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The Adventures of Philip Marlowe: CBS Episodes 001 - 057

From September 26, 1948 to November 5, 1949:

Special Note: The plot style of the Philip Marlowe series introduces what we're calling a First Line Narrative. This slightly cryptic message is used as a hook to pique the interest of the audience. In the following comprehensive descriptions of each episode, there is a reference to the First Line Plot. This First Line Plot is tagged so as to separate it from the hook statement, the First Line Narrative. Some episodes have both listed in the description.

The show concludes its NBC run and is picked up a year and two weeks later on CBS. The show remains on CBS for the rest of its US broadcasts. The CBS series ran for two seasons, from September 26, 1948 through September 29, 1950. It started in the Sunday evening lineup but, for the majority of the run, aired on Saturdays. It changed broadcast days three times at the end of the run. After September, 1950, the series is off the air for a year until it is picked up to fill in for Hopalong Cassidy’s summer vacation. Broadcast stays on CBS but moves to 8:30 p.m. Saturday nights. Many logs have renumbered the episodes S01 -- for the summer season, this log will continue the consecutive count.

Beginning of the CBS Series

Gerald Mohr assumes the lead role.

The following episodes were listed as broadcast 5:30 p.m. on Sundays on CBS.

Date Aired: 48/09/26
Episode Number: 001
Available: YES
Title: Red Wind
Description: Waldo gets killed and Marlowe tries to protect the damsel in distress, wearing a print bolero jacket and a blue silk dress, and recover her forty one matched pearls.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Peggy Weber ('Lola Barsaly'), Barry Kroeger ('Baldy'), Joan Banks ('Eugénie Kolchenko'), Jeff Corey ('Lieutenant Ybarra'), Parley Baer ('Frank Barsaly'), Lou Krugman ('Waldo'), Wilms Herbert ('The Bartender'), Ivan Ditmars (music), Roy Rowan (announcer).
Notes:
  1. This show is a repeat of the script used for the opening show on NBC, June 17, 1947.
  2. Gerald Mohr becomes the second radio player of the Marlowe role in this series.
  3. Based a Philip Marlowe short story by Raymond Chandler titled "The Red Wind", published in Dime Detective Magazine, Janurary 1938.
  4. The post show promo is next week's First Line Narrative. "I was low, very low the night I set out searching for the girl with the strange hazel eyes. The fog which hung over Los Angeles didn’t help and I felt even worse when I found her -- for by then I had death on my hands."
First Line Narrative: "It was hot, boiling hot that night. I wanted to grab a beer and turn in early. So what happens? I get my beer, but with it comes a gun shot, a beautiful girl in trouble... and murder."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of crime mysteries, CBS presents his most famous character brought to you now in The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "With Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's unusual story, 'Red Wind'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "It was a rough desert wind blowing into Los Angeles that evening. It was one of those hot, dry Santa Anas that comes down through the mountain passes and curls your hair, and makes your nerves jump and your skin itch."

Date Aired: 48/10/03
Episode Number: 002
Available: YES
Title: The Persian Slippers
Description: Marlowe tries to find a woman who has left her husband and disappeared. Will he need the services of a fortune teller?
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Virginia Gregg ('Madame Jeanette'), Larry Dobkin ('Pere Gillam'), Luis Van Looten ('Carl Delaney'), Jeanne Bates ('Norma Delaney'), Gil Stratton, Jr ('The Newsboy'), Frank Richards ('The Barkeep'), Tony Barrett ('Pinky'), Jeff Corey ('Detective Lieutenant Ybarra'), Ivan Ditmars (music), Roy Rowan (announcer).
Notes: Post show promo includes next week’s First Line Narrative.
First Line Narrative: "I was low, very low the night I set out searching for the girl with the strange hazel eyes. The fog which hung over Los Angeles didn't help and I felt even worse when I found her. For by then, I had death on my hands."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of crime fiction, comes his most famous character, as CBS presents The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "And now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's gripping story, 'The Persian Slippers'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "One of those thin chilly fogs that sneaked in from the Pacific and it hung vaguely to the streetlights on the Sunset Strip. It was the kind of fog you could see through, but everything was out of focus."

Date Aired: 48/10/10
Episode Number: 003
Available: YES
Title: The Panama Hat
Description: Marlowe becomes involved with a gambling debt, an attempted murder, a kidnapping, a red-headed Dragon Lady, and the mysterious man in the Panama hat.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Jacqueline DeWitt ('Isobel Gordon'), Wilms Herbert ('Uncle Avery Fairchild'), Bill Daly ('Bruce Gordon'), Shep Menken ('Skipper Martin'), Lou Krugman ('Brock'), Jeff Corey ('Detective Lieutenant Ybarra'), Richard Aurandt (music), Roy Rowan (announcer).
Notes: Post show promo includes next week’s First Line Narrative.
First Line Narrative: "Sounded good, real good, a weekend at Malibu, expenses paid with a cash bonus thrown in. But that was before I knew about the henchman, the redhead, and the corpse. These three and a white panama hat ruined it all for me."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of crime fiction, comes his most famous character, as CBS presents The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "And now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's unusual story, 'The Panama Hat'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "I was sitting in my office bombing the ashtray on my desk with paperclips, wondering what kind of a job a private detective gets when clients stop calling completely."

Date Aired: 48/10/17
Episode Number: 004
Available: YES
Title: Where There's a Will
Description: Good story about a strange will, three strange heirs, $300,000 in hidden bonds, and a map in three pieces.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Mary Shipp, Parley Baer, Don Diamond, Ted von Eltz, Wilms Herbert, Richard Aurandt (music), Roy Rowan (announcer).
Notes: Post show promo includes next week’s First Line Narrative.
First Line Narrative: "When the will was read, everybody figured she’d been crazy when she wrote it, and that included me. But I changed my mind after spending a night on an island with a pig, a cat, and an ape because in reality, they were people."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of crime fiction, comes his most famous character, as CBS presents The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "And now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's unusual story, 'Where There's A Will'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "I had spent the whole day on a noisy job which had concerned itself with a lot of people who talked a lot and said nothing."

Date Aired: 48/10/24
Episode Number: 005
Available: YES
Title: The Heart of Gold
Description: A $50 bill in advance and a heart-shaped locket lead to an apparent suicide and an old secret.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Gloria Blondell, John Dehner, Jack Moyles, Ben Wright, Jeff Corey ('Detective Lieutenant Ybarra'), Richard Aurandt (music), Roy Rowan (announcer).
Notes: Post show promo includes next week’s First Line Narrative: "They were all after it, an importer, a beautiful woman, a nut, and a guy I couldn’t figure out. But before we were through, one was in the hospital, two were in the morgue, and the forth was waiting for the hangman. All that because of a blue burgonet, something that I’ve never even heard of before."
First Line Narrative: "When I got the crisp $50 bill in advance I figured my client had a heart of gold. But after I was beat up, double-crossed, and shot at, I realized just how hard a heart of gold can be."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of crime fiction, comes his most famous character, as CBS presents The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "And now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's unusual story, 'The Heart of Gold'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "I had spent the day trying to decide how to spend the day."

Date Aired: 48/10/31
Episode Number: 006
Available: NO
Title: The Blue Burgonet
Description:
Cast:
Notes: Post show promo from last week's episode was: "They were all after it, an importer, a beautiful woman, a nut, and a guy I couldn’t figure out. But before we were through, one was in the hospital, two were in the morgue, and the forth was waiting for the hangman. All that because of a blue burgonet, something that I’ve never even heard of before."

