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  • The Six Shooter

  • Gray Steel
  • By: Frank Burt
  • Narrated by: James Stewart
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 63

"The man in the saddle is angular and long legged…the gun in his holster is gray steel - its handle unmarked." Lean of figure and tanned of skin, his steely eyes gaze out over the violent frontier of the American West. He's a quiet man - but one not to be crossed. He's film legend James Stewart in his only continuing radio role as Britt Ponsett: The Six Shooter. Here are twenty tense, exciting episodes from the 1953-54 series - including the original audition!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Timeless Classic!!

  • By dcfutyoiue on 03-17-16

Is there any more?

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-23-18

Just wonderful. I was expecting the series to be much like Gunsmoke, but the main character, Britt Ponset, is actually a gentle and well-grounded man, whereas the Marshal Dillon of the Gunsmoke radio series is quite moody and violent . Jimmy Stewart's narration is outstanding. I am sad they didn't make more seasons.

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  • Adventures of Philip Marlowe Vol 1

  • By: PDQ Audiobooks
  • Narrated by: Gerald Mohr Van Heflin
  • Length: 26 hrs and 1 min
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48

The Adventures of Philip Marlowe, Volume 1 is a collection of the only known episodes to exist from its run on both NBC and CBS radio. Originally called "The New Adventures of Philip Marlowe," the private eye series, based on the character and books created by Raymond Chandler, made its debut on the NBC radio network on June 17, 1947, with Van Heflin in the role of Marlowe. The first episode adapted Chandler's short story "Red Wind."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Addictive and fun, but questionable sound quality

  • By Jeanne on 02-01-16

Returning this

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-05-17

On Episode 6. Episode 6 is a repeat of Episode 2 which is a repeat of Episode 1. I like Van Heflin in movies, but as Philip Marlowe, he does nothing for me. I much prefer Dick Powell in the Richard Diamond series.