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24Sep/141

EP1373: Philip Marlowe: The Green Flame

Gerald Mohr
Marlowe has to find a dead columnist got a story that landed his magazine in court for libel.

Original Air Date: March 26, 1949

 

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23Sep/140

EP1372: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The William Post Matter

John Lund

Johnny investigates the murder of an insured woman.

Original Air Date: September 22, 1953

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22Sep/140

EP1371: The Saint: Gangster District Attorney

Vincent Price

The Saint looks for the truth behind the rackets after a friend is murdered while investigate them

Original Air Date: October 15, 1947

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21Sep/140

A Note Regarding Video Theater Episodes

Unexpectedly, Blip.TV, who had been hosting all of our videos that we used for our monthly video episodes, deleted our accounts because we were just posting videos without adding any commentary.

At any rate, this month's current episode is posted and further, all prior episodes will be restored starting with the earliest videos that were posted prior to us using Blip as these videos are already on our servers. The rest will follow over the next few days. Please patient as it will require uploading and downloading videos which does take time.

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21Sep/140

Video Theater 056: He Walked by Night

The police search for a dangerous and resourceful killer (Richard Basehart). Jack Webb played Lt. Lee Jones in this film, which features many elements that would become staples of Dragnet.

Release Date: November 24, 1948

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20Sep/140

Book Review: The Greek Coffin Mystery

This book while not the first Ellery Queen book ever published is chronologically the earliest Queen novel. The thing to understand about Ellery Queen is that unlike Nero Wolfe, Philip Marlowe, or Father Brown, there's not a whole lot of characters or wisdom to be garnered beyond the mystery, but when the mystery is good, it carries the rest of the book.

Such is the case here. A  man dies and the latest version of his will is missing. A murder soon follows The book proceeds according to typical plan as Ellery ever the know it all detective and sets out to solve the case. This is Ellery's first case chronologically even though there'd been other Ellery Queen books. Ellery had some good guesses particularly figuring out that the new will was located in the coffin of the testator. However, then Ellery delivers a brilliant summation of who the murderer is that is irrefutable--only for him to be shown wrong. At the point, I was definitely hooked.

Of course, this is one of three false solutions in the case and not all are proffered by Ellery. This is a book that keeps your mind engaged all the way through and has a quite shocking conclusion. Overall, this is a superb puzzle mystery.

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20Sep/140

EP1370: Dragnet: Production 8 (aka: The Big Missing)

Jack Webb
A woman from Utah calls to report her daughter missing and Friday and Remero set out to find the missing girl by Christmas.

Original Air Date: July 28, 1949

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19Sep/140

EP1369: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Loss of Memory Matter

Bob Bailey
Johnny suffers a bout of amnesia in a car crash and a scheming relative for a man he's delivering merchandise for tries to take advantage.

Original Air Date: June 2, 1957

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18Sep/140

EP1368: Nick Carter: The Case of the Little Old Ladies

Lon Clark

When searching for a witness, Waldo is held at gunpoint and tied up by two little old ladies. Carter finds out what's behind their behavior.

Original Air Date: April 23, 1946

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17Sep/140

EP1367: Philip Marlowe: The Dancing Hands

Gerald Mohr

Philip Marlowe is hired by a twin sister in a piano sister act to investigate a man.

Original Air Date: March 19, 1949

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