Radio Detective Story Hour Episode 214 – Casey, Crime Photographer Christmas Special

Staats Cotsworth In the spirit of Christmas, I offer this Christmas episode of Casey, Crime Photographer from 1947 starring Staats Cotsworth as Casey. The introduction is brief and if you want more history on the show, look for podcasts 41 and 110 or search for “Crime Photographer.”

Have a very Merry Christmas and New Year. We’ll be back right after the New Year.

Music under is Doug Boldt with Deck the Halls

2 Responses to Radio Detective Story Hour Episode 214 – Casey, Crime Photographer Christmas Special

  1. Cameron Estep says:

    Dear Jim,
    I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I hope you will be able to take some time to relax and enjoy the holidays. We hope to you again next year with some more interesting podcasts. I have an idea of one you could do in the new year. Before Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes attracted readers all over the world and long after Poe’s stories on C. Auguste Dupin there are two other writers who wrote mystery stories that have elements of fair-play, atmosphere, and suspenseful detection: Wilkie Collins and Charles Dickens. When one hears the name of Dickens we think of his classic works like A Christmas Carol, Great Expectations, David Copperfield, and A Tale of Two Cities. But his last novel has caught the attention of readers who are either fans of Dickens or lovers of British detective fiction. He wrote a novel called the Mystery of Edwin Drood. One evening while he was at work on this novel he suffered from a stroke and he later died and didn’t finish his work. So this particular novel remains a mystery to most people wondering how he had planned to end it. It tells of the disappearance of a young man in a small English town and his mysterious uncle. The novel was turned into a film in the early 30’s at Universal and starred Claude Rains as the uncle John Jasper and David Manners as the title role. Later in years it became a stage musical and also featured on British TV today. However it was also done as an episode done in two parts on the radio series Suspense in the 1950’s under the direction of Elliot Lewis. The broadcast stars Herbert Marshall as Jasper and Terry Kilburn as Drood. I thought this might make a good episode to do for the new year. I hope you like this idea and can use it when you return. Merry Christmas!

  2. jeff says:

    Thanks for the show , great as ever , have a good xmass.

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