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The Green Hornet & Philip Marlowe, 407 shows, FULL SET, Old Time Radio DVD

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Classic Full length old time radio shows on MP3 format on disk.  Anyone into old time radio will love this disk.  Each book is in high resolution PDF format.

 

 

A Double Feature Old Time Radio mp3 DVD

featuring 407 classic episodes of:

the green hornet Philip Marlow

251 classic episodes of The Green Hornet
128
classic episodes of The Adventures of Philip Marlowe
28
bonus classic Old Time Radio Shows

ALL KNOWN EPISODES TO EXIST.

Don't be fooled by other collections that claim to contain more episodes.  Many of these shows were aired on multiple dates in reruns, so you have plenty of sellers out there padding their collections with reruns!  We feature all known episodes in existence and do not add "fluff" to our collections to increase our claimed episode count like many others.  We always include an episode list, so that you can see all the episodes included for yourself.

NOTICE: This collection is all in MP3 format supplied on DVD.  You play this in your computer and then can copy all the MP3 files to your MP3 player of choice.  This DVD will NOT play in a regular CD player in your car, or your TV's DVD player, it is intended for your computer only which will allow you to transfer the MP3 files to any device that can play MP3's.  This collection remains the largest most original collection on ebay.

The Green Hornet:

The Green Hornet is an American radio adventure series that debuted in 1936 and introduced the character of the Green Hornet, a masked vigilante.

The series originated on January 31, 1936, on WXYZ, the same local Detroit station that originated its companion shows The Lone Ranger and Challenge of the Yukon.[1] Beginning April 12, 1938, the station supplied the series to the Mutual Broadcasting System radio network, and then to NBC Blue and its successors, the Blue Network and ABC Network, from November 16, 1939, through September 8, 1950. It returned from September 10 to December 5, 1952. It was sponsored by General Mills from January to August 1948, and by Orange Crush in its brief 1952 run

Distinguished by its use of classical music for themes and for bridges between scenes, The Green Hornet was "one of radio's best-known and most distinctive juvenile adventure shows". The series detailed the adventures of Britt Reid, debonair newspaper publisher by day, crime-fighting masked hero at night.

With his faithful valet Kato, Britt Reid, daring young publisher, matches wits with the Underworld, risking his life so that criminals and racketeers within the law may feel its weight by the sting of the Green Hornet!

In 1935, George W. Trendle, the WXYZ co-owner and managing partner who had spearheaded the development of The Lone Ranger, sought to bring on air a similar series. With writer Fran Striker and director James Jewell, Trendle sought to create a series that would "show that a political system could be riddled with corruption and that one man could successfully combat this white-collar lawlessness." Liking the acoustic possibilities of a bee sound, Trendle directed it be incorporated into the show. The team experimented with names, with Trendle liking The Hornet, but that name had been used elsewhere and could have posed rights problems. Colors including blue and pink were considered before the creators settled on green.

The vigilante nature of her hero's operation quickly resulted in the Green Hornet being declared an outlaw himself, and Britt Reid played to it. The Green Hornet became thought of as one of his city's biggest criminals, allowing him to walk into suspected racketeers' offices and ply them for information, or even demand a cut of their profits. In doing so, the Green Hornet usually provoked them to attack him to remove this competitor, giving him license to defeat and leave them for the police without raising suspicion as to his true motives.

He would be accompanied by his similarly masked chauffeur/bodyguard/enforcer, who was also Reid's valet, Kato, initially described as Japanese, and by 1939 as Filipino of Japanese descent. Following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, references to a Japanese heritage were dropped.

Specifically, in and up to 1939, in the series' opening narration, Kato was called Britt Reid's "Japanese valet" and from 1940 to '45 he was Reid's "faithful valet." However, by at least the June 1941 episode "Walkout for Profit", about 14 minutes into the episode, Reid specifically noted Kato having a Philippine origin and thus he became Reid's "Filipino valet" as of that point. When the characters were used in the first of a pair of movie serials, the producers had Kato's nationality given as Korean.

