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Adventures of Philip Marlowe Radio Show


The Adventures of Philip Marlowe radio show cast


First Episode: June 17, 1947 (There was also an audition show titled, "Who Shot Waldo" that was broadcast five days earlier on June 12, 1947)

Last Episode: September 15, 1951

Number of Episodes: 123 (Counting the audition show)

Network: NBC (6/12/47-8/5/47), CBS (9/26/48-9/15/51)

NOTE: Photo to the right is of Gerald Mohr as Philip Marlowe -------->

Series Creator: Raymond Chandler

Cast Members: Van Heflin (Philip Marlow: 6/12/47-8/5/47), Gerald Mohr (Philip Marlow: 9/26/48-9/15/51), Parley Baer, Edgar Barrier, Gloria Blondell, Jeff Corey, John Dehner, Lawrence Dobkin, David Ellis, Laurette Fillbrandt, Virginia Gregg, Wilms Herbert, Vivi Janiss, Lou Krugman, Howard McNear, Jack Moyles

Producers/Directors: Jim Fonda, Norman 'Norm' Macdonnell

Announcers: Wendell Niles, Roy Rowan

Sound Effects: Cliff Thorsness

Music: Richard Aurandt, Lyn Murray, Wilbur Hatch (Conductor), Pierre Garriguenc (Composer)

Writers: Mel Dinelli, Milton Geiger, Kathleen Hite, Gene Levitt, Robert Mitchell

Sponsor: Pepsodent Toothpaste (6/17/47-8/5/47), Supported by CBS (9/26/48-9/15/51)

Typical Episode Length: 30 Minutes


The Adventures of Philip Marlowe radio show was a private detective action series about a tough, no nonsense crimefighter. Philip Marlowe had no sympathy for the bad guys as you can tell from this opening statement he makes at the beginning of each episode: “Get this and get it straight. Crime is a sucker’s road, and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison, or the grave.”

There was also a Philip Marlowe TV Show during the 1959/60 season starring Philip Carey as Philip Marlowe. 26 episodes aired.


Listen to a Adventures of Philip Marlowe Radio Show episode by clicking on a link below:

Sound And The Unsound - September 15, 1951 - 28 Minutes


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