Date Aired: 48/11/07
Episode Number: 007
Available: NO
Title: The Flaming Angel
Description:
Cast:
Notes:

Date Aired: 48/11/14
Episode Number: 008
Available: NO
Title: The Silent Partner
Description:
Cast:
Notes:

Date Aired: 48/11/21
Episode Number: 009
Available: NO
Title: The Perfect Secretary
Description:
Cast:
Notes:

Date Aired: 48/11/28
Episode Number: 010
Available: YES
Title: The Hard Way Out
Description: Murder at the Quigg and Slater Construction Company, and a surprising amount of luxury on $175 a week!
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Mel Dinelli (writer), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer), Barbara Fuller, Luis Van Rooten, Bill Lally, Edgar Barrier, Jeff Corey ('Lieutenant Ybarra'), Richard Aurandt (music), Roy Rowan (announcer).
Notes: Post show promo includes next week’s First Line Narrative: "I walked into it smiling, because it had all the corny elements: the weird doctor, the beautiful girl, the gloomy house on the windswept cliff, even the hulking menace. Only one thing was missing, the body. And that’s when I stopped smiling, because I turned out to be the corpse myself... almost."
First Line Narrative: "When I started, I thought one man was in trouble and three were trying to help him. But after I found two pounds of tobacco, two pieces of brass, and a boat without a pilot heading straight out to sea, I knew they had all been in trouble. And all had taken the hard way out!"
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of crime fiction, comes his most famous character, as CBS presents The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "And now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Hard Way Out'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "I killed the shank of the afternoon at a Hollywood department store, trying for the fifth consecutive year to select something unique in a personalized Christmas card."

Date Aired: 48/12/05
Episode Number: 011
Available: NO
Title: The Unhappy Medium
Description:
Cast:
Notes: Post show promo from last week's episode was: "I walked into it smiling, because it had all the corny elements: the weird doctor, the beautiful girl, the gloomy house on the windswept cliff, even the hulking menace. Only one thing was missing, the body. And that’s when I stopped smiling, because I turned out to be the corpse myself... almost."

Date Aired: 48/12/12
Episode Number: 012
Available: NO
Title: The Jade Teardrop
Description:
Cast:
Notes:

Date Aired: 48/12/19
Episode Number: 013
Available: NO
Title: The Three Wise Guys
Description:
Cast:
Notes:

Date Aired: 48/12/26
Episode Number: 014
Available: YES
Title: The Old Acquaintance
Description: Good New Years Eve action story of an escaped convict and the two women in his life. Bride-to-be Nancy Marshall may be headed to jail for murdering Jerry Graff unless Marlowe can find the real killer.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Gloria Blondell, Edgar Barrier, David Ellis, Lou Krugman, Stan Waxman, Jeff Corey ('Lieutenant Ybarra'), Raymond Chandler (creator), Roy Rowan (announcer), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Richard Aurandt (music), Gene Levitt (writer), Robert Mitchell (writer), Mel Dinelli (writer).
Notes:
  1. Post show promo includes next week’s First Line Narrative.
  2. There is no announcement for a schedule change.
First Line Narrative: "When it started, a girl's wedding and New Year's Eve were only six hours away. And I didn't think the bride-to-be would make either one of them. But that was before I ran up against a slot machine operator, the escaped convict, and above all, the old acquaintance."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of crime fiction, comes his most famous character, as CBS presents The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "And now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Old Acquaintance'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "At six o'clock on the last evening of the year, I was sitting with my feet up on my office desk, thinking of impossible New Year's resolutions, and what the girl on my Butcher's 1949 calendar would or would not be wearing, but at that pleasant point, there was a soft, almost apologetic, knock on my office door."

January 02, 1949 -- The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times radio log does not include a broadcast listing for this date, however, the Washington Post and Chicago Daily Tribune did have a listing at 8:30/7:30 Central. The post show promo from 12/26/48 matches to the show airing 01/08/48.

The following episodes were listed as broadcast 8:30 p.m. on Saturdays on CBS.

Date Aired: 49/01/08
Episode Number: 015
Available: YES
Title: The Restless Day
Description: Cosmetics inventor Benjamin Rawlins supposedly died when his yacht exploded, but he’s still alive and wants Marlowe to find out who’s trying to kill him!
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Laurette Fillbrandt, Edgar Barrier, Virginia Gregg, John Dehner, Jack Moyles, Raymond Chandler (creator), Roy Rowan (announcer), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Richard Aurandt (music), Gene Levitt (writer), Robert Mitchell (writer), Mel Dinelli (writer).
Notes: Post show promo includes next week’s First Line Narrative.
First Line Narrative: "They all knew he was aboard the yacht when it exploded and sank. And everybody called his death an accident. That is, everybody except the corpse himself. He said it was murder!"
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of crime fiction, comes his most famous character, as CBS presents The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "And now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Restless Day'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "It had been a long hard Saturday night, that topped off a long record week."

Date Aired: 49/01/15
Episode Number: 016
Available: YES
Title: The Black Halo
Description: Marlowe is hired to find the missing Julia Perry, but it leads him to Eve, a shady dame with a black halo hat. Murder and a suicide complicate the case and add a surprise ending.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Joan Banks, Paul Frees, Peter Leeds, Jack Kruschen, Jeff Corey ('Lt. Detective Ybarra'), Lois Corbett, Raymond Chandler (creator), Richard Aurandt (composer, conductor), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Mel Dinelli (writer), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer), Roy Rowan (announcer).
Notes: Post show promo includes next week’s First Line Narrative: "A startled corpse, a blue-eyed woman and a cryptic message scrawled by a dingy man were the pieces of a Chinese puzzle that wouldn’t fit together until I found out what was deadly about the orange dog." (Note that Mohr reads "dingy" here but "dying" in the lead the next week.)
First Line Narrative: "Somewhere in the cold persistent rain that made the city itself seem a thing of evil, a girl had disappeared, and it was my job to find her. But before I did, I found death and a devil!"
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of crime fiction, comes his most famous character, as CBS presents The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "And now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Black Halo'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "For three days, an ugly storm had lashed the west coast from northern Oregon to the tip of lower California."

Date Aired: 49/01/22
Episode Number: 017
Available: YES
Title: The Orange Dog
Description: The multiple murders and a strange Chinese statuette produce a trail of violence that leads to counterfeiter's plates.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Frances Robinson, Edgar Barrier, Tony Barrett, Lou Krugman, Ed Begley, Jeff Corey ('Lieutenant Detective Ybarra'), Roy Rowan (announcer), Raymond Chandler (creator), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Richard Aurandt (music), Mel Dinelli (writer), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer).
Notes: Post show promo includes next week’s First Line Narrative.
First Line Narrative: "A startled corpse, a blue eyed woman and a cryptic message scrawled by a dying man were the pieces of a Chinese puzzle that wouldn’t fit together -- until I found out what was deadly about the orange dog."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of crime fiction, comes his most famous character, as CBS presents The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "And now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Orange Dog'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "By six in the evening of a very slow day, I'd resigned myself to the business of no business, so I took my feet down from my desk, switched off the lights, and started out the door for home with the prospect of a nice, quiet evening ahead of me, but I didn't make it -- even as far as the door."

