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Howard Huber appearances in Old Time Radio

prolific radio actor and film character actor, Harold Huber was best known on radio portraying Agatha Christie's Belgian Detective Hercule Poirot.

29 old time radio show recordings
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"Harold Huber as Hercule Poirot: Murder Wears a Mask"



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Harold Huber
To anyone who knew him, there was little doubt that Mammie Glassberg and Harold Huberman's little boy was going to go places.

Harold HuberThe parents were both from families that had emigrated from Imperial Russia. Harold Sr.'s position as the manager of an optical firm, and young Harold's natural intelligence possible for the boy to enter New York University in 1925 at the age of 16. Here he would be a member of the debate team and eventually editor of the school magazine The Medley. The University was force to shut down the Medley for a short time during this period, for publishing "low humor". After graduating from NYU in three years, Harold entered Columbia, seeming destined for a great career in law. If only he hadn't landed that acting job.

He took the stage name Harold Huber for a role in a Broadway adaptation of A Farewell To Arms. His choice of an Anglo sounding stage name is interesting, especially as his career became one of portraying ethnic stereotypes. He would display his versatility in nearly one hundred films during the 1930s and 40s. A noteworthy early success was as "that rat Nunnheim" in The Thin Man (1934). Harold HuberA scar from a fencing accident (he had been an amateur fencing champion) and his beady eyes made Huber a natural comic villain, but he is probably best remembered for playing a series of foreign cops in several Charlie Chan films. He also appeared in films with Charlie McCarthy and as a sometimes sidekick of Peter Lorre's Mr. Moto films.

Harold Huber had a pair of seemingly opposite roles on Radio. During the 1932-33 season he played the insidious Dr Fu Manchu on CBS, but his biggest radio success was portraying the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, the famous character from Agatha Christie's novels. The scripts used only the character and none of the plots from Christie's novels. The author seems to have approved of the show as she introduced the first episode via shortwave transmission.

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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.



    29 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 13 hours, 9 min
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      29 shows - total playtime 13 hours 9 minutes
      1. CALV 520115 727 The Port of Missing Men.mp3
      2. CBSRW 570707 73 You Could Look It Up.mp3
      3. Dimension X 500520 07 TheLostRace.mp3
      4. Eternal Light 450304 0022 The Life Of Sholom Aleichem.mp3
      5. Eternal Light 450318 0024 Isaac Mayer Wise.mp3
      6. Eternal Light 451216 0059 A Chassidic Take.mp3
      7. Eternal Light 451230 0061 The Voice Of Rachel.mp3
      8. Eternal Light 460113 67 Parable Of Reb Yisroew.mp3
      9. Hercule Poirot 450112 00 Case Of Roving Corpse.mp3
      10. Hercule Poirot 450114 00 Case Of Roving Corpse.mp3
      11. Hercule Poirot 450222 01 Case Of Careless Victim.mp3
      12. Hercule Poirot 450503 11 Murder Wears A Mask.mp3
      13. Hercule Poirot 450517 13 Death In Golden Gate.mp3
      14. Hercule Poirot 450712 21 Rendezvous With Death.mp3
      15. Hercule Poirot 450719 22 Deadest Man In World.mp3
      16. Hercule Poirot 450913 30 Adventure Of Money Mad Ghoul.mp3
      17. Hercule Poirot 451116 39 Trail Led To Death.mp3
      18. Hercule Poirot 451123 40 Murder Is A Private Affair.mp3
      19. Hercule Poirot 451130 41 Bride Wore Fright.mp3
      20. Lux 420413 347 North West Mounted Police.mp3
      21. Suspense 430727 051 The Last Letter of Dr Bronson.mp3
      22. Suspense 590830 817 A Matter of Execution.mp3
      23. Suspense 590913 819 Death and the Escort.mp3
      24. Suspense 591025 824 The Easy Victim.mp3
      25. Whistler 491023 386 Debt Of Honor.mp3
      26. Words At War 450227 85 Faith Of Our Fathers.mp3
      27. X 1 570227 090 Real Gone.mp3
      28. You Are There 481205 53 The Execution Of Maxmilian.mp3
      29. You Are There 490220 64 The Ordeal of Savonarola.mp3
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    29 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 13 hours, 9 min
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      29 shows - total playtime 13 hours 9 minutes
      1. CALV 520115 727 The Port of Missing Men.mp3
      2. CBSRW 570707 73 You Could Look It Up.mp3
      3. Dimension X 500520 07 TheLostRace.mp3
      4. Eternal Light 450304 0022 The Life Of Sholom Aleichem.mp3
      5. Eternal Light 450318 0024 Isaac Mayer Wise.mp3
      6. Eternal Light 451216 0059 A Chassidic Take.mp3
      7. Eternal Light 451230 0061 The Voice Of Rachel.mp3
      8. Eternal Light 460113 67 Parable Of Reb Yisroew.mp3
      9. Hercule Poirot 450112 00 Case Of Roving Corpse.mp3
      10. Hercule Poirot 450114 00 Case Of Roving Corpse.mp3
      11. Hercule Poirot 450222 01 Case Of Careless Victim.mp3
      12. Hercule Poirot 450503 11 Murder Wears A Mask.mp3
      13. Hercule Poirot 450517 13 Death In Golden Gate.mp3
      14. Hercule Poirot 450712 21 Rendezvous With Death.mp3
      15. Hercule Poirot 450719 22 Deadest Man In World.mp3
      16. Hercule Poirot 450913 30 Adventure Of Money Mad Ghoul.mp3
      17. Hercule Poirot 451116 39 Trail Led To Death.mp3
      18. Hercule Poirot 451123 40 Murder Is A Private Affair.mp3
      19. Hercule Poirot 451130 41 Bride Wore Fright.mp3
      20. Lux 420413 347 North West Mounted Police.mp3
      21. Suspense 430727 051 The Last Letter of Dr Bronson.mp3
      22. Suspense 590830 817 A Matter of Execution.mp3
      23. Suspense 590913 819 Death and the Escort.mp3
      24. Suspense 591025 824 The Easy Victim.mp3
      25. Whistler 491023 386 Debt Of Honor.mp3
      26. Words At War 450227 85 Faith Of Our Fathers.mp3
      27. X 1 570227 090 Real Gone.mp3
      28. You Are There 481205 53 The Execution Of Maxmilian.mp3
      29. You Are There 490220 64 The Ordeal of Savonarola.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



