a week or 10 days. There is no better entertainment value for your money than these collections!
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Masters of Horror
Fantastic Audio DVD Set

MASTERS OF HORROR is a HUGE double-size collection with 128 Stories and about 55 Hours of content
Featuring performances by Vincent Price, Basil Rathbone, Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Peter Lorre and stories by Edgar Allan Poe

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! This is an absolutely terrific collection and a must-have for all fans of the greatest horror actors who ever lived. Tracks include plenty of scary stories, and also some very funny appearances on radio comedy programs and interviews. Ever hear Basil Rathbone as the Phantom of the Opera, Ebenezer Scrooge or Sinbad the Sailor? Heard Karloff's "Tell-Tale Heart" or Vincent Price's "Pit and the Pendulum?" Want to hear Fred Allen as famous oriental detective Wun Long Pan annoy Basil Rathbone and duel Mr. Moto to the death to prove who's greater? Well, now's your chance. This disk also includes various versions of stories by Poe, whether our stars were featured in them or not. Hurry up and order this collection before Halloween -- it's just great!

BORIS KARLOFF With Spike Jones - The Tell-tale Heart - With Martin & Lewis - Angel Street - Bird-song for a Murderer - With Al Jolson - Cat Wife - Corridor of Doom - Fred Allen Renting a Room - Death Robbery - Death for Sale - The Dream - Drury's Bones - With Bing Crosby - The Final Reckoning - The Hunt - With Jack Benny - Study for Murder - Arsenic and Old Lace - The Wailing Wall - Sealtest: Happy Halloween - David Copperfield - The Emperor Jones - With Jimmy Durante - The History of Mr. Polly - Sealtest: Stranger Arrives - Shakespeare's Home Town - Shell Chateau - Duffy's Tavern Frankenstein - Where the Cross is Made - Who Killed Chung Ling Soo?

BELA LUGOSI The Thirsty Death - 1930s Interview - The Doctor Prescribed Death - With Abbott and Costello - Texaco Interview - Gasoline Cocktail - People - With Fred Allen - Things Unknown - Candid Microphone Curio Shop - Pull da Stringk! - 1950s Interview - Bevare!

VINCENT PRICE Pit and the Pendulum - Blood Bath - Cat's Cradle - An Eye for an Eye - Fugue in C Minor - Present Tense - Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge - Rave Notice - Strange Death of Charles Umberstein - Waxwork - Dragonwyck - Duffy's Tavern - Hands of Mr. Ottermole - The Happy Prince - Hunting Trip - Jane Eyre - Laura - Leona's Room - The Letter - Name of the Beast - On Borrowed Time - The Orchid and the Skull - Remains to be Seen - Three Skeleton Key - With Jack Benny - With Bob and Ray

PETER LORRE The Lodger - With Abbott and Costello - Back for Christmas - With Bing Crosby - The Black Cat - The Black Seagull - Beyond Good and Evil - With Bob Hope - Cask of Amontillado - Crime and Punishment - Death is a Joker (with Karloff) - The Devil's Saint - With Dinah Shore - The Horla - With Jack Benny - The Locked Trunk's Secret - With Martin and Lewis - The Maltese Falcon - The Marvelous Barrastro - The Mask of Medusa - The Missing Salami Sandwich - A Moment of Darkness - Nobody Loves Me - Of Maestro and Men - With Spike Jones - The Queen of Spades - Till Death Do Us Part - Wun Long Pan vs. Mr. Moto

BASIL RATHBONE Phantom of the Opera - Halloween with Jack Benny - Pit and the Pendulum - With Fred Allen as Wun Long Pan #1 - Suspicion - With Jack Benny - Academy Award - Sinbad the Sailor - With Bob Hope - With Edgar Bergen - A Christmas Carol - With Fred Allen as Wun Long Pan #2 - The Hated Hero of 1776 - Jack Benny Wants a Part - With Spike Jones

STORIES BY EDGAR ALLAN POE Case of M. Valdemar - Cask of Amontillado (3 Versions in addition to Lorre's) - House of Usher (3 Versions) - Murders in the Rue Morgue - Arthur Gordon Pym - The Pit and the Pendulum - (2 Versions in addition to Price's and Rathbone's, one with Henry "Werewolf of London" Hull) - Tales of Poe - The Tell-tale Heart (2 Versions in addition to Karloff's) - The Gold Bug - The Oblong Box

