A look at some of actor Howard Duff’s radio work outside of his star turn as Sam Spade. Duff was a fine vocal actor who could make the difference between a good or bad program from a bad script. “Four Hours to Kill” from the Phillip Morris Playhouse is not a bad script, but Duff’s characterization of Ted Pomeroy boosts the script presenting a sympathetic and somewhat pathetic man with murder on his mind. The script is well-written and creates some taut suspense as the story unfolds.
Music under is “I Can’t Get Started” performed by Warren Vache from an album Jazz for a Rainy Afternoon. The song was written by Vernon Duke and Ira Gershwin.