The Whistler

"I know many strange things, for I walk by night." Just who was the Whistler, that nasal-toned, omniscient voice who knew "the dark secrets of men and women who have stepped into shadows...the nameless terrors of which they do not speak"? He and his counterpart on a competing series, the Mysterious Traveller were perhaps just variations on Raymond, the old "Inner Sanctum" host, but they were effective nonetheless. The Whistler's interrupting use of the second person ("You knew, didn't you, James, just what Gloria would say.") gave it a style of it's own.

And oh -- that theme! Wilbur Hatch's eerie melody remains one of the truly great original pieces of music scoring from Radio's Golden Age.