The Chase – Vol. 1
The Chase was an excellent thriller series and featured a different theme each week – mystery, suspense, murder, crime, intrigue, but it always involved someone on the run in life situations placing the subject in a ‘chase’ of some kind. A chase for fame. A chase from peril. A chase to beat the clock. A chase to escape death. Adding to the intrigue was the question of who is the hunter or the hunted. As the listener you identified with the main character, and you too, were on the run, desperately trying to escape the police dragnet, or elude the menace-of-the-week. The program began with the sound effect of a running man, then gun shots meaning this series had as much action as it did suspense. 20 original radio broadcasts, digitally remastered and restored.
INTRO: (SFX: Footsteps start slowly, start to run.)
Announcer: “There is always the hunter and the hunted. The pursuer and the pursued. It may be the voice of authority, or a race with death and destruction, the most relentless of the hunters! There are times when laughter is heard as counterpoint, and moments when sheer terror is the fuse!
(SFX: Gun shot. Running footsteps stop as body falls down.)
Announcer: “But always there’s The Chase!”
Framed for Murder – 5-18-52; Newspaper Reporter – 5-25-52; Easy Riches, Sudden Death – 6-1-52; Hard Luck Ethel – 6-8-52; Terminate Professor Kolchek – 6-15-52; Bald Artie Bendeer – 6-22-52; One Million Dollars – 6-29-52; Mysterious Letter – 7-10-52; Joey – 7-17-52; The Apprentice – 7-24-52; The Painting – 8-7-52; Fire Bug – 8-14-52; The Promotion – 8-21-52; Tatto Charlie – 9-21-52; Twenty Million Dollar Bum – 9-28-52; Flight From Istanbul – 10-5-52; Cat’s Meow – 10-12-52; Man Hunt – 10-19-52; Iron Curtain Express – 10-16-52; Long Distance – 11-2-52.