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The Adventures of Philip Marlowe: CBS Episodes 058 - 114

From November 11, 1949 to September 15, 1951:

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.

Date Aired: 49/11/12
Episode Number: 058
Available: NO
Title: The Gorgeous Lyre
Description:
Cast:
Notes: Post show promo from last week's episode was: "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."

Date Aired: 49/11/19
Episode Number: 059
Available: NO
Title: The Sweet Thing
Description:
Cast:
Notes:

Date Aired: 49/11/26
Episode Number: 060
Available: YES
Title: The Birds on the Wing
Description: The Plunging Comets are a parachute exhibition act on the midway. A mashed comet results when a chute fails to open.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Lois Corbett, Rita Lynn, Don Randolph, Junius Matthews, Jack Moyles, Jimmy Eagles, Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer), Richard Aurandt (music), Roy Rowan (announcer).
Notes:
  1. Gracie Allen appears on the story to ask Philip Marlowe's help to get George Burns a radio show on which he could sing.
  2. 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. They dressed in red, white, and blue and jumped from an ancient biplane at thirty five hundred feet, twice a day, every day, and nobody worried ... until five million bucks went along just for the laughs and death went along for the ride!"
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 Birds on the Wing'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "It had been the kind of quiet, workless week that speaks well for human beings and their relations with one another, but doesn't do much for a private detective's bank balance."

Date Aired: 49/12/03
Episode Number: 061
Available: YES
Title: The Kid on the Corner
Description: Marlowe helps a newsboy find his missing uncle and uncovers a murder while doing it.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Gil Stratton, Jr, Virginia Gregg, Wilms Herbert , Joan Banks, Vivi Janis, arry Dobkin, Raymond Chandler (creator), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), 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 is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave. This time, it started with a kid hawking papers on Hollywood boulevard, and moved from there to a house full of hate on a quiet street, a blonde liar on ice skates, and a corpse in a burned out shack, and it all wound up right where it really began -- in the heart of the kid on the corner."
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 Kid on the Corner'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "After a day jammed full of heatwaves in December, actresses who passed mascara in long A's office talent, and producers with glossy convertibles and holes in their shoes, the world looked as phony as a seven dollar bill."

Date Aired: 49/12/10
Episode Number: 062
Available: YES
Title: The Little Wishbone
Description: Marlowe meets 'Jonesy' in a butcher shop where they argue over the last chicken. A relationship ensues over the next three weeks as Phil falls in love with her. She has a strange aversion to Laguna Beach and disappears on Marlowe.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Jean Bates, Bill Johnstone, Jane Morgan, John Dehner, Edgar Barrier, Ann Morrison, Larry Dobkin, Raymond Chandler (creator), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer), Richard Aurandt (composer, conductor), Roy Rowan (announcer).
Notes: Post show promo: "This time, a tobacco chewing engineer, a redhead running a bulldozer, and a Leprechaun on a dragline all added up to death at an unfinished trestle and there could have been more, but then I found out which one had actually submitted the lowest bid."
First Line Narrative: [Snip] "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 laughter on a bright morning in a battle over a chicken and got better as it went along. It could have lasted a lifetime but it didn't, it stopped on a grey morning with a little wishbone broken."
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 Little Wishbone'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "Sometimes the sun doesn't shine at nine o'clock in the morning -- sometimes, everything's just grey."

Date Aired: 49/12/17
Episode Number: 063
Available: NO
Title: The Lowest Bid
Description:
Cast:
Notes: Post show promo from last week's episode was: "This time, a tobacco chewing engineer, a redhead running a bulldozer, and a Leprechaun on a dragline all added up to death at an unfinished trestle and there could have been more, but then I found out which one had actually submitted the lowest bid."

Date Aired: 49/12/24
Episode Number: 064
Available: NO
Title: Carol's Christmas
Description:
Cast:
Notes:

Date Aired: 49/12/31
Episode Number: 065
Available: YES
Title: The House That Jacqueline Built
Description: A New Year's Eve show where Marlowe is hired to find a missing house.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Lois Corbett, Howard McNear, Georgia Ellis, John Dehner, Parley Baer, Larry Dobkin, Raymond Chandler (creator), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer), Richard Aurandt (composer, conductor), Roy Rowan (announcer).
Notes:
  1. Show opening clipped.
  2. Post show promo includes next week's First Line Narrative.
First Line Narrative: [Snip] "...I was up the coast with two murders behind me, telling it all to a nice white-haired old lady, when the clock struck twelve."
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 House That Jacqueline Built'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "They say the end of an old year and the start of a new is a good time to take stock, to stand back and give yourself the once-over, do a re-issue on that tired list of resolutions."

Date Aired: 50/01/07
Episode Number: 066
Available: YES
Title: The Torch Carriers
Description: Marlow tracks a loan shark and finds a lonely gangster -- several in fact!
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Sammy Hill, John Dehner, Vivi Janis Harry Bartell, Wilms Herbert, Edgar Barrier, Raymond Chandler (creator), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer), Richard Aurandt (composer, conductor), 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. This time, each carried a torch and each was burned by it. The heel, the hero-worshiper and the hard-bitten blonde and all because of a woman already two days 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] [Ford Commercial] [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Torch Carriers'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "The eight hours that had just slipped away had been a noisy assortment of big people with little troubles I hadn't wanted to help, and little people with big troubles that I hadn't been able to help."

Date Aired: 50/01/14
Episode Number: 067
Available: YES
Title: The Covered Bridge
Description: While being kidnapped to Mexico, Marlowe comes upon an escaped convict hiding in a deserted farmhouse.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Vivi Janis, Ben Wright, Jack Moyles, Wilms Herbert, Jack Kruschen and Barney Phillips, Raymond Chandler (creator), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), 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 is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave. This time everything that happened from the orange-haired man with the map, past the oaf with the pitchfork, to the body at the covered bridge was wrong... dead wrong!"
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 Covered Bridge'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "Ya know, every once in a while, into the life of one Philip Marlowe, a little peace and quiet must fall."

Date Aired: 50/01/21
Episode Number: 068
Available: YES
Title: The Bid for Freedom
Description: A mad woman escapes from an asylum and leads Marlowe on a trail of murder.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Jeanne Bates, Larry Dobkin, Yvonne Peattie, Harold Deranforth, Jack Edwards, John T. Smith, Raymond Chandler (creator), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), 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 is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave. This time a twisted mind, a hole cut in a wire fence, and a corpse in a storeroom, all added up to freedom. But only for the one that had it coming!"
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 Bid for Freedom'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "It never fails -- when you worry over your bank statement, then hug your office phone from nine 'til five, anxious for business, nothing happens."

The following episode is the first to modify the format of the First Line Narrative by ending it with the phrase "It happened like this!"

Date Aired: 50/01/28
Episode Number: 069
Available: YES
Title: The Hairpin Turn
Description: Marlowe meets a pistol-packin' mama, who happens to be a champion sharpshooter, and a dead body, drilled dead center with a target pistol! Keep your ear on Mutt, chum!
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), G. B. Hunter, Jay Novello, Olive Deering (doubles), Ralph Moody, Tony Barrett, Charles Russell, Raymond Chandler (creator), Norman MacDonnell (composer, conductor), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer), Richard Aurandt (composer, conductor), Roy Rowan (announcer).
Notes:
  1. This episode is the first to modify the first line narrative by ending it with the phrase "It happened like this!"
  2. Post show promo includes next week's First Line Narrative.
  3. Promo also announces the move to Tuesday, February 7 at 9:30 p.m.
  4. The Goldberg's will fill in this time slot next Saturday.
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 fireball too handy with a target pistol led me down a rocky road past a sleazy moneygrubber to a curly-headed corpse. And it might have gotten worse, if I hadn't slowed down at the hairpin turn. It happened like this!"
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 Hairpin Turn'." [Music]
First Line Plot: [Gunshots and Giggles] "Hey, stop it! Put down that gun and listen to me!" "Stay back, Uncle Enoch." [Gunshot] "How do you like that?"

