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10 Best Episodes of The Adventures of Philip Marlowe

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Raymond Chandler's famous character gets a voice in this 195-episode radio-adaptation of the emerging hardboiled detective genre. Listen to the blunt, often-brooding, rarely-deceived, and never-discouraged Marlowe make a buck off combating crime on the gritty streets of late-40's LA. He and Danger have a love-hate relationship: whether he's just closed a tough and taxing case or gone for a sandwich next-door, you never know where a life needs sa… Continue Reading >> Raymond Chandler's famous character gets a voice in this 195-episode radio-adaptation of the emerging hardboiled detective genre. Listen to the blunt, often-brooding, rarely-deceived, and never-discouraged Marlowe make a buck off combating crime on the gritty streets of late-40's LA. He and Danger have a love-hate relationship: whether he's just closed a tough and taxing case or gone for a sandwich next-door, you never know where a life needs saving next, nor even his own. But the pay is good, worth the people he has to go through to get it, and his message gets clear across: "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." Get a heavy dose of suspense with this selection of the best written, best performed, and most unique episodes of the series. << Show Less
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Listen to "The August Lion" from The Adventures of Philip Marlowe | Old Time Radio | Adventures of Philip Marlowe | Old Time Radio | Audio Marlowe’s stagnant evening is interrupted by an old acquaintance who brings baggage with him. A former forger, he’s fallen in love with the angelic stockbroker Eileen Voss. Upon learning he isn’t the only man in her life, he berates here with promises of death, “like all men do in these situations.” But at her apartment, he finds her dead, and delivers her and himself to a “Dr. Marlowe." Can we believe the words of this career-liar?

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Listen to "Dude from Manhattan" from The Adventures of Philip Marlowe | Old Time Radio | Adventures of Philip Marlowe | Old Time Radio | Audio Marlowe’s invited to a dude ranch for some much-needed R&R. But trouble seems to follow him, and when domestic issues are escalated by a guest and a cowboy, the detective finds himself reluctantly back in his element. While guns and knives don’t necessarily spell violence in the wide-open West, a horseshoe will take on an unintended meaning.

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Listen to "The Busy Body" from The Adventures of Philip Marlowe | Old Time Radio | Adventures of Philip Marlowe | Old Time Radio | Audio It’s been another exhausting day for detective Marlowe when he gets yet another case thrown on his plate. Ms. Stewart’s boyfriend is missing, but the evidence isn’t adding up to kidnap. At the house of her boyfriend, Marlowe meets the nosy neighbor Agatha, who happens to have a significant amount of dirt on the missing man’s infidelities. When the case leads murder, the mob, and another potential murder, it may be Agatha’s prying that cracks the case.

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Listen to "Cloak of Kamehameha" from The Adventures of Philip Marlowe | Old Time Radio | Adventures of Philip Marlowe | Old Time Radio | Audio Marlowe is tasked with taking a plane to Hawaii to retrieve the cloak of Kamehameha. And though the incentive are rare feather of an extinct bird worth half-a-million dollars each, a letter warns Marlowe’s source that it will bring nothing but death. For whom does the letter speak when Marlowe finds another Marlowe in Hawaii, a step ahead of him?

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Listen to "Lady in Mink" from The Adventures of Philip Marlowe | Old Time Radio | Adventures of Philip Marlowe | Old Time Radio | Audio A thick, rolling fog settles over the city as Marlowe tries to stop a suicide. But the letter says more than just her goodbye: there are bad people out for her. Lively June Drake seems to have involved herself with the wrong crowd. And when Marlowe’s search for her leads to vengeful infidelity, a staged car wreck, and murder, he questions what the letter’s motive was in the first place.

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Listen to "The Mexican Boat Ride" from The Adventures of Philip Marlowe | Old Time Radio | Adventures of Philip Marlowe | Old Time Radio | Audio Marlowe is brought to a dark room, where the identity of his client is limited to the frame of his glasses. When the man claims to suffer from an illness of the eyes, he says he needs a sharp pair to get to the bottom of his problem. Because of Mr. Estabrook’s condition, he's permitted his wife to attend a vacation originally planned for the two of them. But the trip didn’t involve a boat ride, especially where Mrs. Estabrook has a severe phobia of open water. What motivated her to test her sea legs?

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Listen to "The Dancing Hands" from The Adventures of Philip Marlowe | Old Time Radio | Adventures of Philip Marlowe | Old Time Radio | Audio Two twin dancers perform at a nightclub to which Marlowe is called when one of them goes missing. After arriving, a scream backstage is followed by a missing green purse, and a missing twin, Beth. Can Marlowe find the truth in this sea of seedy characters? And is Edie, the other twin, telling Marlowe all she knows? Is she really even Edie?

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