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

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) (13.5Mb)
  2. The Kandy Tooth Caper, Part 1 (1946-11-24) (25.7Mb)
  3. The Dead Duck Caper (1947-02-02) (23Mb)
  4. The Calcutta Trunk Caper (1947-06-08) (11.2Mb)
  5. The Convertible Caper (1947-06-15) (14.1Mb)
  6. The Adam Figg Caper (1947-10-05) (14.1Mb)
  7. The Bow Window Caper (1947-11-09) (13.3Mb)
  8. The One Hour Caper (1948-01-04) (10.5Mb)
  9. The Gold Key Caper (1948-01-25) (10.4Mb)
  10. The Prisoner of Zenda Caper (1948-05-30) (19.3Mb)
  11. The Death Bed Caper (1948-06-20) (13.9Mb)
  12. The Bail Bond Caper (1948-06-27) (14.5Mb)
  13. The Rushlight Diamond Caper (1948-07-04) (14.6Mb)
  14. The Wheel of Life Caper (1948-07-11) (13.1Mb)
  15. The Missing Newshawk Caper (1948-07-18) (13.7Mb)
  16. The Mad Scientist Caper (1948-07-25) (13.6Mb)
  17. The Dry Martini Caper (1948-08-01) (13.8Mb)
  18. The Bluebeard Caper (1948-08-08) (13.5Mb)
  19. The Critical Author Caper (1948-08-15) (13.3Mb)
  20. The Vaphio Cup Caper (1948-08-22) (13.1Mb)
  21. The Lawless Caper (1948-08-29) (13.7Mb)
  22. The Stella Starr Caper (1948-09-05) (22.6Mb)
  23. The Lazarus Caper (1948-09-12) (13.1Mb)
  24. The Hot 100 Grand Caper (1948-09-19) (13Mb)
  25. The Dick Foley Caper (1948-09-26) (13.6Mb)
  26. The Sugar Kane Caper (1948-10-03) (13.6Mb)
  27. The Insomnia Caper (1948-10-24) (11.4Mb)
  28. The Fairley-Bright Caper (1948-10-31) (13.1Mb)
  29. The S.Q.P. Caper (1948-11-07) (11.1Mb)
  30. The Quarter-Eagle Caper (1948-11-28) (12Mb)
  31. The Bouncing Betty Caper (1948-12-12) (11.3Mb)
  32. The Betrayal in Bumpus Hell Caper (1949-01-16) (11.5Mb)
  33. The Love Letter Caper (1949-03-27) (11.4Mb)
  34. The Stopped Watch Caper (1949-04-10) (13.5Mb)
  35. Edith Hamilton (1949-04-17) (11.7Mb)
  36. The Battles of Belvedere (1949-05-01) (12.3Mb)
  37. The Overjord Caper (1949-06-05) (13.5Mb)
  38. The Apple of Eve Caper (1949-06-19) (12.9Mb)
  39. The Queen Bee Caper (1949-07-10) (13Mb)
  40. The Tears of Night Caper (1949-07-24) (12.7Mb)
  41. The Champion Caper (1949-08-07) (12.8Mb)
  42. The Prodigal Daughter Caper (1949-08-28) (12.4Mb)
  43. The Indian Caper (1949-09-25) (12.5Mb)
  44. The Cheesecake Caper (1949-11-06) (12.4Mb)
  45. The Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cottontail Caper (1949-12-04) (13.5Mb)
  46. The Red Amapola Caper (1950-05-21) (10.7Mb)
  47. The Honest Thief Caper (1950-05-28) (10.9Mb)
  48. The Farmer's Daughter Caper (1950-09-03) (12.6Mb)
  49. The Caper Over My Dead Body (1950-11-17) (13.2Mb)
  50. The Terrified Turkey Caper (1950-11-24) (13.6Mb)
  51. The Dog Bed Caper (1950-12-01) (12.8Mb)
  52. The Dry Gulch Caper (1950-12-08) (12.8Mb)
  53. The 251-1235679 Caper (1950-12-15) (12.9Mb)
  54. The Prodigal Panda Caper (1950-12-29) (13.4Mb)
  55. The Biddle Riddle Caper (1951-01-05) (12.8Mb)
  56. The Red Star Caper (1951-01-12) (12.8Mb)
  57. The Cloak and Dagger Caper (1951-01-19) (12.8Mb)
  58. The Chateau McLeod Caper (1951-01-26) (12.9Mb)
  59. The String of Death Caper (1951-02-02) (12.9Mb)
  60. The Sure Thing Caper (1951-02-09) (13.1Mb)
  61. The Soap Opera Caper (1951-02-16) (13Mb)
  62. The Shot in the Dark Caper (1951-02-23) (13Mb)
  63. The Crab Louis Caper (1951-03-02) (13Mb)
  64. The Spanish Prisoner Caper (1951-03-09) (13Mb)
  65. The Sinister Siren Caper (1951-03-16) (12.6Mb)
  66. The Kimberly Cross Caper (1951-03-23) (13.2Mb)
  67. The Vendetta Caper (1951-03-30) (13.6Mb)
  68. The Denny Shane Caper (1951-04-06) (13.2Mb)
  69. The Civic Pride Caper (1951-04-13) (13.2Mb)
  70. The Rowdy Dowser Caper (1951-04-20) (13.6Mb)
  71. The Hail and Farewell Caper (Final episode) (1951-04-27) (13.6Mb)

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