Arnold Moss (Actor)

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(01-28-1910 - 12-15-1989) Age 79

Arnold Moss was often called on to play shifty foreigners. He appeared in two films with Bob Hope and made hundreds of appearances in various old time radio broadcasts, TV, and film.

 

See also: Arnold Moss' writing credits in CBSRMT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He appeared in the following 82 episodes of Radio Mystery Theater
Date Episode Title Plot
01/23/1974 0018 And Nothing but the Truth A young investigator guesses at the facts of a hit-and-run case and believes the convict to be a willing victim in lieu of his son. But he cannot prove it to his superior.
02/24/1974 0045 The Horse That Wasn't for Sale Hereditary equestrian passion notwithstanding, a woman has to put up her horses for sale after her father's death. All except one that is fabled to be the best to the dismay of her dad's rivals.
03/05/1974 0051 A Long Time to Die The grass is never greener on the other side and swapping lives is a dangerous practice. Unfortunately, a criminologist and an American Indian discover this too late as their swapped circumstances threaten to engulf them. One needs to depose before a tribal council and the other must do it in front of the Congress.
03/14/1974 0057 The Fall of the House of Usher The evergreen horror tale by Edgar Allan Poe tells the story of a heir driven insane by the ancient house of Usher, which he believes to be sentient. The ultimate macabre phantasmagoria winds with him burying his cataleptic sister alive.
04/02/1974 0067 The Pharoah's Curse A treasure hunt in an Egyptian tomb becomes a nightmare as an archaeologist and a singer become the victim of an ancient curse.
05/29/1974 0098 The Phantom Lullaby The caring parents of a young woman rent her a luxurious house to recuperate from a bitter affair and an abortion. But trouble seems to shadow her footsteps as a resident spirit in the apartment haunts her.
06/13/1974 0105 The House of the Seven Gables A fresh take on Nathaniel Hawthorne's classic tale of tragedy shadowing the lives of the manor residents, and the curse visited upon them.
07/15/1974 0118 The Canterville Ghost In this classic tale by Oscar Wilde, a spirit repeatedly attempts to drive away the new owners of his castle and instead, becomes a source of hilarity and amusement.

