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[23 Nov 2010 | One Comment | 3,074 views]
Thanksgiving OTR: Sam Spade — Terrified Turkey Caper

Yes, we’re continuing the countdown to Thursday with the Thanksgiving OTR series here at First Arkansas News.
This time around, we’ve got that tough-talking, hardboiled detective Sam Spade delivering some Thanksgiving-themed fun. What says “happy holidays” more than a crime-solving detective? Not much, I’d wager.
Spade, of course, was a character devised by Dashiell Hammett and was portrayed by everyone from Humphrey Bogart (in the movies) to Howard Duff (on the radio). This particular old time radio episode stars Stephen Dunne in the title roll — a bit unusual since Duff made …

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[12 Jun 2010 | No Comment | 1,075 views]
Weekend OTR — Sam Spade: Hot Hundred Grand Caper

It’s the weekend again and that can only mean one thing — yet another installment of the almost famous Weekend OTR series.
We’ve got a great episode on tap this week, so why not start the weekend off right by kicking back to an exciting Sam Spade adventure?
Spade, a character created by Dashiell Hammett, was portrayed (throughout most of the series) by Howard Duff. The character was, indeed, a fine example of a hard-boiled detective of the type which dominated the airwaves after World War II.
As always, this episode is brought …