The Adventures of Sam Spade

July 12, 1946 to April 27, 1951
245 episodes known to exist
The Adventures of Sam Spade was a radio series based loosely on the private detective character Sam Spade, created by writer Dashiell Hammett for The Maltese Falcon. The show ran for 13 episodes on ABC in 1946, for 157 episodes on CBS in 1946-1949, and finally for 51 episodes on NBC in 1949-1951. More on Wikipedia
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Radio series often ran for multiple seasons and/or through many incarnations with different radio networks, sponsors, cast/crew, and revivals after many years.
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Dates
Show
# Episodes (Known)
Network
1
July 12, 1946 - October 4, 1946
The Adventures of Sam Spade
13
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2
September 29, 1946 - September 17, 1950
The Adventures of Sam Spade
208
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3
November 17, 1950 - April 27, 1951
The Adventures of Sam Spade
24
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The Adventures of Sam Spade
July 12, 1946 - October 4, 1946
13 episodes known to exist
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
July 12, 1946 
Sam and the Guiana Sovereign 
 
30:00 

 
July 19, 1946 
Sam and the Farewell Murders 
 
30:00 

 
July 26, 1946 
Sam and the Unhappy Poet 
 
30:00 

 
August 2, 1946 
Sam and the Psyche 
 
30:00 

 
August 9, 1946 
Death and Company 
 
30:00 

 
August 16, 1946 
Two Sharp Knives 
 
30:00 

 
August 23, 1946 
Zig Zags of Treachery 
 
30:00 

 
August 30, 1946 
Sam and the Scythian Tiara 
 
30:00 

 
September 6, 1946 
The Corporation Murders 
 
30:00 

 
10 
September 13, 1946 
Dot Marlow Caper, the Part 1 
 
30:00 

 
11 
September 20, 1946 
Dot Marlow Caper, the Part 2 
 
30:00 

 
12 
September 27, 1946 
The Count On Billy Burke 
 
30:00 

 
13 
October 4, 1946 
Gutting of Couffignal 
 
30:00 

 
The Adventures of Sam Spade
September 29, 1946 - September 17, 1950
208 episodes known to exist
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
September 29, 1946 
The Blood Money Caper 
 
