The Adventures Of Frank Merriwell

Copyright 2017, J. David Goldin

These are all the examples of this program in the radioGOLDINdex database. These listings are accurate as of July 30, 2017. The programs are listed chronologically, partial dates appear first, unknown dates appear last.


2026. The Adventures Of Frank Merriwell. August 7, 1933. Sponsored by: Dr. West's Tooth Paste (turtle premium). Frank gets involved with a crooked poker game at the Academy. Burt L. Standish (creator, a pseudonym of Gilbert Patten). 15:18. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

4422. The Adventures Of Frank Merriwell. October 5, 1946. NBC net. Sustaining. "The Riddle Of The Wrong Answer," or "Gambling Is The Devil's Pastime." A gang of gamblers tries to keep Frank from playing football so Yale will lose. Lawson Zerbe, Hal Studer, Elaine Rost, Harlow Wilcox (announcer), Burt L. Standish (creator), Ruth Braun (writer), Gilbert Braun (writer), William Welch (writer), John Winters (music), Joseph Mansfield (producer, director). 30:35. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4423. The Adventures Of Frank Merriwell. October 19, 1946. NBC net. "The Clue Of The Numbers" or "Justice Triumphant". Sustaining. Frank does some detective work that would make Sherlock Holmes blush as he solves the robbery of the money from the big football game. Lawson Zerbe, Hal Studer, Elaine Rost, Harlow Wilcox (announcer), Burt L. Standish (creator). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4424. The Adventures Of Frank Merriwell. October 26, 1946. NBC net. Sustaining. "The Mystery Of The Shuttered House," or "A Guilty Conscience Needs No Accuser." Frank and Bart discover a plot to kidnap Bart's father and cheat him out of $300,000 worth of railroad stock. Lawson Zerbe, Hal Studer, Jean Gillespie, Harlow Wilcox (announcer), Burt L. Standish (creator), Joseph Mansfield (producer, director), John Winters (music), Ruth Braun (writer), Gilbert Braun (writer). 30:31. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4425. The Adventures Of Frank Merriwell. March 15, 1947. NBC net. "The Big Top Adventure". Sustaining. Frank discovers treachery at the circus, a deliberately caused train wreck, and an escaped tiger. Lawson Zerbe, Hal Studer, Elaine Rost, Harlow Wilcox (announcer), Hugh Rollins, Burt L. Standish (creator). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4426. The Adventures Of Frank Merriwell. August 9, 1947. NBC net. "The Riddle Of The Dry Well". Sustaining. Frank and his friends are out west in Arizona. Frank discovers why all the water in the valley has suddenly vanished. Lawson Zerbe, Hal Studer, Elaine Rost, Harlow Wilcox (announcer), Burt L. Standish (creator). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4427. The Adventures Of Frank Merriwell. December 13, 1947. NBC net. "The Harris Heirloom". Sustaining. Frank foils a gang trying to cheat an old millionairess by using the assistant manager of the basketball team as her lost heir. Lawson Zerbe, Hal Studer, Elaine Rost, Harlow Wilcox (announcer), Tony Randall, Burt L. Standish (creator). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4428. The Adventures Of Frank Merriwell. May 15, 1948. NBC net. "The Ballot Box Mystery". Sustaining. An election of the Yale Drama Society is the setting for fraud. Two aspiring "Juliets" and a ham actor are involved. Lawson Zerbe, Hal Studer, Elaine Rost, Harlow Wilcox (announcer), Burt L. Standish (creator). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4429. The Adventures Of Frank Merriwell. May 22, 1948. NBC net. "The Mystery Of The Iron Door". Sustaining. The boys come upon an iron door in a large cave. On the other side lies the answer to the theft of a secret bauxite formula. Lawson Zerbe, Hal Studer, Elaine Rost, Harlow Wilcox (announcer), Burt L. Standish. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4430. The Adventures Of Frank Merriwell. May 29, 1948. NBC net. "The Missing Mascot". Sustaining. The young boy who tags along with the Yale baseball team is kidnapped by a gang of train robbers. Lawson Zerbe, Hal Studer, Elaine Rost, Harlow Wilcox (announcer), Burt L. Standish (creator). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4433. The Adventures Of Frank Merriwell. June 5, 1948. NBC net. "The Stolen Masterpiece". Sustaining. Frank and Bart are swindled during an art purchase and take off in hot pursuit of the crooks. This program has also been dated June 19, 1948. Lawson Zerbe, Hal Studer, Elaine Rost, Harlow Wilcox (announcer), Burt L. Standish (creator). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4432. The Adventures Of Frank Merriwell. June 12, 1948. NBC net. "Tap Day". Sustaining. Frank has been framed during a trotting race. A hypodermic needle was planted on him, jeopardizing his chances for admission into, "Skull and Crossbones." Lawson Zerbe, Hal Studer, Elaine Rost, Harlow Wilcox (announcer), Burt L. Standish (creator). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

