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The Stolen White Elephant


The sacred white elephant of Queen Victoria has gone missing and it's up to Inspector Blunt of the New York City police to solve the case. Following a lead, a force of one hundred men storm Barge Criswell's home only to discover that the main suspect is dead-- and that he has been dead for the last fifteen years!



Air Dates

  • First Run - January 10, 1976
  • Repeat - November 20, 1976
  • Repeat - October 13, 1979





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3 Responses to Episode 0413

MMARK TWAIN SERIES: CBS Radio Mystery Theater produced a total of eleven adaptations from Mark Twain's works for the show; nine were written by Sam Dann with Ian Martin writing only two. [0119] The Real Printer's Devil [0408] Tom Sawyer, Detective [0409] Is He Living or Is He Dead? [0410] The Belated Russian Passport [0411] A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court [0412] The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg [0413] The Stolen White Elephant [0414] The Mysterious Stranger [0937] The Dead House [0984] A Curious Experience [1002] The Goddess Caper** The show always tried to kick off each new year of their Anniversary (in early January) with a weeklong series written by the same author, and so Sam Dann wrote episodes 408 through 414 to launch the start of their third season. **1002 was based on “The Legend of the Capitoline Venus”

Mark Main

A typical Mark Twain story that was entertaining. Unfortunately it seems we still have people like this around today and many are leaders of some sort.


This is one hilarious episode! A laugh out loud story to be sure with the sarcastic wit that is so like Mark Twain. Well done!


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