A Life In Your Hands

Copyright 2017, J. David Goldin

These are all the examples of this program in the radioGOLDINdex database. These listings are accurate as of April 29, 2017. The programs are listed chronologically, partial dates appear first, unknown dates appear last.


81733. A Life In Your Hands. June 7, 1949. NBC net. Sponsored by: Raleigh Cigarettes, Sir Walter Raleigh Pipe Tobacco. The first show of the series. "Murder is a dark enigma that strikes fear into the heart of man." The adventures of Jonathan Kegg, a lawyer who is "financially secure" and only appears as a "amicus curiae" (friend of the court). Actress Victoria Marley is being replaced in a play and is later found murdered with a knife in her throat. Her husband has been accused of the crime. An interesting attempt by Erle Stanley Gardner to create another crime-solving attorney after "Perry Mason." Erle Stanley Gardner (creator), Ned LeFevre, Mike Wallace (announcer, billed as "Myron Wallace"), John Kelly (writer), Homer Hecht (director), Jack Simpson (producer), Clarence Hartzell (? The Judge). 29:47. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

81734. A Life In Your Hands. September 13, 1949. NBC net. Sponsored by: Raleigh Cigarettes, Sir Walter Raleigh Pipe Tobacco. There's been a murder in Mrs. O'Malley's boarding house. It's Bill Smith, the boarder that everyone hates. The last program of the season, "People Are Funny" returns to this time slot next week. Erle Stanley Gardner (creator), Ned LeFevre, Mike Wallace (announcer, billed as "Myron Wallace"), Bob McKee (writer), Homer Hecht (director), Jack Simpson (producer), Clarence Hartzell (? The Judge), Adele Scott (organist). 29:11. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

81736. A Life In Your Hands. May 25, 1950. NBC net. Sponsored by: Raleigh Cigarettes, Sir Walter Raleigh Pipe Tobacco. Carol Carson gets out of jail and comes to the Wilson farm to claim her daughter Betsy. That's not going to happen says Matt Wilson, and then Carol Carson is shot dead. The actress portraying Betsy has no lines, but screams like an siren far too much during the first part of the program. In fact, at the end of the show, when she's a witness at the trial, all she does is scream like a siren! The systemn cue has been deleted. Erle Stanley Gardner (creator), Carlton KaDell, Mike Wallace (announcer, billed as "Myron Wallace"), Bob McKee (writer, along with his un-named wife), Jack Simpson (producer, director), Whitey Birquist (musical effects). 29:22. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

81740. A Life In Your Hands. July 18, 1950. NBC net. Sponsored by: Raleigh Cigarettes, Sir Walter Raleigh Pipe Tobacco. Papa Gaetano runs a neighborhood candy store, extending credit to the neighborhood kids. Young Bill Nelson is accused of burning down the store. Erle Stanley Gardner (creator), Mike Wallace (announcer (billed as, "Myron Wallace"), Carlton KaDell, Jack Simpson (producer, director), Bob McKee (writer, along with his un-identified wife), Adele Scott (organist), Whitey Birquist (conductor). 30:28. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

81735. A Life In Your Hands. July 25, 1950. NBC net. Sponsored by: Raleigh Cigarettes, Sir Walter Raleigh Pipe Tobacco. The program begins with a Korean War bulletin. The North Koreans have pushed back American troops with their first night attack. Carl Fortune's mother-in-law is trying to break up Carl's marriage and get back the money advanced for Carl's business. Carl is then found dead in his garage. Erle Stanley Gardner (creator), Carlton KaDell, Mike Wallace (announcer, billed as "Myron Wallace"), Adele Scott (organist), Jack Simpson (producer, director), Bob McKee (writer, along with his un-named wife), Whitey Birquist (conductor). 29:27. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

81739. A Life In Your Hands. August 29, 1950. NBC net, WMAQ, Chicago aircheck. Sponsored by: Raleigh Cigarettes, Sir Walter Raleigh Pipe Tobacco. After his niece confesses to having two thousand dollars in gambling debts and forging a check, Judge Cook fires his ex-convict butler. After cutting off his niece's money, the judge is found shot. Erle Stanley Gardner (creator), Mike Wallace (announcer, billed as "Myron Wallace"), Jack Simpson (producer), Jack Murphy (director), Carlton KaDell, Bob McKee (writer, along with his un-named wife), Whitey Birquist (conductor), Adele Scott (organist). 29:39. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