08/19/1974 0135 The Hands of Mrs. Mallory Shortly after the death of her husband, Mrs. Mallory loses control of both her hands mysteriously. She meets a woman in Central Park who seems to have lost her legs in a similar manner and decides to consult her doctor. The consequences are beyond her expectations.
10/03/1974 0156 The Golden Blood of the Sun After migrating to Florida, a timeshare salesman runs into a series of mishaps. Believing him to be cursed, his boss sends him to Mexico City where he subsequently discovers that he is the incarnation of an ancient Aztec prince.
11/07/1974 0171 How Eberhard Won His Wings A virtuous man is blessed with a pair of wings for his spotless conduct and commitment towards good. But both he and his wife think it ridiculous to wear them. They both try to find a sin that he can attempt so they will be taken back.
12/10/1974 0185 The Damned Thing A government official investigates the death of a very rich man an each witnesses narrates the incident differently. The man's best friend informs the coroner that he was murdered by a mysterious, invisible creature of a color invisible to human eyes.
01/20/1975 0208 The Precious Killer A prominent figure in a European faction is charged with sedition and soon comes to realize that the cause he championed only brought about oppression. His desire to step aside to make way for change is thwarted by all around treachery.
02/10/1975 0221 Journey Into Nowhere An archaeologist discovers an antique which leads him into a confrontation with the goddess of revenge.
03/27/1975 0246 The Velvet Claws A man talks to his counsellor and recounts the tale of his escape from a mysterious town full of people obsessed with cats.
04/10/1975 0254 The Death of Halpin Fraser A nightmare journey through purgatory is in order for a man who is beset by the voices of his mother, father-in-law and the former wife whom he had murdered.
04/25/1975 0263 Till Death Do Us Join Set in old Prussia, this is a truly Gothic tale of romance between an art student and his professor's niece. Fate intervenes when her hand is sold off in marriage with a local wealthy man. But one life isn't enough for eternal lovers, is it?
06/16/1975 0292 The Smile of Deceit A woman finds herself living with a strange tribe after marrying a rich and eccentric college professor. She is forced to participate in a bizarre ritual to appease the natives when she is accused of an extra-marital indiscretion.
07/11/1975 0307 The Widow's Auxiliary When his boss invites him to join the local men's association, a young engineer is extremely flattered. What he doesn't know is that the club plans to use his mechanical skills for their own agenda; and it is up to the young man's wife to save him.
08/27/1975 0333 The Eavesdropper A renowned scientist spends time with his wife in their estate in the Poconos of Pennsylvania. Unknown to them, they are watched by hired spies.
09/19/1975 0347 The Third Person A pair of spinster cousins become the proud new owners of their ancestral manor. What they don't know is that the estate is haunted by the spirit of a deceased and nationalistic relative.
10/15/1975 0362 The Kiss of Death In spite of the warnings of his advisers, an ambitious young doctor pursues the daughter of the town's local crack-pot after falling madly in love with her.
10/28/1975 0369 The Storm Breeder After being cursed to wander New England forever in search of their home, a lost soul and his daughter are doomed to bring rain in the wake of their passing. Moved by pity, a young judge works to bring peace to his restless spirit.
10/31/1975 0372 It's Hell to Pay the Piper When his landlord suddenly drops dead in the middle of paying his rent, a man must convince the proprietor's son that he settled his dues indeed.
12/17/1975 0397 The Eleventh Hour After reading an interesting personal ad in the local paper, a businessman tries to connect with the advertiser. When they finally meet, the woman reveals she is a creature from another galaxy that can solve his problems for the sum of one million dollars.
01/01/1976 0406 One of the Missing On a reconnaissance mission, a Union soldier and his friend were sent to enemy territory. A freak explosion leaves him injured and assaulted with images of his own wake.
01/08/1976 0411 A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court In an attempt to free himself, a Nineteenth Century factory owner exploits his knowledge of history when he wakes up from a fight in Camelot and finds himself placed under arrest by none other than the legendary King Arthur.
02/20/1976 0435 The Bloody Legend Immersed in a study of Beowulf, Dash becomes obsessed with the tale and soon finds himself suffering horrible nightmares. These nightmares lead him to come home one evening in blood-stained clothes and with no recollection of what he'd done. Martha Saxon seeks psychiatrist Frank Sherby's help with her husband's strange behavior. When carnage at a nearby animal shelter and a double homicide lead the police to the Saxon's home, they must do everything they can to evoke his memory and clear Dash's name.
03/04/1976 0442 The Monk and the Hangman's Daughter Two monks from the order of St. Francis, Friars Ambrosius and Romanus are sent to the monastery in Berchtesgaden, high in the Bavarian Alps. In the cold of the village, Ambrosius meets the beautiful and pitiful Benedicta, who is scorned by all for being the hangman's daughter. He soon earns the ire of the villagers, along with the hatred of the son of the town's most powerful man who desires Benedicta in his bed.
04/05/1976 0462 Time Killer Playing with a theory on the fluidity of time, a college professor accidentally transports himself back to the period before the Great Depression. His interference with the time-space continuum alters his future drastically.