Series moves to Tuesdays at 9:30 p.m. on CBS.

Date Aired: 50/02/07
Episode Number: 070
Available: YES
Title: The Long Arm
Description: Marlowe reluctantly returns to Bay City to help his pal Ernie, who's been framed for his wife's homicide.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Barney Phillips, Ted Osborne, Sidney Miller, Tom Tully and Bert Holland, Raymond Chandler (creator), Norman MacDonnell (composer, conductor), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer), Richard Aurandt (composer, conductor), 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. It happened in a place called Bay City, where I was unwelcome to a fat fry cook with a secret and a dapper gambler. But to the long-arm of the law, I was poison. It happened like this!"
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 Long Arm'." [Music]
First Line Plot: [Singing] "I got my Sunday best on --" [Ring] "Goin' strutting with Miss Laura Belle--" [Ring]

Date Aired: 50/02/14
Episode Number: 071
Available: YES
Title: The Grim Echo
Description: Caught in a snowstorm, Philip Marlowe seeks shelter at an inn, run by the family of a man he recently shot and killed!
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Sammie Hill, Betty Lou Gerson, Verna Felton, Frank Gerstle and Junius Matthews. Raymond Chandler (creator), Norman MacDonnell (composer, conductor), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer), Richard Aurandt (composer, conductor), 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. It could have been perfect. Snow-bound in a mountain lodge with a girl who was falling in love. But also present were a widow sick with rage, a bitter old woman, and a jealous man. All with reason to hate me more then anyone else in the world. It happened like this!"
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 Grim Echo'." [Music]
First Line Plot: [Car] "Hi, there! Brrrr! Some snowstorm, huh?" "Yeah, it's pretty thick."

Date Aired: 50/02/21
Episode Number: 072
Available: YES
Title: The Ladies Night
Description: Ladies' Night in a Turkish bath leads Marlowe to find romance-writer Henrietta and a secret letter.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Jeanette Nolan, Jeanne Bates, G. B. Hunter, Constance Crowder, Lillian Buyeff, Michael Ann Barrett, Raymond Chandler (creator), Norman MacDonnell (composer, conductor), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer), Richard Aurandt (composer, conductor), 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. This time, a peddler of pulp paper love, a blackmailer with muscles, a south-of-the-border chiseler, a simpering prude, and a corpse in a bedroom all had one thing in common -- each was a woman. It happened like this!"
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 Ladies Night'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "And the moment the sauce is boiling furiously, which is right now, add one full cup of tomato paste gradually and stir vigorously."

Date Aired: 50/02/28
Episode Number: 073
Available: YES
Title: The Big Step
Description: A newspaper story causes a female chemist to vanish and a downtown traffic accident leads to a deathbed confession and an industrial theft!
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Jeanne Bates, Paul Dubov, Vivi Janis, Edgar Barrier, Peter Leeds, arry Dobkin, Raymond Chandler (creator), Norman MacDonnell (composer, conductor), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer), Richard Aurandt (composer, conductor), 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. This time, a friend with millions, a myopic chemist and a long-haired piano player, were thrown in a panic because a brilliant young lady with a gun was taking a big step -- in the wrong direction. It happened like this!"
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 Big Step'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "Yes, sir, Mr. Marlowe, I always figure -- shoes are just like faces." "How's that, Champ?"

Date Aired: 50/03/07
Episode Number: 074
Available: YES
Title: The Monkey's Uncle
Description: Lesley McDuff tries to hire Marlowe to save Cornelius, a chimpanzee, (who was purchased from McDuff) to portray an English butler, from being taken out of town.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Mary Lansing, John Dehner, Tudor Owen, Sam Edwards, Michael Ann Barrett, Harry Bartell, Junius Matthews, Raymond Chandler (creator), Norman MacDonnell (composer, conductor), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer), Richard Aurandt (composer, conductor), Roy Rowan (announcer).
Notes:
  1. Radio and Television Life Magazine has this week named Gerald Mohr as the "Best Male Actor In Radio".
  2. 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. This time, I tangled with a mad Scotchman, a phony English Lord, and a blonde corpse in a freight house -- all because of a butler who walked on his knuckles. It happened like this!"
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 Monkey's Uncle'." [Music]
First Line Plot: [Ring] "Hello?" "Mr. Philip Marlowe, please. It's very important." "This is Marlowe." "Oh, thank heavens you're still in your office at this late hour, Mr. Marlowe. I must have your help at once."

Date Aired: 50/03/14
Episode Number: 075
Available: YES
Title: The Vital Statistic
Description: A lady silk merchant is strangled with a pajama sash. Watch out for that very tough lady in slacks!
Cast: Gerald Mohr (‘Philip Marlowe’), Charlotte Lawrence, Elliott Reid, Doris Singleton, Georgia Ellis, Bill Lally, Hugh Thomas, Lawrence Dobkin, Raymond Chandler (creator), Norman MacDonnell (composer, conductor), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer), Richard Aurandt (composer, conductor), Roy Rowan (announcer).
Notes:
  1. Post show promo includes next week's First Line Narrative.
  2. Plus, an announcement that Gerald Mohr can currently be seen starring in Republic’s The Blonde Bandit.
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 carhop knocked me down a flight of stairs, an honest woman was strangled by a green silk sash, and a simpering dandy was shot to death. All because of a run-of-the-mill accident, five hundred miles away. It happened like this!"
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 Vital Statistic'." [Music]
First Line Plot: [News boy hawking late edition] "Hey boy, gimme a paper, will ya?" "Paper, Mister? Yes, sir! Whadda ya like? Races, comics, or classifieds?"

Date Aired: 50/03/21
Episode Number: 076
Available: YES
Title: The Deep Shadow
Description: Shirley, a disappearing bride leads to a nightclub murder, $50,000 and the old double cross.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Lillian Buyeff, Joan Banks, Verna Felton Yvonne Peattie, Jeff Corey, Jack Kruschen, Tom Holland, Lawrence Dobkin, Raymond Chandler (creator), Norman MacDonnell (composer, conductor), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer), Richard Aurandt (composer, conductor), Roy Rowan (announcer).
Notes:
  1. Post show promo includes next week's First Line Narrative.
  2. Plus, an announcement that Gerald Mohr can currently be seen starring in Republic’s The Blonde Bandit.
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 bride to be, a corpse in a plush bungalow, and a southern drawl behind a gun, all had one thing in common. They moved through the same deep shadow. It happened like this!"
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 Vital Statistic'." [Music]
First Line Plot: [Ring] "Hello?" "Mr. Philip Marlowe, please." "This is Marlowe." "My name is Harvey Kettering and I'm to be married in four hours at nine sharp."

Date Aired: 50/03/28
Episode Number: 077
Available: YES
Title: The Sword of Cebu
Description: A missing sword is found with a Romanian, through his back! An albino Siamese cat points to the sword's real value.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Jeanne Bates, Byron Kane, Tony Barrett, Paul Frees, Junius Matthews, Barney Phillips, Raymond Chandler (creator), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Richard Aurandt (composer, conductor), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer), Roy Rowan (announcer).
Notes:
  1. Post show promo includes next week's First Line Narrative.
  2. Plus, an announcement that Gerald Mohr can currently be seen starring in Republic’s The Blonde Bandit.
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, I started with a Romanian from left field, got mislead in a Philippine jungle, chased a beautiful blonde clear to Venice, and wound up with a friend from Siam. All without ever leaving Los Angles. It happened like this!"
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 Sword of Cebu'." [Music]
First Line Plot: [Singing] "Da, da... da, da... who have lost their way..." "Excuse me, you could tell me where is the office of Philip Marlowe the detective maybe?"

