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The Dow Hour of Great Mysteries, was a series of seven television specials from March to November 1960, hosted by Joseph Nye Welch on NBC Television, and sponsored by Dow Chemical. Welch died on October 6, 1960, bringing the series to an end.[1]

Dow Hour of Great Mysteries
Walter Slezak Siobhan McKenna Woman in White 1960.jpg
Walter Slezak and Siobhán McKenna in "The Woman in White", 1960
Directed byGower Champion
William A. Graham (director)
David Greene (director)
Paul Nickell
StarringJoseph Nye Welch (host)
Country of origin United States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes7
Executive producer(s)Robert Saudek
Running time60 minutes
Original networkNBC Television
Picture formatBlack-and-white
Audio formatMonaural
Original releaseMarch 31 –
November 15, 1960



  1. ^ "Dow Hour of Great Mysteries". IMDb. Retrieved 2008-07-30.
  2. ^ "Television". Time. April 4, 1960. Retrieved 2008-07-30. Dow Hour of Great Mysteries (NBC, 9-10 p.m.). The first of a series of classic mysteries adapted for TV. Mary Roberts Rinehart's The Bat stars Helen Hayes and Jason Robards Jr. Host: Joseph Welch.

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