The Mysterious Traveler

The Mysterious Traveler
Genre Thriller, Horror
Running time 30 minutes
Country United States
Home station Mutual Broadcasting System
Hosts Maurice Tarplin
Creators Robert Arthur, Jr.,
David Kogan
Writers Robert Arthur, Jr.,
David Kogan
Air dates December 5, 1943 to September 16, 1952
No. of episodes 303 original


Episode Log

Date          Num  Title                                   Avail
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                       .... starts on Sundays ....
Dec 05, 1943    1  "The Hands That Killed"
Dec 12, 1943    2  "Death At Storm House"
Dec 19, 1943    3  "The King Of The World"
Dec 26, 1943    4  "Devil Island"
Jan 02, 1944    5  "The Clock Struck Midnight"
Jan 09, 1944    6  "The Visiting Corpse"
Jan 16, 1944    7  "The Strange Journal Of Prof. Drake"
Jan 23, 1944    8  "Murderer Unknown"
Jan 30, 1944    9  "The House Of Death"                    yes
Feb 06, 1944   10  "The Man Who Knew Too Much"
Feb 13, 1944   11  "To Have And Hold"
Feb 20, 1944   12  "The Ugliest Woman Alive"
Feb 27, 1944   13  "The Good Die Young"                    yes
Mar 05, 1944   14  "Design For Death"
Mar 12, 1944   15  "Statement by The Accused"
Mar 19, 1944   16  "Welcome Home"
Mar 26, 1944   17  "Stranger In The House"
Apr 02, 1944   18  "Out Of The Past"                       yes
Apr 09, 1944   19  "Beware Of Tomorrow"                    yes
Apr 16, 1944   20  "The Accusing Corpse"                   yes
Apr 23, 1944   21  "Escape By Death"
Apr 30, 1944   22  "Murder Spins The Web"
                          (title may be incorrect)
May 07, 1944   23  "I'll Die Laughing"
May 14, 1944   24  "The Ghost Makers"
May 21, 1944   25  "The Man Who Could Vanish"
May 28, 1944   26  "In Loving Memory"
Jun 04, 1944   27  "Murder Must Be Paid For"
Jun 11, 1944   28  "Death Spins A Web"
Jun 18, 1944   29  "The Man With The Stolen Face"
Jun 25, 1944   30  "Blood On The Moon"
Jul 02, 1944   31  "Queen Of The Cats"                     yes
Jul 09, 1944   32  "Broadway Here I Come"
Jul 16, 1944   33  "Death Rings Down The Curtain"
Jul 23, 1944   34  "The Man Who Couldn't Die"
Jul 30, 1944   35  "Till Death Do Us Part"
Aug 06, 1944   36  "My Beloved Must Die"
Aug 13, 1944   37  "Flight From Fear"
Aug 20, 1944   38  "Time On My Hands"
Aug 27, 1944   39  "The Unknown Enemy"
Sep 03, 1944       .... no show ....
Sep 10, 1944   40  "The Bell Of Life"
Sep 17, 1944   41  "A Dream Of Death"
Sep 24, 1944   42  "Death Laughs Last"                     yes
                   .... moves to Saturdays ....
Oct 07, 1944   43  "The Man The Insects Hated"
Oct 14, 1944   44  "Mind Over Murder"
Oct 21, 1944   45  "Voice Of The Dead"
Oct 28, 1944   46  "Invitation To Death"
Nov 04, 1944       .... no show .....
Nov 11, 1944   47  "She Shall Have Music"
Nov 18, 1944   48  "Journey With Death"
Nov 25, 1944   49  "Footsteps Of Fate"
Dec 02, 1944   50  "The Cat And The Mouse"
Dec 09, 1944   51  "Murder Without Crime"
Dec 16, 1944   52  "You Only Die Once"
Dec 23, 1944   53  "Christmas Present"
Dec 30, 1944   54  "Embarrassing Corpse"
Jan 06, 1945   55  "They Who Sleep"                        yes
Jan 13, 1945   56  "Escape Through Time"
Jan 20, 1945   57  "Letter From The Dead"
Jan 27, 1945   58  "Death Needs A Witness"
Feb 03, 1945   59  "Farewell Appearance"
Feb 10, 1945   60  "Murder Is So Fatal"
Feb 17, 1945   61  "Wanted For Murder"
Feb 24, 1945   62  "Concerto For Death"
Mar 03, 1945   63  "Murder Is No Accident"
Mar 10, 1945   64  "The Case Of Charles Foster"            yes
Mar 17, 1945   65  "Blood Money"
Mar 24, 1945   66  "Death Comes For Adolph Hitler"         yes
Mar 31, 1945   67  "Murder Goes Free"                      yes
                   ... leaves the air until 1946 ...
