Inspector Thorne is a crime drama old time radio show in the vain of great detectives likeSam Spade, Philip Marlowe, Pat Novak, Jeff Regan, Harry Lime, Box 13, Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar, Richard Diamond, Bold Venture, Big Town, Michael Shayne, Nightbeat, That Hammer Guy, Rogue's Gallery, and The Falcon.
Inspector Thorne is a young investigator in homicide bureau featuring crimes with murder Murder MURDER! The show opens with the details of the case in dramatic format and next Inspector Thorne comes in and badgers the witnesses.
Inspector Thorne is "smart enough to claim he is dumb and modest enough to believe it." Karl Webber (later Staats Cotsworth) stars as Inspector Thorne and Danny Ocko played Police Sgt. Muggio.
Inspector Thorne was created by Frank Hummert who with his with Anne Hummert. The Hummerts were a dynamic power couple whose radio shows at one time filled four hours of radio broadcast schedule daily.
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.