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Frankenstein Serial/Monsters
A frightening collection including 58 Stories and about 30 Hours of content
Featuring the complete FRANKENSTEIN SERIAL

This very scary collection includes multiple versions of classic tales of Frankenstein, Dracula (featuring a restored version of Orson Welles' version), werewolves, mummies, and lots of other monsters, including a restored version of the radio adaptation of KING KONG which kinda misses the mark, but other stories such as "Three Skeleton Key," "The Golem," and "Spider" really score and give a good scare. The entire 13 chapter FRANKENSTEIN radio serial, which has a strong script, somewhat influenced by 19th century stage versions of the story as well as the novel, is included on this audio DVD, sounding better than it does elsewhere as it has been restored to remove hum and improve clarity. A rare H. P. Lovecraft radio adaptation, "The Dunwich Horror" is also included in this collection. (Note: One track, "The Werewolf," is included even though sound quality is very rough even after restoration. For some reason I still find it intriguing, you can hear bits and pieces of scary dialogue which make you want to listen even closer. Anyway I didn't want to leave it out so there it is.)

Track Titles

The Complete Frankenstein Serial Chapters 1-13
(All chapters restored to remove hum & improve clarity)

FRANKENSTEIN Frankenstein (FS) (restored), The Automaton, Frankenstein (WC), If You Believe, Frankenstein (WT), Frankenstein (NBCSS), Frankenstein - Harris, Donovan's Brain Pt. 1 & 2, Frankenstein Revisited

VAMPIRES Dracula - Orson Welles (restored), Graveyard Mansion, Bat Boy, Dracula (CBS), The Vampire's Desire, Wings of the Vampire, Carmilla, Vampires from the Deep

WEREWOLVES The Werewolf (restored), The House in Cypress Canyon, The Werewolf (Dragnet), The Werewolf (WC), W is for Werewolf, Werewolf of Hamilton Mansion, The Loup-garou, Taboo, The Werewolf (WT) (This rare program has been heavily restored but is still hard to understand sometimes)

MUMMIES The Golden Bracelet of Amoniris, The Ring of Thoth, Whence Came You?

DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (FS), Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (NBCSS), Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (WC), Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (CBS) (restored)

MORE MONSTERS Behind the Locked Door - King Kong (restored), The Spider, The Meteor Man, The Hand of Botar, The Jewels of Kali, Revolt of the Worms, The Thing on the Fourble Board, The Dunwich Horror (restored), Three Skeleton Key, The Crawling Terror, The Gibbering Things, The Dark (short version), Phantom of the Opera (restored), The Beast of Darrow House, Case of the Bayou Monster, The Crawling Thing (restored),The Golem, The Hairy Monster (restored),The Thing in the Cage, The Horla, The Terror Out of Space, The Thing in the Tunnel, The Chicken Heart (short version)

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Exotic Adventure Serials

African Adventures 4 Episodes, 1:56
Bold Venture 8 Episodes, 3:29
Dangerous Assignment 20 Episodes, 9:35
Escape 10 Episodes, 4:50

The Ghost Corps 26 Episodes, 2 serials 5:48
Jungle Jim Serial: The Bat Woman 22 Episodes 5:28
Jungle Jim Serial: The Tiger’s Claw 43 Episodes 10:49
Master of Mystery 7 Episode Serial 1:33
Moon Over Africa 26 Episode Serial 5:05
Omar, the Wizard of Persia 12 Episode Serial 2:53

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World War II On the Air

A very interesting and historically valuable collection of radio broadcasts from the World War II years, arranged
in order of original broadcast, by date.

A wide variety of types of broadcast is included -- news broadcasts and announcements, speeches by Churchill and FDR, dramatic stories such as the series
Words At War, movie dramatizations, and even Nazi propaganda broadcasts.

Programs include:
Words at War (series), Wings of the Navy
Buck Privates, Pearl Harbor coverage, I Wanted Wings,
The Fighting 69th, Hitler's Children, Wake Island,
In Which We Serve, Bathysphere, Flight for Freedom, Guadalcanal Diary, D-Day Invasion coverage,
The Pied Piper, and Destroyer.