The following classic episodes are included in this DVD in .mp3 format:

Bait For A Two Timer 441017 - The Woman in the Picture 460914 - Underwater Adventure
Deception Inc 441024 - Halloween Adventure 461013 - The Big Mr Corry
Ghor Crandell & The Murder  441031 - Blackmail for Murder 461020 - Killer Carson
Juvenile Delinquency 441107 - A Lady in Distress 461103 - The Courageous Mrs Richland
Oliver Perry's Car 441114 - There's Many a Slip 461116 - Figure in the Photograph
Snyder's Political Racket 441121 - Scrapper 461117 - Chain of Evidence
The Black Cat Killer 441128 - The Train-Wreck 461124 - Guiseppe's Secret
380104 - Devil's Playground 441205 - Haunts of the Hunted 461201 - The Call of Death
380505 - Citizenship-Insurance Racket (aka-Political Racket] 441212 - Purely for Pleasure 461222 - Return of the Missing Witness
380524 - There Was A Crooked Man 441219 - Heroes Are Born 470105 - Death Comes to Dinner
390530 - The Ghost Who Talked Too Much 441226 - The Great Detective 470112 - The Woman and Oliver Perry
390601 - Words And Music  450102 - A Bit of Doodling 470119 - The Rodin Statue
390606 - Charity Takes It on the Chin 450109 - What a Life 470209 - A Shot in the Arm
390608 - Trouble Hits The Trolleys 450116 - Axford Cracks a Case 470216 - The State's Witness
390613 - Not One Cent For Tribute (aka-Robertson Gas Racket, Gasoline And The Hornet] 450123 - Alias Sandra Day 470302 - The Findley Case
390615 - Justice Wears A Blindfold 450208 - Where There's a Will 470311 - The Big Deal
390620 - Money Talks Too Loud 450222 - The Bigger They Are 470318 - Chickens Come Home to Roost
390704 - Put It on Ice 450315 - Scrapper McGuire's Hero 470325 - Rent in Advance
390706 - Disaster Rides the Rails 450322 - The Lost Key 470401 - Political Strings
390711 - The Devil's Playground (aka-Carnival] 450329 - Michael Axford - Movie Star 470408 - Stolen Identity
390907 - A Racket in Restaurants 450405 - The Double-Cross 470415 - Last of the Top Hat Gang
391017 - Citizens for Sale 450419 - Picture in the Dark 470506 - Cut Rate Crime
391031 - Cash on the Parking Lot (aka-The Parking Lot Racket] 450426 - San Francisco Adventure 470513 - Camera Obscure
391109 - Test Stamps a Swindle (aka-Research Racket; Phony Testing] 450510 - An Armistice from Death 470520 - Merger Not Preferred
391125 - The Smuggler Signs His Name (aka-The Smuggling Racket] 450517 - Biography, Incorporated 470603 - Cornered Steel
391214 - Bail Beats the Rap 450531 - Black Market for Profit 470610 - Fodder for Headlines
391223 - Sales Tax Racket 450607 - Broken Cigarette Stubs 470617 - The Big Mouthpiece
391228 - Double the Price, Twice the Profit 450614 - Not So Smart 470624 - Of Thee I Sing
400221 - Advice for a Price (aka-Snavley, The Crooked Politician] 450621 - Appointments with Death 470708 - Almost Used Cars
400304 - The Tricky Tankers (aka-Robertson's Gas Racket] 450628 - The Hornet Keeps a Date 471028 - Exposed
400306 - Income from Immigrants (aka-Ligget's Citizenship Racket; Walter's Union Racket] 450705 - Ladder of Fate 471104 - Graft Crosses a Bridge
400311 - Salesman in Short Pants (aka-Child Labor Racket] 450712 - Credit for Murder 471111 - Too Hot to Handle
400318 - One Goes Out as Two Go In (aka-Property Tax Racket] 450719 - The Fall Guy 480106 - Diplomatically Done
400605 - Murder Seeks Its Victim (aka-Crandall And The Murder Ring] 450726 - The Numbers Racket 480120 - A Matter of Evidence
400612 - Sales Make a Swindle (aka-Sales Tax Racket] 450802 - The Return of Oliver Perry 480127 - Hit and Run
400717 - Poor Substitutes For 450816 - The Imposter 480203 - Miss Case Meets the Hornet
400828 - Prescription Filled 450823 - Unexpected Meeting 480210 - The Mysterious Mr Jones
401009 - Votes for Sale 450830 - Johnny Comes Home 480217 - Miss Case Keeps a Secret
401016 - The Highway That Graft Built 450906 - Too Many Suspects 480224 - Rule of Three
401228 - Murder Will Out 450913 - The Black Feather 480302 - Find the Woman
