Manage episode 238385246 series 9607
Bookie Outfit (Aired August 10, 1947)
Each episode of the program, particularly the Jack Webb episodes, follows the same basic formula; a foghorn sounds and Novak's footsteps are heard walking down the pier. He then pauses and begins with the line "Sure, I'm Pat Novak . . . for hire". The foghorn repeats and leads to the intro theme, during which Pat gives a monologue about the waterfront and his job renting boats. Jack Webb narrates the story as well as acts in it, as the titular character. Playing the cynic, he throws off lines such as "...about as smart as teaching a cooking class to a group of cannibals". He then introduces the trouble in which he finds himself this week. Typically, a person unknown to Pat asks him to do an unusual or risky job. Pat reluctantly accepts and finds himself in hot water in the form of an unexplained dead body. Police Inspector Hellman (played by Raymond Burr) arrives on the scene and pins the murder on Novak. Show Notes From The Old Time Radio Researcher's Group. THIS EPISODE: August 10, 1947. " Bookie Outfit - ABC network. Sustaining. The neighbor of a man found dead in his apartment offers Pat $1000 to bring him the envelope from the dead man's safe. Jack Lewis, Herb Ellis, Otto Clair (special music), Mary Milford, Jerry Zinneman, Kurt Martell, Ben Morris, John Galbraith, Dick Ellers. 28:52. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.
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