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The Adventures of Sam Spade

Created by Dashiell Hammett, Howard Duff appears in this action-packed old time radio show full of dames, wisecracks, adventure, and laughs. Update: Additional episodes

78 old time radio show recordings
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40 Audio CDs


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"Hot Hundred Grand Caper"



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About this Old Time Radio Show

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Howard Duff Sam Spade
Detective drama
(1946 - 51)

Star of Sam SpadeSam Spade was the creation of Dashiell Hammett, who along with Raymond Chandler godfathered the tough-guy introspective school of detective fiction that got really big after the Second World War.

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Film star Howard Duff played Sam Spade (also played by Steve Dunne at the very end of the show), Lurene Tuttle was Effie Perrine, his perfect secretary (perfect fantasy of a private eye secretary, that is) and John McIntire was Lt. Dundy. Later William Conrad (Escape, Matt Dillon on Gunsmoke) did Dundy, when the production moved to Hollywood. William Spier, great director of Suspense and many other fine shows, took the tough-guy detective genre and shook it down to basics. Action, drama, toughs, dames, wisecracks and laughs. Add great acting and you have excellent radio.

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Spade was meticulous enough to make a report on each case as it progressed, in line with Hammett's actual Pinkerton Detective Agency background. As the half -hour show unfolded, these reports were sent to Effie, too, so she always knew the score. It seemed she wanted to score with Sam, but that was a scratch at the track in his book. The caper always came first. The wisecrack came second. And if a tough was unaccommodating, then an uppercut might be in order. Effie was there to take care of the business.

Sam SpadeDunning in his On the Air, the Encyclopedia of Old Time Radio says "The show was loved in its time and still is. The plots were often run-of-the-mill fare, obviously hacked out in the heat of the deadline. No one cared if holes were patched in an obvious and sometimes careless way-this show had a style and class that the others all envied. Duff made the writing part of his own unique character. The wit and charm of the show has weathered four decades, and The Adventures of Sam Spade remains today the pinnacle of radio private "

Included in the update of this show are four episodes of the British Sam Spade - The Maltese Falcon. The Maltese Falcon was the 1930s precursor to the Sam Spade series.

But remember, if Sam's busy, then call on Phillip Marlowe, Richard Diamond or you could Let George Do It. And there's even more detective action where that came from including The Saint, Boston Blackie, and The Falcon. See also: Hardboiled Detectives Collection.

These recordings are also included in the Dashiell Hammett Collection.

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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.