410517 - Wrong Money Means Jail (aka-Smashing the Counterfeiting Ring] 450920 - Evidence on Hand 480309 - One for the Senator
410524 - Suicide for a Shake Up (aka-Murder at the Market] 451004 - The Stuffed Panda (aka-Treasury Fraud] 480316 - Two Minus Two
410614 - Crime Lights the Candle 451011 - Hot Money and Death 480323 - Stone Wall Alibi
410621 - Man Wanted -- For What 451018 - Murder and the Dope Racket 480330 - The Funeral Spray
410628 - Walkout for Profit --- (Mr X 1of4] 451025 - What Price Glamour 480406 - Pink Wonderland
410712 - Murder Across the Boards --- (Mr X 3of4] 451101 - Ballots and Bluff 480420 - Process X
410816 - Bid and Asked 451108 - The Hornet Drops a Hint (aka-Smoothy Lawrence] 480427 - Double Play
410823 - Paroles for Sale 451115 - Katz with Nine Lives 480504 - Career at Stake
410830 - Murder in Chinatown 451122 - Superhighway Robbery 480511 - The Woman in Black
410913 - Hot Guns For Sale 451129 - Protection Incorporated 480518 - The Travis Case
420131 - The Number Is Up 451206 - The Voice 480525 - A Cable from England
420207 - Reservoir for Murder 451213 - Paid in Full 480601 - The Hornet Bats for a Pitcher
420221 - Charity Takes It on the Chin 451220 - When Money Talks 481028 - Song Racket
420425 - A Friend in Need Makes Trouble 451225 - The Boathouse Mystery 481230 - Road to Ruin
420523 - Invasion Plans for Victory 460101 - Turban of Jarpur 490201 - Poor Substitutes for a Prison
420530 - A Slip of the Lip 460122 - George Haven's Secret 490210 - Face in the Television
420919 - Murder Traps a Rat 460129 - Escape for Revenge 490419 - A Matter of Time
420926 - Last Words Mean Sabotage 460205 - Washington Story 490613 - The Ghost Films
421114 - The Double Wears a Mask 460212 - Woman in the Case 491129 - The Drug Store Robberies
421121 - Torpedo on Wheels 460216 - A Soldier and His Dog 500606 - The Baiter Baited (aka-Bait for a Two Timer]
430228 - Fire for the Axis 460223 - The Last of Oliver Perry 501206 - Devil's Playground
430418 - The Corpse That Wasn 460302 - A Question of Time 521001 - Political Crossfire
430829 - Gasoline And The Hornet 460309 - The Letter (aka-Clearing The Mayor Of Graft] 521003 - Spy Master
440212 - A Light in the Dark 460316 - A Pair of Nylons 521008 - The Changing Alibi
440516 - Paroled for Revenge (aka-Bret Reed A Target] 460323 - Youth Takes the Headlines 521010 - Keys to a Robbery
440523 - One for the Books 460330 - Classified Ad 521015 - Election Boomerang
440530 - Racketeers in Gas Coupons 460406 - The Gas Pen 521017 - The Proof of Treason
440606 - Code for Sabotage 460413 - Figure in the Photograph 521022 - Jeff Warren's Safe
440611 - The Hornet Does It 460504 - Murder for Sale 521024 - Unknown Assassin
440613 - Circumstances Alter Cases 460511 - Check and Double Check 521029 - The Microfilm of Death
440620 - Dope Versus the War Effort 460518 - Dr Moylan's Patient 521031 - The Hawkridge Gems
440704 - The Make-Believe Sheriff 460528 - Polarized Glasses 521105 - A Friday Night in the Mountains
440711 - Madhouse Adventure 460601 - Accidents Will Happen (aka City Transportation, Bus Accidents] 521107 - The Simple Clue
440718 - Fireworks for Smitty 460608 - The Hornet Does It 521112 - The Triple-Cross
440725 - The Road to Riches 460615 - Revenge for Melakim 521114 - Ceiling on Crime
440801 - Gentleman Jerry Meets His Match 460622 - The Champion 521119 - The Cigarette Filters
440808 - Mystery in the Dentist's Office 460629 - A Man of Many Words 521121 - Shipment for Korea
440815 - The Female of the Species 460709 - Man of Many Words 521126 - Gas House Ending
440829 - Flames of Wrath 460803 - The Torn Map 521128 - Murder and Espionage
440905 - Ramona 460810 - Axford Makes a Deal 521203 - Pretenders to the Throne
440912 - Payment in Full 460817 - One Too Many Frame-Ups 521205 - Axford's Romantic Disaster
440926 - Story of a Dog 460824 - Profits from War 541115 - The Katz with Nine Lives
441003 - Murder Masquerade 460831 - Death in the Dark  
441010 - Prelude to a Blood Bath 460907 - Oliver Perry Tries Once More (aka-Oliver Perry Tries Again]  

