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You're walking alone on the street at night, but then you hear another set of footsteps and a haunting tune being whistled by an unseen stranger. Fritz Lang used an similar premise in his 1930s German movie with Peter Lorre playing M, a psychopathic murderer of children. But the American radio series was even creepier. The unseen Whistler didn't kill anyone (that we know of), but he certainly loved watching murders take place, narrating them for us, and chuckling at the suffering of others instead of doing anything to stop it. Unlike M, he was never caught. He kept walking the streets every week for thirteen long years, whistling his ominous thirteen notes and telling us another tale of bizarre fate. Perhaps Fate is who the Whistler really was? He never provided any sir name, and the killer was usually punished by some twist of fate that only The Whistler seemed to expect.


EPISODES

Retribution

Shrunken Head

Notes in the Night

House of Greed

Fog

Jealousy

Urge to Kill

Death Comes at Midnight

The Alibi

The Other Woman

Avarice

Double Cross

The Weakling

The Nemesis

The Thief

The Penalty

Death Has a Thirst

Final Decree

The Blank Wall

Avengers

Eye For An Eye

Death In The Air

Destiny

The Tangled Web

Mirage

Patience For The Doctor

Death Demands A Payment

Practically Foolproof

Not If I Kill You First

Finders Weepers

Tale The Dead Man Told

Death Carries A Lunch Kit

The Beloved Fraud

The Twin

Beware The Bridegroom

Death Sees Double

The Doctor Operates In Crime

Lie or Consequences

Windfall

Christmas Bonus

Two For The Money

The Body Wouldn't Stay In The Bay

Murder Has A Signature

Murder On Paper

Murder Is Legal

The Dead Man Laughed

Gateway To Danger

Murder Will Shout

Return of the Innocent (32-22)

