Welcome to Two Fisted Tuesdays, Dieselpunks'
weekly beat on the mean streets.
This week, we're listening to The Adventures of Philip Marlowe.
Starting with the famous lines, "Get this and get it straight! Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave. There's no other way, but they never learn." First broadcast in 1947, The Adventures of Philip Marlowe
runs about 25 minutes without commercials.
Download The Adventures of Philip Marlowe - The Red Wind (June 17, 1947)
Anything can happen when the Santa Ana wind blows through town, as a late night murder in a bar sets Marlowe off on a new case. There's a woman with a secret, a missing pearl necklace, an affair that could destroy a career, and another corpse before it all wraps up and the red wind dies down.
Hollywood's the kind of town where they stick a knife in your back and then have you arrested for carrying a concealed weapon.
- Philip Marlowe, Private Eye (1984)
Image by Pia Guerra