This is authentic World War II history from beginning to end, 1938-1946, in a compact package; original broadcasts as heard on the air by those who were there. Highly recommended for educators as well as casual listeners.

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The Blue Beetle
Featuring Frank Lovejoy

24 Complete stories, noise-reduced and with enhanced fidelity; Dolby digital sound -- 9 Hours of content

Sweeping down upon the underworld to smash gangland comes a friend of the unfortunate, enemy of criminals, the mysterious all-powerful character who is a problem to the police, a crusader for law! In reality Dan Garrett, a rookie patrolman, loved by everyone but suspected by none of being . . . the Blue Beetle. As the Blue Beetle, he hides behind a strange mask and a suit of impenetrable blue chain armor, flexible as silk but stronger than steel!

Each episode is a complete story in itself; the originally 2-part stories have been conveniently presented as single half-hour format shows. BTW, we did the restoration work on these files which have since been copied by others; this disk is the original, not a copy.

Episode titles
1 Origin of the Blue Beetle/The Opium Gang
2 Sabotage and Liquidation
3 Murder for Profit
4 Blasting the Dynamite Gang
5 The Invisible Ghost
6 Death Rides on Horseback
7 Death Strikes from the East
8 The Sea Serpent
9 The Frame-up
10 Spirits Don't Talk
11 Thoroughbreds Always Come Through
12 Smashing the Arson Ring
13 Rounding Up the Payroll Bandits
14 Crime Incorporated
15 Saved By a Hair
16 Finesse in Diamonds
17 Sabotage Incorporated
18 Smashing the Restaurant Racket
19 Two Rackets in One
20 The Underworld Goes Underground
21 Dancing Ghost of Rocky Hill
22 The Whale of Pirates' Folly
23 The Asylum of Dr. Drear
24 The Jewel Mystery of Channel Island

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The Tarzan Audio Collection

2-Audio DVD Set
Includes the audio serials:
Tarzan of the Apes
Tarzan and the Diamond of Asher
Tarzan and the Fires of Tohr
and standalone Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle radio programs

Disk 1: Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle
71 Half-hour Adventures, 30 Hours of content

71 Episodes of the further adventures of Tarzan, originally broadcast in the 1950s. These programs are similar in tone to the Ron Ely television programs of the 60s and generally intelligent and entertaining.

Disk 2: The Tarzan Radio Serials
3 Full Audio Adventure Serials, 30 Hours of content

76 episodes of TARZAN OF THE APES (1932) the original story of Tarzan, as scripted by his creator Edgar Rice Burroughs and starring his son-in-law James Pierce and daughter Joan Burroughs, and two more complete serials, THE DIAMOND OF ASHER (1934) and THE FIRES OF TOHR (1936), one never aired. Very good sound quality on all episodes.

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Swords of Adventure

Includes 99 Rousing Tales:

9 Adventures of ROBIN HOOD
6 Adventures of
2 Versions of
4 Adventures of
2 Adventures of

8 “Sword & Song” Classic Operetta Radio Broadcasts:
Cyrano de Bergerac, the Prisoner of Zenda, The Merry Widow, The Desert Song, The Student Prince, Naughty Marietta, William Tell, Countess Maritza, and The Song of Norway

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Sherlock Holmes
Audio DVD Set

Sherlock Holmes
Audio DVD Collection
107 Half-hour Audio Adventures
33 Hours of content

These programs feature Basil Rathbone, Tom Conway, John Stanley and others in the adventures of the most famous sleuth of all time, originally broadcast in the 1930s and 40s. About 30 of the stories are adaptaions from original Conan Doyle stories, including A Scandal in Bohemia, The Speckled Band, The Retired Colourman, etc., and many more are new original adventures. Also included: a brief clip of the celebrated William Gillette performing his famous stage role, discussing the dangers of Professor Moriarty with Watson.