    78 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 37 hours, 11 min
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      78 shows - total playtime 37 hours 11 minutes
      1. Dashiell Hammett's Maltese Falcon 1 of 4.mp3
      2. Dashiell Hammett's Maltese Falcon 2 of 4.mp3
      3. Dashiell Hammett's Maltese Falcon 3 of 4.mp3
      4. Dashiell Hammett's Maltese Falcon 4 of 4.mp3
      5. Lux 430208 382 The Maltese Falcon.mp3
      6. Sam Spade Spoof On First Nighter.mp3
      7. Sam Spade The Original Private Eye (noise).mp3
      8. Screen Guild Theater 430920 162 The Maltese Falcon.mp3
      9. Suspense 480110 279 Kandy Tooth Caper.mp3
      10. Sam Spade 460802 A004 Sam And Psyche.mp3
      11. Sam Spade 460809 A005 Death Dr Denhoff Caper.mp3
      12. Sam Spade 470608 B037 The Calcutta Trunk Caper.mp3
      13. Sam Spade 470615 B038 Convertable Caper.mp3
      14. Sam Spade 471005 B054 Adam Figg Caper.mp3
      15. Sam Spade 471109 B059 Bow Window Caper.mp3
      16. Sam Spade 480104 B067 One Hour Caper.mp3
      17. Sam Spade 480125 B070 Gold Key Caper.mp3
      18. Sam Spade 480620 B091 Death Bed Caper.mp3
      19. Sam Spade 480627 B092 The Bail Bond Caper.mp3
      20. Sam Spade 480704 B093 The Rushlight Diamond Caper.mp3
      21. Sam Spade 480711 B094 Wheel Of Life Caper.mp3
      22. Sam Spade 480718 B095 Missing Newshawk Caper.mp3
      23. Sam Spade 480725 B096 Mad Scientist Caper.mp3
      24. Sam Spade 480801 B097 Dry Martini Caper.mp3
      25. Sam Spade 480808 B098 The Bluebeard Caper.mp3
      26. Sam Spade 480815 B099 Critical Author Caper.mp3
      27. Sam Spade 480822 B100 Vafio Cup Caper.mp3
      28. Sam Spade 480829 B101The Lawless Caper.mp3
      29. Sam Spade 480912 B103 Lazarus Caper.mp3
      30. Sam Spade 480919 B104 Hot Hundred Grand Caper.mp3
      31. Sam Spade 480926 B105 Dick Foley Caper.mp3
      32. Sam Spade 481003 B106 The Sugar Kane Caper.mp3
      33. Sam Spade 481024 B109 Insomnia Caper.mp3
      34. Sam Spade 481031 B110 Fairly Bright Caper.mp3
      35. Sam Spade 481107 B111 S.Q.P. Caper.mp3
      36. Sam Spade 481128 B114 Quarter Eagle.mp3
      37. Sam Spade 481212 B116 Bouncing Betty Caper.mp3
      38. Sam Spade 490116 B121 Betrayal In Bumpus Hell.mp3
      39. Sam Spade 490327 B131 Love Letter Caper.mp3
      40. Sam Spade 490410 B133 Stopped Watch Caper.mp3
      41. Sam Spade 490417 B134 Report On Edith Hamilton.mp3
      42. Sam Spade 490501 B136 Battle Of Belvedere.mp3
      43. Sam Spade 490605 B141 Overjord Caper.mp3
      44. Sam Spade 490619 B143 Apple of Eve Caper.mp3
      45. Sam Spade 490710 B146 Queen Bee Caper.mp3
      46. Sam Spade 490717 B147 Cuttyhunk.mp3
      47. Sam Spade 490724 B148 Tears Of Night.mp3
      48. Sam Spade 490807 B150 The Champion Caper.mp3
      49. Sam Spade 490828 B153 Prodigal Daughter Caper.mp3
      50. Sam Spade 490925 B157 Chargogagog.mp3
      51. Sam Spade 491106 B163 Cheesecake Caper.mp3
      52. Sam Spade 491204 B167 Flopsy, Mopsy Cottontail Caper.mp3
      53. Sam Spade 500518 B191 Red Anapola Caper.mp3