04/22/1976 0473 The Green Eyed Monster In this tragic tale of jealousy and intrigue, a man commits the ultimate betrayal by murdering his beloved and innocent wife.
04/23/1976 0474 Long Live the King Is Dead In this modern retelling of the life of an ill-fated prince, sinister plots are uncovered and filial love is the scourge that plagues them all.
06/07/1976 0489 The Corpse that Would Not Die To marry his lover, a man kills her husband despite being his best friend. Soon the weight of both their sins begins to slowly poison their love.
07/12/1976 0497 Blood Red Roses When his son is brutally murdered by the mafia, a father's beliefs are shaken. He meets the mastermind behind the crime and falls deeper into confusion and the Boss' love for Red Roses is the key to their salvation.
08/26/1976 0510 The Man Who Could Work Miracles As 1899 comes to a close, in the Bowery section of lower Manhattan, George comes to the realization that he can alter events by just willing it to be so. Everything he wishes for comes true. But his power leads to hubris and he goes too far. Will he be able to reverse the course he has set for the world?
09/24/1976 0524 Queen of the Deadly Night A young Jewish woman of the Dark Ages seeks a rumored kingdom with the intention of becoming its queen. Before she can be queen, she must pass a test.
02/22/1977 0605 Jane Eyre A low-born governess falls in love with the lord of the manor in this classic tale of love and loss set in 19th century England. When she discovers he is wed to another, the poor woman flees her master and the mansion to make a new life for herself.
03/07/1977 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 him into the past. While there, he meets and comes to terms with all the people that greatly impacted his life.
03/24/1977 0622 The Gift of Doom
A snowbound prospector is saved by an Eskimo witch from a fatal accident. He soon learns of her powerful skill with healing magic and decides to marry her. Her talents soon help further his political ambitions. However, bloated with his own self-importance he decides that he no longer needs the savage that is his wife and schemes to get rid of her.