Date Aired: 50/04/04
Episode Number: 078
Available: YES
Title: The Man on the Roof
Description: A young man is trapped on a roof as the cops close in. Marlowe tells this story of murder and robbery in flashback before trying to talk him down.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Virginia Gregg, Jack Edwards, Lillian Buyeff, Doris Singleton, Jack Kruschen, Lawrence Dobkin, Raymond Chandler (creator), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer), Richard Aurandt (composer, conductor), Roy Rowan (announcer).
Notes:
  1. Post show promo includes next week's First Line Narrative.
  2. Plus, an announcement that Gerald Mohr can currently be seen starring in Republic’s The Blonde Bandit.
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 an old Spanish woman who cared, a redhead in mink who didn’t, and a green suede button beside a corpse all lead me to a wounded man with a gun in his hand, cornered on a warehouse roof. It happened like this!"
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 Man on the Roof'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "Hey, officer! There he is again on the top of the fire escape!" "Look, he's bleeding -- you got him the last time!"

William Conrad substitutes for Gerald Mohr as Philip Marlowe on April 11, 1950.

Date Aired: 50/04/11
Episode Number: 079
Available: YES
Title: The Anniversary Gift
Description: Marlowe is hired to retrieve a valuable platinum watch, a year after the owner's death... worth its weight in murder!
Cast: William Conrad ('Philip Marlowe'), Roy Rowan (announcer), Edgar Barrier, Sammie Hill, John Dehner, Harry Bartell, Jeanne Bates, Ralph Moody, Lawrence Dobkin, Harry Bartell, Raymond Chandler (creator).
Notes:
  1. This is the only known episode in this series in which William (Bill) Conrad plays the lead instead of Gerald Mohr.
  2. 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. This time a platinum wrist watch, a body on a lonely strip of beach, and a case of heart failure in a Beverley Hills garage all added up to blackmail 25 years old and a killer who would never be caught. It happened like this!"
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." [Ford Commercial] [Music] "And now, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Anniversary Gift'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "We turn left at the next corner, cabby." "OK."

Date Aired: 50/04/18
Episode Number: 080
Available: YES
Title: The Angry Eagle
Description: Marlowe poses as a sports writer to help a trainer-friend with a problem prize fighter, named Danny Eagle.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Anne Morrison, Barney Phillips, Elliott Reid, Frank Gerstle, Howard McNear, Gene Levitt (writer), Joan Banks, Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Raymond Chandler (creator), Richard Aurandt (music), Robert Mitchell (writer), Wilms Herbert.
Notes:
  1. Post show promo includes next week's First Line Narrative.
  2. Plus, an announcement that Gerald Mohr can currently be seen starring in Republic’s The Blonde Bandit.
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 I was in the country where the night should have been nothing but peace and quiet but a pair of angry eagles changed all that. One was solid gold and too close to a battered corpse, the other weighted 160 pounds and was too quick with his fists. It happened like this!"
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 Angry Eagle'." [Music]
First Line Plot: [Ring] "Mr. Philip Marlowe, please. Clover Lake telephoning." "This is Marlowe." "One moment, sir. Go ahead on your call to Los Angeles, please."

Date Aired: 50/04/25
Episode Number: 081
Available: YES
Title: The High-Collared Cape
Description: A ballerina asks Marlowe to find her friend Andre and dances to the tune of murder!
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Roy Rowan (announcer), Georgia Ellis, Wilms Herbert, Edgar Barrier, Elliott Reid, Lou Krugman, Michael Ann Barrett, Raymond Chandler (creator), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Richard Aurandt (composer, conductor).
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. This time a nervous breakdown in a driving rain, a cape with a high collar, and a tiny sliver of glass led me from the ballet and a beautiful dancer to the edge of a cliff and death. It happened like this!"
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 High Collared Cape'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "Aaah, nothing like a drink and a good book on a rainy night -- and what a night."

Date Aired: 50/05/02
Episode Number: 082
Available: YES
Title: The Seahorse Jockey
Description: A $50,000 brooch has been stolen, two murders committed, one of them a client, and Marlowe looks for guilt on the waterfront.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Ed Begley, Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Gene Levitt (writer), 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. This time it was the fishy horseplay from a red headed beauty, past a black bearded sailor, to a neck and neck finish over a wandering seahorse worth fifty thousand bucks, and I was the jockey. It happened like this!"
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 Sea Horse Jockey'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "Ya know, Mr. Marlowe, when you came in today, I said to myself, I said, it's a funny thing -- you've been getting your hair cuts here now for six, seven years, but I never found out how you vote. Republican or Democrat?"

There are a couple format changes in the show beginning with "The Hiding Place" episode. Most noticeable is the permanent return to the full length of the original opening phrase "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." That logo intro would no longer be followed by the usual teaser of the First Line Narrative. It is dropped from the opening of the script, but is still used as an end of broadcast promo for the following week’s show.

Date Aired: 50/05/09
Episode Number: 083
Available: YES
Title: The Hiding Place
Description: Marlowe is hired to find Chip O'Brien. The trail leads to a stolen $110,000 worth of jewelry and a "Big Wheel".
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Gene Levitt (writer), Herb Butterfield, Howard McNear, Jean Hite (director), Joan Banks, Lee Millar, Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Raymond Chandler (creator), Richard Aurandt (music), Robert Griffin, Robert Mitchell (writer), Virginia Gregg.
Notes: Post show promo for the next episode: "It started at dawn in a Los Angles taxi and wound up that night on a cliff in the middle of the Pacific, all because of a Dutchman with $50,000, a corpse in a lily pond, and an oriental with a chauffeur who wanted a cloak made of nothing but feathers."
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."
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 Hiding Place'." [Music]
First Line Plot: [Ring] "Mrs. Bryant Gift Shop. Oh yes, yes, Mr. Walton. The bookends? Well, let me see now -- that was the little Dutch figurines wasn’t it? The boy and the girl? ... All right fine. Well I’ll have to -- oh. Hold, hold the line a minute, Mr. Walton. Mr. Marlowe... you’re back." "Yes, Mrs. Bryant." "Did you find him, Mr. Marlowe. Did you find Chipper?" "Chipper is dead, Mrs. Bryant."

Date Aired: 50/05/16
Episode Number: 084
Available: YES
Title: Cloak of Kamehameha
Description: There are two Philip Marlowe's in Honolulu, looking for a very valuable historical cloak... and one of the Marlowe’s is found dead in a lily pond, with a cross between his shoulder blades.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Berry Kroeger, Byron Kane, Clarke Gordon, Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Gene Levitt (writer), Robert Mitchell (writer), Roy Rowan (announcer).
Notes:
  1. This is a repeat of the script from April 23, 1949.
  2. In previous episode, Marlowe states a summary description of this episode.
  3. Post show promo for the next episode: "This time a dead witness, a $100,000 bribe, the eyes of a beautiful dreamer, and a corpse in a tool bin were all tied tight to the same thing, a fox’s tail."
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."
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 Cloak of Kamehameha'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "The message that was delivered by a repulsively-wide-awake boy missing his two front-row centers had arrived at 6 in the a.m. and 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 Hawkins Drive."

