Old-time Radio Essentials continues its 3rd season with an episode of Broadway is My Beat – "The Lars Nielson Murder Case"! This one's Paul's pick, and there's lots of police procedural-goodness in the selection, followed by fast-paced discussion of its merits by the three co-hosts. Will our upstairs neighbor call the cops on us for talking too loud? Tune in and find out!
And since we're on the subject of finding things out, while you listen you'll learn if we feel 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 thirty-fourth number (but 9th official episode of S3), this episode of Broadway is My Beat, from 9/29/51. 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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S2E2: Zigzags of Treachery, part 2
In the conclusion of our Season 2 premiere, the life of an innocent woman hangs in the balance, and only a letter can save her – if the Tec can find it in time! Adapted from the Continental Op story of the same name by Dashiell Hammett, originally published in the March 1, 1924 issue of "Black Mask" magazine. Starring The NARADA RADIO COMPANY
Adapted and directed by Pete Lutz
Post-production by Fishbonius Sound Design
Theme and certain musical passages by Dr. Ross Bernhardt
Darren Rockhold as YOUR ANNOUNCER
Pete Lutz as THE TEC
Noah Diamond as ATTORNEY VANCE RICHMOND
Jason D. Johnson as O'GAR
Frank Guglielmelli as MR. STACEY
Jeff Moon as DR. ESTEP
Geri Elliff as EDNA ESTEP
Mark Kalita as DICK FOLEY
Jordan Bruster as BOB TEAL
Paul Arbisi as LEDWICH and HAMMETT'S VOICE
Rachel Pulliam as THE MAID and
Joe Stofko as THE OLD MAN