He's as hardboiled as they come - and if you don't think so, he'll take you outside for a word! He's Michael Shayne, the red-headed, two-fisted private eye, stepping out of the pages of popular pulp novels and into sixteen exciting radio episodes filled with action, excitement, and adventure. Radio great Wally Maher and film favorite Jeff Chandler star as this hot-tempered hero as he takes on cases of phony finger prints, corrupt casinos, perceptive paranoia, blackmailed blondes, mistrust and murder.
This radio dramatization of the classic movie is introduced by its director, Alfred Hitchcock, and features one of the original stars, Tallulah Bankhead. It aired on November 16, 1950.
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The New Adventures of Michael Shayne, Volume 1 stars Jeff Chandler as Brett Halliday's reckless, redheaded Irishman in a series of detective adventures that bring the dark and brooding atmosphere of film noir to radio. Cynical, action packed, and violent, with fists and bullets flying practically every second, this gritty and hard-boiled series is directed by William P. Rousseau in a slam-bang manner that attracted considerable attention when it was first aired in 1948.
These 20 digitally restored and re-mastered episodes co-star Gale Gordon as the blustery, autocratic Osgood Conklin; Richard Crenna as the ever-exuberant Walter Denton; and, Jane Morgan as absent-minded landlady Mrs. Davis.
Eve Arden stars as Connie Brooks, the teacher with plenty of class, in 16 hilarious and heartwarming episodes. Gale Gordon, the master of radio's most impressive slow burn, is her fastidious foil, Principal Osgood Conklin. While haunting the Madison High hallways in search of one Philip Boynton - a tongue-tied biology teacher who seems more interested in the doings of his pet frog than in amorous advances - Miss Brooks meets with conniving coworkers, addled athletes, wide-eyed girls, and the feckless flatterer Walter Denton.
Michael Shayne, "the reckless, redheaded Irishman", was a popular hard-boiled detective created by crime novelist Brett Halliday. In the novels, Michael Shayne settled in Miami just after WWII, making crime pay by fighting it with a license and an attitude. Like Mike Hammer and Philip Marlowe, Shayne was a loner. The backstory on Mike is that he was happily married, but it hit him hard when his wife was tragically murdered. Grief stricken, Shayne loses himself in his work as a private eye, prowling the dark streets of the city.
Red-hot and redheaded, he's looking for adventure on the mean streets of San Francisco and New Orleans! He's Brett Halliday's hard-boiled creation Michael Shayne. This rough and reckless Irishman is letting loose in this collection of 16 pulse-pounding dramas starring tough guys Wally Maher and Jeff Chandler. Cathy Lewis co-stars as Phyllis Knight, with Joe Forte as Homicide Inspector Faraday, and Jack Webb as Homicide Inspector LeFevre.
"The Good and the bad."
Damon Runyon Theater is an American TV program that aired in 1955 and 1956. It presented dramatized versions of Damon Runyon's short stories. In this episode, Spider McCoy invites Broadway to travel to Philadelphia, where Pigsfoot Grudy is going to fight Chester Nubs. Along comes a bad appendix and Caswell Fish, also known as "The Leopard Kid".
Frontier Town features action star Jeff Chandler in a role far removed from his best-known radio characterization as Mr. Boyton, the goofy biology teacher/boyfriend of Eve Arden on Our Miss Brooks. Credited as Tex rather than Jeff, Chandler is heard as Chad Remington, a tough but dedicated lawyer in the rough-and-tumble frontier town of Docs Rios, fighting for justice with the aid of his windbag snake-oil selling sidekick, Cherokee O'Bannon.
The New Adventures of Michael Shayne, Volume 2 stars Jeff Chandler as Brett Halliday's reckless, redheaded Irishman in a series of detective adventures that bring the dark and brooding atmosphere of film noir to radio. Cynical, action packed, and violent, with fists and bullets flying practically every second, this gritty and hard-boiled series is directed by William P. Rousseau in a slam-bang manner that attracted considerable attention when it was first aired in 1948.
Like Mike Hammer and Philip Marlowe, Shayne is a loner. Once happily married, Mike is devastated when his wife is suddenly and tragically murdered. Grief stricken, Shayne loses himself in his work as a private eye, prowling the dark streets of New Orleans, seeking out his style of revenge on injustice.
Family Theater is a dramatic anthology radio series that aired from 1947 to 1957. This episode is a powerful drama about a marriage in deep trouble. Starring Betty Lynn (hostess), Jeff Chandler, Ann Blyth, Tony La Frano (anouncer), Martha Shaw, Norma Jean Nilsson, Norman Field, and Michael Hayes.