      54. Sam Spade 500528 B192 Honest Thief Caper.mp3
      55. Sam Spade 500903 B206 Farmer's Daughter Caper.mp3
      56. Sam Spade 501117 C001 Over My Dead Body.mp3
      57. Sam Spade 501124 C002 Terrified Turkey Caper.mp3
      58. Sam Spade 501201 C003 Dog Bed Caper.mp3
      59. Sam Spade 501208 C004 The Dry Gulch.mp3
      60. Sam Spade 501215 C005 251235679 Caper.mp3
      61. Sam Spade 501229 C007 Prodigal Panda Caper.mp3
      62. Sam Spade 510105 C008 Biddle Riddle Caper.mp3
      63. Sam Spade 510112 C009 Red Star Caper.mp3
      64. Sam Spade 510119 C010 Cloak Dagger Caper.mp3
      65. Sam Spade 510126 C011 Chateau McCloud Caper.mp3
      66. Sam Spade 510202 C012 String of Death Caper.mp3
      67. Sam Spade 510209 C013 The Sure Thing Caper.mp3
      68. Sam Spade 510216 C014 The Soap Opera Caper.mp3
      69. Sam Spade 510223 C015 The Shot In The Dark Caper.mp3
      70. Sam Spade 510302 C016 The Crab Louie Caper.mp3
      71. Sam Spade 510309 C017 The Spanish Prisoner Caper.mp3
      72. Sam Spade 510316 C018 Sinister Siren Caper.mp3
      73. Sam Spade 510323 C019 Kimberly Cross Caper.mp3
      74. Sam Spade 510330 C020 The Vendetta Caper.mp3
      75. Sam Spade 510406 C021 The Denny Shane Caper.mp3
      76. Sam Spade 510413 C022 The Civic Pride Caper.mp3
      77. Sam Spade 510420 C023 The Rowdy Dowser Caper.mp3
      78. Sam Spade 510427 C024 last showThe Hail And Farewell Cap.mp3
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    78 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 37 hours, 11 min
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      78 shows - total playtime 37 hours 11 minutes
      1. Dashiell Hammett's Maltese Falcon 1 of 4.mp3
      2. Dashiell Hammett's Maltese Falcon 2 of 4.mp3
      3. Dashiell Hammett's Maltese Falcon 3 of 4.mp3
      4. Dashiell Hammett's Maltese Falcon 4 of 4.mp3
      5. Lux 430208 382 The Maltese Falcon.mp3
      6. Sam Spade Spoof On First Nighter.mp3
      7. Sam Spade The Original Private Eye (noise).mp3
      8. Screen Guild Theater 430920 162 The Maltese Falcon.mp3
      9. Suspense 480110 279 Kandy Tooth Caper.mp3
      10. Sam Spade 460802 A004 Sam And Psyche.mp3
      11. Sam Spade 460809 A005 Death Dr Denhoff Caper.mp3
      12. Sam Spade 470608 B037 The Calcutta Trunk Caper.mp3
      13. Sam Spade 470615 B038 Convertable Caper.mp3
      14. Sam Spade 471005 B054 Adam Figg Caper.mp3
      15. Sam Spade 471109 B059 Bow Window Caper.mp3
      16. Sam Spade 480104 B067 One Hour Caper.mp3
      17. Sam Spade 480125 B070 Gold Key Caper.mp3
      18. Sam Spade 480620 B091 Death Bed Caper.mp3
      19. Sam Spade 480627 B092 The Bail Bond Caper.mp3
      20. Sam Spade 480704 B093 The Rushlight Diamond Caper.mp3
      21. Sam Spade 480711 B094 Wheel Of Life Caper.mp3
      22. Sam Spade 480718 B095 Missing Newshawk Caper.mp3
      23. Sam Spade 480725 B096 Mad Scientist Caper.mp3
      24. Sam Spade 480801 B097 Dry Martini Caper.mp3
      25. Sam Spade 480808 B098 The Bluebeard Caper.mp3
