The Adventures Of Sam Spade, Detective

Copyright 2017, J. David Goldin

These are all the examples of this program in the radioGOLDINdex database. These listings are accurate as of July 30, 2017. The programs are listed chronologically, partial dates appear first, unknown dates appear last.


50885. The Adventures Of Sam Spade, Detective. August 2, 1946. ABC net. "Sam and Psyche". Sponsored by: Wildroot Cream-Oil. The fourth show of the series. The story title above is possibly correct, although it's announced indirectly. The program has also been referred to as, "The Death Of Dr. Denoff." A psychiatrist being blackmailed is killed by doing a "Brody" from his apartment window. His blackmailer is later found strangled! Howard Duff, Lurene Tuttle, Dick Joy (announcer), Dashiell Hammett (creator), William Spier (producer, director), Fred Esler. 29:30. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

104646. The Adventures Of Sam Spade, Detective. January 19, 1947. Program #310. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. "The Case Of The Second Death Of Dr. Verlock". The program title continues, "Or, The False Face Caper." A doctor awaits his fiancee, whose face has changed beyond belief. AFRS program name: "Mystery Playhouse." Howard Duff, Lurene Tuttle, Dashiell Hammett (creator). 24:36. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete segment.

71361. The Adventures Of Sam Spade, Detective. June 8, 1947. Program #329. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. "The Calcutta Trunk Caper". Constance Pendleton is about to marry Andreyev Brodnick, a Bulgarian bluebeard. Spade finds himself en route to India aboard the "S.S. Lurene" ("Hmm, that's pretty," says Effie!). AFRS program name: "Mystery Playhouse." Howard Duff, Lurene Tuttle, Dashiell Hammett (creator). 25:37. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

60777. The Adventures Of Sam Spade, Detective. June 15, 1947. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. "The Convertible Caper". A stolen car is worth one million dollars. Why? Could it be the platinum fenders? The program closing and system cue have been deleted. Howard Duff, Lurene Tuttle, Robert Tallman (writer), Gil Doud (writer), Elliott Lewis (director), Lud Gluskin (music director), Dashiell Hammett (creator). 23:10. Audio condition: Good. Incomplete.

62158. The Adventures Of Sam Spade, Detective. October 5, 1947. CBS net. "The Adam Figg Caper". Sponsored by: Wildroot Cream-Oil. Sam is hired to protect a old, sick, very wealthy man. There are lots of gunshots and screams in the night. Howard Duff cracks up when an "office robot" given to him by Effie, fails to work. Howard Duff, William Spier (producer, director), Dashiell Hammett (creator), Lurene Tuttle, Robert Tallman (writer), Gil Doud (writer), Dick Joy (announcer), Lud Gluskin (music director), Elspeth Eric, Louis Pelletier (writer), Jack Finke (writer), Hugh Holder (announcer). 24:41. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

2526. The Adventures Of Sam Spade, Detective. November 9, 1947. CBS net. "The Bow Window Caper". Sponsored by: Wildroot Cream-Oil. A woman with only one month to live is found murdered. Howard Duff, Dashiell Hammett (creator), Lurene Tuttle. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

60776. The Adventures Of Sam Spade, Detective. January 4, 1948. CBS net. "The One Hour Caper". Commercials deleted. A hit and run murder leads to a Dutch cigarette case and a bullet with Sam's name on it. The program closing and system cue have been deleted. Howard Duff, Lurene Tuttle, Dashiell Hammett (creator). 23:04. Audio condition: Fair to good. Incomplete.

60775. The Adventures Of Sam Spade, Detective. January 25, 1948. CBS net. "The Gold Key Caper". Commercials deleted. Murder, mayhem, machine guns, Malloy and a half million dollars. The cast credits and the system cue have been deleted. Howard Duff, Lurene Tuttle, Dashiell Hammett (creator). 23:27. Audio condition: Poor. Incomplete.

