Part two of a look at Husband/Wife detective duos and the role women played in the dramas. The Adventures of the Abbotts was the model for the last podcast offering – It’s a Crime, Mr. Collins and the drama on the former is much meatier and overall better played. The scripts were written by Howard Merrill, a former actor and better writer than those on the latter series. The 1950s version (there was also a late forties version) starred Claudia Morgan (right) and Les Damon as Jean and Pat Abbott.
The role of women hadn’t changed much from the forties, though this series based upon Author Frances Crane’s Abbott novels in which Jean Abbott is the main protaganist, shows a little less silliness of character written for women.
Music under is by the Bill Evans Trio and is called “Young and Foolish.”