|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.
Dick Powell, on the Lux Radio Theater on June 11, 1945, first played Phillip Marlowe on the radio. This was a radio adaptation of the 1944
movie, from RKO, in which Dick Powell played the lead.
Two years later, Van Heflin starred as Phillip Marlowe in a summer replacement series for the Bob Hope Show on NBC. Show last for 13 shows.
On September 26, 1948, Gerald Mohr became the third radio Phillip Marlowe, this time on CBS. It remained a CBS show through its last show
in1951. In The April 11, 1950 show, "The Anniversary Gift", William Conrad substituted for Mr. Mohr, becoming the fourth person to play the
detective. This series was produced and directed by Norman Macdonnell. It was loosely based on a character created by Raymond Chandler.
|The Adventures Of Philip Marlowe
|The BBC Saturday Night Theater
Presents Philip Marlowe
In September 26, 1977 BBC Saturday Night
Theatre brought Phillip Marlowe back to the
radio. The BBC productions were adaptation
of the Raymond Chandler novels. A total of
six novels were adapted by Bill Morrison and
produced by John Tydeman. At the time of
production, the rights to "Farewell, My
Lovely" were not available due to the 1975
film version, starring Robert Mitchum. Only
the other five were produced, in the order the
original books were published. Ten years
later, "Farewell, My Lovely" was produced,
again with John Tydeman as producer and
adapted by Bill Morrison. Phillip Marlowe
was played by Ed Bishop.
|Note: There is some language and mature content.
About a PG rating.
|BBC Saturday Night Theater Presents
The Maltese Falcon
Date shows were presented is unknown.