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Unable to find an audience on NBC, the series aired it's last episode for the network on September 9, 1947, barely three months after its debut. The series was picked up in 1948 by the CBS radio network, renamed simply "The Adventures of Philip Marlowe," recast with Gerald Mohr as Marlowe, and began a 114-episode run that, by 1949, attracted the largest audience in radio. The new CBS series also began with an adaptation of Chandler's "Red Wind," although with a different script than the NBC version. Both episodes are included in this volume.
Mohr played Marlowe on all but one of the CBS shows, where he was replaced by William Conrad for the episode entitled "The Anniversary Gift" which is included in volume two. Conrad went on to play Matt Dillon on CBS radio's "Gunsmoke" which became the longest running radio show in history.
As with all live cast recordings of old time radio broadcasts, some shows may contain commercials for products and services of the era. In some cases, unlike radio of today, there may be commercials for tobacco and alcoholic products. To maintain the charm of these recordings and to faithfully reproduce the listening experience, we have left the programming intact, including the commercials. Additionally, because live radio performances were recorded directly to acetate records for archival purposes, the sound quality may differ from episode to episode based on the care given to their preservation over the last 60 years.)
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By Matthew on 01-07-17
A simpler time. Where you can taste the smoke in the air as you listen. Had to try apologies. I have been enjoying listen to a lot of OTR when working. I wish I could have heard them live, sitting in front of the radio trying to tune it in.
Give these a listen you won't be disappointed
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By leashia on 11-20-17
Very hard to make out what's being said~
I liked the characters and I think I would have enjoyed the stories but it was so hard to hear over the popping and crackling and muffled voices. I was really disappointed.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful