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Griffis, William (Actor)
(1917 - 1998) 

William Griffis was an actor on stage and television. He appeared in 38 episodes of CBS Radio Mystery Theater.
Date Episode Title Plot
1976-07-29 0502 Shotgun Wedding Charlie, a man of about 30, is invited by his co-worker, Gus, to meet his daughter. Gus feels that Charlie will fall...
1976-08-30 0511 Night Shift (The) Eddie O'Brian hates going to work driving a bus 9 hours a day until he gets a new bus, #2792. He becomes very protective of...
1976-10-18 0537 Killer's Appointment A young woman takes the rap and goes to prison for her boyfriend who rips off his employer. When he abandons her while she...
1976-10-21 0539 To Hang by the Neck After the end of the Civil War, Becky Pryor decides to return to the C-Circle-C ranch in Texas just a year after she went...
1976-11-29 0556 Man Who Couldn't Get Arrested (The) Problems begin when two parallel realities collide: One in which the stock broker murdered his wife and one where his wife...
1976-12-23 0570 Double Zero A private investigator working an adultery case stumbles on a murder. Five $20 bills with two zeroes written on them provide...
1977-01-03 0576 Whose Little Girl Are You? A manic-depressive tennis star falls into a pill-induced suicidal stupor. In a daze, she recounts the series of unfortunate...
1977-01-15 0585 Cherchez la Femme
With the intention of making an investment, the owner of a French Quarter restaurant entrusted the sum of $10,000 to a...
1977-01-28 0592 My Fair Lady-Killer
A series of deaths involving loose and promiscuous women lead a police detective to believe that the crimes are...
1977-02-18 0603 Heart of Gold (A) A murderous and evil woman fulfills a vainglorious desire to imprint her portrait on special gold coins. In a strange turn...
1977-03-07 0612 Beyond the Barrier A young scientist is terribly injured in a car crash. While in the hospital, he has an out of body experience that propels...
1977-03-10 0614 Pleading Voice (The) A teenage girl recovering from an illness hears a disembodied voice beg to be let into a ruined building on the property....
1977-03-17 0618 Jobo A mildly retarded hick from Texas seems to be the heir of the gods of Easter Island. An archeologist and his daughter take...
1977-03-28 0624 Warriors from Loanda (The) Two unscrupulous ivory hunters are unexpectedly stranded in the dense jungles of the Congo and soon succumb to the heat and...
1977-04-07 0630 High Priest (The) A swindler tries to convince an art appraiser to declare his counterfeit painting to be real and worth millions.
1977-04-08 0631 Blood, Thunder, and a Woman in Green
A private detective in the 1940's stumbles into a murder investigation when his tabloid photographer friend is brutally...
1977-04-21 0638 Come Away Death An old lawyer makes a deal with Death to forestall his passing. He takes the job of death, and death takes his place. Who...
1977-04-28 0642 Second Chance Lady (The) A door-to-door cosmetics sales lady unwittingly stumbles into the lair of a hold-up guy. She outwits them to stay alive.
1977-05-06 0647 Bottom of the World Arctic scientists must escape when threatened by a planetary catastrophe.
1977-05-20 0651 Wine, Women, and Murder A mild-mannered book seller travels to Germany for a poetry festival and is framed for murder. His only hope is an assistant...
1977-05-26 0654 Countess (The) A French countess recounts her brief attraction to a Spanish prisoner of war and her marriage to a brutal French dignitary.
1977-06-10 0663 Night We Died (The) It's con man versus con man in this sci-fi story of double-crossing and murder as a veteran of the Lunar Revolt tries to...
1977-06-24 0671 Fan Mail An overly obsessed fan is angry when her favorite soap opera character is killed off, believing it to be real. Meanwhile,...
1977-06-27 0672 Come, Fill My Cup A train conductor recounts how a regular poker game on commuter train 4321 turned into murder by poison.
1977-07-11 0680 Scandal in Bohemia (A) The king of a Bohemian nation employs Sherlock Holmes to retrieve a scandulous photo from an old fling. Holmes finally meets...
1977-07-18 0684 Bisara of Pooree (The) A British soldier buys a small, mysterious jewelry box that brings him bad luck. His luck doesn't change when the box is...
1977-07-25 0688 Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle (The) The gift of a Christmas goose with a valuable jewel inside and an old hat send Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson on the hunt...
1977-08-17 0696 In the Fog A shell-shocked World War I veteran gets lost in the fog and stumbles into a woman who is anxious because she will miss an...
1977-08-31 0702 Reunion (The) An American war veteran meets a fellow soldier in Paris, a decade after the D-day at Utah Beach during World War II. He...