Date Aired: 49/01/29
Episode Number: 018
Available: YES
Title: The Easy Mark
Description: A hunt for a blackmailer leads Marlowe to a French femme named Nannette.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Sophia Sims, Laurette Fillbrandt, Ken Harvey, Paul Dubov, Roy Rowan (announcer), Raymond Chandler (creator), Norman MacDonnell (producer), Richard Aurandt (music), Mel Dinelli (writer), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer), Ralph Rose (director).
Notes: Post show promo includes next week’s First Line Narrative.
First Line Narrative: "I was hired to find a blackmailer, and I did, but first I found a badly beaten Adonis, a jezebel with an accent, and a man who had been an easy mark for murder."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of crime fiction, comes his most famous character, as CBS presents The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "And now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Easy Mark'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "I'd spent a dull day on a duller subject, which was Don't Get Caught with Your Income Tax Return Down at Midnight, March 15th."

Date Aired: 49/02/05
Episode Number: 019
Available: YES
Title: The Long Rope
Description: Sidney Vinetta hires Marlowe to protect a long rope of pearls, but Marlowe finds Vinetta dead and the pearls gone.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Junius Matthews, Luis Van Rooten, Faye Baker, David Ellis, Lilian Buyoff, Ed Begley, Jeff Corey ('Lieutenant Detective Ybarra'), Roy Rowan (announcer), Raymond Chandler (creator), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Richard Aurandt (music), Mel Dinelli (writer), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer).
Notes: Post show promo includes next week’s First Line Narrative.
First Line Narrative: "There was a man with a bad heart, a telephone number scribbled on a cash register receipt, and a corpse on the other side of town -- but I couldn’t see the connection between them until I realized that they were all tied together by the same long rope worth $30,000."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of crime fiction, comes his most famous character, as CBS presents The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "And now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Long Rope'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "I'd finally wound up a sour case in which I'd been kicked around, disillusioned, and short changed... and in my book, a routine like that calls for relaxation."

Date Aired: 49/02/12
Episode Number: 020
Available: YES
Title: The Lonesome Reunion
Description: Joe Gordon hires Marlowe to pick up papers in Phoenix and take them back to LA. When the papers are stolen, the trail leads to Lonesome, Arizona, and the loot from an old bank robbery.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Joan Banks, Edgar Barrier, Virginia Gregg, Jeff Chandler, Bill Bouchey, Jack Kruschen, Gene Levitt (writer), Mel Dinelli (writer), Robert Mitchell (writer), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Raymond Chandler (creator), Richard Aurandt (music), Roy Rowan (announcer).
Notes: Post show promo: "It was a weird racket that mushroomed in a world of gaudy canvas. And the man with purple hair, the inquisitive midget, and the lady with strong hands, each played a part. But all that was only a side show when death got into the act."
First Line Narrative: "A corpse that wouldn’t stay dead, a pistol with a silencer on it, and a fortune in a black satchel spell death for the big city boys when they finally got together in Lonesome, Arizona; Population: 802."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of crime fiction, comes his most famous character, as CBS presents The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "And now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Lonesome Reunion'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "At eight thousand feet on a clear afternoon, you can see enough Arizona real estate to become an authority on the subject."

Date Aired: 49/02/19
Episode Number: 021
Available: NO
Title: The Flying Trapeze
Description:
Cast:
Notes: Post show promo from last week's episode was: "It was a weird racket that mushroomed in a world of gaudy canvas, and the man with purple hair, the inquisitive midget, and the lady with strong hands each played a part. But all that was only a side show when death got into the act."

Date Aired: 49/02/26
Episode Number: 022
Available: NO
Title: The Big Mistake
Description:
Cast:
Notes:

Date Aired: 49/03/05
Episode Number: 023
Available: YES
Title: The Friend From Detroit
Description: Betty Pryor has disappeared, a cheap gambler has been found shot to death, and there's a missing $25,000 trust to spice up the case.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Virginia Gregg ('Betty Pryor'), Peter Leeds ('Dave Pryor'), Harry Bartell ('Van Remeni'), Ed Begley ('Joe Lazar'), Jeff Corey ('Lieutenant Detective Ybarra'), Roy Rowan (announcer), Raymond Chandler (creator), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Richard Aurandt (music), Gene Levitt (writer), Mel Dinelli (writer), Robert Mitchell (writer).
Notes: Post show promo includes next week’s First Line Narrative.
First Line Narrative: "When my telephone rang it jerked me out of one nightmare and right into the middle of another, where a woman with a secret, a worried man, and a shadow out of the past met with fear and fury in the dead of night."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of crime fiction, comes his most famous character, as CBS presents The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "And now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Friend From Detroit'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "There was a wood nymph dressed in nothing but a veil of dew drops."

Date Aired: 49/03/12
Episode Number: 024
Available: YES
Title: The Grim Hunters
Description: Helen Palmer needs a private detective for her scavenger hunt, but Helen has been shot twice in the back, and is very dead!
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Ellen Reid, Mary Shipp, Jack Moyles, Richard Benedict, Laurette Fillbrandt, Jeff Corey ('Lieutenant Detective Ybarra'), Gene Levitt (writer), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Raymond Chandler (creator), Richard Aurandt (music), Mel Dinelli (writer), Robert Mitchell (writer), Roy Rowan (announcer).
Notes: Post show promo includes next week’s First Line Narrative.
First Line Narrative: "It was a hunt through a jungle of city streets, with danger waiting at every intersection, until halfway through when the hunters became the hunted and death brought an end to the game."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of crime fiction, comes his most famous character, as CBS presents The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "And now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Grim Hunters'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "The morning paper had headlined Prices Rising, my bank statement in the afternoon mail had warned Balance Falling, and I had wasted the evening on behalf of a client who ran out on me when I tried to collect."

Date Aired: 49/03/19
Episode Number: 025
Available: YES
Title: The Dancing Hands
Description: A set of twin-pianos is played by identical twins, Beth and Edie, who act non-identically. $30,000 and a corpse further confuse a twin plot. Did Beth steal Edie’s $30,000?
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Vivi Janis, Lou Krugman, Ed Begley, Paul Frees, Bert Holland, Gene Levitt (writer), Mel Dinelli (writer), Robert Mitchell (writer), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Raymond Chandler (creator), Richard Aurandt (music), Roy Rowan (announcer).
Notes: Post show promo includes next week’s First Line Narrative.
First Line Narrative: "They were born at the same hour on the same day of the same parents and they’re identical in beauty and talent, only one was deadly but the other was not, and I couldn’t tell which was which until I found a green purse, a fresh corpse and a pair of dancing hands."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of crime fiction, comes his most famous character, as CBS presents The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "And now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Dancing Hands'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "The telegram I found stuck in the mail slot when I got back to my office after a long and round-a-bout day, read: Enclosed find a $50 money order. I want you to investigate a man. A table is reserved for you a the Saddle Club, where I work. Come in time for the second show at eleven. Important."