04/04/1977 0628 So Shall Ye Reap In the 1850’s, a small town in New Mexico becomes afflicted with a strange curse that affects only women and children. In a desperate bid to find a cure, the town’s mayor discovers an unspeakable horror from his past.
07/14/1977 0682 A Matter of Conscience A young Kentuckian joins the Union Army, defying his parents who are loyal to the Confederacy. He is immediately sent to spy on a nearby Confederate regiment and meets an unlikely enemy.
07/21/1977 0686 Rendezvous with Death A football player with incurable cancer goes mountain climbing and meets a mysterious woman. She provides him love and comfort, but no one else knows she exists.
08/24/1977 0699 The Adventures of Don Quixote The adventures of the fractured fairy tale of Don Quixote and his misadventures in 15th Century Spain. They are not giants, they are windmills.
09/13/1977 0708 The Way to Dusty Death A strange story of hatred set in the back woods, where a baron would rather let a dead man's body get decomposed in the open, unattended by any ritual or funeral. When the deceased man's daughters fail to reason with him, the baron's son steps in to plead with him.
10/10/1977 0722 The Actress The quintessential story of an actress slowly losing her own self in the life of the tragic character she is supposed to enact.
10/21/1977 0727 Sorry to Let You Go What happens when technology takes on the job of governance? A quirky story about a man in his 50's being expelled from his job because the computer finds him too aged to be productive. When he looks for other job options, all computers give him the same answer. When he is finally driven to suicide in order to be able to claim his insurance, yet another computer steps in to prevent him. And his wife has no idea that he is unemployed
11/03/1977 0734 Land of the Living Dead In their journey to a distant village tucked away in the interiors of Brazil, two scientists find themselves stranded at an airport in a mysterious village. A village filled with an ancient people with their strange customs and rituals.
12/05/1977 0750 The Lost Tomorrows A pair of American adventurers set on a trip to a sacred Yucatan cave to retrieve antique artifacts despite dire warnings from the locals not to trespass on the premises.
12/16/1977 0755 The Ghost with a Knife Alleged to based on real-life incidents, this is the story of a family threatened by a knife-wielding spirit who kills their plants and repeatedly adjusts their thermostat. Ghost hunters try to talk to him and understand his strange behaviour.
01/02/1978 0762 Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater Peter Perkins is a loser. He is sidelined at work and pestered at home. He seeks refuge in daydreams where he isn't criticized by any, but such is his capacity for losing that even they turn against him and he starts to lose control over reality and illusion. However, it is the change in his real life that makes this story intriguing.
01/13/1978 0764 The Laughing Maiden Three adventurous sailors set on a journey to recover Captain Kidd's treasure. But they must contend with odds far greater than they expect as they must save themselves from the Syndicate - a mysterious group hell bent on retrieving the treasure for themselves and the curse of the infamous dead Captain himself.
01/31/1978 0774 The Ice Palace A routine ice-breaking mission turns to be of vital importance when the sailors discover that the polar ice caps are melting. The pilot sent to discover more disappears, prompting the dispatch of another team to find him and more information.
02/21/1978 0786 A Phantom Yesterday A renowned German actress is captured by a Nazi war convict when she returns to her homeland after World War II. She must use her wartime espionage experience and guile to save herself.
02/24/1978 0788 Loser Take All A young boy seems content to be out-shined by a friend who seems more capable at everything. But he does have a surprise up his sleeve.
05/08/1978 0829 Death and Desire Retired circus actors hit upon an ingenious scheme of conning people with a spirit-medium act. But trouble starts when the spirit dies.
05/12/1978 0832 The Secret of Shen-Si The tranquility of the abode of a college professor is severly impaired when his wife suddenly starts recounting personal experiences of the Titanic accident. And she has only started...
06/09/1978 0848 A Long Way from Home Two buddies from Ohio enlist in the Union Army during the Civil War. They agree to stay together and look after each other in battle. But when the fighting gets hot and heavy, one cuts and runs while the other remains, mortally wounded. The consequence of that cowardice is dire.
07/10/1978 0861 Sound Advice A columnist finds himself honour bound to pursue the case of a woman whom she had advised to walk out on her husband and was found dead the very next day.
08/09/1978 0877 The Versegy Case An investigation of theft in Hungary in the late 19th century leads the investigator to suspect the very professor whose safe was robbed. He also suspects him to be off his rocker.
11/20/1978 0920 The Thing at Nolan When a father vanishes while digging a ditch in frontier Missouri, suspicions fall on the rebellious son who recently threatened him with bodily harm. His mother believes his claims of innocence, but the rest of the townsfolk do not.
12/11/1978 0929 A Horror Story In a commercial building, a master chef serves the most divine cuisine in a restaurant located at the second floor. On the first level, a shoemaker produces exceptional footwear. The secret resides in their raw materials, of which they share the same source.
10/24/1979 1024 Dangerous Memory Weighed down by the guilt of imagined misdeeds, a Vietnam veteran is urged to seek the counsel of a noted psychologist by his girlfriend. He must come to terms with the phantoms of his past in order to save his future.
03/12/1980 1067 The Secret of the Fifth Bell A husband is gifted with a strange set of antique Chinese bells, one of which peals without human intervention. Death or good fortune finds a chosen individual each time the bell tolls.
03/26/1980 1071 Conspiracy A classic narration of the secret plot to assassinate Abraham Lincoln and his cabinet by conspirators John Wilkes Booth and his pack of ragtag followers.
04/21/1980 1078 The Fourth Reason A wife enlists the aid of a politician in order to find her missing American husband. The congressman sees it as a tool to propel his campaign and takes advantage of the situation.
09/10/1980 1117 Ocean of Emptiness On a mission to scout the planet Jupiter, a married couple on their first trip in space find themselves being followed by an unknown thing. When they receive a disturbing report announcing their deaths, they return to Earth and discover just how much the world has changed during their absence.
03/04/1981 1167 Her Long Blonde Hair Obsessed with an unusual violin that he believes is strung with the hair of his murdered wife, a college professor will stop at nothing to reclaim it.
03/13/1981 1171 The Heel of Achilles In order to prove to his wife that the house is not plagued by spirits, a wealthy man agrees to spend the night there. Alone, he is visited by the phantoms of his past.
06/05/1981 1207 Matched Pair for Murder For the sake of her lover, a young woman makes an appeal to a judge to rule for an acquittal on his case, when the man gets away with murder, he begins to regret being swayed by emotions.
09/07/1981 1240 Episode of the Terror Set during the Reign of Terror, Balzac narrates the horrific brutality of the French Revolution as seen through the eyes of a priest.
09/14/1981 1242 Flower of Evil A mail-order-bride learns is met by a father and son tandem. When it is revealed that she is to be married to the grizzled old prospector instead of his strapping young son, chaos ensues.
10/02/1981 1247 Mata Hari A tale about the life and death of the most deceptively beautiful German spy in the history of World War I, Mata Hari.
11/27/1981 1263 Diana, the Huntress After discovering the affair between her doctor husband and his nurse, a devastated wife dreams up the perfect plan for revenge.
12/31/1981 1272 Too Early Too Late A group of friends learn the secrets to end poverty and rehabilitate the world in an old cemetery they saw in a dream. They try to take action but are hindered by the wealthy industrialists who each have their own agendas.
02/24/1982 1294 Invaders from Atlantis After finally gaining control of the major cities, the alien invaders send their agent to the small town of Parson's Corner. Once there, Mr. Gordon gains the cooperation of the townsfolk, and falls in love with Katherine, the local schoolteacher along the way.
03/17/1982 1303 Tippecanoe and Tyler, Too When a 60-year old furniture maker proclaims his intention to marry his assistant thirty years his junior, his friend and neighbor is alarmed. She must expose the woman's dastardly motives to save him from making a terrible mistake.
05/21/1982 1331 The Different People An anthropologist stumbles across a letter written during the Civil War indicating that a group of veterans may have discovered the secret of immortality. In order to validate the information, he tries to locate the whereabouts of the soldiers named in the missive.
06/21/1982 1341 Universe Hollow In order to regain her lost credibility, Patricia Ellicott attempts to discredit the people of Universe Hollow when she is assigned to cover a U.F.O. sighting in the town. Phantoms in her past force her to take stock of her life and she must make a difficult choice.
08/10/1982 1359 A Pair of Green Eyes Murder, mayhem and a lost jewel become the main clues to uncover the truth behind an archaeologist's death.
09/27/1982 1374 Roll Call of the Dead Despite repeated warnings from their Apache tour guide, East Coast college students explore a dangerous route during their tour of the Wild West. As they press forward, Clark and Jimmy meet members of an old exploration team that mysteriously vanished.
10/11/1982 1380 Tony's Market The evidence in a convenience store shooting is pieced together by looking into the chain of events in the lives of the killer and his victims before they ended up at the crime scene.
11/16/1982 1393 The Magic Dust A metallurgist stumbles upon a mysterious powder that inherently changes the structure of metal. His research leads him to his old college professor who warns him of the terrible secret shrouding the ancient dust. Despite severe warnings, industrialists seek to capitalize on the dangerous formula.


