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A crime against a crime-solver: Old-time radio listening, 19 December

Candy Matson, Yukon 2-8209: Jack Frost (NBC, 1949)

Shown here in later days as a television character actress, Natalie Masters made a sultry but sober Candy Matson . . . (Photo: CBS.)

Old-time radio’s first female sleuth to feature in a series of her own has everything it takes to become a hit, except that its network inexplicably does enough in its own power to thwart it.

Natalie Masters is hardly an old-time radio stranger; with her husband, Monty, she has already appeared in a comedy, Mad Masters, whose wounding flaw may well have been a weak enough array of supporting characters undermining the promising, engaging characters the Masters fashioned themselves to be.

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