Date Aired: 49/03/26
Episode Number: 026
Available: YES
Title: The Green Flame
Description: Good story of a Hollywood gossip columnist, a murder and blackmail attempt. Hollywood gossip columnist Stanley "Mac" McGrath dies after smearing actor Bradford Colby, who’s suing the publisher for libel. Marlowe's search for Mac's source leads to the discovery that Colby is being blackmailed for goings-on at The Green Flame lodge.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Faye Baker, Larry Dobkin, Myra Marsh, Howard McNeer, Parley Baer, Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Mel Dinelli (writer), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer), Richard Aurandt (music), Roy Rowan (announcer).
Notes:
  1. Post show promo includes next week’s First Line Narrative.
  2. Mid-show promo for program spotlighting relief efforts by religious groups.
First Line Narrative: "When it started, it was simple, just a lawsuit for damages. But before it was over, it was far from simple and the damages were murder. All because of a redheaded woman, a ghost writer with ambition, and a match that burned with a bright green flame."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of crime fiction, comes his most famous character, as CBS presents The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Green Flame'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "It had been the kind of early start, late finish, crowded in-between day that had made breakfast: coffee; lunch: a ham sandwich on the run; and dinner: nothing; so by the time it had finally ended, it was pushing nine o'clock and I was both a little tired and a lot hungry."

Date Aired: 49/04/02
Episode Number: 027
Available: YES
Title: The Last Laugh
Description: A weekend on Catalina for the reading of the will of Julius Spangler. Everyone gets cut out of the estate, a huge joke by Spangler, who attends the reading of his own will!
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Alan Reed ('Julius Spangler'), Doris Singleton ('Nicki'), Anne Morrison, John Dehner, Paul Dubov, Peter Leeds, Raymond Chandler (creator), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Mel Dinelli (writer), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer), Richard Aurandt (music), Roy Rowan (announcer).
Notes:
  1. Post show promo includes next week’s First Line Narrative.
  2. Mid-show promo for booklet "The Miracle of America".
  3. Post show announcement indicates "The Case of the Red-Headed Bank Robber" on Gangbusters airs next.
First Line Narrative: "It was a grim joke that started when six heirs came to an ugly house on a rain-swept island to hear a madman's will. But the joke soon turned to murder. And in the end, it was hard to tell who had the last laugh."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of crime fiction, comes his most famous character, in The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Last Laugh'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "I'd spent a week wading through moldy beer joints and cheap hotels after a dancer on the down grade, and when I found her, she was two days dead in a coal cellar -- all of which left me with a rancid taste in my mouth."

Date Aired: 49/04/09
Episode Number: 028
Available: YES
Title: The Name to Remember
Description: Ex-con Eddie Malette is being followed by a cauliflower-eared goon in a tee shirt. Before Marlowe can find out why, Eddie turns up dead.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Jack Moyles, Jeanne Bates, Jeff Corey, Jerry Hausner, Yvonne Peattie, Paul Frees, Raymond Chandler (creator), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Mel Dinelli (writer), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer), Richard Aurandt (music), Roy Rowan (announcer).
Notes: Post show promo includes next week’s First Line Narrative.
First Line Narrative: "The partner from Mexico City, the stranger dead in Nevada, and the man with the cauliflower ear all added up to a corpse on a concrete floor. But I couldn’t figure why until I found out there was one name above all that had to be remembered."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of crime fiction, comes his most famous character, in The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Name to Remember'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "The big clock at the far end of the Beverly Room cocktail lounge with the opaque glass ice cubes where there should have been numbers said it was twenty after five."

Date Aired: 49/04/16
Episode Number: 029
Available: YES
Title: The Heat Wave
Description: Why is "The Heat Wave", a burlesque dancer, wearing a golden mask? Marlowe's been hired to find out. Murder tries a strip tease!
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Barney Phillips, Byron Kane, Ed Begley, Elsie Holmes, Vivi Janis, Wilms Herbert. Gene Levitt (writer), Mel Dinelli (writer), Robert Mitchell (writer), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Raymond Chandler (creator), Richard Aurandt (music), Roy Rowan (announcer).
Notes: Post show promo includes next week’s First Line Narrative.
First Line Narrative: "It was hot and still. An August night in the middle of April. But that didn't matter to the striptease dancer in the golden mask. Because murder made her blood run cold the night the heat wave struck."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of crime fiction, comes his most famous character, in The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Heat Wave'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "Spring was only three weeks old, but the sun bore down on Los Angeles with a middle-of-the-summer vengeance."

Date Aired: 49/04/23
Episode Number: 030
Available: YES
Title: The Cloak of Kamehameha
Description: Marlowe goes to Hawaii on the trail of the 'Cloak Of Kamehameha', but he finds that another "Philip Marlowe" has gotten there ahead of him.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Paul Frees, Barry Kroeger, Byron Kane, Clarke Gordon, John Dehner, Laurette Fillbrandt, Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Raymond Chandler (creator), Richard Aurandt (music), Gene Levitt (writer), Mel Dinelli (writer), Robert Mitchell (writer), Roy Rowan (announcer).
Notes:
  1. Post show promo includes next week’s First Line Narrative.
  2. This script is repeated May 16, 1950.
First Line Narrative: "It started at dawn in a Los Angeles taxi and wound up that night on a cliff in the middle of the Pacific. All because of a Dutchman with fifty thousand dollars, a corpse in a lily pond, and an oriental with a chauffeur who wanted a cloak made of nothing but feathers."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of crime fiction, comes his most famous character, in The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Cloak of Kamehameha'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "The message that a repulsively wide-awake boy who was missing a tooth front-row center had delivered at six in the a.m. had come in two parts. The first scrawled in black ink on a wrinkled piece of paper said, Marlowe, get hold of a taxi cab, pose as the driver yourself and exactly 8:00 o’clock this morning come past 8840 North Ogden Drive."

Date Aired: 49/04/30
Episode Number: 031
Available: YES
Title: The Lady in Mink
Description: A mixed up girl and her mixed up life and her really strange sister. Grace Tyler is afraid her shady sister June Drake is suicidal and sends Marlowe to find her.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Lynn Allen, Lew Krugman, Jimmy Eagles, Edgar Barrier, Ann Morrison, Whitfield Conner, Lillian Biaff, Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Raymond Chandler (creator), Richard Aurandt (music), Gene Levitt (writer), Mel Dinelli (writer), Robert Mitchell (writer), Roy Rowan (announcer).
Notes: Post show promo includes next week’s First Line Narrative.
First Line Narrative: "The thick fog that clung to Los Angeles made searching for the girl who was going to kill herself, slow and uneasy. By the end I'd have settled for that and more, because murder happened twice before I found the lady in mink."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of crime fiction, comes his most famous character, in The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Lady in Mink'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "By Pacific Coast Time, it was only 5 o’clock in the afternoon. But the dense, billowing fog that was heavy over everything like a huge, thick hand said it could be midnight. And Los Angeles could be London in May or December. So when I got out of my car and walked toward the fuzz of red neon that marked the hotel cocktail lounge where I was to meet my new client, Grace Tyler, I felt all alone and a little sorry that I wasn’t in some nice, cozy nine-to-five business that would leave me heading for home now."

Date Aired: 49/05/07
Episode Number: 032
Available: YES
Title: The Feminine Touch
Description: Millionaire Baldwin Granville is concerned that his wild daughter Adrian is in danger. Her romance with a motorcycle daredevil leads to murder!
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Barbara Eiler, Paul Dubov, David Ellis, Theodore Von Eltz, Virginia Gregg, Wilms Herbert, Peter Proust, Roy Rowan (announcer), Raymond Chandler (creator), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Mel Dinelli (writer), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer), Richard Aurandt (music).
Notes: Post show promo includes next week’s First Line Narrative.
First Line Narrative: "An Iron Skull was their trademark. Their business was climbing walls and it was all done on wheels at 70 miles-an-hour. But that was a cinch for the death-cheaters, until they felt murder and a feminine touch."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of crime fiction, comes his most famous character, in The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Feminine Touch'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "It was five minutes to five when I turned off Sunset Boulevard and drove between the two wrought-iron gates set in a stone wall that hinted none too subtly at the exclusiveness of the Bel Aire estates."

