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Pat Novak for hire
Before Joe Friday, there was Pat Novak, Jack Webb's super- hard-boiled hustler. With great deadpan similies like "He was happy, like a hobo in a bubble bath." Or "He dropped to the floor like a hard-working piece of lint." With Raymond Burr as Hellman.

Sample shows - left click headphones to listen, right-click & save-as to download

Show Title Broadcast Date File Size Length
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Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Dixie Gilian 11/24/46 5.08 00:29:00 She hired Pat to scare a guy. With an empty gun. Sure...

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download John Brown Gambling Ring 8/3/47 6.64 00:28:58 With Ben Morris as Novak. This story must have been too confusing for Jack Webb to follow.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Mysterious Books 8/10/47 6.63 00: 28:59 Pat is hired to retrieve some papers that turn out to be more dangerous than he expects, even if they're not real.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Fleet Lady 3/6/49 6.76 00:29:33

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Rubin Calloway's Pictures 3/13/49 6.76 00:29:30 It looked disappointing. Like washing your kid's face and finding out he looked ugly to begin with...

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Joe Candono Blackmail Pictures 3/27/49 6.61 00:28:52

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Escape From Prison 4/2/49 6.75 00:29:29

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Sam Tolliver 4/9/49 6.93 00:30:18 An ex-con friend asks Pat to "pick up a package" for him. Trouble ensues...

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Rita Malloy 4/23/49 7.02 00:30:40

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Pat's Boat Is Missing 4/23/49 6.79 00:29:41 Pat is out 70 bucks and a boat. Oh, yeah, he's also up for a murder rap. Some guys have all the luck.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Shirt Mix Up 5/7/49 6.3 00:27:30 It was just a mix-up at the laundry. But with Pat Novak, it turns into a murder rap.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Geranium Plant 5/14/49 6.66 00:29:04 Somebody hires Pat to deliver a plant, and of course he winds up framed for murder.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Give Envelope To John St. John 5/21/49 7.04 00:30:44 A dying man pays Pat to deliver a letter, and once again Novak lands in the soup.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Give Envelope To John St. John 5/21/49 7.04 00:30:45 A dying man gives Pat a letter to deliver, which leads to no end of trouble.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Agnes Bolton Case 6/4/49 6.7 00:29:17 Pat is asked to follow a fat woman from a bowling alley. Sounds like fun...

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download George Lampson 6/11/49 6.9 00:30:08

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Joe Denine 6/18/49 6.76 00:29:29 A cuckolded con gets an explosive revenge.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Corpse In The Closet 8/3/49 6.59 00:28:45 Pat gets two surprises - A grand in the bank and a body in the closet.

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