The Adventures of Philip Marlowe, Vol. 2

The Adventures of Philip Marlowe, Vol. 2

Audiobook(CD - 2nd Adapted ed.)

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Overview

Raymond Chandler's celebrated hard-boiled private eye, Philip Marlowe, made his radio debut in 1945 on the Lux Radio Theatre with "Murder, My Sweet," starring Dick Powell. Two years later, NBC brought the character to the air in his own weekly series starring Van Heflin, The New Adventures of Philip Marlowe. A summer replacement for The Bob Hope Show, the series was short-lived, ending September 9, 1947. CBS revived it in 1948 with The Adventures of Philip Marlowe, starring Gerald Mohr. With producer/director Norman MacDonnell at the helm, the series captured the largest audience in radio by 1949. Scripts were by Gene Levitt, Robert Mitchell, Mel Dinelli, and Kathleen Hite. While Chandler's distinctive similes were largely lacking, the strong, dry, sarcastic narration was there, and the way Mohr delivered his lines made you forget they weren't written by Chandler. Supporting Mohr were radio's best, including Howard McNear, Parley Baer, Lawrence Dobkin, Virginia Gregg, and Lou Krugman. One of the best detective shows on the air at the time, it lasted until 1951.

Episodes include "The Eager Witness," "The Bum's Rush," "The High-Collared Cape," "The Sea Horse Jockey," "The Hiding Place," "The Cloak of Kamehameha," "The Fox's Tail," "The Bedside Manners," "The Uneasy Head," "The Face to Forget," "The Gold Cobra," and "The Last Wish."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781504703604
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date: 01/01/2016
Series: Classic Radio Collection Series
Edition description: 2nd Adapted ed.
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 5.70(h) x (d)

About the Author

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Hollywood 360 is a syndicated radio show heard every Saturday evening on radio stations throughout the United States. Hollywood 360 showcases a wide variety of audio entertainment, from the golden age of Hollywood to today's most current headlines.


Gerald Mohr (1914-1968)
was a radio, stage, film, and television actor. With his striking resemblance to Humphrey
Bogart, he was often cast in film noir roles. He is best known for his work in radio, primarily in The Whistler and The Adventures of Philip Marlowe. In
1949 Radio and Television Life magazine named Mohr as the Best Male Actor on Radio.




Dylan Thomas was born in Swansea, Wales on 27 October 1914. In 1934 his first book of poetry, Eighteen Poems appeared, followed by Twenty-five Poems in 1936, Deaths and Entrances in 1946 and in 1952 his final volume, Collected Poems. He also published many short stories, wrote filmscripts, broadcast stories and talks, did a series of lecture tours in the United States and wrote Under Milkwood, the radio play.

During his fourth lecture tour of the United States in 1953, a few days after his 39th birthday, he collapsed in his New York hotel and died on November 9th at St. Vincent's Hospital. His body was sent back to Laugharne, Wales, where his grave is marked by a simple wooden cross.

In June 1994, his wife, Caitlin Thomas, died in Italy, where she had spent most of the years of her life after the death of Dylan Thomas. Her body is buried next to his.

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