A look at the roman noir or black fiction adapted for radio. Specifically, the Cornell Woolrich wrote a number of short stories he later expanded into novels; a move for the better with much improved storylines. In 1946, he wrote “They Call Me Patrice” which he expanded into his last great novel in 1948 under the title I Married A Dead Man. It was then made into a film in the early fifties starring Barbara Stanwyck and called “No Man of Her Own.”
It is a fine example of Woolrich’s roman noir. I’ll also touch briefly on other roman noir authors including James M. Cain, Horace McCoy, David Goodis and others.
Music under is Chet Baker performing “Tenderly.”