episodes of Sam Spade

The Adventures of Sam Spade was a radio series based (loosely) on the private detective character Sam Spade created by writer Dashiell Hammett for The Maltese Falcon. It was the rare show that ran on all three networks during the years from 1946 through 1951. The series starred Howard Duff (and later, Steve Dunne) as Sam Spade and Lurene Tuttle as his secretary Effie, and took a considerably more tongue-in-cheek approach to the character than the novel or movie.

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Sep 06 1946 Sam and the Corporation Murders
Sep 29 1946 The Blood Money Caper
Feb 02 1947 The Dead Duck Caper
Sep 19 1948 The Hot 100 Grand Caper
Oct 31 1948 The Fairley-Bright Caper
Feb 13 1949 The Attitude Caper
Apr 30 1949 The Jane Doe Caper
Aug 28 1949 The Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cottontail Caper
Date Unknown Audition Script (The Persian)
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