1977-10-12 0723 Case of Chateau-Margaux (The) A wounded horse is the only witness to the disappearance of a rich man and his nephew is apprehended for it. A mysterious...
1977-10-14 0724 People of Sissora (The) A man spots another at a restaurant dinner and pins him down as the ultimate threat to mankind. It transpires that they are...
1977-10-27 0730 House by the Seine (The) A French underground movement member becomes a legendary actress. One day, she receives a parcel of a recently used pistol...
1977-11-14 0740 Gloria Scott (The) The evergreen Sherlock Holmes tale of unravelling a case around a mutiny aboard the ship Gloria Scott with the help of a...
1977-11-21 0744 She An explorer and the son of his former co-worker journey to a distant island and find a mythic goddess who caused the death...
1977-12-09 0752 This Time Around A man struggles to survive in his career and marriage. But his mind seems ridden with visions of an apocalyptic battle as a...
1977-12-21 0757 Big Ten-Cent Hustle (The) An autobiographical sketch narrated by a minty new Mercury dime.
1978-01-04 0763 Family Album A reporter is sent to Europe to work on the story of the death of an infamous gang member. But his behaviour seems strange...
1978-01-13 0764 Laughing Maiden (The) Three adventurous sailors set on a journey to recover Captain Kidd's treasure. But they must contend with odds far greater...
1978-02-03 0776 Postmistress of Laurel Run (The) A postmistress tries to save a man devoted to her who also happens to work in the postal service in the next town as he is...
1978-02-14 0782 Revenge Is Sweet A life of crime, even in the past, can get you into trouble. A former swindler winds up in custody for a crime he did not...
1978-03-20 0801 All Things Are Possible Set in the picturesque town of Toledo, Ohio, this is the story of a man struggling to keep his faith in jail after he is...
1978-03-28 0806 Ghost in the Well (The) An artist is obsessed with painting the portrait of the spirit of a woman as she recounts her tale.
1978-04-03 0809 Fortune's Favorite An elderly unmarried woman smells deceit when she is receives random invitations for free holidays paid for by a rich...
1978-05-05 0828 Cool Killer Karl A bizarre story of the mother of a victimised family befriending an infamous killer who took them as hostages.
1978-07-14 0864 Hanging Judge (The) An English shopkeeper accuses his assistant of theft and gets him arrested. But the alleged thief is permitted to go free by...
1978-08-09 0877 Versegy Case (The) An investigation of theft in Hungary in the late 19th century leads the investigator to suspect the very professor whose...
1978-08-30 0886 Biggest Fish in the World (The) A delightful farce centered around a woman who tries to enlist the help of the police to save her husband who has been...
1978-09-18 0894 It's Hard to Be Rich An affluent writer moves into an inexpensive apartment in order to write in peace. But his dreams are shattered by the...
1978-11-17 0919 Favor of Women (The) In the year 3039, Earth has long since depleted its natural resources and must import all requirements from other places....
1978-12-01 0925 Squaring The Triangle After unwittingly spending time with the wife of one of his employees when he is stranded in a remote airport due to a...
1979-05-02 0976 Fabulous Pillow (The) A man is revisited by a strange dream when he loses consciousness during a car crash. In the vision, he goes to seek help...
1979-07-23 0999 No Man's Land In a small French village, two American soldiers are captured and sentenced to death for their so-called crimes during World...
1979-09-26 1016 Eighth Day (The) On his death bed, an old man promises to return from the grave should his good for nothing son-in-law mistreat his daughter....
1979-11-19 1031 God That Failed (The) On the way home after visiting a third world country on a diplomatic mission, a U.S. senator is knocked unconscious during a...
1979-11-21 1032 By Word of Mouth The princess of a primitive Indian tribe becomes an outcast when she is treated by a young doctor. His soft heart is moved...
1979-12-25 1041 Death is a Woman A trio of friends are invited to the seaside residence of another of their comrades, and he discloses the power of a...
1980-03-19 1069 Death Wish (The) While meditating, a highly stressed businessman has visions of his wife's infidelity. During these "rhapsodic" episodes, he...
1980-04-07 1074 Madame Sirocco In order to solve the mysterious disappearance the young daughter of a first-generation immigrant, the police department...
1982-10-20 1384 Last Days of a Dictator A tragic tale of the rise and fall of one of history's greatest dictators during World War II, Benito Mussolini.
1982-11-09 1391 Portrait of the Past An unusual coat of arms on an heirloom piece leads a curious jeweler into discovering his uncle's involvement with an...
1982-11-25 1396 Reigate Mystery (The) The brilliant Sherlock Holmes is tasked to solve a pair of almost identical cases that have resulted in murder.

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