                   ... then re-starts on Sundays ...
Jul 14, 1946   68  "Seven Years To Wait"
Jul 21, 1946   69  "It Might Be You"
Jul 28, 1946   70  "Summer Heat"
Aug 04, 1946   71  "Death Is My Companion"
Aug 11, 1946   72  "Mortal Clay"
Aug 18, 1946   73  "Dynasty Of Death"
Aug 25, 1946   74  "Death Is The Visitor"                  yes
Sep 01, 1946   75  "No One On The Line"                    yes
Sep 08, 1946   76  "The Symphony Of Death"                 yes
Sep 15, 1946   77  "As I Lie Dying"
Sep 22, 1946   78  "The Strange Death Of Charles Duvall"
Sep 29, 1946   79  "Death Plays The Tune"
                   .... no shows until December ....
                   ..... re-starts on Sundays ......
Dec 01, 1946   80  "Friend Of The Dead"
Dec 08, 1946   81  "Death Is In The Wind"
Dec 15, 1946   82  "Death Is A Dream"
Dec 22, 1946   83  "Between Two Worlds"
Dec 29, 1946   84  "If You Believe"                        yes
Jan 05, 1947   85  "New Year's Nightmare"                  yes
Jan 12, 1947   86  "No Grave Can Hold Me"                  yes
Jan 19, 1947   87  "Death Is The Dealer"
Jan 26, 1947   88  "You Won't Escape Me"
Feb 02, 1947   89  "Voice From Tomorrow"
Feb 09, 1947   90  "Five Miles Down"
Feb 16, 1947   91  "Murder In Masquerade"
Feb 23, 1947   92  "The Cat Died Twice"
Mar 02, 1947   93  "Dig My Grave Deep"
Mar 09, 1947   94  "The Woman In Black"                    yes
Mar 16, 1947   95  "Death Wears My Face"
Mar 23, 1947   96  "Voice Of Murder"
Mar 30, 1947   97  "Death Is My Pursuer"
Apr 06, 1947   98  "You Only Hang Once"
Apr 13, 1947   99  "Dark Destiny"                          yes
Apr 20, 1947  100  "Flight From Fear"
Apr 27, 1947  101  "The House Of Silence"
May 04, 1947  102  "Destination Death"
May 11, 1947  103  "Design For Death"
May 18, 1947  104  "Die, She Must"
May 25, 1947  105  "Mind Over Murder"                      yes
Jun 01, 1947  106  "She Walks With Death"
Jun 08, 1947  107  "I Died Last Night"
Jun 15, 1947  108  "Death Is The Judge"                    yes
Jun 22, 1947  109  "Meet Me At The Morgue"
Jun 29, 1947  110  "Murder Without Crime"
Jul 06, 1947  111  "The Locomotive Ghost"                  yes
Jul 13, 1947  112  "Dark Is The Night"
Jul 20, 1947  113  "Their Cold Companion"
Jul 27, 1947  114  "The Man The Insects Hated"             yes
                   re-broadcast of show #43, 10-07-44
Aug 03, 1947  115  "I Dreamed Of Dying"
Aug 10, 1947  116  "Nightmare"
Aug 17, 1947       ... no show ...
Aug 24, 1947  117  "Murder Goes Free"
Aug 31, 1947  118  "Murder At Their Heels"
Sep 07, 1947  119  "Vacation From Life"                    yes
Sep 14, 1947  120  "Big Payoff"
Sep 21, 1947  121  "Island Of Fear"
Sep 28, 1947  122  "Deep Is My Grave"
                    .... moves to Tuesdays ....
