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Sam Spade
Sam Spade ran from 1946 to 1951. It was based on the character created by Dashiel Hammett, and starred Howard Duff as Sam, with Lurene Tuttle as his secretary Effie.

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 Belvedere 5/1/45 5.7 00:24:51 Sam Spade finds homicide on Belvedere Island.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Sam And Psyche 8/2/46 6.43 00:28:02 The radio premiere of Sam Spade, starring Howard Duff. A shrink hires Sam and promptly walks out of a 12th floor window.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Calcutta Trunk Caper 6/8/47 5.69 00:24:39 Sam winds up the case on a ship bound for India.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Calcutta Trunk Caper 6/8/47 5.65 00:24:39 Sam winds up this caper aboard a steamer bound for India.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Adam Figg Caper 10/5/47 6.88 00:23:52 I listened to this one twice, and I'm still not sure what happened. Maybe you'll have better luck.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The One Hour Caper 1/4/48 6.63 00:22:59 Only lasts 30 minutes.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Death Bed Caper 6/20/48 6.76 00:29:31 A death-bed statement may not be true.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Bail Bond Caper 6/27/48 6.8 00:29:29 A bail bondsman's wife goes into business for herself.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Rushlight Diamond Caper 7/4/48 6.65 00:28:50 A small bauble, about the size of an 8-ball. And a cheery little family to go with it.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Wheel Of Life Caper 7/11/48 6.58 00:28:43 A beautiful girl with amnesia walks into Sam's office. Then there's the Russian in the cast and the buzz saw. The usual.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Missing Newshawk Caper 7/18/48 6.88 00:30:02 A newspaper editor hires Sam to track down a muckraking reporter who's gone missing.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Mad Scientist Caper 7/25/48 6.72 00:28:39 For a lousy 25 bucks, Sam really gets wrapped up in his work.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Dry Martini Caper 8/1/48 6.77 00:28:53 Martini is a guy, not a drink. But he doesn't last very long.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Bluebeard Caper 8/8/48 6.62 00:28:56 Cons, carnies, and who knows what else in this goofy case.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Critical Author Caper 8/15/48 6.69 00:29:01 A lousy author, with red herrings on the side.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Vaphio Cup Caper 8/22/48 6.65 00:28:50 Bodies keep collecting around an old greek cup.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Lawless Caper 8/29/48 6.9 00:29:55 Sam is hired by a paroled gangster to help him beat a murder rap.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Lazarus Caper 9/12/48 6.61 00:28:40 Sam sleeps through the ending, but you won't.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Hot $100,000 Caper 9/19/48 6.54 00:28:33 The confusing trail of a pile of hot cash.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Dick Foley Caper 9/26/48 6.71 00:29:06 Sam loses a friend. With Frank Lovejoy as Foley.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Sugar Kane Caper 10/13/48 6.9 00:29:56 Family troubles can be murder.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Insomnia Caper 10/24/48 6.19 00:26:50 After a drug smuggler and two dead bodies, Sam finally gets some sleep.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Fairly-Bright Caper 10/31/48 6.6 00:28:49 A bewitching Halloween story.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download SQP Caper 11/7/48 5.57 00:24:19 The initials solve the mystery for everybody but Tiny.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Quarter-Eagle Caper 11/28/48 5.71 00:24:44 Somebody is breaking into gumball machines. For the gumballs.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Bouncing Betty Caper 12/12/48 5.66 00:24:45 A woman is at wit's end with a crazy brother trying to kill her.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Betrayal In Bumpass Hell Caper 1/16/49 5.68 00:24:36 A bent agent and a none-too-bright actress make for trouble.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Stopped Watch Caper 4/10/49 6.44 00:27:54 The Raven family, a carnivorous plant, a collector of poisons, and alot of stopped watches. Go figure.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Edith Hamilton 4/17/49 5.69 00:24:39 Sam falls hard for the woman in a case.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Battles Of Belvedere 5/1/49 5.74 00:24:51 Sam solves a locked room murder.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Apple Of Eve Caper 6/19/49 6.18 00:26:58 Another convoluted Dashiel Hammett story involving nail polish, matching lipstick, and a frame.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Queen Bee Caper 7/10/49 6.4 00:27:56 Oh death, where is thy sting!

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Tears Of Night Caper 7/24/49 6.29 00:27:14 A diamond neclace from the House Of Murtuis costs several lives.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Champion Caper 8/7/49 6.21 00:27:06 A rich creep gets himself murdered, but ruins two lives along the way.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Prodigal Daughter Caper 8/28/49 6.3 00:27:17 Sam is hired to talk a gangster out of marrying a rich man's daughter.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Indian Caper 9/25/49 6.3 00:27:30 Heap big story about Indian chief in San Francisco.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Cheesecake Caper 11/6/49 5.65 00:24:40 A spoiled cheesecake photo proves to be the undoing of a big shot.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Bow Window Caper 11/9/49 6.57 00:28:41 A philandering doctor, a paranoid wife, a dying patient, & a beautiful nurse. All in a day's work for Sam Spade, Detective.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Flopsy, Mopsy, And Cottontail Caper 12/4/49 6.8 00: 29:4 Howard Duff stars as Sam Spade in a tongue in cheek detective caper about a stolen crown.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Red Amapola Caper 5/18/50 8.08 00:23:23 A rehearsal recording (no music). Sam is hired to alibi a mexican fishing guide, and winds up uncovering a dope smuggling scam.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Honest Thief Caper 5/23/50 23 00: Two brothers. One good, one bad. (a rehearsal recording - no music)

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Farmer's Daughter Caper 9/3/50 6.36 00:27:35 Sam's eventful summer vacation.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Terrified Turkey Caper 11/24/50 4.86 00:28:18 A guy named Tom Turkey is sure somebody wants to kill him for Thanksgiving.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Dog Bed Caper 12/1/50 9.67 00:28:01 The owner of the Barto Dog Bed Company finds himself in deep doo.(Stephen Dunne as Spade)

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The 25-12345679 Caper 12/15/50 6.49 00:28:07 Shhhhhhhh! Spies, gospodin, spies...

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Prodigal Panda Caper 12/29/50 6.74 00:29:25 Or, Where's My Wandering Bear Tonight?

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Biddle Riddle Caper 1/5/51 9.66 00:27:59 Sam is branded by a radio network as he solves this one.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Cloak & Dagger Caper 1/19/51 9.71 00:28:08 International intrigue, and a guy named Achmed McClotchy.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Chateau McLeod Caper 1/26/51 6.89 00:30:04 Sam is hired to ride herd on a party at a ritzy ski lodge.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Soap Opera Caper 2/16/51 6.6 00:28:38 An extremely tongue-in-cheek caper involving murder, blackmail, and a soap opera queen.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Crab Louis Caper 3/2/51 6.6 00: 28:3 A death at Fisherman's Wharf, and a hunk of very valuable wax. With Stephen Dunne as Spade.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Spanish Prisoner Caper 3/9/51 6.59 00:28:34 An investigation into a con game nets bigger fish.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Vendetta Caper 3/30/51 6.67 00:29:06 The revenge of Monty Christoff, aka Barney Moffatt. With Stephen Dunn as Sam Spade.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Denny Shane Caper 4/6/51 6.65 00:29:01 A schoolgirl looking for a brother leads to a sad, sad racket.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Civic Pride Caper 4/13/51 6.68 00:28:59 Sam investigates the collapse of a municipal auditorium.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Hail And Farewell Caper 4/27/51 6.64 00:28:59 Sam Spade races against time to save a condemned man. With Stephen Dunn as Spade.

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