93947. The Adventures Of Frank Merriwell. June 19, 1948. NBC net. "The Thunderstorm Mystery". Sustaining. While hiking in the mountains, Frank and his friends take shelter in a cave when an avalanche begins. A hermit's cabin is nearly buried. The system cue has been deleted. Lawson Zerbe, Hal Studer, Elaine Rost, Burt L. Standish (creator), Paul Taubman (organ), William Welch (writer), Pat Hosley, Will Geer, Lamont Johnson, Harry W. Junkin (director), Joe Latham, Ruth Braun (writer), Gilbert Braun (writer). 29:20. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete as above.

4431. The Adventures Of Frank Merriwell. June 26, 1948. NBC net. "The Unreasonable Aunt". Sustaining. Frank saves a woman from being cheated out of her soap factory. This program has also been dated June 5, 1948. Lawson Zerbe, Hal Studer, Elaine Rost, Harlow Wilcox (announcer), Burt L. Standish (creator). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4434. The Adventures Of Frank Merriwell. July 3, 1948. NBC net. "The Unwelcome Rescue". Sustaining. Frank and Bart save a girl's life while working as lifeguards in Atlantic City and uncover a munitions plot. Paul Taubman (music), Richard Keith, Ruth Braun (writer), William Welch (supervisor), Burt L. Standish (creator), Earl George, Elaine Rost, Gilbert Braun (writer), Hal Studer, Jack Kuney (director), Lawson Zerbe, Lon Clark, Mary Patton, Mel Brandt (announcer). 29:32. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4435. The Adventures Of Frank Merriwell. July 10, 1948. NBC net. "The Mystery Of The Millionaire's Yacht". Sustaining. Frank again solves a baffling crime when a safe on board a yacht explodes and $50,000 is found missing. Elaine Rost, Gene Leonard (narrator), Gilbert Braun (writer), Hal Studer, Jack Kuney (director), Kevin McCarthy, Lawson Zerbe, Mel Brandt (announcer), Nat Polen, Paul Taubman (music), Roc Rogers, Ruth Braun (writer), William Welch (supervisor), Burt L. Standish (creator). 29:25. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4436. The Adventures Of Frank Merriwell. July 17, 1948. NBC net. "The Midnight Crimes". Sustaining. Bart Hodge has been walking in his sleep and is accused of several burglaries. Lawson Zerbe, Hal Studer, Elaine Rost, Harlow Wilcox (announcer), Burt L. Standish (creator). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4437. The Adventures Of Frank Merriwell. July 31, 1948. NBC net. "The Secret Of The Old Mill". Sustaining. Frank discovers a pile of gold knives and forks in an old mill in an amusement park. Arson is afoot. Lawson Zerbe, Hal Studer, Elaine Rost, Harlow Wilcox (announcer), Burt L. Standish (creator). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4438. The Adventures Of Frank Merriwell. August 7, 1948. NBC net. "The Mystery Of The Wax Museum". Sustaining. A missing brother helps Frank uncover counterfeit plates hidden in a wax museum. Lawson Zerbe, Hal Studer, Elaine Rost, Harlow Wilcox (announcer), Burt L. Standish (creator). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4439. The Adventures Of Frank Merriwell. August 21, 1948. NBC net. "The Mystery Of The Blue Cane". Sustaining. Frank and his friends breaks up a robbery gang in Atlantic City which had been using a boardwalk concession as a front. Lawson Zerbe, Hal Studer, Elaine Rost, Harlow Wilcox (announcer), Burt L. Standish (creator). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4440. The Adventures Of Frank Merriwell. September 4, 1948. NBC net. "The Magic Lantern Mystery". Sustaining. Someone has stolen a professor's new-fangled invention. Frank and Bart, driving a float in a parade, discover the theft. Lawson Zerbe, Hal Studer, Elaine Rost, Harlow Wilcox (announcer), Burt L. Standish (creator). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4441. The Adventures Of Frank Merriwell. September 11, 1948. NBC net. "The Live Ghost". Sustaining. A one-time coach at Yale is plagued by thieves, murderers, and arsonists. Lawson Zerbe, Hal Studer, Elaine Rost, Harlow Wilcox (announcer), Al Hodge, Burt L. Standish (creator). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4442. The Adventures Of Frank Merriwell. September 18, 1948. NBC net. "The Pigskin Problem". Sustaining. A spoiled rich kid tries to ruin Yale's chances of winning the big football game. Lawson Zerbe, Hal Studer, Elaine Rost, Harlow Wilcox (announcer), Burt L. Standish (creator). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

