War Of Words (Aired September 1, 1950)
"Are you willing to undertake a dangerous mission for the United States, knowing in advance you may never return alive?" Cloak and Dagger first aired over the NBC network on May 7, 1950. It had a short run through the Summer on Sundays, changing to Fridays after its Summer run. The last show aired Oct. 22, 1950. This is the story of the WWII special governmental agency, the OSS, or Office of Strategic Services. Its mission was to develop and maintain spy networks throughout Europe and into Asia, while giving aid to underground partisan groups and developing espionage activities for Allied forces overseas.The show is based on the book of the same name by Lt. Col. Corey Ford and Major Alastair MacBain (who were associated with the OSS from its early days.) The dramas are not Hollywood-style, in that they sometimes end with plans foiled or leading characters dead. THIS EPISODE: September 1, 1950. NBC network. "A War Of Words". Sustaining. An American agent is asked to deliver a message to the commandant of a Japanese camp. An exciting adventure in the jungle. The system cue has been deleted. Alistair MacBain (creator), Jon Gart (music director), Louis G. Cowan (producer), Alfred Hollander (producer), Sherman Marks (director, supervisor), Chuck Webster, Ralph Bell, Raymond Edward Johnson, Winifred Wolfe (writer), Eric Dressler, Karl Weber, Jerry Jarrett, Joan Alison, Maurice Tarplin, Guy Repp, Jack Gordon (writer), Manny Segal (sound effects), Norman Gruenfelder (engineer), Corey Ford (creator). 29:15.