It's Season Two of Old-Time Radio Essentials! And to kick off our new round of classic dramas, Pete, Paul and Dave bring you this episode of SUSPENSE from 1945, "Donovan's Brain", starring Orson Welles! Come for the radio drama, stay for the scintillating (OK, that's a bit much, but at least we hope you find it interesting) discussion afterward!
And since we're on the subject of discussion, we hope to determine whether this entry meets the following criteria:
1. Is it truly representative of that series? (Can anyone point to it and say, "Yes, that is what [NAME OF SERIES] was all about.")
2. Is it an episode worthy of inclusion in any and every OTR aficionado's private collection?
So with this in mind, we three bring you, as our fourteenth installment (but first official episode of S2), this episode of Suspense from 1945. We'll introduce the show, play it in its entirety, then discuss it at length. Thanks for joining us, and we hope you enjoy it!
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WELCOME TO THE PILOT EPISODE OF A VERY SPECIAL SERIES...
"Adventures of the Federated Tec"! A series of 8 initial episodes of 7 dramatized stories featuring Dashiell Hammett's nameless detective. We call him the Federated Tec ("Tec" being short for detective), but you probably know him as something else. We've chosen Hammett's first few stories that have moved into the public domain, and have done our best to stay true to the originals -- and why not? The originals are just fine, as far as we're concerned.
So here is episode one, "Arson Plus", Hammett's first published story, from 1923. We hope you enjoy it and will join us for future episodes.
ADVENTURES OF THE FEDERATED TEC WAS CONCEIVED BY PETE LUTZ AND DEVELOPED BY PETE LUTZ AND MARK SLADE. "Arson Plus" was dramatized, directed and produced by Pete Lutz. Mixing and post-production was by Daniel French of Fishbonius Productions.
Our Cast consisted of the following players:
THE FEDERATED TEC, DEPUTIES McHALE and MACKLIN, the ESTATE AGENT, SERGEANT O'GAR, and the NIGHT CLERK: Pete Lutz
SHERIFF TARR: Paul Arbisi
DEPUTY McCLUMP: Mark Kalita
MR. COONS: Joe Stofko
MR. ALLIS, MR. PRINGLE, MR. LUCE and THE HOTEL MANAGER: John Bell
HENDERSON and the BANK MANAGER: Jeff Moon
MRS. JABINE and the Voice of the TELEGRAM: Geri Elliff
PHILO: Frank Guglielmelli
EVELYN TROWBRIDGE: Rhiannon McAfee
PHILO'S SON: Rudy Good
MR. JEFFERS and YOUR ANNOUNCER: Monte Bratten
Theme and Incidental music composed and performed by Dr. Ross Bernhardt
Join us again soon for Episode Two – THE GATEWOOD CAPER!
WELCOME, FIENDS! It's the recitation of our winning horror-based limerick contest for 2020, mainly to give our sweet Cadavera something to do during the hiatus of our Cellar run. So she and her old seafarin' pal, Cap'n Billy Bones, got together and recited the limericks sent in by our listeners. We received quite a few, and liked them so much we couldn't decide on any winners, so we had Cadavera and Billy recite nearly all of them! We hope you enjoy 'em. Here's the list, in order, of our bright poets. Thanks to all of you for entering!
JASON D. JOHNSON
And remember, fiends, after this hiatus, during which our producer is working on a number of other projects, we'll be back to the good ol' "Cellar" line-up. So thanks for your patience, and keep listening!