Tales of Fatima


Basil Rathbone

Born: June 13, 1892; Johannesburg, South Africa

Died: July 21, 1967; New York, New York of a heart attack


CBS, 1949

A 30-minute mystery drama featuring Basil Rathbone as himself. Listeners were encouraged to solve the mystery with him, aided by a clue given by Fatima herself, a sultry female who spoke from an echo chamber before the story began. Here name and the name of the show were a reflection of the sponsor, Fatima cigarettes. Music was by Jack Miller, and the announcer was Michael J. Fitzmaurice.