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The Adventures of Sam Spade
        T H E   A D V E N T U R E S   O F   S A M   S P A D E
        -----   -------------------   ---   -----   ---------

                             1946 - 1951

First Show: Jul 12, 1946                      Last Show: Apr 27, 1951
Number Shows: 245                           Audition Show: none known


Series Description:

THE ADVENTURES OF SAM SPADE first took to the airwaves as a summer
series in 1946 over ABC stations.  It became a regular on CBS that
same year in the fall.  It's interesting to note that the regular
series on CBS started before the summer series ended on ABC.  Note
that show 13 is listed after show 14 on the list below, to keep the
ABC Summer series together.

Howard Duff played the title spot for the regular series and stayed
with it through a move to NBC on September 25, 1949.  The title spot
changed to Steve Dunne on November 17, 1950 and he remained the
voice of Sam Spade until the last broadcast on April 25, 1951.


Log Comments:

Many of these shows are lost.  Thanks to Jerry Haendiges' log and 
reader feedback, an almost complete log was possible.  


Log:

Date          Day  Num  Title                               Got it?
------------  ---  ---  ---------------------------------- ---------
                        ... ABC Summer Series ...
Jul 12, 1946  Fri    1  Sam And The Guiana Sovereign
Jul 19, 1946  Fri    2  Sam And The Farewell Murders
Jul 26, 1946  Fri    3  Sam And The Unhappy Poet
Aug 02, 1946  Fri    4  Sam And The Psyche                
Aug 09, 1946  Fri    5  The Death Of Dr. Denoff           
Aug 16, 1946  Fri    6  Two Sharp Knives
Aug 23, 1946  Fri    7  Zig Zag of Treachery
Aug 30, 1946  Fri    8  Sam And The Saythian Tiara
Sep 06, 1946  Fri    9  The Corporation Murders
Sep 13, 1946  Fri   10  The Dot Marloe Caper, Part 1
Sep 20, 1946  Fri   11  The Dot Marloe Caper, Part 2
Sep 27, 1946  Fri   12  The Count Barney Burke
Oct 04, 1946  Fri   14  The Gutting of Couffignal

