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Release Date:
30 June 1946 (USA) See more »
Lights Out is an extremely popular American old-time radio program, an early example of a network series devoted mostly to horror and the supernatural... See more »
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Frank Gallop ... Your Narrator / ... (43 episodes, 1949-1952)

Jack La Rue ... Narrator (32 episodes, 1949-1950)

Series Directed by
William Corrigan (26 episodes, 1950-1951)
Laurence Schwab Jr. (25 episodes, 1950-1951)
Kingman T. Moore (21 episodes, 1949-1950)
Grey Lockwood (10 episodes, 1950-1952)
Fred Coe (4 episodes, 1946)
Hal Keith (3 episodes, 1950)
Herbert B. Swope Jr. (3 episodes, 1951)
Albert Tilt (2 episodes, 1951)
Series Writing credits
A.J. Russell (11 episodes, 1950-1951)
George Lefferts (7 episodes, 1949-1951)
Fred Coe (5 episodes, 1946-1949)
Ernest Kinoy (5 episodes, 1950-1951)
Douglas Parkhirst (5 episodes, 1950-1951)
Douglas Wood Gibson (4 episodes, 1949-1951)
Hal Hackady (4 episodes, 1950-1951)
Harry Miles Muheim (4 episodes, 1950-1951)
James Lee (4 episodes, 1950)
Wyllis Cooper (3 episodes, 1946-1951)
Edgar Allan Poe (3 episodes, 1949-1952)
Elizabeth Evans (3 episodes, 1950)
Doris Halman (3 episodes, 1951)
John Collier (2 episodes, 1946-1950)
Gerald Kersh (2 episodes, 1949-1950)
Betty Lefferts (2 episodes, 1949-1950)
Bob Wald (2 episodes, 1949-1950)
Nelson Bond (2 episodes, 1949)
Sumner Locke Elliott (2 episodes, 1949)
Ethel Frank (2 episodes, 1949)
Phyllis Coe (2 episodes, 1950-1951)
August Derleth (2 episodes, 1950-1951)
Nathaniel Hawthorne (2 episodes, 1950-1951)
Henry Kuttner (2 episodes, 1950-1951)
Milton Subotsky (2 episodes, 1950-1951)
William Welch (2 episodes, 1950-1951)
Murray Leinster (2 episodes, 1950)
Vincent McConnor (2 episodes, 1951-1952)
Ira Levin (2 episodes, 1951)
Lucille Fletcher (2 episodes, 1952)

Series Produced by
Herbert B. Swope Jr. .... producer (40 episodes, 1950-1952)
Fred Coe .... executive producer / producer (18 episodes, 1946-1949)
Arch Oboler .... producer (4 episodes, 1949-1952)

Ernest Walling .... producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Arlo (30 episodes, 1950-1952)

Fred Howard (unknown episodes)
Series Set Decoration by
Tom Jewett (21 episodes, 1950-1951)
Richard Sylbert (9 episodes, 1951-1952)
Series Costume Design by
Elizabeth Gillelan (unknown episodes)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Delbert Mann .... associate director (1 episode, 1949)
Series Art Department
Bob Wade .... sets (1 episode, 1946)
Tom Jewett .... settings (1 episode, 1950)
Series Sound Department
John Powers .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
R.W.D. .... lighting (13 episodes, 1951-1952)
Bill Ahern .... lighting / lighting technician (12 episodes, 1950-1951)
Walter O'Meara .... lighting technician / lighting (5 episodes, 1950-1951)
Series Music Department
Arlo .... musician: organ (2 episodes, 1949-1952)

Paul Lipman .... musician: theremin (unknown episodes, 1949)
Doris Johnson .... musician: harp (unknown episodes, 1950-1952)
Series Other crew
Walter Mullaney .... technical director (12 episodes, 1950-1951)
H.L. Folkerts .... technical director (11 episodes, 1950-1951)
Fidelis Blunk .... technical director (4 episodes, 1951-1952)
Robert Long .... technical director (4 episodes, 1951)

Marylyn Evans .... assistant to director (unknown episodes)
Frank Jacoby .... floor manager (unknown episodes)

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Additional Details

30 min (160 episodes)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Adapted from a radio thriller series of the same name, which began on WENR Chicago in 1934.See more »


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16 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Fine Sci-Fi for 1949!, 16 February 2006
Author: topat from San Diego, CA

I recall Burgess Meredith in an episode involving some sort of "Time Machine" episode of "Lights Out", a la a Twilight Zone script, but mostly I remember the opening of the show... A deep voice saying, "Lights Out!" when a candle blew out. The unidentified voice was a deep male one, and one I'll never forget. I was scared to death by this as a kid, and still thought it was extremely dramatic as an adult in re-runs on a now defunct cable network, maybe one called the 'Nostalgia Channel'. I wish this program could be shown again because the talent involved in the early television shows can never be equaled today. "Lights Out" may have been performed live and filmed on kinescope, and it may have been as imperfect as a stage play, but the drama was there, and the cast was always adept with timing and creativity.

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