Classic old time radio showing starring Jack Webb (1946, 1949) and Ben Morris (1947-48) as Pat Novak, a street wise guy who rents boats and anything else a good man pays a bad one to do.
Novak is always getting into scrapes when taking on jobs for hire or occassionally as a favor to a friend. When he does, he goes to see "The Only Honest Guy I Know" an ex-Doctor and a boozer named Jocko Madigan (played by Tudor Owens). Novak's nemesis is Lieutenant Hellman of Homicide (played by Raymond Burr and others) who's constantly trying to get Novak sent to the gas chamber.
The show is formulaic, but it's a work of art, with fantastic poetry. From Novak's fantastic similies and brilliant descriptions of the Femme Fatales to Jocko Madigan's philisophical drunekn speeches, and the verbal (and sometimes phyiscal) fisticuffs between Novak and Hellman, Pat Novak for Hire is memorable from start to finish.
Includes 25 Episodes!
Episodes On This CD:
46.11.24 Ep00 Dixie Gilian [audition].mp3
47.08.03 Gambling Ring.mp3
47.08.10 Bookie Outfit.mp3
47.11.23 The Linda Reynold's Case.mp3
47.11.30 Death In Harold Square.mp3
49.02.20 Ep02 Jack Of Clubs.mp3
49.02.27 Marcia Halpern.mp3
49.03.06 Ep04 Fleet Lady.mp3
49.03.13 Ep05 Rubin Callaway's Picture.mp3
49.03.20 Rory Malone.mp3
49.03.27 Ep07 Joe Candono Blackmail Pictures.mp3
49.04.02 Father Lahey - Joe Feldman.mp3
49.04.09 Sam Tolliver.mp3
49.04.16 Ep10 Go Away Dixie Gillian.mp3
49.04.16 Go Away Dixie Gillian.mp3
49.04.23 Rita Malloy.mp3
49.04.30 Wendy Morris.mp3
49.05.07 Ep13 Shirt Mix - Up At The Laundry.mp3
49.05.14 Ep14 Geranium Plant.mp3
49.05.21 Ep15 John St. John.mp3
49.06.04 The Agnes Bolton Case.mp3
49.06.11 George Lampson.mp3
49.06.18 Joe Denine Story.mp3
49.06.25 Ep20 Little Jake Siegel (Muffled Sound).mp3