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The Fat Man

Although he is a product of pulp-writer Dashiel Hammett, it is hard to say whether The Fat Man is a hardboiled or softboiled detective. Either way, his stories make for some delicious mysteries.

47 old time radio show recordings
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"Murder Sends A Christmas Card"



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About this Old Time Radio Show

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Fat Man
Detective Drama,
based on a character
created by Dashiel Hammett (1946 - 51)

There he goes into that drugstore …
he's stepping on the scale.
Weight? …
two hundred thirty-seven pounds ...
fortune - DANGER!
Whooooooo is it?
The Fat Mannnnn ….

The Fat Man character was Brad Runyan, played by Jack Scott Smart who gave an excellent lighthearted performance. The series made good use of author Dashiel Hammett's name (see also Thin Man), although the author had little to do with the radio series. The name The Fat Man was the title of a chapter in the book A Maltese Falcon.

The series was later adapted in the mid-1950s. The other Fat Man was played possibly by Lloyd Berrell. Pepto Bismol comically sponsored the show for an upset stomach and to help digestion after over eating. Although the lead character Brad Runyan weighed 237 pounds, he was popular with the ladies. The cast also included Betty Garde, Paul Stewart, Linda Watkins, Mary Patton as Lila North and Vicki Vola, Dan Ocko, Rolly Bester, and Robert Dryden. The success of the old time radio series led to a movie, The Fat Man, directed by William Castle in 1951.

Jack Scott Smart also appeared in other old time radio programs including The March Of Time, the Theater Guild On The Air, Blondie, Fred Allen Show, and Jack Benny Program. For other large protagonists, see also: Down Our Way, Nero Wolfe, Big Guy, Scattergood Baines, and Nero Wolfe

These recordings are also included in the Dashiell Hammett Collection.

Fat Man

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These classic recordings are available in the following formats:
  • MP3 CDs are delivered by mail. These archival quality MP3 CDs are playable in your computer and many MP3 player devices.