Date Aired: 50/05/23
Episode Number: 085
Available: YES
Title: The Fox's Tail
Description: Marlowe poses as a corpse to spoil a blackmail scheme. Max has evidence against Sheppard, the gangster, but he doesn't live to deliver it.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlow'’), Parley Baer, Georgia Ellis, Raymond Chandler (creator), Roy Rowan (announcer), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer), Howard McNear, Lou Krugman, Rick Vallin, Hugh Thomas, Richard Aurandt (composer, conductor).
Notes:
  1. In previous episode, Marlowe states a summary description of this episode.
  2. Post show promo for the next episode: "This time there was a fish that talked with a lisp, a hot blonde with cold cash on her mind, and a cop with dirty French cuffs, and I mixed with them all without even getting out of my own bed."
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 an early grave. There’s no other end, but they never learn."
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 Fox's Tail'." [Music]
First Line Plot: [Ring] "Oh, no. There are some times when the phone just never should have been invented."

Date Aired: 50/05/30
Episode Number: 086
Available: YES
Title: The Bedside Manners
Description: Maynard Patterson has lost $50,000 to Mr. Fish. Marlowe works on the case while never leaving his bed with a broken leg!
Cast: Gerald Mohr (‘Philip Marlowe’), Anne Stone, David Ellis, Frank Gerstle, Gene Levitt (writer), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Paul Dubov, Raymond Chandler (creator), Richard Aurandt (music), Robert Mitchell (writer), Roy Rowan (announcer), Vivi Janis, Wilms Herbert.
Notes:
  1. In previous episode, Marlowe states a summary description of this episode.
  2. Post show promo for the next episode: "This time it was strictly out of whack, from a perfect hostess who was rude to her guests, past a big red fence that ran all the way from LA to Palm Springs, to a second story man stabbed to death in a basement apartment."
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."
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 Bedside Manners'." [Music]
First Line Plot: [Singing] "Get yer hat, and hit the street... da, da, da, da, dee ...." "Hi, Mr Marlowe." "Hiya, Tommy." "Paper tonight?" "OK, kid. Here ya are."

Date Aired: 50/06/06
Episode Number: 087
Available: YES
Title: The Uneasy Head
Description: Marlowe is slipped a mickey in a bar while looking for Sammy Archer, a second story burglar. A jeweled tiara has been stolen and a permanent double cross follows.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Raymond Chandler (creator), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer), Richard Aurandt (composer, conductor), Roy Rowan (announcer), Verna Felton, Ben Wright, Edgar Barrier, Charlotte Lawrence, John Dehner, Wally Maher, Lou Krugman.
Notes:
  1. In previous episode, Marlowe states a summary description of this episode.
  2. Post show promo for the next episode: "This time there was an innocent aboard, a noisy corpse and a quiet killer, but before I knew which was which, I’d mix with all three, while going seventy miles an hour."
  3. Post show promo to announce schedule change to Wednesday night at 10:00 p.m.
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."
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 Uneasy Head'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "Hey, Flattery, you runnin' a bar, here?"

Series moves to Wednesdays at 10:00 p.m. on CBS.

Date Aired: 50/06/14
Episode Number: 088
Available: YES
Title: Face to Forget
Description: Marlowe is tracking David Stroud for his client, Helen Wyatt, on a train to San Francisco. Good surprise ending. A corpse comes along for the ride, and the ride ends when Marlowe is forced to jump from the train.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Norman MacDonnell, Richard Aurandt (composer, conductor), Bob Stevenson (announcer), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer), Harry Bartell, Sammie Hill, Roy Rowan, Parley Baer, Lawrence Dobkin, Elliott Reid, Junius Matthews, Raymond Chandler (creator).
Notes:
  1. In previous episode, Marlowe states a summary description of this episode.
  2. Post show promo for the next episode: "This time I tangled with three snakes, the first was made of gold, the second wore a mustache, the third was in the bag. And each in it's own way, poison."
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."
Show Opening: "For your enjoyment, Wrigley's Spearmint Chewing Gums brings you Raymond Chandler's most famous character in The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] [Wrigley's Spearmint Chewing Gum Commercial] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Face to Forget'." [Music]
First Line Plot: [Doorknob] "Alright, alright, wise guy, I told you once you couldn't come up here to this room, Marlowe."

Date Aired: 50/06/21
Episode Number: 089
Available: YES
Title: The Gold Cobra
Description: Marlowe is hired by Roth Winkman, a character right out of Dickens, to deliver a gold cobra to Chicago. A real snake puts some bite into the case.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), William Lally (announcer), Bob Stevenson (announcer), Gene Levitt (writer), Howard McNear, Lou Krugman, Lynn Allen, Michael Ann Barrett, Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Raymond Chandler (creator), Richard Aurandt (music), Robert Mitchell (writer), Wilms Herbert.
Notes:
  1. In previous episode, Marlowe states a summary description of this episode.
  2. Post show promo for the next episode: "This time I caught a killer on a lonely pelican's roost. It took a fist fight on the sidewalk, a flyweight drummer with an ice pick in his back, and a vicious meeting on a yacht to do it. That plus the color of a girl's hair."
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."
Show Opening: [Music] "Wrigley's Spearmint Chewing Gum, the refreshing delicious treat that gives you chewing enjoyment, presents for your listening enjoyment, Raymond Chandler's most famous character, in The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] [Wrigley's Spearmint Chewing Gum Commercial] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, the makers of Wrigley's Spearmint Chewing Gum are glad to bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Gold Cobra'." [Music]
First Line Plot: [Singing] "My mama done told me... da-da-da-da De-da..."

Date Aired: 50/06/28
Episode Number: 090
Available: YES
Title: The Pelican's Roost
Description: Lynn Russell hires Marlowe, even though it looks like she's a killer. A corpse with an ice pick through the neck and mascara for a blonde, leads to the solution of the case.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Raymond Chandler (creator), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer), Lillian Buyeff, John Dehner, Jack Kruschen, Bob Stevenson (announcer), Lawrence Dobkin, Georgia Ellis, David Ellis, Paul Dubov, Richard Aurandt (composer, conductor).
Notes:
  1. Pre-show news flash identifies the probable start of the Korean Conflict.
  2. In previous episode, Marlowe states a summary description of this episode.
  3. Post show promo for the next episode: "This time it was a big city, dirty from a trigger fisted thug in yellow suede shoes, a lady's heart dropped in the gutter and a corpse in a Hollywood duplex. But in the middle of it all, and setting the pace was a sweet little girl from Pumpkin Center Kansas."
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."
Show Opening: [Music] "Wrigley's Spearmint Chewing Gum, the refreshing delicious treat that gives you chewing enjoyment, presents for your listening enjoyment, Raymond Chandler's most famous character, in The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] [Wrigley's Spearmint Chewing Gum Commercial] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, the makers of Wrigley's Spearmint Chewing Gum are glad to bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Pelican's Roost'." [Music]
First Line Plot: [Ring] "Hello, Marlowe speaking." "Oh, Phil, thank heaven you're home tonight." "Lynn?" "Yes." "Lynn Russell?"

Date Aired: 50/07/05
Episode Number: 091
Available: YES
Title: The Girl from Pitchfork Corners
Description: Marlowe is hired by Donna Rawlings to make sure Arnold Lattimore gets where he's going. Donna turns up dead and a lovesick girl from Kansas complicates the case.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Bob Stevenson (announcer), Gene Levitt (writer), Harry Bartell, Hugh Thomas, Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Peter Leeds, Raymond Chandler (creator), Richard Aurandt (music), Robert Mitchell (writer), Sammie Hill, Tony Barrett, Vivi Janis, Wally Maher.
Notes:
  1. In previous episode, Marlowe states a summary description of this episode.
  2. Post show promo for the next episode: "This time I spent the night in an ancient Spanish castle with an overworked count guarding a tomb, a caretaker with blood on his mind and a seven footer called Peter the Cruel which was one thing, the other was worse, they all lived in the Sixteenth Century."
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."
Show Opening: [Music] "Wrigley's Spearmint Chewing Gum, the refreshing delicious treat that gives you chewing enjoyment, presents for your listening enjoyment, Raymond Chandler's most famous character, in The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] [Wrigley's Spearmint Chewing Gum Commercial] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, the makers of Wrigley's Spearmint Chewing Gum are glad to bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Girl from Pitchfork Corners'." [Music]
First Line Plot: [Train Whistle] "Sure, I'm sure what I'm sayin', what I'm sayin'... do I, do I look like I'm wearin', wearin' blinkers?"

