The Adventures of Philip Marlowe

July 10, 1938 to September 15, 1951
136 episodes known to exist
The Adventures of Philip Marlowe was an adventure, detective/crime, and mystery radio show which ran from July 10, 1938 to September 15, 1951.
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July 10, 1938 - July 10, 1938
Philip Marlowe
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June 12, 1947 - August 5, 1947
The Adventures of Philip Marlowe
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September 26, 1948 - September 15, 1951
The New Adventures of Philip Marlowe
114
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The Adventures of Philip Marlowe
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Philip Marlowe
July 10, 1938 - July 10, 1938
1 episodes known to exist
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July 10, 1938 
Thriller 
Orson Welles, Edgar Barrier Part 2 of three only, however the story is complete. 
16:50 

 
The Adventures of Philip Marlowe
June 12, 1947 - August 5, 1947
9 episodes known to exist
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AUD 
June 12, 1947 
Who Shot Waldo 
 
29:30 

 
June 17, 1947 
The Red Wind 
 
29:30 

 
June 24, 1947 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:30 

 
July 1, 1947 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:30 

 
July 8, 1947 
King in Yellow 
 
29:40 

 
July 15, 1947 
The Sandman 
 
29:30 

 
July 22, 1947 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:30 

 
July 29, 1947 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:30 

 
August 5, 1947 
Trouble Is My Business 
 
29:30 

 
The New Adventures of Philip Marlowe
September 26, 1948 - September 15, 1951
114 episodes known to exist
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September 26, 1948 
The Red Wind 
 
29:30 

 
October 3, 1948 
The Persian Slippers 
 
29:30 

 
October 10, 1948 
The Panama Hat 
 
29:30 

 
October 17, 1948 
Where There's a Will 
 
29:30 

 
October 24, 1948 
The Heart of Gold 
 
29:30 

 
October 31, 1948 
The Blue Burgonet 
 
29:30 

 
November 7, 1948 
The Flaming Angel 
 
29:30 

 
November 14, 1948 
The Silent Partner 
 
29:30 

 
November 21, 1948 
The Perfect Secretary 
 
29:30 

 
10 
November 28, 1948 
The Hard Way Out 
When I started, I thought one man was in trouble and three were trying to help him. But after I found two pounds of tobacco, two pieces of brass and a boat without a pilot heading straight out to sea, I knew they had all been in trouble. And all had taken the hard way out! 
29:30 

 
11 
December 5, 1948 
The Unhappy Medium 
 
29:30 

 
12 
December 12, 1948 
The Jade Teardrop 
 
29:30 

 
13 
December 19, 1948 
The Three Wiseguys 
 
29:30 

 
14 
December 26, 1948 
The Old Acquaintance 
When it started, a girl's wedding and New Year's Eve were only six hours away. And I didn't think the bride-to-be would make either one of them. That was before I ran up against a slot machine operator, the escaped convict and above all, the old acquaintance. 
29:30 

 
15 
January 8, 1949 
The Restless Day 
Show moves to Saturday. They all knew he was aboard the yacht when it exploded and sank. And everybody called his death an accident. That is everybody except the corpse himself. He said it was murder! 
29:30 

 
16 
January 15, 1949 
The Black Halo 
Somewhere in the cold persistent rain that made the city seem a thing of evil, a girl had disappeared _ and it was my job to find her. But before I did, I found death and a devil! 
29:30 

 
17 
January 22, 1949 
The Orange Dog 
 
29:30 

 
18 
January 29, 1949 
The Easy Mark 
 
29:30 

 
19 
February 5, 1949 
The Long Rope 
 
29:30 

 
20 
February 12, 1949 
The Lonesome Reunion 
 
29:30 

 
21 
February 19, 1949 
The Flying Trapeze 
 
29:30 

 
22 
February 26, 1949 
The Big Mistake 
 
29:30 

 
23 
March 5, 1949 
Friend From Detroit 
 
29:30 

 
24 
March 12, 1949 
Grim Hunters 
 
29:30 

 
25 
March 19, 1949 
The Dancing Hands 
 
29:30 

 
26 
March 26, 1949 
The Green Flame 
When it started, it was simple, just a law suit for damages. But before it was over, it was far from simple and the damages were murder. 
29:30 

 
27 
April 2, 1949 
The Last Laugh 
It was a grim joke that started when six heirs came to an ugly house on a rain-swept island to hear a madman's will. But the joke soon turned to murder. And in the end, it was hard to tell who had the last laugh 
29:30 

