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This episode of the Adventures of Nero Wolfe first aired on December 15, 1950. Nero Wolfe, featured in 46 novels, movies, and television series, first came to radio on April 7, 1943. The great character actor Sydney Greenstreet played him from 1950-51. Wolfe, the "gargantuan gourmet", solved crimes with an attention to detail that rivaled the great Sherlock Holmes. The overweight detective of Rex Stout's novels refused to leave his elegant brownstone on business, sending his wisecracking, two-fisted assistant, Archie Goodwin, out to do his legwork. This peculiar private investigator preferred tending to his beloved orchids over solving crimes. In fact, the only reason he worked at all was to keep up his lavish lifestyle.
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By Chris Coyne on 03-05-15

Cry Wolfe.

Another great show. My only problem with this radio program is that it seems they have a different actor playing Archie every week. Nero Wolfe may be the center of the show, but Archie is not a secondary character. He's just as important to the series as Nero. It seems the radio show didn't think he was worth having a permient actor playing him. Big mistake. Nero and Archie are the beat detective team since Holmes and Watson.

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By Norma Miles on 12-19-17

And Archie, get them here

These half hour dramatizations of Nero Wolfe stories do partially capture a taste of the marvellous relationship between the lazy, fat detective and his legman, Archie, the first pompous, irascible, ingenious and who never leaves his home (except under dire emergency), the latter being very bright, fast talking, personable, a bit of the ladies man and the get it done guy, one half of a great duo. 
But this production fails to give Archie his due: without him Wolfe would no longer be able to operate, stay home and tend orchids. And his representative for the world outside has to be as sharp as Wolfe himself, if different. Not the Archie portrayed here
The old radio play brings an atmospheric time feeling but not the pictures in the head which reading the print version would give. The acting fits the characters,the whole feels dated. But it's fun and brings back memories of all of the original magnificent Rex Stout books available.

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By DungBeetle on 01-03-16

Not Great

This is the worst of the Nero Wolfe stories I have listened to. ..Others are much better...

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