Oct 07, 1947  123  "Death Rides The Storm"
Oct 14, 1947  124  "Death Is My Host"
Oct 21, 1947  125  "Death Is My Caller"                    yes
Oct 28, 1947  126  "Invitation To Death"
Nov 04, 1947  127  "Murder At The Dawn Of Time"
Nov 11, 1947  128  "My Date Is With Death"
Nov 18, 1947       ... no show ...
Nov 25, 1947  129  "Death Guides My Hand"
Dec 02, 1947  130  "Death Cancels All Debts"
Dec 09, 1947  131  "Death Must Have Revenge"
Dec 16, 1947  132  "Christmas Present"
                  re-broadcast of show #53, 12-23-44
Dec 23, 1947  133  "Mr. Trimbles Christmas"
Dec 30, 1947  134  "Escape To 2480"
Jan 06, 1948  135  "Death Is At The Throttle"
Jan 13, 1948  136  "Death Must Wait"
Jan 20, 1948  137  "The Man In The Black Derby"            yes
Jan 27, 1948  138  "Death Has A Vacancy"
Feb 03, 1948  139  "Life Is But A Dream"
Feb 10, 1948  140  "I'll Dance On Your Coffin"
Feb 17, 1948  141  "Chance Of A Lifetime"
Feb 24, 1948  142  "The Man Who Died Twice"                yes
Mar 02, 1948  143  "The Ivory Elephant"
Mar 09, 1948  144  "Alibi For Murder"
Mar 16, 1948  145  "They Struck It Rich"                   yes
Mar 23, 1948  146  "Seven Years To Wait"
Mar 30, 1948  147  "Death Is A Dream"
Apr 06, 1948  148  "When Killers Meet"
Apr 13, 1948  149  "They'll Never Believe Me"
Apr 20, 1948  150  "Murder In Jazztime"                    yes
Apr 27, 1948  151  "The Little Man Who Wasn't There"
May 04, 1948  152  "They Who Sleep"
                   re-broadcast of show #55, 01-06-45
May 11, 1948  153  "I Won't Die Alone"                     yes
May 18, 1948  154  "Death Writes A Letter"                 yes
May 25, 1948  155  "Death Is My Co-Pilot"
Jun 01, 1948  156  "Strange Voyage"
Jun 08, 1948  157  "Murder Is My Business"                 yes
Jun 15, 1948  158  "Queen Of The Cats"                     yes
Jun 22, 1948  159  "Zero Hour"                             yes
Jun 29, 1948  160  "You Only Die Once"
Jul 06, 1948  161  "The Man Who Vanished"                  yes
Jul 13, 1948  162  "Bury Her Deep"
Jul 20, 1948  163  "The Chase"
Jul 27, 1948  164  "The Unexpected"
Aug 03, 1948  165  "Terror By Night"
Aug 10, 1948  166  "The Visiting Corpse"                   yes
Aug 17, 1948       ... no show ...
Aug 24, 1948  167  "Murder By Proxy"
Aug 31, 1948  168  "Murder Has A Price"
Sep 07, 1948  169  "Unsolved"
Sep 14, 1948  170  "Dance Of Death"
Sep 21, 1948  171  "Death Has A Thousand Faces"            yes
Sep 28, 1948  172  "Hideout"
Oct 05, 1948  173  "Death Rings Down The Curtain"          yes
                   re-broadcast of show #33, 07-16-44
Oct 12, 1948  174  "Broadway Here I Come"
                  re-broadcast of show #32, 07-09-44
Oct 19, 1948  175  "Death Has A Voice"
Oct 26, 1948  176  "Welcome Home"
                  .... moves to Thursdays ....
