The Radio Adventures of Sam Spade

The Radio Adventures of Sam Spade
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  • 250 Pages
  • Paperback
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2007
  • Publisher: OTR Publishing

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When Dashiell Hammett's "The Adventures of Sam Spade" made its debut over CBS in August of 1946, personable Howard Duff, a comparative unknown in Hollywood circles, was assigned the title role.

The selection of young Duff for the hard-hitting detective was perfect casting, his successwas immediate, and Hollywood began predicting important things to come for this new personality.

The enormous success of the Sam Spade program spawned a series of comic strips, magazine articles and radio cross-overs, not to mention numerous radio programs attempting to become just as popular with their own hard-boiled detectives.

Broadcast from 1946 to 1951, "The Adventures Of Sam Spade" ruled the airwaves and fought both network censorship and the threat of communism to remain on the air. This book documents the entire history of the radio program, including a complete episode guide and the broadcast log for each and every radio broadcast.

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When Dashiell Hammett's "The Adventures of Sam Spade" made its debut over CBS in August of 1946, personable Howard Duff, a comparative unknown in Hollywood circles, was assigned the title role. The selection of young Duff for the hard-hitting detective was perfect casting, his success was immediate, and Hollywood began predicting important things to come for this new personality. Almost immediately the radio program became popular earning a steady weekly following of radio listeners who tuned in each week to enjoy the mysteries (occassionally adapted from Hammett short stories). The enormous success of the Sam Spade radio program spawned a series of comic strips, magazine articles and radio cross-overs, not to mention numerous radio programs attempting to cash in on the Sam Spade craze by offering Sam Spade imitators. By 1948, the threat of communism and Hammett's leanings were starting take its toll on the radio program. Bob Tallman and Gil Doud, the major script writers for the series, walked away from mental fatigue. The network wanted Hammett's name removed from the program. Duff's name appeared in the notorious "Red Channels" publication. Ultimately, the series was doomed. This book documents the entire history of the radio program, including all spin-offs, spoofs, Spade cross-overs, a complete episode guide for each and every radio broadcast with lengthy plot descriptions and trivia, an unusued radio script is reprinted, and much more.

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Product Info:

  • ISBN: 097033107X
  • EAN: 9780970331076
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