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Pat Novak, for Hire

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Pat Novak, for Hire is an old-time radio detective drama series which aired from 1946–1947 as a West Coast regional program and in 1949 as a nationwide program for ABC. The regional version originally starred Jack Webb in the title role, with scripts by his roommate Richard L. Breen. When Webb and Breen moved from San Francisco to Los Angeles to work on an extremely similar nationwide series, Johnny Madero, Pier 23, for the Mutual network, Webb was replaced by Ben Morris and Breen by other writers. In the later 1949 network version, Jack Webb resumed the Novak role, and Breen his duties as scriptwriter. The series is popular among fans for its fast-paced, hard-boiled dialogue and action and witty one-liners.

Pat Novak, for Hire is an old-time radio detective drama series which aired from 1946–1947 as a West Coast regional program and in 1949 as a nationwide program for ABC. The regional version originally starred Jack Webb in the title role, with scripts by his roommate Richard L. Breen. When Webb and Breen moved from San Francisco to Los Angeles to work on an extremely similar nationwide series, Johnny Madero, Pier 23, for the Mutual network, Webb was replaced by Ben Morris and Breen by other writers. In the later 1949 network version, Jack Webb resumed the Novak role, and Breen his duties as scriptwriter. The series is popular among fans for its fast-paced, hard-boiled dialogue and action and witty one-liners.

Location:

United States

Description:

Pat Novak, for Hire is an old-time radio detective drama series which aired from 1946–1947 as a West Coast regional program and in 1949 as a nationwide program for ABC. The regional version originally starred Jack Webb in the title role, with scripts by his roommate Richard L. Breen. When Webb and Breen moved from San Francisco to Los Angeles to work on an extremely similar nationwide series, Johnny Madero, Pier 23, for the Mutual network, Webb was replaced by Ben Morris and Breen by other writers. In the later 1949 network version, Jack Webb resumed the Novak role, and Breen his duties as scriptwriter. The series is popular among fans for its fast-paced, hard-boiled dialogue and action and witty one-liners.

Language:

English


Episodes

Pat Novak For Hire- Killing In A Church

8/9/2020
Pat Novak, For Hire, Classic old time radio showing starring Jack Webb (1946, 1949) and Ben Morris (1947-48) as Pat Novak, a street wise guy who rents boats and anything else a good man pays a bad one to do. Novak is always getting into scrapes when taking on jobs for hire or occassionally as a favor to a friend. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sherlock Holmes Radio Station Live 24/7 Click Here to...

Duration:00:32:53

Pat Novak for Hire 49-06-25 (20) Little Jake Siegel

8/9/2020
Pat Novak, For Hire, Classic old time radio showing starring Jack Webb (1946, 1949) and Ben Morris (1947-48) as Pat Novak, a street wise guy who rents boats and anything else a good man pays a bad one to do. Novak is always getting into scrapes when taking on jobs for hire or occassionally as a favor to a friend. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sherlock Holmes Radio Station Live 24/7 Click Here to...

Duration:00:28:21

Pat Novak for Hire 49-06-18 (19) The Only Way to Make Friends Is to Die

8/9/2020
Pat Novak, For Hire, Classic old time radio showing starring Jack Webb (1946, 1949) and Ben Morris (1947-48) as Pat Novak, a street wise guy who rents boats and anything else a good man pays a bad one to do. Novak is always getting into scrapes when taking on jobs for hire or occassionally as a favor to a friend. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sherlock Holmes Radio Station Live 24/7 Click Here to...

Duration:00:29:44

Pat Novak for Hire 49-06-11 (18) Georgie Lampson

8/9/2020
Pat Novak, For Hire, Classic old time radio showing starring Jack Webb (1946, 1949) and Ben Morris (1947-48) as Pat Novak, a street wise guy who rents boats and anything else a good man pays a bad one to do. Novak is always getting into scrapes when taking on jobs for hire or occassionally as a favor to a friend. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sherlock Holmes Radio Station Live 24/7 Click Here to...