 
28 
April 9, 1949 
Name to Remember 
A partner from Mexico City, a stranger dead in Nevada, and the man with the cauliflower ear _ all added up to a corpse on a concrete floor. 
29:30 

 
29 
April 16, 1949 
The Heat Wave 
It was hot and still. An August night in the middle of April. But that didn't matter to the striptease dancer in the golden mask. Because murder made her blood run cold the night the heat wave struck 
29:30 

 
30 
April 23, 1949 
Cloak of Kamehameha 
It started at dawn in a Los Angeles Taxi and wound up that night on a cliff in the middle of the Pacific. All because of a Dutchman with $5,000, a corpse in a lily pond and an oriental with a chauffeur who wanted a cloak ... made of nothing but feathers. 
29:30 

 
31 
April 30, 1949 
Lady in Mink 
The thick fog that clung to Los Angeles made the search for the girl who was going to kill herself, slow and uneasy. By the end I would have settled for that and more, because murder happened twice before I found the "Lady in Mink." 
29:30 

 
32 
May 7, 1949 
Feminine Touch 
An Iron Skull was their trademark. Their business was climbing walls and it was all done at 70 miles-per-hour. But that was a cinch for the death-cheaters, until they felt murder and a "Feminine Touch." 
29:30 

 
33 
May 14, 1949 
The Promise to Pay 
It was only a gambler's marker. A promise to pay worth a thousand dollars and I was hired to find it, which sounded easy. Until I realized it meant the whole future to two men, freedom to a third and death to the girl in the cottage. 
29:30 

 
34 
May 21, 1949 
Night Tide 
When it started, the tide was high in the San Pedro Waterfront. And a hot-tempered kid had murder on his mind! 
29:30 

 
35 
May 28, 1949 
The Ebony Link 
It was ugly from the start this time. Vicious blackmail that mushroomed into murder and all because a wild artist on a hilltop, a man in a wheelchair and a redhead manicurist were held to close together...by one small Ebony Link! 
29:30 

 
36 
June 4, 1949 
The Unfair Lady 
I was hired to find a thief and I did, a thousand miles from home. But first I found a lush with a luger, a fresh corpse in the closet and all because the only woman in sight wouldn't play fair! 
29:30 

 
37 
June 11, 1949 
The Pigeons Blood 
This one had soft brown eyes and an accent. And she came to town with a job to do. But before it was done, death had struck three times, then she was gone. And all because of thirty drops of Pigeons blood, worth 150,000 bucks! 
29:30 

 
38 
June 18, 1949 
The Busy Body 
This time it started as a routine search for a rich girl's fianc‚e. And the trail led to a silent house haunted by a face at the window and blood in an open cedar chest. But before it was over, it became a search for a corpse that wouldn't sit still! 
29:30 

 
39 
June 25, 1949 
The Key Man 
This one started as a threat of a beating that turned into murder with a brown-eyed blonde, a jovial hippopotamus and a suspect soldier of fortune. All complicating the problem till I got next to the key man. 
29:30 

 
40 
July 2, 1949 
Dude From Manhattan 
This time it was going to be a vacation in the wide-open spaces. And a black stallion and a tiny emerald and a battered horseshoe made a twenty-four hour delay. It could have been worse. Because to the Dude from Manhattan, they meant death. 
29:30 

 
41 
July 9, 1949 
The Quiet Number 
 
29:30 

 
42 
July 16, 1949 
The Headless Peacock 
This one began with a bedlam and got worse as I bumped into a burglar, a bookie, a Boswell in a body and a big shot called "B." And before it was over, everyone had lost his head because the headless Peacock had moved. 
29:30 

 
43 
July 30, 1949 
The Mexican Boat Ride 
Program of 7-23 Pre-empted. 
29:30 

 
44 
August 6, 1949 
The August Lion 
It started with death on my doorstep, and got worse when I lied to a sympathetic Bull, was pistol-whipped by a gorilla with dimples and fought with a kitten on the keys. It might have gone on that way all-night if I hadn't been helped by the King of the Beasts. 
29:30 

 
45 
August 13, 1949 
The Indian Giver 
It started with an Indian gift of a piece of pottery and lead to a brown bear and moccasin, an archaeologist, much laughing water and finally ... death in an alley! 
29:30 

 
46 
August 20, 1949 
The Lady Killer 
This time inside of two hours, a lavish mansion seized with suspicion, a sealed cabin filled with gas in an artist's retreat and a corpse on the floor. All because one was too good-looking to be true ... to anyone! 
29:30 