51227. The Adventures Of Sam Spade, Detective. June 20, 1948. CBS net. "The Deathbed Caper". Sponsored by: Wildroot Cream-Oil. Dan Starbuck hires Spade to witness a deathbed statement by his brother Gordon. However, his brother accuses him of murder! This program has also been referred to as, "The Caper With Two Death Beds." Howard Duff, Lurene Tuttle, Dashiell Hammett (creator), William Spier (producer, director), Cathy Lewis, William Conrad (doubles), Robert Tallman (writer), Gil Doud (writer), Lud Gluskin (music), Dick Joy (announcer), Berne Surrey (sound effects), Elliott Lewis, Wally Maher (doubles). 29:46. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

51228. The Adventures Of Sam Spade, Detective. June 27, 1948. CBS net. "The Bail-Bond Caper". Sponsored by: Wildroot Cream-Oil. A million-dollar robbery from an armored car puts Sam on the spot and in need of some bail himself! Sandra Gould replaces Lurene Tuttle as Effie, Sam's secretary. Howard Duff, Sandra Gould, Dashiell Hammett (creator), William Conrad, Robert Tallman (writer), Gil Doud (writer, director), Lud Gluskin (music), Dick Joy (announcer). 29:45. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

51215. The Adventures Of Sam Spade, Detective. July 4, 1948. CBS net. "The Rushlight Diamond Caper". Sponsored by: Wildroot Cream-Oil. Sam is hired to guard the wedding presents, but not the groom, who is stabbed to death with a pair of garden shears! Sandra Gould replaces Lurene Tuttle as Effie, Sam's secretary. Howard Duff, Dashiell Hammett (creator), William Spier (producer), Sandra Gould, Dick Joy (announcer), Robert Tallman (writer), Gil Doud (writer, director), Lud Gluskin (music director). 29:43. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

51216. The Adventures Of Sam Spade, Detective. July 11, 1948. CBS net. "The Wheel Of Life Caper". Sponsored by: Wildroot Cream-Oil. Sam meets a mystery woman with no memory and a corpse that's been killed by a buzz saw! Sandra Gould replaces Lurene Tuttle as Effie, Sam's secretary. Howard Duff, Dashiell Hammett (creator), William Spier (producer, director), Sandra Gould, Gil Doud (writer), Robert Tallman (writer), Lud Gluskin (music director), Dick Joy (announcer). 29:45. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

51229. The Adventures Of Sam Spade, Detective. July 18, 1948. CBS net. "The Missing Newshawk Caper". Sponsored by: Wildroot Cream-Oil. Spade is hired to find a reporter named Ray McCully. Spade finds him all right, stabbed to death! Howard Duff, Lurene Tuttle, Dashiell Hammett (creator), William Conrad, Sara Berner, Bea Benaderet (possibly), Alan Reed, Gil Doud (writer, director), Robert Tallman (writer), Lud Gluskin (music), Dick Joy (announcer). 29:40. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

51230. The Adventures Of Sam Spade, Detective. July 25, 1948. CBS net. "The Mad Scientist Caper". Sponsored by: Wildroot Cream-Oil. Raymond Fox is a famous but slightly insane inventor. He hires Spade to recover the secret formula for "Pentron." Sam promptly winds up in a hospital for the mentally deranged! Howard Duff, Lurene Tuttle, Dashiell Hammett (creator), William Spier (producer), Dick Joy (announcer), Robert Tallman (writer), Gil Doud (writer, director), Lud Gluskin (music director). 29:24. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

2527. The Adventures Of Sam Spade, Detective. August 1, 1948. CBS net. "The Dry Martini Caper". Sponsored by: Wildroot Cream-Oil. A wealthy businessman is shot in broad daylight. Spade tracks down the killer. Howard Duff, Dashiell Hammett (creator), Lurene Tuttle. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

