George Lowthar (Writer)

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(04-09-1913 - 04-28-1975) Age 62

George Lowther began in radio at the trender age of 13. He would go on to write episodes for Superman, Dick Tracy, and Terry and the Pirates.

He appeared in the following 44 episodes of Radio Mystery Theater
Date Episode Title Plot
01/11/1974 0006 Honeymoon with Death Her husband disappears after their return from the honeymoon and the young wife's sister insists that the nuptial was a mere fantasy. She attempts to persuade a cop that her husband was indeed killed.
02/18/1974 0041 Blizzard of Terror A bitter couple gets caught up in a deadly storm and seek shelter in a remote cabin. But there is someone already there. And that someone might just be a homicidal maniac.
03/14/1974 0057 The Fall of the House of Usher The evergreen horror tale by Edgar Allan Poe tells the story of a heir driven insane by the ancient house of Usher, which he believes to be sentient. The ultimate macabre phantasmagoria winds with him burying his cataleptic sister alive.
04/23/1974 0079 The Ghost Driver A driver killed the proprietors of a country inn. Now his ghost is after the present proprietors along with the residents of the inn.
05/02/1974 0085 Dracula The classic Bram Stoker tale retold. A young girl is progressively being drained of her life-force and must stake the responsible vampire to save herself.
05/07/1974 0087 The Suicide Club Russian roulette, anyone? A high stake gambler finds the game getting the better of him as his new club demands him to murder someone, or choose suicide.
05/13/1974 0090 The Lodger A boarding lodge matron lives in fear due to a series of cruel killings of women in the neighbourhood and a new lodger who she thinks is responsible.
06/12/1974 0104 The Rat Enraged by the faithlessness of his wife, a genius scientist creates a highly-evolved rodent and sends it to attack his wife's lover.
06/18/1974 0107 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde An unforeseen accident gives birth to the evil alter ego of the doctor in charge of the experiment.
07/01/1974 0112 Hurricane A couple take refuge from a storm in a secluded beach house, only to find themselves in the company of two strangers.
07/15/1974 0118 The Canterville Ghost In this classic tale by Oscar Wilde, a spirit repeatedly attempts to drive away the new owners of his castle and instead, becomes a source of hilarity and amusement.