To Rent Danger

Meet Mr Death

The Master's Tree

Accident According to Plan

Hit And Run

The Man Who Bought Death

Escape To Danger

Murder Is Blind

Death Pays a Visit

Blueprint for Suicide

Death Watch

The Deadly Innocent

Highway of Escape

Pattern For Terror

Let George Do It

Summer Thunder

Man Who Came to Murder

What Makes a Murderer

I'll Trade You Murder

Phone Call From Death

Sing a Song of Murder

The Man Who Died Twice

Death Laughs Last

The House on Sycamore Road

Final Return

Harvest of Death

Coincidence

The Stray Dream

Poison Is Quicker

The Cistern

Lucky Night

Miracle on 49th Street

The Thin Line

Hit And Run

Treasure Hunt

The Strange Sisters

Panic

Six Letter Word for Murder

Murder in Haste

Boomerang

Triggerman

Three Times a Sinner

Terror Stricken

The Waterford Case

My Love Comes Home

Broken Chain

The Judas Face

Quiet Sunday

Affair at Stony Ridge

The Blind Bet

Solid Citizen

Confession

Custom Built Blonde

My Love Comes Home

Bullet Proof

Delivery Guaranteed

The Broken Chain

Stranger In The House

Witness at the Fountain

Brief Pause For Murder

The Brass Ring

Backfire

Two Year Plan

Blind Impulse

With My Own Eyes

Next Year is Mine

Last Curtain

Seven Steps To Murder

Safety in Numbers

Lady with the Knife

The Blank Wall

The Sheriff's Assistant

Backlash

Hasty Conclusion

The Gentle Way

The Lives of Colby Fletcher

Beyond Reasonable Doubt

Curtain Call

The Bridge On Black Mountain

Career Man

Man of Distnction

The Back Door

Professor and the Fox

Wedding Gift

Decision

The First Year

Night Final

Quiet Suicide

Boiling Point

Return Engagement

The Human Catalyst

The Dark Room

Bird of Prey

What Makes a Murderer

Till Death Do Us Part

Silent City

Chain Reaction

Murder On Margin

A Stranger in the House

Concerto of Death

Small Town Girl

Lady of The Sea

Question Of Murder

Enough Rope

Bright Future

Payment In Full

Uncle Ben's Widow

Conspiracy

Search for an Unknown

Letter From Yesterday

Cover Up

Nightmare

Murder in Paradise

Hired Alibi

Stormy Weather

Tell Tale Brand

Shakedown

The Cheat

The Last Curtain

Ticket to Paris

Grave Secret

Beyond the Wall

Rawhide Coffin

Murder At Twin Pines

Sleep My Pretty One

Mask For Kinsella

Solid Citizen

Danger is a Beautiful Blonde

Golden Opportunity

Fatal Fraud

Letter to Melanie

Perfect Alibi

That Physical Fact

Final Decree

Front Man

Death in 16mm

The Hermit

Brotherly Hate

Trigger Man

The Eager Pigeon

Smart Girl

Brief Pause For Murder

Poor Henry

Incident at Arroyo Grande

A Women's Privilege

A Rose for Pamela

Best Man

Debt of Honor

Ticket to Murder

New Mrs Devlin

Incident at Pebble Cove

Letters from Aaron Burr

Cleaver Mr Farley

Impulse

Swan Song

Patroness of Murder

Letter From Cynthia

Evening Stroll

Return to Riondo

Escape to Scull Island

The Go Between

Burden Of Guilt

Dead Reckoning

Five Cent Toll

Chinese Elephant Puzzle

Murder In Mind

Return With The Spray

Fatal Error

Blue Alibi

The Return

Rebound

Jessica

Manhunt

Devoted Couple

Attorney For The Defense

With My Own Eyes

The Golden Penny

Dear Diary

Fatal Action

Three Wise Guys

Evening Stroll

Hit an Drun

Treasure Hunt

Spell In Green

High Death

Seattle Take Three

A Law of Physics

Attempted Murder

Danger is a Beautiful Blonde

The Fight Game

Taken for a Ride

The Other Hand

Curiosity Killed the Cat

Episode Thunder Mountain

Bad Penny

Borrowed Byline

Shakedown

Little Red Book

Rose for Pamela

Matter of Time

Whirlpool

Breakaway

Homecoming

Element X

Saturday Night

Lady in Waiting

A Matter of Odds

Determined Traveler

Charming Hostess

A Case for Mr Carrington

Man in the Way

A Case For Mr. Carrington

The Body off Billingsgate

Delayed Christmas Present

Death has a Thirst

The Letter

Mirage

Married to Murder

The Seeing Eye

Malice

Appariation

The Accounting

Mind Over Matter

The Confession

In the Dark

Legacy of Death

Fool's Gold

The Killers

The Man Who Waited

Shadow of a Mind

Justice

House of Fear

Blind Alley

Last of the Devereaux

Local Storm

Black Magic

Death Walks a Tightwire

Death Marks the Double Cross

X Marks the Murderer

Death Wears a White Robe

Decision

Smart Boy

Stolen Murder

A Present for Ricky

Weak Sister

Masquerade

The Deadly Penny

Murder on Rourke Island

Dear Roger

The Choice

Night Melody

A Woman's Privilege

Eight to Twelve

Blue Legend

Murder of Byron Blake

Mavis Cameron Disappears

Maid of Honor

The Black Book

Windfall

Fateful Friday

Caesar's Wife

Juggernaut

Ambassador of Death

Borrowed Byline

Dark Future

Whispered Verdict

Girl Next Door

The Eleventh Hour

Death and the Emperor

Sleep My Pretty One

The Big Prison

Dark Moon

Murder in Haste

Comeback

Silent Partner

Twelve Portraits of Marcia

Undertow

Rosalind

Meeting on Tenth Street

Tough Guy

Fatal Appointment

Farewell Party

Trio of Rogues

Still Death

Big Gamble

Whirlpool

Package for Emily

The Lovely Look

The Hangtree Affair

Man on the Roof

Impulse

All Damage Covered

Search for Maxine

Death of Mr Penny

Deal with Death

Panic on Mulberry Street

Best Friend

The Confession

Appointment for Murder

Strange Meeting

Oriana Affair

Lady in the Snow

Lady with a Key

Dark Voyage

Quiet Sunday

Undercurrent

Whirlwind

Deadly Rumor

The Intruder

Just Like a Man

Clock on the Tower

Flee from Evil

Big Jump

The Little Things

Trade Mark

Murder over Burma

Man in the Storm

Two and One Makes Murder

A Matter of Courtesy

Custom-Made Murder

Man in the Trench Coat