64077. The Adventures Of Frank Merriwell. September 25, 1948. NBC net. "The Professor's Decision". Sustaining. On the day before a big football game, a campus bully forces a professor to schedule a debate meet at the same time as the game. The professor is duped, but comes through and Franks wins the big game! The University Of Denver "Youth Month Scholarship" premium is a four-year full tuition scholarship! Lawson Zerbe, Paul Taubman (composer, conductor), Mel Brandt (announcer), Ed King (director), Hal Studer, Elaine Rost, Ruth Braun (writer), Gilbert Braun (writer), William Welch (writer), Burt L. Standish (creator). 29:25. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

64078. The Adventures Of Frank Merriwell. October 2, 1948. NBC net. "The Ransomed Football". Sustaining. After a hard-fought football game against Rutgers, the victory football disappears. Frank vows to return the ball before returning to Yale. The University Of Denver "Youth Month" scholarship premium is a four-year full tuition scholarship. Mr. Atwater Kent has donated an additional $500 for expenses while the winner attends college. The program closing has been partially deleted. Elaine Rost, Paul Taubman (composer, conductor), Ruth Braun (writer), Gilbert Braun (writer), William Welch (writer), Edward King (director), William Griffis, David Alexander, Ed Latimer, Lawson Zerbe, Hal Studer, Burt L. Standish (creator). 28:48. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

45283. The Adventures Of Frank Merriwell. October 9, 1948. NBC net. "The Yale Bulldog". Sustaining. Frank and Bart find a "stray" English bulldog and make him the Yale mascot, but there's a dognapping before the big game! Gilbert Braun (writer), William Welsh (writer), Elaine Rost, Frank Milano, Burt L. Standish (creator), Hal Studer, Lawson Zerbe, Leon Janney, Mel Brandt (announcer), Paul Taubman (music), Roger De Koven, Tony Randall, Edward King, Richard Keith, Ruth Braun (writer). 29:26. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

