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THE AVENTURES OF PHILIP MARLOWE

 Philip Marlowe

3 MP3 CDs - 105 episodes


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Raymond Chandler
Detective Drama (1947 - 51)

Get this and get it straight. Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave.

Gerald MohrPhilip Marlowe was the brainchild of writer Raymond Chandler, who's own life sounds like the work of fiction.  He was born in Chicago to an Irish-immigrant mother and an alcoholic father, who left the family when Chandler was an infant.  The single mom moved to Britain under the support of her brother, a successful lawyer.  As a young boy, Raymond Chandler was classically educated, but never went to college. 

Wanting to return to the States, Raymond Chandler borrowed money from his uncle and moved to LA with hopes of making it big.  Instead he bummed around, writing Romantic poetry, picking fruit, and looking for odd jobs.  He courted Cissy Pascal who was both married and almost two decades older than Chandler; however, they were deeply in love and were married in 1923.

In the 1930s,Raymond Chandler began to write pulp fiction detective fiction "Blackmailers Don't Shoot", was published in Black Mask magazine in 1933. Though his only original screenplay was The Blue Dahlia, Chandler helped co-write screenplays such Billy Wilder Double Indemnity and Alfred Hitchcock's Strangers on a Train. Raymond Chandler introduced his character Philip Marlowe in his first novel, The Big Sleep, was published in 1939. 

Philip Marlowe was like many hardboiled detectives at the time, he could take a punch to the face and still have a stinging comeback.  He was also morally upright, liked classical music and played chess.  In all, there were 7 Philip Marlowe novels published all of which have been adapted to film or radio. 

Vah HeflinPhilip Marlowe made a natural transition to film and old time radio.  The character was taken and adapted with writers other than Chandler.  Numerous leading men filled the role of the rough but complicated Marlowe, Dick Powell, Robert Mitchum, and Humphrey Bogart played Philip Marlowe on the big screen.  The first portrayal of Phillip Marlowe on the radio was with Dick Powell, when he played Raymond Chandler's detective on the Lux Radio Theatre in "1945 Murder my Sweet." (which is included in this collection).   Two years later, Van Heflin starred as Marlowe in a summer replacement series for the Bob Hope Show. Though the radio show was Chandleresque, it didn't quite have the flow of Chandler's well know similes and metaphors. 

BROADCAST
YEARS
PERFORMER AS
'PHILIP MARLOWE'
June 17, 1947 -
Sept 9, 1947
Van Heflin
Sept 26, 1948 -
Sept 29, 1950
Gerald Mohr
April 11, 1950
(single episode)
William Conrad
July 7, 1951 -
Sept 15, 1951
Gerald Mohr

In September 1948, Gerald Mohr became the third radio Marlowe and is best know for the role with his deep baritone voice and nonchalant delivery. In the April 1950 show, "The Anniversary Gift", William Conrad (who later starred in Gunsmoke) substituted for Mr. Mohr, becoming the fourth person to play the detective.  Chandler had little interaction with the radio version of The Adventures of Philip Marlowe, but he did approve of Gerald Mohr portrayal of his hardboiled detective

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MP3 DISK CONTENTS: [Help]

Volume 1: 40 shows - total approx. playtime 19 hours 38 minutes

Philip Marlowe 470612 000 Who Shot Waldo
Philip Marlowe 470617 001 Red Wind
Philip Marlowe 470708 004 King In Yellow
Philip Marlowe 470805 008 Trouble Is My Business
Philip Marlowe 480926 001 Red Wind
Philip Marlowe 481003 002 Persian Slippers
Philip Marlowe 481010 003 Panama Hat
Philip Marlowe 481017 004 Where Theres Will
Philip Marlowe 481024 005 Heart Of Gold
Philip Marlowe 481128 010 Hard Way Out
Philip Marlowe 481226 014 Old Acquaintance
Philip Marlowe 490108 015 Restless Day
Philip Marlowe 490115 016 Black Halo
Philip Marlowe 490122 017 Orange Dog
Philip Marlowe 490129 018 Easy Mark
Philip Marlowe 490205 019 Long Rope
Philip Marlowe 490212 020 Lonesome Reunion
Philip Marlowe 490305 023 Friend From Detroit
Philip Marlowe 490312 024 Grim Hunters
Philip Marlowe 490319 025 Dancing Hands
Philip Marlowe 490326 026 Green Flame
Philip Marlowe 490402 027 Last Laugh
Philip Marlowe 490409 028 Name To Remember
Philip Marlowe 490416 029 Heat Wave
Philip Marlowe 490423 030 Cloak Of Kamehameha
Philip Marlowe 490430 031 Lady In Mink
Philip Marlowe 490507 032 Feminine Touch
Philip Marlowe 490514 033 Promise To Pay
Philip Marlowe 490521 034 Night Tide
Philip Marlowe 490528 035 Ebony Link
Philip Marlowe 490604 036 Unfair Lady
Philip Marlowe 490611 037 Pigeons Blood
Philip Marlowe 490618 038 Busy Body
Philip Marlowe 490625 039 Key Man
Philip Marlowe 490702 040 Dude From Manhattan
Philip Marlowe 490716 042 Headless Peacock
Philip Marlowe 490730 043 Mexican Boat Ride
Philip Marlowe 490806 044 August Lion
Philip Marlowe 490813 045 Indian Giver
Philip Marlowe 490820 046 Lady Killer

