EP0369: Sherlock Holmes: The Adventure of the Devil’s Foot

Tom Conway

Also known as the Cornish horror. While recovering from a convalescence, Holmes has to solve a bizarre murder that local legend would seem to blame on the devil.

Original Air Date: January 13, 1947

Try Netflix for two weeks free of unlimited movie rentals… http://netflix.greatdetectives.net

Take our listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.net

Click here to download, click here to add this podcast to your Itunes, click here to subscribe to this podcast on Zune, click here to subscribe to this feed using any other feed reader

EP0368: Let George Do It: Rose Petal Staircase

Bob Bailey

George gets a strange letter from a man who says he’s mailed him before, when George didn’t get the letter. Driven by curiosity, George heads out to a house that features two spinsters who care for a paralyzed man. George finds that his correspondent has died and decides to check into the case further.

Original Air Date: October 24, 1949

Read the first chapter of Tales of the Dim Knight…http://www.dimknight.com

Take our listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.net

Cast your vote for the show at http://podcastalley.greatdetectives.net
Call in at 208-991-GR8D (4783)
Click here to download, click here to add this podcast to your Itunes, click here to subscribe to this podcast on Zune, click here to subscribe to this feed using any other feed reader.

EP0367: Nero Wolfe: The Case of the Malevolent Medic

Sidney Greenstreet

The wife of a millionaire dies. The doctor says its a heart attack, but the husband suspects murder and hires Wolfe.

Original Air Date: February 23, 1951

Try Audible free for two weeks and get a free audio book at http://audiblepodcast.com/oldtimeradio

Take our listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.net

Cast your vote for the show at http://podcastalley.greatdetectives.net

Click here to download, click here to add this podcast to your Itunes, click here to subscribe to this podcast on Zune, click here to subscribe to this feed using any other feed reader.

 

EP0366: The Abbotts: The Blue Rocket Express

Claudia Morgan

Pat and Jean find the body of a scientist specializing in biological warfare dead in their compartment. When Pat finds out a man identifying himself as the scientist is a passenger on a train to California, he and Jean enter a race against time to stop the train and the imposter aboard.

Original Air Date: April 17, 1955

1957 AFRTS Transcription

Read the first chapter of Tales of the Dim Knight

Click here to download, click hereto add this podcast to your Itunes, click hereto subscribe to this podcast on Zune, click here to subscribe to this feed using any other feed reader

The Rathbone-Bruce Countdown, Part Two

Continuing on our list of Rathbone-Bruce Sherlock Holmes movies from best to worst (see Part One):

10) Pursuit to Algiers (1945):

This post-war picture takes Holmes and Watson on a ship-board adventure as they are tasked with guarding the heir to the throne of a fictional nation. The film featured some nice red herrings as well as Nigel Bruce singing . If the film had any weakness, it was its villains, who were no match for Holmes. I think the 3 stooges would have been a greater challenge.

9) Terror by Night (1946)

Immediately following, “Pursuit to Algiers,” the Producers decided to put Holmes and Watson on a train. Other than the first two scenes, the action is all on the train. It’s a taut thriller without a lot of fluff, but manges to get in a decent mystery, plenty of excitement, and a few nice twists at the end.

8 )The Spiderwoman (1944)

A series of suicides by men in their pajamas. Holmes however suspects that it’s really a fiendish murder plot. This film features one of the best villains of the series in Gale Sondergaard who is the ultimate femme fatale as the mastermind of the plot. This film features deadly peril for both Holmes and Watson, and a suspenseful ending. Also, not to give away too much, you get to see what targets you’d find in a shooting gallery during World War II.

7) The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939)

This was the first appearance by Rathbone and Bruce as Holmes and Watson and follows the classic mystery novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, in a baffling whodunit as Holmes has to find out who is trying to use the myth of the Hound of the Baskerville to do in the young lord of the manor. Hound of  the Baskervilles is also noted for its haunting scenes of the Scottish Moors. Its very realistic and helps to set the mood of the film. These scenes alone make Hound of the Baskervilles a must-see.