Duration:00:30:01

Pat Novak for Hire 49-06-04 (17) Agnes Bolton

8/9/2020
Pat Novak, For Hire, Classic old time radio showing starring Jack Webb (1946, 1949) and Ben Morris (1947-48) as Pat Novak, a street wise guy who rents boats and anything else a good man pays a bad one to do. Novak is always getting into scrapes when taking on jobs for hire or occassionally as a favor to a friend. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sherlock Holmes Radio Station Live 24/7 Click Here to...

Duration:00:29:21

Pat Novak for Hire 49-05-21 (15) Give Envelope to John St John

8/9/2020
Pat Novak, For Hire, Classic old time radio showing starring Jack Webb (1946, 1949) and Ben Morris (1947-48) as Pat Novak, a street wise guy who rents boats and anything else a good man pays a bad one to do. Novak is always getting into scrapes when taking on jobs for hire or occassionally as a favor to a friend. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sherlock Holmes Radio Station Live 24/7 Click Here to...

Duration:00:30:44

Pat Novak for Hire 49-05-14 (14) Geranium Plant

8/9/2020
Pat Novak, For Hire, Classic old time radio showing starring Jack Webb (1946, 1949) and Ben Morris (1947-48) as Pat Novak, a street wise guy who rents boats and anything else a good man pays a bad one to do. Novak is always getting into scrapes when taking on jobs for hire or occassionally as a favor to a friend. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sherlock Holmes Radio Station Live 24/7 Click Here to...

Duration:00:29:33

Pat Novak for Hire 49-05-07 (13) Shirt Mix-Up at the Laundry

8/9/2020
Pat Novak, For Hire, Classic old time radio showing starring Jack Webb (1946, 1949) and Ben Morris (1947-48) as Pat Novak, a street wise guy who rents boats and anything else a good man pays a bad one to do. Novak is always getting into scrapes when taking on jobs for hire or occassionally as a favor to a friend. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sherlock Holmes Radio Station Live 24/7 Click Here to...

Duration:00:27:28

Pat Novak for Hire 49-04-30 (12) Wendy Morris

8/9/2020
Pat Novak, For Hire, Classic old time radio showing starring Jack Webb (1946, 1949) and Ben Morris (1947-48) as Pat Novak, a street wise guy who rents boats and anything else a good man pays a bad one to do. Novak is always getting into scrapes when taking on jobs for hire or occassionally as a favor to a friend. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sherlock Holmes Radio Station Live 24/7 Click Here to...

Duration:00:29:13

Pat Novak for Hire 49-04-23 (11) Rita Malloy

8/9/2020
Pat Novak, For Hire, Classic old time radio showing starring Jack Webb (1946, 1949) and Ben Morris (1947-48) as Pat Novak, a street wise guy who rents boats and anything else a good man pays a bad one to do. Novak is always getting into scrapes when taking on jobs for hire or occassionally as a favor to a friend. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sherlock Holmes Radio Station Live 24/7 Click Here to...

Duration:00:30:40

Pat Novak for Hire 49-04-16 (10) Go Away Dixie Gillian

8/9/2020
Pat Novak, For Hire, Classic old time radio showing starring Jack Webb (1946, 1949) and Ben Morris (1947-48) as Pat Novak, a street wise guy who rents boats and anything else a good man pays a bad one to do. Novak is always getting into scrapes when taking on jobs for hire or occassionally as a favor to a friend. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sherlock Holmes Radio Station Live 24/7 Click Here to...

Duration:00:30:04

Pat Novak for Hire 49-04-09 (09) Sam Tolliver

8/9/2020
Pat Novak, For Hire, Classic old time radio showing starring Jack Webb (1946, 1949) and Ben Morris (1947-48) as Pat Novak, a street wise guy who rents boats and anything else a good man pays a bad one to do. Novak is always getting into scrapes when taking on jobs for hire or occassionally as a favor to a friend. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sherlock Holmes Radio Station Live 24/7 Click Here to...