Date Aired: 49/05/14
Episode Number: 033
Available: YES
Title: The Promise to Pay
Description: A burned gambling marker and a bet on blackmail. Gangster Paul Naylor holds a gambling marker from Marlowe’s friend Randall.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), William Johnstone, John Dehner, Jack Kruschen, Barney Phillips, Betty Lou Gerson, Roy Rowan (announcer), Raymond Chandler (creator), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Richard Aurandt (music), Mel Dinelli (writer), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer).
Notes: Post show promo includes next week’s First Line Narrative.
First Line Narrative: "It was only a gambler's marker. A promise to pay worth a thousand dollars and I was hired to find it, which sounded easy. Until I realized it meant the whole future to two men, freedom to a third, and death to the girl in the cottage."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of crime fiction, comes his most famous character, in The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Promise to Pay'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "It started over a bottle of port at five o’clock in the afternoon when Mama Nodella, a proud old lady who ran a restaurant, bet me I couldn’t prepare a dish of chicken cacciatore."

Date Aired: 49/05/21
Episode Number: 034
Available: YES
Title: Night Tide
Description: Mike Basso, the burly owner of fishing boats, has been beaten up by Johnny Dyke, who has just been released from prison after three years for stealing Basso's money. Murder follows as sure as the tide!
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Michael Ann Barrett, Frank Richards, Lou Krugman, Howard Culver, Frank Gerstle, Georgia Ellis, Raymond Chandler (creator), Richard Aurandt (composer, conductor), Roy Rowan (announcer), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Mel Dinelli (writer), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer).
Notes: Post show promo includes a First Line Narrative (that is actually used in two weeks): "I was hired to find a thief, and I did, eight thousand miles away from home. But first I found a hammy Othello, a lush with a Luger, and a fresh corpse in the closet. All because the only woman in sight wouldn’t play fair."
First Line Narrative: "When it started, the tide was high on the San Pedro Waterfront, and a hot-tempered kid had murder on his mind! But there was a knife at my throat, a beating under the piers, and a corpse on the beach before the tide went out again and the kid was finally stopped."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of crime fiction, comes his most famous character, in The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'Night Tide'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "It all happened in San Pedro, the harbor of Los Angeles. The lights on the ships were fuzzy with the wet mist that creeps up out of the ocean every night."

The episode above is the first example where the Post show promo does not match the First Line Narrative of the following show. In this case the narrative matches the episode broadcast in two weeks. Odd that it is coincident with the introduction of the new standard opening.

A new standard program opening is introduced in the next episode, preceding the First Line Narrative: "Now listen to me and never forget it. Crime is a sucker’s road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave. There’s no other end. They never learn." This opening logo phrase will be edited over time. The opening would then be follow by the usual First Line Narrative for the episode for a period. Changes to this scheme will be documented as appropriate.

Date Aired: 49/05/28
Episode Number: 035
Available: YES
Title: The Ebony Link
Description: Marlowe is hired to end a blackmail plot. A gray sedan and a black cuff link inevitably lead to murder!
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Edgar Barrier, Ron Brogan, Jeanne Bates, Georgia Ellis, Lawrence Dobkin, Raymond Chandler (creator), Richard Aurandt (composer, conductor), Roy Rowan (announcer), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Mel Dinelli (writer), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer).
Notes:
  1. Changes in both the First Line Narrative, and the Show Opening.
  2. Post show promo includes next week’s First Line Narrative.
First Line Narrative: "Now listen to me and never forget it. Crime is a sucker’s road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave. There’s no other end, but they never learn." [Cymbals] "It was ugly from the start this time. Vicious blackmail that mushroomed into murder and all because a wild artist on a hilltop, a man in a wheelchair, and a redhead manicurist were held too tight together, by one small ebony link!"
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of mystery, comes his most famous character and crime's most deadly enemy as we present The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Ebony Link'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "I'd spent a dismal day tracking down another wise guy who thought he could see fast money over the sights of a .45 but who ended up like they all do. He was flat on his face in an alley, his life dripping into a sewer."

The next episode contains the first change of the standard program opening that was introduced last week. "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. There's no other end, but they never learn. Let me give you an example."

Date Aired: 49/06/04
Episode Number: 036
Available: YES
Title: The Unfair Lady
Description: Marlowe tackles a thief in a Mexican diamond mine.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Parley Baer, Wilms Herbert, Hans Conried, Betty Lou Gerson, Paul Dubov, Nestor Paiva, Raymond Chandler (creator), Richard Aurandt (composer, conductor), Roy Rowan (announcer), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Mel Dinelli (writer), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer).
Notes: Post show promo includes next week’s First Line Narrative.
First Line Narrative: "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. There’s no other end, but they never learn. Let me give you an example. I was hired to find a thief and I did, a thousand miles from home. But first I found a lush with a luger, a fresh corpse in the closet, and all because the only woman in sight wouldn't play fair!"
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of mystery, comes his most famous character and crime's most deadly enemy as we present The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Unfair Lady'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "The knock on my office door was soft, almost apologetic, so when I mumbled 'Come in', I was ready for something delicate and about as self-effacing as Uriah Heap, but when the door swung open, I knew how exactly wrong I could be. The gentleman was maybe forty, gray at the temples, with shaggy eyebrows and a military mustache, and built like a heavy cruiser with a pair of catcher's mitts for hands."

The next episode contains the second change of the standard program opening that was introduced last week. "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. There's no other end, but they never learn." The opening will continue in this form for some time.

Date Aired: 49/06/11
Episode Number: 037
Available: YES
Title: The Pigeon's Blood
Description: Charlene Danielle accuses Marty Loomis of stealing thirty rare pigeon’s blood rubies from Vivian Jardeau... but the trail leads to Loomis' murdered body.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Alma Lawton, Gloria Blondell, Barney Phillips, Edgar Barrier, Herb Butterfield, Raymond Chandler (creator), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Mel Dinelli (writer), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer), Richard Aurandt (music), Roy Rowan (announcer).
Notes: Post show promo includes next week’s First Line Narrative.
First Line Narrative: "Get this and get it straight. Crime's a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave. There's no other end, but they never learn. This one had soft brown eyes and an accent. And she came to town with a job to do. But before it was done, death had struck three times, then she was gone. And all because of thirty drops of pigeons blood, worth one hundred and fifty thousand bucks!"
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of mystery, comes his most famous character and crime's most deadly enemy as we present The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Pigeon's Blood'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "At five o'clock of any weekday afternoon, the lobby of the Stoddard Building in downtown Los Angeles is a mess of milling office workers, so I was ten impolite minutes peering into chattering faces before I found my new client, Charlene Danielle."