Nov 11, 1948  177  "Till Death Do Us Part"
Nov 18, 1948  178  "Death Wears A False Face"
Nov 25, 1948  179  "Agreement To Die"
Dec 02, 1948  180  "Farewell Appearance"
Dec 09, 1948  181  "Signed In Blood"
Dec 16, 1948  182  "The House Of Death"
                  re-broadcast of show #9, 01-30-44
Dec 23, 1948  183  "Town Named Christmas"
Dec 30, 1948  184  "It's Later Than You Think"
Jan 06, 1949  185  "The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea"       yes
Jan 13, 1949  186  "The Accusing Corpse"
                   re-broadcast of show #20, 04-16-44
Jan 20, 1949  187  "Death Is My Partner"
Jan 27, 1949  188  "The Ghost Makers"
Feb 03, 1949  189  "Death Spins A Web"
                   re-broadcast of show #29, 06-11-44
Feb 10, 1949  190  "Tonight I Die"
Feb 17, 1949  191  "Collector's Item"
Feb 24, 1949  192  "Time Is Running Out"
Mar 03, 1949  193  "Murder At The Mardi Gras"
Mar 10, 1949  194  "The Dead Can't Testify"
Mar 17, 1949  195  "Murder Points A Finger"
Mar 24, 1949  196  "I'll Die Laughing"
                   .... moves to Tuesdays ....
Mar 29, 1949  197  "Death Has A Cold Breath"               yes
Apr 05, 1949  198  "Murder Makes Music"
Apr 12, 1949  199  "They Died Screaming"
Apr 19, 1949  200  "Out Of The Past"                       yes
                  re-broadcast of show #18, 04-02-44
Apr 26, 1949  201  "The Hot Seat"
May 03, 1949  202  "Murder Begins At Home"
May 10, 1949  203  "Escape Unto The Future"
May 17, 1949  204  "The Corpse Comes Home"
May 24, 1949  205  "Behind The Locked Door"
May 31, 1949  206  "Meet Me At The Morgue"
Jun 07, 1949  207  "Die Once, Die Twice"
Jun 14, 1949  208  "No Grave Can Hold Me"                  yes
Jun 21, 1949  209  "Murder Has A Voice"
Jun 28, 1949  210  "She Walks With Death"
Jul 05, 1949  211  "The Case Of Charles Foster"
                  re-broadcast of show #64, 03-10-45
Jul 12, 1949  212  "The Locomotive Ghost"
                  re-broadcast of show #111, 07-06-47
Jul 19, 1949  213  "Murder Is So Fatal"
Jul 26, 1949  214  "Voice From Tomorrow"
                 re-broadcast of show #45, 10-21-44
Aug 02, 1949  215  "Planet Zevius"
Aug 09, 1949  216  "Brain Guy"
Aug 16, 1949  217  "Murder Spins The Plot"
Aug 23, 1949  218  "Why Don't You Die?"
Aug 30, 1949  219  "Treasure Of Superstition Mountain"
Sep 06, 1949  220  "Flight From Fear"
Sep 13, 1949  221  "The Cat Died Twice"
Sep 20, 1949  222  "Destination Death"
Sep 27, 1949  223  "You Only Hang Once"
Oct 04, 1949  224  "The Knife"
Oct 11, 1949  225  "The Last Survivor"                     yes
Oct 18, 1949  226  "Nightmare House"
Oct 25, 1949  227  "No One On The Line"
                   re-broadcast of show #75, 09-01-46
Nov 01, 1949  228  "The Witness"
Nov 08, 1949  229  "Appointment With Death"
Nov 15, 1949  230  "Mirror Of Count Cagliostrd"
Nov 22, 1949  231  "Mortal Clay"
Nov 29, 1949       ... no show ...
Dec 06, 1949  232  "Why Don't You Stay Dead?"
Dec 13, 1949  233  "The Man No One Knew"
Dec 20, 1949  234  "Luck Of The Irish"
Dec 27, 1949  235  "Death Comes At Night"
Jan 03, 1950  236  "Golden Future"
Jan 10, 1950  237  "Survival Of The Fittest"               yes
Jan 17, 1950  238  "Shadows In The Sky"
Jan 24, 1950  239  "A Dead Man's Story"
Jan 31, 1950  240  "Extra! Extra!"
