Philip Marlowe is a fictional private eye created by Raymond Chandler. Marlowe first appeared, under that name, in The Big Sleep, published in 1939. The Adventures of Philip Marlowe was a radio series featuring the Marlowe character. It first aired 17 June 1947 on NBC radio under the title The New Adventures of Philip Marlowe, and moved to CBS radio a few months later. By 1949, it had the largest audience in radio. The CBS version ran for 114 episodes. While many fans of classic hard-boiled detective stories are familiar with Chandler's novels and short stories, few have heard these radio shows. They are a testament to Chandler's skill in creating a world and a character that are engaging in many forms of media.
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I Love horror stories, ghost stories and Old Time Radio of all styles!
All though, billed as staring Van Cliburn he is only in the first two, the rest star Gerald Mohr. The stories are a radio version of film noir, most are written with a wonderful mix of mystery and humor. This is in my opinion is the greatest mystery old time mystery show I have heard, I have listened to 64 so far and only two have only the first half. With 105 shows total this is a great value, the quality of these 63 year old recordings are in great shape, nice and clear audio. If you like mysteries and incredible atmosphere this is a great value.
"SUSPENSE", "THE INNER SANCTUM" and "THE SHADOW"
I have been an OTR fan for years and this is among the best.
It takes a moment to get used to the style of the production, and after a couple of stories in the Toothpaste ads also stop. These fantastic, original Radio-plays, and huge collection and absolutely worth it.
If you like Marlowe Stories, or other Noir Detective style books, this will be a joy.
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