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The Case Of The Happy Hoodlum (Aired January 14, 1951)
The success of the Falcon films led to a radio series that premiered on the American Blue Network in April 1943, and aired for the next ten years on various networks. It was here that his transition into a private eye was finalized, with The Falcon, now called Michael Waring working as a hardboiled insurance investigator, with an office and a secretary, Nancy. Barry Kroeger was the first radio voice of the Falcon, followed by James Meighan, Les Tremayne, George Petrie, and Les Damon. Nearly all the shows were broadcast from New York. Each show usually started out with a telephone call to The Falcon from a beautiful woman. Answering in his slightly British accent, he would reply to her and another adventure would follow. Waring was snappy and sarcastic with the incompetent police who were inevitably unable to solve the mysteries without his help. THIS EPISODE: January 14, 1951. NBC network. "The Case Of The Happy Hoodlum". Sponsored by: Kraft. For people who want to crash out of jail...murder can be a bad break! Drexel Drake (creator), Les Damon, Ed Herlihy (announcer), Bernard L. Schubert (producer), Richard Lewis (director), Arlo (music), Eugene Wang (writer), Ken Lynch, Mandel Kramer (?). 31:18. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.