    47 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 21 hours, 47 min
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      47 shows - total playtime 21 hours 47 minutes
      1. Fat Man 01 Murder Squares the Triangle.mp3
      2. Fat Man 02 Murder Plays the Horses.mp3
      3. Fat Man 03 Murder Sends A Christmas Card.mp3
      4. Fat Man 04 Murder Runs a Want Ad.mp3
      5. Fat Man 05 Murder Wears A False Face.mp3
      6. Fat Man 06 Murder Stalks the Dead.mp3
      7. Fat Man 11 Murder Through a Crystal.mp3
      8. Fat Man 12 Murder Makes a Ham.mp3
      9. Fat Man 15 Murder The Peacock.mp3
      10. Fat Man 16 Murder Calls The Undertaker.mp3
      11. Fat Man 17 Murder Seeks a Lost Penny.mp3
      12. Fat Man 18 Murder Makes A Statute.mp3
      13. Fat Man 21 Murder Rings a Bell.mp3
      14. Fat Man 22 Murder Repeats Itself.mp3
      15. Fat Man 23 Murder Rides a Wheelchair.mp3
      16. Fat Man 24 Murder Finds a Coffin.mp3
      17. Fat Man 25 Murder for Sale.mp3
      18. Fat Man 26 Murder by Mail 471003.mp3
      19. Fat Man 29 Murder Shows an Unfamiliar Fac.mp3
      20. Fat Man 30 Murder Makes The Kings Coffin.mp3
      21. Fat Man 33 Murder Makes a Black Moon.mp3
      22. Fat Man 34 Murder Makes a Phantom Face.mp3
      23. Fat Man 35 Murder Makes a Silent Partner.mp3
      24. Fat Man 36 Murder Makes Music.mp3
      25. Fat Man 37 Murder Writes A Story.mp3
      26. Fat Man 38 Murder Meets An Uncertain Lady.mp3
      27. Fat Man 39 Murder Shows A Card.mp3
      28. Fat Man 40 Murder Makes A Payoff.mp3
      29. Fat Man 45 Murder In The Dark.mp3
      30. Fat Man 46 Murder Shows Eyes in the Dark.mp3
      31. Fat Man 460121 The Nineteenth Pearl.mp3
      32. Fat Man 460200 Twice Told Secret.mp3
      33. Fat Man 460708 The Black Angel.mp3
      34. Fat Man 460909 The Crooked Horse.mp3
      35. Fat Man 47 Murder Makes a Broken Heart.mp3
      36. Fat Man 471003 A Window For Murder.mp3
      37. Fat Man 48 Murder Pays Dividends.mp3
      38. Fat Man 480102 Murder Plays Hide And Seek.mp3
      39. Fat Man 480409 Murder Rents A Flat.mp3
      40. Fat Man 49 Murder From The Past.mp3
      41. Fat Man 490401 Murder Wins The Draw.mp3
      42. Fat Man 490722 Murder is the Medium.mp3
      43. Fat Man 50 Murder Made Stylish.mp3
      44. Fat Man 51 Murder Takes A Picture.mp3
      45. Fat Man 510117 Nightmare Murder.mp3
      46. Fat Man 510905 Order For Murder.mp3
      47. Fat Man 52 Murder Is Forecast.mp3
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    47 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 21 hours, 47 min
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      47 shows - total playtime 21 hours 47 minutes
      1. Fat Man 01 Murder Squares the Triangle.mp3
      2. Fat Man 02 Murder Plays the Horses.mp3
      3. Fat Man 03 Murder Sends A Christmas Card.mp3
      4. Fat Man 04 Murder Runs a Want Ad.mp3
      5. Fat Man 05 Murder Wears A False Face.mp3
      6. Fat Man 06 Murder Stalks the Dead.mp3
      7. Fat Man 11 Murder Through a Crystal.mp3
      8. Fat Man 12 Murder Makes a Ham.mp3
      9. Fat Man 15 Murder The Peacock.mp3
      10. Fat Man 16 Murder Calls The Undertaker.mp3
      11. Fat Man 17 Murder Seeks a Lost Penny.mp3
      12. Fat Man 18 Murder Makes A Statute.mp3
      13. Fat Man 21 Murder Rings a Bell.mp3
      14. Fat Man 22 Murder Repeats Itself.mp3
      15. Fat Man 23 Murder Rides a Wheelchair.mp3
      16. Fat Man 24 Murder Finds a Coffin.mp3
      17. Fat Man 25 Murder for Sale.mp3
      18. Fat Man 26 Murder by Mail 471003.mp3
      19. Fat Man 29 Murder Shows an Unfamiliar Fac.mp3
      20. Fat Man 30 Murder Makes The Kings Coffin.mp3
      21. Fat Man 33 Murder Makes a Black Moon.mp3
      22. Fat Man 34 Murder Makes a Phantom Face.mp3
      23. Fat Man 35 Murder Makes a Silent Partner.mp3
      24. Fat Man 36 Murder Makes Music.mp3
      25. Fat Man 37 Murder Writes A Story.mp3
      26. Fat Man 38 Murder Meets An Uncertain Lady.mp3
      27. Fat Man 39 Murder Shows A Card.mp3
      28. Fat Man 40 Murder Makes A Payoff.mp3
      29. Fat Man 45 Murder In The Dark.mp3
      30. Fat Man 46 Murder Shows Eyes in the Dark.mp3
      31. Fat Man 460121 The Nineteenth Pearl.mp3
      32. Fat Man 460200 Twice Told Secret.mp3
      33. Fat Man 460708 The Black Angel.mp3
      34. Fat Man 460909 The Crooked Horse.mp3
      35. Fat Man 47 Murder Makes a Broken Heart.mp3
      36. Fat Man 471003 A Window For Murder.mp3
      37. Fat Man 48 Murder Pays Dividends.mp3
      38. Fat Man 480102 Murder Plays Hide And Seek.mp3
      39. Fat Man 480409 Murder Rents A Flat.mp3
      40. Fat Man 49 Murder From The Past.mp3
      41. Fat Man 490401 Murder Wins The Draw.mp3
      42. Fat Man 490722 Murder is the Medium.mp3
      43. Fat Man 50 Murder Made Stylish.mp3
      44. Fat Man 51 Murder Takes A Picture.mp3
      45. Fat Man 510117 Nightmare Murder.mp3
      46. Fat Man 510905 Order For Murder.mp3
      47. Fat Man 52 Murder Is Forecast.mp3
  • Standard Audio CDs are delivered by mail on archival quality media with up to 60 minutes on each CD and play in all CD players



