Night Beat, Vol. 1 (Hollywood 360 - Classic Radio Collection)

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Old-time radio doesn't get much better than this! Night Beat aired on NBC Radio from 1950 to 1952. This audio collection features twelve episodes.

There were several newspaper-based dramas during radio's golden age, including Box 13, Let George Do It, and Casey, Crime Photographer, but Night Beat was a cut above. It was the story of Randy Stone, hard-nosed Chicago Star newsman, and his quest for the human-interest story behind the headlines. It starred Frank Lovejoy as Stone, who came to vivid life thanks to expert scripts by Russell Hughes, E. Jack Neumann, John Michael Hayes (who would later write the Hitchcock film classics To Catch a Thief and Rear Window), and Larry Marcus.

Lovejoy's distinctive voice and approach to the role, combined with top performances by veteran radio actors, gave Night Beat a noir style that listeners loved. The stories ran the gamut from lighthearted to tragic, and through it all, Randy Stone would narrate the story and comment on it from beginning to end -- often with a hard-edged cynicism.

Episodes include:

''Zero''
''The Night is a Weapon''
''A World All His Own''
''The Girl in the Park''
''Number 13''
''Am I My Brother's Keeper?''
''The Man Who Claimed to Be Dead''
''Flowers on the Water''
''I Know Your Secret''
''Tong War''
''Mentallo, the Mental Marvel''
''The Elevator Caper''

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Frank Lovejoy (1912-1962) was an American film, radio, and television actor who played a number of detectives, reporters, and soldiers over the course of his career. His gritty voice was ideal for radio, and he went on to star on such shows as Night Beat and Gangbusters.

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