Date Aired: 49/06/18
Episode Number: 038
Available: YES
Title: The Busy Body
Description: Heiress Liz Stewart can't find her fiancé Dean Howard. Howard's alleged corpse keeps moving around, and Marlowe gets help from a nosy neighbor.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), John Stevenson, Laurette Fillbrandt, Lois Corbett, Lynn Allen, Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Peter Leeds, Raymond Chandler (creator), Richard Aurandt (music), Robert Mitchell (writer), Mel Dinelli (writer), Gene Levitt (writer), Roy Rowan (announcer).
Notes: Post show promo includes next week’s First Line Narrative.
First Line Narrative: "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. There's no other end, but they never learn. This time it started as a routine search for a rich girl's fiancé and the trail led to a silent house haunted by a face at the window and blood in an open cedar chest. But before it was over, it became a search for a corpse that wouldn't sit still."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of mystery, comes his most famous character and crime's most deadly enemy as we present The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Busy Body'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "The phone jerked me up off my back and out of the sports page at 9:30 in the evening of an already too long day."

Date Aired: 49/06/25
Episode Number: 039
Available: YES
Title: The Key Man
Description: Marlowe is hired to keep Mark Hummel from getting killed, he fails miserably. In waddles "The Hippo", who always laughs, even with a gun in his hand. Marlowe is shot!
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Gene Levitt (writer), Vivi Janis, Howard McNear, Lawrence Dobkin (Lieutenant Matthews), Parley Baer, Shep Menkin, Jack Moyles, Mel Dinelli (writer), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Raymond Chandler (creator), Richard Aurandt (music), Robert Mitchell (writer), Roy Rowan (announcer).
Notes: Post show promo includes next week’s First Line Narrative.
First Line Narrative: "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. There's no other end, but they never learn. This one began as the threat of a beating that turned into murder with a brown eyed blonde, a jovial hippopotamus, and a tough ex-soldier of fortune all complicating the problem until I got next to the key man."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of mystery, comes his most famous character and crime's most deadly enemy as we present The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Key Man'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "Along about dusk, Hollywood Boulevard is some desolate place between the end of work and the start of play and about as boisterous as Taps, so except for a sallow-faced masher leaning against a nearby storefront warming up his evening leer, I was alone on a lot of fancy pavement when I walked up to the box office of the Newsreel Theater near Cahuenga, paid my forty cents admission (tax included) and started inside, where of all places I was to meet my new client, one Mark Hummel."

Date Aired: 49/07/02
Episode Number: 040
Available: YES
Title: The Dude from Manhattan
Description: Marlowe's visiting a dude ranch owned by his friend Harold "Buck" Lawson, for a western-style murder by horse-shoe. Paul Morton, a dude from New York, is trampled to death. Blackmail, silks and emeralds clutter up the sagebrush!
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), William Lally, William Johnstone, Charlotte Lawrence, D. J. Thompson, Herb Butterfield, Jack Kerrington, Lou Krugman, Mel Dinelli (writer), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Raymond Chandler (creator), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer), Roy Rowan (announcer).
Notes: Post show promo includes next week’s First Line Narrative: "I went from a mansion in Bel Aire to a cheap flat in Southgate looking for a girl with a secret or a man in a pork pie hat a wise cracking secretary and a fat corpse didn’t want me to find, but who I found anyway because of the quiet number."
First Line Narrative: "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. There's no other end, but they never learn. This time it was going to be a vacation in the wide open spaces but a black stallion, a tiny emerald, and battered horseshoe meant a twenty four hour delay. It could have been worse because to the dude from Manhattan, they meant death."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of mystery, comes his most famous character and crime's most deadly enemy as we present The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Dude From Manhattan'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "Every so often, life in the city seems to boil down to nothing but noise and concrete, where all a deep breath does for you is to pack more exhaust fumes into your lungs and the nearest thing to nature is a mangy sparrow pecking survival out of a dirty alley."

Date Aired: 49/07/09
Episode Number: 041
Available: NO
Title: The Quiet Number
Description:
Cast:
Notes: Post show promo from last week's episode was: "I went from a mansion in Bel Aire to a cheap flat in Southgate looking for a girl with a secret or a man in a pork pie hat a wise cracking secretary and a fat corpse didn’t want me to find, but who I found anyway because of the quiet number."

The next episode contains the third change of the standard program opening that was introduced 49/28/05 in episode 035. "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." The following section was removed from the statement: "There’s no other end, but they never learn." The opening will continue in this form for some time.

Date Aired: 49/07/16
Episode Number: 042
Available: YES
Title: The Headless Peacock
Description: Ruth "Ardy" Dennis is interested in a stolen jeweled peacock (missing its head). The strange piece of jewelry is strangely connected to the ponies at the local racetrack!
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Eve McVeigh, Peter Leeds, Howard McNear, Jack Moyles, Joan Banks, Lawrence Dobkin (Det. Lt. Matthews), Mel Dinelli (writer), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Raymond Chandler (creator), Richard Aurandt (music), Gene Levitt (writer), Robert Mitchell (writer), Roy Rowan (announcer).
Notes: Post show promo includes the next First Line Narrative used in two weeks which allows for next week's pre-emption: "This time I took a beating and gave one. A man who lived in the dark was afraid, someone I never got to meet was murdered, and a knife-wielding crab was destroyed. All because a girl who hated the water took a boat ride in old Mexico."
First Line Narrative: "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. This one began with a bedlam and got worse as I bumped into a burglar, a bookie, a boswell, a body, and a big shot named B and before it was over, everyone had lost his head because the headless peacock had moved."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of mystery, comes his most famous character and crime's most deadly enemy as we present The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Headless Peacock'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "Today had been eight noisy hours of international complications, local vintage."

July 23, 1949 Pre-empted. Clellan is the announcer on "Aquatennial Time", a special radio broadcast from 6:30-7:00 p.m. starring Bob Hope, Arthur Godfrey, and Cedric Adams. The major newspapers list the 'Aquacentennial' program pre-emption. The network anticipated the pre-emption because the post show promo is the same as the first line of the next broadcast. There are many syndicated newspaper logs that report the Philip Marlowe broadcast at it's regular time and station. These newspapers may not have received notice in time to correct their listings. Also, none of which had an episode title identified. Whether they broadcast a 'new' episode or repeated a previous show is unknown.

Date Aired: 49/07/30
Episode Number: 043
Available: YES
Title: Mexican Boat Ride
Description: Why did hydrophobic Ona Esterbrook take a boat trip in Mexico? Her suspicious husband wants to know. Marlowe is wary about getting into the divorce business. He discovers the problems of mistaken identity of luggage.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Gene Levitt (writer), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Raymond Chandler (creator), Richard Aurandt (composer), Mel Dinelli (writer), Robert Mitchell (writer), Mary Shipp, Harry Bartell, Nestor Paiva, Bill Bouchey, Ralph Moody, Bill Shaw, Jerry Farber.
Notes: Post show promo includes next week’s First Line Narrative.
First Line Narrative: [Snip] "straight. Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave. This time I took a beating and gave one. The man who lived in the dark was afraid, someone I never got to meet was murdered, and a knife-wielding crab was destroyed. All because a girl who hated the water took a boat ride in old Mexico."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of mystery, comes his most famous character and crime's most deadly enemy as we present The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's story, 'Mexican Boat Ride'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "It was a rare morning, clear and clean. Y'know -- the kind that knocks ten years off your age and makes you taste the sunshine in your orange juice."

