"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 four, "The Black Hat that Wasn't There", adapted by Mark Slade from Hammett's fourth published Op story, "IT", 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.
"The Black Hat that Wasn't There" was 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: Pete Lutz
ZUMWALT: Jeff Moon
MILDRED: Angela Young
QUIMBY: Mark Kalita
PULLMAN EMPLOYEE: Paul Arbisi
TAXI CHAUFFEUR: John Bell
PHOTOGRAPHER/SODA JERK: Frank Guglielmelli
CITY DETECTIVE: Jason D. Johnson
EVA DUTHIE: Jessica Rainville
MRS. EARNSHAW: Geri Elliff
THE OLD MAN: Joe Stofko
THEME/INCIDENTAL MUSIC: Dr. Ross Bernhardt
Join us next time for episode five, "Bodies Piled Up"!