Date Aired: 50/07/12
Episode Number: 092
Available: YES
Title: The Iron Coffin
Description: Marlowe visits a 16th century Spanish castle (in northern California) to battle the ghost of "Peter The Cruel", who lives in an eight foot iron coffin! An imaginative story, good radio!
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Raymond Chandler (creator), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer), Richard Aurandt (composer, conductor), Irene Tedrow, David Ellis, Edgar Barrier, Jay Novello, Parley Baer, Barney Phillips, Bob Stevenson (announcer), Lillian Buyeff.
Notes:
  1. In previous episode, Marlowe states a summary description of this episode.
  2. Post show promo for next episode: "This time a dying man’s last wish led me from a gunman with orders to stop me, past a battered corpse and a crumbling mansion, to a ruthless redhead playing for keeps, and when it was over, the one in the middle got away with everything, except the dying man’s last wish."
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."
Show Opening: [Music] "Wrigley's Spearmint Chewing Gum, the refreshing delicious treat that gives you chewing enjoyment, presents for your listening enjoyment, Raymond Chandler's most famous character, in The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] [Wrigley's Spearmint Chewing Gum Commercial] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, the makers of Wrigley's Spearmint Chewing Gum are glad to bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Iron Coffin'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "Dear Sir, colon... I wouldn't touch your proposition with some else's ten foot pole. Period. Furthermore I --" [Ring]

Date Aired: 50/07/19
Episode Number: 093
Available: YES
Title: The Last Wish
Description: Marlowe sets out to find Jack Schiller for his father, Jacob, a dying old man. Not as easy as it sounds.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Bob Stevenson (announcer), Gene Levitt (writer), Harold Dryanforth, Jack Edwards, Jack Kruschen, June Foray, Lawrence Dobkin, Lynn Allen, Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Raymond Chandler (creator), Richard Aurandt (composer, conductor), Robert Mitchell (writer), Stan Waxman.
Notes:
  1. Post show promo announces schedule change to Fridays, no time given.
  2. In previous episode, Marlowe states a summary description of this episode.
  3. Post show promo for the next episode: "This time I found an old friend in the morgue, watched the man with the burned hand die in a quiet garden and listened to a pathetic killer give up. All because a little glass donkey came to town."
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."
Show Opening: [Music] "Wrigley's Spearmint Chewing Gum, the refreshing delicious treat that gives you chewing enjoyment, presents for your listening enjoyment, Raymond Chandler's most famous character, in The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] [Wrigley's Spearmint Chewing Gum Commercial] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, the makers of Wrigley's Spearmint Chewing Gum are glad to bring you tonight's transcribed story, 'The Last Wish'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "Flight 7 from Dallas, Texas, now arriving, gate four... Flight 7 from Dallas, Texas..." "Here we are, sir, just coffee."

Series moves to Fridays at 8:00 p.m. on CBS.

Date Aired: 50/07/28
Episode Number: 094
Available: YES
Title: The Glass Donkey
Description: Lt. Mathews asks Marlowe to help find who shot Helen Lofton. And what about the glass donkey, made in Mexico and sold at the track in Tijuana?
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Bob Stevenson (announcer), Gene Levitt (writer), John Stevenson, Lawrence Dobkin, Michael Ann Barrett, Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Raymond Chandler (creator), Richard Aurandt (music), Robert Mitchell (writer), Vic Perrin, Vivi Janis, William Johnstone, William Lally.
Notes:
  1. In previous episode, Marlowe states a summary description of this episode.
  2. Post show promo for the next episode: "This time it got off to a swashbuckling start at a pirate's cove. A map to a fortune in black pearls ran past a beautiful island girl, a conniving Malayan merchant, and stopped at a wild man from Borneo, dead in a rusty hulk. All in the quiet outskirts of Los Angeles."
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."
Show Opening: [Music] "Wrigley's Spearmint Chewing Gum, the refreshing delicious treat that gives you chewing enjoyment, presents for your listening enjoyment, Raymond Chandler's most famous character, in The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] [Wrigley's Spearmint Chewing Gum Commercial] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, the makers of Wrigley's Spearmint Chewing Gum are glad to bring you tonight's transcribed story, 'The Glass Donkey'." [Music]
First Line Plot: [Ring] "Hello, Philip Marlowe." "Oh, this is Matthews, Phil." "Hi." "Er, listen, Phil..." "Yeah?" "Didn’t you once go around with a brunette named Helen Lofton?"

Date Aired: 50/08/04
Episode Number: 095
Available: YES
Title: The Parrot's Bed
Description: Marlowe is paid $500 to find Lash Lauterback and walks into a bad situation, and a fabulous bed of black pearls.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe').
Notes:
  1. Beginning of episode missing.
  2. In previous episode, Marlowe states a summary description of this episode.
  3. Tail end of show missing.
  4. Post show promo is missing.
First Line Narrative: [MISSING]
Show Opening: [MISSING]
First Line Plot: [Tires Screech] "Well, here we are mister, the Pirate’s Cove. Only bar on San Pedro catering to the sea faring trade we ain’t tried yet."

Date Aired: 50/08/11
Episode Number: 096
Available: YES
Title: The Quiet Magpie
Description: Vincent Calloway is standing trial for the murder of his father, Coleman, which he did not commit. Marlowe is hired to prove his innocence.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Charlie Lung, Gene Levitt (writer), Harold Dryanforth, Lynn Allen, Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Ralph Moody, Ralph Moody, Richard Aurandt (music), Robert Mitchell (writer), Roy Rowan (announcer), William Johnstone, Wilms Herbert, Raymond Chandler (creator).
Notes: Post show promo for the next episode: "This time an eager young kid took a beating in an alley, a lobster face began to boil, and a pair of month old corpses got together. All because a woman in a dark tunnel kept a secret that didn’t belong to her."
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."
Show Opening: [Music] "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 transcribed story, 'The Quiet Magpie'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "That's a lie, a deliberate, dirty lie!" "Counsel, would you restrain the defendant, Mr. Calloway, from making another such outburst?"

Date Aired: 50/08/18
Episode Number: 097
Available: YES
Title: The Dark Tunnel
Description: A beautiful girl and a disfiguring fire... and it only starts with a guy getting beat up in an alley.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Roy Rowan (announcer), Lurene Tuttle, Bob Sweeney, Paul Dubov, Barney Phillips, Lawrence Dobkin, David Ellis, Raymond Chandler (creator).
Notes:
  1. In previous episode, Marlowe states a summary description of this episode.
  2. Post show promo for the next episode: "This time greed in a green suede dress, a die hard from Dixie, and a cuckoo coin collector added up to violent deaths for two, and all over a half a buck in confederate money."
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."
Show Opening: [Music] "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 Dark Tunnel'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "So, after being hitched one month, Marlowe -- for 30 days -- where am I?" "I don’t know, where are you?" "Out in the cold, and with enough unpaid bills, Marlowe, to choke an elephant."