Date Aired: 49/08/06
Episode Number: 044
Available: YES
Title: The August Lion
Description: Judson Angel, a former forger, now an accountant, deposits the beautiful corpse of Eileen Voss on "Dr. Marlowe's" bed and begs for help. Marlowe's lead is a lion tie-clasp.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Jeanne Bates, Jerry Hausner, Wally Maher, Lawrence Dobkin, D. J. Thompson, Barney Phillips, Cliff Howell (director), Gene Levitt (writer), Joe Walters (announcer), Mel Dinelli (writer), Raymond Chandler (creator), Richard Aurandt (music), Robert Mitchell (writer).
Notes: Post show promo includes next week’s First Line Narrative.
First Line Narrative: :)"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. It started with death on my doorstep and got worse when I lied to a sympathetic bull, was pistol-whipped by a gorilla with dimples, and fought with a kitten on the keys. And it might have gone on that way all night if I hadn't been helped by the king of the beasts."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of mystery, comes his most famous character and crime's most deadly enemy as we present The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The August Lion'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "It was one of those in-between hours, along about ten on a night at home when you don't quite know what to do with yourself."

Date Aired: 49/08/13
Episode Number: 045
Available: YES
Title: The Indian Giver
Description: Marlowe goes on the warpath when a valuable Indian bowl is stolen. Jimmy Brown Bear is murdered, and Mona Waters, a beautiful Apache squaw, favors a duplex over a teepee.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Betty Lou Gerson, Clarke Gordon, Hans Conried, Howard Culver, Jane Webb, Jay Novello, Peter Leeds, Cliff Howell (transcriber, director), Gene Levitt (writer), Mel Dinelli (writer), Raymond Chandler (creator), Richard Aurandt (music), Robert Mitchell (writer), Roy Rowan (announcer).
Notes: Post show promo includes the next First Line Narrative.
First Line Narrative: "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. It started with an Indian gift of a piece of pottery and led to a brown bear in moccasins, an archaeologist, Much Laughing Water, and finally... death in an alley! But just to make matters worse, the Indian giver was female and one hundred percent genuine hot-blooded Apache."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of mystery, comes his most famous character and crime's most deadly enemy as we present The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Indian Giver'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "By day the industrial heart of any city is just so much steel and stone streets jammed full with the raucous sounds of a thousand and one different machines, but by night all of that is gone and there are only endless smooth-sided lonely canyons that overflow with the steady humming silence that everywhere hangs like a distant echo of the day that's past."

Date Aired: 49/08/20
Episode Number: 046
Available: YES
Title: The Lady Killer
Description: A composer named Paul Niles tries to hire Marlowe to keep somebody from killing him. He claims that a woman named Norah Kirby was trying to kill him, but refuses to say why. Marlowe declines the offer. Later that night, he calls Marlowe again to tell exactly why he needs the help. Unfortunately, he was shot and killed while he was on the phone before he could reveal anything. Marlowe decides to investigate the matter further.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe’'), Jeanne Bates, Anne Morrison, Paul Dubov, Theodore Von Eltz, Don Randolph, Edward MacDonald. Raymond Chandler (creator), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Mel Dinelli (writer), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer), Richard Aurandt (music), Roy Rowan (announcer).
Notes: Post show promo includes the next First Line Narrative.
First Line Narrative: "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. This time, inside of two hours, a lavish mansion seized with suspicion, a sealed cabin filled with gas in an artist's retreatm and a corpse on the floor. All because one man was too good-looking to be true... to anyone!"
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of mystery, comes his most famous character and crime's most deadly enemy as we present The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Lady Killer'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "The longer I sat in my office with my feet up on the desk and thought about it, the more convinced I became -- Paul Niles was unquestionably the handsomest man I'd ever seen."

Date Aired: 49/08/27
Episode Number: 047
Available: YES
Title: The Eager Witness
Description: Marlowe tracks down the real killer after a witness at a trial seems to be too eager to testify.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Joy Terry, John Dehner, Michael Ann Barrett, Junius Matthews, Ben Wright, Lou Krugman, Lawrence Dobkin, Bud Widom. Raymond Chandler (creator), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Gene Levitt (writer), Robert Mitchell (writer), Mel Dinelli (writer), Richard Aurandt (music), Roy Rowan (announcer).
Notes: Post show promo includes the next First Line Narrative.
First Line Narrative: "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. This started with a man on trial for his life and an A-1 citizen eager to testify. But there it was interrupted. And it wasn't until I found a corpse in a bubbling bath, gunplay in the woods, and lots of blackmail, that the real eager witness had a chance to talk!"
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of mystery, comes his most famous character and crime's most deadly enemy as we present The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Eager Witness'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "Hear ye, hear ye, hear ye, the Superior Court of the State of California before the County of Los Angeles is now in session. The Honorable Albert Wissen, Judge, presiding. Everybody rise."

Date Aired: 49/09/03
Episode Number: 048
Available: YES
Title: The Bum's Rush
Description: Marlowe's Aunt Jessie calls him up to ask him to find a man she wants to marry, a homeless bum named Jonathan Miter, who used to rake leaves for her. Marlowe is hired to find an old geezer, and finds murder instead.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Anne Morrison, Bill Bouchey, Georgia Ellis, Hans Conried, Herb Butterfield, Wilms Herbert. Raymond Chandler (creator), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Gene Levitt (writer), Mel Dinelli (writer), Robert Mitchell (writer), Richard Aurandt (music), Roy Rowan (announcer).
Notes: Post show promo includes the next First Line Narrative.
First Line Narrative: "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. The trail started in Montana with a bum with two names rushing away from his lady love, and led fast into LA, past a southerner from Canada, a worried wool dealer, and a chorus girl with a .45. When it finally stopped at murder in the park, the tramp was still in a hurry."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of mystery, comes his most famous character and crime's most deadly enemy as we present The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Bum's Rush'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "Ya know, there comes a time in everyone's life when a relative wants a favor. But this was a particularily nice relative -- in fact, a great ol' gal."

Date Aired: 49/09/10
Episode Number: 049
Available: YES
Title: The Rustin Hickory
Description: A teacher from Ferndale, Nebraska, is in big trouble. A photo helps to end the confusion.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Raymond Chandler (creator), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Mel Dinelli (writer), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer), Richard Aurandt (music), Roy Rowan (announcer).
Notes: Post show promo includes the next First Line Narrative.
First Line Narrative: "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. The lady tourist was a schoolteacher out after glamour, and she got it. But only after she learned that in Hollywood, the three 'R's' could be readin' done in a dark room, writin' found in a dead man's pocket, and 'rithmatic that added up to murder times two."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of mystery, comes his most famous character and crime's most deadly enemy as we present The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's transcribed story, 'The Rustin Hickory'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "It was hot in my apartment... even at ten o'clock at night."

Date Aired: 49/09/17
Episode Number: 050
Available: YES
Title: The Baton Sinister
Description: A 15th century tapestry with a "baton sinister" and the murder of the man with only half a face!
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Raymond Chandler (creator), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Mel Dinelli (writer), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer), Richard Aurandt (music), Paul Masterson (announcer).
Notes: Post show promo includes the next First Line Narrative.
First Line Narrative: "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. There was a gorgeous tapestry found under a tomb, and they were all after it. The worried importer, the man with half a face, the Englishman in an LA slum, and the lady wearing a green veil, but before it was over, none of them had it, and two of the four were dead."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of mystery, comes his most famous character and crime's most deadly enemy as we present The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's transcribed story, 'The Baton Sinister'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "I'd watched the blood red sun set behind an ugly purple storm out on the ocean and the weird afterglow that crept into the canyons of the Hollywood hills made me uneasy."

