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James M Cain Collection

interested in primal drives, in lust, greed, and violence James M. Cain wrote many well-loved noir stories like The Postman Always Rings Twice, Double Indemnity, and The Embezzler

6 old time radio show recordings
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1 MP3 CD
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5 Audio CDs


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"Double Indemnity"



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Double IdemnityAlong with Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, James M. Cain was a writer of hard-boiled crime fiction, though unlike the others, he didn't write detective stories. James M. Cain told his dark stories in spare, clipped prose.

Cain was interested in primal drives, in lust, greed, and violence. His characters committed crimes rather than trying to solve them. And he was never comfortable with the oft-used "hard-boiled" tag. Mid-career, he told an interviewer, "plugging me as one of the tough young men merely muddles things up."

But tough, his stories were. In his famous novels The Postman Always Rings Twice, Double Indemnity, and The Embezzler, Cain spun unflinching tales of men who fell for seductresses and found themselves pulled into a web of crime. James M. Cain once said, "our national curse..is the 'sympathetic character.'

Double Indemnity, Cain's well-known novella, started out as a serial in Liberty Magazine, and went on to be adapted into a successful film. It is a unique and shocking tale of murder and deceit, with the crooked insurance agent Walter Huff getting mixed up with the uber-evil Phyllis Nordlinger.

James CainThe Screen Guild Theater adapted Indemnity in 1945, with Fred MacMurray and Barbara Stanwyck playing the lead roles.

Mildred Pierce is a dark, sprawling work with two very strong women at its core: the title character and her irrepressible daughter Veda. It came out in 1941 and was adapted into a 1945 picture starring Joan Crawford. Lux Radio Theater brought Mildred Pierce to life in 1954 starring Claire Trevor and Zachary Scott.

The James M. Cain collection includes those gems, plus other Cain pot-boilers Wife, Husband and Friend, Algiers, and Love's Lovely Counterfeit. Any fan of mid-century noir will love these well-produced radio works.

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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.



    6 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 4 hours, 47 min
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      6 shows - total playtime 4 hours 47 minutes
      1. Lux 410428 305 Wife, Husband and Friend.mp3
      2. Lux 410707 315 Algiers.mp3
      3. Lux 421214 374 Algiers.mp3
      4. Lux 540614 885 Mildred Pierce.mp3
      5. Screen Guild 450305 235 Double Indemnity.mp3
      6. Suspense 450308 133 Love's Lovely Counterfeit AFRS.mp3
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    6 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 4 hours, 47 min
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    Click here to see disc contents


      6 shows - total playtime 4 hours 47 minutes
      1. Lux 410428 305 Wife, Husband and Friend.mp3
      2. Lux 410707 315 Algiers.mp3
      3. Lux 421214 374 Algiers.mp3
      4. Lux 540614 885 Mildred Pierce.mp3
      5. Screen Guild 450305 235 Double Indemnity.mp3
      6. Suspense 450308 133 Love's Lovely Counterfeit AFRS.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



    6 recordings on 5 Audio CDs
    total playtime 4 hours, 47 min

    Disc A001

    1. Lux 410428 305 Wife, Husband and Friend

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    Disc A002

    1. Lux 410707 315 Algiers

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    Disc A003

    1. Lux 421214 374 Algiers

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    Disc A004

    1. Screen Guild 450305 235 Double Indemnity
    2. Suspense 450308 133 Love's Lovely Counterfeit AFRS

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    Disc A005

    1. Lux 540614 885 Mildred Pierce

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