63160. The Adventures Of Sam Spade, Detective. August 15, 1948. CBS net. "The Critical Author Case". Sponsored by: Wildroot Cream-Oil. Spade is hired to find Gabrielle Leggitt, who has disappeared. The author of murder mysteries plays an important part in the case. The story is also known as, "The Gabrielle Caper." William Spier (producer, director), Robert Tallman (writer), Gil Doud (writer), Rene Garriguenc (composer), Dick Joy (announcer), Lud Gluskin (music director), Dashiell Hammett (creator), Howard Duff, Lurene Tuttle. 29:44. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

8737. The Adventures Of Sam Spade, Detective. August 22, 1948. CBS net. "The Vaphio Murder Cup Caper". Sponsored by: Wildroot Cream-Oil. Gold from ancient Greece is the target, with Sam as the bulls-eye. See also "Same Time, Same Station" (cat. #10842). Hans Conried, Howard Duff, Lurene Tuttle, William Spier (producer, director, editor), Dashiell Hammett (creator). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

63419. The Adventures Of Sam Spade, Detective. August 29, 1948. CBS net. "The Lawless Caper". Sponsored by: Wildroot Cream-Oil. Johnny Lawless is just out of the pen. A dead body soon ends up in Spade's bed, and promptly vanishes! Howard Duff, Dashiell Hammett (creator), William Spier (producer, director), Lurene Tuttle, Robert Tallman (writer), Gil Doud (writer), Rene Garriguenc (composer), Lud Gluskin (conductor), Dick Joy (announcer). 29:42. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

72454. The Adventures Of Sam Spade, Detective. September 12, 1948. CBS net. "The Lazarus Caper". Sponsored by: Wildroot Cream-Oil. Mr. Lazarus hires Spade to "bring him back from the dead." Howard Duff, Lurene Tuttle, William Spier (producer, director), Dashiell Hammett (creator), Robert Tallman (writer), Gil Doud (writer), Rene Garriguenc (composer), Lud Gluskin (conductor), Dick Joy (announcer). 29:44. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

51217. The Adventures Of Sam Spade, Detective. September 19, 1948. CBS net. "The Hot One-Hundred-Grand Caper". Sponsored by: Wildroot Cream-Oil. A wealthy woman hires Spade to help her with her husband who is being blackmailed. Spade follows the husband to a casino where he loses $100,000 at the roulette wheel! Howard Duff, Dashiell Hammett (creator), Lurene Tuttle, William Spier (producer, director), June Havoc (billed as "Sadie Thompson"), Gil Doud (writer), Robert Tallman (writer), Rene Garriguenc (composer), Dick Joy (announcer). 29:31. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

51226. The Adventures Of Sam Spade, Detective. September 26, 1948. CBS net. "The Dick Foley Caper". Sponsored by: Wildroot Cream-Oil. A fellow detective asks Spade to find Claude Spicer, who shortly thereafter is found dead. Sam finds himself floating in San Francisco Bay! The date is subject to correction. Dashiell Hammett (creator), Dick Joy (announcer), Frank Lovejoy, Gil Doud (writer), Howard Duff, Lud Gluskin, Lurene Tuttle, Rene Garriguenc (composer), Robert Tallman (adaptor), William Spier (producer, director, editor). 29:47. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

95713. The Adventures Of Sam Spade, Detective. October 3, 1948. CBS net. "The Sugar Kane Caper". Sponsored by: Wildroot Cream-Oil. The beautiful Sugar Kane is about to marry into the wealthy Cavanaugh family. Howard Duff cracks ups Lurene Tuttle, even before the story begins. Howard Duff, Dashiell Hammett (creator), William Spier (producer, director, editor), Lurene Tuttle, Dick Joy (announcer), Robert Tallman (writer), Gil Doud (writer), Rene Garriguenc (composer), Lud Gluskin (conductor). 29:18. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

40629. The Adventures Of Sam Spade, Detective. October 24, 1948. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. "The Insomnia Caper". All Sam wants to do is get a good night's sleep, but the red-head next door just won't leave him alone! Howard Duff, Dashiell Hammett (creator), Lurene Tuttle. 25:00. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

