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Hypnotic Death
Radio information

Blue Coal

  • Script:
  • Bill Johnstone
  • Agnes Moorehead
Aired date

February 12, 1939

Running time

30 min

Preceded by

The Ghost of Captain Bayloe (Radio Show)

Followed by

Friend of Darkness (Radio Show)

Synopsis[edit | edit source]

The evil Dr. Dharma uses his "telepathic hypnosis" to cause a series of suicides to profit from the victim's insurance. Lamont Cranston becomes his next victim.

Full Cast[edit | edit source]

Featured Characters:


  • Dr. Dharma (dies)
  • Manson (a crooked lawyer)
  • Charlie the Charmer

Other Characters:

  • Dr. Anthony
  • An unnamed police officer
  • Martha (dies)

Notes and References[edit | edit source]

  • This episode is also known as "A Design for Murder."
  • A good episode where Margot Lane rescues The Shadow from a doctor's hypnotic power.

External links[edit | edit source]

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