    29 recordings on 14 Audio CDs
    total playtime 13 hours, 9 min

    Disc A001

    1. Lux 420413 347 North West Mounted Police

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    Disc A002

    1. Suspense 430727 051 The Last Letter of Dr Bronson
    2. Hercule Poirot 450112 00 Case Of Roving Corpse
    3. Hercule Poirot 450114 00 Case Of Roving Corpse

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    Disc A003

    1. Hercule Poirot 450222 01 Case Of Careless Victim
    2. Words At War 450227 85 Faith Of Our Fathers

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    Disc A004

    1. Eternal Light 450304 0022 The Life Of Sholom Aleichem
    2. Eternal Light 450318 0024 Isaac Mayer Wise

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    Disc A005

    1. Hercule Poirot 450503 11 Murder Wears A Mask
    2. Hercule Poirot 450517 13 Death In Golden Gate

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    Disc A006

    1. Hercule Poirot 450712 21 Rendezvous With Death
    2. Hercule Poirot 450719 22 Deadest Man In World

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    Disc A007

    1. Hercule Poirot 450913 30 Adventure Of Money Mad Ghoul
    2. Hercule Poirot 451116 39 Trail Led To Death

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    Disc A008

    1. Hercule Poirot 451123 40 Murder Is A Private Affair
    2. Hercule Poirot 451130 41 Bride Wore Fright

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    Disc A009

    1. Eternal Light 451216 0059 A Chassidic Take
    2. Eternal Light 451230 0061 The Voice Of Rachel

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    Disc A010

    1. Eternal Light 460113 67 Parable Of Reb Yisroew
    2. You Are There 481205 53 The Execution Of Maxmilian

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    Disc A011

    1. You Are There 490220 64 The Ordeal of Savonarola
    2. Whistler 491023 386 Debt Of Honor

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    Disc A012

    1. Dimension X 500520 07 TheLostRace
    2. CALV 520115 727 The Port of Missing Men

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    Disc A013

    1. X 1 570227 090 Real Gone
    2. CBSRW 570707 73 You Could Look It Up
    3. Suspense 590830 817 A Matter of Execution

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    Disc A014

    1. Suspense 590913 819 Death and the Escort
    2. Suspense 591025 824 The Easy Victim

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