40154. The Adventures Of Sam Spade, Detective. October 31, 1948. CBS net. "The Fairley Bright Caper". Sponsored by: Wildroot Cream-Oil. Spade is hired to protect a Halloween party, which is only slightly complicated by a witch and a murder! Howard Duff, Lurene Tuttle, Dick Joy (announcer), Dashiell Hammett (creator). 29:28. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

24513. The Adventures Of Sam Spade, Detective. November 7, 1948. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. "The S.Q.P. Caper". Sam declines to accept a divorce case, and finds a murder instead. What does "S.Q.P." mean? Howard Duff, Lurene Tuttle, Dashiell Hammett (creator). 25 minutes. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

45092. The Adventures Of Sam Spade, Detective. November 28, 1948. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. "The Quarter-Eagle Caper". The owner of a gum-machine company is murdered, giving Sam plenty to chew on! Howard Duff, Lurene Tuttle, Dashiell Hammett (creator). 24:44. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

50886. The Adventures Of Sam Spade, Detective. December 12, 1948. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. "The Bouncing Betty Caper". Sam becomes a chauffeur to enter a wealthy home and discover who's been threatening a woman. "Betty" turns out to be quite deadly, but not for the reason you think! Hans Conried, Howard Duff, Lurene Tuttle, William Spier (producer, director, editor), Dashiell Hammett (creator). 25:20. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

8738. The Adventures Of Sam Spade, Detective. January 16, 1949. Program #28. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. "The Betrayal In Bumper's Hell". A fast moving story, sounding like the cast was having more fun than the audience. Sam's quiet evening with a western novel is rudely shattered. The title of the story has been referred to as, "The Betrayal In Bumpass Hell." Howard Duff, Lurene Tuttle, Dashiell Hammett (creator). 25:16. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

71651. The Adventures Of Sam Spade, Detective. March 27, 1949. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. "The Love Letter Caper". Sam gets a love letter from Ella Comstock, who has a suitcase filled with jewelry and a three million dollar inheritance. Howard Duff, Lurene Tuttle, William Spier (producer, director), Dashiell Hammett (creator). 24:25. Audio condition: Good. Complete.

24509. The Adventures Of Sam Spade, Detective. April 10, 1949. CBS net. "The Stopped Watch Caper" or "Time Stood Still". Sponsored by: Wildroot Cream-Oil. A house of horrors includes a butler who resembles Frankenstein, radioactive poisons and man-eating plants! Barbara Ruark (vocal), Robert Tallman (writer), Dick Joy (announcer), Gil Doud (writer), Howard Duff, Lud Gluskin, William Spier (producer, director, editor), Dashiell Hammett (creator), Lurene Tuttle. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

3020. The Adventures Of Sam Spade, Detective. April 17, 1949. Program #42. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. "The Report On Edith Hamilton". Sam is hired to get a confession from a beautiful girl, but he winds up falling in love with her. Howard Duff, Dashiell Hammett (creator), Lurene Tuttle. 25 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

3021. The Adventures Of Sam Spade, Detective. May 1, 1949. Program #44. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. "The Battles Of Belvedere". An eccentric artist is murdered in the proverbially locked room on a strange island in San Francisco harbor. Howard Duff, Dashiell Hammett (creator), Lurene Tuttle. 25 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

60784. The Adventures Of Sam Spade, Detective. June 5, 1949. CBS net, WTRY, Troy New York aircheck. "The Overjord Caper". Sponsored by: Wildroot Cream-Oil, Wildroot Liquid Cream Shampoo. The story title is also known as, "Effie's Folly" or "Who Put The Corpse In The Murphy Bed." Sam is hired by a beautiful lady to find her stolen $100,000 necklace before her husband finds out that it is missing. This of course leads to a corpse in the Murphy bed! William Spier (producer, director), Howard Duff, Lurene Tuttle, Dashiell Hammett (creator), Robert Tallman (writer), Gil Doud (writer), Lud Gluskin (music director), Dick Joy (announcer), Rene Garriguenc (composer), Pierre Garriguenc (composer). 29:37. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

