Michael Shayne: The Case of the Popular Corpse

Jeff Chandler
Shayne is hired to find a missing woman.

Original Air Date: Sometime in 1948

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EP1946s: Nightbeat: Girl in the Park

Frank Lovejoy

Randy tries to unravel the secrets of a fearful young woman in a park whose boyfriend is about to be executed.

Special Rebroadcast Date: April 23, 1950

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Audio Drama Review: Too Many Have Lived

In “Too Many Have Lived,” the Hollywood Theater of the Air presents a half hour Black Mask Audio Magazine dramatization of Dashiell Hammett’s Sam Spade short story of the same title.

Sam Spade is hired to find a missing poet by a man who would very much like to marry the man’s wife. When the poet turns up missing, there are plenty of suspects around.

“Too Many Have Lived,” is a fine classic hard-boiled story. It’s no “Maltese Falcon,” but the Theater of the Era does a great job capturing the mood and it’s very well-acted and narrated with a decent amount of sound design. The story has a solidly clever solution that’s worthy of Hammett.

It also serves as a nice sampler for Hollywood Theater of the Ear’s longer works, including a collection of Black Mask stories.

This story is available for free to Audible Members through Audible’s new “My Content” feature and it also can be purchased by non-members for less than $1.50

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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EP1946: Dragnet: The Big Sophomore

Jack Webb
Working out of Juvenile division, Friday and Romero investigate a series of petty thefts.

Original Air Date: July 12, 1951

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EP1945: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Lost by a Hair Matter

Bob Bailey
An ailing insured woman calls Johnny in for protection for fear that one of her relatives will kill her.

Original Air Date: August 9, 1959

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