The Adventures of Sam Spade
was a suspense/detective radio show starring Howard Duff (pictured) in the colorful title role along with Lurene Tuttle as his secretary Effie.  It was based on the private detective character created by Dashiell Hammett, well-known from the book and movie The Maltese Falcon.  The show ran from 1946 to 1951.  Duff was replaced by Steve Dunne in later episodes.

Scriptwriter Bob Tallman received an Edgar Award for Best Radio Drama from the Mystery Writers of America.  The show was sponsored by Wildroot Cream Oil.

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