24510. The Adventures Of Sam Spade, Detective. June 19, 1949. CBS net. "The Apple Of Eve Caper". Sponsored by: Wildroot Cream-Oil. Eve Adams has been killed, the prime suspect is "Dreama Love." A good violent whodunit. Rene Garriguenc (composer), Robert Tallman (adaptor), Tudor Owen, Wally Maher, William Spier (producer, director, editor), Bea Benaderet, Dashiell Hammett (crteator), Gil Doud (writer), Howard Duff, Jack Webb, Lud Gluskin, Lurene Tuttle, Pierre Garriguenc (composer). 28:53. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

40184. The Adventures Of Sam Spade, Detective. July 10, 1949. CBS net. "The Queen Bee Caper". Sponsored by: Wildroot Cream-Oil. Murder occurs at an exclusive girls school...with formic acid! Most of the final commercial has been deleted. Howard Duff, Lurene Tuttle, Lud Gluskin (music), Dick Joy (announcer), Dashiell Hammett (creator). 28:28. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete as above.

40282. The Adventures Of Sam Spade, Detective. July 24, 1949. CBS net. "The Tears Of Night Caper". Sponsored by: Wildroot Cream-Oil. A fabulously expensive necklace and several Latin quotes add up to a recipe for trouble for Spade. Howard Duff, Lurene Tuttle, Dashiell Hammett (creator). 28:58. Audio condition: Very good. Apparently complete.

40205. The Adventures Of Sam Spade, Detective. August 7, 1949. CBS net. "The Champion Caper". Sponsored by: Wildroot Cream-Oil. A wealthy man hires Spade to protect him from his former employee, who is just out of prison after five years. Howard Duff, Lurene Tuttle, Lud Gluskin (music), Dick Joy (announcer), Dashiell Hammett (creator). 29:39. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

3022. The Adventures Of Sam Spade, Detective. August 28, 1949. CBS net, WCBS, New York City aircheck. "The Prodigal Daughter Caper". Sponsored by: Wildroot Cream-Oil. A story about a multimillionaire who never talks, his daughter who's really a gangster's moll, and a corpse who is killed twice. Howard Duff, Lurene Tuttle, Dashiell Hammett (creator). 28:55. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

84182. The Adventures Of Sam Spade, Detective. September 25, 1949. CBS net. "The Chargogogogmanchogagogchobunamungamog Caper". Sponsored by: Wildroot Cream-Oil. The program is also known as, "The Indian Caper" (for obvious reasons). Announcer Dick Joy and Lurene Tuttle (as "Effie") both pronounce the longer name of the caper during the program. Sam is hired to find a drunken engineer, who is promptly found scalped. A valuable wampum belt is stolen. A second middle commercial is heard three minutes after the first, making the integrity of the program suspect. Howard Duff, Lurene Tuttle, Dick Joy (announcer), Lud Gluskin (music director), William Spier (producer, director), Robert Tallman (writer), Gil Doud (writer), Dashiell Hammett (creator), Rene Garriguenc (composer, Pierre Garaguenc (composer). 27:16. Audio condition: Excellent. Apparently complete.

40158. The Adventures Of Sam Spade, Detective. November 6, 1949. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. "The Cheesecake Caper". Sam finds $50 and a photo of a blonde in his sandwich. The three words on the photo say, "Find the girl!" Howard Duff, Lurene Tuttle, Dashiell Hammett (creator). 25:08. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

24512. The Adventures Of Sam Spade, Detective. December 4, 1949. CBS net. "The Flopsy, Mopsy and Cottontail Caper". Sponsored by: Wildroot Cream-Oil. Fritz Crockett, a strange detective from Chicago, cuts himself in on Sam's bunny-rabbit caper. The program is also titled, "How Fritz Crockett Saved The Day." Howard Duff, Lurene Tuttle, Dashiell Hammett (creator). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