The Adventures of Philipe Marlowe:

The Adventures of Philip Marlowe was a radio series featuring Raymond Chandler's private eye, Philip Marlowe. Robert C. Reinehr and Jon D. Swartz, in their book, The A to Z of Old Time Radio, noted that the program differed from most others in its genre: "It was a more hard-boiled program than many of the other private detective shows of the time, containing few quips or quaint characters."

The program first aired 17 June 1947 on NBC radio under the title The New Adventures of Philip Marlowe, with Van Heflin playing Marlowe. The show was a summer replacement for Bob Hope. The first episode adapted Chandler's short story "Red Wind". The NBC series ended 9 September 1947.

In 1948, the series moved to CBS, where it was called The Adventure of Philip Marlowe, with Gerald Mohr playing Marlowe. This series also began with an adaptation of "Red Wind", using a script different from the NBC adaptation. By 1949, it had the largest audience in radio. The CBS version ran for 114 episodes. That series ran 26 September 1948 - 29 September 1950.

From 7 July 1951 to 15 September 1951, the program was a summer replacement for Hopalong Cassidy. Mohr played Marlowe in all but one of the CBS shows. He was replaced by William Conrad in the 1950 episode, "The Anniversary Gift".

The episode "The Birds On The Wing" (aired 11-26-49) is especially notable for its beginning and ending, both uncharacteristically breaking the fourth wall. It opens with Marlowe saying he is currently reading "Chandler's latest The Little Sister" — thus a fictional character claims to be reading an actual book in which he is the main character. Even more surreal was the ending, in which Marlowe returns to his apartment to find Gracie Allen — who asks Marlowe to find her husband George Burns a radio show on which he can sing!

The program's composer was Lyn Murray, who worked in both film and radio at the time. Curiously enough, the musical cue that plays over the opening narration in the series' first two episodes (where Marlowe recites the opening sentences of Chandler's original story "Red Wind") is a theme that would reappear prominently in Murray's 1954 score for Alfred Hitchcock's "To Catch a Thief".

Despite the program's popularity, it had no sponsor for most of its time on the air. The exception was when Ford Motor Company sponsored it during part of 1950.

