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The Black Halo (Aired January 15, 1949)
The first portrayal of Phillip Marlowe on the radio was by Dick Powell, when he played Raymond Chandler's detective on the Lux Radio Theater on June 11, 1945. This was a radio adaptation of the 1944 movie, from RKO, in which Mr. Powell played the lead. Two years later, Van Heflin starred as Marlowe in a summer replacement series for the Bob Hope Show on NBC. This series ran for 13 shows. On September 26, 1948, Gerald Mohr became the third radio Marlowe, this time on CBS. It remained a CBS show through its last show in 1951. THIS EPISODE: January 15, 1949. CBS network. "The Black Halo". Sustaining. Marlowe is hired to find the missing Julia Perry. Murder and a suicide complicate the case and add a surprise ending. Gerald Mohr, Raymond Chandler (creator), Richard Aurandt (composer, conductor), Norman Macdonnell (producer, director), Robert Mitchell (writer), Mel Dinelli (writer), Gene Levitt (writer), Joan Banks, Jack Kruschen, Jeff Corey, Paul Frees, Peter Leeds, Lois Corbett, Roy Rowan (announcer). 29:30. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.
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