07/18/1974 0120 The Dream Woman Convinced that a woman he met at the local bar is his soul mate, a man abandons his faithful and loyal wife in order to pursue her. He is soon plagued by visions of his death at his new lover's hands.
07/25/1974 0123 My Sister -- Death A twisted and humorous tale about a woman's attempts to drive her sister to madness.
08/06/1974 0128 The Headstrong Corpse After his death, Lord Berly of Moreland is kept in an open crypt by his physicians in deference to his fear of being buried alive. When his body mysteriously vanishes, murder and mayhem become the key facets in this Gothic thriller set in 1874.
08/07/1974 0129 The Picture of Dorian Gray In exchange for eternal youth, a man makes a deal with the devil and gives up his soul. As he is consumed by evil, his portrait changes to mirror the abomination he has become.
08/14/1974 0133 Journey into Terror Jane Stoddard marries a man and later discovers that her husband is the infamous serial killer known as The Boston Strangler. Forced to be the bait for the cops, she must cross the country when her life is in danger.
08/29/1974 0141 Medium Rare A man is relieved of a large sum of money by a pair of wicked gamblers. After his death, he uses a false psychic medium to wreak his revenge.
09/11/1974 0146 The Hand that Refused to Die A gifted pianist is devastated by the loss of his hand as a result of an automobile accident. He is infuriated when he finds out that the amputation was unnecessary.
09/19/1974 0150 The Garden A couple discover that they are imprisoned in a peculiar forest inhabited by two beings - a gentle lady and a bad giant. In order to escape, they request the assistance of the giant but soon realize that they committed a grave mistake.
09/30/1974 0154 Murder to Perfection A young woman is horrified to learn that her soon to be brother-in-law murdered her sister as well as his previous wife. He then proceeds to disclose his intention to act out the perfect murder, with her as the star of the show.
10/01/1974 0155 The Bride that Wasn't A young lady travels to the house of her betrothed to meet him and his mother. She is stunned to find that no one in their house recognizes her - not even the man who asked for her hand two weeks back.
10/09/1974 0158 Trapped A sick lady suspects her husband and caregiver are plotting to kill her. With the help of her previous nurse, she struggles to survive.
10/15/1974 0161 Picture on a Wall After transferring into a new flat with a picturesque yard, a fledgling actress becomes obsessed with a certain \'inhabitant\' of the garden. This greatly disturbs not just her lover, but her landlord as well.
01/06/1975 0197 The Premature Burial A doctor helps his friend dig up the corpse of his loved one who married a wicked man. They find her to be alive, and now her evil husband wants her back!
01/07/1975 0198 The Murders in the Rue Morgue In order to solve the case of a vicious attack on a young girl in a locked room, an ambitious police investigator enlists the services of a newbie detective. The man makes a unique suggestion.
01/08/1975 0199 The Oblong Box A man makes a voyage to the US from Europe and meets an old friend carrying a peculiar oblong box that apparently contains an obscure painting. The strange shape of the box influences the fellow passengers to think that the box contains something far from innocent.
01/09/1975 0200 Berenice A young man falls in love with his young sister-in-law while his wife lies on her deathbed. The last distressing smile of his wife taunts him day and night, and he goes crazy when he sees the same smile on his new beloved.
01/10/1975 0201 The Masque of the Red Death This is a modern day adaptation of Poe's classic. Here, an environmental disaster occur which results in a massive plague. An old man isolates himself and his family in his manor to wait out the epidemic.
01/11/1975 0202 The Tell-Tale Heart An unlucky family is forced to live with their perverted uncle, where they are forced to face endless chores, hunger, and even sexual harassment.
01/12/1975 0203 The Cask of Amontillado A young lady is forced to sleep with her husband's greedy and lecherous backer to avert a fiancial disaster. In order to avenge this dishonor, the man extends an irresistible invitation to him.
01/22/1975 0209 Concerto in Death A celebrated conductor is devastated when his son dies. He can't accept the fact at all and slowly goes mad, much to the embarrassment of his family.
02/03/1975 0217 Death On Skis Every year, at similar time periods and during a full moon, blonde women are brutally murdered at a famous ski resort. When a renowned author takes his blonde wife to that dangerous slope to complete his book, she starts to suspect him.
02/13/1975 0222 A Small Question of Terror In a state run by a mysterious being called 'The Protector', a lady, her boyfriend and her mother are tortured over a joke they made. The lady must utilize her brains and talent to get them all out safely.
02/26/1975 0229 The Strange Case of Lucas Lauder A man sentenced to death informs a prison guard that he was Jack the Ripper in a previous life and that after his death, Ripper's soul will possess him and he will murder his wife.
03/04/1975 0233 The Pit and the Pendulum A young man invents a formula that could destroy the world if it fell into the wrong hands. He and his wife are tormented and threatened to get him to reveal the secret.
03/07/1975 0235 The Eye of Death A young photographer is convinced that her stepfather killed her mother and tries to prove it. She becomes frantic and begins to stalk him when he gets ready to marry again.
03/28/1975 0247 Key to Murder A double bill of the classic Poe plot. An investigator probes the case of two murders that took place in rooms sealed from the inside with no other visible entrances or exits.
04/04/1975 0251 Roses Are for Funerals A fake leopard skin coat becomes the key to a case of assassination and mystery as a British man travels to the home of his American beloved.
04/21/1975 0260 Sting of Death Strong-willed explorer Trevor Constaine is used to getting his way in things and he wants to see his daughter marry his assistant - although both are married. But Trevor can't be put down with a trivial thing like that and uses some shrunken heads and a killer clock to achieve his ends.
04/24/1975 0262 Bullet Proof Rocky Stark is put in prison for the murder of hoodlum Johnny Mallory.But he is innocent and his gun was kept with him at all times. But the real murderer is soon found dead with Rocky's gun doing him in and he must now find a way to escape execution. His faithful wife sets out to probe the case herself.
05/13/1975 0273 Where Angels Fear to Tread A professor of paranormal psychology, Dr. Ken Anderson, experiments with the astral projection of his self. But the experiment rolls out of control.
05/19/1975 0276 The Diamond Necklace Ostentation has tragic consequences for a couple with modest means as they borrow a diamond necklace to show off at a party. They end up losing it and the husband is forced to take a huge loan from an evil financier. But a mere debt is not their salvation as murder, death by accident and suicide soon follow in its wake.
05/27/1975 0281 The Executioner An American couple land themselves in far greater danger when they seek shelter in a an ancient manor after a breakdown of their car. The mansion is inhabited by a mysterious lord and is also the residence of Queen Elizabeth's private executioner.
06/18/1975 0293 Frame-Up In order to seize her wealth, a woman falls prey to a set-up masterminded by her two-timing spouse. Refusing to take the rap for a crime she did not commit, she takes struggles to clear her name in court not just for her sake, but for the welfare of her step-daughter.


1 Responses to Lowthar George

Tricky to evaluate. Adapted several classics for CBSRMT, which were often terrific tales and drew top acting talent. Many of his originals are simply okay. This demonstrates that he knew how to get the most out of the timeslot, three-act structure, and cast limitations, but didn't always have the cleverest ideas on his own...

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