Volume 2: 40 shows - total approx. playtime 19 hours 42 minutes

Philip Marlowe 490827 047 Eager Witness
Philip Marlowe 490903 048 Bums Rush
Philip Marlowe 490910 049 Rustin Hickory
Philip Marlowe 490917 050 Baton Sinister
Philip Marlowe 490924 051 Fatted Calf
Philip Marlowe 491001 052 Tale Of Mermaid
Philip Marlowe 491008 053 Open Window
Philip Marlowe 491015 054 Strangle Hold
Philip Marlowe 491022 055 Smokeout
Philip Marlowe 491029 056 Green Witch
Philip Marlowe 491105 057 Fine Italian Hand
Philip Marlowe 491126 060 Birds On Wing
Philip Marlowe 491203 061 Kid On Corner
Philip Marlowe 491210 062 Little Wishbone
Philip Marlowe 491231 065 House That Jacqueline Built
Philip Marlowe 500107 066 Torch Carriers
Philip Marlowe 500114 067 Covered Bridge
Philip Marlowe 500121 068 Bid For Freedom
Philip Marlowe 500128 069 Hairpin Turn
Philip Marlowe 500207 070 Long Arm
Philip Marlowe 500214 071 Grim Echo
Philip Marlowe 500221 072 Ladies Night
Philip Marlowe 500228 073 Big Step
Philip Marlowe 500307 074 Monkeys Uncle
Philip Marlowe 500314 075 Vital Statistic
Philip Marlowe 500321 076 Deep Shadow
Philip Marlowe 500328 077 Sword Of Cebu
Philip Marlowe 500404 078 Man On Roof
Philip Marlowe 500411 079 Anniversary Gift
Philip Marlowe 500418 080 Angry Eagle
Philip Marlowe 500425 081 High Collared Cape
Philip Marlowe 500502 082 Sea Horse Jockey
Philip Marlowe 500509 083 Hiding Place
Philip Marlowe 500516 084 Cloak Of Kamehameha
Philip Marlowe 500523 085 Foxs Tail
Philip Marlowe 500530 086 Bedside Manners
Philip Marlowe 500606 087 Uneasy Head
Philip Marlowe 500614 088 Face To Forget
Philip Marlowe 500621 089 Gold Cobra
Philip Marlowe 500628 090 Pelicans Roost

Volume 3: 25 shows - total approx. playtime 12 hours 5 minutes

Philip Marlowe 500705 091 Girl From Pitchfork Corners
Philip Marlowe 500712 092 Iron Coffin
Philip Marlowe 500719 093 Last Wish
Philip Marlowe 500728 094 Glass Donkey
Philip Marlowe 500804 095 Parrots Bed
Philip Marlowe 500811 096 Quiet Magpie
Philip Marlowe 500818 097 Dark Tunnel
Philip Marlowe 500825 098 Collectors Item
Philip Marlowe 500901 099 Soft Spot
Philip Marlowe 500908 100 Fifth Mask
Philip Marlowe 500915 101 Final Payment
Philip Marlowe 500922 102 White Carnation
Philip Marlowe 500929 103 Big Book
Philip Marlowe 510707 104 Seaside Sabbatical
Philip Marlowe 510714 105 Dear Dead Days
Philip Marlowe 510721 106 Life Can Be Murder
Philip Marlowe 510728 107 Good Neighbor Policy
Philip Marlowe 510804 108 Long Way Home
Philip Marlowe 510818 110 Young Mans Fancy
Philip Marlowe 510823 00x Heir For Gstring Rehearsal
Philip Marlowe 510825 111 Heir For Gstring
Philip Marlowe 510830 00x Nether Nether Land Rehearsal
Philip Marlowe 510901 112 Nether Nether Land
Philip Marlowe 510908 113 Medium Was Rare
Philip Marlowe 510915 114 Sound And Unsound
 


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