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The New Adventures of Nero Wolfe
   T H E   N E W   A D V E N T U R E S   O F   N E R O   W O L F E
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                             1950 - 1951

First Show: Oct 20, 1950                      Last Show: Apr 27, 1951
Number Shows: 26                            Audition Show: none known


Series Description:

The character of Nero Wolfe came from a series of novels by Rex
Stout.  Nero Wolfe was known as "the gargantuan gourmet, the fat
genius whose eye for detail has solved many a perfect murder" and
"the detective genius who rates the knife and fork the greatest
invention ever invented by man".  Archie Goodwin, Wolfe's male
secretary, prodded him into taking cases whenever the bank balance
got a little low.

Nero Wolfe first appeared on radio on July 5, 1943 on the NBC Blue
Network in THE ADVENTURES OF NERO WOLFE.  This was a short-lived
series staring Santos Ortega as Wolfe and Luis Van Rooten as Archie.
The second attempt at bringing Mr. Wolfe to the airwaves was during
1945 on the Mutual network in THE AMAZING NERO WOLFE.  This run
lasted only until December 15, 1946 and starred Francis X. Bushman.

The third series, the subject of this log, was known as THE NEW
ADVENTURES OF NERO WOLFE.  Starting on October 20, 1950, a Friday, it
lasted only until April 27, 1951.  It starred Sidney Greenstreet as
Wolfe.  The part of Archie was played by Lawrence Dobkin for the 
first twelve shows.  Gerald Mohr took over for the next four shows
after making a guest appearance in the twelfth show.  Harry Bartell 
was Archie for the remainder of the series.

Nero Wolfe was last heard on radio over Canadian Broadcasting Corp.
stations in 1982 in a series of 13 1-hour shows.


Log:

Date          Num  Title                                   Src Key
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Oct 20, 1950    1  "Stamped For Murder"                    123 5 789
Oct 27, 1950    2  "The Case Of The Worn Cuff"             123 5 789A
Nov 03, 1950    3  "The Case Of The Dear Dead Lady"        123 5 789
Nov 10, 1950    4  "The Case Of The Headless Hunter"       
Nov 17, 1950    5  "The Case Of The Careless Cleaner"      123 5 789
Nov 24, 1950    6  "The Case Of The Beautiful Archer"      123 5 789
Dec 01, 1950    7  "The Case Of The Brave Rabbit"          123 5 789
Dec 08, 1950    8  "The Case Of The Impolite Corpse"       12345 789A
Dec 15, 1950    9  "The Girl Who Cried Wolfe"              12345 789A
Dec 22, 1950   10  "The Case Of The Slaughtered Santa      12345 789A
                      Clauses"                             
Dec 29, 1950   11  "The Case Of The Bashful Body"          12345 789A
Jan 05, 1951   12  "The Case Of The Deadly Sell Out"       1234  789A
Jan 12, 1951   13  "The Case Of The Killer Cards"          1234  789A
Jan 19, 1951   14  "The Case Of The Calculated Risk"       123   789
Jan 26, 1951   15  "The Case Of The Phantom Fingers"       12345 789A
Feb 02, 1951   16  "The Case Of The Vanishing Shells"      123 5 789
Feb 09, 1951       ... pre-empted ...                      
Feb 16, 1951   17  "The Case Of The Party Of Death"        12345 789A
Feb 23, 1951   18  "The Case Of The Malevolent Medic"      123456789A
Mar 02, 1951   19  "The Case Of The Hasty Will"            12345 789
Mar 09, 1951   20  "The Case Of The Disappearing Diamond"  12345 789
Mar 16, 1951   21  "The Case Of The Midnight Ride"         12345 789A
Mar 23, 1951   22  "The Case Of The Final Page"            12345 789
Mar 30, 1951   23  "The Case Of The Tell Tale Ribbon"      123 56789A
Apr 06, 1951   24  "A Slight Case of Perjury"              123456789A
                        Announced at the end of #23 as       
                       "The Case Of The Shot In The Dark"    
Apr 13, 1951       ... pre-empted ...                      
Apr 20, 1951   25  "The Case Of The Lost Heir"             1 34 6789A
Apr 27, 1951   26  "The Case Of Room 304"                  1234 6789A


Information Sources:

The information above was obtained from the following OTR vendors
and clubs.  Contact them directly for more information.

Key Source
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    Whittier, CA 90602
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    Rock, AR 72116
 A  Vintage Broadcasts, Andy Blatt, PO Box 50065, Staten Island, NY 
    10305

To be fair to all, this is not an endorsement of the above vendors
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References:

* "The Ultimate History of Network Radio Programming and Guide To
  All Circulating Shows", third edition, by Jay Hickerson, Box 4321,
  Hamden, CT 06514


Other Logs or Books:

* THE ADVENTURES OF NERO WOLFE log, Jerry Haendiges Productions, 
  13808 Sunset Dr., Whittier, CA 90602 (available from the Internet 
  at The Vintage Radio Place, http://www.otrsite.com)


Reader Feedback:

* Melvin F. Fischer supplied the show title for 11-10-50.
* Joseph M. Martellaro supplied corrections for the actor names that
  played Archie and the episodes they appeared in plus title 
  corrections for episodes 10 and 24.


Last Update: Feb 22, 2001


This log is informational only and does not imply that I, or the 
information sources mentioned, have these shows for trade or 
sale.  The shows may still be protected under copyright law and 
should be obtained only from authorized dealers.

Please send error corrections or additional information to Frank
Passage, 109 Elmwood Road, Verona, NJ 07044 or via e-mail to
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