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The Wakefield Dame (Aired April 20, 1954)
Mickey Spillane wrote violent, sex-filled tales that epitomized the hard-boiled detective genre of tough guys, fist fights and sultry dames. That Hammer Guy was a detective drama well inside the hard-boiled tradition. This was the rough and rugged series that hit hard and fast and it was unlike some other shows, such as, "Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar" or "Richard Diamond" that where more upbeat with humor and sly wit. Mike Hammer believes in justice, rough justice... his justice. The show didn't have a long run, only from January 6, 1953 and until October 5, 1953. Much tamer than the novels (it was radio after all) the show petered out with the advent of TV and the general fading of radio's golden age. THIS EPISODE: April 20, 1954. Mutual network. "The More You Kill The Simpler It Gets". Sustaining. Billy Mason, an up-and-coming boxer, is being ruined by "The Wakefield Dame," strictly a Park Avenue type. The story is complete, but some public service announcements and the program closing have been deleted. Ted de Corsia, Mickey Spillane (creator), Ed Ladd (announcer), Edward Adamson (writer), Edwin Max, Richard Lewis (director). 23:55. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.
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