51562. The Adventures Of Sam Spade, Detective. May 13, 1950. NBC net. "The Honest Thief Caper". Commercials deleted. A rehearsal recording or unedited tape for broadcast May 28, 1950. No music cues are heard, the program closing has been deleted. Ben Comiskey has been arrested for robbing a liquor store. A story of a good brother and a bad brother. Howard Duff, Lurene Tuttle, William Conrad, Dashiell Hammett (creator). 24:00. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

51561. The Adventures Of Sam Spade, Detective. May 18, 1950. NBC net. "The Red Amapola Caper". Commercials deleted. A rehearsal recording or unedited tape, for broadcast May 21, 1950. No music cues are heard. A story of murder and a Mexican "vengaza"...revenge! The program closing has been deleted. Howard Duff, Lurene Tuttle, William Conrad, Cathy Lewis, Dashiell Hammett (creator), Harry Bartell. 23:24. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

108984. The Adventures Of Sam Spade, Detective. June 11, 1950. NBC net. "The Color Scheme Caper". An artistic murder; the names of the characters in the story are "Vermillion," "Brown," "Orchid" and "Sam Spade." The dialogue only, no music cues. Howard Duff. 8:57. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

60148. The Adventures Of Sam Spade, Detective. September 3, 1950. NBC net. "The Farmer's Daughter Caper". Sponsored by: Wildroot Cream-Oil, Wildroot Liquid Cream Shampoo. Sam needs a room for the night and finds a strange tourist court, a man buried alive, shots in the night and of course a beautiful woman in his bedroom! Dashiell Hammett (creator), E. Jack Neuman (writer), Howard Duff, Dick Joy (announcer), Lud Gluskin (conductor), Lurene Tuttle, Pierre Garriguenc (composer), Rene Garriguenc (composer), William Spier (producer, director, editor), John Michael Hayes (writer). 29:21. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

47234. The Adventures Of Sam Spade, Detective. November 17, 1950. NBC net. "Caper Over My Dead Body". Sustaining. The first show of the series with Steve Dunne. An undertaker named Charles Swan hires Spade to find out who's been following him. This naturally leads to the death of Sam Spade! Steve Dunne, Lurene Tuttle, William Spier (producer, director, editor), Cathy Lewis, E. Jack Neuman (writer), Frank Worth (conductor), Lud Gluskin (composer), Dashiell Hammett (creator). 29:25. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

45193. The Adventures Of Sam Spade, Detective. November 24, 1950. NBC net. "The Terrified Turkey Caper". Sustaining. Who's trying to kill Thom Turkey...on Thanksgiving Day? Steve Dunne, William Conrad, Lurene Tuttle, William Spier (producer, editor, director), Lud Gluskin (music), Robert Armbruster (conductor), Dashiell Hammett (creator). 29:20. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

45194. The Adventures Of Sam Spade, Detective. December 1, 1950. NBC net. "The Dog Bed Caper". Sustaining. A complex story of murder and extortion...having nothing at all to do with dog beds. Dick Powell, John Michael Hayes (writer), Lud Gluskin, Lurene Tuttle, Robert Armbruster (conductor), Steve Dunne, William Spier (producer, director, editor), Dashiell Hammett (creator). 29:24. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

51559. The Adventures Of Sam Spade, Detective. December 8, 1950. NBC net. "The Wild West Caper" or "Hopalong Cassidy Can Have It". Sustaining. "Marshal Spade" of the California Rangers heads to a ghost town to face down Blackie Tolliver and his gang of badmen. The story title is also known as, "The Dry Gulch Caper." Steve Dunne, Lurene Tuttle, Wally Maher, Lud Gluskin (composer), Robert Armbruster (conductor), William Spier (producer, director, editor), Don Terry (writer), Dashiell Hammett (creator). 29:31. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

51560. The Adventures Of Sam Spade, Detective. December 15, 1950. NBC net. "The 25-1235679 Caper". Sustaining. From a sick Italian in "Mama Pizza's" to a swim in San Francisco Bay to a postcard for Boris. Steve Dunne, Lurene Tuttle, William Conrad, William Spier (producer, director, editor, writer), Lud Gluskin (composer), Robert Armbruster (conductor), Dashiell Hammett (creator). 29:26. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

