Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Hardboiled Radio

From: ginger g (
Date: 12 Jul 2006


Without a doubt...1.Pat Novak...they come no tougher w/metaphors to prove it. Second choice Jeff Regan both played by Jack Webb.


--- Jim Stephenson <> wrote:

> 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.
> Jim Stephenson

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