The Mad Scientist Caper

  • by The Adventures of Sam Spade
  • 0 hrs and 29 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

This episode of The Adventures of Sam Spade first aired on July 25, 1948. Dashiell Hammett's classic detective burst out of the pages of The Maltese Falcon and into his own radio series on July 12, 1946. Featuring Howard Duff as Spade and Lureen Tuttle as his faithful secretary, Effie, the series appeared on three different radio networks: ABC (1946), CBS (1946-49), and NBC (1949-51). Toward the end of the series' run, Steve Dunne replaced Howard Duff in the title role. The program won a 1947 Edgar Award for Best Radio Drama.


What the Critics Say

"A show that still seems fresh and alive." (Jim Harmon, The Great Radio Heroes)


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Howard Duff never goes wrong as Sam!

Howard Duff makes Sam Spade his own unique & wonderful character. Enjoy another caper masterpiece. The greatest radio detective of them all dials in perfection at the microphone.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-02-2007
  • Publisher: Radio Spirits, Inc.