Saturday, January 9, 2010

Sam Spade: The Death Bed Caper

Not that I'm complaining, but I can't figure why this episode from June 20, 1948 sounds so clear. It's almost like stereo and HD. At first I thought it might be a rehearsal, but it has all the elements of a real broadcast. Guess I should just enjoy it.

The Death Bed Caper Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Hear more Adventures of Sam Spade:
The Cheesecake Caper
Sam and the Psyche
The Fairly-Bright Caper
The Rushlight Diamond Caper
The Flopsy, Mopsy and Cottontail Caper
The Stopped Watch Caper
The Apple of Eve Caper
The Prodigal Daughter Caper
The Battles of Belvedere Caper
The Vaphio Cup Caper
The Betrayal in Bumpass Hell Caper
The Bow Window Caper
The Adam Figg Caper
The Calcutta Trunk Caper 

Bad news. I've run out of Wildroot Cream-Oil ads. But since I like seeing art in this space, I'll be looking for other Spade stuff. This week, we present the world's first look at Sam - on the cover of Black Mask from Sept. 1929, featuring the first installment of The Maltese Falcon.


David Cranmer said...

I have enjoyed all these posts. Where are you getting them from if you don't mind me asking.

And an idea just popped into the noggin' and I'll drop you an e-mail.

Evan Lewis said...

I have a bunch of these on cassette tape from the pre-CD (and pre-Internet) days. Most of them are now available for free download from from various internet sites, or for sale on CD in mp3 format.

I think they're so good I like bringing them to the attention of folks who aren't normally Old Time Radio fans.

One show I can't find anywhere on the 'net (at least for download) is an hour-long episode of SUSPENSE called "The Khandi Tooth". It features the return of Casper Gutman and Joel Cairo. I'll be converting the cassette to digital and posting it someday soon, with suitable fanfare.

Loren Eaton said...

Ooh, I'm going to have to listen to these. A friend got me hooked on old-time radio a while back.

Evan Lewis said...

There are a lot of great OTR shows, but none better than Sam's (at least those with Howard Duff). Other favorites are The Six Shooter with Jimmy Stewart, and Sherlock Holmes with Rathbone and Bruce.