RARA-AVIS: Re: Hardboiled Radio

From: Richard Moore ( moorich2@aol.com)
Date: 12 Jul 2006

I agree with Dick that Howard Duff's Sam Spade was the best of the hardboiled private eyes. I also like Jack Webb's Pat Novak but it was more of a parody than the real thing. Beyond the private eyes, the first year or so of Dragnet was as tough as anything on the air and crackling with realism. I would also single out Gunsmoke for dark storylines and characters with sometimes a near brutal edge.

Richard Moore

--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "Jason Boog" <iistickboy@...> wrote:
> I have a question for any old time radio fans out there. What are the
> best hardboiled radio shows? I've listened to hundreds of episodes of
> Suspense (mostly chasing Cornell Woolrich stories), but I'm wondering
> if there are other good programs I should check out...

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