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Spotlight on the Duchess
Radio information

Blue Coal

Aired date

November 4, 1945

Running time

24:50 min

Preceded by

I Must Never Sleep Again (Radio Show)

Followed by

Spider Boy (Radio Show)

Synopsis[edit | edit source]

Lamont Cranston and Margot Lane watch a play where a woman poisons herself after she is arrested for murder. After the show, Lamont and Margo go to a local saloon with the playwright, and soon after, are involved in a case where murders, like the ones scripted on the stage, begin to take place.

Full Cast[edit | edit source]

Featured Characters:


  • Mike (a saloon keeper)

Other Characters:

  • Commissioner Weston
  • Johnathan Drake (a playwright)
  • Millie Kennedy (the duchess)
  • Freddie (a bar customer; dies)
  • Jennie Greene (Freddie's girl; dies)
  • Blanche LaTour (an ex-circus actress; dies)

Notes and References[edit | edit source]

  • "Spotlight on the Duchess" is a "lost episode" and only survives as an Australian rebroadcast which features Lloyd Lamble as Lamont Cranston.
  • "Spotlight on the Duchess" was also published in Shadow Comics #92.
  • Scriptwriter Joe Bates Smith, who wrote this episode, was a stage actor and playwright prior to becoming a writer for various radio dramas.

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