      26. Sam Spade 480815 B099 Critical Author Caper.mp3
      27. Sam Spade 480822 B100 Vafio Cup Caper.mp3
      28. Sam Spade 480829 B101The Lawless Caper.mp3
      29. Sam Spade 480912 B103 Lazarus Caper.mp3
      30. Sam Spade 480919 B104 Hot Hundred Grand Caper.mp3
      31. Sam Spade 480926 B105 Dick Foley Caper.mp3
      32. Sam Spade 481003 B106 The Sugar Kane Caper.mp3
      33. Sam Spade 481024 B109 Insomnia Caper.mp3
      34. Sam Spade 481031 B110 Fairly Bright Caper.mp3
      35. Sam Spade 481107 B111 S.Q.P. Caper.mp3
      36. Sam Spade 481128 B114 Quarter Eagle.mp3
      37. Sam Spade 481212 B116 Bouncing Betty Caper.mp3
      38. Sam Spade 490116 B121 Betrayal In Bumpus Hell.mp3
      39. Sam Spade 490327 B131 Love Letter Caper.mp3
      40. Sam Spade 490410 B133 Stopped Watch Caper.mp3
      41. Sam Spade 490417 B134 Report On Edith Hamilton.mp3
      42. Sam Spade 490501 B136 Battle Of Belvedere.mp3
      43. Sam Spade 490605 B141 Overjord Caper.mp3
      44. Sam Spade 490619 B143 Apple of Eve Caper.mp3
      45. Sam Spade 490710 B146 Queen Bee Caper.mp3
      46. Sam Spade 490717 B147 Cuttyhunk.mp3
      47. Sam Spade 490724 B148 Tears Of Night.mp3
      48. Sam Spade 490807 B150 The Champion Caper.mp3
      49. Sam Spade 490828 B153 Prodigal Daughter Caper.mp3
      50. Sam Spade 490925 B157 Chargogagog.mp3
      51. Sam Spade 491106 B163 Cheesecake Caper.mp3
      52. Sam Spade 491204 B167 Flopsy, Mopsy Cottontail Caper.mp3
      53. Sam Spade 500518 B191 Red Anapola Caper.mp3
      54. Sam Spade 500528 B192 Honest Thief Caper.mp3
      55. Sam Spade 500903 B206 Farmer's Daughter Caper.mp3
      56. Sam Spade 501117 C001 Over My Dead Body.mp3
      57. Sam Spade 501124 C002 Terrified Turkey Caper.mp3
      58. Sam Spade 501201 C003 Dog Bed Caper.mp3
      59. Sam Spade 501208 C004 The Dry Gulch.mp3
      60. Sam Spade 501215 C005 251235679 Caper.mp3
      61. Sam Spade 501229 C007 Prodigal Panda Caper.mp3
      62. Sam Spade 510105 C008 Biddle Riddle Caper.mp3
      63. Sam Spade 510112 C009 Red Star Caper.mp3
      64. Sam Spade 510119 C010 Cloak Dagger Caper.mp3
      65. Sam Spade 510126 C011 Chateau McCloud Caper.mp3
      66. Sam Spade 510202 C012 String of Death Caper.mp3
      67. Sam Spade 510209 C013 The Sure Thing Caper.mp3
      68. Sam Spade 510216 C014 The Soap Opera Caper.mp3
      69. Sam Spade 510223 C015 The Shot In The Dark Caper.mp3
      70. Sam Spade 510302 C016 The Crab Louie Caper.mp3
      71. Sam Spade 510309 C017 The Spanish Prisoner Caper.mp3
      72. Sam Spade 510316 C018 Sinister Siren Caper.mp3
      73. Sam Spade 510323 C019 Kimberly Cross Caper.mp3
      74. Sam Spade 510330 C020 The Vendetta Caper.mp3
      75. Sam Spade 510406 C021 The Denny Shane Caper.mp3
      76. Sam Spade 510413 C022 The Civic Pride Caper.mp3
      77. Sam Spade 510420 C023 The Rowdy Dowser Caper.mp3
      78. Sam Spade 510427 C024 last showThe Hail And Farewell Cap.mp3
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    78 recordings on 40 Audio CDs
    total playtime 37 hours, 11 min

