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The Adventures of Sam Spade
Detective radio series, 1946-51

The uploader of the archive.org collection apparently took the files down because of a troll. Most or all of the files are also available on otrrlibrary.org, so I'll make another podcast with those urls when I get around to it, and leave this one as it is in case the archive.org uploader changes his mind. The new podcast will be at:
http://fourble.co.uk/podcast/samspade1

From Wikipedia:

The Adventures of Sam Spade, Detective was a radio series based loosely on the private detective character Sam Spade, created by writer Dashiell Hammett for The Maltese Falcon. The show ran for 13 episodes on ABC in 1946, for 157 episodes on CBS in 1946-1949, and finally for 51 episodes on NBC in 1949-1951. The series starred Howard Duff (and later, Steve Dunne) as Sam Spade and Lurene Tuttle as his secretary Effie, and took a considerably more tongue-in-cheek approach to the character than the novel or movie. The announcer was Dick Joy.

The series was largely overseen by producer/director William Spier. In 1947, scriptwriters Jason James and Bob Tallman received an Edgar Award for Best Radio Drama from the Mystery Writers of America.

Before the series, Sam Spade had been played in radio adaptations of The Maltese Falcon by both Edward G. Robinson (in a 1943 Lux Radio Theater production) and by Humphrey Bogart (in a 1946 Academy Award Theater production), both on CBS.

Dashiell Hammett's name was removed from the series in the late 1940s because he was being investigated for involvement with the Communist Party. Later, when Howard Duff's name appeared in the Red Channels book, he was not invited to play the role when the series made the switch to NBC in 1950.

