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In the Corner with Dan Hughes


Jul 9, 2013

Chandu the Magician was the alter ego of Frank Chandler, an American who had learned occult powers from a yogi in India.  Sounds a lot like Lamont Cranston and The Shadow!
 
Chandu had two OTR runs twelve years apart.  First in the early 1930s, then again in the late 1940s.  Each series was written by Vera Oldham.

Chandu was played by Gayne Whitman and Howard Hoffman in the early run.

This episode is from the later run of the show, with Tom Collins as Chandu and Irene Tedlow as Chandu's sistor Dorothy.  It first aired on November 26, 1949.