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The Passing Parade, Pgm 23

April 20th, 2009

Let's drop in on Jim Nesbitt again this week to see what story of the unusual and strange he has in store for us in this series syndicated in the early 1950s by MGM.

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In program 23 of the series, we hear the fascinating tale of Wild Jack Howard, the Man Who Searched for Death.  It seems that Howard was an Earl with a longing for adventure and danger who made a contribution to the War effort.  And then ... well, I'll let Jim Nesbitt finish the story.

Our mp3 was transferred from an original vinyl MGM Radio Attractions transcription, matrix number MGM JN 1623.


  • Michael O'Brien

    This one certainly had me sitting up and paying attention.

    The story of Wild Jack would be a gift to any Hollywood screenwriter — indeed, their biggest challenge would be to tone down the plot to make it halfway believable!

    Always enjoy these Passing Parade shows, short as they are.

    Apr 22, 2009 at 1:07 am
  • Jeff

    Have your heard #31? This was a live broadcast on June 6, 1944 and is a great P/P of how D Day will be remembered 100 years from then.

    Jun 8, 2009 at 12:04 am
  • Charles

    Hi. I am fascinated by John Nesbitt’s “The Passing Parade” series. I recently heard his story on the discoverer of Troy. 1)I would like to obtain a catalog of all the Passing Parade shows.that were produced for radio. 2) I also want to obtain an MP3 collection of as many of these radio/movie shows as can be had. Can anyone help in this area?. Thanks. Charles

    Jul 17, 2009 at 4:53 pm