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That Hammer Guy -- Mickey Spillane Mysteries -- Mike Hammer

Of all of the hard-boiled detectives in fiction, the hardest-boiled was Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer. Naturally, That Hammer Guy was going to end up on the radio, as it turned out he was a West Coast sensation over the Don Lee/Mutual network.

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"The Saddle Shoes"



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Mickey Spillane

Detective Drama (mid-1950s)

If you look in the dictionary for a definition of hard-boiled detective, the definition only has two words...Mike Hammer. Hammer is based on the sometimes controversial character created by author Mickey Spillane in the Mike Hammer series of novels.

old time radio pictureMickey SpillaneBased of the Mickey Spillane series, Larry Haines stars as Mike Hammer-the ever entertaining handsome, violent, hard-boiled private eye. Tune in to any exciting episode which would not be complete without the ever beautiful Velda accompanything Mike while he insults some beautiful dame, takes a mysterious phone call, goes wild with reckless driving, and shoots some his gun off to solve the murder case.

The series followed Hammer's adventures as he worked for all kinds of people, often meeting some dame of shady character who tried to seduce him (as much as you could on radio)! He has been shot, beaten up, threatened, and kidnapped...and that is just in one episode.

Another character featured on the show was Hammer's secretary, Velda. In spite of the shady dames Hammer met, he carried a torch for Velda.

That Hammer Guy ran on the Mutual/Don Lee Network from 1952 to 1954. Three different actors portrayed Hammer during its run: Larry Haines, George Petrie and Ted DeCorsia. Velda, and many other female characters, was played by Jan Miner.

Mickey Spillane was an interesting character himself. He was a former flight instructor in the U.S. Army Air Corps and a devout Jehovah's Witness. Spillane's first Mike Hammer novel was I, Jury and was an immediate hit selling over 6-million copies. In addition to the novels and radio show, there were movies, comic books and television shows. Spillane even played Hammer in one movie, The Girl Hunters (1963).

See also: Hardboiled Detectives Collection.

(Please note that many of the rare recordings in this collection may be of inferior sound quality.)

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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.



    14 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 5 hours, 42 min
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      14 shows - total playtime 5 hours 42 minutes
      1. That Hammer Guy 440414 The Laura Fenton Case.mp3
      2. That Hammer Guy 530407 The Lillian Martin Case.mp3
      3. That Hammer Guy 530407 The Saddle Shoes.mp3
      4. That Hammer Guy Babysits Jolly.mp3
      5. That Hammer Guy Barney Miller Syndicate.Mp3
      6. That Hammer Guy Contract on a Dead Man.mp3
      7. That Hammer Guy Dead Dame in the Park.mp3
      8. That Hammer Guy Faye Durando.mp3
      9. That Hammer Guy Hammer Framed for Murder.mp3
      10. That Hammer Guy Man in Wheelchair.mp3
      11. That Hammer Guy Mike's Friend Murdered.mp3
      12. That Hammer Guy Trouble with Dames.mp3
      13. That Hammer Guy Wakefield Dame.mp3
      14. That Hammer Guy Zelda's Brother.mp3
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    14 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 5 hours, 42 min
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    Click here to see disc contents


      14 shows - total playtime 5 hours 42 minutes
      1. That Hammer Guy 440414 The Laura Fenton Case.mp3
      2. That Hammer Guy 530407 The Lillian Martin Case.mp3
      3. That Hammer Guy 530407 The Saddle Shoes.mp3
      4. That Hammer Guy Babysits Jolly.mp3
      5. That Hammer Guy Barney Miller Syndicate.Mp3
      6. That Hammer Guy Contract on a Dead Man.mp3
      7. That Hammer Guy Dead Dame in the Park.mp3
      8. That Hammer Guy Faye Durando.mp3
      9. That Hammer Guy Hammer Framed for Murder.mp3
      10. That Hammer Guy Man in Wheelchair.mp3
      11. That Hammer Guy Mike's Friend Murdered.mp3
      12. That Hammer Guy Trouble with Dames.mp3
      13. That Hammer Guy Wakefield Dame.mp3
      14. That Hammer Guy Zelda's Brother.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



    14 recordings on 6 Audio CDs
    total playtime 5 hours, 42 min

    Disc A001

    1. That Hammer Guy Babysits Jolly
    2. That Hammer Guy Barney Miller Syndicate

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    Disc A002

    1. That Hammer Guy Contract on a Dead Man
    2. That Hammer Guy Dead Dame in the Park
    3. That Hammer Guy Faye Durando

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    Disc A003

    1. That Hammer Guy Hammer Framed for Murder
    2. That Hammer Guy Man in Wheelchair

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    Disc A004

    1. That Hammer Guy Mike's Friend Murdered
    2. That Hammer Guy Trouble with Dames

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    Disc A005

    1. That Hammer Guy Wakefield Dame
    2. That Hammer Guy Zelda's Brother
    3. That Hammer Guy 440414 The Laura Fenton Case

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    Disc A006

    1. That Hammer Guy 530407 The Lillian Martin Case
    2. That Hammer Guy 530407 The Saddle Shoes

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