Date Aired: 49/09/24
Episode Number: 051
Available: YES
Title: The Fatted Calf
Description: A cartoonist is murdered, and that's no laughing matter!
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Howard McNear, David Ellis, Vivi Janis. Raymond Chandler (creator), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Gene Levitt (writer), Mel Dinelli (writer), Robert Mitchell (writer), Richard Aurandt (music), Paul Masterson (announcer).
Notes: Post show promo includes the next First Line Narrative.
First Line Narrative: 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. This time, rain slashing a glass roof, an old man's curiosity, and an imaginary imp out of place. They all became important when two people died violently so a third could make a killing."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of mystery, comes his most famous character and crime's most deadly enemy as we present The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Fatted Calf'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "The first storm of the season came as a surprise -- it always does in L.A. where people are never ready for it."

Date Aired: 49/10/01
Episode Number: 052
Available: YES
Title: The Tale of the Mermaid
Description: A traffic accident outside of his office leads Marlowe to a murder on the waterfront and a mermaid.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Rita Lynn, John Dehner, Michael Ann Barrett, Wilms Herbert, Junius Matthews, Herb Vigran, Mark Lawrence. Raymond Chandler (creator), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Mel Dinelli (writer), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer), Richard Aurandt (composer, conductor), Paul Masterson (announcer).
Notes: Post show promo includes the next First Line Narrative.
First Line Narrative: "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. This started with a wreck and went from there to double murder, over seventy five thousand bucks worth of glitter, that nobody got in the end. Because I found out just in time what was fishy about the tail of the mermaid."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of mystery, comes his most famous character and crime's most deadly enemy as we present The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Tail of the Mermaid'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "At 9:30, I was still in my office, tucking in the loose ends on a report, while I listened with half an ear to the fabric of city sounds rising from the street below."

Date Aired: 49/10/08
Episode Number: 053
Available: YES
Title: The Open Window
Description: A beautiful girl with amnesia visits Marlowe and ends up getting pushed out of the window!
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Betty Lou Gerson, Harry Bartell, Jay Novello, Ed Begley, Paul Dubov, Lillian Buyeff. Raymond Chandler (creator), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer), Richard Aurandt (composer, conductor), Paul Masterson (announcer).
Notes: Post show promo includes the next First Line Narrative.
First Line Narrative: "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. This started with a terrified woman lost in a maze of memories she couldn't explain. And waiting for her outside an open window ... was death!"
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of mystery, comes his most famous character and crime's most deadly enemy as we present The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Open Window'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "California's a year-round kind of place, where each day blends into the next with a sort of sunny indifference."

Date Aired: 49/10/15
Episode Number: 054
Available: YES
Title: The Strangle Hold
Description: Marlowe is hired by Manny Favor to fix his problems with John "Peachy" Keen, a wrestler, who is suing Favor for slander. Marlowe teams up with Peachy's ex-wife, Carla Bennett, to solve a murder.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Vivi Janis, Ted Bonelse, Charlotte Lawrence, Barney Phillips, Tony Barrett, Peter Leeds and Junius Matthews. Raymond Chandler (creator), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer), Richard Aurandt (composer, conductor), Paul Masterson (announcer).
Notes: Post show promo includes the next First Line Narrative.
First Line Narrative: "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. This time, a wrestler on the skids, a quick change artist in an alley, and a girl with an eye for angles, all met destruction because a hundred thousand easy bucks caught 'em in a strangle hold which none of 'em wanted to break."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of mystery, comes his most famous character and crime's most deadly enemy as we present The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Strangle Hold'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "Kill 'em! Break a leg! Kill the bum!" "Sometimes men climb all over themselves for a purpose, sometimes for relaxation, and most times for no reason at all."

Date Aired: 49/10/22
Episode Number: 055
Available: YES
Title: The Smokeout
Description: The newspaper printed a story of the murder before the police knew it wasn't an accident.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Barney Phillips, Jack Kruschen, Polly Bear. Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Gene Levitt (writer).
Notes: Post show promo includes the next First Line Narrative.
First Line Narrative: "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. I didn't know it, but I was caught in a smoke out that lead from a search for a lady in black, past murder at a highway inn, to gunfire in the warehouse for a girl already dead in the morgue."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of mystery, comes his most famous character and crime's most deadly enemy as we present The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Smokeout'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "It never seems to fail... the sleepless nights that leave you with raw nerves and sandpaper eyelids is always followed by a day that never ends."

Date Aired: 49/10/29
Episode Number: 056
Available: YES
Title: The Green Witch
Description: A Halloween themed plot announced for October 30, 1949. Marlowe is hired to prevent an escaped convict from murder at a masquerade party.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Eve McVey, John Dehner, Paul Frees. Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer), (remaining credits are clipped out).
Notes:
  1. Opening clipped??? There's no standard 'Get this and get is straight' opening.
  2. Ending clipped.
First Line Narrative: "This time, she had hair spun from a red sunset, skin as smooth as warm honey, in a generous mouth that laughed without moving. She was beautiful, except for her cold green eyes."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of mystery, comes his most famous character and crime's most deadly enemy as we present The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Green Witch'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "Once upon a time, Halloween had been a day in a night on which mortal man had tiptoed over the face of the earth, holding cold hands with fear, and starting at each new shadow the harvest moon casts."

Date Aired: 49/11/05
Episode Number: 057
Available: YES
Title: The Fine Italian Hand
Description: Marlowe is hired by an Italian immigrant to keep his son, a decorated veteran, from making a mistake with a dancer.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Georgia Ellis, Ray Novello, Paul Duval, Barney Phillips, Ann Morrison and Vivi Janis, Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer), Richard Aurandt (composer, conductor), Paul Masterson (announcer).
Notes:
  1. Show closing with patriotic music and episode theme of helping a veteran to take advantage of the play date just before Veterans Day, November 11th.
  2. Post show promo includes the next First Line Narrative: "This time I took a beating from a clever Chinese, ran into a twisted corpse in an alley, and watched death strike on the railroad tracks. All because of an open-toed banjo which was jinxed from the start."
First Line Narrative: "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. It was a broken body in a quiet house, gunplay on a merry-go-round at midnight, and a boy and a girl in love running away all because of one man's fine Italian hand."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of mystery, comes his most famous character and crime's most deadly enemy as we present The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Fine Italian Hand'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "The day just passed was full of jarring contrasts, laughter hiding heartbreak, a woman dying of loneliness in an overcrowded city, a man who sacrified everything to make a fortune, and shot himself when he got it."


To Continue:

The Adventures of Philip Marlowe: Introduction

The Adventures of Philip Marlowe: Episodes Listed by Date
The Adventures of Philip Marlowe: Episodes Listed by Title

The Adventures of Philip Marlowe: NBC Episodes (June 12, 1947 - September 9, 1947)
The Adventures of Philip Marlowe: CBS Episodes 001 - 057 (September 26, 1948 - November 5, 1949) (current page)
The Adventures of Philip Marlowe: CBS Episodes 058 - 114 (November 11, 1949 - September 15, 1951)

The Adventures of Philip Marlowe: All Episodes (June 12, 1947 - September 15, 1951)

The Adventures of Philip Marlowe: Raymond Chandler Bibliography

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