Date Aired: 50/08/25
Episode Number: 098
Available: YES
Title: The Collector's Item
Description: An 1864 Confederate half dollar is the only clue to the murder of Leon Reati. No wonder, the coin is worth $37,000!
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), B. J. Thompson, Gene Levitt (writer), Jack Kruschen, Raymond Chandler (creator), Richard Aurandt (music), Richard Sanville (director), Robert Mitchell (writer), Roy Rowan (announcer), Shepard Menken, Tom Tully, Tony Barrett.
Notes:
  1. In previous episode, Marlowe states a summary description of this episode.
  2. Post show promo for next episode: "This time an old man dead in a flop house, a sot who carved wood, a fallen lady with an eye for gold lockets and a snake with big ears all led me to a soft spot in a killer's hard heart."
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."
Show Opening: [Music] "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 Collector's Item'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "Hey, turn the corner, cabby -- don't lose 'em." "Don’t worry mister, there they are up ahead in that new Nash." "Uh-huh." "And a white Panama hat shows up through the back window of that cab like a sign board."

Date Aired: 50/09/01
Episode Number: 099
Available: YES
Title: The Soft Spot
Description: Earl Hanley, newsman, hires Marlowe to find a missing old man.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Bill Bouchey, Edgar Barrier, Gene Levitt (writer), Nestor Paiva, Paul Dubov, Peter Leeds, Raymond Chandler (creator), Richard Aurandt (music), Richard Sanville (director), Robert Mitchell (writer), Roy Rowan (announcer), Verna Felton, Vivi Janis.
Notes:
  1. Post show promo: broadcast time shifts an hour and a half later starting the following week.
  2. In previous episode, Marlowe states a summary description of this episode.
  3. Post show promo for next episode: "This time there were five masks. One for greed, one for cowardice, one for cruelty, and one for deceit, and they all covered a murder, but it was the fifth mask that really counted. Because it uncovered the killer!"
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."
Show Opening: [Music] "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 Soft Spot'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "And so much for the news from abroad. Here in Los Angeles, two persons were killed and eight injured today in three separate automobile accidents attributed directly to the thick fog that has blanketed the city ever since yesterday morning. And according to the weather bureau, the fog, which is rolling in from the sea, will be with us for --" "Fog, smog, everything's cockeyed."

Series moves to Fridays at 9:30 p.m. on CBS.

Date Aired: 50/09/08
Episode Number: 100
Available: YES
Title: The Fifth Mask
Description: Vivian Barnes hires Marlowe after a man threatens her life.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Anne Stone, Betty Lou Gerson, Frances Robinson, Gene Levitt (writer), Jay Novello, Lawrence Dobkin, Olan Soule, Raymond Chandler (creator), Richard Aurandt (music), Richard Sanville (director), Robert Mitchell (writer), Roy Rowan (announcer).
Notes:
  1. In previous episode, Marlowe states a summary description of this episode.
  2. Post show promo for next episode: "This time a little man with big heels tried to run over me. A giant and a warehouse nearly cost me my life, and a treacherous blonde almost buried me at sea. All that for a client that couldn't pay me a cent, but on whose behalf they were paid in full!"
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."
Show Opening: [Music] "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 Fifth Mask'." [Music]
First Line Plot: [Doorbell] [Door opening] "Brother, am I glad to see you! You are Phillip Marlowe?" "Yeah, yeah, I’m Marlowe."

Date Aired: 50/09/15
Episode Number: 101
Available: YES
Title: The Final Payment
Description: Marlowe is summoned by his friend, Billy Sonaro -- a man who is about to be executed in prison.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Richard Aurandt (composer, conductor), Roy Rowan (announcer), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer), Wally Maher, Lawrence Dobkin, Lou Krugman, Michael Ann Barrett, Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), William Johnstone, David Ellis, Tom Holland, Doris Singleton, Raymond Chandler (creator).
Notes:
  1. In previous episode, Marlowe states a summary description of this episode.
  2. Post show promo for next episode: "This time I found a corpse in a flower shop, a gypsy who read her own fortune in dollar signs, and a death struggle twenty feet from a crowded merry-go-round. All this because a man forgot one white carnation!"
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."
Show Opening: [Music] "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 Final Payment'." [Music]
First Line Plot: [Walking] [Door opens] [Typing] "Ahhh, yes sir." "I'm Philip Marlowe. Warden Ryker said he'd see me at noon." "Oh, yes, Mr. Marlowe, the warden will be with you in just a minute."

Date Aired: 50/09/22
Episode Number: 102
Available: YES
Title: The White Carnation
Description: When a man disappears on the day before he's to be married, his friend Casey hires Marlowe to investigate.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Raymond Chandler (creator), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer), Roy Rowan (announcer), Richard Aurandt (composer, conductor), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Paul Dubov, Tom Tully, John Dehner, Lawrence Dobkin, Virginia Gregg, Fritz Feld, Georgia Ellis, Parley Baer.
Notes:
  1. In previous episode, Marlowe states a summary description of this episode.
  2. Post show promo for next episode: "This time a skid row suicide changed into murder, a cobbler with an accent was afraid to call the police, and a hard boiled Hollywood agent broke into tears. All because one woman kept her whole life, between the covers of a big leather book!"
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."
Show Opening: [Music] "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 White Carnation'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "I can't understand it. Ben Reynolds is a wonderful guy, with a really great future, intelligent, handsome. Well, well, you’ve seen his picture." "Yeah, yeah, you said he’s a doctor, didn’t you, Casey, an MD?"

Date Aired: 50/09/29
Episode Number: 103
Available: YES
Title: The Big Book
Description: A seemingly unknown woman in a skid-row rooming house is found murdered. Matthews and Marlowe go to check it out.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Gene Levitt (writer), Robert Mitchell (writer), Jack Krushan, Bub Whitman, Jay Novellas, Lynn Allen, John Drainer, Ted Bonnell, Larry Dobkin ('Detective Lieutenant Matthews'), Jeff Corey ('Lieutenant Ybarra'), Richard Aurandt (music), Roy Rowan (announcer).
Notes:
  1. In previous episode, Marlowe states a summary description of this episode.
  2. This is the last show of this run but not announced on the program.
  3. Post show promo for the next week was not mentioned.
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."
Show Opening: [Music] "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 story, 'The Big Book'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "Well, Marlowe, that winds it up. The boy's got 'em in the wagon without any trouble, thanks to you. Well, you don't have your car here, do you Phil?" "No, Lieutenant, and I haven't had lunch either."

Series is off the air for a six months until it is picked up to fill in for Hopalong Cassidy’s summer vacation. Broadcast stays on CBS but moves to Hoppy’s 8:30 p.m. Saturday nights. Some logs have renumbered the episodes S01, S02, etc, for the summer season, this log will continue using the consecutive count.

Series moves to Saturdays at 8:30 p.m. on CBS

Date Aired: 51/07/07
Episode Number: 104
Available: YES
Title: A Seaside Sabbatical
Description: Marlowe travels to Long Beach to find a shooting gallery and murder!
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Barney Phillips, Donna Hehner, Harry Bartell, Irene Tedrow, Jeanne Bates, John Dehner, Kathleen Hite (writer), Lee Millar, Lou Krugman, Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Pierre Garriguenc (composer), Raymond Chandler (creator), Roy Rowan (announcer), Stan Waxman, Wilbur Hatch (music).
Notes:
  1. Pre-show announcement of potential for Korean War truce talks beginning and another that Philip Marlowe will fill the Hopalong Cassidy time slot for 11 weeks until Hoppy returns from vacation, September 22nd.
  2. This episode may also be known as Summer Series Episode 01 (S01).
  3. Post show promo: Gerald Mohr may soon be seen in the Santana Production, Sirocco.
  4. Post show promo for next episode: "This time an old lady got taken for a ride with a new kind of chauffeur, and I got involved up to a gun in my ribs. All because I decided to spend a quiet day at home."
Summer Series Opening: "Most Saturdays at this time, we spend an exciting half hour of adventure and action with America's Public Hero Number One, Hopalong Cassidy. Well, even two fisted cowboys take summer vacations when they can and Hoppy is no exception. Hopalong and Topper will be back with us riding the CBS air trails again eleven weeks from tonight, September 22nd."
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."
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, 'A Seaside Sabbatical'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "The wire in my hand said it all: Need your help, Urgent! Meet me at 8:30 tonight, Ships Galley Café, Long Beach. Signed Dale Higgins."