Duration:00:30:15

Pat Novak for Hire 49-04-02 (08) Father Leahy - Joe Feldman

8/9/2020
Pat Novak, For Hire, Classic old time radio showing starring Jack Webb (1946, 1949) and Ben Morris (1947-48) as Pat Novak, a street wise guy who rents boats and anything else a good man pays a bad one to do. Novak is always getting into scrapes when taking on jobs for hire or occassionally as a favor to a friend. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sherlock Holmes Radio Station Live 24/7 Click Here to...

Duration:00:29:56

Pat Novak for Hire 49-03-27 (07) Joe Candono - Blackmail Pictures

8/9/2020
Pat Novak, For Hire, Classic old time radio showing starring Jack Webb (1946, 1949) and Ben Morris (1947-48) as Pat Novak, a street wise guy who rents boats and anything else a good man pays a bad one to do. Novak is always getting into scrapes when taking on jobs for hire or occassionally as a favor to a friend. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sherlock Holmes Radio Station Live 24/7 Click Here to...

Duration:00:31:49

Pat Novak for Hire 49-03-20 (06) Rory Malone

8/9/2020
Pat Novak, For Hire, Classic old time radio showing starring Jack Webb (1946, 1949) and Ben Morris (1947-48) as Pat Novak, a street wise guy who rents boats and anything else a good man pays a bad one to do. Novak is always getting into scrapes when taking on jobs for hire or occassionally as a favor to a friend. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sherlock Holmes Radio Station Live 24/7 Click Here to...

Duration:00:29:06

Pat Novak for Hire 49-03-13 (05) Rubin Callaway's Pictures

8/9/2020
Pat Novak, For Hire, Classic old time radio showing starring Jack Webb (1946, 1949) and Ben Morris (1947-48) as Pat Novak, a street wise guy who rents boats and anything else a good man pays a bad one to do. Novak is always getting into scrapes when taking on jobs for hire or occassionally as a favor to a friend. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sherlock Holmes Radio Station Live 24/7 Click Here to...

Duration:00:29:48

Pat Novak for Hire 49-03-06 (04) Fleet Lady

8/9/2020
Pat Novak, For Hire, Classic old time radio showing starring Jack Webb (1946, 1949) and Ben Morris (1947-48) as Pat Novak, a street wise guy who rents boats and anything else a good man pays a bad one to do. Novak is always getting into scrapes when taking on jobs for hire or occassionally as a favor to a friend. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sherlock Holmes Radio Station Live 24/7 Click Here to...

Duration:00:32:14

Pat Novak for Hire 49-02-27 (03) Don't Tell Hilda (aka-Marcia Halpern)

8/9/2020
Pat Novak, For Hire, Classic old time radio showing starring Jack Webb (1946, 1949) and Ben Morris (1947-48) as Pat Novak, a street wise guy who rents boats and anything else a good man pays a bad one to do. Novak is always getting into scrapes when taking on jobs for hire or occassionally as a favor to a friend. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sherlock Holmes Radio Station Live 24/7 Click Here to...

Duration:00:28:33

Pat Novak For Hire 49-02-20 (02) Jack Of Clubs (more complete open)

8/9/2020
Pat Novak, For Hire, Classic old time radio showing starring Jack Webb (1946, 1949) and Ben Morris (1947-48) as Pat Novak, a street wise guy who rents boats and anything else a good man pays a bad one to do. Novak is always getting into scrapes when taking on jobs for hire or occassionally as a favor to a friend. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sherlock Holmes Radio Station Live 24/7 Click Here to...

Duration:00:29:30

Pat Novak For Hire 49-02-20 (02) Jack Of Clubs (better encode)

8/9/2020
Pat Novak, For Hire, Classic old time radio showing starring Jack Webb (1946, 1949) and Ben Morris (1947-48) as Pat Novak, a street wise guy who rents boats and anything else a good man pays a bad one to do. Novak is always getting into scrapes when taking on jobs for hire or occassionally as a favor to a friend. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sherlock Holmes Radio Station Live 24/7 Click Here to...

Duration:00:29:29