The pen is mightier than the sword, but is it mightier than the .45? That's the dilemma faced by hard-nosed crime reporter Randy Stone each week in one of radio's most memorable newspaper dramas: Night Beat.
While guns blaze and thugs prowl the back alleys of Stone's Chicago, the solving crimes is almost incidental to the unraveling of compelling human problems. Frank Lovejoy stars as the enterprising Chicago newspaperman, whose stories focus not on the essential corruption of humanity, but on its basic decency.
Walk the night with Stone through 16 digitally restored and remastered episodes in which desperate deadlines are often about more than getting the story in on time.
Includes a Program Guide by Elizabeth McLeod with photographs and information about this “newspaper noir.”
Episodes Include: Old Blind Pop 08-07-50, Fear 05-25-51, The Search for Fred (a.k.a. A Hot Night In June) 06-08-51, Otto, The Music Man (a.k.a. Old Baldy) 06-15-51, Sanctuary 06-22-51, Byline for Frank 06-29-51, Bill Perrin Amnesia Case 07-06-51, Antonio's Return 07-13-51, Pay Up or Die 05-01-52, Long Live the Clown 05-08-52, The Death of Riley 05-15-52, Target for a Week 05-22-52, The Jockey Brothers 05-29-52, The Marvelous Machine 06-05-52, A Taste of Peaches 07-17-52, Larry the Understudy 09-11-52