Date Aired: 51/07/14
Episode Number: 105
Available: YES
Title: The Dear Dead Days
Description: Marlowe responds to a strange call from the little old lady asking to find her chauffeur, Stevens, who wasn't her chauffeur anymore. He found more than that.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Adrian Gendot (writer), Anne Morrison, Jerry Hausner, Kathleen Hite (writer), Lynn Allen, Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Pierre Garriguenc (composer), Ralph Moody, Raymond Chandler (creator), Roy Rowan (announcer), Sidney Miller, Verna Felton, Wilbur Hatch (music), William Johnstone.
Notes:
  1. This episode may also be known as Summer Series Episode 02 (S02).
  2. In previous episode, Marlowe states a summary description of this episode.
  3. Post show promo: Gerald Mohr may soon be seen in the Santana Production, Sirocco.
  4. Post show promo for next episode: "This time a pair of green eyes held a promise, a house on Bedford Drive held a murder, a Malibu motel held a secret, and I almost held the sack."
Summer Series Opening: "Most Saturdays at this time, we spend an exciting half hour of adventure and action with America's Public Hero Number One, Hopalong Cassidy. Well, even two fisted cowboys take summer vacations when they can and Hoppy is no exception. Hopalong and Topper will be back with us riding the CBS air trails again ten weeks from tonight, September 22nd."
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."
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 Dear, Dead Days'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "I stood at the window and looked down at the Saturday morning traffic. A thousand inch worms playing follow the leader to the beach, to the mountains, to Aunt Millie’s, to anyplace. I had time, a book; there was food in the refrigerator and a coffee cup in my hand. Across the room, there was an easy chair, cigarettes on the table beside it. The clock said it was 9:15, I hadn’t shaved and I wasn’t going to. It was Saturday all day and it was mine."

Date Aired: 51/07/21
Episode Number: 106
Available: YES
Title: Life Can Be Murder
Description: Marlowe meets Marney Carr in a bar and becomes involved in a case of murder when she disappears.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), James Nusser, Joan Banks, June Whitley, Kathleen Hite (writer), Lawrence Dobkin, Marjorie Bennett, Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Paul Dubov, Pierre Garriguenc (composer), Raymond Chandler (creator), Roy Rowan (announcer), Shirley Mitchell, Virginia Gregg, Wilbur Hatch (music).
Notes:
  1. This episode may also be known as Summer Series Episode 03 (S03).
  2. In previous episode, Marlowe states a summary description of this episode.
  3. Post show promos: Gerald Mohr may soon be seen in the Santana Production, Sirocco.
  4. Post show promo for next episode: "This time a pair of crossed telephone wires put the good neighbor policy into effect, for the murderous accompaniment of an off key xylophone, one good neighbor almost kills another good neighbor, a fellow named Marlowe."
Summer Series Opening: "Most Saturdays at this time, we spend an exciting half hour of adventure and action with America's Public Hero Number One, Hopalong Cassidy. Well, even two fisted cowboys take summer vacations when they can and Hoppy is no exception. Hopalong and Topper will be back with us riding the CBS air trails again nine weeks from tonight, September 22nd."
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."
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, 'Life Can Be Murder'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "The sign in the half light above the entrance reads Belle's Trifle Inn. If you say it fast enough you may be right. It's authentic English script and it hangs over the door of an authentic English restaurant, just south of the authentic Sunset Strip."

Date Aired: 51/07/28
Episode Number: 107
Available: YES
Title: Good Neighbor Policy
Description: Crossed wires on Marlowe's party line lead him to murder, a robber, and the Los Angeles library!
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Doris Singleton, Hy Averback (announcer), Jane Morgan, Jeanne Bates, Kathleen Hite (writer), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Parley Baer, Pierre Garriguenc (composer), Raymond Chandler (creator), Roy Rowan (announcer), Vivi Janis, Wilbur Hatch (music).
Notes:
  1. This episode may also be known as Summer Series Episode 04 (S04).
  2. In previous episode, Marlowe states a summary description of this episode.
  3. Post show promo: Gerald Mohr may currently be seen in the Santana Production, Sirocco. Note the movie promo changes tense from "seen soon" to "may currently be seen", signifying its release.
  4. Post show promo for the next episode: "This time I did a cooks tour of the San Fernando Valley in search of a missing woman. The case had a lot of positive developments, but the clincher, the clincher was a negative development, and in a camera shop."
Summer Series Opening: [None]
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."
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 Good Neighbor Policy'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "The day was hot and sticky. City wore it like a wet shirt. To make things worse, there was a xylophone playing somewhere in the building and that got me started thinking about my neighbors. Mostly I was thinking two things about them. One, I didn’t know any of them. And two, I’d like to shake the hand of that fellow that banged that xylophone day and night and break it."

Date Aired: 51/08/04
Episode Number: 108
Available: YES
Title: The Long Way Home
Description: Marlowe is investigating the disappearance of Amy Harper.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Jack Moyles, Junius Matthews, Kathleen Hite (writer), Mary Lansing, Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Peter Leeds, Pierre Garriguenc (composer), Raymond Chandler (creator), Roy Rowan (announcer), Sam Edwards, Vivi Janis, Wilbur Hatch (music), William Johnstone.
Notes:
  1. This episode may also be known as Summer Series Episode 05 (S05).
  2. In previous episode, Marlowe states a summary description of this episode.
  3. Post show promo: Gerald Mohr may currently be seen in the Santana Production, Sirocco.
  4. Post show promo for the next episode: "This time the parlay was divorced, the kidnapping, the blackmail, and everybody was a wise guy, the dame, the racket boss, and the private eye. But the wisest guy of them all turned out to be an eight year old kid."
Summer Series Opening: [None]
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."
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 Long Way Home'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "The valley floor gave off the kind of heat that ate into you and stayed. I wondered why some 800,000 people voluntarily made the San Fernando Valley their home. That was their problem. My problem at the moment was to make a right hand turn off Riverside Drive and I did."

Date Aired: 51/08/11
Episode Number: 109
Available: NO
Title: Friday's Child
Description:
Cast:
Notes:
  1. This episode may also be known as Summer Series Episode 05 (S05).
  2. Post show promo for the previous episode was: "This time the parlay was divorced, the kidnapping, the blackmail, and everybody was a wise guy, the dame, the racket boss, and the private eye. But the wisest guy of them all turned out to be an eight year old kid."

Date Aired: 51/08/18
Episode Number: 110
Available: YES
Title: The Young Man's Fancy
Description: A hot day, and a visit to a Yugoslav-American friend who runs a fruit stand, leads Marlowe to a confrontation with a young man with a problem.
Cast: Gerald Mohr, Frank Richards, Georgia Ellis, Jack Kruschen, Kathleen Hite (writer), Lawrence Dobkin, Lou Krugman, Norman Macdonnell (producer, director), Paul Dubov, Pierre Garriguenc (composer), Raymond Chandler (creator), Roy Rowan (announcer), Ruth Perrott, Tony Barrett, Wilbur Hatch (music).
Notes:
  1. This episode may also be known as Summer Series Episode 07 (S07).
  2. Post show promo: Gerald Mohr may currently be seen in the Santana Production, Sirocco.
  3. Post show promo for the next episode: "This time the main theme was Main Street and the counter melody was full of sharps from a burlesque house and flats from skid row. It was wine, women and murder."
Summer Series Opening: [None]
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."
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 transcribed story, 'The Young Man's Fancy'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "It was another scorcher with smog yet. The angels that flapped their wings over the sleepy little pueblo of Los Angeles were taking a summer hiatus. I thought about the blue Pacific about some fifteen miles to the west where the friendly waves will snap your back if you happen to hit the undertow just right."

