Debonair British actor Herbert Marshall starred as FBl secret agent Ken Thurston, "the man who crosses the ocean as readily as you and I cross town; he is the man who fights today's war in his unique fashion, so that tomorrow's peace will make the world a neighborhood for all of us." Leon Belasco played Mr. X's comedic sidekick, Pagan Zeldchmidt, who always turned up in remote parts of the world to assist Thurston. The Man Called X debuted over CBS July 10, 1944, moved to NBC in 1950 and continued through May 20, 1952. In 1956, Ziv Television adapted The Man Called X as a 39-episode syndicated series starring Barry Sullivan as Ken Thurston.
2/29/48 "Storm Over the Alps"
3/7/48 "Passport to Danger"
2/3/51 "Pirate Submarine"
2/17/51 "Escape From North Korea"
3/17/51 "Student Riots at Leiden"
3/31/51 "The Missing Papers"
4/7/51 "Land Reclamation"
5/25/51 "Medicine Smuggling"
1/15/52 "Radio Freedom"
1/29/52 "Swindling Racket"
2/12/52 "Relief Supplies to Italy are Stolen"
2/26/52 "Venezuela Waterway Sabotage"
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About Hollywood 360
Hollywood 360 is a syndicated radio show heard every Saturday evening on radio stations throughout the United States. Hollywood 360 showcases a wide variety of audio entertainment, from the golden age of Hollywood to today’s most current headlines.
About the Narrators
Paul Scofield is noteworthy for his striking presence and distinctive voice. He won a Tony Award for his role in A Man for All Seasons, and an Academy Award for the same role in the film adaptation.
Leon Belasco (1902–1988) was a Russian-born actor, known for his roles in Can-Can (1960), My Sister Eileen (1960), and Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion (1950).
Herbert Marshall (1890–1966) began his acting career on stage, working in London before the film era. Thanks to his mellow baritone voice, he easily made the transition from silent film to radio and sound movies. His versatility brought him roles in comedy and drama, playing everything from romantic lead to military officer, priest, and doctor—with varying degrees of villainy. By the 1950s, he lent his voice to some early sci-fi classics like Riders to the Stars, Gog, and The Fly, as well as early television playhouse programs and such series as 77 Sunset Strip.