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Seller: vintagephilia (6,951) 99.2%, Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 333133356054 * NIGHT BEAT (OTR) OLD TIME RADIO SHOWS CRIME DRAMA * 77 EPISODES on MP3 CD * Night Beat was a radio drama series that aired on NBC from February 6, 1950 until September 25, 1952, sponsored by Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer and Wheaties. Frank Lovejoy starred as Randy (originally "Lucky") Stone, a reporter who covered the night beat for the Chicago Star, encountering criminals and troubled souls. Listeners were invited to join Stone as he "searches through the city for the strange stories waiting for him in the darkness." Ripperologist editor Paul Begg offered this description of the series: Broadcast on NBC, Nightbeat... starred Frank Lovejoy as Randy Stone, a tough and streetwise reporter who worked the nightbeat for the Chicago Star, looking for human interest stories. He met an assortment of people, most of them with a problem, many of them scared, and sometimes he was able to help them, sometimes he wasn’t. It is generally regarded as a "quality" show, and it stands up extremely well. Frank Lovejoy (1914-1962) isn’t remembered today, but he was a powerful and believable actor with a strong delivery, and his portrayal of Randy Stone as tough guy with humanity was perfect. The scripts were excellent, given that they had to cover much in a short time. There was a good supporting cast, orchestra and sound effects. "The Slasher," broadcast on 10 November 1950, the last show of season one, has a very loosely Ripper-derived plot in which Stone searches for an artist.[1] Supporting actors included Joan Banks, Parley Baer, William Conrad, Jeff Corey, Lawrence Dobkin, Paul Frees, Jack Kruschen, Peter Leeds, Howard McNear, Lurene Tuttle, Martha Wentworth and Ben Wright. The format was recreated, with Lovejoy as Stone, on an episode of the television anthology series, Four Star Playhouse ("Search in the Night" 5 November 1953). Complete Episode Listings (MP3 Format): The Ted Carter Murder Case(Audition) The Elevator Caper (Audition) Zero The Night Is a Weapon A World All of His Own The Girl in the Park Number 13 Am I My Brother's Keeper The Man Who Claimed to Be Dead Flowers on the Water The Night Is A Weapon (Special Rebroadcast) I Know Your Secret World Of His Own (Special Rebroadcast) Tong War Girl In The Park (Special ReBroadcast) Am I My Brothers' Keeper (Special Rebroadcast) Mentallo, the Mental Marvel Elevator Caper The Night Watchman I Wish You Were Dead Harlan Matthews, Stamp Dealer The Girl from Kansas Football Player and the Syndicate Vincent and the Painter The Juvenile Gangster Marty Twill Be the Death of Me Molly Keller The Devil's Bible City at Your Fingertips Old Blind Pop Gunner's Last Fight Doctor's Secret Old Home Week The Hunter Becomes the Hunted Wanna Buy a Story A Case of Butter The Kenny Day Amnesia Case Elinar Pierce and Family Judge Arnold's Daughter The Doctor's Daughter The Black Cat The Slasher Big John McMasters Juke Box Romance Fear Will of Mrs Orloff The Search for Fred Otto, The Music Man Sanctuary Byline for Frank Bill Perrin Amnesia Case Antonio's Return The City At Your Fingertips They Mr and Mrs Carothers Lost Souls Five Days off for Christmas Expectant Father Pay up or Die Long Live the Clown Death of Riley Target for a Week The Jockey Brothers Marvelous Machine Railroaded Reformer The Old Itch Taste of Peaches Flight from Fear Sombody Stop Ann His Name Was Luke The Man with the Red Hair Ellen Larry the Understudy Policy Wheel Racket The Bug Killings ------------------------------------------------------------- Condition: Brand New, Subject: Fiction & Literature, Topic: Mystery, Thriller, Length: Old Time Radio Programme, Language: English, Format: MP3 CD

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