30:00 

 
October 6, 1946 
The Unwritten Law Caper 
 
30:00 

 
October 13, 1946 
The Ten Clues Caper 
 
30:00 

 
October 20, 1946 
The Fly Paper Caper 
 
30:00 

 
October 27, 1946 
The Midway Caper 
 
30:00 

 
November 3, 1946 
The Certified Czech Caper 
 
30:00 

 
November 10, 1946 
Sam and the Farewell Murders 
 
30:00 

 
November 17, 1946 
The Hot Ice Caper 
 
30:00 

 
November 24, 1946 
Kandy Tooth Caper, the Part 1 
 
30:00 

 
10 
December 1, 1946 
Kandy Tooth Caper, the Part 2 
 
30:00 

 
11 
December 8, 1946 
The Minks of Turk Street 
 
30:00 

 
12 
December 15, 1946 
The Picture Frame Caper 
 
30:00 

 
13 
December 22, 1946 
Sam and the Three Wise Men 
Christmas Program 
30:00 

 
14 
December 29, 1946 
The Golden Horeshoe 
 
30:00 

 
15 
January 5, 1947 
The Liewelyn Caper 
 
30:00 

 
16 
January 12, 1947 
The Cremona Clock Caper 
 
30:00 

 
17 
January 19, 1947 
The False Face Caper 
 
30:00 

 
18 
January 26, 1947 
The Agamemnon Caper 
 
30:00 

 
19 
February 2, 1947 
The Dead Duck Caper 
 
30:00 

 
20 
February 9, 1947 
The Girl with the Silver Eyes 
 
30:00 

 
21 
February 16, 1947 
Inside Story On Kid Slade 
 
30:00 

 
22 
February 23, 1947 
The Big Production Caper 
 
30:00 

 
23 
March 2, 1947 
The Uncle Money Caper 
 
30:00 

 
24 
March 9, 1947 
Orpheus and His Lute 
 
30:00 

 
25 
March 16, 1947 
The Ingnorance About Bliss 
 
30:00 

 
26 
March 23, 1947 
Too Many Spades 
 
30:00 

 
27 
March 30, 1947 
The Dancing Pearl Caper 
 
30:00 

 
28 
April 6, 1947 
The Poisonville Caper 
 
30:00 

 
29 
April 13, 1947 
The Double-Scar Caper 
 
30:00 

 
30 
April 20, 1947 
The Scrooge of Portrero Street 
 
30:00 

 
31 
April 27, 1947 
The Debutante Caper 
 
30:00 

 
32 
May 4, 1947 
Duet in Spades 
 
30:00 

 
33 
May 11, 1947 
Yule Log Caper 
 
30:00 

 
34 
May 18, 1947 
The Assistant Murderer 
 
30:00 

 
35 
May 25, 1947 
Jury Duty 
 
30:00 

 
36 
June 1, 1947 
The Mishakoff Emeralds 
 
30:00 

 
37 
June 8, 1947 
The Calcutta Trunk Caper 
 
30:00 

 
38 
June 15, 1947 
The Convertible Caper 
 
30:00 

 
39 
June 22, 1947 
The Greek Letter Caper 
 
30:00 

 
40 
June 29, 1947 
The Cosmic Harmony Caper 
 
30:00 

 
41 
July 6, 1947 
The Simile Caper 
 
30:00 

 
42 
July 13, 1947 
The Buff-Orpington Caper 
 
30:00 

 
43 
July 20, 1947 
Sam and the Unhappy Poet 
 
30:00 

 
44 
July 27, 1947 
The Gold Rush Caper 
 
30:00 

 
45 
August 3, 1947 
The Crooked Neck Caper 
 
30:00 

 
46 
August 10, 1947 
The Commonwealth Tankard 
 
30:00 

 
47 
August 17, 1947 
The Doctor's Dilemma Caper 
 
30:00 

 
48 
August 24, 1947 
The Jade Dragon Caper 
 
30:00 

 
49 
August 31, 1947 
The Corkscrew Caper 
 
30:00 

 
50 
September 7, 1947 
The Forty-Nine Cent, Caper 
 
30:00 

 
51 
September 14, 1947 
The Cinderella Caper 
 
30:00 

 
52 
September 21, 1947 
The April Caper 
 
30:00 

 
53 
September 28, 1947 
The Madcap Caper 
 
30:00 

 
54 
October 5, 1947 
The Adam Figg Caper 
5 minutes missing from middle of show. 