4443. The Adventures Of Frank Merriwell. October 23, 1948. NBC net. "The Mystery Of The Missing Records". Sustaining. There's a plot to keep Frank from the big game by having him not have his eligibility papers. Lawson Zerbe, Hal Studer, Elaine Rost, Harlow Wilcox (announcer), Burt L. Standish (creator). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4444. The Adventures Of Frank Merriwell. October 30, 1948. NBC net. "The Blundering Sophomores". Sustaining. Frank is running for student council president against a sophomore. Some of Frank's opponent's supporters try an underhanded trick. Lawson Zerbe, Hal Studer, Elaine Rost, Harlow Wilcox (announcer), Burt L. Standish (creator). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4445. The Adventures Of Frank Merriwell. November 6, 1948. NBC net. "The Doubtful Alibi". Sustaining. Frank uses a horseless carriage to put out a fire and some fancy detective work to catch the culprit responsible for it. Lawson Zerbe, Hal Studer, Elaine Rost, Harlow Wilcox (announcer), Burt L. Standish (creator). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4446. The Adventures Of Frank Merriwell. November 13, 1948. NBC net. "The Front Page Story". Sustaining. An enterprising reporter digs up a scandal about one of the star players on the Yale football squad. Charles Webster, Elaine Rost, Hal Studer, James McCallion, Kermit Murdock, Lawson Zerbe, Paul Taubman (music), Richard Keith, Tex Antoine (billed as "Jon Antoine"), William Griffis, Burt L. Standish (creator). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4447. The Adventures Of Frank Merriwell. November 20, 1948. NBC net. "The Senior Dinner". Sustaining. Frank outwits the entire sophomore class who are out to steal a trophy cup from the seniors. Lawson Zerbe, Hal Studer, Elaine Rost, Harlow Wilcox (announcer), Burt L. Standish (creator). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4448. The Adventures Of Frank Merriwell. November 27, 1948. NBC net. "The Surprise Play". Sustaining. Frank and Bart inadvertently ruin a deal for a plot of land that Yale wants to buy. They try to make amends but succeed only on the gridiron. Lawson Zerbe, Hal Studer, Elaine Rost, Harlow Wilcox (announcer), Burt L. Standish (creator). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4449. The Adventures Of Frank Merriwell. December 4, 1948. NBC net. "The Duplicate Dean". Sustaining. Frank and his friends get into trouble when they impersonate the dean while practicing for a dramatic skit. Lawson Zerbe, Hal Studer, Elaine Rost, Harlow Wilcox (announcer), Art Carney, Burt L. Standish (creator). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4450. The Adventures Of Frank Merriwell. December 11, 1948. NBC net. "The Bench Warmer". Sustaining. The father of the basketball player that Yale needs to win "the big game" won't let him join the team. Lawson Zerbe, Hal Studer, Elaine Rost, Harlow Wilcox (announcer), Burt L. Standish (creator). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4451. The Adventures Of Frank Merriwell. December 18, 1948. NBC net. "Quarantined". Sustaining. A false alarm case of measles almost keeps the Frank and Bart from winning a basketball game for Yale. Lawson Zerbe, Hal Studer, Elaine Rost, Harlow Wilcox (announcer), Burt L. Standish (creator). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4452. The Adventures Of Frank Merriwell. January 8, 1949. NBC net. "Gold Fever". Sustaining. Because of a professor's assistant's greed, Bart is almost expelled for cheating on his geology exam. Arnold Moss, Elaine Rost, Hal Studer, Harlow Wilcox, Joe DeSantis, Lawson Zerbe, Burt L. Standish (creator). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4453. The Adventures Of Frank Merriwell. January 15, 1949. NBC net. "The Snow Trap". Sustaining. Frank and Bart rescue Inza and Elsie (Bart's girl) who are trapped in a cabin after an avalanche. Lawson Zerbe, Hal Studer, Elaine Rost, Harlow Wilcox (announcer), Burt L. Standish (creator). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4454. The Adventures Of Frank Merriwell. January 22, 1949. NBC net. "The Double Test". Sustaining. An impoverished Yale student is tempted to cheat in an economics exam. Lawson Zerbe, Hal Studer, Elaine Rost, Harlow Wilcox (announcer), Burt L. Standish (creator). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4455. The Adventures Of Frank Merriwell. February 5, 1949. NBC net. "The Adventure Of The Rival Captain". Sustaining. While touring with the basketball team, Frank tries to find the captain of the opposing team who is lost in the snow-filled woods. Lawson Zerbe, Hal Studer, Elaine Rost, Harlow Wilcox (announcer), Burt L. Standish (creator). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4456. The Adventures Of Frank Merriwell. February 12, 1949. NBC net. "The Mystery Of Green Hill". Sustaining. Inza and her Aunt Belle discover a haunted house and a pile of bones, but Frank suspects things aren't quite all they seem. Lawson Zerbe, Hal Studer, Elaine Rost, Harlow Wilcox (announcer), Burt L. Standish (creator). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4457. The Adventures Of Frank Merriwell. February 19, 1949. NBC net. "Kid Brother Trouble". Sustaining. A young cadet at a nearby military academy starts to play pranks and jeopardizes his school career, even though he's a good student. Lawson Zerbe, Hal Studer, Elaine Rost, Harlow Wilcox (announcer), Burt L. Standish (creator). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4458. The Adventures Of Frank Merriwell. February 26, 1949. NBC net. "The Incriminating Papers". Sustaining. One of Yale's professors, running for public office, is almost defeated by a false news article accusing him of dishonesty. Lawson Zerbe, Hal Studer, Elaine Rost, Harlow Wilcox (announcer), Burt L. Standish (creator). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4459. The Adventures Of Frank Merriwell. March 4, 1949. NBC net. "The Missing Witness". Sustaining. Frank and Bart are accused of stealing. They try to find the stranger who can prove them innocent. Lawson Zerbe, Hal Studer, Elaine Rost, Harlow Wilcox (announcer), Burt L. Standish (creator). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4460. The Adventures Of Frank Merriwell. March 5, 1949. NBC net. "The Championship Game". Sustaining. Frank and Bart use a stern-wheel excursion boat as an ice-breaker to get them to "the big game" during a snowstorm. Lawson Zerbe, Hal Studer, Elaine Rost, Harlow Wilcox (announcer), Burt L. Standish (creator). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4461. The Adventures Of Frank Merriwell. March 12, 1949. NBC net. "Danger On The River". Sustaining. Two boys fall into an icy river and are trapped on a rock in the middle of the rapids. Frank and Bart to the rescue. Lawson Zerbe, Hal Studer, Elaine Rost, Harlow Wilcox (announcer), Burt L. Standish (creator). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4462. The Adventures Of Frank Merriwell. March 19, 1949. NBC net. "The Boomerang Pitch". Sustaining. When Frank and Bart miss a train, an British cricket player saves the day for the Yale baseball team. Lawson Zerbe, Hal Studer, Elaine Rost, Harlow Wilcox (announcer), Burt L. Standish (creator). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4463. The Adventures Of Frank Merriwell. March 26, 1949. NBC net. "The Unexpected Game". Sustaining. Frank and Inza try to round up the members of the Yale baseball team in a hurry by using that new-fangled contraption, the horseless carriage. Lawson Zerbe, Hal Studer, Elaine Rost, Harlow Wilcox (announcer), Burt L. Standish (creator). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4464. The Adventures Of Frank Merriwell. April 9, 1949. NBC net. "The April Shower Adventure". Sustaining. Frank and Bart become locked in a half-finished swimming pool in the middle of a baseball game. Lawson Zerbe, Hal Studer, Elaine Rost, Harlow Wilcox (announcer), Burt L. Standish (creator). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4465. The Adventures Of Frank Merriwell. April 16, 1949. NBC net. "The Urgent Errand". Sustaining. Frank and Bart try desperate measures to protect the Yale pottery collection which is in danger of being dynamited. Lawson Zerbe, Hal Studer, Elaine Rost, Harlow Wilcox (announcer), Burt L. Standish (creator). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4466. The Adventures Of Frank Merriwell. April 23, 1949. NBC net. "The Test Game". Sustaining. A job for assistant coach is available at Yale and competition for it is stiff. Frank means to see to it that the competition stays honest. Lawson Zerbe, Hal Studer, Elaine Rost, Harlow Wilcox (announcer), Burt L. Standish (creator). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4467. The Adventures Of Frank Merriwell. April 30, 1949. NBC net. "The Vagabond Pitcher". Sustaining. Frank discovers that a tramp is a star pitcher and helps him to get a job with the New York Giants. Lawson Zerbe, Hal Studer, Elaine Rost, Harlow Wilcox (announcer), Burt L. Standish (creator), Pat Hosley, William Griffis, Larry Robinson, John McGovern, James McCallion, Ed Latimer, Paul Taubman (music), Ruth Braun (writer), Gilbert Braun (writer), Edward King (director), Mel Brandt (announcer). 29:19. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4468. The Adventures Of Frank Merriwell. May 7, 1949. NBC net. "The Sawdust Adventure". Sustaining. Frank and Bart go behind the scenes at the "Big Top" and help a young acrobat get started. The program opening is upcut. Lawson Zerbe, Hal Studer, Elaine Rost, Harlow Wilcox (announcer), Burt L. Standish (creator), Ruth Braun (writer), Gilbert Braun (writer), Edward King (director), Mel Brandt (announcer), Dan Ocko, Chuck Webster, Craig McDonnell, Skip Homeier, Paul Taubman (music). 28:54. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

