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(update) additional episodes: follows an ex-detective, Nick Charles, and his sophisticated, glamorous, wealthy wife, Nora Charles, on their escapades to unravel mystery where ever it may lie by sleuthing and solving murders; billed the "happiest married couple in radio."

12 old time radio show recordings
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"Nora's Night Out"



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About this Old Time Radio Show

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Thin Man
Comedy
-Mystery (1941-1950)

Thin ManRemember those husband-wife mystery shows McMillan and Wife, and Hart to Hart? Those shows had little to offer in terms of plot line, but the thing that made them such big hits during their time was the comic chemistry that went on between the married couple. Their back and forth banter would have the networks laughing all the way to the bank. Those networks should thank Dashiell Hammett (see also Fat Man), the creator of The Thin Man.

The Thin Man follows an ex-detective, Nick Charles, and his sophisticated, glamorous, wealthy wife, Nora Charles, on their escapades to unravel mystery where ever it may lie by sleuthing and solving murders; billed the "happiest married couple in radio." Their infectious relationship consisted of charming one-upmanship, affectionate criticism, and inebriated fun chock full of martinis, and came with its own terrier, Asta, which is a trademark of all rich couples.

While Claudia Morgan played Nora Charles the entire run, the line up for leading man Les Damon was shifted several times:

YEARS PERFORMER AS 'Nick Charles'
1941-43 Les Damon
1944-45 David Gothard
1945-46 Les Tremayne
1946-47 David Gothard (again)
1948-49 Les Tremayne (again)
1940 Joseph Curtin

The old time radio show was actually spun from the very popular detective novel by Dashiell Hammett , writer of The Maltese Falcon and The Glass Key. The subsequent movie, by the same name, was a very low-budget MGM film that was filmed in only 14 days, went on to gross over $2 million while being nominated in four categories for Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay!

For more brainy detectives, see also: Softboiled Detectives. This collection is 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.



    12 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 6 hours, 14 min
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      12 shows - total playtime 6 hours 14 minutes
      1. lux360608 The Thin Man.mp3
      2. lux400617 268 After the Thin Man.mp3
      3. Thin Man 431010 Nora's Wedding Anniversary.mp3
      4. Thin Man 431013 Case of The Mysterious Meow.mp3
      5. Thin Man 440616 Case of the Glamorous Clue.mp3
      6. Thin Man 441006 Nora's Night Out.mp3
      7. Thin Man 441201 Plunger and Joan Winslow.mp3
      8. Thin Man 480706 Adventures of the Passionate Palooka.mp3
      9. Thin Man 480713 Haunted Hams.mp3
      10. Thin Man Blue Serum (2nd ½).mp3
      11. Thin Man Murder in the Record Shop.mp3
      12. Thin Man Strange Case of Professor Wainger.mp3
  • MP3 downloads are available instantly after purchase!



    12 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 6 hours, 14 min
    Add MP3 Collection to Cart

    Click here to see disc contents


      12 shows - total playtime 6 hours 14 minutes
      1. lux360608 The Thin Man.mp3
      2. lux400617 268 After the Thin Man.mp3
      3. Thin Man 431010 Nora's Wedding Anniversary.mp3
      4. Thin Man 431013 Case of The Mysterious Meow.mp3
      5. Thin Man 440616 Case of the Glamorous Clue.mp3
      6. Thin Man 441006 Nora's Night Out.mp3
      7. Thin Man 441201 Plunger and Joan Winslow.mp3
      8. Thin Man 480706 Adventures of the Passionate Palooka.mp3
      9. Thin Man 480713 Haunted Hams.mp3
      10. Thin Man Blue Serum (2nd ½).mp3
      11. Thin Man Murder in the Record Shop.mp3
      12. Thin Man Strange Case of Professor Wainger.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



    12 recordings on 8 Audio CDs
    total playtime 6 hours, 14 min

    Disc A001

    1. Thin Man Blue Serum (2nd ½)
    2. Thin Man Murder in the Record Shop

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    Disc A002

    1. Thin Man Strange Case of Professor Wainger

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    Disc A003

    1. lux360608 The Thin Man

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    Disc A004

    1. lux400617 268 After the Thin Man

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    Disc A005

    1. Thin Man 431010 Nora's Wedding Anniversary
    2. Thin Man 431013 Case of The Mysterious Meow

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    Disc A006

    1. Thin Man 440616 Case of the Glamorous Clue
    2. Thin Man 441006 Nora's Night Out

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    Disc A007

    1. Thin Man 441201 Plunger and Joan Winslow
    2. Thin Man 480706 Adventures of the Passionate Palooka

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    Disc A008

    1. Thin Man 480713 Haunted Hams

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