The Possessive Dead (Aired March 25, 1945)
The Weird Circle is yet another backwater gem from The Golden Age of Radio that has been woefully mis-documented. The premise is noteworthy: an anthology of classic, supernatural mystery thrillers from the pens of the world's best known and respected supernatural fiction authors. The scripts--with rare few exceptions--acquit themselves well for the genre. The supernatural thriller genre was highly popular throughout the mid-1930s, right on through the mid-1950s over Radio. In the larger scheme of things, The Weird Circle fell in about the mid-range of the thrillers of the period. The Weird Circle was an RCA-syndicated feature from RCA Recorded Program Services, the independent programming production division of RCA Victor. Its sound quality, voice talent, and production values meet traditionally high RCA standards. As a consequence of those standards, the resulting recordings have stood the test of time--a huge bonus for Golden Age Radio transcriptionists, preservationists and collectors. Show Notes From The Old Time Radio Researcher's Group.
March 25, 1945. Program #69. NBC syndication. "The Possessive Dead". Commercials added locally. The foot of a beautiful Egyptian mummy, still alive! (and kicking?) The date is approximate. Theophile Gautier (author). 25:00. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.