The Adventure Of The Haunted Hams (Aired July 13, 1948)
The Thin Man follows an ex-detective, Nick Charles, and his sophisticated, glamorous, wealthy wife, Nora Charles, on their escapades to unravel mystery where ever it may lie by sleuthing and solving murders; billed the "happiest married couple in radio." Their infectious relationship consisted of charming one-upmanship, affectionate criticism, and inebriated fun chock full of martinis, and came with its own terrier, Asta, which is a trademark of all rich couples. The radio show was actually spun from the very popular detective novel by Dashiell Hammett , writer of The Maltese Falcon and The Glass Key. The subsequent movie, by the same name, was a very low-budget MGM film that was filmed in only 14 days, went on to gross over $2 million while being nominated in four categories for Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay!
July 13, 1948. NBC network. "The Adventure Of The Haunted Hams"
. Sponsored by: Pabst Beer. A country barn burns down, leaving a troup of summer stock actors without a theatre. Claudia Morgan, Les Tremayne, Ed Herlihy (announcer), Parker Fennelly, Dashiell Hammett (creator), Himan Brown (producer, director), Fred Fradkin (music), Milton Lewis (writer). 29:44. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.