Gene D. Phillips, in the book Creatures of Darkness: Raymond Chandler, Detective Fiction, and Film Noir, reported Chandler's lack of involvement with the program: "Initially Chandler had considered asking for script approval for the Marlowe radio series, but ultimately he decided to have no connection with the scripting of the programs. He contented himself with the weekly royalties he received for the use of his character, while professing himself 'moderately pleased' with Gerald Mohr's portrayal of Marlowe."

The following left in existence classic episodes are included in this DVD in .mp3 format:

The Adv of Philip Marlowe 470612 - Who Shot Waldo The Adv of Philip Marlowe 491230 - Kid on the Corner
The Adv of Philip Marlowe 470617 - Red Wind The Adv of Philip Marlowe 491231 - The House That Jacqueline Built
The Adv of Philip Marlowe 470708 - King in Yellow The Adv of Philip Marlowe 500107 - The Torch Carriers
The Adv of Philip Marlowe 470805 - Trouble is My Business The Adv of Philip Marlowe 500114 - The Covered Bridge
The Adv of Philip Marlowe 480926 - Red Wind The Adv of Philip Marlowe 500121 - The Bid for Freedom
The Adv of Philip Marlowe 481003 - The Persian Slippers The Adv of Philip Marlowe 500128 - The Hairpin Turn
The Adv of Philip Marlowe 481010 - The Panama Hat The Adv of Philip Marlowe 500207 - The Long Arm
The Adv of Philip Marlowe 481017 - Where There's A Will The Adv of Philip Marlowe 500214 - The Grim Echo
The Adv of Philip Marlowe 481024 - The Heart Of Gold The Adv of Philip Marlowe 500221 - The Ladies Night
The Adv of Philip Marlowe 481128 - Hard Way Out The Adv of Philip Marlowe 500228 - The Big Step
The Adv of Philip Marlowe 481226 - The Old Acquaintance The Adv of Philip Marlowe 500307 - The Monkey's Uncle
The Adv of Philip Marlowe 490108 - The Restless Day The Adv of Philip Marlowe 500314 - The Vital Statistic
The Adv of Philip Marlowe 490115 - The Black Halo The Adv of Philip Marlowe 500321 - The Deep Shadow
The Adv of Philip Marlowe 490122 - The Orange Dog The Adv of Philip Marlowe 500328 - The Sword Of Cebu
The Adv of Philip Marlowe 490129 - The Easy Mark The Adv of Philip Marlowe 500404 - Man On The Roof
The Adv of Philip Marlowe 490205 - The Long Rope The Adv of Philip Marlowe 500411 - The Anniversary Gift
The Adv of Philip Marlowe 490212 - The Lonesome Reunion The Adv of Philip Marlowe 500418 - The Angry Eagle
The Adv of Philip Marlowe 490305 - Friend From Detroit The Adv of Philip Marlowe 500425 - The High Collared Cape
The Adv of Philip Marlowe 490312 - The Grim Hunters The Adv of Philip Marlowe 500502 - The Sea Horse Jockey
The Adv of Philip Marlowe 490319 - The Dancing Hands The Adv of Philip Marlowe 500509 - The Hiding Place
The Adv of Philip Marlowe 490326 - The Green Flame The Adv of Philip Marlowe 500516 - The Cloak Of Kamehameha
The Adv of Philip Marlowe 490402 - The Last Laugh The Adv of Philip Marlowe 500523 - The Fox's Tail
The Adv of Philip Marlowe 490409 - Name to Remember The Adv of Philip Marlowe 500530 - The Bedside Manners
The Adv of Philip Marlowe 490416 - Heat Wave The Adv of Philip Marlowe 500606 - The Uneasy Head
The Adv of Philip Marlowe 490423 - Cloak Of Kamehameha The Adv of Philip Marlowe 500614 - Face to Forget
The Adv of Philip Marlowe 490430 - Lady In Mink The Adv of Philip Marlowe 500621 - The Gold Cobra
