Radio Detective Story Hour Episode 182 – Ford Theater – Laura

Virginia Gilmore

Virginia Gilmore

The beginning of my “Laura-fest” starting with the Ford Theater production of the Vera Caspary adaptation of Laura. These are not the actors who appeared in the film and they will need to grow on you if, like me, you are a huge fan of the film. Some comparisons between film, Lux Radio Theatre version and this one.

Music under is Chet Baker version of Laura.

4 Responses to Radio Detective Story Hour Episode 182 – Ford Theater – Laura

  1. Allan Murphy says:

    Thanks for this one, Jim. I’m a big fan of 40s & 50s films (and radio) but Laura had been under my radar. Just in case you haven’t seen it, here’s the film trailer – and there are links to a lot of fine films including noir.

    Must compliment you on your music selections in the shows – always 1st class; you must have quite a collection. Best wishes from Tokyo.

  2. Nadya says:

    I loved this one, too!

    I just discovered this site a month or two ago and I’ve gone through the entire archives already (listening while at work)!

    Looking forward to the next podcast. Best wishes from British Columbia, Canada.

  3. Charlotte says:

    I have read the book, Laura, and the movie was very close (some dialogue taken right from the book, actually, as I remember) to it.

    This was the case with the Thin Man also.

    Thanks for these podcasts. Much appreciated.

  4. jwidner says:

    Thanks for the comments and for listening!

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