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In the Corner with Dan Hughes

Nov 12, 2013

Basil Rathbone was coming off a big success as Sherlock Holmes when Fatima cigarettes hired him to play a private detective named - Basil Rathbone. 

Rathbone was given clues to his cases by an otherworldly female voice named Fatima.  What a coincidence - just like the cigarettes!

And Rathbone even read the Fatima commercials. 

The program aired on the CBS radio network, and it lasted from January to October, 1949.

This episode, Time to Kill, first aired on May 28, 1949.