Richard Diamond: The Misplaced Laundry Case

Dick Powell

Diamond gets the wrong person’s dry cleaning and is threatened at gun, beaten, and involved in a murder case because of it.

Original Air Date: September 6, 1950

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AWR022: Screen Guild Theater: The Maltese Falcon (Summer of Bogart)

Amazing World of Radio

In this 1943 adaptation of the original hard-boiled detective story: Miles Archer, the partner of Sam Spade (played by Humphrey Bogart) is killed while shadowing someone for a client (Mary Astor.) When the man Archer was shadowing is killed, the police suspect Spade. Spade must find Archer’s killer and to do it he has to match wits against dangerous international criminals (Peter Lorre and Sidney Greenstreet.)

Original Air Date: September 20, 1943
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That Hammer Guy: Sophisticated Lady

Larry Haines

Hammer opens the door to a flop house apartment and is shot. Hammer sets out to find who shot him and why.

Original Air Date: April 7, 1953

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Night Beat: Einar Pearce and Family

Frank Lovejoy

Randy becomes prisoner to the family of an escaped murderer in Minnesota.

Original Air Date: October 13, 1950

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Video Theater 111: Dragnet: The Big Lease

Joe Friday and Frank Smith search for a missing landlord.

Season 2, Episode 27 (May 14, 1953)