24:50 

 
55 
October 12, 1947 
The Tears of Buddha Caper 
 
30:00 

 
56 
October 19, 1947 
The Untouchable Caper 
 
30:00 

 
57 
October 26, 1947 
The Bonnie Fair Caper 
 
30:00 

 
58 
November 2, 1947 
The Wrong Guy Caper 
 
30:00 

 
59 
November 9, 1947 
The Bow Window Caper 
 
30:00 

 
60 
November 16, 1947 
The Purple Poodle Caper 
 
30:00 

 
61 
November 23, 1947 
The Caper with Eight Diamonds 
 
30:00 

 
62 
November 30, 1947 
The Full House Caper 
 
30:00 

 
63 
December 7, 1947 
The Palermo Vendetta Caper 
 
30:00 

 
64 
December 14, 1947 
The Gumshoe Caper 
 
30:00 

 
65 
December 21, 1947 
The Nick Saint Caper 
Christmas Program 
30:00 

 
66 
December 28, 1947 
The Perfect Score Caper 
 
30:00 

 
67 
January 4, 1948 
The One Hour Caper 
 
30:00 

 
68 
January 11, 1948 
The Short Life Caper 
 
30:00 

 
69 
January 18, 1948 
The Pike's Head Caper 
 
30:00 

 
70 
January 25, 1948 
The Gold Key Caper 
 
23:43 

 
71 
February 1, 1948 
The Nimrod Caper 
 
30:00 

 
72 
February 8, 1948 
The Great Drought Caper 
 
30:00 

 
73 
February 15, 1948 
The Goldie Gates Caper 
 
30:00 

 
74 
February 22, 1948 
The Mason Grayson Caper 
 
30:00 

 
75 
February 29, 1948 
The Grim Reaper Caper 
 
30:00 

 
76 
March 7, 1948 
John's Other Wife's Other Husband 
 
30:00 

 
77 
March 14, 1948 
The Ides of March Caper 
 
30:00 

 
78 
March 21, 1948 
The Nightmare Town Caper 
 
30:00 

 
79 
March 28, 1948 
The Blood Money Payoff 
 
30:00 

 
80 
April 4, 1948 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
81 
April 11, 1948 
The Judas Caper 
 
30:00 

 
82 
April 18, 1948 
The Night Flight Caper 
 
30:00 

 
83 
April 25, 1948 
The Great Lover Caper 
 
30:00 

 
84 
May 2, 1948 
The Double-S Caper 
 
30:00 

 
85 
May 9, 1948 
The Curiosity Caper 
 
30:00 

 
86 
May 16, 1948 
The Girl Called Echs, Caper 
 
30:00 

 
87 
May 23, 1948 
The Navarraise Falcon 
 
30:00 

 
88 
May 30, 1948 
The Prisoner of Zenda Caper 
 
30:00 

 
89 
June 6, 1948 
The I.Q. Caper 
 
30:00 

 
90 
June 13, 1948 
The Honest Cop Caper 
 
30:00 

 
91 
June 20, 1948 
The Death Bed Caper 
William Conrad 
29:50 

 
92 
June 27, 1948 
The Bail Bond Caper 
Sandra Gould plays the "New Secretary" while Lurene Tuttle is on vacation. William Conrad 
29:50 

 
93 
July 4, 1948 
The Rushlight Diamond Caper 
 
29:50 

 
94 
July 11, 1948 
The Wheel of Life Caper 
 
30:30 

 
95 
July 18, 1948 
The Missing Newshawk Caper 
William Conrad 
29:50 

 
96 
July 25, 1948 
The Mad Scientist Caper 
 
29:50 

 
97 
August 1, 1948 
The Dry Martini Caper 
William Conrad, Jack Webb. 
28:05 

 
98 
August 8, 1948 
The Bluebeard Caper 
 
29:50 

 
99 
August 15, 1948 
The Critical Author Caper 
 
30:00 

 
100 
August 22, 1948 
The Vapio Cup Caper 
 
29:50 

 
101 
August 29, 1948 
The Lawless Caper 
 
30:00 

 
102 
September 5, 1948 
The Stella Starr Caper 
Incomplete - 4 minutes missing at the beginning of the second half due to broken disc. 
25:00 

