No bigger fad swept across postwar radio than that of the hard-boiled private detective - and nobody had more fun with their wink-and-nudge take on the genre than the producers, writers, and cast of The Adventures of Sam Spade. Dashiell Hammett's legendary private eye had a sardonic sense of humor, which wavy-haired, rugged-voiced Howard Duff played to perfection. Produced and directed by William Spier, costarring Lurene Tuttle, and featuring one episode with Stephen Dunne in the title role, we bring you 16 capers with the greatest private detective of them all.
Episodes include: The Adam Figg Caper 10-05-47; The Rushlight Diamond Caper 07-04-48; The Mad Scientist Caper 07-25-48; The Dry Martini Caper 08-01-48; The Critical Author Caper 08-15-48; The Lawless Caper 08-29-48; The Sugar Kane Caper 10-03-48; The Quarter-Eagle Caper 11-28-48; The Bouncing Betty Caper 12-12-48; The Stopped Watch Caper 04-10-49; The Apple of Eve Caper 06-19-49; The Queen Bee Caper 07-10-49; The Prodigal Daughter Caper 08-28-49; The Flopsy, Mopsy and Cottontail Caper 12-04-49; The Honest Thief Caper 05-28-50; The Chateau McLeod Caper 01-26-51.
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Sam Spade was a great combination of drama & humor. Howard Duff came thru as really enjoying playing the role and that flows out to the audience. And Irene Tuttle is the perfect sidekick foil. Every episode is a treasure.
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