Feb 07, 1950  241  "The Man Who Tried To Save Lincoln"     yes
Feb 14, 1950  242  "The Big Hand"
Feb 21, 1950  243  "Double Sixes"
Feb 28, 1950  244  "Journey Into The Unknown"
Mar 07, 1950  245  "Death Rides The Wind"
Mar 14, 1950  246  "The Big Brain"                         yes
Mar 21, 1950  247  "Dark Underworld"
Mar 28, 1950  248  "No Grave So Deep"
Apr 04, 1950  249  "The Man From Singapore"                yes
Apr 11, 1950  250  "Flight From Tomorrow"                  yes
                 (Alt: "Operation Tomorrow")
Apr 18, 1950  251  "Death At 50 Fathoms"                   yes
Apr 25, 1950  252  "I Died Last Night"                     yes
May 02, 1950  253  "S.O.S."                                yes
May 09, 1950  254  "The Big Dive"
May 16, 1950  255  "Voices At Midnight"
May 23, 1950  256  "The Lady In Red"                       yes
May 30, 1950  257  "Beyond The Law"
Jun 06, 1950  258  "Murder Without Crime"                  yes
                   (Alt: "Killer At Large")"
                 re-broadcast of show #110, 06-29-47
Jun 13, 1950  259  "Death Has Two Faces"
Jun 20, 1950  260  "Die, She Must"
                  re-broadcast of show #104, 05-18-47
Jun 27, 1950  261  "Journey Through Time"
Jul 04, 1950  262  "Five Miles Down"
                  re-broadcast of show #90, 02-09-47
Jul 11, 1950  263  "Ring Twice for Death"
Jul 18, 1950  264  "Killer Come Home"                      yes
Jul 25, 1950  265  "Gun For Hire"
Aug 01, 1950  266  "Footsteps Behind You"
Aug 08, 1950  267  "Blood Money"
                  re-broadcast of show #65, 03-17-45
Aug 15, 1950  268  "Vacation From Life"
                  re-broadcast of show #119, 09-07-47
Aug 22, 1950  269  "Nightmare"
                  re-broadcast of show #225, 10-18-49
Aug 29, 1950  270  "Murder Has A Price"
                  re-broadcast of show #167, 08-31-48
Sep 05, 1950  271  "Mind Over Murder"
                   re-broadcast of show #44, 10-14-44
Sep 12, 1950  272  "Tomorrow Is Forever"
Sep 19, 1950  273  "Design for Death"
                  re-broadcast of show #103, 05-11-47
Sep 26, 1950  274  "Into The Unknown"
Oct 03, 1950  275  "What's In it for Me?"
Oct 10, 1950  276  "The Final Hour"
Oct 17, 1950  277  "The Cat's Paw"
Oct 24, 1950  278  "The House Of Silence"
Oct 31, 1950  279  "Their Cold Companion"
Nov 07, 1950       ... no show ...
Nov 14, 1950  280  "The Big Money"
Nov 21, 1950  281  "Escape To 2430"
Nov 28, 1950  282  "13 Steps To Death"
Dec 05, 1950  283  "Two Lethal Ladies"
Dec 12, 1950  284  "Present For Santa"
Dec 19, 1950  285  "The Survivors"
Dec 26, 1950  286  "Between Two Worlds"
                      re-broadcast of show #83, 12-22-47
Jan 02, 1951  287  "Never Say Die"
Jan 09, 1951  288  "Death Cancels All Debts"
Jan 16, 1951  289  "Diamond Fever"
Jan 23, 1951  290  "Easy, Easy Money"
Jan 30, 1951  291  "I'll Dance On Your Grave"
Feb 06, 1951  292  "Death Is But A Dream"
Feb 13, 1951  293  "Money In The Bank"
Feb 20, 1951  294  "When Killers Meet"
                  re-broadcast of show #148, 04-06-48
Feb 27, 1951  295  "The Ivory Elephant"
                  re-broadcast of show #143, 03-02-48
Mar 06, 1951  296  "World Of Tomorrow"
Mar 13, 1951  297  "The Knives Of Death"                   yes
Mar 20, 1951  298  "Coffin For Charlie"
Mar 27, 1951  299  "The Man Who Died Twice"
                  re-broadcast of show #142, 02-24-48
Apr 03, 1951  300  "X Marks The Spot"
Apr 10, 1951  301  "50,000 BC"
Apr 17, 1951  302  "The Little Man Who Wasn't There"
                   re-broadcast of show #151, 04-27-48
Apr 24, 1951  303  "Chance Of A Lifetime"
May 01, 1951  304  "The Planet Zevius"                     yes
                  re-broadcast of show #214, 08-02-49
May 08, 1951       ... no show ...
