Suspense – Murder by an Expert

In “Murder by an Expert,” Lynn Bari stars as a dancer who tries to frame her brother-in-law for the murder of her husband.

Lynn BariAs the episode opens, it is late and Edith is about to set her plan in motion. She wakes her husband, Bob, and tells him that they are expected at an audition. Though he didn’t hear the phone, he believes that their agent called and agrees to go.

Then Edith phones her brother-in-law, Jimmy. She tells him that she and Bob have been fighting and that they are likely to break-up. Jimmy tells her not to worry, he will be right over to help!

Next, Edith and Bob prepare to leave for their audition. As Bob is packing their costumes, she attacks him, and sets her plan in motion to get rid of Bob and marry their agent…

But, is her agent so hot to marry her?

“Murder by an Expert” was written by John Shaw and produced/directed by William Spier. Lynn Bari starred. Also appearing were Hans Conried, Jerry Hausner, Wally Maher, Jack Webb, and Sidney Miller. This episode aired on July 24, 1947.

Lux Radio Theater

Murder, My Sweet is a 1944 film based on Raymond Chandler’s novel Farewell, My Lovely, released in the UK with the original title. The film stars Dick Powell, Claire Trevor, and Anne Shirley. Detective Philip Marlowe is hired by hulking Moose Malloy to locate Malloy’s old girlfriend that he lost track of while serving time in prison. What Marlowe finds is that each lead he follows up confuses the case further and lies compound lies with an eventual discovery of larcenous activity including bribery, perjury, theft and a beautiful femme fatale (Claire Trevor).

Farewell My Lovely had already been filmed once before, in 1942, as The Falcon Takes Over. However, Murder, My Sweet is considered one of the best Chandler adaptations. A 2004 review by DVD Savant Glenn Erickson notes “Murder, My Sweet remains the purest version of Chandler on film, even if it all seems far too familiar now.” It is also considered one of the pre-eminent films noir. Alison Dalzell, writing for Edinburgh University Film Society, notes “Since the ’40s countless mystery and neo-noir films have been made in Hollywood and around the world. Murder, My Sweet is what they all aspire to be.”

Dick Powell was previously known only for light comedies and musicals, so the casting of him as Chandler’s hard-boiled private detective antihero was a surprise to many. The studio changed the title from Farewell, My Lovely because they thought audience would think the film was a musical. Powell’s performance is much debated by fans of Chandler and film noir; some think it too light and comic; others consider it the best interpretation of Philip Marlowe on film.

Grand Virtues Nemesis

Wife and mother Charity has left Earth to save the galaxy from religious fanatics. She formed a group of allies that are not exactly ready to get involved in a war. While stranded on a distant planet without her entourage and the religious fanatics in pursuit; her reluctant allies in orbit call to Earth for assistance. Help arrives in the form of her sisters Faith and Hope, along with the most tenacious type ‘A’ personality of Charity’s family; her mother Nancy.

This novel contains 84, 537 words.


KM99 WWII The Big One V1 CD1

Everyday there will be an episode from the KM99 WWII (the big one) collection. This is the finest collection of news broadcasts and events leading up to and including WWII. In the beginning, several of the broadcasts are in German. I do not speak German, but you can get a feel of what’s going on in these rallies by the tone of the voices. Hopefully everything will be available for download. The entire set is 13+ CD’s

This is the finest collection of events leading up to and including WWII
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