 
103 
September 12, 1948 
The Lazarus Caper 
 
29:50 

 
104 
September 19, 1948 
The Hot 100 Grand Caper 
Sandra Gould fills in for Lurene Tuttle 
29:50 

 
105 
September 26, 1948 
The Dick Foley Caper 
 
29:31 

 
106 
October 3, 1948 
The Sugar Kane Caper 
 
30:00 

 
107 
October 10, 1948 
The Bostwick Snatch Caper 
 
30:00 

 
108 
October 17, 1948 
The Rumanian Con Game Caper 
 
30:00 

 
109 
October 24, 1948 
The Insomnia Caper 
 
24:57 

 
110 
October 31, 1948 
The Fairly-Bright Caper 
 
30:00 

 
111 
November 7, 1948 
The S.Q.P. Caper 
 
25:19 

 
112 
November 14, 1948 
The Gin Rummy Caper 
 
30:00 

 
113 
November 21, 1948 
The Golden Fleece Caper 
 
30:00 

 
114 
November 28, 1948 
The Quarter-Eagle Caper 
 
25:30 

 
115 
December 5, 1948 
The Neveroff Masterpiece Caper 
 
30:00 

 
116 
December 12, 1948 
The Bouncing Betty Caper 
 
25:00 

 
117 
December 19, 1948 
The Giveaway Caper 
Christmas Program 
30:00 

 
118 
December 26, 1948 
The Nick Saint Caper 
Christmas Program 
30:00 

 
119 
January 2, 1949 
The Three-Sided Bullet Caper 
 
30:00 

 
120 
January 9, 1949 
The Double Negative Caper 
 
30:00 

 
121 
January 16, 1949 
The Betrayal in Bumpus Hell Caper 
 
25:30 

 
122 
January 23, 1949 
The Main Event Caper 
 
30:00 

 
123 
January 30, 1949 
The Double Life Caper 
 
30:00 

 
124 
February 6, 1949 
The Firebug Caper 
 
30:00 

 
125 
February 13, 1949 
The Brothers Keeper Caper 
 
30:00 

 
126 
February 20, 1949 
The Attitude Caper 
 
30:00 

 
127 
February 27, 1949 
The Three Cornered Frame Caper 
 
30:00 

 
128 
March 6, 1949 
The Waltzing Matilda Caper 
 
30:00 

 
129 
March 13, 1949 
The Underseal Caper 
 
30:00 

 
130 
March 20, 1949 
The Trojan Horse Caper 
 
30:00 

 
131 
March 27, 1949 
The Loveletter Caper 
 
30:00 

 
132 
April 3, 1949 
The Vacation Caper 
 
30:00 

 
133 
April 10, 1949 
The Stopped Watch Caper 
 
29:29 

 
134 
April 17, 1949 
Edith Hamilton 
 
25:27 

 
135 
April 24, 1949 
The Hot Cargo Caper 
 
30:00 

 
136 
May 1, 1949 
The Battles of Belvedere 
 
30:00 

 
137 
May 8, 1949 
The Fast Talk Caper 
AKA: "The Corpse in the Murphy Bed" 
30:00 

 
138 
May 15, 1949 
The Darling Daughter Caper 
Recorded 3-31-49 
30:00 

 
139 
May 22, 1949 
The Cartwright Clip Caper 
Recorded 4-21-49 
30:00 

 
140 
May 29, 1949 
The Jane Doe Caper 
Recorded 4-30-49 
30:00 

 
141 
June 5, 1949 
The Overjord Caper 
AKA: "The Corpse in the Murphy Bed" Recorded 5-5-49 
27:40 

 
142 
June 12, 1949 
Sam and the Guiana Sovereign 
 
30:00 

 
143 
June 19, 1949 
The Apple of Eve Caper 
 
29:13 

 
144 
June 26, 1949 
The Goat's Milk Caper 
 
30:00 

 
145 
July 3, 1949 
The Hamburger Sandwich Caper 
 
30:00 

 
146 
July 10, 1949 
The Queen Bee Caper 
 
27:20 

 
147 
July 17, 1949 
The Cuttyhunk Caper 
(1ST HALF ONLY) 
14:13 

 
148 
July 24, 1949 
The Tears of Night Caper 
 
27:59 

 
149 
July 31, 1949 
The Hot-Foot Caper 
 
30:00 

 
150 
August 7, 1949 
The Champion Caper 
 
28:40 

 
151 
August 14, 1949 
The Sourdough Mountain Caper 
 
30:00 

 
152 
August 21, 1949 
The Silver Key Caper 
 
30:00 

 
153 
August 28, 1949 
The Prodical Daughter Caper 
 
29:18 

 
154 
September 4, 1949 
The Flashback Caper 
 
30:00 

 
155 
September 11, 1949 
The Costume Caper 
 
30:00 

 
156 
September 18, 1949 
Over My Dead Body Caper 
 
30:00 

 
157 
September 25, 1949 
Chargogagogmanchogagogchabuna Mungamog Caper 
aka: "The Indian Caper" 
27:30 

 
158 
October 2, 1949 
The Junior G-Man Caper 
Show moves to NBC 
30:00 

 
159 
October 9, 1949 
The Hot Hothouse Caper 
 
30:00 

 
160 
October 16, 1949 
The Pretty Polly Caper 
 
30:00 

 
161 
October 23, 1949 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
162 
October 30, 1949 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
163 
November 6, 1949 
The Cheesecake Caper 
 
24:48 

 
164 
November 13, 1949 
The Blues in the Night Caper 
 
30:00 

 
165 
November 20, 1949 
The Peacock Feather Caper 
 
30:00 

 
166 
November 27, 1949 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
167 
December 4, 1949 
The Flopsey Mopsey Cottontain Caper 
 
30:00 

 
168 
December 11, 1949 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
169 
December 18, 1949 
The Whispering Death Caper 
 