8 Responses to Moss Arnold

Mr. Arnold also played Kodos The Executioner, in an episode of Star Trek in 1968.

Geoff Westbrook

MOSS'S RENDITION OF RODERICK USHER IS, IN MY OPINION, THE MOST MEMORABLE CHARACTER PERFORMANCE IN THE ENTIRE CBSRMT SERIES.

JUROR #4

When discussing the RMT and its actors, we might be hard-pressed to find a more classically trained, shakespeareian actor than Dr. Arnold Moss. Yet, unintentionally, he could do a "DOH" on par with the character of Homer Simpson who wouldn't be on the scene until a decade later. He did several of them in this episode, written by Dr. Moss in an adaptation of the Ambrose Bierce story which may have inspired the "Jonny Quest" creators 11 years earlier. The RMT couldn't directly "rip off" the very same sound in the "Quest" episode, but if their creature wasn't inspired by the TV cartoon version than the choice of sound effects (save the "pack of dogs" in the last attack scene) were quite a coincidence.

Russ

A long favorite of mine...

Brian

just finished watching the black book with Robert Cummings (1948). Arnold plays a very bad guy very well during the french revolution. A politician who plays both sides but is never in the middle. I recognized his voice not his face. His talent spans decades. Thank you Dr. Moss.

mark

Moss could play a bartender as well as a rich captain of industry or sophisticated professor or person of royalty...top notch voice artist.

Brian Collins

I just had an occurrence of "why does that voice sound so familiar" while watching Star Trek episode "The Conscience of the King." Lead character played by Arnold Moss. Is he the only CBSRMT alumnus to have appeared on the original Star Trek?

John

I listened to the show on weekends (not on school nights!) and over the summer in the '70's. I seemed like Moss was on an episode at least once a month! Fond memories!

Jeff Baker


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