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!