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PAT NOVAK FOR HIRE

 Pat Novak for Hire

1 MP3 CD - 23 episodes


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"Down in the waterfront, in San Francisco, you always bite off more than
you can chew. It's tough on your windpipe, but you don't go hungry."

Jack WebbPat Novak for Hire is one of Jack Webb's earliest successful attempts at the genre for which he is best know: crime drama.  Unlike Dragnet, in Pat Novak for Hire is a gritty hardboiled detective-type

The character Pat Novak is based in San Francisco, CA and owned a boat repair/rental shop on the pier during the day and fought crime during the night, but still had time for clever quips:

Inspector Hellman is played by Raymond Burr (Perry Mason) who often arrests Pat Novak for the crime in each episode.  Sidekick, former doctor, and drunk Jocko is called in to help Pat Novak not only prove his innocence but find the guilty party. 

The conversation between characters is archetypical hardboiled detective dialogue with enough metaphors to sink a ship!  The show is well written with plenty of memorable one-liners and gritty dialogue:

"She stood leaning there for a minute, sort of a girl who moves when she stands still. She had blonde hair. She was kind of pretty, except you could see somebody had used her badly, like a dictionary in a stupid family." 

Ben Morris also appeared in the role of Pat Novack several episodes. The show has a strikingly similar premise to Johnny Modero, Pier 23 also starring Jack Webb as a boat shop owner.  The cast of Johnny Modero, Pier 23 includes two radio giants: Gale Gordon as Father Leahy and William Conrad as Officer Warchek.

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MP3 DISK CONTENTS: [Help]
23 recordings - total playtime 11 hours 25 minutes

Pat Novak 461124 009 Dixie Gilian [w Jack Webb]
Pat Novak 470803 045 John Brown Gambling Ring [w Ben Morris]
Pat Novak 470810 046 Mysterious Set Of Books [w Ben Morris]
Pat Novak 471123 060 Lydia Reynolds [w Ben Morris]
Pat Novak 471130 061 Death In Herold Square [w Ben Morris]
Pat Novak 490220 002 Jack Of Clubs [w Jack Webb]
Pat Novak 490227 003 Dont Tell Hilda Akamarcia Halpern
Pat Novak 490306 004 Fleet Lady
Pat Novak 490313 005 Rubin Calloways Pictures
Pat Novak 490320 006 Rory Malone
Pat Novak 490327 007 Joe Candono Blackmail
Pat Novak 490402 008 Father Lahey [Escape From Prison]
Pat Novak 490409 009 Sam Tolliver
Pat Novak 490416 010 Go Away Dixie Gillian
Pat Novak 490423 011 Rita Malloy [pats Boat Missing
Pat Novak 490430 012 Wendy Morris [afrs]
Pat Novak 490507 013 Shirt Mix Up At Laundry
Pat Novak 490514 014 Geranium Plant
Pat Novak 490521 015 Give Envelope to John St John
Pat Novak 490604 017 Agnes Bolton
Pat Novak 490611 018 George Lampson
Pat Novak 490618 019 Only Way To Make Friends Is To Die
Pat Novak 490625 020 Little Jake Siegel [poor]

 

 


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