4469. The Adventures Of Frank Merriwell. May 14, 1949. NBC net. "The Loser's Challenge". Sustaining. Frank and Bart accept the challenge of two Englishmen from Oxford to a two-man crew race. Lawson Zerbe, Hal Studer, Elaine Rost, Harlow Wilcox (announcer), Burt L. Standish (creator). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4470. The Adventures Of Frank Merriwell. May 21, 1949. NBC net. "The Disappearing Runner". Sustaining. At the Yale-Harvard track meet, Yale's fastest runner (besides Frank Merriwell) disappears right in the middle of the race. Lawson Zerbe, Hal Studer, Elaine Rost, Harlow Wilcox (announcer), Burt L. Standish (creator). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4471. The Adventures Of Frank Merriwell. May 28, 1949. NBC net. "Frank Merriwell's Promise". Sustaining. In order to protect the reputation of one of Boston's newspapers, Frank pitches a no-hit baseball game. Lawson Zerbe, Hal Studer, Elaine Rost, Harlow Wilcox (announcer), Burt L. Standish (creator). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4472. The Adventures Of Frank Merriwell. June 4, 1949. NBC net. "The Mystery Man". Sustaining. Frank has to prove a man innocent of a 3-year-old crime to win a law scholarship and remain at Yale. Elaine Rost, Hal Studer, Harlow Wilcox, Lawson Zerbe, Paul Taubman (composer, conductor), Mel Brandt (announcer), Edward King (director), Hal Studer, Elaine Rost, Ruth Braun (writer), Gilbert Braun (writer), William Welch (writer), Burt L. Standish (creator). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

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