24511. The Adventures Of Sam Spade, Detective. December 29, 1950. NBC net. "The Prodigal Panda Caper". Sustaining. An eight-year old boy hires Sam to track down his Panda-napper, and a poisoner too! Steve Dunne, Lurene Tuttle, William Conrad, Wally Maher, Tommy Cook, Cathy Lewis, Sidney Miller, Tony Barrett, William Spier (producer, editor, director), Dashiell Hammett (creator). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

87899. The Adventures Of Sam Spade, Detective. January 5, 1951. NBC net. "The Biddle Riddle Caper". Sustaining. Sam is hired by a radio producer to help solve a three-year-old-murder. He finds a reel of recording tape disguised as a typewriter ribbon and exposes the murder with the recording. Steve Dunne, Lurene Tuttle, William Spier (producer, director, editor), William Conrad, Lud Gluskin (scoring), Robert Armbruster (conductor), Harold Swanton (writer). 29:23. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

3673. The Adventures Of Sam Spade, Detective. January 26, 1951. NBC net. "The Chateau McLeod Caper". Sustaining. Murder on skis at a rich man's winter home. Steve Dunne, Lurene Tuttle, William Conrad, Dashiell Hammett (creator), John Michael Hayes (writer), William Spier (producer, editor, director), Lud Gluskin (composer), Robert Armbruster (conductor). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

51098. The Adventures Of Sam Spade, Detective. February 2, 1951. NBC net. "The String Of Death Caper". Sustaining. A dancer named Kelly Green hires Sam to find Captain Eric Nostrand. Sam not only finds him, but also comes up with a caper involving fabulous rose colored pearls and a murder or two...or three! Steve Dunne, Lurene Tuttle, William Spier (producer, editor, director), Lud Gluskin (composer), Robert Armbruster (conductor), John Michael Hayes (writer), William Conrad, Dashiell Hammett (creator). 29:44. Audio condition: Good. Complete.

51099. The Adventures Of Sam Spade, Detective. February 9, 1951. NBC net. "The Sure Thing Caper". Sustaining. "Five Dollar Frankie" has been cheated by "Gentle Joe Higgins," a known horse-doper. "Gentle Joe" has a "sure thing," however, it's a most unusual "sure thing"! Part of one public service announcement has been deleted. Steve Dunne, Lurene Tuttle, William Spier (producer, editor, director), John Michael Hayes (writer), Lud Gluskin (composer), Robert Armbruster (conductor), Wally Maher, Dashiell Hammett (creator). 29:37. Audio condition: Very good. Complete as above.

51100. The Adventures Of Sam Spade, Detective. February 16, 1951. NBC net. "The Soap Opera Caper". Sustaining. A detective sopa opera, complete with murder, blackmail, and amnesia. Steve Dunne, William Spier (producer, editor, director), Lurene Tuttle, Lud Gluskin (composer), Robert Armbruster (conductor), Harold Swanton (writer), Dashiell Hammett (creator). 29:40. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

51101. The Adventures Of Sam Spade, Detective. February 23, 1951. NBC net. "The Shot In The Dark Caper". Sustaining. Sam is hired by a newspaper to solved a murder that was captured in a news photo, but was never reported to the cops! Steve Dunne, Lurene Tuttle, William Spier (producer, editor, director), Lud Gluskin (composer), Robert Armbruster (conductor), John Michael Hayes (writer), Dashiell Hammett (creator). 29:39. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

51102. The Adventures Of Sam Spade, Detective. March 2, 1951. NBC net. "The Vendetta Caper". Sustaining. Sam is hired to find out how an Italian crab- fisher was killed. Was it an accident or murder? The story title is also known as, "View Of Fisherman's Wharf From The Water." Steve Dunne, Lurene Tuttle, William Spier (producer, editor, director), Lud Gluskin (composer), Robert Armbruster (conductor), Harold Swanton (writer), Dashiell Hammett (creator). 29:13. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