  1. Sam and the Psyche (1946-08-02) (unknown file size - possibly missing)
  2. The Kandy Tooth Caper, Part 1 (1946-11-24) (unknown file size - possibly missing)
  3. The Dead Duck Caper (1947-02-02) (unknown file size - possibly missing)
  4. The Calcutta Trunk Caper (1947-06-08) (unknown file size - possibly missing)
  5. The Convertible Caper (1947-06-15) (unknown file size - possibly missing)
  6. The Adam Fig Caper (1947-10-05) (unknown file size - possibly missing)
  7. The Bow Window Caper (1947-11-09) (unknown file size - possibly missing)
  8. The One Hour Caper (1948-01-04) (unknown file size - possibly missing)
  9. The Gold Key Caper (1948-01-25) (unknown file size - possibly missing)
  10. The Prisoner of Zenda Caper (1948-05-30) (19.3Mb)
  11. The Death Bed Caper (1948-06-20) (unknown file size - possibly missing)
  12. The Bail Bond Caper (1948-06-27) (unknown file size - possibly missing)
  13. The Rushlight Diamond Caper (1948-07-04) (unknown file size - possibly missing)
  14. The Wheel of Life Caper (1948-07-11) (unknown file size - possibly missing)
  15. The Missing Newshawk Caper (1948-07-18) (unknown file size - possibly missing)
  16. The Mad Scientist Caper (1948-07-25) (unknown file size - possibly missing)
  17. The Dry Martini Caper (1948-08-01) (unknown file size - possibly missing)
  18. The Bluebeard Caper (1948-08-08) (unknown file size - possibly missing)
  19. The Critical Author Caper (1948-08-15) (unknown file size - possibly missing)
  20. The Vaphio Cup Caper (1948-08-22) (unknown file size - possibly missing)
  21. The Lawless Caper (1948-08-29) (unknown file size - possibly missing)
  22. The Stella Starr Caper (1948-09-05) (unknown file size - possibly missing)
  23. The Lazarus Caper (1948-09-12) (unknown file size - possibly missing)
  24. The Hot 100 Grand Caper (1948-09-19) (unknown file size - possibly missing)
  25. The Dick Foley Caper (1948-09-26) (unknown file size - possibly missing)
  26. The Sugar Kane Caper (1948-10-03) (unknown file size - possibly missing)
  27. The Insomnia Caper (1948-10-24) (unknown file size - possibly missing)
  28. The Fairley-Bright Caper (1948-10-31) (unknown file size - possibly missing)
  29. The S.Q.P. Caper (1948-11-07) (unknown file size - possibly missing)
  30. The Quarter-Eagle Caper (1948-11-28) (unknown file size - possibly missing)
  31. The Neveroff Masterpiece Caper (1948-12-05) (unknown file size - possibly missing)
  32. The Bouncing Betty Caper (1948-12-12) (unknown file size - possibly missing)
  33. The Betrayal at Bumpus Hell Caper (1949-01-16) (unknown file size - possibly missing)
  34. The Loveletter Caper (1949-03-27) (unknown file size - possibly missing)
  35. The Stopped Watch Caper (1949-04-10) (unknown file size - possibly missing)
  36. Edith Hamilton (1949-04-17) (unknown file size - possibly missing)
  37. The Battles of Belvedere (1949-05-01) (unknown file size - possibly missing)
  38. The Overjord Caper (1949-06-05) (unknown file size - possibly missing)
  39. The Apple of Eve Caper (1949-06-19) (unknown file size - possibly missing)
  40. The Queen Bee Caper (1949-07-10) (unknown file size - possibly missing)
  41. The Tears of Night Caper (1949-07-24) (unknown file size - possibly missing)
  42. The Champion Caper (1949-08-07) (unknown file size - possibly missing)
  43. The Prodigal Daughter Caper (1949-08-28) (unknown file size - possibly missing)
  44. The Indian Caper (1949-09-25) (unknown file size - possibly missing)
  45. The Cheesecake Caper (1949-11-06) (unknown file size - possibly missing)
  46. The Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cottontail Caper (1949-12-04) (unknown file size - possibly missing)
  47. The Red Amapola Caper (1950-05-21) (unknown file size - possibly missing)
  48. The Honest Thief Caper (1950-05-28) (unknown file size - possibly missing)
  49. The Farmer's Daughter Caper (1950-09-03) (unknown file size - possibly missing)
  50. The Caper Over My Dead Body (1950-11-17) (unknown file size - possibly missing)
  51. The Terrified Turkey Caper (1950-11-24) (unknown file size - possibly missing)
  52. The Dog Bed Caper (1950-12-01) (unknown file size - possibly missing)
  53. The Dry Gulch Caper (1950-12-08) (unknown file size - possibly missing)
  54. The 251-1235679 Caper (1950-12-15) (unknown file size - possibly missing)
  55. The Prodigal Panda Caper (1950-12-29) (unknown file size - possibly missing)
  56. The Biddle Riddle Caper (1951-01-05) (unknown file size - possibly missing)
  57. The Red Star Caper (1951-01-12) (unknown file size - possibly missing)
  58. The Cloak and Dagger Caper (1951-01-19) (unknown file size - possibly missing)
  59. The Chateau McLeod Caper (1951-01-26) (unknown file size - possibly missing)
  60. The String of Death Caper (1951-02-02) (unknown file size - possibly missing)
  61. The Sure Thing Caper (1951-02-09) (unknown file size - possibly missing)
  62. The Soap Opera Caper (1951-02-16) (unknown file size - possibly missing)
  63. The Shot in the Dark Caper (1951-02-23) (unknown file size - possibly missing)
  64. The Crab Louis Caper (1951-03-02) (unknown file size - possibly missing)
  65. The Spanish Prisoner Caper (1951-03-09) (unknown file size - possibly missing)
  66. The Sinister Siren Caper (1951-03-16) (unknown file size - possibly missing)
  67. The Kimberly Cross Caper (1951-03-23) (unknown file size - possibly missing)
  68. The Vendetta Caper (1951-03-30) (unknown file size - possibly missing)
  69. The Denny Shane Caper (1951-04-06) (unknown file size - possibly missing)
  70. The Civic Pride Caper (1951-04-13) (unknown file size - possibly missing)
  71. The Rowdy Dowser Caper (1951-04-20) (unknown file size - possibly missing)
  72. The Hail and Farewell Caper (Final episode) (1951-04-27) (unknown file size - possibly missing)

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