                        ... CBS Regular Series ...
Sep 29, 1946  Sun   13  The Blood Money Caper
Oct 06, 1946  Sun   15  The Unwritten Law Caper
Oct 13, 1946  Sun   16  The Ten Clues Caper
Oct 20, 1946  Sun   17  The Fly paper Caper
Oct 27, 1946  Sun   18  The Midway Caper
Nov 03, 1946  Sun   19  The Certified Czech Caper
Nov 10, 1946  Sun   20  Sam And The Farewell Murders
Nov 17, 1946  Sun   21  The Hot Ice Caper
Nov 24, 1946  Sun   22  The Kandy Tooth Caper, Part 1
Dec 01, 1946  Sun   23  The Kandy Tooth Caper, Part 2
Dec 08, 1946  Sun   24  The Minks Of Turk Street
Dec 15, 1946  Sun   25  The Picture Frame Caper
Dec 22, 1946  Sun   26  Sam And The Three Wise Men
Dec 29, 1946  Sun   27  The Golden Horeshoe
Jan 05, 1947  Sun   28  The Liewelyn Caper
Jan 12, 1947  Sun   29  The Cremona Clock Caper
Jan 19, 1947  Sun   30  The False Face Caper
Jan 26, 1947  Sun   31  The Agamemnon Caper
Feb 02, 1947  Sun   32  The Dead Duck Caper
Feb 09, 1947  Sun   33  The Girl With The Silver Eyes
Feb 16, 1947  Sun   34  Inside Story On Kid Slade
Feb 23, 1947  Sun   35  The Big Production Caper
Mar 02, 1947  Sun   36  The Uncle Money Caper
Mar 09, 1947  Sun   37  Orpheus And His Lute
Mar 16, 1947  Sun   38  The Ingnorance About Bliss
Mar 23, 1947  Sun   39  Too Many Spades
Mar 30, 1947  Sun   40  The Dancing Pearl Caper
Apr 06, 1947  Sun   41  The Poisonville Caper
Apr 13, 1947  Sun   42  The Double-Scar Caper
Apr 20, 1947  Sun   43  The Scrooge Of Portrero Street
Apr 27, 1947  Sun   44  The Debutante Caper
May 04, 1947  Sun   45  Duet In Spades
May 11, 1947  Sun   46  Yule Log Caper
May 18, 1947  Sun   47  The Assistant Murderer
May 25, 1947  Sun   48  Jury Duty
Jun 01, 1947  Sun   49  The Mishakoff Emeralds
Jun 08, 1947  Sun   50  The Calcutta Trunk Caper
Jun 15, 1947  Sun   51  The Convertible Caper             
Jun 22, 1947  Sun   52  The Greek Letter Caper
Jun 29, 1947  Sun   53  The Cosmic Harmony Caper
Jul 06, 1947  Sun   54  The Simile Caper
Jul 13, 1947  Sun   55  The Buff-Orpington Caper
Jul 20, 1947  Sun   56  Sam And The Unhappy Poet
Jul 27, 1947  Sun   57  The Gold Rush Caper
Aug 03, 1947  Sun   58  The Crooked Neck Caper
Aug 10, 1947  Sun   59  The Commonwealth Tankard
Aug 17, 1947  Sun   60  The Doctor's Dilemma Caper
Aug 24, 1947  Sun   61  The Jade Dragon Caper
Aug 31, 1947  Sun   62  The Corkscrew Caper
Sep 07, 1947  Sun   63  The Forty-Nine Cent, Caper
Sep 14, 1947  Sun   64  The Cinderella Caper
Sep 21, 1947  Sun   65  The April Caper
Sep 28, 1947  Sun   66  The Madcap Caper
Oct 05, 1947  Sun   67  The Adan Figg Caper               
Oct 12, 1947  Sun   68  The Tears Of Buddha Caper
Oct 19, 1947  Sun   69  The Untouchable Caper
Oct 26, 1947  Sun   70  The Bonnie Fair Caper
Nov 02, 1947  Sun   71  The Wrong Guy Caper
Nov 09, 1947  Sun   72  The Bow Window Caper                *
Nov 16, 1947  Sun   73  The Purple Poodle Caper
Nov 23, 1947  Sun   74  The Caper With Eight Diamonds
Nov 30, 1947  Sun   75  The Full House Caper
Dec 07, 1947  Sun   76  The Palermo Vendetta Caper
Dec 14, 1947  Sun   77  The Gumshoe Caper
Dec 21, 1947  Sun   78  The Nick Saint Caper
Dec 28, 1947  Sun   79  The Perfect Score Caper
Jan 04, 1948  Sun   80  The One Hour Caper  
Jan 11, 1948  Sun   81  The Short Life Caper
Jan 18, 1948  Sun   82  The Pike's Head Caper
Jan 25, 1948  Sun   83  The Gold Key Caper
Feb 01, 1948  Sun   84  The Nimrod Caper
Feb 08, 1948  Sun   85  The Great Drought Caper
Feb 15, 1948  Sun   86  The Goldie Gates Caper
Feb 22, 1948  Sun   87  The Mason Grayson Caper
Feb 29, 1948  Sun   88  The Grim Reaper Caper
Mar 07, 1948  Sun   89  John's Other Wife's Other Husband
Mar 14, 1948  Sun   90  The Ides Of March Caper
Mar 21, 1948  Sun   91  The Nightmare Town Caper
Mar 28, 1948  Sun   92  The Blood Money Payoff
Apr 04, 1948  Sun   93  ... title not known ...
Apr 11, 1948  Sun   94  The Judas Caper
Apr 18, 1948  Sun   95  The Night Flight Caper
Apr 25, 1948  Sun   96  The Great Lover Caper
May 02, 1948  Sun   97  The Double-S Caper
May 09, 1948  Sun   98  The Curiosity Caper
