The Adventures of Philip Marlowe

The Adventures of Philip Marlowe was a radio detective drama that aired from 1947 through 1951, based on the character from the Raymond Chandler novels. The L.A. detective was mostly played by Gerald Mohr, although Van Heflin starred in the 1947 run.

This is classic hard-boiled detective action, with each episode starting with the words: "Get this and get it straight. Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it end up in the gutter, the prison, or the grave." No witty remarks from charming detectives in this show!

You can find more episodes in the Ear Benders section.

Here is a sample of the online episodes currently available at The Old Time Radio Fan:

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The Persian Slippers
1948-10-03  (6.86 MB)  [29:59]

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The Panama Hat
1948-10-10  (6.95 MB)  [30:23]

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Night Tide
1949-05-21  (6.76 MB)  [29:33]

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The Ebony Link
1949-05-28  (5.86 MB)  [25:37]

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The Unfair Lady
1949-06-04  (6.61 MB)  [28:52]

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The Key Man
1949-06-25  (6.69 MB)  [29:13]

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The Lady Killer
1949-08-20  (6.38 MB)  [27:52]

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The Eager Witness
1949-08-27  (6.35 MB)  [27:43]

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The Bum's Rush
1949-09-03  (13.49 MB)  [29:28]

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The Rustin Hickory
1949-09-10  (13.47 MB)  [29:26]

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The Baton Sinister
1949-09-17  (6.89 MB)  [30:06]

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The Fatted Calf
1949-09-24  (6.79 MB)  [29:40]

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Tale of the Mermaid
1949-10-01  (13.76 MB)  [30:03]

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Birds on the Wing
1949-11-26  (13.83 MB)  [30:13]

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Kid on the Corner
1949-12-30  (13.75 MB)  [30:02]

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The Torch Carriers
1950-01-07  (6.8 MB)  [29:42]

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The Covered Bridge
1950-01-14  (6.98 MB)  [30:29]

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The Hairpin Turn
1950-01-28  (6.77 MB)  [29:35]

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The Grim Echo
1950-02-14  (6.68 MB)  [29:11]

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The Ladies Night
1950-02-21  (6.7 MB)  [29:17]

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The Deep Shadow
1950-03-21  (7.01 MB)  [30:38]

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The Sword of Saybu
1950-03-28  (6.74 MB)  [29:28]

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Man on the Roof
1950-04-04  (5.26 MB)  [30:38]

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The Angry Eagle
1950-04-18  (7.05 MB)  [30:49]

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The High Collared Cape
1950-04-25  (6.95 MB)  [30:22]

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The Hiding Place
1950-05-04  (7.15 MB)  [31:15]

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Cloak of Kamehameha
1950-05-16  (6.63 MB)  [28:58]

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The Bedside Manners
1950-05-30  (6.87 MB)  [30:01]

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The Uneasy Head
1950-06-06  (6.99 MB)  [30:31]

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The Gold Cobra
1950-06-21  (6.71 MB)  [29:20]

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The Pelicans Roost
1950-06-28  (6.78 MB)  [29:37]

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The Iron Coffin
1950-07-12  (6.85 MB)  [29:54]

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The Last Wish
1950-07-19  (6.85 MB)  [29:55]

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The Glass Donkey
1950-07-28  (6.86 MB)  [30:00]

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The Soft Spot
1950-09-01  (6.57 MB)  [28:41]

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The Fifth Mask
1950-09-08  (6.77 MB)  [29:36]

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The Final Payment
1950-09-15  (6.66 MB)  [29:05]

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The Dear Dead Days
1951-07-14  (6.83 MB)  [29:50]

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Life Can Be Murder
1951-07-21  (6.53 MB)  [28:32]

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