THE HERMITS CAVE - "THE MAN WITH WHITE HAIR"

Broadcast in Entertainment

Call in to speak with the host

(347) 426-3358

h:290949
s:4226613
archived
SCARE FM

SCARE FM

×  

Follow This Show

If you liked this show, you should follow SCARE FM.
THE HERMITS CAVE

The Hermit's Cave was probably inspired by the success of The Witch's Tale. After all, it was basically the exact same concept except it was a cackling old man telling the stories instead of a cackling old woman. It developed a reputation for grisly sound effects and featured several notable future stars, especially John Dehner and William Conrad. Dehner was 28 when he played The Hermit on the West Coast Los Angeles version after 1942. Mel Johnson played The Hermit before Dehner, and he was just 24. William Conrad was the series producer at the ripe old age of 22! (Dunning, 319.) Years later, Conrad became the famous radio voice of Matt Dillon in Gunsmoke and narrated powerful host voices of shows like Escape and The Clock. (He also played the fat detective Cannon on TV in the 1970s.) Other actors who played the old Hermit (on the East coast in Detroit) were John Kent, Charles Penman, Toby Grimmer, and Klock Ryder.

The Hermit's Cave was recorded live during broadcast and syndicated to other stations. It reached a national audience this way and began its Los Angeles West Coast broadcast in 1940 on KMPC.


EPISODE-1:  "THE MAN WITH WHITE HAIR"

RUN TIME: 24:00

EPISODE-2: "THE DARK HOUSE"

RUN TIME: 24:00

TO ADVERTISE ON SCARE FM: http://scarefm.com

Comments

 comments