May 16, 1948  Sun   99  The Girl Called Echs Caper
May 23, 1948  Sun  100  The Navarraise Falcon
May 30, 1948  Sun  101  The Prisoner Of Zenda Caper
Jun 06, 1948  Sun  102  The IQ Caper
Jun 13, 1948  Sun  103  The Honest Cop Caper
Jun 20, 1948  Sun  104  The Deathbed Caper                  *(?)
Jun 27, 1948  Sun  105  The Bailbond Caper                  *
Jul 04, 1948  Sun  106  The Rushlight Diamond Caper         
Jul 11, 1948  Sun  107  Wheel Of Life Caper                 *
Jul 18, 1948  Sun  108  The Missing Newshawk Caper          *
Jul 25, 1948  Sun  109  The Mad Scientist Caper             *
Aug 01, 1948  Sun  110  The Dry Martini Caper               *
Aug 08, 1948  Sun  111  The Bluebeard Caper                 *
Aug 15, 1948  Sun  112  The Critical Author Caper           *
Aug 22, 1948  Sun  113  The Vaphio Cup Caper                
                        Alt: The Bafio Cup Caper
Aug 29, 1948  Sun  114  The Lawless Caper                   
Sep 05, 1948  Sun  115  The Stella Starr Caper
Sep 12, 1948  Sun  116  The Lazerus Caper                   
Sep 19, 1948  Sun  117  The Hot Hundred Grand Caper         *
Sep 26, 1948  Sun  118  The Dick Foley Caper                
Oct 03, 1948  Sun  119  The Sugar Kane Caper                
Oct 10, 1948  Sun  120  The Bostwick Snatch Caper
Oct 17, 1948  Sun  121  The Rumanian Con Game Caper
Oct 24, 1948  Sun  122  The Insomnia Caper                  *
Oct 31, 1948  Sun  123  The Fairly Bright Caper             
Nov 07, 1948  Sun  124  The S.Q.P. Caper                    *
Nov 14, 1948  Sun  125  The Gin Rummy Caper
Nov 21, 1948  Sun  126  The Golden Fleece Caper
Nov 28, 1948  Sun  127  The Quarter Eagle Caper             
Dec 05, 1948  Sun  128  The Neveroff Masterpiece Caper
Dec 12, 1948  Sun  129  The Bouncing Betty Caper            *
Dec 19, 1948  Sun  130  The Giveaway Caper
Dec 26, 1948  Sun  131  The Nick Saint Caper
Jan 02, 1949  Sun  132  The Three-Sided Bullet Caper
Jan 09, 1949  Sun  133  The Double Negative Caper
Jan 16, 1949  Sun  134  The Bumpass Hell Caper              
                        Alt: Betrayal In Bumpus Hell
Jan 23, 1949  Sun  135  The Main Event Caper
Jan 30, 1949  Sun  136  The Double Life Caper
Feb 06, 1949  Sun  137  The Firebug Caper
Feb 13, 1949  Sun  138  The Brothers Keeper Caper
Feb 20, 1949  Sun  139  The Attitude Caper
Feb 27, 1949  Sun  140  The Three Cornered Frame Caper
Mar 06, 1949  Sun  141  The Waltzing Matilda Caper
Mar 13, 1949  Sun  142  The Underseal Caper
Mar 20, 1949  Sun  143  The Trojan Horse Caper              *
                      aka The Black Tie Affair (?)
Mar 27, 1949  Sun  144  The Love Letter Caper               
Apr 03, 1949  Sun  145  The Vacation Caper
Apr 10, 1949  Sun  146  The Stopped Watch Caper             *
Apr 17, 1949  Sun  147  Report on Edith Hamilton            *
Apr 24, 1949  Sun  148  The Hot Cargo Caper
May 01, 1949  Sun  149  Battle Of Belvedere                 *
May 08, 1949  Sun  150  The Fast Talk Caper
May 15, 1949  Sun  151  The Darling Daughter Caper
May 22, 1949  Sun  152  The Cartwright Clip Caper
May 29, 1949  Sun  153  The Jane Doe Caper
Jun 05, 1949  Sun  154  The Overjord Caper                  *
Jun 12, 1949  Sun  155  Sam And The Guiana Sovereign
Jun 19, 1949  Sun  156  The Apple of Eve Caper              
Jun 26, 1949  Sun  157  The Goat's Milk Caper
Jul 03, 1949  Sun  158  The Hamburger Sandwich Caper
Jul 10, 1949  Sun  159  The Queen Bee Caper                 *
Jul 17, 1949  Sun  160  The Cuttyhank Caper                 
Jul 24, 1949  Sun  161  The Tears of Night Caper            *
Jul 31, 1949  Sun  162  The Hot-Foot Caper
Aug 07, 1949  Sun  163  The Champion Caper                  *
Aug 14, 1949  Sun  164  The Sourdough Mountain Caper
Aug 21, 1949  Sun  165  The Silver Key Caper
Aug 28, 1949  Sun  166  The Prodigal Daughter Caper         *
Sep 04, 1949  Sun  167  The Flashback Caper
Sep 11, 1949  Sun  168  The Costume Caper
Sep 18, 1949  Sun  169  Over My Dead Body Caper
Sep 25, 1949  Sun  170  Chargo Gagog Mancho Gagog Chabuna 
                            Munga Mog Caper

