The Farmer's Daughter Caper (Aired September 3, 1950)
The Adventures of Sam Spade was first heard on ABC July 12, 1946, as a Friday-night summer series. The show clicked at once, and went into a regular fall lineup on CBS September 29, 1946. From then until 1949, Sam Spade was a Sunday-night thriller for Wildroot Cream Oil, starring Howard Duff in the title role. With Duff's departure, NBC took the series, leaving it on Sunday for Wildroot and starring Stephen Dunne as Spade. This version lasted until 1951, the last year running as a Friday sustainer. Spade's appearance on the air marked an almost literal transition from Dashiell Hammett's 1930 crime classic, The Maltese Falcon, where he first appeared. Spade was a San Francisco detective, one of the most distinctive of the hardboiled school. Show Notes From The Old Time Radio Researcher's Group.
September 3, 1950. NBC network. "The Farmer's Daughter Caper"
. Sponsored by: Wildroot Cream-Oil, Wildroot Liquid Cream Shampoo. Sam needs a room for the night and finds a strange tourist court, a man buried alive, shots in the night and of course a beautiful woman in his bedroom! Dashiell Hammett (creator), E. Jack Neuman (writer), Howard Duff, Dick Joy (announcer), Lud Gluskin (conductor), Lurene Tuttle, Pierre Garriguenc (composer), Rene Garriguenc (composer), William Spier (producer, director, editor), John Michael Hayes (writer). 26:36. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.