30:00 

 
170 
December 25, 1949 
The Canterbury Christmas Caper 
Christmas Program 
30:00 

 
171 
January 1, 1950 
The Gorgeous Gemini Caper 
 
30:00 

 
172 
January 8, 1950 
The Third Personcille Caper 
 
30:00 

 
173 
January 15, 1950 
The Phantom Witness Caper 
 
30:00 

 
174 
January 22, 1950 
The Wedding Belle Caper 
 
30:00 

 
175 
January 29, 1950 
The Too Many Leads Caper 
 
30:00 

 
176 
February 5, 1950 
The Black Magic Caper 
 
30:00 

 
177 
February 12, 1950 
Crossword Puzzle Caper 
 
30:00 

 
178 
February 19, 1950 
The Valentine's Day Caper 
Valentine's Day Program 
30:00 

 
179 
February 26, 1950 
The Cornelius J. Morningside Caper 
 
30:00 

 
180 
March 5, 1950 
The Homicidal Husband Caper 
 
30:00 

 
181 
March 12, 1950 
The Barbary Ghost Caper 
 
30:00 

 
182 
March 19, 1950 
The Emerald Eyes Caper 
 
30:00 

 
183 
March 26, 1950 
The Bay Psalm Caper 
 
30:00 

 
184 
April 2, 1950 
The Endurance Caper 
 
30:00 

 
185 
April 9, 1950 
The Picture Frame Caper 
 
30:00 

 
186 
April 16, 1950 
The Kansas Kid Caper 
 
30:00 

 
187 
April 23, 1950 
The Caldwell Caper 
 
30:00 

 
188 
April 30, 1950 
The Hamite Curse Caper 
 
30:00 

 
189 
May 7, 1950 
Caper with Marjorie's Things 
 
30:00 

 
190 
May 14, 1950 
The Prodigal Son Caper 
 
30:00 

 
191 
May 21, 1950 
The Red Amapola Caper 
William Conrad. NO MUSIC 
24:10 

 
192 
May 28, 1950 
The Honest Thief Caper 
William Conrad. NO MUSIC Recorded 5-13-50 
23:58 

 
193 
June 4, 1950 
The V.I.P. Caper 
Recorded 5-13-50 
30:00 

 
194 
June 11, 1950 
The Color Scheme Caper 
Recorded 5-13-50 
30:00 

 
195 
June 18, 1950 
The Elmer Longtail Caper 
 
30:00 

 
196 
June 25, 1950 
The Toytown Caper 
Recorded 6-18-50 
30:00 

 
197 
July 2, 1950 
The Beryl Green Caper 
Recorded 5-4-50 
30:00 

 
198 
July 9, 1950 
The Runaway Redhead Caper 
Recorded 5-5-50 
30:00 

 
199 
July 16, 1950 
The Man Who Knew Almost Everything Caper 
Recorded 5-8-50 
30:00 

 
200 
July 23, 1950 
The Stormy Weather Caper 
Recorded 5-7-50 
30:00 

 
201 
July 30, 1950 
The Rod and Reel Caper 
Recorded 5-11-50 
30:00 

 
202 
August 6, 1950 
The Bell of Solomon Caper 
Recorded 5-12-50 
30:00 

 
203 
August 13, 1950 
The Missing Persons Caper 
Recorded 5-14-50 
30:00 

 
204 
August 20, 1950 
The Preposterous Caper 
Recorded 5-15-50 
30:00 

 
205 
August 27, 1950 
The Too Many Clients Caper 
 
30:00 

 
206 
September 3, 1950 
The Farmer's Daughter Caper 
 
29:41 

 
207 
September 10, 1950 
The Big Little Woody Caper 
 
30:00 

 
208 
September 17, 1950 
The Femme Fatale Caper 
 
30:00 

 
The Adventures of Sam Spade
November 17, 1950 - April 27, 1951
24 episodes known to exist
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
November 17, 1950 
Caper over My Dead Body 
First show to star Steve Dunn 
29:30 

 
November 24, 1950 
The Terrified Turkey Caper 
William Conrad. Thanksgiving Program 
29:50 

 
December 1, 1950 
The Dog Bed Caper 
Dick Powell 
30:00 

 
December 8, 1950 
The Dry Gulch 
 
29:44 

 
December 15, 1950 
The 25/12345679 Caper 
William Conrad 
29:57 

 
December 22, 1950 
The Caper Concerning Big 
 
29:50 

 
December 29, 1950 
The Prodical Panda Caper 
 
29:51 

 
January 5, 1951 
The Biddle Riddle Caper 
William Conrad 
29:57 

 
January 12, 1951 
The Red Star Caper 
 
29:52 

 
10 
January 19, 1951 
The Cloak and Dagger Caper 
 
29:56 

 
11 
January 26, 1951 
The Chateau Mccloud Caper 
William Conrad 
29:57 

 
12 
February 2, 1951 
The String of Death Caper 
William Conrad 
29:54 

 
13 
February 9, 1951 
The Sure Thing Caper 
 
29:59 

 
14 
February 16, 1951 
The Soap Opera Caper 
 
29:58 

 
15 
February 23, 1951 
The Shot in the Dark Caper 
Recorded 1-14-51 
29:59 

 
16 
March 2, 1951 
The Crab Louis Caper 
Recorded 1-14-51 
29:39 

 
17 
March 9, 1951 
The Spanish Prisoner Caper 
 
29:46 

 
18 
March 16, 1951 
The Sinister Siren Caper 
End cut 
29:34 

 
19 
March 23, 1951 
The Kimberley Cross Caper 
 
29:56 

 
20 
March 30, 1951 
The Vendetta Caper 
Recorded 3-11-51 
29:48 

 
21 
April 6, 1951 
The Denny Shane Caper 
William Conrad 
29:30 

 
22 
April 13, 1951 
The Civic Pride Caper 
 
29:00 

 
23 
April 20, 1951 
The Rowdy Dowser Caper 
 
29:46 

 
24 
April 27, 1951 
The Hail and Farewell Caper 
Final Show of the Series 
29:44 

 
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