Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Hardboiled Radio

From: Ed Lynskey (
Date: 12 Jul 2006

--- Jim Stephenson <> wrote:

Question. Is this the same William Conrad who played on JAKE AND THE FATMAN, who spoke with the bassy voice? That was some voice. Perfectly suited to hardboiled.

> Jason asked:
> > I have a question for any old time radio fans out there.
> What are the
> > best hardboiled radio shows?
> Forget the cop and mystery shows, the best hard-boiled
> character on
> radio was Matt Dillon in "Gunsmoke." As written by John Meston
> and
> played by William Conrad, the radio Dillon is miles away from
> the
> avuncular character as played on TV by James Arness. The
> radio Dillon
> is a hard, unsentimental, often bitter character who wrestles
> with moral
> ambiguity, violence, and the darker side of humanity on a
> weekly basis.
> The stories too are hard and often shocking, still packing a
> punch 50
> years later.

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