45776. A Life In Your Hands. 1952. NBC net. Sustaining. "Murder is a dark enigma that strikes fear into the heart of man." When a construction company owner named Bart Clayton is murdered in a truck, the only witnesses are two old ladies who know nothing about trucks. Adele Scott (musical effects), Bill Knight (engineer), Carlton KaDell (announcer), Doug Johnson (writer), Erle Stanley Gardner (creator), George Stone (announcer), John Cowan (director), Whitey Birquist (conductor). 29:25. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

81737. A Life In Your Hands. July 9, 1952. NBC net. The program opening has been deleted. Daniel Wilmore, the tough gangster, is on the lam from the G-Men in the Florida Keys. He's been knifed to death and his $50,000 has disappeared. The body of the show only. Erle Stanley Gardner (creator). 24:52. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

111225. A Life In Your Hands. July 23, 1952. NBC net. Commercials added locally. The body of the show only. Open, close, commercials and music cues are not on the recording. Randall Marsden is running for the office of Prosecutor, but Eddie Phillips has escaped from prison. Marsden is soon found dead. This is either a rehearsal recording, or more likely, the dialongue before music and cues were added. See cat. #45777 for the program as broadcast. Erle Stanley Gardner (creator), Bill Knight (engineer), Christy Squire (writer), John Cowan (director). 26:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

45777. A Life In Your Hands. July 24, 1952. NBC net. Sustaining. Randall Marsden, an aspiring politician, is found shot. Eddie Phillips has broken out of prison before he was scheduled to be executed. See cat. #111225 for a recording of this program that is either a rehearsal or voice cues, before music and cues were added. Adele Scott (musical effects), Bill Knight (engineer), Carlton KaDell (announcer), Christy Squire (writer), Erle Stanley Gardner (creator), George Stone (announcer), John Cowan (director), Whitey Birquist (conductor). 29:19. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

45778. A Life In Your Hands. August 7, 1952. NBC net. Sustaining. An eye-doctor is accused of killing Henry Crain, a mean and nasty landlord who was hated by everybody. Adele Scott (musical effects), Bill Knight (engineer), Carlton KaDell (announcer), Erle Stanley Gardner (creator), George Stone (announcer), John Cowan (director), Marty Edwards (writer), Whitey Birquist (conductor). 29:17. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

45775. A Life In Your Hands. August 14, 1952. NBC net. Sustaining. Jonathan Kegg, who is a professional "amicus curiae," solves the case of wealthy Jean Harding, accused of murdering a man who was attempting to sell her a treasure map...the evil Captain Mendoz. Adele Scott (musical effects), Carlton KaDell (announcer), Doug Johnson (writer), Erle Stanley Gardner (creator), George Stone (announcer), John Cowan (director), Whitey Birquist (conductor). 29:29. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

45779. A Life In Your Hands. August 21, 1952. NBC net. Sustaining. Dr. Allenby, a distinguished anthropologist, discovers the Kalare tomb in the Yucatan. He's found murdered under mysterious circumstances. Jonathan Kegg solves the case with the help of his tape recorder! Adele Scott (musical effects), Bill Knight (engineer), Carlton KaDell (announcer), Doug Johnson (writer), Erle Stanley Gardner (creator), George Stone (announcer), John Cowan (director), Whitey Birquist (conductor). 29:23. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

45780. A Life In Your Hands. August 27, 1952. NBC net. Sustaining. Politician Peter Grant has been shot. His blackmailer is accused of the crime, but several others have excellent motives! Adele Scott (musical effects), Bill Knight (engineer), Bob McKee (writer), Carlton KaDell (announcer), Erle Stanley Gardner (creator), George Stone (announcer), John Cowan (director), Whitey Birquist (conductor). 29:26. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

Report contains 14 programs.