    47 recordings on 24 Audio CDs
    total playtime 21 hours, 47 min

    Disc A001

    1. Fat Man 01 Murder Squares the Triangle
    2. Fat Man 02 Murder Plays the Horses

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    Disc A002

    1. Fat Man 03 Murder Sends A Christmas Card
    2. Fat Man 04 Murder Runs a Want Ad

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    Disc A003

    1. Fat Man 05 Murder Wears A False Face
    2. Fat Man 06 Murder Stalks the Dead

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    Disc A004

    1. Fat Man 11 Murder Through a Crystal
    2. Fat Man 12 Murder Makes a Ham

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    Disc A005

    1. Fat Man 15 Murder The Peacock
    2. Fat Man 16 Murder Calls The Undertaker

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    Disc A006

    1. Fat Man 17 Murder Seeks a Lost Penny
    2. Fat Man 18 Murder Makes A Statute

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    Disc A007

    1. Fat Man 21 Murder Rings a Bell
    2. Fat Man 22 Murder Repeats Itself

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    Disc A008

    1. Fat Man 23 Murder Rides a Wheelchair
    2. Fat Man 24 Murder Finds a Coffin

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    Disc A009

    1. Fat Man 25 Murder for Sale
    2. Fat Man 29 Murder Shows an Unfamiliar Fac

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    Disc A010

    1. Fat Man 30 Murder Makes The Kings Coffin
    2. Fat Man 33 Murder Makes a Black Moon

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    Disc A011

    1. Fat Man 34 Murder Makes a Phantom Face
    2. Fat Man 35 Murder Makes a Silent Partner

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    Disc A012

    1. Fat Man 36 Murder Makes Music
    2. Fat Man 37 Murder Writes A Story

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    Disc A013

    1. Fat Man 38 Murder Meets An Uncertain Lady
    2. Fat Man 39 Murder Shows A Card

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    Disc A014

    1. Fat Man 40 Murder Makes A Payoff
    2. Fat Man 45 Murder In The Dark

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    Disc A015

    1. Fat Man 46 Murder Shows Eyes in the Dark
    2. Fat Man 47 Murder Makes a Broken Heart

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    Disc A016

    1. Fat Man 48 Murder Pays Dividends
    2. Fat Man 49 Murder From The Past

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    Disc A017

    1. Fat Man 50 Murder Made Stylish
    2. Fat Man 51 Murder Takes A Picture

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    Disc A018

    1. Fat Man 52 Murder Is Forecast
    2. Fat Man 460121 The Nineteenth Pearl

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    Disc A019

    1. Fat Man 460200 Twice Told Secret
    2. Fat Man 460708 The Black Angel

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    Disc A020

    1. Fat Man 460909 The Crooked Horse
    2. Fat Man 26 Murder by Mail 471003

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    Disc A021

    1. Fat Man 471003 A Window For Murder
    2. Fat Man 480102 Murder Plays Hide And Seek

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    Disc A022

    1. Fat Man 480409 Murder Rents A Flat

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    Disc A023

    1. Fat Man 490401 Murder Wins The Draw
    2. Fat Man 490722 Murder is the Medium

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    Disc A024

    1. Fat Man 510117 Nightmare Murder
    2. Fat Man 510905 Order For Murder

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