May 15, 1951  305  "Death In The Swamps"
May 22, 1951  306  "Judgment Day"
May 29, 1951  307  "Fatal Mistake"
Jun 05, 1951  308  "The Unexpected"
Jun 12, 1951  309  "Big Jackpot"
Jun 19, 1951  310  "Another Man's Murder"
Jun 26, 1951  311  "I Won't Walk Alone"
Jul 03, 1951  312  "Restless Skeleton"
Jul 10, 1951  313  "Death Writes A Letter"
Jul 17, 1951  314  "They'll Never Believe Me"
Jul 24, 1951  315  "Visitors From Infinity"
Jul 31, 1951       ... no show ...
Aug 07, 1951  316  "Terror By Night"
Aug 14, 1951  317  "The Chase"
Aug 21, 1951  318  "When The Dead Return"
Aug 28, 1951  319  "Fire In The Sky"                       yes
Sep 04, 1951  320  "Death Has A Thousand Faces"
Sep 11, 1951  321  "Strange Destiny"
Sep 18, 1951  322  "Some Only Sleep"
Sep 25, 1951  323  "Four Fatal Callers"
Oct 02, 1951  324  "What Happened Last Night?"
Oct 09, 1951  325  "The Man Who Knew Everything"           yes
Oct 16, 1951  326  "Death Needs A Substitute"
Oct 23, 1951  327  "This Is Murder Calling"
Oct 30, 1951  328  "Miracle On 10th Avenue"
Nov 06, 1951  329  "Behind The Locked Door"                yes
                 re-broadcast of show #204, 05-24-49
Nov 13, 1951  330  "Speak Of The Devil"
Nov 20, 1951  331  "The Most Famous Man In The World"      yes
Nov 27, 1951  332  "Murder Has A Price"
                   re-broadcast of show #167, 08-31-48
Dec 04, 1951  333  "Token Of Friendship"
Dec 11, 1951  334  "Hideout"                               yes
                 re-broadcast of show #171, 09-28-48
Dec 18, 1951  335  "Make Mine Murder"
Dec 25, 1951  336  "Christmas Story"                       yes
Jan 01, 1952  337  "Stamps From Eldorado"
Jan 08, 1952  338  "It's Only Money"                       yes
Jan 15, 1952  339  "Key Witness"                           yes
Jan 22, 1952  340  "Change Of Address"                     yes
Jan 29, 1952  341  "Stranger In The House"                 yes
Feb 05, 1952  342  "Man Who Frightened Himself"
Feb 12, 1952  343  "Death Plays The Tune"
Feb 19, 1952  344  "Strange New World"                     yes
Feb 26, 1952  345  "Appointment To Die"
Mar 04, 1952  346  "The Betrayer"
Mar 11, 1952  347  "Man Of Destiny"
Mar 18, 1952  348  "The Black Door"
Mar 25, 1952  349  "Two Of A Kind"
Apr 01, 1952  350  "April Fool"
Apr 08, 1952  351  "Money Isn't Everything"
Apr 15, 1952  352  "Murder In Haste"
Apr 22, 1952  353  "The 4th Dimension"
Apr 29, 1952  354  "Murder In 2952"                        yes
May 06, 1952  355  "The Gun Fighter"
May 13, 1952  356  "Death Rides The Storm"
May 20, 1952  357  "In The Depths"
May 27, 1952  358  "Wheels Of Murder"
Jun 03, 1952  359  "Haunted Trailer"                       yes
Jun 10, 1952       ... no show ...
Jun 17, 1952  360  "The Green Death"                       yes
Jun 24, 1952  361  "When Dead Men Speak"                   yes
Jul 01, 1952  362  "Bird Of Prey"
Jul 08, 1952       ... no show ...
Jul 15, 1952  363  "Sands Of Death"
Jul 22, 1952  364  "Time Is Running Out"
Jul 29, 1952  365  "The Big Fog"
Aug 05, 1952  366  "Death Points A Finger"
Aug 12, 1952  367  "Temporary Corpse"
Aug 19, 1952  368  "Day Of Reckoning"
Aug 26, 1952  369  "The Big One"
Sep 02, 1952  370  "Treasure Of Superstition Mountain"
             (last show of the series)"


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