Sep 25, 1949            ... Moved from CBS to NBC ...

Oct 02, 1949  Sun  171  The Junior G-Man Caper
Oct 09, 1949  Sun  172  The Hot Hothouse Caper
Oct 16, 1949  Sun  173  The Pretty Polly Caper
Oct 23, 1949  Sun  174  ... title not known ...
Oct 30, 1949  Sun  175  ... title not known ...
Nov 06, 1949  Sun  176  The Cheesecake Caper                
Nov 13, 1949  Sun  177  The Blues In The Night Caper
Nov 20, 1949  Sun  178  The Peacock Feather Caper
Nov 27, 1949  Sun  179  ... title not known ...
Dec 04, 1949  Sun  180  Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail Caper     
Dec 11, 1949  Sun  181  ... title not known ...
Dec 18, 1949  Sun  182  The Whispering Death Caper
Dec 25, 1949  Sun  183  The Canterbury Christmas Caper
Jan 01, 1950  Sun  184  The Gorgeous Gemini Caper
Jan 08, 1950  Sun  185  The Third Personcille Caper
Jan 15, 1950  Sun  186  The Phantom Witness Caper
Jan 22, 1950  Sun  187  The Wedding Belle Caper
Jan 29, 1950  Sun  188  The Too Many Leads Caper
Feb 05, 1950  Sun  189  The Black Magic Caper
Feb 12, 1950  Sun  190  Crossword Puzzle Caper
Feb 19, 1950  Sun  191  The Valentine's Day Caper
Feb 26, 1950  Sun  192  The Cornelius J. Morningside Caper
Mar 05, 1950  Sun  193  The Homicidal Husband Caper
Mar 12, 1950  Sun  194  The Barbary Ghost Caper
Mar 19, 1950  Sun  195  The Emerald Eyes Caper
Mar 26, 1950  Sun  196  The Bay Psalm Caper
Apr 02, 1950  Sun  197  The Endurance Caper
Apr 09, 1950  Sun  198  The Picture Frame Caper
Apr 16, 1950  Sun  199  The Kansas Kid Caper
Apr 23, 1950  Sun  200  The Caldwell Caper
Apr 30, 1950  Sun  201  The Hamite Curse Caper
May 07, 1950  Sun  202  Caper With Marjorie's Things
May 13, 1950  Sat  ---  The Honest Thief Matter (Rehearsal) *
May 14, 1950  Sun  203  The Prodigal Son Caper
May 18, 1950  Thu  ---  The Red Anapola Caper (Rehearsal)   *
May 21, 1950  Sun  204  The Red Anapola Caper               
May 28, 1950  Sun  205  The Honest Thief Matter             
Jun 04, 1950  Sun  206  The V.I.P. Caper
Jun 11, 1950  Sun  207  The Color Scheme Caper
Jun 18, 1950  Sun  208  The Elmer Longtail Caper
Jun 25, 1950  Sun  209  The Toytown Caper
Jul 02, 1950  Sun  210  The Beryl Green Caper
Jul 09, 1950  Sun  211  The Runaway Redhead Caper
Jul 16, 1950  Sun  212  The Man Who Knew Almost 
                            Everything Caper
Jul 23, 1950  Sun  213  The Stormy Weather Caper
Jul 30, 1950  Sun  214  The Rod And Reel Caper
Aug 06, 1950  Sun  215  The Bell Of Solomon Caper
Aug 13, 1950  Sun  216  The Missing Persons Caper
Aug 20, 1950  Sun  217  The Preposterous Caper
Aug 27, 1950  Sun  218  The Too Many Clients Caper
Sep 03, 1950  Sun  219  The Farmer's Daughter Caper         *
Sep 10, 1950  Sun  220  The Big Little Woody Caper
Sep 17, 1950  Sun  221  The Femme Fatale Caper

Nov 17, 1950            ... Steve Dunne takes lead ...

Nov 17, 1950  Fri  222  The Over My Dead Body Caper         *
                        Alt: The Death of Sam Spade
Nov 24, 1950  Fri  223  The Terrified Turkey Caper          *
Dec 01, 1950  Fri  224  The Dog Bed Caper                   *
Dec 08, 1950  Fri  225  The Dry Gulch Caper                 
Dec 15, 1950  Fri  226  The 25/1235679 Caper                *
Dec 22, 1950  Fri  227  The Caper Concerning Big
Dec 29, 1950  Fri  228  The Prodigal Panda Caper            *
Jan 05, 1951  Fri  229  The Bridal Riddle Caper             *
Jan 12, 1951  Fri  230  The Red Star Caper                  *
Jan 19, 1951  Fri  231  The Cloak and Dagger Caper          *
Jan 26, 1951  Fri  232  The Chateau McCloud Caper           *
Feb 02, 1951  Fri  233  The String Of Death Caper           
Feb 09, 1951  Fri  234  The Sure Thing Caper                
Feb 16, 1951  Fri  235  The Soap Opera Caper                
Feb 23, 1951  Fri  236  The Shot In The Dark Caper          *
Mar 02, 1951  Fri  237  The Crab Louie Caper                
Mar 09, 1951  Fri  238  The Spanish Prisoner Caper          *
Mar 16, 1951  Fri  239  The Sinister Siren Caper            
Mar 23, 1951  Fri  240  The Kimberly Cross Caper            
Mar 30, 1951  Fri  241  The Vendetta Caper                  
Apr 06, 1951  Fri  242  The Danny Shane Caper               
Apr 13, 1951  Fri  243  The Civic Pride Caper               
Apr 20, 1951  Fri  244  The Rowdy Dowser Caper              
Apr 27, 1951  Fri  245  The Hail and Farewell Caper         
                            (last show)


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