    Disc A001

    1. Dashiell Hammett's Maltese Falcon 1 of 4
    2. Dashiell Hammett's Maltese Falcon 2 of 4

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    Disc A002

    1. Dashiell Hammett's Maltese Falcon 3 of 4
    2. Dashiell Hammett's Maltese Falcon 4 of 4

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    Disc A003

    1. Sam Spade Spoof On First Nighter
    2. Sam Spade The Original Private Eye (noise)

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    Disc A004

    1. Lux 430208 382 The Maltese Falcon

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    Disc A005

    1. Screen Guild Theater 430920 162 The Maltese Falcon
    2. Sam Spade 460802 A004 Sam And Psyche

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    Disc A006

    1. Sam Spade 460809 A005 Death Dr Denhoff Caper
    2. Sam Spade 470608 B037 The Calcutta Trunk Caper

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    Disc A007

    1. Sam Spade 470615 B038 Convertable Caper
    2. Sam Spade 471005 B054 Adam Figg Caper

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    Disc A008

    1. Sam Spade 471109 B059 Bow Window Caper
    2. Sam Spade 480104 B067 One Hour Caper

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    Disc A009

    1. Suspense 480110 279 Kandy Tooth Caper

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    Disc A010

    1. Sam Spade 480125 B070 Gold Key Caper
    2. Sam Spade 480620 B091 Death Bed Caper

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    Disc A011

    1. Sam Spade 480627 B092 The Bail Bond Caper
    2. Sam Spade 480704 B093 The Rushlight Diamond Caper

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    Disc A012

    1. Sam Spade 480711 B094 Wheel Of Life Caper
    2. Sam Spade 480718 B095 Missing Newshawk Caper

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    Disc A013

    1. Sam Spade 480725 B096 Mad Scientist Caper
    2. Sam Spade 480801 B097 Dry Martini Caper

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    Disc A014

    1. Sam Spade 480808 B098 The Bluebeard Caper
    2. Sam Spade 480815 B099 Critical Author Caper

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    Disc A015

    1. Sam Spade 480822 B100 Vafio Cup Caper
    2. Sam Spade 480829 B101The Lawless Caper

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    Disc A016

    1. Sam Spade 480912 B103 Lazarus Caper
    2. Sam Spade 480919 B104 Hot Hundred Grand Caper

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    Disc A017

    1. Sam Spade 480926 B105 Dick Foley Caper
    2. Sam Spade 481003 B106 The Sugar Kane Caper

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    Disc A018

    1. Sam Spade 481024 B109 Insomnia Caper
    2. Sam Spade 481031 B110 Fairly Bright Caper

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    Disc A019

    1. Sam Spade 481107 B111 S.Q.P. Caper
    2. Sam Spade 481128 B114 Quarter Eagle

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    Disc A020

    1. Sam Spade 481212 B116 Bouncing Betty Caper
    2. Sam Spade 490116 B121 Betrayal In Bumpus Hell

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    Disc A021

    1. Sam Spade 490327 B131 Love Letter Caper
    2. Sam Spade 490410 B133 Stopped Watch Caper

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    Disc A022

    1. Sam Spade 490417 B134 Report On Edith Hamilton
    2. Sam Spade 490501 B136 Battle Of Belvedere

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    Disc A023

    1. Sam Spade 490605 B141 Overjord Caper
    2. Sam Spade 490619 B143 Apple of Eve Caper

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    Disc A024

    1. Sam Spade 490710 B146 Queen Bee Caper
    2. Sam Spade 490717 B147 Cuttyhunk
    3. Sam Spade 490724 B148 Tears Of Night

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    Disc A025

    1. Sam Spade 490807 B150 The Champion Caper
    2. Sam Spade 490828 B153 Prodigal Daughter Caper

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    Disc A026

    1. Sam Spade 490925 B157 Chargogagog
    2. Sam Spade 491106 B163 Cheesecake Caper

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    Disc A027

    1. Sam Spade 491204 B167 Flopsy, Mopsy Cottontail Caper
    2. Sam Spade 500518 B191 Red Anapola Caper

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    Disc A028

    1. Sam Spade 500528 B192 Honest Thief Caper
    2. Sam Spade 500903 B206 Farmer's Daughter Caper

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    Disc A029

    1. Sam Spade 501117 C001 Over My Dead Body
    2. Sam Spade 501124 C002 Terrified Turkey Caper

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    Disc A030

    1. Sam Spade 501201 C003 Dog Bed Caper
    2. Sam Spade 501208 C004 The Dry Gulch

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    Disc A031

    1. Sam Spade 501215 C005 251235679 Caper
    2. Sam Spade 501229 C007 Prodigal Panda Caper

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    Disc A032

    1. Sam Spade 510105 C008 Biddle Riddle Caper
    2. Sam Spade 510112 C009 Red Star Caper

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    Disc A033

    1. Sam Spade 510119 C010 Cloak Dagger Caper
    2. Sam Spade 510126 C011 Chateau McCloud Caper

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    Disc A034

    1. Sam Spade 510202 C012 String of Death Caper
    2. Sam Spade 510209 C013 The Sure Thing Caper

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    Disc A035

    1. Sam Spade 510216 C014 The Soap Opera Caper
    2. Sam Spade 510223 C015 The Shot In The Dark Caper

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    Disc A036

    1. Sam Spade 510302 C016 The Crab Louie Caper
    2. Sam Spade 510309 C017 The Spanish Prisoner Caper

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    Disc A037

    1. Sam Spade 510316 C018 Sinister Siren Caper
    2. Sam Spade 510323 C019 Kimberly Cross Caper

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    Disc A038

    1. Sam Spade 510330 C020 The Vendetta Caper
    2. Sam Spade 510406 C021 The Denny Shane Caper

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    Disc A039

    1. Sam Spade 510413 C022 The Civic Pride Caper
    2. Sam Spade 510420 C023 The Rowdy Dowser Caper

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    Disc A040

    1. Sam Spade 510427 C024 last showThe Hail And Farewell Cap

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