The Adv of Philip Marlowe 490507 - The Feminine Touch The Adv of Philip Marlowe 500628 - The Pelican's Roost
The Adv of Philip Marlowe 490514 - The Promise To Pay The Adv of Philip Marlowe 500705 - The Girl From Pitchfork Corners
The Adv of Philip Marlowe 490521 - Night Tide The Adv of Philip Marlowe 500712 - The Iron Coffin
The Adv of Philip Marlowe 490528 - The Ebony Link The Adv of Philip Marlowe 500719 - The Last Wish
The Adv of Philip Marlowe 490604 - The Unfair Lady The Adv of Philip Marlowe 500728 - The Glass Donkey
The Adv of Philip Marlowe 490611 - The Pigeon's Blood The Adv of Philip Marlowe 500804 - The Parrot's Bed
The Adv of Philip Marlowe 490618 - The Busy Body The Adv of Philip Marlowe 500811 - The Quiet Magpie
The Adv of Philip Marlowe 490625 - The Key Man The Adv of Philip Marlowe 500818 - The Dark Tunnel
The Adv of Philip Marlowe 490702 - The Dude From Manhattan The Adv of Philip Marlowe 500825 - The Collector's Item
The Adv of Philip Marlowe 490716 - The Headless Peacock The Adv of Philip Marlowe 500901 - The Soft Spot
The Adv of Philip Marlowe 490730 - The Mexican Boat Race The Adv of Philip Marlowe 500908 - The Fifth Mask
The Adv of Philip Marlowe 490806 - The August Lion The Adv of Philip Marlowe 500915 - The Final Payment
The Adv of Philip Marlowe 490813 - The Indian Giver The Adv of Philip Marlowe 500922 - The White Carnation
The Adv of Philip Marlowe 490820 - The Lady Killer The Adv of Philip Marlowe 500929 - The Big Book
The Adv of Philip Marlowe 490827 - The Eager Witness The Adv of Philip Marlowe 510221 - The Ladies Night
The Adv of Philip Marlowe 490903 - The Bum's Rush The Adv of Philip Marlowe 510707 - The Seaside Sabatical
The Adv of Philip Marlowe 490910 - The Rustin Hickory The Adv of Philip Marlowe 510714 - Dear Dead Days
The Adv of Philip Marlowe 490917 - The Baton Sinister The Adv of Philip Marlowe 510721 - Life Can Be Murder
The Adv of Philip Marlowe 490924 - The Fatted Calf The Adv of Philip Marlowe 510728 - Good Neighbor Policy
The Adv of Philip Marlowe 491001 - The Tail of the Mermaid The Adv of Philip Marlowe 510804 - The Long Way Home
The Adv of Philip Marlowe 491008 - The Open Window The Adv of Philip Marlowe 510818 - Young Man's Fancy
The Adv of Philip Marlowe 491015 - The Strangle Hold The Adv of Philip Marlowe 510823 - Rehearsal for Heir For G-String
The Adv of Philip Marlowe 491022 - The Smokeout The Adv of Philip Marlowe 510825 - Heir for G-String
The Adv of Philip Marlowe 491029 - The Green Witch The Adv of Philip Marlowe 510830 - Nether Nether Land [Rehearsal]
The Adv of Philip Marlowe 491105 - The Fine Italian Hand The Adv of Philip Marlowe 510901 - Nether Nether Land
The Adv of Philip Marlowe 491126 - The Birds on the Wing The Adv of Philip Marlowe 510908 - The Medium Was Rare
The Adv of Philip Marlowe 491203 - The Kid on the Corner The Adv of Philip Marlowe 510915 - Sound and the Unsound
The Adv of Philip Marlowe 491210 - The Little Wishbone  

Bonus Radio Shows:

As a sampler of our old time radio library, we are including a sampler edition of an additional set of 28 old time radio shows of these classic series:

Big Guy Night Hawk Rides Night Surgeon
Westward Ho Word Detective World's Greatest Mysteries
The Adventures of Zorro    

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