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Hounds in the Hills
Radio information

Blue Coal

  • Script:
  • Orson Welles
  • Agnes Moorehead
Aired date

February 20, 1938

Running time

30 min

Preceded by

The House of Horror (Radio Show)

Followed by

The Plot Murder (Radio Show)

Plot[edit | edit source]

A demented old hag living with her hunchback son kidnaps four boys and holds them captive in their mansion. Two criminals also stay in the mansion, using the place as a hideout. When The Shadow tries to rescue the boys, a pack of vicious dogs are released and chase him up a tree.

Full Cast[edit | edit source]

Featured Characters:


  • Old Sadie
  • Jake (Old Sadie's hunchback son)
  • Jim "Duke" Donelli (a crook)
  • Slim (a crook; dies)

Other Characters:

  • Dickey Nelson (a boy)
  • Bill Johnstone as Jerry Rufford
  • A sheriff


  • A haunted mansion in North Carolina

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