A Scandal in Bohemia - A Well-Staged Murder - Colonel Warburton's Madness - Death in the North Sea - Immortal Sherlock Holmes (Welles) - In Flanders Fields - King Philip's Golden Salver - Maltree Abbey - Mrs. Warren's Lodger - Murder Beyond the Mountains - Murder by Moonlight - Murder in the Casbah - Murder Under the Big Top - New Year's Eve off the Scilly Islands - Prof. Moriarty and the Diamond Jubilee - Professor Presbury - Queue for Murder - The Accidental Murderess - The Amateur Mendicant Society - The Babbling Butler - The Baconian Cipher - The Blarney Stone - The Book of Tobit - The Bruce-Partington Plans - The Cadaver in the Roman Toga - The Camberwell Poisoners - The Canary Trainer - The Carpathian Horror - The Christmas Bride - The Clue of the Hungry Cat - The Copper Beeches 40 - The Copper Beeches 43 - The Copper Beeches 47 - The Coptic Compass - The Cradle that Rocked Itself - The Darlington Substitution - The Demon Barber - The Devil's Foot 36 - The Devil's Foot 46 - The Disappearing Scientist - The Double Zero - The Dying Detective - The Dying Schoolboys - The Eyes of Mr. Leyton - The Final Problem - The Genuine Guarnarius - The Girl with the Gazelle - The Grand Old Man - The Great Gandolfo - The Guileless Gypsy - The Gunpowder Plot - The Harley Street Murders - The Haunted Bagpipes - The Haunting of Sherlock Holmes - The Headless Monk - The Horseless Carriage - The Indiscretion of Mr. Edwards - The Innocent Murderess - The Iron Box - The Iron Maiden - The Island of Death - The Laughing Lemur - The Limping Ghost - The Lion's Mane - The Living Doll - The Locked Room - The Man with the Twisted Lip - The Manor House - The Mazarin Stone - The Missing Bloodstains - The Missing Heiress - The Murder in Wax - The Night Before Christmas - The Original Hamlet - The Out-of-Date Murder - The Paradol Chamber - The Persecuted Millionaire - The Pointless Robbery - The Purloined Ruby - The Red-Headed League - The Retired Colourman 40 - The Retired Colourman 43 - The Sally Martin - The Second Generation - The Speckled Band 43 - The Speckled Band 45 - The Speckled Band 47 - The Stolen Naval Treaty - The Strange Death of Mrs. Abernathy - The Stuttering Ghost - The Submarine Caves - The Submerged Nobleman - The Sudden Senility - The Tankerville Club Scandal - The Tell-Tale Pigeon Feathers - The Terrifying Cats - The Three Garridebs - The Tolling Bell - The Uneasy Chair - The Unfortunate Tobacconist - The Viennese Strangler - The Waltz of Death - The White Cockerel - The White Elephant - The Wooden Claw - Thor Bridge - Wysteria Lodge

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The Shadow of Fu Manchu

Featuring Hanley Stafford as Nayland Smith
Gale Gordon as Dr. Petrie
84 Episodes of 7 Serials; 17 Hours of content
The "original" 40 episodes ALL restored for enhanced clarity and fidelity

21 Episodes of
15 Episodes of THE MASK OF FU MANCHU
8 Episodes of DRUMS OF FU MANCHU
14 Episodes of BRIDE OF FU MANCHU

Note: Not all of this series has survived. We present here all known episodes in the best possible quality. Not every episode is hiss or crackle-free, but unlike previously circulating versions of these shows, almost every word can be understood. It's a good series, with a Dr. Fu that sounds a good deal like Henry Brandon, true to its source material and often very suspenseful.

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Roy Rogers

Audio DVD

76 Programs featuring everybody’s favorite screen & TV cowboy

9 Shows from the 1940s
14 Shows from 1951
34 Shows from 1952
13 Shows from 1953
7 Undated Programs

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Tales of Pirates
& Adventures at Sea
2 Audio DVD set with 92 hours of content

Treasure Island
(4 versions), The Buccaneer (Clark Gable), Captain Blood (Errol Flynn), Jean Lafitte (Ronald Colman), The Treasure Chest of Don Jose, The Hanging of Captain Kidd, Adventures of Horatio Hornblower (Gregory Peck), Mutiny on the Bounty, The Revenge of Captain Bligh, Tom Jones, Moby Dick, Sinbad the Sailor and many, many more adventures on the high seas from the Caribbean to the South Pacific

And the Complete Series
Voyage of the Scarlet Queen
Cruise of the Poll Parrot
The Magic Island
(Children’s serial of over 100 episodes)
Ports of Call

Pictured: Capt. Charles Black of the Valhalla’s Pirates and Devlin O’Driscoll of Bloody Historical