Since Anthony asked about this earlier, I figured I’d just make a quick post about it! (Easier to find on the site than a comment on a post, heh.)
You may have heard of writer Raymond Chandler’s famous character before, Philip Marlowe–a hardboiled, wisecracking private eye. Several movies have been made featuring this character, including The Big Sleep (1946) with Humphrey Bogart as Marlowe and a later adaptation The Long Goodbye (1973) featuring Elliott Gould, as well as some TV and radio adaptations.
Lots of radio adaptations.
I’ve only seen a couple of the movies like The Long Goodbye and listened to a handful of the radio episodes, particularly the ones voiced by Gerald Mohr. (I admit, I have a weakness for his voice! lol) Though, they were very entertaining and I’ve very much derived inspiration from them.
Anyway, if you’re into film noir and detective pulp adventures, then you should definitely check out some of the radio episodes from The Adventures of Philip Marlowe on the Internet Archive. They’ve got a pretty big collection there and you can listen to them and even download some onto your MP3 player!
Great for a listen while you’re stuck commuting in traffic. 😉
Now, how about a movie trailer?