 
47 
August 27, 1949 
The Eager Witness 
This started with a man on trial for his life and an A-1 citizen eager to testify. But there it was interrupted. And it wasn't until I found a corpse in a bubbling bath, gunplay in the woods and lots of blackmail, that the real "eager witness" had a chance to talk! 
29:30 

 
48 
September 3, 1949 
The Bum's Rush 
The Lady Tourist was a schoolteacher out after glamour, and she got it. But only after she realized in Hollywood, the three "R's" could be readin', done in a dark room, writin' found in a dead man's pocket and `rithmatic that added up to murder ... times two! 
29:30 

 
49 
September 10, 1949 
Rushton Hickory 
 
29:30 

 
50 
September 17, 1949 
The Baton Sinister 
 
29:30 

 
51 
September 24, 1949 
The Fatted Calf 
This time rain slashing a glass roof, an old man's curiosity and an imaginary imp out of place. They all became important when two people died violently so a third could make a killing. 
29:30 

 
52 
October 1, 1949 
The Tail of the Mermaid 
This started with a wreck and went from there to double murder over 75,000 bucks worth of glitter, that nobody got in the end. Because I found out just in time what was fishy about the "Tale of the Mermaid" 
29:30 

 
53 
October 8, 1949 
The Open Window 
This started with a terrified woman lost in a maze of memories she couldn't explain. And waiting for her outside an open window ... was Death! 
29:20 

 
54 
October 15, 1949 
The Strangle Hold 
 
30:00 

 
55 
October 22, 1949 
The Smokeout 
home recording - ending clipped 
28:40 

 
56 
October 29, 1949 
The Green Witch 
Halloween Program 
28:30 

 
57 
November 5, 1949 
The Fine Italian Hand 
 
29:30 

 
58 
November 12, 1949 
The Gorgeous Lyre 
 
29:30 

 
59 
November 19, 1949 
The Sweet Thing 
 
29:30 

 
60 
November 26, 1949 
The Birds On the Wing 
They dressed in red, white and blue and jumped from an ancient biplane at 3500 feet, twice a day, every day and nobody worried ... until 5 million bucks went along just for the laughs ... and death went along for the ride! GRACIE ALLEN IN CAMEO ROLL AT END OF SHOW 
29:30 

 
61 
December 3, 1949 
The Kid On the Corner 
This time it started with a kid hawking newspapers on Hollywood boulevard. And moved from the to a house full of hate on a quiet street, a blonde liar on ice skates and a corpse in a burned out shack. 
29:30 

 
62 
December 10, 1949 
The Little Wishbone 
 
30:00 

 
63 
December 17, 1949 
The Lowest Bid 
 
29:30 

 
64 
December 24, 1949 
Carol's Christmas 
Christmas Program 
29:30 

 
65 
December 31, 1949 
The House That Jacqueline Built 
I was up the coast with two murders behind me, telling it all to a nice white-haired old lady, when the clock struck twelve. 
29:30 

 
66 
January 7, 1950 
The Torch Carriers 
 
29:30 

 
67 
January 14, 1950 
The Covered Bridge 
This time everything that happened from the orange-hared man with the map, past the oaf with the pitchfork to the body at the covered bridge was wrong ... dead wrong! 
29:30 

 
68 
January 21, 1950 
The Bid For Freedom 
This time a twisted mind, a hole cut in a wire fence and a corpse in a storeroom, all added up to freedom. But only for the one that had it coming! 
29:30 

 
69 
January 28, 1950 
The Hairpin Turn 
This time a fireball too handy with a target piston led me down a rocky road past a sleazy moneygrubber to a curly-headed corpse. And it might have gotten worse, if I hadn't slowed down at the hairpin turn! 
29:30 

 
70 
February 7, 1950 
The Long Arm 
It happened in a place called Bay City where I was unwelcome to a fat fry cook with a secret and a dapper gambler. But to the long-arm of the law, I was poison. Show moves to Tuesday 
29:30 

 
71 
February 14, 1950 
The Grim Echo 
It could have been perfect. Snow-bound in a mountain lodge with a girl who was falling in love. But also present were a widow sick with rage, a bitter old woman and a jealous man. All with reason to hate me more then anyone else in the world! 
29:30 

 
72 
February 21, 1950 
The Ladies Night 
This time a peddler of pulp paper love, a blackmailer with muscles, a south-of-the-border chiseler a simpering prude and a corpse in a bedroom all had one thing in common --- each was a woman! 
29:30 

 
73 
February 28, 1950 
The Big Step 
This time a friend with millions, a myopic chemist and a long-haired piano player were thrown into a panic because a brilliant young lady with a gun was taking a big step --- in the wrong direction! 
29:30 

