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PTP'S Radio Cavalcade: A Night of Radio Noir

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A Night of Radio Noir: Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.

Be a member of our live studio audience as the PTP Radio Cavalcade whisks you away to the Golden Age of Radio -- the 1940's & 50's -- and invites you into the recording studio for this evening's broadcast. Enjoy great talent, live foley artists, and live commercial breaks -- just as you would in an authentic Golden Age radio station!

"The Adventures of Philip Marlowe: Red Wind"
The Adventures of Philip Marlowe was a summer replacement for the Bob Hope show. This particular broadcast (also known as "The Pepsodent Show") was the first episode in the series. This same script was rerun a year later with a different radio cast. In the show, forty-one identical pearls with a diamond propeller clasp is the motive for murder!

"Lux Radio Theater: Double Indemnity"
In October of 1934, "Lux Radio Theater" debuted in New York on NBC's Blue radio network. Presenting audio versions of popular Broadway plays, the show failed to garner an audience and soon ran out of material. After switching networks to CBS and moving to Hollywood, Lux found its true market. The show began featuring adaptations of popular films, performed by as many of the original stars as possible. With an endless supply of hit films scripts and an audience of more than 40 million, Lux enjoyed a prosperous run until the curtain fell in 1956

Airing October 30, 1950, Double Indemnity concerns Walter Neff, a successful insurance salesman, who returns to his office building in downtown Los Angeles late one night. Visibly in pain and sporting a gunshot wound on his shoulder, Neff begins dictating a confession into a Dictaphone for his friend and colleague, Barton Keyes, a brilliant claims adjuster. The story of his encounter with femme fatale Phyllis Dietrichson and a murder-for-money gone wrong, told primarily in flashback, ensues. The Lux broadcast featured both Fred MacMurray and Barbara Stanwyck recreating their film roles of Walter and Phyllis, and were joined by William Conrad as Keyes, taking over from Edward G. Robinson who played the role in the film.