Soap Opera/ Crime Serial (June 23, 1941- March 13, 1942 and September 14, 1942 – March 26, 1954)
Front Page Farrell stars Richard Widmark (and from 1942-1954, Carleton Young) as David Farrell, a handsome star reporter for a top New York newspaper, "The Brooklyn Eagle. Florence Williams (later, Virginia Dwyer) plays Sally Farrell, David's office-romance-turned-wife.
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Although the show aired just before evening in order to attract men who had just gotten off of work, it also appealed to female listeners because it is "the unforgettable story of marriage and a newspaper office, the story of a handsome, dashing young star reporter on one of New York's greatest newspapers, and the girl he marries on impulse, to save her from throwing herself away on a rich man twice her age.
The Farrells go on reporting gigs and solve cases galore. During WWII, the Office of War Information provided the themes for the shows. Later, shows included such excitement as suspicious blackmail and murderous mayhem!
See also the crime serials Perry Mason and The Clutching Hand. For more newspaper-crime reporting, see also: Big Town, Big Story, Casey Crime Photographer, Europe Confidential, Front Page Farrell, Night Beat, and Shorty Bell Cub Reporter.
This collection is in the extensive Hummert Radio Factory Collection. Called the parents of soap opera, Anne and Frank Hummert also created Betty and Bob, Front Page Farrell, Mr. Keen Tracer of Lost Persons, Ma Perkins, Just Plain Bill, Mary Noble Backstage Wife, Young Widder Brown, Mr. Chameleon, Stella Dallas, Manhattan Merry Go Round, Lora Lawton, The American Melody Hour, Hearthstone of the Death Squad, Lorenzo Jones, Nona From Nowhere, Our Gal Sunday, Inspector Thorne, Romance of Helen Trent, and more.