 
74 
March 7, 1950 
The Monkey's Uncle 
This time I tangled with a mad Scotsman, a phony English Lord and a blonde corpse in a freight house --- all because of a butler who walked on his knuckles. 
29:30 

 
75 
March 14, 1950 
The Vital Statistic 
 
29:30 

 
76 
March 21, 1950 
The Deep Shadow 
 
29:30 

 
77 
March 28, 1950 
The Sword of Cebu 
 
29:30 

 
78 
April 4, 1950 
The Man On the Roof 
 
29:30 

 
79 
April 11, 1950 
The Anniversary Gift 
William Conrad 
29:30 

 
80 
April 18, 1950 
The Angry Eagle 
 
29:30 

 
81 
April 25, 1950 
The High Collared Cape 
 
29:30 

 
82 
May 2, 1950 
The Sea Horse Jockey 
 
29:30 

 
83 
May 9, 1950 
The Hiding Place 
 
29:30 

 
84 
May 16, 1950 
Cloak of Kamehameha 
RERUN OF 4/23/49 
29:30 

 
85 
May 23, 1950 
The Fox's Tail 
 
29:30 

 
86 
May 30, 1950 
The Bedside Manners 
 
29:30 

 
87 
June 6, 1950 
The Uneasy Head 
 
29:30 

 
88 
June 14, 1950 
Face to Forget 
Show moves to Wednesday 
29:30 

 
89 
June 21, 1950 
Golden Cobra 
 
29:30 

 
90 
June 28, 1950 
The Pelican's Roost 
 
29:30 

 
91 
July 5, 1950 
The Girl From Pitchfork Corners 
 
29:30 

 
92 
July 12, 1950 
The Iron Coffin 
 
29:30 

 
93 
July 19, 1950 
The Last Wish 
 
29:30 

 
94 
July 28, 1950 
The Glass Donkey 
Show moves to Friday 
29:30 

 
95 
August 4, 1950 
The Parrot's Bed 
No music bridges - show body only. 
25:50 

 
96 
August 11, 1950 
The Quiet Magpie 
 
29:30 

 
97 
August 18, 1950 
The Dark Tunnel 
 
29:30 

 
98 
August 25, 1950 
The Collector's Item 
 
29:30 

 
99 
September 1, 1950 
The Soft Spot 
 
29:30 

 
100 
September 8, 1950 
The Fifth Mask 
 
29:30 

 
101 
September 15, 1950 
Final Payment, Th 
 
29:30 

 
102 
September 22, 1950 
The White Carnation 
 
29:30 

 
103 
September 29, 1950 
The Big Book 
Series left the air at this point until 7-7-51 
29:30 

 
104 
July 7, 1951 
The Seaside Sabatical 
Beginning of a new series run Show moves to Saturday 
29:30 

 
105 
July 14, 1951 
The Dear, Dead Days 
 
29:30 

 
106 
July 21, 1951 
Life Can Be Murder 
 
29:30 

 
107 
July 28, 1951 
Good Neighbor Policy 
 
29:30 

 
108 
August 4, 1951 
The Long Way Home 
 
29:30 

 
109 
August 11, 1951 
Friday's Child 
 
29:30 

 
110 
August 18, 1951 
Young Man's Fancy 
 
29:30 

 
111 
August 25, 1951 
Heir For G-String 
 
29:30 

 
112 
September 1, 1951 
Nether Nether Land 
 
29:30 

 
113 
September 8, 1951 
The Medium Was Rare 
 
29:30 

 
114 
September 15, 1951 
Sound and the Unsound 
LAST SHOW OF THE SERIES 
29:30 

 
The Adventures of Philip Marlowe
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12 episodes known to exist
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Farewell My Lovely Part 1 
 
28:03 

 
 
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Farewell My Lovely Part 2 
 
28:45 

 
 
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Farewell My Lovely Part 3 
 
28:55 

 
 
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The High Window 
 
1:30:00 

 
 
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Lady in the Lake Part 1 
 
28:08 

 
 
n/a 
Lady in the Lake Part 2 
 
28:08 

 
 
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Lady in the Lake Part 3 
 
27:44 

 
 
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The Little Sister Part 1 
 
28:04 

 
 
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The Little Sister Part 2 
 
28:01 

 
 
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The Little Sister Part 3 
 
27:55 

 
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The Big Sleep 
 
1:30:00 

 
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The Long Goodbye 
 
1:30:00 

 
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