"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 three, "Slippery Fingers", adapted by Pete Lutz from Hammett's third published Op story, in 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. "Slippery Fingers" 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:
ANNOUNCER: Darren Rockhold
THE FEDERATED TEC, HORSEY BOY 2: Pete Lutz
FREDERICK GROVER, BOB TEAL: Jordan Bruster
BARTON, DET. PHELS, VOICE OF HAMMETT: Paul Arbisi
NED ROOT, GEORGE FARR: Jeff Moon
HORSEY BOY 1, DET. DEAN, MARQUIS HOTEL DETECTIVE: John Bell
JOSEPH CLANE: Frank Guglielmelli
SGT. O'GAR: Jason D. Johnson
DICK FOLEY: Mark Kalita
THE OLD MAN: Joe Stofko
THEME/INCIDENTAL MUSIC: Dr. Ross Bernhardt
Join us next time for episode four, "The Black Hat that Wasn't There"!