Date Aired: 51/08/23
Episode Number: 111r
Available: YES
Title: Heir for G-String (Rehearsal)
Description: Marlowe is knocked out when looking for a wino who has just received a $5,000 inheritance.
Cast: See entry for Broadcast Episode
Notes:
  1. Rehearsal. No show opening or music.
  2. Closing - None
  3. Ends With - "This time she was lovely and I was engaged, engaged to help a beautiful shepherd, who had a flock of trouble. We found the lost sheep, and something else she didn’t know she lost."
Summer Series Opening: None
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."
Show Opening: None
First Line Plot: "There’s nothing really wrong with a hot summer, but if some sadist really wanted to bring out the worst in anybody, particularly me after a steaming day, all he has to do is expose me to air conditioning."

Date Aired: 51/08/25
Episode Number: 111
Available: YES
Title: Heir for G-String
Description: Marlowe is knocked out when looking for a wino who has just received a $5,000 inheritance.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), B. J. Thompson, Gene Levitt (writer), Jack Kruschen, Raymond Chandler (creator), Richard Aurandt (music), Richard Sanville (director), Robert Mitchell (writer), Roy Rowan (announcer), Shepard Menken, Tom Tully, Tony Barrett.
Notes:
  1. This episode may also be known as Summer Series Episode 08 (S08).
  2. In previous episode, Marlowe states a summary description of this episode.
  3. Closing - Gerald Mohr may currently be seen in the Santana Production, Sirocco.
  4. Post show promo for the next episode: "This time she was lovely and I was engaged, engaged to help a beautiful shepherd, who had a flock of trouble. We found the lost sheep, and something else she didn’t know she lost."
Summer Series Opening: "Most Saturdays at this time, we spend an exciting half hour of adventure and action with America's Public Hero Number One, Hopalong Cassidy. Well, even two fisted cowboys take summer vacations when they can and Hoppy is no exception. But Hopalong and Topper will be back with us riding the CBS air trails again four weeks from tonight, September 22nd."
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."
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 transcribed story, 'Heir for G-String'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "There’s nothing really wrong with a hot summer, but if some sadist really wanted to bring out the worst in anybody, particularly me after a steaming day, all he has to do is expose me to air conditioning."

Date Aired: 51/08/30
Episode Number: 112r
Available: YES
Title: Nether Nether Land (Rehearsal)
Description: Another damsel in distress wakes up Marlowe to protect her from someone who is stalking her then she disappears. Murder and blackmail.
Cast: See entry for Broadcast Episode
Notes:
  1. Rehearsal. No show opening or music.
  2. Post show promo for the next episode: "This time my plan for a fishing trip got caught in the line of a beautiful girl who didn’t know up stream from down stream. I was in deep water for a while but I finally caught my limit by using a special kind of bait."
Summer Series Opening: None
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."
Show Opening: None
First Line Plot: "There are times when life makes no sense at all. When confusion is the keynote and all we do is run in ever tightening circles. The one and one is two school is closed and nothing comes out even."

Date Aired: 51/09/01
Episode Number: 112
Available: YES
Title: Nether Nether Land
Description: Another damsel in distress wakes up Marlowe to protect her from someone who is stalking her then she disappears. Murder and blackmail.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Maureen Tuttle, Shirley Mitchell, Ted Osborne, Cy Kendall, Kathleen Hite (writer), Cliff Howell (transcription), Norman Macdonnell (producer, director), Raymond Chandler (creator), Wilbur Hatch (music), Pierre Garriguenc (composer)
Notes:
  1. This episode may also be known as Summer Series Episode 09 (S09).
  2. In previous episode, Marlowe states a summary description of this episode.
  3. Closing - Gerald Mohr may currently be seen in the Santana Production, Sirocco.
  4. Post show promo for the next episode: "This time my plan for a fishing trip got caught in the line of a beautiful girl who didn’t know up stream from down stream. I was in deep water for a while but I finally caught my limit by using a special kind of bait."
Summer Series Opening: "Most Saturdays at this time, we spend an exciting half hour of adventure and action with America's Public Hero Number One, Hopalong Cassidy. Well, even two fisted cowboys take summer vacations when they can and Hoppy is no exception. But Hopalong and Topper will be back with us riding the CBS air trails again three weeks from tonight, September 22nd."
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."
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 transcribed story, 'Nether Nether Land'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "There are times when life makes no sense at all. When confusion is the keynote and all we do is run in ever tightening circles. The one and one is two school is closed and nothing comes out even."

Date Aired: 51/09/08
Episode Number: 113
Available: YES
Title: The Medium Was Rare
Description: Mrs. Collins had her $10,000 jewelry collection stolen from her bedroom and must have Marlowe find it before her husband gets home in a few days.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Frank Richards, Georgia Ellis, Jack Kruschen, Kathleen Hite (writer), Lawrence Dobkin, Lou Krugman, Norman Macdonnell (producer, director), Paul Dubov, Pierre Garriguenc (composer), Raymond Chandler (creator), Roy Rowan (announcer), Ruth Perrott, Tony Barrett, Wilbur Hatch (music)
Notes:
  1. This episode may also be known as Summer Series Episode 10 (S10).
  2. In previous episode, Marlowe states a summary description of this episode.
  3. Closing - Gerald Mohr may currently be seen in the Santana Production, Sirocco.
  4. Post show promo for the next episode: "This time strange sounds came from a bungalow court, or did they? An old woman thought so but she had quite an imagination. A crack in the wall held the secret. A couple of guys held guns. And a nice guy held on for dear life."
Summer Series Opening: "Most Saturdays at this time, we spend an exciting half hour of adventure and action with America's Public Hero Number One, Hopalong Cassidy. Well, even two fisted cowboys take summer vacations when they can and Hoppy is no exception. But Hopalong and Topper will be back with us riding the CBS air trails again two weeks from tonight, September 22nd."
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."
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 transcribed story, 'The Medium Was Rare'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "Let me out of here, I gotta get away. This is the time. The time when all I can think of is trout streams, trails through tall mountains where every man is Hopalong Cassidy."

Date Aired: 51/09/15
Episode Number: 114
Available: YES
Title: The Sound and the Unsound
Description: A strange tapping noise leads Marlowe to a shooting. What is everyone looking for?
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), B. J. Thompson, Shirley Mitchell, William Tracy, Roy Rowan (announcer), Pierre Garriguenc (composer), Wilbur Hatch (conductor), Cliff Howell (producer, director), Raymond Chandler (creator), Kathleen Hite (writer), Olan Soule, Ted Osborne, Frank Gerstle, Arthur Q. Bryan.
Notes:
  1. This episode may also be known as Summer Series Episode 11 (S11).
  2. In previous episode, Marlowe states a summary description of this episode.
  3. Last show of series.
  4. Closing - Gerald Mohr may currently be seen in the Santana Production, Sirocco.
  5. Gerald Mohr makes a farewell and thank you announcement.
Summer Series Opening: "Most Saturdays at this time, we spend an exciting half hour of adventure and action with America's Public Hero Number One, Hopalong Cassidy. Well, even two fisted cowboys take summer vacations when they can and Hoppy is no exception. But Hopalong and Topper will be back with us riding the CBS air trails again one week from tonight, September 22nd."
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."
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 Sound and the Unsound'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "You know, in my business you get to the point where you think you’ve seen everything. In fact, you get there at least twice a week. This time I was sure of it."

End of the CBS Series


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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)
The Adventures of Philip Marlowe: CBS Episodes 058 - 114 (November 11, 1949 - September 15, 1951) (current page)

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

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