51103. The Adventures Of Sam Spade, Detective. March 9, 1951. NBC net. "The Spanish Prisoner Caper". Sustaining. Spade has no patience with another attempt to pull the "Spanish Prisoner" con game. Steve Dunne, Lurene Tuttle, William Spier (producer, editor, director), Lud Gluskin (composer), Robert Armbruster (conductor), Verna Felton, Nestor Paiva, Harold Swanton (writer), Lou Merrill, Shirley Mitchell, Edwin Max, Jerry Hausner, Tony Barrett, Dashiell Hammett (creator). 29:21. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

51095. The Adventures Of Sam Spade, Detective. March 16, 1951. NBC net. "The Sinister Siren Caper". Sustaining. A beautiful redhead has drawn a line around six names in the phone book. The six are then murdered...one at a time! There are a half million good reasons for all this, all of them dollars! The program closing and final public service announcement have been deleted. Steve Dunne, William Spier (producer, director), Dashiell Hammett (creator), Lurene Tuttle. 28:33. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

51096. The Adventures Of Sam Spade, Detective. March 30, 1951. NBC net. "The Vendetta Caper". Sustaining. Spade also refers to this caper as "The Revenge Of Monty Christoff." Tales of society skullduggery. A modern story of revenge, stolen right out of the pages of Alexandre Dumas. Steve Dunne, William Spier (producer, editor, director), John Michael Hayes (writer), Lurene Tuttle, Lud Gluskin (composer), Robert Armbruster (conductor), Dashiell Hammett (creator). 29:42. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

87973. The Adventures Of Sam Spade, Detective. April 6, 1951. NBC net. "The Denny Shane Caper". Sustaining. A 16-year-old schoolgirl commits murder after Sam fingers the victim. Steve Dunne, Lurene Tuttle, Cathy Lewis, William Conrad, William Spier (producer, director, editor), Lud Gluskin (scoring), Robert Armbruster (conductor), Paul Frees, Jerry Hausner, Harold Swanton (writer), Kathleen Freeman, Lou Merrill, William Tracy. 29:23. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

51097. The Adventures Of Sam Spade, Detective. April 13, 1951. NBC net. "The Civic Pride Caper". Sustaining. After an auditorium collapses, Garrett Welsh, the architect, hires Spade to find out why it happened. The town's building inspector is shot in the back four times! Radio-Television Mirror magazine names Steve Dunne its favorite detective. Steve Dunne, William Spier (producer, editor, director), Shirley Mitchell, John Michael Hayes (writer), Lud Gluskin (composer), Robert Armbruster (conductor), Jack Kruschen, Sidney Miller, Paul Frees, Herbert Rawlinson, Lou Merrill, Dashiell Hammett (creator). 29:42. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

38858. The Adventures Of Sam Spade, Detective. April 20, 1951. NBC net. "The Rowdy Dowser Caper". Sustaining. Spade travels to North Tacaloma to find $53,000 that has disappeared. Mr. Purse Snatcher is the suspect. Steve Dunne, Lurene Tuttle, William Spier (producer, director, editor), Harold Swanton (writer, who ought to be ashamed of himself), Peggy Webber, Verna Felton, Sidney Miller, Alice Wellman, Charles Smith, Nestor Paiva, Lud Gluskin (scoring), Robert Armbruster (conductor). 29:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

71519. The Adventures Of Sam Spade, Detective. April 27, 1951. NBC net. "The Hail and Fairwell Caper". Sustaining. The last show of the series. A strange little man tries to kill himself while Willie Johnson is scheduled to die at San Quentin tonight. He was framed. A well-done finale to a fine series. Steve Dunne, Lurene Tuttle, William Spier (writer, director, editor), Paul Frees, Olan Soule, Junius Matthews, Wally Maher, Sidney Miller, Cathy Lewis, Lou Merrill, Edwin Max, Harold Swanton (writer), Lud Gluskin (scoring), Robert Armbruster (conductor). 29:35. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

Report contains 65 programs.